WHAT’S UP EVERYBODY!

MY NAME IS 

SCOTT PADDOCK

and I’m here to teach you how to become a better sax player. Whether your goal is to perform for your family and friends, play in your community band, sit in at a jam session, or play your favorite songs at home for fun, I can show you how to make that dream a reality in the Scott Paddock Sax School.

WHAT’S UP EVERYBODY!

MY NAME IS 

SCOTT PADDOCK

and I’m here to teach you how to become a better saxophone player. Whether your goal is to perform for your family and friends, play in your community band, sit in at a jam session, or play your favorite songs at home for fun, I can show you how to make that dream a reality in the Scott Paddock Sax School.

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A BETTER WAY TO LEARN THE SAX THAN YouTube VIDEOS & METHOD BOOKS?

If you’re ready to make an immediate improvement in your sax playing, while learning tons of songs and saxophone techniques that will make you sound like a pro, then you’re in the right spot!

Over my many years of giving lessons, masterclasses & tutorials, I’ve developed a new method of teaching the sax that is designed specifically for the needs of adult saxophone players.

The secret to this new way of learning the sax is a clear step by step pathway that eliminates all of the guesswork about what to practice, how to practice, and what to practice next.

Using this method, I’ve helped 1000s of people, just like you, take their saxophone playing to the next level or start from scratch, and the best part is you can stop watching endless YouTube videos, and work towards your saxophone goals in a straight path. So, let’s get started…

 

“I just wanted to tell you how excited I am about your sax school! I just completed the first pathway and I love it. Everything is so structured and accessible for everybody even if you just have started.”

– André L.

HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL LEARN...

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SONGS!

Do you know enough songs to put on a concert? Soon, your answer to that question will be YES! One of the main focuses in the Scott Paddock Sax School is learning lots & lots of new songs and expanding your repertoire. In no time, you will be playing your favorite songs and interpreting them in your own musical voice. 

IMPROVISATION

Learning how to improvise can be one of the most intimidating parts of playing the sax, but in the Sax School I break down everything you need to know and simplify the process with a step by step approach. You will be amazed at how quickly you can go from one-note solos to playing over complex chord changes.

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

Sounding like a great sax player takes a lot of special skills, including: altissimo, overtones, growling, split notes, vibrato and sooooo much more.  In the Sax School, I teach you all of these skills and show you how to use them in your favorite songs.  If you’ve ever wondered what makes a pro sax player sound so good, this is the secret!

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TONE

The saxophone is your musical voice! Throughout the Scott Paddock Sax School, there are level appropriate tips and techniques aimed at helping you find and perfect your tone. Finding your own personal sound is one of the most rewarding parts of playing the saxophone.

TECHNIQUE

If you want to be able to move your fingers faster, smoother, and cleaner then you will be excited to start practicing my technique building series called the CHOP SHOP. The Chop Shop is the fastest and most efficient way to improve your sax technique, and you can only find these exercises in the Scott Paddock Sax School. 

SCALES & THEORY

I have a method of teaching scales that makes them much easier to learn and memorize, and I explain to you the theory of how they all work together to create melodies and solos. Scales are the building blocks of music, and the better you understand how they work, the easier it will be for you to master the saxophone.

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SONGS!

Do you know enough songs to put on a concert? Soon, your answer to that question will be YES! One of the main focuses in the Scott Paddock Sax School is learning lots & lots of new songs and expanding your repertoire. In no time, you will be playing your favorite songs and interpreting them in your own musical voice.

IMPROVISATION

Learning how to improvise can be one of the most intimidating parts of playing the sax, but in the Sax School I break down everything you need to know and simplify the process with a step by step approach. You will be amazed at how quickly you can go from one-note solos to jamming over complex chord progressions.

SPECIAL SKILLS

Sounding like a great sax player takes a lot of special skills, including: altissimo, overtones, growling, split notes, vibrato and sooooo much more.  In the Sax School, I teach you all of these skills and show you how to use them in your favorite songs.  If you’ve ever wondered what makes a pro sax player sound so good, this is the secret!

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TONE

The saxophone is your musical voice! Throughout the Scott Paddock Sax School, there are level appropriate tips and techniques aimed at helping you find and perfect your tone. Finding your own personal sound is one of the most rewarding parts of playing the saxophone.

TECHNIQUE

If you want to be able to move your fingers faster, smoother, and cleaner then you will be excited to start practicing my technique building series called the CHOP SHOP. The Chop Shop is the fastest and most efficient way to improve your sax technique, and you can only find these exercises in the Scott Paddock Sax School.

SCALES & THEORY

I have a method of teaching scales that makes them much easier to learn and memorize, and I explain to you the theory of how they all work together to create melodies and solos. Scales are the building blocks of music, and the better you understand how they work, the easier it will be for you to master the saxophone.

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MEET YOUR TEACHER

When it comes to teaching, I like to break things down into very easily digestible bite size portions. The reason that my teaching strategy yields such high results is because I give you a direct path from the starting position to successfully understanding the end result. My explanations are simple and clear, and my teaching style is laser focused on getting you from point A to point B. I use a “drip” teaching style where I give you the information you need to accomplish the task at hand, and as you move through the video courses, I present more info, making it very easy to constantly add to your understanding and mastery of the sax. Throughout the entire course structure, there are play along videos that will allow you to practice with me as I demonstrate the material. There are downloadable PDFs for all of the music that we are working on. The ad lib & improv sections are set up to be interactive so that we can trade phrases back and forth.  All of the courses are set up exactly the way that I teach private lessons. Step by step I will guide you along the path to becoming a better sax player.

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AS A PERFORMER

Scott is an internationally acclaimed sax player with a signature sound and style that has gained him fans and followers from around the globe. As a leader, Scott has released two CDs, as well as a steady stream of popular content on his social media platforms, where he has amassed millions of views and over 100,000 followers. Scott’s most recent world tour was as the featured sax player with Italian pop legend, Eros Ramazzotti, where he performed in 30 countries on 4 continents. In addition to a busy performance & teaching schedule, Scott is also very active in the recording studio and has done session work for several movies & TV shows. Scott is a performing artist with endorsements from: P. Mauriat, Legere, BG France, Barkley Brazil, Syos & Key Leaves. 

“Scott’s great teaching has been a gift to me. My playing has improved out of sight. The course structure in the SPSS has allowed me to dramatically improve my sound, put me on a path to technical mastery, but most importantly, given me the ears to hear and play with a level of artistry that had been missing.”

– Neil M.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS

The secret to getting better faster at any new skill you want to master is learning the right information in the correct order. In the Sax School, I have developed a complete series of Pathway Courses that are designed on this principle. While working your way through these Pathway Courses you will hear immediate improvement in your sax playing from the very first day. 

I have been taking your online classes now for eight months. I’ve learned more in eight months than I have in the last twenty five years of playing horn. I am now 63 and having the time of my life.  

– Gabe Q.

The Pathway Courses range from beginner through early advanced and are set up in the exact same way that I teach private lessons. Each of the 5 Pathway Courses guides you through comprehensive step by step lessons that will help you develop all aspects of your sax playing. Including learning songs, scales, theory, technique, improvisation, and special sax skills that are appropriate for your playing level.

In every lesson there are explanations, play alongs, and PDF music parts for everything that we cover. All songs & play along examples are done on both alto & tenor sax in their respective keys.

The Sax School is set up for you to grow as a sax player over time while developing a large repertoire of songs and giving you the confidence to perform and have fun while playing the sax.

PATHWAY COURSES

The Beginner Pathway focuses on the basics of putting the sax together, playing notes, learning fingerings, learning how to read rhythms/notes, and playing simple songs. It’s the perfect starting point for a true beginner, a refresher, or someone transitioning from a different instrument.

The Early Intermediate Pathway focuses on digging deeper into the basics of embouchure, tonguing, breath support, tone, intonation, etc. – The main emphasis for this Pathway is on expanding your song repertoire as well as learning the concepts of dynamics & articulations. You will also learn all of your major scales, and be introduced to The Chop Shop technique series which will help get your fingers moving faster & cleaner. This Pathway is a great starting point for the Sax School.

The Intermediate: part 1 Pathway focuses on playing the music that isn’t written. You will learn how to personalize songs by ad libbing on the melody, and start your journey into the world of improvisation. You will expand your knowledge of scales & theory while learning how to read chord symbols. You will also learn new songs at a much higher level. The Chop Shop series will get your fingers moving even faster and cleaner. This Pathway is your first step into creating your own music on the sax

The Intermediate: part 2 Pathway focuses on developing improvised solos & navigating your way through more complex chord changes. You will learn more songs & further develop your ability to personalize melodies through the use of ad libbing. The Chop Shop series will get your fingers moving even faster and cleaner. And the Jazz Style Etudes section will give you an in-depth understanding of the unwritten rules of articulations. In this Pathway, a strong emphasis will be placed on personalizing the music you create.

The Early Advanced Pathway will pick up where the Intermediate: part 2 Pathway left off. We will dive deeper into improvising over more complex chord progressions, and learn how to make your solos sound more interesting by going beyond just basic scales and chord tones. We will learn to interpret transcriptions by famous sax players like Charlie Parker & Cannonball Adderly. The Chop Shop will have your fingers moving super fast. And I will show you pro level tips and techniques to further improve your saxophone abilities. The launch date for this Pathway course is SPRING 2022.

The Beginner Pathway focuses on the basics of putting the sax together, playing notes, learning fingerings, learning how to read rhythms/notes, and playing simple songs. It’s the perfect starting point for a true beginner, a refresher, or someone transitioning from a different instrument.

The Early Intermediate Pathway focuses on digging deeper into the basics of embouchure, tonguing, breath support, tone, intonation, etc. – The main emphasis for this Pathway is on expanding your song repertoire as well as learning the concepts of dynamics & articulations. You will also learn all of your major scales, and be introduced to The Chop Shop technique series which will help get your fingers moving faster & cleaner. This Pathway is a great starting point for the Sax School.

The Intermediate: part 1 Pathway focuses on playing the music that isn’t written. You will learn how to personalize songs by ad libbing on the melody, and start your journey into the world of improvisation. You will expand your knowledge of scales & theory while learning how to read chord symbols. You will also learn new songs at a much higher level. The Chop Shop series will get your fingers moving even faster and cleaner. This Pathway is your first step into creating your own music on the sax

The Intermediate: part 2 Pathway focuses on developing improvised solos & navigating your way through more complex chord changes. You will learn more songs & further develop your ability to personalize melodies through the use of ad libbing. The Chop Shop series will get your fingers moving even faster and cleaner. And the Jazz Style Etudes section will give you an in-depth understanding of the unwritten rules of articulations. In this Pathway, a strong emphasis will be placed on personalizing the music you create.

The Early Advanced Pathway will pick up where the Intermediate: part 2 Pathway left off. We will dive deeper into improvising over more complex chord progressions, and learn how to make your solos sound more interesting by going beyond just basic scales and chord tones. We will learn to interpret transcriptions by famous sax players like Charlie Parker & Cannonball Adderly. The Chop Shop will have your fingers moving super fast. And I will show you pro level tips and techniques to further improve your saxophone abilities. The launch date for this Pathway course is SPRING 2022.

SPECIALTY COURSES

In addition to the 5 main Pathway Courses, there are also several Specialty Courses dedicated to specific saxophone topics and techniques. These additional Specialty Courses are all included with your ALL ACCESS membership to the Sax School.

Hover your mouse over each course title for a brief description.

ULTIMATE ALTISSIMO

This course takes you from sounding your first altissimo note through mastery of the upper range of your saxophone.

THE CHOP SHOP

This technique course will get your fingers moving fast & clean through the use of patterns & licks.

IMPROVISATION

In this course, we take you from one note solos all the way through developing solos over complex chord changes.

AD LIBBING

In this course, you'll learn how to personalize a melody by adding dynamics, notes, articulations, and feeling to it.

SAX BASICS

In this course, we take it back to the basics and concentrate on the fundamentals of playing the sax.

SCALES

In this course, you will learn & organize 6 different types of scales: major, minor, mixolydian, dorian, aeolian & 2-5-1 scales.

JAZZ STYLE

In this course, you'll learn the unwritten rules of jazz articulation & master the art of ad libbing.

FUNK STYLE

In this course, we show you step by step how to play funk grooves & solos, while learning 10 classic funk songs.

COMING SOON

We will be adding new courses on a regular basis. Check back for the next update!

I’ve been a member of your sax school for a little over 4 months now. Before joining I had been playing for a few months with mixed results due to the lack of a clear path. So, thanks for the great content and the very clear pathway to progress.”

– David J.

PRACTICE WHENEVER YOU WANT, WITH 24 HOUR ACCESS TO EVERY COURSE & LESSON!

I joined on opening day and I am benefitting so much from Scott’s program. I am a restarter and on his intermediate track. Scott’s courses are everything that I hoped for and include a practice plan as well as scale work, technical exercises and interpreting songs. I have never found such a great step-wise approach to turning dots into music. I am seeing weekly progress in my playing. I highly recommend this program for any adult restarter like myself.

Andrew B. (USA)

Thank you for this course.  I am loving the way you teach. It is exactly the kind of material I have been searching for.  It’s like having a personal tutor.

Bruce L. (Canada)

Hello from Melbourne, Australia. I’ve signed up for your sax school website. Fantastic job! It’s hands down the best online beginners & intermediate saxophone developmental lessons website that I have experienced. It’s obvious it’s taken you a very long time and substantial funds to create such a huge volume of detailed lessons. I appreciate that it’s logically ordered and structured and I’m relieved that it’s affordably priced. I’m so inspired and motivated to develop my sax skills. 

John S. (Australia)

The Scott Paddock Sax School is laser focused on helping you become a better sax player by guiding you along a direct path, structured to help you see immediate results. From beginner through advanced, with a really strong emphasis on the intermediate player, we’ve got you covered!

The Scott Paddock Sax School is laser focused on helping you become a better sax player by guiding you along a direct path, structured to help you see immediate results. From beginner through advanced, with a really strong emphasis on the intermediate player, we’ve got you covered!

TAKE THE GUESS WORK OUT OF WHAT TO PRACTICE, HOW TO PRACTICE & WHAT TO PRACTICE NEXT!

SAVE MONEY

Monthly tuition at the Scott Paddock Sax School is a fraction of the cost for a single lesson with me. For this fee, you will have full access 24 hours a day, on any type of device, and be able to work at your own pace. The Sax School is set up in the exact same way that I teach private lessons.

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10 DAY FREE TRIAL

Your membership to the  Scott Paddock Sax School starts with a free 10 day trial. If you decide in the first 10 days that the Sax School is not the right fit for you, just cancel your membership and your membership will end after the free trial and you will not be charged. I want every member to be completely satisfied with their membership experience.

GLOBAL COMMUNITY

The Scott Paddock Sax School is a global saxophone community. I have welcomed new members from over 50 countries who all have one thing in common… they all want to take their sax playing to the next level, just like you.

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