Nick York

Nick Y.

Brooklyn, NY
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been playing the saxophone since 1998. My teaching experience in itself equals to some 10 years.

Through this time period, I have been working with Beginner to Advanced-level students of any ages. We have been practicing in my professional studio, at my trainees’ premises or via Skype.

To any student of mine I offer a tried-and-true combination of techniques that have eventually made up my state-of-the-art teaching methodic.
It contains, but is not limited to, the following:

- developing beginner musicians’ skill;
- establish the basis of musical theory including learning musical notation and reading scores;
- gaining extensive practice through performing popular classic to hit tunes;
- giving rise to intermediate-level saxophonists’;
- getting to know how to play in ensemble;
- learning how to improvise in a variety of genres.
- polishing advanced sax players’ mastery.

And, no doubt, helping prepare for an upcoming concert or competition is an option, too, - and quite an honorable task for me.

So let us arrange a meeting and discuss my tailor-made offer – just for you!

About Nick Y.

Hi, everyone. I'm Nick York, a professional saxophone player from Brooklyn, NY.

I'm originally from Russia, where I graduated from the Nizhniy Novgorod conservatory in 2013, with a mark of excellence and an honors degree diploma.
I am the winner of many prestigious international awards (UK, Germany, Russia, Ukraine).

I teach any of you willing to learn to play the sax – at any skill level, age or trade. Let us have a lesson at my professional studio, in your home or on Skype. I will not only teach you how to extract hypnotizing musical sounds but also share the basics of musical notation, the gift of improvisation and playing in ensembles.


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8 Reviews
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I’ve been slowly moving toward playing sax for over a year. So, when I was finally ready, I got puzzled where to find an experienced teacher so as not to pay through my nose. After about a week on the Internet, I found Nick York. After watching some of his videos online, I called him and we started training. Now I can say he stands out of other performers in terms of quality-to-price ratio. Thanks, Nick

Posted Mar 27, 2020
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I wanted to learn how to play the sax – and here it is, given to me as a present. I started to look for a teacher and was put on to him. I reckon he is a good teacher. He clearly breaks down information, has a creative approach to studies, always puts something new on offer, and takes his students’ wishes on board. Undoubtedly, Nick is a fair musician notwithstanding his teaching spirit. If any acquaintance of mine sets their sights on playing the saxophone, I will certainly recommend him to them.

Posted Dec 28, 2019
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Nick is an exceptional musician and teacher. My son plays tenor saxophone and with Nick’s help jazz and classical pieces are taught in a fun and meaningful way. He is very patient and is great at giving little tricks and hints. He explains everything thoroughly from scales, technique, etc., His feedback at each lesson is detailed and on point. My son enjoys and looks forward to his lessons with Nick. I highly recommend!!!!

Posted Nov 22, 2019
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It wasn’t easy for me to find my Teacher as I wanted was an end-to-end solution. Not only playing, learning solfeggio and all that jazz. But also developing my ear and impro skills. Happily, Nick has given me some advice on how to train on my own for the best result – even with the help of some apps on my phone.

Posted Nov 13, 2019
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I had been dreaming about playing the saxophone for a while, but hadn’t had the nerve to take it up from scratch. Until I found info about Nick on the Net and did make my mind to try! Which I not one jot regret! He’s a great teacher who can explain everything and give a hint when something goes wrong! I feel like continuing my studies! I hope I will have mastered this wonderful instrument with Nick’s help! Thank you!

Posted Nov 4, 2019
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Playing the sax has been my life-long dream. I remember how once, while watching online tutorials on YouTube, I came across one from Nick, in which he was showing how to play scales – in a very simple way. My gut feeling told me to reach out and communicate exactly with him. He then responded, advised me what instrument to choose, and we started training, which I not in the least regret. I am having classes with Nick online, which may seem a bit more complicated than face-to-face. However, I’m satisfied with the results and, especially, with the teacher’s approach. I am keen on his punctuality, professionalism, advice and recommendations. What’s more, he’s always willing to respond and counsel even beyond the planned lesson. I call him ‘my saxophone guru’! I wish him creative wins and new accomplishments. An absolutely outstanding teacher, that’s who he is! I will be his student as long as time allows. And the wish is there always. Thank you, Nick!

Posted Oct 22, 2019
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Nick is an excellent teacher who knows his stuff and a nice guy one has things to discuss, too. Due to lack of time, I’m having a hard time mastering the instrument but Nick supports me and gives me confidence. And if I can’t get something right, he always tries to find a way to aid in. With his help, I’m making my dream come true! A million ‘Thank you’ to him for that!

Posted Oct 15, 2019
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Nick is a remarkable educator. His lessons are smooth sailing, him staying demanding and informative at the same time. He always tries to explain complicated things with simple words, in layman’s terms. Nick is a teacher focused on the practical effect, not on deep theoretical knowledge. His attitude to studies really motivates! That is why my advice to all who are still on the fence: cease doubting!

Posted Oct 10, 2019

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Saxophone player
Sep 2019 - Present

Brooklyn Wind Symphony

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Sep 2018 - Present

Manhattan Wind Ensemble

Private saxophone teacher
Sep 2008 - Present


Saxophone teacher, business owner
Aug 2016 - Apr 2018

Private music school "Sing & Play"

Saxophone player
Sep 2013 - Sep 2014

State Wind Orchestra of Russia

Saxophone teacher
Jun 2013 - Sep 2014

Private music school "Forte"

Saxophone player
Sep 2011 - May 2013

Nizhny Novgorod State Circus

Saxophone teacher
Sep 2009 - May 2013

Nizhny Novgorod Music School #12

Saxophone player
Sep 2008 - May 2013

Nizhny Novgorod Provincial Orchestra


Master's Degree
Sep 2008 - May 2013

Nizhny Novgorod State Conservatory

Bachelor's Degree
Sep 2004 - May 2008

Nizhny Novgorod Music College



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Ministry of education and science of Russian Federation
Oct 2010

The winner of the award for talented youth support


Sep 2011

22nd Haverhill Sinfonia Soloist Competion

Nov 2008

The international competition of young performers "21 century"

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