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Bill B.

Monroe, WA

$60/hr

Bill 'SaxMan' Accomplished Performer & Patient Teacher

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Bill 'SaxMan' Accomplished Performer & Patient Teacher

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I began private saxophone Lessons at the age of 5. I completed 11 years of training from teachers at The University of Washington and Blackstone Music School of Seattle. I performed in symphonic and jazz ensembles in high school and college and went on to perform professionally in live music acts starting 1979 to present. Also in this period I taught grade, elementary, jr. high, and high school students on saxophone, flute, guitar, and song writing. Along with all of this I have considerable accomplishments in composition, record sales, and entertainment management.

I have some background in counselling, which has enabled me to treat each student individually and respect their particular process of learning. I am truly a people person and enjoy meeting new people in my work.

Additional Experience includes: Years of experience working in Music Stores both a Salesmen and in Management. I have a great deal of experience with various musical instruments and sound reinforcement equipment. All of my experience has proven valuable when applied to my teaching.

Music:
Flute,
Guitar,
Saxophone,
Songwriting

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Flute

I had 11 years of private instruction on saxophone, a close relative to The Flute, prior to 3 years of Private Flute Lessons from Teachers from The University of Washington. Many principles of Saxophone are directly applicable to Flute. I performed flute in High School Jazz Band for one year and Shoreline C. College Symphonic Band for one year. Also performed professionally on Flute as well and I have had flute students in the past. I use the RUBANK method book for teaching flute.

Guitar

If you refer to my 'Saxophone' background on WyzAnt, you'll see that I have several years of experience with reading music. This of course transfers to my abilities as a guitar player and teacher.

I started 'Guitar' lessons at the age of 14. I took private lessons for 2 years and as I had an established background in music playing the saxophone, I continued learning and performing 'Guitar' on my own.

I performed in a few Live Music Bands playing guitar, starting in 1980.

I am confident to accept 'starting to intermediate' Guitar Students. I am prepared to teach them starting level scales, and chords. I can teach them how to learn basic chord progressions for songs. If requested, I can teach 'Song Writing' both music and lyrics, as well. I have written and recorded several original compositions that are on CD.

Saxophone

I started private saxophone lessons at the age of 5 until 16 with instructors from the University of Washington. Performed in school bands and in College. Received command performance awards and local entertainer awards. I have taught private music lessons off and on since 1976. All ages. I have also performed professionally for over 30 years and have background in recording and composition. I believe each student requires an individual evaluation and approach to teaching. Learning music should be fun :)

Edmonds C. College

Education

Edmonds C. College

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Bill will travel within 30 miles of Monroe, WA 98272.


About Bill

I began private saxophone Lessons at the age of 5. I completed 11 years of training from teachers at The University of Washington and Blackstone Music School of Seattle. I performed in symphonic and jazz ensembles in high school and college and went on to perform professionally in live music acts starting 1979 to present. Also in this period I taught grade, elementary, jr. high, and high school students on saxophone, flute, guitar, and song writing. Along with all of this I have considerable accomplishments in composition, record sales, and entertainment management.

I have some background in counselling, which has enabled me to treat each student individually and respect their particular process of learning. I am truly a people person and enjoy meeting new people in my work.

Additional Experience includes: Years of experience working in Music Stores both a Salesmen and in Management. I have a great deal of experience with various musical instruments and sound reinforcement equipment. All of my experience has proven valuable when applied to my teaching.


Education

Edmonds C. College

Education

Edmonds C. College


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Monroe, WA 98272

Bill’s Subjects

Music:
Flute,
Guitar,
Saxophone,
Songwriting

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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