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About Bill T.

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Brooklyn, NY
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The saxophone can be one of the funnest instruments to play, no questions asked! In order to reach that point it's important to have certain things in order such as: sound production, breath support, musicality, and technique. In lessons use a variety of exercises and method/etude books, playing duets together, as well as listening and ear training to give my students a well rounded approach to the saxophone and music helping them to become the best musician they can be.

About Bill
Bill is multi-instrumentalist, jazz musician, composer, arranger and educator. He developed a strong connection to music early in life through some family tradition, encouraging parents and many inspiring and influential teachers. He has gone on to perform alongside a number of noteworthy artists and ensembles and has toured extensively overseas and throughout North America.

His love for music came to life though performances with several ensembles in public school, regional big bands and his own jazz saxophone quartet. He is a graduate of the Purchase College Conservatory of Music's Jazz Studies program and has recently become a graduate of New Jersey City University's M.M. Multiple Woodwind Performance program.

Following two years performing abroad on cruise ships and the national tour of Young Frankenstein: The Musical, he was dr
awn back to New York City. Performing regularly on piccolo, flute, alto flute, clarinet, bass clarinet and all saxophones, he is proving to be valued asset in the NYC music scene.

Bill performs regularly with his group, Bill Todd and the Sixth Generation, while also working as a Broadway pit musician, a sideman and a private music teacher.

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Every student is unique, therefore, lessons are designed to fit the student individually. My teaching style is molded to satisfy each students wants and needs. I also like to focus on developing proper playing habits. I see it as my job to help my students understand and develop the proper techniques to eliminate bad habits in order for them to be the best they can be on their instrument. Lessons are about having fun making music, learning, and improving.

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Chairs, music stands and keyboard for harmonic discussions.

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I expect the student to bring their own music notebook and their own instrument. They may also need to purchase their own lesson books when the time comes.

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I can help my students learn how to play in a variety of styles ranging from classical (solos, chamber music, etudes, etc.) to jazz (improvisation, harmony, etc.). Whether they're working on a song to play at school, a NYSSMA or All County solo, or just learning for fun, I will help them play to the best of their ability.
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Jacob G. June 18, 2019
· Piano · In home
Excellent. My son Jacob (11 years old) loved his lesson. Thank you.
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Jessica May 28, 2019
· Clarinet · In home
I love taking lessons with Bill! I'm returning to clarinet after playing as a child, and Bill has made the entire process really fun and rewarding. He's helped me gain a deeper appreciation for the instrument and the music we're learning, and provides the right amount of challenge to keep me engaged and progressing while still enjoying the process. Bill has really deep music knowledge, which makes him a really versatile instructor. He's helped me even enjoy doing scales!
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Bruce R. January 14, 2019
· Saxophone · In studio
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.
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Bill T.

Brooklyn, NY 11216
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About Kathleen L.

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Highlands, NJ

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I use the Rubank series of method books which are full of exercises and songs that will help you bring your playing and technique to the next level.

About Kathleen
Kathleen Little first decided to make a career in music after listening to the sound track of Spirited Away by composer Joe Hisaishi. Ms. Little, after playing the flute on her own for seven years, began her classical flute education at the age of sixteen with international soloist Jun Kubo. Only a year and a half after Ms. Little began her studies with Jun Kubo, she was accepted into The College of New Jersey for a Bachelors program in Music Performance where she studied with David DiGiacobbe. While at TCNJ, Kathleen performed her own programs in Mayo Concert Hall, featuring soloistic works by composers such as Nielsen, Hoover, and Takemitsu, and was complimented for her stage presence and musicality. She also had the pleasure of performing with the TCNJ Opera, Chamber, and Symphony Orchestras where she played principle flute on establis
hed pieces such as Ravel's Bolero and Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet. She went on to perform with the NYU Symphony Orchestra and participate in the NYU Chamber Music program where she has played with a Trio, Quintet, Sextet, and flute ensemble. Kathleen Little has participated in masterclasses with performers such as Trevor Wye, Min Park, Gary Shocker and Bradley Garner. Ms. Little currently runs a teaching studio in NJ where she teaches woodwinds, voice, and piano. She has obtained her Bacheloers from The College of New Jersey in music performance, and her Master of Music degree from NYU, where she studied with Bradley Garner.
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Jonathan October 18, 2016
· Piano · In home
Katie was really great and engaging with my son.
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Kaitlyn H. August 12, 2016
· Piano · In home
Katie is an excellent teacher for both of my children 6 and 8
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Gabriella D. July 28, 2016
· Flute · In home
My daughter is on her 3rd lesson with Katie and from what I here she is very positive and patient.
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Kathleen L.

Highlands, NJ 07732
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About Gleb V.

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Brooklyn, NY

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I have developed a teaching method that is efficient and creative, and is backed by over thirty years of professional performing experience. In the past fifteen years, I have taught continuously at several music schools in Germany. In my classroom, I approach music lessons with uncompromising attention to the goals of my students, their abilities and style. While focused on rigorous study of instrumental technique and music theory,

About Gleb
My name is Gleb V. I am a professional music instructor and performing musician. I have sixteen years of teaching experience for children and adults of all ages, and have been recording and performing internationally for over thirty years.

Specializing in saxophone, clarinet, flute and piano, I have experience in both public and private after-school programs, as well as in-home lessons settings. My formal music training began at the age of five in Vilnius Lithuania with the famous Vladimir Tchekassin. Since then, I have excelled in my saxophone studies at the Vilnius Conservatory and at the Music Academy in Cologne Germany while pursuing an active performing career. Most recently, in 2005, I followed my passion for teaching music by completing an advanced Instructor program in Instrumental Pedagogy at the Music Academy in Cologne.

I have developed a teaching method that is efficient and creative, and is backed by over thirty years of professional performing experience.
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Orah H. January 17, 2019
· Flute · In studio
Very knowledgeable and in tune musically and internationally
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Noaeria December 25, 2018
· Clarinet · In studio
He was just perfect for my daughter! She loves his lesson very much and decided to learn from him. As a parent, i loved how he throughly taught us basic stuff about clarinet, assembling, parts, history, etc..
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Naftoli June 9, 2018
· Saxophone · In home
Gleb shares a wonderful energy and deep understanding of music with a practical, hands on style that makes you wish the lesson never ends! Looking forward to continuing!
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Gleb V.

Brooklyn, NY 11230
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About Michael T.

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Forest Hills, NY

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Experienced music teacher of 7 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages!

About Michael
Michael A Tate graduated from the prestigious Music Education Program and Psychology Program at Ithaca College in 2012. Ithaca gave him the incredible opportunity to hone in on his musicianship and compositional skills. He was also able to discover a new medium of composition, film composition. Tate immediately fell in love with the art of writing music for film and was able to make his first musical debut on a film directed by Mike Blaney. In his time at Ithaca College, he composed scores for multiple films and continues to maintain an active composition career. Tate is currently finishing as a music teacher Brooklyn Scholars Charter School (BSCS) and Music Content Leader for National Heritage Academies (NHA) New York Branch. In the fall Tate will be returning to school to study the psychological benefits of music education for children
and adolescents, while teaching private lessons.
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Susan June 10, 2019
· Bass Clarinet · In home
Truly one of the most engaged and encouraging teachers that we've ever encountered! Michael was endlessly creative and patient with getting the most out of our "grudging" young student.
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Nathan R. March 27, 2019
· Saxophone · In home
Michael was so friendly and so great with my son! Patient and nurturing and was a true pleasure. We were very happy!
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Calum March 4, 2019
· Clarinet · In home
Best instructor ever! Michael tailors each lesson for my 10-year-old son--who honestly is a reluctant student. In three lessons Michael has improved his playing and also given him practical fun tips on how to practice between lessons.
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Michael T.

Forest Hills, NY 11375
(10)
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$45 / 30-min

About Tyler B.

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Brooklyn, NY

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With training at high-level schools and over a decade of diverse professional experience, I'm well-suited to teach saxophone in any style. Whether you need help with school ensemble music, want to learn your favorite melodies, or even want to write your own music, I can offer experienced and relaxed guidance towards your goals!

About Tyler
I'm a multi-instrumentalist, teacher, composer, arranger, freshly transplanted to Brooklyn after seven great years in Boston, Massachusetts. My professional experience on saxophone, keyboards, clarinet, flute, and bass in many different musical styles has offered me a wide-ranging palate to teach from. For the past five years, I've worked for multiple organizations and agencies as a private lessons instructor, averaging 15-20 students at any given time and maxing out at over 30! My approach to lessons is laid back, yet goal-oriented. My main goals are to equip my students musical and instrumental fundamentals, help them discover their particular passions within music and work towards related goals, and to foster an environment rooted in fun and mutual respect.
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Karen October 22, 2018
· Clarinet · In home
My daughter enjoyed learning clarinet with Tyler. As another reviewer has noted, Tyler is a gentle and patient teacher. My daughter could be difficult during lessons and often got distracted, and Tyler was great at steering her back on track and engaging her through new music and exercises.
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Katrin September 28, 2018
· Piano · In home
Tyler was the piano teacher for our two daughters for almost 5 years. They were piano beginners aged 4 and 6 when we started. My daughters are more on the shy side, and Tyler ended up being the perfect teacher for them. He is gentle and patient but at the same time got them excited about learning the instrument and playing music of different genres. My daughters enjoyed the lessons very much and they were sad to see Tyler leave for New York. I can highly recommend Tyler as a teacher especially for shy beginners like my daughters were.
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Paul September 25, 2018
· Saxophone · In studio
My son's comment was that Tyler was the best music teacher he ever had and he has had a lot. He misses him a lot.
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Tyler B.

Brooklyn, NY 11206
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About Dave S.

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Brooklyn, NY

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Sound is the key. Developing and nurturing a solid sound opens up all other aspects of music. Once we have a solid sound we can depend on everything we play is more effective.
I teach basic musicianship along with advanced sound production techniques.
Spontaneous creation and composition. I can help you freely improvise in any situation and become a functionary player as well as a soloist.

About Dave
I have been playing the saxophone fro 45 years. I think its all about the sound, the tone. I played with the Microscopic Septet and William Parker's Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra.
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Tom May 4, 2019
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Dave was my first saxophone teacher and I am still seeing his insights and working on his lessons almost 40 years later! He has a deep knowledge of Jazz and Blues and years of experience in a wide range of musical settings. Most importantly he personifies the joy of music making. A great teacher for students on all levels.
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David April 12, 2019
· Saxophone · In studio
I'm a beginning saxophone player and have been working with Dave for a couple of months. Very patient and inspiring, I've been very happy with him.
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Dave S.

Brooklyn, NY 11201
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About Robert Z.

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New York, NY

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I have studied with some of the greatest teachers of saxophone technique, including Joe Allard and Lee Konitz. I can teach the secrets of producing a great sound on the saxophone and flutes. I am able to also teach techniques for improving reading music, improvisation, and memorization of songs and materials. I have studied Jazz, pop, rock and classical styles and can teach my students the type of music that interests them.

About Robert
I have spent my life making music for television commercials, movie scores and CDs by many of the great musicians of our time. I can prepare my students for recording studios, playing with a group, touring tips, and enjoying the benefits that playing music will bring to your life. Some of these benefits include teaching disipline, improved attention span, brain development which is unique to music performance and enjoying the experience of playing the flute or saxophone well. I like to teach my students the songs that they want to learn in addition to introducing them to many new types and styles of musical compositions.
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Robert Z.

New York, NY 10021
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$59 / 30-min

About James D.

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New York, NY
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Experienced saxophone and piano teacher of 5 years! All ages are welcome, I've taught students from 5 years old to 65 years old! The lessons are customized to your specific needs and what you want to learn! I guarantee you will be playing your favorite songs in no time at all, with a beautiful tone, learning how to read music and play by ear! Let's get started!

About James
Today, I play music throughout New York City with various styles of bands, from Church Ministry to Rock bands and Jazz groups. I have taught a diverse variety of people from all walks of life. I am now following my musical passions and, besides playing saxophone regularly, I also am a singing pianist that plays at various piano-bar/restaurants in New York.

I began playing saxophone and piano in the 2nd grade. I was a member of the New York State ‐ All State Jazz Band in High school. I performed regularly at Ossining High School where I was a member of the elite Woodwind Ensemble and played 1st alto sax and flute in the Jazz Big Band and Jazz Workshop ensembles. I also performed periodically in Westchester County and New York City with groups from the Lagond Music School where I studied and had taught privately starting in 2003.

At an ea
rly age, I was inspired by the playing of Phil Woods and Lenny Pickett to take up the saxophone and pursue the study and playing of Jazz. I studied saxophone, flute and clarinet privately with Jon Irabagon (winner of the 2008 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition) and with Charlie Lagond at the Lagond Music School in Elmsford, New York.

During High School I was a regular attendee at the SUNY Summer Jazz Institute in Purchase, New York where I had the privilege of attending Master Classes led by Ralph Lalama and played alto sax in workshop ensembles led by Ralph as well as Doug Munro, Jon Gordon and Charles Blenzig.

In college, at New York University, I had the distinct pleasure of working with musical masters, Lenny Pickett, Chris Potter, Kenny Werner, Rich Perry, John Scofield, Wayne Krantz, to name a few. My time at NYU helped me hone my creativity and prowess as an artist.
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James D.

New York, NY 10018
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$50 / 30-min

About Mike F.

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Brooklyn, NY

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As a teacher I have 2 main goals; that I get the student to love learning music/the instrument from me and that the student's goals are met no matter what level. I have been playing saxophone for 24 years. I have studied every form of saxophone playing and played all kinds of music on the instrument and bring that experience and awareness into our lesson.

About Mike
My name is Mike F. I am a saxophonist who also makes a living as a pianist and songwriter. I started playing the saxophone at age 10 and learned from the best. I have released 3 albums under my artist-name MikeMRF. My sophomore album, Mob Music, went to #1 on the iTunes Jazz Albums Chart, while my most recent EP went to #11. I have had my music played on U.S. and international radio, and charted on Billboard Most Added and Billboard Heatseekers. I have played with jazz greats and toured both the U.S. as well as Japan.

I love teaching piano, saxophone, clarinet and flute and working with students of all ages and levels. I am equally as happy teaching a beginner from scratch as I am teaching a college student looking to get help with a certain aspect of playing.
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Dan S. May 30, 2019
· Piano · In home
I used to play music from 3rd grade to college, but never had the opportunity for piano lessons. I always wanted to play such a beautiful instrument. Over 30 years later, I find Mike and my passion for music was reignited. I made him aware of my intimidation of piano (I never played bass clef music, nor read two lines of music at the same time). Mike responding, in a calm demeanor, told me not to worry, it'll happen. He was able to play the songs (impressive he can sight read so well), break down different key positions, allow me to master each hand, and the help me put it all together. Over a year later, I'm playing songs that I never dreamed that I would play. Mike inspires you to be connected to the instrument, is in tune with your anxiety about getting it right, and reminding you of the joy music brings. His delivery of technique isn't clinical, it's like having a coach. Not only is he well versed in music, he's a super nice guy to boot!
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Doug May 22, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Mike made me feel so at ease with this gentle demeanor and patient approach to teaching. To hear him play is inspiring since he has the confidence of someone who has been performing in front of audiences for many years. He has already explained jazz piano in a way that de-mystified a lot of things I never thought I could do myself. Now I understand exactly what techniques I should be practicing to level up as a pianist. This guy can really play anything though, from rock to jazz to R&B to straight pop, which makes him a perfect instructor no matter what style you are interested in. Highly recommend his lessons.
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Mike F.

Brooklyn, NY 11222
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About Eric J.

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Brooklyn, NY

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My goal as a saxophone and clarinet teacher is to cultivate a fun, focused, and productive lesson environment. Regardless of age or experience, I believe the passion that initially inspires someone to take up an instrument is the most important attribute to nurture. As a teacher, I try to figure out what that passion is for each individual student, and develop a plan together that incorporates learning a solid foundation of technical skills, exploring new and interesting topics, and maintaining an atmosphere of curiosity.

Speaking specifically about what lessons would include, I believe a strong foundation of technical skills is essential for anyone wanting to improve at an instrument. Things we can cover are: tone production, breathing, tonguing, finger technique, reading music, music theory etc. More creative topics that I enjoy diving into with students are: transcribing, composing, ear training, developing new exercises, jazz and improvisation etc. As a jazz saxophonist and ...

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Thanks for considering taking lessons with me. I have been playing saxophone and clarinet for ~14 years, and teaching for 7. I studied jazz at Indiana University's prestigious Jacobs School of Music and soon after moved to NYC in 2017. I am equally comfortable teaching and performing on both instruments, and have experience in many settings such as jazz, latin ensembles, pop, pit orchestras, and show music. Currently I live in Brooklyn, where I maintain a private lesson studio and perform around NYC.

Though I have the most experience teaching middle and high school students, I am comfortable with any age, and can teach both saxophone and clarinet at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. My area of specialty is jazz and improvisation, something common to saxophone but rarely studied on clarinet. I enjoy seeing the rapid progr
ess that often comes when interested beginner students are exposed to private lesson instruction. I especially try to prioritize the student's specific interest or passion, such as wanting to learn a famous sax solo (I wanted to learn saxophone to play the "Pink Panther" theme..). I believe in letting that passion guide a student's practice, and as the teacher I hope to provide the right mix of answers, challenge, and creative questioning.
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Eric J.

Brooklyn, NY 11238
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$40 / 30-min

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