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Isaiah S.

16 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded ILMEA Honors All-State from Illinois Music Educators Association
  • BA in Jazz and Contemporary Music from Chicago College of Performing Arts
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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

An active performer, bandleader, composer, and teacher, Isaiah provides a uniquely engaging and holistic musical education for students of all ages and skill levels. Isaiah earned his Bachelor's of Arts in Jazz & Contemporary Music Performance in 2019 from Roosevelt University's Chicago College of P

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Jenny
I've had several piano teachers over the years. Isaiah is by far the best. He is patient and extremely knowledgeable.
Erik H.
For someone who has never taken a private music lesson before I able to relax and begin learning about music literacy and music theory by Isaiah's ability to express and articulate the fundamentals of guitar in a simplified way. It was rewarding to leave the lesson with new techniques to practice and have fun with.
Amara K.
Terrific. Great with kids
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Sean H.

12 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Awarded Outstanding Performance from Detroit Jazz Festival, 2008
  • BM Jazz Studies/Saxophone Performance from Western Michigan University
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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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Lance R.

44 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Bachelors in Music from University of South Florida
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Lance R.

44 Reviews
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Take lessons from a Ph. D of music! If you're an adult looking for a new hobby, or a parent looking for a musical activity for your child, the saxophone is a great and fun instrument for anyone. It's easy to learn and fun to practice. Try your hand at Jazz or Classical styles with these lessons!

About Lance

Dr. Lance R. is a Professor of Music offering private lessons online and in the Dallas area. He received his B.M. and M.M. in Vocal Performance from the University of South Florida, and a Ph. D in Music Theory, with a related field in Vocal Pedagogy from the University of North Texas. His greate

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Troy Simmons
Great first lesson. Gave a clear explanation of what scientifically is going on, and how to best apply it. Looking forward to many more!
Karen
We can't say enough about our 16-year-old daughter's Broadway singing lessons with Lance. Her confidence sky rocketed after the very first lesson!! She really looks forward to each and every weekly lesson. Our daughter has a strong background in competition dance and has experience in plays, but the confidence from the singing lessons is over the top! She sounds great!
Chris
Lance is an amazing teacher. He has been very adaptable to my learning style and pays close attention to the music that I like make sure that I learn efficiently. He provides me with a lot of material that clearly matches my skill level while also challenging me.
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Karen D.

34 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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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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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!!
Aidan V.
Karen was great!
Carter
This teacher misrepresented her ability to teach the C system chromatic button accordion. I don't believe that she has ever played one. I asked her before purchasing a set of classes if she knew this instrument and was competent to teach it, and she said she was.

She didn't have one, so she could never demonstrate anything I asked about. She didn't know the key layout. She didn't know the conventions for numbering fingers. She didn't know the basic home key scale pattern.

I waited until I'd finished four classes with my new teacher before writing this so I'd have a good basis for comparison. He is immensely better at teaching this than she was. It further convinced me that she never should have represented herself as competent to teach this particular instrument.
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Bebé S.

48 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded National Defense Service Medal from USMC
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Bebé S.

48 Reviews
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Want to be able to read music? Interested in being able to grab your saxophone and play your favorite songs? Want to impress your family and friends with some flashy classical pieces? Well look no further, I will help you build a solid foundation of music theory, sight-reading, ear training, and technique while tailoring to your personal needs and goals. All ages and genres are welcome, my only rule is to have fun, so lets get started.

About Bebé

I am a professional singer, pianist, songwriter, and recording artist. I graduated from Broward College with an Associates Degree in Music Technology and dual -majoring in Vocal Performance. My primary instruments are Voice and Piano, but I also play guitar and trumpet. All of my students can exp

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Tonya
Bebé is one of the best voice teachers I have ever had. I have had a few instructors who just run you through exercises and make you sing random songs, but Bebé takes the time to explain everything very thoroughly. She is very respectful and very flexible when it comes to scheduling. All you have to do is communicate any concerns with her and she makes sure to go out of her way to accommodate all of your needs. I have enjoyed every lesson that I have had with her and even on days where I don’t have the energy, she always finds a way to prep me up. I couldn’t have asked for a better teach and my voice has grown so much. I find it way easier to sing and hit notes that I had trouble with when first starting off. I recommended her to a few of my friends and will continue to do so to anyone looking for an experienced and amazing teacher.
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Jia Hurd
Ended the lesson early without asking me if I was okay with that
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J.J. M.

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  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music from Washington State University
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J.J. M.

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Not only do I know how to play all instruments in the clarinet family, but I repaired them for 21 years, so I know the technical side of how the instrument really works, and can quickly diagnose whether an issue is with the player or with the instrument. This is something I am passionate about - having a properly working instrument. I can even offer discounted repairs if the student is within shipping or driving range.

Besides that, I believe making music should be fun! I will choose much of the music with the student so not only is the fun factor going to be high, but the learning factor will be high as well. We will set goals periodically, and as they are met set new ones.

About J.J.

My name is JJ and I love music! Music is not only what got me through the tough Jr High and High School years, it also got me through college and paved the way for all of my career moves ever since. Whether it was repairing instruments, teaching others how to repair instruments, or leading a worship

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The average cost of 60-minute saxophone lessons in Evanston is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $49 and $130 per hour.
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"Sean is a great teacher. Very patient and knowledgable.
Highly recommend him."
Adrian
Took Saxophone lessons from Sean H.
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"Really just great, I started playing with Bill about three months ago and it couldn't be going any better. His patience, demeanor and amazing skill must be commended and everyone should sign up immediately you definitely won't regret it I promise."
Albert
Took Saxophone lessons from Bill T.
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"Excellent first lesson! Leslie is patient, kind, and encouraging. This is going to be fun! Will come back later to update review after a few more lessons."
Sarah
Took Saxophone lessons from Leslie K.
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"Carter is patient and kind, and immediately helpful - just what a beginning sax student would hope for!"
Ed
Took Saxophone lessons from Carter W.
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"When my 11 year old son first began saxophone lessons with Michael Weiss, he was a true beginner but within 5 months, he was playing a song at a recital! Michael is patient and kind but firm in his direction and has instilled confidence in my son that he can play whatever songs he wants to play with focus and practice. Michael is flexible and adept at tailoring his lessons to the individual's needs. I highly recommend him."
Suzette
Took Saxophone lessons from Michael W.
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"Took online saxophone lessons with Andrew for a few months. It was my very first time ever playing the sax and Andrew was very patient and understanding, teaching me the basics, answering any questions I had, and showing me how to play some songs. It was my first time taking online lessons, and though I wasn't sure how it would work out at first, it went very smoothly and was a lot of fun."
Maria
Took Saxophone lessons from Andrew L.
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"My lessons are going very well! Great instructor!"
vanessa
Took Saxophone lessons from Frixos P.
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"Awesome person and teacher."
Igor
Took Saxophone lessons from Matt L.
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"Mr. Randall is really funny, and he explains your mistakes really clearly. He’s a really good teacher"
Cindy
Took Saxophone lessons from Randall K.
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"I had weekly lessons with Dr. Wen from Fall 2018 - Spring 2019. He opened up my playing beyond the notes on the page and helped me understand musicality. We worked together on etudes and pieces that pushed my technique, and playing the difficult passages was never to be at the expense of phrasing and musicality. From how to physically hold and play the instrument to alternate fingerings and phrasing, Dr. Wen improved every facet of my playing. More than that, he left me with the tools to keep improving. He will do the same for you!"
Gabriel
Took Saxophone lessons from Andy W.
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