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Brian S In HomeHome Teaches OnlineOnline
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Instruments: Saxophone, Flute
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Blues

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Brian S In Home Teaches Online
Instruments: Saxophone, Flute
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Blues

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 12-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:

BFA - The New School University (NYC)

MM - Howard University (DC)

Overview:

A native Washingtonian, tenor saxophonist Brian graduated from the prestigious Duke Ellington School of The Arts, a product of master teacher and musician Davey Yarborough. He earned his BFA from The New School University in New York City, studying under Arnie Lawrence, Steve Neil, Charles Davis, Reggie Workman and Chico Hamilton. In 2008 Brian completed a Master of Music (MM) degree from Howard University where he was a graduate teaching assistant and student of saxophone virtuoso, Charlie Young. Among others, Brian has performed with Curtis Fuller, Gil Scott-Heron, Shirley Horn, Stanley Turrentine, Stanley Clarke, Mickey Roker, Butch Warren, Freddie Redd, Tom Abbs & Frequency Response and currently plays with Tomas Fujiwara and the Hookup.

EXPERIENCE
I have nearly 30 years experience playing the saxophone/flute/clarinet. I began teaching (privately) in 2001. Additionally, I've taught middle school band as well as college level courses, including, Improvisation, ensemble, Jazz history and saxophone. My professional career as a jazz musician has taken me to Europe, Japan and the continental United States. I have nearly 30 years experience playing the saxophone/flute/clarinet. I began teaching (privately) in 2001. Additionally, I've taught middle school band as well as college level courses, including, Improvisation, ensemble, Jazz history and saxophone. My professional career as a jazz musician has taken me to Europe, Japan and the continental United States.
METHODS USED
My method focuses on the student's goals. Once the student's goals are established, I focus on the techniques required to achieve said goals. In addition to "traditional" instrumental technique, I focus on listening and analysis (for intermediate/advanced students). For beginners, I use Hal Leonard's Essential Elements. My method focuses on the student's goals. Once the student's goals are established, I focus on the techniques required to achieve said goals. In addition to "traditional" instrumental technique, I focus on listening and analysis (for intermediate/advanced students). For beginners, I use Hal Leonard's Essential Elements.
LESSON STYLE
My teaching style is pretty transparent. It really depends on the needs of the student. I am dedicated to the development of proficient instrumentalists. My teaching style is pretty transparent. It really depends on the needs of the student. I am dedicated to the development of proficient instrumentalists. My teaching style is pretty transparent. It really depends on the needs of the student. I am dedicated to the development of proficient instrumentalists. My teaching style is pretty transparent. It really depends on the needs of the student. I am dedicated to the development of proficient instrumentalists. My teaching style is pretty transparent. It really depends on the needs of the student. I am dedicated to the development of proficient instrumentalists. My teaching style is pretty transparent. It really depends on the needs of the student. I am dedicated to the development of proficient instrumentalists.
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Irene Hwang

5

We are so lucky to have a wonderful teacher.

Review posted on Mar 22, 2018

Ira Rubenstein

5

Fantastic! My daughter loves the lessons.

Review posted on Nov 19, 2015
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