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B.M. Jazz Performance (Saxophone) - Temple University 2014
2012 - Temple University Talent Scholarship
2016 - North American Saxophone Alliance - 2nd Place
My name is Andrew, and I am a dedicated and passionate music instructor based in New York City. I graduated from Temple University in 2014 with a degree in Jazz Performance (Saxophone), and have had the privilege of working full-time since then as a performer and private educator. As a freelance woodwind player, I have had the opportunity to perform and record in a wide variety of musical styles and settings. In addition to backing up other artists in the jazz and pop worlds, I compose my own material and perform with my own group across the city.
I began taking on private students while still in college at Temple University in Philadelphia. Although I was pursuing a degree in performance, taking on a studio of woodwind students while completing my studies helped me realize my passion for passing along my own knowledge and experience I have gained as a musician! Since then, I have maintained a regular teaching schedule combining both in-home and studio-based lessons. I am able to teach saxophone lessons of all levels, as well as beginner flute, clarinet, and piano lessons.
I typically start beginner students on the Rubank Elementary Method books for saxophone, clarinet, or flute. These books are a great way to introduce the basic mechanics of the instrument, as well as reading music. I generally like to branch out from the method books as soon as possible, by supplementing the basic reading with other technical studies and pieces. For adults and more advanced students, I like to steer the focus more in the direction of what they want to learn, while still teaching the proper fundamentals of the instrument!
I believe that lessons should be catered towards the unique musical goals of the individual. I take pride in finding new ways to teach proper fundamentals and habits in new students, that will ensure long-term success on their instrument, and allow them to explore whichever avenue in music they wish to pursue. For students interested in learning jazz, I emphasize ear training and rhythmic feel, while introducing more advanced theory and technical studies. For students interested in pop music, I am always happy to bring in sheet music for songs they might have heard on the radio that week. More than anything, learning music should be fun, and I hope to make taking lessons and enjoyable and memorable experience for students of all ages!
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