Sarah Smith

Sarah S.

Saint Louis, MO
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been teaching saxophone for about 6 years on and off. I will work with students to develop a good tone, technique-through scales and etudes, and rhythmic internalization by incorporating drum tracks and metronome throughout the lesson. My philosophy is make music fun but also make it so my students have fun putting the work in to get to be a better musician. My style varies from student to student depending on their specific needs but I will always bring energy and fun to all my lessons.

About Sarah S.

Hi, I'm a 25 year old saxophonist attending UMSL. I went to Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship. I specialize in fundamentals, like technique, building a solid sound, and music theory. I also specialize in higher level playing such as jazz and improvising. I've been teaching lessons since I was a sophomore in high school. I have studied with the very best (Jim Odgren, Dino Govoni, Mike Lee, John Wojciechowski, Bob Mintzer, Marcus Strickland, to name a few). My teaching style is friendly and energetic; I want students to be excited about playing saxophone. It's my passion and I look forward to letting my students find their passion for music as well. I also work at a saxophone shop where I test out horns and mouthpieces and work with social media and sales.

My prices are negotiable! if you are having financial troubles I am glad to make a payment plan or lessen my costs.

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David Durham
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Sarah is very easy to work with, always interested in helping you the student have fun with the sax, as she has. Despite her great experience and background (or because of it?) she never seemed bored or working beneath herself with a beginner. I could say more, but I better take this time to practice!

Posted Apr 9, 2016
Jerry L.
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My 10 years old son is learning Saxophone with Sarah. Sarah is very considerate and professional. 5 star.

Posted Jan 24, 2016
Jerry L.
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My 10 years old son is learning Saxophone with Sarah. Sarah is very considerate and professional. Highly recommended.

Posted Jan 24, 2016

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Education

Jazz Saxophone Performance
Sep 2011 - May 2015

Berklee College of Music

Languages

German

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Missouri All-Collegiate Jazz Band Saxophonist
Dec 2017

Missouri Association for Jazz Education

Outstanding Musician
Feb 2010

Rolling Meadows Jazz Festival

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