Saxophone Lessons in Des Plaines, IL

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Nicholas S.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
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Nicholas S.

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Want to learn how to play the Saxophone?

Need help learning how to read sheet music like a pro?

Want to ace your Music Theory test?

Have an Ear Training quiz next week that you're nervous about?

Want to be able to play classic Jazz Standards out of the Real Book for friends and family?

These private lessons can guide you through mastering all of these aspects of music and much more. My name is Nicholas S. and I've been teaching for almost 10 years now, working with students of all skill levels and abilities realize their goals however big or small.

The 10 year old picking up an instrument for the first time to play their first note!

A high school sophomore trying to ace his audition material for concert band, jazz band, or All-State.

A college undergrad preparing for a difficult Ear Training or Music Theory test.

A 45 year old mom who's always wanted to learn music and how to play her favorite songs so she can inspire her children.

My private lessons cover a range of topics ...

About Nicholas

Hello! My name is Nicholas S, and I've been teaching and performing Saxophone professionally for the last 10 years. I have a Bachelors degree in Jazz Studies and Music Performance from the University of North Texas and have performed and recorded in world-class concert venues and recording studios

Dave K.

22 Reviews
Palos Heights, IL
Starting at $24
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Bachelor Music Performance from Northern Illinois University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Dave K.

22 Reviews
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I have been teaching Saxophone for 18 years and have taught hundreds of satisfied students. When you sign up for saxophone lessons with me, you will begin by learning the basics of the instrument including proper holding and playing position, tone production, rhythm, first position notes, basic notation. Once you get the basics down, you will learn how to play your favorite melodies and songs. All of this can happen within the first 4-6 months of playing.

About Dave

Dave K. began playing guitar at the age of 10. His influences include Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Guthrie Govan, Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Pat Martino, Pat Metheny and Scott Henderson. At the age of 17 he began teaching private guitar and bass lessons to classmates

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Howard W.
I haven't played the violin since I was in middle school, and I wanted to re-learn to play it. I am so glad I picked Dave, he is very professional and made me feel very comfortable. I jumped in with both feet and Dave made the instructions at our first lesson easy for me to understand. Excellent location and studio is awesome.
Rushia Hendricks
Excellent lesson. Does a wonderful job at taking older students and gently holding their feet to the fire to bring out the best- even under the most challenging of circumstances. Kudos to being such a uniquely great teacher!
Tom L.
I realize it was the first lesson but I was a little disappointed that we spend nearly the entire time on housekeeping items, like canceling and re-scheduling appointments. I think that could have been covered with an e-mail or handout. I also thought we spent too much time going over the differences between acoustic and electric guitars - considering my age and background. Would have liked to see him demonstrate what I was asked to practice before the next lesson instead of just being told to refer to the workbook.
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Sean H.

12 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2004
  • BM Jazz Studies/Saxophone Performance from Western Michigan University
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Sean H.

12 Reviews
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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).

Meet Online Saxophone Teachers Serving Des Plaines, IL

Thomas M.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Thomas M.

12 Reviews
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Saxophone has always intrigues me... and you as well if you are reading this. Its throaty, expressive sound has been the delivery vessel fro some of the greatest melodies in history! Students will learn basic reading, scales, arpeggios as well as proper technique. Lessons are available in both Alto and Tenor Saxophone.

About Thomas

I LOVE to teach and I am looking for a few more motivated students online and at my home studio on Merritt Island, Florida. Lessons are fun and motivating! Beginning students learn songs that they love while also learning basic theory and instrument technique. Advanced students will have their mind

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Tom taught my daughter for almost 3 years before moving back East. We were very sad, he is the best! My daughter always left her lessons happy and I could definitely hear her progress over time which was awesome! Highly recommend!
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thank you from first timer.
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Mike P.

31 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Awarded Senior Award from Kurt Lucas
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 to 80
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Mike P.

31 Reviews
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Having a great time learning the saxophone and learning about how to play it in any context!

About Mike

Hello! My name is Michael, I am a graduate of Towson University with a bachelors degree in music and jazz performance and I am eager to teach future musicians how to play the Saxophone/various instruments and to also teach them about music in general. I can also provide clarinet and flute lessons

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Matthew
Mike gives great feedback and helps you understand the basics of the saxophone. Asking you what you want to learn and where you want to go with your practice.
Emilio
My son looks forward to his lessons. He’s learning and getting the one on one instruction that he needs to improve.
Ramon L.
he cares a lot for the student.
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Kevin G.

1 Review
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Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Music Education from Cleveland State University
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Kevin G.

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I’ve been teaching saxophone & clarinet for over 20 years of students of all ages. Beginners to seasoned players, I welcome everyone. I teach any style of playing that the student would like to learn.

About Kevin

Kevin G. is the assistant director of bands at Grand Valley High School located in Ashtabula, Ohio and also the instructor of saxophone and clarinet at Lakewood City Schools located in Lakewood, Ohio. In addition to the instructor of saxophone and clarinet at Olmsted Falls Middle School and Academy

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Jim
Kevin takes a easy going approach while teaching both of my children sax and clarinet. He makes lessons educational and fun at the same time.

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Average Cost of Saxophone Lessons in Des Plaines, IL

The average cost of 60-minute saxophone lessons in Des Plaines is $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $130 per hour.
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$54 average
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"Mr Miller was very attentive to my son's needs upon our very first visit. He had his saxophone ready to play right along with my son as he was teaching. My son, who is 12, stated that Mr Miller was cool and spoke his language so that he could understand."
Jack
Took Saxophone lessons from Benjamin M.
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"I've been taking lessons with Rick Rossi for a few years now, both through Skype and face to face. He is a true professional, extremely knowledgable, and cares deeply about his students and teaching.
He has a unique approach to learning improvisation which is as appropriate for veteran players as it is for complete beginners, and he has been a tremendous help for me in terms of technique and improving my sound.
In an era where a lot of great players can't teach, where so many teachers take a dogmatic, cookie-cutter approach, Rick Rossi's student-centered style stands out. He is serious about your learning, he doesn't try to sugarcoat or shortcut anything and gives more if you're willing to, like giving you honest progress feedback on recordings you send him, and working on particular solos and stylistic issues (bop, blues, rock, smooth jazz, pop, etc) that are individually useful and relevant to your level and goals. I'm really grateful to have found a teacher like Rick Rossi in LA."
Elad
Took Saxophone lessons from Rick R.
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"Patient and encouraging, Matt is able to teach to every student's level and interest. As a student, I have benefitted from his creativity and wealth of music knowledge (music theory and instrument lessons)."
Abbe
Took Saxophone lessons from Matt L.
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"Lonze was terrific! My son is learning a lot and can't stop talking about how excited he is to continue his lessons. Thanks Lonze!!!"
Koel
Took Saxophone lessons from Lonze R.
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"Lauren was great! She called a few days prior to the lesson to just get a little info on me and to set my fears/nervousness to rest. She started with the basics and taught at my speed. I am looking forward to our continued lessons. Could not have asked for a better instructor."
Geri
Took Saxophone lessons from Lauren M.
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"David was very positive, accessible and knowledgeable."
Mike
Took Saxophone lessons from Dave L.
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"Maureen was very committed to helping and making sure my daughter was comfortable with all of the material. She also is very happy to help with opportunities and confidence in general, Maureen has been great for my family and we look forward to more lessons with her."
Allyson
Took Saxophone lessons from Maureen W.
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"Matt is a great teacher. He's flexible with hours, personable, and most importantly a good teacher. I've learned a lot of more theory and how to play more musically as a result. His jam session also offers a nice opportunity for students to showcase their skills"
Noah
Took Saxophone lessons from Matt L.
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"So positive and upbeat. Always just wants to get you playing and will help you get there in a fun way that will translate to skills you can take to the real world of music."
Felicia
Took Saxophone lessons from Schroeder S.
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"Lucas is very talented and knowledgeable. He has shown me tips and techniques that are not in the beginner or intermediate lesson books. I am a beginner sax player and his insights on the saxophone and music have helped me greatly."
Marv
Took Saxophone lessons from Lucas H.
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