Alto Saxophone In E♭

Alto Saxophone In E♭

3 years in business

About this pro

In 1995, I learned to play sax.  I teach how to play alto and baritone saxophone, which are both in E♭, how to read music, and how to improvise.  I own two alto saxophones, one for teaching.

I enjoy teaching saxophone to see people learn to play an instrument that I have played for more than 20 years.

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Brooklyn, NY 11205
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I teach a new student without training 1) how the keys work, 2) the notes 3) what keys play what notes.  

I teach a new student with some training 1) how to sound better on low notes and high notes 2) how to read music 3) how to improvise.

I can also teach a new student with or without training how to read music.

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

I was taught to play the alto in middle school in 1994.  I have experience teaching foreign language.

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

My pricing system for lessons is flexible depending on 1) a new students ability to pay 2) how long the lessons will be.

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching as a volunteer.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have volunteered to teach adults and children.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I had a great time watching the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall at the beginning of March 2017.

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

A new student should look to hire a teacher who likes the saxophone and enjoys to teach.

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

How to prepare a reed?  What are the notes? What are the keys?  What is the difference between an alto and tenor saxophone?

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