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Neal S.

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  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Illinois All-State High School Jazz Band Participant from Illinois Music Educator's Association
  • Music Performance, Music Journalism, Music Education from Illinois State University
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Neal S.

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Private one-on-one saxophone instruction has been my primary vocation for nearly 30 years. I've also worked as a professional performing musician for over 35 years. Each lesson is tailored to the tastes and needs of the student, with traditional method books rarely used once the basics are under control. Instruction is based on a strong working knowledge of scales. The informed use of these scales leads to a heightened understanding of improvisation, ear training, and other practical aspects of music theory. Students are encouraged to choose from a variety of jazz standards and transcriptions, classical themes, and pop tunes that I’ve transcribed and engraved. Rudimentary instruction is also available for saxophonists wishing to learn flute and/or clarinet.

About Neal

I started giving saxophone lessons nearly 30 years ago when I began to realize how little I was taught about the way music works in the real world. Despite studying Music Performance at Illinois State University, my most meaningful education has been earned through mistakes I've made, or through tri

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Bruce
Great lesson - assessed where I am and what I need to get where I want to go. I'm really pleased
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Justin H.

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Starting at $20
  • Speaks English
  • Master of Music in Wind Band Conducting from Central Michigan University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Justin H.

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The saxophone is an amazing instrument! The saxophone is unique because it blends the sound of a brass instrument with the use of woodwind keys. I am so excited to teach you more about the saxophone. I am an interactive teacher who can assist you in many ways in regards to learning how to play the saxophone including; correct posture, new breathing techniques, correct fingerings, alternative fingerings, improved sight-reading skills, greater music theory knowledge, and performance skills. I recommend using the Essential Elements for Band book series. Once we connect and I can find out more about your playing level we can find the perfect book for your. I can't wait to work with you :)

About Justin

As a highly skilled musician and teacher with proven experience in building music programs, teaching all levels of skill, expressing a high level of artistry, and developing professional relationships; I believe you will thoroughly enjoy working with me. I have been a life long musician, starting w

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Greg
One of the most talented musicians I have ever met. While trombone is his main instrument, he plays and instructs exceptionally well on a myriad of other instruments. He is calm and patient with learners and has a very rich knowledge base when it comes to musical literature and technique. I highly recommend Justin Hammis for anyone interested in private lessons.
Jessie
He was band director for my kids. He is a terrific person and a fun, talented director.

Brian C.

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Starting at $34
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2019
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Brian C.

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Want a more down-to-earth and motivated teacher? I am a high school senior who has experience working with middle school students (but I am willing to work with any aged child!). I love helping students have fun while also learning basic musical techniques like note reading, basic music theory, breath support, and technique! Let me know if you're interested!

About Brian

Hello! I am a senior in high school this year. I play first chair alto saxophone in my high school's top band. I have earned Gold and Gold 'with Distinction' at the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA)'s State Solo and Ensemble competition. I have performed with the Memorial Opera House in

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Max S.

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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Master of Music, Saxophone Performance from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford
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Max S.

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An experienced teacher who's an expert saxophonist can help you reach your goals. I bring an exhaustive knowledge of the saxophone and saxophone teaching practice to lessons. And I have experience teaching students of all ages and backgrounds. I'll help you get farther, faster on your saxophone journey.

About Max

While other instructors teach multiple instruments, my specialized knowledge of saxophone can get you farther, faster. I help students make quick and efficient progress in developing a strong sound concept, learning saxophone-specific techniques, making appropriate repertoire choices, setting smart

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Thoroughly enjoyed the lesson with Max.
Daniel B.
awesome instructor saw great results in first lesson!
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Damien G.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1990
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Damien G.

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Damien G. received his Bachelor’s degree in Clarinet Performance from Loyola University New Orleans, his Master’s Degree from the University of North Texas, and is currently working on his DMA at the University of North Texas. As an undergrad at Loyola University, Damien toured as a clarinet soloist with the Loyola Chamber Orchestra in Yugoslavia, Hungary, and Vienna. He has been a member of the UNT Wind Symphony , under Eugene Corporan, and the UNT Orchestra, led by Anshel Brusilow. More recently, he has performed at two UNT concerto concerts as a soloist with the UNT chamber orchestra. Damien also has performed with the Contemporary Theater of Dallas along with other freelance activities in the DFW area. His teachers include: Mr. A. Crisanti,Dr. James Gillespie, Dr. John Scott, Steve Cohen, Daryl Coad, and John Reeks.

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Damien G. received his Bachelor’s degree in Clarinet Performance from Loyola University New Orleans, his Master’s Degree from the University of North Texas, and is currently working on his DMA at the University of North Texas. As an undergrad at Loyola University, Damien toured as a clarinet sol

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Andrew
great teacher!
Ramon L.
he reviews and cares in a broad way
Camille D.
Terrible. Only taught 30 minutes out of 60 minute sessions. On the 3 session I mentioned it and he said he didn’t think my son needed more than that even though we paid for it. Was so disrespectful!!!! Never again!!! Highly unprofessional when asked about why he cut the lessons short. Please don’t leave your kids with this instructor work paying attention. He will get over on you if he thinks you’re not involved.
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Carl W.

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  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Carl W.

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With over 20 years as a professional saxophonist and 15 years teaching experience I know the demands of a performing musician professionally and academically. I teach students how to produce a good tone quality with characteristic vibrato. I can teach students to become good at reading music. Students who are interested in jazz or pop styles of music will be taught improvisation techniques and how to play by ear.

About Carl

As far back as I can remember I have always enjoyed performing music. I can remember during my elementary school years how I would play drums during church service. Some days I would sneak in my dad's closet to play his saxophone. I began learning how to play saxophone in middle school and by the ti

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Dee
Carl is a wonderful instructor. I may get a little overzealous at times, but he’s always patient and he indulges my imagination of being Kenny Dee. :)
LaRon Archibald
GREAT INSTRUCTOR!!! Carl is very patient when teaching technique. I liked the approach he'd take to help me understand fingering and learning theory behind what I was doing. Just unfortunate covid 19 came and disrupted my in-home teachings.....I'd recommend him to anybody looking for an good instructor.
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Average Cost of Saxophone Lessons in River Forest, IL

The average cost of 60-minute saxophone lessons in River Forest is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $49 and $109 per hour.
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$53 average
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"Emily is excellent! Emily is very knowledgeable, yet knows how to convey that knowledge to the student. She is smart, confident, patient, kind, and personable! I would highly recommend Emily to any student seeking to move to another level in saxophone mastery!"
Tom
Took Saxophone lessons from Emily W.
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"Very patient and very nice! thank you!"
Jennifer
Took Saxophone lessons from Dr. Kimberly K.
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"Very knowledgeable and works well with what you know. Understands what the student needs and wants and will work towards achieving those goals."
Ted
Took Saxophone lessons from Eric C.
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"Very good teacher for my son. He is patient knowledgeable and is able to keep a sometimes unfocused 11 year old, on the topic of learning the saxophone."
Bruce
Took Saxophone lessons from Bill T.
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"She's a great teacher. She is very positive and patient."
Roari
Took Saxophone lessons from Maureen W.
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"Lisa is an experienced teacher in so many ways. She is well versed in the mechanics of instruments, and all the nuances of music. She works well with students of all ages, and is an excellent teacher!!!"
Mary
Took Saxophone lessons from Lisa N.
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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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"Is a very good teacher he's very patient."
Tara Hodnett
Took Saxophone lessons from Gio A.
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"Rebecca is a friendly yet professional instructor. I felt at ease. She has a natural easy way of correcting errors. And has unique ideas about practicing to correct mistakes. I would recommend her to anyone seeking lessons."
Mike
Took Saxophone lessons from Rebecca F.
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"This is my first time taking lessons from this site. She is a very flexible and professional Saxophone Instructor I look forward to each lesson."
Martin
Took Saxophone lessons from Aurora D.
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