Instrument Upgrades

We recommend that students not continue to use their “beginner” instruments past the 8th grade unless an advanced model was purchased initially. Better quality instruments enable all students to learn more quickly and with greater ease. The instruments listed below are recommended by the Sachse staff as the best quality:


Yamaha models 684 or 684-H
Miyazawa model 202
Muramatsu model EX
Di Zhou (500 or 600 series)


Buffet R-13 (the “Festival” model is not recommended)

Alto Sax

Selmer SA-80
Yamaha Pro Model


Bach Stradivarius 180-S


Bach 42-BO