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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

Daniel G

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Daniel is a versatile musician, composer, and educator. He began playing saxophone at age 11, and has since expanded his repertoire to include multiple woodwind instruments. Originally from midcoast Maine, Daniel has been based primarily out of New York since 2008 when he began his studies at Purchase College. Daniel looks forward to remaining an active teacher in the tri-state area, and a return to Purchase College, this time as a graduate student and he has also recently moved full-time to New York City!

Stan K

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Originally from Texas, Stan began his music education at an early age, studying piano with his father who was a professional jazz pianist.  As a child his musical interests were greatly diverse, but he fell in love with jazz saxophone in high school.  At age sixteen he began to play professionally and these early musical experiences led him to a career in music.  He enrolled in Texas State University in San Marcos Texas and earned a B.A in Music Performance in 2001 studying saxophone with Dr. John Mills, a highly successful studio woodwind player, and piano with James Polk, former musical director for The Ray Charles Orchestra.  It was during this time that Stan started giving private lessons at his former high school in New Braunfels, Texas.  He moved to Austin and began private teaching at two high schools, Westlake and Round Rock and had many successful students.  He also began to teach adults at this time whom he often met at his performances. In 2006, he moved to Baltimore and taught flute at Cockeysville Middle school as well as clarinet and saxophone for a company called Music and Arts.  Also at this time, he was appointed as the full time music instructor at The Art and Drama Therapy Institute in Washington D.C., a private school for adults with developmental disabilities.  This experience greatly expanded his understanding of how to better connect with students and to convey more than just the musical notation on the page to his students. In 2008, as his performance career accelerated, he moved to New York.  While recording two albums for Sunnyside Records and touring the globe, he joined Musika and has taught extensively for them adults and children, saxophone, piano, clarinet and flute.

Debra K

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I am a passionate musician and educator who is dedicated to helping students not only learn to play their instrument but to become a well-rounded musician. I love working with students of all ages and sharing my experience and love of classical, jazz and world music styles. I graduated from the Eastman School of Music with a Bachelor of Music degree in Saxophone Performance and Music Education, and went on to receive a Master of Music degree in Jazz Saxophone Performance from Manhattan School of Music. Performing all over the U.S. and abroad has been one of the highlights of my life as a musician. I lead my own jazz trio, perform as a featured saxophonist and clarinetist of several award-winning ensembles, and I look forward to sharing my love of many styles of music with my students.

Megan A

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I’m thrilled that I have the opportunity to develop and share my passion for music every day. My musical journey began at a young age with studies in clarinet and piano. Later as I become involved in community theatre organizations, I also fell in love with the flute and saxophone.  I recently graduated from Montclair State University with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Clarinet Performance. While studying there, I had the opportunity to perform in a variety of venues, including Carnegie Hall, serving as the principle clarinet of a numerous ensembles. Currently I am pursuing a Master’s Degree in Music Education and continuing to perform as freelance musician.

Elana S

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I am studying Music Education at Mason Gross School of the Arts. I take lessons on all woodwind instruments. My goal is to teach in public school systems as well as private students and perform. At the moment I perform with many ensembles through my university and private gigs. My teaching studio is in my home. I have a piano as well as full music library. 
 
 

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More Information About Saxophone Lessons

For a beginning player, we would recommend renting a Jupiter, Yamaha, or Selmer saxophone. Sax students will also need to purchase reeds to play on their instrument. For new players a softer reed is more appropriate. The strength of a reed is measured on a scale from 1-4: 1 being the softest, 4 being the hardest. We recommend starting with a Rico brand 1.5 or 2 reed, however, students should meet with their teacher first before buying reeds in bulk.
Musika offers customized one-on-one music lessons at your home - a time saving solution for busy parents and students. The convenience of in-home lessons allows you to save time without having to transport your child to class, allows your child to maximize their busy schedule, and provides a safe and familiar environment in which to learn.
Each lesson is personalized to the student. The teacher will concentrate on the needs and goals of the individual. However, general topics will be covered, such as: how to clean, put together, and hold the saxophone, how to blow correctly into the instrument to develop a nice tone in all registers, how to finger the notes, slurring and tongueing, and how to read music!
Many of our adult saxophone students are complete beginners, while others are former saxophonists now returning to an old hobby. We also have students who are more advanced and are looking to take their skills in both advanced classical repertoire and/or jazz improvization to the next level. Our teachers have proven methods to get you the results you desire.
Many young players find it easy to produce a sound on saxophone. From there, our teachers can help hone and develop that sound. All young players use a neckstrap to assist holding the instrument, but the student does need to be big enough to reach the keys and properly blow into the instrument. Musika recommends starting around age 8.

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