Saxophone, Clarinet, And Flute Lessons W/ Matt Richards

Saxophone, Clarinet, And Flute Lessons W/ Matt Richards

5.0 (1)
1 hire on
1 employee
26 years in business

About this pro

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I'm experienced in performing professionally while taking the craft and study of the music, as well as how to teach it, seriously. 

Send me an email at [email protected]

I like helping people find a passion, craft, voice, and feeling of hard work paying off happen. 

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Los Angeles, CA 90035
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  • Lew Bolf

    Matt makes learning saxophone fun and easy. He got me reading and playing in just a lesson or two. He was also very helpful while I was in the process of acquiring my sax. He is a talented artist the enjoys teaching and playing. I highly recommend him for beginners or intermediate players of all ages!


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

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I like to hear what you're interested in and generally want to work towards. However, I do know that sax, clarinet, or flute, as well as music theory can be daunting, and that you might have no clue what to work on/how to practice and get better For the people with a clear idea of what they want, I'm more than happy to tailor the material to your interests (coupled with my own material, practice advice). For the people who have no idea, all good, because I have plenty of material and practice regimen help to get your general musicianship at a high level, so you can play and learn anything you want. I tend to focus more on the jazz and classical route, as knowing these styles only opens you to whatever you want to play. My training is in these styles, and has led me to play with rappers, singer-songwriters, and even my own rock band, Cab Ellis. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

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Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

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Online: $30/30 mins, $45/hour

In person: $60/hour at my studio, $80 travel to you

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching when I was 14, six years into playing. I grew up with great teachers from an early age and wanted to pass what I had learned on to people younger than I. 

What types of students have you worked with?

All ages, all skill levels. Those who have never picked up a saxophone to those who have classical training but aren't familiar with other styles.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Does the teacher have live performance experience? Recording experience? And definitely important...teaching experience?

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

You might have no idea so don't worry about it. We'll talk.

Think about what music you like, what you like about the sax/clarinet/flute.