Saxophone Lessons in Sunset Beach, CA

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Seth D.

28 Reviews
Inglewood, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Bachelors of Music Composition from Lamont School Of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Seth D.

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We will learn proper embouchure, hand placement, improvisation, reading or whatever you want to learn to get you excited about Saxophone

I have been teaching over sixteen years.

I tailor each individual lesson to that persons goals, needs, wants, and styles.

My goal is to learn music the fun way. Along the way we'll learn theory, chords, scales, ear training, composition, reading music, tempo etc

About Seth

Seth is available for one on one lessons on Saxophone, Clarinet, Piano, Guitar, Vocals and Music Theory. Available to all styles, ages and levels in your home or mine in Los Angeles, CA. Lessons are tailored to the individual styles and goals. Seth has been teaching for over sixteen years primar

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Danielle T.
Great match for my daughter. Seth is very knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. He makes you feel comfortable in his home and he shares freely his wealth of knowledge. A pleasant experience.
Kyler L.
Getting connected to the internet was a pain but once that was done the lesson one very well looking forward to more
Bob G.
First lesson. Lots to learn!
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Aurora D.

Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $29
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Saxophone from Berklee College of Music
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Aurora D.

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Hey there! I played sax at Berklee College of Music! I’m Lisa Simpson all grown up and I’m very excited to *positively* push you to wherever you want to go with saxophone! 👧🏻

About Aurora

I want to be here for whatever *your* goals are! Just picking up a hobby? Okie doke. Wanna be a pro? We’ll work on it. I want to be a helper in your journey. I’m happy to push you as far as you want to be pushed, and make you the best you can be - while having an amazing time at the same time! Mus

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Eve
We love Aurora! She has endless enthusiasm and positive energy, and is really able to go-with-the-flow with our spirited 4-year-old. Scheduling lessons so he's at his best has been challenging, but she's been patient with all of us!
John
Aurora is a super wonderful teacher! So much energy and joy - she's great with kids and adults too :)
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Jon S.

19 Reviews
Culver City, CA
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • BME in Music Education from The College of Wooster
  • Teaching since 2005
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Jon S.

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I work with the student to develop a curriculum based on their musical interests and my own teaching pedagogy. I strongly feel that for musicians to own their education, they must have a say in what they play. Assigning method books and mindless etudes to practice doesn't have nearly the same effect asking them "Ok, what kind of music do YOU like? What do you want to PLAY? What do you want to LEARN?".

I believe that students learn best when they are invested in a subject, and the best way to get them invested is to individually get to know each one, speak to them on their level, and get them playing music they're interested in.

About Jon

I'm a professional performer, educator, and recording artist. I received my Masters in Music from New Mexico State University, and my BA and BME from the College of Wooster in Ohio. Students can expect to improve their technique and performing repertoire within a matter of weeks. We will collabo

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Abby
My experience with Jon is pleasant and effective. His knowledge and patience creates a fun atmosphere that is both challenging and inspiring. He clearly loves to teach and I am lucky to learn from him.
Nosa
Jon was wonderful! He gave me some great tips and even provided some material in helping me build
My guitar skills. He was great at listening and giving me a well thought out answers to my questions. I highly recommend it this teacher!
Dave
Jon is great! Initially I was concerned he was using a lot of the time assessing, but his suggestions were SO pertinent that I now appreciate that he spent a lot of time upfront to know me, my goals and my current level. I can tell his advice will be fruitful!

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Matt L.

107 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Bachelor of Music Performance from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Matt L.

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My goal as a teacher is to provide an in depth understanding of the instrument to my students. Whether we are learning technique specific to the instrument or general musical concepts, it is important to me that I take the time to insure that my students not only learn how to do something, but also the reasons why we are learning a specific concept or technique. At the end of the day, my ultimate goal is to teach you how to teach yourself, so that you may enjoy playing the instrument outside of our lessons together.

I prefer not to conform to a specific teaching style, because every student is different, and I have been fortunate to have a great variety of types of students throughout my years as a teacher. Some of my students are children and adolescents who are looking to pursue music when they go to college or auditioning for state and regional band programs. Many of my students are very busy adults who are either looking to pick up an instrument for the first time as an ...

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Matt is an excellent teacher. Very patient with beginners. My son had never played a woodwind, let alone the saxophone before but with Matt's help he is making recognizable sounds and playing scales. Really looking forward to the rest of the journey.
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Nat S.

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Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded #1 Jazz CD from Jazz Week Radio Chart
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Nat S.

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Nat S. is passionate about music and loves sharing that passion with his students!

Students develop superior instrumental technique by playing and studying real music.
Music should be learned visually and aurally (notated music and playing by ear).
Understanding the harmony and compositional techniques used in music leads to a deeper, more authentic musical experience for students.
Students will receive clear and meaningful guidance in how to improvise creative and interesting melodic lines.
Students will learn how to maintain a disciplined practice schedule and hold themselves and others to very high standards.
Students will have lots of fun while learning to play well! Music is a challenging subject, but it is also extremely fulfilling. Enjoying the process of learning is essential to real success in any domain - not just music.

About Nat

I have been involved professionally in music for over 35 years as a music teacher, performing artist, recording artist, record producer, record label owner, arranger and composer. I have written many music books and hundreds of arrangements for musicians of all levels. I have experience in virtuall

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Joey E.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Bachelor of Music In Jazz Studies and Saxophone Performance from University of California, Irvine
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Balanced Man Scholarship from Sigma Phi Epsilon
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Joey E.

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I specialize in Jazz Saxophone, but also am very fluent and familiar with the classical world as well. One huge plus that my saxophone students have is that I can accompany them on piano. This makes lessons in jazz improvisation much more effective. I focus on fundamental skills such as sight reading, technique, jazz and classical theory, improvisation and composition. I also make recordings for my students on request. I have worked with multiple wind ensembles and jazz bands in the past, and can help polish up ensemble music.

About Joey

Joey Earnest is a musician and educator from Southern California, who specializes in keyboard, saxophone, composition, and production. In addition to teaching private music lessons, he teaches several rock and jazz history courses at Mesa and Miramar Colleges in San Diego. He received a BM in Jazz

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Christine
Joey is the best kind of teacher--he challenges my son and makes it fun for him. He pushes my son outside of his comfort zone, but in a good way. My son's technique and tone have improved so much. And best of all, he's really enjoying Joey as his teacher!
Suzie
Joey has been teaching piano to my 9 year old son for almost a year now. We are very happy with the relationship our son and Joey have, and with our son’s progress. My husband and I both studied music in college, and we’ve both been music teachers at various points in our careers. We know a solid teacher when we see one. Joey somehow manages to set high expectations for our son while remaining laid back and fun. He lets our son explore different types of music as our son’s interest changes. We find that flexibility refreshing and necessary to keep young kids interested. Out of all his activities, our son loves piano the most, and a lot of that has to do with the quality of teaching he receives from Joey. Speaking of flexibility, Joey has adapted his teaching seamlessly to teaching via zoom (his lessons were previously taught in our home), and even put together a lovely virtual recital for all the kids in his studio during the covid-19 social distancing situation. We heard about Joey from friends, and continue to recommend him to others.
Andrea
Joey is knowledgable and talented in his craft. My energetic five year old son looks forward to his lessons each week. Joey is an experienced teacher, his lesson structure and management skills keep my son on task and learning. He is patient and flexible. We highly recommend Joey as a music teacher. These lessons are an investment in our child’s future and we consider ourselves extremely lucky to have found Joey.

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The average cost of 60-minute saxophone lessons in Sunset Beach is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $109 per hour.
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"I am saxophone player at an intermediate to advanced level and Rick’s lessons helped my sound and improvisation tremendously in a very short amount of time. What really sets Rick apart is that his method is unlike any other teacher I've studied with I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to learn how to improvise better. Let me start from the beginning.
I’ve been playing music for the past 15 years. I’ve taken lessons in drums, clarinet, and piano, while self-teaching myself piano, guitar, and bass guitar. Through the years though, I always had a desire to learn the saxophone. Never truly playing a solo instrument with jazz improvisation at its core, I started my quest for a teacher who could teach me how to improvise. I bounced around several local music shops and music conservatories, looking for a teacher that could unlock the mystery of improvisation, but I was subjected to hours upon hours of method books without ever actually being given the chance to start improvising over jazz standards. Of course, the basics are essential when improvising, but I always found myself over thinking things. I took a break for a few months, but when I was approached by my family to play saxophone for my grandparent’s 50th anniversary celebration of over 200 people, I decided that I needed to find a teacher who actually adjusted his lessons based on his student and their interests, rather than a cookie cutter lesson progression. During the first few lessons with Rick, he said that instead of focusing on the specific fingerings on the sax or the specific scales and notes I had to be playing, to really listen to the beauty of the music and just play what I hear in my head. Once I got comfortable and stopped thinking about what the “right” notes were, I stopped thinking and just played. A wall that I’ve tried to overcome for the past 5 years, was finally behind me after only a few lessons. After I got past my own thinking, Rick gave me very simple but effective methods to incorporate into my playing to create a more cohesive solo with stylistic tricks and motifs to really impress the crowd and love what you’re playing. I can without reservation, having studied with some of the top saxophone teachers/players in the Los Angeles/Orange County area, say that Rick changed my saxophone playing life and truly has the secrets to improvising on the saxophone. On top of that, even though he is a Grammy award winning artist, is one of the most humble people I’ve ever met. He is always so willing to impart knowledge from his immense amount of experience but never makes you feel like he is looking down on you or is frustrated with you. He teaches because he loves to do it, and to see his student’s eyes light up when they play their first improvised solo on saxophone, is the very reason he teaches so selflessly. That is what stood out the most to me."
Kevin
Took Saxophone lessons from Rick R.
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"Josh continues to be a rockstar. He is supportive and patient, and manages criticisms and corrections in a positive manner, excellent instructor!"
Logan
Took Saxophone lessons from Josh G.
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"My son had one half hour lesson (so far). He was very happy with the amount of knowledge gained in a very short time. I anticipate (but don't know) that this will be very beneficial to his saxophone skills and we look forward to continuing lessons with Sean"
Matthew
Took Saxophone lessons from Sean H.
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"Michael helps me to understand harder concepts of saxophone. He uses many ideas and helpful repetitions to get me to understand how to make notes sound better."
Jina
Took Saxophone lessons from Michael R.
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"Great teacher, very nice person!"
Anthony
Took Saxophone lessons from Robin L.
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"Patient Teacher! You will definitely learn great things on your first day. This actually wants to see you get better, and is not just about getting his check! I recommend him to anyone, any day!"
Morayo
Took Saxophone lessons from Tosin B.
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"Eric is awesome sauce stuff! :)"
Caira
Took Saxophone lessons from Eric C.
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"Wonderful lessons experience overall! Teaching style helped me improve my skills without losing the desire to play, and during lessons, there was a good balance between teaching me and then letting me apply those skills. Gave me the opportunity to play what I wanted to play but also exposed me to different styles of music and different music experiences. Helped me get out of my comfort zone while still letting me enjoy what I was doing."
Carly
Took Saxophone lessons from Dr. Nick S.
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"I am very pleased taking class of saxophone with Michael. This was my third lesson with him. Guess what! I can play a Happy Birth song by memory. He takes seriously to teach me how to read the music and how to recognize major scales. I look forward to learning more from him. I recommend if someone wants to take saxophone lesson, please pick Mike."
Peter Le
Took Saxophone lessons from Lance R.
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"Lucas is patient and descriptive. The lesson was great. I look forward to the next lesson."
Matt
Took Saxophone lessons from Lucas H.
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