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Learn famous pop and jazz solos and classic jazz and pop tunes in easy to follow step-by-step lessons.
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In Sax School lessons you will learn tunes and skills visually. Even if you don't read music you will love our lessons. We have lessons to help build your music reading skills too!
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I've been very fortunate to have worked in just about every aspect of the music business over the last 25 years.
You may have heard my saxophone playing on shows like "24" and "Bones". For more than a decade I've run the big band for one of the most popular shows in Europe - "Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas". I've also conducted tours across Europe and performed with Symphony Orchestras.
As a jazz musician I've performed thousands of shows in clubs, theatres, and festivals across Europe, Japan and Canada.
Over all this time I've learned a lot about playing saxophone, but also about teaching saxophone.
Let me share my knowledge with you!
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The lessons cover all aspects of saxophone playing from getting started to improvising and playing some classic songs and solos. Many of the lesson come with sax music and worksheets.
Whether you are new to saxophone or want to brush up your skills, you'll find something to challenge and inspire you.
I'm adding new sax lessons every week, so check out SAX SCHOOL and get your playing off to a great start!
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"I am really enjoying what you are doing with the school and as a professional educator I can tell you that your teaching style is first rate. I have watched many DVDs and You Tube videos of talented players who can't really explain the techniques or the theory--so it often becomes a recital for them but little is gained by the student.
You have a natural gift of teaching coupled with a real musical talent, and that is rare. I look forward to a long and lasting relationship and friendship."
Bob Hartmann McNamara, Ph.D.
Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate College, USA
I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy the lessons and how great they are. I always wanted to learn to play the saxophone, as it' such a cool instrument, but was never able to. Two years ago someone gave me their saxophone and then at the secondary school I work at they asked staff to learn a new instrument to get pupils inspired. I did and started learning the basics as well as tunes and even performed with my colleagues.
I've subscribed to your lessons, have made great improvement. The tunes you choose as well as the exercises you give are great. Also the family enjoy listening to me play rather than the sound of a foghorn at the beginning of my practice. I think that you are an inspirational teacher and the lessons are brilliantly explained and structured.
Thank you so much."
"I've started to play for the first time aged 59 and tried a couple of teachers. one was really good but lived 180 miles away. The other was a school teacher and therefore not really on my wave length. Became member of sax school and in addition to that tried a skype lesson with Nigel. Bingo! Now I can learn what and when I like, at my own speed, having a skype lesson now and again when I get stuck or want to progress generally. So that way it stays fun and rewarding!
"Hi Nigel, I just joined Sax School and my compliments. The lessons, pdf and backing tracks (where available) give an amazing value for money, but most of all as a trainer myself (public speaking) I wanted to convey my compliments on your pedagogical style. It is a pleasure to get a lesson from you even if you don’t have a clue who I am ;-)."
Director Stockholm Institute for Public Speaking
Gordon here from Rainbow Beach Queensland Australia! Although I first tried to learn sax 50 years ago, it's thanks to your great site that I am playing by music and not by ear. Keep up the great teaching mate!"
Rainbow Beach Australia
"A huge thanks for all your help via Sax School – without your lessons, sheet music & backing tracks, I wouldn’t have been able to set myself up as a solo artist following redundancy from my office job!
Still a long way to go but I’m now out gigging, both with my 6-pce 80’s party band (playing the solos in Spandau Ballet, ABC etc) but also on my own in residential care homes - and, without sounding big-headed in any way, the “oldies” are loving the tracks I’ve learnt from your website, like Bye Bye Blackbird & Fly Me To The Moon!
My ultimate goal is to get good enough to start putting myself out there for function work...thanks again!