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Bill T.

Bill T.

4.8(48)
The saxophone is an incredibly expressive instrument and is used in a wide range of styles of music including: jazz, pop music, blues, rock and roll, and classical music. No matter what style of music, whatever your goals are I can get you there! Regardless of style and genre, it's important to have certain aspects of the saxophone playing under control including: sound production, breath support, technique and musicality. I use a wide range of of exercises and techniques, method/etude books, duet playing, as well as listening and ear training to give my students a well rounded approach to the saxophone and music in general, helping them to become the best musician they can be.
$1$100
/30 mins
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Andrew L.

Andrew L.

4.9(38)
If you want playing the saxophone to feel as natural as singing in the shower, then this is the course for you! I teach all levels of students from beginner to advanced, with a heavy focus on transcription and ear training. Everything in my curriculum is designed to make playing easy, natural and fun. Whether you want to play like Charlie Parker or learn all of the Beatles' greatest hits, we'll work together to help you make the music you've always wanted to.
$1$25
/30 mins
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Michael R.

Michael R.

4.8(66)
Tired of being frustrated by the pace of self-teaching or is your child bored with the progress in school band class? Are you an adult who never played an instrument but are really interested in learning a wind instrument? Not able to express yourself creatively or don't really understand why your favorite songs or styles of music work? Do you want a more hands-on way of teaching with personalized plans just for you? Learn how to play the Saxophone with Michael! Michael teaches a variety of instruments and subjects in the woodwind family: - Saxophone - Clarinet - Flute - Improvisation - Music Theory - Jazz Studies Michael creates versatile and fun lesson plans that incorporate learning your favorite music while teaching theory, improvisation, note reading, songwriting, or any other interests! He has an easy-to-follow, fun, but yet structured and thorough plan designed for results to help the student reach their goals, rather than imposing an one-size-fits-all plan just from lesson books! Michael teaches anyone from kids to adults and seniors and encourages all students to be creative while really understanding the music they play. Michael incorporates classical and traditional music into lesson programs alongside modern styles to create diverse and interesting repertoire!
$1$33
/30 mins
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Matt L.

Matt L.

4.9(150)
My goal as a teacher is to provide an in depth understanding of the instrument to my students. Whether we are learning technique specific to the instrument or general musical concepts, it is important to me that I take the time to insure that my students not only learn how to do something, but also the reasons why we are learning a specific concept or technique. At the end of the day, my ultimate goal is to teach you how to teach yourself, so that you may enjoy playing the instrument outside of our lessons together. I prefer not to conform to a specific teaching style, because every student is different, and I have been fortunate to have a great variety of types of students throughout my years as a teacher. Some of my students are children and adolescents who are looking to pursue music when they go to college or auditioning for state and regional band programs. Many of my students are very busy adults who are either looking to pick up an instrument for the first time as an escape from their everyday hectic lives, or they are coming back to an instrument that they put down years ago and looking to have a good musical experience again. I also have very young students who have parents looking to get there child into learning an instrument for the first time. For my child/adolescent future musician students, I will teach with a much more structured atmosphere and focus on all of the aspects of technique and music theory that they would be expected to know and play as they move closer to a professional level. For my busy adult students it is always a case by case basis. For those who have previous experience, I typically like to address teaching them how to play styles of music and tunes that they want to learn to play. For those who are new to music, I take them through a step-by-step process for learning the basics of the instrument while simultaneously teaching them how to read music. And in either case, many of my adults have busy professional lives where sometimes the only time they have to play their instrument is when they are in a lesson with me. That's ok. NO JUDGEMENTS! If the only time you have to play is during our lesson, then I'll find something new for you to learn at each lesson. For my young beginners it is all about having fun while playing music. While these lessons are also very structured, I also prefer not to be the stereotypical stern music teacher. I've heard way to many horror stories from my adult students who had mean and impatient teachers when they were children. I would say that my philosophy with my young students is an amalgamation of my approach with my busy adults students and my child/adolescent future musician students. I want to make sure that they are learning, but never discouraged.
$1$50
/30 mins
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John S.

John S.

4.7(34)
I teach beginning saxophone students basic note reading. Advanced students can learn theory and improvisation.
$1$25
/30 mins
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Paul W.

Paul W.

4.9(39)
Extensive music theory application and rhythm concept.
$1$45
/30 mins
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Ashley E.

Ashley E.

4.9(21)
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 advanced 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 at least 24 hours in advance. Otherwise, the missed lesson will be paid for in full.)
$1$40
/60 mins
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Lonze R.

Lonze R.

4.9(68)
I am very excited to teach you all what my 23 years of experience in playing the saxophone can bring. I can teach children to adults, beginner to advance players the tools to become a great musician. I workout of various books to suite the students playing level. I also use a metronome , tuners , sheet music all to help develop good habits. I work with adults , kids and teenagers that need assistance with audition or to become more effective in their school band. You must practice at least a 30! mins a day to reach the goals you require . Contact me and you will be on your way to becoming a great musician.
$1$42
/30 mins
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Very good teacher for my son. He is patient knowledgeable and is able to keep a sometimes unfocused 11 year old, on the topic of learning the saxophone.

Bruce (Saxophone lessons with Bill T.)

I very highly recommend Bill! A few months ago I could struggle through a few scales but with Bill's teaching I'm now playing funk songs live in front of 50 people with a friend's band. Bill's lessons

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Best saxophone teacher I ever had.

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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 musica

Jorge Robles (Saxophone lessons with Bill T.)

Very good teacher for my son. He is patient knowledgeable and is able to keep a sometimes unfocused 11 year old, on the topic of learning the saxophone.

Bruce (Saxophone lessons with Bill T.)

I very highly recommend Bill! A few months ago I could struggle through a few scales but with Bill's teaching I'm now playing funk songs live in front of 50 people with a friend's band. Bill's lessons

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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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