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About Matt L.

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Astoria, NY

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Although I am primarily a saxophonist, clarinet is a secondary instrument that most saxophonists also have to know how to play. As a performer it is an absolute necessity that I be able to double on the clarinet and be just as proficient.

My goal as a teacher is to provide an in depth understanding of the instrument to my students. Whether we are learning technique specific to the instrument or general musical concepts, it is important to me that I take the time to insure that my students not only learn how to do something, but also the reasons why we are learning a specific concept or technique. At the end of the day, my ultimate goal is to teach you how to teach yourself, so that you may enjoy playing the instrument outside of our lessons together.

I prefer not to conform to a specific teaching style, because every student is different, and I have been fortunate to have a great variety of types of students throughout my years as a teacher. Some of my students are ...

About Matt
Hello!

Thanks for choosing me as you private music instructor. I’ve enjoyed teaching music since 2001 and being a Takelessons teacher since 2008. I specialize in teaching beginner to advanced saxophone, beginner to intermediate clarinet, beginner flute, and beginner to advanced jazz improvisation. I welcome all ages and believe that it is never too late to pick up an instrument, even if you’ve had no prior experience in music. Specifically when it comes to beginners, I am able to provide virtually everything that you need to get started, including access to brand new and lightly used student model instruments that I have for sale at very reasonable prices.

I have been teaching and playing music professionally for almost 20 years and began studying music and playing the saxophone at age 11. I currently live and work in New York Ci
ty after moving here from Philadelphia in early 2001, after graduating from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 1999 with a Bachelors in Music Performance.

Throughout my musical career I have worked in a variety of capacities in addition to being a performer, including working as a composer and recording studio engineer. My main area of expertise is performing as a jazz saxophonist on alto, tenor, and soprano saxophones, and I regularly play throughout New York City in restaurants, jazz clubs, bars and other music venues.

As a private music teacher, I place an emphasis on giving the student an in depth understanding of his or her instrument, and I place the utmost importance on explaining advanced concepts in the simplest of terms in order to insure that the student fully comprehends the objectives of each lesson. Such concepts that I cover regularly are sight-reading, ear-training, technique, and creativity.

As a regularly performing musician in New York City, I can be seen every Sunday night at Ba'sik (a very popular bar in Williamsburg Brooklyn) where I lead an open jazz jam session. A few of my adult students have even been able to reach a level in jazz improvisation that they've been able to come out and sit in with the band.

YOUNGER STUDENTS: I’ve found that in most cases, it is very difficult for students younger than 8 or 9 years old to learn instruments like the clarinet, saxophone and flute. Occasionally, an exception can be made if a younger student is taller than average for his or her age, but most of the time the size of a student’s hands, as well as his or her amount of a physical strength, are not adequate enough until around the ages of 8 or 9. A worthwhile alternative, if a student is absolutely enthusiastic about learning a woodwind instrument, is to begin them on an instrument called the recorder. The recorder is a real instrument, but it is a more primitive, smaller, and simpler of an instrument than the saxophone, clarinet, or the flute; however, it is a great way for young students to begin learning the basics of playing a woodwind instrument and also learning important musical concepts such as reading music notation, pitch, and rhythm. I have also been introduced to a new line of instruments that are developed for younger students by a company called Nuvo. These instruments are smaller and simpler analogs to the saxophone, flute, and clarinet, and they can function as the next step in a younger student’s progression between the recorder and an actual saxophone, flute, or clarinet. The specific instruments that I deal with are called the jSax and the DooD by Nuvo Instrumental. I was asked to demo these instruments and you can check them out if you scroll down to the video section of my profile and look for the videos entitled “jSax and DooD review and demo. Nuvo Instrumental” or “jSax and Dood demo. Nuvo Instrumental”.

In addition to teaching woodwind instruments and jazz improvisation, I also have experience teaching Sibelius music writing software, and audio engineering and editing with Pro-tools LE and Logic Pro X.

PLEASE NOTE: Because the NYC area is very different geographically from other parts of the country, especially in terms of transportation, I may appear outside of your area in terms of where I am available to travel. If you are very interested in taking lessons with me, but you are outside of my travel zone, please feel free to follow up with a Takelessons counselor and have them contact me personally to see if we might make an exception. I am available to travel to virtually all areas of Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan as well as Jersey City and Hoboken, depending on if the day and time selected allows me acceptable travel time between other scheduled lessons. If my location in Astoria Queens is not convenient for you, and you are unable to have lessons in your home, then there is also an option where I can most likely find a very affordable teaching studio in an area that is more convenient for you that we may rent by the hour and split the cost for your lesson.

*** Lesson Details ***
Any student, regardless of age or experience level, learns best when engaged in an activity that he or she understands and enjoys. Part of my success as a teacher can be attributed to my willingness to take into account every student's particular musical interests and strengths, and attempt to teach directly to those areas. For instance, in the initial stages of developing a student and teacher relationship, I like to request that the student compile a "wish list" of approximately ten pieces of music that he or she would like to be able to play. This list may include pieces in such genres as classical, jazz, and popular music, just to name a few. It is through this list that the student can begin almost immediately learning exactly what he or she likes, and by default, I can then teach the student all of the technical components needed to perform on his or her instrument, as well as determine the specific areas where the student needs to receive more focused instruction. More importantly, this "thinking outside of the box," customized approach provides a fun atmosphere and enables the student to enjoy learning the art of playing music by not being solely dependent on instructional booklets which many students, regardless of age and experience, find boring and tedious.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Additional saxophones for students who do not currently have a saxophone to use during a lesson. Recording equipment, including software and microphones. Mac book pro with music writing and recording software. Full 88 key keyboard.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Additional saxophones. Macbook pro with recording and music writing software

*** Specialties ***
music, music theory, home recording, saxophone, clarinet, flute,
all styles
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Amaya Z. May 2, 2019
· Flute · In home
Matt left a very good impression with his great communication skills. Our kid said that the class was fun. all we wanted for her is to enjoy the flute. I am glad it worked fantastic. We are looking forward to have her learn more from Matt.
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Candice April 11, 2019
· Clarinet · Online
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Federica March 19, 2019
· Saxophone · Online
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About Neil D.

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Boerne, TX
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* Finally, a comprehensive instrumental course for students of all ages and experience levels that includes:

- Information on brands, supplies, and guidance with professional organizations

- Weekly lessons to develop and improve skills with proper intonation, articulation, dynamics, rhythmic meters…and more!

- Music theory (includes music history topics) with emphasis on technology and composition

- Maintenance and repair tips

- Advanced techniques: altissimo range, ornamentation, improvising, circular breathing, etc.

- Chamber music (accompaniment) to prepare for public performances

About Neil
I am a music educator of 13 years: I have taught both middle school band and choir to at-risk youth, as well as elementary music at a private Christian academy. My principal instrument is the saxophone (which I began playing in 1990), and I play many other instruments. As for my formal education: I received the Bachelor of Music Education degree in 2005 from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; and the Master of Music Education degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA, 2010).

*** Lesson Details ***
My goal is to create life-long musicians...
I focus on the needs and interests of my students, thereby representing all musical genres and including all cultures.
My lessons are structured into activities that incorporate various aspects of music appreciation:
Music theory, music history, music technology, perfor
mance practice, etc. (making such lessons comprehensive)

*** Studio Equipment ***
Everyone needs their own instrument. In my studio, I have to keyboards side-by-side so that the student can both see and hear what I am teaching without ever swapping seats. As for percussion, my practice pad station serves for warm-up rudiments, whereas I have 2 drum-sets facing each other so that again, students can both see & hear what I am doing without needing to spend lesson time switching seats. For all other instruments, I recommend buying new for any brand that is not among the top 3 brands for that instrument...this ensures a working instrument in which to learn from and practice on without necessarily spending top dollar.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I always bring my instrument, metronome, tuner, music stand and stand for my instrument, including lesson materials and supplies.

*** Specialties ***
All genres, all styles & all cultures! I teach students of all ages--mostly at my home studio, but I also travel to students' homes, churches, and, as an alternative during the Summer only, I am willing to meet with students in the Practice Rooms in the Fine Arts Building at UTSA.
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Cameron January 23, 2017
· Flute · In studio
First lesson was great! He's very organized. Good with kids too.
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John E. April 16, 2016
· Flute · In home
I had my first lesson with Neil, so far so great. He is a good teacher and takes pride in his work. He is thorough and seeks to enhance my knowledge.
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Justin O. February 2, 2016
· Saxophone · In studio
Excellent first lesson and introduction to the saxophone. Looking forward to future lessons.
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Neil D.

Boerne, TX 78015
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About Rich J.

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Los Angeles, CA

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Rich is a professional clarinet, having performed in NYC, Europe, and Los Angeles.

About Rich
Rich has been teaching private lessons since 2010 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home and online. Rich has helped students from beginners to advanced improve their musical abilities and perform with confidence.

Rich received his training at The Hartt School, The Juilliard School, and NYU where he received a degree in Music Education and Technology. As an expert in his field, Rich looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Rich's teaching style is inspiring, challenging, and fun.
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Molly September 14, 2018
· Clarinet · In home
Rich is so skilled and friendly and punctual. My child had a fantastic lesson.
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Dedee April 2, 2018
· Piano · In home
He's great!
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Braxten & Maximus P. March 29, 2018
· Piano · In home
AWESOME!
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Rich J.

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About Leslie K.

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Aurora, CO

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I’m a professional clarinetist and woodwind instructor with 8 years of teaching experience, four of which include instruction at institutions of higher learning. I have a passion for developing smaller studios into well-established programs and helping students define and accomplish their musical goals.

About Leslie
Leslie is a Denver based musician—clarinetist and teacher—who performs in solo and collaborative projects across the state while maintaining an active teaching studio. Leslie is in high demand as both a performer and teacher. Recent performances include solo performances is Denver and Stapleton, several chamber performances with her wind trio Enigma and the Lamont Clarinet Choir, and appearances with the Lone Tree Symphony, the San Juan Symphony, Lakewood Symphony, the Denver Pops Orchestra, the Littleton Symphony, the Lamont Symphony Orchestra, and extensive time playing Eb clarinet with the Lamont Wind Ensemble.

After she began playing clarinet with her hands switched, and consequently as the worst clarinetist in her band, Leslie began studying privately and soon discovered a passion for teaching and helping her own students improve
the way her teachers helped her. Leslie is a passionate educator who has spent time on faculty at Mt. Holyoke College and the Eaglebrook School. She currently maintains a private studio in Denver and is an active guest clinician across Colorado.

Leslie studied clarinet at Adams State, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and recently completed a Performance Certificate at the University of Denver. Influential teachers include Dr. Tracy Doyle, Claudia Weir, Michael Sussman, and Dr. Jeremy Reynolds. Leslie loves the color green, otters, Beethoven Symphony Number 7, Mozart operas, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, the smell of rosemary, and her rather aggressive, toothless cat.
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Leslie May 8, 2019
· Clarinet · Online
Leslie was endlessly patient with my beginner status and had great suggestions for how to practice efficiently and make some of the transitions I was having trouble with, like b flat to c to c sharp.
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shin March 22, 2019
· Clarinet · Online
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Tim March 20, 2019
· Saxophone · Online
Leslie is very knowledgeable, flexible, listens well, teaches well and very encouraging. I couldn’t ask for more, and I’ve had three other teachers.
I’m excited about learning from her.
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Leslie K.

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About Felicia B.

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Semmes, AL
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I have been playing the clarinet for 12 years, and teaching lessons for 4 years. While clarinet is my primary, I am proficient in oboe, and flute as well. I make targeted lesson plans according to the needs of each individual student. Not only will you learn how to play music beautifully, you will also learn the theory behind it, making it a more enjoyable and stress free experience.

About Felicia
I am a professional clarinetist. I am currently a senior Instrumental Music Education Major with a concentration in clarinet at William Carey University.

I am a member of a professional orchestra as well as many small ensembles. I have been playing clarinet for 12 years and teaching for 4. Teaching is something I am very passionate about and is something that I truly love doing.

Students should expect to improve on a weekly basis in both technicality, but also as a musician. Students will receive a customized lesson plan tailored to their specific needs.
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Sarah H. December 29, 2018
· Clarinet · Online
Felicia was so professional and really helped me dissect and understand a difficult passage I’m working on. She is hilarious and has THE BEST analogies! I really love her teaching style and her wide windows of availability! 12/10 would recommend!!!!
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Summer December 16, 2018
· Clarinet · Online
Felicia is a fantastic teacher!!
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Vanessa December 16, 2018
· Clarinet · Online
The best instructor I’ve ever had!! I learned so much from her! I highly recommend this instructor! You will learn a lot and enjoy it!
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Felicia B.

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About August G.

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Hartford, AL
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With over 10 years of professional playing and teaching, I can help you learn to master those tricky alternate fingers with ease!

About August
Hey there, if you want to learn all things flute you’ve come to the right person. I play a variety of flutes and whistles and have the knowledge and experience to guide you on your journey in music. While I want lessons to be fun and center around the students musicing, I’m looking for highly motivated individuals for my music studio that have the disiciple to learn the finer points of music making.
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August G.

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About Madisom C.

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Springfield, MO
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I have played clarinet for 8 years and I am currently a Clarinet Music Education Major at Missouristate University! I have been giving lessons to students for about 3 years now and I would love to share my “wisdom” with others!

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My name is Madison Curtis! I have played clarinet, bass clarinet, and saxophone for about 9 years! I have been to New York to play, I’ve been to state solo and ensemble for 4 years in a row, and I am now going to Missouristate University to earn a degree in Music education! I have lots of tips and tricks to help with any kind of learning and I would be more than happy to pass along the “wisdom”!
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Madisom C.

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About Natalie A.

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Kerrville, TX

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I have been playing clarinet for 10 years and am in my last year at Schreiner University pursuing a degree in Clarinet Performance. Whether you are a beginner learning for school band, learning for fun, or looking to get better for your high school band, I can help you reach your goals in a fun and positive way!

About Natalie
After playing clarinet for over 10 years in Floresville, I now live in Kerrville, Texas. I am in my 4th and final year as a Music Performance Major at Schreiner University, specializing in clarinet. I am first chair clarinet in the Schreiner Wind Ensemble and Basketball Pep Band. I also play Alto Saxophone in the Schreiner Jazz Band. Along with clarinet and alto sax, I also play piano and sing.

I was selected for the Concert Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) Intercollegiate Band this past year. I am also the Kappa Kappa Psi Band Honor Fraternity President of the Nu Phi chapter and a founding member of that chapter, dedicated to serving the Schreiner Music Department.

Upon graduating with my B.A. in Clarinet Performance, I plan to pursue a Masters of Music in Multiple Woodwinds from NYU and to teach woodwind lessons at a univ
ersity level as well as to be a woodwind doubler for Broadway musicals.
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Natalie A.

Kerrville, TX 78028
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About Nicole M.

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Cleveland, OH
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Hello! My name is Nicole and I am have been playing clarinet since I was 10 years old. Since then, I have had the privilege of studying with some of the world’s most renowned clarinetist and clarinet professors. When I was 15, I was accepted into the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy and was chosen to participate in the 2016 New York Philharmonic Biennial tour. At 16, I was awarded principal of the World Youth Symphony Orchestra, and placed as a finalist in NPR’s "From the Top" radio show. I have been part of many musical ensembles and have worked in genres spanning from modern music to film music to klezmer and middle eastern music to jazz and contemporary music, and of course classical music. Part of my uniqueness as an instructor would be to give insight into these many genres of music and how to become the most versatile player possible.

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Hello! My name is Nicole and I am a music student in Cleveland looking for beginner or intermediate level students! Throughout my career I have been given many opportunities to perform and study with some of the world’s best musicians and music professors. When I was 15, I was accepted into the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy, where I was the youngest auditioned chosen to participate in the New York Philharmonic 2016 Biennal Tour. That summer, I won principal chair in the World Youth Symphony Orchestra and placed as a finalist in NPR’s "From the Top" radio show. I also have been very active in the Jazz community, and have studied and played in genres spanning from classical to contemporary modern music to klezmer and middle eastern music. I would love to help my students become to most versatile players possible!
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Nicole M.

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