I realize that learning how to position your left hand thumb on the saxophone properly isn’t the most glamorous subject. But. Oh. Is. It. Important. Bad left hand thumb placement is everywhere. It’s an epidemic. I encourage you to engage your peripheral vision and start spying on your fellow saxophonists. See? The various thumb positions [read more…]
About Sarah Anne Wolkowski
Saxophonist Sarah Anne Wolkowski has been playing since she was in the seventh grade. She holds two saxophone performance degrees: a Bachelor of Music from McGill University (High Distinction) and a Master of Music from the University of Alberta. Her principle teachers include Willem Moolenbeek, Gerald Danovitch, Peter Freeman and William Street. Sarah has worked as a performer, instructor, coach, professor, clinician and adjudicator. For several years she maintained a large and active studio at the Alberta College Conservatory of Music at Grant MacEwan University. Sarah is the author of Saxophone Technique and teaches privately in Oakville, Ontario.