Saxophone Lessons in Santa Ana, CA

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Fernando P.

6 Reviews
La Habra, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Awarded Outstanding Arts Educator from Orange County Department of Education
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Fernando P.

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All ages, all levels, various styles including: jazz, classical, commercial/contemporary music

About Fernando

Hello there! My name is Fernando, and I bring lots of profession playing and teaching experience to the table. I am an active musician in several local bands of various styles and genres, including jazz bands, Latin jazz bands, sax quartets, church groups, and musicals. I have played across sout

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Linda
We contacted him and he was making a suggestion to have my son go to his house and when I told him I didn’t like that suggestion as I specifically noted I needed at home tutoring he abruptly cancelled and said we weren’t a good fit.
Jonathan
Fist lesson went really good. I’m confident I’ll learn a lot from Fernando.
Evan, Brian, and Esperanza A.
Fernando, is a very good piano instructor, he has the patience that students need.
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Mary R.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Awarded Reed/Brass Player of the year from Wisconsin Area Music Industry
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music from UW-Milwaukee
  • Teaching since 2006
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Mary R.

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I teach Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone Sax in any style from Classical to Jazz and everything in between. Out of the many instruments I play, saxophone is my dominant instrument. I have my degree on alto but have always played the baritone sax more. I welcome students from beginner to advanced, classical to jazz, sight reading to ear training.

About Mary

I started playing saxophone in 1994. It was an immediate passion! As the years went on my thirst for music grew and I picked up more instruments. I earned my Bachelor’s of Arts in Music from UW-Milwaukee in 2006. I continued to study privately on Saxophone with Curt Hanrahan and on Accordion with S

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Heather L.
Fun and informative
May
She is very nice.
Austin H.
Mary was a fun and patient piano lesson teacher. I have never taken any music lessons before so we started with the basics but she did a good job of finding the pace that I learned at. She taught slow enough for me to catch on, but not too slow to where I felt like my 30 min lessons were a waste of time/money.

Unfortunately, I had to cancel the rest of my lessons with Mary because I was becoming too busy with work to stay committed to my lessons and practice. If I ever take lessons again I'll definitely sign up with Mary again, zero complaints.

Maureen S.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Awarded Awards from Various
  • PhD in Professional Studies in Education from Capella University
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Maureen S.

14 Reviews
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Private Saxophone Teacher

Levels 1-10 MTAC Certificate of Merit, College Level Classical and Jazz

About Maureen

•The styles I teach most often are jazz, classical and popular. Although I have studied many different genres, my specialties are saxophone and composition. I have studied with music teachers such as Anthony Braxton, Herb Pomeroy, Charlie Banacos, Jerry Bergonzi, Gary Burton, Joe Viola, Ken Pullig,

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Beverly
Maureen has been a wonderful clarinet teacher! Being an adult who is picking up the clarinet again, I like how Maureen provides a balance of theory, exercises, improvision, and various methods to help me in my playing.

Maureen is patient, always willing to answer questions and encouraging. She makes you want to try harder!
Dahlia M.
Maureen is patient, methodical and focused. Great first lesson. I am very encouraged.
Maureen
I highly recommend Dr Maureen Spanza . She has been wonderful with teaching my granddaughter

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Earl C.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Associate in Business Management from Prince George's Community College
  • Teaching since 1990
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Earl C.

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Online Saxophone Teacher

Offering saxophone lessons to beginners.

About Earl

This International guitarist is now offering online music lessons. With more than forty years of experience, he has performed with many well-known artists including grammy-nominated celebrities and others such as Freddie Jackson, Regina Belle, EU, Angela Bofill, Alyson Williams, Mya, Syleena Johnso

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Gray Williams
Great learning experience with Eric.
David
I can't say enough good things about Earl's instruction. He's extremely knowledgeable and talented and yet responsive, inspiring, and kind. Rather than applying a narrow and rigid approach to teaching, lessons are built around my abilities and interests and he has taught me new ways of looking at music and playing guitar. I feel very fortunate to be one of his students.
Kevin P.
Great experience! Looking forward to more.
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Peter F.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Masters In Jazz Performance from New York University
  • Teaching since 1984
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Peter F.

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Online Saxophone Teacher

I am private saxophone, flute & clarinet instructor with 35 years experience. I teach all styles (Jazz, Classical, Rock) and all levels accepted.
I am currently affiliated with a variety of educational programs in New Jersey and New York. I am the founder, artistic director and conductor of the Rockland Youth Jazz Ensemble in Congers, NY, an adjunct music professor at Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ and the jazz ensemble director for Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, NJ. I am also available Jazz Composition & Arranging Lessons for advanced students.
I'm a working jazz artist and recording artist. Here is a short bio
PETER FURLAN is a saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator whose striking originality is demonstrated on his Peter Furlan Project release “Between The Lines,“ and Peter Furlan – Spy Glass Hill.” In addition to leading The Peter Furlan Project and The Peter Furlan Trio & Quintet, he co-leads two groups Mr. Gone and Le Jazz Electronique. He has ...

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Peter Furlan is a saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator whose striking originality is demonstrated on his Peter Furlan Project release “Between The Lines,“ and Peter Furlan – Spy Glass Hill.” In addition to leading The Peter Furlan Project and The Peter Furlan Trio & Quintet, he co-leads two

Yakov D.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Awarded Gold Award from Forte International Competition
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Yakov D.

23 Reviews
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Online Saxophone Teacher

Beginners: posture, breathing techniques, embouchure, sound production, articulation, phrasing, note reading
Intermediate: interpretation of different styles, dynamics, ensemble performance, building solid technique and stamina
Advanced: studying of orchestra excerpts, solo pieces, study of various concert and chamber music compositions

About Yakov

• I have over 20 years experience as a music teacher, conductor, theater/orchestra director and a performer in Russia, Norway and the United States. • I possess excellent interpersonal skills and over the years developed the ability to communicate efficiently and connect with every student I te

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He is just excellent.
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Average Cost of Saxophone Lessons in Santa Ana, CA

The average cost of 60-minute saxophone lessons in Santa Ana is $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $130 per hour.
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"Maureen is truly the best instructor that I have encountered. She gives her all into her lessons and truly wants to see her students succeed. She has coached my son for several months and has been very pleasant while providing great feedback. You will not be disappointed if you select her as your coach. She is a great find on this site."
Judy
Took Saxophone lessons from Maureen W.
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"Nick Stow! I learned a great deal from his private lessons. He understands how to gradually work into good and exceptional habits for practicing as well as performing. I only wish to have had more of an opportunity to perform with and learn from these lessons. As I said, it takes time and patience to come to the skill level Nick is at, but he'll work with you to grow a level you can start to excel at."
Eric
Took Saxophone lessons from Dr. Nick S.
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"My son has completed 5 lessons with Andrew and it is amazing to see his progress! Andrew is punctual, professional, and very good with my son."
Connor
Took Saxophone lessons from Andrew L.
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"Inigo is wonderful and we are super happy with him."
Arben
Took Saxophone lessons from Inigo G.
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"What a great teacher. Just what I wanted."
bill
Took Saxophone lessons from Lonze R.
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"Lucas is very patient. He works around any obstacles that may pop up. He is very knowledgeable in teaching. Thankful we decided to try him. Would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a good saxaphone instructor."
Ashley
Took Saxophone lessons from Lucas H.
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"Leslie has been amazing with our 13 year old who is learning saxophone as a beginner. She has taken the time to get to know our daughter and is a great listener. She teaches while involving Emma in the lesson plan. She is collaborative but has clear expectations for growth; it has been the instructional style our daughter needed. Leslie has also been very flexible with last minute schedule changes and is very responsive. We were nervous to use this platform as a new student, but it has been more effective than in-person instruction. Highly recommend Leslie!"
Rachel
Took Saxophone lessons from Leslie K.
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""Now that I'm studying with Mike, the efficiency of my practice time is way, way up."

Mike is the first coach who emphasizes "practice the hard parts". So much so that any time a note comes out either not in rhythm, not in pitch, or not a great sound, I have the confidence to stop and repeat the hard part until it's no longer hard. Even when learning to improvise, if the notes I pick on the sax don't match the ones I first heard in my head, I have the confidence to stop and really find those notes that my mind imagined. Eventually I'll be able to hit the ones I intend the first time. He also advocates to always know the purpose of any practicing you're doing---there's no more aimless noodling. Even when I'm jamming, there's a specific goal in mind.

The second thing I really get from Mike is that he expects me to know what notes I'm playing and what role they fill in the key. Formerly my method of improvising was to hunt and peck, occasionally hitting notes outside the key and finding a way to "work them back in". But now, if I'm riffing on the note F in the key of B-flat, Mike wants me to know that that's the 5 of the key. And to also know where the 3 and 7 are---like a home base where you know it's safe to play."
Jack
Took Saxophone lessons from Michael R.
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"This is our first session, Sergi did a great job in understanding student’s current state in music and tailored his approach. He gave Vocal tips to try offline. Overall, a fun learning session."
Prakash
Took Saxophone lessons from Sergio M.
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"Ian is great. My 9 year old was very excited and is looking forward to his next lesson."
Emanuel
Took Saxophone lessons from Ian B.
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