Learn How to Play Saxophone | Lessons on Technical and Musical skills

First Name
Edith
Last Name
Lettner
Course Summary

In weekly 1-0n-1 saxophone lessons, Edith will help beginners and intermediate players to develop or improve their very personal sound, to play fluently as quickly as possible, and make regular progress. Edith will teach basics like optimal breathing, embouchure, and finger technique always paired with musical skills like ear training, rhythmic phrasing, and expressive playing. Edith will use material from jazz, world music, and other musical genres and students will be encouraged to propose tunes that they want to play.

Lives In

Sidney BC
Canada

Course Duration
30 Weeks
Number of Students per section
2
Course Level
Beginner
Instruction Language
English, German
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$96.00

per week per student

1 week =
1
class
1 class =
60
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

Profile Picture
Instructor
First Name
Edith
Last Name
Lettner
Number of years of relevant experience
29 Years Experience
From: Canada
Teacher Skill Keywords
Saxophone. Performer
jazz
World Music
Improvisational Music
Work Details
Organization / Institute Name
International Freelance Musician
Organization / Institute Name
FREEMOTION, African Jazz Spirit, & others
Organization / Institute Name
Private music lessons
Organization / Institute Name
Freelance musical composer

Course Details

In Edith´s ongoing weekly lessons beginners and intermediate students will receive effective help to learn how to play and /or to improve their playing. Her program is tailored individually to each student. Edith will teach all basic issues like sound, embouchure, breathing, finger technique, reading, and rhythm always paired with musical skills like ear training, jazz phrasing, syncopation, groove, dynamic playing, timing and encourage students to improvise. Often praised for her very unique sound, Edith will assist students to develop their own individual sound on the saxophone.

Edith studied with excellent teachers in New York and Vienna. This combined with her vast experience performing with musicians from all over the world in a variety of genres has resulted in a wealth of know-how; from this, she can teach and advise students to learn to play and/or improve their skills in a very practical way and prepare them to make music and play with other musicians and bands from an early level on.

Students will be encouraged to propose which tunes they want to learn to play and start improvising on. Edith, who has a long history of playing jazz and world music with musicians from various regions (mainly Africa, the Middle East, Caucasus, and North & Latin America) will introduce students to basic features of jazz and world music. She will help the interested student to approach and play rhythms and melodic systems from diverse cultures and use various music styles as material for lessons and practice.

About the Coach: Edith Lettner is an Austrian born musician, composer, and painter, who performs internationally with numerous outstanding musicians & bands. With her chosen instruments, alto & soprano saxophone and duduk, she plays jazz, world music, and improvisational music. Edith’s unique sound and polychromatic talent have been shaped by an openness to different genres and her extensive travels. In addition, she has studied with prominent professionals and tutors both in Vienna and New York. Improvisation seems to be written into her DNA; it drives her music, her artwork, and her relentless pursuit of excellence in all things, it defines how she lives her life.

She has recorded many CDs and has composed music for film, theatre and dance performances. Edith’s latest CD with her Austrian jazz quartet FREEMOTION gained international acclaim (including DownBeat Magazine and New York City Jazz Record) and the second half of 2020 will bring 3 new CD-releases with projects in New York and Vienna. Edith has played with musicians from all over the world – focusing on jazz, African, and Middle Eastern music. “I like to put myself in the middle of things and learn from there”. She has traveled many times to Africa to play with local musicians and exhibit her paintings, and in Armenia, she learned to play duduk, a traditional double-reed instrument with a haunting sound. New York, with its experimental music, bebop, and strait-ahead jazz scenes, is a constant source of inspiration for her. So too is nature, and “joining in with its big orchestra”.

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 student's 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

Students are taught by a recognized, professional musician who performs internationally in a diverse variety of genres including jazz, improvisational, and world music

Prerequites

There are no experience or skill prerequisites, but for lessons and practice, the student will need to have continuous access to a saxophone in good working order.

Weekly Schedule

These sections are for individual students.

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SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section A
Tue 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section B
Tue 06:15 PM - 07:15 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section C
Sat 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM America/New_York
2 Seats
SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section D
Sun 12:15 AM - 01:15 AM America/New_York
2 Seats
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FAQs

Question
How much time should a student enrolling for this course practice everyday?
Answer
To be able to appreciate the learning, students should maintain consistency and practice a minimum of 30 minutes every day. If they can devote more time to practice, they will learn better and faster.
Question
Can this course be customised?
Answer
Yes, this course is customizable.
Question
Can students of all age enroll to learn this course?
Answer
Anyone above 9 years can join. It's a course designed for all levels, fresher to professionals.
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.

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