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Here are just a few of the many teachers offering Saxophone lessons in Seattle . Whether you are looking for beginner guitar lessons for your kids, or are an adult wanting to improve your skills, the instructors in our network are ready to help you now!
If the student has no experience with music or the instrument, I will start them off with the very basics, such as: how to properly put together/take apart your instrument, proper care for the instrument, how to form a supportive and correct embouchure. This will also be accompanied by multiple books, which I usually recommend getting Essential Elements 2000 for complete beginners . We then have a foundation we can build on. Read More
I am happy to curate lesson plans and materials to fit the student. If a student is truly a beginner I believe that starting with fundamentals such as simple major and minor scales is crucial before moving into any type of performance preparation. I believe it is important to incorporate students passions into practice as well, and as such I will encourage students to bring specific songs or works that they aim to learn. Read More
Instruments: Piano Guitar Voice Violin Cello Viola Trumpet Trombone Saxophone Flute Clarinet Drums Bass Guitar Harmonica Ukulele Recorder Electric Violin Fiddle Double Bass Keyboard Electric Guitar Classical Guitar Acoustic Guitar
It will be my pleasure to work with you. *SPECIAL SHOUT OUT TO MISS ALLIE ON PIANO! Allie has shown an exceeding amount of progress with each lesson. I am proud to call her my student. She is always prepared, and eager to show me her progress for the week. I am delightfully pleased to see how well she has applied our preceding lesson to her week's practice. Allie is quick to fix a mistake. Read More
Tracy Knoop, Kareem Kandi, Steve Treseler, Dr. Bob Miller as well as NYC based saxophonist Braxton Cook. I am fortunate enough to have been able to play on live radio for a total of 5x as a student at PLU with the Faculty Jazz group and alongside my band 322 which is still going strong. Along with playing in 322, I do work with some producers diving into more genres that incorporate jazz such as some lofi hip-hop and funk. Read More
Instruments: Saxophone Flute
I really began teaching when I was in high school and then going into college. During high school I was discovered by different middle school and elementary school music teachers and asked to come teach their students. As I began working at different schools, I was asked to give private lessons. I taught beginner masterclasses, private lessons, and traveled to different schools for about two years. In 2017 I was offered a visual and musical teaching position with the Grants Pass Highschool Marching Band. Read More
Instruments: Piano Saxophone Clarinet
I teach not only how to play the instrument proficiently, but how to play it musically. Techniques and proficiency are taught along side musicianship, expression and appreciation for all musical styles. Students are also assigned a Question of the Week and a Listening Assignment to enhance their knowledge of their instrument, its function in music, and about music as a whole. Read More
Instruments: Saxophone Clarinet
Hi, I'm Jane! I teach all levels of saxophone along with beginning/intermediate clarinet. I am also open to teaching beginning piano and ukulele. I graduated from Western Washington University in 2015 with a music minor and a self-designed Fairhaven concentration entitled Music, Inequality Resistance. Since then I've continued teaching lessons and performed, toured, and recorded with several groups, including Hot Damn Scandal, The Pazific, MarchFourth, and Lucky Brown. Likes: all-ages shows, exploring and fostering connections between music community Dislikes: boring/stressful lessons Read More
Instruments: Saxophone Flute Shakuhachi Conga
What is your favorite style/genre of music to play and why?
Improvised jazz. With minimal form if one has enough training. you can achieve personal communication like none other form of music. It requires high levels of concentration and listening. Ultimately, music is about cooperation and making a greater whole than the individual player.
When did you decide to become a professional musician? Was it a gradual decision or was there a defining moment for you?
Once I had enough confidence to play in front of others, it was downhill from there. Sharing your creativity with others is very rewarding.
If you play more than one instrument, how did you decide to start playing the second? (Or 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc)!
In the woodwind world it is easy to go from one sax to another. I started on alto sax, then went on to tenor, soprano and baritone. I have also studied percussion of the world and have collected instruments from many countries and cultures.
What is your dream piece to perform and why?
My dream pieces include performing solo spontaneous composition on many different instruments. also. I love directing large ensembles to both play original work and collective improvisation that is conducted by me.
Do you use specific teaching methods or books? (Ex: Alfred, Bastion, Suzuki, Hal Leonard) Why did you choose them if you did?
I generally establish a strong foundation in reading and music theory. The basic tools for playing any kind of music. I have a giant library of musical resources which compliments my many years of experience. I use the Rubank series for basic theory and reading. I use Lennie Niehaus many books for jazz they and technique.
What does a normal practice session look like for you?
Usually I do sight reading for maybe 10 minutes. Then work on whatever assignment I have given to the student. With more advanced students I will work on longer classical pieces and for the jazzers some improvisation. I also encourage students to compose their own music which I am happy to help them with.
What do you think is the hardest thing to master on your instrument?
I have had numerous students who have starred in their school music programs. Many of them have gone to professional teaching and performing careers.
Why did you choose your primary instrument?
My first instrument was flute. I had a love for Japanese flute music and jazz flute. Years later I began playing saxophone because of my passion jazz music especially improvisation.
What musical accomplishments are you most proud of?
I most happy when performing original, creative music.I am also very happy to be able to share my of music with others of all ages. I also find playing a very spiritual experience which allows me to find more joy in life.
When will I start to see results?
As long there is consistent practice, very quickly. Parents need to realize not to push their child about making progress too quickly. Healthy practice habits will do the trick.
Did you have a teacher that inspired you to go into music? How did they inspire you?
I did not take any lessons for over 10 years. My love of music(jazz in particular), pushed me to learn on my own. After starting to play professionally, I realized I needed a better foundation in music technique. I found my main teacher and studied with him every week for 4 years and never looked back.
How do I know if my child is ready to start lessons?
IF they are interested then they are ready. If they love music and like to listen to it that is usually a very good sign. Playing music helps develop otherparts of a young brain.
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