Hi! My name is Chris and I have been playing music professionally since 2003 and teaching since 1999. A recent graduate of the New York University Jazz Studies Program, I am currently accepting new students online and in the NYC area. I am available to teach lessons at your home, or online. I have worked with students from age 9 to age 70 and have taught all skill levels and learning abilities (I was even at one point a special needs one-on-one aide). I enjoy teaching students of all ages and skill levels.
When working with young students, I develop a structured individualized curriculum and provide comprehensive instruction in instrumental technique, musicianship, and music theory. With adults, I tailor a program to suit your needs and goals, both long and short term. We will work together to create a program that is not only fun, but maximizes your time spent during your lesson as well as time spent practicing on your own!
I have studied under Mark Turner, Chris Potter, Joe Lovano, Chris Cheek, and many others and developed my abilities in saxophone, improvisation, and composition/arranging (classical, jazz, rock, and pop). I look forward to helping you achieve your goals!
Feel free to contact me should you have any questions about lessons or acquiring an instrument. I'd be happy to help you!
In addition to the videos and photos I have posted on this profile, please visit my website: chrisbeaudrysax.weebly.com
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*Taught jazz ensemble for non-majors at New York University
*Taught private saxophone instruction.
*Was the assistant to the director of Jazz Studies at NYU
Faculty member at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts in Hartford, CT. Taught Jazz ensembles, Jazz theory, Jazz History, Private Saxophone, co-led Jazz choir, and helped develop curriculum.
My small jazz combo had a silver medal finish in the Berklee College of Music High School Jazz Festival's small combo division S2. (See photos below)
Assistant director of the ECSU Thread City Jazz Ensemble. Led sectional/full rehearsals and taught jazz improvisation and theory.
I worked as a one-on-one assistant to a student with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) for two years. This was a very rewarding experience and helped me learn tools for working with students with special needs.
Taught private saxophone and clarinet instruction to ages ranging from 9-18.