Saxophone Lessons in Palo Alto, CA

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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Jesse M.

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Learn about rhythm, melody, harmony, and dynamics, and how they apply to the saxophone. Explore the range of your instrument through various scales. Build solid skills through understanding the mechanics of how your body and instrument work together.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students for bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partner Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
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Sean H.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Jazz Studies from San Diego State University
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Sean H.

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It is my philosophy that learning and playing an instrument should be an joyful experience, and it is my goal to spark a love of music in all my students. I strive to help my students achieve their musical goals, whether that's learning their first songs on an instrument, landing a spot in an ensemble, or even getting into music school.

I have been an avid saxophone player since I was in middle school. I have much experience leading saxophone sections and jazz bands, as well as coaching private students, and I would love to help you progress on your musical journey.

About Sean

Hello! My name is Sean H, and I am very passionate about helping my students accomplish their musical goals. I have been teaching for over six years and also have extensive experience as a performer. I have received several musical awards, including the prestigious Louis Armstrong Jazz Award and hav

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Sean is fantastic. An excellent, patient, and understanding teacher. 10/10 would recommend.
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Roger H.

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Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Roger H.

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I studied Saxophone in college and have taught it over the last 10 years in private lessons.

About Roger

I am a professional musician who has a Bachelors of Science in Music Education. I have been playing piano for about 25 years and have been playing trumpet and other wind instruments for over 20. I have performed in many types of groups which include wind ensembles, jazz bands, orchestras, big bands

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Joshua F.

61 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Speaks Spanish, Mandarin
  • BS, BA from Rutgers University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Joshua F.

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About Joshua

Hello, my name is Joshua. I have years of experience in teaching children, in music and many other subjects---including work with special needs children. I have been in professional bands, composed electronic music for video games and YouTube videos, and written and contributed to textbooks on mu

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Joshua G.
Joshua was very patient and nice. He worked at my son's pace and helped him feel more confident. We had a great experience!
Adam F.
Great as always!
AJ
Had to stop the class within 19 minutes because:
a) he showed a plain chess board with no numbers and letters and was forcing my kid to tell him coordinates/spaces as letters/numbers which my son has never learned before,
b) more importantly, he was extremely impatient with my son- when my son made a move but then immediately changed his mind (he's 6), Josh would be grunting in the background

Not the kind of impatience I would expect with a teacher that claims to be able to teach kids. When I jumped in and said I don't think this is working, he angrily said, "FINE!" NEVER AGAIN.
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Claire G.

78 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Spanish, French
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Master of Music from California State University Fullerton
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Claire G.

78 Reviews
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I recently received my Doctorate in instrumental performance at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. Even though, at the university my focus was on clarinet performance, I also play saxophone and enjoy teaching saxophone lessons.

I have the experience of teaching private lessons in France and America and I am seeking clarinet students of every level and age.

I will focus my teaching on your needs and can help you improve technique, musicianship and sound production. I also can help you get ready for auditions and recitals.

About Claire

Hello, my name is Claire and I am originally from Nice in the South of France. I moved to the United States in August 2010 to study music at the University level and just graduated in May 2020 with a Doctorate in Music. On Takelessons, I teach both Music and French. I have the experience of te

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Pamela
She is a native french speaker. She is well organized and responsive - easy to learn from!
Bryn
I have been taking lessons with Claire for several months now, and I have been really enjoying them. She is very professional, very welcoming, and has really helped me improve my French. I highly recommend her!
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Cooper W.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Awarded BEST Scholarship from Berklee College of Music
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Cooper W.

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I studied saxophone at the Berklee College if Music and have been performing full-time for ten years. I can provide instruction in all styles, beginning to advanced. We will go over tone production, scales, song learning, and improvisation.

About Cooper

I have a Bachelor's Degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and I also studied Classical Performance at the Lionel Hampton School of Music. I have ten years professional performing experience road touring in the U.S.A., and international on cruise ships. Most recently with For The

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William
I am new to playing the flute, self-taught for 8 months. Cooper is very personable and I think he spotted my weaknesses quickly. He was very encouraging and gave me a mixture of exercises working on the beginnings of listening and playing with another musician as well as fingering. He is going to get some theory in as well, so that’s hitting all of what is essential for me to move forward.
Cooper B.
Cooper is kind and encoraging and helped my son work through a difficult audition piece. He really related well with my son and made him feel proud of his abilities and skills. I would be glad to recommend Cooper.
Christian D.
Just getting started but I can tell Cooper knows what he’s doing and I’m looking forward to getting to where I want to be with the harmonica

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Average Cost of Saxophone Lessons in Palo Alto, CA

The average cost of 60-minute saxophone lessons in Palo Alto is $71. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $49 and $130 per hour.
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"Patient, a wonderful beginner teacher!"
Anders
Took Saxophone lessons from Frixos P.
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"Very good first lesson. Will continue with her."
Julie
Took Saxophone lessons from Bebé S.
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"My Son started with Sergio almost a year now. The music teacher in his school moved him to play with the fifth grade class, however he is a fourth grader. I received a great report about his music performance from school. Sergio is a wonderful music teacher, who is able to make the lesson full of energy and joy. I strongly recommend him for any student who wants to achieve great progress in Sax in no time."
Sarah
Took Saxophone lessons from Sergio M.
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"my daughter loves her lessons with Ms Tammye!"
Noemie
Took Saxophone lessons from Tammye D.
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"I have been playing the saxophone for over 50 years without a long term period between active playing. Nick has been very effective in my playing ability and I have learned a great deal from him."
Sid
Took Saxophone lessons from Dr. Nick S.
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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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"Mary and I started working together after I co-founded a 60s soul/R&B/ska/reggae-beat band in which I sang vocals and was asked to play alto sax by the bandleader. I hadn't played sax in years (clarinet is my primary instrument), and among other things, I needed to start learning how to improvise - challenging for a symphonic band player whose head was always in sheet music. Mary's approach and teaching methods worked well for me; she's great at getting to know you as a player and your goals, and once she did that for me, she was immediately able to formulate a course of action. In the six months we were together, my tone, pitch, and playing improved, and my confidence grew. I heartily recommend Mary; no matter your instrument, she will get right down to business, keep you moving, and inject some fun into the whole process. A great player and entertainer, Mary has been a strong role model for me. I am grateful for everything I've learned from her, and I look forward to working with her again."
Robin
Took Saxophone lessons from Mary R.
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"Leslie has been amazing with our 13 year old who is learning saxophone as a beginner. She has taken the time to get to know our daughter and is a great listener. She teaches while involving Emma in the lesson plan. She is collaborative but has clear expectations for growth; it has been the instructional style our daughter needed. Leslie has also been very flexible with last minute schedule changes and is very responsive. We were nervous to use this platform as a new student, but it has been more effective than in-person instruction. Highly recommend Leslie!"
Rachel
Took Saxophone lessons from Leslie K.
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"My son Kelly loves working with Micheal. Its fun, relaxed and easygoing. He couldn't be happier. Highly recommend!"
Julie
Took Saxophone lessons from Michael R.
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"My son who plays in high school honors band is taking alto sax lessons with Maureen for past few months. Maureen is an amazing teacher, very detail oriented focused. My son has learned advanced techniques and won few medals at state level with superior rating of 1. I would highly recommend Maureen, she is a fabulous saxophone teacher who is actively involved and renowned personality in music community with playing in many DC metro area concerts. My son enjoys every lesson and will be continuing to be her student in coming year."
Ayush
Took Saxophone lessons from Maureen W.
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