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Lucas H.

Ann Arbor, MI

I can teach all levels of saxophone and can work with students on classical and/or jazz music. Saxophone is my primary instrument and I have been playing for 13 years.

About Lucas

I am a graduate student at the University of Michigan and have experience teaching beginners-through high school level, as well as adults. Although my specialty is classical/concert saxophone, I have a lot of experience performing and teaching jazz as well. My teachers include Timothy McAllister and Eugene Rousseau, two of the most renowned saxophone teachers and performers in their field.
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Gary F. March 14, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
First lesson with Lucas- great start. Looking forward to more lessons.
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Lucas H.

Lucas H.

Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(1)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Benjamin M.

Ypsilanti, MI

I have played saxophone since I was in 5th grade. I have been in a variety of groups over the years; rock, funk, punk, jazz quartets and big-band jazz, and the experimental use of electronics. You will learn proper breath (dynamics) and embouchure control, tonguing techniques, standard and alternate fingerings, approaches to improvisation and assistance with a varied repertoire for performance. I own a 1967 Beuscher alto saxophone and an Elkhart C-tenor saxophone. My home studio has recording capability which I use to record lessons when they are needed for review. Ear training is a crucial part to music on any level, and I encourage playing by ear as an important element to improvisation and music appreciation. My lessons are fun, informative, and creative!

About Benjamin

Hello Future STUDENTS!

Last year I moved from NYC to Ypsilanti. I lived on the East Coast for over 10 years and learned a great deal in Networking, Performance and Teaching. I am now eager to build a new base of fresh Music Students. Since I was born and raised in Ann Arbor, I am happy to be back and ready to go!

Whether you want to pursue a Musical Career or simply learn how to Play your Favorite Tunes for friends and family, I am here as your Teacher and Guide. I teach at my own home, commute to yours or through the use of Skype. Your choice.

As a Father of four, I have had the joy
in teaching my children Guitar, Saxophone, Songwriting, Composition and Keyboard. As a parent I have found that Patience and Encouragement is sometimes the best form of support. It has been proven that learning Music helps develop intuition, self-awareness, and social skills as well as improve in other subjects not directly related to the arts such as Mathematics and Science.

One of the most important aspects of playing Music is being able to Play by Ear. This has been a priceless gift that I have developed throughout my life and I encourage all musicians, young and old, to do the same. The use of simple Rhythmic Dictation and Ear Training exercises can do wonders for "picking out" Beats and Harmonies no matter what Genre we are interested in.

I attended music courses at The Boston School of Contemporary Music, Thomas Jefferson College (MI), and have a BA double majoring in Music Composition and English at Columbia College Chicago.

Besides touring internationally as a Guitarist and Saxophonist, I am a Songwriter. THIRD BORDER's "Sun of Water; Sea of Light" was selected to be nominated for the Grammy's as The Best Alternative Album of the Year in 2006. On this record, I played Guitar, Saxophone, sang Lead Vocal and wrote all Songs. So, if you are a songwriter, we can polish up your approach!

If you would like to learn how to compose a Solo, a Duet or Ensemble, I can get you started in a low-stress, one-step-at-a-time procedure. As a Composer, I have done Sound Design for Film, Dance, Spoken Word and Multi-media Performance - most notably with renowned poet Anne Carson and former members of The Merce Cunningham Dance Co. I am Composer and Conductor for New York City's first full-on Saxophone Orchestra; a 13-member ensemble.

I hope to talk to you soon!
Benjamin

*** Lesson Details ***
My teaching style is relaxed with a forte on Patience and Encouragement. Though I have specific expectations on what needs to be learned, I gear each lesson towards the student's wishes and their personal direction in Creativity. Although Ear Training and Rhythmic Dictation sound academic, they are very useful in understanding music. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, I can guide you wherever you are headed!

For Guitar (acoustic or electric), you will learn the fundamentals of Music Theory, Chord Structure, varied Strumming and Picking Techniques, and Scale Positions to travel from one part of the neck to the other. Any song you wish to learn, I can teach!

For Saxophone, you will learn proper Embouchure technique, Notation, Music Theory, and Scale Patterns for improvisation. Whether you are interested in a Classical, Blues, Funk or Jazz approach, I can help you find your own sound that is both personal and professional.

I teach 2nd year Piano and Drums/Percussion directing you into Intermediate level.

For those leaning toward the experimental genres, I am well-versed in the use of Electronics. Much can be accomplished with my lessons on Sound-Scape Improvisation either as 1 on 1 or Group Workshops.

*** Studio Equipment ***
At Home Studio: music stands, metronome, guitar amps, electric and acoustic guitars, guitar tablature, staff music paper, a scanner for weekly homework. I can also record and send MP3s of our lessons to review at home if you wish.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students will need their own instrument, a mutually chosen music book to learn from, a metronome, and hopefully easy access to a keyboard (very helpful!)

*** Specialties ***
I am fluent in Rock genres, Blues, Beginning Jazz, Beginning Classical technique, Prepared Guitar, Electronics/Sound Art.
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Grace Z. April 25, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
Ben is such a great teacher for Saxophone. Professional, be patient and nice. He will notice and correct details of kid's breath, mouth, shape of body and even the finger type. My son is so happy to learn with him. And get repaid improvement even he is zero experience to start. Now my son is loving saxophone. And I am so happy we can have Ben as his teacher.
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Alan D. January 5, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Ben is a wonderful teacher. Ben is patient while I learn new techniques. I learn new techniques every session which is important to me to keep on learning and keep on improving. Ben and I play together in review of what I have learned which is fun and it teaches me about music timing, rhythm and more. I have brought some songs to Ben and we review and play. I feel thus far I have made great strides as a guitarist and hope to make more.
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David M. August 14, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Ben is an excellent teacher who is willing to adapt to the specific needs and interests of the student. I have been very happy so far and look forward to continue working with him.
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Benjamin M.

Ypsilanti, MI 48197
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Chris M.

Ypsilanti, MI

About Chris

Hello, my name is Chris! I am an experienced professional performing musician & teacher, classically trained (Master of Music) in many different styles of music. I have openings available for quality private lessons on saxophone, clarinet, flute, bassoon, and oboe. I also teach singers, general musicianship, and music theory.

I've been teaching private music lessons continuously for five years. Some of my students have been recognized as the best young musicians in the state of Texas. I just recently relocated to Michigan where I have already discovered many talented young minds eager to le
arn about music!
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Chris M.

Chris M.

Ypsilanti, MI 48197
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Claire N.

Ann Arbor, MI

About Claire

I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Music from Northwestern University in Clarinet Performance. I am currently working on my Master's degree at the University of Michigan in Clarinet Performance and Chamber Music.

I have extensive teaching experience on the clarinet and saxophone including work in the public school systems, camps, and private lessons. I absolutely love teaching, and I am happy to work with students of all ages and levels!

I also have extensive playing experience on both instruments, including in professional orchestra settings, jazz bands, chamber music groups, solo performan
ces and pit orchestras. Whether you're interested in classical, jazz, pop or even klezmer, I can help you to achieve your goals and have fun!
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Claire N.

Claire N.

Ann Arbor, MI 48103
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Charles K.

Ann Arbor, MI

I've been teaching saxophone for about 7 years and love the instrument! Went to school to study it, so it's definitely a part of who I am. Things to expect in lessons includes, review of basic fundamental skills, technical work, intonation work, classical saxophone repertoire study, jazz study, aural skills studies, overtone training, connecting the instrument to life. Also, FUN! I am here to help you learn in addition to having a fun and enjoyable time!

About Charles

I received my bachelor of music in saxophone performance at the University of Michigan under Professor Donald Sinta. I have been playing saxophone since 5th grade, and have been teaching students since I was 16. In addition, I'm a certified personal trainer and some other fun things about me includes my love of coffee as well as my love of health! I have been a vegetarian all my life and have never purposely eaten animal flesh. There have been those accidental moments, however!
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Charles K.

Charles K.

Ann Arbor, MI 48103
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$30 / 30-min

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