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Irwin H.

Irvington, NJ

$65/hour

World Touring Professional Saxophonist and YOUR Teacher

5.0 average from 1 ratings
A Very good saxophone tutor
— Emily, East Hanover, NJ on 5/6/17

$65/Hour


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Princeton University

Education

Princeton University

About Irwin

Hello! My name is Irwin. I'm a professional saxophonist, flautist, and clarinetist, world touring musician, bandleader, arranger, composer, and music educator. I have performed, recorded and toured with a host of artists including 3x Grammy/Tony Award Winning jazz icon Dee Dee Bridgewater, Grammy-winning soul singer John Legend, Universal recording artist and singer/songwriter Melody Gardot, award winning trumpeter Theo Croker, bass virtuoso Charnett Moffett, and many more.

Teaching has always been a passion of mine from a very young age, perhaps because of my mother's 30 years as an educator in the NJ public school system. I have been teaching since 2001 in independent music schools, after-school programs, elementary, middle, and high school charter schools, colleges and universities, privately, as an international guest clinician, and for professional bands looking to take their music to the next level. I am a strong believer that music is for everyone and that everyone can learn how to play and appreciate it. As we learn about music we also learn about life. Though not everyone will become a professional artist, exposure to music and the ability to learn and appreciate it are a necessary part of a balanced educational experience. I give all of my students the tools to become the best musicians they can be!

I have been teaching since 2001 and since then I have developed a very practical, hands on approach to music education. It starts with a simple philosophy: every student should be able to see, demonstrate and articulate what they learn with every lesson. When a student can tell you what they learned and demonstrate it, that satisfaction helps motivate the student to practice and stay on track. And a joke or two doesn’t hurt either!

I've played my saxophones, flutes, and clarinets on some of the biggest and respected stages and music festivals around the world. I know what works and what doesn't. If you want someone with proven musical expertise, a long and successful career as an educator and a practical approach to helping you reach your maximum musical potential (and have a good time while you do it), I'd love to hear from you!
Hello! My name is Irwin. I'm a professional saxophonist, flautist, and clarinetist, world touring musician, bandleader, arranger, composer, and music educator. I have performed, recorded and toured with a host of artists including 3x Grammy/Tony Award Winning jazz icon Dee Dee Bridgewater, Grammy-winning soul singer John Legend, Universal Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Irvington, NJ 07111

"A Very good saxophone tutor"

- Emily, East Hanover, NJ on 5/6/17
Music:
Clarinet,
Flute,
General Music,
Music Theory, Saxophone

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.

Clarinet

I have been performing professionally for over 20 years. I currently work as a music instructor and arranger with the Quest Youth Orchestra in Brooklyn, NY teaching saxophones, flutes, and clarinets.

Flute

I have been performing professionally for over 20 years. I currently work as a music instructor and arranger with the Quest Youth Orchestra in Brooklyn, NY teaching saxophones, flutes, and clarinets.

General Music

I have been performing professionally for over 20 years. I have toured with a wide variety of artists including 3x Grammy/Tony Award winning jazz icon Dee Dee Bridgewater, Universal recording artist and singer/songwriter Melody Gardot, award winning trumpeter Theo Croker, and many more. I have performed on countless world stages including the Olympia in Paris France, the Palau de la Musica in Barcelona Spain, and the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam to name a few. I currently work as a music instructor and arranger with the Quest Youth Orchestra in Brooklyn, NY teaching saxophones, flutes, and clarinets.

Saxophone

I have been performing professionally for over 20 years. I have been teaching saxophone since 2001 and have students around the world, in the US, Japan, and the UK. I enjoy helping students find their voice and develop good sax habits to take their playing to the next level. I have a very practical, results-oriented approach. Every student is different and we develop what works best for you to improve! I look forward to working with you!

Princeton University

Education

Princeton University

A Very good saxophone tutor

Irvin helped my son with his music competition. Irvin is patient and precise. He provided very constructive suggestions for my son to improve. I would recommend Irvin to anyone who is looking for a Saxophone tutor.

— Emily, East Hanover, NJ on 5/6/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Irwin will travel within 25 miles of Irvington, NJ 07111.