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BM, University of MD Baltimore County, Saxophone and Jazz Performance GPD, Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, Jazz Performance
2013 - Graduated with Honors and Music Achievement Award 2017 - Performed sold out concert of original music for jazz ensemble at Stoltz Listening Room 2018 - Performed at Kennedy Center in Washington DC
I'm a passionate instructor specializing in 5th-12th grade band education as well as retired adult students. My focus during my collegiate and graduate education has been jazz saxophone, but my early passion for clarinet and flute as well as classical music has carried on throughout my teaching career. I have performed with clarinet choirs, flute choirs, jazz big bands, and saxophone quartet. Saxophonist and Composer Julian brings a fresh ear to the world of modern creative music, drawing upon literary works and visual art to lend his compositions a singular character. Thanks to his mother’s career as a painter and his late father’s massive and diverse record collection, Brezon was fortuitously exposed to music and art ranging from A Love Supreme and Saxophone Colossus, to the paintings of Pierre Bonnard and Edward Hopper at a young age. This rich world of sound and color has helped Brezon to develop a nuanced ear, which lends his compositions a rare harmony of introspection and listenability.
I began teaching private lessons eight years ago during college. By the end of 2015 I had a studio of over 30 students. I tend to focus on developing a student's sound concept first, so that they can get a beautiful sound out of the instrument at an early age. I also encourage students to play ear-training games and develop an independent melodic sensibility early on. My students have excelled in audition-only honor's ensembles, All-State Bands, band assessments, and some have even written their own songs and performed in recitals.
While I generally begin with the Rubank Method and move onto a more personalized approach after 7th or 8th grade, I am always focused on providing the individual student with the best guidance possible. I like to encourage solo performance for friends and family early on to achieve performance experience and mitigate nervousness. If a student is interested in jazz or other styles of improvisation or composition, they will have a chance to get their feet wet in these areas at a young age as well. Technique will not need to be a barrier.
I like to make music learning a self-engaged process. Students will keep track of their assignments, make some of the decisions about what music to play, and be expected to practice a minimum of 5 or 6 days per week. Students are sometimes reluctant to have discipline at first, but once they realize that they are making fast progress and overcoming musical challenges, they tend to have a great time. I have had parents of middle schoolers tell me that the structure music lessons have brought to their students' lives has made a huge difference in other areas.
I had Julian teach me saxophone for about 5 years ever since 5th grade, and I can say with confidence that he brought out the best of my skill. He provided me with great constructive criticism that led me to All State Band and was alway attentive of details in musicality. I definitely recommend him as a teacher whether you are just starting or already have background knowledge.
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