Saxophone – Caring for your Instrument

Alto Saxophone & Tenor Saxophone

Always lift your Saxophone out of the case by the bell

When assembling your instrument, firstly place the reed on the mouthpiece, then put the mouthpiece on the gooseneck and finally fit the gooseneck on the sax

Remove the reed after playing and put it in a reed guard. Dry the mouthpiece out.

Dry the instrument after use with a proper pull through. DO NOT PUT AWAY WET.

Always put the instrument away in its case after use.

Never place the instrument on your bed or seat as you may sit on it.

Oil the key work every six months with key oil.

Do not use fluffy pipe cleaners.

If there is a problem with your saxophone—DO NOT TRY TO FIX IT YOURSELF. Take it to your tutor and they may be able to fix it or they will advise where to take it to be repaired.

Cleaning products can be purchased from all good Music Stores.

Matt Dalziel

Key Music Australia - Managing Director