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Michael R.

53 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $31
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • BS Biology minor jazz studies from Portland State University
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Michael R.

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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 ...

About Michael

Michael is a freelance musician based in the Portland metropolitan area. His diverse skill set allows him to perform in a variety of musical groups. Michael is hired regularly to perform for: jazz and cover bands, weddings, corporate events, musicals, and studio sessions. He also leads and writes mu

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Daniel
I've been trying to improve my tone for the longest time just to realize that I've been doing it wrong! my whole embouchure was wrong! Thanks to Michael I can now focus on getting making my tone sound way better by playing the right way! 10/10
J grant
Michael is an excellent teacher and able to listen and teach great value. Thanks.
Dana L.
Lots of fun!
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Matt L.

140 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Bachelor of Music Performance from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Matt L.

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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 ...

About Matt

Hello! In addition to the following paragraphs about me, you might also enjoy the video that I've prepared below entitled "your first lesson" (note: videos may only be available by accessing the Takelessons website on a web browser and may not show up if you are using the Takelessons app on a pho

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Hilary
Matt has been a fantastic teacher for my 16-year-old son over the past year and a half. He brings a ton of experience and knowledge, and has expanded my son’s appreciation of the music and instrument. His lessons are always detailed, engaging, and fun, and my son comes out of them excited to practice and apply what they’ve been working on together. I really, enthusiastically recommend him!
Gabriel
Nicole P.
Matt is a pleasant, skilled, and encouraging instructor. He teaches to the level of the learner, working to advance their skills. He communicates well with the student and family members. My granddaughter enjoys her lessons and practicing her saxophone.
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Tammye D.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Tammye D.

21 Reviews
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I teach all levels and all ages.

About Tammye

I am a 2008 graduate of the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree. While at North Texas I taught trumpet lessons in the Denton area. I have also taught piano, clarinet, and saxophone as well as all the other brass instruments. I have performed with the UNT Concert Band,

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Bruce Y.
Is possible to change teacher?
Not satisfy this teacher !
Want change
Noemie
my daughter loves her lessons with Ms Tammye!
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Lauren K.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Awarded Sherman Van Solekma writing prize from Brooklyn College
  • BM - Music Education from Brooklyn College
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Lauren K.

2 Reviews
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Teach Alto & Tenor Saxophone

About Lauren

I have taught students from the age of 10 to 60 in all levels of flute, piccolo, alto and tenor saxophone as well as beginner clarinet. For the younger students I have also used to recorder to teach notes and to build confidence. My goal is to make the learning fun as that turns practicing into fu

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Rachel I.
First lesson went very well, daughter understood everything she explained .. looking forward to continue with her..
Sonny R.
The lesson went great. My son was very happy. Lauren is a sweet young lady who I could see right away works well with kids.
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Letha H.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks French, Italian, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Scholarship for Studies in Cortona, Italy from City of Cortona, Italy
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Letha H.

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Saxophone studies are balanced with technic and standard repertoire. Students are prepared to advance in band and ensembles. I improve embouchure and breath support. I can provide coaching for performances and competitions for both band music and jazz studies.

About Letha

With a performance degree from the University of Georgia, teaching certification from Georgia State and over 25 years of professional teaching experience, I am able to offer my students a diverse range of instructional resources. Please note: I am also available in the Smyrna and East Cobb areas.

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Karyn W.
Letha is a true gem!!!!
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Randall K.

68 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Bachelor of Arts from University of South Florida
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Randall K.

68 Reviews
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Students start with the Rubank book for Saxophone. Later we will add the Universal Sax method and move all the way up to Ferling Studies, along the way we learn to sight read and our scales. We work on both classical Sax solos and on jazz, learning to improv.

About Randall

I have been teaching music for over 20 years and playing as a professional musician for even longer. I know how to get the best out of my students and have fun doing it. I'm a University of South Florida grad and I have worked and studies in Las Vegas and at the Berklee school of music. My studen

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Mariam
Great teachings
Ricardo B.
Helpful and funny.
Lucky Best
I'm a 52 year-old with no music background and today was my first virtual alto sax lesson with Randall. I must admit that I was very intimidated at first and didn't think that I would be able to get the most out of this virtual learning experience. However, Randall made me very comfortable and quickly got me relaxed as if he were right there with me in my living room. We began by him showing me the do's and don'ts of putting my horn together (especially the mouthpiece), fingering, and creating the sound I wanted. I was impressed because he taught me about 5 to 6 notes in this initial session. To be honest I didn't even think that I would've been able to get a note out but I did. Although I didn't want my first saxophone lesson to be virtual, I can confidently say that I will continue my sessions with Randall and highly recommend his services.

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"Michael has great energy and excitement for the music. He picked a great fitting piece to work on with our teenager. He helped our son to remember why he loves music and recapture some lost skills with all the COVID down time. Thank you!"
Liam
Took Saxophone lessons from Michael R.
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"Lonze was terrific! My son is learning a lot and can't stop talking about how excited he is to continue his lessons. Thanks Lonze!!!"
Koel
Took Saxophone lessons from Lonze R.
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"Michael is an extremely talented musician, and an equally talented instructor. He challenges me every week with new material to practice, but also keeps the lessons light-hearted and fun."
justin
Took Saxophone lessons from Michael R.
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"My lessons are going very well! Great instructor!"
vanessa
Took Saxophone lessons from Frixos P.
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"Nice and plays video games!"
Barry Gerdsen
Took Saxophone lessons from Jeff J.
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"Joshua was exactly what I hoped for. Right on time, very personable and a great teacher."
Stephen
Took Saxophone lessons from Joshua F.
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"Michael is on time, prepared, thorough, engaging, confident, inspiring, motivating and has an excellent teaching style. He really gets my boys; what their strengths and weaknesses are and what motivates them. He is always a step ahead of their achievements. He is clear about setting goals and expectations for the next lesson and listens carefully to any questions or concerns that they have.

Really Outstanding."
Oscar
Took Saxophone lessons from Michael R.
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"Patient and encouraging, Matt is able to teach to every student's level and interest. As a student, I have benefitted from his creativity and wealth of music knowledge (music theory and instrument lessons)."
Abbe
Took Saxophone lessons from Matt L.
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"Great instructor, extremely patient and flexible with location. Even spent extra time showing me new materials, interesting songs to practice, and where to get my sax looked at for cheap."
Oladele Ojo
Took Saxophone lessons from Gleb V.
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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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