Saxophone Lessons in San Francisco, CA

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Stephen E.

10 Reviews
Palo Alto, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2002
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Stephen E.

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Private Saxophone Teacher

I have started thirty beginner students on alto and tenor saxophone who have advanced to a high level of performance ability. I teach basic musicianship and music theory as well as saxophone and cover concert and jazz band styles. My students expand their ranges and take on higher difficulty as their lessons progress.

About Stephen

I have taught music (K-8) in a private school in Palo Alto for 16 years and have created a very successful program. I conduct 5 bands, an orchestra and a beginner string ensemble. I have started hundreds of children on instruments and have taught dozens of children privately with great results. I h

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Charlie
Very helpful!
Ems
Great lesson with Stephen, my son was getting excellent sound out of his trumpet in a matter of minutes!
Teddy P.
Stephen is a fabulous trumpet teacher. Thoughtful, patient, professional.
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Ley M.

2 Reviews
Union City, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Ukranian, Russian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1970
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Ley M.

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My lessons are a balance of fun and focus

About Ley

I have great passion for music, have been involved in music since childhood. I love the teaching process and have been dreaming of teaching music since I was 10 years old.

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Charles
Mr. Malchik is simply an outstanding, excellent teacher. Not only is he knowledgeable in music performance and theory, he is also joyful, enthusiastic and patient with my child. The many things my child has learned include, but are not limited to, how to read treble and bass clef, proper sitting and body posture, left and right hand finger techniques for scales and arpeggios, and how to play chords. Along with this training, he also encourages my child to have creative freedom - to enjoy music by playing songs she has either composed herself or heard outside of lessons.
Kim
It is my great pleasure to recommend Mr. Ley M. to you as a music teacher to your child. I am writing as a parent of a son who has benefited from Mr. Ley M.’s phenomenal instructional ability for the Elementary School Music Program in Newark, California, as well as in private music lessons.
Mr. Ley M. is passionate about music. His love for the art is evident in his enthusiastic and energetic teaching techniques. As the music teacher for the Elementary School Music Program with the Newark Unified School District, Mr. Ley M. is exceedingly patient with all students, encourages them, and coaxes the very best effort from each and every child.
We were very fortunate that Mr. Ley M. was able to provide private tutoring for my son beyond the after school music program. My son has made tremendous progress in learning to play the clarinet. Mr. Ley M. has given my child a strong musical foundation-learning the correct embouchure and fingering techniques to play the clarinet, increasing proficiency in reading notes, timing, and hearing pitch.
Although Mr. Ley M. is one of the best music teacher in the area, his prices are extremely reasonable. In my opinion, he is worth every penny he charges and I certainly believe I have received excellent services for my money. I am tremendously grateful to Mr. Ley M. for everything he has taught my son and the joy of my son’s music playing has brought to our family.
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Robin L.

14 Reviews
Milpitas, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2015
  • B.S. Music Education (K-12) from Roberts Wesleyan College
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Robin L.

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This is my primary instrument and the one I am the most excited about. I've been teaching saxophone for a year and my students have gone on to perform in area-all-state competitions and concerts in the NY area. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play a few folk songs and as time goes on you'll be able to read treble clef. I specialize in classical, typically use Rubank or Jump Right In books, and have the following tools available for your lessons: metronome, and laptop. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Robin

Hi, there! My name is Robin L. and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2014 and have loved helping my students learn to play their band instrument for solo competitions, or just for fun! I went to Roberts Wesleyan College and earned a degree in music education (K-12)

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Lessa H.
Our daughter really likes her. She's patient and eager to help Lessa learn and catch up to her grade level.
Ignacio B.
Robin is wonderful!
Reed
Robin was early to our first lesson. She worked with my son easily, he felt comfortable with her. She helped him with his fingering and gave tips for the difficult notes. We look forward to working with her for the next month.

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Aaron H.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded Illinois Jacquet Scholarship Recipient from Juilliard Jazz
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Aaron H.

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Online Saxophone Teacher

I am a Juilliard trained musician that has been teaching the saxophone for more than 10 years now. My students have gone onto win state competitions and awards in music, as well as get in honors bands. They have also been admitted to Manhattan School of Music and Juilliard. I can teach all levels from beginning to advanced musicians.

About Aaron

Saxophonist and Producer Aaron Holbrook is a Juilliard trained musician who has performed and toured with many notable artists

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Erica S.
Aaron has really inspired my son to pick up the Sax again after a six month hiatus. Aaron pushes him musically and challenges him daily on scale work, music theory and song performance. I could not be happier.
Connie P.
Aaron was patience and she felt comfortable with him.
Lee
I have been taking soprano saxophone lessons with Aaron for about 8.5 months now. Aaron is enthusiastic, energetic and knowledgeable. His serious training shines through and he encourages your development along the lines that the student desires. Your musical goals become his for you. I am fortunate to have him as my teacher.
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Ashley E.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, French
  • B.A. Theatre Performance from Fordham University Lincoln Center
  • Teaching since 2015
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Ashley E.

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I have been training on the saxophone for upwards of eleven years! I have been giving lessons since 2015, and I am qualified to teach beginners to early-intermediate 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
-(If at my location) Lessons held in soundproofed state-of-the-art music practice rooms or theatre rehearsal spaces
-A judgement-free, creative environment!

(CANCELLATION POLICY: I will do my best to reschedule lessons with students if I am notified 24 hours in advance. Otherwise, ...

About Ashley

Hey, there! My name is Ashley, I am currently a college student at Fordham University at Lincoln Center, and I have been training on the alto saxophone for upwards of eleven years. I am most suited to teach beginners or early-intermediate level students, so whether you're preparing for an audition

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Milton M.
Great teacher and skillful. Great tips for today's lessons.

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Javier
Our first lesson was great. Ashley quickly got where I was and what I needed and we were off to a great start. She gave me tips on how to seat and breathe correctly, how to place my mouth and fingers on the keys to get a better sound, and we started practicing a few notes. Within a couple of days she sent me detailed notes on what we had gone through in the first lesson and gave me some exercises for practicing. Great experience all around for a beginner like me and I look forward to keep learning from her!
Siann
Nice, patient, and welcoming teacher. Goes out of the way for students, while working a busy schedule.
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Michael W.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Awarded Fine Arts Scholarship from University of Arizona
  • Saxophone Performance from University of Arizona
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Michael W.

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Online Saxophone Teacher

I have been performing and competing on saxophone for over 16 years, and I have a degree from the University of Arizona in saxophone performance. My private lesson studio opened in 2012 and since then I have cultivated a deep passion for creating personalized lessons for motivated students. I teach all ages, all skill levels and all styles. I look forward to meeting you!

About Michael

I am a woodwind specialist with a degree in saxophone performance from the University of Arizona. I have been performing and competing since the fifth grade. Since arriving in Tucson in 2010, I have performed with dozens of groups, perhaps most notably the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. I play a variet

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Rebecca
Michael is an excellent teacher and he was so patient with my daughter (5th grade). She was way ahead of the other students in her class and he found additional music for her to learn so she wasn't bored.
Suzette
When my 11 year old son first began saxophone lessons with Michael Weiss, he was a true beginner but within 5 months, he was playing a song at a recital! Michael is patient and kind but firm in his direction and has instilled confidence in my son that he can play whatever songs he wants to play with focus and practice. Michael is flexible and adept at tailoring his lessons to the individual's needs. I highly recommend him.
Suzette
When my 11 year old son first began saxophone lessons with Michael Weiss, he was a true beginner but within 5 months, he was playing a song at a recital! Michael is patient and kind but firm in his direction and has instilled confidence in my son that he can play whatever songs he wants to play with focus and practice. Michael is flexible and adept at tailoring his lessons to the individual's needs. I highly recommend him.

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Average Cost of Saxophone Lessons in San Francisco, CA

The average cost of 60-minute saxophone lessons in San Francisco is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $17 and $130 per hour.
30 min
$42 average
45 min
$57 average
60 min
$70 average

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"Francesco is a great teacher. He is a motivator and has a lot of patience. His lessons are a mix of technique and inspirational music hearing moments which led me to improve my musicality and my ability to play. I would totally recommenfld him. Guaranteed improvements if you follow his lead!"
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"Frixos is really focused and tries to get the best out of the student."
- Aditi
Took Saxophone lessons from Frixos P.
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"Friendly, respectful made learning fun for our son."
- Gavin
Took Saxophone lessons from Eric C.
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"Ryan is an amazing musician and really helped me step up my game."
- Jon
Took Saxophone lessons from Ryan G.
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"A lot of Windows was open as of understanding the horn and music theory in just three lessons.I look forward to continuing my learning with Matt"
- Andre
Took Saxophone lessons from Matt L.
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"Eric shows concern for helping you work on where you want to go in my music journey"
- Jeff
Took Saxophone lessons from Eric C.
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"Mikaela was very nice and patient with Joey. Joey had a bit of an attitude going in but he ended up enjoying his first lesson! Looking forward to the next one!"
- Joey
Took Saxophone lessons from Mikaela Y.
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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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"Can't go wrong with Ian ! Shoot for the stars!"
- Ed
Took Saxophone lessons from Ian B.
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"I had a great first saxophone lesson. I'm looking forward to learning more."
- Marion
Took Saxophone lessons from Ian B.
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