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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 lessons.



Don't read music?

No problem!


Sax School lessons show how visually how to learn tunes and skills. Even if you don't read music you will love our lessons.  We also have lessons to help build your music reading skills too.

"Develop your skills....while learning great tunes"

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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. And many 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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It’s never too late

to start saxophone lessons!

Saxophone is a great instrument to learn at any age. Our Sax School members range from 13 to 80! Whatever age you are the range of saxophone lessons in Sax School will challenge and inspire you to learn in a fun way at your own pace.



“I finally took the plunge - at 70 I thought I’d never start - now I think I’ll never stop!. Thank You”

John Sykes , UK


“Playing sax was something I had always dreamed of doing and now the kids are grown I finally have time. Thank you for the great lessons!

Jane Pryce, USA



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"I have found Sax School an excellent way to learn saxophone at my own pace"

Sax School member - Nick  Godden

Sussex UK


Jazz, Pop, Rock-star sax solos, killer skills....

What do you want to learn?

Notes and Skills


Sax School video lessons can be accessed on any internet device including iPad, iPhone, Android devices and Kindles.



Classic sax solos


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



Jazz, Pop and Blues


Sax School lessons show how visually how to learn tunes and skills. Even if you don't read music you will love our lessons.  We also have lessons to help build your music reading skills too.


Nigel McGill's



"The best practice recorder app for saxophone"


Nigel McGill's SaxBeats


"Practice with drum grooves"


Latest Articles

and Free Lessons

17 Jun


The Kali is described as a versatile saxophone mouthpiece suitable for a range of playing styles.  In this review I'll put the Kali through it's paces to see how it sounds.  Read >

10 Jun


Theo Wanne says the Durga mouthpiece for tenor sax is the perfect combination of power and tone making it perfect for pop, RnB and Jazz playing.  In this review I'll put it through it's paces to see how it works in a bunch of styles.  Read >

04 Jun


Theo Wanne make beautifully crafted mouthpieces and the Gaia is one of the darkest pieces in their lineup.  In this review I'll put it through it's paces in a bunch of playing styles to see how it holds up.  Read >

25 May


Although a lovely full sound is awesome, sometimes it's fun to enhance your sound with reverb or effects.  But how do you do this?  Here are some options to consider:  Read >

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

Nigel McGill

Sax School founder


Nigel's saxophone playing has been featured at festivals, clubs and theatres around the world.  As a performer and musical director Nigel has worked with some of the biggest names in show business today from London's West End to tours in Europe, Canada and Japan. Nigel’s saxophone music can also be heard on movies and television shows including “24” “Medium” and “Brothers and Sisters”.  As well as running the big band for the award winning West End show "Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas", Nigel is the band leader for top UK artist Dominic Halpin and is busy performing around the world.  Although orginally from Australia, Nigel, his wife Emma and two boys are now based in the UK and when not performing, enjoys getting out and enjoying the British countryside!

Nigel McGill plays to crowd

Improve your sax skills

by learning great melodies

and classic solos


Sax School lessons are all about having fun and developing your skills.  Learn great classic melodies and solos that you can share.


•  Instant 24/7 access to the easy-to-use members area

•  Learn when you want to on ANY device

•  Share ideas and get support from a huge community of Sax School members in 70 countries worldwide!

•  More than 200 step-by-step lessons

•  New lessons added EVERY week

•  Lessons range from beginner to advanced skill levels

•  Improve at your own pace

•  Work through each lesson as many times as you want


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Sax School Reviews:

We're so proud of our Sax School members from all around the world

and the progress they are making.


Here's what they have to say about Sax School:



"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




"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 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."

Annemarieke Kroon




"I think you are the best site for learning and improving on saxophone."




Yusuf Burak Topuz

Istanbul, Turkey



"Thank you so  much for having this site!

The weeks before my new love arrived(my saxophone) I've searched the internet and youtube like mad.

I found A LOT of info about the saxophone but every time your video came up, it was just so much better then the others.

By this I just like to say that your lessons are just working very well and are helping a lot of music lovers!"

Martin Castillo




"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




" Although I'm a beginner and still struggling with the sounds and numbers of buttons on my sax, I am enjoying my practice tremendously, and much of that is down to your Sax School site."

Many Thanks"

Bob Insley




"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

More Sax School reviews....


"Hi Nigel

I'm a Member on Sax School now and just brushing up my In the Mood with your lesson as soon as I've logged in.  It's so lonely out here with no access to any teacher who is on the same wavelength as me, so I'm thrilled to have found you. This week In the Mood, next week Lily was Here (I'm playing this on tenor but the lesson still looks great). The week after, I'll be choosing one of the many others on the list that I'm dying to do. I've met a guitarist who wants us to do Lily Was here together, so I can't wait to get started on that.


Jenny Mather




"Hi Nigel, I tried to play the tennor many years ago but got a really old fashioned type of tutor so I did'nt get on very well, not many computers in those days! Now I have bought an alto students sax and I am really enjoying it, I am so pleased that the net is here and I can get some good advice from someone like Nigel.  I look forward to learning!"

Graham Quarmby

Shetland Islands, UK



"Thanks for the clearest and most comprehensive lessons I have used."

Dave Gray

Noosa, Australia



"Thank you Nigel!

I'm new in sax world, I've been practicing for around 2 months with Hal Leonard's - "Play alto sax today" guide. My practice hours are heavily dependent on my work load so engaging a sax teacher was not a choice. Therefore, I was searching for an ultimate sax course on the Internet that starts with a basic sax holding technique, everyday recommended practice routine and gradually extends to more advanced elements. It's great I found your website, it's awesome! I quickly looked through some video lessons yesterday and I really liked your way of teaching.


Thank you very much for so much effort you invested into this great resource!"

Vitali Alvazov

Czech Republic



"Hi Nigel,

 Just wanted to say thanks for all of the lessons you do, GREAT !!

When i saw that the latest lesson is "will you ".....That is the song that made me want to learn the sax so many years ago, and now i have only been playing for 1year and it still gives me a tingle down my spine!

Thanks again for all you do."

Steve Wood



"Hello Nigel,

I have been a member now for just over a month and wanted to let you know that I am super impressed with your lessons.  I am a beginner and appreciate the variety of information and lessons that you offer on your site.  Great job!


Keep up the great work, it does not go unnoticed !"

Shan Teixeira

Lewiston Maine  US





"I just wanted to say hi Nigel. I'm a Massive Dire Straits fan and have always wanted to learn to play the Sax because of my all time favourite song your latest trick. I picked up a second hand Jupiter Alto yesterday for the first time and thanks to your site am playing the C Major Scale already.  I look forward to learning more through your very helpful videos and am looking forward to the day I can play that iconic piece and much more more

Thankyou Nigel."

Owen Blades



"I'm Rio from Indonesia. I've been making a lot of progress with my practice using your  video lessons.  Thank you so much for sharing them. They are so helpful!  God bless you"

Rio Lonard




"My nephew loves the gift subscription, thanks so much for creating the online sax school and sharing your talents."

 Michele Clephane




"Hi Nigel: Thank you so much. I Just wondered if it was a trial membership I had signed up for or something because it is so incredibly priced!  I love the saxophone lessons and the whole site.  You are such a brilliant teacher with a real 'watchable' style. I am a music tech lecturer at Kendal College (I have been a sound engineer for 30 years and want something for myself now, hence the sax).  Thanks for the inspiration!"

Paul Satterthwaite

Kendal UK



"Great site. You have given me renewed confidence after taking up the sax again."

Jesse Lawrence



"Where would we be without our Sax School? You’ve really inspired me to get back to playing which has always been a great passion of mine and I feel far more confident and am enjoying playing a lot more than I ever have thanks to your Saxschool website!"

Jamie Snow, Australia



"I'm so glad and thank you because Phil is really fond of you and is progressing very well because of you.  Thanks a lot, you are a wonderful artist and an exceptional teacher."

Micheline Gerard