Tristan Cappel

Tristan C.

Brooklyn, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
With my background in Jazz, Improvisation, Broadway, & Commercial Recording, I can help you shine through your instrument. I am deeply connected to Saxophone Performance and know the ins and outs of making this instrument speak.

About Tristan C.

Tristan is a viruostic multi-instrumentalist and composer, comfortable in a wide array of musical idioms. He plays Saxophones, Flutes, and Clarinets professionally.

​Tristan has performed professionally alongside Robert Hurst, Hugh Jackman, & Gary Burton. He has also worked in several touring Broadway productions, such as Chicago, Finding Neverland, Anastasia, Hello Dolly, Cats, and Aladdin.

Tristan recently recorded with Walter White (former lead trumpet of Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra) and his big band Small Medium @LARGE. The record features players such as Alex Foster, Rick Margitza, Michael Dease, Wayne Bergeron & many others.

Tristan has studied under Lee Konitz, Michäel Attias, Benny Green, Andrew Bishop, Richie Cole, & Miles Okazaki. Tristan graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 2018, & has traveled to Mysore, India to study South Indian Classical music (Carnatic Music) with Master Flutist Mysore A. Chandan Kumar.

University of Michigan '18

Broadway: Aladdin, Anastasia, Cats, Chicago, Finding Neverland, Hello Dolly

Commercial: Hugh Jackman, Il Volo

Jazz: Gary Burton, Robert Hurst, Alex Foster

Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity - Jazz 2017

Better Carter Jazz Ahead 2018


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3 Reviews
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Tristan is an excellent flute teacher. This is a new instrument to me, but in the few months I've been studying with Tristan I have learned so much. He is patient and easy to work work and has a vast knowledge of the instrument. I would highly recommend studying with him whether you are a beginner or have a lot of experience playing an instrument already.

Posted Jan 30, 2020
Aubrey C.
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Tristan is amazing. Has mastery of the saxophone is impressive. Because of his knowledge of music theory, he's been able to assist me with my guitar and piano compositions allowing me to compose my music in relation to the saxophone. He's patient, attentive, and thorough in his explanations and coaching. Absolutely, a solid 5 stars.

Posted Jan 30, 2020
Anne B
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Tristan is a very talented and patient teacher for students of all ages. He plays multiple instruments at the highest level and has been an amazing role model for the students that I have referred to him. I would highly recommend him to anyone working to learn wind instruments.

Posted Jan 30, 2020


BFA Music
Sep 2014 - May 2018

University of Michigan



Fluent / Native Proficiency

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