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Check out some of our most popular teachers near San Diego including Coronado, National City, Chula Vista, San Ysidro and Lincoln Acres.

Jordan M. San Diego, CA

About Jordan

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 age 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 ...

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Moshe K. April 8, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
Jordan is a great teacher, patient and fun.
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Yosef K. April 8, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Jordan is a great teacher!
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Giovanna B. March 23, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I haven't played piano since I was a kid and always wanted to return to it. Great to have a knowledgeable teacher that still makes it fun to learn. I booked him for the year. I would definitely recommend him.
Dr. Ariana W. San Diego, CA

About Dr. Ariana

From Seattle to the Baltimore/Washington DC area, and now San Diego, Ariana has been teaching woodwinds to a wide variety of ages and ability levels. Ariana holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of California, San Diego and both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Performance from the Peabody Institute of the John’s Hopkins University. She began her musical career on alto saxophone in her elementary school beginning band, and quickly added flute and clarinet to her practice. As a performer she is experienced in classical, jazz, and theater, appearing at numerous venues and festivals around the US and in Europe. Along with performing, Ariana is truly passionate about teaching and sharing music. The encouraging, nurturing technique of her former teachers strongly ...

Travis K. San Diego, CA

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About Travis

Hello, my name is Travis and I teach in-home saxophone lessons to a wide variety of ability levels ranging from beginner to advanced. I have a tailored approach to teaching that allows students to reach their goals and continue far beyond them. Areas I specialize in include: -Jazz Improvisation -Classical Saxophone -Ear Training -Music Theory -College Audition Preparation -Beginning Students I am a recent graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in K-12 Music Education. I have worked as a professional musician in Pittsburgh, San Diego and throughout various parts of West Virginia. I have performed in a number different styles ranging from jazz to hip-hop, rock and funk in bands along the East Coast. I have a passion for sharing the gift of music and would love to ...

Adrián T. San Diego, CA

"“You can play a shoestring if you're sincere." - John W. Coltrane

About Adrián

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 newfound 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

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kenneth S. March 27, 2015
Composition
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.

Thank You Adrian, Cheers!!!!
Ken Schalk
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Jorge S. January 26, 2015
Arrangement and Composition · Online
Recomiendo ampliamente a Adrián como una excelente opción para tomar clases de manera particular tanto de manera presencial como a distancia. Si algo puedo resaltar de mi experiencia como alumno suyo es la de aprender con precisión y de manera dinámica todo lo que en el salón de clases no alcanza uno a comprender. Y como alumno que requiere a un maestro tan preparado como paciente, debo decir que Adrián es un excelente músico, notable maestro, y todavía mejor persona.
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Daniel W. January 18, 2015
Music Theory · In home
One of the best instructors I've had to this date. Really easy to understand when it comes to exchanging concepts. Also great at explaining harmony to guitar players. If you're looking to get deep into harmonic concepts, this is the guy to learn from!
Ian T. San Diego, CA

I encourage all my students to enjoy exploring the sound of the saxophone and to find their voice on the instrument. Lessons include everything from reading and basic stylistic concepts, to improvisation, playing along with recordings of your favorite players, and transcription. I am a graduate of the University of North Texas Jazz Studies program and have over 15 years of teaching experience.

I am also very diligent in teaching sound production, embouchure, and tone. I specialize in prepping saxophonists for high school and college auditions. Many of my high school students have participated in San Diego Honor Band and San Diego Youth Symphony and received top honors. I also offer full-service recording services and can help guide you through the college audition process.

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My studio is conveniently located near the 805 in North Park. There is in-studio seating for parents and we've also got a Starbucks right next door.

Skype/video lessons:

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About Ian

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 school 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 ...

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Gary P. March 11, 2015
Saxophone · Online
Verified Student
I am an adult student that just recently decided to take up playing the saxophone. I made a good choice with Ian. He is a very skilled player and instructor. I immediately became very confident in Ian's instructions and information he shared with me. He was very willing to take the time to respond to my many questions, which I really appreciated. And his curriculum was not based on some beginning student workbook, but instead, was geared towards real-life playing and preparation. Working with Ian has been a very positive experience. Thank-you.
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Dennis F. January 19, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
Skilled in both jazz and classical saxophone, Ian has been a great source of information and encouragement for the whole eight years I've been playing sax. He is very aware of the differences between members of the saxophone family and has helped me feel comfortable switching between alto and tenor. His ability to analyze and critique what I used to consider minor details in my tone/embouchure/etc. has made a significant impact on how I practice. I've even been able to pick up some quick basics on clarinet while my horns were in the repair shop.

Ian also performs quite a bit around town. I don't often get a chance to see him play (outside of lessons. of course), but whenever I do, I have a great time seeing him apply the same skills that he teaches me.
Brandon K. San Diego, CA

I have studied the most intense classical saxophone music at a conservatory level for 4 years while pursuing a successful performing career. I can teach everything from beginner saxophone to advanced classical saxophone, and beginning jazz saxophone including how to improvise.

If you are looking to get back into music after years off, or you are a beginning student I can help you achieve your goals with basic sound production and technique.

About Brandon

My name is Brandon and I have been playing the saxophone for over 15 years. Currently I am a professional musician in the US Navy. I am a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan as well as a graduate from Eastman School of Music, a world renowned conservatory, with a bachelors degree in saxophone performance, and a performers certificate.

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