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Bill T.

43 Reviews
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Starting at HK$468.07
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors of Music, Jazz Studies from Purchase College Conservatory of Music
  • Teaching since 2003
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Bill T.

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The saxophone can be one of the funnest instruments to play, no questions asked! In order to reach that point it's important to have certain things in order such as: sound production, breath support, musicality, and technique. In lessons use a variety of exercises and method/etude books, playing duets together, as well as listening and ear training to give my students a well rounded approach to the saxophone and music helping them to become the best musician they can be.

About Bill

Bill T. is a Broadway musician with over 20 years of teaching experience and as a performer. Bill currently leads his own group and is a member of several others ranging from big band to Ethiopian funk music. Bill enjoys working with students of all ages and abilities and specializes in teaching pra

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Andrea H.
Can’t say enough about Bill! He is a great combination of kind/patient and serious. He is a very talented musician, and his enthusiasm for music comes through in his lessons each week. We have really enjoyed Bill, and learned a lot from him as well. HIGHLY recommend!
Lori A.
Bill was very patient and encouraging to my high school daughter who wanted to start learning how to play jazz on her clarinet. She really enjoyed the lessons and the material. She is looking forward to continuing her lessons with Bill once the Marching band season ends.
Janelle T.
Bill is a wonderful saxophone and clarinet teacher for my two sons. He's currently working with my older son to prepare for a clarinet audition. The process of preparing for the audition showed me some important qualities about Bill: 1) he goes above and beyond for his students (e.g. he recorded my son's solo piece in various tempos to help with practice); 2) he's flexible in making time for his students based on their needs; and 3) he's supportive and likable. My younger son, who took 4 saxophone lessons from Bill, mentioned Bill as one of the reasons for picking the instrument for band next year. I highly recommend Bill.
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Michael R.

51 Reviews
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Starting at HK$245.74
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2012
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Michael R.

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Private Saxophone Teacher

Tired of being frustrated by the pace of self-teaching or is your child bored with the progress in school band class? Are you an adult who never played an instrument but are really interested in learning a wind instrument? Not able to express yourself creatively or don't really understand why your favorite songs or styles of music work? Do you want a more hands-on way of teaching with personalized plans just for you?

Learn how to play the Saxophone with Michael!

Michael teaches a variety of instruments and subjects in the woodwind family:

- Saxophone
- Clarinet
- Flute
- Improvisation
- Music Theory
- Jazz Studies

Michael creates versatile and fun lesson plans that incorporate learning your favorite music while teaching theory, improvisation, note reading, songwriting, or any other interests! He has an easy-to-follow, fun, but yet structured and thorough plan designed for results to help the student reach their goals, rather than imposing an one-size-fits-all plan ...

About Michael

Michael is a freelance musician based in the Portland metropolitan area. His diverse skill set allows him to perform in a variety of musical groups. Michael is hired regularly to perform for: jazz and cover bands, weddings, corporate events, musicals, and studio sessions. He also leads and writes mu

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Dana L.
Lots of fun!
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Great lesson from a knowledgeable guy passionate about saxophone. He is very easy to understand and patient. I look forward to many more lessons
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Kendra E.

18 Reviews
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Starting at HK$273.04
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2005
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Kendra E.

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I have been teaching saxophone for 15+ years. I enjoy teaching people of all ages, both children and adults, of all levels. I believe in teaching a strong core of music fundamentals but also in finding what makes music special to each student. Lessons should be fun and engaging. I have several students audition into regional bands, and select school ensembles every year. But we also make sure to play some pop tunes and top 40.

About Kendra

Now accepting vaccinated students for in person lessons. Happy to teach virtual lessons for unvaccinated students. I am a musician with an equal passion for performing and teaching. I have taught ages 8-80 at all levels from beginner to advanced. I believe in the importance of teaching a strong c

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Jeff B.
Diagnosed my instrument problem and I was able to fix it in the first 5 minutes. Looking forward to working with Kendra weekly
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Kendra knows exactly how to push a student to improve while always being positive which makes the process perfect as a student tries to improve their capabilities over time.
Francesca B.
Great lesson! thank you!
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Maureen W.

35 Reviews
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Starting at HK$312.05
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master of Music in Saxophone Performance from Peabody Conservatory
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Maureen W.

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Hi there! I am a classically trained saxophonist with a Masters from Peabody Conservatory and over 16 years of teaching experience. I tailor my lessons based on your interests and skill level, finding pieces you enjoy which challenge you. I can also give you a strong sense of the fundamentals, focusing on intonation, finger technique, vibrato and tone. Looking forward to hearing from you!

About Maureen

Welcome to online saxophone lessons! While studying with me we will focus on practice techniques to develop your speed, vibrato and intonation (one of the most important aspects of a good sound!) For students in grade school, lessons can help your skills in band class and in participation in solo an

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veery good
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Super cool
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Claire G.

81 Reviews
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Starting at HK$390.06
  • Speaks English, Spanish, French
  • Awarded Elected Member of the Society of Pi Kappa Lambda from Beta Omega Chapter
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Claire G.

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I recently received my Doctorate in instrumental performance at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. Even though, at the university my focus was on clarinet performance, I also play saxophone and enjoy teaching saxophone lessons.

I have the experience of teaching private lessons in France and America and I am seeking clarinet students of every level and age.

I will focus my teaching on your needs and can help you improve technique, musicianship and sound production. I also can help you get ready for auditions and recitals.

About Claire

Hello, my name is Claire and I am originally from Nice in the South of France. I moved to the United States in August 2010 to study music in an American university and graduated in May 2020 with a Doctorate in Musical Arts. I have been teaching on Takelessons since 2016 and I teach three subject

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Ramon L.
The teacher shall be more assertive, otherwise she is very proficient.
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Je suis très satisfaite de ma leçon avec Claire. Elle reconnaît tout de suite mes objectifs et me donne un moyen de les atteindre. Elle est très professionnelle et compétente. De plus, elle connaît la langue française comme une vraie Française, ce qui est très important pour moi.
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Dr. Kimberly K.

87 Reviews
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Starting at HK$351.05
  • Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) from University of California, San Diego
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Dr. Kimberly K.

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Want to learn to play the alto or tenor saxophone? Let me help you! I have more than 20 years of teaching experience. I teach age 5 to 99!

About Dr. Kimberly

Kimberly was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. After starting the flute and piano at the age of 8, she knew she had found something she loved and wanted in her life forever. At age 12, she added the saxophone and clarinet to her repertoire of instruments. After completing her Bachelors degree in F

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Average Cost of Saxophone Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute saxophone lessons is HK$553.88. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between HK$273.04 and HK$1,014.15 per hour.
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"Top notch teacher.

Norman is an excellent teacher. I have been with him for just over a month now and I have came leaps and bounds. It's my first instrument that I have tried to learned and I can read music and play duets with him. He's friendly and very knowledgeable of the material also. I would say that in a couple months I will be dazzling my friends and family. So if your thinking about an instructor then Norman would be a great investment."
Jordan
Took Saxophone lessons from Norman T.
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"Enjoyed my first lesson!
Great teacher
Can’t wait for next one"
Andrii
Took Saxophone lessons from Josh G.
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"Lucas was very patient with my daughter trying multiple ways for her to better learn the rhythm of her songs. She was encouraged with his positive feedback."
Abby
Took Saxophone lessons from Lucas H.
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"Frixos is a great teacher. He is very patient and knowledgeable. He worked with my son for an audition and was able to correct the problems right away. My son's audition went really well."
Amy
Took Saxophone lessons from Frixos P.
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"Thank you Alex for being such a great teacher, musician and mentor. My son has enjoyed playing and learning saxophone under your guidance for the past five years.
We are happy that the transition from in person to online lessons has been seamless. We find it helpful that you review his prerecorded music/practice clips ahead of time so that lessons are spent giving feedback on what is most important. We appreciate the extra effort and thought you put into planning each lesson as well as your customized worksheets. We value your professionalism, commitment, positivity and encouragement in his musical journey."
Naomi
Took Saxophone lessons from Alex S.
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"Isaiah was excellent with my kids and seems to be super knowledgeable. We are excited to continue."
Miles
Took Saxophone lessons from Isaiah S.
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"There's a difference between knowing how to play and knowing how to teach and Matt is fluent in both. I have given up on the Sax a couple times before due to lack of affordable and qualified teachers so I'm very glad I finally found a teacher who's very patient and kind like Matt 5 stars all the way!"
Marisol
Took Saxophone lessons from Matt L.
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"Awesome Sax Teacher

Bill is a great teacher. Teaching an adult to learn an instrument for the first time is not an easy task. Bill has tons of patience even when I don't find the time in my busy schedule to practice. He mixes class time with both practice and theory, and it is always interesting and challenging. He isa super cool guy who invites me to go watch him play. I haven't had a chance yet but am looking forward to seeing him rock out. I have already recommended him to a few friends of mine."
Deborah
Took Saxophone lessons from Bill T.
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"Jimi is a great instructor, very patient and teaches by encouraging his students to do better...I really enjoy seeing the progress of how my son is doing and I can't wait for his next phase..."
Ariel
Took Saxophone lessons from Jimi Z.
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"Dave is a great teacher and I would recommend him to anyone who asks :)
He's flexible (in both scheduling and teaching) and adapts to whatever the student needs or wants."
Tali
Took Saxophone lessons from Dave S.
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Saxophone Lessons Near You

The saxophone was invented by Adolph Sax in the 1840s and ever since then, sax players have been setting the world on fire with some of the most memorable solos in modern music. From band and orchestra to jazz, rock, and Christian music, the sax is a versatile instrument with virtually endless musical possibilities. Not to mention, there are several different kinds of saxophones you can learn to play, such as the alto, baritone, and soprano models.

Maybe you’ve recently become obsessed with saxophone music, listening to the likes of Charlie Parker, Vi Redd, and Kenny G. Or perhaps your child is showing an interest in learning to play an instrument. Whatever the case, turn to our private saxophone lessons right here at TakeLessons. We offer saxophone lessons for students of all

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ages and musical backgrounds. You’ll find saxophone lessons for beginners but also courses that are focused on more advanced topics. Sign up with us today to start your lessons and find a saxophone teacher near you.

Reasons to Take Saxophone Lessons Near You

Besides being a fantastic hobby, those who choose to learn saxophone will benefit in a number of other ways - regardless of age.

Numerous studies have indicated that children who play at least one musical instrument perform better academically, have better listening skills and show improvement in motor skill coordination. Playing the saxophone also presents socialization opportunities that can be highly beneficial for youngsters who lean toward the shy side. Learning to play the saxophone is also a great way to boost a kid’s self-confidence.

That said, it’s never too late in life to start learning a musical instrument. In fact, studies have shown that adults who play an instrument actually show a slower decline in mental cognizance as they age, and have less of a chance of developing dementia. Other perks of studying an instrument include improved memory, enhanced creativity skills, and even reduced stress levels. So what are you waiting for? Sign up for saxophone lessons to reap the benefits for yourself!

How You’ll Learn to Play Saxophone

Although it’s estimated that it can take between two and four years to learn sax, exactly how long it will take depends on how often you take lessons and practice. But if you really want to make headway, turn to private saxophone lessons. With the help of a saxophone tutor, you can progress more quickly because your teacher is entirely dedicated to you and your goals during each session.

Personal lessons offer students the attention and feedback necessary to become successful players. Let one of our highly skilled saxophone tutors customize a curriculum to meet your unique needs. Your tutor will assess whether you are at the beginner, intermediate, or advanced level and inquire about where you want to take your skills. Once you begin following your lessons tailored to your needs, you’ll be well on your way to mastering this instrument.

Sample Lesson Curriculum for Saxophone for Beginners

During saxophone lessons for beginners, all new sax students will learn basic skills, including:

  • Beginner notes, chords and scales
  • Basic rhythm techniques
  • Music theory introduction
  • Tone and breath control
  • Articulation and tonguing
  • Tunes and melodies for beginners

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Sax Players

In addition to gaining a greater knowledge of chords, scales and music theory, other topics at this level may include:

  • Improvisational skills
  • Greater technique and fingering dexterity
  • The cycle of fifths
  • Alternate fingerings
  • 2 5 1 progressions
  • Advanced licks, patterns and trills

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Saxophone Lessons

Some skills for advanced students might include:

  • Advanced music theory
  • Bending notes
  • Making the sax growl, laugh and trill
  • Slap-tongue, Dooden Tongue and Smack-tongue
  • Audition prep and performance skills

Find Saxophone Teachers Near You Today

Everyone’s musical journey is different. Some students work at a fast pace, while others require more time to digest certain topics. And one student might want to work on sax growls while the rest of the class is focused on bending notes. That’s why it’s so important to sign up for private saxophone lessons where you can work one-on-one with a saxophone tutor.

Here at TakeLessons, it’s never been easier to find a saxophone teacher near you. Check out our listing of certified saxophone teachers to find your perfect match. You can review their experience and read feedback from past students. Once you choose your ideal tutor, you can begin your lessons wherever and whenever works best for you. Join our in-person sessions or take online lessons and meet with your tutor virtually.

We make our lessons convenient and affordable, so everyone can learn to play the sax. Sign up with us today, and you’ll be making your saxophone laugh, growl, and trill before you know it! 

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