John O'Neil

John O.

Huntington Station, NY

About John O.

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John teaches: Ages 10 and up
Teaching since: June 1978
Last sign in: Today

Overview

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in living room with stereo; teacher has own instruments, student needs their own

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to have an instrument to play on.

*** Specialties ***
From Jazz to Brazilian, Cuban, Puerto Rican, world music from just about everywhere. Specialist in teaching students how to improvise on chord changes.

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Experience

Teacher

Dec 2015 - Present
Queens College Flushing NY

Teacher of courses on the Music Industry and ensembles

Jack O.

Jan 1980 - Present
Blue Jackel Entertainment

2nd largest Latin/Brazilian/ Jazz label for 12 years. 1995-2007
Extensive performance experience around the world.
Saxophones with Timepiece and Al MacDowell from 1985-1992.
Have performed in Brasil, Europe, Cuba, all over the US since 1993
Very experienced teaching methods and the art of improvisation to all levels, beginners to advance improvisors.

Education

BA IN Composition

Sep 1972 - Present
Berklee College Of Music

Languages Spoken

Portugese

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Billboard World Music Title of the year

Dec 1993
Billboard

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

Jan 1983
ASCAP

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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2 Reviews on John O.

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Jeffery S. Oct 4, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
John is very nice and patient teacher.
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tu Y. Jun 11, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
Mr o. Is the best saxophone teacher I have never meet . He care about me so much . When I just start at jazz , he let me borrow a lot of CD to listen and learn . And that helped me so much . He had only be my teacher for one year , but he teach me so much that I have never thought .