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Karen D.

34 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
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Karen D.

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Saxophone:
A family of woodwind instruments, saxophones are usually made of brass and played with a single-reed mouthpiece similar to that of the clarinet. Like the clarinet, saxophones have holes in the instrument which the player closes using a system of key mechanisms. When the player presses a key, this typically causes a pad to close over a hole. There is soprano, alto, tenor, bass and baritone saxophones. The great thing about learning saxophone is it is almost the same fingers as flute and clarinet! We will start with the basics of learning finger placement, breath control, notes, reading, rhythms, songs, theory and improvising.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
Aidan V.
Karen was great!
Carter
This teacher misrepresented her ability to teach the C system chromatic button accordion. I don't believe that she has ever played one. I asked her before purchasing a set of classes if she knew this instrument and was competent to teach it, and she said she was.

She didn't have one, so she could never demonstrate anything I asked about. She didn't know the key layout. She didn't know the conventions for numbering fingers. She didn't know the basic home key scale pattern.

I waited until I'd finished four classes with my new teacher before writing this so I'd have a good basis for comparison. He is immensely better at teaching this than she was. It further convinced me that she never should have represented herself as competent to teach this particular instrument.
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Brandon S.

2 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Bachelors of Music; Commercial Music from Utah Valley University
  • Teaching since 2012
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Brandon S.

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What kind of music do you like? Have you tried learning music from a method book and just didn't have fun? Over the past 5 years of teaching several instruments I have developed a system of learning songs that YOU love and learn what music is about. With the songs you want to learn, we talk about articulation, intonation, and many exercises to help you become better. We can talk about reed care, instrument care as well!

About Brandon

I am a professional Saxophone, Clarinet, and Flute player. I have been composing my own music for video games and short films, and working as a mixing engineer for a couple years now, just really exploring many different aspects of music. I have a degree from Utah Valley University in Commercial Mus

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Margarito
He was really nice and explained in a very easy way.
Austin
Brandon is fantastic. I don't know that he's ever given me a word of bad advice, and has been a HUGE help in getting my career as a producer and narrator off the ground. He's incredibly knowledgeable and skillful, and my experiences in both hiring him and learning from him have been absolutely fantastic. I would heartily recommend him!
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Lisa M.

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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2006
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Lisa M.

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BS, MS in Music Education
New York State Professional Certification in Music
14 Years Experience Teaching Privately

- Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Nazareth College

- Master of Science in Music Education from Nazareth College

- Euphonium and Trombone Primaries



Professional Memberships

- NAfME (National Association for Music Education)

- CMEA (California Music Educators Association)



Honors, Awards

* The John Phillip Sousa Award

* The Patrick S. Gilmore Band Award

* The Instrumentalist Magazine Musicianship Award

* National Band Award

* Kappa Delta Pi (Educator Honor Society)

* Euphonium, chair three in the JMU Honor Brass Band, conducted by Former Marine Band Director Colonel Michael J. Colburn. Only participant from New York State.

I have over 14 years experience teaching privately and over 10 years teaching in the public school system. Courses taught include grades 4-12 concert band, jazz band, secondary music ...

About Lisa

Hello! My name is Lisa, and my goal in teaching is to provide a safe, fun environment for adults and children alike to grow in their love for and ability to play music. I also encourage pursuing individual interests, such as learning how to compose, exploring different genres of music, and learning

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John S.

23 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Masters degree from University of Memphis
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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John S.

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I teach beginning saxophone students basic note reading. Advanced students can learn theory and improvisation.

About John

I have been teaching young people and adults how to play musical instruments for over 20 years. A lot of my students are well on their way to a rewarding future with music, some as professionals and others as hobbyists. In addition to being a teacher, I am also a professional performer who has worke

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Ramon L.
cool and homey.
Camille W.
My daughter had a few lessons with John thus far but he’s gotten her motivated and enjoying playing the piano again.
Lianna S.
My daughter wanted some exposure to the instrument so she could continue with it on the side as she has a primary instrument already. John did a great job or arming her with the requisite knowledge to understand how to play. I would recommend him.
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Heather P.

31 Reviews
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  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Awarded Scholarship to College from Macomb Community College
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Heather P.

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As a clarinetist, it made perfect sense to me to pick up the saxophone. It is a great instrument to play. I really enjoy it.

I teach beginning and intermediate levels of saxophone. I use the rubank books as well as a few other books for saxophone books.

About Heather

Welcome! Interested in starting a musical journey with an enthusiastic, degreed, experienced teacher? You can learn whether you are an elementary beginner, retiree, a high school student, a musician with special needs, or an out of practice musician. Whatever your level, just sign up and begin!

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Jack R.
Heather is a great teacher; she is able to gauge ability and keeps the lessons varied and interesting, always pushing you just at the edge, beyond what you thought you were capable of. Friendly, amiable, and laidback in style, she makes learning in a comfortable atmosphere fun. You can tell she has a real passion for music and teaching, and results after just a few lessons proves she knows what she is doing.

I am a beginning singer, my only prior experience was singing with the congregation in church, not the choir.
Quinn
She's really nice, and makes warm-ups before starting the lesson for your voice range. The variety of songs you can sing is pretty big, you want to sing in Italian? There's plenty! Want to sing in Latin? I'm pretty sure there's a few! There are songs from various musicals, too. All in all, she's a pretty great teacher.
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Ethan H.

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  • Teaches students 8 to 80
  • Teaching since 2016
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Ethan H.

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The saxophone is easy to start on (if you know the right tricks) and tough to master. Wherever you are on your journey with the instrument, I've been there, and I can help. We'll sort out your fundamentals- tone, time, technique and intonation- while learning your favorite tunes and music I recommend for you based on what you like and want to learn. We improvise, compose, transcribe, and arrange so that you can understand music and express ideas fluently in any medium, the same way you can read, write and speak your native languages. The ultimate goal is to give you all the tools you need to create music you love- whether that means covering something you heard on Spotify or improvising new music from scratch.

I've played saxophone for over 15 years, studying first with Dann Zinn in the Bay Area, and then George Garzone and Shannon LeClaire at Berklee College of Music. I've taught the instrument and music to people since I was 18. I learned the instrument through an obsession with ...

About Ethan

My musical life started at the piano when I was four. I've spent the last five years helping students understand the sounds that speak to them and bring them into their own music-making. I spent my early years playing piano, then picked up the saxophone, which took me to Berklee College of Music,

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Isabelle Ng
I have studied saxophone, jazz piano/theory, and songwriting with Ethan for over 2 years, and he is the best music instructor I've ever had. He cares so much about his students and helps us thrive. Not only is Ethan my teacher, he is a friend and a mentor.

I first met Ethan through my school's jazz combo program, and my interest in music immediately grew in the presence of his friendly persona. Ethan organized life changing jam sessions and master classes that I will remember forever. His teaching approach is project based which gives his students something to walk away with. With his guidance, I have become a stronger musician and a wiser person. Thanks Ethan!

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The average cost of 60-minute saxophone lessons in Garden Valley is $70. 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.
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"Great guy. Very knowledgeable and friendly.
We were able to clarify a number of questions that I had about the saxophone
Looking forward to the next lesson"
Luis
Took Saxophone lessons from Frixos P.
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"Effective instructor and she really knows how to hone in on what you need to work on. She is very approachable and that really helps getting the lessons along smoothly. I don't need to say much else, I recommend."
David
Took Saxophone lessons from Dr. Kimberly K.
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"I like Sergio because he is very laid back and super funny. He fits incredibly well with my learning style and pace and I always enjoy our lessons. I was immediately able to pick up things I had previously struggled with upon taking his classes and have really enjoyed myself. Overall, I would absolutely recommend Sergio to anyone looking to start playing saxophone."
Lucy
Took Saxophone lessons from Sergio M.
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"Jordan is patient and very experienced, Cristian has enjoyed his lessons and looking forward to his next one."
Patricia
Took Saxophone lessons from Jordan M.
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"Best instructor ever very patient very clear in institutions excellent teacher"
Anthony
Took Saxophone lessons from Tina D.
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"Michael has the technique and tools to make lessons fun and fabulous. I started lessons because my son wanted me to play sax with him. I didn't expect to enjoy it so much!"
TC
Took Saxophone lessons from Michael R.
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"Taking lessons with Aaron was a very enjoyable experience. He has a way of making you discover your natural talents, that you may not know you have. He helps train your jazz ear and increase your jazz improvisation. I enjoyed working with Aaron."
Ryan
Took Saxophone lessons from Aaron H.
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"steben is a wonderful teacher. He is teaching me me alto sax in way that works for me as an adult student. I really enjoy my lessons and am eager to practice. I highly recommend Steven"
Michael
Took Saxophone lessons from Stephen Y.
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"Stephen does an excellent job of instructing and encouraging. I've always wanted to learn how to play an instrument but was a little intimidated due to my lack of experience. Stephen put my anxiety to rest and made me feel comfortable learning something new. Did I mention I am 52? Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks? Stephen shows it just takes the right teacher.
Joe D."
Joe
Took Saxophone lessons from Stephen Y.
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"Good teaching and kind."
Eric
Took Saxophone lessons from Eric C.
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