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Anthony M.
Surprise, Arizona
Amazing saxophonist teaching all levels of saxophone playing
Have all High School Regional Etudes for Clarinet, Flute and Saxophone.
About Anthony M.

Anthony M., clarinetist and multi woodwind performer, has extensive experience as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician and teacher. As founder and co-director of the New York based, Rosewood Chamber Ensemble, Dr. M was a winning participant in the 1980 Artist International Chamber Music Award. For their prize, the Rosewood Ensemble premiered at Carnegie Hall’s Weil Recital Hall and went on to develop its own subscriptions series in Queens, New York, which lasted over twelve seasons. Dr. M. was artist in residence at the Bay View Music Festival in Petosky, Michigan for three summers and was solo clarinetist with the group Quintessence from 1990-1993. He has performed with the Phoenix Symphony, Northwood Orchestra, the Arizona Broadway Theatre Company, and is a member of the Symphony of the West Valley in Sun City Arizona, and the Musica Nova Orchestra, where he plays clarinet and bass clarinets. In addition to Clarinet, Dr. M. has performed on Recorder, Flute and Saxophone, both as a theatre musician and an ensemble member. He has performed with such artists as Ray Charles, Jamie Foxx, Doc Sevrensen, Lew Rawls, Wynona Judd and others in various groups and venues in Arizona and New York. Anthony has recorded on the Summit, Con Brio, and Blue Butterfly record labels. He was featured on a Trimark Pictures Release playing the clarinet, bass clarinet and contrabass clarinet for the movie, “Warlock the Armagedon.”Currently, he is on the faculty of the Music Masters, a full service music store that Anthony also owns. He holds degrees from Queens College of the City University of New York, the Manhattan School of Music, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Arizona State University. *** Lesson Details *** All my lessons are centered on where the student is in his/hers musical development. I will in the first few lessons, assess the student's level and then proceed to recommend a course of study. I am process driven and always try to have my students understand my method so I do try to explain all my reasoning regarding the course of study I prescribe. Every student is different so I approach each individual with total respect for their unique ability and talent. *** Studio Equipment *** In addition to the standard music stands, metronome, tuners and music, I have digital recording equipment for student's audition recordings. I have helped college bound students get into serious music programs like Northwestern University, Arizona State University and the University of Arizona. For students ages 8 years to 9, I recommend the recorder as a introductory woodwind before Flute, Clarinet or Saxophone. *** Specialties *** I am a certified Orff Teacher so I use process centered approach even in private lessons.

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since 1990

Doctor of Musical Arts

Teaches ages 8+

Speaks English, Italian, French

Has background check

Instructor details
Subject: Saxophone
Teaches 3 subjects. Different subjects may have different prices.
This teacher is not currently accepting students
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Student's home

Tony is very well versed in serval instruments. I really enjoyed my round of lessons and I learned a great deal.

Posted Oct 18, 2020
Teacher's Studio

Tony is a real pro and we are learning

Posted Nov 4, 2019
Teacher's Studio

Very patient with my eleven year old grandson who is a new music student.

Posted Jun 21, 2019
Woodwind Instructor
Sep 1980 - Present
Private Studio
I have been teaching all woodwinds for over 30 years both in the public school systems and privately. I have worked both in NYC and here in Phoenix metro area. I enjoy working with all levels of students.
Public School band and general music teacher
Aug 1995 - Jun 2014
Retired from Scottsdale public schools as a music teacher after 17 years there, total of 19 years with the 2 years at Washington Elementary School district. In addition to my public school teaching experience I am still a professional performing musician and am a current member of the West Valley Symphony.
Doctor of Musical Arts
May 2009
Arizona State University
Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Certified to teach Secondary and Music K through 12
Sep 2013
Arizona Department of Education
In addition to my public school credentials, I hold valid Orff training certificates, levels 1,2, and 3. All issued by Arizona State University.
Chamber Music Grants and Awards
Jan 1993
National Endowment for the Arts
National Association of Music Merchants
Jun 2013
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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Instructor details
Subject: Saxophone
Teaches 3 subjects. Different subjects may have different prices.
This teacher is not currently accepting students