Master your saxophone

and learn at your pace

with Sax School


The ultimate saxophone lesson library

used by thousands of players worldwide

Get unlimited access to hundreds of step by step video lessons for alto and tenor sax.


Choose what you want to learn from technique lessons, to jazz and pop tunes and classic solos.


Get a new lesson Every Week so there is always something to inspire you!


Lessons graded from beginner to advanced.






Thousands of players around the world use Sax School to improve - you can too!


Unlimited access on any device and a new lesson each week


Or check out our lessons

with a "Mini Course"

Our Mini-Courses are stand alone video lesson sets that can be purchased separately.  You will get lifetime access to all the lessons and course materials.


Want free access?  All Mini-Courses are included with a Sax School Membership.



Upgrade your skills with our detailed courses:


Start improvising fast with this structured course that shows you how in easy steps.


Learn great blues tunes that will boost your technique and harmonic knowledge.


Develop great skills you can use to improvise on any other blues OR jazz tune.


Step-by-step course to help you learn fast, whatever your ability.



Blues Mastery is the best course you can take to finally make great progress with improvising on sax




Improve your rhythm while learning classic horn section grooves like those from James Brown, Earth Wind and Fire and Tower of Power.


Learn 5 essential horn section styles that every sax player needs to know.


Develop your skills including tuning and time keeping that you need to really master horn section playing.


Learn 5 great tunes complete with tracks and full horn arrangements you can perform yourself.


Horn Section Workout helps you master the essential skills you need plus is LOADS of fun!



We've helped thousands of students.

Here's what they say...

"I have advanced more in the past year than in the previous 8 combined.


I originally started playing for myself, thinking I was to old to learn much.  I have been playing regularly at my church, at weddings, county fairs and anywhere else someone will allow it has been great.


I've even made a couple of recordings for my wife and some friends.


Thanks for everything, but thanks mostly for the confidence!"

Duane Gettis

Buffalo, New York. USA


"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


"Hi Nigel,

I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy the online saxophone 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 online lessons and have made great improvement. The tunes you choose as well as the exercises you give are great. I think that you are an inspirational teacher and the lessons are brilliantly explained and structured.

Thank you so much."

Annemarieke Kroon


"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!

Susanne Pearce



"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 ;-)."

Ruben Brunsveld

Director Stockholm Institute for Public Speaking

"Hi Nigel

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!"


Gordon Eckel

Rainbow Beach Australia

"A huge thanks for all your help via Sax School – without your online saxophone 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!

Alison Clark


"I've spent 25 years working in every part of the music business - let me share my knowledge with you"

Nigel McGill

Sax School founder

Big Bands,  Orchestras,

TV Sessions, Festivals,

Musical Directing...


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!


Nigel McGill


The best way to learn saxophone Online

Log in and learn any time - any device

All McGill Music video lessons can be accessed on any internet device including iPad, iPhone, Android devices and even Kindles.

Learn the tunes you want to play - fast!

Learn famous pop and jazz solos and classic jazz and pop tunes in easy to follow step-by-step online saxophone lessons.


Don't read music?  We have you covered!

Our split screen technology means you can 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!)

SAX SCHOOL: Get  Access to the

Ultimate Online Lesson Resource


Explore more than 400 step-by-step lessons

with new lessons every week

The Sax School

lesson library:

Explore hundreds of lessons organised into categories.


Each category of lessons is organised with our easy grading system so you can quickly find what you want to learn:


Easy: start here for lessons that will get you playing fast, and having fun!


Intermediate: ready for more of a challenge? These lessons will help you develop your skills.


Advanced: If you've been playing for a while or are ready for a real challenge, these are for you.



SAX SCHOOL is an amazing library of easy to follow saxophone lessons that will really get your playing supercharged!


The lessons cover all aspects of saxophone playing from getting started to improvising and playing some classic songs and solos. Many of the online saxophone lessons come with music and worksheets, and you will find separate lessons for alto sax and tenor sax.


Whether you are a beginner saxophone player or want to brush up your skills, you'll find something to challenge and inspire you.


I'm adding new sax lessons to the online lesson library every week, so check out SAX SCHOOL and get your playing off to a great start!