Music Lessons

Saxophone, Flute and Aerophone Lessons


Andrew Oh Music Lessons

Andrew Oh offers comprehensive saxophone, flute and Roland Aerophone lessons catering to all playing levels in the Mona Vale, Northern Beaches, Narrabeen, Dee Why, Collaroy, Warriewood, Newport and Avalon areas as well as online zoom lessons. He has students ranging in age from 9 years old all the way up to and beyond 50 years of age, and has Working With Children certification. Statistically, children who commence learning an instrument tend to achieve more highly during regular schooling. The key to improvement on any musical instrument is practice, with recommended practice sessions starting at just 30 minutes daily for beginners. Andrew believes in making music education interesting and engaging for all of his students and caters to all musical tastes as required. Andrew’s extensive international experience in teaching, live performance, session work and recording make him your ideal teacher for saxophones, flutes and also the Roland Aerophone. 

Take a look at Andrew’s Youtube channel to sample his playing expertise on saxophone, flute and Aerophone.


Duration - 1 Year


A comprehensive lesson by lesson method covering different aspects of Saxophone, Flute and / or Roland Aerophone playing with special emphasis on the Instrument, Embouchure, Posture, Tone Production, Scales, Arpeggios, Sight Reading, Complete Fingering Positions, Breath Control, Basic Music Theory & Care of Instrument.

Saxophone and flute lessons for beginners

Duration - 2 Years


This level is an extension of the Beginner Level with further development in the Tonal Concept (Sound Production), Rhythmic & Melodic Studies, Articulation, Syncopation, Technical Development, Intonation (Discrimination of Pitch), Sense of Rhythm & Keeping Time, Chromatic Scale & Modes and Music Theory.

Learning to play the saxophone and flute for elementary students

Duration - 3 to 6 Years


This level concentrates on studies that has been dealt with in the previous levels. However, the level of difficulty increases for exercises and musical pieces. The introduction of Basic Improvisation will be the emphasis from this level onwards. Topics being dealt with include Compatibility of Mouthpiece / Reed for Sax, Development of Technique, Extreme Registers, Phrasing & Interpretation (Expression, Dynamics, Tools of Phrasing, Movement & Breath Control), Vibrato, Single/Double Tonguing, Basic Harmony (Chord Symbols; Scales Relationship to Chords), The Blues, Altered Scales, Melodic Development of Major, Minor & Dominant Scales in Improvisation, More Advanced Sight Reading & Music Theory.

Learning to play the saxophone and flute for intermediate students

At Least 6 Years Playing Experience


From this level on, there are NO limits to challenges or duration of time. Concentration on Performance, Interpretation, Phrasing, Articulation, Expression, Improvisation, Ensemble Playing and Performing as a Soloist will require ongoing practice to achieve the highest level of performance possible by an individual.

Some of the topics covered in this level are Development of Patterns & Phrases, Tension & Release, Advanced Tonal Studies, Developing Speed, Understanding Chords & Progressions for Improvisation, Pentatonic & Blues Applications, Styling, Advanced Articulation, Ear Training; Developing Creativity; Understanding Related Scales with Altered Chords & Performance Repertoire and finally Doubling (the playing of more than one instrument)

Learning to play the saxophone and flute for advanced students

About Andrew Oh

Playing / Recording / Touring Experience
  • The Drifters (Club Go-Down), The Bee Gees (HK Stadium), Roberto Flack
Early 1980s - Italy
  • Tony Scott, Romano Mussolini, Roberto Gatto, Tulip DePiscoppo, Zucherro, Fred Bongusto
Mid 1980s to mid 1990s - Australia
  • Tommy Emmanuel, Margaret Urlich, Daryl Braithwaite, Grace Knight, Marcia Hines, Russell Crowe (The Blues Brothers), John Denver, Al Jarreau, Cher, Elaine Paige, Josh Groban, Thelma Houston, Jesus Christ Superstar the Musical, Grease the Musical
From 2000:
  • SHOUT the Musical, Tokyo Hilton with own Band, Patricio Buane, Toured in Asia and China with Wynners, Anders Nelsson, Christine Anu, Doug Parkinson
Teaching Experience
  • 1975 – 1979 - Studio ‘A’ (Hong Kong) Teaching Saxophone
  • 1980 – 1984 - Centro Teatro Attivo – Highly acclaimed school of Arts & Drama (Milan, Italy) – Director of Woodwinds
  • 1985 - Christian Brothers College (Balmain, Sydney, Australia) - Teaching Saxophone & Flute
  • 1986 - Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia) - Teaching Jazz Improvisation
  • 1987 - 1999 - SCECGS Redlands (Cremorne, Sydney, Australia) - Teaching Saxophone & Flute
  • 1999 - Present - Teaching both privately and for various schools and organisations on Sydney's Northern Beaches and online
  • Holder of current Working With Children Certificate (WWCC)
Music Education
  • Started learning Saxophone at the age of 11 with various teachers in Singapore
  • 1973 - Completed Grade 8 Musicianship - L.R.S.M. (London Royal School of Music Certificate)
  • 1976 – Completed 5 years of Classical Flute Studies with Danny Cruz (Principal Flautist Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • 1978 – Completed 5 years of Jazz Improvisation Studies with Tony Carpio (International Jazz Guitarist)

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