About Us

View of Longs Peak from Longmont,

View of Longs Peak from McIntosh Lake in Longmont, Colorado

How Sweet the Sound Studios shares the beauty and joy of classical music. Founded in 2018 by flutist, clarinetist, and saxophonist Jen Anderson as a teaching, performing, and sheet music publication studio, How Sweet the Sound Studios has seen many changes in the last several years. The entire world has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and this studio is no exception. These changes have allowed for exciting new developments. Works in progress include an online play-along course derived from our own recorder methods, “An Introduction to Playing the Recorder” and “A Continuing Course in Playing the Recorder.”

Jen began playing the clarinet in elementary school, and began playing the alto saxophone shortly after. She holds a Bachelors degree in Saxophone Performance from Mansfield University in Pennsylvania and a Masters degree in Saxophone Performance from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. She also holds a Masters degree in Clarinet Performance from the University of Colorado Boulder. During her graduate studies in saxophone performance, Jen became aware of a great void in classical saxophone repertoire - music written prior to the twentieth century! The saxophone was invented in the 1840s, and this void is completely understandable, however, so much beautiful music was written before its time! As a studio that seeks beauty for all, building a repertoire of Baroque, Classical, and Romantic era arrangements for the saxophone is another of our exciting works in progress!

Above all, we firmly believe, as JS Bach famously said:

“The end and final aim of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.” J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

This is at the core of How Sweet the Sound Studios, and we hope you see it reflected in all that we do.