Ander Svanoe's Madison Saxophone

About Anders Svanoe

Anders Svanoe

Anders Svanoe
Madison, Wisconsin

I’ve taught saxophone, the saxophone ensemble and a general improvisation ensemble at Beloit College since 2006. Since 1991 I’ve also taught hundreds of saxophone students privately in the Madison area. Some of those students have continued on to careers in music and even a few of them have gone on to bigger and greater things like winning Grammy Awards!  Some of you might remember the Eastwood School of Music that my wife and I ran on Winnebago Street in the late 1990's. During that time I brought in a number of famous saxophone players to do masterclasses (Frank Morgan, Greg Abate) sponsored by the Selmer instrument company.

I graduated from Luther College in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts in music education and in 1994 with a Masters of Music in saxophone performance. The college degrees gave me a good start, but the real learning really came after I was out of college learning on the gigs. I’ve also sought out teachers to help me along the way. I’ve been very fortunate to have spent a great deal of time with saxophonists Frank Morgan and Roscoe Mitchell. Both of those great musicians have given me a lifetime of study to work on.

Here are a select few bands and musicians that I have played with over the years. The Transatlantic Art Ensemble has two records released on the ECM label.

Anders with the Transatlantic Art Ensemble in Munich, Germany (2004)

Anders with the Transatlantic Art Ensemble in Munich, Germany (2004) recording two records for the ECM label

About Madison Saxophone

Madison Saxophone offers saxophone lessons and used saxophone gear (sold on eBay).

Since 2012 Madison Saxophone has sold hundreds mouthpieces and horns to all over the world (China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, England, France, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Russia to name a few!).

Frank Morgan

Frank Morgan keepsake

Roscoe Mitchell and Anders Svanoe in Munich, Germany (2004)

Anders with Roscoe Mitchell in Munich, Germany (2004) recording two records for the ECM label

Madison Saxophone does buy used instruments, mouthpieces and ligatures. I mostly look for anything Selmer, Yamaha, Yanagisawa, Otto Link or Meyer.

Madison Saxophone will also consign your items for you.  I do not take the normal 15-20% consignment cost as most shops do.  I like to work with each individual client on a case-by-case basis and we usually come up with a easy solution for both parties involved.  I sell all of my inventory through Ebay.

Please call or email me if you are interested in buying an item or would like to consign your item with me.

Teaching Lessons

  • All levels, all ages
  • Beginners welcome
  • Solo and Ensemble music coaching
  • College audition material consulting
  • Lessons just $40.00 per hour

About Anders Svanoe

The Story of Sonny Red

Anders Svanoe's extensive study of the little-known, but highly original saxophonist Sonny Red

Frank Morgan and Anders