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Jersey City Saxophone Teachers

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  • 1 year in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Carol S.
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Matthew is very professional musician. He took a lot of time to assist me preparing a very special song list for my husband's birthday dinner party. My family really enjoyed themselves especially because of his soulful sounds from playing the saxophone. He was mesmerizing. And, we're going to invite him back in the near future. Thanks, Matthew!

  • 8 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Krishnan C.
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Conor has been a great guitar teacher for me and my playing has improved a lot by working with him so far!

Joshua Shneider Music
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Chris P.
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I've been taking saxophone lessons with Josh for about a month now and I've been very happy with the experience. I had never played before and Josh has been great about teaching me the basics at a good pace. He is very nice and professional. Definitely recommend!

Piano Workshop at Chester
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen D.
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We have been students of the Piano Workshop for 7 years. Mark, the director, does a great job at matching students with teachers and is very accommodating to work with scheduling lessons especially with families that have very full schedules. We enjoy the recordings done at every recital and they make a good teaching tool as well. There are lots of teachers of various disciplines so students of all musical talents can benefit at the Piano Workshop. It's a professionally run outfit that I would recommend to all families.

Corey Moore Music
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Samuel P.
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Corey is an excellent Saxophone instructor. He prepared me more than adequately to both audition for and succeed as a Saxophone performance major at Lebanon Valley College. His commitment to my success as well as his ability as a saxophone player pushed me to be prepared and ready for my time in college.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Adrian T.
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I have been loving my jazz saxophone lessons with Bobby! He is a patient and thorough teacher who truly cares about his students and their progress. Highly recommend!

Fraser M.
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Highly recommend Jim - enthusiastic, knowledgable and patient teacher of the Saxophone. I am thoroughly enjoying my lessons.

Alex Silver's Lessons
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca L.
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Alex was highly recommended by my daughter's classical saxophone private instructor after she expressed great interest in Jazz. Alex was able to get her ramped up for audition and acceptance to the GDYO Jazz Institute within a few short months through focused lessons and lots of practice. Although, Alex is not always in the same city to provide lessons in person, he has been able to provide solid lessons via video chat which has worked out extremely well. We are very pleased that Alex continues to provide lessons to our daughter who loves this great art form!

Aakash Mittal Music
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 17 years in business
Joel Jean M.
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We contacted Aakash Mittal about clarinet lessons for our son after he gave a presentation at our son's 5th grade instrumental music class. We’re very glad we did. Our son improved quickly during the three years he took lessons from Aakash. He received music awards at Centennial Middle School, twice auditioned into CU Boulder’s Middle School Honor Band, made first clarinet at CU’s Middle School Band Camp, and auditioned into Boulder High’s Wind Ensemble. To cap his time with Aakash, he gave his own clarinet recital, including three duets with Aakash, as well as the 3rd movement of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with piano accompaniment. More importantly, the process that led to these accomplishments was genuinely enjoyable. Our son started off with a half-hour lesson each week, and liked it so much that he quickly moved to an hour lesson. Aakash has an excellent teaching style. After our son played a piece, Aakash would ask what he thought went well, and what needed work. Aakash rarely had negative criticism and focused on what elements would improve a piece, and in getting students to honestly evaluate themselves. As our son gained skill and confidence, they got down to brass tacks more quickly—but still without him ever feeling guilty or chastised. Aakash’s primary instrument is the saxophone, but he thoroughly understands the clarinet. Lessons included instrument-specific tasks like fine pitch control, breathing, alternate fingerings, tonguing, and embouchure, as well as broader topics of playing exact rhythm, tempo changes, pitch, dynamics, and phrasing. Most importantly, he understands that, as time-consuming as these components are, they are ultimately “just” technical elements. After our son mastered them for a hard piece, they’d then work on exploiting them to play music that swoops and soars and comes from the heart. And though Aakash’s favorite style is pretty hyperactive jazz, he is comfortable with a wide range of musical styles. Our son played the MapleStory video game for years, and Aakash helped him learn transcriptions of several songs from the game. For one recital, our son found several Legend of Zelda transcriptions—evoking exclamations from other students like “We can play game music for a recital? I didn’t know that!” As our son’s taste gravitated toward classical music, Aakash was right there with him. Aakash was especially good at helping our son work on challenging pieces. Our son is always choosing music that seems a little (or sometimes, a lot) beyond his level. For example, the Mozart Clarinet Concerto is really a virtuoso recital piece. They took the 3rd movement one section at a time, sometimes playing very slowly to get the rhythms and notes right. Aakash had him try to play along with a full orchestra recording (where it was clear that playing at full tempo makes the piece exponentially more difficult.) Okay, that didn’t work, so they concentrated on getting it right at a slightly more relaxed tempo. Eventually, we brought in a friend of Aakash’s on piano, and the three of them worked on how to coordinate and figure out who was in charge of the rhythm. It made an exhilarating finale to our son’s solo recital. Aside from his skills as a teacher, Aakash is also quite practical. He knew that his own concert schedule affected his teaching schedule, so was good about trying to make up missed classes during the week, and was flexible when our own schedule interfered with lessons. We’re also impressed with his ambition—he knows that great musicians don’t sit around waiting to be “discovered”, but actively promote themselves and make things happen. We have seen him playing live with various people many times, and have enjoyed the variety of musical styles and partners. (Especially when he plays with electric violin. Hint, hint!) We enjoyed our three years with Aakash, and had mixed feelings about him leaving for India—happy for him, but sad that we were losing a great teacher. We can whole-heartedly recommend him for just about anything he’s trying to do.

Noel Haye Music
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sarina R.
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Noel was very responsive and easy going when setting up the first meeting. He was very kind and patient in explaining everything, starting from the very basics (this was my first lesson with no prior experience and very little-to-no knowledge about notes etc) what kind of mouthpiece to purchase, how to put it on correctly, the basics of the instrument itself etc. The lesson felt very comfortable and informative. Noel was friendly and encouraging and seemed very experienced and passionate about the sax and teaching the magical musical ways! I'm looking forward to our next lesson together

Laura's Music Studio
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 23 years in business
Faith K.
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Laura has given me saxophone lessons for many years. I find her approach very helpful to me, and she also takes into consideration what I am working on. She gives me lessons on Skype or in person, and we play a lot during the lesson, utilizing the theme of the current lesson. For example, if I was working on a blues in every key, she would have me review the blues structure, then play the head and solo on it in a few keys. If she was demonstrating how to deal with two chord changes with common chord tones, she would have me play the tune with that in mind as I solo on it. Rhythmically we are working on Brazilian rhythms currently, so she is having me work on some bossas using the specific samba or bossa rhythm during my solo. I start with vocally doing the rhythm, and then do it on the sax using one note, and then do it with the chord scale, eventually doing a solo in the rhythm I am trying to master at the time.I take away a lot every time I have a lesson, and enjoy working on the assignments she gives me.

Craig Dreyer
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jeffryne V.
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I enjoyed my lessons with Mr. Dreyer. He's an amazing teacher. He was very patient with me and taught me a lot of techniques. Can't wait for my next lesson!

Daniel Dorrance
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I have enjoyed my experience with Daniel! He has been very flexible with my busy schedule, and was helpful with clarifying my goals for taking lessons. His studio is conveniently located in Manhattan and provides a bright, welcoming atmosphere for learning. I plan to continue my lessons with him for the foreseeable future, and certainly recommend his teaching to music learners of all levels!

Saxophone Lessons
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Mario C.
    Verified review

    Francesco Amenta is a great musician and a very good teacher. He challenges you to make big steps in your own development as musician.

    • 13 years in business
    Edward M.
    Verified review

    excellent musician and is teaching me clarinet. I have played intermittently for 50 years and had several teachers. Mark is one of the best. clear instructions, organized and effective lessons and practice assignments. very motivating, friendly but serious and caring to make the most of the student and lesson

    Francesco Geminiani
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Olga T.
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    Francesco is absolutely great! Besides being one of the best saxophone players I've ever heard, he's a very good teacher. He gave me many good tips for the saxophone technique and for improvisation, he's nice, patient, and he really motivated me to practice. His knowledge of music is very large, so I would recommend him to other students of any level and for any type of music.

    • 48 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    My students learn about performing all styles of music as well as developing the ear and learning musicality. Most score highly in NYSMA competitions.

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    We provide customers in New York with great music lessons in their own home or in the teacher's studio. We offer classes in almost every instrument, including guitar, piano, voice, saxophone, bass, drums, and more. The first lesson is only $25!

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    I have 5 years of teaching experience, with 20 years of experience. I am a Berklee School of Music grad. I offer sax lessons for all levels.

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    I travel to student's home to teach 30-60-min. clarinet lessons. Lessons are for all skill levels/ages and usually weekly or bi-weekly. I will work on fundamentals, technique, musicality, and repertoire, depending on the student's strength/weaknesses. About Me: I am a professional musician and have performed with multiple chamber groups and orchestras throughout NJ, NY, and PA. I received a master's degree in clarinet performance from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Major achievements include: - Performing at the Sarasota Music Festival in 2008 with many of the world's finest musicians. - Selected as a substitute for the New World Symphony in Miami, FL. I service the Central NJ area.

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    Lessons can be in any style of music you have an interest in, and you can learn any song that is possible to play on the saxophone. Sean makes lessons fun and prescribes the most efficient ways to get you sounding amazing in a fast manner.

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    Yonkers, NY

    • Student age
      14-17
    • Level of experience
      Beginner
    • Frequency of lessons
      Once a week
    • Details
      tenor sax
    • $52.5
      Average price
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