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Michael H.

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Chicago, IL
Starting at $32
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Awarded Vice Provost for the Arts Grant from Temple University
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Michael H.

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I have had many successful students in my 10 years teaching saxophone! I always gear lessons toward the individual student's musical goals and interests and I am constantly reinforcing good technique and practice habits. My favorite genre to teach is jazz, but I can help you with classical and pop music, too!

About Michael

I have been performing and teaching music professionally for 10 years in a variety of settings. I received my bachelor's degree in music education and jazz studies from Western Michigan University and my master's in jazz studies from Temple University in Philadelphia. My passion is jazz saxophon

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Arunan Karthik
Mr. Hudson-Casanova is a great teacher with a lot of experience. Ask a question, and he'll answer or guide you in the right direction to explore your topic of inquiry in an easy manner. He has helped me grow and improve as a saxophone player, and more so as a musician overall, through studies with various exercises like long tones, articulations, scales and progressions, and improvising on various jazz standards. He has helped me discover new techniques and helped me to learn to incorporate them into my playing. No matter your ability, Mr. HC can help you grow and learn!
Clare
Michael has worked with my daughter throughout high school and is such a talented teacher and musician. More recently they have been learning jazz as well classical (my daughters request, which Michael always encourages) and she has had so much fun with it.
Jack
Michael has dramatically improved my ability to play the saxophone and understand Western music theory. Over the year of taking lessons with Michael, he's taught me the foundations of saxophone: scales, long tones, and playing by ear, all the while sharing his contagious love for music and being extremely patient (my saxophone was broken and squeaky for our first three months of lessons, haha). He's generously created and provided custom sheet music exercises, duet recordings, and jazz playlists to inspire me. All in all, Michael is giving me an expert and friendly education.
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Sean H.

12 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $40
  • BM Jazz Studies/Saxophone Performance from Western Michigan University
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Awarded Outstanding Performance from Detroit Jazz Festival, 2008
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Sean H.

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Saxophone is my life! I have played saxophone for 20 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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Karen D.

36 Reviews
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  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1980
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Karen D.

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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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Stacie J.
Karen obviously loves the piano & guitar. She’s probably an excellent teacher for those instruments. Why do I say that? That’s what she talked about! She spent half my lesson trying to convince me to learn one of those instruments. Could work on listening skills! Not even sure if she owns a set of bongos herself. Didn’t start teaching me anything until last 10 min & then I had to leave early anyway. So 50 min out of 60 and about 5 I actually learned a few things I could have been practicing for at least 30 min of class. Use her if you want to learn something else other than bongos.
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!!
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Jacob G.

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  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jacob G.

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Jacob Gibson offers a variety of expertise in his approach to saxophone teaching. As a current PhD student at Kent State University, Jacob ensures his teaching is sociologically savvy and fosters an environment of openness and acceptance. Jacob has taken his private instrument students to regional/state/and national competitions. Jacob has been teaching saxophone privately for 8 years, and has been a public school music teacher for 5 years. He is an active member of the Ohio Music Education Association, the Association for Popular Music Education Association, and the National Association for Music Education. He is a former member of the Pennsylvania Music Education Association and the Northwestern Educational Association of PA. Jacob has remained current with all forms of educational clearances on an annual basis beginning in 2012. Jacob currently performs as a saxophonist with the Kent State University Wind Ensemble and the Kent State University Saxophone Ensemble. As a saxophonist, ...

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Hello! My name is Jake Gibson. I currently am a PhD Student in Music Education at Kent State University. I am also the Graduate Assistant in Music Education at Kent State. I play the saxophone and piano as my primary instruments, but as a former band director, I feel comfortable teaching a wide rang

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Michael R.

52 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • BS Biology minor jazz studies from Portland State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Michael R.

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Tired of being frustrated by the pace of self-teaching or is your child bored with the progress in school band class? Are you an adult who never played an instrument but are really interested in learning a wind instrument? Not able to express yourself creatively or don't really understand why your favorite songs or styles of music work? Do you want a more hands-on way of teaching with personalized plans just for you?

Learn how to play the Saxophone with Michael!

Michael teaches a variety of instruments and subjects in the woodwind family:

- Saxophone
- Clarinet
- Flute
- Improvisation
- Music Theory
- Jazz Studies

Michael creates versatile and fun lesson plans that incorporate learning your favorite music while teaching theory, improvisation, note reading, songwriting, or any other interests! He has an easy-to-follow, fun, but yet structured and thorough plan designed for results to help the student reach their goals, rather than imposing an one-size-fits-all plan ...

About Michael

Michael is a freelance musician based in the Portland metropolitan area. His diverse skill set allows him to perform in a variety of musical groups. Michael is hired regularly to perform for: jazz and cover bands, weddings, corporate events, musicals, and studio sessions. He also leads and writes mu

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J grant
Michael is an excellent teacher and able to listen and teach great value. Thanks.
Dana L.
Lots of fun!
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Jacob W.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2017
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Jacob W.

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My style of teaching is unique in that our lessons will be molded to where you are as a musician. Whether you are a true beginner, a student in high school looking for guidance, or an older musician looking to pick up the sax again, we will develop a program perfect for you! I have competed in several concerto competitions as well as saxophone quartet competitions, as well as experience teaching dozens of students!

About Jacob

Hello, my name is Jacob Wagner, a music performance and education major at UCF. I'm currently in my final year at UCF, and when I graduate I will either attend graduate school for saxophone performance at UNT, FSU, or UM. I have competed in several competitions during my college education and have

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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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"I think she is a really good teacher."
Francis
Took Saxophone lessons from Maureen W.
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"Not only is Jimi a gifted musician, but he is a passionate teacher. It is evident how much he enjoys teaching through his exuberance and encouragement. We feel very fortunate to have found him. Our daughter is making huge strides in learning the saxophone, thanks to his positive reinforcement and love of the instrument."
Veena
Took Saxophone lessons from Jimi Z.
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"Irina is having a wonderful Saxophone experience with Frixos and I am very happy with Irina's progress."
Holly
Took Saxophone lessons from Frixos P.
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"Ben is such a great teacher for Saxophone. Professional, be patient and nice. He will notice and correct details of kid's breath, mouth, shape of body and even the finger type. My son is so happy to learn with him. And get repaid improvement even he is zero experience to start. Now my son is loving saxophone. And I am so happy we can have Ben as his teacher."
Grace
Took Saxophone lessons from Benjamin M.
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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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"Nick is very knowledgeable and proficient on saxophone, and a dedicated and patient teacher. No matter your level, there’s always more to learn, and I highly recommend Nick for your private instruction."
Chris
Took Saxophone lessons from Dr. Nick S.
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"Awesome teacher! Really learned alot, thanks so much!"
Daniel
Took Saxophone lessons from Lucas H.
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"learning to do solos. very cool and good teacher"
Melissa
Took Saxophone lessons from Frixos P.
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"Maureen is truly the best instructor that I have encountered. She gives her all into her lessons and truly wants to see her students succeed. She has coached my son for several months and has been very pleasant while providing great feedback. You will not be disappointed if you select her as your coach. She is a great find on this site."
Judy
Took Saxophone lessons from Maureen W.
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