Francesco Amenta

Francesco A.

New York, NY
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Lesson Details

Saxophone

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I start with assessing the students' capabilities, after which I begin to develop the following areas: Development of their sound; Instrument Technique; Jazz Improvisation and Jazz Language; Theory and Jazz Harmony; Study and Development of Students' Own Repertoire. Depending on the level of the students and their needs, I push certain areas more or less. The key to becoming a successful student is to practice, to develop a good technique, but also to listen to a lot of music to develop the talent for music. Therefore I encourage my students to listen to a lot of records to understand the right sound.

About My Lesson Style ...I encourage the students to listen to the music, and above all, I encourage them to enjoy it, while teaching the discipline. The study will not be a burden if the student has fun while playing. One of my goals is that, at the end of the lesson, the students go home with the desire to play again and again. I also think that learning, and preparing oneself to play is a daily activity. This is why I advise my students to practice at least an hour a day, every day. The higher the student's level is higher, the more hours of are needed. Everything is proportionate to the student's abilities.
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About

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Francesco delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2000

I Discovered at the age of 16, discovered my passion for the saxophone, and I started my training at a small music school in Bologna.
Subsequently, I studied with Piero Odorici and attended jazz seminars at "Siena Jazz" and "Jazz Urbino". The seminars are a great opportunity to play in a big band scenario, with musicians such as Paolo Fresu, Enrico Rava, Marco Tamburini, Roberto Rossi, Eddie Henderson, and George Garzone.

I then continue my studies at the Verona Conservatory with Barry Harris, at the American School of Modern Music in Paris with Johnny Griffin and Charles Lloyd, at the "GB Martini" Music Conservatory in Bologna with Barend Middelhoff and Tomaso Lama, as well as with Tom Kirkpatrick and Bob Franceschini.

 Later I moved to The Hague, in the Netherlands, where I attended the Royal Conservatory (Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag) learning from musicians like Toon Roos, Eric Gieben, Erik Ineke, Rolf Delfos, Gwilym Simcock, Dave Glasser, Dave Libman, ​and Joshua Redman.
Professionally, I collaborated with actor Edoardo Siravo in some theater projects for prose, and with Lucio Caliendo in the soundtrack of the film "Dreaming by Number", produced for the Dutch television and nominated for the International Documentary Filmfestival in Amsterdam (IDFA) ). In the last 10 years, he has collaborated as lead and sideman with several Italian musicians like Andrea Burani, Alessandro Altarocca, Lucio Caliendo, Flavio Davanzo, Enrico Lazzarini, Francesca Tandoi, Glauco Zuppiroli, Bruno Cesselli, Jacopo Zanette, Katja Hyunjung, Nico Menci, and Giani Lincan.

As for the discography, I recorded the album "Colors Ties", produced by the label To Be Jazz and distributed by SELF (IRMA) Music. Since 2015, I have played in numerous jazz festivals in the Netherlands, Italy, and Belgium: "Jazz It", "Jazz di Marca", "Biennale" in Venice and "Leiden Jazz Festival"

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Experience

Saxophone Teacher
Jan 2014 - Jan 2018
Koo ,Den Haag NL

I taught saxophone, technique on the instrument, jazz harmony, jazz improvisation to many students of different ages.

Saxophone Teacher
Feb 2011 - Jan 2017
Music Tutor at Muzieonder Amsterdam

I taught saxophone, technique on the instrument, jazz harmony, jazz improvisation to many students of different ages.

Saxophone Teacher
Sep 2000 - May 2006
La Chiave Di Violino

I taught saxophone, technique on the instrument, jazz harmony, jazz improvisation to many students.

Education

Bachelor
Sep 2009 - Jun 2012
Royal Conservatory Of Den Haag (NL)
Bachelor
Oct 2006 - Jun 2010
Conservatorium GB Martini,
Pre- Conservatory School
Sep 1999 - Jun 2000
The American School Of Modern Music ( Paris,France)

Languages

English
Professional Proficiency
Italian
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Bachelor
Jun 2012
GB Martini Bologna Italy

Successfully passed a very selective entrance exam process for all three colleges below:

Conservatorium GB Martini Bologna (Italy)
Royal Conservatory The Hague (The Netherlands)
American School Of Modern Music Paris (France)

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Francesco V Amenta Quartet "Come Sunday"
Francesco V Amenta Quartet " Be Me  from  "Colors And Ties "
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2 Reviews

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Francis Oct 1, 2018
Saxophone · In studio

Francesco's great ability is to impart technical notions and rules with great precision and, at the same time, with passion and love for music. I learned a lot from him.

Costanza Sep 30, 2018
Saxophone · In home

Francesco is a great teacher. He is a motivator and has a lot of patience. His lessons are a mix of technique and inspirational music hearing moments which led me to improve my musicality and my ability to play. I would totally recommenfld him. Guaranteed improvements if you follow his lead!

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