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Arnie A.

Mission Viejo, CA

$45/hour

Professional Sax/Flute Player/Professional Writer

In-person lessons
20+ Hours
Background check passed as of 11/6/14
4.3 average from 9 ratings
Great help
— Nuno, Irvine, CA on 4/26/17

$45/Hour


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College of San Mateo/University of CA
Music Marketing

Education

College of San Mateo/University of CA (Music Marketing)

About Arnie

Assisting people with learning to play saxophone or flute provides me enormous pleasure! I have been a performing musician in numerous professional venues (Jazz, R&B, big band, swing, small society bands, rock 'n roll, Latin, etc.) for many decades. Playing music has provided me a lifetime of incredible experiences. I am skilled at reading music, ear training, phrasing, tone production, breath control, improvising and numerous other aspects of learning to play a saxophone or flute.

When I was in college I played in a big band jazz ensemble that was one of eight bands selected nationally to go and play at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

One of the reasons I enjoy teaching so much is that I am a professional communicator (see advertising agency experience below) and am adept at finding what works to get students enthused about learning and playing music. And equally important, I like to have fun when teaching which makes the journey for my students so much more enjoyable. Some of my students have played first chair in school bands and went on playing into college.

In addition to my playing roles, I am on the Board of Directors of the All American Boys Chorus, a group of over 100 boys between the ages of 8 & 15 who travel around the world performing for different venues.

With regard to the writing tutoring I would provide, I have been in the advertising industry for over two decades and have written for scores of applications including, communication plans, marketing plans, print ads, radio spots, TV ad scripts, proposals, brochure copy and many other examples. My skills in writing utilize a very creative approach. Words on paper are just that--words. It takes a creative approach to transform them into something that inspires and motivates your reading audience.

I can assist students to conceptualizing what they want to communicate, organizing the information, and effectively translating the information into moving text that will make incredible impressions.

I am flexible with my times and easy to work with. Once you experience my approach you will be very pleased.I look forward to talking to you about you or your student's personal needs!

Assisting people with learning to play saxophone or flute provides me enormous pleasure! I have been a performing musician in numerous professional venues (Jazz, R&B, big band, swing, small society bands, rock 'n roll, Latin, etc.) for many decades. Playing music has provided me a lifetime of incredible experiences. I am skilled at reading music, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

The rate shown for my services is a general guideline and can be modified if necessary to suit circumstances.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great help"

- Nuno, Irvine, CA on 4/26/17
English:
Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Vocabulary
Business:
Marketing,
Microsoft Word

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.

Flute

I have successfully taught many students the art of playing flute. I bring a well rounded approach to learning the instrument that you will not find with many instructors. In addition to the technique and skills required to become proficient, I am also skilled in improvising and can help the student acquire skills that will put them well ahead of other players.

I have been in concert and marching bands; played flute on-stage professionally with a variety of groups and as an opening soloist for headliner groups; have been hired to "lay down tracks" in recording studios; and numerous other musical venues.

Equally important is my approach to teaching. I make the process enjoyable for the student which encourages them to apply themselves to improve.

Give me a try and you and your student will be pleased with the results.

Sincerely,
Arnie

General Music

I have been a professional musician for several decades. I have played Saxophone & Flute in a variety of ensembles including big bands, jazz ensembles, cocktail groups, concert and marching bands.
I have taught many students in all aspects of learning and playing music.

Marketing

I have worked in the advertising and marketing industry for several decades. My responsibilities have included creating marketing communication plans, request for proposals (RFP's), proposals, market research, marketing strategies, and all related activities. I have been hired as a specialist to participate in teams that create a creative approach for a new product entry into the marketplace. In addition to the above, I have been the president/owner of an advertising agency.

Saxophone

Playing saxophone and teaching others to play is a passion of mine. I have been playing professionally for over two decades and am very diverse in the styles I play.

The venues I have played in include marching bands, concert bands, Rhythm & Blues, cocktail groups, Latin Groups, jazz ensembles and big swing/jazz bands. I presently play in two big jazz bands as the soloist tenor sax player.

I have studied with several professional saxophone players and can not only teach aspiring students but also make the process enjoyable.

Give me a call. You and your student will be happy with the results.

College of San Mateo/University of CA
Music Marketing

Education

College of San Mateo/University of CA (Music Marketing)

Great help

Arnie knows a lot about music and he surely knows how to motivate the student to study. The classes cover technique, jazz, improvisation and reading skills. I surely recommend.

— Nuno, Irvine, CA on 4/26/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

The rate shown for my services is a general guideline and can be modified if necessary to suit circumstances.

Travel policy

Arnie will travel within 15 miles of Mission Viejo, CA 92692.