Sam Newbould - Saxofoonles Amsterdam Oost, Weesp, Diemen, Zeeburgereiland voor jongeren en volwassenen. Jazz, Pop, Soul, Funk.

Sam Newbould Saxophone Lessons in Amsterdam

Saxophone Lessons Amsterdam

Hi! My name is Sam Newbould. Want to unlock the joy of playing music? Keen to rekindle your relationship with the saxophone? Want to play your favourite songs on a higher level?

Jazz - Pop - Funk - Soul

I have experience in teaching a variety of styles to different abilities and age groups.

Beginners - Advanced

Whether you’re new to the instrument or keen on developing your skills, we can work together to achieve your goals!


Whether you're into jazz, pop or rock, I will give you the tools to be able to improvise. You will learn how to choose the 'right' notes, how to tell a story through your improvisation, and how to use harmonic tricks like pentatonic scales and the blues scale.

Music Theory

I can help you explore the fascinating world of music theory. Using my thorough knowledge of harmony, melody, form and rhythm, I will give you skills to analyse your favourite songs, as well as the tools to compose yourself.

Lesson Location

My studio is located in Amsterdam Oost, Wibautstraat. Private lessons at your house in Amsterdam, Weesp or Diemen are possible.

Online Lessons

I also offer fun, interactive and challenging online lessons for beginners and advanced students. Live feedback, comprehensive exercises and instructions. Book a trial lesson.

What to expect

Common topics include breathing, sound production, technique, improvisation, playing by ear, rhythm, and music theory. Whatever your needs, I tailor my teaching methods depending on your goals.

Typical Lesson Plan

- Warm-up (long tones, breathing exercises, sound and projection)
- scales and technical exercises (reading music, ear training, clapping)
- learning a song (mostly by ear, playing along with recordings)
- developing improvisation skills (building confidence, using improvising tools)
- discussion, questions and deciding homework.

Clarinet - Flute Lessons

I also teach clarinet and flute. Wish to learn to play Jazz or folk music on your flute or clarinet? You're welcome to sign up for a lesson pack!

Need an Instrument?

If you don’t have an instrument yet, don’t worry! Contact me and I can offer suggestions for rental. If you’d like to purchase an instrument I can help you find an affordable and good instrument.

About Me

I began playing the saxophone at the age of 8 years old. Within a year I joined my local jazz band and began playing my first professional engagements. Family and friends quickly saw my passion for playing and my dedication to practicing. With the encouragement of my teachers, I won a scholarship to study jazz performance and composition at the Jazz Institute Berlin. Here I began my career as a teacher, travelling between schools encouraging students to discover the joys of making music together. Following a move to Amsterdam in 2016, I widened my teaching to include private students of different abilities, ages and styles. I realised that teaching is as much about unlocking the potential for each student to have fun in making music as it is about imparting knowledge. Lessons should be structured and challenging, but, most importantly, they should bring joy! Currently, I maintain a busy schedule leading the Sam Newbould Quintet. We just released our second album and we play regularly around the Netherlands and Europe. Recent concerts include major festivals like JazzFest Amsterdam and Amersfoort jazz festival. I have also played Holland’s most prestigious venues including BIMHUIS, TivoliVredenburg and LantarenVenster.

Located in

  • Amsterdam

Lesson location

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


  • Children
  • Adults


  • English
  • Dutch
  • German

I have Improved!

Sam listens really carefully to my needs and gives feedback in a thoughtful way. I have improved greatly with him, and the homework he gives me is always clear, manageable and beneficial.
Isa (16)

Sound and Confidence!

Sam is an excellent teacher. He helped me develop my sound and confidence on the instrument, and gave me the tools to achieve my aim of improvising over my favourite songs. He's a fantastic musician, and hearing him play is inspirational!
Gregory (65)

Inspiratie en motivatie!

Ik raad lessen bij Sam ten zeerste aan. Ik had al jaren geen saxofoon meer aangeraakt, maar hij heeft me geïnspireerd om weer te gaan oefenen!
Elif (32)

Enorm vooruit gegaan!

Sam luistert heel goed naar mijn behoeften en geeft feedback op een doordachte manier. Ik ben er met hem enorm op vooruit gegaan, en het huiswerk dat hij me geeft is altijd duidelijk, behapbaar en nuttig.
Isa (16)

He Inspired Me!

I strongly recommend lessons with Sam. Having not touched the saxophone for years, he inspired me to start practicing again!

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