Dean Tsur

Dean T.

New York, NY

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Dean delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I'm a saxophonist, arranger and educator. I work regularly with top jazz musicians in NYC and I have a master's degree from Juilliard. I love teaching and I have over ten years of experience doing it.

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Professional highlights:
*Performances with jazz legends: Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, and Billy Kaye
*Recording for pop producer Jahann Sweet (Kehlani, Kodak Black) and other pop/rock productions
*Leading my own band Jazz at Lincoln Center and Red Sea Jazz Festival
*Classical saxophone and clarinet performances (Juilliard Focus! Festival)

Teaching experience:
*Master classes at colleges in the US and Russia
*Teaching at Juilliard's MAP program
*Judge in a collegiate saxophone competition
*Faculty in 4 public/private schools, various age groups

Arranging highlights:
*String orchestra and saxophone
*Jazz big band plus 4 french horns
*6 saxophones and rhythm section
*Vocal choir

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Substitute Teacher / Saxophone Ensemble Director
Sep 2017 - Present
The Juilliard School MAP Program

Private Instructor
Jan 2008 - Present

Saxophone lessons, clarinet lessons, teaching music theory, and more.

Woodwind Ensemble Director
Sep 2016 - May 2017
NYC Charter School of the Arts

Through Morse Fellowship - yearlong fellowship

Music Teacher and Wind Ensemble Director
Sep 2015 - May 2016
PS 46

Through Morse Fellowship - yearlong fellowship

Flute Ensemble Director
Sep 2014 - May 2015
Academy of Mount St. Ursula

Through Arts Enrichment Fellowship - yearlong fellowship

Saxophone Teacher / Ensemble Director
Sep 2008 - May 2010
Illanot School - Tel Aviv, Israel


Master of Music
Sep 2015 - May 2017
The Juilliard School
Bachelor of Music
Sep 2012 - May 2015
The Juilliard School
Bachelor of Music
Jan 2011 - May 2012
Berklee College of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Master of Music
May 2017
The Juilliard School

Bachelor of Music
May 2015
The Juilliard School


Mar 2014
North American Saxophone Alliance Jazz Competition
Oct 2013
Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition

Photos & Videos

Dean Tsur playing Gerry Mulligan's saxophone
Dean Tsur with The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra
Cayman Arts Festival 2017

Monk Competition 2013

Jazz at Lincoln Center with my saxophone choir 2017



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Alison Jul 1, 2018
Saxophone · In home

We highly recommend Dean for Sax lessons. For the past two years, Dean has been giving weekly lessons to my 13 year old son. Dean is kind, patient, reliable and developed a great rapport with my son. He also successfully prepared my son for his LaGuardia audition (high school for performing arts). Thanks to Dean’s efforts my son was admitted to this prestigious program.

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