- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
- Teaches students:
- Ages 8 to 70 and special needs
- Teaching since:
Hi, my name is Dakota. I have a Bachelor of Music from California State University of San Bernardino for saxophone performance and about 13 years of playing experience.
I want to help my students learn in a way that does not intimidate them. We grow best when we love what we do, so I want everyone to enjoy each lesson so they can't wait to open their case again. At the same time our goal is to understand how to practice smart and be self-dependent learners.
I will help with whatever aspect of playing you would like, whether it is technique, reading, theory, listening (improvisation), or if there is an audition you would like help preparing for. I'm always eager to teach, so please don't hesitate to contact me. If you are in the area and want some help, just shoot me a message! Looking forward to learning together!
"Einstein on the Beach" (Spring 2018)
Lead Tenor for "Beauty and the Beast"
Lead Soprano/Alto for the productions of:
"Once on this Island" (Spring 2015)
"How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying" (Spring 2016)
Dakota is a great sax player! I've known him for a while and he's very down to earth and will make a great instructor for anyone needing some help with music
Dakota is an extremely talented musician with tons of patience. He has mastered his craft and has helped me get to where ive wanted to be with my music. You wont be dissapointed
Dakota is very patient and is very knowledgeable about saxophone pedagogy. I’m thankful to have such a mentor to look up to and I hope one day to play as well as him.
An outstanding instructor! Made sure I understood every concept that was being presented and most importantly had the patience to go at my pace!
He is very thorough with his lessons. Makes sure you understand what you are doing and gets to get the best out of you.
Dakota is the man! A true wizard of the saxophone!!!