Saxophone Lessons in Chicago, IL

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Hunter D.

5 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors in Jazz Studies from Indiana Univsersity
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Hunter D.

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First lesson, finding your own voice on the instrument, and everything in between!
Learn to connect your ear and mind with the rest of your body and to the saxophone.
The saxophone is an expressive instrument-- be ready to express yourself!

About Hunter

***As of May 15th, 2020 all lessons will be conducted through Zoom*** My primary teaching philosophy revolves around the ideas of creativity and cooperative problem solving. I believe that all musicians should be actively training their ears as well as their abilities on their instrument. I focus

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Chad and William K.
Hunter is a phenomenal teacher. My son (7) and myself have been taking weekly lessons with Hunter for 8 months now. He is wonderful with kids focusing on my son's readiness and getting him to enjoy and make progress. With me, Hunter has been great at adapting to what I wanted to get out of the lessons and I have made really great progress I did not think was possible. Thank you Hunter!!!
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very engaging
Sloan
Exceeded our expectations! He was engaging, smart and fun with my daughter. She loved the time with him and can't wait for her next lesson.

Isaiah S.

11 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded ILMEA Honors All-State from Illinois Music Educators Association
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Isaiah S.

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Music literacy, technique, theory, repertoire, style, and creative expression. Music is a source of fun and community, and I do my best to impart that on each student.
Audition prep!
Beginner-friendly!

About Isaiah

Isaiah earned his Bacehlor's of Arts in Jazz & Contemporary Music Performance in 2019 from Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts. As an active performer, bandleader, composer, and teacher, Isaiah provides a uniquely engaging and holistic musical education for students of all age

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Rishi and Ravi C.
I can already sense that my boys are going to have a great learning experience with Isaiah. He caught on to each child’s strengths and areas of growth in the content as well as behavioral differences. He adjusted to each one fluidly and took the time to debrief after the lesson. I’m looking forward to continuing this relationship.
Annie S.
Really brilliant teacher, has taught me saxophone from scratch. Focuses on a full range of skills in every lesson, from sound, technical exercises, jazz theory, improvisation and jazz repertoire. Have loved every lesson, and feel like I've improved significantly. Definitely recommend him to anyone wanting to learn saxophone, or how to be a jazz musician.
Jenny
Awesome teacher! Super patient and knowledgeable!
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Sean H.

12 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Awarded Outstanding Performance from Detroit Jazz Festival, 2008
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Sean H.

12 Reviews
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Saxophone is my life! I have played saxophone for 16 years and nothing makes me happier than sharing my knowledge with others. I have a BM Jazz Studies/Saxophone Performance from Western Michigan University.
While my passion is jazz, I also have plenty of classical experience. I love teaching saxophone!!

About Sean

When I was 12 or 13 I heard John Coltrane's masterpiece album 'Giant Steps' for the first time. From then on I was absolutely magnetized to the saxophone and devoted my life to studying the great art form of jazz. I have come to believe that the only thing better than playing music is sharing music

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Leslie W.
Super great, gave me tips and resources to practice at home and had a wonderful personality.
Jo W.
Great Teacher! Great experience. I have homework (yay!), and I am looking forward to returning.
Justin
Sean is a great teacher! He's extremely knowledgeable and can explain tough concepts very clearly. He's really made me feel like my goals are within reach. Highly, highly recommended (especially if you want to play jazz).

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Anna P.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $49
  • Speaks English and Russian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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Anna P.

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I love working with all types of students, whether they’re preparing for college auditions, just beginning the saxophone, or only looking to play for fun, and I also have experience with students with special needs. Please contact me through this website if you would like lessons, and I will respond within a day!

About Anna

I am a highly-skilled professional, certified musician. I offer lessons in piano, singing, ukulele, flute, saxophone, clarinet, as well as group lessons in ear training and theory, piano and singing, musical theater. My teachers offer drums, guitar, chess, ukulele, piano, violin lessons. My main

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Maria
My son just loves every 3-month recitals; he proudly collects all medals from each concert. We can see improvements not only with the ukulele but also with self-discipline. Online group lessons are very productive and energetic.
Olga
My 3 years old daughter absolutely love her piano lessons with miss Anna

Ariel O.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Music Education from University of Jamestown
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Ariel O.

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Are you looking to start out on the saxophone? Or are you already a sax player looking to improve as a musician and reach that next level of playing? Wanna crush your jazz solo or audition? I can help you get there.

About Ariel

Hello there! My name is Ariel. I graduated from the University of Jamestown with a Bachelors in Music Education and Flute performance. I am primarily a flute family specialist: piccolo, flute, Alto and Bass flute are all in my wheelhouse. Through my years of schooling I have learned many other inst

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Heather
Ariel is tenacious in overcoming any obstacle presented to her. She has a tremendous passion and love for music.
Ken
I have known Ariel for many years. She is a tremendous musician, and a wonderful person!

Shannon B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Shannon B.

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As a woodwind player, I have familiarized myself with the saxophone as much as my primary instrument, clarinet. I have played in jazz ensembles and on several gigs in college and after. My goal is to provide you with the best education possible to get started or pick up where you currently are. I look forward to working with you!

About Shannon

Hello, and thank you for checking out my profile! I am currently a full-time band teacher, but just enjoy teaching lessons on the side. Whether you are looking to learn guitar, clarinet, or saxophone, I would love to be able to work with you to get you started or improve on your current knowledge.

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Average Cost of Saxophone Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute saxophone lessons in Chicago 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 $113 per hour.
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"My son got continually got better over the coarse of his lesson."
Catharine
Took Saxophone lessons from Lucas H.
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"Maureen is wonderful! She is really patient and helpful with my daughter. Highly recommend!"
Cora
Took Saxophone lessons from Maureen W.
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"Top notch teacher.

Norman is an excellent teacher. I have been with him for just over a month now and I have came leaps and bounds. It's my first instrument that I have tried to learned and I can read music and play duets with him. He's friendly and very knowledgeable of the material also. I would say that in a couple months I will be dazzling my friends and family. So if your thinking about an instructor then Norman would be a great investment."
Jordan
Took Saxophone lessons from Norman T.
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"Encouraging and attentive, with a relaxed style of teaching. My son enjoyed his weekly saxophone lessons with Mas for several years."
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Took Saxophone lessons from Masaru K.
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Took Saxophone lessons from Natsuki S.
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"It seemed like a great first lesson. My son was comfortable and got directly to learning. We are confident that Mr. West will have him caught up with the rest of the 7th grade band in no time!"
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Took Saxophone lessons from Thomas W.
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"Works with you to achieve any goals you want to pursue with your instrument."
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Took Saxophone lessons from Michael R.
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"In the three months I've taken lessons, I've had a great experience with Carl and his methods. Every lesson is different and interesting. And when I bring a question to class Carl develops that into a lesson, which keeps the material even more interesting. I'm very happy with the results I'm seeing and would recommend Carl to any aspiring musician."
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Took Saxophone lessons from Carl W.
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"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."
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Took Saxophone lessons from Seth D.
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"Excellent patience and great teaching.......learned a lot on my first lesson"
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Took Saxophone lessons from Isaiah S.
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Saxophone Lessons in Chicago, IL

Do the soothing sounds of the saxophone beckon you to learn to play? Whether you’re an absolute beginner or a more advanced player, you can achieve your musical goals much faster with help from a professional instructor.

Our in-person and online lessons are designed for students interested in the alto, baritone, tenor and other types of saxophones. Getting a firm grasp on music theory, composition and improvisation will take your skills to the next level, and there’s no better place to learn these fundamentals than Chi-Town.

The Perks of Taxing Saxophone Classes in Chicago, IL

What could be more exciting than living in the second largest city in the nation? Chicago is a vibrant city that is heavily steeped in music history with an incredible array of genres and styles. Whether you’re into classical, rock, jazz, blues, swing, gospel, soul or techno/rave styles, it’s all happening here.

It’s no surprise that saxophone greats have been flocking here since the early 1900s to perfect and share their craft. Two saxophone greats that were born and raised in Chicago are Johnny Griffin III (AKA “Little Giant”) and tenor legend, Bud Freeman. To this day, there’s no shortage of people to jam with in and around the city.

After all, there are numerous exceptional music schools and universities here. Students may aspire to attend the Chicago College of Performing Arts, or the music programs at Loyola and the University of Chicago.

Need an Experienced Saxophone Teacher in Chicago, IL?

Our directory includes more than 150 vetted and qualified instructors offering everything from saxophone lessons for beginners, to those who are highly advanced. For example, Carl S. is a saxophone teacher in Chicago, IL with a doctorate degree who’s known to motivate students of all levels. He offers online lessons and has more than 170 esteemed reviews from students.

Another excellent option is Isaiah S., who teaches with a specialty in theory, technique and creative expression. If you’re looking for an experienced teacher just outside of Chicago, Paul M. in Oak Forest has rave reviews. His student Kiara was offered a solo part in an orchestra after just a few lessons.

Seeking saxophone lessons for beginners? You may find Josh G. in Evanston to be the perfect fit. He focuses heavily on fundamentals and theory before progressing to improvisation skills. Whether you need saxophone lessons in Chicago, IL, Forest Park, Skokie, Palos Heights, Alsip, or other surrounding communities, we have a variety of options to choose from.

Tips for Getting to Saxophone Lessons in Chicago

By now you’ve likely browsed our extensive list of teachers offering online and in-person saxophone classes in Chicago, IL. Before attending your first class, there are a few things to consider when it comes to getting around the city. Traffic here is deemed some of the most congested in the nation, so we offer these tips.

If you decide to drive, consider booking lessons that don’t coincide with rush hour traffic in the morning and late afternoons. It’s advisable to avoid various stretches of the Dan Ryan and Kennedy Expressways. (Roosevelt Road is also notorious for heavy traffic).

You may find that using the extensive Chicago Transit Authority’s transportation is much easier and more reliable. There are several busses, trains and rails that traverse the city 24 hours a day. With service to 40 neighboring suburbs, there’s sure to be a method to get you to lessons on time.

Getting the Most Out of Lessons

Once you’ve booked saxophone lessons near you, you’re probably ready to buy an instrument. Stop by Chicago Music Exchange, Flatts and Sharpe Music, or Evanston Band & Orchestra. Those interested in a used sax should visit PM Woodwind Repair for a great deal, or rental options.

For additional learning materials, check out the free resources at the Sulzer Regional Library such as sheet music, theory books, lesson tapes and other instructables. These same resources are also available at the Chicago Public Library. The CPL also offers musicians free practice rooms with a reservation!

Chicago is the perfect place to meet other saxophone players at one of the many local gatherings for musicians. Check out the Chicago Wind Ensemble group, which specializes in getting horn players together for regular practice sessions. When you’re ready, you can even try your skills at an open mic night at hot spots like Gallery Cabaret or Lizard’s Liquid Lounge.

With so much to look forward to, why wait another minute to book saxophone lessons in Chicago, IL? Find the perfect instructor and start your musical endeavors today!

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