Saxophone Lessons in Cleveland, OH

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Matthew H.

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Rocky River, OH
Starting at $60
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor's Degree from Case Western Reserve University
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Matthew H.

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I have taught alto, tenor, soprano and baritone saxophones, theory and harmony for over 15 years, with a strong emphasis on technique, intonation and style. I teach beginner to advanced students in the styles of jazz, R&B and classical. I have taught at five music schools, as well as serving on the faculty at Cuyahoga Community College.

I played first alto in the Case Western Reserve Symphonic Winds and Cleveland Institute of Music's Wind Ensemble as well as lead alto for CWRU Jazz Ensemble. I perform as a freelance saxophonist in straight-ahead, contemporary and modern jazz, R&B, funk, soul, Motown, blues, swing, pop, dance, disco, merengue, and salsa.

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Mathew has an important skill. He is talented and interactive throughout the lesson. And, he is kind.
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Excellent first lesson. Incredibly patient and encouraging.
Beverly W.
Matthew is a superb teacher. My computer was not completely set up and he navigated this smoothly with me. I highly recommend Matthew to anyone working on improving their computer skills.
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Benjamin M.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, French, English
  • BA in Music Composition and English from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaching since 2000
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Benjamin M.

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I have played saxophone since I was in 5th grade. I have been in a variety of groups over the years; rock, funk, punk, jazz quartets and big-band jazz, and the experimental use of electronics. You will learn proper breath (dynamics) and embouchure control, tonguing techniques, standard and alternate fingerings, approaches to improvisation and assistance with a varied repertoire for performance. I own a 1967 Beuscher alto saxophone and an Elkhart C-tenor saxophone. My home studio has recording capability which I use to record lessons when they are needed for review. Ear training is a crucial part to music on any level, and I encourage playing by ear as an important element to improvisation and music appreciation. My lessons are fun, informative, and creative!

About Benjamin

Hello Future Students! Whether you want to pursue a Musical Career or simply learn how to Play your Favorite Tunes for friends and family, I am here as your Teacher and Guide. I teach at Home, at the Student's Home and through the use of Skype or Zoom. Masks are worn as needed. Originally

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Bryan P.
Excellent instructor and a way cool guy. My first lesson was really informative, with so many helpful tips and techniques. Ben is a friendly, patient teacher, and I am looking forward to my next lesson!
Charlie and Cindy
We had our first saxophone lesson with Benjamin today and it was excellent! He is clearly a master that can assess a student’s skill level and adapt the lesson to suit their needs. He is just what we needed :)
Bryan K.
30 lessons for my high school son with Ben. Excellent teacher. Always on time. Very professional. Baritone Sax. Highly recomend. Will be getting more lessons with Ben.
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Michael H.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $32
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Jazz Studies and Music Education from Western Michigan University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Michael H.

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I have had many successful students in my 10 years teaching saxophone! I always gear lessons toward the individual student's musical goals and interests and I am constantly reinforcing good technique and practice habits. My favorite genre to teach is jazz, but I can help you with classical and pop music, too!

About Michael

I have been performing and teaching music professionally for 10 years in a variety of settings. I received my bachelor's degree in music education and jazz studies from Western Michigan University and my master's in jazz studies from Temple University in Philadelphia. My passion is jazz saxophon

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Arunan Karthik
Mr. Hudson-Casanova is a great teacher with a lot of experience. Ask a question, and he'll answer or guide you in the right direction to explore your topic of inquiry in an easy manner. He has helped me grow and improve as a saxophone player, and more so as a musician overall, through studies with various exercises like long tones, articulations, scales and progressions, and improvising on various jazz standards. He has helped me discover new techniques and helped me to learn to incorporate them into my playing. No matter your ability, Mr. HC can help you grow and learn!
Clare
Michael has worked with my daughter throughout high school and is such a talented teacher and musician. More recently they have been learning jazz as well classical (my daughters request, which Michael always encourages) and she has had so much fun with it.
Jack
Michael has dramatically improved my ability to play the saxophone and understand Western music theory. Over the year of taking lessons with Michael, he's taught me the foundations of saxophone: scales, long tones, and playing by ear, all the while sharing his contagious love for music and being extremely patient (my saxophone was broken and squeaky for our first three months of lessons, haha). He's generously created and provided custom sheet music exercises, duet recordings, and jazz playlists to inspire me. All in all, Michael is giving me an expert and friendly education.
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Eric C.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaching since 2009
  • BM Saxophone Performance (Partial) from Azusa Pacific University
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Eric C.

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I figure out exactly where you are in your technique and knowledge of music and of the instrument. Then, I start teaching from there! For me, the goal of lessons should be the goal of the student, and I do my best to honor that while pushing my students to surpass those goals.

My ultimate aim, is to provide you with an approach to practicing and performing music, that keeps you wanting to go back to do more.

In my career, I primarily play the tenor and baritone saxophones, but I mostly teach alto, and play soprano sometimes. Additionally, I also play the clarinet, bass clarinet, flute and piccolo. With this experience, I help out a lot of my more advanced saxophone students with doubling on these instruments, so they can be prepared for college and the professional world.

I encourage my advanced Jr. High and High School students to audition for various honor groups throughout California and the country such as SCSBOA, CBDA, JBOA, etc. With my background in these groups, I ...

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Hi there! I'm Eric Croissant, an energetic Multi-Instrumentalist, Music Educator, Composer, Recording Artist, and Producer from Southern California. I've been playing music for almost my whole life, and it's the greatest joy. Over the years, I learned to play the Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, a

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Faisal
My son was very happy with the lesson and his self-esteem jumped upwards 100% Thank you, Eric!
Jeff P.
Eric shows concern for helping you work on where you want to go in my music journey
Zac M.
Eric is an excellent teacher. He is very knowledgeable and very thorough when he is teaching his students. He is very talented and player numerous instruments. I would recommend him to anyone for lessons.
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Ana N.

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Starting at $42
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
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Ana N.

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Hello and welcome to my studio! I am a clarinetist, saxophonist, composer and arranger known for my multi-genre diversity in both classical and jazz styles. I have over 7 years of teaching all ages and levels of students in piano, violin, voice, clarinet, saxophone, and music theory.

Each lesson is catered to your specific goals and needs, whether you're a beginner or a serious student seeking a career path in music. Let's make music together!

About Ana

I am a professional musician and educator fluent in classical, jazz, Latin jazz, R&B, and pop styles. Currently residing in the Bloomington IN area, I have performed with a variety of groups across the Midwest including Michael Spiro's Descarga 5, the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, and the Buselli W

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James
I really enjoy taking saxophone lessons with Ana. She is extremely knowledgeable in topics related to saxophone, jazz, and improvisation. Her lessons are very organized, intellectually stimulating, and she provides just the right amount of structure while allowing me the space to develop my own creative ideas. I highly recommend taking a lesson with her. You’ll thank me later!
Christine
I have played clarinet for 5 years now and am working on music for solo pieces and band class. Ana gives me lots of material to work on and I am feeling more confident about my playing!
Amanda D.
I'm a classically-trained flutist and have been taking Jazz improv and theory lessons with Ana for four months. I have learned so much from her - she has opened my eyes to jazz and made it fun and approachable. The lessons have given me a deeper appreciation when listening to jazz, improved my listening skills, and made me a better player. I never thought I would be able to do improv, and after a few weeks of lessons it came very easily to me. I highly recommend Ana to anyone who wants to learn jazz improv, regardless of what instrument they play!
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Aaron S.

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  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1992
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Aaron S.

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Saxophone is one of the easiest instruments to pick up, but one of the most difficult to refine. I specialize in getting you from that horrible honking noise that makes your family run in terror to a sweet singing melodic tone that has the subtlety of a fine oboe but with the power of a military trumpet.

Saxophone performance isn't interchangeable with clarinet or any other instrument so I'll introduce you to all the things that make saxophone unique: how to form the mouth around the mouthpiece, anchor tonguing for better control, and the different fingerings that make the saxophone one of the most versatile instruments in the world.

About Aaron

I was raised in one of those freaky music families. Dad was a composer/arranger/clarinetist and Mom was an expert flutist. There was a saxophone lying around the house unused so I decided that I would play that. I took the approach many of you are on right now: learning the basics in middle schoo

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The average cost of 60-minute saxophone lessons in Cleveland is $40. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $40 per hour.
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"I am a beginner with Alto Sax. I took my first class with Kendra and was blown away by her knowledge and professionalism. She is extremely patient and I could immediately tell that she wanted me to succeed during our interaction...I'm definitely looking forward to taking more classes with her in the future. I definitely recommend...first impressions are ever-lasting..."
Trent
Took Saxophone lessons from Kendra E.
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"Sean is a great teacher-very upbeat and positive! He explains things in a way that makes it easy to understand. Sean makes learning fun! :)"
Jenae
Took Saxophone lessons from Sean H.
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"Excellent teacher. Covered a lot in the first lesson."
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Took Saxophone lessons from Lucas H.
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"First lesson. Very, very helpful. Looking forward to the next lesson."
Dylan
Took Saxophone lessons from Anthony M.
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"Dr. K made practicing tenor sax super fun and enjoyable, offering patience and insight on any questions asked. I greatly appreciated her ability to guide me throughout this learning experience and fully recommend her to anyone wanting to learn sax!"
Ricardo hernandez
Took Saxophone lessons from Dr. Kimberly K.
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"I've been with Micheal for over two years now and he has helped me a ton. He's helped my technique, understanding of theory and the music I'm playing. I have recently started flute and he has given me great guidance on how I can improve and it has help tremendously.
Out of all the private lesson teachers I've had, Micheal is by far the best. I highly recommend him."
Bobby
Took Saxophone lessons from Michael H.
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"My 10 years old son is learning Saxophone with Sarah. Sarah is very considerate and professional. Highly recommended."
Jerry
Took Saxophone lessons from Sarah S.
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"I have to say that Michael is the best music teacher I ever had. and I have studied music for a long time. He is patient, thoughtful and his music skills are outstanding I recommended him as the best."
Amparo
Took Saxophone lessons from Lance R.
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"Patient Teacher! You will definitely learn great things on your first day. This actually wants to see you get better, and is not just about getting his check! I recommend him to anyone, any day!"
Morayo
Took Saxophone lessons from Tosin B.
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"Great teacher! Smart, patient and friendly. Gives productive direction. Thank you!"
Kimberly
Took Saxophone lessons from Dr. Kimberly K.
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