Evan Gidley
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Evan Gidley

Evan G.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have experience in teaching every level of student from beginning to advanced. I am a big believer in teaching the fundamentals. I spend much time working on tone and technique with my students as this leads to much success when it comes to specializing in both classical and jazz playing. I give students much freedom as to what they want to work on as this allows students to be excited about taking lessons. After all, music is supposed to be fun!

About Evan G.

Evan Gidley boasts an impressive resume as a bandleader, composer, and woodwind artist fluent in both classical and jazz performance. He has performed at a number of the United States’ most prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall and Jazz at the Lincoln Center. As a soloist, Evan has appeared with the Marion Philharmonic Orchestra, Indiana University Fort Wayne Community Orchestra, and the University of Cincinnati Chamber Players, performing Darius Milhaud's' La creation du monde.

As a freelance jazz, classical, and pit orchestra musician, Evan can be heard performing throughout the Midwest as both a sideman and as leader of the Evan Gidley Quartet, a group he formed in 2015. In addition to his active performance career, Evan serves as a private woodwind instructor for students grades 5-12. His students have earned Gold ratings at Indiana’s District and State Solo and Ensemble contests and have been selected to perform in regional honor bands. Evan has presented saxophone masterclasses at The Ohio State University, Purdue University Fort Wayne, and Capital University, among others.

Evan holds a Master of Music in Saxophone Performance from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance from Indiana University Fort Wayne. His previous teachers include James Bunte, Rick VanMatre, Nathan Nabb, Farrell Vernon, and James Ator.

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Fantastic teacher! Knows the saxophone forwards and backwards and can teach any style and any age or experience level. Excellent musician. Also a knowledgeable and competent teacher of clarinet and flute. Highly recommend!

Posted Apr 23, 2020
Sarah
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Evan is a highly skilled teacher who is always well prepared for lessons. His level of professionalism is to be commended! He kept lessons interesting and exiting. An instructor I would recommend to anyone looking to hone their instrument skills.

Posted Apr 23, 2020

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Experience

Saxophone and Clarinet Instructor
Apr 2019 - Present

Music & Arts; Westerville, OH

Graduate Teaching Assitant, Saxophone Studio
Aug 2017 - May 2018

University of Cincinnati

Saxophone Instructor
Oct 2016 - May 2017

LaSalle High School; Cincinnati, OH

Saxophone Instructor
Oct 2015 - May 2016

Carroll High School; Fort Wayne, IN

Saxophone Instructor
Jun 2013 - Oct 2015

Conser Music; Fort Wayne, IN

Education

MM in Saxophone Performance
Aug 2016 - May 2018

University of Cincinnati

BSM in Music Technology
Aug 2012 - May 2016

Indiana University Fort Wayne

BM in Music Performance
Aug 2012 - May 2016

Indiana University Fort Wayne

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

North American Saxophone Alliance
Sep 2012
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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