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Ian B.

24 Reviews
Cambridge, MA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • BFA Jazz Studies from New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
  • Awarded Nominated for Best Blues Band (as member of Sugaray Rayford Band) from 41st Blues Music Awards
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Ian B.

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I teach saxophone lessons to students of all abilities, ages, and interests. A working professional musician and current graduate student at New England Conservatory, I offer online saxophone lessons that include instrumental technique, expression, and different styles of music. Ear training, sight reading, and rhythm are included as the student develops. Most importantly, studying any musical instrument is a fun and gratifying experience.

About Ian

Hi, my name is Ian and I offer online musicians lessons to people of all ages, levels, and backgrounds. I have been performing and teaching for over 10 years, and am passionate about sharing the joy of music with others! I hold a Masters degree from New England Conservatory and have performed wi

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Jing Q.
My son is in 10th grade and has been studying Saxophone with Ian for almost 4 years. Ian is great on teaching, nice to student, always responsive to questions. Highly recommended.
Yuka O.
Me and my 12-year-old son started saxophone two years ago together. Ian had a great guide to us who had never played the instrument. My growth is slow due to age issues, (of course satisfied) but my son's growth was great. My son now has a great deal of confidence as a jazz player, and he was able to work on other things positively too. We met Ian then became more into music and jazz. He is patient and will tell you until we can do. Ian is mainly jazz, but he is also very familiar with brass band and classical saxophone too. He is a working musician who do live performance, gig, and compose in various places. He loves music from the heart, his solo is so beatuiful. Ian's lessons has changed our life. We really grateful for giving us his time.
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Karen D.

35 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaches Beginner
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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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John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
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!
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Stephen T.

1 Review
Allston, MA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Bachelors of Music in Saxophone Performance from The Boston Conservatory
  • Teaching since 2018
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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 English, Italian
  • Teaches students 6 to 70
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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.

About Jimi

*****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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Chad E.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaching since 1996
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Chad E.

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I studied classical saxophone at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and Jazz improvisation at Howard University. My lessons will show you just about every aspect of playing the saxophone form articulation for an etude or how to swing the notes for jazz band.

About Chad

Saxophone is my business for over 40 years. Jazz, R&B, Classical, Hip Hop whatever the job needs. If you want to learn how to play classical and need work that will get you that scholarship, you have come to the right place. You could be in the jazz band and need some help with the improvisation, yo

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Guy D.
Chad has been very encouraging so far. My son is planning to audition for his school jazz band, and Chad is helping him prepare for this. So far, we are very pleased and impressed. Thank you.
Eric B.
My son said this after his first lesson with Chad, “Mom, this is the first time I actually smiled after a lesson, I already know I’m going to learn so much from him!”
Eric Thomas
Awesome first lesson. Went over a bunch of things. very patient and very knowledgeable. Looking forward to the rest of the lessons,
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Kendra E.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kendra E.

17 Reviews
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I have been teaching saxophone for 15+ years. I enjoy teaching people of all ages, both children and adults, of all levels. I believe in teaching a strong core of music fundamentals but also in finding what makes music special to each student. Lessons should be fun and engaging. I have several students audition into regional bands, and select school ensembles every year. But we also make sure to play some pop tunes and top 40.

About Kendra

Now accepting vaccinated students for in person lessons. Happy to teach virtual lessons for unvaccinated students. I am a musician with an equal passion for performing and teaching. I have taught ages 8-80 at all levels from beginner to advanced. I believe in the importance of teaching a strong c

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Francesca B.
Great lesson! thank you!
Trent
Kendra is an awesome teacher...very professional.
Elizabeth
SO Wonderful- patient, kind, clear in her instructions & excellent in all ways. I honestly can’t praise her enough- she totally justified her reputation!

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Average Cost of Saxophone Lessons in Somerville, MA

The average cost of 60-minute saxophone lessons in Somerville is $73. 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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Juan
Took Saxophone lessons from Lorenzo D.
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"Really just great, I started playing with Bill about three months ago and it couldn't be going any better. His patience, demeanor and amazing skill must be commended and everyone should sign up immediately you definitely won't regret it I promise."
Albert
Took Saxophone lessons from Bill T.
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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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"Great teacher! I enjoyed our lesson!"
Soma
Took Saxophone lessons from Nathan S.
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"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..."
Ariel
Took Saxophone lessons from Nathan S.
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"Matt is an excellent teacher. my son has been studying with Matt for the past a year and half and has made so much progress in his learning journey. Highly recommended!"
Yi
Took Saxophone lessons from Matt L.
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"Very knowledgeable and works well with what you know. Understands what the student needs and wants and will work towards achieving those goals."
Ted
Took Saxophone lessons from Eric C.
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"My son has only had one lesson so far but we look forward to more. My son enjoyed the lesson and Lucas is very knowable and good at what he does."
Edward
Took Saxophone lessons from Lucas H.
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"Great. My son really liked him. He gave some good tips and directions."
Matt
Took Saxophone lessons from Lucas H.
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"We had our first lesson with Sergio a week ago Sunday and so far its been great. Sergio has a great personality and had my son smiling through the entire lesson. After the lesson Matthew felt a boost of self confidence that lasted all day and he cant wait until his next lesson."
MELISSA
Took Saxophone lessons from Sergio M.
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