Learn the music you want in a way that works for you. At Sage Music®, you'll get private saxophone lessons customized to your goals in a welcoming community committed to your success.
More than teaching songs, we’ll teach you or your child the skills to play any song on saxophone. Our goal is to help you become the best person and musician you can be.
Lessons are with our trained, professional saxophone teachers using our proven Arpeggio® lesson system and personalized to your goals.
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We’re not your ordinary music school
As a smart, conscious learner who is looking for the best, you’ll want to pay close attention to the details that make our program different from other saxophone schools.
And we know you’ll appreciate the Sage Music® difference.
A smarter way to learn saxophone
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Our saxophone teachers are highly trained in the best methods for learning and teaching music. You or your child will get the best instruction anywhere. So skip the amatuers, and learn with the pros who can properly guide you toward your goals.
Our Arpeggio® lesson system – backed by learning science – will help you learn saxophone quickly and easily with direction in a structured and step-by-step way. Plus we’ll teach you what to do, how to learn it, and why you’re doing it.
We know you’ll get the best results because our students see steady progress. So we’d never need to lock you into a contract. Yet students stay with us 3x longer than other schools. Get in touch to see why now.
Believe it or not 63.8% of our students are adults
Whether you want to be a professional musician or have had lifelong dreams of playing music, you’ll find yourself in good company at Sage Music.
Our students range from absolute beginners to intermediate players to advanced professionals looking to improve their skills and practice.
No matter what you want to learn, we’ll get you there.
Don’t want to play kids songs? No worry! We’ll work with you to help you play the music that you want. We personalize our lessons for you.
Sometimes we can jump right in with what you want, but other times it takes a little prep work. But we’ll always get you there.
In fact, most of our saxophone students are adult beginners. So you’ll find a welcoming environment with a team that knows how to work with folks just like you.
As an advancing saxophonist, we’ve got the skills to get your saxophone playing to the next level. We’ve worked with beginners and pros, so we know exactly how to get you from one level to the next.
Our students have included cast members of Saturday Night Live, Broadway performers, and producers. We’ve even helped students prepare for graduate degree auditions.
We go above and beyond other programs by developing more advanced skills, practice habits, and learning techniques. You’ll learn more music, in a shorter amount of time, and with greater skill and security.
Develop your child’s skills in a fun and engaging way
Just like you, we want to see your kid have fun, enjoy music, and grow into a capable, successful adult. And we also know you want a program you can trust because you are busy with so many things.
That’s what we’ve designed our Arpeggio® lesson system to do. Systems such as Suzuki, ABRSM, the Royal Conservatory simply provide a sequence of songs to play. But our system is designed to develop your child’s skills, enabling them to play any music they want. That’s real growth, and real learning.
In addition, our system provides you with detailed notes every week so you can stay in touch with your child’s development. Plus your child will have the opportunity to perform every week in our student sharing hour, in our open mics, or in our regular recitals. This gives you results that you and your child can see.
Our saxophone lessons are designed to help your child be their best. We'll teach them all the right things to do, but we'll also teach them to solve problems on their own. We want to help your child become independent, and capable.
Once your kid has learned the fundamentals, it's time to start putting them to use. That's why we offer student sharing hours, ensembles, and other performing opportunities to help them grow as a saxophone player.
Some of our young saxophonists have taken a serious interest in the sax. We've helped our students win auditions into college music programs, charter and magnet schools, and talented programs across the country. And we aim to cultivate a lifelong love of learning.
Here are just a few of the things that make us a different sort of music school. Learn more about what makes us different.
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From your first phone call to your ongoing private saxophone lessons, we’ll get to know you. We believe in building strong relationships so we can customize everything we do to your wants, needs, and goals.
Our professional teachers, using our proven, science-backed Arpeggio® lesson system, will help you learn the music you want. Lessons are clear, step-by-step, and structured so you will you steadily progress toward your goals.
Show off your newly developed saxophone skills by performing in our recitals, weekly open mics, or in our music match program. Perform with others, or simply enjoy your own playing.
Since our ARPEGGIO® program has been custom built to work around the needs and goals of the individual student, pricing plans vary. We do cost more than most other schools, but we simply provide a better lesson, experience, and value. You’ll get way more value for your money than other schools.
Our pricing includes access to our online community, free enrollment in our flagship music course The Sage Student ($549 on its own), our professionally trained Sage Music teachers, and the science backed ARPEGGIO® lesson system. Plus free enrollment in our recitals, open-mics, events, Music Match program, and more.
Contact us today for our best advice about the programs and pricing that are best for you.
Most of our students come to us after they have tried lessons somewhere else. They tried video courses or lessons that weren’t personlized for them – like YouTube or TakeLessons. They took saxophone lessons with teachers who were not trained professionals.
And they just didn’t see the results they wanted.
They didn’t get better or ended up frustrated. They paid for videos but still had to teach themselves. They took lessons with someone who showed them what to do, but not how to do it.
And that left them unhappy. Feeling like they wasted time and money. So they looked for a better program.
The good news is that you’ve just found the #1 science backed program, guaranteed to get you results. That’s the Arpeggio® lessons system, designed right here at Sage Music®.
We teach all kinds of saxophone lessons and styles. The following are the most popular. Please reach out if you have a specific request that isn't mentioned below.
We believe that private saxophone lessons with one-on-one instruction provide you with the best chance of success. That's why we invest so much into our teacher training and private lesson program.
Most group classes are not very effective for learning to play the saxophone. However, they do provide some benefits like community, learning ensemble skills, and more. So we offer additional group classes to our private saxophone students so they can develop those skills, too.
The flexible, voice-like tone of the saxophone has made it a prominent jazz instrument since the birth of jazz. At Sage Music, our teachers are here to help you learn to fine tune and control the bright and penetrating sound the saxophone produces, whether you want to play jazz, classical, or popular music on the instrument.
While not as popular at the tenor saxophone, many musicians choose the smaller alto saxophone. Sometimes they choose it for the higher pitches it can produce.
But more often, children start their saxophone lessons on the alto because of its smaller size. It makes it easier to reach the keys, and the smaller size is easier to hold.
Like the alto, many beginners and children prefer the soprano saxophone for its smaller size. But it's not just an instrument you would choose because of its size. It's clear tone is a wonderful sound, and it was common for Coltrane to play it on his albums.
While the saxophone was invented for use in the classical european orchestra, it has found its home in American Jazz.
It’s hard to imagine much jazz without the sound of the sax.
But jazz requires many skills that classical music doesn’t. That’s why Sage Saxophone teachers are trained to teach you those skills. That includes playing by ear, improvisation, jazz theory, and more.
Sage Music offers saxophone lessons for students of all ages and abilities in person and online at the following locations.
Located in a landmark, historic building, our San Antonio location boasts a concert stage, beautiful spaces, and clean, modern music teaching rooms all supported by our professional faculty and welcoming staff.
With Sage Music Online, you'll get all the benefits of our in-person instruction. Plus you'll get lesson recordings, a student app, and access to our online open mics, performances and more.
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How to Clean a Saxophone
These are the most basic and effective ways to keep your saxophone clean and working properly. You can prevent 90% of trips to the repair shop, and prevent gross bacteria and mold from growing in your horn by following this short routine each time you finish playing.