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Bill T.

43 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $100
  • Bachelors of Music, Jazz Studies from Purchase College Conservatory of Music
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Awarded Theodore Presser Award from The Presser Foundation
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Bill T.

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The saxophone can be one of the funnest instruments to play, no questions asked! In order to reach that point it's important to have certain things in order such as: sound production, breath support, musicality, and technique. In lessons use a variety of exercises and method/etude books, playing duets together, as well as listening and ear training to give my students a well rounded approach to the saxophone and music helping them to become the best musician they can be.

About Bill

Bill T. is a Broadway musician with over 20 years of teaching experience and as a performer. Bill currently leads his own group and is a member of several others ranging from big band to Ethiopian funk music. Bill enjoys working with students of all ages and abilities and specializes in teaching pra

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Andrea H.
Can’t say enough about Bill! He is a great combination of kind/patient and serious. He is a very talented musician, and his enthusiasm for music comes through in his lessons each week. We have really enjoyed Bill, and learned a lot from him as well. HIGHLY recommend!
Lori A.
Bill was very patient and encouraging to my high school daughter who wanted to start learning how to play jazz on her clarinet. She really enjoyed the lessons and the material. She is looking forward to continuing her lessons with Bill once the Marching band season ends.
Janelle T.
Bill is a wonderful saxophone and clarinet teacher for my two sons. He's currently working with my older son to prepare for a clarinet audition. The process of preparing for the audition showed me some important qualities about Bill: 1) he goes above and beyond for his students (e.g. he recorded my son's solo piece in various tempos to help with practice); 2) he's flexible in making time for his students based on their needs; and 3) he's supportive and likable. My younger son, who took 4 saxophone lessons from Bill, mentioned Bill as one of the reasons for picking the instrument for band next year. I highly recommend Bill.
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Christopher V.

North Hollywood, CA
Starting at $55
  • Awarded Downbeat Music Award from Downbeat Magazine
  • Jazz Saxophone from University of Miami
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Christopher V.

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I offer a complete and in-depth understanding of how to play the saxophone for students of any skill level. I have a degree in Jazz Saxophone from the highly acclaimed Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, and am extremely experienced in many other instruments and genres. I have experience teaching in public schools as well as teaching privately, so I am used to nearly every possible situation. I specialize in catering my lessons to the specific goals of my students and take pride in creating an enjoyable environment for each individual!

My lessons focus on the basics and fundamentals of saxophone, in addition to:
- reading music
- improvisation and soloing
- ensemble and orchestral playing
- genre specific skills (such as growling, vibrato, tone, altissimo, etc.)

I think it's important to teach what the student wants to learn, so I am open to working on songs and pieces that aren't necessarily the norm for saxophonists!

About Christopher

Hey there, I'm Chris! I've been studying and playing multiple instruments since I was 3 years old, and have dedicated my life to creating and teaching the best music possible. My degree in Jazz Saxophone from the Frost School of Music provided me with a skill set I can now share with other ambitious

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Alex S.

3 Reviews
Northridge, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • B.M. with an emphasis in music composition from California State University, Long Beach
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Alex S.

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What are three things you enjoy about your playing and what are three things you wish were improved? I ask this question of each student so we can customize YOUR lessons and practice sessions. I love to see my students grow and learn what fuels their passion for music and we will develop exercises and songs that fit your interests. With ten years of teaching experience and multiple students in honor groups, I stand by studio's results!

About Alex

I attended the music program at California State University, Long Beach (Go Beach!), where I completed a bachelors of music in 2007. This time was spent immersed in saxophone performance, jazz studies, music theory, and music education. I have been active in music education for a decade, maintaining

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Our son Charles started taking lessons with Alex Sadnik when he was in 6th grade, and he is now going to be a senior in high school. It was in -home until the pandemic last year. After changing to him, Charles made tremendous progress quickly. Alex is a terrific teacher. He has patience , and is encouraging. He would often spend part of the lesson playing together with him, which was helpful. He would also allow Charles to choose some of the music he was interested in learning.
We would highly recommend Alex to anyone who wants to learn Saxophone or flute . You won’t be disappointed!!
Naomi
Thank you Alex for being such a great teacher, musician and mentor. My son has enjoyed playing and learning saxophone under your guidance for the past five years.
We are happy that the transition from in person to online lessons has been seamless. We find it helpful that you review his prerecorded music/practice clips ahead of time so that lessons are spent giving feedback on what is most important. We appreciate the extra effort and thought you put into planning each lesson as well as your customized worksheets. We value your professionalism, commitment, positivity and encouragement in his musical journey.
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Tristan C.

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West Hills, CA
Starting at $45
  • Music Performance / Jazz Studies from University of Michigan
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 to 75
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Tristan C.

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Professional saxophonist, trained at University of Michigan & NYU. I teach students of all levels and ages, whether just beginning or an experienced player. I have a great amount of experience in both classical and jazz and have been playing for about 15 years myself.

In addition to helping students establish solid fundamentals, I can help you reach your goals, whether that be through working on classical solo repertoire, jazz and improvisation, band music, preparing for a competition or audition, and more. I try to make lessons fun and enjoyable for the student.

If you don't live near me, online lessons are a great alternative to in person lessons. I have had success teaching many students of various abilities and ages throughout the country and abroad online!

About Tristan

Tristan Cappel is a multi-instrumentalist and composer from Detroit, MI, now residing in Los Angeles, California. Tristan recently performed at the 2021 Festival of the Arts with the legendary Josie James and the Marlonius Jazz Orchestra. In 2020, he headlined at the Detroit Jazz Festival with

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Bridget C.
Tristan is an incredible teacher and multi-instrumentalist. He is a patient and helpful teacher with years of experience in all different kinds of woodwinds. He was able to help take me to the next level in my saxophone playing and I really enjoy studying with him! Highly recommend Tristan!!
Sam
Tristan is a fantastic teacher!! Patient, informative, and easy to talk to. I never felt afraid to ask questions, and he made sure I understood all concepts before moving on. Can’t recommend enough!!
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Maureen W.

31 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master of Music in Saxophone Performance from Peabody Conservatory
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Maureen W.

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Hi there! I am a classically trained saxophonist with a Masters from Peabody Conservatory and over 16 years of teaching experience. I tailor my lessons based on your interests and skill level, finding pieces you enjoy which challenge you. I can also give you a strong sense of the fundamentals, focusing on intonation, finger technique, vibrato and tone. Looking forward to hearing from you!

About Maureen

Welcome to online saxophone lessons! While studying with me we will focus on practice techniques to develop your speed, vibrato and intonation (one of the most important aspects of a good sound!) For students in grade school, lessons can help your skills in band class and in participation in solo an

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Maureen is awesome. She is an amazing player and teacher. She was able to coax our son to play even when he was not in the mood and he learned a lot from her.
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Harry G.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks German
  • Teaches Advanced
  • 3 years music performance from University of Denver
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Harry G.

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I individualize each students instruction. I keep in mind the students and parents goals and schedule when I make this plan.

About Harry

I started playing clarinet in the school band at age six. My father was a musician, and he thought that playing in the school band would help me overcome my extreme shyness. I remember my first music lesson. I really liked my teacher. He came to my house, and he helped me to care for my clarinet

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Javier B.
Very good first lesson
Rylee
Harry helped my daughter polish up some pieces for an audition. She was nervous and didn't feel fully prepared. Three visits from Harry gave her some great instruction and the confidence to go in and nail her audition!
Tracy L.
My son has had three lessons so far, and we have been very impressed. Mr. Grainger does a great job of encouraging my son through positive feedback, making lessons fun, and giving him very specific, targeted feedback to improve his playing. He has been very flexible and responsive to our changing needs. I highly recommend him.

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"Chris is a great instructor has a good sense of where you are at even though I am a total beginner!!"
DON
Took Saxophone lessons from Chris K.
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"Excellent teacher. My son (11y old) He enjoyed a lot, and he was so happy with his new teacher."
Antonio
Took Saxophone lessons from Carl W.
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"first lesson and I've gotten instructions that will last for years. John is very knowledgeable."
george
Took Saxophone lessons from John O.
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"Michael is an extremely talented musician, and an equally talented instructor. He challenges me every week with new material to practice, but also keeps the lessons light-hearted and fun."
justin
Took Saxophone lessons from Michael R.
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"Matt is an excellent teacher. my son has been studying with Matt for the past a year and half and has made so much progress in his learning journey. Highly recommended!"
Yi
Took Saxophone lessons from Matt L.
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"My daughter has been playing for five years in school band. Today she had her thrird lessons with Maureen. She is very knowledgeable, and great at communicating with my daughter in a way that is encouraging. So far, we love the lessons."
Sadie
Took Saxophone lessons from Maureen W.
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"Dillan was very excited after on all they went over!"
Dillan
Took Saxophone lessons from Matt L.
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"Nathan is a great saxophone instructor. He was able to help my son with our song and understood what we need right away. Looking forward for our lessons together..."
Ariel
Took Saxophone lessons from Nathan S.
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"Mr o. Is the best saxophone teacher I have never meet . He care about me so much . When I just start at jazz , he let me borrow a lot of CD to listen and learn . And that helped me so much . He had only be my teacher for one year , but he teach me so much that I have never thought ."
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Took Saxophone lessons from John O.
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"This is my first time taking lessons from this site. She is a very flexible and professional Saxophone Instructor I look forward to each lesson."
Martin
Took Saxophone lessons from Aurora D.
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