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Ruaridh P.

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Study with Ruaridh!

$75/hour

  • Greenpoint Brooklyn, NY 11222

About Ruaridh


Bio

I have been earnestly studying the saxophone and the intricacies of music for thirteen years. No small amount of ambition, vision and hard work has taken me from a small town in the Scottish countryside to New York City, studying jazz at one of the most prestigious music schools in the world, The Juilliard School. I have performed professionally over the last seven years and have gained invaluable experience playing with a number of different bands covering a wide variety of genres. I have...

I have been earnestly studying the saxophone and the intricacies of music for thirteen years. No small amount of ambition, vision and hard work has taken me from a small town in the Scottish countryside to New York City, studying jazz at one of the most prestigious music schools in the world, The Juilliard School. I have performed professionally over the last seven years and have gained invaluable experience playing with a number of different bands covering a wide variety of genres. I have performed at both the London, Edinburgh and Glasgow jazz festivals under my own name and several venues in New York City as part of Juilliard Jazz ensembles.

I have a sincere interest in and love of teaching. Since I began teaching in 2011 I have taught in multiple contexts including one to one lessons, workshops, group coaching and classroom teaching. I am a creative thinker and a meticulous planner and this influences my teaching style. I do everything I can to help my students overcome their problems, realise their potential and become not only better musicians but responsible citizens and deeper thinkers also. To paraphrase Stravinsky: “good teachers borrow but great teachers steal”. Fortunately, I have had numerous opportunities to steal from many wonderful teachers. My mentors include Joe Magnarelli, Joe Temperley, Steve Wilson, Mari Kimura, Stan Sulzmann, Tommy Smith, Jean Toussaint, Malcolm Edmonstone, Martin Hathaway, Malcolm Miles, Martin Kershaw, Richard Ingham, Richard Michael, Christian Forshaw and Paul Stevens.

I have a Master of Music from The Juilliard School and Bachelor of Music (Honours) from The Guildhall School.

I'm available for lessons in saxophone, flute, clarinet, piano, jazz, composition, arranging, Max and Logic.


Education

The Guildhall School
Jazz saxophone
The juilliard School
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $75
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11222
  • 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

Art

Composition (Music)

Composition (Music)

I write music frequently. Composition classes (jazz and classical) were part of both of my degrees (Master and Bachelor of Music).

Music

Clarinet,

Clarinet

I have been playing the clarinet for 8 years. I have held a position in a professional jazz orchestra in the past which required me to play clarinet. I have a Master of Music degree and Batchelor of Music degree - my major on both was jazz saxophone performance but I was required to take lessons in clarinet for both degrees.
Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

I write music frequently. Composition classes (jazz and classical) were part of both of my degrees (Master and Bachelor of Music).
Flute,

Flute

I have been playing the flute for 8 years. I have held a position in a professional jazz orchestra in the past which required me to play flute. I have a Master of Music degree and Batchelor of Music degree - my major on both was jazz saxophone performance but I was required to take lessons on flute for both degrees.
Saxophone,

Saxophone

I have been playing the saxophone for 13 years. I have held a position in a professional jazz orchestra in the past. I have a Master of Music degree and Bachelor of Music degree - my major on both was jazz saxophone performance.
Music Theory

$75/hour

Ruaridh P.

$75/hour

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