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Popular Saxophone Teachers Near West Hollywood

Mercedes S.

Inglewood, CA
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Bram G.

Valley Village, CA
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Thomas F.

Los Angeles, CA
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Mercedes S. Inglewood, CA

About Mercedes

Mercedes was born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut. She began playing alto saxophone at the age of nine, under jazz master Dr. Jackie McLean. She was originally classically trained and played in orchestras and big bands but began attending classes at the Artist Collective, which was developed by McLean himself. She continued to play throughout college, attending the University of Hartford's Hartt school of Music in the jazz program at the Jackie McLean Institute. She earned her B.A. from the university in 2005. Mercedes then went on to attend the California Institute of the Arts Herb Albert school of Music, studying under Paul Novaros and Vinny Golia, earning her Master's Degree in 2008. Her primary style is bebop, however she also has a strong history in big band, swing, ...

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LisaK July 26, 2009
Great Instructor!

I only just started taking lessons a month and a half ago and have learned so much more than I expected. Mercedes is a great teacher and has not only taught me the fundamentals of playing, but also explains "how" and "why" I must do things.
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JonathanB May 18, 2009
A+++++++

I have learned a lotfrom Mercedes compared to my previous teachers.......Excellent.....
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SigridH December 1, 2008
I very much enjoy my lessons with Mercedes! She is so inspiring and engaged. She keeps an eye on everything I am doing, instructs me in a nice manner and gives very good advice to improve my skills. I have learned enormously during the last few lessons. I will highly recommend her .Sigrid H.
Bram G. Valley Village, CA

About Bram

Bram, a graduate of the Eastman School of Music is an experienced performer and instructor of woodwinds. He is a well respected and accomplished musician both in Los Angeles and abroad, specializing on saxophones, flute and clarinet. Starting on piano at a very young age, he has been playing music all of his life. At the early age of 6, he received a standing ovation for is performance of "Hill Street Blues on piano! A few years later, he decided to pursue the saxophone, and not long after, he was studying the clarinet and flute as well. As his skill and talent progressed, the window of opportunities opened up. While attending Hamilton High School's Academy of Music in Los Angeles, Bram started to get involved in numerous projects and bands. At the age of 16, he had the ...

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Swati S. May 1, 2014
Saxophone
Verified Student
In So Many Words

Bram, is a Fantastic Music Teacher, my Daughter Swati is taking Tenor Saxophone lessons with Bram since she was 10 and at 11 she has learn so much from him. She has learn Technics from Bram on the Tenor Saxophone where later it comes up in her music class at her Elementary School Music Orchestra. Swati is planning to be with Bram thru her Baritone Teaching and Soprano Saxophone Teachings, when my Daughter transforms over to the other two Saxophones. From a score from 1 to 10...I give Bram a 10+ without even blinking.
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Irene M. July 15, 2013
Clarinet
Verified Student
Bram is inspiring me to continue playing the clarinet.

Bram is very patient and helped me to re-start playing the clarinet within only a couple of months. He addresses my weaknesses in playing nicely and with professionalism, is following my expectations about the lessons pointed out at the beginning and is inspiring and motivating me to play my instrument.
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DebbieA1 December 12, 2011
Bram has been a great teacher. He has patience and has been able to get my son quite far along in a few short weeks.
Thomas F. Los Angeles, CA

About Thomas

From a young age, I have been deeply involved in the musical community. I began studying piano when I was three, and throughout my education, I’ve learned from such accomplished instructors as Belle Mehus and Christopher Taylor. After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance from The University of Mary in North Dakota, I continue to study, teach, perform, and compose. I’ve also studied guitar and bass for nearly twenty years.  I love playing and teaching these instruments because of the strong correlations between the way they are tuned and played and the way western music theory works—as well as the pure enjoyment that comes from them!  Additionally, I have twenty years of education in oboe and other woodwind instruments. I was principle oboist for two orchestras and reached ...

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Albertha May 14, 2014
I am a very shy person and doing this was a challenge for me. Thomas put me at ease, and we had a very good lesson! I learned a lot, and I can't wait to practice more on my own.

Thank you, Thomas!!
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Lesa May 14, 2014
Thomas was incredibly helpful. He answered all my questions easily. Highly, highly, recommended!
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Jaquelyn March 6, 2014
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For a free lesson thomas has really givin' me the tips and some tricks on vocal projection that I needed to know, he ran through some excersizes and was very very very helpful! totally awesome

Ray R.

Van Nuys, CA
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Benjamin L.

Los Angeles, CA
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Daniel I.

Van Nuys, CA
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Ray R. Van Nuys, CA

About Ray

Hello! My name is Ray - I'm 26 years old, born in Queens NY. I studied classical music for many years as a youngster at Aaron Copeland School of Music college preparatory program. Here I was also introduced to Jazz, and around the same time began experimenting with synthesizers. I went on to study Electronic Production & Design at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and quickly became a very sought after studio musician and performer. I've been successfully teaching many instruments and proficiency levels for over 12 years now. I can say with pride that it is my passion, and I anticipate teaching being a very important part of the rest of my life. I enjoy reading science, math, and philosophy, and in addition to teaching am currently working as a pop music producer. *** ...

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Kelly B. March 28, 2014
Piano
Major Improvement

My son and daughter both take from Ray and they love him!!! My daughter started with him after she had had 2 other teachers and she improved immediately. She loves going to Ray because he teaches her to play the songs that she likes. Now she plays so many songs for memory!! My son loves going to piano and is always excited to see Ray.
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Sebastián M. March 7, 2014
Classical Guitar
Classical Guitar

When I started taking lessons from Ray I was playing the electric guitar, although I had a classical guitar in my house I did not play it that often. I took my classical guitar once to class and then I started to learn how to play the classical guitar. I went from playing basic peaces of music to playing Minuet in G in a short time. From playing electric guitar about 3 or 4 years to playing classical music in about 1.5 to 2 years. Ray has helped me to increase my knowledge of music.
Benjamin L. Los Angeles, CA

**All lessons are tailored specifically to the student’s needs. The following are general outlines and may change based on the strengths and weaknesses and/or skill level of the student.**

Tenor and/or Alto Saxophone lessons for beginning, intermediate, and advanced players.

For Beginning Students: Students will learn to produce tones on the saxophone, read musical notation, and play simple melodies. Students will be introduced to basic music theory topics and establish healthy playing habits and technique.

For Intermediate Students: Emphasis will be placed on improving tone production and technical ability while being introduced to improvisational concepts through building a vocabulary of scales and chords.

For the Advanced Player: Focus is directed to technical ability, tone production, ear training, and improvisation.

About Benjamin

Hello! My name is Benjamin L. I am a 23 year old musician. I earned my Bachelors of Arts in Jazz Saxophone Performance from The Florida State University. I have studied privately with virtuoso such as Marcus Roberts, Scotty Barnhart, Rodney Jordan, Gary Keller, William Kennedy, William Peterson, and Paul McKee. I have worked as a private instructor for students of all ages and varying skill levels since 2007. As a performer, I have performed over 50 concerts for the Florida State College of Music including a performance at the Lakeside Jazz Festival in 2010, Birth of the Cool (A Tribute to Miles Davis) in 2014, multiple performances in Ruby Diamond Auditorium, as well as performances in small groups with the FSU jazz faculty. I have also performed in traveling classical, jazz, rock, ...

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Jesselynn D. December 1, 2014
Ukulele · Online
Verified Student
He takes the time to learn the song I want to learn before hand and write it all out with strumming patterns and notes. He makes it really easy to understand. I feel my improvement already.
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Karen W. August 20, 2014
Saxophone · In home
My daughter took lessons from Ben for several years while he was at FSU and she was just starting out on saxophone in Middle School. Ben is the best. He taught in our home which was very convenient for us and I credit Ben with really keeping my daughter interested in music generally and saxophone specifically. He is a very talented teacher. Ben is patient but also knows how to motivate his students. In addition to saxophone, Ben taught my daughter guitar. Because of Ben's guidance, my daughter made the All District Band in 8th grade and just began her freshman year of high school as the highest seated freshman saxophone player. She also auditioned for, and made, the high school jazz band as a freshman. I highly recommend Ben as a saxophone instructor.
Daniel I. Van Nuys, CA

If your child is struggling in band, or if you would like him or her to move up and progress faster please contact me. I've helped my students get to the top of their orchestra or band in just a couple weeks by focusing on mastering the school curriculum as well as enriching that curriculum with music and exercises chosen to strengthen the student's weakness and exploit strengths.

About Daniel

I've been teaching for almost 20 years. In that time I've had students of all ages, abilities and personalities. From the casual student to the aspiring professional, I tailor my approach and focus on meeting the unique needs and goals of the student rather than applying a contrived method or curriculum. I've had a thorough conservatory training at The Eastman School of Music and Interlochen Arts Academy where I studied composition, music history, theory, counterpoint, orchestration as well as piano, voice, and more. My professional experience is extensive. I've been doing commercial scoring for 12 years, I have experience with modern recording and engineering techniques and I play many instruments. Drawing on my solid conservatory training as well as years of experience as a ...

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Debbie M. November 17, 2014
Piano · In home
My 9 year old son has been taking lessons with Daniel for the past 3 years. During this time we have seen a lot of growth in our son's musical abilities. We really appreciate Daniel's patience and flexibility within his lesson plan. Our son had learned theory, music history and practiced ear training all within his lessons. Recently our son was writing a "score" for one of his home made movies. Daniel was able to give him "real world" advice and incorporate that into his lesson. We are thrilled to have been referred to Daniel and look foreword to having our 4 year old start lessons next year.
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Soniya P. November 17, 2014
Piano · In home
Daniel is great with my twin boys as he teaches one piano and the other drums, with equal flair!! He has patience, is punctual and has these annual recitals that are wonderful.
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Shawn S. November 17, 2014
Harmonica · In home
Daniel is an awesome instructor. He is very knowledgeable and passionate about music and knows how to teach and convey that enthusiasm about music to his students. I thoroughly enjoy my weekly harmonic lessons with him.

I'm also very happy with how my daughter is advancing in her piano lessons wit h Daniel. Right after we switched over to Daniel for her piano lessons I noticed a huge improvement in her musical abilities.

Thank you, Daniel!

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Whether you are a beginner Saxophone student, intermediate Saxophone student, or advanced Saxophone student, a TakeLessons Instructor can help you learn or enhance your Saxophone skills. Your choices for a West Hollywood Saxophone instructor come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find one that matches your interests and skill level. Each Saxophone instructor's specialties are listed on their profile, along with helpful details ...

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