Saxophone Lessons in Santa Fe, TN

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Karen D.

36 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
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Karen D.

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Saxophone:
A family of woodwind instruments, saxophones are usually made of brass and played with a single-reed mouthpiece similar to that of the clarinet. Like the clarinet, saxophones have holes in the instrument which the player closes using a system of key mechanisms. When the player presses a key, this typically causes a pad to close over a hole. There is soprano, alto, tenor, bass and baritone saxophones. The great thing about learning saxophone is it is almost the same fingers as flute and clarinet! We will start with the basics of learning finger placement, breath control, notes, reading, rhythms, songs, theory and improvising.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Stacie J.
Karen obviously loves the piano & guitar. She’s probably an excellent teacher for those instruments. Why do I say that? That’s what she talked about! She spent half my lesson trying to convince me to learn one of those instruments. Could work on listening skills! Not even sure if she owns a set of bongos herself. Didn’t start teaching me anything until last 10 min & then I had to leave early anyway. So 50 min out of 60 and about 5 I actually learned a few things I could have been practicing for at least 30 min of class. Use her if you want to learn something else other than bongos.
John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
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Alain M.

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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, French
  • Awarded Best Masters Thesis from Conservatoire Lausanne
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Alain M.

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Saxophonist, Composer, Educator.
21 years of practice, 10 years of teaching, 1 MASTER of Pedagogy, 2 BACHELORS in Classical and Jazz Performance (New School, NY).

My motto is efficient work for maximum pleasure. The idea is to build up a strong foundation of basic technique of the instrument (body, sound, air, time) in order to quickly come to play along your music idols.

With more than 20 years of practice and more than a decade of experience teaching, I've seen and gone through all kinds of mistakes myself which allows me to really know the correct and sane way to play saxophone, effortlessly and beautifully. Moreover, I have played all kinds of music through the years going from Bach to John Cage, from pop to classical to jazz, afro-cuban, brazilian, etc. Therefore, I'll be able to adapt my teaching specifically to your goals and to enlarge your scope of knowledge.

Caution : risks of addiction, immense satisfaction and personal development.

About Alain

Hello there! My name is Alain, I have more than a decade of experience teaching saxophone and conducting large ensembles. I earned my BM and MM degrees from Music Conservatory of Lausanne (Switzerland) in Classical Performance and Pedagogy and I earned my BM degree in Jazz Performance from the prest

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Sonja
Despite the covid and the distance, the courses are online. Alain is very pedagogical and patient (I'm blond and not so young), and of course a very good saxophonist. I highly recommend him.
With Alain you will progress quickly.
Ohad
Alain's is an incredibly gifted saxophone teacher. He has been teaching our son who absolutely loves him. His patience and thorough understanding of the music make it a pleasurable experience for all. It is a delight to witness Alain's bring music to life to a teenager who is enjoying the process.
Highly recommended,
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Carolina M.

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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded Gifted Tuition from Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Carolina M.

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10 years experience playing, teaching and Learning saxophone with the most icónics saxophonists in the world. Currently studying jazz performance saxophone at The New School, I've been awarded from The Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation to be able to Study in NY and that made my dream possible to be here to learn and I want to share all my experience with you!.
From beginers to advanced leves!
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About Carolina

Carolina M, a tenor saxophonist from Guadalajara, currently resides in New York City. She begins her formal jazz studies at the Jazzuv Studies Center and continuing at LaFaro Jazz institute under the direction of maestro Agustín Bernal. She has participated in various festivals in different states

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Paulina Muñoz
Taking lessons with Carolina had helped me to improve enormously. She is a great one teaching and advising about almost anything. Flexible and comprehensive. I strongly recommend her.
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Heather P.

32 Reviews
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  • Bachelor of Music from Wayne State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Scholarship to College from Macomb Community College
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Heather P.

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I began playing saxophone in 2003. I found playing music to be a magical and fulfilling experience. I graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Music in 1993.
Since I love making music so much, I wanted to share with others the joy of music, and began teaching in 2003. Music is a fun form of self-expression and can improve focus and self-confidence. I enjoy teaching students of all levels and ages.
As a clarinetist, it made perfect sense to me to pick up the saxophone. It is a great instrument to play. I really enjoy it.
Whatever your reason for learning, I’m sure I can help you reach your music goals. Sign up for your first lesson today, and let’s get started!

About Heather

Welcome! Interested in starting a musical journey with an enthusiastic, degreed, experienced teacher? You can learn whether you are an elementary beginner, retiree, a high school student, a musician with special needs, or an out of practice musician. Whatever your level, just sign up and begin!

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Natalia M.
Granddaughter enjoy her time and knowledge of teacher looking forward to next lesson
Jack R.
Heather is a great teacher; she is able to gauge ability and keeps the lessons varied and interesting, always pushing you just at the edge, beyond what you thought you were capable of. Friendly, amiable, and laidback in style, she makes learning in a comfortable atmosphere fun. You can tell she has a real passion for music and teaching, and results after just a few lessons proves she knows what she is doing.

I am a beginning singer, my only prior experience was singing with the congregation in church, not the choir.
Quinn
She's really nice, and makes warm-ups before starting the lesson for your voice range. The variety of songs you can sing is pretty big, you want to sing in Italian? There's plenty! Want to sing in Latin? I'm pretty sure there's a few! There are songs from various musicals, too. All in all, she's a pretty great teacher.
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Ashley E.

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  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2015
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Ashley E.

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I have been training on the saxophone for upwards of twelve years! I have been giving lessons since 2015, and I am qualified to teach beginner to advanced players. I've earned top chairs in my county, district, and state, and students of mine have gone on to do the same in their own ensembles! I have also played in select honors bands, such as the Great American Marching Band in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I am a skilled teacher, having served as a middle school teacher's assistant and summer camp music instructor. My prices are competitive because I simply want to share the joy of music with you or your student!

What to expect when you take lessons with me:

-Flexible scheduling
-A judgement-free, creative environment!
-A free PDF of the saxophone fundamentals workbook with which I teach, as a supplement to personalized lesson-planning.

(CANCELLATION POLICY: I will do my best to reschedule lessons with students if I am notified at least 24 hours in advance. Otherwise, the ...

About Ashley

Hey, there! My name is Ashley, and I am a musician, comedian, actor, and French tutor based in New York City. I am a proud graduate of Fordham University at Lincoln Center. My style of teaching is very goal-driven, so that I can cater my skill set to my student's to engender a positive, stimulating

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Dalton M.
Ashley helped me pass my high school French midterms! She made the material super easy to understand (even the impossibly difficult conjugations), and gave me a ton of confidence in myself.
Laurie
Ashley was such a great help to me in my pursuit of acting! Her thoughtful yet kind approach made me feel at ease, and she taught me many helpful tools to improve my performance. I highly recommend you study with Ashley!
Cody R.
I have been thrilled with my lessons with Ashley! She is exceptionally skilled and makes me feel comfortable and encouraged. Acting can make one feel very vulnerable, so I appreciate that studying with Ashley has given me a safe space to grow and experiment with my craft.
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Matt L.

140 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Matt L.

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My goal as a teacher is to provide an in depth understanding of the instrument to my students. Whether we are learning technique specific to the instrument or general musical concepts, it is important to me that I take the time to insure that my students not only learn how to do something, but also the reasons why we are learning a specific concept or technique. At the end of the day, my ultimate goal is to teach you how to teach yourself, so that you may enjoy playing the instrument outside of our lessons together.

I prefer not to conform to a specific teaching style, because every student is different, and I have been fortunate to have a great variety of types of students throughout my years as a teacher. Some of my students are children and adolescents who are looking to pursue music when they go to college or auditioning for state and regional band programs. Many of my students are very busy adults who are either looking to pick up an instrument for the first time as an ...

About Matt

Hello! In addition to the following paragraphs about me, you might also enjoy the video that I've prepared below entitled "your first lesson" (note: videos may only be available by accessing the Takelessons website on a web browser and may not show up if you are using the Takelessons app on a pho

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Hilary
Matt has been a fantastic teacher for my 16-year-old son over the past year and a half. He brings a ton of experience and knowledge, and has expanded my son’s appreciation of the music and instrument. His lessons are always detailed, engaging, and fun, and my son comes out of them excited to practice and apply what they’ve been working on together. I really, enthusiastically recommend him!
Gabriel
Nicole P.
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.

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"Jordan is patient and very experienced, Cristian has enjoyed his lessons and looking forward to his next one."
Patricia
Took Saxophone lessons from Jordan M.
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"Really great with my son! Had him knowing the keys in just one session. Thank you!"
Anthony
Took Saxophone lessons from Michael R.
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"I'm just starting but already very excited to continue with Gleb."
Ed Manzi
Took Saxophone lessons from Gleb V.
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"Excelente instructor aunque fue la primera clase te hizo sentir muy confidente Hasta mi hijo quiere tomar clases con el"
Hugo
Took Saxophone lessons from Sergio M.
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"I am very pleased taking class of saxophone with Michael. This was my third lesson with him. Guess what! I can play a Happy Birth song by memory. He takes seriously to teach me how to read the music and how to recognize major scales. I look forward to learning more from him. I recommend if someone wants to take saxophone lesson, please pick Mike."
Peter Le
Took Saxophone lessons from Lance R.
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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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""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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"First time doing online lessons. Lisa made it very easy. She is very upbeat and makes lessons enjoyable."
William
Took Saxophone lessons from Lisa N.
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"Nice and plays video games!"
Barry Gerdsen
Took Saxophone lessons from Jeff J.
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"Excellent instructor. Highly knowledgeable in music theory and the mechanics of the instrument. I took lessons from Andy for many years. He always kept it challenging - never boring, pushed me to do more than i thought I could. Well worth the money. Can't go wrong with this one!"
Suzy
Took Saxophone lessons from Andy W.
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