The foundation of music lessons is to develop good ears and good time feel (groove). These are skills that all the best musicians have. That, along with some study of clarinet basics are what I am hoping to get started in the first 2-3 lessons. After that we'll also devote time to the kind of music that inspired you to look me up. My hope is that you will become a well rounded musician and clarinet player, and that I can show you some music I think is cool.
I enjoy helping young musicians prepare for auditions, and competing for placement in school ensembles and for scholarships. I have also had success helping adults get back into things and have success in community bands.
Do you want a teacher who keeps you motivated and focused, who can show you all the skills of a well-rounded musician in a relaxed, friendly environment? I am the teacher for you! With a solid foundation in classical technique and experience as a jazz performer, we will tailor a plan for you to achieve your dreams in any style.
Jordan was born and raised in the El Centro, California where he began playing the alto sax in the elementary band program. At the age of 12, he began his study of guitar and drums, performing in several rock and ska bands around his home town and San Diego. At a
ge 14, is where he found his love for brass instruments when he took up the trombone. While in high school he became a featured soloist with the Imperial Valley College Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of the legendary trumpeter Jimmy Cannon. It was this that lead Jordan to accept the Constance Weldon Music Scholarship to attend the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL.
While performing in South Florida Jordan appeared with major acts including 10,000 Maniacs, and appeared on the Spanish television show "Calle Ocho." He also gained invaluable experience teaching in Miami public schools. His first teaching assignment was at Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School where he directed 3 beginning bands, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, and their highly decorated Jazz Band. Later Jordan moved into the elementary setting, teaching vocal and instrumental music for grades K-5 at Cypress Elementary.
In 2007, Jordan returned to California to pursue a music career in San Diego. He can be seen performing all over San Diego, Orange, and LA Counties in styles ranging from rock, jazz, funk, blues, hip-hop, Latin, and more. He performs primarily on trombone, piano, and guitar, but is known to pick up percussion, harmonica, and other wind instruments as well. Jordan, along with the rest of the aggressively funky cover band SuperMagnetic, were the grand prize winner of the 2010 Viejas Ultimate Music Challenge 4. In 2011, Tori Roze & The Hot Mess were nominated for a San Diego Music Award in the category of "Best Blues Artist" after the release of their first album "From The Hip." They released their second album "Turbulence" last December, and are heard regularly on local San Diego radio. This album has also been nominated for Best Pop album for the 2013 San Diego Music Awards. This spring, Jordan completed his Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies from San Diego State University.
On stage, Jordan is a talented and versatile performer. He is known for his trombone sound and improvisational ability, as well as his positive relationship with his fellow musicians. In lessons, Jordan is energetic and creative.
*** Lesson Details *** I enjoy teaching kids and adults of all ages. When I arrive for our first lesson, we'll start by getting to know your musical tastes and aspirations. Then we make a plan. Then we play!
Everybody's path is different, but we must start with a strong foundation in the fundamentals. After we start to establish some technique on your instrument we will explore music that suits you from a practical stand point in your development, and very importantly, stylistically. Together we will plan a curriculum that keeps you motivated toward your goals and that fits your life style.
You can expect a laid back, yet focused environment. Most of all, you can look forward to progress! Hope to see you soon.
*** Studio Equipment *** Living room with large wall mirror, good lighting, with full size keyboard, weighted
*** Travel Equipment *** I expect students to provide an instrument for themselves. I also require a student to come prepared with sheet music, pencils, a binder or folder, and the texts from which they would like to study.
*** Specialties *** I have an extensive background in jazz bands, classical wind ensembles, and improvisation. I also currently perform in both original and cover bands on trombone, keyboard and guitar, in a range of styles including rock, reggae, Latin, and funk. I teach beginning and intermediate piano, guitar, and woodwind instruments, as well as advanced brass.
***Scheduling Policy*** One week notice for cancellations. 24 hours notice for reschedules. Reschedules are at teacher's discretion/availibility and must be done in the same week. For students scheduled for every other week (or any recurring schedule that is not weekly) and students on the Schedule As You Go plan, cancellations are not accepted - reschedules must be made in the same week.
Tzahi S. June 11, 2015
Online Verified Student
Jordan help to get important basics by giving various techniques for practicing. He keeps encouraging which keeps me motivated and enjoying the lessons.
Leah Greenstein May 28, 2015
Online Verified Student
So much fun! Learning so much :)
Moshe K. April 8, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Using method books teach various techniques to learning to properly play instrument.
I have been teaching music since 19, and have also been teaching various instruments and voice. My students have been as young as 4 to 60+. I have been playing music for the majority of my lifetime, having started playing piano at age five. I am a multi instrumentalist teaching piano, clarinet, violin and guitar. I have also taught elementary school classroom music for and have directed musicals for a private elementary school.
I received my Associate of Arts degree at Grossmont, College with an emphasis on music education. I am now attending San Diego State University to finish my Bachel
or's degree in Music.
My lessons consist of exercises that emphasize proper techniques for each instrument. I would like my students to fully understand the entire musical process, including theory. I tailor my lessons according to the needs of each individual student.
My students have told me that they enjoy taking lessons from me. I am serious about lesson content and am always seeking out ways to make lessons enjoyable. I include parents/guardians by informing them of lesson requirements and progress, and make myself available to answer questions for students and parents.
My goal is to share the joy that music brings to each life. I'm looking forward to meeting you.
*** Travel Equipment *** Expect students to have instruments and to purchase lesson books. I have piano and some instruments at home.
*** Specialties *** Bastien, Alfred, Dozen-a-Day, Keith Snell, Hanon, Czerny and others - piano; Suzuki, Laoureux etc. - violin; Leonard - guitar; Lazarus - Clarinet.
Together with these method books, I also include personalized techniques, tailoring lessons each individual student.
Augie Monroy M. August 21, 2014
In studio Verified Student
I really enjoy going to my lessons. Laura is very patient, with great knowledge and a great personality. I am a 58 years old violin student and I want to learn more about the violin so that I can play at my Church. Her classes are fantastic and I know I will be playing in front of the congregation soon. I highly recommend her style whether you are a child, young adult or older like me. IT IS FUN!!
The Clarinet is one of the most versatile of the woodwind instruments with its huge range, variety of different tone colors, and application in many styles and genres of music. Learn techniques to guide your practice so that you can gain absolute control over your breathing, tonguing and articulation, legato passages, support, tone, and overall musicality.
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Hello! Thanks for visiting my profile. Allow me to tell you a bit about myself: I have been performing as a musician for about 20 years and acting since I was a small boy. I started my musical education as a woodwind player and settled in to the wonderful world of singing over time. Music has opened me up to so many opportunities from touring the world to performing in marvelous concert halls and working with some of today's most revered artists, as well as giving me the opportunity to expand my performance through act
ing in various plays, musicals, television, and film.
Performing has been my salvation. It has been a best friend and constant source of joy, and I share this gift with others so that it might offer them the same. After 10 years of teaching, I have new experiences to draw from and share with my students. I've spent my last 6 years performing with Disney in Anaheim and this past year touring Japan in their Tokyo Disney cast, and I must say that my experiences have given "performance" a new depth. I'm excited to dive back into lessons with fresh ideas that will mesh well with my tried and tested teaching techniques.
Originally from Los Angeles, I now reside in Orange County and I'm especially proud to be expanding my studio to San Diego as well! I am so excited to share my experiences with the people of this beautiful and inspiring town. If you're interested in learning more about my lesson style, feel free to contact me and I'd be happy to talk with you about a plan to help you reach your goals!
My Teaching Style
Over the past several years I have focused much of my personal growth on developing my ears' ability to pick out and pinpoint vocal “placement”, resonance, subtleties of timbre, changes in pitch, breath support, air speed and flow, pronunciation and diction, and in general, the way in which all of these work together to create style. From these assessments, I work with the student’s particular needs to address each area individually and based on the learning style of each person. To illustrate to the student their method as I see and hear it, as well as ways in which they might make changes to facilitate the ease of singing --be they changes of tessitura (range), length of phrase, tone color, the release of unnecessary tension etc.-- I make use of vocalise (vocal exercises), simile and metaphor, examples from recorded performances, demonstration, self assessment, and techniques to “trick” the voice into acting in a different way, in addition to videos, diagrams, and texts on anatomy and physiology. I feel that all of these tools provide a unique and personalized learning experience for each student.
karizma V. June 5, 2015
Spoken Word ·
In studio Verified Student
He is so awesome!! Lean a lot 😃
Cynthia N. June 4, 2015
Online Verified Student
Eulis's advise was very helpful! I do not have any experiences with spoken word. I have learned to wisely incorporate inflection and pauses in my voice! I am looking forward to delivering my first spoken word presentation!
I am a dentist and my wonderful assistant was having trouble communicating with patients. Her voice was flat and monotone and she would freeze up when asked a question. Outside of work her voice and personality was completely different, and I wanted to see it come out when she worked with our patients. She did 5 online lessons with Eulis using Skype. I noticed a difference immediately, she was more confident and her personality began to show in her voice. I am very happy with the results and my assistant has stated that this has helped her in both her personal and professional life. She is no longer freezing up when asked a difficult question and is speaking in a more direct and purposeful way. Thank you Eulis!
Adrián : Born on October 17, 1975, and raised in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México, Adrian T. grew up surrounded by the traditional music of Central America from Danzón, Boleros and Rumba, to Son and Mambo. Adrián began developing his musical ability starting at the age of eleven. He was inclined to play the tenor saxophone and the flute with an understanding of classical music and a distinct attraction to jazz, and five years later chose to take on the clarinet. His grandmother, a "Danzón Nut" according to Adrián, urged her grandson in that direction, but the young player was adamant towards a new
found paragon for himself: John W. Coltrane.
2001 was a year that would have a profound impact on Adrián’s music. While pursuing Sociology and Music Studies at The University of Texas, El Paso, he learned more about the transmission of these ideas and theories through music. In an effort to track the development of marked philosophical and spiritual traditions observed by ancient cultures, Adrián arranged to meet, learn, and creatively collaborate with musicians involved with traditions originating from West Africa. One of his primary interests was the Yoruba tradition (predominantly out of Western Nigeria), the ancient African religion underlying Santeria (Cuba and Puerto Rico), Candombl (Baha, Brazil), Vodun (Haiti), and Cu Taan (México).
THE MARS VOLTA
In 2004 Adrián joined The Mars Volta recording the studio album, “Frances the Mute”, and continues to work with the band (as a full-fledged member) on subsequent albums (“Live Scabdates” 2005, “Amputechture” 2006, “The Bedlam in Goliath” 2008) and all of The Mars Volta side projects (movie scores, DVD‘s, etc.). The Mars Volta is comprised of guitarist Omar A. Rodriguez-Lopez, lyricist/vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala, bassist John Alderete, guitarist Paul Hinojos-González, drummer Thomas Pridgen, percussionist Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez, and keyboardist Isaiah “Ikey” Owens.
Through his work with The Mars Volta, Adrián went on to earn his first Grammy Award in 2008 for the “Best Rock Performance” category with the song "Wax Simulacra". Working with The Mars Volta has enabled Adrián to gain further exposure as a multi-instrumentalist, particularly in Europe.
Television performances of The Mars Volta include (but not limited to): The Henry Rollins Show, The Tonight Show with David Letterman, and The BBC. THE STUDIO/TOURING MUSICIAN
Adrián ’s solid performance and versatility have allowed him many opportunities to collaborate with a vast array of professionals worldwide. Adrián has shared the stage and/or recorded with the likes of Larry Harlow, Antonio Sánchez, Bob Sheppard, Edwin Livingston, Erik A. Unsworth, Dr. Willy Hill, Dr. Donald G. Wilkinson, Damo Suzuki, Lenny Castro, Money Mark Nishita, Los Lobos, EMI Gospel Artist Smokie Norful, Lisa Papineau (Big Sir), Omar A. Rodriguez-Lopez Quintet/Group (Se Dice Bisonte, No Búfalo 2007, music scoring for the Guillermo Arriaga Jordan and Jorge Hernández Aldana film on El Búfalo de la Noche on La Neta Films/Naco Films performed by The Mars Volta), Hans Glawishing, John Beasley, Brian Lynch, Shaila Dúrcal, John Frusciante, Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders), Ken Schalk, Juliette Lewis, Nuriya Michan, Deantoni Parks, Candiria, The Memorials, Trevor Hall, Oscar Stagnaro, Billy Ray Cyrus, David "Fuze" Fiuczynski and Freedom Bremner of Screaming Headless Torsos, Pete Escobedo, Oskar Cartaya, Hadrien Feraud, and Luis Conte among others.
Adrián 's professional involvement with the music industry has continued to develop under his own publishing and record label, EL REGIMEN Music BMI, leading T.R.A.M. and as a full flesh member of one of the strongest lineups in funk music The Earful. This dignified and prolific musician collaborates with an eclectic number of international musicians, tours internationally on an intense and annual schedule, all the while teaching workshops to numerous school districts and universities around the world.
It's extremely rare to come across a band that flips the script of conventionality, throwing caution to the wind. The debut effort from T.R.A.M. does just that, while blazing a trail of creativity quick to turn heads throughout the world. This unit will easily be referred to by many as a “Super Group”. However, the members of this dynamic unit aren't in this for any reason other than to use it as a platform to further express their art without limitations or any preconceived notions.
T.R.A.M. is comprised of such renowned and musically proficient artists as Adrián (The Mars Volta) on saxophone, flute, bass clarinet and percussion, Javier Reyes (Animals As Leaders) on guitar, Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders) on guitar, and Eric Moore II (Suicidal Tendencies) on drums. This is a group of likeminded individuals that are naturally gifted with the collaboration of their unique talents resulting in something truly amazing. Their much anticipated debut album, “Lingua Franca”, was released February 2012 through Sumarian Records.
“Tosin Abasi and I were originally introduced by a mutual friend, Raanen Bozzio (Terry Bozzio's son), summer of 2010. This meeting also served as my first introduction to Animals As Leaders and Javier Reyes. Since then, Abasi, Reyes, and I have developed a great relationship. We got together almost every day to try out ideas, and after a month we had already formulated a majority of the record. At this point we contacted Eric Moore, an incredible drummer and the most joyful person to be around, and soon everything we had envisioned rhythmically came together on our first meeting/recording session (at the Farias Productions Studios) on what is now T.R.A.M…
I never know how people will respond to our music, I just never know! My goal is to try to instill a strong feeling or energy in people and I feel that collectively we achieved this goal tenfold with this new project. We all have a great enthusiasm and desire to perform this material live and see this band further develop. We look forward to hearing what you all think of it.”
A concept ensemble with its roots in west coast music, TRANSIENT performs original music inspired by the tradition of Jazz and Chamber Music on today's world. This genuine ensemble led by saxophonist Adrian (The Mars Volta, T.R.A.M. and The Earful) followed by cellist Artyom Manukyan (Peter Erskine and Draco Rosa), trumpeter Mike Cottone (Everette Harp, and Rick Braun), and on the drums the powerful young lion Tim "Figg" Newton, brings a collection of original compositions written as a story line of work of solid experimental material and improvisation. Translating the live performance into the world of sound,
TRANSIENT exists as a unique new voice comprised of some of creative music's fearless players on the globe.
The Adrián Quartet "Cu Taan (2009)." - INDI-O Music Award Nominee 2009
The Mars Volta "Frances The Mute (2005)." "Scabdates (2005)." "Amputechture (2006)." "El Bufalo de la Noche - Soundtrack/Music Score (2007)." "The Bedlam in Goliath - LP (2008)." - Grammy Award Winner 2008
The Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Group "Omar Rodriguez (2005)." "Please Heat This Eventually (2007)." "Se Dice Bisonte, No Bùfalo (2007)." "Omar Rodriguez-Lopez & Lydia Lunch (2007)." "The Apocalypse Inside of An Orange (2007)." "Calibration (Is Pushing Luck and Key Too Far) (2007)." "Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fungus (2008)." "Old Money (2008)." "Woman Gives Birth To Tomato (2013)."
Alavaz Relxib Cirdec "The Special 12 Singles Series - Single (2005)."
Big Sir "Und Die Scheiße Ändert Sich Immer (2006)." Song(s): Cause That Shit's Too Evil (And She's Just A Gangsta Bitch) and I Lie Down
Troker "El Rey Del Camino (2010)." - INDI-O Music Award Winner 2010
Alex Otaola "El Hombre de la Camara (2010)." - INDI-O Music Award Winner 2010
T.R.A.M. (Band Leader) "Lingua Franca (2012)." Sumerian Records - #2 iTunes Jazz Charts 2012
Trevor Hall "Everything Everytime Everywhere (2011)." Song: Different Hunger ("The Change-Up" Movie Soundtrack) Written by Trevor Hall, Jimmy Messer; Courtesy of Vanguard Records, a Welk Music Group Company; Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
Ten Kens "Namesake (2012)." Song(s): Mousetrap
BG5 (The Beach Girl5) "Rock Mafia Mix Tape Vol. 1 (2012)." Song(s): Kids r Ok
The Memorials "Delirium (2012)." Song(s): Mr. Entitled (Arranger and performer).
Le James Davey "Vol 1: Le Processus (2012)." Song(s): Un Mouvement - La Catalyse, and Trois Mouvement - Humilité
Mister Sparx "Default Jazz (2014)."
JAZZTEC "JAZZTEC (2013)."
Billy Ray Cyrus "Change My Mind (2012)." Song(s): Change My Mind
Trey Spruance "Three separate releases (2013)."
ESTIRPE (Spain) "Neurasia (2013)." Song(s): R136a1 (Intro), and En Tus Ojos
Los Random (Argentina) "Pidanoma (2014)." Song(s): Mee Changó
CANDIRIA (yet to be titled 2014).
CANDIRIA “Giant MKT/Rising Pulse Records 2014 (7 inch Single Release).” Song(s): Invaders by Iron Maiden
Troy Baker “Sitting in the Fire (2014).” Song: Apparition (horn arrangement and performance)
EL REGIMEN Music President Creative Music Movement, Founding Member Sheet Music & Recordings
EL REGIMEN Music BMI President Music Publishing Publishing Company
“Adrián Terrazas-González performs exclusively on Yamaha Flutes, Saxophones and Clarinets.” Yamaha Corporation, Inc. Hiroshi Tamezawa - Yamaha Music Corp.
“Adrián Terrazas-González is M-Audio Artist and AVID Artist.” José Reveles González Artist Director (Avid/M-Audio) firstname.lastname@example.org
“Adrián Terrazas-González plays González Reeds.” Eduardo Davolos Rio Negro 2240 Guaymallen Mendoza, República Argentina (+54 1 54) 528-0834 email@example.com
“Adrián Terrazas-González is a Samsun and Hartke Artist.” Ira C. Blanco Samson Technologies Corp. 45 Gilpin Avenue, Suite 100 Hauppauge, NY 11788 +1(631) 784-2200 Ext. 107 firstname.lastname@example.org EQUIPMENT
Woodwinds Yamaha Professional Series (piccolo, soprano and alto flutes). Yamaha Custom Z (alto, tenor and baritone saxophones). Selmer 1972 Series 10G clarinet Yamaha YCL-621 bass clarinet
Mouthpieces/Setups Selmer Super Session G Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece Selmer Super Session E Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece Selmer Soloist H Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Vandoren V16 Ebonite E9 Baritone Saxophone Mouthpiece Otto Link New York 7* Tenor Saxophone/The Mars Volta Setup Clark W. Fobes San Francisco Clarinet Custom Mouthpiece 4L Clark W. Fobes San Francisco Bass Clarinet Custom Mouthpiece González Reeds (All Saxophones and Clarinets) Francois Louis Ultimate Ligature for all Saxophones and Clarinets De Jacques Neck Straps
Amplifiers Hartke KM200 Mackie Stage Back Line for (T.R.A.M.)
Effects Pedals Stage/Studio (The Mars Volta) Ernie Ball WAH BOSS PS-5 Super Shifter BOSS RC-2 Loop Station BOSS RE-20 Space Echo W-2 Maestro Woodwind Effects Box MXR Phase 90 Moogerfooger Ring Modulator DigiTech JamMan Looper Performance Loop Pedal TECH 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI
I've known Adrian for many years, and you won't find anyone more dedicated to the Saxophone and Flute - I mean what you see (and hear) is what you get! He's in it for the long haul and willing to share his vast amount of experience.
I haven't taken continuous lessons from him, but I had the pleasure of hiring him to play and he's jammed with a bunch of my friends who play professionally. Adrian has been and always be someone I look up to to always provide tips and technique improvement suggestions. He does this with a true humble spirit. He meets you wherever you live musically and builds upon what you've already got.
Adrian is a talented Musician who can instantly engage an audience and keep them connected through his Music. If I had more time, I would take lessons from him regularly. He has so much to share musically and does it with a giving spirit.
Keep up the good work Adrian! I know the future is bright for you and all of your Students!
Itzel S. May 9, 2015
Adrián Terrazas-González ha sido desde el inicio una parte crucial en mi desarrollo musical. Adrián cuenta con una habilidad inigualable como saxofonista, flautista, clarinetista, multi-instrumentista, arreglista, compositor y educador. Tiene una gran facilidad para transmitir de manera coherente y directa su conocimiento y su gran experiencia en el jazz, música clásica, música contemporánea y otros géneros. Adrián posee un enorme conocimiento en cuanto a armonía, ear training, counterpoint, ejecución, etc. Tiene la gran habilidad de poder trasmitir herramientas específicas y concretas para cada una de las capacidades que sus estudiantes necesitan desarrollar y la inteligencia como profesor para provocar en sus alumnos una exigencia personal para dar lo mejor de si mismos. Gran acercamiento y abordaje en cuanto a transcripciones y sonido. Sin duda un pilar muy importante en mi desarrollo como saxofonista y músico. Totalmente recomendable como profesor.
Gracias Adrián !
Adrian Terrazas Gonzalez has been from the beginning a crucial part in my musical development . Adrian has a unique ability as a saxophonist, flutist, clarinetist, multi -instrumentalist, arranger, composer and educator . He has a superb ability to transmit his knowledge and experience in jazz , classical music , contemporary music and other genres . Adrian has a tremendous knowledge of harmony, ear training, counterpoint, execution, etc. He has the great ability to convey specific and concrete tools for each of the skills that his students need to develop themselves, and the intelligence as teacher to lead students to their personal growth as musicians, pushing them to always give the best of themselves. Great approach regarding to transcriptions and sound . Certainly a very important part in my development as a saxophonist and musician . Strongly recommended as a teacher.
kenneth S. March 27, 2015
Adrian has been a major part of my knowledge of woodwind composition. As a song writer/artist, i've hired Adrian to help score and perform on many recordings for me.
Adrian plays all saxes, flute and clarinets and i can't thank him enough for his
wisdom and instructional guidance in gaining a broader understanding for how to make those instruments work in my music.
I've been teaching the clarinet for the past 10+ years and I am comfortable working with all age groups and ability levels.
Many of my students have participated in the San Diego Honor Band as well as San Diego Youth Symphony. Preparation is the key to success, and I specialize in coaching students for auditions.
I enjoy teaching all levels of clarinetists, from square-one up to the most serious high school students!
Music theory is an integral part of each lesson (as well as some basic piano concepts which can be very useful to woodwind players). Jazz conception and improvisation is also a specialty!
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I've been teaching woodwinds (saxophone, flute, and clarinet) for the past 15 years and enjoy the one-on-one interaction with students of all ages. Music is one of the last professions that is truly learned through apprenticeship. Having a good private teacher is absolutely essential to your growth and development!
Over the years I've amassed wide variety of concepts and materials to speed your learning process and keep things FUN. I've taught all ages and abilities: new beginners (elementary and middle school level), older students just picking up the horn again, conservatory-bound high sc
hool students, amateur professionals, marching band & drum core kids, retirees looking for a fun hobby, professional musicians looking to expand their jazz knowledge, and more. We'll start at your level and expand from there! Styles I've performed in include classical, jazz, latin, pop, fusion, rock, funk, and more.
I encourage all my students to enjoy exploring the SOUND of their instrument and to find their own voice. Lessons include everything from reading and basic stylistic concepts, to improvisation, learning songs, playing along with recordings of your favorite players, and jazz transcription. I am a graduate of the University of North Texas Jazz Studies program and have over 15 years of teaching experience. I'm currently adjunct faculty at USD Dept of Music, Mesa College, and have taught as a clinician/coach for numerous high school and middle school programs. In the past I’ve had the opportunity to study with many inspiring musicians and I enjoy passing on the tradition to new students!
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Bow B. April 30, 2015
I am a beginning Tenor Sax student and a senior citizen. I have played other instruments years ago, but never a woodwind instrument. Ian has been a marvelous instructor for me. Although I had never picked up a sax until December 2014, he already has taught me how to play several simple tunes and a number of scales. His patience and sensitivity to the appropriate pace is impecable. He also keeps me informed of other activities - concerts, recordings, community events to reinforce my interest. I would recommend Ian as a music teacher to anyone without reservation or hesitation.
Bill W. April 30, 2015
I’m an adult beginner student and have been taking lessons for approximately one year. Ian’s approach and method have really motivated me. I’m playing music that I enjoy, while improving my basic skills. He is very patient and is an excellent instructor and outstanding musician. I would definitely recommend anyone who is serious about learning to play woodwind instruments. I’m looking forward to my next year working with Ian.
Susan T. April 30, 2015
About a year ago, our teenage son began alto sax lessons with Ian. His previous experience was less than a year in middle school band and he needed more individualized instruction. My son has come such a long way! Ian has a comprehensive program that includes technique, reading and interpreting music, history and different styles of artists, etc.. Ian is energetic, enthusiastic, patient, and clearly loves music. His involvement in the teaching and professional jazz community is such an asset.
Students are raving about their Clarinet instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by MaryAnn
"Jessica's teaching style encourages learning
Jessica plans her lessons so that technical aspects are covered as well as some music theory. She is patient
, has a positive attitude and provides a lot of encouragement. Her critiques are always constructive. As an older student, I appreciate these attributes very much. I've only been taking lessons for a few months, but Jessica has already provided me with a working knowledge of fundamental music principles and basic playing techniques. She is an excellent teacher!"
Miami, FL teacher:
Review by Tod
"Michael is simply awesome. My son has been through lessons before, but they neer inspired him to practice or take his clarinet seriously. Michael's joy an
d interest not just in music, but in who Justice is, has made a big difference. Thanks, Michael!"
Santa Rosa, CA teacher:
Review by Tracy
"My son has had three lessons so far, and we have been very impressed. Mr. Grainger does a great job of encouraging my son through positive feedback, makin
g lessons fun, and giving him very specific, targeted feedback to improve his playing. He has been very flexible and responsive to our changing needs. I highly recommend him."
Denver, CO teacher:
Review by Samantha
"Kathy is a great instructor!
I took clarinet lessons with Kathy for about 3 years in middle school and high school. Kathy was very patient with me and kn
owledgeable about her craft. Most importantly, she knows how to gauge whether a student is understanding the material, and will adjust her instruction accordingly. Kathy's musical background is very diverse, covering not only the clarinet but many other instruments as well. I have also played accordion with Kathy, though not in an instructor/student setting. She is very dedicated to the music community and she played an integral role in my early years as a musician."
Kansas City, MO teacher:
Review by David
"I have been taking my daughter Summer to Hayes home for several months and I can see her improvement as time goes by. He is very patient and makes her fee
l relaxed. Summer asks for certain songs she wants to learn and he does his best to find the music. He is a good listener and has well-thought suggestions to help her play better. Summer is 12 yrs. old and a beginner but she is doing well. I would recommend him to any prospective student.."
San Antonio, TX teacher:
Review by carolyn
"Dimitry is an excellent clarinetist and professional colleague
I am a professional oboist with a great deal of experience. I have played in an orchestra
with Dimitry for 5 years. I find his principal clarinet playing to be very fine. He is also a very good colleague. While my relation to him is not teacher-student, I judge from his warm personality that he makes an excellent teacher."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Roberta
"Understood my musical needs
As an adult student who has some musical background, Maria was able to adapt her teaching to what is perfect for me. Not too
slow, not too fast. Time just flew by and I feel I got something out of every minute.
She says she loves teaching and it shows. I'd bet she's just as good with kids and teenagers, with those with music knowledge and without, as she was with me.
I'm very happy that I signed up with her and am looking forward to more lessons."
Scranton, PA teacher:
Review by Rachel
"We have been having such a delightful time learning clarinet for the first time! My husband and I love to learn new skills together as a date each week.
Simon has such a pleasant teaching style! He points out the mistakes that you're making that are important at your given level and lets the right things slide. Every lesson we've learned more and not felt overwhelmed. He's a master teacher. While he's been great with adults, If I ever convince my son to pick up one of Simon's instruments, I bet Simon is the guy that could get my grumbly kid enthused. He's definitely a find! Five stars!"