Michael Hudson-Casanova
Chicago, IL
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Michael Hudson-Casanova

Michael H.

Chicago, IL
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have had many successful students in my nearly 10 years teaching saxophone! I always gear lessons toward the individual student's musical goals and interests and I am constantly reinforcing good technique and practice habits. My favorite genre to teach is jazz, but I can help you with classical and pop music, too!

About Michael H.

I received my bachelors degree in music education and jazz studies from Western Michigan University, and my master's in jazz studies from Temple University in Philadelphia.

I have played saxophone, flute and clarinet professionally in many different settings. My favorite genre to play and teach is jazz, and I have also played classical music, theatre productions, and pop/rock concerts. I also write and arrange music for my own bands and creative projects.

I have been teaching professionally for 10 years and I always try to help my students reach their personal goals and feel a sense of enjoyment when learning a musical instruments. I can't wait to work with you!


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7 Reviews
Profile-location-online Online

I’m very fortunate to be able to learn from Michael. I’ve been working with him for two years now. Since COVID we have been doing lessons online and it’s working well. He is a very talented musician and teacher. Also a very kind and supportive person.

Posted Aug 3, 2021
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Michael introduced my 10 year old kid to saxophone. Lessons were in person and online. My daughter enjoyed them greatly and progressed well, learning to read music and play by ear. He was creative, nurturing and supportive to a new learner. He left quite a lasting impression. We were sad to see him leave the area.

Posted Jul 9, 2021
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I've been with Micheal for over two years now and he has helped me a ton. He's helped my technique, understanding of theory and the music I'm playing. I have recently started flute and he has given me great guidance on how I can improve and it has help tremendously.
Out of all the private lesson teachers I've had, Micheal is by far the best. I highly recommend him.

Posted Sep 9, 2020
Profile-location-online Online

Michael is a fantastic teacher. He is very knowledgeable, and is great at explaining techniques in ways that are easy to understand. I notice immediate improvements upon beginning to implement his suggestions, which is exciting and motivating. He is patient and fun to work with. I highly recommend lessons with Michael!

Posted Jul 13, 2020
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I can’t speak highly enough about Mr. Hudson’s lessons. I’m fairly new to the clarinet, and his passion for the instrument and music as a whole has always been so inspiring to me. He really works to make each lesson a unique experience, and makes sure that we have fun while learning and growing! I’d recommend him to anyone.

Posted Jul 11, 2020
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Michael is a great teacher and our lessons are always fun! He has helped me improve significantly in jazz improvisation and technical skills. I have been studying with him for almost 3 years and I look always look forward to our weekly lesson. I recommend him to anyone who is looking to improve musically and have fun at the same time!

Posted Jul 11, 2020
Profile-location-online Online

I took lessons with Mr. Hudson for 2 years as he introduced and advanced my knowledge of being a great jazz musician. I appreciate that he had my goals in mind and let me be the leader of my own lessons, but also always knew where to guide me when I was lost.

Posted Jul 11, 2020

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Woodwind Instructor
Aug 2018 - Present


Woodwind Instructor
Mar 2018 - Present


Freelance Musician
Jun 2012 - Present



Jazz Studies
Sep 2017 - May 2019

Temple University

Jazz Studies and Music Education
Sep 2012 - Dec 2016

Western Michigan University



Fluent / Native Proficiency

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