Avatar of the tutor
Sean H.
Chicago, Illinois
Explore the world of jazz, blues, and R&B saxophone with a teacher with 10+ years experience!
Saxophone is my life! I have played saxophone for 20 years and nothing makes me happier than sharing my knowledge with others. I have a BM Jazz Studies/Saxophone Performance from Western Michigan University. While my passion is jazz, I also have plenty of classical experience. I love teaching saxophone!!
About Sean H.

When I was 12 or 13 I heard John Coltrane's masterpiece album 'Giant Steps' for the first time. From then on I was magnetized to the saxophone and devoted my life to studying the great art form of jazz. I have come to believe that the only thing better than playing music is sharing music with others! Hailing from Flagstaff, Arizona, I attended Western Michigan University on a four year scholarship and received my Bachelor of Music, Jazz Studies in 2009. I had the privilege of studying with the great Trent Kynaston, as well as performing with some of the most influential jazz musicians today, including Bobby McFerrin, Stefon Harris, Billy Hart, Fred Hersch, and Randy Brecker. I now live in Chicago where I teach lessons and perform regularly with my bands, The Winchester Sound and Orcas are Dolphins. I teach jazz saxophone, classical saxophone, music theory, jazz/pop theory, music performance, arranging and composition. *** Lesson Details *** I believe everyone gets into music for a different reason, and therefore each student deserves their own custom curriculum. It is important for students to work at a pace and in a direction that is comfortable for them. For this reason, we will start with a consultation so I can figure out exactly what you aim to get out of taking lessons. From there we will incorporate some standard curriculum and method books that I enjoy using, as well as my own techniques that involve plenty of ear training and exercises to improve one's facility on the instrument (scales, patterns, technique). Most importantly, we're going to have a lot of fun! If you are not having fun it's not even worth your time. I am very laid back and promote a stress-free environment. Remember, I was once a beginner, too. I know what it's like to learn something new, so I want to be there to guide you through it! *** Studio Equipment *** extra music room f/w keyboard w/ seating for parents *** Travel Equipment *** I provide no equipment. Student must provide saxophone, reeds, books, etc. *** Specialties *** My passion is jazz. Not just jazz saxophone, but the art form in general. I love to teach people the theory behind improvisation and watch them as they explore and internalize the endless possibilities thereafter. I am also classically trained and am equally proficient in that area, although I would say I do prefer jazz. In summary, my specialties would be: jazz saxophone, jazz/pop theory, improvisation, jazz arranging, saxophone performance, composing.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since {{year}}

Teaching since 2004

Education

BM Jazz Studies/Saxophone Performance

Teaches ages {{minAge}}+

Teaches ages 12+

Speaks {{languages}}

Has background check

Instructor details
Saxophone
Teaches 6 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
N Kedzie Blvd. #Chicago, IL
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$40
45 minutes
$45
60 minutes
$50
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
Photos & videos5 photos & videos
Images or videos the tutor uploaded
Images or videos the tutor uploaded
Images or videos the tutor uploaded
View
Images or videos the tutor uploaded
View
Images or videos the tutor uploaded
View
ReviewsWrite a review
4.9
12 Reviews
5Review Star
92%
4Review Star
8%
3Review Star
0%
2Review Star
0%
1Review Star
0%
Teacher's Studio

Super great, gave me tips and res