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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 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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Michael G. September 12, 2019
· Piano · In home
Bill was super helpful, kind and very accommodating. Highly suggest hiring him as your teacher!
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george S. August 30, 2019
· Clarinet · In home
William is great
very patient and a fine person as there is
I am glad he is my teacher
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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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Bill T.

Brooklyn, NY 11216
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About Nicole D.

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Jersey City, NJ

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I have been playing alto, tenor and bari sax for 10 years in all genres including classical and jazz. I have been teaching for over 8 years to students of all levels.

As a beginner I will work with you on instrument assembly and care, acquiring good practice habits, and learning the basics. I am also comfortable working with you to buy or rent an instrument if you do not already own one.

If you've been playing for a while I will work with you on assigned ensemble music, audition repertoire, and anything else you'd like!

About Nicole
Hello, I'm Nicole and I am currently looking to expand my teaching studio! I recently moved to Jersey City from Boston and I’m excited to expand my teaching studio!

While in Boston, I taught at music at Boston College High School and The Boston Woodwind Studio. I am now pursuing a degree at NJCU in Multi-Woodwind Performance. I received my MM from The Boston Conservatory in Composition, and my BMs from Montclair State University with degrees in Music Education and Music Composition with a concentration in clarinet. I hold a New Jersey Education Certification in Music K-12 with Advanced Standing.

I have more than 10 years of experience as a woodwind teacher, and I have been quoted as being “Outstanding!” “A total professional in all aspects of her teaching,” and “A class act, to say the least” by students.

I am a woodwind doubler
with proficiency on clarinet, saxophone, bassoon and flute. I also teach piano and music theory and composition. I have experience performing in orchestras, jazz bands, chamber ensembles, and as a soloist. I can help with preparing for auditions, learning a new instrument, or writing your own music.

I am a founding member of Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble, a group focused on performing new music and collaboration. I have also won numerous composition contests and have been commissioned by schools in the Greater Boston Area.
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Evia C. July 11, 2017
· Piano · In home
Nicole is very patient and communicative.
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Sarah B. March 2, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Very professional and knowledgeable; good at determining student's level and assigning appropriate music.
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Sarah February 7, 2017
· Classical Piano · In studio
Nicole is always prepared and professional. She has a good understanding of students' skill level and assigns appropriate exercises and pieces.
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Nicole D.

Jersey City, NJ 07304
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About Alexander S.

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Brooklyn, NY
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Since I started playing at age 11, I have been fortunate enough to study with some prolific musicians including: UNT sax professor Brad Lelei, Grammy nominated saxophonist Myron Walden, and world renowned bass player Reggie Workman. I currently study saxophone at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in NYC. In my lessons we'll have fun while focusing on your goals. Through practice and the materials I provide, you will notice a dramatic increase in your musical abilities. See you soon!

About Alexander
At my lessons, I use the experience and knowledge that I have acquired from over 13 years of playing and studying music to teach students how to take their playing to the next level and reach their goals.

A recent graduate of The New School for Jazz and Contemporary music, Alex finds the best way to learn is in a fun, stress-free environment, where the instructor pays close attention to the needs of their students. I believe in cultivating an appreciation for jazz and other styles of music, paying close attention to detail, and building a strong foundation through focused practice.
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Billy D. July 23, 2018
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Alex is an extraordinary saxophonist. I have had the pleasure of playing in a horn section with Alex on several occasions and he is definitely my first call whenever I'm looking for a sax player. Anyone would be lucky to have him as a teacher.
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Erica April 17, 2018
· Saxophone · In studio
He is a really awesome teacher! Really feels like he cares about music and the saxophone, also about what I'm learning. He structures the lesson to fit what I want to learn.
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Giulia September 8, 2016
· Saxophone · In studio
I've attend Alex lessons since more than 6 months. He has been extremely accomodating with my crazy work-schedule and available to change hour or day even with small advance notice.
During the lessons we have fun and that is what I think is the most important thing!
Alex is really passionate about music and is capable of transmit this passion during his lessons.
I would definitely recommed him as a teacher!
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Alexander S.

Brooklyn, NY 11233
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About Tiffani M.

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Keansburg, NJ
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I am an experienced instrumental music teacher. I have been teaching in a public school for 22 years. My primary instrument is the clarinet, but I love teaching all wind instruments (including Trumpet and trombone).

About Tiffani
Tiffani has been teaching private lessons since 1996 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home and online. Tiffani has helped students learn everything from beginning skills to preparing for high school and college auditions.

Tiffani received her education at Montclair State University in 1997 where she received a degree in Music Education. As an expert in her field, Tiffani looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Tiffani's teaching style is motivating, kind and patient.
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Tiffani M.

Keansburg, NJ 07734
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$34 / 30-min

About Ashley E.

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New York, NY

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I have been training on the saxophone for upwards of eleven years! I have been giving lessons since 2015, and I am qualified to teach beginners to early-intermediate players. I've earned top chairs in my county, district, and state, and students of mine have gone on to do the same in their own ensembles! I have also played in select honors bands, such as the Great American Marching Band in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I am a skilled teacher, having served as a middle school teacher's assistant and summer camp music instructor. My prices are competitive because I simply want to share the joy of music with you or your student!

What to expect when you take lessons with me:
-Flexible scheduling
-(If at my location) Lessons held in soundproofed state-of-the-art music practice rooms or theatre rehearsal spaces
-A judgement-free, creative environment!

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About Ashley
Hey, there! My name is Ashley, I am currently a college student at Fordham University at Lincoln Center, and I have been training on the alto saxophone for upwards of eleven years. I am most suited to teach beginners or early-intermediate level students, so whether you're preparing for an audition, or you've never opened your case before, I'm here to help! My style of teaching is very goal-driven, so that I can cater my skill set to my client's to engender a positive, stimulating experience. I find such joy in sharing my love for music, and look forward to doing so with you or your student!
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Milton M. March 2, 2019
· Saxophone · In studio
Great teacher and skillful. Great tips for today's lessons.

Thank you
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Javier February 26, 2019
· Saxophone · In studio
Our first lesson was great. Ashley quickly got where I was and what I needed and we were off to a great start. She gave me tips on how to seat and breathe correctly, how to place my mouth and fingers on the keys to get a better sound, and we started practicing a few notes. Within a couple of days she sent me detailed notes on what we had gone through in the first lesson and gave me some exercises for practicing. Great experience all around for a beginner like me and I look forward to keep learning from her!
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Siann February 26, 2019
· Saxophone · In studio
Nice, patient, and welcoming teacher. Goes out of the way for students, while working a busy schedule.
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Ashley E.

New York, NY 10023
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About Kevin K.

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Brooklyn, NY

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I want to make sure that you learn not only how to play the saxophone, but that you also have a firm grasp on everything else that goes into great musicianship! If you'd like, I can bring a strong emphasis on music theory, so that you can better understand and appreciate the music you are learning. On top of theory, I would love to open up the opportunity for you to compose your own pieces. I also want you to have a good understanding of how your instrument actually is working, physically speaking — my goal is to make you a well rounded musician!

I prefer to have you learn real repertoire versus working from a methods book, because I want you to be excited about the music you are learning. I will let you explore the rep that you want, from medieval to contemporary, as well as non-western. Contemporary classical music is my specialty, and I'd be more than happy to dive into this with you!

About Kevin
Hello! My name's Kevin, and I'm a composer/musician based in Brooklyn. I went to the College of William and Mary where I studied both music and physics. Following that, I received a master's degree focusing in music composition from the University of Chicago.

I would love to help you have a stronger understanding of your instrument and music in general! I started playing clarinet in the 8th grade, and continued playing all through high school, undergrad, and grad school. Clarinet is my primary instrument, but before clarinet I began saxophone, and before saxophone, I began piano. Music has been a central part of my life for such a long time, and I can't imagine life without it!

My primary career pursuit is music composition, so I would love to dive into some music theory with each piece that you learn. I feel that understanding the mu
sic itself builds a stronger appreciation for the act of playing music. I have written a lot of pieces for myself on clarinet, and would be thrilled to help you on your own compositions if that is something your interested in. Contemporary classical music is my passion, but I want to help you explore the repertoire that fascinates you.
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Kevin K.

Brooklyn, NY 11205
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$34 / 30-min

About Alden S.

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Brooklyn, NY

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If you choose to take lessons with me, your money is going toward top-notch private music instruction. My curriculum includes goal-setting meetings and check-ups to ensure that my student and myself are both doing our best to realize his or her musical ambitions. I utilize 'before and after' recordings to show my students just how far they've come without even realizing it, stirring up deeper motivation and reinforcing the power of practicing. Although I've been playing for over 15 years and now perform regularly in the NYC area, I don't expect my skills and experience to simply rub off on my students. When you schedule a lesson with me, you are working with an educator, not a performer.

About Alden
I'm a baritone saxophonist and a die-hard jazz enthusiast living in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. I graduated from Bard College with a BA in music, specifically jazz performance and contemporary composition. In addition to saxophone, I also play clarinet, bass clarinet, flute, and piano (I'm also convinced that I can play the drums, but my friends disagree).
Since moving to Brooklyn, I've entrenched myself in the New York music scene, playing mainly jazz, funk and pop, as well as composing my own music on the side.

In addition to performing, I teach regularly, giving in-home lessons to my students throughout the NYC area. I teach all levels of saxophone, as well as beginner to intermediate piano, and beginner flute and clarinet. I offer a rich curriculum with my own set of teaching materials such as, goal calendars, practice logs, and be
fore-and-after recordings.
If you are thinking of booking lessons, don't hesitate to contact me via Take Lessons. That way I can ensure that I have space in my studio and that you will get the most out of your experience with me. Can't wait to work with you!
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Marie October 24, 2018
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My son, Justin, started taking lessons with Alden about a year and a half ago, and absolutely loved it! Justin has always loved music, and I think that lessons with Alden have taken this up a notch. It's so great to hear Justin's progress and for him to hear it too! Thanks Alden!
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Kendra October 23, 2018
· Saxophone · In home
Alden is a wonderful young man! Very professional and always prepared, he keeps lessons interesting and fun for my daughter Chanda, who was just a beginner last year. Now she’s playing all kinds of songs and filling our home with music!
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Lily October 21, 2018
· Saxophone · In home
If I were to recommend a saxophone teacher to anyone, it would 100% be Alden! My son has been taking lessons with Alden for about 6 months now and I can notice great strides being made in both his playing and overall confidence. Alden's encouraging nature coupled with his love and knowledge of his instrument and music in general creates an incredibly nourishing learning environment for a student. If you are looking for a new saxophone teacher for yourself or your child, you have found the one!
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Alden S.

Brooklyn, NY 11213
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$45 / 30-min

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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Tali August 27, 2019
· Saxophone · In studio
Dave is a great teacher and I would recommend him to anyone who asks :)
He's flexible (in both scheduling and teaching) and adapts to whatever the student needs or wants.
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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 Helena K.

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New York, NY
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I have been teaching for 9 years. I teach saxophone, flute and clarinet from beginner to advanced, all ages, specialising in jazz. Lessons are tailored to suit each student and their needs. I can help you achieve your goals and have fun doing it!

Lessons include technique, ear training, sight reading, music theory, improvisation.

About Helena
I've been teaching music for 8 years; saxophone, flute, clarinet, piano and theory. I specialise in jazz saxophone. I'm passionate about teaching improvisation, jazz history, aural training, composing and helping students reach their goals.
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Helena K.

New York, NY 10024
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$50 / 30-min

About Kendra C.

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Dumont, NJ
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Hi there! My name is Kendra and I am currently a music education student at William Paterson University. I want to help you achieve your goals of becoming a better player and musician overall. We can work on many things such as techniques, sight reading, intonation, and we can also work on things such as ear training and music theory. Send me a message if you are looking to start learning!

About Kendra
I have been playing the saxophone since fourth grade and I am currently going into my junior year at William Paterson University where I am studying Music Education with a concentration in classical saxophone. I grew up being apart of jazz bands, concert bands, and marching bands. I have been teaching lessons since high school and would love to continue while I am in school.

I am apart of many ensembles at the collegiate level which are the University Wind Ensemble, Saxophone Ensemble, and various Saxophone Quartets. I have had opportunities to study under great players and teachers.
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Kendra C.

Dumont, NJ 07628
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$34 / 30-min

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