Does any of this sound familiar?
You've always wanted to play the saxophone but don't know where to start?
You're worried that you're too old, or not musical enough?
You feel there's a musician inside you screaming to come out, but you've no idea how to take those all important 1st steps?
You've tried to learn on your own from youtube videos but are overwhelmed, without direction and have come to a stand still?
You're not alone. So many people have come to me with exactly these worries and I've loved helping them overcome their doubts, get playing the saxophone and achieve far more than they ever thought possible.
Hi, I'm Matthew Smith
and I'm about to show you the best way to start playing the saxophone. I'm going to give you exactly the right information at exactly the right time to get you playing quickly with zero confusion and maximum confidence.
For as long as I can remember, I've loved helping people learn the saxophone.
For 20 years I taught children in schools to play the saxophone, so I know a thing or two about breaking down tough-to-grasp concepts in ways that literally anyone can understand.
30 years ago I did my 1st professional gig as a performer and in 2000 I taught my 1st saxophone lesson. I've spent the last 23 years honing and developing my teaching skills, working with pupils aged from 8-80 years old.
For the last 9 years I've been developing my online education skills, and here we are!
Ready for the exciting bit?
I've put all of my professional experience together to create and give you the ultimate course to get you the best results without distraction and without being overwhelmed.
You'll become a saxophone player and you'll love it! Here's how...
This is a step by step video course designed for aspiring sax players like you. It goes from opening the case for the first time right through to becoming a confident saxophonist. You'll have regular tutor support, be a part of a community and most importantly, you'll enjoy every step of the journey!
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"Matthew Smith is THE man when it comes to teaching the sax. No-one else makes learning the sax as fun, nor is able to make a beginner sound great as quickly. Awesome site, Matthew!"
- Dave Foy
Who Is Learn Saxophone with Matthew Smith For?
This is perfect for you if...
you're an absolute beginner - you don't need to have any music theory or saxophone knowledge before starting here; everything is covered.
you've tried to teach yourself but have come to a stand still - I'm going to give you exactly what you need to know, in the right order.
you've had some lessons but you're still stuck - start again here with the best advice and guidance.
you're a more advanced player but want to take advantage of the weekly check ins with Matthew and the monthly Live Masterclasses.
"I have absolutely loved your lessons. They have not only given me so much pleasure musically, they have also made me feel happy"
- Eileen Stirling
Inside Learn Saxophone with Matthew Smith you will have...
Unlimited access to a step by step video course that takes you from opening the case for the first time, right through to becoming a reading and improvising saxophonist.
Every step of the journey is split into bite sized videos so that every detail can be explained fully and understood completely.
As well as video lessons there are pdf resources and backing tracks, all of which cater for soprano, alto, tenor & baritone saxophones.
In addition to the comprehensive video course there are also live video sessions every week where you can ask questions, get advice and feedback from Matthew, plus a monthly Live Masterclass.
And if that wasn't enough, you'll also have access to invaluable selection of resources to help with general saxophone development, technique and improvisation practice.
"Let me congratulate you on your fantastic web site, the content and the detail you go into is amazing. Your style of teaching is clear and concise and the bite size videos are the best!"
- Richard Cunnington
Will the site stay the same or will it be added to?
There's everything there to get you started and keep you busy and developing for a long time, but the plan is to add more.
For example, originally there was 1 module focussed on getting started and I have recently added a 2nd module taking you a significant step further into reading music and giving you an original series of study and performance pieces to practice and play.
Module 3 has also been added which is an easy to use and eminently achievable exploration of getting started with improvisation on the saxophone.
There are plans for much more of this...
"Thanks for all the fantastic material to work with. I am really enjoying doing some of the exercises and find it helpful to work at my own pace.
As a complete beginner a year ago, I can now at least have my family stay in the same room when I bring out the sax! All thanks to your wonderful teaching style. Highly recommended."
- Mhorvan Sheret
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The teaching ideas and methods that I use in this site are what I use every day in my private teaching and are what I have honed and developed over 23 years of professional practice.
Many of the techniques are methods that I use in my own personal saxophone practice too - so I'm giving you the very best stuff!
If you show up, apply what you learn and make the most of all the support on offer, I have absolutely no doubt that you will be off-the-charts delighted with the course.
To access all of this it will cost you less than the price of a 30 minute one to one lesson with me - I know, crazy, right!
If the site is not for you then you can cancel your monthly subscription at any time.
So, there's no risk, you're only paying one month at a time and you'll be making a huge saving on what it would cost you to study with me privately on a one to one basis.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this for all saxophones?
Yes. Videos & resources are provided in both Bb and Eb - this covers soprano, alto, tenor, baritone saxophones.
Can I read the lessons as well as watch videos?
Yes. There are written notes that accompany each lesson.
I have no musical knowledge, does that matter?
No. You'll be told everything that you need to know, exactly when you need to know it. No prior musical knowledge is needed.
I really want to learn to read music, will you teach that?
Yes. Learning to read music is the main focus of Module 2. It's taught in a step by step way so that it'll make sense to everyone.
I want to learn to improvise, will you teach that?
Yes. Improvisation is an integral part of the lessons from very early on in the journey. Improvisation on saxophone doesn't need to be complicated, I'll show you a really simple way to do it. And when you get to Module 3 there's a much more focussed look at improvising that I know you're going to love!
Do I need a saxophone?
Yes. You could get started watching some videos if you've ordered one and it's on it's way, but all of the lessons are designed to show you how to use the instrument, so you need one :)
When are the Live video sessions?
There's a weekly check in on Tuesdays at 6:45pm-7:15pm BST, or GMT, depending on the time of year - basically in the UK time zone. The video sessions are programmed to fit in with the UK school term time; the schedule for the year is mapped out so you can see exactly when they are. Then once a month on a Monday evening 7:30pm-8:30pm there's a Live Masterclass.
I'm enrolled, what happens next?
Hurray - welcome to Learn Saxophone with Matthew Smith! You'll soon receive an email from my course platform provider (Circle) directing you to the inside of the site. Once there, you can say "hello" to the community and me, Matthew, then also access the courses and resources that you have bought.
How do I pay?
You can pay with any major debit or credit card.
What if I'm not happy with my purchase?
If you're not happy then you can unsubscribe at any time. The payment system is monthly, rather than annually so you only ever pay £15 or £25 GBP at a time. Due to the instant access nature of the course and material, all sales are final.