Saxophone Lessons in University Park, IL

Taking In-studio or in-home private lessons with a local teacher is the best way for beginners to get better at saxophone fast. Book now.

“Today is my opportunity to practice saxophone.”

Popular Saxophone Teachers in University Park, IL

Dave K.

22 Reviews
Palos Heights, IL
Starting at $24
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor Music Performance from Northern Illinois University
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile

Dave K.

22 Reviews
Book Now
Private Saxophone Teacher

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

Recent Reviews
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.

Paul M.

18 Reviews
Oak Forest, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Italian, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Second Runner Up in an international song writing competetion from Wired2Worship
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile

Paul M.

18 Reviews
Book Now
Private Saxophone Teacher

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

Recent Reviews
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.
Kennedy B.
Paul was very pleasant. He thoroughly explained things to my daughter in a manner that she could understand. He listened to her play and they also played together.

This was her first flute lesson with Paul, but she's already looking forward to the next lesson.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Aurora D.

Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Saxophone from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2012
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Aurora D.

Book Now
Private Saxophone Teacher

Hey there! I played sax at Berklee College of Music! I’m Lisa Simpson all grown up and I’m very excited to *positively* push you to wherever you want to go with saxophone! 👧🏻

About Aurora

I want to be here for whatever *your* goals are! Just picking up a hobby? Okie doke. Wanna be a pro? We’ll work on it. I want to be a helper in your journey. I’m happy to push you as far as you want to be pushed, and make you the best you can be - while having an amazing time at the same time! Mus

Recent Reviews
Eve
We love Aurora! She has endless enthusiasm and positive energy, and is really able to go-with-the-flow with our spirited 4-year-old. Scheduling lessons so he's at his best has been challenging, but she's been patient with all of us!
John
Aurora is a super wonderful teacher! So much energy and joy - she's great with kids and adults too :)

Meet Online Saxophone Teachers Serving University Park, IL

Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Andy W.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1983
  • Teaches students 10 and up
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Andy W.

5 Reviews
Book Now
Online Saxophone Teacher

I have been teaching and performing professionally for over 30 years at all levels, from beginners to post-doctoral professors of saxophone at major universities. I am a retired professor of saxophone and my students have won various competitions at all levels. We will focus on developing proper technique, building good practice habits, and long term improvement.

About Andy

My students have described our lessons as being fun, intense, humorous, and thought-provoking. Lessons are always tailored to the individual student, because the lessons are about the student making progress toward their goals, not about me. I put a great deal of thought into how to approach each s

Recent Reviews
Lorenzo J.
3rd lesson done and couldn't be happier with our online teacher. Mr. Wen is informative and very professional. Recommend for anyone.
Alexa
Dr. Wen was the best professor and lesson instructor I have ever had. I took lessons with him for over seven years starting in high school and throughout my entire college. He shares his expertise in music theory, techniques, and instrument mechanics. He really helped me gain confidence in my playing abilities, showed me how I should be practicing in order to get the most of each rehearsal, and taught me so much about myself as a player. His ability to instruct on every aspect of playing the instrument is something I really admire. Need help rhythmically? He will help you understand time, measurement, and notes. Need help technically? He has all the ways to practice to get that much closer to perfection and how to maintain it. Need help with scales? He will help you to truly understand the scale in order for you to play it better. Not only will he help with the "how-tos," he will explain the why. Needing help with breathing techniques or articulations? He will take you through exercises that will enhance every aspect of your playing. He sets the standards high, and helps you reach your goals. I will always recommend Dr. Wen!
Valerie
Dr. Wen is an outstanding saxophone instructor, performer, and technician! I learned more from him in my first two 30 minute lessons than I had in 15 years of playing.
He will teach you how to make your practice time more productive, alternate fingerings to play more in tune, techniques to make note transitions easier, how to prepare new reeds for playing.... and on and on.
I had not played for a very long time. Dr Wen got me from there to where I was playing in a University Wind Ensemble, a quartet, and a community band. He also knew exactly where my saxophone needed to be adjusted to make it play better.
Dr Wen was my instructor for approximately 7 years. I learned a tremendous amount from him. You can’t do any better than Dr Andy Wen. He’s outstanding!
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Benjamin M.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, French, Spanish
  • Awarded one of 48 Artists selected to be nominated for the Grammies from the Grammys
  • Teaching since 2000
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Benjamin M.

33 Reviews
Book Now
Online Saxophone Teacher

I have played saxophone since I was in 5th grade. I have been in a variety of groups over the years; rock, funk, punk, jazz quartets and big-band jazz, and the experimental use of electronics. You will learn proper breath (dynamics) and embouchure control, tonguing techniques, standard and alternate fingerings, approaches to improvisation and assistance with a varied repertoire for performance. I own a 1967 Beuscher alto saxophone and an Elkhart C-tenor saxophone. My home studio has recording capability which I use to record lessons when they are needed for review. Ear training is a crucial part to music on any level, and I encourage playing by ear as an important element to improvisation and music appreciation. My lessons are fun, informative, and creative!

About Benjamin

Hello Future Students! Whether you want to pursue a Musical Career or simply learn how to Play your Favorite Tunes for friends and family, I am here as your Teacher and Guide. Until the current pandemic is properly assessed, I teach only through the use of Skype or Zoom. Originally from

Recent Reviews
Bryan P.
Excellent instructor and a way cool guy. My first lesson was really informative, with so many helpful tips and techniques. Ben is a friendly, patient teacher, and I am looking forward to my next lesson!
Charlie and Cindy
We had our first saxophone lesson with Benjamin today and it was excellent! He is clearly a master that can assess a student’s skill level and adapt the lesson to suit their needs. He is just what we needed :)
Bryan K.
30 lessons for my high school son with Ben. Excellent teacher. Always on time. Very professional. Baritone Sax. Highly recomend. Will be getting more lessons with Ben.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

John A.

Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

John A.

Book Now
Online Saxophone Teacher

30 years of experience playing the saxophone. I studied classical and jazz with a great, old bebopper named Wayne Demsey. I also have 20 plus years experience playing in rock and blues bands. Improve your tone and expression. Understand theory and harmony and learn to improvise. Learn classical repertoire and prep for CMEA or NEMFA auditions.

About John

My name is John Ambrose. I love music and I love sharing the joy of music with others. I have 20 plus years experience teaching. I am patient, knowledgeable and have a gift for making connections with students of all ages and abilities.

A Better Way to Learn

Expert Teachers

Top rated instructors guide you in every step of your journey

Personalized Lessons

Your style, your pace. Customized lessons designed for you

100% Guaranteed

Try a lesson. If you're not satisfied we'll refund your unused balance

Connect Locally or Online

Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing saxophone teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

Online Lessons

Is your dream saxophone teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Saxophone Lessons in University Park, IL

The average cost of 60-minute saxophone lessons in University Park is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $109 per hour.
30 min
$40 average
45 min
$56 average
60 min
$68 average

How It Works

Here's why 2 million people a month use TakeLessons

Match

Find your perfect saxophone teacher in under 3 minutes. Need help finding the right teacher? Call our friendly student counselors at 877-231-8505877-231-8505.

Meet

Your instructor will motivate, support, and inspire you. Meet up with your teacher in person or connect with them online anywhere around the world!

Master

Each saxophone lesson is customized to help you grow. Learn faster and easier than ever with personal attention from an expert instructor.

Educating the World

310
Lifelong learning subjects offered
6,483
Amazing, inspiring, supportive teachers
2,045,044
People that use our platform each month
3,004,877
Lessons given around the world

Why TakeLessons?

  • Easy and Hassle-Free
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • Background Checked Teachers
  • Over 3 Million Lessons Given

Hear From TakeLessons Saxophone Students

Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

Profile_227245_pi_MoaninFrogs_27
"My son got continually got better over the coarse of his lesson."
Catharine
Took Saxophone lessons from Lucas H.
Profile_139737_pi_86B1FA69-152A-4B79-95B0-9F4A95476B02
"Mark is a fantastic instructor and Aaron enjoyed his first lesson very much!"
Aaron
Took Saxophone lessons from Mark L.
Profile_94458_pi_20150624_214131797_iOS
"After one lesson I can't wait for more. Amber's teaching is well structured and she was able to quickly identify my strengths and weaknesses. She also helped me plan a good practice regimen to make the best us of my practice time at home."
Daniel
Took Saxophone lessons from Amber W.
Profile_126665_pi_BCJO_18S-Apr20-0155
"Great teacher! I enjoyed our lesson!"
Soma
Took Saxophone lessons from Nathan S.
252240_lkh5858v7hptqdpp54y4
"Yakov is an awesome teacher, seem to be able to connect with kids very well . Gave my son so many tips even during the first lesson, and has an approach that seems to work . We are very happy!"
William
Took Saxophone lessons from Yakov D.
Profile_68299_pi_3J2B1957
"Gleb is a very skilled and patient teacher that has made taking lessons fun and enjoyable. His lesson plans are well thought out and I always leave feeling like I have learned something new after each lesson. Gleb is a great guy and I highly recommend him."
Michael
Took Saxophone lessons from Gleb V.
340575_njkdy8hrbn9982zwc87m
"Very patient with my eleven year old grandson who is a new music student."
Brody
Took Saxophone lessons from Anthony M.
Profile_235232_pi_fullsizeoutput_6180
"She is awesome. And She is really kindness."
mika
Took Saxophone lessons from Julie P.
Profile_114835_pi_13319848_140066939739884_8769592643179116458_n
"My daughter wanted some exposure to the instrument so she could continue with it on the side as she has a primary instrument already. John did a great job or arming her with the requisite knowledge to understand how to play. I would recommend him."
Lianna
Took Saxophone lessons from John S.
Profile_209274_pi_massax
"My son had been taking lessons from Masaru for almost 3 years, from 4th grade to 6th grade. If he didn't move to NY, we would continue the lessons. My son really enjoyed the time with Masaru . He is a wonderful teacher!"
Michelle
Took Saxophone lessons from Masaru K.
View More
View Less

Popular Saxophone Articles from our Blog

Is Saxophone Hard to Learn? Read This Before Taking Lessons.

“Is saxophone hard to learn?” Not exactly. The saxophone, like many instruments, is not difficult to begin playing. It can however, be challenging to master Many people say that it’s easy to make a sound on the saxophone, but harder to make a good sound (at least, at first). But if you’re considering getting started with saxophone lessons - don’t be discouraged! Any self-disciplined student can progress in their saxophone skills by taking the right steps as a beginner. Keep read …

By Jessica Dais