Saxophone Lessons in Takoma Park, MD

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Maureen W.

6 Reviews
Silver Spring, MD
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Maureen W.

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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

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Maureen is wonderful! She is really patient and helpful with my daughter. Highly recommend!
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kenny B.

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Centreville, VA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Korean
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 9 to 75
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kenny B.

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My objective as a teacher is to ensure I am positioned to motivate students to develop their careers in music and also in critical thinking — to ensure students establish a connection with their audiences through live performances and meet the requirements of professional musicians in the current musical climate.

My approach to private lessons builds from two principles: creative thinking and application. To that end, I explicitly incorporate questions for the students in my lesson plan. I encourage students to ask questions and help them to solve the problems themselves.

About kenny

I believe in private lessons and I’ve been teaching since 2004 and this is what I learned from my previous students. To learn effectively and efficiently, you have to practice and find your way to get better every practice session. I will teach you how to become an artist, saxophonist, musician, an

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Asmita A.
I had my first lesson with Kenny. He is very easy to work with and very accommodating with scheduling. He explained the concepts very well for a beginner level learner like myself.I think I have found a fantastic tutor in him and hoping to continue this journey.
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Aidan F.

Falls Church, VA
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music Jazz Studies from Rutgers University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Aidan F.

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My philosophy on teaching revolves around the idea that on the foundation of instrumental technique and functional ear training, all other facets of music are made easier.
Developing instrumental technique teaches the student how to assess and target their weaknesses. This is necessary to make the process efficient. I work with students to create a plan so that they can develop quickly while practicing a reasonable amount. I know their lives are busy enough.
Functional ear training is a skill that not only makes playing music easier, but it also makes listening to music more enjoyable! This is a skill the student keeps for the rest of their lives, regardless of whether or not they continue to play their instrument as an adult.
For jazz music specifically, if the student wants to go down that road, I find it imperative to make sure the history of the music goes hand in hand with the craft of the music. The study of history gives greater context to the music we listen to, which ...

About Aidan

I'm a professional saxophonist, composer, and arranger. I graduated from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies. In my life, I have been fortunate enough to study with jazz legends such as NEA Jazz Master Barry Harris, Gary Smulyan, Victor Lewi

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Benjamin S.

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Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Benjamin S.

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I hope to make learning instruments a fun, comfortable experience that people will want to come back to. With music education as my primary background, I am trained to tailor lessons to each student's needs and backgrounds. I want to get you to play music that YOU want to play.

About Benjamin

Hi everyone! My name is Ben Scharf, and I'm here to help you learn saxophone. My goal is to help everyone have a fun, personalized experience in learning my favorite instrument. Through me you will learn tips, technique, musicality, and practice methods to eventually become an independent and effic

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John S.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Masters degree from University of Memphis
  • Teaching since 1988
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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John S.

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I teach beginning saxophone students basic note reading. Advanced students can learn theory and improvisation.

About John

I have been teaching young people and adults how to play musical instruments for over 20 years. A lot of my students are well on their way to a rewarding future with music, some as professionals and others as hobbyists. In addition to being a teacher, I am also a professional performer who has work

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Robert G.
John is very knowledgeable, experienced, and friendly. He seems to work well with children.
Elsie J.
Great first lesson with John, he was patient and gave them goals to work for!
Eoin (Owen) M.
My son is enjoying his lessons so far and really thinks John is very nice. He makes my son feel at ease and confident. We are very glad we found John!
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Yoana H.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Bulgarian
  • Awarded Concerto competition from Pensacola Christian College
  • Bachelors in Music Performance, Flute from Pensacola Christian College
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Yoana H.

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I learned to pay saxophone back at college and I would love to teach someone else this cool instrument on beginner basis.

About Yoana

My name is Yoana Hilt and music is my passion. I've been playing since I was 12 years old and truly believe that a life filled with music is a life most enriched. My specialty is piano, flute, saxophone, violin, and viola instruction. Nothing else on earth sounds as good or comes as close to the in

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Kali
What a delight it is to have Yoana as a music teacher for both of my children. She has the perfect blend of skill training and musical passion that she passes on to them. They not only are learning how to master the songs with excellent technique, but more importantly, she teaches them how to truly feel and understand the music. She adds in fun and even a little competition (to make tracking practice hours more like a game) and is always smiling and full of joy which makes them look forward to lessons. As a parent, I have full confidence that she is giving her whole heart to my children throughout their weekly sessions. I love how much she pushes and stretches them, all while loving and encouraging them at the same time. We look forward to many more years learning from her.
Anna
Yoana is so patient with our family and takes the time to notice individual strengths of my children. She takes into account each student's interests and guides and coaches them toward goals they are invested in. She uses a curricula that is classic and gets beautiful results! Yoana is such an amazing cheerleader for her students and her kindness and joy in supporting them is contagious. With her encouragement and strong teaching skill, students are confident and equipped to play music they love.
Kristina
Yoana has a wonderful gift for teaching flute and inspiring enthusiasm in her students. My daughter loves learning from her and enjoys her lessons immensely.

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Average Cost of Saxophone Lessons in Takoma Park, MD

The average cost of 60-minute saxophone lessons in Takoma Park is $71. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $179 per hour.
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Took Saxophone lessons from Luther B.
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Took Saxophone lessons from Luther B.
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"I am saxophone player at an intermediate to advanced level and Rick’s lessons helped my sound and improvisation tremendously in a very short amount of time. What really sets Rick apart is that his method is unlike any other teacher I've studied with I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to learn how to improvise better. Let me start from the beginning.
I’ve been playing music for the past 15 years. I’ve taken lessons in drums, clarinet, and piano, while self-teaching myself piano, guitar, and bass guitar. Through the years though, I always had a desire to learn the saxophone. Never truly playing a solo instrument with jazz improvisation at its core, I started my quest for a teacher who could teach me how to improvise. I bounced around several local music shops and music conservatories, looking for a teacher that could unlock the mystery of improvisation, but I was subjected to hours upon hours of method books without ever actually being given the chance to start improvising over jazz standards. Of course, the basics are essential when improvising, but I always found myself over thinking things. I took a break for a few months, but when I was approached by my family to play saxophone for my grandparent’s 50th anniversary celebration of over 200 people, I decided that I needed to find a teacher who actually adjusted his lessons based on his student and their interests, rather than a cookie cutter lesson progression. During the first few lessons with Rick, he said that instead of focusing on the specific fingerings on the sax or the specific scales and notes I had to be playing, to really listen to the beauty of the music and just play what I hear in my head. Once I got comfortable and stopped thinking about what the “right” notes were, I stopped thinking and just played. A wall that I’ve tried to overcome for the past 5 years, was finally behind me after only a few lessons. After I got past my own thinking, Rick gave me very simple but effective methods to incorporate into my playing to create a more cohesive solo with stylistic tricks and motifs to really impress the crowd and love what you’re playing. I can without reservation, having studied with some of the top saxophone teachers/players in the Los Angeles/Orange County area, say that Rick changed my saxophone playing life and truly has the secrets to improvising on the saxophone. On top of that, even though he is a Grammy award winning artist, is one of the most humble people I’ve ever met. He is always so willing to impart knowledge from his immense amount of experience but never makes you feel like he is looking down on you or is frustrated with you. He teaches because he loves to do it, and to see his student’s eyes light up when they play their first improvised solo on saxophone, is the very reason he teaches so selflessly. That is what stood out the most to me."
Kevin
Took Saxophone lessons from Rick R.
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"Great Teacher! Great experience. I have homework (yay!), and I am looking forward to returning."
Jo
Took Saxophone lessons from Sean H.
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"Having a very good experience with Lisa. I have enjoyed all 3 hours."
Paul
Took Saxophone lessons from Lisa M.
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"I am very pleased taking class of saxophone with Michael. This was my third lesson with him. Guess what! I can play a Happy Birth song by memory. He takes seriously to teach me how to read the music and how to recognize major scales. I look forward to learning more from him. I recommend if someone wants to take saxophone lesson, please pick Mike."
Peter Le
Took Saxophone lessons from Lance R.
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"We are off to a great start!!! Very encouraging."
James
Took Saxophone lessons from Rob S.
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"Becky is an excellent teacher, in just a couple of lessons I was able to play amazing grace! her teaching method is very easy to follow."
Gabriel
Took Saxophone lessons from Becky H.
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"I'm getting better!!!"
Owen
Took Saxophone lessons from Thomas K.
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"Gleb is a great sasophone and clarinet teacher! He has great talent to explaining, to let student to feel the instrument!"
Yura
Took Saxophone lessons from Gleb V.
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