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Matt L.

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  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Bachelor of Music Performance from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia
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Matt L.

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My goal as a teacher is to provide an in depth understanding of the instrument to my students. Whether we are learning technique specific to the instrument or general musical concepts, it is important to me that I take the time to insure that my students not only learn how to do something, but also the reasons why we are learning a specific concept or technique. At the end of the day, my ultimate goal is to teach you how to teach yourself, so that you may enjoy playing the instrument outside of our lessons together.

I prefer not to conform to a specific teaching style, because every student is different, and I have been fortunate to have a great variety of types of students throughout my years as a teacher. Some of my students are children and adolescents who are looking to pursue music when they go to college or auditioning for state and regional band programs. Many of my students are very busy adults who are either looking to pick up an instrument for the first time as an ...

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Matt is an excellent instructor, adapting easily to my needs as an experienced musician, but a new saxophone student. He was able to provide the guidance I was looking for on the C Melody saxophone, even though it's not one of his main instruments. Matt took me through the basics at a pace that was very comfortable and spent a lot of time to help me find a tone that was right for traditional / folk music on the instrument.

I feel much more comfortable with the C Melody saxophone than I did before the lessons, and I'm confident that Matt has put me on the right path to continue improving in the long term.
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Sean H.

27 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2012
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Sean H.

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I have been an avid saxophone player since I was in middle school. I have much experience leading saxophone sections and jazz bands, as well as coaching private students.

It is my philosophy that learning and playing an instrument should be an enjoyable experience, and it is my goal to spark a love of music in all my students. I will have you playing in no time, and will also teach you the theory behind music that is so essential for any musician to understand.

About Sean

Hello! My name is Sean H, and I am very passionate about helping my students accomplish their musical goals. I have been teaching for over six years and also have extensive experience as a performer. I have received several musical awards, including the prestigious Louis Armstrong Jazz Award and hav

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Sean is fantastic. An excellent, patient, and understanding teacher. 10/10 would recommend.
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James M.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2001
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James M.

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I've been playing saxophone for 28 years, and professionally for over 20. My journey has taken me from beginner in school band to one of the largest music schools at the university level. I've played in a multitude of professional settings including clubs, festivals, tours, and recording studios. I'm classically trained but specialize in improvisational music, jazz, latin, and funk. Over the years I have been fortunate to play with and learn from some true masters. I can teach you the techniques necessary to perform at the highest levels and have fun doing it. Whether you want improve you sound, learn to sight read, learn songs, or play over chord changes at a jam session I'm confident I can help.

About James

I'm originally from the Dallas Fort worth area of Texas. I started playing in the sixth grade and immediately fell in love with all things saxophone. In the seventh grade I began private saxophone lessons and I became addicted. In high school music was the single most preoccupation of my days. I wou

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Lawrence R.
James is awesome. He has a deep knowledge that is only matched by his passion for music.
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Becca S.

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  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2012
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Becca S.

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I have been playing the saxophone since I was 9 years old, and was tutoring younger band students since 10 years old. Once I started college, about 5 years ago, I started teaching saxophone lessons professionally.

Lessons structures vary depending on the student's playing level. Prior to the first lesson, I work with all students to understand their goal(s) so we can structure the lesson to achieve these goals.
With complete beginners, after the first lesson you can expect to learn how to put the instrument together and even play a short song. In our later lessons we talk about instrument basics such as breath control, embouchure, hand position, tuning, and more. With my intermediate students we focus the first half of the lesson on basics/technique/scales while the second half we work on the music that we have selected. I include some basic music theory in all lessons.

For my lessons, I use a technique book and song book, varying on the students level. I provide extra sheet ...

About Becca

Hi, my name is Becca and I have been playing saxophone for the past 13 years. When I was 9 years old I joined the elementary band and chose saxophone. Ever since then I continued playing classical saxophone, was always first chair, and gave lessons to other students. In middle school I jo

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Krivi S.
I had a great first class with Becca. Looking forward to future classes.
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John C.

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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 1986
  • BA from Montclair State University
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John C.

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I play and teach alto, tenor and baritone saxophone. I focus on getting my students to play in tune and in time by working with tuners and metronomes. Duet playing is a key factor in this process.

About John

I have over thirty years of experience playing and teaching clarinet saxophone and flute. I work with digital tuners and metronomes every day to assure that students learn to play in tune and in time. I adjust and maintain all my instruments and can detect problems with instruments immediately. If a

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Jeff
John has huge knowledge about music and about jazz in particular,. He's a great player, and he knows how to break down skills and explain them in a way that's accessible. He's tailored lessons to my needs and level. I've made enormous progress since starting to study with him.
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J.J. M.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music from Washington State University
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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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Average Cost of Saxophone Lessons in Granite Bay, CA

The average cost of 60-minute saxophone lessons in Granite Bay 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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"I’m 80 years old and play sax in a Senior band. I signed up for several lessons with Jimi Z. to improve my tone and breathing. I think Jimi did a great job with me, and I recommend Jimi for sax lessons. Dan Ginsberg"
Dan
Took Saxophone lessons from Jimi Z.
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"She’s wonderful & patient. My son, Alec, is enjoying his lessons.
She also gives good advice on practicing and taking care of the sax."
Alec
Took Saxophone lessons from Amber W.
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"A very patient teacher, explains things well. Learned a lot about solos and got to play some cool pieces. Very knowledgeable."
junwei
Took Saxophone lessons from Frixos P.
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"Leslie was wonderful with my son. She was patient and encouraging and was able to explain things very clearly."
sami
Took Saxophone lessons from Leslie K.
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"My 11-year-old son, who has no experience playing any kind of instrument, is very happy with his saxophone lessons. Joshua is a person with a vocation and a lot of passion for what he does. 100% recommended"
Jessenia
Took Saxophone lessons from Joshua F.
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"First class was awesome, Matt really knew how to help me with getting the correct articulation on the Alto Sax and made it very easy to understand the keys and musical notes, Can’t wait to advance and learn more."
Richard
Took Saxophone lessons from Matt L.
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"It was a really nice ice breaker and we liked the session and interaction with Sergio. Looking forward to the next session!"
Shubhomoy
Took Saxophone lessons from Sergio M.
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"Lucas is patient and descriptive. The lesson was great. I look forward to the next lesson."
Matt
Took Saxophone lessons from Lucas H.
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"Leslie is awesome! My son is so excited to play his saxophone again!!!"
Zachary
Took Saxophone lessons from Leslie K.
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"I was apprehensive at first about doing online music lessons, but I've been very happy doing lessons with Max. He knows a lot about the saxophone - I've learned as much just discussing elements of the instrument with him as through the practical stuff. He responds promptly to any questions you may have even outside of lessons, and is accommodating scheduling-wise."
Dimuth
Took Saxophone lessons from Max S.
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