- Teaches students:
- Ages 10+
- Teaching since:
Hi, and thank you for your interest!
I have been teaching private saxophone lessons since 2009, and am currently available to teach lessons online, or at your home in the Las Vegas/Henderson area of Nevada.
I teach students of all skill levels, from basic concepts like assembling the saxophone, sound production and beginner theory to the more advanced areas of transcribing, improvising and advanced Jazz theory. My lesson plan is designed to introduce reading music in conjunction with saxophone playing, and while I have plenty of prepared material to keep our lessons progressing quickly, I will work at your pace in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere.
I am currently enrolled in the Graduate College of the University of Nevada Las Vegas, pursuing a Master's in Music in Jazz Composition and Theory. I hold a BA in Music (Jazz Performance) from St. Francis Xavier University in my home province of Nova Scotia, Canada. From 2010 to 2016 I worked as a show band musician for Carnival Cruise Lines, covering alto, tenor, and baritone sax positions and doubling on flute and clarinet.
Whether you are a parent looking for a private instructor for your child, a student preparing for an audition, a hobbyist or an established musician looking to pick up another instrument, I can show you the ins and outs of my favorite instrument.
Thank you for your consideration, and I hope to meet you soon!
Duties include directing the beginner big band, assisting in directing the top two big bands, booking student bands for paid events, managing the Jazz chart library, co-producing and licensing the annual UNLV Jazz Ensembles album, and other logistical operations within the Division of Jazz Studies.+ Read More
As a cruise ship showband musician I have played a wide variety of styles in many different settings. From full 10-pieces to smaller 5-piece bands, I have performed Motown, Jazz, rock, classical, rock, latin and more in large broadway-style production shows, late-night casino sets, intimate lobby and cigar bar jazz sets and guest entertainer shows.
I have extensive experience in the alto, tenor, and baritone saxophone chairs as well as doubling on flute and clarinet.
A.S.M.A.C. is an organization whose mission is to promote the arts of Music Arranging, Composition, and Orchestration within the entertainment industry community and the general public. A.S.M.A.C.’s purpose is to provide its membership a place to make contact with each other to exchange ideas and information about the art of music and the music industry. A.S.M.A.C. seeks to educate and inform both the general public and the commercial arts community about the roles its members play in the creation of music past and present. A.S.M.A.C. also encourages emerging arrangers and composers in their development.+ Read More
Micheal is a great person. He was well prepared before every lesson. He is knowledgable and patient in teaching. My daughter was so satisfied with him.
As my daughter just short visiting in town, she was very much in need of a flute teacher locally. Micheal is very nice person and great teacher. He was well prepared before classes. He also was very patient and detail-oriented in teaching the lesson. My daughter liked it very much. These were well exceeded my expectation. I will have him to teach my daughter again next time when she is in town.+ Read More