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Max S.

16 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks English
  • Master of Music, Saxophone Performance from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford
  • Awarded Grand Prize from International chamber music ensemble competition
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Max S.

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An experienced teacher who's an expert saxophonist can help you reach your goals. I bring an exhaustive knowledge of the saxophone and saxophone teaching practice to lessons. And I have experience teaching students of all ages and backgrounds. I'll help you get farther, faster on your saxophone journey.

About Max

While other instructors teach multiple instruments, my specialized knowledge of saxophone can get you farther, faster. I help students make quick and efficient progress in developing a strong sound concept, learning saxophone-specific techniques, making appropriate repertoire choices, setting smart

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Thoroughly enjoyed the lesson with Max.
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awesome instructor saw great results in first lesson!
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Damien G.

45 Reviews
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Starting at $22
  • Speaks
  • Awarded Winner-Concerto Competition from UNT
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Damien G.

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Damien G. received his Bachelor’s degree in Clarinet Performance from Loyola University New Orleans, his Master’s Degree from the University of North Texas, and is currently working on his DMA at the University of North Texas. As an undergrad at Loyola University, Damien toured as a clarinet soloist with the Loyola Chamber Orchestra in Yugoslavia, Hungary, and Vienna. He has been a member of the UNT Wind Symphony , under Eugene Corporan, and the UNT Orchestra, led by Anshel Brusilow. More recently, he has performed at two UNT concerto concerts as a soloist with the UNT chamber orchestra. Damien also has performed with the Contemporary Theater of Dallas along with other freelance activities in the DFW area. His teachers include: Mr. A. Crisanti,Dr. James Gillespie, Dr. John Scott, Steve Cohen, Daryl Coad, and John Reeks.

About Damien

Damien G. received his Bachelor’s degree in Clarinet Performance from Loyola University New Orleans, his Master’s Degree from the University of North Texas, and is currently working on his DMA at the University of North Texas. As an undergrad at Loyola University, Damien toured as a clarinet sol

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Diane Heyman
I had a great first lesson with Damien. He is patient and extremely considerate. Damien took the time to determine a baseline of my general knowledge. He answered my questions and fully explained the concepts that we discussed. At all times I felt that I was having a positive experience and I have set goals for my next lesson. I am energized and motivated to continue and look forward to my next lesson with Damien.
Andrew
great teacher!
Ramon L.
he reviews and cares in a broad way
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Carl W.

60 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Carl W.

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With over 20 years as a professional saxophonist and 15 years teaching experience I know the demands of a performing musician professionally and academically. I teach students how to produce a good tone quality with characteristic vibrato. I can teach students to become good at reading music. Students who are interested in jazz or pop styles of music will be taught improvisation techniques and how to play by ear.

About Carl

As far back as I can remember I have always enjoyed performing music. I can remember during my elementary school years how I would play drums during church service. Some days I would sneak in my dad's closet to play his saxophone. I began learning how to play saxophone in middle school and by the ti

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Dee
Carl is a wonderful instructor. I may get a little overzealous at times, but he’s always patient and he indulges my imagination of being Kenny Dee. :)
LaRon Archibald
GREAT INSTRUCTOR!!! Carl is very patient when teaching technique. I liked the approach he'd take to help me understand fingering and learning theory behind what I was doing. Just unfortunate covid 19 came and disrupted my in-home teachings.....I'd recommend him to anybody looking for an good instructor.
Dionna J.

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Paul M.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Italian, German
  • Bachelors Degree in Sacred Music - music theory, conducting from Northwest University, Kirkland, Washington
  • Teaching since 1978
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Paul M.

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Students will learn notes, technique, pieces, performance skills and sight reading.

About Paul

I have my bachelors degree in sacred music, my masters degree in music performance, and my doctorate in worship studies. I am an experienced music teacher with great interpersonal skills and enjoy creating a fun and meaningful learning environment for all ages of students. I teach music theory conce

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Roisin *.
He was very helpful in setting me up for my first lesson.
Yah D.
Wow! Wow! Wow! This was truly money and time well spent. I went into this lesson with no expectations, rather just with the hope of connecting well with a piano instructor that was not only well versed but could ease me into being a student. Paul is a rare treasure. He exceeded all my hopes of what I hoped to gain from my lessons. I would highly recommend him for any piano student. If you're looking to be challenged, and learn any genre of music,, don't wait...book your lessons with Paul. Thank you Paul. I'm looking forward to growing as a student.
Alex
Paul has been very patient and wonderful with my 6 year old son who has just started lessons.
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Tyler O.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Awarded Herb Alpert School of Music Merit Scholarship from Herb Alpert School of Music, UCLA
  • Music from University of California, Los Angeles
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Tyler O.

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Want to improve on your saxophone chops? Want to move up to a higher chair in band? Practicing for college auditions?
I'll take any motivated student who wants to be the best, that no one ever was.
I have studied saxophone with Dr. Douglas Masek and former Professor of Saxophone at San Jose State University, Dale Wolford.

About Tyler

I am currently work at a tech company, but also teach on the side as I love teaching! My favorite pass times are cooking, driving, listening/playing music and exercising.

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Matthew H.
So far I love Tyler's teaching style. Very fluid and informative. Not just about the language itself, but also Japanese etiquette and culture. This is the type of all around knowledge I was searching for!
Goutham J.
Very Good
Ishaan P.
Online lessons were no help to my son! We were misinformed when we were told that online lessons are fine for a beginner. My son gained nothing fr
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Kendra E.

10 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor of Music in saxophone performance from University of Arizona
  • Teaching since 2005
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Kendra E.

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I have been teaching saxophone for 10 years. I enjoy teaching people of all ages, both children and adults, of all levels. I believe in teaching a strong core of music fundamentals but also in finding what makes music special to each student. Lessons should be fun and engaging. I have several students audition into regional bands, and select school ensembles every year. But we also make sure to play some pop tunes and top 40.

About Kendra

I am a musician with an equal passion for performing and teaching. I have taught ages 8-80 at all levels from beginner to advanced. I believe in the importance of teaching a strong core of music fundamentals but I also want to find what makes music special for each individual student. I believe less

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Trent
I am a beginner with Alto Sax. I took my first class with Kendra and was blown away by her knowledge and professionalism. She is extremely patient and I could immediately tell that she wanted me to succeed during our interaction...I'm definitely looking forward to taking more classes with her in the future. I definitely recommend...first impressions are ever-lasting...
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Eric
I highly recommend Kendra as a woodwinds teacher! I'm back playing tenor sax after 40 years off, and wanted to get my technique back, and learn to express my musical ideas. Now I'm playing better than my high school days, and newly doing jazz solos.
Kendra is wonderfully, broadly trained, and very effective at working with me on everything from embouchure and fingerings to maximizing effectiveness of practice. She is ALWAYS upbeat, supportive, friendly, PATIENT, and helpful - and I've always looked forward to our lessons. She is very good at figuring out how to be helpful, and how to keep the joy in music even while working on technique, and at my request, music theory. I could not have enjoyed the experience more, or been more successful, than with Kendra.

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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 $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $130 per hour.
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"Very fine instructor. Professional, flexible and knowledgeable."
Noah
Took Saxophone lessons from Isaiah S.
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"Lucas is helping me learn saxophone as an adult beginner. He is very knowledgable and helps me improve any issues I have in my playing. Highly recommended!"
James
Took Saxophone lessons from Lucas H.
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"My son just had his first online lesson with Sergio.
Sergio was conscientious, organized and very good with my 11 year old. Sergio appears to be extremely knowledgeable and very excited to teach. I would highly recommend Sergio!"
Zachary
Took Saxophone lessons from Sergio M.
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"He was a good teacher he taught me a lot in band."
Christian Davis
Took Saxophone lessons from Tyreese P.
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"Another great lesson!"
Wyatt
Took Saxophone lessons from Frixos P.
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"Enjoyed working with Neil. Very professional and I felt very comfortable with his teaching methods. Unfortunately I will not be able to continue my lessons with him in home since I am considered high risk for the virus. I will be canceling the remainder of my in-home lessons and picking them up at a later date"
Stephen
Took Saxophone lessons from Neil D.
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"My daughter had the most wonderful first lesson I could have hoped for! Thank you for making her education enjoyable.. it already left her wanting to come back !"
Cassel
Took Saxophone lessons from Emily P.
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"Kevin is a great instructor! He's very patient and knowledgeable. Can't wait for my next lesson"
Marion
Took Saxophone lessons from Kevin D.
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"So positive and upbeat. Always just wants to get you playing and will help you get there in a fun way that will translate to skills you can take to the real world of music."
Felicia
Took Saxophone lessons from Schroeder S.
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"Rick was professional, intuitive, and taught what I needed to learn, and NOT some preplanned generic lesson. I highly recommend him and I rarely recommend anything."
Bobby
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 ca

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lmer 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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