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Saxophone was the first instrument, aside from Piano, that I started to play. I started in 4th grade with this instrument until my middle school teacher in 6th grade asked me to switch to French horn. I continued to perform on Saxophone in our school's Jazz ensemble.
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 ...
Mercedes was born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut. She began playing alto saxophone at the age of nine, under jazz master Dr. Jackie McLean. She was originally classically trained and played in orchestras and big bands but began attending classes at the Artist Collective, which was developed by McLean himself. She continued to play throughout college, attending the University of Hartford's Hartt school of Music in the jazz program at the Jackie McLean Institute. She earned her B.A. from the university in 2005. Mercedes then went on to attend the California Institute of the Arts Herb Albert school of Music, studying under Paul Novaros and Vinny Golia, earning her Master's Degree in 2008. Her primary style is bebop, however she also has a strong history in big band, swing, ...
Hey future student! *** Travel Equipment *** I provide books, sheet music, audio recordings, drum machines, and stands. I ask my students to provide an interest to learn, grow, and HAVE FUN! *** Specialties *** I teach general musicianship skills in all genres, with specialization in saxophone, audio engineering, and music production. Within instrumental lessons, I teach jazz saxophone. Improvisatory skills, ear training, phrasing, concepts of jazz styles, fundamental theory, and helping the student find their own voice are all a part of my teaching process. I use interactive materials like Play-A-Longs and professional recordings and employ first-hand demonstration of concepts, all of which are vital for the beginning to advanced jazz musician to learn to their fullest ...
I have been playing the tenor saxophone for several years, and I can start off any beginner with the fundamentals necessary to start their musical journey.
*** Travel Equipment *** I can provide the following for bass: music stand amplifier cord bass tuner I the student to have a bass, amplifier, cord and tuner. Without these things, they will not be able to play outside of lessons. *** Specialties *** I have played just about every genre ranging from Soul, Funk, Jazz, Reggae, Rock, Poo, Country, and anything else under the sun. I have plenty of experience with studio work, gigging, and reading music. If you're looking to become a proficient bass player that can fit any musical situation, look no further!
I teach all ranges and ages of students, to develop technique, sound, proper hand position, articulation, and musicality. It is my goal to help every student to ultimately find their own voice with their instrument.
Hailed as having, a gorgeous sound 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's 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 ...
**All lessons are tailored specifically to the student’s needs. The following are general outlines and may change based on the strengths and weaknesses and/or skill level of the student.**
Tenor and/or Alto Saxophone lessons for beginning, intermediate, and advanced players.
For Beginning Students: Students will learn to produce tones on the saxophone, read musical notation, and play simple melodies. Students will be introduced to basic music theory topics and establish healthy playing habits and technique.
For Intermediate Students: Emphasis will be placed on improving tone production and technical ability while being introduced to improvisational concepts through building a vocabulary of scales and chords.
For the Advanced Player: Focus is directed to technical ability, tone production, ear training, and improvisation.
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, ...
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
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