B.J. Jansen

B.J. J.

Cincinnati, OH

Lesson Details



B.J. delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 11+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I hold an MBA in Music Management from the William Paterson University of New Jersey and a BA in Jazz Studies from the University of Louisville, School of Music. I began teaching music directly out of high school with helping out at area marching band camps. I like to encourage my students to develop not only a competency for their instruments, but more importantly a lifelong passion and appreciation for the arts. I've found that each student has varying levels, needs and desires to their individual approach to learning. I emphasize and encourage my students to celebrate the small wins along their own personal journey in the music.


Endorsing Artist - Clinician
Jun 2012 - Present
Yanagisawa (JAPAN)/ Conn-Selmer USA

Endorsing Artist - Clinician
May 2012 - Present

Endorsing Artist - Clinician
Apr 2012 - Present
EGR Ligatures


MBA - Music Management
Aug 2007 - May 2010
William Paterson University
BA - Jazz Performance
Aug 1999 - May 2004
University of Louisville


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Jazz Performance Scholarship
Aug 1999
University of Louisville
John Philip Sousa Award
Jun 1999
Colerain High School


Jazz Education Network
Jan 2013

JEN was formed in 2008 to help bring together the jazz arts community. It hosts an annual conference with concerts presented by students and professionals, a student jazz festival, workshops, research presentations and an exhibition area with manufacturers, retailers, schools and other jazz related organizations. JEN also offers many educational programs, from an outreach program, to mentoring and scholarships.

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National Academy for the Recording Arts and Sciences, The
Jun 2010

The Recording Academy, known variously as The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences or NARAS, is a U.S. organization of musicians, producers, recording engineers and other recording professionals dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for music and its makers. The Recording Academy is headquartered in Santa Monica.

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Broadcast Music Inc.
Jan 2010

One of three United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP and SESAC. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. In FY 2013, BMI collected more than $944 million in licensing fees and distributed $814 million in royalties.

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American Federation of Musicians
Aug 2004

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jan 2003

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

Boy Scouts of America
Jan 1988

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

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Photos & Videos

With my Yanagisawa saxophones.

At Jazz Educators Conference holding a Yanagisawa silver sonic soprano.

My saxophone and I.
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2 Reviews

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John Sep 3, 2015
Saxophone · In studio

I was playing sax for 25-30 years, self taught and had maybe a couple months of formal lessons in total. I was in my mid 40's and a friend introduced me to B.J I started bari sax lessons with him and loved it. I was finally learning the right way. When your doing somethng wrong for 25-30 years, it's hard to correct and break old habits.. B.J. had a tremendous amount of patience with this older student, who was married, three kids and working 60 hours weeks, crazy hours. He was flexible and understanding. Hearing B.J. play inspired me to finally start those lessons. Some players can play but are not as adept at teaching someone else what they know. That is certainly NOT the case with B.J. I know I improved musically and thank him for that!

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Lee Sep 2, 2015
Saxophone · In studio

BJ is very professional, patient and "in tune" with different learning styles of individuals and finds creative ways to approach the many aspects of music.
I highly recommend Mr. Jansen, for all levels of performance and music theory.

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