Saxophonist Nick York

Saxophonist Nick York

5.0 (6)
2 hires on Lessons.com
11 years in business

About this pro

I have been working on the instrument since 1998, which, as far as you can see, is plenty of time. I need to specify that my commercial performance experience counts a bit less – I have been playing at corporate parties, birthdays, anniversaries and weddings since 2004.

My teaching experience in itself equals to some 10 years.

Through this time period, I have been working with Beginner to Advanced-level students of any ages. We have been practicing in my professional studio, at my trainees’ premises or via Skype.

To any student of mine I offer a tried-and-true combination of techniques that have eventually made up my state-of-the-art teaching methodic.

It contains, but is not limited to, the following:

-       establish the basis of musical theory including learning musical notation and reading scores;

-       gaining extensive practice through performing popular classic to hit tunes;

-       getting to know how to play to accompaniment;

-       learning how to improvise in a variety of genres.

Truth be told, I really pride myself on offering all extras without your overpaying. As what I am longing for is:

-       developing beginner musicians’ skill;

-       giving rise to intermediate-level saxophonists’;

-       polishing advanced sax players’ mastery.

And, no doubt, helping prepare for an upcoming concert or competition is an option, too, - and quite an honorable task for me.

So let us arrange a meeting and discuss my tailor-made offer – just for you!

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New York, NY 10031
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6 Reviews

5.0

  • Carl Rogers

    I’m quite happy with my teacher. At first, I was a bit anxious about that possible ‘old school’ approach to teaching. You know, endlessly playing scales, and nothing more. Thank god, Nick is different and ready to experiment to help me polish my skills. Appreciate that, buddy.

  • Melanie Walker

    I’ve been slowly moving toward playing sax for over a year. So, when I was finally ready, I got puzzled where to find an experienced teacher so as not to pay through my nose. After about a week on the Internet, I found Nick York. After watching some of his videos online, I called him and we started training. Now I can say he stands out of other performers in terms of quality-to-price ratio. Thanks, Nick

  • Marta

    I wanted to learn how to play the sax – and here it is, given to me as a present. I started to look for a teacher and was put on to him. I reckon he is a good teacher. He clearly breaks down information, has a creative approach to studies, always puts something new on offer, and takes his students’ wishes on board. Undoubtedly, Nick is a fair musician notwithstanding his teaching spirit. If any acquaintance of mine sets their sights on playing the saxophone, I will certainly recommend him to them.

  • Alex Sho

    Nick is a remarkable educator. His lessons are smooth sailing, him staying demanding and informative at the same time. He always tries to explain complicated things with simple words, in layman’s terms. Nick is a teacher focused on the practical effect, not on deep theoretical knowledge. His attitude to studies really motivate! That is why my advice to all who are still on the fence: cease doubting!


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

To any student of mine I offer a tried-and-true combination of techniques that have eventually made up my state-of-the-art teaching methodic.

It contains, but is not limited to, the following:

-       establish the basis of musical theory including learning musical notation and reading scores;

-       gaining extensive practice through performing popular classic to hit tunes;

-       getting to know how to play to accompaniment;

-       learning how to improvise in a variety of genres.

Truth be told, I really pride myself on offering all extras without your overpaying. As what I am longing for is:

-       developing beginner musicians’ skill;

-       giving rise to intermediate-level saxophonists’;

-       polishing advanced sax players’ mastery.


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