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Your first saxophone lesson is always special to us as we discuss your personal musical goals, stylistic preferences, assess your playing abilities and agree on a plan to turn your musical dreams into reality.


In your first lesson, your teacher will show you how to attach the reed to the mouthpiece and assemble your saxophone. Correct breathing technique and embouchure – before you know it your first wonderful notes are produced!

As you learn to read music notation with timing and melody, your teacher will take you from basic tunes to playing well-known pop, classical, and jazz pieces with some favourite movie themes to enjoy. Scales, arpeggios, and music theory are gradually taught and the joy of improvising solos for blues, rock, and jazz tunes is achieved.

Private Lessons

Private weekly lessons will introduce all of the essential skills in our proven teaching syllabus guiding you to success in your playing.

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Play In A Band

Our bands are in demand at local music festivals, school events such as Australia Day and Queensland Day. Get involved!

Fast Progress

Fast Progress

Our studios are set up with computers loaded with the latest software and a massive library of songs to aid you in your learning process.

Experienced Teachers

Experienced Teachers

All of our teachers are qualified professional musicians who are keen to inspire, mentor and guide their students to the next level!

One to One Lessons

An individual lesson with you teacher and mentor each week is the fastest and most enjoyable way to progress quickly and confidently with your chosen musical instrument. Your teacher will guide you in your path, balancing all of the technical, reading, theoretical, rhythmic, stylistic and artistic skills required to become a great musician.

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Play in a Band

Playing together with like minded musicians is one of the best ways to play & enjoy making music. Mark Joe Hope Music School excels in bringing students together, teaching them how to play live as a cohesive unit and giving them the opportunity to perform regularly throughout the year to appreciative audiences at great venues in Brisbane.

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Concerts & Events

Our gigs & concerts have become highlights of the year for our students, teachers, parents, friends and families. Getting up on a professional stage with support and guidance from our top sound engineers and teachers is an experience that our students of all ages work hard for, love and enjoy. As well as performing live at our shows, Mark Joe Hope Music School bands are also in demand at local community music festivals, school fetes and events such as Australia Day and Queensland Day, supporting and celebrating our community.

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Videos and Galleries

Here are some photos and videos from some of the many concert events that we have held over the last 10 years...

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Meet Our Teachers!

Our saxophone teachers are some of the best Brisbane has to offer! Each of our teachers is highly qualified and ready to take you along your musical journey!

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Book Your First Lesson!

Book your first lesson now and discover how you can have fun playing various styles of saxophone while achieving improvising knowledge and musical theory along the way. Book your first lesson now!

Your Journey To Excellence

Step 1

Getting Started...

Let's get the Basics - Start reading music - Learn Rythm - Easy Started songs.

Step 2

Understanding It All

Moving on with scales, solos, and chord melodies. Put some theory behind the practice and start our contemporary courses.

Step 3

Testing Yourself

AMEB exams, play in our bands, start jazz, and or classical styles.

Step 4

Giving Back!

Tertiary studies and come on back to teach with us!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you and do we come to you?

We have a dedicated house in Greenslopes, 747 Logan Rd with 4 spacious studios, computers loaded with teaching resources, musical instruments, a comfortable waiting room, and a great atmosphere.

What ages do you teach?

We are experienced with teaching all ages from about 5 years old to adults of all ages.

How do you run your lessons?

Our students come for a one on one private lesson once a week at the same time with a regular teacher. Pay for the first lesson only and make sure you are happy with your teacher and they are happy with you. We bill in 5-week blocks, payable at the beginning of each block.

What styles do you teach?

We teach all styles at all levels with our teachers being specialists in various genres.

Do you teach absolute beginners?

Yes, we are very experienced at teaching people from the beginning as well as saxophone players with some experience or who are advanced players.

What happens if I need to change a lessons time?

Just contact Mark by SMS or email and we can move your lesson to another spot with the same teacher or one of our other great teachers.