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Michael W.

Tucson, AZ

$40/hour

Experienced and Passionate Woodwinds Instructor

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University of Arizona
Saxophone Performance

Education

University of Arizona (Saxophone Performance)

About Michael

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!
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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Tucson, AZ 85705
In-person lessons

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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

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

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

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

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!

University of Arizona
Saxophone Performance

Education

University of Arizona (Saxophone Performance)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 12 miles of Tucson, AZ 85705.