The Sax Academy
New lessons on a full range of topics added regularly to help you improve on all aspects of your saxophone playing
Our full courses provide training from beginner’s lesson through the altissimo saxophone range and improvisation skills and theory
Get advice, feedback, motivation and support from a friendly and active community membership of like-minded saxophone students
Well focused video lessons and tutorials on all important aspects of saxophone playing to help improve your playing no matter which level you’re at.
From customized backing tracks with musical arrangements to specialized training for pop, blues, swing, rock and soulful music
Learn to Improvise
A stumbling block for many but you’ll start slow and easy. Starting with just a few notes and gradually learn the proper chords and their scales.
Increase your “bag of tricks” to become a more expressive player. Learn how to make a simple melody more enjoyable to play and more entertaining for listeners.
Check Out Some Great Tunes You Can Learn On Your Saxophone
Free download access to every new song that comes out plus you can download up to 4 songs each month from our Saxophone Music section
New songs added regularly and all include play-a-long custom backing tracks. Many also include a special tutorial lesson
helping you with music notation, rhythm, articulation and other special effects to help you improve your performance
”Johnny's lessons took me from being a complete beginner and made me into a Saxophone player! Whether it's beginner's lessons, Improvisation with blues & rock, professionally-recorded Sax tracks or playing into the Altissimo range!- Michael BishopArkansas USA
”this site has drastically helped improve my tone. The honest and constructive feedback has helped me go from a new sax player to playing with a band in less than 2 years! Johnny is a true professional and has a wealth of information!- Jake SitterlyNew York
”Love your backing tracks, your patience, desire and willingness to help with all my questions. Your instructions are very important for beginning and intermediate saxophone players. You are a great guy, great saxophonist and a great teacher!- Ary NeivaBritish Columbia, Canada
”Johnny's Website has been a great experience for me as a new saxophone player. More than a website... get great colleague feedback, professional instructor advice and feel part of a group with similar interests.- Kevin SinclairUnited States
”picking up the alto later in life with no musical background. The name of this site is perfect. From beginner to beyond is what I call it.- Vincent GaglioMonroe, North Carolina
He makes practice fun and Johnny has so much passion to see people succeed.
”the best thing about Johnny Ferreira's sax instruction is that he captures the gritty side of the musical sidewalk... the technique, the tunes and the simplification of the process that enables a new player to feel empowered.- Dirk McCallAlabama
”Johnny's site comes at you you from from a different angle than other saxophone sites. But i have to say this is the best. Johnny's passion for playing and teaching is second to none.- PaddyYorkshire, England
”this is the best site for learning the saxophone that I have found. Here I get backing tracks not twinkling piano tracks but real background bands. I recommend it to music teachers as well as to music students.- William CingolaniFlorida
Hi I’m Johnny Ferreira and I Want to be Your New Saxophone Teacher!
During my early years I studied with classical, jazz, blues and rock players. Each had their own unique perspective and each taught me a lot. My gigs went from weddings to bars to theaters and to big arenas.
If you love sax, rock and roll, soulful, good swing and jumpin’ blues music then we already have a lot in common!
I’ve spent a few decades now doing a lot of gigs on stage with many top name acts and in the recording studio. My love for the saxophone is the reason why. I love to teach others to do the same so come along with me and learn to work that saxophone!
Performing at a special event with Tom Jones
On the road with Sam Butera, Keith Richards, and ZZ Top
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Join my private membership:
Just $37 per month.
- Access to every new song that comes out (sheet music with backing track)
- Choose up to 4 songs each month from our “Saxophone Music” section
- Blues and rock solo session workshop videos
- Transcribed sax solos you know, recognize and want to learn!
- Plus much more which is worth far more than the monthly membership cost!