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Nick Y.

8 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Master's Degree from Nizhny Novgorod State Conservatory
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Nick Y.

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I have been playing the saxophone since 1998. My teaching experience in itself equals to some 10 years.

Through this time period, I have been working with Beginner to Advanced-level students of any ages. We have been practicing in my professional studio, at my trainees’ premises or via Skype.

To any student of mine I offer a tried-and-true combination of techniques that have eventually made up my state-of-the-art teaching methodic.
It contains, but is not limited to, the following:

- developing beginner musicians’ skill;
- establish the basis of musical theory including learning musical notation and reading scores;
- gaining extensive practice through performing popular classic to hit tunes;
- giving rise to intermediate-level saxophonists’;
- getting to know how to play in ensemble;
- learning how to improvise in a variety of genres.
- polishing advanced sax players’ mastery.

And, no doubt, helping prepare for an upcoming concert or competition is an option, too,

About Nick

Hi, everyone. I'm Nick York, a professional saxophone player from Brooklyn, NY. I'm originally from Russia, where I graduated from the Nizhniy Novgorod conservatory in 2013, with a mark of excellence and an honors degree diploma. I am the winner of many prestigious international awards (UK, German

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Jane
I’ve been slowly moving toward playing sax for over a year. So, when I was finally ready, I got puzzled where to find an experienced teacher so as not to pay through my nose. After about a week on the Internet, I found Nick York. After watching some of his videos online, I called him and we started training. Now I can say he stands out of other performers in terms of quality-to-price ratio. Thanks, Nick
Julie
I wanted to learn how to play the sax – and here it is, given to me as a present. I started to look for a teacher and was put on to him. I reckon he is a good teacher. He clearly breaks down information, has a creative approach to studies, always puts something new on offer, and takes his students’ wishes on board. Undoubtedly, Nick is a fair musician notwithstanding his teaching spirit. If any acquaintance of mine sets their sights on playing the saxophone, I will certainly recommend him to them.
Abbie
Nick is an exceptional musician and teacher. My son plays tenor saxophone and with Nick’s help jazz and classical pieces are taught in a fun and meaningful way. He is very patient and is great at giving little tricks and hints. He explains everything thoroughly from scales, technique, etc., His feedback at each lesson is detailed and on point. My son enjoys and looks forward to his lessons with Nick. I highly recommend!!!!
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Sergio M.

6 Reviews
Garfield, NJ
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • 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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Prakash
This is our first session, Sergi did a great job in understanding student’s current state in music and tailored his approach. He gave Vocal tips to try offline. Overall, a fun learning session.
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Kelly O.
Thanks for a great lesson! recamend you to everyone!

Yakov D.

20 Reviews
Richmond Hill, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • MA in bassoon performance, orchestra conducting, teaching from St. Petersburg State Conservatory, Russia
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Yakov D.

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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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Iasonas & Odysseas A.
Very knowledgable and enthusiastic teacher. He has a way about him that makes the lesson exciting.
Yoella & Malkiya O.
Mr Yakov is very pleasant, patient and professional. He makes learning fun. One of my daughters is very shy and particular. I was concerned for her first violin. But she ended up loving the lesson and the instructor. We did some lessons online and at his studio. During the online lesson, the connection with our internet was horrible. He could hear her playing but she couldn't hear him. Yet, patiently, he got creative and taught the lesson with my daughter through chat. The environment of the studio is comfortable. You can tell he's passionate about what he does. That left me with a great impression of him. We look forward to more lessons with him for as long as we can.
Thanks Mr Yakov!!!
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Ashley E.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, French
  • B.A. Theatre Performance from Fordham University Lincoln Center
  • Awarded Outstanding Musician from Central High School Concert Band and Concert Choir
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Ashley E.

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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 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
-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 24 hours in advance. Otherwise, ...

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

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Milton M.
Great teacher and skillful. Great tips for today's lessons.

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Javier
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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Eric P.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Eric P.

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I am an experienced music teacher of 15 years, specializing in beginner, intermediate, and advanced saxophone players. My other specialty is working with intermediate and advanced jazz improv students of all instruments. All ages are welcome. I will customize the lessons and program to the needs and goals of each student. Whether you are an award winning jazz soloist or someone just starting out on the sax, I can take you to the next step and we can have a great time doing it! Let's get started!

About Eric

After more than a decade of performing and teaching in Los Angeles, Eric now calls Seattle home. Since graduating from the University of Southern California with a degree in Music, Eric has pursued professional jazz and music education with equal passion. In addition to a robust private studi

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Caleb G.
Eric is a great teacher! My son has gained so much confidence since he started working with Eric. He is excited about it again, like he was at the beginning, and I couldn't be happier with our choice!
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First lesson and very easy to work with during the online session.
Great first experience.
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Bonnie M.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • DMA from Graduate Center, CUNY
  • Awarded Winner, Convention Performer's Competition from National Flute Association
  • Teaching since 2000
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Bonnie M.

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Online Saxophone Teacher

Solo repertoire, band music, improvisation

About Bonnie

--Online Flute Lessons, Music lessons --experienced in teaching ages 5-adult, beginner, intermediate, advanced, college --experienced (and good with!) with students on the spectrum, students with other challenges such as ADD, executive functioning difficulties --very patient, kind teacher who lo

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Casey R.
Amazing Player...Even Better Teacher.

From my first lesson with Bonnie, she opened me up to a new realm of musicianship and technique that I had never experienced before. She re-ignited a passion in my music that I was beginning to lose. I am forever grateful to her for this.

Bonnie is a hundred percent devoted to music, her playing and her teaching. One of the things I love most about her is that she seems to know everything about the flute, yet she is always striving to learn more. And if, every once in a while, there is something she doesn't know, she investigates. She finds an answer, contemplates it, and teaches me.

Bonnie is also a genuinely caring person who is entirely invested in her students. She often e-mails me after my lesson to tell me something that she had thought about relating to my lesson, proving that she is always thinking about ways to help me in my playing.

Bonnie continues to challenge me and encourage me in all my playing - she truly makes me feel that with enough practice and determination there is nothing I can't play. She even helped me attain a 100 on my all-state level piece this year. However, the score is less meaningful than the feeling I had after I performed that day. I knew that I was playing on a level I had never imagined - all due to Bonnie's inspiring me to always be better and her total confidence in me, not only as a flute player, but also as a musician.

Bonnie's musicianship and playing is unparalleled, her teaching style unique and engaging and, once you get to know her, she is quite the comedian. I am truly lucky to have her as my teacher.
Mary Ellen B.
An engaging and wonderful instructor

I have been extremely fortunate to have had Bonnie McAlvin teaching flute, piccolo and music theory to my older daughter for nine years and flute to my younger daughter for four. She is an enthusiastic and energetic teacher that inspires a great love of musicianship in her students. My older daughter is a first chair flutist in a wind ensemble and plays with a prestigious children's orchestra entirely due to the patient and thorough instruction she has received from Bonnie. It is a great blessing to have musically talented children but an even bigger blessing to have an instructor who can give them the skills and encouragement to achieve excellence. My older daughter is working towards attending a conservatory for college and the younger daughter fully expects to have music be part of her education going forward. This is entirely due to Bonnie's influence and guidance. We could not be more pleased. My girls love their lessons with Bonnie and I cannot recommend her highly enough.

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"My lesson with Hunter was absolutely fantastic. Such a great guy, and supremely knowledgable, and patient with beginners like me."
Charlie
Took Saxophone lessons from Hunter D.
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"Great! She is loving it so far. Thank you."
Arionna
Took Saxophone lessons from Carl W.
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"Truly great human. Gave me immediate confidence in my ability to be great. no mater how bad I was sounding."
Bryan
Took Saxophone lessons from Gleb V.
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"Absolutely phenomenal person!
Taught me some key things that immediately helped me out - highly recommend!"
Jose
Took Saxophone lessons from Granville M.
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"He is a great teacher! He is patient and calm. His lesson is easy to understand. I enjoy a lesson every time. Thank you!"
Mariko
Took Saxophone lessons from Matt L.
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"Fantastic first lesson"
Dave
Took Saxophone lessons from Rob S.
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Barry Gerdsen
Took Saxophone lessons from Jeff J.
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"So glad that we found Sergio! Sergio has been teaching my oldest Son saxophone for a while now. My younger Son recently found interest in the recorder and had his first lesson with Sergio today. Sergio was great with him and made sure to find music that he is interested in. I highly recommend Sergio for any kid!"
Jackson
Took Saxophone lessons from Sergio M.
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"Gleb is a very skilled professional musician, and yet he's a caring individual that would never make you feel intimidated, which is especially important for a novice like myself :) His lessons are fun, his rates are reasonable, and he truly puts his heart into teaching process. Every time I walk out from his lesson feeling I've progressed one step further. Highly recommended."
Mike D.
Took Saxophone lessons from Gleb V.
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"I got a giod first impression from Aaron. First lesson was very fun and exciting. Aaron is very diwn to earth and encouraging. I look forward to more lessons on the saxophone."
Ryan
Took Saxophone lessons from Aaron H.
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