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Maureen S.

14 Reviews
San Leandro, CA
Starting at $50
  • PhD in Professional Studies in Education from Capella University
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Maureen S.

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Levels 1-10 MTAC Certificate of Merit, College Level Classical and Jazz

About Maureen

•The styles I teach most often are jazz, classical and popular. Although I have studied many different genres, my specialties are saxophone and composition. I have studied with music teachers such as Anthony Braxton, Herb Pomeroy, Charlie Banacos, Jerry Bergonzi, Gary Burton, Joe Viola, Ken Pullig

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Beverly
Maureen has been a wonderful clarinet teacher! Being an adult who is picking up the clarinet again, I like how Maureen provides a balance of theory, exercises, improvision, and various methods to help me in my playing.

Maureen is patient, always willing to answer questions and encouraging. She makes you want to try harder!
Dahlia M.
Maureen is patient, methodical and focused. Great first lesson. I am very encouraged.
Maureen
I highly recommend Dr Maureen Spanza . She has been wonderful with teaching my granddaughter
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J.J. M.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music from Washington State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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J.J. M.

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Not only do I know how to play all instruments in the clarinet family, but I repaired them for 21 years, so I know the technical side of how the instrument really works, and can quickly diagnose whether an issue is with the player or with the instrument. This is something I am passionate about - having a properly working instrument. I can even offer discounted repairs if the student is within shipping or driving range.

Besides that, I believe making music should be fun! I will choose much of the music with the student so not only is the fun factor going to be high, but the learning factor will be high as well. We will set goals periodically, and as they are met set new ones.

About J.J.

My name is JJ and I love music! Music is not only what got me through the tough Jr High and High School years, it also got me through college and paved the way for all of my career moves ever since. Whether it was repairing instruments, teaching others how to repair instruments, or leading a worship

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Kate
JJ went above and beyond teaching - he helped fix my saxophone, transcribed music for me, and worked with me on scheduling issues.

I was only able to complete five lessons, but I feel like I improved and now I have a completely new way of practicing. I look forward to working with JJ again in the future!
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Chad E.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Chad E.

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I studied classical saxophone at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and Jazz improvisation at Howard University. My lessons will show you just about every aspect of playing the saxophone form articulation for an etude or how to swing the notes for jazz band.

About Chad

Saxophone is my business for over 40 years. Jazz, R&B, Classical, Hip Hop whatever the job needs. If you want to learn how to play classical and need work that will get you that scholarship, you have come to the right place. You could be in the jazz band and need some help with the improvisation, yo

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Guy D.
Chad has been very encouraging so far. My son is planning to audition for his school jazz band, and Chad is helping him prepare for this. So far, we are very pleased and impressed. Thank you.
Eric B.
My son said this after his first lesson with Chad, “Mom, this is the first time I actually smiled after a lesson, I already know I’m going to learn so much from him!”
Eric Thomas
Awesome first lesson. Went over a bunch of things. very patient and very knowledgeable. Looking forward to the rest of the lessons,
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Elia F.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Awarded Award for Leadership in the Arts from Radnor High School
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Elia F.

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I am a professional musician passionate about sharing the joy of music with others. I specialize in beginner to intermediate students of all ages. I teach students how to practice and why to practice in order to help them fall in love with the saxophone! Typical lessons involve scales, sight reading, and a piece that the student chooses. If you like having fun and learning about different kinds of music send me a message!

About Elia

Elia F. is available for in-home, in-studio, and online lessons worldwide! Elia has been playing clarinet for over 15 years and teaching music since 2015. She enjoys working with students of all ages and experience levels from beginner to intermediate and advanced. Artists and genres that Elia has e

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Samantha Harris
I have had such a great experience taking clarinet lessons from Elia. She is very good at motivating me to practice in a non-degrading way, and she is always so supportive of my progress and struggles. I find that her explanations are very helpful and easy to understand, which I think is important for any teacher. I feel like I've improved a lot in the short time that I have been working with her, and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a great teacher!
Patrick
Elle has been very helpful. I am an older student just beginning on the clarinet. Elle took the time to ask what by goal is and my music background. She is very patient and has given me a number of great suggestions to get started. She is always pleasant and positive and I look forward to our sessions.
Abby
I got a perfect score on NYSSMA thanks to the wonderful lessons from Elia! Elia was extremely organized and helped me stay on top of all of the audition requirements. She also gave me tips and exercises for my performance anxiety.
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Thomas G.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Doctorate of Music, Woodwind Performance from Florida State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Thomas G.

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10 years of experience playing and teaching woodwinds professionally; Doctorate of Music.
No matter your experience level or goals, I make lessons engaging and positive. Learn fundamentals, improvisation, and play the music you've always wanted to!

About Thomas

Hi there! I've been teaching and playing saxophone, flute, and clarinet professionally for over a decade. I'm a member of a well-known saxophone quartet and frequently tour the United States and Europe giving concerts and teaching. I live in New York City and have worked on Broadway, in film scores,

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Rebecca
My son has been studying with Mr Thomas for 5 years! He is a very talented musician/teacher and I’ve seen such progress in my sons playing over the years. He has helped him write his own pieces and prepped him for his orchestra performances. “Mr. Thomas is really fun to play music with and you learn a lot. He even helped me with transcribing a video game soundtrack that I loved into my recital piece”! We highly recommend Mr. Thomas!
Eunice
My son took clarinet lessons in-person and then transitioned to online when COVID happened. He tried piano and violin before but clarinet is the first instrument that Micah was super excited about. He learned and improved so much with the one on one instruction with Thomas. He says clarinet is his passion now and looks forward to every lesson. I recommend Thomas to teach your child. He is patient, kind and can find ways to motivate kids to play at their best.
Elizabeth Fryer
As a group Clarinet and Flute teacher with Youth Orchestra of St. Luke's, Thomas Giles created an engaging and inspiring music learning curriculum for his students. At each recital all of his students were able to introduce themselves, the piece they have learned, and a bit of history or commentary to go along. Throughout online learning Dr. Giles continued a supportive and creative environment, even through zoom, where each of his students composed and performed their own piece. If you are looking for your student to come away from lessons with a high level of ability and confidence on their instrument look no further than Dr. Giles, they will have the added bonus of learning important skills such as public speaking and presenting. They may even take away some composition and arranging skills!
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Kira H.

Teaches Online
Starting at $17
  • Awarded Classical Counts 2020 Award winner from Johnson County Comm College
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Music Education from Washburn University
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Kira H.

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Saxophone, piano, cello... There is nothing in our world like music! I would love to help you learn about and grow your passion! My lessons are customized to each student and will come with lots of helpful handouts. We'll work on your ear training, sight reading, and music theory abilities as well.

About Kira

I am a professional musician that loves to teach! More than anything, I love the look on a students face when things start to click! I'm not here to boast about my musical abilities - but rather to watch students grow. Lessons with me are laid back and fun, as I'm all about making music an enjoyable

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"We have had ongoing lessons with Josh for about a year and we are still very pleased. Easy-going demeanor, very positive with his feedback yet still gets his point across when my son is not doing something correctly. He is teaching him not just how to play the music but also how to improve his style and structure of play. We picked a good one!"
Carrie
Took Saxophone lessons from Josh G.
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"Alex is kind, friendly and patient with my son. He has vast musical experience and is an excellent teacher. Over the past four years with Alex, my son has progressed into a passionate and confident musician under Alex’s help. We highly recommend him."
Sue
Took Saxophone lessons from Alex S.
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"Gleb is a very skilled and patient teacher that has made taking lessons fun and enjoyable. His lesson plans are well thought out and I always leave feeling like I have learned something new after each lesson. Gleb is a great guy and I highly recommend him."
Michael
Took Saxophone lessons from Gleb V.
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"Isiah was awesome, looking forward to more lessons.."
Bob Reitor
Took Saxophone lessons from Isaiah S.
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"Lucas is helping me learn saxophone as an adult beginner. He is very knowledgable and helps me improve any issues I have in my playing. Highly recommended!"
James
Took Saxophone lessons from Lucas H.
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"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."
Carl
Took Saxophone lessons from Gwendolyn B.
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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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"Maureen is wonderful! She is really patient and helpful with my daughter. Highly recommend!"
Cora
Took Saxophone lessons from Maureen W.
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"Daniel is the best teacher I have found.He is truly invested in your child's learning n progress.My son loved him.Im now enrolling my second child with him.He has great integrity and I learned so much from him about work ethic.Ok"
Adi
Took Saxophone lessons from Daniel K.
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"Gleb shares a wonderful energy and deep understanding of music with a practical, hands on style that makes you wish the lesson never ends! Looking forward to continuing!"
Naftoli
Took Saxophone lessons from Gleb V.
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