I studied to be a band director and saxophone was my major instrument through college. I can teach Beginners and Intermediate Lessons!
Paul has been teaching music in the public school system since 1997. He has a bachelor and master's degree in music education from VanderCook College of Music. While at VanderCook Paul studied all woodwind, brass, percussion, and string instruments, as well as music theory, conducting, and rehearsal techniques. Along with being a music teacher, Paul also composes and records out of his home studio. He has played bass and guitar in various Chicago bands including, Reckless Maggie, The One, Chicago Sound Machine, and Windy City. *** Lesson Details *** Students are strongly encouraged to practice at least 30 minutes daily. Typically, my guitar and drum students will start with the first book in the Alfred Series. We keep track of progress in a journal taking baby steps where help
I have taught all levels of saxophone.
Taught 41 years as a band director Principal Trumpet with Beloit/Janesville Symphony I like to teach in a style that is functional and interesting. Students will be doing a variety of activities at each lesson. The focus will be determined by their needs. As students become more proficient in music their enjoyment of musical activities will increase. The success of completing various levels of musical achievement will carry over to other lifetime skills. *** Lesson Details *** I will work with each student depending on their individual needs. We will strive to produce steady improvement in player proficiency. *** Travel Equipment *** Student should have a music stand and instrument *** Specialties *** I like to teach based on the individual. I have taught group and private ...
Doug is a member of the new generation of jazz musicians composing and improvising music for the next century. The Chicago Tribune hails his “fearlessness of spirit and a robustness of tone that seem likely to win him a devoted following in coming years.” Doug’s work on saxophone has an instantly recognizable sound and personal melodic language. He is best known for his work with Eastern Blok and Goran Ivanovic. Doug has also collaborated with great musicians like Sam Barsh, Maurice Brown, Kelan Phil Cohran, Robert Glasper, Robert “Baabe” Irving III, Rakalam Bob Moses, and Kendrick Scott. His debut album, “Better Than TV,” was just released and anywhere music is sold.
I have been playing saxophone for 12 years, and I look forward to being able to share some of my knowledge and experience with you! I have a BA in Jazz Studies from Columbia College Chicago, and learned from many incredible performing artists and faculty while I studied there.
While I teach mostly classical and jazz saxophone, I also have experience with pop, rock, funk, etc., so nothing is off limits here!
I have been playing music since the age of seven, starting on piano before switching to saxophone. Throughout elementary and high-school I received private instruction in both classical and jazz, and performed with a variety of ensembles including concert bands, saxophone quartets, jazz big bands and combos, funk bands, a Motown cover band, and a ska band. I then attended Columbia College Chicago, performing in their top jazz combo and leading the saxophone section of their big band for three years. I was fortunate to be able to study privately with both Geof Bradfield and Scott Burns during my time there as well. I graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Studies. I also had the opportunity to perform with and receive master class instruction from many great artists such ...
I have never had a saxophone lesson in my life, but I taught myself at train stations on the way to rehearsal. In Mexico my friends asked me, "Do you play saxophone?" and I lied and said Yes and my whole career was launched. Now as a professional, I wow the audiences in many different bands and solo.
Jon N. was born and raised in Mexico City and is proudly an American citizen. He has been performing since the age of three, on several instruments, studying music since fourteen, and still takes lessons to this day. What's not to love? He is proud to teach at all levels, including many professional musicians with master’s degrees, adult beginners, and of course, kids of all ages between 8 and 75. They are encouraged to select the music they want to learn, so we have worked on classical music and original compositions, which I also coach, jazz, blues, pop, rock, the Great American Songbook, reggae, seven different kinds of Jewish music, and other ethnic music from all over the globe. Frequently the younger students will request a tune I've never heard, but I magically transform ...
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