We are the premier location in the Dallas Metroplex for saxophone lessons,
camps, and bands, at prices 20% less than comparable quality instruction.
Lessons in studio or live over the internet.
Soprano, Alto, Tenor, or Bari - Sax is one of the coolest instrumentsin
the world, and as teachers we recommend it for many musicians of all ages,
children, kids, teens, and adults. We think it is best that a student
begins on the instrument that plays the kind of music they love: blues,
classical, classic or modern rock, country and western, gospel, jazz,
pop, R&B (rhythm and blues)or whatever. All saxophonists have the
ability to playin a group or as a soloist, but most commonly they play
with other instruments and play either a written part, a written solo,
or improvise (make up) a solo.
Most of our saxophone students take private, one-on-one lessons; we also
offer group classes (when comparing studios online over the internet,
be sure to clarify whether you are talking about private or group lessons.
Semi-private lessons are group lessons). We offer consultations (one session
without obligation to continue) and coaching sessions (multiple sessions
without obligation to continue). We also offer elessons, which are online
lessons conducted through the internet. We have gift certificates for
all of these musical experiences. And twice a year we have exciting music
seminars (master classes, workshops) for all students that allow them
to hear big ideas about music and their instrument. These increase their
knowledge and abilities to play. In these music seminars (again, like
workshops or master classes, in-depth teaching on your instrument) we
might talk about improvisation, or ear-training, or specific skills for
the instrumentalistor how to play blues pieces – but all to give
you, the performer and saxophone player, teaching you can use right now.
And they're fun! About 40% of our students are adults and 60% are
children, kids, and teens.
As teachers, we know it is essential musical coaching be enjoyable. This
is a key for all students, not just children. That's one of the reasons
we let students pick their music within a few guidelines and why, along
with playing awesomely by note and reading music, we encourage students
to playby ear and/or improvise. We don't want to be a stuffy academy
or music conservatory; we want our school of music to be filled with happy,
amazing performers having a blast. Whether reading music, playing by note,
learning to improviseor learning songs from their iPod, our students steadily
learn things that interest them, coached by their instructor. We believe
it's best to allow students toplaytheir favorite music, not their
Our teachers take your goals seriously, so, as the wise mentors they are,
they look ahead to teach you all you'll need to get where you want
to be. It's vital that musical educators coach each learner on how
to grow as much as possible, whether that person just wants to learn "Yakety
Sax", goof off at home, be in a band, teach at a music conservatory,
or be the soloist in concerts. So, coming from Addison, Allen, Carrollton,
North Dallas, Farmer's Branch, Frisco, Garland, Lewisville, McKinney,
Park Cities, Plano, Richardson, Rowlett, Wylie or anywhere within 50 miles
of here in Texas (or worldwide over the internet online through elessons)
we are committed to your personal success.
We have saxophone teachers at Promethean Studios for beginning, intermediate,
advanced, and professional saxophone students. All saxophones are taught
in our studio, alto, tenor, soprano, baritone, even C-melody, bass, and
sopranino! Our instructors customize our teaching to the music each saxophone
player loves, with personalized instruction going on right now in blues,
Contemporary Christian, classic and modern rock, classical, country and
western, folk, funk, fusion, gospel, latin, pop, praise & worship,
R&B (rhythm and blues), smooth and traditional jazz, soul, and traditional
hymn styles. Each lesson includes learning technique (to make the learner's
fingers work for them), instruction in music theory (to use the learner's
brain to help make music easy), and half of each lesson is devoted to
the student's songs.
While we never require anyone to play in public, we believe performing
is one of the most important factors in producing someone who can actually
playinstead of someone who just takes lessons, and so we provide two opportunities
a year to be in a recital or concert. We also put bands together with
current students and people who don't take courses with us, with a
coach to mentor and lead, in country and western, jazz, classic and modern
rock, R&B (rhythm and blues), praise & worship, and bluesstyles.
Dedicated students of all styles may also be eligible for our performance
clubs, in which students perform for their fellow learners with a master
musician to critique, advise, and mentor on improving abilities. We also
encourage all our musicians to participate in any musical competitions,
concerts, contests, festivals, improvisations, master classes, and performances
we can find – BUT we never force anyone to perform. Performing is
great to improve your skill level, but we encourage you to do it, not
demand you do it.
Our goal for saxophonists is to allow students to playby ear and also by
note, and for them to be able to improvise if they want to (make stuff
up); to be able to read music, or justpick music out from a CD or playspontaneously
with another musician just by listening. This is a well-rounded instrumentalist.
A school of music should enable instrumentalists to be the soloist or
just playin the band – but at our "academy" we base everything
on what you want to do and how to best get you there. Therefore, the technique
exercisessaxophone players do in our courses fit the kind of music they
like and the way(s) they want to play as a performer.
Music theory (brain work) is one of the most misunderstood and undervalued
short cuts in the world of learning. Usually educators ignore it entirely,
treat it as a necessary nuisance, or act like it's the entire purpose
of music. Basically it's one of the three easy tools you can use to
make your kind of music as quickly as possible (the other two tools are
your ear [ear-training] and your fingers [technique]. And this isn't
just for beginningsaxophonists but intermediate, advanced, and professionals as well.
Though slow starting at first, in a few months students with an understanding
of music theory will begin to surpass their peers and continue to progress
more and more over students who don't actually comprehend what they're
doing - and oddly enough many classical saxophonists don't really
know what they're playing, they're sort of an animated ipod, just
reproducing what they see on the page. Knowledge actually makes even performanceby
ear or improvisingeasy, explaining what to do and what to listen for.
The parts of theory we commonly work on in lessons are ear-training, sight-reading,rhythm
counting, and music knowledge. Reading music is just the foundation; we're
talking about knowing what chords are normal in each key or cool style,
or being able to use one scale pattern to play in all keys and modes,
etc – that is, taking a little info and making it go a long way,
for playing and improvisation.
To the student who says "teach me saxophone" - bari, tenor, alto,
or soprano,we would say this is the best school of music in the Metroplex.
Our educators have made your success and enjoyment their goal. We are
trying to cross the attitude of a music conservatory or saxophone academy,
even a university, with just jamming with your buds or playingby earin
your room – getting better and having fun. Coming to lessons, improvisingat
home, impressing yourself and your friends, attending cool workshops and
music seminars, learning great songs, cutting albums - we want to produce
students who learn andenjoy, all across Texas.
For more information about classes and our teaching philosophy, click the
buttons on the left. All the pictures on this website are of our students
Promethean Studios at Dallas Music Lessons: Private Saxophone Lessons,
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Private Saxophone Lessons in Modern Rock, Classic Rock, Blues, Praise
& Worship, Jazz, Country, Classical, R&B, and other styles. Teaching
Saxophone for Addison, Allen, Anna, Carrollton, Coppell, Dallas, Farmers
Branch, Farmersville, Flower Mound, Frisco, Garland, Highland Park, Lake
Park, Lewisville, Lucas, McKinney, Melissa, Metroplex, Murphy, North Texas,
Park Cities, Plano, Princeton, Prosper, Richardson, Rockwall, Rowlett,
Sasche, The Colony, University Park, White Park, and Wylie.