Saxophone Lessons in Bethesda
Whether you’re learning for school band or on your own, the International School of Music provides individually tailored saxophone lessons for students of all ages and levels. Lessons are offered in the Alto, Tenor, Soprano, and Baritone saxophones and in a number of styles: from jazz, to pop and big-band. Beginning students start with the fundamentals of playing saxophone, such as learning efficient breathing and air stream. Advanced students continue to progress in their saxophone lessons with gradually challenging exercises, developing an even tone, and learning correct hand and finger positioning, while learning more significant saxophone repertoire. Saxophone lessons include theory, ear training, sight-reading, technique, and history. The goal of our saxophone teachers is to enhance students’ love of music within a comprehensive program that is flexible to accommodate individual needs. Our experienced saxophone teachers can help students enhance their skills for their school band program, orchestra, and any popular music groups, or develop advanced skills to become soloists.
Why take Saxophone Lessons with us?
With a large faculty and several teachers per instrument, we can find a teacher that fits each student’s learning style, and his/her musical goals. All students have the opportunity to discuss their individual goals and learning styles with faculty and staff so they are assigned to the saxophone instructor best suited for them.
The International School of Music provides a comprehensive and robust music education. Saxophone instruction is offered in all genres from classical, jazz, pop, rock, to folk, blues, and other genres. Our music lessons are offered to students of all ages & levels in all instruments & voice including piano lessons, violin lessons, guitar lessons, viola lessons, cello lessons, voice/singing lessons, flute lessons, drum lessons and more. Group classes, ensemble/chamber classes, our flute choir, fiddle band, guitar ensembles, string quartets, and early childhood music classes round out the selection of experiences offered.
We offer month to month lessons, so there are no semester minimums. Our flexible scheduling allows us to schedule family members simultaneously to save families hours of driving. Additionally, we offer over 300+ group classes annually, so students can make up any missed lessons.
The most highly qualified saxophone teaching faculty in the Washington metropolitan area
Our saxophone teachers are dedicated to tailoring music lessons to your interests by learning about your personal musical goals and helping you achieve them. Our saxophone instructors are graduates of prestigious institutions and have extensive experience teaching and performing.
Fantastic saxophone performance opportunities
Students interact with peers by participating in performances, festivals, concerts, and masterclasses with faculty and other visiting artists. Recitals, included in the tuition, allow each student to display their achievements. Our saxophone students have unique performance opportunities, such as our Carnegie Hall, NY Honors Recital, our Passport Concert Series, as well as our Ambassador Community performances.
Charting students’ progress through written evaluations
Optional saxophone evaluations contribute to our students’ long term success and ensure that they progress. Optional Certificate/Diploma Programs are offered by ISM both through its own program and by meeting the standards of ABRSM, ASTA, National Piano Guild, NATS, MTNA and many other national organizations.