Saxophone Lessons in New York, NY

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Thomas G.

Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Doctorate of Music, Woodwind Performance from Florida State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Thomas G.

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10 years of experience playing and teaching woodwinds professionally; Doctorate of Music.
No matter your experience level or goals, I make lessons engaging and positive. Learn fundamentals, improvisation, and play the music you've always wanted to!

About Thomas

Hi there! I've been teaching and playing saxophone, flute, and clarinet professionally for over a decade. I'm a member of a well-known saxophone quartet and frequently tour the United States and Europe giving concerts and teaching. I live in New York City and have worked on Broadway, in film scores

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Jorge R.

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Elmhurst, NY
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jorge R.

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Students will learn how to properly learn and play the saxophone from the absolute basics to a high, intermediate level and beyond in various styles.
Beginners: The basics of embouchure, technical skills, proper breathing techniques, ability to read music.
Intermediate: Playing intermediate level solo pieces, refining technique, extending range, learning how to play music by ear and performing in various styles, from classical to jazz.

About Jorge

I have over 10 years of experience on the Clarinet and other reed instruments. I have a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Music Education from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College and have studied classical clarinet as well as saxophone under various professors at the college. I also

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Kevin
Jorge was a great teacher, he started me off learning clarinet. Very kind, postitve and knew all of his stuff. Would definitely recommend as a teacher.
Holly
Jorge tutored me for a few weeks in music theory and it greatly benefited me. He shows through his examples and explanations that he really understands concepts of music theory and keyboard, as well on his clarinet too. I highly recommend hiring Jorge since he goes over the information at a good pace and nice manor. He will go over whatever you need help on.

Yakov D.

23 Reviews
Richmond Hill, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Gold Award from Forte International Competition
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Yakov D.

23 Reviews
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Beginners: posture, breathing techniques, embouchure, sound production, articulation, phrasing, note reading
Intermediate: interpretation of different styles, dynamics, ensemble performance, building solid technique and stamina
Advanced: studying of orchestra excerpts, solo pieces, study of various concert and chamber music compositions

About Yakov

• I have over 20 years experience as a music teacher, conductor, theater/orchestra director and a performer in Russia, Norway and the United States. • I possess excellent interpersonal skills and over the years developed the ability to communicate efficiently and connect with every student I te

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He is just excellent.
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Tina D.

73 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2004
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Tina D.

73 Reviews
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I've played saxophone for about 18 years. I enjoy teaching all levels of saxophone students! Saxophone is a fun and versatile instrument.

About Tina

Hello! I've been teaching private lessons for over 15 years. I was a high school music teacher & band director in the Philadelphia area for 7 years, and I now live in Miami, FL where I am working on a doctoral degree in music (conducting.) I also work as a freelance musician. I'm looking forward

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I thought she was great.
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Frixos P.

64 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, some Portuguese, some Greek, Some Spanish
  • Awarded Epilepsy Foundation Award from Raising $10,000 by producing and selling a dedicated CD
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Composition from New World School of the Arts College
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Frixos P.

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I will teach you the fundamental basics as well as some tricks I learned from various artists I've played with. We will be using the Jamey Abersold books, Bob Mintzer books, and some of the tunes in the fake books. Also we will work on scales. I will also teach you how to write and compose your own music using my background music I send you.

About Frixos

Frixos states that his love for music probably started before he was born. “I’m pretty sure the Motown sounds my mother loved to listen and move to permeated to me through her.” Add to that his exposure to different ethnic sounds like Greek (his origins) folklore and contemporary music, Portuguese

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Paula M.
I have been very pleased with the piano instruction Frixos has provided to my grand-daughter. He is very encouraging and tries to make the piano lessons interesting.
Frixos has been very understanding when problems arise and lessons need to be changed.😊 If you are looking for a reputable instructor, let me suggest Frixos.
Paula
We love Frixos! He is a wonderful teacher and person. We were unsure how online classes would go, but it’s been great. Frixos has done an excellent job of teaching our granddaughter. He makes it easy for her to learn, yet still challenges her.
Luis S.
Great guy. Very knowledgeable and friendly.
We were able to clarify a number of questions that I had about the saxophone
Looking forward to the next lesson
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Desiree M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Music Education from San Jose State University
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Desiree M.

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Want to be a fantastic musician?! With personalized lessons to match your skills you will have FUN playing the Saxophone. We will focus on breathing techniques, tone production, and rhythmic techniques. Our tunes will be based on what your focus. We will play duets often!

All ages welcome! New hobby? No one is too old for music.

- World Class Saxophone techniques
- Fun and Engaging lessons via Zoom!
- Add theory, composition, or conducting to our lessons to expand your music knowledge. (All ages encouraged!)

About Desiree

My goal Is to make music fun. Even the hardest pieces will be fun Owen we work together. Our online lessons are personalized to your skill level and most importantly our lessons will be fun and engaging. We will talk about music news, history and watch musical performances. If you are interested in

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Average Cost of Saxophone Lessons in New York, NY

The average cost of 60-minute saxophone lessons in New York is $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $130 per hour.
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$54 average
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$69 average

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"Eric was such an awesome person to meet. He is truly an Authentic instructor. The lessons were so engaging AND funny! I thought learning saxophone was going to be this Mountain of Struggle but Eric Really Streamlined the process in a way that just felt so Natural. Definitely Recommend :)"
Andrew
Took Saxophone lessons from Eric F.
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"my daughter loves her lessons with Ms Tammye!"
Noemie
Took Saxophone lessons from Tammye D.
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"He is slways ready and on time. He is very patient with my son, who is learning to play the saxophone."
Santi
Took Saxophone lessons from Stephen Y.
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"Very helpful, and willing to go on whatever pace you need. Highly recommended."
Ahmed
Took Saxophone lessons from Josh G.
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"First lesson was amazing from start to finish, great introductory from how to hold the instrument, down to first steps to making a sound, and even to a first song! Thanks Ian."
Max
Took Saxophone lessons from Ian B.
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"Preston made me relaxed and we jumped right into it."
michael
Took Saxophone lessons from Preston B.
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"The lesson was great and Dr. Kimberly was very clear and kind. Great instructor"
Ace
Took Saxophone lessons from Dr. Kimberly K.
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"My son has completed 5 lessons with Andrew and it is amazing to see his progress! Andrew is punctual, professional, and very good with my son."
Connor
Took Saxophone lessons from Andrew L.
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"First class was awesome, Matt really knew how to help me with getting the correct articulation on the Alto Sax and made it very easy to understand the keys and musical notes, Can’t wait to advance and learn more."
Richard
Took Saxophone lessons from Matt L.
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Took Saxophone lessons from Sergio M.
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Saxophone Lessons in New York City

Are you interested in saxophone lessons for beginners in New York City? Or maybe you’re an experienced player seeking to fine tune your skills. Either way, this vibrant community is a remarkable place to learn. After all, they don’t call NYC the “City of Dreams” for no reason.

In fact, if you choose to take saxophone classes in NYC, you’ll be among thousands of artists who study music and hone their crafts here. Whether you’re envisioning playing your sax in an orchestra on Broadway or sitting in with a jazz band, lessons will get you on your way fast. So, what are you waiting for? Your dream awaits!

The Benefits of Taking Saxophone Lessons in NYC

New York City jazz is its own genre that is known worldwide for having a distinctive, big city sound with lots of pizz

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azz and fast runs. Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis and Walter Theodore "Sonny" Rollins are just two faces that helped pioneer New York City jazz into a new era playing their saxophones here.

Taking saxophone lessons can help you leave your mark on the music world, too. Whatever your style, NYC saxophone instructors specialize in an array of musical genres such as jazz, rock, blues, pop, classical music, and swing.

New York is also home to Juilliard School and the Manhattan School of Music, and our teachers can help prepare you for admission into these prestigious universities. We offer lessons in the alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, bass sax, soprano sax and others!

Finding a Teacher for Saxophone Classes in New York City

TakeLessons has highly trained and educated instructors all throughout the city and its surrounding boroughs. So if you’re looking for saxophone lessons in New York City, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, or Queens, you’ll be able to find a teacher in our easy-to-use directory.

With over 150 qualified instructors offering saxophone lessons in NYC, you’re sure to find one that is an excellent fit for your needs. We also have teachers that offer online instruction, so students aren’t limited to local teachers.

One of our most popular sax teachers is Bill T. from Brooklyn, NY, who offers alto and tenor lessons and is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. There’s also Matt L. in Astoria, NY, who has more than 75 esteemed client reviews. He holds a Bachelor's in Music Performance and 20 years of professional performance under his belt.

Getting to Saxophone Classes in NYC

The Big Apple is known worldwide for traffic congestion. Cars, cabs, busses and people are literally on the move all day and night in NYC. Be sure to keep your schedule and commute in mind when choosing a location to meet with your sax teacher.

Consider using a reliable form of city transportation such as the rail system, subway or the free ferry if traversing between Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn or the Bronx. If you’re lucky, your route will take you past some of New York City’s most famous landmarks. You might catch a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty or the place where dreams come true, Radio City Music Hall.

Practicing in Between Saxophone Lessons in NYC

Once you book saxophone lessons in NYC, consider renting an instrument at eVillage Music Store. Ready to buy? Head to Roberto’s Winds or KB SAX for good deals on both new and used instruments. Your instructor will likely also have some good recommendations for how to choose just the right saxophone for you.

Here in this coastal city of 8.6 million people, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to get more involved in the saxophone community - whether you’re a beginner or advanced musician. Check out the groups on Meetup to find others to jam with when you’re ready.

Saxophone street performances are commonplace around the city, and there’s no need for a permit on most streets or parks like Central Park. You can even play for a crowd at an open mic night at The Village Underground, the Postcrypt Coffeehouse or Pete’s Candy Store to build your performance experience.

When you’re ready to get yakety with your sax like Boots Randolph, sign up for saxophone lessons in New York City to get started!

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