The Music Coach Online Alto Saxophone Lesson Program

Learn To Play The Alto Saxophone In Just 30 Minutes Per Week! Practice Videos Included.
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  • Lectures 42
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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About This Course

Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

This is the perfect place to start for beginner alto saxophone players! Take all the guess work out of how and what to practice. This program comes with specially designed practice videos for each lesson.

Learn To Play The Alto Saxophone Quickly And Easily Using The Music Coach Learning System.

-Learn the basics of how music works with fun easy to understand animated videos.

-Use a proven system to take all the guess work out of what to practice.

-Gain the confidence to play your alto saxophone with others.

-Enjoy learning at a pace that is right for you.

Start Playing And Creating Music To Express Your Musical Self

You will learn everything you need to know about the alto saxophone, from how to put it together and make your first sound, to how to play the alto saxophone in a band! This course also focuses on how to express yourself through music by teaching beginner improvisation (soloing). The goal of The Music Coach Alto Saxophone Program is for you to fully express who you are through the instrument.

Content and Overview

I designed this program to help you begin your musical journey on the alto saxophone in the most efficient and fun way. This program is suitable for anyone who has a desire to play and has a working alto saxophone. There are over 2.5 hours of video lessons and practice videos.

The layout of the course uses a simple format:

-1 lesson video that explains a new concept/technique,

-1 practice video that has voice overs and graphics to help you play along with the teacher on the screen in "real time".

There are twelve sets of lessons and practice videos that help you learn melody, rhythm, harmony, and improvising. This program also contains a "Jam Room" with a virtual band that you can play along with at different speeds. As an added bonus there are also five music theory made easy animated videos that explain the basic building blocks of music.

At the end of this course you will have the confidence to play the alto saxophone both on your own and with others in different musical situations.

What are the requirements?

  • You will need a alto saxophone to play.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Play the alto saxophone in a lead role (melody)
  • Improvise (solo) over a basic form
  • Play the alto saxophone in a supportive role (accompaniment)

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is designed for complete beginners. You don't need any prior experience with the alto saxophone or music to get started
  • This course is NOT for students who already know several scales and songs on the alto saxophone

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Welcome to the program
How to use the Music Coach Program
The 4 Essential Elements Of Music

Watch this video to learn how to rent or buy your first saxophone. Also there are great tips on music stands, reeds, mouthpieces and cases.


This video shows you how to tune your saxophone

Music theory: Notes, and the musical alphabet
Music Theory Made Easy: Melody
Music Theory Made Easy: Rhythm
Music Theory Made Easy: Harmony and Chords
Section 2: Week 1 Lesson:
Week 1: Lesson

Use this exercise to help expand your lungs and learn to focus your mind

Week 1: Practice Video
Section 3: Week 2 Lesson:
Week 2: Lesson
Week 2: Practice Video
Section 4: Week 3 Lesson:
Week 3: Lesson
Week 3: Practice Video
Section 5: Week 4 Lesson:
Week 4: Lesson
Week 4: Practice Video
Section 6: Week 5 Lesson:
Week 5: Lesson
Week 5: Practice Video
Section 7: Week 6 Lesson:
Week 6: Lesson
Week 6: Practice Video
Section 8: Week 7 Lesson:
Week 7: Lesson
Week 7: Practice Video
Section 9: Week 8 Lesson:
Week 8: Lesson
Week 8: Practice Video
Section 10: Week 9 Lesson:
Week 9: Lesson
Week 9: Practice Video
Section 11: Week 10 Lesson:
Week 10: Lesson
Week 10: Practice Video
Section 12: Week 11 Lesson:
Week 11: Lesson
Week 11: Practice Video
Section 13: Week 12 Lesson:
Week 12: Lesson
Week 12: Practice Video
Section 14: Jam Room
Jam Room Slow 60bpm
Jam Room Medium 80bpm
Jam Room Fast 100bpm
Section 15: Bonus: The Music Coach Duo Series
Welcome To The Music Coach Duo Series
Music Coach Duo Series - Alto and Tenor Saxophone Level 1
Music Coach Duo Series - Alto and Tenor Saxophone Level 2
Music Coach Duo Series - Alto and Tenor Saxophone Level 3
Music Coach Duo Series - Saxophone and Clarinet
Music Coach Duo Series - Saxophone and Flute

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Instructor Biography

Todd Porter, Professional Music Educator

Multi-instrumentalist Todd Porter has been teaching music on several instruments for the past 15 years. In addition to teaching private lessons and workshops he is the horn section leader and arranger for the Bonified Truth, which backs up 2008 Toronto Blues Society winner Scott McCord (nominated for a 2010 Maple Blues Award for Best New Artist). He also leads The River Pilots, whose debut album reached the top 10 on the Canadian College radio Jazz charts in 2008 and was nominated for best World Music Song, and Best Country Music Song at the 2008 Ontario Independent music awards. The River Pilots Debut album was also featured on CBC Radio One shows, Disc Drive, Sunday Edition, and Fresh Air. Todd was a member of Toronto based Afro Funk group Mr. Something Something, where he toured Canada for two years (2004-2006) in support of their second album “The Edge”, which was nominated for a 2007 Juno award for best World music album

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