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Popular Saxophone Teachers Near Los Angeles

Beckie E.

North Hollywood, CA
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Joseph R.

Downey, CA
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Joseph S.

Fullerton, CA
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Beckie E. North Hollywood, CA

Saxophone was the first instrument, aside from Piano, that I started to play. I started in 4th grade with this instrument until my middle school teacher in 6th grade asked me to switch to French horn. I continued to perform on Saxophone in our school's Jazz ensemble.

About Beckie

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!

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Irina B. March 27, 2013
Trumpet
Verified Student
Beckie is fabulous - with children, too!

Our 5 year old son has been taking trumpet lessons with Beckie now for 3 months. He has done amazing progress, is eager to practice every day in order to please her, and looks forward to each lesson. Beckie is incredibly encouraging, kind, yet strict enough to keep child's play away from the lesson, and finds ways to make a small child understand the basics of music theory. She balances the lesson nicely between actual playing and theory, never tiring out the student too much with either one. She's reliable, always on time, and communicates very well with both student and parents about any wishes we may have. She makes our son feel special, and he is very sad having to leave her, as we are moving out of the country this summer. His own words being: "Isn't it sad that I'll have to stop my lessons with Beckie, now that we've just gotten started - I really like the way she teaches."
All this to say... we warmly recommend her, and regret having to stop lessons with her. And that we encourage anybody, adult or child wanting to learn the trumpet (or any other instrument Beckie teaches!) to use her services!
Joseph R. Downey, CA

Scales study, Intonation practice, Chordal mastery, Improvisation

About Joseph

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 ...

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Jeff P. June 2, 2014
Saxophone · In home
Verified Student
I am happy with Joseph teaching. He knows his stuff. I like the fact that he plays a lot of different instruments and has electronics to boot.
Joseph S. Fullerton, CA

I'm getting my degree in Saxophone Performance, and specialize in classical saxophone.

About Joseph

I grew up in music, and started playing the piano when I was 6 years old, and began composing and using Logic Pro two years after that. I have been playing saxophone for 8 years, and am currently working to gain my bachelors degree in music performance from California State University, Fullerton. During my saxophone instruction I also began learning clarinet as a supplementary instrument, and have been playing it for 3 years. What I love about music the most, is how deep it resonates with the human soul and how the music stems from the passion of the composer and the performer.

I feel that my job as a teacher is to instill a sense of passion and love for music in my students, in addition to teaching them the instrument and the rudiments of music. I also am a strong believer that the ...

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James W. August 18, 2014
Saxophone · In home
I highly recommend this teacher. He relates well to students while educating them in both the technique and spirit of music. During my year of studenthood to this teacher, I have grown faster than I could have imagined.

Benjamin L.

Los Angeles, CA
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Jonathan H.

Santa Monica, CA
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Courtney K.

Los Angeles, CA
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Benjamin L. Los Angeles, CA

**All lessons are tailored specifically to the student’s needs. The following are general outlines and may change based on the strengths and weaknesses and/or skill level of the student.**

Tenor and/or Alto Saxophone lessons for beginning, intermediate, and advanced players.

For Beginning Students: Students will learn to produce tones on the saxophone, read musical notation, and play simple melodies. Students will be introduced to basic music theory topics and establish healthy playing habits and technique.

For Intermediate Students: Emphasis will be placed on improving tone production and technical ability while being introduced to improvisational concepts through building a vocabulary of scales and chords.

For the Advanced Player: Focus is directed to technical ability, tone production, ear training, and improvisation.

About Benjamin

Hello! My name is Benjamin L. I am a 23 year old musician. I earned my Bachelors of Arts in Jazz Saxophone Performance from The Florida State University. I have studied privately with virtuoso such as Marcus Roberts, Scotty Barnhart, Rodney Jordan, Gary Keller, William Kennedy, William Peterson, and Paul McKee. I have worked as a private instructor for students of all ages and varying skill levels since 2007.

As a performer, I have performed over 50 concerts for the Florida State College of Music including a performance at the Lakeside Jazz Festival in 2010, Birth of the Cool (A Tribute to Miles Davis) in 2014, multiple performances in Ruby Diamond Auditorium, as well as performances in small groups with the FSU jazz faculty. I have also performed in traveling classical, jazz, rock, ...

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Jesselynn D. December 1, 2014
Ukulele · Online
Verified Student
He takes the time to learn the song I want to learn before hand and write it all out with strumming patterns and notes. He makes it really easy to understand. I feel my improvement already.
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Karen W. August 20, 2014
Saxophone · In home
My daughter took lessons from Ben for several years while he was at FSU and she was just starting out on saxophone in Middle School. Ben is the best. He taught in our home which was very convenient for us and I credit Ben with really keeping my daughter interested in music generally and saxophone specifically. He is a very talented teacher. Ben is patient but also knows how to motivate his students. In addition to saxophone, Ben taught my daughter guitar. Because of Ben's guidance, my daughter made the All District Band in 8th grade and just began her freshman year of high school as the highest seated freshman saxophone player. She also auditioned for, and made, the high school jazz band as a freshman. I highly recommend Ben as a saxophone instructor.
Jonathan H. Santa Monica, CA

Learn how to get a GREAT sound! Learn how to read music, and play songs, classical, jazz, pop, rock. Saxophone is a FUN instrument to play, something other teachers forget.

A huge part of playing the saxophone is understanding AIR. How to breathe, how to get a good tone, how to phrase music.

Basic studies include fingering, notes. Also how to keep your sound consistent whether you play low or high. Beginning songs by ear and reading.

As students advance, there are a lot of opportunities to explore musical styles and genres. Also, CONFIDENCE. How to play like you mean it. The similarities and differences between how to play the different kinds of saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor, etc)

For jazz players, learning the sound of jazz saxophone, improvisation, history of the instrument and its influential players.

About Jonathan

Have you always wanted to play the saxophone, or are you looking for a great, personable teacher for your son or daughter? I am the teacher for you! I am a Jazz Saxophonist and Composer with over 25 years of professional experience as a performer, composer and educator.

MA Music Composition, New York University
BM Music Performance, Saxophone

I've studied privately with many of the world's greatest jazz musicians, including James Moody, Clark Terry, Joe Lovano, Gary Smuylan, Harold Mabern, Steve Wilson, Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson, and more.

Jazz Performance Highlights include:
The Jazz Standard, Smalls, Smoke, Sweet Basils/Sweet Rhythm, Tonic, Zinc Bar, 55 Bar, The Lenox Lounge, Showmans, Duc des Lombards (Paris), The St. Nick's Pub, ...

Courtney K. Los Angeles, CA

All lessons are tailored specifically to the student’s needs. The following are general outlines, tone, scale study, improvisation, playing simple melodies, and enjoying the art of music.

About Courtney

Courtney has 4 years of experience teaching elementary, and middle school-aged students alto saxophone. Courtney started developing her musical talent through classical piano at the age of 6. When she entered middle school her dream was to play the saxophone, like Lisa Simpson, so she did. Since then she had been exposed to classical and Jazz repertoire. During high school, she joined the marching band and lead the jazz ensemble for four years as first alto saxophone winning awards at festivals around the country.

She decided to pursue he passion for music in college and received a Musical Scholarship to Pacific Lutheran University. Here she also played in the University Jazz Ensemble. Currently she performs with friends and at local jazz clubs, but would love to instill confidence ...

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Cory E. October 30, 2014
Saxophone · Online
Courtney is a fantastic saxophonist. I performed in a Jazz Ensemble with her when we were both studying at Pacific Lutheran University. I am a music educator and I know what it takes to make great teachers - her dedication to the instrument, her great sense of humor and her musical talents will serve any student really well!

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TakeLessons offers private in-studio and in-home Saxophone in Los Angeles and nearby areas. Learn how to play saxophone by working with a qualified TakeLessons instructor. Review Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles 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 ...

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