Saxophone Lessons in Altadena, CA

Taking In-studio or in-home private lessons with a local teacher is the best way for beginners to get better at saxophone fast. Book now.

“Today is my opportunity to practice saxophone.”

Popular Saxophone Teachers in Altadena, CA

Or other areas around you:
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Eric C.

14 Reviews
Monrovia, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, English
  • BM Saxophone Performance (Partial) from Azusa Pacific University
  • Teaching since 2009
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Eric C.

14 Reviews
Book Now
Private Saxophone Teacher

I figure out exactly where you are in your technique and knowledge of music and of the instrument. Then, I start teaching from there! For me, the goal of lessons should be the goal of the student, and I do my best to honor that while pushing my students to surpass those goals.

My ultimate aim, is to provide you with an approach to practicing and performing music, that keeps you wanting to go back to do more.

In my career, I primarily play the tenor and baritone saxophones, but I mostly teach alto, and play soprano sometimes. Additionally, I also play the clarinet, bass clarinet, flute and piccolo. With this experience, I help out a lot of my more advanced saxophone students with doubling on these instruments, so they can be prepared for college and the professional world.

I encourage my advanced Jr. High and High School students to audition for various honor groups throughout California and the country such as SCSBOA, CBDA, JBOA, etc. With my background in these groups, I ...

About Eric

Hi there! I'm Eric Croissant, an energetic Multi-Instrumentalist, Music Educator, Composer, Recording Artist, and Producer from Southern California. I've been playing music for almost my whole life, and it's the greatest joy. Over the years, I learned to play the Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, a

Recent Reviews
Faisal
My son was very happy with the lesson and his self-esteem jumped upwards 100% Thank you, Eric!
Jeff P.
Eric shows concern for helping you work on where you want to go in my music journey
Zac M.
Eric is an excellent teacher. He is very knowledgeable and very thorough when he is teaching his students. He is very talented and player numerous instruments. I would recommend him to anyone for lessons.
Sandi Crawford
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Alex S.

3 Reviews
Northridge, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks
  • B.M. with an emphasis in music composition from California State University, Long Beach
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Alex S.

3 Reviews
Book Now
Private Saxophone Teacher

What are three things you enjoy about your playing and what are three things you wish were improved? I ask this question of each student so we can customize YOUR lessons and practice sessions. I love to see my students grow and learn what fuels their passion for music and we will develop exercises and songs that fit your interests. With ten years of teaching experience and multiple students in honor groups, I stand by studio's results!

About Alex

I attended the music program at California State University, Long Beach (Go Beach!), where I completed a bachelors of music in 2007. This time was spent immersed in saxophone performance, jazz studies, music theory, and music education. I have been active in music education for a decade, maintaining

Recent Reviews
Jun
Our son Charles started taking lessons with Alex Sadnik when he was in 6th grade, and he is now going to be a senior in high school. It was in -home until the pandemic last year. After changing to him, Charles made tremendous progress quickly. Alex is a terrific teacher. He has patience , and is encouraging. He would often spend part of the lesson playing together with him, which was helpful. He would also allow Charles to choose some of the music he was interested in learning.
We would highly recommend Alex to anyone who wants to learn Saxophone or flute . You won’t be disappointed!!
Naomi
Thank you Alex for being such a great teacher, musician and mentor. My son has enjoyed playing and learning saxophone under your guidance for the past five years.
We are happy that the transition from in person to online lessons has been seamless. We find it helpful that you review his prerecorded music/practice clips ahead of time so that lessons are spent giving feedback on what is most important. We appreciate the extra effort and thought you put into planning each lesson as well as your customized worksheets. We value your professionalism, commitment, positivity and encouragement in his musical journey.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Jacob S.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BA Music from Concordia College
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Jacob S.

25 Reviews
Book Now
Private Saxophone Teacher

Knowledge and experience in alto saxophone.

About Jacob

Scroll down and check out my video introduction! I have my B.A. in music, currently pursuing Master of Arts in Music Composition, and I have been teaching lessons for 15 years. I am a professional Singer, Composer and Piano/Voice Teacher. I have coached students to the Voice and taught completely

Recent Reviews
Alexandra
Everything went well until we decided to do in home classes. After we paId him upfront he canceled a couple of time then he rescheduled a virtual class where he never showed up, we texted him and 20 minutes later he sent a text letting us know he was too busy And couldn’t continue teaching my daughter. We asked for the refund which we haven’t received yet. He is a good teacher just very unprofessional. we didn’t lose that much money but he hurt my daughter since she looking forward to learn from him. I wouldn’t recommend him.
Nickson Severe
Great instructor.
Jonathan W.
Jacob does a really good job teaching saxophone lessons. He is very good with young kids.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Dave S.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 1976
  • Teaches students 4 and up
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Dave S.

5 Reviews
Book Now
Private Saxophone Teacher

Sound is the key. Developing and nurturing a solid sound opens up all other aspects of music. Once we have a solid sound we can depend on everything we play is more effective.
I teach basic musicianship along with advanced sound production techniques.
Spontaneous creation and composition. I can help you freely improvise in any situation and become a functionary player as well as a soloist.

About Dave

I have been playing the saxophone fro 45 years. I think its all about the sound, the tone. I played with the Microscopic Septet and William Parker's Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra.

Recent Reviews
Andrea
Dave is a very good teacher. I learned a lot from him about sound and improvisation. The lessons are always a lot of fun and inspiration.
Can
Very good teacher, makes classes and learning really fun.
Tali
Dave is a great teacher and I would recommend him to anyone who asks :)
He's flexible (in both scheduling and teaching) and adapts to whatever the student needs or wants.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Gwendolyn B.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $36
  • Speaks italian
  • Saxophone and Jazz Studies from University of Washington School of Music
  • Teaches students 1 and up
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Gwendolyn B.

4 Reviews
Book Now
Private Saxophone Teacher

As a private instructor, I genuinely encourage efficient practice, solid technique and good tone quality, as well as an appreciation for music. I also incorporate the study of music theory and the study of music fundamentals in my lessons. I have experience teaching the genres of classical, jazz, modern, folk, and pop music and hope to extend the joy of learning music to my students as well as help them grow and gain confidence in order to bring on-going fulfillment to their musical experience.

About Gwendolyn

I currently teach private lessons in saxophone, flute, and piano and have experience working with individuals as well as small groups. In 2007, I received a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from the University of Washington where I studied jazz and classical saxophone. For the past 15 years,

Recent Reviews
Ramesh Ramaiah
Gwen was understood that this is my first lesson and gave me full support and she was excellent. I am happy that I found a good teacher.
Ardeshir J.
Gwen was a wonderful instructor. She was so knowledgable about both music theory and saxophone skills. I would totally recommend her.
Carl S.
Very friendly and extremely helpful I’m really looking forward to my next lesson. I love how she jumped right in and got me playing.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Justin H.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Justin H.

5 Reviews
Book Now
Private Saxophone Teacher

The saxophone is an amazing instrument! The saxophone is unique because it blends the sound of a brass instrument with the use of woodwind keys. I am so excited to teach you more about the saxophone. I am an interactive teacher who can assist you in many ways in regards to learning how to play the saxophone including; correct posture, new breathing techniques, correct fingerings, alternative fingerings, improved sight-reading skills, greater music theory knowledge, and performance skills. I recommend using the Essential Elements for Band book series. Once we connect and I can find out more about your playing level we can find the perfect book for your. I can't wait to work with you :)

About Justin

As a highly skilled musician and teacher with proven experience in building music programs, teaching all levels of skill, expressing a high level of artistry, and developing professional relationships; I believe you will thoroughly enjoy working with me. I have been a life long musician, starting w

Recent Reviews
Ramon L.
He is almost perfect however needs to be assertive and more frank.
Ramon L.
The bassoon is intimidating but not the teacher.
Ramon L.

Looking for an online Saxophone teacher in Altadena, CA?

A Better Way to Learn

Expert Teachers

Top rated instructors guide you in every step of your journey

Personalized Lessons

Your style, your pace. Customized lessons designed for you

100% Guaranteed

Try a lesson. If you're not satisfied we'll refund your unused balance

Connect Locally or Online

Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing saxophone teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

Online Lessons

Is your dream saxophone teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Saxophone Lessons in Altadena, CA

The average cost of 60-minute saxophone lessons in Altadena is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $49 and $130 per hour.
30 min
$43 average
45 min
$57 average
60 min
$72 average

How It Works

Here's why 2 million people a month use TakeLessons

Match

Find your perfect saxophone teacher in under 3 minutes. Need help finding the right teacher? Call our friendly student counselors at 877-231-8505877-231-8505.

Meet

Your instructor will motivate, support, and inspire you. Meet up with your teacher in person or connect with them online anywhere around the world!

Master

Each saxophone lesson is customized to help you grow. Learn faster and easier than ever with personal attention from an expert instructor.

Educating the World

310
Lifelong learning subjects offered
6,483
Amazing, inspiring, supportive teachers
2,045,044
People that use our platform each month
3,004,877
Lessons given around the world

Why TakeLessons?

  • Easy and Hassle-Free
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • Background Checked Teachers
  • Over 3 Million Lessons Given

Hear From TakeLessons Saxophone Students

Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

Profile_178772_pi_20190527_135816
"Had good experience."
Fredrick
Took Saxophone lessons from Lonze R.
Profile_97336_pi_IMG_0244
"It was an honor and a pleasure working with Gwen. Due to personal circumstances, I had to stop working with her, but I highly recommend her as an instructor. She's very knowledgeable, accommodating, and made me feel comfortable. You'll find yourself in good hands with her."
Alexis
Took Saxophone lessons from Gwendolyn B.
Profile_240145_pi_7df55a9f827380980f80951704608a34eca5c104
"Kevin has a passion for music and a relaxed, engaging attitude that makes it easy for him to connect with students of all ages and levels of ability. His enthusiasm is infectious! You will love working with him."
Beverly
Took Saxophone lessons from Kevin D.
Profile_349714_2mbh5jkrbl6fwkk7zkss
"I was hesitate about finding an online teacher (a first for us) but we struck gold. Matt has been fantastic from the beginning. He communicates well and is accommodating to schedule changes. More importantly, my son really likes the way he teaches. He has a great ability to connect with his students. I would highly recommend Matt."
Peter
Took Saxophone lessons from Matt L.
Profile_60512_pi_header-with-layers
"First lesson. Lots to learn!"
Bob
Took Saxophone lessons from Seth D.
Profile_348082_9bf4wlznx625sx3sc7kh
"Best ever! Exactly what we are looking for in a teacher. Great skills and he knows how to make it fun!"
Jasmine
Took Saxophone lessons from Michael R.
378776_q7b4yzdgtyksptdjdd76
"Very patient and knowledgeable."
Teddy
Took Saxophone lessons from Kevin D.
Profile_238736_pi_15c7762036cf359742f6e0557b519d1ba7920bfe
"My 11-year-old daughter had her first lesson and said “He’s a great teacher. He’s really patient!” It’s amazing how much progress she’s made just with her first lesson. We’re looking forward to more lessons with Mike!"
Winnie
Took Saxophone lessons from Mike P.
Profile_240145_pi_7df55a9f827380980f80951704608a34eca5c104
"Kevin is patient and enthusiastic about his music. He has an easygoing demeanor that is calming and allows him to connect with people wherever their comfort zone is."
Anthony
Took Saxophone lessons from Kevin D.
Profile_84613_pi_image
"Came away from my first class feeling challenged and enthusiastic. That's just what I was hoping for. Thank you, Mr. Paul."
Richard
Took Saxophone lessons from Paul W.
View More
View Less

Popular Saxophone Articles from our Blog

Choosing a Neck Strap | How to Play Saxophone Tips

Learning how to play saxophone starts with the right equipment--namely, a quality neck strap! Read on for some helpful advice from Brookings, SD teacher Carl S...    The saxophone is a unique instrument for many reasons. One example is that the saxophone is the only band instrument that uses a neck strap. Unfortunately, the neck strap is often the most overlooked aspect of playing the instrument. One of the first things that I stress to a new student is the importance of the neck str …

By Suzy S.

Is Saxophone Hard to Learn? Read This Before Taking Lessons.

“Is saxophone hard to learn?” Not exactly. The saxophone, like many instruments, is not difficult to begin playing. It can however, be challenging to master Many people say that it’s easy to make a sound on the saxophone, but harder to make a good sound (at least, at first). But if you’re considering getting started with saxophone lessons - don’t be discouraged! Any self-disciplined student can progress in their saxophone skills by taking the right steps as a beginner. Keep read …

By Jessica Dais