David Wise

David W.

Glendale, CA
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Beginner
Able to teach beginning level clarinet

About David W.

I am a professional multi-instrumentalist living in Los Angeles, performing, teaching, and recording regularly on saxophone, flute, clarinet, and trumpet.  I graduated from Oberlin Conservatory in 2011 with a Bachelor of Music in Saxophone Performance.  Since graduating from Oberlin, I have had the chance to travel and perform around the country and world with many fantastic musicians in a variety of genres.  I specialize in jazz, but have classical training and experience in a wide varieties of music from salsa to funk.

The true role of a teacher is to open the door for a student to discover things on their own.  Because every student has different ways of learning different things, a teacher must be able to guide a student through the process and find what works the best for them.  Also, I am more interested in engaging a student in the spirit and emotion of music, rather than just the technical aspect of playing an instrument.  Without passion, music has no meaning! I prefer to let the student determine the course the lessons will follow based on what music they want to learn and what interests them.

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Experience

Private lessons
Feb 2009 - Present

Self-employed

I began teaching saxophone in college, and since graduating I have taught students in Los Angeles as well as around the world, as far as New Zealand.  I love to spread the knowledge I have gained from my experience as a professional musician to any up and coming musicians who want to learn. I teach all levels of saxophone up to the most advanced/professional, up to intermediate level on flute and trumpet, and beginner level clarinet. I can also teach musical concepts and styles across different instruments. I specialize in teaching classical musicians who want to learn to improvise and branch out from their classical training.

Education

African-American Studies
Sep 2006 - May 2011

Oberlin College

Jazz Saxophone
Sep 2006 - May 2011

Oberlin Conservatory

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Professional Proficiency

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