Teacher: Mrs. Bridgett Jeffrey, Dip ABRSM
The Saxophone is a very versatile and expressive instrument. It is played in jazz ensembles, pop groups, saxophone groups, wind bands and orchestras. It comes in many sizes although the alto is the most common. Lessons can be taken from the age of about 9, provided the child is strong enough.
Saxophones are gorgeous to look at, heavy to hold and with lots and lots of keywork, fairly easy to damage. Reeds too are easily damaged but fairly cheap. Allow £5 per term as a guide.
Servicing is needed less often than with a clarinet but is more expensive, around £180.