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Benjamin S.

Los Angeles, CA

$80/hour

Music, Saxophone, and Clarinet lessons from a CSUN Saxophone Professor

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New England Conservatory
Saxophone Performance
New England Conservatory
Master's
University of Southern California
PhD

Education

New England Conservatory (Saxophone Performance)

New England Conservatory (Master's)

University of Southern California (PhD)

About Benjamin

I am the Saxophone Professor at Cal State Northridge and teach private lessons throughout Los Angeles.

Working with all ranges and ages of students, I work to develop technique, sound, articulation, musicality, posture, proper hand position, and the correct equipment so each student can be as successful as possible. It is my goal to help every student find their own voice with their instrument. Each lesson will involve technical exercises (etudes) along with repertoire, so students have a balance of hard work and enjoyment.

In addition to my home studio in Koreatown I also teach in:

-Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Torrance, Palos Verdes

-Arcadia, Pasadena, South Pasadena, Altadena

-Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood, Westwood, Santa Monica

I am available to teach as well as to discuss instrument and material purchases such as mouthpieces, ligatures, and reeds.
I am the Saxophone Professor at Cal State Northridge and teach private lessons throughout Los Angeles.

Working with all ranges and ages of students, I work to develop technique, sound, articulation, musicality, posture, proper hand position, and the correct equipment so each student can be as successful as possible. It is my goal to
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Policies
Cancellation
36 hours notice required

My normal rate is $80/hour, with a minimum of 45 minute lessons.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90004
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History:
Music History

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Clarinet

I have been playing clarinet for over ten years, teaching for five, and have performed in pit orchestras and bands on clarinet.

Ear Training

I have a doctorate in music. My ear training extends from a four semester solfege sequence at New England Conservatory, to harmonic and melodic dictation in tonal theory classes, throughout my nine years in higher education, and as a teaching tool to improve intonation and pitch recognition on saxophone.

Music History

I have a doctorate in music. My music history knowledge and research spans from the Renaissance to the 21st century.

Music Theory

I have studied music theory from the Renaissance through the 21st century, including the common practice period of tonal music theory and specialized knowledge of early 20th century post tonal theory. I minored in music theory during my doctor of musical arts degree.

Saxophone

Currently the Saxophone Professor at Cal State Northridge, I have been teaching saxophone for over 12 years, students ranging in 7 years old to adult. My students have been accepted at New England Conservatory, McGill University, Rutgers University, among others as Saxophone performance majors. I have taught previously at USC, as an outreach fellow for New England Conservatory, as the Saxophone Teacher for North Andover Public Schools (MA), and currently teach throughout Los Angeles.

I have a BM and MM from New England Conservatory, and a DMA from USC, all in Saxophone Performance.

New England Conservatory
Saxophone Performance
New England Conservatory
Master's
University of Southern California
PhD

Education

New England Conservatory (Saxophone Performance)

New England Conservatory (Master's)

University of Southern California (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

My normal rate is $80/hour, with a minimum of 45 minute lessons.

Travel policy

Benjamin will travel within 30 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90004.