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Instruments: Saxophone
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, R&b, Gospel, Musical Theater, Latin, Funk, Hip Hop, Electronic, Salsa, Showtunes, Reggae, Merengue, Latin Jazz, Swing, New Age, Samba, Bossa Nova, Soul, Marching Band, Mariachi, Avant-Garde

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Michael B In Studio
Instruments: Saxophone
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, R&b, Gospel, Musical Theater, Latin, Funk, Hip Hop, Electronic, Salsa, Showtunes, Reggae, Merengue, Latin Jazz, Swing, New Age, Samba, Bossa Nova, Soul, Marching Band, Mariachi, Avant-Garde

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 7-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:
BM, Eastern Illinois University, Music Performance: Jazz Studies BM, Eastern Illinois University, Music Eduction: Illinois K-12 Teacher Certified
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EIU GIA (Grant In Aid) Scholarship EIU TSA (Talented Student Award) Scholarship EIU Jazz Alumni Scholarship

Overview:
I'm a well rounded teacher with experience in a wide range of musical styles. As a certified public schools music teacher I regularly work with students as young as pre-k all the way up to adults. I specialize in the saxophone which I have been playing for over 20 years. My studio is a single family home in the west town neighborhood of Chicago. Waiting parents can take advantage of a private parking lot, outdoor seating and a parent waiting area adjoined to the studio room itself. The studio room contains all necessary amenities including studio recording equipment, piano, drum set, percussion with plenty of natural light.
EXPERIENCE
I have been playing saxophone for over 20 years! I've been teaching private lessons since my college days at Eastern Illinois University. Since then I have gone on to teach High School Jazz Band, General Music and Orchestra at several schools in Chicago and it's suburbs.  
METHODS USED
Beginning students need to achieve a solid grasp of the fundamentals in order to ensure future success while enjoying their lessons and having fun! In my studio they will learn to take care of their instruments, play with proper and efficient technique and posture. The majority of repertoir will be provided in a Hal Leonard, Essential Element Book.  Intermediate students will begin to expand their range and fluidity while playing scales and solo repertoir. We will also work to devolope their ability to play with the stylistic expression necessary to perform classical and jazz saxophone. Students will also learn basic music theory and jazz improvisation. Advanced students work to master their classical saxophone by perfecting rapid and exciting technical pieces while learning to play with passion and grace in slower, lyrical selections. Advanced students seeking jazz saxophone skills will be able to take advantage of my extensive library of jazz repertoir and literature. Students would be able to practice and perform with me accompanying them on piano or with play-along audio tracks.      
LESSON STYLE
Sharing my excitement about music is something I truly enjoy. By setting weekly lesson goals, and independent practice objectives, students will be able to grow at their own speed and maximize their musical potential!
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