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Here’s a Sample of What’s Inside Your Membership

How To Play The Saxophone

A Complete Beginners Guide

Complete video training from your very first lessons to reading and performing your very first songs

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Blues & Rock Saxophone Improvisation Course

How To Play Killer Blues & Rockin’ Sax Solos With 7 Notes Or Less

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Customized Saxophone

Daily Practice Routines

Do this everyday for guaranteed results!

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The Major Scale Improvisation Course
Simple patterns and techniques that will have you improvising over your favorite tunes

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Play-a-long backing tracks

It's like playing with a band and
helps develop your musicianship

Professional, custom backing tracks recorded exclusively for

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How to Master the Saxophone

Altissimo Range

Complete step-by-step video course on how to master the saxophone’s altissimo range…
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New lessons on a full range of topics added regularly to help you improve on all aspects of your saxophone playing

In-Depth Courses

Our full courses provide training from beginner’s lesson through the altissimo saxophone range and improvisation skills and theory

Supportive Community

Get advice, feedback, motivation and support from a friendly and active community membership of like-minded saxophone students

Focused Lessons

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.

Exclusive Resources

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.

Saxophone Dynamo

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.

Huge Bonus…

Download Sheet Music With Matching Play-along Backing Tracks

Your monthly membership includes up to 4 songs each month from the Saxophone Music section

  • Monthly Membership = $25

  • 4 Songs Included per Month = up to $50 value

Many saxophone players use these backing tracks for live gigs and you can too. You can also use them to practice with. This is the most fun and best way to learn a song and an excellent way to improve your all-round musicianship.

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.
He makes practice fun and Johnny has so much passion to see people succeed.

- Vincent GaglioMonroe, North Carolina

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 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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  • 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!