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Matt L.

Matt L.

4.9(150)
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 escape from their everyday hectic lives, or they are coming back to an instrument that they put down years ago and looking to have a good musical experience again. I also have very young students who have parents looking to get there child into learning an instrument for the first time. For my child/adolescent future musician students, I will teach with a much more structured atmosphere and focus on all of the aspects of technique and music theory that they would be expected to know and play as they move closer to a professional level. For my busy adult students it is always a case by case basis. For those who have previous experience, I typically like to address teaching them how to play styles of music and tunes that they want to learn to play. For those who are new to music, I take them through a step-by-step process for learning the basics of the instrument while simultaneously teaching them how to read music. And in either case, many of my adults have busy professional lives where sometimes the only time they have to play their instrument is when they are in a lesson with me. That's ok. NO JUDGEMENTS! If the only time you have to play is during our lesson, then I'll find something new for you to learn at each lesson. For my young beginners it is all about having fun while playing music. While these lessons are also very structured, I also prefer not to be the stereotypical stern music teacher. I've heard way to many horror stories from my adult students who had mean and impatient teachers when they were children. I would say that my philosophy with my young students is an amalgamation of my approach with my busy adults students and my child/adolescent future musician students. I want to make sure that they are learning, but never discouraged.
$1$50
/30 mins
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Gleb V.

Gleb V.

4.9(37)
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,
$1$25
/30 mins
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Elia F.

Elia F.

5(17)
I am a professional musician passionate about sharing the joy of music with others. I specialize in beginner to intermediate students of all ages. I teach students how to practice and why to practice in order to help them fall in love with the saxophone! Typical lessons involve scales, sight reading, and a piece that the student chooses. If you like having fun and learning about different kinds of music send me a message!
$1$50
/30 mins
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Andrew L.

Andrew L.

4.9(37)
If you want playing the saxophone to feel as natural as singing in the shower, then this is the course for you! I teach all levels of students from beginner to advanced, with a heavy focus on transcription and ear training. Everything in my curriculum is designed to make playing easy, natural and fun. Whether you want to play like Charlie Parker or learn all of the Beatles' greatest hits, we'll work together to help you make the music you've always wanted to.
$1$25
/30 mins
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Michael R.

Michael R.

4.8(66)
Tired of being frustrated by the pace of self-teaching or is your child bored with the progress in school band class? Are you an adult who never played an instrument but are really interested in learning a wind instrument? Not able to express yourself creatively or don't really understand why your favorite songs or styles of music work? Do you want a more hands-on way of teaching with personalized plans just for you? Learn how to play the Saxophone with Michael! Michael teaches a variety of instruments and subjects in the woodwind family: - Saxophone - Clarinet - Flute - Improvisation - Music Theory - Jazz Studies Michael creates versatile and fun lesson plans that incorporate learning your favorite music while teaching theory, improvisation, note reading, songwriting, or any other interests! He has an easy-to-follow, fun, but yet structured and thorough plan designed for results to help the student reach their goals, rather than imposing an one-size-fits-all plan just from lesson books! Michael teaches anyone from kids to adults and seniors and encourages all students to be creative while really understanding the music they play. Michael incorporates classical and traditional music into lesson programs alongside modern styles to create diverse and interesting repertoire!
$1$33
/30 mins
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Ashley E.

Ashley E.

4.9(19)
I have been training on the saxophone for upwards of twelve years! I have been giving lessons since 2015, and I am qualified to teach beginner to advanced 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 -A judgement-free, creative environment! -A free PDF of the saxophone fundamentals workbook with which I teach, as a supplement to personalized lesson-planning. (CANCELLATION POLICY: I will do my best to reschedule lessons with students if I am notified at least 24 hours in advance. Otherwise, the missed lesson will be paid for in full.)
$1$40
/60 mins
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Paul W.

Paul W.

4.9(39)
Extensive music theory application and rhythm concept.
$1$45
/30 mins
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Lonze R.

Lonze R.

4.9(68)
I am very excited to teach you all what my 23 years of experience in playing the saxophone can bring. I can teach children to adults, beginner to advance players the tools to become a great musician. I workout of various books to suite the students playing level. I also use a metronome , tuners , sheet music all to help develop good habits. I work with adults , kids and teenagers that need assistance with audition or to become more effective in their school band. You must practice at least a 30! mins a day to reach the goals you require . Contact me and you will be on your way to becoming a great musician.
$1$42
/30 mins
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Matt is an engaging teacher who is insightful and accomodating. I'm glad I found him. He is going to help me learn my favorite song, and for now we're doing a lot basic learning and exercises. He's

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I am an adult learner and Elia has been very helpful and patient. She is flexible and works around my schedule. Elia provided learning materials and is very communicative. I highly recommend her.

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I recently started taking Clarinet lessons after a few years away from the instrument, and I’m so happy that I chose Elia as my instructor. She is so enthusiastic, and it shows that she cares about ev

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Great first lesson! Engaging and challenging.

Julie (Saxophone lessons with Elia F.)

Matt is an engaging teacher who is insightful and accomodating. I'm glad I found him. He is going to help me learn my favorite song, and for now we're doing a lot basic learning and exercises. He's

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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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