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As Saxophone is my main instrument I have the most to offer.
Learn how to get a great tone, have great style, and learn any song you want.
Sight-Reading, Theory and Improvisation.
Technique and Articulation.
Learn the stylization of Classical, Jazz, Blues, Rock and R&B sax playing.
Also teach Jazz improvisation.
His first teacher was Billy Green aka Wil Greenstreet who currently plays a residency atop the Empire State Building. Green taught guitar and saxophone lessons to Kelly back to back and unleashed a powerful passion for music within. When Green moved to NY, Kelly was refered to Scott McIntosh, a world-traveled saxophonist and arranger from Quebec. For Kelly that was when it got real..
After 5 years of jazz theory and saxophone lessons with McIntosh, Matthew was invited to join a funk band in High School and the band's SXSW showcase at the old Alligator Grill was the beginning of his musical career.
Over the past 12 years Kelly h
At age 19 he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and once there studied under virtuoso saxophonist Joshua Smith and master guitarist Andy Tran.
Kelly found a residency with a local San Jose group and did six months with The Craig Robinson Blues Band while he was gaining music students and slowly transitioning into a full-time music life. He also played with Lowfat an established Bay Area original dance band, was hired by the Darell Patrick Jazz Ensemble for private events and recorded for The Jake Makey Band before moving to Colorado in search of a higher chance of musical success paired with a lower cost of living.
In Fort Collins, CO Matthew sat in as a guest artist regularly with local jazz pianist Mark Sloniker at his residency at Jay's Bistro. Busking paid very well and helped keep the bills paid. Then Kelly could pursue playing 2 instruments in an original jam band The Hot Coal.
While in Fort Collins Kelly gave 6 months of guitar lessons to 2016 Scene Magazine coveree Elise Wunder to help her accomplish her performance goals. Today she travels the world playing her amazing original music.
In 2011 Matthew felt the need to return home. Knowing Austin is the real place to share the music and being from here, he rode his bicycle back here and eventually found the musical projects that he plays in today.
To hear Matthew's guitar playing and bass guitar approach visit his Soundcloud.
· Saxophone · In home
· Saxophone · In studio
· Bass Guitar · In studio
He's nice, chill, fun, easy to talk to, flexible...
I learned so much from his lessons because he can come down to beginners level.
The way he explains things are simple and easy to understand even I didn't have any music background.
I really enjoyed lessons from him. If my time works out, I would love to come back to his class again!
· Bass Clarinet · In studio
· Saxophone · In home
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I have been teaching saxophone for 22 years. I have an earned Masters degree in music and enjoy teaching students of all ages. I am happily married with 5 children at home--4 of them are musicians as well (the youngest is 4).. Students will quickly learn not only the basics of music theory, but will be playing songs as early as their first lesson. It is extremely rewarding watching students have fun, excel, and fall in love with making music. I presently teach music at 3 schools (1 college) and only have a few lessons slots available. I look forward to working with you.
· Harmonica · In home
· Guitar · In home
· Harmonica · In studio
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I have been a saxophonist for 11 years, currently studying as a saxophone student majoring in Music Education & Composition at Kansas State University.
Lessons for saxophone will consist of three main areas:
No one wants to hear it, but this means scales and patterns! Learning all of the major and minor scales is a great start to learning new music, and will be the first goal for my students. Included in technical work is proper cleaning and care for the instrument, proper breathing, and physical habits such as posture.
I want you to experience music that is capable of your skill level, exciting, and will help you learn about different styles and history. I have a substantial collection of music that can help you find what you enjoy playing! Along with learning to play new music, you will be learning about the significance of the music we play. Who wrote it? What time period? Why was it written? I am also a composer, so I have original ...
I run my lessons based on what YOU want to learn while building the basic skills required of your instrument of study. I have played classical, jazz, pep, and modern saxophone, and as a composer I am exposed to many different styles of music.
Music is so much more than notes on a page. It is expression, emotion, feeling...
And I understand that as your teacher, it is my job to equip you with the skills needed to fulfill the true music you want
If you have any questions, please contact me!
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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.
After she began playing clarinet with her hands switched, and consequently as the worst clarinetist in her band, Leslie began studying privately and soon discovered a passion for teaching and helping her own students improve
Leslie studied clarinet at Adams State, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and recently completed a Performance Certificate at the University of Denver. Influential teachers include Dr. Tracy Doyle, Claudia Weir, Michael Sussman, and Dr. Jeremy Reynolds. Leslie loves the color green, otters, Beethoven Symphony Number 7, Mozart operas, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, the smell of rosemary, and her rather aggressive, toothless cat.
· Clarinet · Online
· Clarinet · Online
· Saxophone · Online
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Experienced teacher of 10 years, specializing in brass, woodwinds and beginner/intermediate jazz! I just landed in Shoreview, MN from the top-shelf music programs of Poway Unified School District in San Diego, CA. Whether you are just learning your first notes or you're ready to start jazz improvisation, let's jam!
I continuously perform, write, and play music and I love to tailor lessons toward the goals and interests of each student. I incorporate different styles and techniques that help students at any level be a greater success!
· Trumpet · In home
For over more than 20 years I have had many successful students, who have enjoyed playing and studying with me. Teaching is a life-giver for me--I enjoy introducing students to the joys of different musical ideas, concepts, and ways that they can advance on their instrument. Things that I have enjoyed learning and playing over the years, that I can pass on to them to explore and enjoy. I hold both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Music, and have taught as an adjunct on the college level, high school, and privately. On the college level, I have taught clarinet, saxophone, and flute at three colleges, a Woodwind Methods class for five years, developed jazz ensembles, and developed and procured music for woodwind trios and saxophone quartets.
I have played professionally in these settings; jazz, symphonic, pit orchestra, and general business entertainment freelance as a woodwinds specialist.
I have played professionally in these settings; jazz, symphonic, pit orchestra, and general bus
PERFORMING experience includes;
Free-lance Musician, woodwind instruments, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Contracting Musical Groups (own business)
Free-lance Musician, woodwind instruments, Central Florida
Jazz Quartet, Seaworld Renaissance Hotel, Orlando, Florida
Little Big Band Music Productions (own business)
Conventions- Orlando area, Scandinavian World Cruises
Disney MGM Studio Sax Quintet
Wayne Newton- U.S. and Canadian tour
Grand Floridian Hotel Band
Melissa Manchester- Florida tour
Contractor of Musicians- Premier Cruise Lines, Cape Canaveral, Florida
Princess Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra ’96-‘99, Florida Orchestra- Tampa, Cleveland Civic Orchestra, Ohio Ballet, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Montreaux Jazz Festival, Nice Jazz Festival
"The You In Me" -Solo Album --2000
GMO: Live in Europe—1980
MEMBERSHIPS --American Federation of Musicians
TEACHING experience includes;
(Sabbatical) College of Saint Benedict/St. John’s University St Joseph, Minnesota
–Instructor of Applied Woodwinds
North Central University-Minneapolis, MN Adjunct Instructor
–Woodwind Methods, Applied Clarinet, Saxophone
Crown College-St. Bonifacius, MN Adjunct Instructor
–Jazz Ensemble, Woodwind Ensembles, Clarinet, Saxophone
College of Saint Benedict/St. John’s University St Joseph/Collegeville, Minnesota
–Instructor of Applied Woodwinds- Adjunct
Hopkins High School
St. Louis Park High School
My Music Store–Golden Valley, Minnesota
Private instrumental Instruction, Orlando, Florida
University of Akron- Graduate Assistant Jazz Studies
Cleveland Supplementary Educational Center -Cleveland, Ohio
Individual and group instruction in music
My educational experience includes; Master of Music, Performance Clarinet (Concentration: Woodwinds) University of Akron, Akron, Ohio; Bachelor of Music, Performance Saxophone, Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory, Berea, Ohio
I have been playing saxophone for eleven years and absolutely love teaching it as much as I do performing. My goal is to inspire any student by the power of music. My lessons are relaxed, fun, and productive. I teach all ages and all ability levels on saxophone - soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone. Students will learn technical skills, repertoire, and/or a basic overview of the saxophone. I also have experience in clarinet and flute. Ultimately, I want to positively influence any and every student and create a foundation of music for them to carry for a lifetime.
In the eleven years I have played saxophone, I have participated in a wide variety of ensembles. I have played lead alto saxophone in my undergraduate jazz band my entire four years there and principal saxophonist in the wind ensemble my senior year. I have also participated in pit orchestra, playing clarinet, flute, and soprano saxophone, saxophone ensemble, and in a backup band for a show choir, Kids from Wisconsin, playing alto, tenor, and soprano. I have also recently been awarded the Tony Winters Ins
With knowledge in jazz, classical, and pop saxophone, I am able to teach all ages and ability levels in one, or all three of these categories. I have had a few students over the past six months and absolutely love teaching them. We have covered technical skills, repertoire, and saxophone basics. Whether it's a 30 minute lesson or a 60 minute lesson, I make every second count! I work in a relaxed environment and make it fun and productive for all ages. I am willing to do lessons online or in-home.
My passion for music has no limit and I really want to share that with any and every student. I strive to be a positive influence in the music teaching world so that students can carry a firm foundation of music for a lifetime. I look forward to meeting you and helping you become a better musician!
Lessons are tailored to each student's interests and motivation level. I'm prepared to give you the tools and guidance necessary for you to excel as a saxophonist in a classical or jazz setting, or to simply listen to and talk about jazz for the whole lesson. Your goals set the pace. You needn't be a saxophonist to get in touch with me either. I welcome working with players of other instruments on improvisation; it should, however, be noted that saxophone is the only instrument I'm qualified to offer instrument-specific technical guidance on.
Experience: 15 years of playing experience. I perform regularly in the Twin Cities, primarily in jazz and rock settings and have been doing so since I was 18. I am formally trained with a strong foundation in music theory.
Why I teach: I want lessons to be positive experiences. Playing music ought to be fun and meaningful in my view. It is an activity that can be done one's whole life. Music builds community and promotes personal well-being. I believe in helping students become well-rounded musicians who both know their instrument, and have a familiarity with the wide world of music.
What I teach: First I help each student establish a basic foundation in how to play the saxophone (if they are a beginner), then I help each student become better in the particular style or styles of saxophone playing that interests
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