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Passaic Saxophone Teachers

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  • 4 years in business
  • 22 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!

Continuo Music At Home
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Colette G.
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Barb's Continuo Home Music Lessons provided home lessons to my son. Not only was the instructor very talented, but they knew exactly how to interact with a young person to keep his interest throughout the lesson and encouraged practicing beyond the lesson. Barb is always prompt and goes out of her way to accomodate scheduling issues.

  • 8 years in business
  • 44 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!

Michael McGarril
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Simone S.
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Michael is a great teacher and I look forward to my clarinet lessons each week. He is patient and explains the technical parts of playing very clearly. He gives good tips and teaches at an appropriate pace.

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.
Verified review

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.

  • 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!

Ken Robinson Woodwinds
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Laurie R.
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Do not hesitate to work with Ken, he is a wonderful teacher! My 14-year old son has been taking alto sax lessons with Ken for over a year and will be entering high school in September. I can see Ken being a long-term fixture during my son's high school years. Ken is incredibly talented and loves to share his knowledge and experience with his students. He does it very well. He is VERY easy to work with and he has a great sense of humor, which my son loves. My son very much enjoys his lessons. In working with my son, Ken has upped my son's "game" in so many ways and I can't wait to see what the future holds musically for him. Ken came highly recommended to me and for good reason. He opens up new worlds and new doors for his students. He is very invested in his students' lessons and wants the best for them. If you have the opportunity to work with Ken, take it.

Aakash Mittal Music
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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.

Alex Silver's Lessons
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca L.
Verified review

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!

Daniel Dorrance
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

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!

Craig Dreyer
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jeffryne V.
Verified review

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!

Mary’s Music Lessons
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Nelson G.
Verified review

Maria is a very patient and a careful listener to your playing and what you say about your music goals. In a short time I have learned a lot about guitar fingerings and tunes.

Francesco Geminiani
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Olga T.
Verified review

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.

Logan's Music Lessons
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Will H.
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Logan is nothing short of an outstanding teacher. I have 10-15 years of playing background, but hadn't picked up my saxophone in years and was badly in need of some instruction. After I started taking lessons with Logan, I quickly realized I couldn't have found a better teacher. Logan did a great job of quickly assessing my musical background, current skill level, and priorities/goals going forward. His technical ability and all-around musical knowledge are all off the charts - this guy really knows his way around a saxophone, and is a serious composer to boot. He's been playing on the national and international jazz circuits since high school and (if I remember correctly) furthered his musical training at the New England Conservatory. He brings an infectious energy to every lesson that makes them fun, exciting and really fruitful. Whether you are trying to learn basics from the ground up or want to get into the deeper levels of musical theory/improvisation/composition, Logan is more than qualified. I guess in closing I would say that after taking lessons with lots of other teachers over the years before finding Logan, he is (in my opinion) the ideal combination of top-level chops AND theoretical knowledge, while still being personable and making every lesson a blast. It's only a matter of time before this guy's career as a player blows up, so if you're at all on the fence about lessons, snag a lesson with this guy before he's onto other things, and (re)discover the joy of saxophone.

Allan Namery and Jazz Focus
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Scott H.
Verified review

I studied saxphone and Jazz Music Theory privately with Allan for 5 years. He is extremely knowledgeable regarding Saxophone and Flute technique and also has a great familiarity with the piano. But aside from his technical excellence, he is outstanding teacher which in many ways is more important than technical knowledge. This means he can explain concepts and provide examples that are appropriate for a student's playing level which allows them to progess in a linear fashion, maintain their interest in music and bolster their confidence. He is also very patient, supporitve and enthusiastic about music; characteristics that are so important in creating a constructive learning environment. I highly recommend him.

Noel Haye Music
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sarina R.
Verified review

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

JAK STUDIOS
5.0
from 1 review
  • 10 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Amaka M.
Verified review

It went well. Very patient with the children choir and very professional.

David Intrator

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I offer saxophone and music theory lessons on all levels to help you hear, understand and play music better. I am Harvard educated.

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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.

  • 18 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Martin Sather is a professional saxophonist offering private lessons in Westchester County and Southwestern Connecticut. Martin has 15 years of teaching experience and is an in-demand performer within the Tri-State area.

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Jersey City, NJ

  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Experience
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  • Student age
    18-25
  • $40
    Average price
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