Julian Salazar

Julian S.

San Jose, CA
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Julian delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

Based in San Jose, California, Julian is a classical saxophonist who devotes himself to making, performing, and teaching music. Being originally from Arizona, he placed in competitive groups from the Arizona Music Educators Association (AMEA) at the regional and state levels from 2011-2014. From 2013-2014 he was the principal alto saxophonist in the Phoenix Youth Symphony and he was awarded the Great Performer’s 1st place certificate from the music academy, Rosie’s House. Since then, Julian has taken his talents to the National Music Festival (2012-2016) held in Chestertown, Maryland and Mana Saxophone Institute (2017) held in Hattiesburg, Mississippi where he played the soprano saxophone in the Mana Saxophone Orchestra. This past summer, he participated as the soprano saxophonist of the Cabrillo Music Festival held in Santa Cruz, California and he played at the Center for New Music where he premiered two new works written for saxophone trio by composer, Danny Clay.

Currently, Julian holds the soprano chair in the award-winning Zēlos Saxophone Quartet. Being one of the founding members, this group was found in 2016 and in 2017 the group took 1st place in the Music Teachers’ National Association (MTNA) Competition for the state of California and also 1st place in the MTNA Southwest Region Competition. Outside of competitions, Zēlos actively performs around the San Francisco Bay Area through organizations such as Groupmuse, as well as churches, and they also do educational outreach.

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Private Instructor
Aug 2014 - May 2015
Rosie's House

Private Instructor
Aug 2014 - May 2015
Musical Surprise


Music Performance
Jan 2018 - Present
San Jose State University
Music Education
Aug 2013 - May 2015
Grand Canyon University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

W.F. Mozart's Oboe Quartet in F played by Zelos Saxophone Quartet
Fantasia XI from 12 Fantasias for solo Flute without Bass by G.P. Telemann 

Julian Salazar, Soprano Saxophone
Photo by Julian S.
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3 Reviews

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aditya Apr 16, 2018
Saxophone · In home

Julian was on time and he was very patient with Aditya.
He even brought his spare saxophone to help out Aditya in his first class. Julian spent over an hour and half with Aditya and helped us pick out the saxophone to buy for Aditya.

Kelly Mar 5, 2018
Clarinet · In home

My daughter started lessons just a couple weeks ago and she has learned so much already! Julian is patient, consistent, and makes us feel comfortable. Very good teacher.

Gabriel Feb 28, 2018
Saxophone · In home

I study with Mr.Salazar outside of takelessons.com, but I thoroughly enjoy lessons with him and he is so insightful. He has helped me a lot with my technique which was definitely not my strong suit when we started lessons. He always pushes me to do better in a positive way!

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