Learn saxophone online with our online saxophone teachers
Online saxophone lessons are happening more than ever due to COVID. But the great secret is not so much that people are using this technology at an increasing rate to learn saxophone online. The secret is that this format has a lot of benefits for teaching music lessons. Beethoven at home has hundreds of professionals waiting to help you whether you need beginner lessons, advanced saxophone lessons or you just want to learn to play your favorite popular songs or video game music. We offer nearly every instrument lessons including piano, voice, violin, wind instruments and percussion. Live online lessons are up to 5 times more productive than merely watching videos and attempting to learn independently. If you can already play by ear a little bit then working with a trained teacher will bring that talent into better focus for you.
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" I like to bring my joy and passion for music into my music lessons."
"I will open the door to musical discovery showing my students a world of music undiscovered!"
"My enjoyment teaching others is easy to see!"
"Combining education and fun is at the core of my teaching method and customization allows for us to work together to make the most out of your lessons."
"I encourage and supports students to follow that curious spark and discover their musical voice. "
"Music should be something you want to practice and something you want to spend time on. My job is to make music become that for you."
"I believe that fostering a lifelong love of music is the first priority. "
"Whether it is building proficiency on an instrument, learning to appreciate music as an art form, or finding a new hobby I truly believe that the power of music can be transformative. "
"I can teach in a variety of musical styles: classical, pop, rock, jazz and gospel."
"No more incorrect fundamentals - learn right the first time with me!"
"Music is a journey and it is my privilege to walk with my students to the destination wherever it leads."
" I strive to have a stress-free environment in my lessons to promote healthy practices and create a fun environment. "
"I am eager to share the love of music to learners young and old."
"I perceive music learning as a transformative experience, and rather than providing my students with ready answers, I strive to become a facilitator of a process of discovery."
"Whether formally in school, or casually for my own enjoyment - music has become a lifelong endeavour. "
"I will always do my best to make the learning process fun and enjoyable. "
"I want my students to learn how to play their instruments and have fun while developing a high sense of musicianship."
"I bring a real-world perspective to my teaching. "
"Many of my students have advanced to University to study music, including to the University of Toronto, Western and Laurier."
"I believe that every student is different!"
"Exploring music is a way to discover yourself."
"Music is everywhere, and is a universal language that if truly portrayed can reach where words can't."
"Music is a key element and a part of us all that can be unlocked if taught and supported."
"Overall I favour a relaxed, friendly approach to lessons so that the student feels comfortable with me."
" I approach teaching with an open and easy going attitude, I want everyone to feel welcome and supported."
" I am committed to having my students reach their musical goals by guiding lessons based on their individual interests and needs. "
"It is important that the teacher makes the lessons engaging and interesting to keep the student interested in learning. "
"What I want people to get out of lessons is a deeper connection and love for the music that brought them here in the first place."
"Making music and playing a musical instrument will enrich your life by creating a shared experience and a new language."
" I strive to create an engaging and fun environment in which to explore this wonderful gift. "
"My goal as an instrumental music teacher is to bring out the best in all my students, and to help them acquire the self confidence and the focus necessary to achieve success."
"Music and music education have a special place in my heart, it's my everything."
" I want to help to shape student character, help to build critical thinkers, and equip students to make meaningful contributions to society."
"I believe that every person can find joy in music and my mission as a teacher is to help you find that joy. "
"My lessons are customized to every student, combining music theory and aural skills, instrumental technique, etudes, and repertoire. "
"Music is first and foremost in my life."
"I believe learning music not only fulfills people with joy but also helps build self-confident, self-esteem, and self-expression."
"When teaching music I make sure to find an engaging way for the student to find a balance between technical facility on their instrument as well as playing the music that they relate to and enjoy. "
" I want your music lessons to be focused around your goals and what music you want to learn."
" Il me fera plaisir de vous accompagner à réaliser vos objectifs à l'instrument. "
"I would like to teach students what music means to them and help them become successful at any age."
"Music can help communicate ideas in ways words never could."
" I work with my students to find the best approach for each individual’s goals and needs."
"I use my students interests to guide my teaching."
"I believe it is fundamental to grasp what makes a student happy and interested to allow for engaging lessons and positive results."
"Everyone appreciates and experiences music in different ways and I'm ready to support my students in whatever they would like to learn and improve on!"
" I believe that music is for anyone of any age. "
"I approach learning music from as many different angles as possible and am not limited to any specific genre or curriculum."
"I believe we all can grasp the very essence of music and enjoy the beauty within. "
"I help choose appropriate goals so the student can see their progress and be encouraged. "
" I am dedicated to help students achieve their own personal goals"
"It is my goal to lead the student to their success by providing them a complete, creative, and nurturing education."
"My main goal is to make the process of learning easy, fun and effective"
"I strive to give my students the tools they need to express themselves freely, as well as grow not just as musicians, but as people."
"I can develop the content of the course in a calm way so that the student is not stressed and has a better improvement. "
"I have especially enjoyed my experience of sharing my knowledge of music history and music theory with music students."
"Whatever your goals are, I can help you achieve them!"
"My goal is to empower my students to develop their own self-confidence and have fun pursuing their goals!"
What benefits do online saxophone lessons offer?
Choice of teacher: Online saxophone lessons offer more flexibility in choice of teacher. Where before we would be limited by what teachers where in our neighbourhood or city, we can now explore music teachers from all over the country and the world.
There are also certain cognitive benefits to music learning online. The format forces a sort of concentration and listening that is hard to beat. Actually students and parents roften report increased attention span and retention of what has been learned.
You might have had a negative experience with online learning in groups. This is understandable. Online sessions with 30 some odd learners are less than ideal. However in the case of individual instruction the negatives are minimal and the positives are measurable.
What is the best method or software for online lessons?
Online saxophone lessons, often referred to as zoom saxophone lessons, are best managed on the Zoom conferencing service. Zoom is a software you download to your computer that uses your internet browser to hold a video call. There is no free trial it is simply free. There are paid plans but they are not needed for teacher or student unless you want to have group sessions longer than 40 minutes.
There are other platforms available like skype or facetime but they do not have the correct audio fidelity to do a good job of a music lesson. They may in fact work just fine for certain instruments but the reality is that the echo-cancellation of the software can turn a trumpet for example into an electric guitar. The advanced settings of the audio menu in Zoom will show you the best way to set up a zoom call for a music lesson.
It's very important to make sure you have a good trial run from the outset. Your goal is to learn to play in your lessons not to be learning how to set up the machine. Here's an easy tutorial. (zoom music lesson set up presentation)
Music teachers will appreciate the waiting room like functionality of the Zoom application. Students arrive and are put in a virtual waiting room just like in a real office. As a teacher you can even pop in to your virtual waiting room and send a message to a waiting student that you'll be another five minutes.
A special note about beginner lessons for children. If your child is younger your participation will be more important than ever. This is not new, young children with parents that are involved in their learning to play are more successful always. This experience can be very enriching to a parent child relationship and sometimes the parent winds up becoming a student and a teacher all at once.
What kind of equipment do I need?
The majority of students will be fine with a laptop or a tablet and a nice pair of headphones to start their online learning. Smartphones are a possibility but the small size of screen is less than ideal. Phones can be useful as a second camera to show certain different angles of for example saxophone fingering or hand position.Music teachers can invest in better and/or additional cameras or microphones but there's no reason we can't start with the basics.
If you really want the very best rig possible here are my recommendations. Again this is not at all necessary and perhaps a good investment for the busy online teacher or the student that just loves gear:
- You want perhaps a better camera or a second camera and a stereo mic. Here is a link to a 4k camera with a built in stereo mic that will give you very professional result in your video lessons. The manufacturer is also called Zoom but there is no connection between the 2 companies.
- You also might want a workable tablet and writing surface. I recommend an iPad pro or the regular version with an Apple pencil stylus and the app goodnotes. This is helpful for drawing and writing on staff paper or sheet music while teaching music theory or marking up a score. The ability to read music and draw is a great advantage to be able to have.
- You will need a great set of headphones to use the best features in the Zoom software. They should be slim enough to allow you to play or sing without distraction.
Simply select a teacher from Beethoven at Home and Book an interview. Your teacher will contact you shortly to begin your lessons.
HOW TO START ONLINE SAXOPHONE LESSONS
A simple explanation of our process