Michael Weiss

Michael W.

Tucson, AZ

About Michael W.

Background check: Last verified 02/01/2016
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Michael teaches: Ages 9 and up
Teaching since: 2012
Last sign in: Within a month

Overview

I am a woodwind specialist with a degree in saxophone performance from the University of Arizona. I have been performing and competing since the fifth grade. Since arriving in Tucson in 2010, I have performed in dozens of groups playing many various musical styles including classical, jazz, musical theater, rock, funk and avant garde. Music has provided me with the opportunity to travel all over the world, from London to China and Mexico to Peru.
I opened my private lesson studio in 2012. Since then, I have cultivated a deep passion for creating personalized lessons for motivated students. My students have included beginners as young as eight years old to advanced players well into their retirement.
I'm looking forward to sharing my passion with you!

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Experience

Woodwind Instructor

Jun 2014 - Present
Music & Arts

Private Lesson Director

Jan 2012 - Present
Michael Weiss Music

Education

Saxophone Performance

Aug 2010 - May 2014
University of Arizona

Associate of Music

Jan 2009 - May 2010
Oakton Community College

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Professional Proficiency

Awards

Fine Arts Scholarship

Aug 2012
University of Arizona

Affiliations

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America

Nov 2013

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America (also known as Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Mu Alpha, or simply Sinfonia) is an American collegiate social[1] fraternity for men with a special interest in music. The fraternity is open to men "who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of [its] Object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America."

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8 Reviews on Michael W.

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Rebecca Feb 10, 2016
Saxophone · In studio
Michael is an excellent teacher and he was so patient with my daughter (5th grade). She was way ahead of the other students in her class and he found additional music for her to learn so she wasn't bored.
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Suzette Feb 4, 2016
Saxophone · In studio
When my 11 year old son first began saxophone lessons with Michael Weiss, he was a true beginner but within 5 months, he was playing a song at a recital! Michael is patient and kind but firm in his direction and has instilled confidence in my son that he can play whatever songs he wants to play with focus and practice. Michael is flexible and adept at tailoring his lessons to the individual's needs. I highly recommend him.
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Suzette Feb 4, 2016
Saxophone · In studio
When my 11 year old son first began saxophone lessons with Michael Weiss, he was a true beginner but within 5 months, he was playing a song at a recital! Michael is patient and kind but firm in his direction and has instilled confidence in my son that he can play whatever songs he wants to play with focus and practice. Michael is flexible and adept at tailoring his lessons to the individual's needs. I highly recommend him.
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Suzette Feb 4, 2016
Saxophone · In studio
When my 11 year old son first began saxophone lessons with Michael Weiss, he was a true beginner but within 5 months, he was playing a song at a recital! Michael is patient and kind but firm in his direction and has instilled confidence in my son that he can play whatever songs he wants to play with focus and practice. Michael is flexible and adept at tailoring his lessons to the individual's needs. I highly recommend him.
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Eric Feb 4, 2016
Clarinet · In studio
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Amanda Feb 4, 2016
Flute · In studio
Mike does an awesome job with my daughter. She has really improved on discipline and more complicated notes. She really enjoys going to lessons and can't wait to preform. I highly recommend this Mike!
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Susan Feb 1, 2016
Ear Training
When I was in school, my teachers never taught theory or ear training. Michael was very patient teaching an old dog new tricks. I am now able to do close listening to music, and can sometimes figure out how to play a piece of music without it written down. Thank you so much!
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Liz Feb 1, 2016
Saxophone · In home
Mike has a wealth of knowledge about all the woodwind instruments and musical theory. He also never stops adding to that own knowledge as a performer and teacher by consistently seeking out professional opportunities to improve his own skills.
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