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John A.

Kennewick, WA

$45/hour

John: Saxophonist, Music Theory Tutor, Composition Major

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Eastern Washington University
Composition

Education

Eastern Washington University (Composition)

About John

I have been doing music since I was little. I used to play around on piano and learn different video game songs. As I got into elementary school I did two years of orchestra where my biggest achievement was memorizing the William Tell Overture on Violin. In middle school I started what is now my almost 10 year trek as a saxophonist. By my 8th grade year I was first tenor in the middle school Jazz Band. In high school I took part in the marching band, wind ensemble, and 1st Jazz Band. I often held section leader and lead saxophone roles on both Alto and Tenor Saxophone. By my junior year of high school I was playing at collegiate level in the CBC Jazz Band as their second tenor. I held both First Tenor and Second Tenor throughout my 3 years at CBC (2 of running start and 1 to finish my degree) and by my last I was Lead Tenor. My second year, we recorded a CD labeled "Extensions." I'm currently a Student at Eastern Washington University where upon audition I got into the Concert Jazz Orchestra as their second Tenor. CJO just ended the year by recording a CD, which I'm sure will release soon-ish.

I'm going for my BM in Composition and along the way taking up any chance to play or perform I can get. The instruments I play and have played are Saxophone ranging from Tenor to Soprano, Flute from a doubled instrument, Clarinet as a doubled instrument which I'm currently in the process of learning, and Piano from a hobby/well-rounded musician standpoint.

The majority of my qualifications are listed in my bio, but I have been playing saxophone for almost 10 years now, 5 of which have been at the collegiate level. Upon the recommendation of my second year theory professor, I have been letting people know If they need help with theory to come ask me. I generally understand concepts in theory that are harder to grasp and have an easier time explaining them.

Contact me by email or phone, would love to tutor and teach kids up to adults how to read music, do theory, or even just learn saxophone.
I have been doing music since I was little. I used to play around on piano and learn different video game songs. As I got into elementary school I did two years of orchestra where my biggest achievement was memorizing the William Tell Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Kennewick, WA 99337
In-person lessons
Music:
General Music,
Music Theory, Saxophone

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General Music

I have been doing music in school for 13 years now and have taken many lessons during that time. I've held many section leader roles in which I had to help others with music and other qualities of saxophone playing (for example). General Music is something pretty basic to teach, not that that means it's easy, but the methods to so are pretty stock. I have piano skills and read music fluently, something I've done consistently in those 13 years is read music. I also have access to theory books and sheet music to further teach music to the non-reader.

Saxophone

I have been playing saxophone for 10 years now, 5 of which are at the collegiate level. I have held several positions of leadership as a saxophonist in both high school and college. I have recorded two CDs with groups I have performed with. Upon audition into EWU's music program and Jazz bands, I was put into the top Jazz band as Second tenor.

Eastern Washington University
Composition

Education

Eastern Washington University (Composition)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

John will travel within 15 miles of Kennewick, WA 99337.