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Popular Saxophone Teachers Near McHenry

Alfred S.

Winfield, IL
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Nathan T.

Chicago, IL
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Daniel K.

Chicago, IL
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Alfred S. Winfield, IL

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone, Upright Bass

About Me

I play professionally, I have over 43 years of music experience I started at a very early age enjoying music, i have played recitals at the high school level on cello. I have been a featured soloist on the 4,5,6,string electric bass as well as the acoustic double bass, I have a CD out that show cases the genres of music that i have experience in. I am very passionate about teaching and instructing my students to acquire a love for music that will inspire them on to greater achievements in life.

*** Lesson Details ***
Basic Alfred music publications that are well suited for beginners to advance students details in music theory ,chord progressions,modal,progressions,circle of 5ths,inversion of piano chords,intervals,triads, sight reading on the treble,and bass clef finger positioning on the fret board correct posture and hand placement when seated at the piano.etc

*** Studio Equipment ***
basement studio: music stands, chairs, basses, keyboard (88 keys and weighted), tenor saxophone,guitars, 24 track recording console additional seating for parents. ,

wellness center: private room, music stands, keyboard (88 keys and weighted). waiting area for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to have a piano/keyboard or whatever instrument that is needed for that lesson.

Nathan T. Chicago, IL

Subjects Taught

Drum, Guitar, Percussion, Saxophone

About Me

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 ***
Hand Drums and Percussion
various handmade wood flutes

*** Travel Equipment ***
Hand Drums and Percussion
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 lineage. To me, percussion is about using the whole body, filling a space, and moving between raucous excitement and quiet tenderness.

Upon my first visit to North Africa, my fixation on saxophone re-fixed on ancient wood flutes. I now make Moroccan Neira and Ney flutes. Flute is now my preferred instrument of melodic expression, one of the most ancient forms of music, the drum's sibling.

Guitar has always been a very personal instrument for me -- one that I play in order to relax, rejoice with friends, or explore my thoughts and emotions. I would say that I am a folk guitar player, only because all of my experience has been with folk! That said, I know some jazz and pop songs, as well.

As a saxophone player, I have toured with two different groups nationwide, and played live shows with even more. I've also played on professional recordings. While my background is based on theory and written music, the majority of my saxophone career has been a search for expression, improvisation, spontaneity, and mutual creation with other musicians.

Daniel K. Chicago, IL

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Composition, Dance, Drum, Ear Training, Flute, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Songwriting, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Upright Bass

About Me

Daniel, a former faculty member of Columbia College in Chicago, is a studio and live performance singer and musician based in Chicago. His teaching and performing experience spans three decades, and includes expertise in the studies of voice, guitar, piano, bass, drums, and trumpet, along with music theory, arranging, and composing. He is a Lincoln Academy Student Laureate who holds a BA in Music Composition, and has attended graduate courses in education at Roosevelt University and DePaul University in Chicago. He has taught students of all ages at private studios, public school, and college.

Daniel is described by his students as a natural teacher. He prefers to be regarded as an advancing student, and takes the journey along with his students to guide them towards their goals with a friendly, positive, efficient and productive approach. He feels that music is within all of us, and a desire to learn is a sign of talent, so anyone can develop their musical abilities with methodical practice.

The musical journey for Daniel began at an early age with trumpet and piano studies which became a passion for him by the age of 14. He was the drum major of the high school marching band, and successfully completed a paid contract to arrange music for the high school jazz band which performed in a state beauty pageant. He began teaching privately after high school, and continued playing in bands, and composing original music. He formed a professional jazz ensemble under the name of the Chicago Jazz Players by the age of 22, and developed his arranging techniques while having it performed by an eighteen piece orchestra consisting of many great local artists. It was in this environment that he gained experience with brass, woodwinds, and rhythm instruments. He was granted a position at Columbia College as an instructor at age 29 where he taught theory, sight singing, musicianship, ear training, harmony, orchestration, and composition. He scored the music for several plays, and conducted his own pieces with Chicago Symphony and Lyric Opera Players. During those years he found himself playing the guitar and singing more than anything else. It was in 1995 that he focused on singing and playing the guitar with his rock band. He has produced several CD recordings of his original music in his own studio, and has helped produce local bands and artists. He performs regularly in the Chicago area.

*** Lesson Details ***
Daniel exhibits patience and care with each student, and develops an individualized approach based on clear goals with practical procedures. Most beginners can expect to have a working knowledge of music notation and how it applies to their instrument within three months, and should be developing fluency in performing music that they enjoy within six months. Advancing students will enjoy the rewards that will follow by studying with an experienced teaching musician that will recognize strengths and weaknesses, and recommend proven techniques for personal musical development. Studying music should be fun, fulfilling, and in harmony with the needs and desires of the student, and this is key to the philosophy held by Daniel.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Eight track recording gear; grand piano; guitars/bass (acoustic & electric); cables/amps, drum kit and percussion.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide lesson materials, and always have a metronome with me. I expect the student to have an instrument. I prefer that a student has a music stand.

*** Specialties ***
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Danny K.

Chicago, IL
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Steve S.

Naperville, IL
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Danny K. Chicago, IL

Subjects Taught

Clarinet, Flute, Piano, Saxophone

About Me

Danny K. is a musician who has worked professionally for 10 years in the musical styles of Jazz, Rock, Funk, Blues, Reggae, Classical, and Experimental. Born and raised in Houston, TX, he attended the prestigious High School for the Performing and Visual Arts while gigging on the side in local area jazz big bands and small combos. He received a substantial scholarship to attend the prestigious Oberlin College Conservatory of Music in 2006, where he received tutelage from jazz saxophone master Gary Bartz and classical saxophone pedagogue Paul Cohen. At this same time, he was the secondary jazz saxophone teacher at the Conservatory, teaching non major Oberlin sax students as well as children and adults in the Ohio community. Around this time, performances in local Cleveland big bands/pit orchestras was a regular thing. The end of Danny's Oberlin experience was very exciting as he took his band Organ Yank on a tour that consisted of masterclasses/performances at venues/educational institutions around the country. He now lives in Chicago and teaches saxophone and piano to students of all ages around the area, in addition to maintaining a busy performance schedule.

*** Lesson Details ***
Saxophone, clarinet, and flute lessons will focus on:
-Breathing/proper air use to get a good sound
-Scales/finger technique
-Study of classical or jazz music depending on student's preference
I use the Rubank books for beginners, and use etudes from Voxman, Ferling, and Loyon for more advanced students.

Piano lessons will focus on:
-Playing pieces. I use the Faber Piano Adventures book for children, and the Alfred books for adults.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide books, but it would be nice if the student had them as well.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Classical, and much more as well

Steve S. Naperville, IL

Subjects Taught

Clarinet, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Saxophone

About Me

Do you want to take lessons from Aretha Franklin, Al Jarreau, Brian McKnight, and the Temptation's saxophonist? I have my doctorate in music and would love to teach about music the ins and out of the saxophone and the music industry in general! I can also teach improvisation-
The way I work my lessons is three-fold

The first part is technique which includes scales/patterns
The second part is the actual music that the student is working on either in school or that we're working on in lessons between us
The last 10% of the lesson is listening. I feel that listening is just as important as playing. As you listen to players on your instrument you can always be inspired.

CV M. Chicago, IL

Subjects Taught

Clarinet, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, Flute, Marimba, Music Performance, Saxophone, Singing, Vocal Training, Xylophone

About Me

I have taught in the public and private schools children with little to no previous background in music and those with extraordinary background. I am certified through the state of Illinois to teach.

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