I help my students play better and enjoy music more in a warm, supportive environment.
Lessons are available on all frequently played sizes of:
saxophone: soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax
clarinet: soprano clarinet, bass clarinet, alto clarinet and Eb clarinet
styles: classical, jazz, rock, popular
In a warm supportive environment, I help my students by
- assessing their grasp of fundamentals on their instruments and chosen styles
- developing a plan to rapidly improve their performance on their chosen instruments and styles, including identifying books and sheet music for study and performance
- providing honest feedback on their performances in their lesson.
- encouraging and developing the fundamentals and courage that leads to superior classical performance and superb jazz improvisation
Long term lessons are the most productive, But I also provide
- individual assessment and development plans
- coaching for particular solo and ensemble performances (including providing appropriate material and helping register the student)
- ensemble coaching
- clinics/concerts throughout the Chicago area
I am a recommended instructor for Evanston Band and Orchestra in Skokie, McCracken, East Prairie and Fairview Schools in Skokie and Park View School in Morton Grove.
I go the extra mile for my students by:
- maintaining a library of solo, study and performance material which I provide at no cost
- providing mouthpiece patches and reed cases, again at no cost
- attending student performances whenever I can