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Mark S.

Miami, FL

$100/hr

Music, Jazz and Improvisation tutor

Usually responds in about 3 days

Music, Jazz and Improvisation tutor

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I'm a saxophonist/composer who also plays clarinet/flute/piano. I've toured the world multiple time with Warner Bros. artist Michael Buble as well as with a number of jazz acts. I've played on Broadway and most late night television shows throughout the world. I've been teaching for over 20 years in all sorts of capacities including: college, high school clinics, elementary school general band, and private instruction to ages 8 through 60. I've developed a style of teaching that works on the technical aspects of playing an instrument as much as the mental aspects needed to concentrate on becoming an effective musician. I am currently pursuing a doctorate degree at the University of Miami as well as teaching at Barry University. I have used Skype to teach as well and have found tremendous success with it.

I also focus on teaching improvisation to instrumentalist who do not play jazz but would like to learn how to improvise in their respective style of music. I have had very successful students of all disciplines while I lived in NYC and hope to continue that trend here in Florida.

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Composition (Music)

I have written full length pieces for my co-lead debut CD. I was arranger for Michael Buble for 6 years for all adaptations for touring band. I have taken composition classes and private instruction at both New England Conservatory and University of Miami. My compositions have been recorded by other artists such as bassist Emanuel Vaughn-Lee, Lightbulb, Damon Grant Project.

Ear Training

I have taught jazz ear training at University of Miami. I have been teaching jazz privately for 22 years and ear training is an essential component. I have transcribed 100's of jazz solos (of which I can furnish a sample upon request).

General Music

I currently play all saxophones, clarinet, flute, trumpet, piano, and drum set. I am finishing a doctoral degree in jazz performance and hold a bachelors in music as well as a masters in jazz performance from New England Conservatory

Music Theory

I am currently finishing a doctorate in music at University of Miami.

Saxophone

I have been teaching saxophone for 22 years privately. I recently completed three years as the doctoral TA at University of Miami on saxophone. I have toured the world 3 times with Warner Brother's recording artist Michael Buble.

University of Connecticut
New England Conservatory of Music; Boston, MA
Master's
University of Miami
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Connecticut

New England Conservatory of Music; Boston, MA (Master's)

University of Miami (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $100.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mark will travel within 10 miles of Miami, FL 33146.


About Mark

I'm a saxophonist/composer who also plays clarinet/flute/piano. I've toured the world multiple time with Warner Bros. artist Michael Buble as well as with a number of jazz acts. I've played on Broadway and most late night television shows throughout the world. I've been teaching for over 20 years in all sorts of capacities including: college, high school clinics, elementary school general band, and private instruction to ages 8 through 60. I've developed a style of teaching that works on the technical aspects of playing an instrument as much as the mental aspects needed to concentrate on becoming an effective musician. I am currently pursuing a doctorate degree at the University of Miami as well as teaching at Barry University. I have used Skype to teach as well and have found tremendous success with it.

I also focus on teaching improvisation to instrumentalist who do not play jazz but would like to learn how to improvise in their respective style of music. I have had very successful students of all disciplines while I lived in NYC and hope to continue that trend here in Florida.

Education

University of Connecticut
New England Conservatory of Music; Boston, MA
Master's
University of Miami
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Connecticut

New England Conservatory of Music; Boston, MA (Master's)

University of Miami (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Miami, FL 33146

Mark’s Subjects

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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