Goodlettsville Saxophone Lessons

Looking for private in-home or in-studio Saxophone lessons? Our Goodlettsville teachers are ready to get you started. Find your teacher today!

Use your current location
Featured On

Why TakeLessons?

Our teachers have taught
1 , 2 6 8 , 1 6 7
lessons and counting!

Popular Saxophone Teachers Near Goodlettsville

Check out some of our most popular teachers near Goodlettsville including Old Hickory, Hendersonville, Madison, Whites Creek and Ridgetop.

Showing 5 of 7 results View More
310472_fjgqmtfln8w6wmwy46qy

Dave L.

Hermitage, TN

All levels of saxophone instruction. Beginning through advance techniques - Classical and popular music genres. Improvisational techniques, etc.

About David

Education Experience:

Private Lessons - 20 years
Public School - 4 years

Instruments taught: piano, woodwinds

Dave holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from The University of Central Florida. While teaching for the St. Johns County School system in St. Augustine Florida from 2002-2006, Dave was twice nominated for Teacher of the Year and wrote several award winning grants for his school's music program. Certifications from the state of Florida he has held include K-12 instrumental music.

Performance Experience:

Dave as performed and worked throughout the United States,
including Hawaii, and also in Europe, & the Caribbean. His primary instruments include keyboard instruments and saxophone.

Dave has performed or toured directly with artists such as 80's Pop icon Tiffany, Heidi Newfield (formerly of the platinum selling band, Trick Pony), late Opry star, Mel McDaniel, Grammy nominated vocalist, John Berry, and has been touring and recording with platinum selling band, Sister Hazel since 2012.

Dave has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry numerous times as well as national television, with shows including The Late, Late Show w/ Craig Ferguson, The Academy of Country Music Awards, and various TV specials on the Trinity Broadcast Network.

Prior to and since moving to Nashville in late 2007, Dave has always established a solid reputation among the professional musical community and continues to reach new goals each year as a musician and music educator.

Professional endorsements include, Nord Keyboards, Accusound Cables, and Westone In-Ear Monitors.

*** Lesson Details ***
All students who sign up for lessons will receive a basic fundamental foundation of musical knowledge. Once the fundamentals are understood and assessed, we can then begin to take a more in depth approach in reaching the student's specific goals as a musician. Aspiring songwriters, usually playing piano or guitar will have a different agenda than a high school saxophonist practicing for their state music assessments. Lessons are built around each student's specific interests.

It is important to know that your musical goals can be met with consistent practice, discipline, and dedication to your chosen instrument. So what is the most valuable and sometimes the most difficult skill musicians must learn and subscribe to? HOW to practice...and that will be the underlying theme to each and every lesson we share. The way we practice shapes us as musicians!

Remember that each time people hear you play or sing, you are only compared to the best there is. Smart practice makes perfect!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Parents may accompany students at lessons - sitting area in office / lesson studio room, or down stairs in living room. Electronic digital piano - 88 keys fully-weighted, music stands; iPad, Metronome, saxophones, clarinet, flute; books

*** Travel Equipment ***
Apple iPad, metronome

*** Specialties ***
Traditional methods for all instruments; begin with fundamentals while measuring consistent application of skills learned from week to week. For piano in addition to traditional methods, I also can teach a songwriter based course with more emphasis on chord structures, ear training, and chart writing. I also place a big emphasis on HOW to practice rather than just how often.
...

Reviews

Silhouette-80
Kaden August 18, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
It is obvious that Dave has a lot of training, experience and strength in teaching piano. He made my son feel at ease and had a lot of tools for assessing my sons ability and skills and areas that needed development. While being encouraging, he was also able to develop a practice plan and strategy for helping my son to get better in a fun environment. My son left with a huge smile, saying he was excited and liked his new teacher.
Silhouette-80
Jake S. July 2, 2015
Saxophone · In home
Verified Student
Great guy , we've been using him for years!!!
Silhouette-80
Jake S. July 1, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
Great guy, we have used over the years.
View More
View Profile
Dave L.

Dave L.

Hermitage, TN 37076
(11)
starting at
$29 / 30-min
Profile_31865_pi_16-1%201

Dustin B.

Nashville, TN

Professional instruction on Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bari saxes.

Learn: Beginner to advanced techniques, how to get a quality sound, scales, playing exercises, fundamentals of music, genres such as Classical, Jazz, Rock and R&B, learn Improvisation, performance techniques, stage presence, altissimo, harmonics, and much more.

As with all the lessons I teach, being comfortable in the lesson and with your craft is crucial for making great music! Lesson are customized for each students needs and goals preparing a plan that is enjoyable, fun and motivating.

About Dustin

Teaching Experience:

Private Lessons - 22 years
Public and Magnet Schools - 7 years

I've tutored 100’s of students on Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Percussion, Tuba, Trumpet and Voice just to name a few. I also give instruction in music theory, improvisation, arranging, composition, engraving, music notation, and general studio operations from recording to engineering. I give lessons privately and also teach within local school and magnet programs.

I hold a Music Performance Degree from the University of Miami, and have also studied at the University of Northern Io
wa and Florida International University in classical music, arranging, composition, jazz band, marching, ear training, theory, history, and business.

Professional Experience:

As a musician I have traveled to and performed in over 51 countries around the world, all the major cities in the US and many famous venues in New York City, London and Rome. I've appeared with such artists as: Michael Brecker, Arturo Sondoval, Jerry Bergonzi, David Sanborn, Bob Mintzer, David Liebman, Joe Lovano, Jamey Aebersold, Bobby Shew, Poncho Sanchez, Duffy Jackson, American Idol's Kimberely Locke, Earth wind and Fire, Lionel Richie, Clarence Clemets, William Shatner, The Miami Heat American Airlines Arena Band, and most recently Grammy award winner and Gospel Singer, Mike Farris.

Student Lesson Details:

Most importantly, I believe music and music lessons should be fun and motivating. I custom build lesson plans based on a students individual goals and experience and use most efficient and effective methods available to achieve the best possible results. It is important that all students understand and learn the fundamentals of music yet I’m very accommodating to each student’s individual needs and goals.

Teacher Equipment and Studio:

The lesson studio is located in the heart of Nashville’s Music Row and offers a quiet teaching space, comfortable seating for parents, audio and video recording equipment and a host of other amenities. There is also a lavatory and free parking. I can also provide all lesson materials and books required for learning and some additional instruments are also available.

**Special services**

For the same price as the lesson time I can also provide instrument repair service. I have many years experience working on saxophones, clarinets, flutes and other instruments dealing with general maintenance, to complete overhaul. Please inquire for more details.
...

Reviews

Silhouette-80
Adrienne M. August 26, 2015
Saxophone · Online
Verified Student
Dustin is a great teacher! I wasn't sure how it would be taking lessons online especially since I do not have a background in music and I'm learning the sax for the first time. He has made learning fun and easy. I can already play a song! He is very knowledgable and providing me with music theory as well. Highly recommend!
Silhouette-80
Jessica R. August 18, 2015
Ear Training · In studio
Verified Student
Dustin is a great teacher. I have always had difficulty with ear training ever since I started formally studying music. Dustin did a great job of breaking it down and incorporating skills you already have. Highly recommended.
Thumb_70526_pi_me%20in%20baldy%20white%20dress%20shirt%20and%20glasses%202015%20facebook%20shot
Tyrone J. June 23, 2015
Saxophone · Online
Verified Student
Starting off good!
View More
View Profile
Dustin B.

Dustin B.

Nashville, TN 37212
(8)
starting at
$21 / 30-min
313886_w9xnck8j5jb5rnmwk879

Mary R.

Nashville, TN

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. No matter which instrument I play the passion is the same. I like to write and arrange as well so I feel an extreme importance on music theory. I am classically trained although my drive is always towards roots music. I try my hardest to combine those two elements.

I currently play baritone saxophone in the Uptown Savages. I am also in the Dead Man's Carnival. In that I may play Alto, Tenor, Baritone Sax, Flute, Bass Clarinet, Accordion, Piano or
sing. You can hear me on recordings by the Invaders, Midwest Death Rattle, Into Arcadia, various compilation albums throughout the world and the soon to be released Uptown Savages Album.
.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Bring your own saxophone, flute or clarinet and books
Studio has piano, chairs, stand, stereo and internet access

*** Specialties ***
Technique and sight-reading
Training for WSMA Solo & Ensemble competitions, college entrance auditions, college scholarship auditions
Music Theory
Improvisation
Specific application of theory to various styles of music including jazz, blues, rock, americana, R&B, dixieland, swing, ska, etc.
Performance confidence coaching
...

Reviews

Silhouette-80
Madison A. June 2, 2014
Clarinet · In studio
Mary was amazing teacher for me, and she really sparked my passion for music. I had really just started clarinet when I began taking lessons from her, and I truly believe one of the reasons I am going into music is because of how she made me see it. In the short time that I was able to be her student I learned more than just the fundamentals, and have yet to find a teacher that I work with as well as I did with her. If I could take up lessons with her again, I would in a heartbeat.
Silhouette-80
Robin G. May 24, 2014
Saxophone · In studio
Mary and I started working together after I co-founded a 60s soul/R&B/ska/reggae-beat band in which I sang vocals and was asked to play alto sax by the bandleader. I hadn't played sax in years (clarinet is my primary instrument), and among other things, I needed to start learning how to improvise - challenging for a symphonic band player whose head was always in sheet music. Mary's approach and teaching methods worked well for me; she's great at getting to know you as a player and your goals, and once she did that for me, she was immediately able to formulate a course of action. In the six months we were together, my tone, pitch, and playing improved, and my confidence grew. I heartily recommend Mary; no matter your instrument, she will get right down to business, keep you moving, and inject some fun into the whole process. A great player and entertainer, Mary has been a strong role model for me. I am grateful for everything I've learned from her, and I look forward to working with her again.
Silhouette-80
Hugo F. April 30, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
In a few sessions u can play

Very good teacher, always trying to find a way for u to learn fast and easy
View More
View Profile
Mary R.

Mary R.

Nashville, TN 37206
(5)
starting at
$22 / 30-min
Profile_64944_pi_3eRCWRSD3wnifviOPtyKt7KD9QJ9AGFqt1lf_unqcfs-1

Matt R.

Nashville, TN

Hello!

I have been teaching saxophone for 2 years. I have an undergraduate degree in music education, specializing in classical saxophone, and a master's degree in saxophone performance, specializing in jazz and popular music.

Each student/musician has their own voice, their own unique way of creating the music they love. It is my goal to help each student find their voice, develop their skills, and help them continue on the lifelong journey of creating, learning, and experiencing music.

About Matt

Hi!

My name is Matt. I am a saxophone and woodwind player/teacher based in Nashville, TN. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Belmont University in 2011 and received my Master's Degree from the Leeds College of Music in Saxophone Performance in 2014.

I have experience playing in musical theater pit orchestras, big bands, concert bands, wind ensembles, and small jazz ensembles. I also have experience in studying and teaching music theory and ear training.

Interested in any of these areas? Please send me a message and lets get started!
...
View More
View Profile
Matt R.

Matt R.

Nashville, TN 37211
starting at
$25 / 30-min
Profile_66608_pi_StPeterCleveland3

Adrian B.

Nashville, TN

I have been teaching lessons since 2000 and have taught (and play) multiple instruments.

With formal training in classical and jazz settings, and professional experience in a variety of musical genres, my lessons focus on fundamentals and specific areas students are interested in which also include music theory, ear training, arranging and composition.

I am an outgoing, energetic, patient, enthusiastic, and passionate educator.

About Adrian

Award winning baritone saxophonist and woodwind specialist Adrian Barnett has performed all across the nation at venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to Lollapalooza. He has been a featured soloist with symphony orchestras, jazz big bands, concert wind ensembles, and touring rock groups. Adrian holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Music Education, a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Music Performance (2006), and Master of Music (M.M.) in (classical) Saxophone/Woodwind Performance (2008 ) from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Adrian is currently working towards completing a Doctor of Musical Arts (D
.M.A.) in Jazz Studies through the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has studied, performed on, and taught lessons on piccolo, flute, bass flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones, oboe and bassoon. Adrian has served on university music faculty and has taught lessons at every skill level from day one beginners to highly advanced students.

Adrian is also a Vandoren Performing Artist/Clinician and a Hercules Stands Artist/Endorser.
...
View More
View Profile
Adrian B.

Adrian B.

Nashville, TN 37206
starting at
$25 / 30-min

How it Works

From finding the perfect teacher to managing payments, scheduling and tracking your progress,
we take care of all the details, so you can focus on learning. Learn More

Search for a teacher

Compare hundreds of teachers based on the criteria that matter to you, including background checks, age and experience.

Schedule your lessons

When you've found the perfect match, schedule your lessons online using the teacher's real-time availability.

GetStarted
BrowseListings

Connect with your teacher

Your teacher will welcome you with a personalized curriculum to meet your specific goals and you'll be able to manage your entire schedule through our free online account.

Can't find a teacher in Goodlettsville?

No problem. Our online lesson platform connects you with any teacher, anywhere. All you
need is a reliable Internet connection, a webcam and a microphone.

 
Online

Convenient

Zero travel time is great for a busy schedule.

Affordable

Typically priced lower than local lessons.

Effective

Online students stick with lessons as long as local students.

Learn More

Saxophone Lesson Reviews from Students

Students are raving about their Saxophone instructors on TakeLessons. Check out some of these recent reviews.

Get Started With Free Resources

Are You a Teacher?

Find out how TakeLessons can help you grow and manage your business

Learn More