Gift Certificates Available. SHOP NOW!

Musika Music Lessons
We'll match you with the perfect teacher!

Lesson Special - Up to 20% OFF! Get Started Now with a Risk-Free Trial!

David W In HomeHome In StudioStudio Teaches OnlineOnline
avatar
Instruments: Trumpet, Saxophone, Flute
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, R&b, Latin, Funk, Salsa, Reggae, Latin Jazz, Swing, Samba, Bossa Nova, Soul, Marching Band

avatar

David W In Home In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Trumpet, Saxophone, Flute
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, R&b, Latin, Funk, Salsa, Reggae, Latin Jazz, Swing, Samba, Bossa Nova, Soul, Marching Band

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 5-80
Levels Taught:

EMAIL US OR CALL 877-687-4524

Verification

Background check cleared

Social security verified

Name verified

Phone verified

Email verified

Address verified

Studio Locations
ABOUT
Degrees / Training / Special Info:

BM, Oberlin Conservatory, Saxophone Performance BA, Oberlin Conservatory, African-American Studies

Overview:
I am a professional multi-instrumentalist living in Los Angeles, performing, teaching, and recording regularly on saxophone, flute, clarinet, and trumpet.  I graduated from Oberlin Conservatory in 2011 with a Bachelor of Music in Saxophone Performance.  Since graduating from Oberlin, I have had the chance to travel and perform around the country and world with many fantastic musicians in a variety of genres.  I specialize in jazz, but have classical training and experience in a wide varieties of music from salsa to funk.
EXPERIENCE
I began teaching saxophone in college, and since graduating I have taught students in Los Angeles as well as around the world, as far as New Zealand.  I love to spread the knowledge I have gained from my experience as a professional musician to any up and coming musicians who want to learn. I teach all levels of saxophone up to the most advanced/professional, up to intermediate level on flute and trumpet, and beginner level clarinet. I can also teach musical concepts and styles across different instruments. I specialize in teaching classical musicians who want to learn to improvise and branch out from their classical training.
METHODS USED
With beginning students, I start with the fundamentals of the instrument, including embouchure and finger technique, as well as the ability to breathe properly, which is fundamental to playing any wind instrument.  I also introduce beginning students to basic musical concepts, such as reading music, and tailor the musical selection to their tastes or to whatever group they are playing in, most often a school band class.  For more advanced students, I observe what areas the student needs the most work in and tailor the lessons specifically to dealing with those areas, as well as catering to their individual musical tastes.
LESSON STYLE
The true role of a teacher is to open the door for a student to discover things on their own.  Because every student has different ways of learning different things, a teacher must be able to guide a student through the process and find what works the best for them.  Also, I am more interested in engaging a student in the spirit and emotion of music, rather than just the technical aspect of playing an instrument.  Without passion, music has no meaning! I prefer to let the student determine the course the lessons will follow based on what music they want to learn and what interests them.
PHOTOS & VIDEOS
Teacher Video
Teacher Video
REVIEWS
Verification

Background check cleared

Social security verified

Name verified

Phone verified

Email verified

Address verified

Studio Locations
BBB A+ rating
Check out our A+

Rating from the Better Business Bureau

Risk Free Trial Lesson
100% Risk-Free Trial Lesson

If you are not satisfied after your trial lesson, you will not be charged and we can match you with another teacher.

Ready to Get Started? Take a Risk Free Trial Lesson!

No credit card required.

Select all the days/times the student would be available to start lessons. Selecting "3pm - 7pm" means the student can start as early as 3pm or start as late as 7pm. It is important that you select as many days and the widest window of start times for each day as possible. That will help us make a match with one of our teachers.

Ok

Are you sure that's your only availability? The more availability you easier it will be to arrange a teacher for you.

Up to 20% OFF!