Tyler Onodera
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Tyler Onodera

Tyler O.

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Levels taught:
Intermediate, Advanced
Want to improve on your saxophone chops? Want to move up to a higher chair in band? Practicing for college auditions?
I'll take any motivated student who wants to be the best, that no one ever was.
I have studied saxophone with Dr. Douglas Masek and former Professor of Saxophone at San Jose State University, Dale Wolford.

About Tyler O.

I am currently work at a tech company, but also teach on the side as I love teaching! My favorite pass times are cooking, driving, listening/playing music and exercising.


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11 Reviews
Matthew H.
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So far I love Tyler's teaching style. Very fluid and informative. Not just about the language itself, but also Japanese etiquette and culture. This is the type of all around knowledge I was searching for!

Posted Aug 26, 2017
Goutham J.
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Very Good

Posted May 12, 2017
Ishaan P.
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Online lessons were no help to my son! We were misinformed when we were told that online lessons are fine for a beginner. My son gained nothing fr

Posted Aug 17, 2016
James N.
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This was a good introductory lesson. I had trouble getting connected to Google Hangouts, but he was very patient, and even though it took a long time to finally get connected, and he had another student waiting, he did give us a short lesson. He was very knowledgeable and helpful. A great first lesson!

Posted Jun 23, 2016
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I would definitely recommend him! Easy to communicate with and a great instructor!

Posted Mar 26, 2016
Nina G.
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My first lesson was amazing. I took sax with another teacher for a very short period of time, but still just figured out now, that I wasn't even properly using a mouth piece. Tyler figured it out and helped me with the pain! :-)

I have played piano for 8 years, wish, I had a teacher like him back than!

He gave me quiet good HW too!

He was very courteous and professional! Looking forward to my next lesson!
Would recommend him to anyone!

Posted Jan 19, 2016
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Tyler makes learning easy, informative, and interesting

Posted Jan 11, 2016
Archer S.
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Tyler was fantastic. He did an excellent job of keeping my 7 year old engaged and interested, and we look forward to the next session!

Posted Jan 8, 2016
Randy Willis
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Tyler is the most amazing private teacher I've ever had, and his attitude is also amazing!! I'm glad to also have become his friend!! : )

Posted Dec 10, 2015
Anthony M.
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I highly recommend Tyler.

Posted Oct 9, 2015
Donna Galvan
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He's really funny and sweet. He makes learning fun!

Posted Sep 2, 2015


UI/UX Design
May 2020 - Present


Oct 2014 - Sep 2018

University of California, Los Angeles



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Certificate of Merit, Advanced Level for Saxophone
May 2014

MTAC, South Alameda County Branch

Certification given after passing theory and performance exams.
Japanese Language Proficiency Test, Level N1
Feb 2013

The Japan Foundation / Japan Educational Exchanges and Services

(Taken from http://www.jlpt.jp/) Reading ・One is able to read writings with logical complexity and/or abstract writings on a variety of topics, such as newspaper editorials and critiques, and comprehend both their structures and contents. ・One is also able to read written materials with profound contents on various topics and follow their narratives as well as understand the intent of the writers comprehensively. Listening ・One is able to comprehend orally presented materials such as coherent conversations, news reports, and lectures, spoken at natural speed in a broad variety of settings, and is able to follow their ideas and comprehend their contents comprehensively. One is also able to understand the details of the presented materials such as the relationships among the people involved, the logical structures, and the essential points.


Herb Alpert School of Music Merit Scholarship
Jul 2015

Herb Alpert School of Music, UCLA

Louis Armstrong Jazz Award
Jun 2014

James Logan High School

President's Award for Education
Jun 2014

James Logan High School

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