Mike Paxton
Fort Washington, MD
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Mike Paxton

Mike P.

Fort Washington, MD
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I can give great lessons about jazz piano and jazz pedagogy for students! These lessons will be fun for the student and I can assist with scales and chord types as well.

About Mike P.

Hello! My name is Michael, I am a graduate of Towson University with a bachelors degree in music and jazz performance and I am eager to teach future musicians how to play the Saxophone/various instruments and to also teach them about music in general. I can also provide clarinet and flute lessons as well! I studied Jazz Performance at Towson and I gig here and there in the Baltimore and DC area. I am open to all musical interest and will be excited just to have the pleasure of working with students!

With my lessons I will make sure students will know the basics of the Saxophone like working on embouchure and fingerings and also learning how to read music and improvising! The lessons with be fun not just for me, but more importantly the student!

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Xun D.
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Mike is a great teacher and wonderful musician. He is patient, gentle and kind. We love his music.

Highly recommended.

Posted Oct 19, 2020
Ayo O.
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Very respectful and my daughter said she enjoyed the lesson. Will continue using Michael

Posted Oct 3, 2020
Diana S.
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Posted Sep 28, 2020
Lynaia
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Mike is great with my high school student. My son loves to attend his lessons and always gets a lot out of it. Mike is helping him get back to the fundamentals he really needs to perfect in order to grow his saxophone skills.

Posted Sep 17, 2020
Tev
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Mike was so patient and positive with my 11 year old son that had never picked up a clarinet in his life. My son had so much fun in his first lesson and was proud of what he accomplished. Thank you!

Posted Sep 16, 2020
Emilia S.
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Our daughter is really enjoying her lessons with Mike!

Posted Sep 8, 2020
Muthukumar
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Posted Sep 5, 2020
Jacob
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Posted Sep 2, 2020
Lynaia
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Posted Aug 27, 2020
Klara
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Great first lesson!

Posted Aug 26, 2020
Jacob P.
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Posted Aug 14, 2020
Oscar
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The first lesson went great! My son really enjoyed it!

Posted Aug 12, 2020
Davon S.
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Oh my goodness. Mike was amazing with my son. Davon has a lot of anxiety. I noticed as the lesson went on Davon seemed to focus, ask questions and played the Sax better. After the session I asked Davon if he felt comfortable with Mike. Davon's response was yes. I pray Mike stays around for a long time.

Posted Aug 7, 2020
Harnisha P.
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I am very new to flute. He explained me each and everything. How to assemble and play correctly. Great to work with!

Posted Aug 4, 2020
Charlotte
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Mike has been a great teacher for my daughter. She has played for a year, so he spent the first couple lessons really getting to know her and where she stands in terms of ability at the moment. She is already building up her foundational skills with his help, and, perhaps even more important to the younger player, he is encouraging and fun. She has closed each lesson with a smile on her face. Thanks so much, Mike!!!

Posted Aug 4, 2020
Xavier
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Mike took the time to learn my son's interests and now he is inspired to keep going- Thanks! Thanks!

Posted Jul 29, 2020
Caroline W.
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Did a great job even though he was not able to see or hear us through your platform. Communicated to him via text. Was patient with Caroline.

Posted Jul 24, 2020
Olivia & Sophia B.
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Mike is so patient with my 5 year old daughters

Posted Jul 17, 2020
Winnie
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My 11-year-old daughter had her first lesson and said “He’s a great teacher. He’s really patient!” It’s amazing how much progress she’s made just with her first lesson. We’re looking forward to more lessons with Mike!

Posted Jul 15, 2020
felix
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Passionate and knowledgeable classes !

Posted Jul 6, 2020
Roger Wang
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I got to know my basics in no time! Great teacher

Posted Jun 27, 2020

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Experience

Freelance Muiscian and Student
Aug 2016 - May 2020

Towson University

Graduated from towson in 2020 with a major in Saxophone performance. Able to teach clarinet and flute, along with piano as well.

Cashier/Cook
Jul 2014 - Sep 2014

McDonalds

Used to work there in high School.

Education

Jazz Commercial Performance
Aug 2016 - Present

Towson University

High School Diploma
Aug 2012 - May 2016

Suitland High School

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Undergraduate
May 2020

Undergraduate Degree

Graduated from Towson in the Spring of 2020
Mid Atlantic Jazz Orchestra player
Mar 2020

Mid Atlantic Jazz Festival

Great experience from spring 2020 where I played with the top collegiate musicians on the East Coast.

Awards

Senior Award
Apr 2016

Kurt Lucas

Track award Most Improved
Apr 2015

Noel Cyrus, Track Coach

Affiliations

USA Track and Field
May 2015
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