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1) Please complete the below application form and send to






2) Please pay the early bird fee - £160 per student (£185 thereafter)


This fee covers all tuition and any music provided over the five days of the course. Travel, accommodation and  food is NOT included. Payment should be made by direct bank transfer to:


Royal Bank Of Scotland

Scottish Saxophone Academy

Account number: 10845016

Sort code: 831923





Applications are welcome up to one month before the start of the course. Applications beyond this date may be considered, depending on availability.


Please note your place on the course will not be confirmed until safe receipt of both the form AND your fee.

Led by saxophonists Sue McKenzie (Yanagisawa / D’Addario Artist) and Mike Brogan (Henri Selmer Paris / D’Addario Artist) this course will give young musicians the opportunity to play in large saxophone ensembles, intermediate / advanced level small ensembles,  improvisation sessions, masterclasses and more. A variety of musical styles will be covered and the week will culminate in a public concert on the last day.


We're pleased to welcome guest tutor David Milne (USA, Selmer Artist) to Summer Saxes! David visited for a short session during our 2018 course, and we're delighted he will join us for the full five days this year. David is saxophone tutor at The University of Wisconsin-River Falls, as well as an accomplished composer and performer with many high profile collaborations to his name (Minnesota Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Bob Mintzer, Bobby McFerrin, Ray Charles Smokey Robinson).


This non-residential summer school aims to inspire players with an interest in ensemble playing, whilst also providing specific instrumental guidance on areas of playing such as tone, technique, reeds and mouthpieces.


There will be a presentation from Henri Selmer Paris, including a chance to try the brand new Claude Delangle Alto mouthpiece.


The course will take place within the fantastic facilities of the Robertson Music Centre (St George's School for Girls) and is a 20 minute walk from Haymarket Railway Station.


This course is open to:


Students between 12 - 24 years of age, playing soprano, alto, tenor or baritone saxophone

Players of ABRSM Grade 5 level (or equivalent) and above

Please note - an exam certification is not necessary

Summer Saxes!

Monday 22nd to Friday 26th July 2019


10am - 4.30pm each day


Robertson Music Centre

St George's School for Girls


EH12 6BG


Join the Scottish Saxophone Academy for a fun, intensive and inspiring five-day summer school with SSA tutors and special guest coach for the week, David Milne. The course will focus on group performance, musicianship and the fundamentals of saxophone playing to help you take your playing to the next level.

Summer Saxes 2019 1 Summer Saxes July 2019 - booking form