Ruben Watson Clarinet,Saxophone, Piano, Brass Lessons, Life Coach, Public Speaker

Ruben Watson Clarinet,Saxophone, Piano, Brass Lessons, Life Coach, Public Speaker

5.0(4 reviews)
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32 years of teaching and average of 70 students per week, over 150 students selected to local and international honor bands

My students have won $536,000.00 in college music scholarships

I absolutely love working with students!! Creating a very positive lesson experience for my students is so important to me.

The personalities of my students and their families as well as watching my students achieve their dreams!!! I treat everyone like family and always believe that my students can achieve great things through hard work.


Current Top Pro
Hired 16 times
1 employee
28 years in business
Serves DuPont , WA
Offers online services

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Venmo, Paypal, Zelle


Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience

Able to read music

Student can read music, Student cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Student has instrument

Students who have a piano, Students who have a keyboard

Interested musical styles

Classical, Jazz, Pop, I can make recommendations

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  • Reviews

    0 reviews


    Colleen R.

    Ruben has been teaching my granddaughter clarinet this school year and it’s been a great choice. He is so positive, encouraging and given her so much confidence. Not only is he an excellent teacher, but just a really wonderful person. Thanks Ruben.
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    March 10, 2022
    Hired on Lessons


    Tracey L.

    Positive encouraging and suggestions are on point
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    March 10, 2021
    Hired on Lessons


    Daphne A.

    Having to do our lessons over zoom Rubin has demonstrated that he has great teaching skills he is very patient and he explains things quite thoroughly. We are very happy with our experience with him.
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    February 09, 2021
    Hired on Lessons


    meighan F.

    Very helpful insights on selecting a first time rental clarinet
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    February 09, 2021
    Hired on Lessons

    Frequently asked questions

    The most important thing is that we are doing in lessons what the student wants.  I am very interested in the personal goals that my students have, whether to win a college music scholarship, or possibly audition for a higher band.  

    Bachelor of Music Clarinet Performance, Bachelor of Music Saxophone Performance, Bachelor of Music Education, Western Washington University 1992, 29 years of teaching clarinet/saxophone lessons, piano lessons, as well as public, private, homeschool and community bands.  I teach classical and jazz all levels.  My students have won $536,000.00 in college music scholarships.  I love teaching and i love people!!!!  Seeing people achieve their dreams is why I teach!!!

    25.00 per half hour, 50.00 per hour, 100.00 per month for lessons, 100.00 per hour for life coaching and public speaking
    I started as a high school band director back in 1992. My love of teaching and students grew, and 32 years later I am so thrilled to continue working with such great people!
    Beginning-Advanced level, students with great hearts and unique personalities. I love working with so many people from all walks of life!!
    Two weeks ago my student Emily won a classical music contest on alto and tenor sax and is going to compete for the state championship on both. It was Emilie's incredible determination and spirit that got her there. Watching her reach her goals was so thrilling to me.
    Find a teacher that absolutely cares about you and your goals. The lessons are all about you and not the teacher. Find a teacher who who is passionate about your success and believes that you can do anything if you work hard enough. Finally, someone who brings you up instead of puts you down.
    What are your goals in taking lessons? Imagine that you are the teacher. What do you want the lesson format to look like?

    Services offered

    Public Speaking
    Life Coaching
    Music Theory
    Brass Lessons