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Olayemi O.
Dorchester, Massachusetts
Begin your saxophone journey with a versatile teacher and active performer with 15+ years experience
What's mostly important to me is owning your own sound irrespective of the style of music you want focus on. I love to tell my students to always see the saxophone as their voice and not a type of machine. This posture will help my students to make the best use of materials and information acquired in each lessons with the goal of owning their own sound. Designing a curriculum that will help each students achieve their goal is of high importance to me and walking them through the art of studying materials such as books and repertoire of different genre will be judiciously examined to meet their goal.
About Olayemi O.

Enjoy your lessons with a friendly, professional, and highly qualified teacher. I am a Runner Up in the 2018 Yamaha E - Band competition and my playing has been described as "ravishing ....with a wonderful variety of tone colors and nuance of interpretation." I hold a Bachelor Degree in Music and currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Jazz composition and performance at Longy School of Music of Bard College studying with Noah Preminger, the winner of Downbeat Magazine’s Rising Star Best Tenor Saxophonist. For over 20 years I have taught students of all ages and levels of advancement in colleges and my private studio. My students are the recipients of numerous awards and regularly receive the highest ratings in competitions and festivals. In addition to my private studio, I am currently the head of the saxophone studio at IFSI - Immigrant Family Services Institutes, Boston Massachusetts, USA. What's mostly important to me is owning your own sound irrespective of the style of music you want focus on. I love to tell my students to always see the saxophone as their voice and not a type of machine. This posture will help my students to make the best use of materials and information acquired in each lessons with the goal of owning their own sound. Designing a curriculum that will help each students achieve their goal is of high importance to me and walking them through the art of studying materials such as books and repertoire of different genre will be judiciously examined to meet their goal, from note reading, performance, creative interpretations, composition, to the development of a healthy and virtuosic technic. The curriculum is designed to find ways that allow students to develop their unique talents and strengths by understanding their unique learning styles and by creating the most ideal learning atmosphere. While no two students are alike, I believe that students of all ages and personality types learn best when they are in a happy, motivated and calm emotional state. I think it is important to take the craft and art of music seriously, as well as the development of our talents and skills. It is also vital to have fun with learning, teaching, and performing, and I always try to provide an upbeat atmosphere in the private lessons and small-group classes. I'm looking forward to begin this journey with you.

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Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since

Teaching since 2008

Education

MASTERS OF MUSIC IN JAZZ COMPOSITION AND PERFORMANCE

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Teaches ages 5+

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Olayemi O.
Dorchester, Massachusetts
Begin your saxophone journey with a versatile teacher and active performer with 15+ years experience
What's mostly important to me is owning your own sound irrespective of the style of music you want focus on. I love to tell my students to always see the saxophone as their voice and not a type of machine. This posture will help my students to make the best use of materials and information acquired in each lessons with the goal of owning their own sound. Designing a curriculum that will help each students achieve their goal is of high importance to me and walking them through the art of studying materials such as books and repertoire of different genre will be judiciously examined to meet their goal.
About Olayemi O.

Enjoy your lessons with a friendly, professional, and highly qualified teacher. I am a Runner Up in the 2018 Yamaha E - Band competition and my playing has been described as "ravishing ....with a wonderful variety of tone colors and nuance of interpretation." I hold a Bachelor Degree in Music and currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Jazz composition and performance at Longy School of Music of Bard College studying with Noah Preminger, the winner of Downbeat Magazine’s Rising Star Best Tenor Saxophonist. For over 20 years I have taught students of all ages and levels of advancement in colleges and my private studio. My students are the recipients of numerous awards and regularly receive the highest ratings in competitions and festivals. In addition to my private studio, I am currently the head of the saxophone studio at IFSI - Immigrant Family Services Institutes, Boston Massachusetts, USA. What's mostly important to me is owning your own sound irrespective of the style of music you want focus on. I love to tell my students to always see the saxophone as their voice and not a type of machine. This posture will help my students to make the best use of materials and information acquired in each lessons with the goal of owning their own sound. Designing a curriculum that will help each students achieve their goal is of high importance to me and walking them through the art of studying materials such as books and repertoire of different genre will be judiciously examined to meet their goal, from note reading, performance, creative interpretations, composition, to the development of a healthy and virtuosic technic. The curriculum is designed to find ways that allow students to develop their unique talents and strengths by understanding their unique learning styles and by creating the most ideal learning atmosphere. While no two students are alike, I believe that students of all ages and personality types learn best when they are in a happy, motivated and calm emotional state. I think it is important to take the craft and art of music seriously, as well as the development of our talents and skills. It is also vital to have fun with learning, teaching, and performing, and I always try to provide an upbeat atmosphere in the private lessons and small-group classes. I'm looking forward to begin this journey with you.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since

Teaching since 2008

Education

MASTERS OF MUSIC IN JAZZ COMPOSITION AND PERFORMANCE

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Has background check

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Saxophone
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HEAD OF SAXOPHONE STUDIO
Nov 2021 - Present
IFSI - IMMIGRANT FAMILY SERVICES INSTITUTE
I teach the saxophone and also responsible for creating curriculum for each students and the end is a more productive lesson to meet their goals.
MASTERS OF MUSIC IN JAZZ COMPOSITION AND PERFORMANCE
Jan 2021
LONGY SCHOOL OF MUSIC OF BARD COLLEGE
BACHELOR OF MUSIC
Sep 2009 - Nov 2014
OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
GRADE 8 MUSIC THEORY
Aug 2017
ASSOCIATED BOARD OF THE ROYAL SCHOOL OF MUSIC
GRADE 8 SAXOPHONE PERFORMANCE
Aug 2017
ASSOCIATED BOARD OF THE ROYAL SCHOOL OF MUSIC
2018 RUNNER UP
Sep 2018
YAMAHA E BAND
Jazz Education Network
Oct 2017
JEN was formed in 2008 to help bring together the jazz arts community. It hosts an annual conference with concerts presented by students and professionals, a student jazz festival, workshops, research presentations and an exhibition area with manufacturers, retailers, schools and other jazz related organizations. JEN also offers many educational programs, from an outreach program, to mentoring and scholarships.

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Instructor details
Saxophone
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$57
45 minutes
$82
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30