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
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2013
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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 performed in musicals, led the saxophone section in marching band, and was the top saxophonist in the classical and jazz ensembles. He was also 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.

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

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,, 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.

Photos and Videos


Piano and Saxophone Teacher

Nov 2015 - Present
Tritone Music School

Professional Musician

Apr 2013 - Present


Jazz and Contemporary Music

Aug 2014 - Present
Chicago College of Performing Arts

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


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
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6 Reviews on Isaiah S.

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