Saxophone Lessons in New York, NY

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Popular Saxophone Teachers in New York, NY

Jan K.

Long Island City, NY
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Slovene, Serbo Croatian, English
  • Bachelor of Music from Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jan K.

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I am an internationally recognized saxophonist, composer, keyboardist, songwriter, lyricist, vocalist, bandleader, arranger, and producer with a passion for music education.

I have been teaching professionally for 10 years at levels from beginner to Graduate student/working professional (I am a substitute teacher for saxophone legend, prof. Antonio Hart, at Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, NY). All levels and ages are welcome.

I have a specific teaching curriculum with an emphasis on the control of the saxophone fingering and breathing/sound producing techniques, which ensure visible improvements within weeks of lessons! I am definitely also open to the students' own wishes regarding their repertoire and musical interests.

The unique quality I bring to my student's teaching experience is that I am also a working musician - I have been performing, recording, touring, producing, and band-leading internationally for 15 years now in a wide variety of musical ...

About Jan

I am an internationally recognized New York-based saxophonist, clarinetist, composer, arranger, bandleader, producer and educator. I grew up in Slovenia, where I got my first (very thorough) formal training in both classical and jazz music. I continued my studies at the Royal Conservatory of T

Imraan K.

5 Reviews
Mount Vernon, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Imraan K.

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I've been playing saxophone for 15 years, and I've picked up some cool tricks along the way! Saxophone lessons are custom tailored to the student's individual skill level.

Beginners learn basic technique and a foundation of good habits to build on!

Intermediate players challenge themselves with more difficult pieces, requiring use of more refined techniques.

Advanced players prepare and perform advanced pieces, and work on the most advanced techniques.

About Imraan

I'm a pro saxophonist in NYC, currently performing both in the NYC area and internationally. In the last 5 years, I have been performing with various bands in the area, spanning rock, funk, soul, Latin, and especially jazz. Performing has taken me to France, Switzerland, Italy, China, and most

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Shai H.
When I asked my son how his lesson went he said “I struck gold”. Imraan is amazing!
Sal
An excellent teacher. He keeps my son Sal interested and engaged with every lesson. Sal gets to choose some of the music he works on, and Imraan makes it into a lesson. Sal has been doing much better in band class, I recommend him!
Livia C.
Excellent

My son Nicholas, 10 yrs old, has been taking saxophone lessons with Imraan for about a month. Searching for a young motivated teacher who is up to date with todays music is very difficult. My fear was for Nicholas to get discouraged in his saxophone playing and music with a non motivated instructor.
Imraan has been the perfect match for Nick. He is not only an excellent saxophone player but a great instructor. He motivates my son with his saxophone playing, has patients with his teachings and with kids, is up to date with todays music and most important, my son cant wait for his next lesson.

Imraan, Im glad we met you and look forward to hearing my son play in concert with you someday.
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Sergio M.

6 Reviews
Garfield, NJ
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • B.A. Music Business from NJCU
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Kelly O.
Lincoln
Notes from 10 year old student:
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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Darrell V.

26 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1992
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Darrell V.

26 Reviews
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All styles; soprano, alto, tenor, baritone

About Darrell

Why these lessons are different: - Formally trained conductor/composer/producer - Individual or group session options including full band production - A long roster of satisfied clients - Broad base of musical styles (rock, classical, jazz, blues, metal, bluegrass, folk, theater, big band,

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Aviv C.
Good instructor
Frank S.
Darrell helped me a lot to get a handle on my Ableton rig. I needed to set up midi tracks, locate presets to create cool sounds from plugins. Then I needed to export the audio of a couple of those tracks to import into a separate Pro Tools project. Lot of progress, thanks Darrell! -- Frank S
Natalie Watson
Absolutely loved the lesson and loved Darrell. He made me feel very comfortable and made the lesson fun. I learned a lot and really am looking forward to the next ones. Very excited to be embarking on this new venture in my life.

David W.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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David W.

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Able to teach all levels of students, including professional level saxophonists interested in learning to improvise.

About David

I am a professional multi-instrumentalist living in Los Angeles, performing, teaching, and recording regularly on saxophone, flute, clarinet, and trumpet.  I graduated from Oberlin Conservatory in 2011 with a Bachelor of Music in Saxophone Performance.  Since graduating from Oberlin, I have had the

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Jessica V.

Teaches Online
Starting at $26
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Master of Arts degree in Saxophone Performance from The University of Iowa
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jessica V.

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Are you feeling stuck because you don’t have access to an in-person saxophone teacher?

I have great news for you!

Direct from my home studio, I am offering online lessons right from the convenience of your own computer!

Perfect for saxophonists of all ages and abilities, online lessons offer a handy option for students who are unable to travel, live far from Austin, or need to remain isolated for various reasons: That’s right COVID-19, i’m looking at you!

Don’t let travel or social distancing get in the way of your musical education. If you have a computer with a solid internet connection, you have everything you need!

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Student Achievements:

TMEA All-State Honor Band

TMEA All-State Jazz Band

ATSSB All-Area Honor Band

YOUNGARTS National Competition Winner

CARNEGIE HALL performances with the Honors Performance Series

UIL State Solo

About Jessica

Currently serving as President-elect for the North American Saxophone Alliance, and as Adjunct Instructor of Saxophone at Baylor University, Jessica Voigt-Page has been teaching saxophone for the last 14 years in the US, New Zealand and Australia. With a passion for the education of young saxo

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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 $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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"Michael is quite special. He is taking this 57 year old who has never played an instrument nor read music and trying to work a miracle! Three lessons in, I know that this is going to be fun learning with him. I also know that I will be able to play the Saxophone soon. An inspiring teacher!!!"
Ronnie
Took Saxophone lessons from Michael R.
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"A truly talented musician, composer, and person! Lisa's passion for music is envious and evident... and it shines every time she picks up an instrument or teaches someone!"
Lindsay
Took Saxophone lessons from Lisa N.
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"Comprehensive, Fun, and Professional

My younger brother and I both have taken lessons through Bill for quite some time now.

Bill has been fantastic, and can accomodate to players of all levels. I've been playing for years, and Bill is able to provide practice materials relevant to my musical interests, appropriately scaling up the difficulty of what we're working on. Ranging from famous straight-ahead jazz solos, to tricky classical etudes, I'm happy to know my overall musical technique, repertoire, and general skill will continue to grow at the pace right for me.

My younger brother is taking some more beginner clarinet lessons, and couldn't agree more. He always looks forward to lesson day, seeing what new notes and scales he'll get to play through!"
Andrew
Took Saxophone lessons from Bill T.
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"My son likes the class and show me what he learns in the lesson."
Jimmy
Took Saxophone lessons from Lucas H.
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"Kim is a pleasure to work with. My 10 year old looks forward to seeing her each week for her saxophone lesson."
Mary VOID
Took Saxophone lessons from Dr. Kimberly K.
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"Another great lesson!"
Wyatt
Took Saxophone lessons from Frixos P.
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"Rebecca is an excellent teacher! She is very good at breaking down complicated concepts and is very patient with you during the learning process. A+ !"
Rhett
Took Saxophone lessons from Rebecca F.
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"Best saxophone teacher I ever had."
Aziz Gueye
Took Saxophone lessons from Bill T.
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"I can highly recommend Hayes as an instructor for beginning students. He has a great personality, really connects with kids, and is very enthusiastic about music and teaching. He is very patient, explains things clearly to my son, and always teaches in a professional manner. My son has taken lessons for 6 months and we are really happy with Hayes' lessons."
Tina
Took Saxophone lessons from Hayes H.
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"I'm a more "Senior" student who decided that learning the saxophone needed to be at the top of my "Bucket List". I recognize adult students can be particularly challenging because they're a bit more rigid in what they want. Carl is the perfect instructor for all ages. First he's extremely knowledgeable, making you confident he's leading you down the right path. He's has so much diversity in both instruments and styles that he's able to accommodate anyone. With this, he has been able to tailor lessons, mixing the basics with my desire to learn popular jazz tunes. He's picked up on the fact that I'm an engineer and have to understand everything I'm taught, so he's included music theory that makes the lessons, steps, and songs take on a more complete meaning (and improving retention). He's extremely patient and encouraging, as some of my lessons are after very long and tough work days; yet, he knows how to challenge you to ensure continued progress. It's coming up on a year that he's been my instructor and he’s made me so confident I'll stick with playing, that I upgraded to a professional instrument. Superb instructor."
Michael
Took Saxophone lessons from Carl W.
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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 pizzazz 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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