Anthony Lazarus

Anthony L.

Carlsbad, CA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
This is an interactive session focused on hand technique, learning how to play various improvised rhythm patterns, learn to play with others, learn to jam and have FUN!
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Anthony delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
September 1995

I was originally trained on Saxophone, Voice and basic piano skills at the Chicago Conservatory of Music. My professional experience has been working as a traveling house band for the Marriott Hotels as well as the Sheraton Hotels and the Ted Allen Agency in Chicago as well as numerous types of classic rock, fusion rock, jazz, jazz standards and fusion jazz and wedding bands. I'm currently studying at Miracosta Community College to complete my music degree to advance to a 4 year University in Music Education. I play saxes in the Miracosta Oceanside Jazz Orchestra (MOJO) and also play with the Collective a smaller jazz ensemble taught by Steve Torok as time permits. I have taught before and after school music classes with children from 8 to 13. Our focus has been elementary training incorporating basic music theory, harmony and rhythm as well as instruments such as clarinet and flute as well as sax.

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Jan 1980 - Jun 1983
Sole Proprietor

I have had students that I worked with at the Columbia College Free Theater with Bill Russo and also taught lessons visiting young players homes as well as them coming to me.


3 years Completed
Aug 2012 - Present
Chicago Conservatory of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Downbeat Community College Outstanding Performance
May 2015
Downbeat Magazine


National Association of Music Merchants
Jan 2012

NAMM is the not-for-profit association that promotes the pleasures and benefits of making music and strengthens the $17 billion global music products industry. NAMM's activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages.

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Bird Park Balboa Park Concert

Chicago Frequency Singing Tour

Hangin Out at the Studio
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13 Reviews

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Kimberly Feb 24, 2019
Piano · In home

We have had 3 months of piano lessons with Tony for my sons, ages 7 and 9. He is a fantastic teacher! Not only have my kids made great progress with learning how to play the piano, they have also made huge strides in their understanding of music. I am thrilled with how much they have learned in a short time! Getting my kids to practice between lessons was a struggle in the beginning, but this has improved over time because they enjoy their lessons so much. I told them I was writing a review for Tony, and asked for their feedback. They said: "He is nice, and kind, and one of the best teachers ever!" "He is patient and kind, he helps a lot, is very fun, and he wants me to work hard, which is a good thing!"

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Jesse Feb 20, 2019
Djembe · In home

Great guy. Knowledge about many instruments. Very helpful lesson.

Daniel O. Jul 14, 2018
Saxophone · In home

Tony is an excellent teacher. My son has been taking lessons with him for few months now and he loves it. He has learned a lot. Tony is very patient, flexible, has a lot of energy and you can easily tell he enjoys what he does. My son is looking forward every Monday for his Tenor Sax lessons. I highly recommend him

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Sai C. Mar 31, 2018
Flute · In home

Sai like the first class because Tony teached it really well.

Stefan R. Feb 19, 2018
Saxophone · In home

Ive had a terrific multi year set of lessons w Tony and he is flexible, patient, experienced and teaches where ‘I’m at’ not where a lesson book would rule or dictate.

Tony often hears things in my tone and technique that he then works into my lessons.

He can prepare a plan or cover what you want: he seems to enjoy the experience of teaching. But if you want to improve, Tony will help you get where you want to go

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Annette S. Feb 6, 2018
Saxophone · In home

I am an adult returning saxophonist. Anthony is an excellent teacher, he is always encouraging, has great enthusiasm and always gets the best out of me. He approaches the topics I have difficulty with in several ways to help me to understand them whether it is music theory or technique. I really enjoy my lessons and look forward to them.

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Vicki Jan 24, 2018
Piano · In home

Anthony was always on time, had great energy and love for music! He worked well with my son who is an 8 year old beginner. I highly recommend him!

Nathan Jan 16, 2018
Saxophone · In home

My 13 year old son was struggling to learn the basics of the saxophone in his beginning band class at school. Anthony gave terrific one-on-one instruction in a fun and positive style. We are looking forward to many more lessons with him.

Logan B. May 10, 2017
Piano · In home

My son really had a great first lesson! Mr. Anthony is very friendly and as my son said he was "super nice". Look forward to his next lesson.

Tom B. Dec 3, 2016
Flute · In home

I think Anyhony is great. He is s good teacher, makes learning fun. Highly recommend

Megan L. Oct 9, 2015
Piano · In home

Tony has been great with my kids, ages 8 and 10, for learning piano. He is very knowledgeable and makes it fun for them :)

Stefan R. Feb 14, 2015
Saxophone · In home

Tony is terrific. He's full of enthusiasm for the saxophone and brings a great deal of encouragement and positivity needed when you're starting out. He's also very capable of adjusting his teaching style to reflect the interests and needs of the student. For example, I've got some music reading skill, so Tony adjusted the lessons to reflect that. He and I txt when I have a question during the week. He's always encouraging.

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Jason B. Sep 30, 2014
Singing · In studio

Tony is such a patient, fun instructor. I am mainly a pianist and wanted to work on my vocal fundamentals and get my singing to a better level. His expertise has really helped me start achieving my goals. I met him in college last year in Jazz band, and that man can really blow on saxophone as well! Thank you for all your help!

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