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Popular Saxophone Teachers Near Portland

Michael R.

Oregon City, OR
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Peter Q.

Portland, OR
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Artem K.

Lake Oswego, OR
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Michael R. Oregon City, OR

Subjects Taught

Music Performance, Music Theory, Saxophone

About Me

I am an active musician who is hired to play in a variety of settings such as : weddings, jazz bands, musicals, sax quartets, studio sessions, corporate events, cover bands, etc€. I currently lead and write music for my band that performs regularly in the greater Portland area. I appreciate most styles of music and am always listening. I am technology friendly and use Logic and Garageband to write my music.

*** Lesson Details ***
Are you trying to play lead chair in high school? Did you use to play years ago and now want to pick up the sax again? Are you getting ready for that big audition? Are you having trouble playing over jazz chord changes?

Even though each case above differs, there are basic saxophone fundamentals that apply to every situation. These fundamentals include: Tone, Time, Technique, Theory. We will focus on helping you play whatever it is you want to play while also developing the skills that allow you to be a complete saxophone player.

*** Travel Equipment ***
They need to have their own stand, metronome, tuner, and the assigned literature. They should have a binder to keep handouts I give them.

*** Specialties ***
Sax tone-
I pride myself on my sax tone and it is the main thing I stress for students. Your sound is the first thing anyone hears and judges. A good sax tone can make up for many flaws in your playing. I will provide students with exercises to set them on the path to having a professional sound.

Improvisation-
all styles: funk, bebop, latin, soul, smooth jazz, hip hop etc.... I stress the importance of appropriate phrasings and vocabulary that should be used to stay true to the style of music being played. Whether you want to jam at the local coffee shop with your guitar friend or go to a jazz jam session, I can help you on your way.

Patience/adaptability with students of all abilities and learning styles--
I have worked with adults and students of all skill levels. I will explain concepts as many times and as many ways as you need. I have worked with children with conditions such as ADHD and epilepsy. I will often use "out of the box" approaches to help a student understand an idea that might have stumped him/her in the past.

Peter Q. Portland, OR

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Beatbox, Classical Piano, Composition, Didgeridoo, Djembe, Drum, Ear Training, Flute, Guitar, Hand Drums, Logic Pro Software, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Spoken Word, Stage Performance

About Me

I'm a multi-instrumentalist from the Northwest with lots of love for teaching people to groove. I got my bachelors in music from Whitman College with an emphasis in Jazz Performance. I can teach anyone to rock, swing or get unreasonably funky. Lessons can be casual or serious and I'm down to tell you how to get to Carnegie Hall or onto the stage at the local jam.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to teach my students what they want to learn! I'm always game for setting up a fun path to being able to play your favorite songs as fast as possible. I don't scold or shame and having a blast is the name of my game. I can teach you to improvise, read music, become a strummer or virtuoso, it's all up to you.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in the basement studio, piano, guitars, amps, hand drums, a bass, woodwinds, FULL DRUM SET!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can travel with a sax, flute, guitar, electric bass, and a didgeridoo....

*** Specialties ***
I'm a jazz musician! But I listen to and perform all styles of music. I have written string quartets, been the front man for a funk band, and recorded every style of music under the sun. I can teach Bach and the Beatles and explain how/ and why they intersect and are similar musically.

Artem K. Lake Oswego, OR

Subjects Taught

Clarinet, Piano, Saxophone

About Me

I am professional clarinetist, saxophonist and pianist, originally I am from Eastern Europe (Ukraine), fluent in both the Russian and Ukrainian languages in addition to English. Since 2001 I have been studying music at several special music schools in Ukraine before I moved to the U.S. in 2013 and started my new music life as resident of this great country! I am a 12 time laureate of international competitions, I have performed many concerts in Ukraine and twice I participated in concert trips in Germany. Since March of 2013 I have had a few concerts at Portland Community College and other places. I was enlisted as a student at Portland State University and am currently working on my Bachelor’s in Music Performance. In Ukraine I taught music lessons to kids, and am continuing to do so in the U.S. In the U.S. I started my teaching career as a music-teacher volunteer at a local elementary school and have received great feedback from students and teachers, and in addition to this I currently teach private lessons and enjoy sharing my experience with students of all ages! I teach piano, clarinet, and saxophone.

Currently accepting students of all ages.

*** Lesson Details ***
As a teacher I offer a great deal of knowledge of basics clarinet, piano and saxophone techniques. I will teach how to play right, how to improve your finger technique, staccato and make your sound beautiful. I will help you with your hand position when you play the piano and how to get fun from the music.
I will teach you how to make organization of you practice at home and how to spend practice time that be get great results from this.
I can help you from your first steps in the music, and correct your mistakes if you are advanced player. And you can choose - you want to play music just for fun and your neighbors and friend or you want to be a professional. I'll help you anyway.
What i expect from you - desire to learn.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano - Casio WK6500 76 key keyboard.
Metronome
Tuner
Musical stand.

I expect my students to have own Saxophone and Clarinet.
If you have never played these instruments I can help you to find the best instrument for you with best price !
The student should have a notebook to record our lessons in.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Piano - Casio WK6500 76 key keyboard.
Metronome
Tuner
Musical stand.

*** Specialties ***
The French School of Clarinet and Saxophone technique.
Classical School of Piano performance.

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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 Portland 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 teaching style, ...

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