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Eric C.
Fullerton, California
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In lessons, I will teach students how to develop an embouchure and make sound, have proper technique, discuss equipment care, how to read music and develop note recognition, and ultimately, play music. The goal is to get my students playing with proper technique, so that this will carry on throughout their career and playing of the instrument. After getting some sounds out of the instrument and having decent technique, students will be assigned 1-2 songs to work on each lesson. It is the learning of music on one's own, that I believe, truly challenges the student to continue to apply information given in lessons.
About Eric C.

Hi there! I'm Eric Croissant, an energetic Multi-Instrumentalist, Music Educator, Composer, Recording Artist, and Producer from Southern California. I've been playing music for almost my whole life, and it's the greatest joy. Over the years, I learned to play the Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, and more. For me, these instruments are all uniquely amazing and I have developed an immense respect, appreciation, and passion for each one. I have been teaching music lessons for over 14 years now, with over 8 years experience teaching online through FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, etc. Since every individual is different, every curriculum is custom! My objective is to keep lessons fun, efficient, applicable, and productive. One of the greatest joys in my job and life, is mentoring aspiring professionals looking to build a career in music. The world of music is HUGE, and rapidly evolving. It makes me happy to help others sort through all of the chaos, so they can build the career of their dreams :) I'm happy to work with any student, and respect everyone equally regardless of skill-level, age, religion, race, gender identity, neuro-diversity, disabilities, etc. Music is for everyone to enjoy, and it doesn't care who you are or aren't :) When I am not teaching music, I’m usually playing with bands including LALA Brass, The Marlonius Jazz Orchestra, The Teryn Re Big Band, Pandemonium Prism, and others. Thank you for reading this, please message me if you would like to learn more about music lessons. I hope to hear from you, and look forward to helping you unlock more of your own unlimited musical potential! With utmost sincerity, Eric Croissant

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My son was very happy with the lesson and his self-esteem jumped upwards 100% Thank you, Eric!

Posted Mar 7, 2019
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Eric shows concern for helping you work on where you want to go in my music journey

Posted Nov 15, 2018
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Eric is an excellent teacher. He is very knowledgeable and very thorough when he is teaching his students. He is very talented and player numerous instruments. I would recommend him to anyone for lessons. Sandi Crawford

Posted Sep 27, 2018
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Experience
Freelance Saxophonist
Mar 2011 - Present
Self Employed
I have been playing the saxophone for over 15 years now, and playing professionally for over half of that time. It was with the saxophone that I first found my voice in music, and it was through music that I believe I found my voice in life. My primary experience on the saxophone is with Jazz music, particularly improvisation. I primarily play Baritone and Tenor saxophones; alto and soprano too, but not as frequently. These are some of the bands that I play the saxophone with with: LALA Brass, Pandemonium Prism, The Marlonius Jazz Orchestra, South Central Skankers, The Teryn Ré Big Band, Los Kung Fu Monkeys, and more.
Freelance Music Educator
Sep 2009 - Present
Self Employed
Teaching and education have always been a huge part of my life. Starting at the beginning of my high school career, I would give saxophone lessons to middle school and elementary school students. As time went on, I received other students from different ages. During my last two years of high school, I was put in charge of the baritone saxophonists and bass clarinetists in my high school's marching band, teaching parts and organizing activities. My last year of high school, I was put in charge of all woodwind players in the marching band, which consisted of over 50 students. Managing productive rehearsals in the time allotted, was a skill I acquired and refined in both of these positions. By teaching students in a group this big, I feel like it has led me to give the efficient and productive lessons I give today. Most recently, I was given the opportunity to teach for a week at the prestigious Idyllwild Arts Summer Jazz Program, which is the largest Summer Jazz Camp in the United States. I also have previously worked as a saxophone coach at William Workman High School. I currently work as a saxophone coach at Goddard MS, Sandberg MS, Los Osos High School, Duarte High School, and Upland High School, in addition to giving clinics and masterclasses to nearby schools. Additionally, I started teaching as a clarinet and saxophone teacher at the SOMA music academy in Diamond Bar, CA in October 2018. I also work as a substitute band director for Mission Viejo Christian School.
Education
Music Performance
Sep 2017 - Jun 2018
Mt. San Antonio College
BM Saxophone Performance (Partial)
Sep 2013 - May 2017
Azusa Pacific University
High School Diploma
Aug 2009 - Jun 2013
Upland High School
Languages
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency
Awards
2018 Reno International Jazz Festival, Most Outstanding College Saxophonist
Apr 2018
University of Nevada, Reno
2013 "Super Jazz" Jazz Festival Soloist of the Day
May 2013
West Ranch High School
CBDA California All State, Jazz Ensemble
Feb 2013
CBDA
Jazz Band of America Alternate
Jan 2013
JBOA
Scsboa All Southern California, Jazz All-stars
Jan 2013
SCSBOA
2012 All-State Jazz Festival Band
Mar 2012
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Affiliations
North American Saxophone Alliance
Jul 2021
The North American Saxophone Alliance is an organization made up of individuals who share a common interest in the saxophone. Members include professional performers, university professors, public school teachers, students of all levels, and others who have an interest in the saxophone. In addition to the Alliance's emphasis on disseminating information concerning the saxophone, the organization also works to provide opportunities for its members to make music, fostering fellowship among saxophone enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds.

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