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Scott M.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Parent's Choice Award from Parent's Choice Award
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Scott M.

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I have Alto and Tenor Saxophones, and can teach you to play and read music, improvise, and how to make it sing!

About Scott

Hi! I'm Scott. I have a live-broadcasting/recording studio at home and have performed with bands as a singer, guitarist, saxophonist, bassist, percussionist, and as a sound engineer. I've written, performed and recorded 2 albums and regularly live stream music now. I was a voting member of th

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Jacob
Scott has been amazing with my son! We are so thankful to have found him.
Johnny G.
Nice guy. Knows his material. Highly recommend.
Zamir
Extremely nice guy, knows what he is talking about, has advice for anything music related. Helped me out a lot with singing, getting motivation, etc.
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Joseph S.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Awarded James C. Rotter Saxophone Scholarship from California State University, Fullerton
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Joseph S.

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I have received my Bachelor degree from Cal State Fullerton, and specialize in classical saxophone focusing on sound, technique, and musicianship.

About Joseph

Saxophonist, composer, educator, Joseph David S. has made a name as an advocate for the saxophone in the concert hall and in his own compositions. As the son of a film composer, Joseph David S.’s compositional voice is rooted in musical storytelling told through a contemporary harmonic and aesthe

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Rami G.
Excellent instructor. I highly recommend
Michael M.
My first lesson went great. It was exactly the right pace for me. He's a good teacher and I can't wait to improve and look forward to more lessons. Thank you.
Waseem K.
Great tutor.....very friendly and have knowledge about sax....
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Paul M.

20 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks German, Italian
  • Bachelors Degree in Sacred Music - music theory, conducting from Northwest University, Kirkland, Washington
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Paul M.

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Students will learn notes, technique, pieces, performance skills and sight reading.

About Paul

I have my bachelors degree in sacred music, my masters degree in music performance, and my doctorate in worship studies. I am an experienced music teacher with great interpersonal skills and enjoy creating a fun and meaningful learning environment for all ages of students. I teach music theory conce

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Roisin *.
He was very helpful in setting me up for my first lesson.
Yah D.
Wow! Wow! Wow! This was truly money and time well spent. I went into this lesson with no expectations, rather just with the hope of connecting well with a piano instructor that was not only well versed but could ease me into being a student. Paul is a rare treasure. He exceeded all my hopes of what I hoped to gain from my lessons. I would highly recommend him for any piano student. If you're looking to be challenged, and learn any genre of music,, don't wait...book your lessons with Paul. Thank you Paul. I'm looking forward to growing as a student.
Alex
Paul has been very patient and wonderful with my 6 year old son who has just started lessons.
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J.J. M.

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  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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J.J. M.

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Not only do I know how to play all instruments in the clarinet family, but I repaired them for 21 years, so I know the technical side of how the instrument really works, and can quickly diagnose whether an issue is with the player or with the instrument. This is something I am passionate about - having a properly working instrument. I can even offer discounted repairs if the student is within shipping or driving range.

Besides that, I believe making music should be fun! I will choose much of the music with the student so not only is the fun factor going to be high, but the learning factor will be high as well. We will set goals periodically, and as they are met set new ones.

About J.J.

My name is JJ and I love music! Music is not only what got me through the tough Jr High and High School years, it also got me through college and paved the way for all of my career moves ever since. Whether it was repairing instruments, teaching others how to repair instruments, or leading a worship

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Kate
JJ went above and beyond teaching - he helped fix my saxophone, transcribed music for me, and worked with me on scheduling issues.

I was only able to complete five lessons, but I feel like I improved and now I have a completely new way of practicing. I look forward to working with JJ again in the future!
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Maureen W.

35 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Master of Music in Saxophone Performance from Peabody Conservatory
  • Teaches students 8 to 18
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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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veery good
Simone McNeil
Super cool
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John S.

25 Reviews
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  • Masters degree from University of Memphis
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Grant: Ensemble music for children from Fayette county, TN
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John S.

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I teach beginning saxophone students basic note reading. Advanced students can learn theory and improvisation.

About John

I have been teaching young people and adults how to play musical instruments for over 20 years. A lot of my students are well on their way to a rewarding future with music, some as professionals and others as hobbyists. In addition to being a teacher, I am also a professional performer who has worke

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Traci
My son has taken piano lessons with John in studio and online for several years. John gets kids playing and enjoying music quickly. John and my son have a great rapport and he has helped encourage my son’s music interests.
I wasn’t sure about online lessons when Covid started, but they have been going very well. John is always timely and prepared.
Monique B.
My children took online lessons with John for 6 months. They were not beginners; rather they had many years of prior experience. Our need for a new teacher was due to our previous teacher retiring. My children have always loved and excelled at their music lessons, and they've had a wonderful rapport with their previous teachers.

John would often come to piano lessons unprepared. He would spend a significant portion of the lesson sight-reading and fumbling over a piece, trying to figure out how it was supposed to sound before attempting to teach it to my child. Then he would become impatient when my child had a question or thought it was supposed to be played differently. Once I was compelled to intervene because John became noticeably upset with my child, accusing him of arguing, when my child had merely pointed out a legitimate problem with an instruction he had given. John admitted he had been impatient and apologized. It also bears noting that my child, with whom John lost composure, is autistic. John was well aware of this.

Most recently, my younger child had some similar confusion/questioning over an instruction that was given. John flew into a tantrum, repeatedly accusing my child of arguing. His voice was raised, he was clearly upset. In addition he told my child "you're really stressing me out...maybe I'm just not the right teacher for you...usually with my piano students we have a lot of fun but you just keep arguing...maybe you're just having a bad day..." At this point I intervened. John continued to repeat himself - I had to raise my voice in order to be heard. I identified myself, asked what the problem was - what was my child arguing about? He just kept repeating "you're just arguing" without addressing me or giving any specifics. I responded "John, am I arguing with you? I'm just trying to ask a question." John raised his camera, at which point I observed he was red in the face, sweating, shaking and rocking back and forth in distress. He had completely lost control. Then he spoke again to my child - who was sitting quietly, in total shock - instructing him to play the piece again. I said "I think we need to be done for today." Before I ended the call, my child managed to squeak out a "thank you." As soon as it was over he burst into tears. This was the first time in over eleven years of devoting time, money and hard work into music lessons that a teacher made one of my children cry.

John took no responsibility for his grossly unprofessional behavior. I had hoped he would calm down and at least acknowledge how completely out of line he had been. Unfortunately that was not the case, and instead he dropped my children, citing a sudden schedule conflict.

I wish I didn't feel compelled to write this review, but my attempt to resolve the incident privately was unsuccessful. My sole purpose for sharing this information is to prevent a traumatic experience from happening to anyone else's child. Learning music should be challenging, enriching and joyful. The teacher ought to come prepared, and absolutely must be in control of his or her mental and emotional state. This was not our experience with John, thus I absolutely do not recommend him.
Ramon L.
cool and homey.

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Scott
Took Saxophone lessons from Ian B.
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"He is a great teacher! He truly loves what he does, you can tell! This makes for a great experience for learning...
We can definitely recommend Michael!"
Liam
Took Saxophone lessons from Michael R.
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""Now that I'm studying with Mike, the efficiency of my practice time is way, way up."

Mike is the first coach who emphasizes "practice the hard parts". So much so that any time a note comes out either not in rhythm, not in pitch, or not a great sound, I have the confidence to stop and repeat the hard part until it's no longer hard. Even when learning to improvise, if the notes I pick on the sax don't match the ones I first heard in my head, I have the confidence to stop and really find those notes that my mind imagined. Eventually I'll be able to hit the ones I intend the first time. He also advocates to always know the purpose of any practicing you're doing---there's no more aimless noodling. Even when I'm jamming, there's a specific goal in mind.

The second thing I really get from Mike is that he expects me to know what notes I'm playing and what role they fill in the key. Formerly my method of improvising was to hunt and peck, occasionally hitting notes outside the key and finding a way to "work them back in". But now, if I'm riffing on the note F in the key of B-flat, Mike wants me to know that that's the 5 of the key. And to also know where the 3 and 7 are---like a home base where you know it's safe to play."
Jack
Took Saxophone lessons from Michael R.
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"I was apprehensive at first about doing online music lessons, but I've been very happy doing lessons with Max. He knows a lot about the saxophone - I've learned as much just discussing elements of the instrument with him as through the practical stuff. He responds promptly to any questions you may have even outside of lessons, and is accommodating scheduling-wise."
Dimuth
Took Saxophone lessons from Max S.
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"Very informative for my son."
Kurt
Took Saxophone lessons from Benjamin M.
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"Me and my 12-year-old son started saxophone two years ago together. Ian had a great guide to us who had never played the instrument. My growth is slow due to age issues, (of course satisfied) but my son's growth was great. My son now has a great deal of confidence as a jazz player, and he was able to work on other things positively too. We met Ian then became more into music and jazz. He is patient and will tell you until we can do. Ian is mainly jazz, but he is also very familiar with brass band and classical saxophone too. He is a working musician who do live performance, gig, and compose in various places. He loves music from the heart, his solo is so beatuiful. Ian's lessons has changed our life. We really grateful for giving us his time."
Yuka
Took Saxophone lessons from Ian B.
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"Jimi is knowledgeable and explained everything about the saxaphone very well. I was happy with my first lesson."
Jackie
Took Saxophone lessons from Jimi Z.
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"My daughter had the most wonderful first lesson I could have hoped for! Thank you for making her education enjoyable.. it already left her wanting to come back !"
Cassel
Took Saxophone lessons from Emily P.
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"Max can teach an old dog new tricks. As an experienced amateur I have accrued a lot of bad playing habits. Max has been patient, supportive and creative in helping me overcome these. After a lesson I look forward to practicing and playing."
Gene
Took Saxophone lessons from Max S.
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"It was a great introductory lesson. We really hit it off and I look forward to our next lesson."
Robbie
Took Saxophone lessons from Dr. Kimberly K.
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