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"A lesson with Matthew goes beyond tuition and learning, it is an inspiration. I already feel transformed by his brilliant approach."

- Ed Norman


Learn Saxophone The Creative Way

with saxophonist & educator, Matthew Smith.

Creativity, improvisation and self expression have always been at the core of Matthew's teaching practice which has consistently been described as innovative, exemplary and outstanding.

With the SAXOPHONE Studies Full Membership you get access to ALL of the courses on the website for one year.

Scroll down the page to see all of the courses that are included in your membership.

And Remember, any new material added during your year's membership will automatically be available to you.

"A brilliant teacher, Matthew has a wealth of knowledge, especially about jazz, and I have benefited immensely from the techniques he uses"

- John Cook

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This all looks good on paper (or screen!), but have a listen to Matthew actually playing before you go any further...

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  • what courses are included in your SAXOPHONE Studies Membership
  • more feedback from current members of the SAXOPHONE Studies tribe!

Courses Included...

"Jazzy" Happy Birthday Bundle
Everything you need to learn how to play my unique jazzy arrangement of this well-known, celebratory tune
Matthew Smith
Saxophone Finger Positions
A systematic demonstration of every finger position on the saxophone, all the way from low B♭to top F♯, perfect for brand new players.
Matthew Smith
5 Tips To Embellish A Melody
Add Soul and Style to your playing.
Matthew Smith
Saxophone SUPER FOOD Practise Routine
A tried-and-tested way to build the habit of playing highly effective daily practise.
Matthew Smith
Scale Library
Videos for: major scales, minor scales, blues scales, pentatonic scales. Plus sheet music, technical tips & backing tracks.
Matthew Smith
Learn To Improvise - series 1
The easy way to learn improvisation. Begin now and you'll be improvising in minutes!
Matthew Smith
Learn To Improvise, Series 2
Learn to play the right notes, in the right time and learn to develop your own unique sound.
Matthew Smith
YouTube Resources
Transcriptions, backing tracks, sheet music & written guidance for my YouTube Lessons.
Matthew Smith
3 Steps To Scale Heaven Bundle
Learn to make scales fun. Explore your creativity. Develop your technique & control.
1 Course Bundle
Cool Jazz Studies, volume 1
10 original jazz study pieces for Bb & Eb saxophone
Matthew Smith
Beginner Saxophone Lessons - series 1
From opening the box through your first notes all the way to becoming an improvising musician! This is the ultimate saxophone starter course.
Matthew Smith
Beginner Saxophone Lessons - Series 2
Learn to read music & develop your improvisation skills
Matthew Smith
5 Essential Tips To Improve Your Sound On The Saxophone
Improve your tone & sound more like you!
Matthew Smith
Sax Jams 1
"Naive" (The Kooks) - Learn To Jam Tutorial
Matthew Smith
the Perfect Practise Method
Matthew Smith
5 Essential Tips To Improve Your Sound On The Saxophone
Matthew Smith

Original Price: $445

"I had never a teacher and always used online courses to learn the instrument. Because of that I really used most of the bigger online schools that are around in the internet, and I can tell you that yours are the best for me.

It is the music style that you cover that appeals to me. I love blues and jazz and I am currently working through your Learn To Improvise, Series 1 course. The combination of the tracks you are using (all 5) and the impro part is awesome.

So, after a long way in online courses I am so happy that I found your site!

- Thomas Kuepper

Meet Your Tutor

Matthew Smith
Matthew Smith

Hi! I’m Matthew Smith, the owner of SAXOPHONE Studies, where sax players come to learn how to create incredible sounds.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with the sound the saxophone makes. From the first time I heard Coleman Hawkins 'growl', I just knew I had to enter this amazing world of sound.

I picked up a saxophone for the first time in 1992, started performing professionally in 1994, and have been teaching since 2000.

Since opening the doors to my online classroom, I’ve had the great pleasure of connecting with adults at all stages of their saxophone playing journey. Some already play, others are returning to their practise after a 20, 30, or 40+ year hiatus, while others are following an unexplainable desire to pick up the instrument for the very first time.

My goal is to break learning to play the saxophone down into simple, step-by-step lessons that develop your technique at the same time as building your confidence.

"It is a privilege to be taught by such a fine musician"

- Simon Marshall

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I am unhappy with the purchase?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 7 days and we will give you a full refund.
Is this for all saxophones?
Yes. Resources are provided in both Bb and Eb - this covers soprano, alto, tenor, baritone saxophones.

Join SAXOPHONE Studies to learn saxophone online at your own pace in your own home from an expert, professional tutor and performer. In the website you'll have access to hundreds of videos showing you how to play:

  • major scales on the saxophone
  • harmonic minor scales on the saxophone
  • jazz melodic minor scales on the saxophone
  • major blues scales on the saxophone
  • minor blues scales on the saxophone
  • major pentatonic scales on the saxophone
  • minor pentatonic scales on the saxophone

PLUS, loads of resources including backing tracks, sheet music & technical tips.

Learn to improvise on saxophone, develop your sound and control, receive effective practise methods to boost both your reading of music and your sound on saxophone.