Ryan Greenfield

Ryan G.

Woodland Hills, CA
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Lesson Details

Saxophone

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Do you want to become a star? Then take lessons with me!

I've been playing Saxophone for 10 years now. Ranging from Funk Bands, to Big-bands, Musical Pits, Rock/Jazz/Pop Studio sessions etc.

I cannot count the amount of teachers I have had. However, I consider that my most influential teacher for saxophone to be Kevin Garren, pro·té·gé of the great Eric Marienthal. He whipped me into shape and now I can do the same for you.
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About

Ryan passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Ryan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2008

Hello! My name is Ryan and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2008 and have loved helping my students accomplish exceptional tone, fluidity, and control of their instrument. I went to Berklee College of Music for Performance & Music Education. I'm a fun and caring person. My teaching style is simple, straightforward, and customized for each student. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

Experience

Session Musician
Oct 2016 - Present
HAUS Music Studio

Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet on various Albums and projects.

Band Leader
Jul 2006 - Present
Segue

My original music group. Sax, Flute, Piano

Sax/flute/Band Leader
Jan 2015 - Oct 2015
GrooVerse

I manage, lead and perform saxophone/flute with my Band GrooVerse. Cover Band

Saxophone/Flute
May 2014 - Oct 2015
Lezane

Executive Producer & Saxophonist for the Vocalist "Lezane."

Saxophone
Oct 2013 - Oct 2015
Alissia & The Funketeers

Bari/Alto Saxophone. We played the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy for 11 shows in July!

Education

Professional Music (Music Ed/Performance)
Sep 2010 - Jun 2015
Berklee College of Music
Music
Sep 2006 - Jun 2010
LA County High School for the Arts

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Professional Musician
Jul 2015
LA County High School for the Arts & Berklee College of Music

After going through the rigorous instruction of the 3rd best Music High School and the best Music College in the country, I was granted the certification joining the professional musician network. Starting with my first tour in Italy at the umbria Jazz Festival.

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Awards

Full Tuition Scholarship
Feb 2010
Berklee College of Music

Affiliations

National Association for Music Education
Feb 2011

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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Photos & Videos

Sax/flute/clarinet teacher - LA - Takelessons.com
Double Life - Chuck Loeb
Alto Sax "Double Take"
Solo Piano
Solo Tenor Sax
Tenor Sax - Jumpstart - Chuck Loeb
Flute - Chuck Loeb
Clarinet - Spanish Nights - Chuck Loeb
Herbie Hancock at Hollywood Bowl
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13 Reviews

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Hope Dec 13, 2017
Saxophone · In studio

I've been trying to learn piano 19 years now and after just one lesson with kid everything seems soo clear. THANK YOU FOR YOUR KNOWLEDGE!

Stephen S. Oct 9, 2017
Saxophone · In home

We scheduled Ryan to come to our house at a specific time to teach our 15 YO son. He did not show up and called 2 hours after the scheduled time to say he was misinformed by Take Lessons as to the time (even though we had confirmed the time at the beginning). We planned to resume the following week and again he did not show up. He did not reply to texts, his voicemail was not set up on his phone and he made no efforts to let us know that he had cancelled with us.

What a flake and a disappointment!

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Jack Aug 3, 2017
Clarinet · In home

We just had our first lesson and it couldn't have gone better. I have an 8 year old son with pretty severe ADD and Ryan could not have been more patient and kind with him, following him from one room to the next while teaching him. It's now three hours after the lesson and he has not put the clarinet down. He has been practicing all 6 notes that Ryan taught him. 😬

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Steve Jun 14, 2017
Saxophone · In home

Great teacher! My daughter is very happy.

Will W. Jan 2, 2016
Piano · In home

Ryan is teaching beginning piano to my 8 y.o. son, who's ADHD-squirrely and demands a mountain of patience from any teacher. Ryan is unflappable. He breaks up the lesson with different activities. First he'll teach a new piece, then sets aside the book to play a bass groove that my son can improvise freely over, then does something else again. Knows music inside and out and backwards and forwards, and the low-key, spontaneous approach works great for us.

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Christian K. Jun 16, 2015
Saxophone · In studio

Ryan's approach to teaching is rather unconventional. As he doesnt go by textbooks or run through a predetermined Curriculum. He seems to have a natural feeling for music backed by a solid knowledge of music theory. He is able to convey that in a spontaneous and individual way that keeps learning entertaining and isnt overbearing. It's been fun and efficient.

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Ted C. Jun 10, 2015
Flute · In studio

This guy is great. He knows what you want to learn and more on flute, clarinet, all of the saxophones. Not only does he get excellent tone on all of these instruments, he knows why. Get lessons before you wish you could.

Lucy G. May 10, 2015
Clarinet · In studio

Ryan is a great teacher.I am an older student and he has been
very patient.He is very knowlegeable and is eager to
pass this to his students.A very humble individual
I'm really happy to have found great teacher.

Jon F. Nov 17, 2014
Saxophone · In home

Ryan is an amazing musician and really helped me step up my game.

Kelly B. Nov 16, 2014
Piano · In studio

So many teachers make you take lessons from scratch to see how much you have learned and go over the material again with you to fix errors. It is so boring for me!!! I hate that. I'm sure it works for some people. I like to play my hardest song and then go from there instead! He did no for met. He caught on right away, exactly where I needed help. I didn't waste hours and hours of tedious lessons that I would quit rather than have to do that same material again! Also, he breaks things down that are very complicated, to easy to understand chunks and bits to make it easy.

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Ryan G. Nov 12, 2014
Saxophone · In studio

Best Time!

Lawrence G. Nov 12, 2014
Flute · In home

Ryan gave me a great flute lesson!

Lezane H. Nov 11, 2014
Saxophone · In studio

Ryan G. is by far the best, most patient and humble teacher I've ever had. He is crazy talented and passionate about music and his positive energy is contagious! Don't miss your chance to work with him before he gets too famous.

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