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About

Aaron delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+

Teaching since:
1994

I’ve been teaching saxophone lessons (classical and jazz) for the last 25 years to students of all ages and playing levels, Soprano, Alto and Tenor. I also have written 3 instructional books including “SAXOPHONE - Everything Sax Players Should Know!”. I’m also CEO of “Santee Saxophones”, my own line of professional saxophones and accessories.

Educational Background: I attended both Berklee College of Music (Boston) and University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee with scholarships. At UWM I studied music education and music performance, and studied Music Performance at Berklee. While at Berklee, I studied with saxophonist George Garzone and was tenor saxophonist in their Steps, Stern and Scofield Ensemble and their Freshman All-Star Combo. I also attended a multi-class seminar by the great Emilio Lyons, saxophone repairman to greats such as Stan Getz and Michael Brecker.

I’ve performed with many different groups over the years, styles spanning classical, straight-ahead jazz, blues, contemporary/smooth jazz, fusion, Latin, funk, pop, EVEN POLKA (just one gig!)

I am involved in every aspect of the saxophone - knowledgeable in saxophone and mouthpiece design as well as reed modification. This experience will be very valuable in any equipment recommendations.

I look forward to helping you achieve all of your goals with your saxophone playing!

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Experience

CEO
May 2018 - Present
Santee Saxophones, LLC

Product design, branding, purchasing, sales/distribution, artist relations, web design, graphic design.

Education

Music Performance
Aug 1997 - Jun 1998
Berklee College of Music
Music Education and Performance
Aug 1994 - Jun 1997
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Briefly demonstrating a prototype alto from my saxophone company, Santee Saxophones.
With one of our new Santee 2C4 Pro-Fusion professional tenor saxophones!

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One of our Santee 2C4 Pro-Fusion professional saxophones. I’ve been designing off-and-on since 2000.

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Another photograph of one of our saxophones.

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With one of our prototype altos in 85% copper.

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Another image of one of our Santee 2C4 Pro-Fusion tenor saxophones.
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Mike Mar 4, 2019
Saxophone · Online

I have found Aaron to be an excellent teacher. He always knows exactly what I need to work on and assigns my lesson material accordingly. He makes playing fun but also keeps me focused and motivated to keep improving. I highly recommend him.

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