Saxophone Teacher in Auckland
Ben McNicoll offers private saxophone lessons in Waterview, in Auckland, teaching adults and children, from beginners to advanced.
You can learn alto, tenor, soprano or baritone saxophones, whether you're starting from scratch, or picking up the instrument again after a break.
A working musician, performing professionally since 2000, Ben can teach across a wide variety of styles: Jazz, Funk, Soul, Afrobeat, Blues, Reggae, Pop, Hip Hop.
Tailored to your musical goals, your saxophone lessons can cover:
✔ Saxophone sound & technique
✔ How to read music
✔ Memorising tunes
✔ Improvisation & Jazz
✔ Playing by ear
✔ Audition/exam preparation
✔ Modern music theory
✔ Playing with bands
✔ How to learn tunes from recordings
Contact Ben to discuss your goals
Always wanted to learn the saxophone, or to pick it up as a second instrument?
A tailored approach lets you move more directly towards your goals, at your own pace.
Ben is a patient and respectful teacher who won't talk down to you.
Intermediate and advanced
Already play and want to improve? Picking up the horn again after a break?
We can focus on technique, music theory, or learn to improvise and play by ear.
As a working musician, Ben will tailor your lessons to your needs, whether you want to perform, record, or just play for your enjoyment.
Children & young adults
Want to give your child the benefits that learning an instrument provides?
Learn all aspects of playing and reading music. Integrate with performance requirements for school subjects and bands.