Saxophone Lessons in Temple City, CA

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Bill T.

42 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $100
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  • Teaching since 2003
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Bill T.

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The saxophone can be one of the funnest instruments to play, no questions asked! In order to reach that point it's important to have certain things in order such as: sound production, breath support, musicality, and technique. In lessons use a variety of exercises and method/etude books, playing duets together, as well as listening and ear training to give my students a well rounded approach to the saxophone and music helping them to become the best musician they can be.

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Bill T. is a Broadway musician with over 20 years of teaching experience and as a performer. Bill currently leads his own group and is a member of several others ranging from big band to Ethiopian funk music. Bill enjoys working with students of all ages and abilities and specializes in teaching pra

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Lori A.
Bill was very patient and encouraging to my high school daughter who wanted to start learning how to play jazz on her clarinet. She really enjoyed the lessons and the material. She is looking forward to continuing her lessons with Bill once the Marching band season ends.
Janelle T.
Bill is a wonderful saxophone and clarinet teacher for my two sons. He's currently working with my older son to prepare for a clarinet audition. The process of preparing for the audition showed me some important qualities about Bill: 1) he goes above and beyond for his students (e.g. he recorded my son's solo piece in various tempos to help with practice); 2) he's flexible in making time for his students based on their needs; and 3) he's supportive and likable. My younger son, who took 4 saxophone lessons from Bill, mentioned Bill as one of the reasons for picking the instrument for band next year. I highly recommend Bill.
Mark W.
When we were searching for the right clarinet teacher, it was important to find not just a teacher, but a professional musician. Bill was the right guy for the job.

My daughter Lili had been playing for four years and Bill stepped in with techniques that really took her musicianship to the next level. He is patient, organized and, per Lili, "A dope dude."

Bill has helped Lili with music that she is working on for marching and concert band at school while creating customized warm ups specifically for her. During the pandemic he has been flexible with his schedule, generous with his time and has kept Lili motivated in her music and on track while her school bands have had a hard time playing together.

He is a pro who is communicative, responsive, and punctual for all of the lessons.

I highly recommend Bill as a teacher. He and his band put on a pretty good show as well!
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Eric C.

14 Reviews
Monrovia, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, French
  • BM Saxophone Performance (Partial) from Azusa Pacific University
  • Teaching since 2009
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Eric C.

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I figure out exactly where you are in your technique and knowledge of music and of the instrument. Then, I start teaching from there! For me, the goal of lessons should be the goal of the student, and I do my best to honor that while pushing my students to surpass those goals.

My ultimate aim, is to provide you with an approach to practicing and performing music, that keeps you wanting to go back to do more.

In my career, I primarily play the tenor and baritone saxophones, but I mostly teach alto, and play soprano sometimes. Additionally, I also play the clarinet, bass clarinet, flute and piccolo. With this experience, I help out a lot of my more advanced saxophone students with doubling on these instruments, so they can be prepared for college and the professional world.

I encourage my advanced Jr. High and High School students to audition for various honor groups throughout California and the country such as SCSBOA, CBDA, JBOA, etc. With my background in these groups, I ...

About Eric

Hi there! I'm Eric Croissant, an energetic Multi-Instrumentalist, Music Educator, Composer, Recording Artist, and Producer from Southern California. I've been playing music for almost my whole life, and it's the greatest joy. Over the years, I learned to play the Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, a

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Faisal
My son was very happy with the lesson and his self-esteem jumped upwards 100% Thank you, Eric!
Jeff P.
Eric shows concern for helping you work on where you want to go in my music journey
Zac M.
Eric is an excellent teacher. He is very knowledgeable and very thorough when he is teaching his students. He is very talented and player numerous instruments. I would recommend him to anyone for lessons.
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Michael W.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2012
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Michael W.

8 Reviews
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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 variety

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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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Karen D.

35 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaches Beginner
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Karen D.

35 Reviews
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Saxophone:
A family of woodwind instruments, saxophones are usually made of brass and played with a single-reed mouthpiece similar to that of the clarinet. Like the clarinet, saxophones have holes in the instrument which the player closes using a system of key mechanisms. When the player presses a key, this typically causes a pad to close over a hole. There is soprano, alto, tenor, bass and baritone saxophones. The great thing about learning saxophone is it is almost the same fingers as flute and clarinet! We will start with the basics of learning finger placement, breath control, notes, reading, rhythms, songs, theory and improvising.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
Aidan V.
Karen was great!
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Gwendolyn B.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $36
  • Speaks italian
  • Saxophone and Jazz Studies from University of Washington School of Music
  • Teaching since 2005
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Gwendolyn B.

4 Reviews
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As a private instructor, I genuinely encourage efficient practice, solid technique and good tone quality, as well as an appreciation for music. I also incorporate the study of music theory and the study of music fundamentals in my lessons. I have experience teaching the genres of classical, jazz, modern, folk, and pop music and hope to extend the joy of learning music to my students as well as help them grow and gain confidence in order to bring on-going fulfillment to their musical experience.

About Gwendolyn

I currently teach private lessons in saxophone, flute, and piano and have experience working with individuals as well as small groups. In 2007, I received a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from the University of Washington where I studied jazz and classical saxophone. For the past 15 years,

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Ramesh Ramaiah
Gwen was understood that this is my first lesson and gave me full support and she was excellent. I am happy that I found a good teacher.
Ardeshir J.
Gwen was a wonderful instructor. She was so knowledgable about both music theory and saxophone skills. I would totally recommend her.
Carl S.
Very friendly and extremely helpful I’m really looking forward to my next lesson. I love how she jumped right in and got me playing.
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Jimi Z.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Awarded Max Winkler Music Scholarship from Belwin Mills Music Publishing
  • Bachelor of Music from New England Conservatory of Music
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Jimi Z.

16 Reviews
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All levels. Embouchee focused on with sound production first month with cutting edge Method Books utilized.

About Jimi

*****SPECIAL MESSAGE REGARDING COVID-19 FOR NEW STUDENTS WANTING TO STUDY IN PERSON AT THE ASHLAND, MASSACHUSETTS MUSIC STUDIO: We are excited to announce the return of in person lessons for those students wanting them. Because of the evolving changes that the Corona Virus gives us progressively

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Jim
This was my first piano lesson in 50 years. It was everything I hoped it would be... intellectual, fun, relaxed... and it filled me with hope that I could finally make something out of a musical instrument I left in the dust so many years ago. Jimi is wonderful to talk with and work with. This was beyond my expectations.
Dan G.
I’m 80 years old and play sax in a Senior band. I signed up for several lessons with Jimi Z. to improve my tone and breathing. I think Jimi did a great job with me, and I recommend Jimi for sax lessons. Dan Ginsberg
Ryan
Very engaging. My 16 year old is enjoying the lessons.

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The average cost of 60-minute saxophone lessons in Temple City is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $49 and $130 per hour.
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"Very good first lesson. Will continue with her."
Julie
Took Saxophone lessons from Bebé S.
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"Great guy. Very knowledgeable and friendly.
We were able to clarify a number of questions that I had about the saxophone
Looking forward to the next lesson"
Luis
Took Saxophone lessons from Frixos P.
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"Amazing, Kind, and Motivating Teacher

Natsuki is great!!! She is a wonderful teacher and an incredible musician! Sometimes she demonstrates the music we are working on and it is really motivating to hear her play! I'm so fortunate to have found this teacher!"
Jordan
Took Saxophone lessons from Natsuki S.
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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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"Very good instruction for beginning player. Carl is focused on teaching proper embouchure and technique. Also provides/recommends good baseline music sheets to improve music reading fundamentals. The environment is very relaxed and my 7th grader enjoys his lessons."
Grant
Took Saxophone lessons from Carl W.
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"Couldn't ask for a better instructor! If you're thinking of taking lessons, Michael is your guy."
Lewis
Took Saxophone lessons from Michael R.
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"Matt is a pleasant, skilled, and encouraging instructor. He teaches to the level of the learner, working to advance their skills. He communicates well with the student and family members. My granddaughter enjoys her lessons and practicing her saxophone."
Nicole
Took Saxophone lessons from Matt L.
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"My first lesson went great. It was exactly the right pace for me. He's a good teacher and I can't wait to improve and look forward to more lessons. Thank you."
Michael
Took Saxophone lessons from Joseph S.
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"Kay is very knowledgeable, kind and accommodating. She is very encouraging and never makes me feel dumb when I hit a sour note. (As a beginning beginner, that happens a lot!) I am amazed at how much I have learned in such a short time!"
Angelique
Took Saxophone lessons from Kay S.
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"I very highly recommend Bill! A few months ago I could struggle through a few scales but with Bill's teaching I'm now playing funk songs live in front of 50 people with a friend's band. Bill's lessons are not only useful, but also fun and energetic. I've had a number of saxophone teachers in the past and Bill is by far the best."
Athan
Took Saxophone lessons from Bill T.
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