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Dr. Ariana W.

San Diego, CA

Lessons on saxophone that focus on musicality and technique.

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 influences her approach to pedagogy.
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Cara L. September 7, 2016
Saxophone · In home
Verified Student
So far I have only had one lesson but it was a great experience and Dr. Ariana was very kind, patient and encouraging. She is fantastic and I am sure will become my best instructor ever!
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Andrea December 16, 2015
Clarinet · In studio
Dr. Ariana Warren is by far the best instructor. She has a lesson plan, follows through, can motivate teenagers and younger students, all with a positive, direct approach. She knows the technical aspects to getting a great sound and she is an expert in teaching music theory.
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Stewart December 16, 2015
Clarinet · In studio
Ariana was kind and patient with my daughter and really helped her progress in her playing. My daughter quit the school band because she was frustrated with it, but continued to practice and play on her own because of Ariana.

You'll be fortunate to have her as a teacher.
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Dr. Ariana W.

Dr. Ariana W.

San Diego, CA 92101
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$40 / 30-min
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Sean H.

San Diego, CA

I have been an avid saxophone player since I was in middle school. I have much experience leading saxophone sections and jazz bands, as well as coaching private students.

It is my philosophy that learning and playing an instrument should be an enjoyable experience, and it is my goal to spark a love of music in all my students. I will have you playing in no time, and will also teach you the theory behind music that is so essential for any musician to understand.

About Sean

Hello! My name is Sean H and I am very passionate about music, and about helping my students accomplish their musical goals. I have been teaching for a little over three years and also have experience as a section leader and band leader. I have received several musical awards, including the prestigious Louis Armstrong Jazz Award, and I am currently working towards a degree in Jazz Studies at San Diego State University.

As a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and bandleader, I have experience in many different aspects of music that I pass along to my students. I give lessons on upright and e
lectric bass, guitar, piano, saxophone, and clarinet. In addition to this, I offer songwriting, ear training, and music theory lessons.
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Adrian September 14, 2016
Saxophone · In home
Verified Student
Sean is a great teacher. Very patient and knowledgable.
Highly recommend him.
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Jake D. September 11, 2016
Clarinet · In home
Verified Student
Sean is amazing! Best instructor my son could ever ask for. Reliable, knows his stuff and absolutely the best!!! Very highly recommended!
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Sean H.

San Diego, CA 92131
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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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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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 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!

>> AS A MUSICIAN, MY WEEKLY SCHEDULE IS CONSTANTLY CHANGING. PLEASE MESSAGE ME REGARDING CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TIMES :)
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Christine G. September 25, 2015
Flute · In studio
Verified Student
Ian is kind and supportive. He's making sure I get good habits and technique from the start.
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Bow B. April 30, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
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.
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Bill W. April 30, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
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.
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Ian T.

San Diego, CA 92104
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Jesse A.

San Diego, CA

I'm a full-time musician in the music industry for 13 years now performing with such artists as J.C. Chasez (N'Sync), Tony-award winner Alice Ripley along with several theater companies. I've also coached multiple band programs for 4 years now. Success comes from having a thorough understanding of each instrument I play. This allows for multiple approaches to learning each instrument, rapid development of the student and involving fun teaching techniques. You'll learn fast and enjoy doing it!

About Jesse

Music lessons were such a chore in my childhood. My mother drudgingly dragged me to lessons every week and forced me to practice at least once a week before my next lesson. I soon met a new teacher who offered a different perspective and genuinely made playing music fun.

I can honestly say that it changed my life.

I wouldn't come to understand how until much later. I couldn't have even imagined becoming a professional musician until college but I was certainly given the tools to be successful in whatever I pursued living in such a demanding and competitive world. Self-confidence, activ
e critical thinking skills, consistent work ethic, maintaining a healthy imagination, a lifelong appreciation for the arts. These all stem from my time in lessons and later my career in music.

As a professional musician in the San Diego and Los Angeles area, I perform regularly with many different music groups and solo artists including Frankie J, Thievery Corporation, Sure Fire Soul Ensemble and many more. I have also coached the band programs at Helix, Hoover, Del Norte and Rancho Buena Vista HIgh Schools on all woodwinds. Originally a classically-trained saxophonist (concert band, orchestral, solo literature), I currently hold a Bachelors of Music degree in Jazz Studies from San Diego State University and am a Masters of Fine Arts candidate at California Institute of the Arts. I specialize in intermediate and advanced students but also work very efficiently with beginners.

In the spirit of my previous teachers, I encourage new and fun methods of music instruction while still reinforcing the basics. All with the idea of having fun while playing music!

Thank you for your consideration.
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Mariela July 8, 2015
Ear Training · In home
I have been working with Jesse for a few years now. I am bummed that the subject section of this review only lets me select one subject. Jesse has helped me with ear training, theory and composition, piano, performance, harmony, and overall musician advice. I cannot think of a more authentic and caring mentor and teacher out there that could be as efficient and helpful as Jesse has been to my career. I have seen a lot of progress in my musical career and my confidence as a musician has grown thanks to Jesse! He genuinely cares about the art and his students, he gets involved in their music careers and makes sure that the lesson is learned. He is familiar with many approaches and works hard for his students. Music is very lucky to have Jesse as a teacher!
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Stephanie July 5, 2015
Saxophone · In home
Jesse is a great teacher for musicians of any level. His passion for music and music education is evident in the way he communicates with his students. Jesse is extremely patient, and will cater to your individual needs. He's a teacher who is truly on your side and aspires to help you reach your goals! I highly recommend lessons with Jesse, he makes playing fun!
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Jesse A.

San Diego, CA 92139
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$30 / 30-min
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Dave G.

La Mesa, CA

I try to be the kind of teacher I would like to have. All of my saxophone students have not only gotten better, they have also grown their own personal joy of playing sax. That's number one for me. Saxophone's the king of all instruments, and I take my students and their needs seriously. I haven't had a single dropout. I can always find something to work on in your playing, no matter where you're at. After years of playing sax myself, I know how to help you get where you want to go.

About Dave

Greetings!
My teaching philosophy is this: to help you reach your goals. We will achieve them by using non-traditional classroom methods that embrace the fundamentals. My lessons are fun, and they are tailored to each student's particular needs and skills.

I specialize in sax, clarinet, and introductory flute. I also teach beginning to intermediate jazz improvisation, and music theory.

If the student is in grade school, lessons will focus on assignments and school band music. I can help with performance tests, recitals, juries, and final exams too.

For the more advanced students, w
e will master the scales important to developing facility, including listening and transcribing exercises.

I play tenor sax and clarinet professionally in a number of blues, jazz, and soul bands throughout Southern California. I studied with the legendary tenor jazz master Joe Marillo for over two years. I also studied with another tenor jazz legend, Daniel Jackson.

This year, I was invited to lead sax and jazz master classes at Grossmont high school. I was also hired by Sam Ash Music to head up their woodwinds instruction, and I run their student jazz jam. An instructor at San Diego State University/Extended Studies/OLLI, I ran a public jazz jam at the legendary Java Joe's for over a year.

I hope to talk with you soon, about how I can help you reach your playing goals.
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Jim November 18, 2015
Saxophone · In home
What impresses me about Dave is that he adds humor to the lessons, yet is still firm about getting the point, or lesson across to my son. My son enjoys the lessons and looks forward to seeing Dave. I highly recommend Dave as an instructor.
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Dawn November 18, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
Dave is a patient, professional teacher who holds students to a high standard. He not only instructs, but motivates learners to achieve their best level of play. Dave also shows interest in student's academics and other extracurricular activities, He is personable and easy to relate to.
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Dave G.

Dave G.

La Mesa, CA 91942
(2)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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