Lucas Hopkins

Lucas H.

Ann Arbor, MI

About Lucas H.

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Lucas teaches: Ages 8 to 80
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Teaching since: October 2006
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I am a professional saxophonist/teacher living in Ann Arbor with over 10 years of experience teaching private lessons. I have two graduate degrees in music, from the University of Michigan and Northwestern University and have studied with some of the most renowned saxophonists in my field, Timothy McAllister and Eugene Rousseau, as well as jazz with Andrew Bishop.

I frequently perform as a jazz musician for various parties and events as well as a classical musician with various orchestras, as a soloist and in chamber ensembles. My saxophone sextet, The Moaning' Frogs is an internationally known ensemble which has performed throughout the country and abroad.

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Freelance Musician

Oct 2006 - Present

I have played hundreds of jazz gigs throughout Michigan, and California in the Bay Area and Los Angeles Area, for private parties, restaurants, community events, fundraisers, etc.

Private Saxophone Lessons

Oct 2006 - Present

I have taught private lessons since 2006 in Brentwood, CA, Minneapolis, MN, Evanston, IL, and Ann Arbor, MI.


Specialist in Music: Saxophone Performance

Sep 2014 - Apr 2016
University of Michigan

Master's of Music: Saxophone Performance

Sep 2012 - Jun 2014
Northwestern University

Bachelor's of Music: Saxophone Performance

Sep 2008 - May 2012
University of Minnesota

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Winner of the North Shore Musicians Club competition

Apr 2014
North Shore Musicians club

Rislov Foundation classical music scholarship

Feb 2013
Rislov Foundation

Winner of Oakland East Bay Symphony concerto competition

May 2011
Oakland East Bay Symphony

Yamaha Young Performing Artist Classical Saxophone Winner

Mar 2011

Louis Armstrong Jazz Award

Jun 2008
Libert High School


Chamber Music America

Mar 2016

Chamber Music America (CMA) is an American non-profit organization that provides small ensemble professionals with access to a variety of professional development, networking, and funding resources. CMA's regular initiatives include grants, awards, and commissioning programs for ensembles and presenters, a national conference held annually in New York City, and the publication of Chamber Music magazine.

North American Saxophone Alliance

Jan 2010

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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7 Reviews on Lucas H.

Jill F. Dec 10, 2016
Saxophone · Online
Verified Student
Ema Nov 18, 2016
Clarinet · In studio
Lucas did a great job in helping my daughter with clarinet. Easy to work with and helped her improve greatly!
Brenden Sep 20, 2016
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
In just one lesson, intoduced the capacity of the saxophone to produce a classical tone, and opened my eyes to the many intricacies of the saxophone. Great experience!
Temi B. Aug 7, 2016
Saxophone · Online
Verified Student
patient and very knowledgeable instructor!
Ashley Jun 29, 2016
Saxophone · Online
Verified Student
Lucas is very patient. He works around any obstacles that may pop up. He is very knowledgeable in teaching. Thankful we decided to try him. Would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a good saxaphone instructor.
Gabe Oct 25, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
Lucas is a fantastic teacher and is the best teacher I've had so far!
Gary F. Mar 14, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
First lesson with Lucas- great start. Looking forward to more lessons.
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