Mercedes was born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut. She began playing alto saxophone at the age of nine, under jazz master Dr. Jackie McLean. She was originally classically trained and played in orchestras and big bands but began attending classes at the Artist Collective, which was developed by McLean himself. She continued to play throughout college, attending the University of Hartford's Hartt school of Music in the jazz program at the Jackie McLean Institute. She earned her B.A. from the university in 2005. Mercedes then went on to attend the California Institute of the Arts Herb Albert school of Music, studying under Paul Novaros and Vinny Golia, earning her Master's Degree in 2008. Her primary style is bebop, however she also has a strong history in big band, swing, ...
From a young age, I have been deeply involved in the musical community. I began studying piano when I was three, and throughout my education, I’ve learned from such accomplished instructors as Belle Mehus and Christopher Taylor. After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance from The University of Mary in North Dakota, I continue to study, teach, perform, and compose. I’ve also studied guitar and bass for nearly twenty years. I love playing and teaching these instruments because of the strong correlations between the way they are tuned and played and the way western music theory works—as well as the pure enjoyment that comes from them! Additionally, I have twenty years of education in oboe and other woodwind instruments. I was principle oboist for two orchestras and reached ...
I have been teaching over sixteen years.
I tailor each individual lesson to that persons goals, needs, wants, and styles.
My goal is to learn music the fun way. Along the way we'll learn theory, chords, scales, ear training, composition, reading music, tempo etc
Seth is available for one on one lessons on Saxophone, Clarinet, Piano, Guitar, Vocals and Music Theory. Available to all styles, ages and levels in your home or mine in Los Angeles, CA. Lessons are tailored to the individual styles and goals. Seth has been teaching for over sixteen years primarily working with children. He has worked with Grammy winning producers, touring musicians, helping them hone up on there music theory, and piano chops. He graduated from the prestigious Lamont School Of Music with a Bachelor’s of Music in music composition. *** Lesson Details *** Lessons are tailored to the individuals styles and goals! I teach all styles with focus on having fun. Theory, Reading Music, Ear Training, Chords etc. *** Travel Equipment *** I don't provide equipment, ...
Scales study, Intonation practice, Chordal mastery, Improvisation
Joseph R. has 5 years of experience teaching students elementary, middle school-aged children and adults on to how to play keyboard, guitar, flute and saxophone while sharing his learning experience with them as a self-taught saxophone and flute player and his more conventional education on piano and guitar. Joe started developing his musical talent through piano lessons at the age of 7. After only a year of formal study, he began to experiment with other instruments such as the bamboo flute, the guitar and the drums. When he moved to the United States at the age of 13, he was introduced to the schoolâs band where he chose to hone his skills with the flute. Since then, he has been exposed to classical and symphonic repertoire. During high school, he joined the marching band and at ...
Learn how to get a GREAT sound! Learn how to read music, and play songs, classical, jazz, pop, rock. Saxophone is a FUN instrument to play, something other teachers forget.
A huge part of playing the saxophone is understanding AIR. How to breathe, how to get a good tone, how to phrase music.
Basic studies include fingering, notes. Also how to keep your sound consistent whether you play low or high. Beginning songs by ear and reading.
As students advance, there are a lot of opportunities to explore musical styles and genres. Also, CONFIDENCE. How to play like you mean it. The similarities and differences between how to play the different kinds of saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor, etc)
For jazz players, learning the sound of jazz saxophone, improvisation, history of the instrument and its influential players.
Are you or your child interested in playing music? Are you looking for a great, personable teacher for your son or daughter? I can help! I am a professional Saxophonist and Composer with over 25 years of professional experience as a performer and educator in New York City and Los Angeles. I have a real passion for teaching and believe that everyone CAN play! All experience levels and musical styles are welcome. Some of the subject I teach: Saxophone, Jazz, Improvisation, Composition, Music Sequencing (Cubase, Digital Performer), Music Theory & Ear Training It has to be FUN! I tailor my lessons for each individual. The goal is to get you playing GREAT. If you can HEAR it you can PLAY it! For experienced students, we can cover advanced topics, like learning jazz
I have been teaching saxophone for more than 8 years. I hold a degree in music from the UMKC Conservatory. I have facilitated saxophone lessons for over 20 students at every skill level. 3 of my students have placed in Kansas District Ensembles. My curriculum provides a path to aural mastery and technical proficiency on the saxophone.
The Art of Saxophone Playing
The Charlie Parker Omnibook
The Real Book of Jazz Standards
Various Classical Etudes
Alex T. is a professional musician and native of Overland Park, Kansas. He graduated from the UMKC Conservatory of Music in 2010 where he studied classical saxophone under professor Tim Timmons. Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Electronic Media, specializing in saxophone and music production. He learned jazz improvisation from the great messenger himself - Bobby Watson. You may find him performing on saxophone with live ensembles of all styles. You may also find him behind a laptop as the electronic music producer Re:Danx, who has developed an original brand of Intelligent Dance Music.
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