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Matt L.

Brooklyn, NY

My goal as a teacher is to provide an in depth understanding of the instrument to my students. Whether we are learning technique specific to the instrument or general musical concepts, it is important to me that I take the time to insure that my students not only learn how to do something, but also the reasons why we are learning a specific concept or technique. At the end of the day, my ultimate goal is to teach you how to teach yourself, so that you may enjoy playing the instrument outside of our lessons together.

I prefer not to conform to a specific teaching style, because every student is different, and I have been fortunate to have a great variety of types of students throughout my years as a teacher. Some of my students are children and adolescents who are looking to pursue music when they go to college or auditioning for state and regional band programs. Many of my students are very busy adults who are either looking to pick up an instrument for the first time as an ...

About Matt

Matt has enjoyed working and teaching as a professional musician for at least 15+ years. He began studying music and playing the saxophone at age 11. He currently lives and works in the New York City area after moving there from Philadelphia in early 2001, after graduating from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 1999 with a Bachelors in Music.

Throughout his musical career, Matt has performed and worked in a variety of capacities including as a composer and recording studio engineer. His main area of expertise is performing as a jazz saxophonist on alto, tenor, and soprano saxoph
ones, and he regularly plays throughout New York City in restaurants and jazz clubs.

Matt's area of expertise in teaching is beginner to advanced studies on the saxophone, beginner to intermediate studies on the flute and the clarinet, music theory, and jazz improvisation for any instrument. Whether he is teaching saxophone, flute, or clarinet, his teaching approach places emphasis on giving the student an in depth understanding of his or her instrument. He puts the utmost importance on explaining advanced concepts in the simplest of terms in order to insure that the student fully comprehends the objectives of each lesson. Such concepts that he covers regularly and places importance on are sight-reading, ear-training, and creativity.

As a regularly performing musician in New York City, Matt can be seen every Sunday night at Ba'sik (a new and very popular bar in Williamsburg Brooklyn) where he leads the open jazz jam session. A few of his adult students have even been able to reach a level in jazz improvisation that they've been able to come out and sit in with the band.

In addition to teaching woodwind instruments and jazz improvisation, Matt also has experience teaching Sibelius music writing software, and audio engineering with Pro-tools LE and Logic Pro.

PLEASE NOTE: Because the NYC area is very different geographically from other parts of the country, especially in terms of transportation, I may appear outside of your area in terms of where I am available to travel. If you are very interested in taking lessons with me, but you are outside of my travel zone, please feel free to follow up with a Takelessons counselor and have them contact me personally to see if we might make an exception. I am available to travel to virtually all areas of Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan as well as Jersey City and Hoboken. if my location in Williamsburg Brooklyn is not convenient for you, and you are unable to have lessons in your home, then there is also an option where I can most likely find a very affordable teaching studio in an area that is more convenient for you that we may rent by the hour and split the cost for your lesson.

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Matt believes that any student, regardless of age or experience level, learns best when engaged in an activity that he or she understands and enjoys. Part of his success as a teacher can be attributed to his willingness to take into account every student's particular musical interests and strengths, and in tern, he teaches directly to those areas. For instance, in the initial stages of developing a student and teacher relationship, Matt requests that the student compile a "wish list" of approximately ten pieces of music that he or she would like to be able to play. This list may include pieces in such genres as classical, jazz, and popular music, just to name a few. It is through this list that the student can begin almost immediately learning exactly what he or she likes, and by default, Matt can then teach the student all of the technical components needed to perform on his or her instrument, as well as determine the specific areas where the student needs to receive more focused instruction. More importantly, this "thinking outside of the box," customized approach provides a fun atmosphere and enables the student to enjoy learning the art of playing music by not being solely dependent on instructional booklets which many students, regardless of age and experience, find boring and tedious.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Additional saxophones for students who do not currently have a saxophone to use during a lesson. Recording equipment, including software and microphones. Mac book pro with music writing and recording software. Full 88 key keyboard.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Additional saxophones. Macbook pro with recording and music writing software

*** Specialties ***
music, music theory, home recording, saxophone, clarinet, flute,
all styles
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Jeffrey D. February 5, 2016
Clarinet · In home
Verified Student
Matt was great teaching me about rhythm. He was patient with me as I struggled getting the song right.
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Aaron A. January 30, 2016
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
Very comfortable space to learn, great tutor, it was quick and practical, but most importantly efficient. And also fun. 👍
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Aliza A. January 3, 2016
Flute · In studio
Verified Student
Matt did a good job for our first lesson. We are definitely looking forward to meeting with him for the second lesson
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Matt L.

Matt L.

New York, NY 10031
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Simon H.

Union City, NJ

I have taught all levels of Saxophone over the last 20 years from absolute beginner to degree level. I have a wide knowledge of the teaching repertoire and know all the ins and outs of learning this tricky instrument!!

About Simon

Hi! My name is Simon and I'm a British multi read player with 20+ years experience playing in London's West End Musicals and orchestras. I also have an extensive list of credits as Artistic Director for various youth theatre companies in the UK, Europe and the States. I studied in London at Trinity College of Music and was lucky enough to get my break early playing in CATS at the New London Theatre. After that I moved on to playing in Chicago, Beauty and the Beast, Merrily We Roll Along, and My Fair Lady. I have been a regular resident in the West End ever since, with my most recent credit pla
ying in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. I teach Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute and Bassoon from beginners up to a professional level. I have also had extensive experience vocal coaching for musical theatre and audition preparation classes.
I have recently married a San Jose resident, hence my move to the States!!
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Devin C. January 31, 2016
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
It was only the first lesson but I can tell we'll be working with Simon for many many more. It was a positive experience and my son was very pleased. He looks forward to his next lesson and that's a great sign.
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Liza G. March 29, 2015
Flute · In home
Verified Student
Liza loved the lesson, esp. how Mr. Holland explained the basics and corrected some of the notes that she was playing wrong all this while. Mr. Holland is very accommodative and easy-to-interact with.
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Floro R. March 18, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
I'd been with Simon for five lessons. Very patient and attentive. Ready to work at my own pace.
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Simon H.

Simon H.

Union City, NJ 07087
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Ian B.

Astoria, NY

I teach saxophone lessons to students of all abilities, ages, and interests. A recent graduate of the New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music, I am offering in-home, studio, and online lessons.

About Ian

Hi, my name is Ian and I have been playing music professionally since 2006 and teaching since 2009. A recent graduate of the New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music, I am building up my private studio. I am available to teach lessons at a studio location, your home, or online. I have worked with students who are looking to enjoy learning more about music as well as those who are preparing for important auditions and performances. I enjoy teaching students of all ages and skill levels.

When working with children and adolescents, I create a structured learning environment and provide compreh
ensive instruction in instrumental technique, musicianship, and music theory. With adults, I teach them the fundamentals of the saxophone and reading music. As these skills develop, we explore the styles of music that inspire you to play.

I have studied under Reggie Workman, Billy Harper, Bobby Sanabria, Kirk Nurock, and many others and developed expertise in saxophone, improvisation, and composition (classical, jazz, rock, and pop). I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

I own both an alto and a tenor saxophone and am happy to work with students who play other saxophones. If you do not yet have a saxophone, I can sometimes arrange to have one available for you to use during the lesson, but I need to know in advance. Eventually, you will need your own instrument to practice. I am always happy to help students with saxophone rentals and purchases!

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions at all about lessons or acquiring an instrument. I'd be happy to work with you!

You can check out some of my music in the videos or at my SoundCloud page: soundcloud.com/ian-buss
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Marion January 21, 2016
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
I had a great first saxophone lesson. I'm looking forward to learning more.
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Kathy Q. November 30, 2015
Saxophone · In home
Verified Student
Ian is great. He is always on time and very patient to his student. My son likes him. Highly recommend him to everyone!
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Neil S. August 24, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
He is a good teacher. He's patient. He understands the whole music style we are doing. He is a great musician.
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Ian B.

Ian B.

New York, NY 10036
(5)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Shai G.

New York, NY

Hello! My name is Shai G.. I am currently earning my master's degree at Manhattan School of Music with a 95% scholarship and am a recent suma cum laude (3.9+ GPA) graduate from CSU Northridge with a bachelor's degree in Jazz Performance. Arranging and Composing is a very serious part of my study and I am currently pursuing a career in music education. I also teach saxophone, flute, clarinet, trumpet, piano, and music theory. Teaching is such a significant part of what I do and I enjoy every opportunity!

About Shai

Hello! My name is Shai G. I am currently earning my master's degree at Manhattan School of Music with a 95% scholarship and am a recent suma cum laude (3.9+ GPA) graduate from CSU Northridge with a bachelor's degree in Jazz Performance. I am a saxophonist, flutist, clarinetist, trumpeter, jazz pianist, arranger, composer, and am pursuing a career in music education. Teaching is something that has been very important to me from a very young age and I enjoy every opportunity I get!
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Inesa L. December 12, 2015
Clarinet · In studio
Verified Student
My lesson was excellent. Shai is amazing teacher. Looking forward to continue to learn clarinet. I am absolute beginner and was very nervous , Shai is very professional and patient ,step by step teaching basics ,I was amazed how much I learned in my first lesson.
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Justin J. September 18, 2015
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
Shai is a great teacher! He is very patient and wants to see the student succeed in playing their instrument to the best of their ability! I would recommend him for anyone looking to start a new instrument or sharpen their musical skills!
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Athan G. August 27, 2015
Music Performance · In studio
Shai is an incredible musician and an incredible teacher! Very few people share the passion that Shai has when it comes to teaching an instrument, and such every single lesson will leave you inspired and motivated (not to mention a lot better at your instrument!)
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Shai G.

Shai G.

New York, NY 10027
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Immanuel W.

New York, NY

Emphasis on theory, ear training, reading, technique, songs, improvisation, and songs that encompass the foundation of playing the saxophone.

About Immanuel

Immanuel, studies classical, and jazz saxophone at the Juilliard School, Played at the GRAMMY awards, has toured in various places, east coast, west coast, Japan etc., taught in Philadelphia and abroad for 3 years, Immanuel has appeared with Sean Jones, David Sanchez, Christian McBride, Jimmy Cobb, Joe Lovano, Stanley Clarke, Reggie Workman, Gary Bartz, the Odean Pope Sax Choir, Michele Rosewoman's New Yor-Uba; and the 2014 GRAMMY Jazz Band. Immanuel has also played the Montclair, Somerville, West Oak Lane, Cliveden, Cape May, and Philadelphia jazz festivals; the New York Winter JazzFest, the,
Wells Fargo Center, Blue Note, Chris' Jazz Cafe, Smalls Jazz Club, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, Lincoln Center, and many more.
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Immanuel W.

Immanuel W.

New York, NY 10023
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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