The first point is that you should find a professional teacher to study for the sake of exams and your own hobbies. Remember that you can’t find other teachers to teach you. There are few people learning saxophone and fewer teachers. Good teachers are the key.
The second point is that you must practice basic skills. The basic skill mainly includes three aspects, the long note, the scale and the etudes. It would be a mistake for your teacher not to emphasize long notes when you practice, or not to use a metronome when you play scales. I suggest you change your teacher as soon as possible, because long notes and scales are the most basic and effective way to practice saxophone.
The third point is in learning saxophone must listen, see, more games. Learning saxophone exercises is important for fixed muscle memory, but auditory memory is also important. Like a song, if you listen to it over and over again, you will hum. This is a very important ability to develop musical sense. There must be more practice, practice fingering and more competition can meet all kinds of different levels of Sayou, with their exchange and into a certain atmosphere and platform are necessary.
The fourth point is to practice saxophone must have planning and goals. If you set yourself only three hours a day to practice your saxophone, you won’ t be able to practice every minute for those three hours, so make sure you have a timer.
Finally master the above four methods, basically in your study saxophone on the way there is a general direction to learn.