Gary Gould

Gary G.

Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I offer online lessons that are engaging and fun. At first I was reluctant to teach online, but now that I've spent some time with the software, I have come up with methods of teaching that are far more effective than the old way. I am a professional musician, I hold a masters degree in music, and I've taught music at the Orange County School of the Arts, Irvine Valley College, the Huntington Beach School of Music, and privately, for the last 30 years.

Music is fun to me. Let me show you how to make it fun for you too.

About Gary G.

Playing music is fun for me and I want it to be fun for you too. Because each student is an individual, I create custom teaching tools to guide each student toward musical milestones at a comfortable pace. I hold a bachelor's degree in Communications and a master's degree in Music, and I've been a successful professional musician for 30 years. In high school I won the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award, in college I received the Most Outstanding Jazz Musician award, and in real life I entered a state-wide competition of California saxophone players and took first place. I have taught at the high school and college levels for many years and my fingerprints are on file with the FBI. I also performed on cruise ships for years and I've been a bandleader with the largest talent agencies in Southern California for decades. I teach beginners through advanced students on instruments from the saxophone, clarinet, and flute families, plus a few novelty instruments like penny whistles and theremin. I also teach subjects that apply to all instruments like jazz improvisation, musicianship, music history, music theory, and performance techniques. The styles I specialize in include classical, jazz, pop, rock, and folk music from around the world including klezmer, Celtic, Brazilian choro, Indian raga, and early Americana. Each lesson offers insights that will inspire you to grow and enjoy music in your life. Whether your goal is to play professionally or to just have fun, contact me and let's get started!


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