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.

14 Reviews on Lucas H.

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Wendell N. Mar 24, 2017
Verified Student · Saxophone · Online
Lucas is a great instructor, however the internet connection/ experience for the online lessons keeps me from giving a 5 star review.
Ruby O. Mar 11, 2017
Verified Student · Clarinet · Online
Leathia R. S. Mar 9, 2017
Verified Student · · Online
Very helpful. Really enjoyed my lesson.
Leathia R. S. Feb 27, 2017
Verified Student · · Online
We worked on going over the break. I learned there is an alternate fingering for F#.
Lea Feb 25, 2017
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Interesting lesson.
Leathia R. S. Feb 21, 2017
Verified Student · Clarinet · Online
Marv S. Feb 16, 2017
Verified Student · Saxophone · In studio
Lucas is very talented and knowledgeable. He has shown me tips and techniques that are not in the beginner or intermediate lesson books. I am a beginner sax player and his insights on the saxophone and music have helped me greatly.
Jill F. Dec 10, 2016
Verified Student · Saxophone · Online
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
Verified Student · Saxophone · In studio
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!
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