Melbourne Saxophone Presents

 Saxophone Teaching for Every Style


The VCE and AMEB syllabus  encompass a variety of musical styles, and saxophone students often play in both classical and contemporary ensembles.

In this professional development program, teachers will attend masterclasses and workshops, observe 100SAX rehearsals and concerts, and discuss saxophone pedagogy with Australia’s best Jazz, Classical and Contemporary saxophonists

Date: Sunday, 16 July, 2017
Time: 12:00pm - 7:45pm
Location: Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus
Fee: $80
Educators: Lachlan Davidson, Katia Beaugeais, Joseph Lallo, Ian Godfrey

This course is suitable for all Saxophone and Woodwind teachers.

Participants will:

  • Attend a series of tailored masterclasses and workshops
  • Attend an open rehearsal of 100SAX
  • Attend  the Sunday 100SAX concert
  • Network with fellow teachers at the group afternoon tea

Schedule will include Master classes and workshops on the following topics:

  • Jazz and Popular VCE & AMEB repertoire, with Lachlan Davidson
  • An approach to extended techniques and contemporary music, with Katia Beaugeais
  • Finding a flexible technique and equipment for all styles of playing, with Joseph Lallo
  • Saxophone maintenance and care, brought to you by Yamaha
  • Objectives for beginner saxophone students, with Ian Godfrey


  • Prepare your students for a range of repertoire and styles
  • Engage your students with new approaches to learning jazz, classical and contemporary
  • Take home a thorough guide to Altissimo and Extended techniques
  • Discuss approaches to teaching AMEB and VCE repertoire with some of Australia’s best saxophonists