Saxophone Lessons in Benicia, CA

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Popular Saxophone Teachers in Benicia, CA

Dan F.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Jazz Performance from William Paterson University
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Dan F.

6 Reviews
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Private Saxophone Teacher

I have been teaching privately and in colleges/schools for over 15 years. For all levels, I will help you develop excellent technique on the saxophone and build a strong foundation in music theory. For advanced/intermediate students, I also teach jazz improvisation, if you’re interested! Please bring in the music and songs you want to work on. I believe lessons should be fun and interesting while you learn great stuff, too!

About Dan

Hi, I’m a professional tenor and soprano saxophonist. I graduated from William Paterson University with a Bachelors in Jazz Performance. I also have an MA in Jazz History and Research from Rutgers University. I enjoy helping students to develop improved technique, sight reading, and musicality.

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Pete C.
Dan is really a great teacher.. firstly, he’s personable, friendly and creates rapport with the student, By asking your interests he makes the lessons about YOU by accommodating those interests and the WAY you want to learn.

I’m an adult and have no interest in traditional approaches to learning an instrument; I’ve been there, done that and found it not only terribly uninspiring (twinkle little star anyone?) but In every way overly difficult by trying to mix too many skills together at the same time. Before you even have a relationship with and “feel for” your instrument and have the technical skills to play it even half way decently, you’re trying to understand how long to hold a dotted eighth note! This is the reason a lot of people quit playing before they even get started…

Dan knew exactly what I was talking about, met me there and then proceeded to get me to do more in one lesson than I probably would have done in a week on my own, and in the way I want to learn!! He knows how to meet you where you are, find your self prescribed limits and then push you through them! He’s truly skilled in all the ways a teacher needs to be effective with a student!
Johnny
Great lesson, finds your weaknesses and then givesYou exercises so you can work on improving them.
Jamal
I've been receiving instruction from Dan for almost a month, and I'm very impressed with my progression. Dan is a very patient, friendly and knowledgeable teacher who cares about my progress and success as a musician. I’ve seen improvement in my embouchure, increased my sight reading speed, and my intonation. I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in improving their ability to play the saxophone.
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Benjamin M.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, French, Spanish
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Benjamin M.

33 Reviews
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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! 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, at the Student's home or through the use of Skype. I am originally from Ann Arbor. I spent

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Bryan P.
Excellent instructor and a way cool guy. My first lesson was really informative, with so many helpful tips and techniques. Ben is a friendly, patient teacher, and I am looking forward to my next lesson!
Charlie and Cindy
We had our first saxophone lesson with Benjamin today and it was excellent! He is clearly a master that can assess a student’s skill level and adapt the lesson to suit their needs. He is just what we needed :)
Bryan K.
30 lessons for my high school son with Ben. Excellent teacher. Always on time. Very professional. Baritone Sax. Highly recomend. Will be getting more lessons with Ben.
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David B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BM Saxophone Performance from San Jose State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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David B.

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Hi! I'm David and I have a Bachelor's Degree in Saxophone Performance from San Jose State University and am currently working on my Masters in Saxophone Performance. Saxophone has been my passion from a young age and I have thoroughly enjoyed my journey of learning, performing, and paying it forward to others. My hope in each lesson is to keep the learning process fun! I believe we can work up our technical proficiency, musical understanding, and artistic decision making while keeping music fun, because at the end of the day making music should spark joy and emotion. I look forward to meeting with you and helping you achieve whatever goals you have for yourself and your instrument!

About David

Hi! I'm David and I have a Bachelor's Degree in Saxophone Performance from San Jose State University and am currently working on my Masters in Saxophone Performance. Saxophone has been my passion from a young age and I have thoroughly enjoyed my journey of learning, performing, and paying it forwar

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Dan F.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Jazz Performance from William Paterson University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching Locations:
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Dan F.

6 Reviews
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Online Saxophone Teacher

I have been teaching privately and in colleges/schools for over 15 years. For all levels, I will help you develop excellent technique on the saxophone and build a strong foundation in music theory. For advanced/intermediate students, I also teach jazz improvisation, if you’re interested! Please bring in the music and songs you want to work on. I believe lessons should be fun and interesting while you learn great stuff, too!

About Dan

Hi, I’m a professional tenor and soprano saxophonist. I graduated from William Paterson University with a Bachelors in Jazz Performance. I also have an MA in Jazz History and Research from Rutgers University. I enjoy helping students to develop improved technique, sight reading, and musicality.

Recent Reviews
Pete C.
Dan is really a great teacher.. firstly, he’s personable, friendly and creates rapport with the student, By asking your interests he makes the lessons about YOU by accommodating those interests and the WAY you want to learn.

I’m an adult and have no interest in traditional approaches to learning an instrument; I’ve been there, done that and found it not only terribly uninspiring (twinkle little star anyone?) but In every way overly difficult by trying to mix too many skills together at the same time. Before you even have a relationship with and “feel for” your instrument and have the technical skills to play it even half way decently, you’re trying to understand how long to hold a dotted eighth note! This is the reason a lot of people quit playing before they even get started…

Dan knew exactly what I was talking about, met me there and then proceeded to get me to do more in one lesson than I probably would have done in a week on my own, and in the way I want to learn!! He knows how to meet you where you are, find your self prescribed limits and then push you through them! He’s truly skilled in all the ways a teacher needs to be effective with a student!
Johnny
Great lesson, finds your weaknesses and then givesYou exercises so you can work on improving them.
Jamal
I've been receiving instruction from Dan for almost a month, and I'm very impressed with my progression. Dan is a very patient, friendly and knowledgeable teacher who cares about my progress and success as a musician. I’ve seen improvement in my embouchure, increased my sight reading speed, and my intonation. I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in improving their ability to play the saxophone.
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Eric P.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Awarded Winner Large Jazz Ensemble from Downbeat Magazine
  • Teaching since 2002
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Eric P.

16 Reviews
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Online Saxophone Teacher

I am an experienced music teacher of 15 years, specializing in beginner, intermediate, and advanced saxophone players. My other specialty is working with intermediate and advanced jazz improv students of all instruments. All ages are welcome. I will customize the lessons and program to the needs and goals of each student. Whether you are an award winning jazz soloist or someone just starting out on the sax, I can take you to the next step and we can have a great time doing it! Let's get started!

About Eric

After more than a decade of performing and teaching in Los Angeles, Eric now calls Seattle home. Since graduating from the University of Southern California with a degree in Music, Eric has pursued professional jazz and music education with equal passion. In addition to a robust private studi

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Caleb G.
Eric is a great teacher! My son has gained so much confidence since he started working with Eric. He is excited about it again, like he was at the beginning, and I couldn't be happier with our choice!
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First lesson and very easy to work with during the online session.
Great first experience.
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Eric B.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Bachelor of Music: Music Education from University of Indianapolis
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Eric B.

4 Reviews
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Online Saxophone Teacher

Experienced saxophone teacher/performer of 15 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of fundmental physical and musical skills. I specialize in classiclal and jazz typically use Rubank and Aebersold books, and also have the following tools available to use during lessons: tuner, metronome.

About Eric

I am a former college professor, current high school band director, performer and composer. If you need help preparing for a concert, solo/ensemble contest, audition, or your next playing test I can help you! I am comfortable helping you with concert band, marching band, pep band, jazz band and

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Brian
Eric B. was the music instructor for both my children at the middle and high school they attended. Additionally, I taught with Eric for seven years.

My children received excellent music instruction in both trombone and flute. I was pleased with the rigor of the practice that was expected from Eric, which enabled dramatic growth in their musical ability. I was also pleased that they were both able to read music due to the instruction they were given under Eric's tutelage.

As I said earlier, I have worked with Eric as a colleague. I found him to be highly organized, student centered with regard to growth and performance, and a man of high character.

Eric created a Jazz band curriculum at the school corporation we taught at, where he developed several Jazz sections that would perform regularly in the community. Eric would invite notable guest musicians to work with the students and participate with them in these performances.

I would recommend Eric, without reservations, to anyone who desires a quality music instructor.
Phil
Eric was great. Hadn't played in a while and he really helped me get back into it and rekindled my love of music.
Ben
Mr. B. is my go-to expert on all things musical. I know very little about music and Mr. B is always eager to help.

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The average cost of 60-minute saxophone lessons in Benicia is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $109 per hour.
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"Matt has been teaching me to play the sax for several months now. He is a phenomenal teacher. He's patient, understanding and has a in depth knowledge of music. I would highly recommend."
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Took Saxophone lessons from Matt L.
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"Jeremy really enjoyed meeting Jon and taking first lesson from him because Jon was fun and relatable. He took time to explain and easy to understand. Looking forward to many more lessons from Jon."
Jeremey
Took Saxophone lessons from Jon S.
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"Seth is a good dude. I came across his profile with Take Lessons a month ago, after browsing through other instructors in my area and other schools in my area. He's got the experience and knowledge, so I connected with him for an initial lesson. It was a quick one to get introductions out of the way and a good idea of goals/direction. From there we further honed our plans for my instruction in an hour lesson and are directing our sights on my upcoming auditions. Seth has shown me through simple explanations of theory that his teaching style is very approachable, and additionally, was able to show me good technical skills on working my way around the horn, which is especially useful for someone like me in my twenties who already has a few bad habits (haha). Like I said, he's a good dude, good sense of humor so I feel at ease practicing with him and his knowledge is insane! Not only for saxophone but in so many other areas of music! You'd be doing yourself a favor to take at least an hour lesson from him and see how you go."
Alex
Took Saxophone lessons from Seth D.
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"Carl is a great teacher! My son is very excited to learn every time."
Gabriel
Took Saxophone lessons from Carl W.
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"Maureen was a super great teacher. She was very patient, understanding, and forgiving, even when I made a lot of mistakes."
Elizabeth
Took Saxophone lessons from Maureen W.
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"Dr. Wen was the best professor and lesson instructor I have ever had. I took lessons with him for over seven years starting in high school and throughout my entire college. He shares his expertise in music theory, techniques, and instrument mechanics. He really helped me gain confidence in my playing abilities, showed me how I should be practicing in order to get the most of each rehearsal, and taught me so much about myself as a player. His ability to instruct on every aspect of playing the instrument is something I really admire. Need help rhythmically? He will help you understand time, measurement, and notes. Need help technically? He has all the ways to practice to get that much closer to perfection and how to maintain it. Need help with scales? He will help you to truly understand the scale in order for you to play it better. Not only will he help with the "how-tos," he will explain the why. Needing help with breathing techniques or articulations? He will take you through exercises that will enhance every aspect of your playing. He sets the standards high, and helps you reach your goals. I will always recommend Dr. Wen!"
Alexa
Took Saxophone lessons from Andy W.
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"Rick was professional, intuitive, and taught what I needed to learn, and NOT some preplanned generic lesson. I highly recommend him and I rarely recommend anything."
Bobby
Took Saxophone lessons from Rick R.
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"Emily is excellent! Emily is very knowledgeable, yet knows how to convey that knowledge to the student. She is smart, confident, patient, kind, and personable! I would highly recommend Emily to any student seeking to move to another level in saxophone mastery!"
Tom
Took Saxophone lessons from Emily W.
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"Can't go wrong with Ian ! Shoot for the stars!"
Ed
Took Saxophone lessons from Ian B.
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"Patient and encouraging, Matt is able to teach to every student's level and interest. As a student, I have benefitted from his creativity and wealth of music knowledge (music theory and instrument lessons)."
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Took Saxophone lessons from Matt L.
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