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Michael W.
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Learn clarinet from a symphony orchestra musician!
I have been playing clarinet professionally for over ten years. My first performance was a production of "Guys and Dolls," and it opened up opportunities to play multiple woodwinds in all kinds of contexts. I am currently on-call to play with a number of symphony orchestras in town as well. I am excited to share my passion for this beautiful instrument!
About Michael W.

I am a woodwind specialist with a degree in saxophone performance from the University of Arizona. I have been performing and competing since the fifth grade. Since arriving in Tucson in 2010, I have performed with dozens of groups, perhaps most notably the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. I play a variety of musical styles including classical, jazz, musical theater, rock, funk and avant garde. Music has provided me the opportunity to travel all over the world, from London to China and Mexico to Peru. I opened my private lesson studio in 2012. Since then, I have cultivated a deep passion for creating personalized lessons for motivated students. Lessons revolve around strong fundamentals, but feature fun and engaging activities such as games, transcriptions of pop tunes (or any genre), active listening and discussion, free and guided improvisation and anything else that inspires each individual student. I have taught beginners as young as eight years old to advanced players well into their retirement. I'm looking forward to sharing my passion with you!

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Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

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Teaching since 2012

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Saxophone Performance

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Teaches ages 9+

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Michael W.
Teaches Online
Learn clarinet from a symphony orchestra musician!
I have been playing clarinet professionally for over ten years. My first performance was a production of "Guys and Dolls," and it opened up opportunities to play multiple woodwinds in all kinds of contexts. I am currently on-call to play with a number of symphony orchestras in town as well. I am excited to share my passion for this beautiful instrument!
About Michael W.

I am a woodwind specialist with a degree in saxophone performance from the University of Arizona. I have been performing and competing since the fifth grade. Since arriving in Tucson in 2010, I have performed with dozens of groups, perhaps most notably the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. I play a variety of musical styles including classical, jazz, musical theater, rock, funk and avant garde. Music has provided me the opportunity to travel all over the world, from London to China and Mexico to Peru. I opened my private lesson studio in 2012. Since then, I have cultivated a deep passion for creating personalized lessons for motivated students. Lessons revolve around strong fundamentals, but feature fun and engaging activities such as games, transcriptions of pop tunes (or any genre), active listening and discussion, free and guided improvisation and anything else that inspires each individual student. I have taught beginners as young as eight years old to advanced players well into their retirement. I'm looking forward to sharing my passion with you!

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since

Teaching since 2012

Education

Saxophone Performance

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 9+

Speaks

Speaks English

Speaks

Has background check

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Michael is an excellent teacher and he was so patient with my daughter (5th grade). She was way ahead of the other students in her class and he found additional music for her to learn so she wasn't bored.

Posted Feb 11, 2016
Teacher's Studio

When my 11 year old son first began saxophone lessons with Michael Weiss, he was a true beginner but within 5 months, he was playing a song at a recital! Michael is patient and kind but firm in his direction and has instilled confidence in my son that he can play whatever songs he wants to play with focus and practice. Michael is flexible and adept at tailoring his lessons to the individual's needs. I highly recommend him.

Posted Feb 4, 2016
Teacher's Studio

When my 11 year old son first began saxophone lessons with Michael Weiss, he was a true beginner but within 5 months, he was playing a song at a recital! Michael is patient and kind but firm in his direction and has instilled confidence in my son that he can play whatever songs he wants to play with focus and practice. Michael is flexible and adept at tailoring his lessons to the individual's needs. I highly recommend him.

Posted Feb 4, 2016
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Woodwind Instructor
Jun 2014 - Present
Music & Arts
- Create lesson plans that are personalized for each student - Encourage public performance and competition through recitals and auditions - Write and arrange fun, unique songs chosen by either student or teacher
Private Lesson Director
Jan 2012 - Present
Michael Weiss Music
- Create lesson plans that are personalized for each student - Encourage public performance and competition through recitals and auditions - Write and arrange fun, unique songs chosen by either student or teacher
Principal Woodwind Performer
Dec 2019 - Jan 2021
Arizona Theatre Company
- Sight read, improvise and perform musical theater repertoire at a professional level - Double on various saxophones, flutes and clarinets - Make important style decisions based on context of the music
Saxophone Performance
Aug 2010 - May 2014
University of Arizona
Associate of Music
Jan 2009 - May 2010
Oakton Community College
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Fine Arts Scholarship
Aug 2012
University of Arizona
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America
Nov 2013
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America (also known as Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Mu Alpha, or simply Sinfonia) is an American collegiate social[1] fraternity for men with a special interest in music. The fraternity is open to men "who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of [its] Object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America."

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Instructor details
Clarinet
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
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W
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F
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Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$35
60 minutes
$65
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30