Brandon Stephens

Brandon S.

Orem, UT
100% Satisfaction Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Try the first lesson and if you’re not satisfied we'll refund any unused lessons.

Lesson Details

Saxophone

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
What kind of music do you like? Have you tried learning music from a method book and just didn't have fun? Over the past 5 years of teaching several instruments I have developed a system of learning songs that YOU love and learn what music is about. With the songs you want to learn, we talk about articulation, intonation, and many exercises to help you become better. We can talk about reed care, instrument care as well!
See all subjects

Brandon teaches

Loading-circle

About

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

Teaching since:
2012

I am a professional Saxophone, Clarinet, and Flute player. I have been composing my own music for video games and short films, and working as a mixing engineer for a couple years now, just really exploring many different aspects of music. I have a degree from Utah Valley University in Commercial Music, and spent most of that degree on the performance aspect of music.

My Saxophone students can expect some of the fun and some of the practical. We will be working on articulation, tone production, intonation, breathing, different forms of vibrato and many other aspects of control over the saxophone while learning songs that you as the student want to learn.

I have been taking piano lessons for 15 years, and turning around and teaching the techniques and abilities to my students have been really fun! We work on the fundamentals, but we focus on learning cool songs and do things that few other instruments can do.

I have a lot of fun with music theory. I try to be practical in what students need to know, but can teach much more. I have a jazz background and can teach jazz theory, including comping and improvisation.

Show More

Experience

Woodwind Specialist
May 2016 - Present
Best In Music Education Center

Teach Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Beginning piano lessons

Saxophone Artist
Mar 2007 - Present
Freelance

I am a freelance Saxophone artist in the Utah Area. I perform regularly at weddings and corporate events, specializing in background Jazz music. I play all four saxophones, Flute and Clarinet.

I have been an active studio artist for 2 years, having recorded saxophone parts for 15 different albums and many other projects.

Show More

Education

Bachelors of Music; Commercial Music
Jan 2012 - Dec 2016
Utah Valley University

Languages

Spanish
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Pro Tools Certification
Dec 2015
Avid

Pro Tools Certification through Avid Education

2 Reviews

Write a Review
Margarito Jan 14, 2019
Piano · In home

He was really nice and explained in a very easy way.

Austin Apr 18, 2018
Music Recording · Online

Brandon is fantastic. I don't know that he's ever given me a word of bad advice, and has been a HUGE help in getting my career as a producer and narrator off the ground. He's incredibly knowledgeable and skillful, and my experiences in both hiring him and learning from him have been absolutely fantastic. I would heartily recommend him!

Show More

You may want to revisit

Previously viewed teachers: