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Christopher V.
North Hollywood, California
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Learn saxophone (Jazz & Classical) from an award winning, highly trained musician
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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I offer a complete and in-depth understanding of how to play the saxophone for students of any skill level. I have a degree in Jazz Saxophone from the highly acclaimed Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, and am extremely experienced in many other instruments and genres. I have experience teaching in public schools as well as teaching privately, so I am used to nearly every possible situation. I specialize in catering my lessons to the specific goals of my students and take pride in creating an enjoyable environment for each individual! My lessons focus on the basics and fundamentals of saxophone, in addition to: - reading music - improvisation and soloing - ensemble and orchestral playing - genre specific skills (such as growling, vibrato, tone, altissimo, etc.) I think it's important to teach what the student wants to learn, so I am open to working on songs and pieces that aren't necessarily the norm for saxophonists!
About Christopher V.

Hey there, I'm Chris! I've been studying and playing multiple instruments since I was 3 years old, and have dedicated my life to creating and teaching the best music possible. My degree in Jazz Saxophone from the Frost School of Music provided me with a skill set I can now share with other ambitious horn players! I attended Guilford High School and the University of Miami, both of which provided incredible opportunities to perform, observe, and experience music at its finest. My musical background is fairly wide-ranging - I play piano, guitar, saxophone, clarinet, flute, and sing, and I'm involved in pop, jazz, classical, and many other genres. Some examples of my personal accomplishments include: - Downbeat Award Winner 2020 w/ Frost Funk Fusion - Chris Brubeck Quintet w/ the New Haven Symphony Orchestra - Performed w/ Morris Pleasure & Roberta Flack - Performed w/ Maria Schneider - Berklee Jazz Festival Outstanding Soloist Award As an educator, I've worked with students of all ages and personalities, and have even worked with special education students in public schools. I'm extremely confident in my ability to teach hard concepts and to inspire my pupils towards practicing and improvement. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask, and I look forward to working with you!

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Christopher V.
North Hollywood, California
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Learn saxophone (Jazz & Classical) from an award winning, highly trained musician
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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I offer a complete and in-depth understanding of how to play the saxophone for students of any skill level. I have a degree in Jazz Saxophone from the highly acclaimed Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, and am extremely experienced in many other instruments and genres. I have experience teaching in public schools as well as teaching privately, so I am used to nearly every possible situation. I specialize in catering my lessons to the specific goals of my students and take pride in creating an enjoyable environment for each individual! My lessons focus on the basics and fundamentals of saxophone, in addition to: - reading music - improvisation and soloing - ensemble and orchestral playing - genre specific skills (such as growling, vibrato, tone, altissimo, etc.) I think it's important to teach what the student wants to learn, so I am open to working on songs and pieces that aren't necessarily the norm for saxophonists!
About Christopher V.

Hey there, I'm Chris! I've been studying and playing multiple instruments since I was 3 years old, and have dedicated my life to creating and teaching the best music possible. My degree in Jazz Saxophone from the Frost School of Music provided me with a skill set I can now share with other ambitious horn players! I attended Guilford High School and the University of Miami, both of which provided incredible opportunities to perform, observe, and experience music at its finest. My musical background is fairly wide-ranging - I play piano, guitar, saxophone, clarinet, flute, and sing, and I'm involved in pop, jazz, classical, and many other genres. Some examples of my personal accomplishments include: - Downbeat Award Winner 2020 w/ Frost Funk Fusion - Chris Brubeck Quintet w/ the New Haven Symphony Orchestra - Performed w/ Morris Pleasure & Roberta Flack - Performed w/ Maria Schneider - Berklee Jazz Festival Outstanding Soloist Award As an educator, I've worked with students of all ages and personalities, and have even worked with special education students in public schools. I'm extremely confident in my ability to teach hard concepts and to inspire my pupils towards practicing and improvement. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask, and I look forward to working with you!

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Music Educator
Aug 2020 - Jun 2021
Guilford High School
Worked as a music educator and para-professional at Guilford High School. Instructed and directed future musicians in the jazz ensemble and provided private lessons to some students.
Jazz Saxophone
Aug 2016 - May 2020
University of Miami
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Downbeat Music Award
Feb 2020
Downbeat Magazine

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