Saxophone Lessons

Saxophone Lessons are customized to individual student needs and levels, and I incorporate the following:

  • Instruction on any of the saxophones: soprano, alto, tenor, baritone

  • Fundamental Exercises: Fundamentals are essential to developing: tone production, technique, tuning, and articulation.  Exercises will include: long tones, scales, intervals, arpeggios, various other patterns.

  • Musicality and Expression

  • Method Books and Etudes – These all strengthen various groups of fundamentals and expression.

  • Saxophone Repertoire – solo and chamber works, excerpts from large ensemble works

  • Listening – Studying a variety of recordings and live performances is extremely beneficial in developing your individual sound.      

  • Saxophone History and Background – Who’s who in the saxophone world, background on particular works that you are currently studying, and more. 

  • Practice Log – this allows to keep records of your progress. 

  • Practice Time Efficiency – practice methods and strategies, how to make the most of your practice time, developing good habits

 

Materials Needed:

  • Reeds

  • Instrument in working condition

  • Pencil

  • Folder or Binder

  • Notebook or Loose-leaf Paper in a Binder for Weekly Lesson Notes and Practice Log

  • Assigned Handouts

  • Assigned Method Books

  • Assigned Repertoire

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,

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