Laying the Foundation

With Kevin Cato

Gain the foundational skills you need to play the saxophone with confidence

The Smartest Way to Take the First Step

In this 60 day course, Kevin Cato will take you from never having touched a saxophone to playing your first song with confidence!

You will learn:
  • How to setup and care for your saxophone
  • The mouthpiece, how it works and how to use it effectively
  • Effective practice
  • How to tune your instrument and the science behind harmonics
  • The basics of reading music
  • Time and rhythm, whats the difference and how to develop them
  • Your first song

Full Course Curriculum

Course contents

Meet the instructor

Kevin Cato

“For me music is all about two things; communication and having fun!”

The Performer
Kevin Cato is an accomplished musician who has been making his
mark in the Toronto music scene for over 16 years. Kevin is a versatile saxophonist with a number of accolades including a 2008 GMA nomination and the Elm-Bedford prize for up and coming jazz musician. Kevin holds an Honors Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University, and has worked with some of the best musicians Canada has to offer. Kevin has shared the stage with artists like Mary J Blige, Men Without Hats and Guido Basso. Kevin's work has been aired on Jazz FM, CIUT, CBC Radio.

The Educator
Kevin has been teaching and motivating aspiring saxophonists for over 12 years. His teaching method focuses on training the ears and learning the technique of the saxophone through popular songs. Kevin firmly believes that it much easier to learn a new skill if you approach it with a sense of joy and bewilderment; this is what he hopes to instill in all of his students.
Kevin’s method encourages students to record themselves weekly and submit it to him for constructive criticism. This not only ensures that students have guidance every step of the way, but allows them to hear their progress as they go through lessons.
Learning the saxophone is a life changing experience; it’s a way of life. It really lays bare an individual’s characteristics and habits. It is Kevin’s hope that learning the saxophone with him will teach students more than just notes, but be a transformative experience.
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