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Nicholas S.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Bachelors in Music Performance from University of North Texas
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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

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Sean H.

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

1 Review
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Starting at $30
  • Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Berkeley
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2019
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Brian C.

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Hello! I have over 25 years of professional saxophone and clarinet playing experience. I've played and recorded many different styles with many different bands, orchestras, and jazz ensembles.

I teach clarinet and saxophone on all levels. I can teach beginners the basics of fingering, tone, music reading, theory, etc. I can help intermediate students advance in their playing prowess. I can get adults who haven't played in a while back into playing shape. And, for more advanced students, I can teach jazz improvisation. So, I cater my teaching to your desires and goals!

I'm able to teach adults and teenagers (age 12 and up) and I'm open to any frequency that fits your budget and desires (once a week, once every two weeks, twice a week, etc.).

About Brian

I've played clarinet and sax for over 40 years, playing throughout grammar school, high school, and college. I attended University of California at Berkeley where I played in the marching band and in various jazz bands, orchestras, and ensembles. After graduating I've played professionally ever sin

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Elia F.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks French, English
  • Awarded Award for Leadership in the Arts from Radnor High School
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Elia F.

8 Reviews
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I am a professional musician passionate about sharing the joy of music with others. I specialize in beginner to intermediate students of all ages. I teach students how to practice and why to practice in order to help them fall in love with the saxophone! Typical lessons involve scales, sight reading, and a piece that the student chooses. If you like having fun and learning about different kinds of music send me a message!

About Elia

Elia F. is available for in-home, in-studio, and online lessons worldwide! Elia has been playing clarinet for over 15 years and teaching music since 2015. She enjoys working with students of all ages and experience levels from beginner to intermediate and advanced. Artists and genres that Elia has

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Samantha Harris
I have had such a great experience taking clarinet lessons from Elia. She is very good at motivating me to practice in a non-degrading way, and she is always so supportive of my progress and struggles. I find that her explanations are very helpful and easy to understand, which I think is important for any teacher. I feel like I've improved a lot in the short time that I have been working with her, and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a great teacher!
Patrick
Elle has been very helpful. I am an older student just beginning on the clarinet. Elle took the time to ask what by goal is and my music background. She is very patient and has given me a number of great suggestions to get started. She is always pleasant and positive and I look forward to our sessions.
Abby
I got a perfect score on NYSSMA thanks to the wonderful lessons from Elia! Elia was extremely organized and helped me stay on top of all of the audition requirements. She also gave me tips and exercises for my performance anxiety.

Bonnie M.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Winner, Convention Performer's Competition from National Flute Association
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Bonnie M.

2 Reviews
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Solo repertoire, band music, improvisation

About Bonnie

Learn to express yourself musically ​ Build connections with others through music ​ Develop pattern recognition strengths ​ Develop Fluency with musical languages ​ Bonnie is a flutist, composer and educator with over twenty years of experience teaching music. She has worked with student

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Casey R.
Amazing Player...Even Better Teacher.

From my first lesson with Bonnie, she opened me up to a new realm of musicianship and technique that I had never experienced before. She re-ignited a passion in my music that I was beginning to lose. I am forever grateful to her for this.

Bonnie is a hundred percent devoted to music, her playing and her teaching. One of the things I love most about her is that she seems to know everything about the flute, yet she is always striving to learn more. And if, every once in a while, there is something she doesn't know, she investigates. She finds an answer, contemplates it, and teaches me.

Bonnie is also a genuinely caring person who is entirely invested in her students. She often e-mails me after my lesson to tell me something that she had thought about relating to my lesson, proving that she is always thinking about ways to help me in my playing.

Bonnie continues to challenge me and encourage me in all my playing - she truly makes me feel that with enough practice and determination there is nothing I can't play. She even helped me attain a 100 on my all-state level piece this year. However, the score is less meaningful than the feeling I had after I performed that day. I knew that I was playing on a level I had never imagined - all due to Bonnie's inspiring me to always be better and her total confidence in me, not only as a flute player, but also as a musician.

Bonnie's musicianship and playing is unparalleled, her teaching style unique and engaging and, once you get to know her, she is quite the comedian. I am truly lucky to have her as my teacher.
Mary Ellen B.
An engaging and wonderful instructor

I have been extremely fortunate to have had Bonnie McAlvin teaching flute, piccolo and music theory to my older daughter for nine years and flute to my younger daughter for four. She is an enthusiastic and energetic teacher that inspires a great love of musicianship in her students. My older daughter is a first chair flutist in a wind ensemble and plays with a prestigious children's orchestra entirely due to the patient and thorough instruction she has received from Bonnie. It is a great blessing to have musically talented children but an even bigger blessing to have an instructor who can give them the skills and encouragement to achieve excellence. My older daughter is working towards attending a conservatory for college and the younger daughter fully expects to have music be part of her education going forward. This is entirely due to Bonnie's influence and guidance. We could not be more pleased. My girls love their lessons with Bonnie and I cannot recommend her highly enough.
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Patrick B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $18
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Music education from University of West Florida
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Patrick B.

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My varied background in saxophone makes my lessons unique. I've been taught different styles in different states by different people. I mixed them all up to give the best of all of them.

About Patrick

My name is Patrick. I am a music education major at the University of West Florida. I have experience in multiple states, multiple styles and with multiple private instructors and I can give you the best of all worlds! I can get you wherever you want to be. Do you want to be 1st chair in your ba

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Average Cost of Saxophone Lessons in Northbrook, IL

The average cost of 60-minute saxophone lessons in Northbrook 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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"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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"Oh my goodness. Mike was amazing with my son. Davon has a lot of anxiety. I noticed as the lesson went on Davon seemed to focus, ask questions and played the Sax better. After the session I asked Davon if he felt comfortable with Mike. Davon's response was yes. I pray Mike stays around for a long time."
Davon
Took Saxophone lessons from Mike P.
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"We switched my son from clarinet to saxophone in the middle of the school year and hired Matt to help get him caught up with his bandmates. Matt relates very well to an 11 year-old boy, and although he was serious and got to work immediately, he put Josh at ease from the start. I was initially worried that a 90 minute lesson would push the limits of my son's endurance, but he has really enjoyed the sessions, and the longer time has been very beneficial. Overall a 100% positive experience"
Lyn
Took Saxophone lessons from Matthew H.
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"Kareem is superb. Under his tutelage I am certain I will advance quickly from my current skill set. I'm more convinced than ever that I can become a real musician. His assignments require the commitment that I am willing to invest. I hope I will live up to his expectations."
Michael
Took Saxophone lessons from Kareem K.
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"It's great having Carl W. As a teacher. Very interesting lesson session"
Olushoga Jacobs
Took Saxophone lessons from Carl W.
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"Had good experience."
Fredrick
Took Saxophone lessons from Lonze R.
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"Great! Professional, smart and talented."
Benjamin
Took Saxophone lessons from Emily P.
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"I've been taking lessons from Kareem for about a year now and it has been very helpful in music theory and getting a grasp on improvising. I like Kareem's approach at keeping it simple and focusing on my learning needs I have and would recommend Kareem to anyone interested in private lessons."
sean
Took Saxophone lessons from Kareem K.
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"Matt is the best instructor ever
He teaches with so much understanding and willingness to teach well. I feel so blessed having him as my tutor because I understand faster with the way he teaches.
Even if I am finding it hard to understand some things, he breaks it down and makes it so easy to understand.
I would highly recommend him to anyone 100%
Please do not hesitate to pick him as your tutor, you won’t regret it at all."
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Took Saxophone lessons from Matt L.
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"Enthusiastic, energetic, and all around fun to learn with! Michael instantly made me feel welcome and excited to get better with his help. I'm looking forward to our next lesson immensely."
Torrey
Took Saxophone lessons from Michael R.
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