Saxophone Lessons in San Diego, CA

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Popular Saxophone Teachers in San Diego, CA

Ian T.

8 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 13 to 80
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master of Music from San Diego State University
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Ian T.

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I encourage all my students to enjoy exploring the sound of the saxophone and to find their voice on the instrument. Lessons include everything from reading and basic stylistic concepts, to improvisation, playing along with recordings of your favorite players, and transcription. I am a graduate of the University of North Texas Jazz Studies program and have over 15 years of teaching experience.

I am also very diligent in teaching sound production, embouchure, and tone. I specialize in prepping saxophonists for high school and college auditions. Many of my high school students have participated in San Diego Honor Band and San Diego Youth Symphony and received top honors. I also offer full-service recording services and can help guide you through the college audition process.

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About Ian

I've been teaching woodwinds (saxophone, flute, and clarinet) for the past 15 years and enjoy the one-on-one interaction with students of all ages. Music is one of the last professions that is truly learned through apprenticeship. Having a good private teacher is absolutely essential to your growth

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Peter H.
The Best Saxophone lesson I ever had with a Great Teacher, Thanks Ian
Gary
Ian is a great teacher. Very encouraging, skilled and helpful. I learned a lot in an hour and I think I have already improved. Can’t wait to practice what he taught me. And looking forward to next week.
Christine G.
Ian is kind and supportive. He's making sure I get good habits and technique from the start.
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Steve M.

7 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $30
  • Professional Music from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Steve M.

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I love working with brand new beginners all the way seasoned players who might be prepping for music college. I like to keep an fun atmosphere around the lesson and try to find out what drives my students.

We'll work through pieces from school and expand into topics such as improvisation, reading, music theory, and finding inspiration from great players. I have a jazz background, and love working with aspiring jazz musicians as well.

About Steve

I'm a saxophonist, pianist, arranger & songwriter. I graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Professional Music Degree, and currently run a sheet music startup called NiceChart. I have been a Music Director for Middle School and High School Bands and also have over 15 years experience teac

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Lucas L.
Steve has been great. We had to switch to online due to social distancing, and it has worked out just fine. He even gave us the first online lesson free to see if it we wanted to continue with it. He is a natural at communicating with kids, keeps it very fun, and has been great at getting our 8 year old started with piano.
Mayuko G.
My son enjoys lessons w him very much.
Alina
Great first lesson with my brand-new to music kids (age 8 and 10). Steve is a natural with kids.

Alex L.

1 Review
San Diego, CA
Starting at $40
  • Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Alex L.

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Specialized approach for each individual student. Focusing on the students needs not dated pedagogy. From the budding beginner to professionals, I can create a program for students to reach their musical goals.

About Alex

*** Studio Equipment *** Digital Piano, stereo, Logic Studio *** Specialties *** Saxophone, Improvisation, Jazz, Composition, Sibelius. Logic

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Robert
Thanks for letting me provide a reference for Alex. I have taken alto sax lessons from him over the years, starting about 4-5 years ago. Alex is a great musician and teacher. Each lesson was consistently structured for: sound quality and listening, technical work and reading, duets, and improvisation. Rather than heavy music theory, he would instead provide routines to reinforce these concepts. He was always patient, and emphasized what I did well, with subtle redirection to correct problems. I definitely improved under his guidance and teaching.

The only reason I stopped seeing him was that my job became very demanding, and I could not devote enough time to practice and justify the time and cost of lessons. But even when I showed up unprepared, he was understanding and flexible to work with me.

If it would have been possible to have Alex come to me, I would have welcomed that.

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Heather P.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Bachelor of Music from Wayne State University
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Heather P.

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As a clarinetist, it made perfect sense to me to pick up the saxophone. It is a great instrument to play. I really enjoy it.

I teach beginning and intermediate levels of saxophone. I use the rubank books as well as a few other books for saxophone books.

About Heather

Welcome! Interested in starting a musical journey with an enthusiastic, degreed, experienced teacher? You can learn whether you are an elementary beginner, retiree, a high school student, a musician with special needs, or an out of practice musician. Whatever your level, just sign up and begin!

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Alfred S.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Teaches students 18 to 65
  • Teaching since 1988
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Alfred S.

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Basic scales of the tenor sax starting with the key of Bflat. Scale progression, circle of fifths, finger exercises.

About Alfred

I play professionally, I have over 43 years of music experience I started at a very early age enjoying music, i have played recitals at the high school level on cello. I have been a featured soloist on the 4,5,6,string electric bass as well as the acoustic double bass, I have a CD out that show

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Jesse
Take it from me a former student. Alfred is a fantastic teacher and a amazing player.
Dixie Pottie
alfred shorter jr is a major force to be reckoned with on the bass scene. His clear cut technique for bass comes from years of playing and experimenting with various approach’s to find new ways to open up bass playing to the masses. Book a lessons with him you will not be disappointed. -
Darren S.
Today was my first lesson with Alfred. I am very impress with his knowledge and skill set. We work on some hand and finger exercises and ended the lesson with playing some bass groves. I am looking forward to my next lesson with him.

Bruce E.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Bruce E.

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I want to help you play from your heart. Music is a magical part of life, and I can help you learn how to play music that people want to hear. I will show you how to conquer the mechanics of the process so that you can focus on the beauty and joy of the music.

Music can also integrate our mind, body and soul. I work with students on all levels. We will break thinks down into manageable bits and bring it back together and synthesize it into a whole.

As a Waldorf teacher I have years of experience of helping students breath life into their music.

About Bruce

Hello! I studied saxophone at the Hartt School of Music with Jazz great, Jackie McLean and with classical saxophonist, Ken Radnofsky. The combination of the two gave me a broad foundation for my life as a sax player. My teaching style integrates head, heart and hands. Learning music and how to

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Average Cost of Saxophone Lessons in San Diego, CA

The average cost of 60-minute saxophone lessons in San Diego 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 $109 per hour.
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$56 average
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"Great match for my daughter. Seth is very knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. He makes you feel comfortable in his home and he shares freely his wealth of knowledge. A pleasant experience."
Danielle
Took Saxophone lessons from Seth D.
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"Josh does a great job taking the music apart and really explaining to my 11 year old son where he needs improvement in a diplomatic way. He has great rapport with him. Highly recommend him!"
CARRIE
Took Saxophone lessons from Josh G.
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"A really talented teacher!"
Bear
Took Saxophone lessons from Lucas H.
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"This guy is the most enthusiastic, skillful, upbeat musician and teacher. We have had three lessons and already my son wants to turn 30 minute lessons into 45 minutes and I will happily do so. Thanks Michael for nurturing mu son's love of saxophone."
Sally
Took Saxophone lessons from Michael R.
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"A truly talented musician, composer, and person! Lisa's passion for music is envious and evident... and it shines every time she picks up an instrument or teaches someone!"
Lindsay
Took Saxophone lessons from Lisa N.
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"Luther stays where I’m at and then helps me go the next step. That is useful for consistent gradual progress without the frustrations of moving either too slow or too fast (I am a beginning tenor saxophone player). Nice interpersonal style, patient and easy going, while methodical."
David
Took Saxophone lessons from Luther B.
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"Matt Lavon is a real musician and an excellent teacher. He is patient and encouraging, and he knows his stuff."
James
Took Saxophone lessons from Matt L.
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"Mike has a wealth of knowledge about all the woodwind instruments and musical theory. He also never stops adding to that own knowledge as a performer and teacher by consistently seeking out professional opportunities to improve his own skills."
Liz
Took Saxophone lessons from Michael W.
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"excellent instructor and a wonderful person

I have been taking music lessons with Daniel since April of 2013 and it has been a great learning experience.

I had no musical background and I started learning Saxophone with Daniel and 7 months later, I am able to play popular songs that he chooses to fit best for enhancing learning curve. He does a great job with reinforcing correct habits from the very beginning and has been very encouraging and has highlighted improvement as we go from class to class. As music learning can be frustratingly slow, the feedback and reassurance he provides definitely helps in keep going back for more.

I wanted to learn guitar and piano with him as well, he encouraged to learn only Piano (for enhancing learning curve for musical theory concepts) and hold guitar for later. Which speaks about how he is genuinely concerned about your learning of music with sound reasoning. So now I take guitar and Piano lessons with him. He is very patient, polite and professional. He is great with students of all ages and easily modifies teaching style as per student needs.

Besides all that he is a great person to talk to. Numerous times we have had great discussions about things outside music.

I would highly recommend Daniel for music lessons to everyone."
Anant
Took Saxophone lessons from Daniel K.
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"Nick is a remarkable educator. His lessons are smooth sailing, him staying demanding and informative at the same time. He always tries to explain complicated things with simple words, in layman’s terms. Nick is a teacher focused on the practical effect, not on deep theoretical knowledge. His attitude to studies really motivates! That is why my advice to all who are still on the fence: cease doubting!"
Gregory
Took Saxophone lessons from Nick Y.
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