Saxophone for Beginners

First Name
Christopher
Last Name
Blossom
Course Summary

Saxophone for Beginners is a course designed to teach beginner students of all backgrounds the basic fundamentals of saxophone technique. This course takes place online, once weekly, in 30-minutes lessons over the duration of 12 weeks. Saxophone for Beginners was designed to accommodate hobbyists as well as aspiring professional musicians. This course is open to absolute beginners, as well as musicians seeking a thorough review of the basics.

Lives In

Ellicott City, MD
United States

Course Duration
12 Weeks
Number of Students per section
2
Course Level
Beginner
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$42.00

per week per student

1 week =
1
class
1 class =
30
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

Profile Picture
Instructor
First Name
Christopher
Last Name
Blossom
Number of years of relevant experience
28 Years Experience
From: United States
Teacher Skill Keywords
Saxophone Performance
Study Details
Music Performance
Bowling Green State University
Music Performance
University of Michigan
Work Details
Organization / Institute Name
Maryland Winds
Organization / Institute Name
Wallace Community College Selma
Organization / Institute Name
United States Army Field Band

Course Details

Students enrolled in this course will be given a thorough introduction to the fundamentals of saxophone music and technique. Instructor Christopher Blossom guides learners through many beginners subjects including beneficial practicing habits, how to read musical notes and rhythms, proper posture to support breath control and embouchure, equipment care, handling, and more.

This course will begin with an overview of saxophone anatomy, instrumental functions, proper handling, and instrument care. Once students have become confident with their new instruments, instructor Blossom will begin teaching effective practice methods for maximizing the efficiency of students’ practice time. Developed with the student’s enjoyment in mind, instructor Blossoms’s lesson plan incorporates a variety of music fundamentals so students can begin playing and enjoying their music quickly, thus developing more desire to expand their musical knowledge.

About The Teacher: Christopher Blossom serves as a Master Sergeant with the U.S. Army and holds a Master’a of Music from the University of Michigan, as well as a Bachelor’a of Music from Bowling Green State University. Throughout his musical career, Blossom has studied with many renowned musicians including Jason Berkley, John Sampen, Don Sinta, and Richard Beene. Christopher Blossom has practiced as an independent freelance musician, as well as part of an accompaniment in a wide variety of musical venues. Blossom has performed regularly in the Baltimore/DC area and as a soloist and chamber musician in the Concert Band of the US Army Field Band. Blossom presents a fresh sense of fun and creativity to a classic instrument, stating, “I’ve always been fascinated with creating something out of nothing as well as the collaborative and communicative power of music.”

The ipassio Edge

Students enrolling for this course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 1 or 2 students. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their students progress in depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since this course is detailed, students get the advantage of learning intricate details about this art form. The limited strength of the class also ensures that there is a strong bond between the students and their teacher clearing out any inhibitions that the student might have. The sustained guidance available from the teacher ensures that the student does not deviate from set goals or targets. Learning from a revered, experienced exponent of this art form, through the long duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.

Course Specific Benefits

With guidance, we can help you improve your skills faster and more efficiently so you can get to playing music at a high level and having more fun!

Prerequites

As a beginners course, there are no required prerequisites before enrollment. Student’s will need pen and paper for notetaking, an instrument of their own, and access to a reliable computer and internet source. To ensure student’s success, those enrolling in this course will need to ensure they have the time not only to commit to the 30-minute weekly online saxophone lessons, but to independent practice sessions required to hone musical skill and develop talent as well.

Weekly Schedule

These sections are for individual students.

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SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section A
Mon 12:00pm - 7:00pm America/New_York
2 Seats
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Section B
Tue 12:00pm - 7:00pm America/New_York
2 Seats
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Section C
Wed 12:00pm - 7:00pm America/New_York
2 Seats
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Sectoin D
Thu 12:00pm - 7:00pm America/New_York
2 Seats
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Section E
Fri 12:00pm - 7:00pm America/New_York
2 Seats
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Section
Section F
Sat 12:00pm - 4:00pm America/New_York
2 Seats
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Section
Section G
Sun 12:00pm - 4:00pm America/New_York
2 Seats
+91-97400-50326 for any questions.

FAQs

Question
How much time should a student enrolling for this course practice everyday?
Answer
Students should practice a minimum of 30 minutes every day. If they can devote more time to practice, they will learn better and faster.
Question
What if a student is unable to attend an upcoming class?
Answer
The student is required to inform the teacher about his absence from a particular session, two days prior to the class. In such a case, the teacher will reschedule the class and conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student. In case the student misses to give two days prior notice about his absence to the teacher, then the decision to conduct another class for that student is completely based on teacher’s discretion.
Question
What if the teacher wishes to reschedule a class?
Answer
In case the teacher is unavailable for the scheduled class, he/she will inform the students two days prior to the class. The teacher will conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student.
Question
How long will the teacher take to revert to a query raised after class hours?
Answer
The teacher will try to revert back to queries raised after class hours within a 24 hour period.
Question
Can this course be customized?
Answer
Yes, this course can be customized based on your goals and objectives.
Question
Can students of all age enroll to learn this course?
Answer
Students aged 10 or above can join this course.

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