- Teaches students:
- Ages 10+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- February 2007
My name is Ian, and I am a 28-year-old professional saxophonist in the Portland area. I have been playing saxophone for 15 years, and teaching (privately and ensembles) for 8. I have a strong background in Jazz music, as well as experience playing Rock and Classical music.
I teach saxophone (tenor and alto) as well as Jazz improvisation, music theory, rhythm, and professional music skills.
I graduated from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City in 2012, where I learned from some of the great masters of jazz. There I also gained experience teaching privately and coaching ensembles.
Since moving back to Portland in 2013, I have played at many of the top venues in town, including Jimmy Mak's, Alberta Street Pub, the Doug Fir Lounge, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, and many others.
During this last year, I have helped coach several ensembles in the Portland Youth Jazz Orchestra program. Topics have included:
Through working with this organization, I have learned how to successfully communicate with students, and how to have a ton of fun while learning to play some awesome music!
I have taught several private saxophone students, as well as jazz improvisation and theory.
Ian is a graduate of the Portland Youth Jazz Orchestra and one of the top saxophone performers in the area. After his time at the New School in New York, PYJO has hired Ian many times as a teacher and guest artist. I would recommend his teaching to any interested saxophonists!+ Read More