Learn saxophone online, at your own pace.

Structured courses and 500+ video lessons used by thousands of learners

How Sax School works

Sax School Membership

Learn on any device

Your membership gives you unlimited access to hundreds of step by step video lessons for alto and tenor sax.

Start with a Mini-Course

Stay inspired - learn faster

You will get a new lesson every week so there is always something new to challenge and inspire you.

Connect with other saxophone learners

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You get exclusive access to our worldwide community of saxophone learners for support and encouragement.

Learn what you want, when you want.

Whether you are a brand new beginner, or have been playing for years, you will always find something to challenge you inside Sax School.  You choose what you want to work on, we help you get there!

"Your lessons are the best I've found online.  You have helped me to make so much progress, even though I never was able to read music before!"

Gordon Eckel

Queensland, Australia

Learn to play your favourite songs and legendary saxophone solos.

You'll get on-demand access to hundreds of step by step lessons.  Learn in easy steps how to play the music you love. Lessons cover all styles from Big Band to SKA, Jazz Standards to Smooth Jazz (and everything in between), including:

We've helped thousands of students.

Here's what they say...

"Nigel helped me go from absolute beginner to knowing over 30 tunes, and playing regularly with a band in my area!"

Mindy Weaver - USA

“Nigel is a fantastic teacher and a great communicator. I’m always amazed at the range of resources in Sax School and how I can use them over and over”

Gerry Smith – UK

“Sax School has really increased my enjoyment of learning saxophone and I love being able to work through things at my own pace”

Richard Stubley – Sydney Australia

“With no teacher near me Sax School completely changed the way I could learn and enjoy playing saxophone. I’m now a member of a local community swing band and it’s great fun!”

Susanne Pearce – Sweden / Scotland

“Nigel is a great teacher and my progress on saxophone has been down to the help I have received from Sax School”

Stephen Power – Ireland

“Through Sax School Nigel has helped me learn saxophone from scratch. I like that I can learn when I want and at my own pace”

Martin Sweeny – UK
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"I've improved faster than with any other method I have tried!"

Your system of teaching is perfect for my learning style. I can't thank you enough for making Sax School.

Deano WorsleyAustralia

"The lessons, pdf and backing tracks  give an amazing value for money."Rueben Brunsveld Sax School online saxophone lesson review

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

"You are an inspirational teacher and the lessons are brilliantly explained and structured."

I always wanted to learn to play the saxophone, as it's such a cool instrument, but was never able to.  With your online lessons I have made great improvement. The tunes you choose as well as the exercises you give are great. Thank you so much."

Annemarieke Kroon, Netherlands

Alison Clark Sax School online saxophone lesson review"Without your online saxophone lessons, sheet music & backing tracks, I wouldn’t have been able to set myself up as a solo artist."

A huge thanks for all your help via Sax School – Still a long way to go but I’m now out gigging, both with my 6-pce 80’s party band and on my own in residential care homes -(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, England

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

I thought I was to old to learn much, but I have been playing regularly at my church, at weddings, county fairs and anywhere else someone will allow - it has been great!

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

Duane Gettis, Buffalo, New York. USA

"As a professional educator, I can tell you that your teaching style is first rate."

I am really enjoying what you are doing with the school. 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.

Bob Hartmann McNamara, Ph.D., Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate College, USA

Meet your new teacher: Nigel McGill

"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 playing on TV sessions I've recorded for shows like "24" and "Bones".

For more than a decade I ran 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, Australia 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

Endorsed by:

Legere Reeds endorse Nigel McGillTheo Wanne Mouthpieces Endorsement Artists Nigel McGill

Inside the Sax School lesson library:

Quickly find what you want to learn using the lesson categories inside Sax School.

All lessons are sorted using our simple grading system so you can easily find a lesson that suits your ability:


Start here for lessons that will get you playing fast, and having fun!


Ready for more of a challenge? These lessons will help you develop your skills.


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

"Your system of teaching has made my sax playing a possibility!

I'm a front man in a rock band, but wanted to play sax too. I started studying with Sax School and 60 days later was playing live - I've been playing with the band every night since then!
Thanks a million."

Ian Barlcay

Maine, USA

Latest Lessons:

Jazz Modes 101!

Finally, an easy way to understand jazz modes and use them effectively for saxophone players! Part 1 available this week.

February Masterclass Replay

We discuss improvising, mouthpiece choices and how to get better at rhythm in the February saxophone masterclass!

We love our students.  The most important thing to us is that you are happy and have a great experience using our lessons.  That means we only want you to pay if you actually enjoying using Sax School! So join below to try out our lessons completely risk free. If it's not for you, simply cancel your membership within 60 days and contact support for a full refund.

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  • Save £59.89
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  • Unlimited Learning 24/7
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  • Access to our community
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  • New lessons every week!
    New lessons every week!

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