Saxophone Lessons in Los Altos, CA

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Ley M.

2 Reviews
Union City, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Ukranian, Russian
  • Teaching since 1970
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ley M.

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My lessons are a balance of fun and focus

About Ley

I have great passion for music, have been involved in music since childhood. I love the teaching process and have been dreaming of teaching music since I was 10 years old.

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Charles
Mr. Malchik is simply an outstanding, excellent teacher. Not only is he knowledgeable in music performance and theory, he is also joyful, enthusiastic and patient with my child. The many things my child has learned include, but are not limited to, how to read treble and bass clef, proper sitting and body posture, left and right hand finger techniques for scales and arpeggios, and how to play chords. Along with this training, he also encourages my child to have creative freedom - to enjoy music by playing songs she has either composed herself or heard outside of lessons.
Kim
It is my great pleasure to recommend Mr. Ley M. to you as a music teacher to your child. I am writing as a parent of a son who has benefited from Mr. Ley M.’s phenomenal instructional ability for the Elementary School Music Program in Newark, California, as well as in private music lessons.
Mr. Ley M. is passionate about music. His love for the art is evident in his enthusiastic and energetic teaching techniques. As the music teacher for the Elementary School Music Program with the Newark Unified School District, Mr. Ley M. is exceedingly patient with all students, encourages them, and coaxes the very best effort from each and every child.
We were very fortunate that Mr. Ley M. was able to provide private tutoring for my son beyond the after school music program. My son has made tremendous progress in learning to play the clarinet. Mr. Ley M. has given my child a strong musical foundation-learning the correct embouchure and fingering techniques to play the clarinet, increasing proficiency in reading notes, timing, and hearing pitch.
Although Mr. Ley M. is one of the best music teacher in the area, his prices are extremely reasonable. In my opinion, he is worth every penny he charges and I certainly believe I have received excellent services for my money. I am tremendously grateful to Mr. Ley M. for everything he has taught my son and the joy of my son’s music playing has brought to our family.
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Robin L.

14 Reviews
Milpitas, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2015
  • B.S. Music Education (K-12) from Roberts Wesleyan College
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Robin L.

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Saxophone is my primary instrument and the one I am the most excited about. I've been teaching saxophone for a year and my students have gone on to perform in area-all-state competitions and concerts in the NY area. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play a few folk songs and as time goes on you'll be able to read treble clef. I specialize in classical, typically use Tune-A-Day or Jump Right In books, and have the following tools available for your lessons: metronome, and laptop. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Robin

Hi, there! My name is Robin L. and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2014 and have loved helping my students learn to play their band instrument for solo competitions, or just for fun! I have a Masters degree in saxophone performance from San Jose State and went to

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Lessa H.
Our daughter really likes her. She's patient and eager to help Lessa learn and catch up to her grade level.
Ignacio B.
Robin is wonderful!
Reed
Robin was early to our first lesson. She worked with my son easily, he felt comfortable with her. She helped him with his fingering and gave tips for the difficult notes. We look forward to working with her for the next month.
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Linda C.

22 Reviews
Campbell, CA
Starting at $40
  • BA in Music + Teaching credential from Humboldt State University
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Linda C.

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I have been a public school music teacher for 30+ years. I am an optimistic, enthusiastic person, who will help you learn music reading in addition to music playing. I started on piano as a young child, and studied clarinet from elementary school through college, where I focused on french horn. I h

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Steven
My son has loved taking lessons with Linda. She is setting just the right pace with him. She is flexible given his strengths and weaknesses. He was genuinely disappointed when I told him he couldn't go to lessons this week because of a family commitment. Can't recommend highly enough!
Janet P.
very comfortable and satisfying first lesson.
JoAnn C.
Linda was great! As an adult beginner with the cello she made the lesson enjoyable and easy to follow. She adjusted quickly for where I knew a little and where I knew nothing. Highly recommend her!

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James H.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Italian, German, French
  • Bachelor's Degree in Voice Performance from Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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James H.

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I began playing saxophone at 13 yrs and in high school I was the the 2nd Chair Alto Saxophone for the Wind Ensemble. I've been teaching beginning and intermediate level saxophone for over 3 years now.

About James

I am a professional singer with many organizations in the Denver area including Opera Colorado, Boulder Opera Company, Cabaret Otaku, Opera on Tap, and others. I am also the Cantor/Choir Director for House for All Sinners and Saints Lutheran Church. I have sung many genres including Jazz, Pop, and

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Bob
James is excellent sax player and I appreciated that he personalized the lesson for me.
Johannah
I love working with James! He is bringing exactly what I want, which is casual fun while I expand my learning experiences.
Alyssa
Alyssa really enjoyed her singing lesson with James and looks forward to her next lesson.
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Ashley E.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.A. Theatre Performance from Fordham University Lincoln Center
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Ashley E.

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I have been training on the saxophone for upwards of twelve years! I have been giving lessons since 2015, and I am qualified to teach beginner to intermediate players. I've earned top chairs in my county, district, and state, and students of mine have gone on to do the same in their own ensembles! I have also played in select honors bands, such as the Great American Marching Band in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I am a skilled teacher, having served as a middle school teacher's assistant and summer camp music instructor. My prices are competitive because I simply want to share the joy of music with you or your student!

What to expect when you take lessons with me:

-Flexible scheduling
-A judgement-free, creative environment!
-A free PDF of the saxophone fundamentals workbook with which I teach, as a supplement to personalized lesson-planning.

(CANCELLATION POLICY: I will do my best to reschedule lessons with students if I am notified 24 hours in advance. Otherwise, ...

About Ashley

Hey, there! My name is Ashley, and I am a musician, comedian, actor, and French tutor based in New York City. I am a proud graduate of Fordham University at Lincoln Center. My style of teaching is very goal-driven, so that I can cater my skill set to my student's to engender a positive, stimulating

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Samantha B.
Ashley was positive and encouraging in my first lesson. She took the time to review all parts of the instrument, how to hold it, clean it, etc., and answered all my questions. She had me adjust in different ways to make sound to get me to the right starting place. I'm looking forward to lots more learning!
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Milton M.
Great teacher and skillful. Great tips for today's lessons.

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Evan G.

2 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Evan G.

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I have experience in teaching every level of student from beginning to advanced. I am a big believer in teaching the fundamentals. I spend much time working on tone and technique with my students as this leads to much success when it comes to specializing in both classical and jazz playing. I give students much freedom as to what they want to work on as this allows students to be excited about taking lessons. After all, music is supposed to be fun!

About Evan

Evan Gidley boasts an impressive resume as a bandleader, composer, and woodwind artist fluent in both classical and jazz performance. He has performed at a number of the United States’ most prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall and Jazz at the Lincoln Center. As a soloist, Evan has appeared w

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Jan
Fantastic teacher! Knows the saxophone forwards and backwards and can teach any style and any age or experience level. Excellent musician. Also a knowledgeable and competent teacher of clarinet and flute. Highly recommend!
Sarah
Evan is a highly skilled teacher who is always well prepared for lessons. His level of professionalism is to be commended! He kept lessons interesting and exiting. An instructor I would recommend to anyone looking to hone their instrument skills.

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Average Cost of Saxophone Lessons in Los Altos, CA

The average cost of 60-minute saxophone lessons in Los Altos 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 $109 per hour.
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$57 average
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"Maureen is wonderful! She is really patient and helpful with my daughter. Highly recommend!"
Cora
Took Saxophone lessons from Maureen W.
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"I walked out of my first lesson feeling confident and with four notes to practice with. He took the time to explain the proper embochure, and it felt like we covered alot in the lesson without feeling rushed. The immediate feedback during the lesson was helpful and positive."
Saul
Took Saxophone lessons from Lonze R.
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"30 lessons for my high school son with Ben. Excellent teacher. Always on time. Very professional. Baritone Sax. Highly recomend. Will be getting more lessons with Ben."
Bryan
Took Saxophone lessons from Benjamin M.
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"Excellent instructor, very relaxed atmosphere and provided a lot of good information. Especially liked that fact that he took the time to cover what was needed rather than strict adherence to the clock. Highly recommend his as a music instructor."
Barry Walsh
Took Saxophone lessons from Kevin D.
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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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"Rick is a great saxophone and jazz improvisation teacher. I started with him from scratch a year ago. In just a couple lessons he helped me get a good sound and all my basics happening. He has a lot of experience teaching; it really shows in how clearly he is able to explain how each thing we work on works and how to practice it. I always leave each lesson with recordings of him discussing exactly what I’m supposed to work on for the week along with examples he plays on his sax for me to follow. He really cares about my success and progress each week. In fact, he coaxes me to send him recordings every night while I’m practicing so that he can help me if I’m getting something wrong or to give me the confidence of knowing that I’m doing it right or some suggestions on how I can improve it. In other words, I can get feedback every time I need it if I send a recording. That’s helped me avoid a lot of wasted time. I’m progressing so fast and I really have fun at my lessons. I joined "The Big Phat Band" Band Camp this summer and had the best experience of my life playing in the band. Rick helped me in so many ways to prepare for that and it's made me inspired to practice even more. I highly recommend taking a lesson and see for yourself what an outstanding saxophone teacher he is."
YUKI
Took Saxophone lessons from Rick R.
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"Online lessons are not the best method for me but I am grateful to be able to be taught by Lucas. I am learning a lot and as soon as I am able to put it all into practise I will be happy. Bridging the gap between understanding and ability is hard. Looking forward to having more lessons."
Carla
Took Saxophone lessons from Lucas H.
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"Kendra is an awesome instructor ... As an adult student new to the saxophone she not only taught me the fundamentals but also adjusted the lessons to the style of music I enjoy... My daughter took clarinet with Kendra and was just as happy... The other amazing thing was in a short period of time she brought me to the level where I could be a part of her adult saxophone chamber group... I would highly recommend Kendra whether you are new to the saxophone or clarinet or have been playing awhile and want to increase your level of play with the style of music you enjoy!"
Karen
Took Saxophone lessons from Kendra E.
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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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"Lucas is a fantastic teacher and is the best teacher I've had so far!"
Gabe
Took Saxophone lessons from Lucas H.
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