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Isaiah S.

15 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • BA in Jazz and Contemporary Music from Chicago College of Performing Arts
  • Teaching since 2013
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Isaiah S.

15 Reviews
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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

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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
Katie D.
We have a kid that has major anxiety issues, quit piano after a couple of years of learning nothing, and didn't want to play a musical instrument for the rest of her life. She was forced to take an instrument in school, and ended up borrowing my (older than I'd like to admit) flute. We searched for a teacher that "got" anxiety kids, and found Isaiah. In less than a year, my daughter is better on flute than I was after taking years of lessons. She adores Isaiah, and was so good after only playing for couple of months last year that she ended up playing a duet for the whole school at the winter concert. This was from the kid who wanted to change schools rather than take mandatory band class. He's an amazing teacher.

Paul M.

19 Reviews
Oak Forest, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Italian, German
  • Awarded Second Runner Up in an international song writing competetion from Wired2Worship
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Paul M.

19 Reviews
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Students will learn notes, technique, pieces, performance skills and sight reading.

About Paul

I have my bachelors degree in sacred music, my masters degree in music performance, and my doctorate in worship studies. I am an experienced music teacher with great interpersonal skills and enjoy creating a fun and meaningful learning environment for all ages of students. I teach music theory conc

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Yah D.
Wow! Wow! Wow! This was truly money and time well spent. I went into this lesson with no expectations, rather just with the hope of connecting well with a piano instructor that was not only well versed but could ease me into being a student. Paul is a rare treasure. He exceeded all my hopes of what I hoped to gain from my lessons. I would highly recommend him for any piano student. If you're looking to be challenged, and learn any genre of music,, don't wait...book your lessons with Paul. Thank you Paul. I'm looking forward to growing as a student.
Alex
Paul has been very patient and wonderful with my 6 year old son who has just started lessons.
Lorenzo S.
My first lesson was great. Mr. Paul was very patient and judged my skill level before making a lesson plan. Initially I was nervous, because I have never taken lessons before, but that quickly went away. I can definitely tell that he knows his stuff when it comes to teaching. He a great teacher and conversationalist.

Dave K.

22 Reviews
Palos Heights, IL
Starting at $24
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor Music Performance from Northern Illinois University
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Dave K.

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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.

Meet Online Saxophone Teachers Serving Near West Side

Natsuki S.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Natsuki S.

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I am experienced in most styles: Jazz, Pop, Classical, Latin, R&B, Funk, Rock etc…
After discussing your goals, we will figure out the best way to accomplish those goals!

I am a really easy-going person and I want you to have FUN and discover new stuff every time you play your instrument.

After we figure out what you want to play and what areas we want to work on, I will make a special curriculum for you! Each student has a different curriculum that is specific to his or her level and learning style. I give a weekly curriculum after every lesson so you don’t need to worry about forgetting what we worked on at our lesson and you can work on it at home. Looking at past curriculum also provides an excellent way to look at a student’s progress.

One of the most important aspects of playing a woodwind instrument is achieving a good tone. I will help you get a good tone by teaching the fundamentals: from how to hold your instrument, how to blow, etc…

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About Natsuki

Hello Students/Parents: I have been playing saxophone for 18 years and currently I am playing professionally in the Los Angeles area. I have been teaching music for more than 8 years and have been able to find fun and creative methods for helping my students succeed. I was born and raised in

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jon
She is obviously an amazing instrumentalist. She is enthusiastic and encouraging. The lessons are highly tailored to ones background and goals.
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Jon D.
First lesson. She is a great player and teacher.
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James M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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James M.

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I've been playing saxophone for 28 years, and professionally for over 20. My journey has taken me from beginner in school band to one of the largest music schools at the university level. I've played in a multitude of professional settings including clubs, festivals, tours, and recording studios. I'm classically trained but specialize in improvisational music, jazz, latin, and funk. Over the years I have been fortunate to play with and learn from some true masters. I can teach you the techniques necessary to perform at the highest levels and have fun doing it. Whether you want improve you sound, learn to sight read, learn songs, or play over chord changes at a jam session I'm confident I can help.

About James

I'm originally from the Dallas Fort worth area of Texas. I started playing in the sixth grade and immediately fell in love with all things saxophone. In the seventh grade I began private saxophone lessons and I became addicted. In high school music was the single most preoccupation of my days. I wo

Rick R.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 1987
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Rick R.

17 Reviews
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Online Saxophone Teacher

Experienced Sax Teacher of 30 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students progress quickly in the direction they want to go. I specialize in rock, blues and jazz, and I use my own method for teaching which takes 10% of the usual time of most methods. I have a video that demonstrates that.

About Rick

I’ve always loved teaching from a young age; finding new ways to break down complex ideas and techniques and making it fun and easy is something that gives me a lot of satisfaction. If you want to play your favorite songs on saxophone, I can save you years of frustration and slow progress. At t

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Bobby
Rick was professional, intuitive, and taught what I needed to learn, and NOT some preplanned generic lesson. I highly recommend him and I rarely recommend anything.
Ken C.
Rick really helps me understanding the concept of the saxophone.
Ken
Rick is my best music teacher I had so far!!!

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"I've completed a few lessons now with Hayes and I am very impressed. He has a teaching style that is flexible enough to teach different types of students. He doesn't rush you but does continue to challenge. I have seen significant progress already and plan on continuing my lessons with him."
Steve
Took Saxophone lessons from Hayes H.
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"Great teacher, I highly recommend you take lessons with Lucas, whether you are a beginner or a more advanced player. I've improved a lot since starting lessons."
Andrew
Took Saxophone lessons from Lucas H.
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"Francesco's great ability is to impart technical notions and rules with great precision and, at the same time, with passion and love for music. I learned a lot from him."
Francis
Took Saxophone lessons from Francesco A.
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"Rick was professional, intuitive, and taught what I needed to learn, and NOT some preplanned generic lesson. I highly recommend him and I rarely recommend anything."
Bobby
Took Saxophone lessons from Rick R.
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"We just had our first lesson with Sergio and it couldn't of gone better. My son was nervous at first but ended the first lesson feeling excited and eager to learn. I would highly recommend Sergio!"
Alex
Took Saxophone lessons from Sergio M.
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"Great teacher, very nice person!"
Anthony
Took Saxophone lessons from Robin L.
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"Max can teach an old dog new tricks. As an experienced amateur I have accrued a lot of bad playing habits. Max has been patient, supportive and creative in helping me overcome these. After a lesson I look forward to practicing and playing."
Gene
Took Saxophone lessons from Max S.
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"After years of taking saxophone lessons from the so called "great teachers" in Los Angeles I was really frustrated with my progress or lack of progress. Luckily I found Rick. In only a couple of months with Rick I was improvising at a level that I couldn’t even believe was possible. He has a system that is amazing and incredibly simple to learn and to apply to all the songs I love to play.
If you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced player, Rick can elevate your playing faster than you can imagine. I can't recommend him highly enough. Rick's and his system are simply incredible."
Daniel
Took Saxophone lessons from Rick R.
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"She is nice and is very helpful."
Terry
Took Saxophone lessons from Julie P.
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"First lesson. Lots to learn!"
Bob
Took Saxophone lessons from Seth D.
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