Saxophone Classes


When we think of the saxophone, we imagine smooth jazzy grooves by Kenny G or the warm tones from Stan Getz. It is a little known fact that the saxophone and clarinet go hand-in-hand, and saxophone players around the world are expected to know how to play both the clarinet and the flute as the style and methods followed to train oneself in playing these instruments are almost the same.

The classes we offer at Rainbow Bridge will offer you basic and advanced training in each of these instruments, including identifying whether you would prefer a baritone or tenor saxophone, or whether the clarinet is more suited to your style or if the flute is something you will be able to ace in. Come, experience music like you never have, with us… at the Bridge. We aim to provide the best training in saxophone, clarinet and flute through our classes in Bangalore.

Beginner Course Curriculum

  • Introduction to instrument
  • Music theory & harmony
  • Posture and hand position, and saxophone placement
  • Correct embouchure
  • Use of air and breath control
  • Timing and rhythm
  • Ear Training
  • Popular Standards & Melodies
  • Practise material and backing tracks

Advanced Course Curriculum

  • Music theory
  • Introduction to Jazz and styles – Soloing and Improvisation
  • Standards and melodies
  • Recording and composition.
  • Scales and modes
  • Musical interpretation and vibrato well executed on own initiative
  • Sight-reading with accuracy and confidence
  • Contemporary music familiarity and confidence in interpreting it musically
  • Overtone series progression
  • Altissimo register introduced
  • Practise material and backing tracks

Our Instructor

Anand Ramakrishna has over 17 years of experience; has worked with and studied under some of the finest musicians in the world. Holds a B.A in Music from Madras University (2009 – 2011) and a Diploma in Jazz and World Music from Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music (2011) along with a Diploma in Jazz Performance from Players School of Music, Clearwater, Florida, USA (2014 – 2016).

He has also performed with Pipers (Bangalore), Repsychled (Bangalore), Horizon (Pune), Orange Jazz Trio (USA), TAMAS (Bangalore), Crazy Diamonds (Bangalore) to name a few. Performance as a house band sideman in various Jazz and Blues Jam Sessions in Clearwater (Florida), St. Petersburg (Florida). Played with several World Class Musicians at the world famous jazz clubs like Smalls, Fat Cat in Manhattan and several other top jazz clubs in NYC, Brooklyn and New Jersey.


Rainbow Bridge

#140 Gangadharachetty road Ulsoor