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Michael H.

11 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $32
  • Jazz Studies and Music Education from Western Michigan University
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Michael H.

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I have had many successful students in my 10 years teaching saxophone! I always gear lessons toward the individual student's musical goals and interests and I am constantly reinforcing good technique and practice habits. My favorite genre to teach is jazz, but I can help you with classical and pop music, too!

About Michael

I have been performing and teaching music professionally for 10 years in a variety of settings. I received my bachelor's degree in music education and jazz studies from Western Michigan University and my master's in jazz studies from Temple University in Philadelphia. My passion is jazz saxophon

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Arunan Karthik
Mr. Hudson-Casanova is a great teacher with a lot of experience. Ask a question, and he'll answer or guide you in the right direction to explore your topic of inquiry in an easy manner. He has helped me grow and improve as a saxophone player, and more so as a musician overall, through studies with various exercises like long tones, articulations, scales and progressions, and improvising on various jazz standards. He has helped me discover new techniques and helped me to learn to incorporate them into my playing. No matter your ability, Mr. HC can help you grow and learn!
Clare
Michael has worked with my daughter throughout high school and is such a talented teacher and musician. More recently they have been learning jazz as well classical (my daughters request, which Michael always encourages) and she has had so much fun with it.
Jack
Michael has dramatically improved my ability to play the saxophone and understand Western music theory. Over the year of taking lessons with Michael, he's taught me the foundations of saxophone: scales, long tones, and playing by ear, all the while sharing his contagious love for music and being extremely patient (my saxophone was broken and squeaky for our first three months of lessons, haha). He's generously created and provided custom sheet music exercises, duet recordings, and jazz playlists to inspire me. All in all, Michael is giving me an expert and friendly education.
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Sean H.

12 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $40
  • BM Jazz Studies/Saxophone Performance from Western Michigan University
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Paul M.

20 Reviews
Oak Forest, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks German, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Second Runner Up in an international song writing competetion from Wired2Worship
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Paul M.

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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 conce

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Roisin *.
He was very helpful in setting me up for my first lesson.
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.
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Lucas H.

92 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $32
  • Awarded Yamaha Young Performing Artist Classical Saxophone Winner from Yamaha
  • Teaches students 8 to 85
  • Bachelor's of Music: Saxophone Performance from University of Minnesota
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Lucas H.

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Professional saxophonist, trained at the nations top music schools, I teach students of all levels and ages, whether just beginning or an experienced player. I have a great amount of experience in both classical and jazz and have been playing for about 21 years myself. I currently teach saxophone at Austin Peay State University and Tennessee State University, but truly enjoy working with students of all ages and abilities!

In addition to helping students establish solid fundamentals, I can help you reach your goals, whether that be through working on classical solo repertoire, jazz and improvisation, band music, preparing for a competition or audition, and more. I try to make lessons fun and enjoyable for the student.

If you don't live near me, online lessons are a great alternative to in person lessons. I have had success teaching many students of various abilities and ages throughout the country and abroad online! I have taught online students from 26 different states and 3 ...

About Lucas

I am a professional musician/teacher with over 14 years of experience teaching private lessons to students of all ages and abilities. I have a Doctorate degree in music from the University of Colorado, have two additional graduate degrees in music, from the University of Michigan and Northwestern Un

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Emiliana
Great Teacher for our 9 year old girl!
JEFFREY
Very good instructor and very personable. I'm looking forward to my future lessons with Lucas!
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Joshua F.

66 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Spanish, Mandarin
  • BS, BA from Rutgers University
  • Teaching since 2015
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Joshua F.

66 Reviews
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My best instrument.

About Joshua

Hello, my name is Joshua. I have years of experience in teaching children, in music and many other subjects---including work with special needs children. I have been in professional bands, composed electronic music for video games and YouTube videos, and written and contributed to textbooks on mu

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Rosalin
I was surprised that my lesson could be cancelled without any communication. This is our first experience with piano lessons and was excited to try it for the first time. ;(
Melissa
My son has had 2 lessons so far. Joshua has worked with him at the level he is at and helped him when he gets stuck on certain chords and notes. He assigned homework for him to practice during the week and helped him figure out the parts he was stuck on.
Norik P.
Great first class
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Nathan S.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Bachelor of Music in Performance from Berklee College of Music - Boston, MA
  • Awarded Honorable Mention - Saxophone from Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition
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Nathan S.

6 Reviews
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Lesson topics include

-Fundamentals of saxophone sound and technique
-Jazz Improvisation
-Solo Transcription
-Music Thoery
-Ear Training
-Compostion

About Nathan

I am a professional saxophonist, composer, and educator based in New York City. I'm am currently on faculty at Larchmont Music Academy and The Juilliard School Evening Division. I have a Bachelor's in Music Performance from Berklee College of Music, in Boston, MA, and a Master of Music in Jazz Studi

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Ariel A.
Nathan is a great saxophone instructor. He was able to help my son with our song and understood what we need right away. Looking forward for our lessons together...
Eric
Knows what he's talking about, gets to the point, does not waste time, personable, and listens to where I want the training to go.
Soma C.
Great teacher! I enjoyed our lesson!

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"Bill has a competent, easy manner that makes learning an enjoyable experience."
Charles
Took Saxophone lessons from Bill T.
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"Very nice guy -- helpful!"
Luke
Took Saxophone lessons from Michael R.
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"Very professional and thorough!"
Dana
Took Saxophone lessons from Joseph M.
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"Kendra is an awesome teacher...very professional."
Trent
Took Saxophone lessons from Kendra E.
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"Alex is kind, friendly and patient with my son. He has vast musical experience and is an excellent teacher. Over the past four years with Alex, my son has progressed into a passionate and confident musician under Alex’s help. We highly recommend him."
Sue
Took Saxophone lessons from Alex S.
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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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"Fabulous. My son loved his lessons with Carl. Highly recommend!!"
Ann
Took Saxophone lessons from Carl W.
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"Ethan has alot of fun!!!"
Ethan
Took Saxophone lessons from Paul W.
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"He is a great teacher! He is patient and calm. His lesson is easy to understand. I enjoy a lesson every time. Thank you!"
Mariko
Took Saxophone lessons from Matt L.
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"My 11-year-old son, who has no experience playing any kind of instrument, is very happy with his saxophone lessons. Joshua is a person with a vocation and a lot of passion for what he does. 100% recommended"
Jessenia
Took Saxophone lessons from Joshua F.
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