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Jon S.

19 Reviews
Culver City, CA
Starting at $30
  • BME in Music Education from The College of Wooster
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
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Jon S.

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I work with the student to develop a curriculum based on their musical interests and my own teaching pedagogy. I strongly feel that for musicians to own their education, they must have a say in what they play. Assigning method books and mindless etudes to practice doesn't have nearly the same effect asking them "Ok, what kind of music do YOU like? What do you want to PLAY? What do you want to LEARN?".

I believe that students learn best when they are invested in a subject, and the best way to get them invested is to individually get to know each one, speak to them on their level, and get them playing music they're interested in.

About Jon

I'm a professional performer, educator, and recording artist. I received my Masters in Music from New Mexico State University, and my BA and BME from the College of Wooster in Ohio. Students can expect to improve their technique and performing repertoire within a matter of weeks. We will collabo

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Abby
My experience with Jon is pleasant and effective. His knowledge and patience creates a fun atmosphere that is both challenging and inspiring. He clearly loves to teach and I am lucky to learn from him.
Nosa
Jon was wonderful! He gave me some great tips and even provided some material in helping me build
My guitar skills. He was great at listening and giving me a well thought out answers to my questions. I highly recommend it this teacher!
Dave
Jon is great! Initially I was concerned he was using a lot of the time assessing, but his suggestions were SO pertinent that I now appreciate that he spent a lot of time upfront to know me, my goals and my current level. I can tell his advice will be fruitful!

David W.

Glendale, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Jazz Saxophone from Oberlin Conservatory
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David W.

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Able to teach all levels of students, including professional level saxophonists interested in learning to improvise.

About David

I am a professional multi-instrumentalist living in Los Angeles, performing, teaching, and recording regularly on saxophone, flute, clarinet, and trumpet.  I graduated from Oberlin Conservatory in 2011 with a Bachelor of Music in Saxophone Performance.  Since graduating from Oberlin, I have had the

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Thomas K.

31 Reviews
Glendale, CA
Starting at $32
  • Teaching since 2007
  • B.M. Composition from George Mason University
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Thomas K.

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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!

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Natsuki S.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music
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Natsuki S.

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I am experienced in most styles: Jazz, Pop, Classical, Latin, R&B, Funk, Rock etc…
After discussing your goals, we will figure out the best way to accomplish those goals!

I am a really easy-going person and I want you to have FUN and discover new stuff every time you play your instrument.

After we figure out what you want to play and what areas we want to work on, I will make a special curriculum for you! Each student has a different curriculum that is specific to his or her level and learning style. I give a weekly curriculum after every lesson so you don’t need to worry about forgetting what we worked on at our lesson and you can work on it at home. Looking at past curriculum also provides an excellent way to look at a student’s progress.

One of the most important aspects of playing a woodwind instrument is achieving a good tone. I will help you get a good tone by teaching the fundamentals: from how to hold your instrument, how to blow, etc…

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About Natsuki

Hello Students/Parents: I have been playing saxophone for 18 years and currently I am playing professionally in the Los Angeles area. I have been teaching music for more than 8 years and have been able to find fun and creative methods for helping my students succeed. I was born and raised in

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Jon D.
First lesson. She is a great player and teacher.
George
Excellent start.
Kristian
Natsuki is very patient and she really makes sure you understand what you're learning.
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Brandon S.

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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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 Mu

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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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Gregory T.

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Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1989
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Gregory T.

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Would you like to learn to play the Saxophone? I can help you learn to play the Saxophone and the music you love. As a Private teacher with over 25 years experience I have taught beginning to professional saxophonist from age 8 to over 80 years old. I teach the basics in sound production, rhythms, notes, scales, styles and improvisation. My current and former students are 1st chair in their bands, Scholarship winners in Music Conservatories and Professional Musicians. If you are looking for Fun, Easy, Clear, Concise, Positive Result Saxophone instruction I can help you.

About Gregory

I am an early graduate of Towson University's Jazz/Commercial degree in Saxophone Performance 1989. Since then I've performed and recorded with many of the best musicians in the Baltimore/Washington DC area. I've always maintained a Saxophone Studio of 40 weekly saxophone students. In 2000 I became

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Average Cost of Saxophone Lessons in Los Angeles, CA

The average cost of 60-minute saxophone lessons in Los Angeles is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $179 per hour.
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"I am a local band director and have sent several students over to Max. From absolute beginners to your lead player Max tailors an approach that works for each individual. My students love studying with him!"
Eric
Took Saxophone lessons from Max S.
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"Andrew has made taking saxophone lessons so much fun for my son. He is very dedicated to working with students at their level of ability and makes it fun by including their own personal interests. For example he has worked with my son on several Star Wars themes and other songs that got my son interested in playing saxophone in the first place. We highly recommend Andrew. For reference my son is 14 and at a beginner level."
Tawn
Took Saxophone lessons from Andrew L.
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"Andrew was recommended to us by the BYU music faculty, when I contacted them to see who might be a good private instructor for my teenage daughter (who has a background in other instruments but wanted to learn more with sax than her band teacher could provide in a classroom setting). Andrew has always been very knowledgeable, extremely personable, and willing to match our needs with his expertise. When we went to a local music store to get some additional accessories, one of his peers assisted us--and he described Andrew as "insanely talented" on the sax. I would fully recommend him!"
Jenny
Took Saxophone lessons from Andrew L.
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"First lesson was amazing from start to finish, great introductory from how to hold the instrument, down to first steps to making a sound, and even to a first song! Thanks Ian."
Max
Took Saxophone lessons from Ian B.
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"Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Making so much progress. Lots of stuff I didn't know I now Know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)"
Melissa
Took Saxophone lessons from Frixos P.
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"5 stars!! Cameron is not only a very talented player, but a great instructor. He created a personalized lesson for me and my goals. Cameron is knowledgeable, patient and inspiring. I would recommend him again and again!!!"
Janine
Took Saxophone lessons from Cameron R.
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"Lauren was great! She called a few days prior to the lesson to just get a little info on me and to set my fears/nervousness to rest. She started with the basics and taught at my speed. I am looking forward to our continued lessons. Could not have asked for a better instructor."
Geri
Took Saxophone lessons from Lauren M.
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"Eric shows concern for helping you work on where you want to go in my music journey"
Jeff
Took Saxophone lessons from Eric C.
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"I had a great first saxophone lesson. I'm looking forward to learning more."
Marion
Took Saxophone lessons from Ian B.
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"I have been playing the saxophone for 26 years. After 15 years of lessons with other teachers I became a student of Rick's and have stayed with Rick ever since. I had been taking lessons from tremendous players - all of them pro's in the Los Angeles area - but in those 15 years none of them were able to have an impact on my playing like Rick. Through Rick's structured and organized "program", I learned to play the contemporary jazz and pop music that I first drew me to the saxophone - both melodies and solos!
For the first 8 years I took lessons out of Rick's house. I have since moved to Florida and have been taking lessons with Rick online for the past 2 years. What's incredible about Rick's plan is that his online instruction is equally as effective as taking classes in his house and my playing continues to improve at a rapid pace. I would strongly encourage anyone who is serious about learning to play hip, soulful and groovin' music to get in touch Rick and get started on his plan. My one regret is not starting with Rick sooner!"
Danny
Took Saxophone lessons from Rick R.
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Learning the Saxophone in Los Angeles, CA

It’s been proven through numerous studies that learning to play a musical instrument helps enhance literacy skills and spatial reasoning. Playing an instrument also forces you to use both sides of the brain, which boosts memory power regardless of age.

If you have ever considered learning an instrument, taking saxophone lessons in Los Angeles, CA is an excellent option. Our saxophone classes in Los Angeles will help you learn faster and present a number of exciting opportunities to connect with other musicians.

Many Reasons to Start Saxophone Lessons in Los Angeles

What better place to learn to play the saxophone than the home of West Coast Jazz itself? In the 1950s, Los Angeles became a central hub for an incredible sub-genre known as “cool jazz.” Smoother and calmer than bop jazz, the saxophone is an intrinsic part of this genre (and essentially all types of jazz music).

Home to famous saxophonists such as Dexter Gordon, Buddy Collette, Richard Elliot and Arthur Blythe, the City of Angels is the ideal place to find a sax teacher and get on board with the music scene. With a population of over four million people, there is no lack for great institutions to learn, such as the Los Angeles College of Music and USC Thornton School of Music. Private saxophone lessons in Los Angeles can be your ticket to gaining entry into these elite programs.

You can even perform in front of live audiences at a number of open mic nights in Los Angeles and nearby cities such as Burbank, Culver City and Hollywood. Popular places to play sax include the World Stage Performance Gallery, the Natural High Open Mic at the Industry Cafe & Jazz, and the classy Dresden Restaurant & Lounge.

Besides great musical opportunities and exceptional tutors to help you reach your goals, there are many things to enjoy in and around Los Angeles. Known best as the home of the rich and famous, this sprawling metropolis is graced with tremendous ethnic diversity, art, culinary delights, and tropical weather. Great minds dwell here, and so can yours!

Learning with a Saxophone Teacher in Los Angeles

TakeLessons has more than 140 experienced saxophone teachers in and around the Los Angeles area. Whether you want to take tenor, soprano or alto sax lessons in Los Angeles (or prefer a neighboring city such as Burbank, Hollywood, Beverly Hills or Glendale), you’ll find a great instructor near you.

Many of our instructors have impressive reviews from both previous and current students. In fact, many have degrees in music from prestigious universities like the Juilliard School of Music. In our easy to use directory, you’ll find plenty of experienced teachers to consider for saxophone classes in Los Angeles.

Our top teachers include Natsuki S. in Sherman Oaks, who graduated from the esteemed Berklee College of Music. Another highly reviewed saxophone instructor in Los Angeles includes Rich J. who has over a decade of professional experience in LA and holds a coveted degree from Juilliard.

Where to Take Private Saxophone Lessons in Los Angeles

TakeLessons teachers are located all across Los Angeles County for online and in-person lessons at a time you pre-schedule. (Just be mindful of traffic when scheduling, as you might want to avoid the 101 and the dreaded 405 during weekday afternoons!)

Fortunately, the city has many options for public transportation. One of the easiest ways to avoid traffic and get to your lessons on time is to hop onto the Metro Rail System. The public bus system is also somewhat reliable when traffic cooperates. Whatever you choose, rest assured the lesson will be well worth your travels!

Practicing the Saxophone in Los Angeles, CA

In LA, you’ll find that music is a dominating passion throughout the city. There’s no shortage of music stores where you can buy or rent a sax so you can start lessons right away. Three popular and reputable Los Angeles saxophone retailers include Adam’s Music, Horn Connection and International Woodwind, Inc.

Want to meet up with other local musicians who have a love for the saxophone and music in general? The Los Angeles Jazz Meetup Group has over 3500 local jazz fans who host meet and greets, jam sessions and other events regularly. They welcome players of all levels, even those who still have never taken a lesson.

The Los Angeles Central Library and Memorial Branch Library are two excellent places to find free educational resources to enhance your musical journey. There, you will find books, sheet music and much more. You can also check out the top jazz station in LA, KJAZZ 88.1, where you’re sure to hear tunes that inspire you to pick up your instrument and continue on with saxophone lessons in Los Angeles, CA.

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