Saxophone Lessons in Fair Oaks, CA

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Mikaela Y.

12 Reviews
Shingle Springs, CA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 6 to 18
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • BM Music Education from San Jose State University
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Mikaela Y.

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Experienced teacher of 6 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so that students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of saxophone skills. I specialize in classical performance and typically use Standard of Excellence or Accent on Achievement band method books.

About Mikaela

Music teacher looking to keep busy working with bright young students eager to improve or begin their musical endeavors! I have a Bachelor of Music degree from San Jose State University in Music Education and have taught private lessons for over 10 years. I have also recently completed the teac

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1st class! It was very informative and my son is already playing short songs on his tenor Sax. He loves it !!!!
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Dan E.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • B.S. Business Administration from University of California, Berkeley
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Dan E.

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Music is, and has always been, an obsession for me.

No one had to force me to practice, or transcribe, or listen. It's just something I love to do.

You can force yourself to learn music. But it's so much easier, and more fulfilling, when it's something that excites you; when you can't wait to pick up the horn.

Every student has their own version of this: a lens through which everything about music feels exciting and natural. My job as a teacher is to help you discover it.

For beginners, you might call this developing an interest or passion for music. Whether you're young or old, this is one of my favorite challenges as a teacher.

For advanced players, it may be more about finding your voice, or dealing with issues of ego, purpose, technique, etc. Having spent years studying with some of the best musicians in the world (Joe Lovano, Danilo Perez, John Patittucci, Kenny Werner, George Garzone, and others), I combine lessons from the masters with my own approach to help ...

About Dan

Originally from San Francisco, I have been playing saxophone for nearly 20 years. I have been fortunate to perform all over the world, including recent tours in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Panama, and Costa Rica, and have shared the stage with many great artists, including Danilo Perez, Kenny Werner,

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Derek
I look forward to my lessons with Dan every week. I’m a beginner alto player and Dan does a great job patiently answering all my questions and giving comprehensive advice. He’s very analytical and gives you the detailed context of why what you’re learning is important and how it fits into the context of playing in a band, different styles etc. He will flex lessons based on what you need to know but also what you’re interested in. Most importantly he’s fun and just an all around great guy. He’s the man, what else can I say.
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Dan is kind and caring. He was very patient going over the super basics with a brand-new player! He gave good, clear instruction, and is focused on mastering the fundamentals so players can start with good habits and good sound, and so players can make future advancements more smoothly.
Lenka
Dan is a fountain of knowledge; an incredibly talented and eclectic artist. I have been struggling with alto sax for years but with Dan’s approach, I finally feel, I am making some progress. Dan tailors the lessons to fit your needs; making it challenging, comprehensive, engaging and fun. He helps me transcribe small parts of licks I like, which has been an invaluable experience for me. He makes sure that you REALLY get the material you are studying. Don’t just shake your head and say “yes”.
He is always there to answer your questions (no matter how dumb they may seem), encourages and motivates you.
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Eric P.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • BA Humanities With Emphasis In Music from University of Southern California
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Eric P.

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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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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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Daniel M.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Advanced Music Studies Certificate from Carnegie Mellon University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Daniel M.

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In my 17 years playing the saxophone, I've performed in all sorts of places and styles - orchestras, jazz bands, chamber groups, rock concerts, musical pits, you name it! I've taught beginners, college students, and even retirees.

I've studied classical and jazz music at Carnegie Mellon, Duquesne, and Baldwin Wallace Universities with James Houlik, Mike Tomaro, and others. I have studied composition, music theory, and music history, too. After all, there's more to learning an instrument than just knowing which fingers to press down!

I can help you improve your skills and style whether you're just starting out on the sax or fine-tuning your college auditions!

About Daniel

Hi! My name's Dan, and I'm a saxophonist, flutist, clarinetist, teacher, and avid learner of pretty much everything! I just received my Advanced Music Studies Certificate from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, adding to my Master's in Music from Duquesne University (also in Pittsburgh),

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Tim
I really appreciated the time and patience Daniel had, I'm a total beginner and he made my first saxophone lesson great his music background was fantastic. Thanks for the lesson!
Xin
Dan is an incredible saxophone teacher and he helped me a lot. In the quartet, he helped me how to listen to the other group members’ parts and then I can really fit into the group. For my solo piece, he gave me a lot of helpful comments, which helped me make my music sound beautifully. What he does all the time is helping me be aware of everything, and growing to be more professional!

Paul M.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Italian, German
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Paul M.

20 Reviews
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Students will learn notes, technique, pieces, performance skills and sight reading.

About Paul

I have my bachelors degree in sacred music, my masters degree in music performance, and my doctorate in worship studies. I am an experienced music teacher with great interpersonal skills and enjoy creating a fun and meaningful learning environment for all ages of students. I teach music theory conc

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Roisin *.
He was very helpful in setting me up for my first lesson.
Yah D.
Wow! Wow! Wow! This was truly money and time well spent. I went into this lesson with no expectations, rather just with the hope of connecting well with a piano instructor that was not only well versed but could ease me into being a student. Paul is a rare treasure. He exceeded all my hopes of what I hoped to gain from my lessons. I would highly recommend him for any piano student. If you're looking to be challenged, and learn any genre of music,, don't wait...book your lessons with Paul. Thank you Paul. I'm looking forward to growing as a student.
Alex
Paul has been very patient and wonderful with my 6 year old son who has just started lessons.
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Ana N.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • D.M. Clarinet Performance from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
  • Teaching since 2012
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Ana N.

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Hello and welcome to my studio! I am a clarinetist, saxophonist, composer and arranger known for my multi-genre diversity in both classical and jazz styles. I have over 7 years of teaching all ages and levels of students in piano, violin, voice, clarinet, saxophone, and music theory.

Each lesson is catered to your specific goals and needs, whether you're a beginner or a serious student seeking a career path in music. Let's make music together!

About Ana

I am a professional musician and educator fluent in classical, jazz, Latin jazz, R&B, and pop styles. Currently residing in the Bloomington IN area, I have performed with a variety of groups across the Midwest including Michael Spiro's Descarga 5, the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, and the Buselli

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James
I really enjoy taking saxophone lessons with Ana. She is extremely knowledgeable in topics related to saxophone, jazz, and improvisation. Her lessons are very organized, intellectually stimulating, and she provides just the right amount of structure while allowing me the space to develop my own creative ideas. I highly recommend taking a lesson with her. You’ll thank me later!
Christine
I have played clarinet for 5 years now and am working on music for solo pieces and band class. Ana gives me lots of material to work on and I am feeling more confident about my playing!
Amanda D.
I'm a classically-trained flutist and have been taking Jazz improv and theory lessons with Ana for four months. I have learned so much from her - she has opened my eyes to jazz and made it fun and approachable. The lessons have given me a deeper appreciation when listening to jazz, improved my listening skills, and made me a better player. I never thought I would be able to do improv, and after a few weeks of lessons it came very easily to me. I highly recommend Ana to anyone who wants to learn jazz improv, regardless of what instrument they play!

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The average cost of 60-minute saxophone lessons in Fair Oaks is $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $130 per hour.
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"Thanks for letting me provide a reference for Alex. I have taken alto sax lessons from him over the years, starting about 4-5 years ago. Alex is a great musician and teacher. Each lesson was consistently structured for: sound quality and listening, technical work and reading, duets, and improvisation. Rather than heavy music theory, he would instead provide routines to reinforce these concepts. He was always patient, and emphasized what I did well, with subtle redirection to correct problems. I definitely improved under his guidance and teaching.

The only reason I stopped seeing him was that my job became very demanding, and I could not devote enough time to practice and justify the time and cost of lessons. But even when I showed up unprepared, he was understanding and flexible to work with me.

If it would have been possible to have Alex come to me, I would have welcomed that."
Robert
Took Saxophone lessons from Alex L.
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"I am a beginner, so appreciated Lonze taking the time to walk me through the very basics. I'm looking forward to having more lessons and learning more."
Angie
Took Saxophone lessons from Lonze R.
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"Mikaela was very nice and patient with Joey. Joey had a bit of an attitude going in but he ended up enjoying his first lesson! Looking forward to the next one!"
Joey
Took Saxophone lessons from Mikaela Y.
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"Amazing and patient instructor. Wonderful with young musicians! Highly recommend."
Thomas
Took Saxophone lessons from Carl W.
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"Great first lesson. Looking forward to the next ones."
Olivier
Took Saxophone lessons from Lance R.
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"Fantastic saxophone player but more importantly understands the complexity of music and conveys it to the student in an individual and flexible manner."
Tim
Took Saxophone lessons from Lucas H.
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"Lisa is trying to teach a senior on how to play again. I very rarely stick to what Lisa has set up for me to practice. Unlike youthful players we are not following a lesson book or books. But she is patient with me and we get along great and best of all i actually think i am doing better than i expected.
My guess would be that this is my third renewal."
Paul
Took Saxophone lessons from Lisa B.
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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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"Lance is very well prepared to help a beginner sax player like me to learn the fundamentals. He has plenty of drills, songs to learn, and other resources for any question I have. He's also happy to share his very deep knowledge of singing and music theory. Definitely would recommend!"
Bill Croughan
Took Saxophone lessons from Lance R.
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"have never touched a musical instrument in my life. Im 46 years old. Dave brought the lesson to my level beginers and I feel confident that I will do well with Dave."
carlos
Took Saxophone lessons from Daniel K.
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