Joseph Lyons

Joseph L.

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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I work to tailor my instruction to each student’s needs, interests, and learning style. Every student is different, and every student wants something different out of their lessons. There are some things that I work on with every student: tone, intonation, vibrato, technique, repertoire, etc., but I also gauge what a student wants to learn about the saxophone and music making and make it my goal to help them reach their musical goals, whatever they may be. I strive to make sure that my students are set up for success in all of their musical endeavors.

About Joseph L.

I am a saxophonist and educator in Nacogdoches, TX, and I am currently pursuing a Performing Artist Certificate in Saxophone Performance at Stephen F. Austin State University. Before I moved to TX, I lived most of my life in GA; I earned my Bachelors degree in Music Education at the University of Georgia, and my Masters degree in Saxophone Performance at Georgia State University. I have had the great privilege to study privately under Connie Frigo, Jan Berry Baker, and Nathan Nabb; I have also had the great honor of studying with world-renowned saxophonist and pedagogue Fred Hemke, as well as performing in masterclasses taught by Allison Adams, Claude Delangle, Timothy McAllister, Otis Murphy, Phil Pierick, Debra Richtmeyer, John Sampen, Dale Underwood, and Vladislav Vals.

One of my favorite parts of being a saxophonist is traveling to conferences to perform and watch lectures, recitals, and masterclasses by world class musicians. I have performed at conferences in Georgia, Texas, Missouri, Virginia, and Mississippi, and I have premiered several new solo, chamber, and full band works at these events. Recently, I had the honor of performing a concerto with the Georgia State University Wind Ensemble, as well as winning the GSU 2020 Dean’s Award. Additionally, I have been a Prizewinner in the 2019 GSU Honors Recital, 2019 NASA Region 6 Quartet Competition, and 2018 Georgia MTNA Young Artist and Chamber Music Competitions.

Besides performing and traveling, I absolutely love teaching music. I have taught students whose ages have ranged from 4-31, and an assortment of subjects including saxophone, mellophone, chamber music, band (elementary-college), indoor drumline, dance, general music, music theory, and even rock music. I have taught beginners, college music majors, and everything in between. In addition to studying saxophone, I studied cello at collegiate level. I also have six years of drum corps performing experience: four summers with the Bluecoats (2014-2017) and two summers with Atlanta CV (2011-2012). In the past, my students have received honors in the GMEA Solo & Ensemble Festival, WGI World Championships, and Bands of America Competitions; many of my students have also earned contracts with World Class DCI and WGI groups.

As I mentioned before, I have always loved teaching. If my profile piqued your interest, send me a message with any questions you may have. I look forward to working with you!


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2 Reviews
Mark Podrazhansky
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Joseph Lyons is an excellent instructor who is very to the point in his teaching but he definitely ensures that you will improve. I've taken lessons from him for many years on both saxophone and mellophone and he has helped me develop and improve in my music journey immensely! I would highly recommend lessons from him to anyone as myself and other students of his that I know have improved lots from his teachings.

Posted Aug 2, 2020
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Took lessons to prepare for an audition. Very knowledgeable and well versed in music education. Provides detailed information along with excellent feedback on playing. Would recommend.

Posted Aug 2, 2020

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Summer Camp Instructor
Jun 2020 - Jun 2020

Community Music Center of Atlanta

Graduate Assistant - Athletic Bands
Aug 2018 - May 2020

Georgia State University

Saxophone, Mellophone, and Chamber Music Coach
Jan 2018 - Mar 2020

Milton High School Bands

Visual Ensemble Coordinator and Choreographer
Nov 2017 - Mar 2020

Milton Indoor Drumline

Choreographer and Mellophone Instructor
Jul 2018 - Nov 2019

Milton High School Marching Band

Band Camp Saxophone and Visual Instructor
Jul 2019 - Jul 2019

Parkview High School Bands

Student Teacher
Aug 2017 - Dec 2017

Milton High School Bands

Saxophone, Flute, and Horn Instructor
Aug 2017 - Dec 2017

Northwestern Middle School Bands

Band Project Teacher
Jan 2017 - Apr 2017

Whitehead Road Elementary School

Practicum Teacher
Aug 2016 - Nov 2016

Malcolm Bridge Middle School

Practicum Teacher
Jan 2016 - Apr 2016

Colham Ferry Elementary School

Practicum Teacher
Jan 2016 - Apr 2016

Champions For Children Daycare Center

Music Theory/Aural Skills Tutor
Jan 2015 - Apr 2015

University of Georgia


Performing Artist Certificate - Saxophone Performance
May 2020 - Present

Stephen F. Austin State University

Master of Music - Saxophone Performance
Aug 2018 - May 2020

Georgia State University

Bachelor of Music - Music Education
Aug 2013 - Dec 2017

University of Georgia



Fluent / Native Proficiency


2020 Dean’s Award
Mar 2020

Georgia State University School it Music

2019 Brumby Concerto/Aria Competition Winner
Apr 2019

Georgia State University School of Music


North American Saxophone Alliance
Mar 2015
The North American Saxophone Alliance is an organization made up of individuals who share a common interest in the saxophone. Members include professional performers, university professors, public school teachers, students of all levels, and others who have an interest in the saxophone. In addition to the Alliance's emphasis on disseminating information concerning the saxophone, the organization also works to provide opportunities for its members to make music, fostering fellowship among saxophone enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds.

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