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Frankie Troy I.
I can only say that Mike has changed me for the better and no matter what intentions you have, in one way or another he'll do the same for you. Incrediblebly interesting, and magnificently musical. I recommend trading fours with him at some point, he can transform any sound or style into an understandable and easy to follow approach as easily as he can entertain with historical anecdotes and personal stories.Jun 16, 2013
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I have a standard hourly rate that can be divided for 45 or 30 minute increments. Depending on the length of travel and the age of the student, I may require a minimum 45 minute lesson. If a student would like to pay lessons ahead, that is definitely an option. Please note I do not give free lessons, free trial lessons, or discounted trial lessons. **Also please note that if a lesson is canceled without notice or the student is a no call/no show, I am owed the cost of the lesson.**
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?We can correspond or chat via e-mail or telephone. I'll try to get a sense of your goals and also your experience on the instrument. We'll check whether your schedule and mine sync up logistically (usually an issue in the metropolis of NYC), and then hopefully propose a time to meet.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a Bachelor's of Music in Jazz Studies from Indiana University. I later attended David Liebman's Saxophone Masterclass in 2012. My private teachers included: Eugene Rousseau (major American classical saxophonist, studied with Marcel Mule): Thomas Walsh (Professor of Saxophone, Department Chair of Jazz Studies at Indiana University, protege of Rousseau); David Liebman (NEA Jazz Master, played with Miles Davis and Elvin Jones, Joe Allard student); James Moody (legendary bebop saxophonist and long time member of Dizzy Gillespie's band); Doug Webb (LA studio musician/woodwind doubler, played with Horace Silver and Freddie Hubbard); Ellery Eskelin (innovative post modern (?) avant garde saxophonist/conceptualist); Gary Foster (LA studio musician, cool school alto saxophonist, colleague of Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh); Ned Goold (innovative NYC saxophonist and creator of a 12 tone system for improvisation, long time member of Harry Connick Junior band); Tim Timmons (former Professor of Saxophone and University of Missouri-Kansas City, student of Frederick Hemke).