Saxophone Lessons

Saxophone Lessons in Singapore

If you love jazz or the soulful sound of rhythm and blues, start saxophone lessons in Singapore. Stradivari Strings has qualified saxophone teachers in Singapore to conduct the following:

  • Alto saxophone lessons
  • Soprano saxophone lessons
  • Tenor saxophone lessons
  • Baritone saxophone lessons

Most beginner students start with alto saxophone lessons, as it is easier to manage. The soprano saxophone is shorter in length thus accurate tuning is more difficult for beginners starting saxophone lessons in Singapore. The tenor saxophone is larger size and has lower pitch, so it requires more are to be blown through the mouthpiece to produce sound. Thus it is more suited to students taking intermediate or advance level saxophone lessons in Singapore. The baritone saxophone is large, thus more suited to advanced students.

Once you have decided to start saxophone lessons in Singapore and identified a great saxophone teacher, you will need to source for your own saxophone. Do come to Stradivari Strings to select your saxophone.

The caliber of our saxophone teachers in Singapore range from ABRSM Diploma qualified saxophone teachers, to degree qualified saxophone teachers from well-known music conservatories around the world. Each saxophone teacher is carefully vetted and qualified. The process includes interview and audition, as well as getting feedback from students. Very experienced saxophone teachers in Singapore are versatile and can coach in any genre, be it jazz, pop, rock, blues.

Aside from qualifications, the other important factor to look out for when selecting saxophone teachers in Singapore to start saxophone lessons is the teacher’s experience. How many years of teaching experience, how many students, age group of students. If you intend to get qualifications via the ABRSM exams, best if the coach has experience in this area as well.

Saxophone lessons in Singapore can be arranged at Sultan Plaza, your place or at saxophone teacher’s location.

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  • Joseph Chong

    Joseph Chong

    (Saxophone, Theory)

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    Meet Our

    Saxophone Teacher

    Joseph Chong (b. 1991) is a Singaporean saxophonist, music educator and band director. He began learning the saxophone at the age of ten when he was a member of the Maha Bodhi School Band. Under the musical direction and influence of veteran conductor, Mr Quek Boon Hui, Joseph’s passion for music grew and this led him to pursue Music professionally. He studied under the tutelage of Dr. Zechariah Goh and Leslie Wong at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in Singapore and received mentorship from visiting professors such as Dr. Lin Chien Kwan, Mr. Dan Gelok and Mr. Vince Gnojek from the USA. As a member of the NAFA Saxophone Quartet, he travelled to Thailand as part of a musical exchange at the Mahidol University in Bangkok and represented Singapore for the International Wind Band Festival in Taiwan and the prestigious World Saxophone Congress in France. In 2015, Joseph received his Bachelor of Music (Hons.) degree in Saxophone performance accredited by the Royal College of Music, UK.

    As an active saxophonist in the local band scene, Joseph has performed with several professional ensembles such as the NAFA Wind Band and Orchestra; Singapore Police Force Band; Orchestra of the Music Makers; Orchestra Collective and Westwinds. He has also been invited by the Band Directors’ Association (Singapore) to give masterclasses to school band students for their signature events like the Adventure Band Camp and Festival Winds projects in 2018 and 2019.

    Currently, Joseph serves as the Band Director of Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary school and the Assumption English School. Also, he is the junior band director at Manjusri Secondary school. On top of that, he tutors the Saxophone sections in Maha Bodhi and Bendemeer Primary Schools.

    Apart from his school engagements, Joseph is also highly demanded as a private instrumental tutor for students taking national (e.g. GCE ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level Music and Higher Music) and international examinations (e.g. ABRSM, Trinity), or simply for pleasure. He aims to grow the music scene here in Singapore and more importantly, to cultivate the love for music in students of all ages through saxophone and band performances.

  • Danielle Ong

    Danielle Ong

    Saxophone, Theory

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    Meet Our

    Saxophone Teacher

    Danielle Ong holds a Diploma in Music Performance from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Music (NAFA) under the tutelage of Dr Leslie Wong Kah Ho. Her recent achievements include the San San Music Merit Award, overall winner for the Woodwind category for the NAFA Concerto Competition 2021 and the King’s Peak International Music Competition 1st Place (Saxophone Category).

    She first started playing the saxophone in secondary school. Having experienced the importance and enjoyment of music education, she pursued music professionally. She has a strong belief in giving back to the community and aims to help to build up future generations of musicians in Singapore. Danielle started coaching the saxophone since 2017.

    As an active soloist and chamber musician in various groups (e.g. Protege Saxophone Ensemble, New Meta Saxophone Quartet), she has taken masterclasses from various artists such as Chien-Kwan Lin, Mario Marzi, Jonathan Rautiola, Nele Tiebout, Chen Pin-Hua, Johnny Salinas etc., as well as SSO’s Roberto Alvarez and Damian Patti, and from saxophone chamber groups such as the renowned h2 quartet. Her experience with performing in string orchestras extends to the Orchestra of Music Makers (OMM) and The Philharmonic Orchestra (TPO) in Singapore under the baton of Seow Yibin and Maestro Lim Yau.

  • Danial Arun

    Danial Arun

    Saxophone, Theory

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    Meet Our

    Saxophone Teacher

    Danial is a multi-genre saxophonist and teacher with vast experience teaching/leading in concert bands and private lessons. Certified with a ABRSM grade 8 practical in saxophone and grade 5 theory, Danial is well versed in classical music as well as pop (top 100s), blues and jazz music.

    Danial has over 14 years of experience playing in the local scene, with various high profile stints such as the Thomson Swing Band, NUS Jazz Band, NUS Wind Symphony, Singapore Wind Symphony Orchestra, SPF Band and Orchestra Collective.

    He draws his inspiration from Jazz greats such as Charlie Parker, Sonny Stitt and Cannonball Adderley. Today you can find him playing different genres including pop and jazz/neosoul styles.

    Danial started coaching in 2018 and has experience coaching students of all age groups.

  • Ian Sheng

    Ian Sheng

    (Saxophone, Guitar)

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    Meet Our

    Saxophone Teacher

    Ian achieved Distinction in ABRSM Diploma (Saxophone). He also has Grade 9 Trinity certification in Classical guitar. He has performed in numerous locations including the Esplanade, Victoria Concert Hall, Jubilee Hall. With the SAF Central band, Ian performed in state concerts and ceremonial processions for state dignitaries. His most recent engagement is as Music Director and conductor of Singapore Management University Symphonia, leading the band to clinch Gold in Australian International Music Festival in 2010. Ian’s teaching experience includes one to one coaching as well as ensemble coaching at Raffles Institution and Raffles Junior College.

    Ian is able to coach Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Classical Guitar and Acoustic Guitar

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  • Although I was new to saxophone playing, teacher Jefferson did not hesitate to expose me to a wide range of saxophone music, from Dave Koz, to the Tomasi concerto. I spent some of the most joyful moments, and learnt a lot about the fundamentals of saxophone from Jefferson. Under his guidance, I scored distinction for my Grade 8 Saxophone exams. Thanks a lot, Jeff!
    Matthew Ge
    Matthew Ge
    Student
  • My saxophone teacher coached me to play songs on the saxophone for my wedding within a short time frame. I managed to surprise my family by performing on the saxophone during my wedding.
    Andy Chen
    Andy Chen
    Student
  • I find my saxophone teacher Eugene’s teaching style really good – it’s informative and incisive. He has a good idea of the stuff that he feels he needs to cover. He is also quick to respond to any queries I have.
    Andrew Chia
    Andrew Chia
    Student
  • My saxophone teacher is very passionate and encouraging during saxophone classes, boosting my enthusiasm to become a better saxophone player. Stradivari Strings is helping to fulfil my dream of playing at my best friend’s wedding!
    Joanne Ho
    Joanne Ho
    Student

Faq

  • Budget around $60 per lesson of 45 minutes or $80 per hour. There are less saxophone teachers available compared to other music instruments. Demand and supply rules peg saxophone fees at a higher fee comparatively. Having said that, this is a cool musical instrument to learn so do pick up the phone and contact Stradivari Strings at +65-98137769 to arrange saxophone classes. Here is a guide on saxophone lessons fee in Singapore:
    Beginner level saxophone lessons From $50 Duration 30 minutes to 45 minutes
    Intermediate level saxophone classes From $60 Duration 45 minutes to one hour
    Advance level saxophone lessons From $70 Duration 45 minutes to one hour
     
  • If is not difficult to learn the saxophone. Many have learnt how to play on it, from children to adults. If you are not sure, always ask questions during your saxophone classes so your saxophone teacher can fully explain and clear your doubts.
  • If you have some music background you may be able to get away with learning to play the saxophone without a saxophone teacher. However if you do not have music background, you will need coaching in terms of theory, rhythm and how to handle the saxophone. So it is better that you invest saxophone lessons.
  • In the beginning it is important to strengthen your lip muscle so that you can produce good tone via the saxophone mouth piece and reed. This takes some time to perfect. So if you can, try to practice daily on your saxophone in between your saxophone classes. Duration can range between 30 minutes to one hours per practice session.
  • Majority of beginner saxophone students start off with the alto saxophone in beginner saxophone lessons. The tenor saxophone in comparison is heavier and the soprano saxophone is longer.