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Popular Saxophone Teachers Near Pico Rivera

Beckie E.

North Hollywood, CA
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Cindy K.

Mission Hills, CA
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Joseph R.

Downey, 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.

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!

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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‚¬Ä¬ôs 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.

Benjamin S.

Redondo Beach, CA
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Joseph S.

Fullerton, CA
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Benjamin L.

Los Angeles, CA
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Benjamin S. Redondo Beach, CA

Subjects Taught

Clarinet, Music Performance, Music Theory, Saxophone

About Me

Hailed as having, ¬úa gorgeous sound¬Ě by conductor Benjamin Zander, saxophonist Dr. Benjamin S has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and in orchestras throughout Western Europe and across the United States. As performer he has earned a number of honors including winning the New England Conservatory (NEC) Concerto Competition performing Ingolf Dahl's Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Orchestra, winning the NEC Honors competition and a solo performance in Jordan Hall, Boston, MA with his saxophone quartet, and being invited to perform William Bolcom'¬ôs Concerto Grosso with the University of Southern California Wind Ensemble.

Benjamin is a sought after performer and interpreter of repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary, and is a strong proponent of the music of our time. This has led to performances at The Players Theatre and John Zorn'¬ôs The Stone in New York City, Helmut List Halle, Graz, Austria, and to his invitation to the University of Colorado at Boulder's Pendulum New Music Series to premiere a new work for saxophone and piano by Anthony Green. As an orchestral musician Benjamin has had the opportunity to work under the batons of Hugh Wolff, Donald Palma, Carl St. Clair, Benjamin Zander, Jung-Ho Pak, Gunther Schuller, Lucas Vis, and Beat Furrer.

Benjamin has participated in various music festivals including, International Music Institute Darmstadt (Germany), Habanera Academy (France), European Saxophone University (France), Impuls Ensemble Academy for Contemporary Music (Austria), Brevard Music Center (Brevard, NC), and the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice (Boston, MA). He is currently writing for publication a semiotic analysis of Berio Sequenza IX.

Committed to community outreach, Benjamin visits schools performing and working with students throughout Los Angeles. In the past he was part of a New England Conservatory Community Outreach saxophone quartet for two years, and continued that outreach as an Honors Ensemble performing, talking about music, and working with students in schools, at after-school programs, and for elderly at retirement homes, and assisted living communities in underserved neighborhoods throughout Boston.

Benjamin has been heard playing on National Public Radio'¬ôs Wait Wait... Don'¬ôt Tell Me! and plays Alto, Tenor, and Baritone saxophones on Ben Ranson'¬ôs debut CD, Eighteen Wheels of Pain.

Dr. S received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music studying with Los Angeles Philharmonic saxophonist, James Rotter, and holds a Bachelor¬ô and Master's degree, both with Honors, from New England Conservatory of Music where he studied with Kenneth Radnofsky. Dr. S was inducted into the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society at both institutions.

Additional studies and/or masterclasses with Claude Delangle, Marcus Weiss, Vincent David, Jean-Denis Michat, Arno Bornkamp, Jean-Michel Goury, Habanera Quartet, and Prism Quartet.
His 2013-14 concert season schedule includes performances with American Youth Symphony, Burbank Philharmonic, at the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Southern California, Mt. Saint Mary's College, and San Diego Central Library, in addition to studio work, smaller concerts and masterclasses at Chapman University and Cal State Los Angeles.

Currently, Benjamin maintains a studio of private saxophone students throughout Los Angeles County, and is the saxophone instructor at HYPERIUMconservatory in Rolling Hills, Palos Verdes. He has previously held teaching positions at the University of Southern California, Sinai Akiba Academy, and the Institute for Art, Music and Science.

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I am currently teaching lessons in the following areas/cities, so even if you are out of my 10 miles radius, feel free to message me!

Beverly Hills
Bel Air
Brentwood
Westwood
Studio City
Redondo Beach
Palos Verdes
Arcadia

Lesson combine the necessary technical work to progress on the instrument, along with fun music (such as movie music) as well as standard repertoire. As a teacher I have worked with both 6 year-old and adult beginners, college music majors and graduate students, always tailoring how I teach for each student.

It is my goal that each student is able to play at least one simple tune by the end of the first lesson. Often, they can do much more!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Clarinet

Selmer Series III GP Soprano Saxophone
Selmer Series III GP Alto Saxophone
Selmer Series III Tenor Saxophone
Selmer Series II Baritone Saxophone

Music Stands

Baby Grand Piano

*** Travel Equipment ***
Clarinet

Selmer Series III GP Soprano Saxophone
Selmer Series III GP Alto Saxophone
Selmer Series III Tenor Saxophone
Selmer Series II Baritone Saxophone

Music Stand

*** Specialties ***
Classical Music
Saxophone
Clarinet
Klezmer
Jazz
Improvisation
Audition Prep

Joseph S. Fullerton, CA

Subjects Taught

Arrangement and Composition, Clarinet, Film Scoring, Logic Pro Software, Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone

About Me

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 best way to grow as a musician is to perform, to play with other musicians, and to listen to as much music as one can get their hands on. My teaching style emphasizes deliberate and consistent practice schedules and a very broad and visceral understanding of music as a whole.

Benjamin L. Los Angeles, CA

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Ear Training, Guitar, Music Performance, Saxophone, Ukulele

About Me

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, funk, and blues groups in over six different countries with ensembles such as the Concert Band of America, Jazz Band of America, Sound of America, The Florida State Concert Jazz Ensemble, The Heavy Pets, Shoes and Laces, and Group Mentality.

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