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

Connect and share

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

Brand new to Sax? We have you covered!

Join thousands of beginner players who have used our easy step by step lessons to get started.
Our split screen video lessons will help you go from your first notes to playing your first tunes, even if you don’t read music. However, when you are ready, we have lessons to help you with that too!

I’m so grateful I came across your website (via youtube).  Sax School is so professional and engaging - and for the beginner, very well laid out.  I also really appreciate your warm and encouraging coaching style, something missing in quite a few other websites!

Louise Ramsay

Scotland

Become the confident improviser you always wanted to be.

Learn how to unlock the puzzle of improvising with solid, actionable skills that give you a framework for success. Learn the essential improv skills with our step by step courses, then put them into action with our huge resource of lessons and jazz standards inside Sax School.

I’m very impressed by the structure of your lessons, and how you have created a worldwide community for us. This is a big advantage for newcomers to saxophone. I have myself spent over 30 years teaching adults and I want to compliment you on your excellent courses!

Hans Nava-Barrefors

Sweden

Want to play the tunes you love? Here are the tools to do it right.

Sax School will help you get your playing on track with structured courses, step by step guides and lesson plans so you can make the fastest progress.  Explore hundreds of lessons that will help you play classic jazz and pop melodies, and the famous solos that first inspired you to play.  Our thriving community will support you on your journey to becoming the confident performer you always wanted to be.

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!

You're not alone anymore,  our community is there to help you!

As a Sax School member you never need to feel alone when learning saxophone. You will be part of our thriving, supportive, worldwide community of learners who are there to help you along the way, celebrate your learning milestones, and answer your questions.  Plus you'll get to join in on monthly challenges!

Develop your skills with the Mini-Course library.

These step-by-step structured courses will help you get results on your sax fast. From beginner saxophone skills to advanced topics like Jazz Modes, improvising and the blues, our Mini-Courses will move your playing forward.  And, we are adding new Mini-Courses each month!

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
Read more student reviews:

"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:

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.

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

New lessons inside Sax School:

Learn Blue Bossa on your saxophone

Every sax player needs to know this essential Jazz Standard. Learn the melody and improvising tactics in this lesson for alto and tenor sax.

Learn “Fever”-ish!

This easy lesson for alto and tenor sax will help you get a great jazz sound on your saxophone.

Sax School - your saxophone SECRET WEAPON

And no, it won't cost you £1500 every year

$11 / month
  • LEARN FROM HOME ANYTIME
  • 500+ LESSONS
  • STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTION
  • DETAILED COURSES
  • LIVE MASTERCLASSES
  • RE-WATCH ANY LESSON
  • BACKING TRACK DOWNLOADS
  • LEARN SKA, BLUES OR POP
  • STRUCTURED IMPROV CLASSES
  • SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY
  • MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
  • YOUR TOTAL INVESTMENT
SAX SCHOOL
Unlimited learning at your own pace.
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  • £179.99/year
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$38 / month
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