Saxophone is super cool
Fancied to play the saxophone for a long time and has the right time come now? Ever played before and do you want to give it a go again? Do you play regularly and do you seek professional advice to improve your sound, your technique, your sense of rhythm and your performance? It is never too late!
Your favourite Music
I am saxophonist, Wouter Wierda, with expertise in Jazz, Blues, Pop, Rock, Soul, Funk, Ska, Latin, World and Electro. I'll take your musical taste into account in the lessons [on offer]. That way you keep up the spirit, grab your musical instrument often and enjoy playing.
Are you a beginner, advanced player, adult or a child? To play music together, in my own music studio in Nieuwveen is ideal. But perhaps you'd rather stay at home and are looking for alternative ways to take saxophone lessons right now?
Online Saxophone Lessons
Online saxophone lessons through Skype or Zoom offer a smart solution! Enjoy live instructions, personal feedback and motivation online! It works perfectly well! In case you hesitate, just try a starter pack of three lessons!
What can you expect?
The teaching materials and methods will be customised to your level and individual musical experience. The lessons will be instructive, but also fun and sociable. We will work with popular songs, greatest hits, exercises, student's books, play-a-longs, piano-accompaniment, Spotify and YouTube. The best way to enjoy and to build confidence is to play often! You will speedily advance, and your saxophone will sound better.
- Technique: posture, breathing, embouchure, intonation, articulation, performance technique
- Special techniques: vibrato, growling, subtone, altissimo, overtones, multi-phonics
- Improvisation: scales, chords, rhythm, ear training and music theory
- band coaching sessions
- composition, orchestration, and music production.
Rent a Saxophone
Do you want to take lessons, but do you not own a saxophone yet? I give a hand in finding a suitable and payable (rental) instrument.
A 5 minute-drive to Nieuwveen from Aalsmeer, Aardam, Alphen aan den Rijn, Blokland, De Kwakel, De Hoef, Korteraar, Kudelstaart, Langeraar, Leimuiden, Mijdrecht, Nieuwkoop, Noorden, Noordeinde, Papenveer, Rijnsaterwoude, Ter Aar, Uithoorn, Vrouwenakker and Zevenhoven. Enjoy free parking place, coffee, tea and lemonade!
Wouter Wierda studied saxophone at the conservatory with Jan Menu, Toon Roos en Piet Noordijk. He doubly graduated in Saxophone (jazz/pop) and holds a bachelor's degree as a performing musician (cum laude) and a bachelor's degree as a teaching musician (cum laude). Wouter teaches at the Music School of Katwijk. He taught at Parnassos Utrecht, the Music and Dance School Amstelveen and has been a regular guest lecturer at the conservatory in Utrecht and in Enschede.