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Palmdale Saxophone Teachers

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Thomas Kresge Music
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephen C.
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I am 57 years old (no Spring chicken) and came to Thomas for tenor sax lessons. My purpose is to perform and record sax solos for classic rock and blues. Thomas does a great job with understanding my goals and giving me a road map to achieve them. Very patient and intuitive.

Richman Music School
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Laurie H.
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I wanted a teacher that could work with an older adult who not had piano lessons since childhood. After many years, I wanted to challenge myself by getting back into piano and I wanted to bring music back into my life. I was a bit nervous about making the commitment and about the time investment that would be required. I also didn’t know a good teacher so I asked around. Howard’s name came up. He was recommended as a patient and knowledgeable teacher that would do wonders with students. Howard’s approach is not the conventional one that I experienced as a child. He presents many types of approaches and uses lots of tools and techniques to build your skills and understanding of the structure of music. Now, I’m stretching myself to learn, remember and apply these skills and it feels really good! I actually enjoy practicing my piano. Now thats a testimony to Howard’s influence! If you are looking for a teacher that can accommodate your needs, encourage and inspire you, meet Howard and try him out. I’m confident that you will be very pleased with him as a professional and as a teacher.

Rick Rossi Saxophone Lessons
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kyle W.
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I started taking saxophone lessons with Rick at the end of my last year of high school and I am studying with him during my summer break from college. I worked with him for 4 months before I left to college and as soon as I got there, I was able to start playing in a band and play songs and take solos with a drummer and guitar player. We are just playing for fun but I'm having a great time being able to really play. One of the best things about Rick's method of teaching is how fast you can learn to do what I thought were really difficult things on the saxophone. He has some great drills and warmups to get you to learn correct form and teach you how to play musically in very early stages. I wanted to learn how to improvise jazz so I started learning his system which simplified everything about improvising and I found was so easy and effective in learning how to improvise by ear. He also teaches you how to mix 8th, 16th and triplet rhythms and incorporate these rhythms into your solos. After a while, I began to be able to play things without thinking about what I was doing which was kind of amazing! I also know how to use bluesy concepts, articulations, dynamics and we're working on putting it all together and learn how to play more songs this summer. Learning from Rick's method was so easy. I was afraid at first that it would be too challenging to grasp and it would be an uphill battle, but I was so happy with how fast I was able to play at a good level. If you want a good saxophone teacher that you can really learn how to play real music in a very short amount of time, I highly recommend Rick.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Robert B.
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I’ll have more to say as lessons begin.

  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Danhil M.
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I had my very first Saxophone lessons today, and I could not be more pleased that Mr. Joel Sturm is the one teaching me. It has only been an hour, yet, there are already a lot of things about the sax that he taught me. I have no doubt on his knowledge and how he shares this knowledge with me as a student. He is outstanding. Aside from the lessons, I also felt home and it was so comfortable, with him and his wife being so warm to students. I am looking forward to learning more from him, and I claim that this will mark my journey towards being a good sax player in the future. All thanks to him. I’d definitely come back every week, and would recommend him to anyone interested to learn making music. 😊

American Music Group
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Raleigh M.
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Just what I was looking for in a jazz piano teacher! He listened to my goals and is crafting a teaching strategy to make me a better musician while enjoying the process. Looking forward to more piano lessons in the future. He also teaches saxophone.

Service of Song
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Bishop Christopher F.
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    I had my first lesson with Tim and it was more than I could have imagined. He has a calm way about his teaching that makes me anticipate our next session. I am so glad that Tim offered to be my instructor. - Bishop Christopher F. Bays, Sr.

    iMusic Academy
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Mike C.
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    At 34 years of age I decided to learn how to play a music instrument. After searching the valley for a teacher I found iMusic Academy. What made my attention was the fact that they send the teachers to your home. That was it was very convenient and easy for me to get started with guitar lessons. Eric started teaching me the guitar once a week. He is a really great teacher and has helped me progress very well. Eric is a master of the guitar and realyl knows how to teach you how to play. I highly recommend iMusic Academy as an excellent music school and Eric as a teacher.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Shanyue L.
    Verified review

    Lorenzo is a very nice, patient and knowledgable teacher. He puts in extra efforts and creates handouts and audios for me so that I can learn more easily and it really helps. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to learn saxophone or music theory.

    • 8 years in business
    Mimi T.
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    Heather Klenk has been my daughter's private clarinet teacher for 4 years. She has inspired my daughter to love music and to keep playing and work hard. If not for Heather's commitment, dedication and encouragement, Emily wouldn't be the confident and talented musician she is today. She has made such incredible progress and looks forward to each lesson with Heather. Thanks Heather for being such an amazing teacher!

    Sax and Flute Lessons
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Frankie B.
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      Sam is the sax instructor for my son Milo. Most importantly, Milo loves Sam and looks forward to the lessons... he is inspired to practice and look good at the lesson which is very helpful. Sam is kind and friendly and funny and has greatly improved my son's playing. I feel fortunate to have Sam teaching my son, and I recommend him highly.

      • 20 years in business
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      Music lessons include the following: * Piano * Vocal * Guitar * Composition * Saxophone * Clarinet * Music Theory All styles and ages are welcome! Seth Jeremy Dolgan BM is an alumnus of the following: * Denver School of The Arts * University of Denver's Lamont School of Music * The Musicians Institute Lessons are tailored to the individual styles and goals. Location can be in your home or mine in Hollywood, CA. Cost is at $70 per hour or $40 per half hour for individual lessons. 10-lesson package is available for $540; monthly lessons and other various packages are available, including a 5-lesson package for $300 ($1 more for additional miles over 10 miles).

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      Altadena Academy of Music provides fun and affordable music lessons for kids and adults on almost any instrument including acoustic guitar, banjo, bass guitar, cello, clarinet, drums, electric guitar, flute, French horn, guitar, piano, recorder, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, ukulele, upright bass, violin and voice.

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      A professional saxophonist and composer with a master's degree in saxophone from Brussels Conservatory, I have been teaching saxophone in France and Belgium for 5 years. Particularly experienced with teaching to children or beginners, I can offer great lessons to whoever would like to discover the richness of this instrument. I can also teach composition on demand.

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      I am a Manhattan School of Music classical composition major and piano performance minor. I studied jazz studies at Colburn School (Precollege). I offer the following services: * Classical/Jazz Composition Lessons * Piano Lessons * Saxophone Lessons * Clarinet Lessons * Flute Lessons * Conducting Lessons * Music Theory Lessons * Conservatory Audition Prep I am an aspiring film composer from Los Angeles, California.

      • 14 years in business
      About

      Olesya’s Story Music Teacher LA came to an existence out of one incredibly skilled teacher’s and musician’s passion for music and teaching, her creative ability to motivate and excite students, and her desire to spread the love of music and learning to musically inclined children and adults. Olesya MacNeil is the founder of the Music Teacher LA. As a child she studied piano and voice and took her first piano lessons from her mother at age 5. Olesya attended a music school in the former Soviet Union for 7 years and then pursued her Master’s in Music, Psychology and Pedagogy at the Omsk State University in Russia. During her years at the university, Olesya performed on stage, on the radio, and worked with musically gifted children from the local schools. During her years of study, Olesya completed extensive research on children’s intelligence relative to the study of music. After immigrating to the US in 1997, Olesya continued teaching music. She taught the children of Larry King, Billy Baldwin, Dan Beckerman (the alternate governor of LA Kings),Susannah Grant (who won the Oscar for Erin Brockovich’s movie script), Bennett Schneir (the producer of many known animation films),and many other established film producers, screenwriters, political leaders, sportsmen, owners of sport teams and financial CEOs. Olesya also worked with special needs kids. Working with children was the most incredible gift for Olesya. She was very popular and sought after teacher. The families she worked with were referring each other to Olesya and they were meeting and building new friendships at Olesya’s recital parties. Olesya worked 7 days a week, providing at one point a total of 53 in-home private lessons each week. Olesya has been traveling to her students and working 12 to 16 hours each day, including weekends. Olesya wished to teach fewer students, but she created such close ties with all the families, the families knew each other, they all liked Olesya, and thus Olesya simply could not quit any student without offending the family. Olesya has been teaching each student for 6-7 years on average. During such long period of time, her students’ goals and achievements became part of Olesya’s life. Olesya’s experiences working with different people were a book to write. Olesya once taught a beautiful 7 year old girl with amazingly big and sad blue eyes. The girl was the oldest child of 5 children in the religious family. She loved her piano lessons. She rarely practiced. When Olesya asked her why she didn’t practice she honestly said that she really wanted, but her mom asked her to hold her newborn sister… This 7 year old really enjoyed playing the piano, but sometimes she would question why she should learn the piano or anything else, “Because I will be married the moment I’ll finish the school. My family will find someone for me. I will never go to work and will have many children.” Olesya was using all her creative ideas to ignite this little girl’s desire to learn and feel unique and important. This little girl can grow and help her own children love and understand music in the future. Olesya developed individual homework method for each of her students to encourage them to practice. Olesya was satisfied seeing her students succeed and happy to learn more and more. Olesya’s recital parties were very inspiring and fun. She would “rent” a mansion or a large house of one of her students. She would break all her students into 15 performers per recital. One of her students baked cupcakes, where each cupcake was a music measure from a famous opera. Olesya trained her students how to successfully perform and overcome their shyness in recitals. Her methods worked. There were happy moments in students’ lives when they performed in recitals and students’ parents saw their achievements. Olesya has been saving her students’ drawings, essays, sayings, photos… She has saved it as very precious items from her life. After several years in the private piano teaching in the US, rather overwhelmed by demand for someone of her talent and teaching skills, Olesya assembled music teachers with her caliber of credentials and expertise under one roof and named it “Music Teacher LA”. It is not easy to become a Music Teacher LA teacher. Of all the musicians Olesya interviews who wish to join the team, only 2% meet her rigorous standards of: ?Advanced music education ?Professional musical accomplishments ?Education and experience in teaching ?The special and unique type personality and creativity that motivates students ?THE BURNING DESIRE TO TEACH vs. MAKE MONEY TEACHING MUSIC Music Teacher LA today offers music lessons on all instruments and voice, expert piano tuning, and music summer camps.

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      Hello! I am a private music teacher for French horn, trumpet, saxophone and piano. I received my music education and music performance degree from Chapman University in 2010. I love teaching and have taught privately for about 10 years. I can teach all ages, but especially love elementary-school age and beginners on instruments. I am very patient and love problem solving to make each student feel like they are learning and progressing. I would love to help you or your child become better skilled at playing an instrument!

      About

      I am an experienced saxophone, clarinet, music theory, songwriting and composition teacher. I am passionate about music and excited to help students reach their musical goals and have fun! Students of all ages, levels and styles are welcome. Teaching materials are provided, including new music to check out every lesson. I specialize in jazz but have studied and played Latin, funk and pop music as well.

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      • Present I teach a variety of private music lessons ranging from flute, saxophone, drums, trombone, piano, voice, trumpet, violin, guitar and jazz improvisation in my private home studio. I create unique lesson plans for each of my students to keep them motivated and working towards their goals. • Owner and Director (Guapacha Productions, California) January 2009 – Present Guapacha Productions is an entertainment company that represents Guapacha (big band Latin jazz/salsa group consisting of 13 members), the Gil Tower Latin Jazz Trio and Quartet and also produces music for film, TV and jingles. I am in charge of composing scores, directing, performing, promoting, booking, and putting together small music ensembles and solo musicians to perform in venues, private events, festivals and restaurants. I also offer creative designs for CDs and/or flyers, photography, video and editing, putting together band EPK's, designing artists’ websites and maintaining the different groups’ social websites.

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      I have 20 years of experience in performing as well as teaching the saxophone and flute to beginners and advanced levels. I am patient with students, and I love teaching music. I'm fascinated at how every single student learns so differently from the next one. I have performed all over the world, in jazz festivals and jazz clubs. I write original materials, and I am always searching for the best practice routine. We never stop learning! I specialize in jazz improvisation. I can teach you how to read chord changes of any style of music so you can learn how to play a solo for a concert setting or just for fun. Discipline, focus, and persistence are key elements in learning a new skill. Talent is not enough.

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      Music lessons from Grammy nominated teacher John Linnon Ellis are offered in Music MBA LLC. John teaches saxophone, flute, clarinet, recorder, guitar, piano, business, theory and improvisation.

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