Xale Clayton Slusser

Xale Clayton S.

Canyon Country, CA

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Xale Clayton delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18 to 65 and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2002

I'm a professional bassoonist and woodwind specialist hailing from the greater Los Angeles, CA area. I have been recorded for tv/film, albums (indie mostly) and with several of the orchestras that I am a member of. I currently have a quintet, perform with 6 orchestras, teach occasional adjunct classes in colleges and coach at local elementary and high schools during the school year. In my free time: I give lessons to students and can otherwise be found on my bicycle.

I own piccolo, flute, alto flute, e-flat/b-flat/a/bass/contra-alto clarinets, alto/tenor/bari saxophones, oboe and bassoon, as well as some world flutes, recoders, and tin whistles.


Master of Fine Arts
Aug 2009 - May 2011
California Institute of the Arts
Music Composition
Aug 2004 - May 2008
Ohio Northern University
Music Performance
Aug 2004 - May 2008
Ohio Northern University


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Rocking some bassoon parts while in-concert with The Summoners Orchestra! #bassoon #principal #videogamemusic

Principal bassoon and saxophone (alto and baritone) with the SCV Philharomonic.

Performing with The Summoners Orchestra at Summoners Con 2015 #leagueoflegends #bassoon #sopraninoclarinet #orchestra

Performing with The Summoners Orchestra. #principalbassoon #principalsopraninoclarinet

On tour in New York City

Recording for the Orchestral Metal album: Tantamount by/for composer-arranger Nick Proch. #bassoon #heavymetal #rock


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