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Elia F.

14 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2015
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Elia F.

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I am a professional musician passionate about sharing the joy of music with others. I specialize in beginner to intermediate students of all ages. I teach students how to practice and why to practice in order to help them fall in love with the saxophone! Typical lessons involve scales, sight reading, and a piece that the student chooses. If you like having fun and learning about different kinds of music send me a message!

About Elia

Elia F. is available for in-home, in-studio, and online lessons worldwide! Elia has been playing clarinet for over 15 years and teaching music since 2015. She enjoys working with students of all ages and experience levels from beginner to intermediate and advanced. Artists and genres that Elia has e

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Dena
Elia is awesome!!
She helped my teenage daughter prepare for NYSMA. My daughter was not experienced, but Elia's lessons prepared my daughter to play at NYSMA and my daughter did very well, she scored very high. Elia's personality is awesome and she was very patient with my daughter. I would definitely recommend her to anyone and I would definitely call her for future lessons.
Thank you Elia!!
Clarence
I recently started taking Clarinet lessons after a few years away from the instrument, and I’m so happy that I chose Elia as my instructor. She is so enthusiastic, and it shows that she cares about every one of her students. She’s so attentive and focused, giving constructive feedback while still making the lessons enjoyable. I would highly recommend her for anyone looking for a high quality clarinet teacher.
Maria
Elia is a great teacher! She is enthusiastic and kind and goes out of her way to find music that my son will enjoy. I highly recommend lessons with Elia.
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Bill T.

46 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Theodore Presser Award from The Presser Foundation
  • Bachelors of Music, Jazz Studies from Purchase College Conservatory of Music
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Bill T.

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The saxophone can be one of the funnest instruments to play, no questions asked! In order to reach that point it's important to have certain things in order such as: sound production, breath support, musicality, and technique. In lessons use a variety of exercises and method/etude books, playing duets together, as well as listening and ear training to give my students a well rounded approach to the saxophone and music helping them to become the best musician they can be.

About Bill

Bill T. is a Broadway musician with over 20 years of teaching experience and as a performer. Bill currently leads his own group and is a member of several others ranging from big band to Ethiopian funk music. Bill enjoys working with students of all ages and abilities and specializes in teaching pra

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Krystyna K.
He is amazing! The best!! My daughter has an audition for the Honor band and he is very patient with her (she's only 12) and friendly. The instructions are very clear and easy to understand. Even though he was online, it feels like he's right next to her. His recording equipment is of very high quality! His instruction and saxophone skills are speechless! Try it, you will like it!! 👍👍👍
Krystyna K.
He is amazing! The best!! My daughter has an audition for the Honor band and he is very patient with her (she's only 12) and friendly. The instructions are very clear and easy to understand. Even though he was online, it feels like he's right next to her. His recording equipment is of very high quality! His instruction and saxophone skills are speechless! Try it, you will like it!! 👍👍👍
Jack
Mr. Todd is an absolutely amazing teacher! I am a saxophone player who was looking to learn clarinet so I took some lessons with him and had a great time. He is super friendly, patient, and definitely knows what he’s doing. He explains all the concepts he teaches extremely well, and I saw a large amount of improvement in my playing. Take lessons from Mr. Todd, you’ll love it!
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Dr. Ariana W.

9 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Bachelor of Music, Clarient Performance from Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University
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Dr. Ariana W.

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Lessons on saxophone that focus on musicality and technique.

About Dr. Ariana

Dr. Ariana W. has been a pioneer of online teaching since 2013, and has an extensive history 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 Perform

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Kim
Dr. Ariana is a fantastic teacher! She is patient, kind and encouraging. She is very knowledgeable and knows how to help me whenever I have questions. Anyone would be lucky to have her as their teacher!!!!
Art
I am very much a beginner. Ariana helped me with the fundamentals of mouth shape, breathing and air management, and the tongue/reed relationship. Most of all, Ariana helped me overcome my self consciousness in playing the clarinet with such an accomplished musician. She was fun, gracious and positive even with my rudimentary skills.
David F.
Dr. Ariana was a fantastic teacher. She makes learning fun by tailoring music choices to the student. She's also an outstanding communicator and educator who is able to make everything seems easier and more fun. Highly recommended.
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Ethan H.

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  • Teaching since 2016
  • Music Performance from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ethan H.

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The saxophone is easy to start on (if you know the right tricks) and tough to master. Wherever you are on your journey with the instrument, I've been there, and I can help. We'll sort out your fundamentals- tone, time, technique and intonation- while learning your favorite tunes and music I recommend for you based on what you like and want to learn. We improvise, compose, transcribe, and arrange so that you can understand music and express ideas fluently in any medium, the same way you can read, write and speak your native languages. The ultimate goal is to give you all the tools you need to create music you love- whether that means covering something you heard on Spotify or improvising new music from scratch.

I've played saxophone for over 15 years, studying first with Dann Zinn in the Bay Area, and then George Garzone and Shannon LeClaire at Berklee College of Music. I've taught the instrument and music to people since I was 18. I learned the instrument through an obsession with ...

About Ethan

My musical life started at the piano when I was four. I've spent the last five years helping students understand the sounds that speak to them and bring them into their own music-making. I spent my early years playing piano, then picked up the saxophone, which took me to Berklee College of Music,

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Yoni L.
Ethan is such a great guy, and he taught me more about singing than I thought I was capable of learning. You're missing out if you haven't studied with him
Nicolas
Ethan is truly an amazing saxophone teacher! I started learning the saxophone on my own but had been plateauing for months. Thanks to Ethan, I learned very useful tips - ranging from music theory to practical advises - and I can now feel myself progressing again. What’s impressed me the most with Ethan are his passion for the music, his dedication to transmitting his love for the saxophone and his desire to find the find the best teaching approach for each of his students.
Matthew
The way I view music and life in general has shifted in the best way possible. Stoked to have been apart of Ethan's lessons and recommend anyone interested in music to do the same. The things I never even begun to understand about music are now commonplace and serve to better my understanding of music as a whole.
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Michael R.

65 Reviews
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  • BS Biology minor jazz studies from Portland State University
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Michael R.

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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 a highly skilled multi instrumentalist. As an adult, I was apprehensive to begin learning an instrument at a beginner level. Michael’s enthusiastic and deliberate approach helped me kickstart my practice and develop a passion for my instrument. He has been careful in adjusting his instruction according to my personal needs and has been flexible in regards to my schedule. Thanks Mike!
Willy G.
Very personable and easy to learn from.
Willy G.
Very personable and easy to learn from.
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Claire G.

88 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Spanish, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Claire G.

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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 in an American university and graduated in May 2020 with a Doctorate in Musical Arts. I have been teaching on Takelessons since 2016 and I teach three subject

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The average cost of 60-minute online saxophone lessons is $58. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $24 and $100 per hour.
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"Being new to the online lesson format, I was skeptical at first, and have waited about 5 lessons to write this review. I am really glad we (randomly) picked Lucas to help my 6th grade son get started with saxophone. I'm so impressed with Lucas' ability to gauge through at at times imperfect internet connection what feedback to give my son. Lucas is excellent at giving instruction in understandable, and usable bites of information. The lessons are well paced and I can hear my son improve over the course of every lesson. The convenience of the online lesson cannot be overstated- we live in a rural area where finding an teacher and getting to a lesson was challenging to fit into our schedules, so it is amazing to have such great instruction on a schedule that fits in with our life. I would definitely recommend Lucas specifically, and the takelessons format to anyone looking for saxophone lessons."
Catharine
Took Saxophone lessons from Lucas H.
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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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"There's a difference between knowing how to play and knowing how to teach and Matt is fluent in both. I have given up on the Sax a couple times before due to lack of affordable and qualified teachers so I'm very glad I finally found a teacher who's very patient and kind like Matt 5 stars all the way!"
Marisol
Took Saxophone lessons from Matt L.
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"Ethan has alot of fun!!!"
Ethan
Took Saxophone lessons from Paul W.
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"Josh is passionate about music and a great teacher. My son is making a huge progress."
Sebastian
Took Saxophone lessons from Josh G.
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"Kendra is awesome! The online lessons are great, she helped me figure out some minor fixes with my second hand sax, and is great about recommending exercises, songs, and materials to keep it challenging and fun without being discouraging. I've noticed a lot of progress in a short time already with Kendra's guidance."
Emily
Took Saxophone lessons from Kendra E.
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"Matt is a pleasant, skilled, and encouraging instructor. He teaches to the level of the learner, working to advance their skills. He communicates well with the student and family members. My granddaughter enjoys her lessons and practicing her saxophone."
Nicole
Took Saxophone lessons from Matt L.
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"Just took one lesson, but we were able cover a lot in 30 minutes. He was good at explaining things and laughed at my dumb jokes. I am an adult trying to re-learn how a saxophone works, and I trust he will be able to help me do that!"
Kimberly
Took Saxophone lessons from Matt L.
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"Sean is a great teacher. Very patient and knowledgable.
Highly recommend him."
Adrian
Took Saxophone lessons from Sean H.
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"The lesson was for my grandson who is 13. It is difficult for him to focus, but he seemed to follow Randall for the entire lesson. He was introduced to quite a bit of information. This next week will provide information on what he is able to retain. For my part, I was pleased with the bits of musical history that Randall imparted, so I am receiving benefit from listening in."
Bryce
Took Saxophone lessons from Randall K.
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Our sax teachers work with students of all ages: kids, teenagers, adults, and even seniors. Your tutor can teach you saxophone techniques, notes, music theory, and about different types of sax, so that you can maximize your learning experience.

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Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student, our instructors come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find the perfect match for your interest and skill level. Each sax tutor's specialties are listed in their profile, along with details about their background, photos, student feedback and lesson availability.

Students taking online classes can learn at their own convenience, enjoy better rates, and choose from a wider selection of teachers nationwide. Learn different types of saxophone, such as the alto sax, tenor sax, soprano sax, baritone sax, and others.

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