Whether your aspirations are to become the next John Coltrane, play in an orchestra or rock band, or just have fun, at Eagle Rock Music Studio in Los Angeles, we have you covered. Our saxophone levels are available to musicians of all ages and skill levels. Just starting out? No problem. Both advanced- and novice-level saxophonists are welcome here, and if your skill level is something in between, that’s fine too.
Though typically made of brass, the saxophone actually belongs to the woodwind family of instruments, and unlike most other instruments, which have a poorly documented early history, the saxophone was invented by Adolphe Sax, a Belgian who developed the instrument in 1841 and patented it on June 28, 1846.
Although the saxophone has frequently been used in classical works, military bands, marching bands, and occasionally pop music, as well, the instrument is perhaps best known for its use in jazz. Charlie Parker, who spearheaded the bebop movement in New York City and is considered the most important figure in the development of modern jazz, played the saxophone. Other great jazz saxophonists include: Cannonball Adderley, Stan Getz, Lester Young, and Coleman Hawkins. The saxophone still gets a lot of use today across a wide variety of music, including rock and pop — Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band had a great saxophonist in Clarence Clemons.
At Eagle Rock, we offer a structured and supportive environment to help our students transition from dreamers into doers. We currently offer two course paths for those interested in developing their saxophone skills: one for those seeking to play professionally, and another those seeking to play for enrichment purposes. In order to help you improve, our instructor will identify your goals and create a detailed plan of action for you to follow to help your aspirations of becoming a better saxophone player become a reality.
A large part of our philosophy here at Eagle Rock Music Studio is that it is important for every musician to develop his or her own musical voice. Our environment is encouraging, and is designed to foster creativity on the part of our students. We recognize that every student has unique needs and will respond to teaching styles differently, so we tailor our lessons specifically for each student; all of our saxophone lessons are private as a result.
Eagle Rock Music Studios is located just north of downtown Los Angeles between Glendale and Pasadena. We look forward meeting you. For more information or to set up a lesson, please call us at 323-309-8467.