Private Lessons

I offer individual instruction in a variety of areas.  Whether you would like to take some lessons for fun, you played the saxophone growing up and would like to keep playing on the side, are preparing for an event or audition, tutoring for an exam, or are working on a particular project, I would be delighted to work with you.  I am able to teach a large range of levels and ages:  

  • Beginner through Advanced

  • 4th grade through High School

  • Adult

  • College

My lessons are efficient, and are customized for your individual level, interests, and goals.  When you initially sign up for lessons, we will discuss lesson length, how often you would like to meet, and what you hope to accomplish.  Once we start meeting, we will set both long-term and weekly goals, and will plan realistic steps for achieving them.  All in all, I strive to create a positive and rewarding experience for each and every student!


Below are the areas in which I offer instruction.  Please click on each heading for more info. 

Study of Fundamentals, Technique, Tone Production, Practice Methods, and Repertoire of the Saxophone

Writing Original Compositions, Composition Techniques, Score Study, Developing a Personal Voice

Constructive feedback on your work

Study of how music is constructed; activities in listening, analysis, and hands-on exercises; application to your everyday musical activities

Strategies for transcribing and sight-singing music, application to real world scenerios

Develop a practical knowledge of music; Learn how to read and listen to music

Study of instrument families, ensembles, capabilities of individual instruments, and ways to combine instruments in a musical work

I offer the following options:

In Person Lessons

If you are local to North Orange County or San Luis Obispo, CA, we can schedule lessons in person.  For rates, scheduling, and questions,

I am available to commute to other areas in Los Angeles or Orange County for an additional commuting fee.  

Video Chat Lessons

Lessons may take place via Skype or

Google Hangouts.  For rates, scheduling, and questions,