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Ian B.
Arlington, Massachusetts
Have fun honing your saxophone skills with an experienced teacher/performer
I teach saxophone lessons to students of all abilities, ages, and interests. A professional musician with a graduate degree from New England Conservatory, I offer online saxophone lessons that include instrumental technique, expression, and different styles of music. Ear training, sight reading, and rhythm are included as the student develops. Most importantly, studying any musical instrument is a fun and gratifying experience.
About Ian B.

Hi, my name is Ian and I offer online musicians lessons to people of all ages, levels, and backgrounds. I have been performing and teaching for over 10 years, and am passionate about sharing the joy of music with others! I hold a Masters degree from New England Conservatory and have performed with a wide variety of artists, including Grammy Nominated blues singer Sugaray Rayford, jazz trumpeter Jon Faddis, blues legend Buddy Guy, Brazilian vocalist/composer Luciana Souza, and more. I have been lucky to work with hundreds of students from all walks of life (elementary schoolers, retirees, and everyone in between) at Palomar College, the Young Lions Jazz Conservatory, UC San Diego Jazz Camp, Torrey Pines High School, Ada Harris Elementary, and in my own private studio. A big part of my teaching philosophy is that music should be fun, even though there are challenges along the way. I have worked with students who are looking to pick up music for the first time, high schoolers preparing for college auditions, and professionals seeking to expand their abilities. I enjoy teaching students of all ages and skill levels. When working with children and adolescents, I create a structured learning environment and provide comprehensive instruction in instrumental technique, musicianship, and little pieces of music theory. With adults, I teach them the fundamentals of the saxophone and music, including sight reading and ear training. As these skills develop, we explore the songs and styles of music that inspire you to play. I have studied under Jerry Bergonzi, Donny McCaslin, Ken Schaphorst, Reggie Workman, Billy Harper, Bobby Sanabria, Kirk Nurock, and many others and developed expertise in saxophone, improvisation, and composition (classical, jazz, rock, and pop). I look forward to helping you reach your goals! When possible, I am always happy to help students find a quality instrument to buy or rent, though I do not personally sell or rent instruments nor do I profit from my recommendations. Even if we are not in the same city, I may be able to recommend an instrument or a store for you. Generally, it is best to avoid buying from a marketplace like Amazon or Ebay, where anyone can sell anything. It is ideal to buy from a reputable instrument seller, many of whom sell online. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about lessons or getting started with music. I'm happy to help. Thank you and best wishes in your musical journey!

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2009

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MM Jazz Studies

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My son is in 10th grade and has been studying Saxophone with Ian for almost 4 years. Ian is great on teaching, nice to student, always responsive to questions. Highly recommended.

Posted Jul 10, 2021