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Popular Saxophone Teachers Near Chicago

Sean H.

Chicago, IL
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Nathan T.

Chicago, IL
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Brian S.

Chicago, IL
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Sean H. Chicago, IL

Saxophone is my life! I have played saxophone for 16 years and nothing makes me happier than sharing my knowledge with others. I have a BM Jazz Studies/Saxophone Performance from Western Michigan University.
While my passion is jazz, I also have plenty of classical experience. I love teaching saxophone!!

About Sean

I have been magnetized to the saxophone ever since I was introduced to the music of John Coltrane in the seventh grade. Since then I have been in a constant pursuit of deepening my understanding of music and all its beautiful forms, and sharing that knowledge with those who are interested! Hailing from Flagstaff, Arizona, I attended Western Michigan University on a four year scholarship and received my Bachelor of Music, Jazz Studies in 2009. While I was there I had the incredible privilege of studying with the great Trent Kynaston, as well as performing with some of the most influential jazz musicians today, including Bobby McFerrin, Stefon Harris, Billy Hart, Fred Hersch, and Randy Brecker. I now live in Chicago where I teach lessons and perform regularly with my band, The Winchester ...

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Charles S. September 27, 2013
Saxophone
Verified Student
Outstanding teacher

Sean has been a fantastic sax instructor; very knowledgeable, fun to hang around with, soulful and passionate about the instrument.
He's very patient, and willing to adjust his teaching plan and style to accommodate his students' personal likes, strengths, and weaknesses.
Strongly recommend.
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Alon H. September 17, 2013
Saxophone
Verified Student
Sean is a one of a kind teacher !

Sean is a passionate, energetic and empathic instructor with an amazing mix of both theoretical knowledge and real-life experience.

Sean adapted the lessons to my skills level and challenged me to try out new techniques and expanded my musical horizons.

I can see how my saxophone playing skills have developed throughout our lessons and can't wait to get back home to show my friends and family all the new stuff I learned.
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Melanie P. December 10, 2012
Saxophone
What a great teacher!

Sean is a very talented, patient, and FUN sax/keyboard teacher. He actually makes me want to practice! He is always in a good mood, and he will never make you feel silly if you have a hard time learning something new. I highly recommend him to students of any age or talent level.
Nathan T. Chicago, IL

My Saxophone teaching approach is centered around physical ease, capacity for sound, and freedom with the instrument. Lessons are guided by the student's interests and direction.
and also function as an incubating ground for the student's interests and direction.

Staff reading, tone production and intonation, music theory, and ear training are at the disposal of the Student.

About Nathan

Music begins with the body. We can begin by making it very comfortable to hold an instrument and produce sound. From here rhythm, melody, and song come naturally. My goal is to be there to help you absorb the music with as little obstruction and effort, making learning easy, enjoyable, and gratifying. *** Studio Equipment *** Guitar Hand Drums and Percussion various handmade wood flutes *** Travel Equipment *** Hand Drums and Percussion Saxophone various handmade wood flutes About my musical lifeline: Percussion is my latest love, and feels very true to my heart and purpose. This journey has been heavily inspired by a year of ceremonial music study in New York, as well as a recent month-long trip to Morocco, where I studied with masters who hold centuries-old ...

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Tasha P. April 26, 2014
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Verified Student
Making great progress

I'm writing about my son's ukelele lessons with Nathan. He's a young beginner, who was very hesitant about learning an instrument. Nathan is great with children; he's very adept at making them comfortable and following their readiness cues.

It's only been a couple of months at this point, but my son has gotten more excited about playing and is learning more every week.
Brian S. Chicago, IL

Experienced Jazz Performer with specialized experience teaching beginning adults.

About Brian

*** Travel Equipment *** For in-home lessons, a student should have their own instrument and music stand, as well as a room that can be uninterrupted and quiet for the duration of the lesson. *** Specialties *** I have extensive performance experience in jazz and rock music. I have been teaching students privately since December 2012. I teach a variety of styles, from classical to jazz to your favorite pop songs, and I always cater my teaching materials to the students' personality and preferences. Music should be fun!

Corbin A.

Chicago, IL
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Alex K.

Chicago, IL
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Yuen Yee R.

Chicago, IL
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Corbin A. Chicago, IL

About Corbin

Chicago based freelance saxophonist Corbin A. is a dynamic youthful voice amongst the Second City music scene.  Originally from Decatur, IL, Corbin moved to Chicago in 2007 to attend DePaul University.  There he studied improvisation privately with Mark Colby, Bob Palmieri, Ron Perrillo, and Kelly Sill, as well as composition with Tom Matta.  These led to performances with Jeff Hamilton, Phil Woods, Tim Ries, Ira Sullivan, Jimmy Heath, John Fedchock, and Randy Brecker. After achieving his bachelor of music in 2011, Corbin was accepted to pursue a Master’s degree in Jazz Composition from DePaul. As a bandleader, Corbin just recorded his debut album “Accidently On Purpose” which released on January 1st 2013.  This group performs throughout the Chicago area in venues such as Andy’s Jazz ...

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Felicia C. January 27, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
Great teacher, personable, patient, expert musician. I recommend for students of all ages. I already know other instruments and music theory but I can see his teaching skills would be great for a total beginner as well.
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Suzanne L. January 26, 2015
Saxophone · In home
Verified Student
Corbin has started teaching our 10 year old saxophone. Our son had a little bit of experience and Corbin has kept the enthusiasm going. Lessons are a lot of fun and motivating.
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Marc P. December 19, 2014
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
I had only had limited time to learn everything from scratch about the Saxophone. Corbin did an amazing job at bringing me up to speed in 5 lessons and giving me the essential tools to be autonomous. I can already play any tune (as long as it's simple still) and am improving my technique daily.

Great teacher, friendly and awesome player. Would recommend without reservation!
Alex K. Chicago, IL

I have been playing saxophone for 12 years, and I look forward to being able to share some of my knowledge and experience with you! I have a BA in Jazz Studies from Columbia College Chicago, and learned from many incredible performing artists and faculty while I studied there.

While I teach mostly classical and jazz saxophone, I also have experience with pop, rock, funk, etc., so nothing is off limits here!

About Alex

I have been playing music since the age of seven, starting on piano before switching to saxophone. Throughout elementary and high-school I received private instruction in both classical and jazz, and performed with a variety of ensembles including concert bands, saxophone quartets, jazz big bands and combos, funk bands, a Motown cover band, and a ska band. I then attended Columbia College Chicago, performing in their top jazz combo and leading the saxophone section of their big band for three years. I was fortunate to be able to study privately with both Geof Bradfield and Scott Burns during my time there as well. I graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Studies. I also had the opportunity to perform with and receive master class instruction from many great artists such ...

Yuen Yee R. Chicago, IL

Every teacher has different teaching approach and philosophy. I'd say every teacher that I met tries their best to help their students to learn and develop as a musician and a well-rounded person. I love teaching and sharing with students. I help my students to gain interest in music and art and enjoy playing music. In my lessons, I aim to help my students to become independent in music playing and learning so they can keep playing music for the rest of their lives with or without a teacher.

About Yuen Yee

Yuen Yee is an active music teacher and performer in the Chicago city area. Originally grew up in Hong Kong, Yuen Yee studied Clarinet and Piano at Hong Kong Baptist University with John Schertle and Genevieve Wong, graduates of The Julliard School, USA. In 2010, Yuen Yee moved to Chicago to further her musical studies. She recently earned a Master's degree in Music Performance from Roosevelt University where she studied Clarinet performance with Carol Lee Smith. After graduated from Roosevelt University, Yuen Yee performed with Chamber Opera Chicago, Chicago Clarinet Ensemble and at Open House Chicago. Besides performing, Yuen Yee is passionate in music education. She has been a music teacher since 2007 and has taught hundreds of students from age 5 to adult in both private and group

Saxophone With TakeLessons

TakeLessons offers private in-studio and in-home Saxophone in Chicago and nearby areas. Learn how to play saxophone by working with a qualified TakeLessons instructor. Review Chicago Saxophone teacher profiles and contact a friendly TakeLessons student counselor by phone or email for assistance with scheduling your Saxophone lessons.

Whether you are a beginner Saxophone student, intermediate Saxophone student, or advanced Saxophone student, a TakeLessons Instructor can help you learn or enhance your Saxophone skills. Your choices for a Chicago Saxophone instructor come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find one that matches your interests and skill level. Each Saxophone instructor's specialties are listed on their profile, along with helpful details like teaching style, ...

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