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Andrew D.

Catoosa, OK
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
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Andrew D.

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I began teaching private music lessons in 2011 while I was studying Jazz Studies and Music Business in college where I was also trained on flute. I have worked with a wide age range of students, I have trained adults and students as young as five. I have high standards and a good attention to detail. I will teach you a strong foundation of fundamental practices that will develop proper posture and technique for both classical music and jazz. I will also teach you a strong foundation of music theory so you will be prepared to learn and/or write music of your choosing.

About Andrew

I have almost 20 years experience with saxophone. I started young and traveled as a student performing in competitions all over the country. I have done every type of music competition and studied in college where I received scholarships.

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Jesse M.

101 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jesse M.

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Learn about rhythm, melody, harmony, and dynamics, and how they apply to the saxophone. Explore the range of your instrument through various scales. Build solid skills through understanding the mechanics of how your body and instrument work together.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students on voice/singing, guitar, bass, drums, piano, and ukulele. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with classic

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Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
Dulcenea
Super kind, patient and teaches a lot in each session!

Annaka H.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • BM, Clarinet Performance from Florida State University
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Annaka H.

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I offer individual saxophone lessons for beginning and intermediate level students.

About Annaka

I have played the clarinet for over 20 years and have taught music lessons for over 10 years, both as a graduate teaching assistant (BGSU & CU Boulder) and in the community. I love teaching students of all ages, from very beginners (students & adults) and advanced performers. I currently teach

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Aaron L.

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Starting at $60
  • Speaks english, spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Ethnomusicology and Jazz Studies from UCLA
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Aaron L.

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I am currently the saxophonist for electronic artist Zhu. I am a working musician in LA and have recorded and collaborated with artists such as Jason Mraz, Tame Impala, and Zhu. Lessons are all about finding ways to achieve your goals. I want to know what your goals are with music, what music you are interested in, and from there we can develop a strategy. I have a jazz background with BA from UCLA and studied with some of the greats such as Kenny Burrell, Anthony Wilson, and Eric Marienthal. My approach involves a combination of technique, harmony, ear training, learning songs, gear talk, and improvisation. I love teaching improvisation and I think every musician should work towards a vocabulary of their own.

About Aaron

I am currently the saxophonist for Grammy nominated electronic artist Zhu. I have had the opportunity to tour the US and the world performing at festivals such as Coachella, EDC, Lightning in a Bottle, Electric Forrest, ULTRA, and many others. I have also collaborated with artists such as Jason Mra

Alfred S.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1988
  • Teaches students 18 to 65
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Alfred S.

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Basic scales of the tenor sax starting with the key of Bflat. Scale progression, circle of fifths, finger exercises.

About Alfred

I play professionally, I have over 43 years of music experience I started at a very early age enjoying music, i have played recitals at the high school level on cello. I have been a featured soloist on the 4,5,6,string electric bass as well as the acoustic double bass, I have a CD out that show

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Jesse
Take it from me a former student. Alfred is a fantastic teacher and a amazing player.
Dixie Pottie
alfred shorter jr is a major force to be reckoned with on the bass scene. His clear cut technique for bass comes from years of playing and experimenting with various approach’s to find new ways to open up bass playing to the masses. Book a lessons with him you will not be disappointed. -
Darren S.
Today was my first lesson with Alfred. I am very impress with his knowledge and skill set. We work on some hand and finger exercises and ended the lesson with playing some bass groves. I am looking forward to my next lesson with him.
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Valerie L.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music in oboe performance from Valparaiso University
  • Teaching since 1999
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Valerie L.

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I teach beginner through advanced levels with a focus on learning proper breathing, embouchure and form. I teach music theory skills, reed making and adjustments, and musicianship .

I have been a double reed and woodwind specialist for over 20 years and I teach using classical and modern method books, pop, rock and jazz. I teach using positivity and encouragement, that I may help each student visualize and become the best instrumentalist they can be.

About Valerie

I have been teaching for over 20 years and I have studied with Frank Kocman (student of Nilo Hovey), Larry Allen (student of Robert Bloom & Humbert Lucarelli), Hollis Ulaky (Principal Oboist of Charlotte Symphony Orchestra), and Amanda Hardy (Principal Oboist of Portland Symphony Orchestra- student

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Neal
Val has a real positive attitude and infectious energy when working with my son. She has helped him with many minor details (breathing, finger placement, etc) besides just working with him on new content.
Shauna
Val is kind, patient and supportive of our very, very new 13 year old clarinet player. She is always sure to give great feedback as well as what he should specifically work on before the next lesson.
Zeybek
I am having a lot of fun and I get to get better at the same time. It is a class I get to look forward to every weekend.

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"My son greatly enjoys playing the saxophone, and in particular he likes jazz. This is in a large part due to the lessons with Joey. He has learned a lot from Joey, and is now one of the better saxophone players at his age group, including making all-state Jazz band last year. My son always gets a lot of advice and encouragement from Joey. He does in-home lessons, which are very convenient. With the recent COVID-19 pandemic, we smoothly transition to on-line lessons."
Alex
Took Saxophone lessons from Joey E.
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""Now that I'm studying with Mike, the efficiency of my practice time is way, way up."

Mike is the first coach who emphasizes "practice the hard parts". So much so that any time a note comes out either not in rhythm, not in pitch, or not a great sound, I have the confidence to stop and repeat the hard part until it's no longer hard. Even when learning to improvise, if the notes I pick on the sax don't match the ones I first heard in my head, I have the confidence to stop and really find those notes that my mind imagined. Eventually I'll be able to hit the ones I intend the first time. He also advocates to always know the purpose of any practicing you're doing---there's no more aimless noodling. Even when I'm jamming, there's a specific goal in mind.

The second thing I really get from Mike is that he expects me to know what notes I'm playing and what role they fill in the key. Formerly my method of improvising was to hunt and peck, occasionally hitting notes outside the key and finding a way to "work them back in". But now, if I'm riffing on the note F in the key of B-flat, Mike wants me to know that that's the 5 of the key. And to also know where the 3 and 7 are---like a home base where you know it's safe to play."
Jack
Took Saxophone lessons from Michael R.
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"Stephen is an excellent teacher. So clear with his instruction and patient. I would highly recommend him."
Marie
Took Saxophone lessons from Stephen Y.
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"I am saxophone player at an intermediate to advanced level and Rick’s lessons helped my sound and improvisation tremendously in a very short amount of time. What really sets Rick apart is that his method is unlike any other teacher I've studied with I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to learn how to improvise better. Let me start from the beginning.
I’ve been playing music for the past 15 years. I’ve taken lessons in drums, clarinet, and piano, while self-teaching myself piano, guitar, and bass guitar. Through the years though, I always had a desire to learn the saxophone. Never truly playing a solo instrument with jazz improvisation at its core, I started my quest for a teacher who could teach me how to improvise. I bounced around several local music shops and music conservatories, looking for a teacher that could unlock the mystery of improvisation, but I was subjected to hours upon hours of method books without ever actually being given the chance to start improvising over jazz standards. Of course, the basics are essential when improvising, but I always found myself over thinking things. I took a break for a few months, but when I was approached by my family to play saxophone for my grandparent’s 50th anniversary celebration of over 200 people, I decided that I needed to find a teacher who actually adjusted his lessons based on his student and their interests, rather than a cookie cutter lesson progression. During the first few lessons with Rick, he said that instead of focusing on the specific fingerings on the sax or the specific scales and notes I had to be playing, to really listen to the beauty of the music and just play what I hear in my head. Once I got comfortable and stopped thinking about what the “right” notes were, I stopped thinking and just played. A wall that I’ve tried to overcome for the past 5 years, was finally behind me after only a few lessons. After I got past my own thinking, Rick gave me very simple but effective methods to incorporate into my playing to create a more cohesive solo with stylistic tricks and motifs to really impress the crowd and love what you’re playing. I can without reservation, having studied with some of the top saxophone teachers/players in the Los Angeles/Orange County area, say that Rick changed my saxophone playing life and truly has the secrets to improvising on the saxophone. On top of that, even though he is a Grammy award winning artist, is one of the most humble people I’ve ever met. He is always so willing to impart knowledge from his immense amount of experience but never makes you feel like he is looking down on you or is frustrated with you. He teaches because he loves to do it, and to see his student’s eyes light up when they play their first improvised solo on saxophone, is the very reason he teaches so selflessly. That is what stood out the most to me."
Kevin
Took Saxophone lessons from Rick R.
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"I have been receiving weekly lessons from Matt for over a year now and he is terrific. He has a great disposition and is able to articulate (no pun intended:)) the proper way to play the instrument. He also focuses on music theory in a relaxed and enjoyable manner. I would highly recommend Matt."
Alissa Rudes
Took Saxophone lessons from Matt L.
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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 saxophone player but more importantly understands the complexity of music and conveys it to the student in an individual and flexible manner."
Tim
Took Saxophone lessons from Lucas H.
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"Mr. Frixos is very patient, helpful and knowledgable on what he teaches. My daughter is excited to work with him. I give him a 5 because he keeps the parent informed about what lessons he is working on with my daughter and what he expects her to work on. He explains everything even to me so I can assist my daughter.
Thanks Mr. Frixos you are wonderful. Great personality!"
Coretta
Took Saxophone lessons from Frixos P.
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"Tina is always positive. Accepts your playing for where you are, and plots your path accordingly. She is creative in her assignments. Adapts to my interests and abilities."
Mary
Took Saxophone lessons from Tina R.
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"Matt's awesome- I love our lessons. I'm learning so much and he pushes me! After several years not playing, it's been amazing to get back into it."
Louisa
Took Saxophone lessons from Matt L.
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