Here’s a peek behind the scenes at Sax School in 2020 – plus find out how you could win one of 3 annual memberships to Sax School.
In Sax School in 2020 we’ve not just added loads of great new saxophone lessons. We’ve had guest sessions with world class saxophone educators, amazing stories from our students, and much more. Here’s a run-down.
A tough year
It’s been a weird year for us musicians. We’ve not been able to play in bands, do gigs, or join community groups. It’s been tough. But it’s been amazing to see how our Sax School community has helped our students.
So what’s Sax School?
Sax School is a huge resource of saxophone lessons and courses for players like you. But it’s so much more.
As a Sax School member you get access to Masterclasses, our tutor team to support you, we bring in world class teachers for special events , plus be part of our worldwide community of other players.
Our Sax School Community
Our community has always been a big part of Sax School, but this year in 2020 it’s been incredible.
Each month we run a monthly challenge. This year Collaboration Challenge was a huge success. We showed our students how to put together a collaboration, and how to record it. You might’ve seen our Lean on Me collaboration, where more than 200 students from around the world got involved, sending in videos for this huge project.
We had some many members connecting and playing together for the Collaboration Challenge. Often they had never met, and might even have been living in a different country. Watch to see some of the great collaborations this year. Our members really developed their skills, as well as their playing confidence, by getting involved in these collaborations.
New Saxophone Lessons
We’ve got players of all different levels in Sax School, from absolute beginners to really experienced musicians. So, our new lessons have to cover a huge spectrum of experience.
This year our new saxophone lessons have included:
- Cool starter songs for beginners
- Pop improvising tactics
- Advanced technique
- Recording skills.
We bring in world class players for exclusive, masterclass-style sessions with our members. This year we’ve had Leo P on slap-tonguing, tone and rhythm skills, recording legend “Blue” Lou Marini from the Blues Brothers and Saturday Night Band, Derek Brown on beatbox tactics, tonguing and performing skills, educator and award-winning sax player Roxy Coss on tone, practice and improvising tactics. Grace Kelly joined us twice to share her insights on overtones, performing, and improvising, and Legend Andy Snitzer who has toured with the Rolling Stones and Billy Joel shared amazing pro tips on building tone.
Jody Espina from Jody Jazz came to talk about saxophone mouthpieces. In this session, members could ask Jody direct questions and get really useful advice on choosing a mouthpiece, and how to find the right combination of mouthpiece, reed and saxophone.
The Sax School Team
We’ve added a bunch of new people to our team this year. We were so excited to welcome Freddy Vigdor from Average White Band to our tutor team. He’s a legend who’s been touring the world for years so it’s great to have him on board to answer our members’ questions.
As a team we’ve done some great collaborations including our Christmas collaboration with the whole team – loads of fun!
Throughout the year we celebrate our students in our monthly Sax School Legend programme. Our Legend family includes quite new players like Beverley, through to seasoned experienced performers like Greg and Gregory from all over the world. This year we even included a trio – Barrie, Steve and David who connected through Sax School to do a bunch of cool recordings together.
We love the great stories we hear too like Gary in Canada who started our 30-Day Challenge and has now passed day 140!
So Sax School has been a wonderful year in 2020. But we’re not done – there are loads more planned for 2021.
So if you’re looking for somewhere where you can make great music, and connect with other players around the world, and make great progress on your saxophone, come and Get started with Sax School!
Our Sax School Give-away
You can win one of three FREE annual memberships to Sax School.
Get free access for a whole year to all our saxophone lessons, guest sessions, to our tutors, in fact to everything we’ve talked about here!
Enter the Giveaway here: https://saxschoolonline.com/giveaway/