Saxophone Lessons in San Jose, CA

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Stephen E.

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

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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
  • Teaching since 1970
  • BA in Music from Pedagogue Institute
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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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Jesse M.

101 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
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Jesse M.

101 Reviews
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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 on voice/singing, guitar, bass, drums, piano, and ukulele. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with classic

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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.
Dulcenea
Super kind, patient and teaches a lot in each session!
Alex
Jesse is very friendly and a fun teacher to be around.

Meet Online Saxophone Teachers Serving San Jose, CA

Christina A.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Awarded Award for Best Musical Director from Inland Theater League
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Christina A.

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Online Saxophone Teacher

Learn to play classics, jazz, pop, and anything else! Saxophone can be a great way to express yourself through music. Learn great technique and have fun!

About Christina

My studio is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. We are committed to meeting those needs. We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry! With over 14 years of teaching experience in both the classroom a

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Jay C.
She is terrific!!
Vihaan B.
Christina was wonderful. She made my son comfortable and tried to know about his likings in order to charter a course to suit his aptitude.
Prathik T.
She was like dby our kids and highly recommend her.

Aaron H.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Awarded Illinois Jacquet Scholarship Recipient from Juilliard Jazz
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Aaron H.

7 Reviews
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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.

Chelsea C.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Music Technology from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 5 to 75
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Chelsea C.

7 Reviews
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Online Saxophone Teacher

I have been playing various types of saxophone (alto, tenor, soprano, and bari) since I was in middle school. I have played in jazz bands and combos in high school all the way through college. I can teach many musical styles and have worked with beginners and intermediate players.

About Chelsea

I have a Master's in Music Technology from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and a Bachelor's in Music (Technology and Recording) from the University of Indianapolis. I started on the piano when I was in elementary school. I began playing the clarinet, my primary instrument, in 6th

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George
Chelsea was very patient and listened to my concerns. She had material ready for me to play and was very kind when she corrected me. She always found something I did right even when I made mistakes. Very good teacher!
Karen
Chelsea did a great job at our first lesson! She was patient and encouraging. She gave my daughter good suggestions on how she could improve and things to try in areas she was struggling. My daughter felt so much better after the lesson. We will continue to take lessons with Chelsea
Reed
We sent music to Chelsea in advance and she was able to help my son with the difficult parts of his music. The time was well spent and she explained things well. We look forward to our next lesson and working with her over the next month to help him catch up.

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Average Cost of Saxophone Lessons in San Jose, CA

The average cost of 60-minute saxophone lessons in San Jose 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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"Very professional and thorough!"
- Dana
Took Saxophone lessons from Joseph M.
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"I took sax lessons with Kareem and he is a great teacher, especially if you want to learn about jazz. He made it fun and exciting. One of my favorite things about Kareem is watching his band play shows. He's not just a really good teacher; he's also an amazing player. Every time I go watch him play, I am always inspired to go home and practice."
- Bill
Took Saxophone lessons from Kareem K.
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"I returned to saxophone after not playing for years, and at the recommendation of a local player took lessons with Mike. Mike's a great player, but more importantly, he's a great teacher. He's made a study of teaching wind instruments and can really help identify technical issues. Working with Mike on improvising and jazz phrasing and articulation has been really fun and productive for me, and has improved my musicianship in other areas (I'm mostly and upright bassist). I haven't had a sax lesson for a little while, but I recently got a clarinet and I'm back with Mike. The lessons are, as always, rewarding and enjoyable. Highly recommended."
- Brandt
Took Saxophone lessons from Michael R.
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"Ashley is a patient, entusiastic, and professional teacher. I was incredibly pleased with the caliber and price of my lessons. I would highly recommend this instructor to anyone who is looking to learn saxophone."
- Annalee
Took Saxophone lessons from Ashley E.
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"Andrew has been an awesome instructor. I've had two lessons online with him so far (and have many more scheduled). He's patient and able to work around my irregular schedule. He gives me exercises and songs to work on, and I feel like I'm learning something every time I practice. I would highly recommend him - especially as a beginner."
- Andrew
Took Saxophone lessons from Andrew L.
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"Miss Alexia taught my daughter with excellent patience and wisdom about what saxophone is about. My daughter is so enthusiastic to take the next lesson to learn more about it. She is the best!!! I'm glad I choosed the best oerson her to tutor my girls."
- Natalie
Took Saxophone lessons from Alexia P.
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"Absolutely phenomenal person!
Taught me some key things that immediately helped me out - highly recommend!"
- Jose
Took Saxophone lessons from Granville M.
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"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."
- Bryan
Took Saxophone lessons from Benjamin M.
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- Paul
Took Saxophone lessons from Lucas H.
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"My son Nick, who is 11 years old, began his journey on the saxophone with Matt and he has had a great experience. In just a few short months, Nick has improved tremendously. Matt is very patient and has a great style, teaching Nick to read music, play scales, and learn fun tunes. He's also taught Nick the best way to learn a tune, focusing on the hard measures first and repeating them, then moving back to the tune as a whole. Nick has enjoyed the challenge!"
- Kristen
Took Saxophone lessons from Matt L.
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