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Peekskill Saxophone Teachers

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  • 1 year in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Carol S.
Verified review

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.
Verified review

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.

Corey Moore Music
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Samuel P.
Verified review

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.
Verified review

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!

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.
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

Laura's Music Studio
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 23 years in business
Faith K.
Verified review

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.

Julie Pacheco
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Chana W.
Verified review

I think Julie is an awesome teacher. I'm in my 20's and was looking for someone to teach me the saxophone. I was a total beginner, and Julie was so patient from the beginning. During each lesson, Julie taught me new things while enforcing the ideas she taught the previous lessons so that I would work on perfecting one skill while learning a new one, which encouraged me to continue practicing and working on the skills. Overall, I think Julie is a wonderful amd talented teacher that really knows how to teach each student on their own level, and I'm so grateful to have taken lessons with her.

Jonah Rosenberg
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Jane M.
    Verified review

    My two children (ages 7 and 12) have been taking guitar lessons from Jonah for the last year and we have nothing but good things to say about him! He brings such joy to his teaching and is so patient with them both. They have made incredible progress in the last year! He gives lots of positive feedback and is so easy to work with. Would definitely recommend him!

    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.

    • 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

    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.

      Logan's Music Lessons
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Will H.
      Verified review

      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.

      Jon's Music Lessons
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Jim W.
        Verified review

        Jon is an AWESOME teacher!!! I can't believe how fast I am improving since starting lessons about 6 months ago. I got to a page in my book that I got stuck on with my old teacher. It took Jon 5 minutes to see what I was doing wrong, told me and then I could do it instantly! John is a really cool Australian who is always really nice and funny but he also holds me to high standards. I started saxophone two years ago for my middle school big band coz they needed anyone to fill the chair but now I practice every day or most of them anyway because I like it and want to be good for Jon. Jon is the man!

        Alastair's Music Lessons
        5.0
        from 1 review
        • 11 years in business
        Shannon B.
        Verified review

        Alastair has been a great piano teacher for my two daughters, aged 9 and 11. He is patient but firm and has an easy rapport with kids. His love for music is apparent and infectious. Highly recommend him!

        • 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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        I like to meet each student where they're at on their musical journey, which means finding what they're passionate about and tailoring their lessons towards their own musical goals.

        • 38 years in business
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        We have been deeply routed in music education for over thirty years. We are all professional musicians and certified educators.

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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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        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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