Saxophone is my life! I have played saxophone for 16 years and nothing makes me happier than sharing my knowledge with others. I have a BM Jazz Studies/Saxophone Performance from Western Michigan University.
While my passion is jazz, I also have plenty of classical experience. I love teaching saxophone!!
I have been magnetized to the saxophone ever since I was introduced to the music of John Coltrane in the seventh grade. Since then I have been in a constant pursuit of deepening my understanding of music and all its beautiful forms, and sharing that knowledge with those who are interested! Hailing from Flagstaff, Arizona, I attended Western Michigan University on a four year scholarship and received my Bachelor of Music, Jazz Studies in 2009. While I was there I had the incredible privilege of studying with the great Trent Kynaston, as well as performing with some of the most influential jazz musicians today, including Bobby McFerrin, Stefon Harris, Billy Hart, Fred Hersch, and Randy Brecker. I now live in Chicago where I teach lessons and perform regularly with my band, The Winchester ...
My Saxophone teaching approach is centered around physical ease, capacity for sound, and freedom with the instrument. Lessons are guided by the student's interests and direction.
and also function as an incubating ground for the student's interests and direction.
Staff reading, tone production and intonation, music theory, and ear training are at the disposal of the Student.
Music begins with the body. We can begin by making it very comfortable to hold an instrument and produce sound. From here rhythm, melody, and song come naturally. My goal is to be there to help you absorb the music with as little obstruction and effort, making learning easy, enjoyable, and gratifying. *** Studio Equipment *** Guitar Hand Drums and Percussion various handmade wood flutes *** Travel Equipment *** Hand Drums and Percussion Saxophone various handmade wood flutes About my musical lifeline: Percussion is my latest love, and feels very true to my heart and purpose. This journey has been heavily inspired by a year of ceremonial music study in New York, as well as a recent month-long trip to Morocco, where I studied with masters who hold centuries-old ...
Experienced Jazz Performer with specialized experience teaching beginning adults.
*** Travel Equipment *** For in-home lessons, a student should have their own instrument and music stand, as well as a room that can be uninterrupted and quiet for the duration of the lesson. *** Specialties *** I have extensive performance experience in jazz and rock music. I have been teaching students privately since December 2012. I teach a variety of styles, from classical to jazz to your favorite pop songs, and I always cater my teaching materials to the students' personality and preferences. Music should be fun!
Learn to play great solo and ensemble performances.
Daniel, a former faculty member of Columbia College in Chicago, is a studio and live performance singer and musician based in Chicago. His teaching and performing experience spans three decades, and includes expertise in the studies of voice, guitar, piano, bass, drums, and trumpet, along with music theory, arranging, and composing. He is a Lincoln Academy Student Laureate who holds a BA in Music Composition, and has attended graduate courses in education at Roosevelt University and DePaul University in Chicago. He has taught students of all ages at private studios, public school, and college. Daniel is described by his students as a natural teacher. He prefers to be regarded as an advancing student, and takes the journey along with his students to guide them towards their goals with a
Chicago based freelance saxophonist Corbin A. is a dynamic youthful voice amongst the Second City music scene. Originally from Decatur, IL, Corbin moved to Chicago in 2007 to attend DePaul University. There he studied improvisation privately with Mark Colby, Bob Palmieri, Ron Perrillo, and Kelly Sill, as well as composition with Tom Matta. These led to performances with Jeff Hamilton, Phil Woods, Tim Ries, Ira Sullivan, Jimmy Heath, John Fedchock, and Randy Brecker. After achieving his bachelor of music in 2011, Corbin was accepted to pursue a Master’s degree in Jazz Composition from DePaul. As a bandleader, Corbin just recorded his debut album “Accidently On Purpose” which released on January 1st 2013. This group performs throughout the Chicago area in venues such as Andy’s Jazz ...
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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