My Local Music Lessons offers Saxophone Lessons in Fort Collins CO. First, we make it easy by offering lessons in YOUR home. Also, we do this for the same price as stores and studios, saving you time and hassle. In addition our instructors all pass background checks on Amazon.com. Plus, we personally screen each teacher for credentials, experience and great personality. With these factors combines, we make it a no brainer to get convenient music lessons in your home. If you are interested in Saxophone Lessons in Fort Collins and surrounding areas read on!
Saxophone Lessons Online:
In todays fast paced world, many students make the mistake of assuming they can learn by watching youtube videos or using online resources. The truth is, many times these resources are not adequate. Furthermore, they can actually do more harm than good. Online lessons can not create custom programs to suit your needs, answer your questions, give live feedback or make corrections. This could save you months of wasted practice time.
What Online Lessons are Missing:
We believe online resources are ok as supplements but nothing can take the place of a real in person instructor. Also, online lessons don’t teach you the context, such as what key you are in, or what the chords in that key are. Additionally they don’t teach you whether the chords follow a diatonic progression, (chords native to the key) or if there are “non native” substitute chords. Finally, they don’t teach how the chord progression influences what scales, arpeggios, or licks may be played over those chords.
Balanced Lesson Programs:
We believe in well balanced Saxophone lessons programs. Balanced programs merge the technical side and skills building portion of lessons, with fun familiar songs! In music, we need some amount of time dedicated to skills building and some amount of time dedicated to applying those new skills. Some music lessons programs focus only on theory and technique, while other teachers like to give you a song to work on.
Saxophone Lessons Fort Collins CO Instructors
Meet Saxophone Teacher Nathan Jensen
Nathan Jensen teaches Saxophone Lessons in Fort Collins CO and surrounding areas. First, Nathan will assess your skill level, interests and goals. Next, he can create a customized program to suit your needs. Also, he works well with kids and adults, beginner to advanced, in most styles of music. In your custom program you will learn the skills, techniques and theory you need to become proficient at your favorite styles. In addition some students may need guidance and Nathan can help guide you. If you are looking for private music lessons in the Northern Front Range area, you can read more about all the instruments Nathan offers on his page here: Nathan Jensen
Meet Saxophone Instructor Samantha Olson
Samantha Olson teaches Saxophone Lessons in Fort Collins, CO. First, Samantha played Flute and Piccolo her whole music career. Also, she was the youngest Drum Major in her High School Marching band, and held the position till she graduated in 2008. She led her 200+ member band in competitive parades and field shows. She got her band into the North Hollywood Christmas Parade in 2007 which aired on National Television. Samantha creates custom programs for each student. If you are looking for Flute, Saxophone or Tuba lessons in the Fort Collins and Loveland CO areas, read on!
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Music Theory Helps:
Music Theory helps you understand the options available to you. Learning about diatonic chords, and substitute chords helps you understand how to play melodies over those chords. Being aware of what intervals are available, what kind of scale to use, and how your melody impacts the whole band or ensemble is very important. With our approach to lessons, you will get more mileage out of each song, because you learn the context, and how it applies! Music Theory helps!
Learning the Context Of Music Theory:
We believe in a balance between creating a solid foundation with skills, fundamentals, techniques, theory, ear training and more, and how that information applies to YOUR favorite songs and styles. Learning the context of how a technique, or skill, or piece of theory knowledge fits in a song that is familiar to you, is a key part to your understanding why it works. We encourage you to work with your instructor’s guidance to find songs that represent the styles you are interested in. Your instructor will go over your ability, favorite styles and goals, and will create a step by step program to help you define and reach your goals!
Buying a Saxophone Reed:
One of the first things to consider when purchasing a reed, is which brand. Every player has their personal favorite, but in terms of sound quality, the differences between brands are minimal. First, one consideration for spotting bad reed is, discoloration of the grain. Also, look for uneven thickness, fluctuating width of grain, or rougher than normal grain on the cut side of the reed.
Which Thickness for Saxophone Reed:
While it may be true that a softer reed is easier for a beginner, its important to note that playing a harder reed doesn’t make you a more advanced player. The harder reeds make vibrato and not bending more difficult, and working with softer reeds has helped many pro players develop better overall range and adaptability. The mouth piece is also a key component. Narrow tip openings work better with hard reeds and wider tip openings work better with softer reeds. Reeds need to be wet or moist also and there are many other details involved. Getting some advice from your instructor can save tons of wasted time with a set up that isn’t optimized for you.
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