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Cheryl Suwardi, Instrumental Music Teacher

Highland, IN ~ 219-690-8945

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Alto and Tenor Saxophone Lessons
Taught by an experienced woodwind teacher with a masters degree in music education


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The alto saxophone is a medium pitched instrument that produces sound by vibrating a single reed. It often plays the harmony and reads the treble clef. While it is a challenging instrument to play in tune that requires large enough hands to reach the keys, the saxophone is a rewarding, expressive instrument that is found in the concert band, marching band, and jazz band as well as a solo instrument. The saxophone family has several members. These include the Eb alto saxophone, which is usually the first one students learn, Bb tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone, and bass saxophone.
Composers who wrote for the saxophone include:


Famous saxophone players include Eugene Rousseau, Sigurd Rascher, and David Sanborn.


You can listen to the saxophone here. You can learn more about saxophone history here.


Beginners' lessons start with making the first sound on the mouthpiece, assembling the saxophone, playing long tones, and learning the notes G, A, B. Once you learn G, A, and B, you can play "Hot Cross Buns," "Three Blind Mice," and "Mary Had a Little Lamb."


Lessons are personalized for each player to fit his or her goals and needs. They often include technical studies, scales, fingerings, tone production, and musicianship. We will use method books and supplemental materials including solos.


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