Thinking about learning to play the saxophone? Alla's Music Studio offers saxophone lessons for beginners, professionals, and everyone in between. With a team of talented teachers, we offer some of the best saxophone lessons in Melbourne, focusing on developing a natural love for music and helping you learn music in a way that resonates with you. If you have goals in mind, such as playing a specific song or performing professionally, we can tailor our lessons to help you reach them.
Discuss your needs with us today, or book a trial lesson and get started learning saxophone.
Saxophone Lessons Curriculum
To ensure we provide a comprehensive musical education, all our lessons follow one of four main streams of musical education. These are: Classical Grading, Leisure Grading, Preparation and Maintenance for Professional Career, and Leisure only. If you have specific goals in mind for your saxophone lessons, your teacher will choose the curriculum that's right for you. We can then tailor your lessons and learning to help you achieve your goals. Everyone learns music differently, which is why it's important to learn in a way that works for you. With tailored, personalised lessons we can help you develop a natural love for music and bring you to the best of your abilities.
Options For Saxophone Lessons In Melbourne
We offer a range of options for saxophone lessons, including private lessons and group lessons in both online and in-person formats. This way you can choose the learning method that works best for you.
Talk to our team today for more information or book a trial lesson.
Why Learn Saxophone?
In jazz, blues, soul, even pop, the saxophone is a versatile and vibrant instrument with a rich history behind it. It's a perfect choice for someone looking to learn an instrument that's a little outside the box, but still gives them a lot of options for a future in music. As well as sounding incredible, learning the saxophone will help you improve hand-eye coordination, develop knowledge and skill in music theory and practical application, and even improve memory and cognitive function. Here are some more reasons we think you should learn the saxophone:
- Cognitive and critical-thinking ability improvements
- Improved posture
- Strengthened core muscles
- Improved control of breathing and general airway function
- Stress relief
- Improvements in hand-eye coordination
- Develop confidence and calmness under pressure
- You'll be the jazziest person in the room!
Our Saxophone Teachers
Alex was born in a very musical city Odessa. He started to learn music at the age of 5 being inspired by his father who was a talented musician and his first music teacher.
Alex began learning Clarinet at the age of 9 in a special military music school in Moscow. He continued his music education at the Moscow Conservatory.
Alex graduated from Moscow Conservatory as a woodwind (saxophone, clarinet and flute) teacher, performer and a Conductor of symphony orchestra. His other major instrument at Moscow Conservatorium was Piano.
Alex's working experience includes Conducting of symphony Orchestra, Performing with Band at different parts of the world, teaching privately woodwind and piano students for over 20 years.
Alex's passion is pop, jazz, rock, blues as well as classical music.
Alex enjoys teaching students of all ages.
His main aim is to make each lesson comfortable and fun for the students and at the same time to teach students from basic to advanced music skills such as correct use of a chosen instrument in conjunction with keeping posture naturally relaxed during playing, reading music notation, general knowledges and aural skills.
Alex teaches for leisure as well as for AMEB exams if requested.
Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Keyboard, Jazz Improvising- any instrument, Jazz Harmony, Arranging for Bands, Music Theory, Sibelius Software, Exam preparation-classical or Jazz
Casey's Teaching Approach
Having taught music to hundreds of people of all ages over 35 years Casey has developed an approach that is inspiring and productive for all of his students. Casey adapts to a student's ability, experience and interest.
The Fundamentals - All Levels
- Develop a love and passion for your preferred music
- The importance of listening.
- Producing a good tone.
- Developing fluent technique.
- Developing a strong sense of pulse.
- Achieving performance standard on all pieces, this goes for all levels including beginners
- Understanding the language of music.
- Setting goals - exams, assessments and performances.
- Learning how to practice efficiently.
- Setting up your instrument
- How to hold you instrument
- Producing a tone - correct embouchure
- Start with lesson 1 in you book
- Learn your first five notes
Intermediate & Advanced
- Pieces & Repertoire
- Sight Reading
- Scales & Arpeggios - major & minor
- Articulation and technique
- Exam Preparation
- Aural practice
Jazz and Contemporary
- Tunes & Repertoire - memorizing
- Scales - Major, Minor, Pentatonic, Modes, Diminished
- Transcribing - by ear
- Patterns & Licks
Casey studied at The Sydney Conservatorium of Music under the great Don Burrows AO MBE. He graduated in Jazz Studies in 1985. From 1985 to 2004 Casey worked full time in Sydney's Musical Theatre, on shows such as Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Les Miserables, Chicago and many others. Having emigrated to the UK in 2004 Casey has been constantly busy, performing as a Jazz soloist in and around Shropshire, Wales, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, London and pretty much the length & breadth of the UK. Casey also runs a variety of bands, from Straight Ahead Jazz, Latin, Be Bop.. to Funk.
Alan Thomas - UK
"Our daughter Eleanor has been studying the flute with Casey for about three years now and the improvement in her playing has been wonderful. Casey's patience and attention (which he has in abundance) have paid dividends - even down to the amount of the practice she does. She used to consider practicing a chore but not since Casey began tutoring her she now practices willingly and happily - no more threats required from me! Not only does Casey teach the child to play the instrument of their choice he also teaches them to love the music itself and the fact that they are enjoying what they are doing in itself improves their playing."
Helen Hemberg, Flute - Stockholm
"I badly needed a flute lesson and who better than Casey. I tracked him down, set up a Zoom connection and hey presto. He's great - detailed, an accomplished musician, never lets you off the hook and is full of ideas to keep you refreshed and inspired to keep playing, even on those days when your brain and fingers aren't working at the same speed!"
Amy Fry 14 years old, Flute. UK
"I recently took my grade 8 exam, and received the result yesterday (135/150, so a distinction!). I just wanted to write to tell you, and to say thank you for giving me so much help with my pieces and scales. Thank you once again for being such a fantastic teacher for the last 5 years."
- Loreto Convent -Sydney, Australia - 1985 to 1991
- Ravenswood Girls High School -Sydney, Australia - 1997 to 1999
- St Ignatious College - Sydney, Australia - 1999 to 2002
- Our Lady Of The Sacred Heart - Sydney, Australia - 2002 to 2004
- Penrith Conservatorium of Music - Sydney , Australia -2002 to 2004
- Shrewsbury School - United Kingdom - 2004 to 2006
- Shrewsbury High School - United Kingdom - 2004 to 2011
- Prestfelde School - United Kingdom - 2004 to 2007
- Bedstone College - United Kingdom - 2007 to 2011
- Llanfair Caereinion High School - Wales - 2007 to 2011
- Nottingham Trent University - 2014 to 2017
- Private one on one lessons - 2004 to 2020
Book Trial Saxophone Lesson In Melbourne Today
If you're thinking about getting saxophone lessons but you're not sure where to start, Alla's Music Studio can help you make a move and start learning saxophone the right way. Our teachers are talented and experienced and can help you grow as a musician whether you're a complete beginner or a professional. Book a trial lesson today to get started with no commitments. Choose Alla's Music Studio today for Saxophone Lessons in Melbourne.
We offer face to face and online individual and group lessons.
We provide preparation for AMEB, ABRSM, VCE and other examinations.
We organize student's performances several times a year.
We can book music lessons for all of your children at the same day and time.
We can sell and hire music instruments and books for you from our studio.
Discounts are available for families with multiple children enrolled, as well as for multiple lessons booked in a week.