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Saxophone Lessons NYC New york

Saxophone Lessons in
NYC New york

Musika has been offering NYC New york Saxophone Lessons since 2001. Our saxophone teachers create customized lesson plans for each student, and help you bring music alive one note at a time!

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Featured New york Saxophone Teachers

Adam L

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Adam is a Saxophonist and Woodwind specialist based in New York City. He has a myriad of prestigious awards and honors from a number of musical organizations. As a performer, he has toured throughout the United States, Taiwan, China, Holland, France, and Germany, and has also contributed to several albums. Adam is also a freelance writer for Downbeat Magazine and Hot House.  

Matthew G

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Multi Instrumentalist and composer Matt G, a native New Yorker, has been on the NYC jazz scene since 1997.  After taking an interest in music at an early age, his path eventually led him to jazz and improvization.  He cultivated the necessary tools to become a professional musician at The Purchase Conservatory of Music and has since shared the stage with jazz luminaries such as Adam Nussbaum, Andy Laverne, Todd Coolman, Ray Vega, Jon Cowherd, and the last Dennis Irwin.  Matt's debut album "Familiar Places" garnered critical acclaim and peaked at #13 on the CMJ Jazz Radio Chart.  "Blood Songs", Garrison's sophomore record, was released in May of 2012 and has already received glowing reviews.

Michael C

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Mike C, both with vocals and instrumental performance fuses together a combination of classical training, old school jazz, and funk, altogether bringing a creative, and soulful interpretation to music.  Mike's heart and soul penetrates each notehe play in a fashion that is characteristic of performers double his age. At the same time he has brought the advancements of electronic music technology into his performance and composition expanding his sonic palette beyond "one horn, one sound." Mike's recording credits include the independant films "A Cup of Coffee" and "The Masterpiece." He has also performed live with The Crests, Melvin Sparks, in the Bahamas with Barry Newman, and appeared at such festivals as Woodstock, Riverhead Blues Festival, movie premier party for "The Prince of Central Park", The Bayou Music Festival, The Blues 2000 Festival, Lead vocals and saxophone for Pulse Productions, as a frequent performer both in lead vocals and sax at the Trump Casino's in Atlantic City as well as Empire City Casino.  Mike currently holds a Masters degree in Music Education from William Paterson University and is a New Jersey Certified music Teacher with 16 years experience  teaching, K-6 band, general music, and chorus, music and movment for Autistic and special service students, as well as High School dance club.

Daniel J

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New York-based musician Daniel Jamieson grew up in Toronto, Canada. He currently works as a free-lance composer, conductor, woodwind specialist, and educator. Daniel's writing commissions span a variety of styles including jazz, pop, and musical theatre. He leads a 10 piece jazz ensemble, the “Daniel Jamieson Tentet” and his own big band, the “Danjam Orchestra.” Daniel’s acclaimed 2011 debut release, SUDDEN APPEARANCE, places him at the forefront of the current crop of young big band leaders. The project was produced by Jim McNeely and featured John Riley on drums. Since then, Dan has attained international recognition for his work as a composer, arranger and conductor. He has collaborated with Joe Lovano (Coltrane Ballads Project), Kurt Elling, Marcus Miller, Ingrid Jensen, Vince Mendoza, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Metropole Orchestra. In 2009, Daniel received a Latin Grammy nomination for Bobby Sanabria's TITO PUENTE MASTERWORKS LIVE, which features Daniel on lead alto. Specializing in saxophones, clarinets, & flutes, Daniel has extensive pit-work experience including on-Broadway, off-Broadway and regional productions as a music director, orchestrator, and musician. Credits include: The Music Man, Chicago, How to Succeed in Business, Ragtime, Song Man Dance Man, Urinetown, & Scrooge in Concert.   Dan attended the Claude Watson Arts Program at Earl Haig Secondary School and participated in the Humber College Community Music School Program. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Performance from the University of Toronto where he studied with Alex Dean & Tim Ries, as well as a Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with Dave Liebman & Jim McNeely.

Laura M

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I am a recent graduate of the University of Missouri, Kansas City with a Master's Degree in Voice Performance. I relocated to NYC in September, 2013 to actively pursue a career in performance. I began formal voice lessons at the age of 14, but I began singing in choirs at age 6 and have been in love with performing since then. My primary focus is classical music, opera in particular, but I am also at home in musical theater and can work in other genres. Some of my past operatic performance credits include The Countess in The Marriage of Figaro, First Lady in The Magic Flute, and Micaela in Carmen. Some past musical theater credits include Mrs. Segstrom in A Little Night Music and The Stepmother in Into the Woods. I believe everyone can learn to sing and I love sharing my passion for music with others.
 
 

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More Information About Saxophone Lessons

Saxophone students typically begin on alto sax. Yamaha, Selmer, and Jupiter are good brands to start. For reeds we would recommend a Rico 1.5 or 2. As the player becomes more comfortable he or she may switch to reed with a higher strength or 3 or 4. For this reason, Musika recommends consulting the teacher before buying reeds in bulk.
Lessons in home are a great way to improve your saxophone skills and save time and money. Taking lessons in your home reduces travel time and expenses and allows you to express yourself musically in the space you know best.
Your saxophone teacher will concentrate on developing a nice tone in all registers, how properly shape your lips around the mouthpiece, correct breathing and posture, and techniques for improving quick finger action. If you are interested in a particular style, we can match you with an instructor who has experience teaching that genre.
Adults students often notice signicant progress on saxophone. Our teachers work with all levels, older students who are new to the instrument, or adults who formerly played and are now hoping to get back in the groove. Most students are surprised to find how quickly it all comes back!
Most saxophonists begin in 4th grade. Unlike the piano or specific string instruments, it is not a good idea to start sax before the student enters elementary school. The student does need to have the strength to appropriately hold the instrument, and have the lung capacity to blow into the sax and produce a supported sound.

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