Saxophone and Clarinet Lessons near Somerville and Cambridge, MA. Union Lesson Studios offers saxophone and clarinet lessons for kids and adults of all levels. We help students gain the technique, repertoire, and confidence they need to play in practically any style of music. We're conveniently located at 11 Bow Street in Somerville's Union Square. Online lessons are available via video calling.
Saxophone instructor Aaron Gratzmiller answers some questions you may have about learning this instrument:
9 years old and up. Kids who are too young or small to hold the saxophone comfortably are encouraged to try the clarinet, recorder, or piano.
You'll need a saxophone (alto recommended for beginners), mouthpiece, ligature, reed, neck strap, and any kind of notebook. Please contact us if you have any questions or need help finding an instrument.
Beginner saxophonists generally need to spend some time learning how to produce a good sound, the basics of music notation, and how to play different notes on the instrument. Most people start playing simple songs within the first few weeks of taking lessons.
If you have taken lessons before, bring any warmups, books, and songs/ repertoire that you've learned. Having at least one reed that you've "broken in" is very helpful as well. Many advancing students have specific goals in taking lessons here, and that's fine with us!