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Instruments: Saxophone
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Blues

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Scott W In Home In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Saxophone
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Blues

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Ages Taught: 9-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:

Diploma, Brookfield East High School, Brookfield WI, John L. Hibler, saxophone instructor. BM, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Saxophone, Les Thimmig, saxophone instructor

Awards:

John Philip Sousa Band Award

Overview:
I am an experienced and enthusiastic musician who enjoys sharing the joy of music with students young and old. I have performed professionally with small jazz ensembles, classical saxophone quartets, show bands (Rita Moreno, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, and more), orchestras (Madison and Milwaukee Symphonies), big bands (Russ Morgan, Dick Sargent, Paula Carberry, Al Chase, Karlos Moser), and was a founding member of the Madison Arts Players at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. I look forward to sharing a love of music, whether it be jazz or classical, with you or your student.
EXPERIENCE
I have been teaching saxophone and clarinet since a student at the University of Wisconsin from 1984 - 1989, where I was an instructor with the School of Music Institute at UW-Madison. Through the Institute, I had the opportunity to teach students from the Madison WI area ranging in age from elementary through high school. I have also been a sectional instructor at the UW-Madison Summer Music Clinic for both jazz and classical saxophone sections. My experience has taught me that every student is different, and requires individual attention and care to ensure they both enjoy and succeed in their musical aspirations!
METHODS USED
For individual study, I use a number of diverse methods, depending on the needs and goals of the student. Beginner students will start with the Hal Leonard Beginner series, focused on mastering the fundamentals. Once a students has mastered the foundational technical scales, arpeggios, articulation; and understanding of time and tempo, we can proceed to augmenting the classical studies with jazz studies. For more intermediate - advanced students, we continue with the Hal Leonard series and augment with the Paul DeVille Universal Method for Saxophone, Klose 25 Daily Exercises, Voxman Selected Studies Books, and transcriptions of Bach (Cello Suites) and Taffanel (Flute Studies). Jazz students will focus on the Joe Viola Studies books and Charlie Parker Omnibook, as well as additional listening exercises and transcriptions.
LESSON STYLE
The most important part of my job as an instructor is listening - to how the student plays, why they play, and what they hope to accomplish. Each student is different - do you want to play just for fun? Advance in your school band? Audition for college entrance? Prepare for a solo recital? Whatever your goals are, I will provide you with the guidance to fulfill them - the practicing is up to you! And whatever your experience or level of play, I will be able to help you become a better musician. Even after you know all the notes, there are opportunities to become a better musician through style, interpretation, and musicality.
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