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Dan E.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Dan E.

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Music is, and has always been, an obsession for me.

No one had to force me to practice, or transcribe, or listen. It's just something I love to do.

You can force yourself to learn music. But it's so much easier, and more fulfilling, when it's something that excites you; when you can't wait to pick up the horn.

Every student has their own version of this: a lens through which everything about music feels exciting and natural. My job as a teacher is to help you discover it.

For beginners, you might call this developing an interest or passion for music. Whether you're young or old, this is one of my favorite challenges as a teacher.

For advanced players, it may be more about finding your voice, or dealing with issues of ego, purpose, technique, etc. Having spent years studying with some of the best musicians in the world (Joe Lovano, Danilo Perez, John Patittucci, Kenny Werner, George Garzone, and others), I combine lessons from the masters with my own approach to help ...

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Originally from San Francisco, I have been playing saxophone for nearly 20 years. I have been fortunate to perform all over the world, including recent tours in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Panama, and Costa Rica, and have shared the stage with many great artists, including Danilo Perez, Kenny Werner,

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Derek
I look forward to my lessons with Dan every week. I’m a beginner alto player and Dan does a great job patiently answering all my questions and giving comprehensive advice. He’s very analytical and gives you the detailed context of why what you’re learning is important and how it fits into the context of playing in a band, different styles etc. He will flex lessons based on what you need to know but also what you’re interested in. Most importantly he’s fun and just an all around great guy. He’s the man, what else can I say.
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Dan is kind and caring. He was very patient going over the super basics with a brand-new player! He gave good, clear instruction, and is focused on mastering the fundamentals so players can start with good habits and good sound, and so players can make future advancements more smoothly.
Lenka
Dan is a fountain of knowledge; an incredibly talented and eclectic artist. I have been struggling with alto sax for years but with Dan’s approach, I finally feel, I am making some progress. Dan tailors the lessons to fit your needs; making it challenging, comprehensive, engaging and fun. He helps me transcribe small parts of licks I like, which has been an invaluable experience for me. He makes sure that you REALLY get the material you are studying. Don’t just shake your head and say “yes”.
He is always there to answer your questions (no matter how dumb they may seem), encourages and motivates you.
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Leslie K.

34 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Leslie K.

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While my degrees are in clarinet, I am also an accomplished saxophonist who has performed in ensembles throughout Colorado and Western Massachusetts, including jazz ensembles, musicals, and a professional saxophone quartet with performances at a regional North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Conference. I have experience ranging from helping students just learning their instrument all the way to students looking at All State or college auditions. My goal is to tailor lessons to meet each student's individual needs and interests, while still reinforcing good technique. Lessons will usually consist of doing a mix of different things such as: long tones, scales, etudes to improve technique and musicality, solos, duets, and Disney or jazz/pop tunes.

About Leslie

Leslie is a Denver based musician—clarinetist and teacher—who performs in solo and collaborative projects across the state while maintaining an active teaching studio. Leslie is in high demand as both a performer and teacher. Recent performances include solo performances is Denver and Stapleton, se

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Haylee
My granddaughter was so excited after her first lesson with Leslie. Her band teacher is also encouraged.
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I enjoyed the lesson and got useful advice
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Jorge R.

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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jorge R.

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Students will learn how to properly learn and play the saxophone from the absolute basics to a high, intermediate level and beyond in various styles.
Beginners: The basics of embouchure, technical skills, proper breathing techniques, ability to read music.
Intermediate: Playing intermediate level solo pieces, refining technique, extending range, learning how to play music by ear and performing in various styles, from classical to jazz.

About Jorge

I have over 10 years of experience on the Clarinet and other reed instruments. I have a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Music Education from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College and have studied classical clarinet as well as saxophone under various professors at the college. I also

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Kevin
Jorge was a great teacher, he started me off learning clarinet. Very kind, postitve and knew all of his stuff. Would definitely recommend as a teacher.
Holly
Jorge tutored me for a few weeks in music theory and it greatly benefited me. He shows through his examples and explanations that he really understands concepts of music theory and keyboard, as well on his clarinet too. I highly recommend hiring Jorge since he goes over the information at a good pace and nice manor. He will go over whatever you need help on.

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Peter F.

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  • Teaching since 1984
  • Masters In Jazz Performance from New York University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Peter F.

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I am private saxophone, flute & clarinet instructor with 35 years experience. I teach all styles (Jazz, Classical, Rock) and all levels accepted.
I am currently affiliated with a variety of educational programs in New Jersey and New York. I am the founder, artistic director and conductor of the Rockland Youth Jazz Ensemble in Congers, NY, an adjunct music professor at Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ and the jazz ensemble director for Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, NJ. I am also available Jazz Composition & Arranging Lessons for advanced students.
I'm a working jazz artist and recording artist. Here is a short bio
PETER FURLAN is a saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator whose striking originality is demonstrated on his Peter Furlan Project release “Between The Lines,“ and Peter Furlan – Spy Glass Hill.” In addition to leading The Peter Furlan Project and The Peter Furlan Trio & Quintet, he co-leads two groups Mr. Gone and Le Jazz Electronique. He has ...

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Peter Furlan is a saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator whose striking originality is demonstrated on his Peter Furlan Project release “Between The Lines,“ and Peter Furlan – Spy Glass Hill.” In addition to leading The Peter Furlan Project and The Peter Furlan Trio & Quintet, he co-leads two

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John P.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1991
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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John P.

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I have over 30 years of experience teaching all ages and all styles of music to curious saxophonists who want to learn. I cater each person’s experience to their goals and likes.

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I have over 30 years of experience teaching saxophone lessons at all age ranges from beginner to graduate student and beyond.

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Eric B.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music: Music Education from University of Indianapolis
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Eric B.

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Experienced saxophone teacher/performer of 20 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of fundamental physical and musical skills. I specialize in classical and jazz and typically use Rubank and Aebersold books. I always use a tuner and a metronome during lessons and you can expect to as well.

About Eric

I am a former college professor, current high school band director, performer and composer. If you need help preparing for a concert, solo/ensemble contest, audition, or your next playing test I can help you! I am comfortable helping you with concert band, marching band, pep band, jazz band and

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Brian
Eric B. was the music instructor for both my children at the middle and high school they attended. Additionally, I taught with Eric for seven years.

My children received excellent music instruction in both trombone and flute. I was pleased with the rigor of the practice that was expected from Eric, which enabled dramatic growth in their musical ability. I was also pleased that they were both able to read music due to the instruction they were given under Eric's tutelage.

As I said earlier, I have worked with Eric as a colleague. I found him to be highly organized, student centered with regard to growth and performance, and a man of high character.

Eric created a Jazz band curriculum at the school corporation we taught at, where he developed several Jazz sections that would perform regularly in the community. Eric would invite notable guest musicians to work with the students and participate with them in these performances.

I would recommend Eric, without reservations, to anyone who desires a quality music instructor.
Phil
Eric was great. Hadn't played in a while and he really helped me get back into it and rekindled my love of music.
Ben
Mr. B. is my go-to expert on all things musical. I know very little about music and Mr. B is always eager to help.

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Average Cost of Saxophone Lessons in Chestnut Hill, MA

The average cost of 60-minute saxophone lessons in Chestnut Hill is $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $130 per hour.
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"Only one lesson so far but I really like Carl's approach. I wouldn't want a teacher who went "by the book" and just threw a bunch of lesson plans and exercises at me. Carl talked about what I like and what I want to play, listened to me some, and tailored the instruction to where I am at. This is a great place to start from."
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Took Saxophone lessons from Carl W.
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"First lesson. So far, I'm pleased."
Charlie
Took Saxophone lessons from Sergio M.
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Took Saxophone lessons from Sergio M.
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"We switched my son from clarinet to saxophone in the middle of the school year and hired Matt to help get him caught up with his bandmates. Matt relates very well to an 11 year-old boy, and although he was serious and got to work immediately, he put Josh at ease from the start. I was initially worried that a 90 minute lesson would push the limits of my son's endurance, but he has really enjoyed the sessions, and the longer time has been very beneficial. Overall a 100% positive experience"
Lyn
Took Saxophone lessons from Matthew H.
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"Enjoyed my first lesson!
Great teacher
Can’t wait for next one"
Andrii
Took Saxophone lessons from Josh G.
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"My son is very pleased with his teacher. He said he understands clearly what he is doing now. He had an instructor before but the connection just wasn't a fit for him."
Evan
Took Saxophone lessons from Lonze R.
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"Josh has been great with my 8th grade son who is taking lessons to support his learning in school."
Ethan
Took Saxophone lessons from Josh G.
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"Leslie is awesome! My son is so excited to play his saxophone again!!!"
Zachary
Took Saxophone lessons from Leslie K.
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"Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull."
Romy
Took Saxophone lessons from Jesse M.
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"Lonze has been great for my son who is practicing to make 1st chair in the marching band. Lonze is teaching him proper breath techniques and support which will help him tremendously when moving around. He is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I highly recommend him for your student."
Lindsay
Took Saxophone lessons from Lonze R.
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