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Richard S.

Saxophone Tutor

Saxophone Tutor

$40/hour

  • 11 hours tutoring

  • Southfield, MI 48076

About Richard


Bio

I am a retired building contractor and attorney who loves playing the saxophone. I have played for almost 30 years and currently play and perform with 2 large community bands, one dixieland band and one "big" band. I enjoy working with children and especially like teaching music. I am a big believer in learning the basics first and the "tricks" or "shortcuts" later. I want my students to learn how to read and understand music, including scales and musical "style", as well as playing the notes...

I am a retired building contractor and attorney who loves playing the saxophone. I have played for almost 30 years and currently play and perform with 2 large community bands, one dixieland band and one "big" band. I enjoy working with children and especially like teaching music. I am a big believer in learning the basics first and the "tricks" or "shortcuts" later. I want my students to learn how to read and understand music, including scales and musical "style", as well as playing the notes. Music is a fantastic exercise for the mind and helps students with math and science thinking as well. It is also a great hobby that anyone can continue to pursue for a lifetime. I want my students to become good musicians, but to learn to love music as they do so.


Education

Michigan State University
Business Adm.
University of Detroit School of Law
J.D.

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Rate details: This rate is for the student to come to me. If the parent or student need me to travel to them for lessons the rate will be $60/hr.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Southfield, MI 48076
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Music

General Music,

General Music

I have been playing the saxophone and learning music for more than 30 years. I have performed with the Michigan State University Marching Band, the MSU Alumni Band, the Blue Lake Adult Summer Band, and currently with the Birmingham Concert Band, Farmington Concert Band, Straw Hat Band and the FCB Big Band. I have taken music theory and ear training classes at Oakland University and have attended many master classes. I have had the pleasure of performing all kinds of music including classical, popular, jazz and big band, and would like to pass those experiences on to young musicians.
Saxophone

Saxophone

I have been playing the saxophone for more than 30 years. I play alto, soprano and tenor and can play baritone as well. I currently play with the Birmingham Concert Band, the Farmington Concert Band, the Straw Hat Band and the FCB Big Band. My ensemble experience also includes the Michigan State University Marching Band, the MSU Alumni Band, the Blue Lake Adult Band, and I have performed as a substitute alto sax player for other community bands in the Detroit area. I want my students to learn music as well as saxophone. I teach the basics of music theory; scales; how to make music, not just sounds; and an appreciation for different styles of music in addition to teaching a student how to play the saxophone. I am happy to take students from beginner through high school.

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$40/hour

Richard S.

$40/hour

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