WHAT’S UP EVERYBODY!

MY NAME IS 

SCOTT PADDOCK

and I’m here to teach you how to become a better sax player.  My approach is simple, yet very effective.  I break down the basic concepts of playing the sax into digestible bite sizes nuggets that are easy to understand.  As we go step by step through the process, we will be learning songs, playing solos and having fun!

WHAT’S UP EVERYBODY!

MY NAME IS 

SCOTT PADDOCK

and I’m here to teach you how to become a better sax player.  My approach is simple, yet very effective.  I break down the basic concepts of playing the sax into digestible bite sizes nuggets that are easy to understand.  As we go step by step through the process, we will be learning songs, playing solos and having fun!

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

A DIRECT PATH

The SPSS will guide you along a direct path to learning. Start where you are, and we’ll show you all of the steps and tools you need to make it to the next level. As you progress through the school, you will hear a huge difference in the way you sound on everything you play, plus the added bonus of knowing how to apply it to anything else you want to play.  

IT SHOULD BE FUN

Learning to play the sax should be challenging AND FUN! The best way to have fun playing any musical instrument is to be able to play songs and interpret them in your own musical voice. That is one of the many things that the SPSS excels at… helping you find your musical voice. Music is more than notes and rhythms, so let’s find the magic that makes you tap your foot

WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED

No matter what your playing level is, the SPSS is ready for you! We can start you from scratch, help you learn your scales & theory, teach you how to play songs, teach you to ad lib on songs, teach you how to improvise, help you develop technique, style and special skills (overtones, altissimo, etc). Whatever your playing level is, we’ve got a path to help you make it to the next level.

A BUILDING PROCESS

At the SPSS we like to keep things appropriate for each playing level, so if you are at an early intermediate level, we will teach you ways to get better and sound better at that level. When you reach the next level, we’ll introduce new skills at a higher level. Getting better at the sax is a constant building process and Scott has perfected the path of getting from point A to point B.

 

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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 nearly 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. 

HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL LEARN...

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SONGS!

The whole reason that you are playing the sax is to be able to play music, so one of our main focuses will be learning new songs and expanding your repertoire.

IMPROVISATION

We will start at the very beginning and work our way from one note solos to playing over complex chord progressions. Learning improv is a building process & we will take it one step at a time, together.

SPECIAL SKILLS

Sounding like a great sax player takes a lot of special skills, including: altissimo, overtones, growling, vibrato, split notes, and much, much more.  We teach these skills and show you how to use them in the songs you are learning.  

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TONE

The sax is your musical voice! Throughout the SPSS, there are level appropriate tips and techniques aimed at helping you find and perfect your tone.

TECHNIQUE

The CHOP SHOP series is my technique building exercises, where you will learn to move your fingers fast, smooth, and clean. The better your technique is, the better everything that comes out of your horn will sound!

SCALES & THEORY

Scales are your musical alphabet and theory is the way everything goes together, so we will be tackling these topics and showing how they apply to everything we play.  

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SONGS!

The whole reason that you are playing the sax is to be able to play music, so one of our main focuses will be learning new songs and expanding your repertoire.

IMPROVISATION

We will start at the very beginning and work our way from one note solos to playing over complex chord progressions. Learning improv is a building process & we will take it one step at a time, together.

SPECIAL SKILLS

Sounding like a great sax player takes a lot of special skills, including: altissimo, overtones, growling, vibrato, split notes, and much, much more.  We teach these skills and show you how to use them in the songs you are learning.  

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TONE

The sax is your musical voice! Throughout the SPSS, there are level appropriate tips and techniques aimed at helping you find and perfect your tone.

TECHNIQUE

The CHOP SHOP series is my technique building exercises, where you will learn to move your fingers fast, smooth, and clean. The better your technique is, the better everything that comes out of your horn will sound!

SCALES & THEORY

Scales are your musical alphabet and theory is the way everything goes together, so we will be tackling these topics and showing how they apply to everything we play. 

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HERE'S HOW IT WORKS...

The Scott Paddock Sax School is an online membership school that teaches you step by step how to become a better saxophone player. The school is made up of video pathways & courses ranging from beginner through early advanced.

Each of the 5 main Pathways guides you through comprehensive 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. The school is set up in the exact format that Scott uses when teaching private lessons. 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.  

In addition to the 5 main pathways, there are also courses dedicated to specific topics such as: altissimo, technique, improvisation, ad libbing, sax basics, jazz style, funk style & overtones.

The SPSS 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.

FULL ACCESS TO EVERYTHING IN THE SCHOOL IS INCLUDED WITH YOUR MEMBERSHIP.

PATHWAY COURSES

The Beginner Pathway focuses on the basics: 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.

This Early Intermediate Pathway focuses on digging deeper into the basics. The main emphasis will be expanding your song repertoire as well as learning the basics of dynamics & articulations. You will learn all of your major scales, and be introduced to The Chop Shop technique series. This pathway is a great starting point for the SPSS.

The Intermediate: part 1 Pathway focuses on playing the music that isn’t written. You will learn how to ad lib on songs, and play improvised solos. You will expand your knowledge of scales & theory. You will learn how to read chord symbols. You will learn new songs at a much higher level. The Chop Shop series will get your fingers moving faster and cleaner.

In this Pathway, you will learn how to develop improvised solos & navigate your way through more complex chord changes. You will learn more songs & further develop your ad libbing. The Chop Shop series will improve your technique. The Jazz Style Etudes will give you an in-depth understanding of jazz articulations. A strong emphasis will be placed on personalizing the music you create.

Coming soon! The Early Advanced Pathway will pick up where Intermediate: part 2 left off. We will dive deeper into improvising over more complex chord progressions. Work on jazz style with Charlie Parker transcriptions. And learn more advanced saxophone techniques.

Your enrollment in the Scott Paddock Sax School will give you 24 hour access to every course & every lesson. You can practice whenever you want and work at your own pace. Whether you are following one of our comprehensive pathway courses or trying to learn a specific skill with one of our individual courses, we will guide you along a step by step path to help you accomplish your saxophone goals!

INDIVIDUAL COURSES

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

Coming Soon!! This course will be launching by the end of July.

COMING SOON

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

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 of a single lesson with Scott. For this fee, you can access the SPSS 24 hours a day, on any type of device, and work at your own pace. The Sax School is set up in the exact same way that Scott teaches private lessons. 

NO RISK

If you join the Scott Paddock Sax School and decide it’s not the right fit for you, you can cancel your membership within 10 days of joining and get a 100% refund. We want every member to be completely satisfied with their membership experience.

GLOBAL COMMUNITY

The Scott Paddock Sax School is a global saxophone community. We have welcomed new members from over 50 countries who all have one thing in common… they want to become better saxophone players. Join the SPSS and become part of our growing global community.

PRICING

$29.95/month

The monthly fee will include access to the entire course catalog of the Scott Paddock Sax School.  You will be billed on a recurring monthly cycle & can cancel at any time.  

PRICING


$29.95/month

The monthly fee will include access to the entire course catalog of the Scott Paddock Sax School.  You will be billed on a recurring monthly cycle & can cancel at any time.

 

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