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Iban L In HomeHome In StudioStudio Teaches OnlineOnline
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Instruments: Saxophone, Flute
Styles: Jazz, Blues, Funk, Reggae, Latin Jazz, Swing, Marching Band

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Iban L In Home In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Saxophone, Flute
Styles: Jazz, Blues, Funk, Reggae, Latin Jazz, Swing, Marching Band

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 10-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:

BM, Los Angeles College of Music, Brass and Woodwinds Performance (WIP)

Awards:

2015, Best Sight Reader 2016, Best Sight Reader 2017, John Phillip Sousa Award

Overview:
I'm 18 years old and I am extremely determined and a passionate teacher who loves teaching students and passing on what I have learned from my own teachers. I want to be able to share my experience and my love of music with other students. I began college at Los Angeles College of Music in 2017 building my education towards a BM in Brass and Woodwinds Performance. I haven't had any opportunities to perform in great places yet but that's why I'm studying and practicing for! Hopefully soon I will be able to gain more experience as a musician and teacher.
EXPERIENCE
My teaching experience dates back to high school. I would travel around the Imperial Valley County and teach kids who were in elementary school and junior high the basics of the saxophone and help them with any difficulties in the music that they were playing. As I grew older and learned more, I began to teach people who were older than me in high school and the underclassmen as well. I try to make a lesson as fun and as engaging as possible so if a student isn't enjoying the lesson, I try other methods so the information is retained a lot more.
METHODS USED
For beginner students I will use the book "Accent on Achievements" by Jack O'Reilly and Mark Williams. I will show them the fundamentals of their saxophones. I will teach students all the correct fingerings and the alternate fingerings. I will teach students how to read, write, and sight read sheet music. I will teach students the basic terms of music and very basic music theory. For example: Time signature, bass and treble clef, meter, staff, etc. Once the student begins to progress more, I will then move forward to more complex terms, theory and genres of music that it is applied. For older students and adults, I will ask what their goal is in wanting lessons with me and I will do my very best to keep the lesson engaging, fun and I will guide them as clear as I can to reach their dreams and beyond.
LESSON STYLE
I absolutely love seeing the look on a students face when they are happy with what they are playing or learning. There is nothing that makes me more proud than to see my student improve and look back at how much progress they have made since they started. It's extremely important that I help my students move at a pace that they want to move at. I know that giving a student praise for doing an exceptional job is important when progressing, however, giving constructive criticism is also very important. There's a thing about certain musicians who have made it very far. For example, Charlie Parker never would've been Charlie Parker if Jo Jones didn't chuck a cymbal at him when he messed up. He never would've wanted to sit and practice for hours and hours a day to become who he became. I won't go that far, but it's just an example, I will give good constructive criticism to make sure that my students progress as much as they can to become the next Charlie Parker. Or even the next, them, have them get their own voice in music.
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Carla Cretaro

5

His amazing. My son really enjoys working with him.

Review posted on Mar 01, 2018

George

5

Iban is one of the hardest working musicians I know. He is talented and passionate, and has taught me a lot about jazz, from standards to players to styles of playing.

Review posted on Jan 30, 2018

Eric

5

Iban is an incredible instructor and my time learning under him has taught me many valuable things I never would have known otherwise. He has a large store of knowledge in music with which everyone from beginners to seasoned players can benefit from.

Review posted on Jan 30, 2018

Josh

5

Iban is a very knowledgable and passionate teacher. He is a very skilled and capable musician and an all around cool guy, would recommend!

Review posted on Jan 29, 2018

Henry Villasenor

5

I have to say Iban is young but extremely talented. He dedicates most of his time to his music and is one of the most passionate musicians I know. I have been able to go over some theory concepts with Iban and he is very patient with his students. He has helped me learn new concepts on my horn and if it is hard to understand, he does not give up on teaching the concept. He is able to adapt and overcome to situations and does not give up on his students. Overall, he’s just a great teacher, person, and musician.

Review posted on Jan 26, 2018

Mia

5

Iban is an incredible instructor. He’s very patient and understanding of skill level so I recommend him whether you are a beginner or more advanced. Very knowledgeable in all aspects as a musician!

Review posted on Jan 26, 2018

Erick

5

Not only is he an amazing teacher, but it is easy to get along with him. You begin feeling comfortable around him very soon. Has incredible skills and is very patient with his students. He helped me improve on my jazz and sight reading abilities, he has made me a better musician overall. He is a teacher like no other.

Review posted on Jan 26, 2018

Nathaniel

5

He made me understand the circle of fourths when i was having trouble as well as giving me advice on sounding professional

Review posted on Jan 26, 2018

Iris Rodriquez

5

Very enthusiastic teacher! My daughter wasn’t very Into playing her trumpet until she began to take private lessons from Iban. Now she loves to practice and looks forward to having a lesson again. Her teachers have even mentioned how well she is doing in band. Very professional, very respectful and very passionate about music!

Review posted on Jan 26, 2018

Alex

5

Highly knowledgeable and very professional. Mr. Iban has a strong foundation in music and music fundamentals. He is an outstanding sax player and a great teacher, your experience with him will be rewarding and fun!

Review posted on Jan 26, 2018

Earl

5

Iban is a great teacher who truly knows what he's teaching you and has the patience needed to teach someone how to play an instrument. Iban never failed to answer any questions i had and helped me overcome any obstacle i encountered on my journey to play the alto saxophone. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Review posted on Jan 26, 2018

Humberto

5

He taught me a lot of music theory and how to read music. He's really good at what he does and he can really help you learn what you want.

Review posted on Jan 26, 2018

Alfredo

5

Very professional teacher and ambitious musician. I heavily recommend him for both beginning and advanced students. He has helped me get better at my sight reading abilities and I have improved. I've also had the privilege to practice with him rather than getting lesson, and I can guarantee there is nothing but professionalism and a high quality of musicianship learned fron him.

Review posted on Jan 25, 2018

Robert

5

He taught me some theory for a few weeks and i improved a lot! i've had a better understanding now and if feel so much more comfortable attempting to improv on the sax!

Review posted on Jan 17, 2018
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