Saxophonist and teacher Steve Neff operates and a very busy private teaching studio not far from the Metro Boston area. The Syracuse native began his saxophone study at Ithaca College in New York. After a few semesters at Ithaca, Neff transferred to Berklee College of Music in Boston. He has been in that area ever since. offers a great service to saxophonists everywhere with his patterns and exercises for download as well as some great comparison clips of vintage mouthpieces. Listening to these very clips is how I found out more about Steve Neff and his books. The site is attractive and easy to navigate in addition to sharing a wealth of information for budding saxophonists.

Mastering the Dominant Bebop Scale is one of several downloadable lesson books Neff offers on his site. In addition to the written book, some audio clips are available as well. Steve is very prolific. I have a couple of his books and they will keep me busy for quite some time.

Online lessons are available to all who visit Steve’s site and he provides a password-protected area for his private students in his area. Next time you have a chance, check out more about Steve Neff, his playing, teaching, downloadable books and mouthpiece clips at You’ll be glad you did.