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Damontae S.

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  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Music Performance conc. Jazz Saxophone from Kennesaw State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Damontae S.

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I work to create a comfortable teaching environment that students can thrive in, no matter what stage in their musical developement they are in. I want to be sure that students understand and apply technique, and concepts effectively. Adjusting my teaching style for each students needs, they will find that they learn much faster.

About Damontae

I strive to create a comfortable inviting environment for students to learn in. I have played the saxophone for 10 years, starting in middle school and now playing in college. I am currently getting my degree for Saxophone Performance. I look forward to passing on my knowledge and expertise!

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Another good lesson. you don't have to keep asking.
Tracy H.
Damontae is a good teacher, I can tell from my first lesson. He is calm and knows how to show you what important skills to practice, and build upon during your next class. He knows what he is doing.
Tracy H.
Excellent!!!!
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Sergio M.

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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • B.A. Music Business from NJCU
  • Teaching since 2018
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Sergio M.

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I've been playing saxophone for over 15 years and i like to teach beginners or intermidiate level students. I graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts in Music Business.
I stress patience and helping in anyway needed

About Sergio

Hi, there! My name is Sergio and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons for a few years and have loved helping my students play saxophone, DJ, and learn the basics of piano. I went to New Jersey City University and earned a degree in Music Business in 2018. I'm a patient and u

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Very flexible and caters the lesson to what you want to learn. Clear instructions and easy to understand. Lets you learn at your own pace.
Sarah
My Son started with Sergio almost a year now. The music teacher in his school moved him to play with the fifth grade class, however he is a fourth grader. I received a great report about his music performance from school. Sergio is a wonderful music teacher, who is able to make the lesson full of energy and joy. I strongly recommend him for any student who wants to achieve great progress in Sax in no time.
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Dr. Kimberly K.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) from University of California, San Diego
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Dr. Kimberly K.

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Want to learn to play the alto saxophone? Let me help you! I have more than 20 years of teaching experience. I teach age 5 to 99!

About Dr. Kimberly

Kimberly was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. After starting the flute and piano at the age of 8, she knew she had found something she loved and wanted in her life forever. At age 12, she added the saxophone and clarinet to her repertoire of instruments. After completing her Bachelors degree in

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I am 5 lessons in to a 10 lesson package and Kim has been excellent. She adjusts her style nicely to the student and has put me on track each week to be better. Great instructor!
Jared
My first lesson with Dr. Kim was great, I was very rusty but she helped me dust off with some exercises and was very friendly and helpful with the parts I was struggling with. She also helped to provide resources for me to progress more on my own time. I'm looking forward to seeing progress with her over the coming months
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Shannon S.

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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • BA-Performance from Univ of MO-KC, Winona State Univ
  • Teaching since 1989
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Shannon S.

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all levels through college/adult.

Affiliations:
American Association of University Professors
American Federation of Musicians
American Symphony Orchestra League
College Music Society
Houston Flute Club
International Double-Reed Society
International Clarinet Society
National Flute Association
North American Saxophone Alliance

About Shannon

AFFILIATIONS: Music: AAUP, AFM, ASOL/LAO, CMS, HFC, NFA, IDRS, ICS, NASA. Fitness: ISSA, NDETA, ASHI, USAT, LCT, BAM, HRTC. -------------- MUSIC (see fitness below): Shannon has numerous years experience teaching all skill levels on woodwinds, and beginning-intermediate piano & classical str

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Asoneth M.
Shannon is pleasant and caring. She is patient too. She loves when learners ask questions and she has the patience to answer them. My daughter loves her.
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Christina G.
Ms. Shannon is really patient with her students. She is dedicated to her job and genuinely wants the best for her students. She invests time energy to making sure her students can play at their full potential.
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Frankie P.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master of Music from Boston University
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Frankie P.

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I have been playing various woodwind instruments for almost my entire life. I focus on tone, intonation (staying in tune), and the confidence needed to be a strong melodic player. I teach all of the various saxes including soprano, alto, tenor, and bari.

About Frankie

Hello, future student. I want to tell you just a little about myself to see if you would like to study with me. I have over 20 years of teaching experience with degrees from West Virginia University, Berklee College of Music, the University of West London, along with a Doctorate in Music Educ

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Aidan B.
Frankie focuses on the piece at hand and doesn’t overload me with information
Georgia A.
It was only my first lesson but I've had to take lessons constantly during my younger years and it was always made difficult to understand. Frankie let me choose what I wanted to learn and has made it easy to get excited about it.
Edward W.
He is nice help with my strings . Looking forwards to next lesson
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Maureen W.

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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 8 to 18
  • Teaching since 2002
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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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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.
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Elizabeth K.
Maureen was a super great teacher. She was very patient, understanding, and forgiving, even when I made a lot of mistakes.

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The average cost of 60-minute saxophone lessons is $67. 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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"Jeff Johnson is a phenomenal teacher. He's been giving my 13 year old saxophone lessons since the fall, and I've been very impressed with the improvement. He's working with him on both jazz and traditional music and I've seen a lot of growth in the quality of the sound and rhythm of the music. But even more importantly, I've seen a change in my son's attitude. He was thinking of quitting saxophone early in the school year, and now is practicing without being reminded, and wants to stay with it through high school."
Karen
Took Saxophone lessons from Jeff J.
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"Andrew has been an awesome instructor. I've had two lessons online with him so far (and have many more scheduled). He's patient and able to work around my irregular schedule. He gives me exercises and songs to work on, and I feel like I'm learning something every time I practice. I would highly recommend him - especially as a beginner."
Andrew
Took Saxophone lessons from Andrew L.
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"Frixos is a great instructor, extremely patient, and provides great feedback all the time. He mixes music theory, scales, and songs from movies. He plays very well and enjoys teaching. I was a bit reluctant to take online classes but Frixos makes it easy and fun! I am happy with all the things he is teaching me!!"
Jorge
Took Saxophone lessons from Frixos P.
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"Very good teacher for my son. He is patient knowledgeable and is able to keep a sometimes unfocused 11 year old, on the topic of learning the saxophone."
Bruce
Took Saxophone lessons from Bill T.
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"Kay is very knowledgeable, kind and accommodating. She is very encouraging and never makes me feel dumb when I hit a sour note. (As a beginning beginner, that happens a lot!) I am amazed at how much I have learned in such a short time!"
Angelique
Took Saxophone lessons from Kay S.
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"My son started taking saxophone lessons with Gleb in April, 2016. He was at 6th grade at that point and was playing saxophone as a Music Elective in his Middle School. In October/November, 2016 my son auditioned for the Special Music High School playing saxophone and, as we learned in March, 2017, got accepted. My son did not have a privilege of parental help or support as far as musical education or experience goes, and he is not exactly a very purpose oriented type “A” achiever kind of boy. So he could only rely on Gleb’s help and effort. In a month or so, my son said that he likes working with Gleb and would like to prepare for upcoming auditions. This is when we decided that we have to intensify their practices. Starting from June, 2016 my son was taking 2-hour lesson with Gleb 3 times a week. Since, as I mentioned earlier, we could not help our son with composition selection for his auditions, I just printed the Audition requirements from High School’s website and Gleb suggested a selection and worked on them with my son. I would definitely recommend Gleb for your young musician. I believe that he knows what he is doing not only in terms of music, but he is definitely able to work and find a way with different kids, not only the best out of the best, which you would often hear from very well acclaimed teachers and tutors."
Irina
Took Saxophone lessons from Gleb V.
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"Mr o. Is the best saxophone teacher I have never meet . He care about me so much . When I just start at jazz , he let me borrow a lot of CD to listen and learn . And that helped me so much . He had only be my teacher for one year , but he teach me so much that I have never thought ."
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Took Saxophone lessons from John O.
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"Mr. Frixos is very patient, helpful and knowledgable on what he teaches. My daughter is excited to work with him. I give him a 5 because he keeps the parent informed about what lessons he is working on with my daughter and what he expects her to work on. He explains everything even to me so I can assist my daughter.
Thanks Mr. Frixos you are wonderful. Great personality!"
Coretta
Took Saxophone lessons from Frixos P.
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"I am having a lot of fun and I get to get better at the same time. It is a class I get to look forward to every weekend."
Zeybek
Took Saxophone lessons from Valerie L.
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"good first lesson. looking forward to more."
Dean
Took Saxophone lessons from Jon S.
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Saxophone Lessons Near You

If you’ve ever wanted to learn to play saxophone, there’s no better time than now to get started. There are several types of saxes, which means regardless of the style of music you enjoy, this instrument can be a part of your future. Most people learn sax on an alto or baritone model, while others go for a deeper bass or higher on the scale with Kenny G.’s favorite model—a soprano sax.

The saxophone was invented by Adolph Sax in the 1840s and ever since then, sax players have been setting the world on fire with some of the most memorable solos in modern music. From band and orchestra to jazz, rock, and Christian music, the sax is a versatile instrument with virtually endless musical possibilities.

Even though saxophones are predominantly crafted of brass, they are technically woodwind instruments because they utilize a cane reed on the mouthpiece. The reed is essentially the sound generator of the sax, as it vibrates when the mouthpiece is blown into. These vibrations carry down the neck and into the body of the instrument, which serves as a resonance chamber that amplifies the sound.

Depending on your skill level and the type of saxophone you choose to learn, the instrument can play anywhere from 32 to just over 50 notes with extended fingerings and techniques. However, the versatility and sound options are extensive, which is why the sax is so popular for jazz and blues ensembles. If you’re ready to start making music, you can easily learn saxophone near you, or even in the comfort of your home.

Reasons to Take Saxophone Classes Near You

Besides being a fantastic hobby, those who choose to learn saxophone will benefit in a number of other ways - regardless of age. Whether you’re looking for saxophone lessons for kids or sax lessons for adults, here are a few of the perks that all students can look forward to.

Saxophone Lessons for Kids

When learning saxophone for beginners, it’s a good idea to start lessons as early as you can. Numerous studies have indicated that children who play at least one musical instrument perform better academically, have better listening skills and show improvement in motor skill coordination. Playing the saxophone also presents socialization opportunities that can be highly beneficial for youngsters who lean toward the shy side.

Private Sax Lessons for Adults

Forget about the old (and untrue) adage, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” It’s never too late in life to start learning a musical instrument. In fact, studies have shown that adults who play an instrument actually show a slower decline in mental cognizance as they age, and have less of a chance of developing dementia.

Saxophone lessons near you can help you develop greater concentration skills, memory, patience and discipline. Additionally, adults seeking to pursue a career in music, either by becoming a professional player or teacher, will find private lessons to be invaluable. 

How You’ll Learn to Play Saxophone

Although it’s estimated that it can take between two and four years to learn sax, exactly how long it will take you depends on how often you take lessons and how much you practice. Private lessons with one of the experienced saxophone teachers near you will certainly help you progress more quickly in your studies. 

Personal lessons offer students the attention and feedback necessary to become a successful player. Let one of our highly skilled saxophone teachers near customize a curriculum to meet your unique needs. A saxophone teacher will guide you along the way to achieving your goals, while ensuring you get the most out of every lesson. Here’s a preview of all you’ll learn!

Sample Lesson Curriculum for Saxophone for Beginners

When starting to learn to play saxophone, your instructor can help you discover your end goal. You might simply want to learn a few songs, or desire to go professional, so lesson topics can vary. However, all new sax students will learn basic skills, including:

  • Beginner notes, chords and scales
  • Basic rhythm techniques
  • Music theory introduction
  • Tone and breath control
  • Articulation and tonguing
  • Tunes and melodies for beginners

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Sax Players

As you advance to the intermediate level with your sax skills, you will begin learning more songs and your instructor will start teaching you more challenging topics. In addition to gaining a greater knowledge of chords, scales and music theory, other topics at this level may include:

  • Improvisational skills
  • Greater technique and fingering dexterity
  • The cycle of fifths
  • Alternate fingerings
  • 2 5 1 progressions
  • Advanced licks, patterns and trills

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Saxophone Lessons

At the advanced level, you’ll have fun exploring the versatility of this woodwind instrument. The saxophone can make quite a few special effects sounds that will increase your ability to add realistic emotion to your musical endeavors. Some skills for advanced students might include:

  • Advanced music theory
  • Bending notes
  • Making the sax growl, laugh and trill
  • Slap-tongue, Dooden Tongue and Smack-tongue
  • Audition prep and performance skills

Finding Saxophone Classes Near You

With the option of both in-person and online instruction, finding saxophone lessons near you is simple at TakeLessons. If you prefer to meet up with a teacher locally, lessons can be held in-studio or in-home, and sessions range from 30 minutes to an hour. 

We have hundreds of experienced sax teachers that are background checked and qualified all over the country, so you can feel confident when using our directory - whether you’re a beginner or pro seeking to improve your skills. 

Take a look at our extensive saxophone teacher profiles and book a lesson today that will jumpstart you to becoming the player you’ve always wanted to be! Or, contact one of our friendly Student Counselors for more assistance in finding the perfect teacher for you. 

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