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Aaron S.
Edgewater, Florida
Teaching you saxophone the way your band director won't.
Saxophone is one of the easiest instruments to pick up, but one of the most difficult to refine. I specialize in getting you from that horrible honking noise that makes your family run in terror to a sweet singing melodic tone that has the subtlety of a fine oboe but with the power of a military trumpet. Saxophone performance isn't interchangeable with clarinet or any other instrument so I'll introduce you to all the things that make saxophone unique: how to form the mouth around the mouthpiece, anchor tonguing for better control, and the different fingerings that make the saxophone one of the most versatile instruments in the world.
About Aaron S.

I was raised in one of those freaky music families. Dad was a composer/arranger/clarinetist and Mom was an expert flutist. There was a saxophone lying around the house unused so I decided that I would play that. I took the approach many of you are on right now: learning the basics in middle school band camp, jumping to private lessons and from there, shooting ahead of my peers into advanced instruction in college. My middle/high school instructor was a maniac, pitching fits and knocking over music stands when I didn’t play the etude just perfectly. My college instructor was a zen Buddhist who thought everything was “just fine, dude.” My approach is somewhere in the middle. I take music very seriously, because if you can’t play well, then you’ll never enjoy it as much as you will when you CAN play well. However, I realize that there’s more to life than sitting in a practice room grinding away on scales for eight hours a day. So yes, I’ll see that you work hard at it. I’ll insist you practice and I’ll push you to be better than you think you can. But I probably won’t knock over a music stand if you miss that grace note.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since

Teaching since 1992

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 12+

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Aaron S.
Edgewater, Florida
Teaching you saxophone the way your band director won't.
Saxophone is one of the easiest instruments to pick up, but one of the most difficult to refine. I specialize in getting you from that horrible honking noise that makes your family run in terror to a sweet singing melodic tone that has the subtlety of a fine oboe but with the power of a military trumpet. Saxophone performance isn't interchangeable with clarinet or any other instrument so I'll introduce you to all the things that make saxophone unique: how to form the mouth around the mouthpiece, anchor tonguing for better control, and the different fingerings that make the saxophone one of the most versatile instruments in the world.
About Aaron S.

I was raised in one of those freaky music families. Dad was a composer/arranger/clarinetist and Mom was an expert flutist. There was a saxophone lying around the house unused so I decided that I would play that. I took the approach many of you are on right now: learning the basics in middle school band camp, jumping to private lessons and from there, shooting ahead of my peers into advanced instruction in college. My middle/high school instructor was a maniac, pitching fits and knocking over music stands when I didn’t play the etude just perfectly. My college instructor was a zen Buddhist who thought everything was “just fine, dude.” My approach is somewhere in the middle. I take music very seriously, because if you can’t play well, then you’ll never enjoy it as much as you will when you CAN play well. However, I realize that there’s more to life than sitting in a practice room grinding away on scales for eight hours a day. So yes, I’ll see that you work hard at it. I’ll insist you practice and I’ll push you to be better than you think you can. But I probably won’t knock over a music stand if you miss that grace note.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since

Teaching since 1992

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 12+

Speaks

Has background check

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