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Maureen W.

31 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 8 to 18
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Maureen W.

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Hi there! I am a classically trained saxophonist with a Masters from Peabody Conservatory and over 16 years of teaching experience. I tailor my lessons based on your interests and skill level, finding pieces you enjoy which challenge you. I can also give you a strong sense of the fundamentals, focusing on intonation, finger technique, vibrato and tone. Looking forward to hearing from you!

About Maureen

Welcome to online saxophone lessons! While studying with me we will focus on practice techniques to develop your speed, vibrato and intonation (one of the most important aspects of a good sound!) For students in grade school, lessons can help your skills in band class and in participation in solo an

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Maureen is awesome. She is an amazing player and teacher. She was able to coax our son to play even when he was not in the mood and he learned a lot from her.
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Dr. Kimberly K.

85 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) from University of California, San Diego
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 1998
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Dr. Kimberly K.

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Want to learn to play the alto or tenor saxophone? Let me help you! I have more than 20 years of teaching experience. I teach age 5 to 99!

About Dr. Kimberly

Kimberly was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. After starting the flute and piano at the age of 8, she knew she had found something she loved and wanted in her life forever. At age 12, she added the saxophone and clarinet to her repertoire of instruments. After completing her Bachelors degree in F

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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Jesse M.

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Learn about rhythm, melody, harmony, and dynamics, and how they apply to the saxophone. Explore the range of your instrument through various scales. Build solid skills through understanding the mechanics of how your body and instrument work together.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students for bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partner Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
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Lucas H.

92 Reviews
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Starting at $32
  • Teaches students 8 to 85
  • Awarded Yamaha Young Performing Artist Classical Saxophone Winner from Yamaha
  • Bachelor's of Music: Saxophone Performance from University of Minnesota
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Lucas H.

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Professional saxophonist, trained at the nations top music schools, I teach students of all levels and ages, whether just beginning or an experienced player. I have a great amount of experience in both classical and jazz and have been playing for about 21 years myself. I currently teach saxophone at Austin Peay State University and Tennessee State University, but truly enjoy working with students of all ages and abilities!

In addition to helping students establish solid fundamentals, I can help you reach your goals, whether that be through working on classical solo repertoire, jazz and improvisation, band music, preparing for a competition or audition, and more. I try to make lessons fun and enjoyable for the student.

If you don't live near me, online lessons are a great alternative to in person lessons. I have had success teaching many students of various abilities and ages throughout the country and abroad online! I have taught online students from 26 different states and 3 ...

About Lucas

I am a professional musician/teacher with over 14 years of experience teaching private lessons to students of all ages and abilities. I have a Doctorate degree in music from the University of Colorado, have two additional graduate degrees in music, from the University of Michigan and Northwestern Un

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Great Teacher for our 9 year old girl!
JEFFREY
Very good instructor and very personable. I'm looking forward to my future lessons with Lucas!
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Michael R.

48 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BS Biology minor jazz studies from Portland State University
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Michael R.

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Private Saxophone Teacher

Tired of being frustrated by the pace of self-teaching or is your child bored with the progress in school band class? Are you an adult who never played an instrument but are really interested in learning a wind instrument? Not able to express yourself creatively or don't really understand why your favorite songs or styles of music work? Do you want a more hands-on way of teaching with personalized plans just for you?

Learn how to play the Saxophone with Michael!

Michael teaches a variety of instruments and subjects in the woodwind family:

- Saxophone
- Clarinet
- Flute
- Improvisation
- Music Theory
- Jazz Studies

Michael creates versatile and fun lesson plans that incorporate learning your favorite music while teaching theory, improvisation, note reading, songwriting, or any other interests! He has an easy-to-follow, fun, but yet structured and thorough plan designed for results to help the student reach their goals, rather than imposing an one-size-fits-all plan ...

About Michael

Michael is a freelance musician based in the Portland metropolitan area. His diverse skill set allows him to perform in a variety of musical groups. Michael is hired regularly to perform for: jazz and cover bands, weddings, corporate events, musicals, and studio sessions. He also leads and writes mu

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Michael is very enthusiastic and hopefully that enthusiasm will rub off in my child!
Sofia Romo
A great teacher very enthusiastic postive
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Claire G.

81 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Spanish, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master of Music from California State University Fullerton
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Claire G.

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Private Saxophone Teacher

I recently received my Doctorate in instrumental performance at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. Even though, at the university my focus was on clarinet performance, I also play saxophone and enjoy teaching saxophone lessons.

I have the experience of teaching private lessons in France and America and I am seeking clarinet students of every level and age.

I will focus my teaching on your needs and can help you improve technique, musicianship and sound production. I also can help you get ready for auditions and recitals.

About Claire

Hello, my name is Claire and I am originally from Nice in the South of France. I moved to the United States in August 2010 to study music at the University level and just graduated in May 2020 with a Doctorate in Music. On Takelessons, I teach both Music and French. I have the experience of te

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Ramon L.
The teacher shall be more assertive, otherwise she is very proficient.
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Robert
Je suis très satisfaite de ma leçon avec Claire. Elle reconnaît tout de suite mes objectifs et me donne un moyen de les atteindre. Elle est très professionnelle et compétente. De plus, elle connaît la langue française comme une vraie Française, ce qui est très important pour moi.

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing saxophone teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Is your dream saxophone teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Saxophone Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute saxophone lessons is $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $130 per hour.
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$42 average
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$55 average
60 min
$69 average

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"It was a really nice ice breaker and we liked the session and interaction with Sergio. Looking forward to the next session!"
Shubhomoy
Took Saxophone lessons from Sergio M.
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"Great match for my daughter. Seth is very knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. He makes you feel comfortable in his home and he shares freely his wealth of knowledge. A pleasant experience."
Danielle
Took Saxophone lessons from Seth D.
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"Gleb shares a wonderful energy and deep understanding of music with a practical, hands on style that makes you wish the lesson never ends! Looking forward to continuing!"
Naftoli
Took Saxophone lessons from Gleb V.
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"Matt has been teaching me to play the sax for several months now. He is a phenomenal teacher. He's patient, understanding and has a in depth knowledge of music. I would highly recommend."
David Finlay
Took Saxophone lessons from Matt L.
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"Gleb has deep understanding of music theory and whats arguably more important - he knows how to convey this knowledge in a form that fits personality of a student.
He reveals strong and strengthens weak sides in a laid back, stress-free fashion. Lessons are fun and results are astonishing. Looking forward to spend more time with him."
main d. tork
Took Saxophone lessons from Gleb V.
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"Kendra takes the time to explain all of the details of the songs we practice and is always encouraging, while still taking the time to review how things should be played properly."
Davis
Took Saxophone lessons from Kendra E.
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"Great guy. Very knowledgeable and friendly.
We were able to clarify a number of questions that I had about the saxophone
Looking forward to the next lesson"
Luis
Took Saxophone lessons from Frixos P.
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"If anyone happens to get so lucky to come across this wonderful individual as a sax instructor count your blessings. Kendra has been able to teach a 60 years old man(that's me)and teach him a new and exciting skill in a short period of time.
Kendra has a tremendous amount of patients and she would be able to help you meet your musical goal.
I highly recommend Kendra ,she is a great choice,"
Miguel
Took Saxophone lessons from Kendra E.
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"The pace you learn with matt is extraordinary. The lessons are very productive and entertaining. He is a great person and a wonderful teacher."
Mehmet Berk
Took Saxophone lessons from Matt L.
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"Jordan is very responsive to what instruction my son needs, and his enthusiasm for music is a great motivator."
Dennis
Took Saxophone lessons from Jordan M.
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Saxophone Lessons Near You

The saxophone was invented by Adolph Sax in the 1840s and ever since then, sax players have been setting the world on fire with some of the most memorable solos in modern music. From band and orchestra to jazz, rock, and Christian music, the sax is a versatile instrument with virtually endless musical possibilities. Not to mention, there are several different kinds of saxophones you can learn to play, such as the alto, baritone, and soprano models.

Maybe you’ve recently become obsessed with saxophone music, listening to the likes of Charlie Parker, Vi Redd, and Kenny G. Or perhaps your child is showing an interest in learning to play an instrument. Whatever the case, turn to our private saxophone lessons right here at TakeLessons. We offer saxophone lessons for students of all

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ages and musical backgrounds. You’ll find saxophone lessons for beginners but also courses that are focused on more advanced topics. Sign up with us today to start your lessons and find a saxophone teacher near you.

Reasons to Take Saxophone Lessons Near You

Besides being a fantastic hobby, those who choose to learn saxophone will benefit in a number of other ways - regardless of age.

Numerous studies have indicated that children who play at least one musical instrument perform better academically, have better listening skills and show improvement in motor skill coordination. Playing the saxophone also presents socialization opportunities that can be highly beneficial for youngsters who lean toward the shy side. Learning to play the saxophone is also a great way to boost a kid’s self-confidence.

That said, it’s never too late in life to start learning a musical instrument. In fact, studies have shown that adults who play an instrument actually show a slower decline in mental cognizance as they age, and have less of a chance of developing dementia. Other perks of studying an instrument include improved memory, enhanced creativity skills, and even reduced stress levels. So what are you waiting for? Sign up for saxophone lessons to reap the benefits for yourself!

How You’ll Learn to Play Saxophone

Although it’s estimated that it can take between two and four years to learn sax, exactly how long it will take depends on how often you take lessons and practice. But if you really want to make headway, turn to private saxophone lessons. With the help of a saxophone tutor, you can progress more quickly because your teacher is entirely dedicated to you and your goals during each session.

Personal lessons offer students the attention and feedback necessary to become successful players. Let one of our highly skilled saxophone tutors customize a curriculum to meet your unique needs. Your tutor will assess whether you are at the beginner, intermediate, or advanced level and inquire about where you want to take your skills. Once you begin following your lessons tailored to your needs, you’ll be well on your way to mastering this instrument.

Sample Lesson Curriculum for Saxophone for Beginners

During saxophone lessons for beginners, all new sax students will learn basic skills, including:

  • Beginner notes, chords and scales
  • Basic rhythm techniques
  • Music theory introduction
  • Tone and breath control
  • Articulation and tonguing
  • Tunes and melodies for beginners

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Sax Players

In addition to gaining a greater knowledge of chords, scales and music theory, other topics at this level may include:

  • Improvisational skills
  • Greater technique and fingering dexterity
  • The cycle of fifths
  • Alternate fingerings
  • 2 5 1 progressions
  • Advanced licks, patterns and trills

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Saxophone Lessons

Some skills for advanced students might include:

  • Advanced music theory
  • Bending notes
  • Making the sax growl, laugh and trill
  • Slap-tongue, Dooden Tongue and Smack-tongue
  • Audition prep and performance skills

Find Saxophone Teachers Near You Today

Everyone’s musical journey is different. Some students work at a fast pace, while others require more time to digest certain topics. And one student might want to work on sax growls while the rest of the class is focused on bending notes. That’s why it’s so important to sign up for private saxophone lessons where you can work one-on-one with a saxophone tutor.

Here at TakeLessons, it’s never been easier to find a saxophone teacher near you. Check out our listing of certified saxophone teachers to find your perfect match. You can review their experience and read feedback from past students. Once you choose your ideal tutor, you can begin your lessons wherever and whenever works best for you. Join our in-person sessions or take online lessons and meet with your tutor virtually.

We make our lessons convenient and affordable, so everyone can learn to play the sax. Sign up with us today, and you’ll be making your saxophone laugh, growl, and trill before you know it! 

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