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Popular Saxophone Teachers Near San Francisco

Jeremy F.

San Francisco, CA
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Mack R.

Oakland, CA
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Erez L.

San Francisco, CA
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Jeremy F. San Francisco, CA

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, Clarinet, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Saxophone, Singing

About Me

Jeremy F. has studied with members of the San Francisco and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, and holds a Master’s degree in Solo Classical Performance from San Francisco State University. He has played with the Santa Cruz County Symphony, New Music Works, the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony, Coastal Repertory Theater, Symphony Parnassus, the UC Berkeley Summer Symphony, and has participated in numerous chamber music programs, most recently for the Santa Cruz Chamber Players Series. In August 2012, he premiered On the Wings of Love, a song cycle for tenor, clarinet, and piano by British composer Ian Vanbles. Jeremy took grand prize at the inaugural Wesley Farrand Day Piano Duo Competition in 2010, and was a finalist in last year's Solo Competition for the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle.

Jeremy currently resides in San Francisco and runs a private music studio. He is also an instructor for Skyline College, and maintains students throughout the Bay Area. He has taught music for several years, in both New York and California, having earned a music education degree from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam.

Originally from Long Island, Jeremy moved to California to experience a different way of life and to get away from the winter. In addition to the clarinet, he enjoys opera, weight lifting, Joss Whedon, Dr. Who, the culinary arts, and roller coasters.

*** Lesson Details ***
Members of my studio are always at the top of their game. With a mix of challenging material, effective practice techniques, and a great deal of fun, I push my students to help create their own musical paths. For beginners, I equally emphasize fundamental pedagogy, music theory, and artistry, in a variety of musical styles. They learn correct breath control, posture, and sound production to facilitate good habits to last a life time. After 6 months, my students have always improved 10-fold, exhibiting confidence on performing, self-evaluation, and independent musical discovery.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music room equipped with music stand, keyboard, instrument stands, metronome/tuner, computer for recording and listening, and other resources.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide my instrument and certain copies of exercises. Students should have their own instrument, music, pencil, music stand, etc. Metronome and tuner preferred. Voice students must have a keyboard or piano.

*** Specialties ***
Gordon method-sound before sight, learning to hear music and create a beautiful sound and using reading and theory skills to enhance musical growth.
Chamber Music-learning to play with accuracy and nuance and learn musical roles in various pieces of literature.
Regular Warm-up/Technique Practice- establishing routines for students to focus on development of their voices or instruments in addition to the performance based literature, may include tone exercises, scales/arpeggios/chords, dexterity exercises, breathing, etudes, etc. Includes lots of pedagogical knowledge so students can have very focused at-home practice
Recording- lessons and practice sessions can be valuable to a student for self-evaluation and getting the most out of lessons to really hear what a teacher is suggesting after the fact.
Duets and other ensemble playing in the lesson to give the student to relax and not feel under pressure.

Mack R. Oakland, CA

Subjects Taught

Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Flute, French Horn, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba

About Me

I have a BS in music education received at Lehman College, Bronx, NY. I am a professional musician/ composer/ arranger.I received my teaching credentials at SFSU and have been a General music teacher as well as a, band teacher. I have studied trumpet with Classical ( Wilmer Wise)and Jazz musician (Bill Hardman) and big band arranging with Frank Foster( saxophonist and arranger with Count Basie Band). At present I am retired and teaching privately.

I have been teaching music for over 50 years as well as being a professional musician/ composer and arranger. I not only know my fundamentals inside and out, but also I know many tricks of the trade. Over the years I have developed special teaching techniques that enable students to make sense out of music and progress rapidly on their instruments.I love playing music and aim at stirring that same kind of excitement abut music in my students.

To each lesson I bring a unique mix, encouraging the student to pursue excellence and also have fun. I am well qualified to teach: woodwinds( oboe, flute, clarinet, all saxophones) brass(french horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba), and piano.

*** Lesson Details ***
I make music interesting to learn. I encourage students to practice daily so they can improve. The more they improve the more fun they can have with music not only alone, but with others.

I am very patient with my students especially with beginners. I know that for them it is like learning a new language. Once they begin to increase their musical vocabulary, they will enjoy what they can do with music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Seating for parents, basement studio, piano, drum set

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students should provide their own instruments.

Erez L. San Francisco, CA

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Saxophone

About Me

Hi! I'm a full time saxophone and guitar teacher, 29 years old, and I've been teaching for over a decade. I have a BA in saxophone performance.

I've helped many of my students get accepted into county/state level honor bands and college music programs. One of my students was accepted into the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. At the same time, I love teaching beginners. Everyone is welcome! I'll gladly cater our lesson to any age and any skill level.

I usually teach at Union Music on Market street.

Vanessa S.

San Mateo, CA
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Heather R.

Clayton, CA
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Stephen C.

San Francisco, CA
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Vanessa S. San Mateo, CA

Subjects Taught

Clarinet, Saxophone

About Me

I'd love to have a few more students to build my studio in the Bay Area! I currently play Alto Saxophone with the San Francisco Wind Ensemble. I sing and conduct choir at church, and play clarinet with ensembles from time to time. I have my Bachelor in Music Education and I've taught at both the middle school and high school levels. I currently have saxophone, flute, and clarinet students and am looking for more!

I studied Saxophone at BYU with Dr. Ray Smith, who is a pupil of Eugene Rousseau, arguably the best classical saxophonist of our time. And I played in countless large and small ensembles there. I know I can be a great music teacher for you, focusing on the basics and making sure proper technique and musicality is always addressed. I strive to help each individual student with their needs. I will challenge you, but we ll be sure to move at your own pace. I feel my years of experience playing and teaching build a great foundation for me to be your best private music teacher. We'll focus on appropriate repertoire, technique, and work toward yearly recitals.

Why should I choose you as my saxophone teacher in San Mateo?

I have nearly 2 decades of experience playing saxophone. I graduated from BYU with my bachelors in music education and saxophone. I had my teaching credentials in UT as well. I have taught at both middle school and high school levels. I play at the professional level with the San Francisco Wind Ensemble.

Do you have references?

I can give you references when you contact me. I also had my teaching credentials in UT so I went through all of the clearance for that as well.

Heather R. Clayton, CA

Subjects Taught

Algebra, Alternative Medicine, American History, American Literature, Anatomy, Anatomy and Physiology, Anthropology, AP Biology, AP English, AP English Literature, AP U.S. History, AP World History, Arithmetic, Arrangement and Composition, Audition Prep, Basic Math, Bible Studies, Biology, Bowling, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Choir, Classical Voice, College Admissions, Composition, Creative Writing, Dance Fitness, Drivers Education, Earth Science, Ear Training, Economics, Elementary Math, English, English Literature, ESL, Essay Writing, European History, Film Studies, Fitness, Flexibility Training, GED Test Prep, Geography, Geometry, Grammar, Health Coaching, History, Humanities, Lacrosse, Language, Life Coaching, Life Science, Literature, Math, Meditation, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Music Performance, Music Theory, Nutrition, Oboe, Personal Training, Philosophy, Phonics, Physiology, Poetry, Pre Algebra, Pre Calculus, PSAT, Psychology, Public Speaking, Reading, Religious Studies, SAT, Saxophone, Science, Singing, Soccer, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology, Songwriting, Spanish, Speech, Spelling, Strength and Conditioning, Stretching, Study Skills, Swimming, Test Prep, Trigonometry, Typing, Vocabulary, Vocal Training, Water Polo, Weight Loss, WordPress, World History, Writing, Zoology, Zumba

About Me

Hello! My name is Heather. I absolutely love learning, education, music, sports, and hobbies of all kinds. All of the different services I offer reflect my own talents and hobbies as well as I what I have experience tutoring for in the past. I began tutoring back in high school and I absolutely love seeing people's faces light up when they finally understand something that they have been struggling with for a long while. When I see people going out of their way to attain more knowledge, even if that knowledge is simply a new hobby they want to try out, it warms my heart and I am both inspired and willing to do anything I can to help them get their hands on that learning experience they seek.

I studied both Biology and Music Performance at Chapman University and, though music is still a deep passion of mine, I am now focused on my biology aspirations and looking to go into animal sciences and become a veterinarian. I was able to maintain a wonderful set of grades due to my dedication, organizational skills, and hard work, not to mention my excitement and gratitude for waking up everyday and receiving the opportunity to learn something new.

As well as being well rounded in the academic world, I am also very athletic! I played soccer, water polo, lacrosse, basketball… you name it, I played it. I think sports are very important for team building and community, but also for just getting out, getting active, and having a great time.

That's a little about me, and of course I am an open book so ask me anything else you would like to know, but now I'd love to get to know you a little better! Tell me what you are looking for and I will be more than happy to help you achieve and succeed!

Stephen C. San Francisco, CA

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Blues Guitar, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Ear Training, Guitar, Music Theory, Saxophone, Songwriting, Trumpet

About Me

I teach all styles of guitar including classical, rock, blues, folk etc. I also teach woodwinds and brass to beginner students. I stress the importance of music theory, ear training and improvisation to all of my students. All ages and ability levels are welcome. Music is good for the mind, body and soul! I look forward to meeting you.

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