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Andrius Dereviancenko Saxophone Lessons in Amsterdam

Saxophone Lessons in Amsterdam -  Jazz - Pop - Classical

Do you or your kids have a dream to learn to play the saxophone? Are you interested in learning jazz or pop tunes? My name is Andrius, I am an all-round Amsterdam based saxophone player and enthusiastic and motivating saxophone teacher.

All Ages and Levels

I teach Tenor, Alto and Soprano Saxophone from beginner through to advanced level and specialise in Jazz improvisation, pop, funk, soul and contemporary classical music. My students range in age from youngsters to retired people.


Fundamentals are important, but playing music should be fun from day one! We'll work on learning to play melodies and tunes with which you are already familiar.

Lesson Location

My studio is located in NDSM (8min ferry ride from Amsterdam CS) The lessons can be arranged at your place too.

Online Sax Lessons

I also offer fun, comprehensive and motivating online saxophone lessons for beginners, intermediate and advanced. Live feedback and instructions! Book a trial lesson or buy & try the 3 lesson Starter's Package!


Saxophone is a very versatile instrument and able to sound in many different ways. For that I prepared for you easy exercises that will improve your sound, articulation and dynamics. You will learn a correct finger placement and posture, how to read music, basic music theory, proper breath control and timing. Enjoy playing basic melodies and tailor made exercises and of course your favourite songs!


As you progress through your saxophone lessons you will explore more difficult keys and time signatures, dynamics, improvisation, and various styles of music for the saxophone such as Jazz, Funk, Pop, Soul and more!


Learning to improvise is a lot of fun! It's so creative right from the start. Imagine playing a solo over a groovy backing track! Now imagine that all of the notes you play fit perfectly with the harmonies in the background. Can you imagine how great it would feel when every note you play sounds gorgeous?


You’ll learn to improvise your own music through a modern method and progressive exercises that anyone can do

Tuition Materials

Many of the books which we use to supplement lesson materials contain play-along CDs which enhance the learning experience and add a performance element to lessons and practice. Play along tracks on your smart phone!

Music Theory - Music Production

Want to learn about creating your own tracks EQ, delay, compression? Read here more! Music theory will help to develop a deep understanding of how melodies interact with harmony and beat.

What to expect?

  • Body Placement - learn how to place saxophone in your body to have the most relaxed hands, neck, and throat.
  • Embouchure - everything you need to know about healthy and natural embouchure.
  • Warming up/Overtones - different exercises that I have discovered during years. How to get into harmonics for a beginner.
  • Technique - how I approach playing fas.
  • Altissimo - why and how I play on saxophone higher than hight F#
  • Articulation - different ways to place your tongue and techniques to get more control.
  • Sound Expansion - what I have discovered over years on how to think and develop a flexible and unique sound.
  • Tuning - how to practice it fun by yourself and with others.
  • Fx Setup - my pedal setup, from how I connect everything to how I record it and deal with it on a laptop.
  • Circular Breathing - why it is important and how to start working on it even if you never had done it.
  • Recording - what microphone and recording devices I use and the philosophy of recording yourself.

No Saxophone yet?

If you don’t have an instrument yet, I can help you finding an instrument to rent or to buy for a good price.

About Andrius

Born in Klaipeda, LT, Andrius Dereviancenko had his first musical experiences at the age of 12 when he was exposed to classical music and began playing the Birbyne, a Lithuanian folk instrument. He received his first saxophone at the age of 17 and enrolled at the Klaipeda Stasys Simkus music high school where he was introduced to jazz by playing big band and dixieland music. After 4 years of studying and performing in Lithuania, Andrius relocated to Netherlands for one year of Erasmus studies at the Prince Claus Conservatorium in Groningen, then subsequently at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam where he received his Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Saxophone. During his studies in Amsterdam, Andrius regularly performed with various jazz groups within Europe including several international competitions. In 2013, he won the Leiden Jazz Award with the Andrius Dereviancenko Quartet and won the Public and Best Composition prize at Tremplin Jazz Avignon with the band Morgan Freeman in 2016.
Following his studies and a brief period in Copenhagen, he moved back to Amsterdam where he currently resides and is active in the experimental music scene throughout Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, Denmark, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, Spain, Italy and more.
2012 Mateusz Pulawski Quartet - Cold Year in Amsterdam
2014 Glitchpuke - Dissect Your Brain
2015 MorganFreeman - Blessed Virgin Mary's Face-To- Face Encounter with the
Divine Bullshit
2016 Old Men In Khaki - Scissors
2016 Paaprika - Jonk
2017 MILD - Tea Time
2018 Asger Thomsen - Ham On Rye
2018 The Zebra Street Band - ZeBrass
2019 Into The Wind - Vision (Single release)
2020 Scrambled harmonies - Stella Art
2020 Into the Wind - Tusheti 

Located in

  • Amsterdam

Lesson location

  • At your home
  • Amsterdam Noord
  • Online
  • At teacher's location


  • Children
  • Adults


  • English
  • Dutch
  • Russian

Extremely Positive!

Andrius is a great person and always nice to speak with him about different topics. Really knowledgable on music and gives a great feeling. Amazing energy and happiness. The structure is perfect ( at least for me) as in Andrius can adapt to the student easily in term of pace, taste and fun. He always keep the rythme increasing but with great organisation.It gives a good balance between practice and effort vs reward. Well done on that Being taught by someone with such a strong background in music and teaching the real ground of Solfege is a great feeling to learn. I learn Saxophone and music reading / technics hence the progress is full for me.
I can only be extremely positive about my cursus in progress with Andrius and I hope to be able to keep on going for a long time with it.
Quentin M.

Skilled Saxophone Teacher!

I was looking for a skilled saxophone teacher since I was out of playing the saxophone for about 10 yrs. I'm very happy with the saxophone lessons from Andrius. I was looking for someone to help me freshen up the musical knowledge that was taught to me as a kid and help me becoming a better saxophone player now that I'm just playing for fun. I enjoy the fact that Andrius is teaching me how to become better improvising while teaching me the technical background of it. Also, I'm able to learn all this playing my favorite music. Looking forward to the next course already!
Naomi O

A Bunch of Fun!

Andrius has helped me finding my way back to my sax. After 10+ years of not playing I recently started to take lessons with him, which was the best decision I could have taken! Since I already had some ideas of what I wanted to play, I really really appreciate the fact that he always listened to me and brought along the music that I wanted to play whilst he would also come with his own ideas. Next to all the fun of playing around Andrius focused largely on helping me improve my technique. After my first set of 10 lessons and seeing some incredible progress already I am excited to continue my journey with Andrius. It's been a bunch of fun and would strongly recommend!
Cheers, Leonie

A real joy to work with Andrius!

When I was looking to play Saxophone as a beginner I found Vivaldi Music Lessons. When reading about Andrius (distinguishments) and the way he conducts his lessons this appealed to me directly. The first impression counts! When booking my first lesson he was very responsive and flexible when planning it. Andrius explains the basics of Saxophone assembly, warm up, playing and he really builds the foundation very very well. In just 8 lessons he learned me to play my first song which is absolutely impressive. Andrius is a real joy to work with, and I would recommend him to anyone who wants to become a great Saxophone player.
Serkan U.

A wonderful teacher!

Andrius is a very talented saxophonist. He is a wonderful teacher and his energy, passion and enthusiasm for making music are contagious! Over the last 4 months, he taught me a lot on how to start playing the Saxophone, get a feeling for the instrument, and guided me into this new world of making music. I have enjoyed it very much and am proud to be able to play some nice saxophone jazz now! :)
Tom Kennes

A relaxed Teacher!

Besides Andrius being a very nice, open and relaxed person, it is clear he really loves and understands music. I am very happy with his saxophone lessons because he shapes them around my musical goal (and taste), and finds interesting and challenging exercises to bring me further. 
Oscar F.

Music is Food for the Soul

"This will be our reply to violence: to make more music intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before'' 

Leonard Bernstein - composer, conductor, pianist