NYC Saxophone Lessons, Flute Lessons, & Clarinet Lessons

9/15/13 – Please Note: I currently do not have room in my schedule to take on students who wish to take weekly saxophone, flute, or clarinet lessons. However, if you would like a few lessons to get started, or to regain lost skills, contact me about setting up 1-3 lessons.

Thanks for your interest in taking saxophone lessons, flute lessons, or clarinet lessons in New York City!

You are here because you are interested in taking private lessons in one of the following areas:

  • Beginner saxophone lessons – learn to play saxophone
  • Intermediate saxophone lessons – improve my saxophone skills
  • Advanced saxophone lessons – prepare for an audition or performance
  • Beginner flute lessons – learn to play flute
  • Beginner clarinet lessons- learn to play clarinet

I am a saxophone teacher, flute teacher, and clarinet teacher for kids and adults who have never played an instrument before, as well as students who already play but who want to improve their skills.

Don’t know how to read music? I will teach you how to read music in one lesson.

About Me:

I studied here –

  • Lawrence University and Conservatory of Music in Appleton Wisconsin (Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy)
  • Amsterdam Conservatory in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Queens College, Aaron Copland School of Music in Queens, New York (Masters of Arts in Jazz Studies)

As a saxophone teacher, flute teacher, and clarinet teacher, I have over ten years of experience that has ranged from giving beginner music lessons to coaching college ensembles. Aside from teaching private saxophone lessons, flute lessons, and clarinet lessons, I have taught in New York City Public Schools through Third Street Music School, Young Voices/Big Sounds, Music Crossing Borders, and through the Queens College Center for Preparatory Studies in Music. My music students range from age eight to adult.

Schedule Lessons:
I teach saxophone lessons, flute lessons, and clarinet lessons from my apartment studio in Brooklyn, but I am also happy to teach in your home in NYC, and especially in Brooklyn, Manhattan, or Queens.

Click your instrument and borough below to schedule lessons, or for any inquiry. You may also call me at 718-308-6012.

Saxophone Lessons:

Flute Lessons:

Clarinet Lessons:

Private lesson fees range from $40-$80 per hour. Contact me to find out more.

For Group classes, click here:

Group classes are great if you know up to four other people who are interested in learning how to play saxophone, clarinet, or flute. Group class rates range from $15-$35 per hour.

Private Students:
I accept music students of all ages, but lessons for some instruments are restricted to certain playing levels:

Saxophone Lessons: beginner, intermediate, advanced
Clarinet Lessons: beginner
Flute Lessons: beginner

Beginners focus on foundational music skills, while more advanced students may wish to study jazz, which includes learning how to improvise.

Teaching Method:
Aside from learning how to play saxophone, how to play flute, or how to play clarinet, my students learn universal musical techniques and concepts:

  • how to read music
  • how to sightread music
  • how to breathe correctly
  • how to play with good tone
  • how to play scales
  • how to understand chords
  • how to analyze and play rhythms
  • how to phrase melodies
  • how to play in tune
  • how to improvise

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