Saxophone Lessons in La Crescenta, CA

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Bill T.

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Santa Monica, CA
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  • Awarded Theodore Presser Award from The Presser Foundation
  • Teaching since 2003
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Bill T.

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The saxophone can be one of the funnest instruments to play, no questions asked! In order to reach that point it's important to have certain things in order such as: sound production, breath support, musicality, and technique. In lessons use a variety of exercises and method/etude books, playing duets together, as well as listening and ear training to give my students a well rounded approach to the saxophone and music helping them to become the best musician they can be.

About Bill

Bill T. is a Broadway musician with over 20 years of teaching experience and as a performer. Bill currently leads his own group and is a member of several others ranging from big band to Ethiopian funk music. Bill enjoys working with students of all ages and abilities and specializes in teaching pra

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Janelle T.
Bill is a wonderful saxophone and clarinet teacher for my two sons. He's currently working with my older son to prepare for a clarinet audition. The process of preparing for the audition showed me some important qualities about Bill: 1) he goes above and beyond for his students (e.g. he recorded my son's solo piece in various tempos to help with practice); 2) he's flexible in making time for his students based on their needs; and 3) he's supportive and likable. My younger son, who took 4 saxophone lessons from Bill, mentioned Bill as one of the reasons for picking the instrument for band next year. I highly recommend Bill.
Mark W.
When we were searching for the right clarinet teacher, it was important to find not just a teacher, but a professional musician. Bill was the right guy for the job.

My daughter Lili had been playing for four years and Bill stepped in with techniques that really took her musicianship to the next level. He is patient, organized and, per Lili, "A dope dude."

Bill has helped Lili with music that she is working on for marching and concert band at school while creating customized warm ups specifically for her. During the pandemic he has been flexible with his schedule, generous with his time and has kept Lili motivated in her music and on track while her school bands have had a hard time playing together.

He is a pro who is communicative, responsive, and punctual for all of the lessons.

I highly recommend Bill as a teacher. He and his band put on a pretty good show as well!
Franck
Bill is the real deal! The reviews were dead on. Bill is a superstar instructor. He is energetic, engaging, and an amazing teacher who knows the instrument. You will make great progress. I highly recommend him!
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Hunter H.

Pasadena, CA
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  • B.S. Music Industry from University of Southern California
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Hunter H.

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I have been playing alto saxophone (jazz and ensemble) for 13 years! The saxophone is one of the most beautiful sounding instruments and is worth the learn. I want to share my saxophone knowledge with those who are looking to take on a new hobby or relearn. It is important to not only know how the basics and fundamental keys to saxophone playing progress, but also understand the history behind the instrument as it will give the student much more appreciation for what he/she is learning. I am excited and cannot wait to meet you and teach!

About Hunter

Hey guys! My name is Hunter and I can't wait to teach you how to play alto saxophone! Our lessons will focus heavily on music theory, scales, history of the saxophone and music, and LOTS OF PLAYING! Can't wait to meet you!

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Alex S.

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Northridge, CA
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  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Alex S.

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What are three things you enjoy about your playing and what are three things you wish were improved? I ask this question of each student so we can customize YOUR lessons and practice sessions. I love to see my students grow and learn what fuels their passion for music and we will develop exercises and songs that fit your interests. With ten years of teaching experience and multiple students in honor groups, I stand by studio's results!

About Alex

I attended the music program at California State University, Long Beach (Go Beach!), where I completed a bachelors of music in 2007. This time was spent immersed in saxophone performance, jazz studies, music theory, and music education. I have been active in music education for a decade, maintaining

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Our son Charles started taking lessons with Alex Sadnik when he was in 6th grade, and he is now going to be a senior in high school. It was in -home until the pandemic last year. After changing to him, Charles made tremendous progress quickly. Alex is a terrific teacher. He has patience , and is encouraging. He would often spend part of the lesson playing together with him, which was helpful. He would also allow Charles to choose some of the music he was interested in learning.
We would highly recommend Alex to anyone who wants to learn Saxophone or flute . You won’t be disappointed!!
Naomi
Thank you Alex for being such a great teacher, musician and mentor. My son has enjoyed playing and learning saxophone under your guidance for the past five years.
We are happy that the transition from in person to online lessons has been seamless. We find it helpful that you review his prerecorded music/practice clips ahead of time so that lessons are spent giving feedback on what is most important. We appreciate the extra effort and thought you put into planning each lesson as well as your customized worksheets. We value your professionalism, commitment, positivity and encouragement in his musical journey.
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Joy M.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks
  • Awarded Best Saxophonist in the State of Georgia from The State of Georgia
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Joy M.

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I've played sax for 19 years. I specialize in teaching improv and 'jamming' skills. The joy of music is found when you allow yourself to have fun and play from your spirit instead of your logical mind. I can assist with helping you get in the “zone”. 🎷

About Joy

Jazz Saxophonist and Singer with the gift of bringing the best out of students. I make learning fun & easy. I can help you discover your true sound and voice. I’m proficient in jazz, free jazz, soul, funk, reggae, dub, drum n bass, house, and world music. You'll be improving in not time ; )

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Max L.
Joy is a warm and patient teacher who can assess the appropriate pace for a new student to learn at. She's also a wonderful musician herself. Will definitely be back for more lessons!
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Roger H.

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Starting at $42
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Roger H.

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I studied Saxophone in college and have taught it over the last 10 years in private lessons.

About Roger

I am a professional musician who has a Bachelors of Science in Music Education. I have been playing piano for about 25 years and have been playing trumpet and other wind instruments for over 20. I have performed in many types of groups which include wind ensembles, jazz bands, orchestras, big bands

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Nicholas L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Bachelors of Music in Music Education from University of Miami Frost School of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Nicholas L.

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When asked “why do I teach music,” the answer stems from two main reasons: (1) I want to prompt a lifelong love for music in the lives of students, and (2) I am self-motivated to learn more from the vastness of musical experiences. Music has the ability to reach a wide variety of people from different cultures, ideologies, religion, and nationalities. It is a uniquely human experience that can’t be limited to a single person or group and, personally, there is nothing that comes close to the extent of music’s reach. It is an essential part of humanity.

As for instruments, I offer lessons in Alto Saxophone only.

About Nicholas

Born and raised in Miami, Florida, I began my musical endeavors in the fifth grade with the clarinet, not really knowing where it would take me. Throughout middle and high school I studied under Juan Carlos Ledón and director Marlene Urbay at Belen Jesuit Preparatory. From there I applied, and was

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The average cost of 60-minute saxophone lessons in La Crescenta 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 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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"Michael is on time, prepared, thorough, engaging, confident, inspiring, motivating and has an excellent teaching style. He really gets my boys; what their strengths and weaknesses are and what motivates them. He is always a step ahead of their achievements. He is clear about setting goals and expectations for the next lesson and listens carefully to any questions or concerns that they have.

Really Outstanding."
Oscar
Took Saxophone lessons from Michael R.
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"Fantastic instructor, knows how to explain things in a comprehensible manner. Very skilled instrumentalist and definitely knows what he's doing. Recommended for anyone seeking help with various musical instruments and skills!"
Jorge
Took Saxophone lessons from Bill T.
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"Kimberly has been teaching my 11 y/o saxophone for 2 years. She is patient and fun. My daughter enjoys the instrument so much more."
Jennifer
Took Saxophone lessons from Dr. Kimberly K.
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"A wonderful teacher!

Dave is very helpful and patient when it comes to teaching. He is certainly my best,and favorite teacher."
Alison
Took Saxophone lessons from Dave L.
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"Frixos is a great teacher. He is very patient and knowledgeable. He worked with my son for an audition and was able to correct the problems right away. My son's audition went really well."
Amy
Took Saxophone lessons from Frixos P.
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"Fabulous. My son loved his lessons with Carl. Highly recommend!!"
Ann
Took Saxophone lessons from Carl W.
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"Very helpful, and always was able to teach me aspects of music I hadn't considered before. Very knowledgeable and professional!"
Spencer
Took Saxophone lessons from Dr. Nick S.
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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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"Excellent first lesson! Leslie is patient, kind, and encouraging. This is going to be fun! Will come back later to update review after a few more lessons."
Sarah
Took Saxophone lessons from Leslie K.
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