Saxophone Lessons in Long Beach, CA

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Popular Saxophone Teachers in Long Beach, CA

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Thomas K.

31 Reviews
Glendale, CA
Starting at $32
  • B.M. Composition from George Mason University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Thomas K.

31 Reviews
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Strong instrumental playing begins with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of music and the simple act of making a sound from the instrument. Students learn to play music by ear first, and are later introduced to music notation. More advanced lessons emphasize sight-reading, expression, and improvisation.

A woodwind player since age 10, Thomas has experience as a performer and teacher. His previous education has included methodology classes on teaching specific instruments, and he is available to teach intermediate and beginning saxophone lessons.

About Thomas

Piano, woodwinds, trumpet, composition Chords, sight-reading, theory, jazz, classical, and pop No one ever regrets learning an instrument… yet many grow old wishing they had taken music lessons! A talent they’ll be able to develop their entire life, your children will thank you for giving them

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Estefania
So incredibly patient and knowledgeable!
Eric D.
The first lesson was successful. My particular background in piano is unique, and my needs are atypical as well. I thought Thomas assessed my abilities, lack of abilities, and goals well and quickly. He started me on a different perspective on looking at music (reading the staff) that seems very helpful. I'm encouraged.
Armen T.
Excellent teacher!

James H.

12 Reviews
West Covina, CA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Masters in Music from Cal State Fullerton
  • Teaching since 2005
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James H.

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My services provide you with an opportunity to learn from a balance state of thinking to achieve success in your goals for the chosen instrument. Whether its technique, learning how to read both musically and literally, my teaching methods are very self reflective and introspective to provide the understanding you're looking for. All in all my sessions are very people friendly and driven to meet your needs. This helps to learn on a deeper level so that you may appreciate, learn faster and enjoy a greater sense of awareness for the fun of the music making process. I have a very warm and easy going approach with an emphasis on FUN so that we can connect to what we love to do which is make music.

About James

My name is James and I have earned a Master’s degree in Music Performance and graduated from Cal State Fullerton. I also have a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education received from the University of Redlands. I have performed with a variety of musical ensembles (college, orchestra, band, chamber grou

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Angela S.
James is a patient teacher who teaches fundamentals instead of only songs or chords, highly recommended for beginners, especially kids!
Claudia
James a very patient teacher also understood the needs of my son. My son learned a lot with him even though it was a short time I highly recommend him specially if you are struggling with the basson. My son is very happy with him.
Cinthya P.
James was so very patient with me. I think I will learn a lot from him.
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Ramsey C.

Pasadena, CA
Starting at $134
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Doctor of Music Arts (DMA): Jazz Studies from University of Southern California
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Ramsey C.

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Expert saxophone lessons by a professional LA-based saxophone player.

About Ramsey

I'm a professional musician, educator, and music researcher in Los Angeles. I graduated with a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Southern California in 2018, and have been on faculty at the Los Angeles College of Music (LACM) since 2015. I've performed on scores and soundtracks for movi

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Ricardo O.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music from Florida State University College of Music
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Ricardo O.

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Online Saxophone Teacher

The saxophone has a very powerful distinctive voice. We will work together to master your Saxophone to share your musical voice.

About Ricardo

I am a saxophonist, composer, producer, and recording artist. I graduated from Florida State University in 1996 with a Bachelors of Arts in Music, specifically Jazz. I would love to support the quest to make your best Music. Our world needs great Art. Most students can expect to improve from we

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Samantha
Ricardo really helped me perform so much better. I got the lead chair I really wanted. Ricardo showed me ways to make my practice time super effective so my performance skills could grow in leaps. I will use his techniques for the rest of my life now. I cannot thank him enough.
Alex
Ricardo is very easy going, knowledgeable and patient. He has made learning music easy for me. Can’t wait for my next lesson!
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Ian B.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BFA Jazz Studies from New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
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Ian B.

23 Reviews
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I teach saxophone lessons to students of all abilities, ages, and interests. A working professional musician and current graduate student at New England Conservatory, I offer online saxophone lessons that include instrumental technique, expression, and different styles of music. Ear training, sight reading, and rhythm are included as the student develops. Most importantly, studying any musical instrument is a fun and gratifying experience.

About Ian

Hi, my name is Ian and I have been playing music professionally since 2006 and teaching since 2009. A graduate of The New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music, I have taught at the community college level and at Young Lions Jazz Conservatory in San Diego, CA in addition to maintaining my private st

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Yuka O.
Me and my 12-year-old son started saxophone two years ago together. Ian had a great guide to us who had never played the instrument. My growth is slow due to age issues, (of course satisfied) but my son's growth was great. My son now has a great deal of confidence as a jazz player, and he was able to work on other things positively too. We met Ian then became more into music and jazz. He is patient and will tell you until we can do. Ian is mainly jazz, but he is also very familiar with brass band and classical saxophone too. He is a working musician who do live performance, gig, and compose in various places. He loves music from the heart, his solo is so beatuiful. Ian's lessons has changed our life. We really grateful for giving us his time.
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Scott C.
Always a great lesson
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Dan E.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Dan E.

3 Reviews
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I have been very fortunate to have had some incredible teachers over the years - George Garzone, Kenny Werner, Billy Kilson, Ed Tomassi, Shannon LeClaire, and many others - and I know how much of a difference the right teacher can make.

I love to teach, and have been teaching both privately and in a school setting, as a band director, for many years. I have worked with students of all ages and levels, from complete beginners to advanced players. Whether you want to learn how to read music, improve your technique, work on your sound, practice the fundamentals, develop your soloing, or all of the above, I can help take you to the next level.

I hope to work with you!

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.
M
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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Average Cost of Saxophone Lessons in Long Beach, CA

The average cost of 60-minute saxophone lessons in Long Beach is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $17 and $134 per hour.
30 min
$42 average
45 min
$56 average
60 min
$70 average

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"my first language is spanish, I tough that was going to make it more dificult for me to learn. I can now tell you how wrong I was. Matt took me from not knowing anything about music to playing the Ave Maria on Sax at the St. Patriks Cathedral in NYC .
Matt you are the best. I can't thank you enough."
- angelo
Took Saxophone lessons from Matt L.
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"Incredibly amiable, professional, and talented as a teacher.

As a senior in high school now graduating and transferring into college, I started my lessons with Dimitry in December last year and had to end this summer at the end of the music school's program. Even though my time learning the saxophone was short, Dimitry used my past musical experience to help guide me through the instrument. His lessons did not feel long in any sense of the word, and in fact some two-hour lessons I took to make up missed weeks blew by, as I was constantly engaged by his teachings. During my studies with him I found myself in the presence of a true musician, and this was only further driven home when I saw him play in the Hanover Wind Symphony at the Morristown Community Theater with Stanley Drucker. I would highly recommend Dimitry as an instructor for a student at any level."
- Jeff
Took Saxophone lessons from Dimitry C.
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"Very knowledgeable ,careing,and intuitive"
- Brandon
Took Saxophone lessons from Luther B.
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"Lucas is very talented and knowledgeable. He has shown me tips and techniques that are not in the beginner or intermediate lesson books. I am a beginner sax player and his insights on the saxophone and music have helped me greatly."
- Marv
Took Saxophone lessons from Lucas H.
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"Another great lesson :-)"
- Bill
Took Saxophone lessons from Alexia P.
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"Matt Lavon is a real musician and an excellent teacher. He is patient and encouraging, and he knows his stuff."
- James
Took Saxophone lessons from Matt L.
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"Extremely comfortable to knowledgeable to work with"
- TJ
Took Saxophone lessons from Thomas K.
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"Best saxophone teacher I ever had."
- Aziz Gueye
Took Saxophone lessons from Bill T.
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"excellent instructor and a wonderful person

I have been taking music lessons with Daniel since April of 2013 and it has been a great learning experience.

I had no musical background and I started learning Saxophone with Daniel and 7 months later, I am able to play popular songs that he chooses to fit best for enhancing learning curve. He does a great job with reinforcing correct habits from the very beginning and has been very encouraging and has highlighted improvement as we go from class to class. As music learning can be frustratingly slow, the feedback and reassurance he provides definitely helps in keep going back for more.

I wanted to learn guitar and piano with him as well, he encouraged to learn only Piano (for enhancing learning curve for musical theory concepts) and hold guitar for later. Which speaks about how he is genuinely concerned about your learning of music with sound reasoning. So now I take guitar and Piano lessons with him. He is very patient, polite and professional. He is great with students of all ages and easily modifies teaching style as per student needs.

Besides all that he is a great person to talk to. Numerous times we have had great discussions about things outside music.

I would highly recommend Daniel for music lessons to everyone."
- Anant
Took Saxophone lessons from Daniel K.
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"Aaron was patience and she felt comfortable with him."
- Connie
Took Saxophone lessons from Aaron H.
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