Lynn Ligammari

Lynn L.

Brooklyn, NY

Lesson Details

Music Theory

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have a Master's Degree in Music and have a solid foundation of knowledge for how music works. I enjoy analyzing pieces of music, and can definitely get you to understand the inner workings of your favorite songs, from the most basic levels of note-reading/understanding Melodies & Basslines, to much more advanced studies of musical theory & orchestration.
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Lynn teaches



Lynn delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+

Teaching since:
September 2001

Lynn Ligammari is a graduate from the Eastman School of Music, with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Saxophone Performance and Education.

Known for her versatility, Lynn performs with a wide array of musical projects that include, The Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra, Conor Oberst, Al Chez & The Brothers of Funk, Frank London & The Shekinah Big Band, Holy Hand Grenade, The Dorian Wallace Free-Sound Ahnsemble, Soulsystem Orchestras, and Oblio.

She has played at NPR, the David Letterman Show, America's Got Talent, Governor's Ball, the Bluenote, the Newport Jazz Festival, the Newport Folk Festival, the JVC Jazz Festival, Summerstage, and more.

In addition to performing, she is a Teaching Artist for Lincoln Center Education, and a saxophone instructor for Mannes Prep at The New School.

Lynn was born and raised in Niagara Falls, NY, and is a Conn-Selmer artist.

*** Lesson Details ***
In addition to the fundamentals (Tone, Rhythm, Technique, Ear-Training, Sight-Reading), I also like to tie-in music theory, composition, and improvisation along the way. I believe in setting short-term, mid-term, and long-term goals that are specific to the student and their needs and wants. I also believe in the benefit of having the student bring in songs or materials that they are interested in, and designing lessons around their interests. I am patient, creative, and willing to move at any pace that is right for you.

Through my experience as an educator I understand that every student is different, and therefore, my job is to guide and facilitate learning, while making the process as enjoyable as possible! My approach is customized to bring out your strengths and interests, while also ensuring that you have a solid foundation on your instrument. In addition, I am professionally trained in both jazz & classical music, and I perform regularly with working bands of all types and genres.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music room w/ drum set, piano, guitars, clarinet, sax, flute, amps, seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students are expected to have an instrument, and eventually selected method-books which will be decided upon for each student based on their needs, goals, or level.

*** Specialties ***
I teach all levels of students, from beginner to professional levels of all ages.

Skills and teaching techniques vary specifically per individual, but may include saxophone technique (technical facility, tone, scales, overtones), improvisation (jazz as well as other styles), sight reading, music theory, ear training, transcription, composition, and repertoire development in all styles of music (jazz, classical, pop, funk, world, etc.)

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Saxophone Instructor
Jan 2015 - Present
Mannes Prep Academy--The New School University

Teaching Artist
Feb 2007 - Present
Lincoln Center Education


Masters Degree
Sep 2004 - Dec 2006
Eastman School of Music
Bachelor Degree
Sep 1999 - May 2004
Eastman School of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency


American Federation of Musicians
Jan 2013

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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Photos & Videos

Promo Pic by Dani Gros

Performing with Conor Oberst  on the Tonight Show with David Letterman. 2014

Home Studio

Live at the Rialto Theater, Atlanta GA

Live at the Delancey, NYC.

Conducting a National Educator Workshop at University of North Carolina School of The Arts, through Lincoln Center Education.


Live at 2A, East Village NYC

Red Baraat at Highline Ballroom
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4 Reviews

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Axel Nov 2, 2017
Saxophone · In home

Great experience with Lynn, also after having had sax lessons for over a decade now. She clearly loves to play and jam and has tons of experience teaching it.

Arthur F. Oct 12, 2017
Saxophone · In studio

My first lesson with Lynn was wonderful. I was greeted at the door with a warm smile That made me feel at ease. I'm an absolute beginner and even my mistakes were fun.
Lynn; I love your personality and your teaching method. I got a lot out of that lesson.
And, by the time I'm 75 which is in about 5 months and with your guidance I'll be able to play a tune or two. I got a good teacher. Looking forward too lesson Number 2.

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Dave P. Aug 26, 2015
Music Performance · In home

I've worked with Lynn for going on three years now and she has without a doubt been one of the most talented and most enjoyable people to make music with that I've ever encountered. Not only does she rock the sax better than most, she's extremely humble and approaches music with an openness and extremely positive energy. I give her my highest recommendation as a great teacher, and a great human being.

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Christine S. Apr 26, 2015
Clarinet · In studio

An awesome instructor, patient, enjoyable, and informative. Has a brilliant sense of teaching technique, theory, sight reading. Look forward to each lesson ,and continuing to build and improve on each lesson.

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