Saxophone Lessons in Santa Clara, CA

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Robin L.

14 Reviews
Milpitas, CA
Starting at $50
  • B.S. Music Education (K-12) from Roberts Wesleyan College
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Robin L.

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Saxophone 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 Tune-A-Day 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 have a Masters degree in saxophone performance from San Jose State and went to

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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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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.
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Linda C.

22 Reviews
Campbell, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1981
  • BA in Music + Teaching credential from Humboldt State University
  • Teaches Beginner
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Linda C.

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I have been a public school music teacher for 30+ years. I am an optimistic, enthusiastic person, who will help you learn music reading in addition to music playing. I started on piano as a young child, and studied clarinet from elementary school through college, where I focused on french horn. I h

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Steven
My son has loved taking lessons with Linda. She is setting just the right pace with him. She is flexible given his strengths and weaknesses. He was genuinely disappointed when I told him he couldn't go to lessons this week because of a family commitment. Can't recommend highly enough!
Janet P.
very comfortable and satisfying first lesson.
JoAnn C.
Linda was great! As an adult beginner with the cello she made the lesson enjoyable and easy to follow. She adjusted quickly for where I knew a little and where I knew nothing. Highly recommend her!

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Dan F.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Jazz Performance from William Paterson University
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Dan F.

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I have been teaching privately and in colleges/schools for over 15 years. For all levels, I will help you develop excellent technique on the saxophone and build a strong foundation in music theory. For advanced/intermediate students, I also teach jazz improvisation, if you’re interested! Please bring in the music and songs you want to work on. I believe lessons should be fun and interesting while you learn great stuff, too!

About Dan

Hi, I’m a professional tenor and soprano saxophonist. I graduated from William Paterson University with a Bachelors in Jazz Performance. I also have an MA in Jazz History and Research from Rutgers University. I enjoy helping students to develop improved technique, sight reading, and musicality.

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Pete C.
Dan is really a great teacher.. firstly, he’s personable, friendly and creates rapport with the student, By asking your interests he makes the lessons about YOU by accommodating those interests and the WAY you want to learn.

I’m an adult and have no interest in traditional approaches to learning an instrument; I’ve been there, done that and found it not only terribly uninspiring (twinkle little star anyone?) but In every way overly difficult by trying to mix too many skills together at the same time. Before you even have a relationship with and “feel for” your instrument and have the technical skills to play it even half way decently, you’re trying to understand how long to hold a dotted eighth note! This is the reason a lot of people quit playing before they even get started…

Dan knew exactly what I was talking about, met me there and then proceeded to get me to do more in one lesson than I probably would have done in a week on my own, and in the way I want to learn!! He knows how to meet you where you are, find your self prescribed limits and then push you through them! He’s truly skilled in all the ways a teacher needs to be effective with a student!
Johnny
Great lesson, finds your weaknesses and then givesYou exercises so you can work on improving them.
Jamal
I've been receiving instruction from Dan for almost a month, and I'm very impressed with my progression. Dan is a very patient, friendly and knowledgeable teacher who cares about my progress and success as a musician. I’ve seen improvement in my embouchure, increased my sight reading speed, and my intonation. I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in improving their ability to play the saxophone.
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kenny B.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Korean
  • Doctor of Musical Arts from The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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kenny B.

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My objective as a teacher is to ensure I am positioned to motivate students to develop their careers in music and also in critical thinking — to ensure students establish a connection with their audiences through live performances and meet the requirements of professional musicians in the current musical climate.

My approach to private lessons builds from two principles: creative thinking and application. To that end, I explicitly incorporate questions for the students in my lesson plan. I encourage students to ask questions and help them to solve the problems themselves.

About kenny

I believe in private lessons and I’ve been teaching since 2004 and this is what I learned from my previous students. To learn effectively and efficiently, you have to practice and find your way to get better every practice session. I will teach you how to become an artist, saxophonist, musician, an

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Asmita A.
I had my first lesson with Kenny. He is very easy to work with and very accommodating with scheduling. He explained the concepts very well for a beginner level learner like myself.I think I have found a fantastic tutor in him and hoping to continue this journey.
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Michael W.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Fine Arts Scholarship from University of Arizona
  • Teaching since 2012
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Michael W.

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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 Santa Clara, CA

The average cost of 60-minute saxophone lessons in Santa Clara is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $109 per hour.
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"So far so good! Love the lesson"
Jamaine
Took Saxophone lessons from Carl W.
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"great first lesson, thank you!!"
Brad
Took Saxophone lessons from Tina D.
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"Aaron is a brilliant musician and a patient teacher! I highly recommend him."
Mary
Took Saxophone lessons from Aaron H.
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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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"first impression is always a good impression. Preston is a very good teacher. He is knowledgeable, patience and encouraging. he made me feel comfortable throughout the session and I have learned a lot for my first lesion. I am impress of the tone and the way corrects my mistakes. thank you Preston."
Devon John
Took Saxophone lessons from Preston B.
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"1st lesson was just getting to know each other"
Johnny
Took Saxophone lessons from Alexia P.
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"Tony is an excellent teacher. My son has been taking lessons with him for few months now and he loves it. He has learned a lot. Tony is very patient, flexible, has a lot of energy and you can easily tell he enjoys what he does. My son is looking forward every Monday for his Tenor Sax lessons. I highly recommend him"
Daniel
Took Saxophone lessons from Anthony L.
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"Excellent instructor!! She knows what is appropriate to work on each lesson. Her musicianship is evident from the very first lesson. She takes the time to understand where the student is and what is best to focus on. She comes prepared and is enthusiastic. She is especially good teaching children. I have seen her in action teaching beginner piano, beginner clarinet, and beginner/intermediate sax."
Donna
Took Saxophone lessons from Robin L.
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"Very friendly, helpful, patient. 12 year old really enjoyed it. Said he was very informative"
Gage
Took Saxophone lessons from Andrew L.
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"Superb instructor! I am a beginner with alto sax. I would highly recommend Emily for teaching. She is very knowledgeable, patient, and organized!"
Tom
Took Saxophone lessons from Emily W.
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