Course Duration12 Weeks
Music Performance from Bowling Green State University
Music Performance from University of Michigan
Saxophonist - Maryland Winds
Musician - United States Army Field Band
Adjunct Falculty/Artist-in-residence - Wallace Community College Selma
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.”
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!
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.
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.