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Popular Saxophone Teachers Near Los Angeles

Beckie E.

North Hollywood, CA
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Michael C.

Upland, CA
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Heather B.

El Segundo, CA
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Beckie E. North Hollywood, CA

Subjects Taught

Ear Training, French Horn, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone, Trumpet

About Me

Hi! My name is Beckie and I have played music for all of my life. I play many different instruments such as the Trumpet, French horn and Piano. I graduated from Chapman University in 2010 with 2 degrees in music, Music Education and Music Performance on French horn. I also taught elementary school for 3 years and was a brass coach for a Montessori Academy. I have taught privately for 10 years now and love the one-on-one attention that I can give the students. I currently work for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, I perform with two different orchestras and am in a Brass Ensemble called the Vine Street Brass that performs for events around the city.

I look forward to working with your or your child in helping to start or continue a musical instrument!

*** Lesson Details ***
When I teach lessons, I like to go at the pace of the student. I am very patient but I expect the student to practice during the week. I will always work with a student as long as it takes to have them understand what is difficult for them musically. I use a lot of different books like Teaching little fingers to Play and Standard of Excellence. For Adults, I like the Big Beginners Piano book which has easy classical pieces to play! I teach from the rudimentary skills and build on the fundamentals of music. After 3 or 6 months, my students feel accomplished with what they have learned and excited for the next 3 to 6 months!

*** Studio Equipment ***
practice space in home w/ seating for parents and music stand. I also have a cat and a dog, so if you are allergic, please let me know! The cat and dog are always put away during the lesson time.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have one music stand. I expect the student to provide the music books and their own instruments.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical genres of playing.

Michael C. Upland, CA

Subjects Taught

Clarinet, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Saxophone

About Me

Hailed by the New York Times for his “sweet intensity” and “insinuating smoothness,” Michael, woodwind specialist, is a prolific performer from solo and chamber concerts to pit-orchestras in musical theater and film recording sessions. He began playing saxophone at the age of 10 and picked up several new instruments along the way, recently completing a doctorate in Musical Performance from the University of Southern California. Michael is passionately dedicated to teaching, with over 10 years experience teaching 1 on 1 students, as well as chamber groups and masterclasses. Michael's diverse experience and fluency in many musical styles promises to provide a personalized and enriching experience tailored specifically to the student.

*** Lesson Details ***
The most important goal for me as a teacher is passing along the love that I have for music, and helping to make it a meaningful part of my students’ lives. It is my passion to help the student thrive in his studies, realize her potential, and be forever transformed by the experience.

As an instructor, I endeavor to relate to the student experience as much as possible by recalling my own studies, so that I may anticipate obstacles to motivation and learning, communicate effectively, and maximize the educational process. Every student-teacher relationship is unique and must be specifically designed and guided according to the student’s needs, abilities, and personal goals. The musical interests a student brings with him or her are a bridge to training on an instrument, and are essential in developing skills in listening, reading musical language, playing by ear, and improvising.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Provided: music stand, piano
Required: Instrument and relevant accessories, method books

*** Travel Equipment ***
Required: Instrument and relevant accessories, method books, music stand

*** Specialties ***
Saxophone - classical, modern/contemporary, beginning jazz improvisation
Clarinet - classical, musical theater
Flute - classical
Music Theory - tonal and post-tonal

Heather B. El Segundo, CA

Subjects Taught

Clarinet, Conducting, Flute, Music Theory, Piano, Piccolo, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet

About Me

Originally from New York, I moved to Southern California during the summer of 2013 to pursue my teaching career. In 2011, I graduated cum laude with degrees in Music Education and Flute Performance from Manhattanville College. Here, I received several performance awards including the Elliot Magaziner Award, and the Michael L. Fallacaro Award. Additionally, I was accepted into Manhattanville's first annual Students of Great Achievement program.

Upon graduation, I was accepted to a New York University graduate program in conjunction with the Kodaly Institute in Kecskemet, Hungary, where I studied music pedagogy and ethnomusicology. Previously in 2010, I also took advantage of a community service exchange program at Manhattanville to travel abroad to Kolkata, India, where I volunteered at a local orphanage.

Currently, I reside and teach in Los Angeles County. I teach general music and band in North Hollywood through an amazing program called Education Through Music - Los Angeles. I also run a middle school after-school band program in El Segundo, along with the beginning band at the high school. On top of this I teach woodwinds, and Orff instrumentarium, with the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (YOLA) at the Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA).

*** Lesson Details ***
I take a holistic approach when teaching my students. I not only just care about teaching them to play their instrument and read music but proper placement of the body along with proper practice techniques.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have an entire library of solo repertoire for a variety of instruments along with a collection of woodwind and brass instruments. Stands are available for use.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide music for the first few lessons to gauge the best course for teaching.

*** Specialties ***
I am working towards my certification in Kodaly Methodology. My main instrument is Flute but I have a strong background in Jazz Saxophone.

Thomas F.

Los Angeles, CA
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Cindy K.

Mission Hills, CA
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Joseph R.

Downey, CA
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Thomas F. Los Angeles, CA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Flute, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Oboe, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

From a young age, I have been deeply involved in the musical community. I began studying piano when I was three, and throughout my education, I’ve learned from such accomplished instructors as Belle Mehus and Christopher Taylor. After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance from The University of Mary in North Dakota, I continue to study, teach, perform, and compose. I’ve also studied guitar and bass for nearly twenty years.  I love playing and teaching these instruments because of the strong correlations between the way they are tuned and played and the way western music theory works—as well as the pure enjoyment that comes from them!  Additionally, I have twenty years of education in oboe and other woodwind instruments. I was principle oboist for two orchestras and reached the third round of auditions for 3rd oboe in The Minnesota Orchestra in 2006. Lastly, I have been an active vocalist since being a boy soprano in Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors and Andrew Lloyd Weber's Requiem.

I genuinely enjoy all aspects and styles of music—whether I’m studying a Chopin Etude, playing Charles Mingus at a jazz gig, writing and performing with my rock band, or composing hip hop tracks for a short film. I am an easygoing teacher who gets results, and I would love to welcome more people to my diverse group of students.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am very pleased with my teaching method because I help my students achieve great progress, as well as immense enjoyment. I have a fairly standard routine of teaching technique, theory, and musicality, but I keep a comfortable, laid-back environment. The result is solid, consistent advancement that might come from a stricter method of teaching, with a lesson experience that is more fun and loose.

I am also a highly versatile instructor. While there are certain things that I believe are always necessary when learning a musical instrument, I incorporate them into each student's distinct capabilities and preferences. In short, I can instill the same musical values in every student, whether they’re studying J.S. Bach, The Rolling Stones, or Rihanna.

I take my students' goals and musical preferences very seriously and strive to make every student happy. I am always open to any ideas a student might have, and I am available to answer questions at all times.

 

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide literature and some accessories. Student needs to have instrument, other accessories, and a music stand.

Cindy K. Mission Hills, CA

Subjects Taught

Clarinet, Flute, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Violin

About Me

Hello, my name is Cindy and I am a vocal and instrumental instructor. I received my BA and MAT degrees from Pepperdine University. I have taught privately for over 25 years in the San Fernando Valley, along with Pasadena and Simi Valley areas. During college I performed in several operas including The Magic Flute and Hansel and Gretel with the Burbank Symphony Orchestra. After college, I was a member of Musical Americans, a select touring group from Southern California under the direction of K. Gene Simmonds that toured South America and Japan. I also served as a minister of music at a local church for several years.

I began playing the piano at the age of 7. My mother and sister were taking lessons and, when they had finished practicing I would go into the piano and play what they had just played. My mother figured that I was the one with the talent so I got the lessons. When I was 9, I became interested in the violin. Back in those days, it was required for you to take private lessons if you were going to be in the school orchestra. I started lessons on the violin while continuing lessons on the piano. I began taking voice lessons while in Jr. High and for a while, I took lessons on all three. I was also very involved with my church music department, which was very large and well known in Southern California. During college, I had the opportunity to participate in The Living Christmas Tree . This was a great experience, one I will never forget. I not only sang in the tree but was able to play in the orchestra for a couple of years as well.

Being a classroom teacher for over 30 years, I have had the experience of bringing the joy of music to hundreds of students. I put a strong focus on musical theory so that my students understand not only how to play or sing, but understand the WHY of different musical concepts. Presently I have students attending CSUN majoring in music. I have a love for music that has been with me since the age of 7, when I started taking my first piano lessons. I took private lessons on piano, violin and voice till I graduated from high school, continuing while I earned my BA and MAT degrees. I have experience with students of all ages, ranging from the young kindergarten student to the adult student. I believes that there is a hidden talent in everyone and that if there is a desire to learn, I can teach them!

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons are designed to bring a maximum level of enjoyment while giving a strong musical theory foundation. Being a classroom teacher for over 30 years, I understand what a student goes through regarding homework during a week's time. I always take that into consideration when making assignments. I find out what the student's musical likes are and use those in selecting songs to work on with them.I use different curriculum, depending on the needs of the student and the instrument being taught. With the wealth of my experience I can teach and guide the student through any performance and musical interest they may have and bridge the gap between genre's that so many are unable to do.

I teach beginning and intermediate voice, flute, guitar, sax and clarinet. I am able to teach up to the advanced level for violin and piano. I enjoy working with all levels of students, from young children through adults.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living Room, room for parents to wait.

*** Travel Equipment ***
They must have their own instrument. If they are taking piano, I am able to teach them on a keyboard that has at least 4 octaves. I have had great success with working with keyboards, especially with younger students. Students purchase their own materials. I will give you the names of the books and locations where you can buy them.

*** Specialties ***
I am from the old school of thought and teach the basics with a great deal of theory thrown in. My students that have gone on to major in music in college have done very well because of the foundation I have given them.

Joseph R. Downey, CA

Subjects Taught

Ableton, Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Classical Guitar, Classical Piano, Composition, Ear Training, Flute, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone, Synthesizer

About Me

Joseph R. has 5 years of experience teaching students elementary, middle school-aged children and adults on to how to play keyboard, guitar, flute and saxophone while sharing his learning experience with them as a self-taught saxophone and flute player and his more conventional education on piano and guitar.

Joe started developing his musical talent through piano lessons at the age of 7. After only a year of formal study, he began to experiment with other instruments such as the bamboo flute, the guitar and the drums. When he moved to the United States at the age of 13, he was introduced to the school’s band where he chose to hone his skills with the flute. Since then, he has been exposed to classical and symphonic repertoire. During high school, he joined the marching band and at the same time, found interest in jazz and alto saxophone. He decided to pursue a career in music by majoring in Jazz Studies and Performance at the University of California in Irvine where he has received his Bachelors degree in Music. He is currently performing at local jazz clubs, formal events and concerts. He would like to continue to inspire his students while nurturing his passion.

*** Lesson Details ***
Scale Mastery
Instrumental Technique
Note Reading/Sight-Reading
Ear Training (!)
Live Performance
Music in the real world

*** Studio Equipment ***
Wurlitzer upright piano
Roland D20
BX5a monitors
BX8a monitors
Shure, MXL mic's
M-Audio Profire 610
Yamaha YAS-82ZII

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide manuscript paper. Student provides instrument and have the option to purchase my music books.

*** Specialties ***
I train my students the classical approach for their beginning and intermediate stages, and specialize in Jazz and Pop music.

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