Isaiah Sanderman

Isaiah S.

Chicago, IL
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Isaiah delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2013

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. 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.

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

Professional Musician
Apr 2013 - Present

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


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


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Audience Choice Award
Apr 2016
Colombia University Biggest Mouth Competition
John Phillip Sousa Band Award
May 2014
Illinois School District 211
Louis Armstrong Jazz 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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Weak- CCPA Fusion Combo
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7 Reviews

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Jessica Jun 18, 2018
Piano · In home

Isaiah is a really intuitive and talented teacher. He teaches both my kids and they are very different in their needs. Isaiah is really good about considering what motivates them individually and tapping into that for greater engagement during the lesson.

He’s kind, patient and really fun. We’ve asked him to help us play our favorite songs too! He’s a great teacher.

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Frank Nov 8, 2016
Piano · In home

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

Great first lesson. We are excited to continue.

Miles Z. Aug 29, 2016
Saxophone · In home

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

Excellent patience and great teaching.......learned a lot on my first lesson

Alana Jul 27, 2016
Piano · In home

very patient....we made the right choice....and very knowledge

Bob Reitor Jul 20, 2016
Saxophone · In home

Isiah was awesome, looking forward to more lessons..

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