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Michael W.

Experienced and Passionate Woodwinds Instructor

Experienced and Passionate Woodwinds Instructor

$50/hour

  • 2 hours tutoring

  • Tucson, AZ 85705

About Michael


Bio

I am a woodwind specialist with a degree in saxophone performance from the University of Arizona. I have been performing and competing since the fifth grade. Since arriving in Tucson in 2010, I have performed in dozens of groups playing many various musical styles including classical, jazz, musical theater, rock, funk and avant garde. Music has provided me with the opportunity to travel all over the world, from London to China and Mexico to Peru.
I opened my private lesson studio in 2012....

I am a woodwind specialist with a degree in saxophone performance from the University of Arizona. I have been performing and competing since the fifth grade. Since arriving in Tucson in 2010, I have performed in dozens of groups playing many various musical styles including classical, jazz, musical theater, rock, funk and avant garde. Music has provided me with the opportunity to travel all over the world, from London to China and Mexico to Peru.
I opened my private lesson studio in 2012. Since then, I have cultivated a deep passion for creating personalized lessons for motivated students. My students have included beginners as young as eight years old to advanced players well into their retirement.
I'm looking forward to sharing my passion with you!


Education

University of Arizona
Saxophone Performance

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 12 miles of Tucson, AZ 85705
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/15/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Music

Clarinet,

Clarinet

I have played clarinet for over 6 years. I have played in numerous professional settings including musical theater productions and live performances. I have taught clarinet privately for over 2 years.
Ear Training,

Ear Training

My musical focus for the past 4 years has been towards playing Jazz, and a crucial aspect of jazz improvisation is ear training. Drawing on techniques from top Jazz professors, I use intervals, triads, chords, and real applications of all three to help students become familiar with musical structures and be able to identify them without looking at sheet music. I have transcribed over 10 Jazz songs and solos by performers such as Phil Woods, Charlie Parker, and Sonny Stitt. I also have some experience with piano and have used this experience to learn Pop songs. My past Aural Skills professors have assigned to assist other students in their ear training progress and I have conducted dictations in class.
Flute,

Flute

I have played flute for over 6 years. I have played in numerous professional settings including musical theater productions and live performances. I have taught flute privately for over 2 years.
Music Theory,

Music Theory

I have completed four years of collegiate music theory training with a 4.0 GPA. My own musical projects have expanded my theoretical knowledge. These projects include transcriptions, compositions, score analyses and improvisation.
Saxophone

Saxophone

I am a woodwind specialist with a degree in saxophone performance from the University of Arizona. I have been performing and competing since the fifth grade. Since arriving in Tucson in 2010, I have performed in dozens of groups playing many various musical styles including classical, jazz, musical theater, rock, funk and avant garde. Music has provided me with the opportunity to travel all over the world, from London to China and Mexico to Peru. I opened my private lesson studio in 2012. Since then, I have cultivated a deep passion for creating personalized lessons for motivated students. My students have included beginners as young as eight years old to advanced players well into their retirement. I'm looking forward to sharing my passion with you!

$50/hour

Michael W.

$50/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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