- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Lessons for saxophone will consist of three main areas:
No one wants to hear it, but this means scales and patterns! Learning all of the major and minor scales is a great start to learning new music, and will be the first goal for my students. Included in technical work is proper cleaning and care for the instrument, proper breathing, and physical habits such as posture.
I want you to experience music that is capable of your skill level, exciting, and will help you learn about different styles and history. I have a substantial collection of music that can help you find what you enjoy playing! Along with learning to play new music, you will be learning about the significance of the music we play. Who wrote it? What time period? Why was it written? I am also a composer, so I have original music they you may also want to learn!
And finally, Musicality:
The goal of any musician is to play beautiful music! There is a lot of work to be done in the two areas above, but you must learn more than the notes on the page to be great. You will learn about phrasing, dynamics, and articulation in ways that will enhance your performance abilities!
In addition to these segments of our lesson time, we can work toward new music, specific goals, or auditions you may be pursuing. I cannot wait to start working together!
- Teaches students:
- Ages 8+
- Teaching since:
My name is Joshua, a teacher, composer, and performer. I am proficient in saxophone, and competent in flute, clarinet, composition, and piano. I will be entering my third year at Kansas State University as a Music Education & Composition student. I come from a small town where I have had extensive amounts of experience working with children as a lifeguard, saxophone teacher, and teacher's assistant.
I run my lessons based on what YOU want to learn while building the basic skills required of your instrument of study. I have played classical, jazz, pep, and modern saxophone, and as a composer I am exposed to many different styles of music.
I think one of my biggest advantages is that I am also still a student. I am confident in my abilities to assist students of any level while still being exposed to new music, a variety of professional musicians, and musical connections myself. Because of this I can offer my knowledge of music, as it is ever growing throughout my own education.
Music is so much more than notes on a page. It is expression, emotion, feeling...
And I understand that as your teacher, it is my job to equip you with the skills needed to fulfill the true music you want to create.
I am certified in First AID and CPR in addition to my lifeguarding certification provided by the American Red Cross and Valid until March 2018.
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.