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Jorge R.
Elmhurst, New York
Students will learn how to properly learn and play the saxophone from the absolute basics to a high, intermediate level and beyond in various styles. Beginners: The basics of embouchure, technical skills, proper breathing techniques, ability to read music. Intermediate: Playing intermediate level solo pieces, refining technique, extending range, learning how to play music by ear and performing in various styles, from classical to jazz.
About Jorge R.

I have over 10 years of experience on the Clarinet and other reed instruments. I have a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Music Education from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College and have studied classical clarinet as well as saxophone under various professors at the college. I also have experience in teaching NYSSMA solos, intermediate/advanced techniques on the saxophone and clarinet, and have run and directed my own orchestra and jazz band during my time in college. I am also trained in teaching every common band instrument at a beginner level, and can also teach bass guitar/upright bass at a beginner level. I have a reputation for achieving whatever goals I set my sights on musically, from performing to composing and conducting. I am also in touch with the current music education situation in New York City and am a certified teacher in New York State in Music, Grades K-12. I personally believe practicing should be fun, and have devised multiple strategies for success to kick-start one's drive for peak performance in music!

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Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

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Teaching since 2015


Music Education, BA

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Teaches ages 5+

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Teacher's Studio

Jorge was a great teacher, he started me off learning clarinet. Very kind, postitve and knew all of his stuff. Would definitely recommend as a teacher.

Posted Sep 4, 2018
Student's home

Jorge tutored me for a few weeks in music theory and it greatly benefited me. He shows through his examples and explanations that he really understands concepts of music theory and keyboard, as well on his clarinet too. I highly recommend hiring Jorge since he goes over the information at a good pace and nice manor. He will go over whatever you need help on.

Posted May 12, 2018
Substitute Music Teacher
Feb 2020 - Present
Substitute music teacher for the NYC Department of Education, substituting for multiple music teachers in public schools throughout New York City.
Unofficial Undergraduate Jazz Band Director
Nov 2017 - Dec 2019
Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College
Directing a recital each semester of college level peers performing difficult big band charts as an optional, unofficial ensemble of the school of music.
High School Band Student Teacher
Mar 2019 - Jun 2019
• Student teacher at a high school in Williamsburg, Brooklyn under a group of cooperating teachers to learn more about teaching high school band. • Working with students grades 9-12 in full band ensembles ranging from pure beginners to a NYSSMA level 4 Wind Ensemble and level 5 Jazz Band in a school with no pull-out lessons or musical knowledge prior to 9th grade. • Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band A received Gold ratings at NYSSMA at level 4 and 5.
Elementary General Music Student Teacher
Jan 2019 - Mar 2019
• Student teacher at an Elementary School in Flushing, Queens under an experienced cooperating teacher to learn more about elementary teaching. • Worked with students grades Pre-K-6th grade in a general music classroom teaching a curriculum aligning with the national and state core art standards consisting of recorder, xylophone, and guitar to both self-contained and inclusive classes. • Taught a mixed 4th-6th grade after-school band twice a week.