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Imraan K.
Raleigh, North Carolina
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been playing saxophone for 15 years, and I've picked up some cool tricks along the way! Saxophone lessons are custom tailored to the student's individual skill level. Beginners learn basic technique and a foundation of good habits to build on! Intermediate players challenge themselves with more difficult pieces, requiring use of more refined techniques. Advanced players prepare and perform advanced pieces, and work on the most advanced techniques.
About Imraan K.

I'm a pro saxophonist from NYC, currently living in Raleigh NC. In the last 5 years, I have been performing with various bands in the area, spanning rock, funk, soul, Latin, and especially jazz. Performing has taken me to France, Switzerland, Italy, China, and most recently aboard luxury cruise ships. In 2019 I completed 3 tours to Brazil to promote my new album, "Começando". I have been teaching privately and through a private music school for the past 14 years. *** Lesson Details *** I offer three distinct types of lessons. 1) For 7-12 grade music students, I offer lessons geared towards preparing you for the NYSSMA competition, or comparable state competitions. We work on the basic requirements for participation, can work together to narrow down the options and select the right piece for you to perform, and improve your musicality as a whole. I have sent many students to NYSSMA, all with positive results. 2) My more expansive lessons are for beginner musicians and up. We work as basically as scales, modes, and fingerings, as well as a little bit of jazz history. As you progress, we dig deeper into jazz theory, focusing on the standards and improvisational theory. Like anything else, you get out of it what you put into it, and as long as you are willing to work towards becoming a better player, you will. 3) For NON-SAXOPHONE students with an interest in jazz improvisational techniques, I offer jazz improvisation lessons. This requires an intermediate level of proficiency on your instrument. We cover standards, different techniques to apply over different patterns of chord changes, and even basic elements of composition. I like to keep the atmosphere light and positive during lessons, so we can have a good time and still be learning. I love to work on appropriate music that the student suggests, or has an interest in. Pending the level of the student, we may even arrange for special appearances at some of my performances. *** Studio Equipment *** 1942 Conn 6M viii Naked Lady Alto Saxophone Theo Wanne Durga 7 Mouthpiece Vandoren Jumbo Java Mouthpiece Vandoren Java Red / Vandoren ZZ Reeds Monique Pro Series Soprano Saxophone Otto Link Mouthpiece CG Conn C Melody Saxophone Akai EWI-USB Wind Synthesizer *** Specialties *** -Improvisation -Jazz -Brazilian music -Rock -Funk -Soul -Latin Looking forward to making some music with you!

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Imraan K.
Raleigh, North Carolina
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been playing saxophone for 15 years, and I've picked up some cool tricks along the way! Saxophone lessons are custom tailored to the student's individual skill level. Beginners learn basic technique and a foundation of good habits to build on! Intermediate players challenge themselves with more difficult pieces, requiring use of more refined techniques. Advanced players prepare and perform advanced pieces, and work on the most advanced techniques.
About Imraan K.

I'm a pro saxophonist from NYC, currently living in Raleigh NC. In the last 5 years, I have been performing with various bands in the area, spanning rock, funk, soul, Latin, and especially jazz. Performing has taken me to France, Switzerland, Italy, China, and most recently aboard luxury cruise ships. In 2019 I completed 3 tours to Brazil to promote my new album, "Começando". I have been teaching privately and through a private music school for the past 14 years. *** Lesson Details *** I offer three distinct types of lessons. 1) For 7-12 grade music students, I offer lessons geared towards preparing you for the NYSSMA competition, or comparable state competitions. We work on the basic requirements for participation, can work together to narrow down the options and select the right piece for you to perform, and improve your musicality as a whole. I have sent many students to NYSSMA, all with positive results. 2) My more expansive lessons are for beginner musicians and up. We work as basically as scales, modes, and fingerings, as well as a little bit of jazz history. As you progress, we dig deeper into jazz theory, focusing on the standards and improvisational theory. Like anything else, you get out of it what you put into it, and as long as you are willing to work towards becoming a better player, you will. 3) For NON-SAXOPHONE students with an interest in jazz improvisational techniques, I offer jazz improvisation lessons. This requires an intermediate level of proficiency on your instrument. We cover standards, different techniques to apply over different patterns of chord changes, and even basic elements of composition. I like to keep the atmosphere light and positive during lessons, so we can have a good time and still be learning. I love to work on appropriate music that the student suggests, or has an interest in. Pending the level of the student, we may even arrange for special appearances at some of my performances. *** Studio Equipment *** 1942 Conn 6M viii Naked Lady Alto Saxophone Theo Wanne Durga 7 Mouthpiece Vandoren Jumbo Java Mouthpiece Vandoren Java Red / Vandoren ZZ Reeds Monique Pro Series Soprano Saxophone Otto Link Mouthpiece CG Conn C Melody Saxophone Akai EWI-USB Wind Synthesizer *** Specialties *** -Improvisation -Jazz -Brazilian music -Rock -Funk -Soul -Latin Looking forward to making some music with you!

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