Saxophone Lessons in Rancho Santa Fe, CA

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Aurora D.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $24
  • Speaks English
  • Music Production & Engineering from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Aurora D.

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Hey there! I played sax at Berklee College of Music! I’m Lisa Simpson all grown up and I’m very excited to *positively* push you to wherever you want to go with saxophone! 👧🏻

About Aurora

I want to be here for whatever *your* goals are! Just picking up a hobby? Okie doke. Wanna be a pro? We’ll work on it. I want to be a helper in your journey. I’m happy to push you as far as you want to be pushed, and make you the best you can be - while having an amazing time at the same time!

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Martin K.
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.
Nina
Loved Aurora's teaching style and was willing to accommodate my difficult schedule! She is enthusiastic and sweet, perfect for dancers at any level!
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Joseph L.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
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Joseph L.

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I work to tailor my instruction to each student’s needs, interests, and learning style. Every student is different, and every student wants something different out of their lessons. There are some things that I work on with every student: tone, intonation, vibrato, technique, repertoire, etc., but I also gauge what a student wants to learn about the saxophone and music making and make it my goal to help them reach their musical goals, whatever they may be. I strive to make sure that my students are set up for success in all of their musical endeavors.

About Joseph

I am a saxophonist and educator in Nacogdoches, TX, and I am currently pursuing a Performing Artist Certificate in Saxophone Performance at Stephen F. Austin State University. Before I moved to TX, I lived most of my life in GA; I earned my Bachelors degree in Music Education at the University of Ge

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Mark Podrazhansky
Joseph Lyons is an excellent instructor who is very to the point in his teaching but he definitely ensures that you will improve. I've taken lessons from him for many years on both saxophone and mellophone and he has helped me develop and improve in my music journey immensely! I would highly recommend lessons from him to anyone as myself and other students of his that I know have improved lots from his teachings.
Justin
Took lessons to prepare for an audition. Very knowledgeable and well versed in music education. Provides detailed information along with excellent feedback on playing. Would recommend.
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Robert C.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $42
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches students 8 to 75
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Robert C.

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As an accomplished professional musician and teacher, I understand the musical journey. I have been teaching students ranging in ages from 7 to 91(!) for many years, from beginners to professionals. and tailor my lessons to each individual. I believe it is about the journey and enjoying the process. I include context in my teaching, giving a more holistic approach to art and music. I believe the study of music will enrich your life in many ways and that music can become a friend for life.

About Robert

After all these years of playing and thousands of gigs In many genres, I still remember why I started playing in the first place. The excitement and joy of playing and exploring music should last and I strive to impart that in lessons. Of course, you need to know how to work the machine and I teach

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Luke
I'm in 8th Grade and have been taking saxophone lessons with Bob for a year. He is friendly, patient, helpful and makes the lessons fun! I enjoy taking lessons with him because he's not too pushy but still challenges me enough to help me improve my skills. I would highly recommend him as a teacher!
Laurel
Take lessons from Bob Campbell! Do it and you'll be rewarded with a fun, productive, and inspired musical experience that will enrich your life. Seriously. I've studied with Bob for several years and he is a creative and passionate teacher who can show you how to make the simplest exercises musical and interesting, while making more challenging pieces a pleasure to learn.

Bob is a talented, accomplished performer who shares his in-depth professional experience and broad knowledge of music history and culture to educate and motivate. During lessons, Bob has been known to relay stories from classical-era musicians’ lives, play passages from 1930s to current jazz musicians, and impart lessons from his own performance experiences. I'm so often amazed that he has yet another fascinating example or story to illuminate a topic and provide new understanding of a concept.

Bob is a learner-centric teacher who provides creative, deliberate plans and steps to move forward, but will change course if needed to enhance success. Since I started the saxophone later in life, he often mentions the “unique strengths of adult learners” and relates adult life-knowledge to learning musical concepts. Additionally, I have long struggled with confidence in music-making and Bob has come up with creative solutions to help me overcome my own “getting in the way” of music making while keeping me on task. Along the way he has been understanding, kind, and supremely patient while working through this challenge with me.

Bob brings a keen intellect, good sense of humor, and a relaxed and fun teaching style to his lessons. I feel fortunate to have an expert and steadfast guide who encourages me to explore and have fun with music while helping me gain knowledge and skills. Do yourself a favor and call Bob to guide you on your own musical journey.
Jon
I’ve been taking tenor sax lessons with Bob for over 5 years. When I started taking lessons with him, I couldn’t play at all, but I’ve made great progress and Bob has been instrumental (sorry!) in my improvement. In fact, I got good enough to play "Unforgettable" during the service at my daughter’s wedding and everyone both enjoyed it and thought it was quite meaningful. Bob is professional, motivating and friendly and I’ve truly enjoyed working with him. I would very highly recommend Bob to anyone of any age who is interested in lessons on a woodwind instrument.
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Benjamin M.

33 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English, French
  • Teaching since 2000
  • BA in Music Composition and English from Columbia College Chicago
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Benjamin M.

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I have played saxophone since I was in 5th grade. I have been in a variety of groups over the years; rock, funk, punk, jazz quartets and big-band jazz, and the experimental use of electronics. You will learn proper breath (dynamics) and embouchure control, tonguing techniques, standard and alternate fingerings, approaches to improvisation and assistance with a varied repertoire for performance. I own a 1967 Beuscher alto saxophone and an Elkhart C-tenor saxophone. My home studio has recording capability which I use to record lessons when they are needed for review. Ear training is a crucial part to music on any level, and I encourage playing by ear as an important element to improvisation and music appreciation. My lessons are fun, informative, and creative!

About Benjamin

Hello Future Students! Whether you want to pursue a Musical Career or simply learn how to Play your Favorite Tunes for friends and family, I am here as your Teacher and Guide. I also teach at Home, at the Student's Home and through the use of Skype or Zoom. Masks are worn as needed. Origi

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Bryan P.
Excellent instructor and a way cool guy. My first lesson was really informative, with so many helpful tips and techniques. Ben is a friendly, patient teacher, and I am looking forward to my next lesson!
Charlie and Cindy
We had our first saxophone lesson with Benjamin today and it was excellent! He is clearly a master that can assess a student’s skill level and adapt the lesson to suit their needs. He is just what we needed :)
Bryan K.
30 lessons for my high school son with Ben. Excellent teacher. Always on time. Very professional. Baritone Sax. Highly recomend. Will be getting more lessons with Ben.
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Chris K.

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  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Chris K.

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Inspiring students through private instrumental music lessons for saxophone, clarinet, flute, guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, and piano.

About Chris

I have been teaching private music lessons for fourteen years and have been a public school instrumental music teacher for eight years. I have a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education and a Master of Science degree in Music Education. I have a K-12 teaching certification in Maryland. My educati

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Christopher & Winter W.
Kids first lesson with Mr. Kefer went very well! No regrets!
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Alex S.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • B.M. with an emphasis in music composition from California State University, Long Beach
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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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The average cost of 60-minute saxophone lessons in Rancho Santa Fe is $70. 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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Took Saxophone lessons from Lucas H.
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"Randall is an amazing instructor. Very laid back, easy going and extremely knowledgeable.
He provides just the right amount of positive reinforcement sprinkled with a little constructive criticism which helps motivate me to be a better student. He provides that subtle nudge for me to learn something new without me realizing it. Did I mention, He makes learning a new instrument FUN…."
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Took Saxophone lessons from Randall K.
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"Very professional and thorough!"
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Took Saxophone lessons from Joseph M.
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"Great Teacher! Great experience. I have homework (yay!), and I am looking forward to returning."
Jo
Took Saxophone lessons from Sean H.
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"Sean is energetic and patient and a dynamic teacher. Would recommend to anyone trying to learn."
Danny
Took Saxophone lessons from Sean H.
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"A real professional. Focused and efficient."
Matthew
Took Saxophone lessons from Lonze R.
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"Kim is very supportive and motivational that push me for improvement with her very kind and smart tips and teaching approaches."
Ibraham
Took Saxophone lessons from Dr. Kimberly K.
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"Excellent teacher. Covered a lot in the first lesson."
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Took Saxophone lessons from Lucas H.
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"Our experience with Take Lessons and more importantly with Jacob the instructor have been very good so far. My 9 year old son is just starting saxophone and based on the two lessons he had with Jacob, they appear to get along well. Jacob appears to be very patient with my young inexperienced saxophone player.

My son was able to play a few notes the first lesson and played Hot Cross Buns the second lesson. Apparently, playing anything that early in training is unusual. So we are very pleased and hope to see the progress continue."
Tami
Took Saxophone lessons from Jacob S.
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"Fantastic first lesson"
Dave
Took Saxophone lessons from Rob S.
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