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Christian D.

Spencerport, NY

About Christian

Christian D. has been playing saxophone for seventeen years. Growing up in Rochester, N.Y, he attended Churchville-Chili High School and attempted to take every music class his school had to offer. He
was always very involved in his school’s music program. He took private lessons with Mr. Terry Bacon (a graduate from Eastman School of Music) for eight years before going to college. He completed his BM in Music Education and Saxophone Performance at SUNY Fredonia. There he studied classical with Dr. Wildy Zumwalt and jazz with Bruce Johnstone.

 At Fredonia, Christian was involved in everything the music program had to offer. He participated in major ensembles, a saxophone quartet, saxophone ensemble, a big band, and a jazz sax combo in addition to his regular course load. He was a founding member of the Bogus on Temple Blues Band that actively played in the Fredonia area for a year and a half. He is also a member of the musical fraternity of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Christian recently completed his MM in Jazz performance at New Jersey City University. There he studied with Bob Malach, Joel Weiskopf, Walt Weiskopf, Allen Farnham, and Nathan Eklund. He is actively playing gigs in the New York City and suburban area while at school.
During his time at school he has played with numerous artists, including Conrad Herwig, Dave Douglas, Kurt Elling, Steve Wilson, and Steve Davis. He plays with Nik Entertainment Co. and other various groups in the Western New York area, including Night Trane, a jazz combo he helped found.

Christian has been in many elite bands since the start of his career as a musician. He has participated in the Roberts Wesleyan Honors Band, Hochstein School of Music Junior Wind Symphony, All-County Band, and New York Area All State band, as well as performing as a soloist for the All-County orchestra his junior year in high school.
Christian has received many awards to merit his efforts in music. Some of these include the Eastman Award given to high school juniors who plan to major in music and who excel above others in school. He also received a $200 scholarship for his jazz-playing ability from the Independence Jazz reunion.
At Fredonia, Christian was involved in everything the music program had to offer. He participated in major ensembles, a saxophone quartet, saxophone ensemble, a big band, and a jazz sax combo, in addition to his regular course load. He was a founding member of the Bogus on Temple Blues Band that actively played in the Fredonia area for a year and a half. He is also a member of the musical fraternity of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Now that his BM is completed, Christian is pursuing his Masters in Jazz performance at New Jersey City University. There he studies with Bob Malach and Joel Weiskopf. He is actively playing gigs in the New York City and suburban area while at school. When he is home he plays with Nik Entertainment Co. and other various groups in the Western New York area, including Night Trane, a jazz combo he helped found.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to cater my lessons to the students' wants and needs. I suggest various exercises to study in effort to make each student reach their fullest potential. I push each and every one of my students, regardless of their goals as a musician.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Selmer Series III Soprano
Selmer C** Mouthpiece with Vandoren Java 4s
Selmer Mark VI Alto
Vintage Berg Larsen with Rico Jazz Select 2H
Selmer Reference Tenor
Vintage Otto Link with Rico Jazz Select 3S
Buffett E11 Clarinet
Brad Behn Mouthpiece with Vandoren 3.5
Armstrong Flute
Casio Privia Piano
MacBook Pro
Zoom Recorder
Various method books and music

*** Specialties ***
Woodwind Doubling
Jazz
Classical
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John S. June 25, 2015
Saxophone · Online
Verified Student
It has been a wonderful experience having Christian provide remote lessons for our son Jesse. Had to look for a saxophone teacher for our son just after a year on he instrument because his school teacher (whom he really liked) left the school and the new teacher was not very good (for our son's needs). Decided to do online after not finding anyone local that was available on his schedule. I was a little skeptical about online teaching being an ex-musician, but I have been very pleased with how Christian manages online teaching. He uses some very powerful tools to manage and track our son's performance, and his remote lessons seem to be very effective despite the distance. I think the ultimate proof of how well it has worked was when our son's original teacher contacted us to say that she was doing private lessons now and could start teaching our son again. We asked him what he wanted to do and he said "I want to stay with Christian". To me that says it all!
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Kate M. June 22, 2015
Trumpet · Online
Verified Student
So patient and kind with my daughter as she is learning how to play the trumpet for the first time. A great teacher!!!
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Sash B. June 20, 2015
Flute · Online
Verified Student
Christian is one of the best online teachers you could find. He's highly disciplined, and always maintains schedule. His teaching techniques shows his overall expertise in all his offerings. Christian is always upbeat and friendly. He always follows up after lessons to go over the areas covered and what the student should focus on prior to the next lesson. You cannot go wrong trying him out.
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Christian D.

Christian D.

Romulus, NY 14541
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Richard H.

Ithaca, NY

About Richard

Greetings! Currently enrolled as an engineering undergrad. I've got an A in every subject posted here and they are all fresh in my mind. I can help you learn the material, take useful notes and prepar
e for the exams you may be facing. I enjoy teaching and would love to hear from you.
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Richard H.

Ithaca, NY 14850
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$15 / 60-min
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Jessica S.

Ithaca, NY

About Jessica

My name is Jessica Smith and I am a recent graduate of Ithaca College where I received my Master's Degree in Music Performance under Dr. Wendy Herbener Mehne. During my studies, I performed as princip
al flute in the Symphony Orchestra, member of the Wind Ensemble, and flutist for the Contemporary Ensemble. Prior to my time in Ithaca, I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from Eastern Michigan University (EMU) where I studied under Dr. Julie Stone. While at EMU, I performed as principal flute in the Wind Symphony and Symphony Orchestra and as concert music librarian for both the Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band. I am also a member of the professional music fraternity Mu Phi Epsilon.

I am a recipient of numerous music recognitions and scholarships including: the Barbara Elizabeth Scott-Brundage Scholarship, the Jessie Dillman Scholarship, EMU Band Service awards, finalist in the 2010 Barry Manilow Soloist Competition, winner of the 2010 William Stewart Concerto Competition, and winner of the 2011 Barry Manilow Soloist Competition. I have been honored and given the opportunity to perform with the Michigan Youth Arts Festival Orchestra, Interlochen Philharmonic Orchestra (as a staff member), Interlochen All-State Orchestra, and at the South East Michigan Flute Association (SEMFA) Convention. I have participated in masterclasses with renowned flutists such as Marianne Gedigian, Christina Jennings, Jeff Zook, Eric Lamb, and Sharon Sparrow. Additionally, I have performed research on flute construction through EMU’s Undergraduate Research Program.

I have been teaching flute lessons privately for over nine years to students of all ages. I believe that private lessons are one of the best ways to enrich the learning of music and the flute. My lessons provide individual attention to a student’s needs and goals whether he or she is just beginning or has been playing for years. By giving yourself or your child the opportunity to take private flute lessons, you are provided with the opportunity to further the understanding and appreciation of music through a relationship with an experienced and enthusiastic teacher. I love music, and I want to spread to you its power and beauty! For more information, please visit my website: fluteatheart.com.

Besides private teaching, I have also taught at the Concordia Flute Camp, with EMU’s Community Music Academy, and at high schools across Southeast Michigan. Recently, as the flute graduate assistant at Ithaca College I taught class flute to the music education undergraduate students.
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Jessica S.

Jessica S.

Ithaca, NY 14850
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$20 / 30-min
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Delsean C.

Binghamton, NY

About Delsean

I have been making music since I was 8 years old. Using professional grade equipment since the age of 16. I know my way around the studio so well it has landed me a job at a Production studio "On Poin
t Prod". Currently pursuing my degree in sound engineering I'm near the end of my journey and will soon have my degree. I have tons of experience I produced a bunch of my own projects as well as my partners.
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Delsean C.

Delsean C.

Binghamton, NY 13903
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$50 / 30-min

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