Learn saxophone online, at your own pace.

Join thousands of beginner players who have used our easy step by step lessons to get started. Our split screen video lessons will help you go from your first notes to playing your first tunes, even if you don’t read music. However, when you are ready, we have lessons to help you with that too!

Membership costs £4.99 per month

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Beginner Saxophone Course for Alto

Saxophone for beginners-This course has 6 stages, and it will take you from ZERO to HERO in a very short amount of time. Now you’ll have the benefit of a tested and retested learning method! I promise you FAST and EASY progress, and you’ll have a lot of FUN during the process 🙂 In each section there are 30 pieces of music, most of which are linked to videos with demos, explanations and written music to play-along. The total course has 150 videos and 180 pieces of music. After you´re done learning the song, I play it with you at a slow and comfortable tempo, and you´ll always have an easy time putting it into practical use.

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How the school works

Your membership allows you to learn on any device, accessing over 300 videos and music from the beginners course to the intermediate improvisation and funky sax courses.

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How to Play Funky Sax Tenor and Alto

Learn to play funky solos over “Pick up the Pieces” and Pharrell William’s “Happy” . World class saxophonist Simon Currie introduces you to funky sax phrases, that are shown to you with 2 cameras. You will be show step by step how to play the phrases in a call his call response technique, with demonstrations on lip and finger slurs and funky tonguing techniques.

Lack the confidence to improvise?

This blues scale introduction course will easing you into jazz, even if you are only grade 1 standard. This course contains 16 backing tracks, again with and without the demo sax and can be slowed down for practice.

I want to play popular tunes with nice backing tracks!

Loads of popular tunes with a scrolling score to play-along too, with great backing tracks recorded by top professionals. 

How to play the theme from the game Fortnite

I will show you step by step how to play all the notes from the famous sax tune “Phone it in” from the game Fortnite. I will teach you 35 easy phrases that can be use in any order (like a Pick and mix) to make up a great solo.

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Lessons at the Sax School

Saxophone lessons from highly acclaimed saxophonist Simon Currie leads the Newbury Sax School. Whether you are a complete beginner or a post grade 8 player, Simon will be able to give you the next step to becoming a better musician.

Lessons are given in Simon’s studio at his home in Hermitage, he has a Yamaha grand piano to accompany students, and uses his Youtube channel to base some of the lessons on. Whether it’s for a beginner child or an advanced adult, Simon has a wealth of experience having taught for 25 years in schools, colleges and at home.

His fees are £18 for a weekly ½ hour lesson, or £40 for a one off hour.

Project Band

Project Band gives budding musicians the opportunity to play in a group with fellow hobby musicians.

Whether you play trumpet, cornet, trombone, (any type of brass) saxophone, Clarinet, (any type of woodwind) drums, guitar, bass guitar or keyboard, please get in touch.

About Simon Currie

Looking back at Simon Currie’s incredible list of credits, it seems a completely natural progression to find him playing alongside THE MANFREDS. 

From 1983-88 he was a member of The National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO).  This enabled him to share the concert platform with the likes of GEORGE SHEARING, MEL TORMÉ, PEGGY LEE, ROSEMARY CLOONEY, SHORTY ROGERS, KAY STARR, BROOK BENTON, AL MARTINO, JOHN WILLIAMS, JIMMY WITHERSPOON, VIC DAMONE and JOHNNY DANKWORTH to name but a few.

His NYJO pedigree gained him invaluable experience and opened up several new doors.  By now he was working in different bands and orchestras, and in great demand wherever a brass section was needed.  His time spent with JOHNNY HOWARD, RAY McVAY, BERT KAEMPFERT, JOE LOSS, GLENN and HERB MILLER enabled him to travel extensively, hone his craft, and broaden his musical range.

During stints playing at The Monte Carlo Casino in the South of France from 1988-90, he found himself backing musical legends as diverse as GEORGE BENSON, STEVIE WONDER, DONNA SUMMER, LIZA MINELLI, THE THREE DEGREES, SAMMY DAVIES JNR, THE TEMPTATIONS, THE FOUR TOPS and JERRY LEWIS.

Simon is a relatively rare breed of musician, one who is equally at home playing flute, clarinet, soprano, alto, tenor or baritone sax.  He also composes, arranges, does regular session work, and even finds the time to front his own jazz band!

Simon has released two solo albums entitled Monochrome To Colour and Time Lapse. He has also written 2 albums with Mike Hugg (Founder of Manfred Mann) Sanctuary and Walking Through Tomorrow.

In 2001 Simon joined PAUL JONES AND THE MANFREDS (ex MANFRED MANN), and has toured with guest artists COLIN BLUNSTONE, CHRIS FARLOWE, LONG JOHN BALDRY, PAUL YOUNG, ALLAN PRICE, PP ARNOLD, ZOOT MONEY and CLIFF BENNET

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