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Ley M.

2 Reviews
Union City, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Ukranian, Russian
  • BA in Music from Pedagogue Institute
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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.

Imraan K.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Music from Long Island University C.W. Post
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Imraan K.

5 Reviews
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I've been playing saxophone for 15 years, and I've picked up some cool tricks along the way! Saxophone lessons are custom tailored to the student's individual skill level.

Beginners learn basic technique and a foundation of good habits to build on!

Intermediate players challenge themselves with more difficult pieces, requiring use of more refined techniques.

Advanced players prepare and perform advanced pieces, and work on the most advanced techniques.

About Imraan

I'm a pro saxophonist in NYC, currently performing both in the NYC area and internationally. In the last 5 years, I have been performing with various bands in the area, spanning rock, funk, soul, Latin, and especially jazz. Performing has taken me to France, Switzerland, Italy, China, and most

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Shai H.
When I asked my son how his lesson went he said “I struck gold”. Imraan is amazing!
Sal
An excellent teacher. He keeps my son Sal interested and engaged with every lesson. Sal gets to choose some of the music he works on, and Imraan makes it into a lesson. Sal has been doing much better in band class, I recommend him!
Livia C.
Excellent

My son Nicholas, 10 yrs old, has been taking saxophone lessons with Imraan for about a month. Searching for a young motivated teacher who is up to date with todays music is very difficult. My fear was for Nicholas to get discouraged in his saxophone playing and music with a non motivated instructor.
Imraan has been the perfect match for Nick. He is not only an excellent saxophone player but a great instructor. He motivates my son with his saxophone playing, has patients with his teachings and with kids, is up to date with todays music and most important, my son cant wait for his next lesson.

Imraan, Im glad we met you and look forward to hearing my son play in concert with you someday.
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Corinne W.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Music: Music Education and Music Composition from University of Georgia
  • Teaching since 2010
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Corinne W.

19 Reviews
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Do you want to play what is known as the coolest woodwind out there? Move aside, oboe!

During a Corinne saxophone lesson, you will learn how to create beautiful sounds first and foremost. If at first you sound like a goose, fear not! A little bit of time with me will go a long way.

Once you are producing some quality saxophone sounds, we will move on to learning notes, reading music, and accomplishing your goals!

Aside from perfecting saxophone technique, we will also work on musicality and listening skills! These skills are important in bringing music to life.

If you already know how to play the saxophone, I will continue your education in whatever direction you would like to go.

I look forward to working with you!

About Corinne

Hello! Thank you for checking out my TakeLessons profile. My name is Corinne, and my passion is teaching. Great teachers can have lasting effects on their students, and I cherish the possibility of improving my students’ lives through music. When I'm teaching a lesson, it may seem on the surfac

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Anya B.
Anya was very happy with her first lesson!
Kathryn
If you're looking for a true 5-star teacher, you've come to the right place. Corinne is encouraging, friendly, and methodical, never letting the small details in my playing pass me by. She is a very clear communicator and knows exactly what to say to advance my performance skills quickly. Outside of lessons, I know she is always practicing to become a better musician herself -- one of my favorite qualities in a teacher. I always have a great time with Corinne. Highly recommend!
Clara
Corinne takes the time to understand where the student is in their learning process and instruct to the appropriate level. She is patient and gives clear instruction and practice techniques. Yea!!

Meet Online Saxophone Teachers Serving San Francisco, CA

Lauren M.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Master's of Music Education from Boston University
  • Teaches students 5 to 70
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Lauren M.

5 Reviews
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Online Saxophone Teacher

Greetings Everyone,

I have been playing the clarinet and saxophone for twenty three years and teaching private lessons for seventeen years. My education includes two undergraduate degrees in performance from Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA and Boston Conservatory in Boston, MA. My Master's Degree is from Boston University in Music Education. Teaching private lessons is my passion and nothing makes me happier than to see my students succeed in their future endeavors.

About Lauren

I am an accomplished musician who is dedicated with a love of music and desire to help others who want to achieve their highest musical potential. That passion shows in all I do! I currently teach private lessons in Massachusetts after school music programs as well as Derry, NH. I perform with t

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Linda
Lauren taught my son saxophone for 5 years, beginning with his very first lesson at age 9, and continuing throughout middle school. She was always very patient, reassuring, and encouraging. Lauren really helped to develop my son's love for music and playing the sax! She prepared him for middle school jazz band auditions, and helped with his jazz band music throughout those years. Lauren challenged him with new selections when his school band music became too easy, but always allowed him to work at a pace he found comfortable. Now in HS, he's very busy with all things band, so lesson time is limited for him, but we wouldn't hesitate to call Lauren again.
Scott and Marcia
Lauren has been giving my son saxophone lessons for over 4 years. She has been an excellent teacher always on time and available. He has progressed under her direction very well. Currently, she's teaching our daughter acoustic guitar and we've been very happy with her progress.
Maddy C.
We had a little trouble with our connection but Lauren is great and very patient. Hopefully we can get all the issues with the connection worked out and we are looking forward to the next class! I think it’s going to help my daughter a lot!

Rick R.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 1987
  • Masters of Music MM from University of Akron
  • Awarded 3 Grammy Award Nominations from Grammy Award Foundation
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Rick R.

17 Reviews
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Online Saxophone Teacher

Experienced Sax Teacher of 30 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students progress quickly in the direction they want to go. I specialize in rock, blues and jazz, and I use my own method for teaching which takes 10% of the usual time of most methods. I have a video that demonstrates that.

About Rick

I’ve always loved teaching from a young age; finding new ways to break down complex ideas and techniques and making it fun and easy is something that gives me a lot of satisfaction. If you want to play your favorite songs on saxophone, I can save you years of frustration and slow progress. At t

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Bobby
Rick was professional, intuitive, and taught what I needed to learn, and NOT some preplanned generic lesson. I highly recommend him and I rarely recommend anything.
Ken C.
Rick really helps me understanding the concept of the saxophone.
Ken
Rick is my best music teacher I had so far!!!
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Mike P.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Jazz Commercial Performance from Towson University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2019
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Mike P.

29 Reviews
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Online Saxophone Teacher

Having a great time learning the saxophone and learning about how to play it in any context!

About Mike

Hello! My name is Michael, I am a graduate of Towson University with a bachelors degree in music and jazz performance and I am eager to teach future musicians how to play the Saxophone/various instruments and to also teach them about music in general. I can also provide clarinet and flute lessons

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Ramon L.
he cares a lot for the student.
Sherry Donovan
Mike has been working with my 12 year old son to improve his sax skills over the last 4 months. They have virtual lessons for 30-45 minutes once per week. I'm absolutely amazed by my son's progress and newfound excitement for playing the sax. Mike has done so much to help him improve his skills and confidence! My son says he feels like he's improved so much and learned some great techniques. He says Mike is patient and "really knows his stuff and taught me some cool jazz stuff too!" I would definitely recommend him! Thanks Mike!
Ramon L.
patient, honest and sincere.

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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 $49 and $109 per hour.
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$57 average
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"Lucas is a fantastic teacher and is the best teacher I've had so far!"
Gabe
Took Saxophone lessons from Lucas H.
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"Kevin works very well with kids and adults alike. He has the ability to cater to each student in regards to their musical interests, their current level of musicianship, and their personal goals."
Josh
Took Saxophone lessons from Kevin D.
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"Jacob does a really good job teaching saxophone lessons. He is very good with young kids."
Jonathan
Took Saxophone lessons from Jacob S.
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"I didn't know what to expect. Linda was fantastic. I'm a beginner sax player and she worked with me to get my sounds correct. She has the right attitude for a teacher and I felt good after my lesson. I'm looking forward to my next lessons"
Dale
Took Saxophone lessons from Linda C.
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"Great first lesson Lucas is very knowledgeable and I think I will get a lot out of these lessons.
The online works great."
Kevin
Took Saxophone lessons from Lucas H.
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"It was a great introductory lesson. We really hit it off and I look forward to our next lesson."
Robbie
Took Saxophone lessons from Dr. Kimberly K.
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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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"Maureen was very committed to helping and making sure my daughter was comfortable with all of the material. She also is very happy to help with opportunities and confidence in general, Maureen has been great for my family and we look forward to more lessons with her."
Allyson
Took Saxophone lessons from Maureen W.
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"Matt is the best instructor ever
He teaches with so much understanding and willingness to teach well. I feel so blessed having him as my tutor because I understand faster with the way he teaches.
Even if I am finding it hard to understand some things, he breaks it down and makes it so easy to understand.
I would highly recommend him to anyone 100%
Please do not hesitate to pick him as your tutor, you won’t regret it at all."
Oluwafunmike
Took Saxophone lessons from Matt L.
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"I am extremely excited about taking lessons! Even more so excited about my decision to have Benjamin as my Instructor. He has a natural teaching ability- making it easy for a student to grasp the lesson."
De'Ante
Took Saxophone lessons from Benjamin M.
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