Saxophone Lessons in Chevy Chase, MD

Taking In-studio or in-home private lessons with a local teacher is the best way for beginners to get better at saxophone fast. Book now.

“Today is my opportunity to practice saxophone.”

Popular Saxophone Teachers in Chevy Chase, MD

Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Maureen W.

10 Reviews
Silver Spring, MD
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Master of Music in Saxophone Performance from Peabody Conservatory
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Maureen W.

10 Reviews
Book Now
Private Saxophone Teacher

Hi there! I am a classically trained saxophonist with a Masters from Peabody Conservatory and over 16 years of teaching experience. I tailor my lessons based on your interests and skill level, finding pieces you enjoy which challenge you. I can also give you a strong sense of the fundamentals, focusing on intonation, finger technique, vibrato and tone. Looking forward to hearing from you!

About Maureen

Welcome to online saxophone lessons! While studying with me we will focus on practice techniques to develop your speed, vibrato and intonation (one of the most important aspects of a good sound!) For students in grade school, lessons can help your skills in band class and in participation in solo a

Recent Reviews
Chet H.
This was our introduction. Maureen took the time to understand what I am interested in. She laid out a vision for how we would proceed with my training and provided. Me with materials to get up and running quickly. As a beginning player and an adult learner, I couldn’t be happier with her.
Linda D.
Elizabeth K.
Maureen was a super great teacher. She was very patient, understanding, and forgiving, even when I made a lot of mistakes.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Mike P.

Fort Washington, MD
Starting at $30
  • Jazz Commercial Performance from Towson University
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 to 80
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Mike P.

Book Now
Private Saxophone Teacher

Having a great time learning the saxophone and learning about how to play it in any context!

About Mike

Hello! My name is Michael Paxton, I am a current senior at Towson University and am eager to teach future young musicians how to play the Saxophone and to even teach them about music in general. I can also provide clarinet and flute lessons as well! I study Jazz Performance at Towson and I gig here

Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Granville M.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches students 4 and up
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Granville M.

7 Reviews
Book Now
Private Saxophone Teacher

Beginning students learn basic techniques, scales & songs.

About Granville

I operate in the music arena as a touring musician; a Music Director for musicals, jazz ensembles and choirs; a composer & songwriter; a band teacher at my local elementary school, a private instructor and a producer with a degree in Jazz Composition and Professional Music from Berklee College of M

Recent Reviews
Bryant
Granville is an excellent instructor, he took the time to access my skill level and is guiding me towards my goal to play the piano. I look forward to my lesson every week and if I have a question about ANYTHING I text him and he replies quickly. Glad I found him!!
Kijan
Granville works with my 17-year old son. He is patient, kind and efficient and keeps him wanting to continue lessons. For my son, that is a BIG deal! He actually wants to continue learning. Thanks, Granville!
Jeff N.
Very friendly and made me want to play more!

Meet Online Saxophone Teachers Serving Chevy Chase, MD

Maureen S.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • PhD in Professional Studies in Education from Capella University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Awards from Various
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile

Maureen S.

14 Reviews
Book Now
Online Saxophone Teacher

Levels 1-10 MTAC Certificate of Merit, College Level Classical and Jazz

About Maureen

•The styles I teach most often are jazz, classical and popular. Although I have studied many different genres, my specialties are saxophone and composition. I have studied with music teachers such as Anthony Braxton, Herb Pomeroy, Charlie Banacos, Jerry Bergonzi, Gary Burton, Joe Viola, Ken Pullig,

Recent Reviews
Beverly
Maureen has been a wonderful clarinet teacher! Being an adult who is picking up the clarinet again, I like how Maureen provides a balance of theory, exercises, improvision, and various methods to help me in my playing.

Maureen is patient, always willing to answer questions and encouraging. She makes you want to try harder!
Dahlia M.
Maureen is patient, methodical and focused. Great first lesson. I am very encouraged.
Maureen
I highly recommend Dr Maureen Spanza . She has been wonderful with teaching my granddaughter

Maggie G.

Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Instrumental Music Education from East Tennessee State University
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile

Maggie G.

Book Now
Online Saxophone Teacher

I am a junior Music Education major with my primary instrument being saxophone. I have a passion for teaching and for your learning! Each lesson will be catered to you, your abilities, and your goals. I will be able to refer you to resources and pieces if you are not even sure where to start. I think learning to play an instrument should bring you joy and be a fun experience! I am able to teach beginning to intermediate players. Send me a message to see if I am the right teacher for you!

About Maggie

I am currently an undergrad student at ETSU studying Instrumental Music Education with my primary instrument being saxophone. I have been an active participant in Wind Ensemble, Saxophone Ensemble, Jazz Band, saxophone quartets, and a local concert band. I have taught high school players for the pa

Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Brad B.

38 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Bachelor of Music in Education from Cornerstone University
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Brad B.

38 Reviews
Book Now
Online Saxophone Teacher

Whatever your level, we will dive into great studies of classic fundamentals, technique refinement, mature tone quality, and of course music that YOU love to play.

About Brad

Greeting! I specialize in teaching trumpet, trombone, saxophone and clarinet. I have taught music at practically every level from Pre-Kindergarten through college (three years on staff with the band program at Cornerstone University), and have run multiple successful mid/high school band programs o

Recent Reviews
Coleman D.
Absolutely OUTSTANDING! Brad is an exceptional teacher! Every aspect of the lesson was engaging, educational and confidence building for our son. Thank You!
Jake A.
Great lesson. Took time to get to know student and sought musical interest that would keep him motivated and progressing.
Noah
Noah loved Brad!! He thought he was cool! He felt like he was learning and having fun!! For an 11 yo boy having fun is essential!!

A Better Way to Learn

Expert Teachers

Top rated instructors guide you in every step of your journey

Personalized Lessons

Your style, your pace. Customized lessons designed for you

100% Guaranteed

Try a lesson. If you're not satisfied we'll refund your unused balance

Connect Locally or Online

Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing saxophone teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

Online Lessons

Is your dream saxophone teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Saxophone Lessons in Chevy Chase, MD

The average cost of 60-minute saxophone lessons in Chevy Chase is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $179 per hour.
30 min
$39 average
45 min
$51 average
60 min
$67 average

How It Works

Here's why 2 million people a month use TakeLessons

Match

Find your perfect saxophone teacher in under 3 minutes. Need help finding the right teacher? Call our friendly student counselors at 877-231-8505877-231-8505.

Meet

Your instructor will motivate, support, and inspire you. Meet up with your teacher in person or connect with them online anywhere around the world!

Master

Each saxophone lesson is customized to help you grow. Learn faster and easier than ever with personal attention from an expert instructor.

Educating the World

310
Lifelong learning subjects offered
6,483
Amazing, inspiring, supportive teachers
2,045,044
People that use our platform each month
3,004,877
Lessons given around the world

Why TakeLessons?

  • Easy and Hassle-Free
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • Background Checked Teachers
  • Over 3 Million Lessons Given

Hear From TakeLessons Saxophone Students

Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

Profile_60038_pi_5hornHeadshot
"I am an adult student that just recently decided to take up playing the saxophone. I made a good choice with Ian. He is a very skilled player and instructor. I immediately became very confident in Ian's instructions and information he shared with me. He was very willing to take the time to respond to my many questions, which I really appreciated. And his curriculum was not based on some beginning student workbook, but instead, was geared towards real-life playing and preparation. Working with Ian has been a very positive experience. Thank-you."
Gary
Took Saxophone lessons from Ian T.
Profile_28929_pi_Photo%201
"first lesson and I've gotten instructions that will last for years. John is very knowledgeable."
george
Took Saxophone lessons from John O.
Profile_124685_pi_20150912_183335000_iOS
"Chelsea was very patient and listened to my concerns. She had material ready for me to play and was very kind when she corrected me. She always found something I did right even when I made mistakes. Very good teacher!"
George
Took Saxophone lessons from Chelsea C.
Profile_220983_pi_20200211_162900
"Nick is very knowledgeable and proficient on saxophone, and a dedicated and patient teacher. No matter your level, there’s always more to learn, and I highly recommend Nick for your private instruction."
Chris
Took Saxophone lessons from Dr. Nick S.
Profile_215929_pi_Headshot%20for%20TL
"Ashley is patient, intelligent, highly adaptive and passionate. Excellent teacher and excellent lessons. I could not recommend her enough!"
Zayd
Took Saxophone lessons from Ashley E.
229895_zhnh6rj8lsqzcklyyzyd
"Rebecca is a friendly yet professional instructor. I felt at ease. She has a natural easy way of correcting errors. And has unique ideas about practicing to correct mistakes. I would recommend her to anyone seeking lessons."
Mike
Took Saxophone lessons from Rebecca F.
Profile_126665_pi_BCJO_18S-Apr20-0155
"Great teacher! I enjoyed our lesson!"
Soma
Took Saxophone lessons from Nathan S.
Profile_204909_pi_lower%20res%20photo
"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."
Yuka
Took Saxophone lessons from Ian B.
349716_9z53jfm68m3gsszpw55j
"Matt is a great teacher. He's flexible with hours, personable, and most importantly a good teacher. I've learned a lot of more theory and how to play more musically as a result. His jam session also offers a nice opportunity for students to showcase their skills"
Noah
Took Saxophone lessons from Matt L.
348084_lvwjt6d4kr9dqxcm4fj3
""Now that I'm studying with Mike, the efficiency of my practice time is way, way up."

Mike is the first coach who emphasizes "practice the hard parts". So much so that any time a note comes out either not in rhythm, not in pitch, or not a great sound, I have the confidence to stop and repeat the hard part until it's no longer hard. Even when learning to improvise, if the notes I pick on the sax don't match the ones I first heard in my head, I have the confidence to stop and really find those notes that my mind imagined. Eventually I'll be able to hit the ones I intend the first time. He also advocates to always know the purpose of any practicing you're doing---there's no more aimless noodling. Even when I'm jamming, there's a specific goal in mind.

The second thing I really get from Mike is that he expects me to know what notes I'm playing and what role they fill in the key. Formerly my method of improvising was to hunt and peck, occasionally hitting notes outside the key and finding a way to "work them back in". But now, if I'm riffing on the note F in the key of B-flat, Mike wants me to know that that's the 5 of the key. And to also know where the 3 and 7 are---like a home base where you know it's safe to play."
Jack
Took Saxophone lessons from Michael R.
View More
View Less

Popular Saxophone Articles from our Blog

Is Saxophone Hard to Learn? Read This Before Taking Lessons.

“Is saxophone hard to learn?” Not exactly. The saxophone, like many instruments, is not difficult to begin playing. It can however, be challenging to master Many people say that it’s easy to make a sound on the saxophone, but harder to make a good sound (at least, at first). But if you’re considering getting started with saxophone lessons - don’t be discouraged! Any self-disciplined student can progress in their saxophone skills by taking the right steps as a beginner. Keep read …

By Jessica Dais