Isaiah Sanderman

Isaiah S.

Chicago, IL

About Isaiah S.

Background check: Last verified 11/08/2016
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Isaiah teaches: Ages 5 and up
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Teaching since: January 2013
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

Isaiah grew up in a family of teachers and musicians. After beginning to teach himself piano, his mother quickly enrolled him in private lessons at the age of 5. Following his two older siblings, he joined the school band on saxophone in the 4th grade.

Over the past decade, Isaiah S. has played in countless classical, jazz, and modern ensembles on multiple saxophones. In high school, he was the student-director of the school's freshman band, a role in which he learned a great deal about the art and science of teaching. Graduating with recognition as an Honors All-State musician, along with the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award and John Phillip Sousa Band Award, his path as a professional was set.

While enrolled at Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts, Mr. S studied and performed music of the highest caliber. Playing flute and saxophone in the school's Large Jazz Ensemble and Brazilian Combo, he was the youngest and most-featured soloist under the direction of world-class pianist Marshall Vente and world-class guitarist Paulinho Garcia.

After leaving music school to pursue music full time, Mr. S has gained broad teaching experience in the Chicagoland area. For over a year, he worked as one of Tritone Music School's most popular teachers under the renowned Chieko and Tom Garling in Arlington Heights, Illinois. At Tritone, he worked with piano and saxophone students ranging from ages 5-40 in individual and group settings. At the same time, his private studio in Lincoln Park grew, and Mr. S became one of the highest rated teachers on TakeLessons.com. Starting in the fall of 2016, he accepted a faculty position at the nationally recognized blue-ribbon school, St. Joan of Arc, teaching preschool-8th grade music in Evanston, Illinois.

Outside of academia, Mr. S has had the privilege of performing with Zoofunkyou and leading the pop/funk horn section in Minor 9ths to sold out shows at House of Blues and other local venues.

Mr. S also explores his interest of the art of practice on his website, CollegePracticing.com, where he has interviewed numerous college students on their practice habits, as well as working professionals with degrees from such esteemed institutions as Berklee College of Music, Indiana University, and Northwestern University.

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Experience

Music Teacher
Sep 2016 - Present
St. Joan of Arc Elementary

Professional Musician
Apr 2013 - Present
Freelance

Piano and Saxophone Teacher
Oct 2015 - Oct 2016
Tritone Music School

Education

Jazz and Contemporary Music
Aug 2014 - Present
Chicago College of Performing Arts

Languages Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Audience Choice Award
Apr 2016
Colombia University Biggest Mouth Competition
Louis Armstrong Jazz Award
May 2014
Illinois School District 211
John Phillip Sousa Band Award
May 2014
Illinois School District 211
Division I/Superior Rating
Feb 2014
IHSA Solo/Ensemble
ILMEA Honors All-State
Jan 2014
Illinois Music Educators Association

6 Reviews on Isaiah S.

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Frank Nov 8, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In home
Isaiah is patient, fun, and very knowledgable. I've had a fantastic time working with him and would highly recommend!
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Oliver Z. Aug 29, 2016
Verified Student · Saxophone · In home
Great first lesson. We are excited to continue.
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Miles Z. Aug 29, 2016
Verified Student · Saxophone · In home
Isaiah was excellent with my kids and seems to be super knowledgeable. We are excited to continue.
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Cesar M. Aug 9, 2016
Verified Student · Saxophone · In home
Excellent patience and great teaching.......learned a lot on my first lesson
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Alana Jul 27, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In home
very patient....we made the right choice....and very knowledge
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Bob Reitor Jul 20, 2016
Verified Student · Saxophone · In home
Isiah was awesome, looking forward to more lessons..
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