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Karen D.

34 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
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Karen D.

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Saxophone:
A family of woodwind instruments, saxophones are usually made of brass and played with a single-reed mouthpiece similar to that of the clarinet. Like the clarinet, saxophones have holes in the instrument which the player closes using a system of key mechanisms. When the player presses a key, this typically causes a pad to close over a hole. There is soprano, alto, tenor, bass and baritone saxophones. The great thing about learning saxophone is it is almost the same fingers as flute and clarinet! We will start with the basics of learning finger placement, breath control, notes, reading, rhythms, songs, theory and improvising.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
Aidan V.
Karen was great!
Carter
This teacher misrepresented her ability to teach the C system chromatic button accordion. I don't believe that she has ever played one. I asked her before purchasing a set of classes if she knew this instrument and was competent to teach it, and she said she was.

She didn't have one, so she could never demonstrate anything I asked about. She didn't know the key layout. She didn't know the conventions for numbering fingers. She didn't know the basic home key scale pattern.

I waited until I'd finished four classes with my new teacher before writing this so I'd have a good basis for comparison. He is immensely better at teaching this than she was. It further convinced me that she never should have represented herself as competent to teach this particular instrument.
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Stephen T.

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Allston, MA
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  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Stephen T.

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Why do you want to play saxophone? Are you a beginner and want to learn it for school? Looking for a new hobby? Want to get into the state band? Or maybe you're looking for something more serious? Whatever your goal may be, I am here to help :)

I have a very detailed curriculum that my students go through. I pick studies that will help push you to being a better player. These include both jazz and classical saxophone. I also like having my students pick a piece they want to work on at the same time!

About Stephen

I recently graduated the Boston Conservatory with a Bachelors of Music in Saxophone Performance. I finished Cum Laude along with a minor in Philosophy. I am continuing my education at Boston University to get a Masters in Music for saxophone performance. I pitch to my students to live a very ba

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Kurtis
I am a beginner saxophone player and Stephen's lesson has been really good for me. He is able to pace his lessons based on my needs and I really like how he assigns practice material to work on before our next lesson. We always start off each lesson with reviewing the practice material and he always gives me detailed feedback and is really patient even if I was not able to master the practice material. He also lets me bring songs I want to learn and guides me through it. I look forward to our lessons every week. I would recommend Stephen to anyone who is looking to get better at playing saxophone.
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Jimi Z.

16 Reviews
Ashland, MA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 6 to 70
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Jimi Z.

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All levels. Embouchee focused on with sound production first month with cutting edge Method Books utilized.

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*****SPECIAL MESSAGE REGARDING COVID-19 FOR NEW STUDENTS WANTING TO STUDY IN PERSON AT THE ASHLAND, MASSACHUSETTS MUSIC STUDIO: We are excited to announce the return of in person lessons for those students wanting them. Because of the evolving changes that the Corona Virus gives us progressively

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Jim
This was my first piano lesson in 50 years. It was everything I hoped it would be... intellectual, fun, relaxed... and it filled me with hope that I could finally make something out of a musical instrument I left in the dust so many years ago. Jimi is wonderful to talk with and work with. This was beyond my expectations.
Dan G.
I’m 80 years old and play sax in a Senior band. I signed up for several lessons with Jimi Z. to improve my tone and breathing. I think Jimi did a great job with me, and I recommend Jimi for sax lessons. Dan Ginsberg
Ryan
Very engaging. My 16 year old is enjoying the lessons.
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Gwenn O.

Hudson, MA
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  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 1986
  • BA with Honors in Music from Wesleyan University
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Gwenn O.

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I love music and love helping people enjoy playing the saxophone. The sax is a great instrument. I play every type of music from classical to jazz and and look forward to helping you on your musical journey. Whether you are wanting to play your favorite music or prepare for an audition, I'll help you accomplish your goal and find the musical tools you need to be the musician you want to be. Give me a call if you would like to try out a lesson. All student levels welcome!

About Gwenn

I've been playing the saxophone for 40 years! I come from a very musical family. My grandfather and father are both musicians and there was always something musical happening in our home with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra members just hanging out playing quartets with my dad and grandpa.

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Noah V.

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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Noah V.

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I have many unique experiences as a woodwind player and have a wide range of skills that I’m happy to pass onto my students! In particular, I believe that in order to perform it’s necessary to fully understand your instrument and I do not accept “pseudo-explanations” of what proper technique is or should be. I can help you learn anything you want about the saxophone by presenting information in a personal and easily digestible way!

About Noah

Noah Vece graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2011 and has been an active freelance musician in the Atlanta and New York area ever since. Noah studied saxophone, flute, and clarinet with renowned artists such as Sam Skelton, Dan Higgins, and Tony Carere among many others. His experience pla

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Joy M.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music Major from Long Beach
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Joy M.

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I've played sax for 19 years. I specialize in teaching improv and 'jamming' skills. The joy of music is found when you allow yourself to have fun and play from your spirit instead of your logical mind. I can assist with helping you get in the “zone”. 🎷

About Joy

Jazz Saxophonist and Singer with the gift of bringing the best out of students. I make learning fun & easy. I can help you discover your true sound and voice. I’m proficient in jazz, free jazz, soul, funk, reggae, dub, drum n bass, house, and world music. You'll be improving in not time ; )

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Max L.
Joy is a warm and patient teacher who can assess the appropriate pace for a new student to learn at. She's also a wonderful musician herself. Will definitely be back for more lessons!

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Average Cost of Saxophone Lessons in Chelsea, MA

The average cost of 60-minute saxophone lessons in Chelsea is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $49 and $130 per hour.
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"Amber is nice. I can tell she has a lot of knowledge and i can tell she cares for her students.She is very easy to approach with questions or concerns. I cant wait for my next lesson"
Tyrese
Took Saxophone lessons from Amber W.
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"Very nice guy -- helpful!"
Luke
Took Saxophone lessons from Michael R.
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"Eric was such an awesome person to meet. He is truly an Authentic instructor. The lessons were so engaging AND funny! I thought learning saxophone was going to be this Mountain of Struggle but Eric Really Streamlined the process in a way that just felt so Natural. Definitely Recommend :)"
Andrew
Took Saxophone lessons from Eric F.
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"Two lessons in, my Grandson is doing well and thinks his teacher is great!"
Peter
Took Saxophone lessons from Anthony M.
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"Our son Charles started taking lessons with Alex Sadnik when he was in 6th grade, and he is now going to be a senior in high school. It was in -home until the pandemic last year. After changing to him, Charles made tremendous progress quickly. Alex is a terrific teacher. He has patience , and is encouraging. He would often spend part of the lesson playing together with him, which was helpful. He would also allow Charles to choose some of the music he was interested in learning.
We would highly recommend Alex to anyone who wants to learn Saxophone or flute . You won’t be disappointed!!"
Jun
Took Saxophone lessons from Alex S.
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"I have been working with Eric for the past 10 years. He has helped my Downey HS Jazz Program tremendously through his method of teaching jazz improvisation. Eric made my job a lot easier, having students understanding the art of creating something out of nothing! As it is very frightening for young musicians to improvise, Eric developed a sense of confidence in our students when it comes to it. I can’t thank him enough for what he does every week"
Cory
Took Saxophone lessons from Eric P.
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"Amazing, Kind, and fun instructor! Gives great advice and tips. Can't wait for more lessons!"
Jonah
Took Saxophone lessons from Nathan S.
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"Kimberly has been teaching my 11 y/o saxophone for 2 years. She is patient and fun. My daughter enjoys the instrument so much more."
Jennifer
Took Saxophone lessons from Dr. Kimberly K.
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"Michael takes the time to really understand our daughters interests and goals, and then develops a plan just for her. He takes his job very seriously, and always provides great advice. I would enthusiastically recommend Michael to any saxophone student."
Marina
Took Saxophone lessons from Michael R.
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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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