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Popular Saxophone Teachers Near San Diego

Colin F.

Del Mar, CA
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Dr. Ariana W.

San Diego, CA
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Sean H.

San Diego, CA
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Colin F. Del Mar, CA

All ages and abilities are welcome in my teaching studio!

About Colin

I am a recent alumni of Sonoma State University, where I earned both a Bachelors of Arts in Jazz Saxophone Studies, as well as a Bachelors of Arts in Environmental Studies. I have seven years experience studying classical piano, as well as eleven years experience playing saxophone. I teach lessons to students of all ages, and love to convey my passion for music to others! I believe in the importance of all aspects of musicianship, including theory, performance, technique, ear training, history, and listening practice. To be a great musician, one must learn from the greats, and studying them is absolutely crucial to artistic growth! Noted individuals I have performed with include Dr. Jason Robinson, Gilbert Castellanos, Joshua White, Charles Mcpherson, Daniel Jackson, Ryder Davidson,

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Hyesoo K. April 5, 2014
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I recommend Colin

Colin has been very punctual and prepared for every lessons.
Colin suggests helpful practice methods and gives listening assignments as well, so it helped me a lot to improve my understanding in jazz in general.

I accomplished so much as I followed his lessons and enjoy playing saxophone even more.
Dr. Ariana W. San Diego, CA

About Dr. Ariana

From Seattle to the Baltimore/Washington DC area, and now San Diego, Ariana has been teaching woodwinds to a wide variety of ages and ability levels. Ariana holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of California, San Diego and both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Performance from the Peabody Institute of the John’s Hopkins University. She began her musical career on alto saxophone in her elementary school beginning band, and quickly added flute and clarinet to her practice. As a performer she is experienced in classical, jazz, and theater, appearing at numerous venues and festivals around the US and in Europe. Along with performing, Ariana is truly passionate about teaching and sharing music. The encouraging, nurturing technique of her former teachers strongly ...

Sean H. San Diego, CA

I have been an avid saxophone player since I was in middle school. I have much experience leading saxophone sections and jazz bands, as well as coaching private students.

It is my philosophy that learning and playing an instrument should be an enjoyable experience, and it is my goal to spark a love of music in all my students. I will have you playing in no time, and will also teach you the theory behind music that is so essential for any musician to understand.

About Sean

Hello! My name is Sean H and I am very passionate about music, and about helping my students accomplish their musical goals. I have been teaching for a little over a year and also have experience as a section leader and band leader. I have received several musical awards, including the prestigious Louis Armstrong Jazz Award, and I am currently studying music education at San Diego State University. As a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and bandleader, I have experience in many different aspects of music that I pass along to my students. I give lessons on bass guitar, saxophone, and clarinet. In addition to this, I offer songwriting and theory lessons.

Adrián T.

San Diego, CA
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Robert D.

San Diego, CA
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Ian T.

San Diego, CA
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Adrián T. San Diego, CA

"“You can play a shoestring if you're sincere." - John W. Coltrane

About Adrián

Adrián : Born on October 17, 1975, and raised in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México, Adrian Terrazas-G. grew up surrounded by the traditional music of Central America from Danzón, Boleros and Rumba, to Son and Mambo. Adrián began developing his musical ability starting at the age of eleven. He was inclined to play the tenor saxophone and the flute with an understanding of classical music and a distinct attraction to jazz, and five years later chose to take on the clarinet. His grandmother, a "Danzón Nut" according to Adrián, urged her grandson in that direction, but the young player was adamant towards a newfound paragon for himself: John W. Coltrane. 2001 was a year that would have a profound impact on Adrián’s music. While pursuing Sociology and Music Studies at The University of Texas, El

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Jorge S. January 26, 2015
Arrangement and Composition · Online
Recomiendo ampliamente a Adrián como una excelente opción para tomar clases de manera particular tanto de manera presencial como a distancia. Si algo puedo resaltar de mi experiencia como alumno suyo es la de aprender con precisión y de manera dinámica todo lo que en el salón de clases no alcanza uno a comprender. Y como alumno que requiere a un maestro tan preparado como paciente, debo decir que Adrián es un excelente músico, notable maestro, y todavía mejor persona.
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Daniel W. January 18, 2015
Music Theory · In home
One of the best instructors I've had to this date. Really easy to understand when it comes to exchanging concepts. Also great at explaining harmony to guitar players. If you're looking to get deep into harmonic concepts, this is the guy to learn from!
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Sivan H. December 16, 2014
Saxophone · Online
Adrian is an absolutely amazing teacher, what we accomplished in just a few hours was more than I've learned with other instructors in years of studying. On top of being as studied as they come in my opinion, Adrian was so personable it was easy to communicate right off the bat. If you are looking for a music teacher, who will show you the proper way to do things musically and is as hip as they come, Adrian is your guy!
Robert D. San Diego, CA

This is my Primary instrument. I have been a private instructor for saxophone since 2009. My goal is to give the player, no matter what level, the ability to be a well rounded musician and proficient technically and sonically. I have a BM, Jazz Performance on this Instrument from the Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program at UNC-Greensboro.

About Robert

Robert D. Tenor Saxophonist from Columbus, OH, started playing jazz at age 12. Since then, he has played in a multitude of events promoting jazz throughout the United States as well as in Europe. He has gotten the opportunity to share the stage with, but not limited to, Gilbert Castellanos, John Ellis, Marcus Roberts, Lee Konitz, Wessel “Warmdaddy” Anderson, Jason Marsalis, Donny McCaslin, Peter Bernstein, Jim Rupp, Bobby Floyd, Byron Stripling, Gene Walker, and other prominent musicians. Aside from being a performer, he is also is an accomplished writer/arranger. He has composed/arranged for both small groups, such as the Spartan Jazz Collective, as well as large ensembles, arranging works Jazz Ensemble I at UNC-Greensboro, where he completed his Undergraduate Degree, and Guest ...

Ian T. San Diego, CA

I encourage all my students to enjoy exploring the sound of the saxophone and to find their voice on the instrument. Lessons include everything from reading and basic stylistic concepts, to improvisation, playing along with recordings of your favorite players, and transcription. I am a graduate of the University of North Texas Jazz Studies program and have over 15 years of teaching experience.

About Ian

I encourage all my students to enjoy exploring the sound of the saxophone and to find their voice on the instrument. Lessons include everything from reading and basic stylistic concepts, to improvisation, playing along with recordings of your favorite players, and transcription. I am a graduate of the University of North Texas Jazz Studies program and have over 15 years of teaching experience. In the past I’ve had the opportunity to study with many inspiring saxophonists and musicians and I enjoy passing on the tradition to new students!

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Dennis F. January 19, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
Skilled in both jazz and classical saxophone, Ian has been a great source of information and encouragement for the whole eight years I've been playing sax. He is very aware of the differences between members of the saxophone family and has helped me feel comfortable switching between alto and tenor. His ability to analyze and critique what I used to consider minor details in my tone/embouchure/etc. has made a significant impact on how I practice. I've even been able to pick up some quick basics on clarinet while my horns were in the repair shop.

Ian also performs quite a bit around town. I don't often get a chance to see him play (outside of lessons. of course), but whenever I do, I have a great time seeing him apply the same skills that he teaches me.

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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 San Diego 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 ...

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