I've been studying flute for the past couple of years at the university here and am changing my focus to saxophone next semester, so I'm reaaly trying to pinpoint what I'm trying to accomplish. My flute teacher was outstanding- helped me a lot with my sound, she's kind of a gem in a school not known for it's music program. She focused on lips, tongue and breathing and taught that everything really hinges on that. Sounds simple, but I had many lessons just focusing on lips and how they shape notes, and how they significantly change at a certain point on the staff. Also, she talked about how to physically approach the instrument in terms of how you hold the flute,etc. This is the kind of stuff I want to learn for saxophone. Some of the information does carry over, but some is completely different for saxophone of course. I watched the Joe Allard videos- some stuff he talks about rings true, some not so much. I wanting to learn about shaping notes and finding the place for each note, to sound consistent up and down the horn. Flute has always been the easier horn for me (I started on flute), but this teacher makes it feel so much more effortless, and that's how I want to feel on saxophone- just kind of free. I am communicating with the saxophone teacher teacher there about what I'm trying to do- just hard to articulate it. Yes, I want to memorize tunes, work on technique, play different genres and the major works of different styles, I'd like to learn altissimo (been trying for years, still finding it a challenge)- but the major thing is what I said earlier- my sound.