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Popular Saxophone Teachers Near Phoenix

Mark D.

Cave Creek, AZ
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Anthony M.

Glendale, AZ
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Jennifer M.

Gilbert, AZ
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Mark D. Cave Creek, AZ

Subjects Taught

Clarinet, Flute, Guitar, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Songwriting, Trombone, Trumpet

About Me

I am experienced at teaching all levels of players.
I studied sax, woodwinds, brass and piano performance at West Virginia Wesleyan College and Berklee School Of Music, and I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree.
In addition to all the book knowledge, I have vast experience in performance - where it counts!
Having played in bands since high school, moving on to Boston and performing with the most sought-after band, Eye2Eye, for 10 years then on to Arizona, playing and singing live in countless venues.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have an easy-going personality and people are comfortable with me, however, I offer great direction and expect students to do their part in order to grow.
For beginning woodwinds and brass, I use the Standard Of Excellence series and once students advance we go to a variety of scale, etude and performance pieces and songs. I prefer to teach classical (legit) music and techniques in conjunction with ear-traing and "street-knowledge" for pop and jazz music. After several months, students will have learned a great deal of technique and will be able to play increasingly challenging music. (trying to keep this brief since I teach a wide variety of instruments and skill levels)

*** Studio Equipment ***
Wurlitzer piano.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students provide their instrument and instrument books.

*** Specialties ***
all styles

Anthony M. Glendale, AZ

Subjects Taught

Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone

About Me

Anthony M., clarinetist and multi woodwind performer, has extensive experience as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician and teacher. As founder and co-director of the New York based, Rosewood Chamber Ensemble, Mr. M was a winning participant in the 1980 Artist International Chamber Music Award. For their prize, the Rosewood Ensemble premiered at Carnegie Hall’s Weil Recital Hall and went on to develop its own subscriptions series in Queens, New York, which lasted over twelve seasons. Mr. M. was artist in residence at the Bay View Music Festival in Petosky, Michigan for three summers and was solo clarinetist with the group Quintessence from 1990-1993. He has performed with the Phoenix Symphony, Northwood Orchestra, the Arizona Broadway Theatre Company, and is a member of the Symphony of the West Valley in Sun City Arizona, and the Musica Nova Orchestra, where he plays clarinet and bass clarinets.
In addition to Clarinet, Dr. M. has performed on Flute and Saxophone, both as a theatre musician and an ensemble member. He has performed with such artists as Ray Charles, Jamie Foxx, Doc Sevrensen, Lew Rawls, Wynona Judd and others in various groups and venues in Arizona and New York.
Anthony has recorded on the Summit, Con Brio, and Blue Butterfly record labels. He was featured on a Trimark Pictures Release playing the clarinet, bass clarinet and contrabass clarinet for the movie, “Warlock the Armagedon.”Currently, he teaches music for the Scottsdale School District at Redfield Elementary School, and is on the faculty of the Rosie’s House, A Music Academy for Children. Anthony holds degrees from Queens College of the City University of New York, the Manhattan School of Music, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Arizona State University.

*** Lesson Details ***
All my lessons are centered on where the student is in his/hers musical development. I will in the first few lessons, assess the student's level and then proceed to recommend a course of study. I am process driven and always try to have my students understand my method so I do try to explain all my reasoning regarding the course of study I prescribe. Every student is different so I approach each individual with total respect for their unique ability and talent.

*** Studio Equipment ***
In addition to the standard music stands, metronome, tuners and music, I have digital recording equipment for student's audition recordings. I have helped college bound students get into serious music programs like Northwestern University, Arizona State University and the University of Arizona.

*** Specialties ***
I am a certified Orff Teacher so I use process centered approach even in private lessons.

Jennifer M. Gilbert, AZ

Subjects Taught

Clarinet, Flute, Guitar, Music Performance, Saxophone, Trumpet

About Me

Greetings!

My name is Jennifer and I am a Music Educator! I am an Arizona native and have been involved with music my whole life. I have played the clarinet for 14 years and am a graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education. I also hold an Associate's Degree in Music from Eastern Arizona College and a teaching certification in instrumental music education. I reside in Gilbert, Arizona and I am currently a high school band director in Mesa, AZ. I have experience with performing in a variety of ensembles including symphony orchestra, concert band, jazz band, small ensembles, and more.

I currently perform with the Mesa Community College Community Band in Mesa, Arizona.

*** Lesson Details ***
My teaching style is very student oriented. I teach students of all ages and ability levels. Whether you are preparing for an audition, want to improve a specific technique, or are just starting out I can give you all the tools you need!

I teach lessons with every aspect of music in mind. This includes rhythmic exercises, tone production, sight reading, embouchure development, and much more. I also give my students the artistic freedom to chose what style/genre of music they are interested in performing.

I hold my students to high standards and expect them to practice and be prepared for all lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music Stand, Tuner, Metronome

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect students to provide their own instrument and repertoire. I will bring my own instruments/recordings, and any other materials needed to teach.

*** Specialties ***
Clarinet

Amy Z.

Avondale, AZ
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Jeffrey O.

Phoenix, AZ
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Kierstyn G.

Glendale, AZ
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Amy Z. Avondale, AZ

Subjects Taught

Clarinet, Flute, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet

About Me

Hello there! If you are reading this then you or your child must be interested in learning how to read and play music. I am so excited for the journey you are about to begin!

My name is Amy and I am a certified music teacher. I graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in instrumental music education, and my primary instrument is clarinet. I have taught instrumental music for 8 years in the Valley.

I enjoy teaching students of all ages and abilities, especially beginners! I teach beginner lessons in piano, and brass instruments, beginner to intermediate level students in woodwinds, and beginner up to advanced high-school level clarinet.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons with me will be tailored to each student's needs and goals, however note and rhythm reading will be a strong component in each lesson - especially for beginners. I have a very laid back and patient personality but I do feel that practice at home is very important and expect it from my students in order to give them the best chance at success.

Students with intermediate or advanced ability on their instrument will have the opportunity to have lessons directed towards specific interests such as preparing for chair placement tests, honor band auditions, or solo and ensemble festivals.

It is extremely important that students taking piano lessons have an instrument to practice at home - a keyboard is fine if an electric or accoustic piano is not available.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a full size (88 key) digital piano with attached pedal in my home studio.

There is a lazyboy and magazines for parents who like to stay for the lessons of their children as well as a table and chairs for those that have work to do while their child is having his/her lesson. :)

*** Travel Equipment ***
I do not travel to student homes for lessons at this time.

*** Specialties ***
Working with beginners of all ages.

Jeffrey O. Phoenix, AZ

Subjects Taught

Arrangement and Composition, Bass Clarinet, Clarinet, Classical Piano, Composition, Ear Training, Flute, French Horn, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone, Songwriting, Trumpet

About Me

My Price:
There are a lot of people on this site who teach lessons; I've looked through profiles...and their prices. Many of them do not have degrees in music and/or their lessons are expensive. I am a professional musician and educator with the lowest rates I can afford. My pricing is low to be competitive and does not in any way reflect the quality of the lesson. I believe good lessons should be affordable to everyone at a weekly basis.

My Teaching Experience:
I have taught general music K-8 in a charter school and basically had to build a music program with no funding and almost no supplies. I left this job in favor of teaching privately because the staff and administration were horribly disrespectful and unappreciative of what I did for their school. Teaching privately allows me to teach music passionately without limits (and without administration who know nothing about music telling me what to do!). I can also focus on one student at a time, rather than try to manage an entire class.

I have taught private lessons for about 13 years. These have mostly been clarinet lessons because that is my primary instrument, but in the last three years, I've expanded what I can teach. At one time, I was teaching several high school students music composition, music theory, and ear training to prepare for college entrance as music composition majors. One of them did get into the Juilliard school and was actually placed in advanced classes because of the theory and ear training work I did with him. I've also taught one of my flute students for years, starting her at an early age first on recorder, switching to fife, and then on to flute. I currently teach several students from 4 yrs old-adult various levels flute, clarinet, and piano.

I have been a music theory/ear training TA at ASU for four years. I can definitely prepare anyone for college level music academics. Most high school band programs do not prepare students for the academic side of music study in college.

What lessons I teach:

Clarinet: All ages (starting 4th/5th grade) and levels
Flute: All ages (starting 3rd/4th grade with fife), beginner to high school level
Piano: All ages (starting at age 4-5) and levels
Recorder: All ages (starting 2nd grade) and levels
Trumpet: All ages (starting 5th grade) beginning only
French Horn: All ages (starting 5th grade) beginning only
Music Theory/Ear Training: recommended for HS students looking for intensive music study in college
Music Composition: recommended for HS students or adults who want to write music, or pursue music composition in college

Why I teach music:
I love music, and I enjoy passing my passion and knowledge on to others. Watching a student, grow, explore, and enjoy music is a great reward. Music gave me a voice to express myself, and a creative outlet, and I want others to have the same opportunity. I also enjoy the social interaction with students.

Why you should take lessons:
I have a lot to offer students (check out my specialties). A school music teacher or band director doesn't have the time to give one-on-one attention. Nor do they have the chance to go deeper into music with students. I will help you find music that you like at your level, and I will also teach you how to practice and correct bad habits.

My studio:
I teach in the living room of my apartment, which is clean and cozy. If you are a parent, my couch is a comfortable place to wait during the lesson, or you may sit outside on the swing bench in the courtyard (weather permitting).

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a firm believer in the humanistic approach to learning. I want to teach you what you want to learn, the way you learn best, doing activities that keep you engaged and add growth as a musician. Come to me with your questions, curiosities, and requests for what you want to learn ("How do I play two notes at the same time on the clarinet?" "What is this key for?" "I really want to play Sleigh Ride"). Please bring in any musical goals you may have for yourself. I incorporate meaningful scales and exercises that apply to the music that you are working on (they are not chosen at random). Conducting, ear training, music theory, and music composition are all incorporated into lessons over time (depending on the student's interest). I am aware of the state standards (they are my instinct anyway), but I ultimately analyze your interests and abilities and follow your lead, acting as your guide along the way. My teaching and activities are age appropriate.

If you are interested in music composition lessons, I give advice on your work, give ideas to continue your music, educate you on instrument capabilities, help with orchestration, open your ears to music by others, teach theory/counterpoint/form, give you advice on how to get your music performed, help you use Sibelius software, and help prepare a college portfolio if you are pursuing music composition in college.

*** Studio Equipment ***
~2 different toy pianos (Schoenhut and J. Chein)
~88key Yamaha digital grand piano
~Yamaha B-flat clarinet (available for use during lesson if yours is broken)
~Angel soprano recorder
~Alpine alto recorder
~Macbook computer with Sibelius 6 (for writing music)
~Music for Little Mozarts starter pack with the cute puppets and music board (for young beginners on piano)
~Music stand, clarinet stand
~Log Drum

*** Travel Equipment ***
I do not travel.

*** Specialties ***
Teaching to young ages:
If your child is showing interest in music at an early age, I can start as early as age 4 on piano. I use the "Music for Little Mozarts" series that come with cute little puppets, and the storybook lesson style is perfect. I also have 2 nice toy pianos that can be incorporated into the lesson. If your child wants to play a wind instrument at an early age, I start them on recorder at about age 7. I can then switch them over to fife (a smaller simpler flute) in a year or so, and then to flute -or- they can go from recorder to clarinet at about 4th or 5th grade.

Incorporating conducting techniques:
If taking lessons on a wind instrument, I teach conducting patterns and techniques so the student learns how to follow a conductor and what it means to lead musicians visually without speaking. Musicians rely a fair amount on body language to communicate while playing together. I've also found that incorporating conducting makes lessons fun, and it improves the student's sense of rhythm and control.

Incorporating music theory/ear training:
Music is more than just breathing and moving fingers up and down. Great musicians understand music and have good listening skills. Knowing how music works (music theory) actually helps students recognize patterns and learn music faster (or spend less time practicing). Ear training helps with intonation and playing music with others (you'll sound better and notice more detail in music!). I do activities that are age and ability appropriate; most young students love listening games with their instrument.

Incorporating music composition:
For variety, I teach students how to use Sibelius (using my computer) to write music for their instrument. This encourages creativity, an awareness of how music works, and helps them learn technology. Plus, they get the pleasure of writing their own music and playing it! I print the music, and it looks like real published music!

Music collection:
I love thrift shopping, and I collect lots of music for my students. Some music is copied, and some music I sell at the great price I paid ($1 or less!). Music can be expensive, so I try to save you the time and money if possible. I only get used music in good condition.

Kierstyn G. Glendale, AZ

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Bass Guitar, Christian Gospel, Classical Piano, Composition, Drum, Ear Training, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone, Songwriting, Ukulele

About Me

Kierstyn G. has diverse and substantial experience in piano performance, classical composition, and private pedagogy. A pianist for 15 years, a drummer for 13, a guitarist for 7, and a saxophonist for 6, Kierstyn loves teaching, composing, and performing in many styles. She has performed in a few venues valley-wide such as the Wigwam Resort, and the Ground Controls in Goodyear and in Verrado. She also has played for two weddings and several private parties. She has played extensively, both solo and on worship teams, for three different churches over a period of more than 4 years. She was the accompanist for all three choirs (junior high, concert, and premiere) at her high school during her senior year, and also played in the jazz, concert, and marching bands in high school.

Kierstyn began composing short songs at the age of 7, and received a 98 (Superior) rating on her first classical composition at the age of 12 in the composition contest given by the Arizona Federation of Music Clubs. Since then, she has written more than ten classical pieces of different time periods and instrumentation and over 100 songs in the styles of pop, country, progressive rock, metal, and jazz. She hopes to expand into writing film scores and to fuse her love of jazz music into her classical pieces during her time at Arizona State University, as she is currently pursuing a Bachelor's of Music in Composition there.

Over the years, Kierstyn has taught 11 students private lessons in piano, guitar (electric, acoustic, classical), drums, and clarinet. She can also play/teach saxophone (alto, tenor, baritone), trombone, and electric bass. Kierstyn has worked with students aged 5-23 and everything in between. She absolutely adores sharing her passion for music with children, and wants them to have the same advantages musically that she did growing up.

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