ABOUT THE SAXOPHONE:
The alto saxophone gives the impression of being both a brass AND woodwind instrument, however it is indeed considered a woodwind instrument. The alto saxophone (which uses a single reed like the clarinet) is a very popular instrument like percussion and only a few students will be chosen to play it.
Since the balance of the saxophone is maintained by the use of a neck strap, it is extremely important that students be able to sit up completely straight when asked to do so.
Saxophone players are responsible for maintaining a working stock of 4-6 quality reeds. A box of 10 reeds costs $30.00 and can last (with proper care) up to 4 months. Alto Saxophone students will have the opportunity after their first year of instruction to audition for Tenor Sax or Baritone Sax (based on their proven musical and behavioral abilities while in alto saxophone class).
Willingness to purchase or rent a director recommended saxophone and supplies is a MUST! Unfortunately, there are some saxophone instruments and supplies on the market whose poor design and craftsmanship will make it next to impossible for your student to succeed. We can help you avoid that pitfall.
CELEBRITY SAXOPHONE PLAYERS
NORAH JONES - SINGER
VINCE CARTER - NBA PLAYER
JENNIFER GARNER - ACTRESS