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Will S.

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"Hi I'm Will,

I’ve taught Saxophone and clarinet at the ‘American Conservatory of Music’ and the ‘Old Town School of Folk Music’.

I’ve taught thousands of saxophone lessons to students ranging in age from eight to eighty-from complete beginners to advanced performers.

I know just about everything there is to know about saxophone. I've been playing sax since I was 12. I've more...

"Hi I'm Will,

I’ve taught Saxophone and clarinet at the ‘American Conservatory of Music’ and the ‘Old Town School of Folk Music’.

I’ve taught thousands of saxophone lessons to students ranging in age from eight to eighty-from complete beginners to advanced performers.

I know just about everything there is to know about saxophone. I've been playing sax since I was 12. I've played saxophone all the way through high school orchestra, concert band, marching band, stage band. I even played sax in three different garage bands. Saxophone was my life then and still is to this day.

In college I played alto saxophone and tenor saxophone in big bands, combos, quartets, trios- you name it.

I’ve recorded five CDs under my own name and have performed at numerous music festivals around the world.

My Teaching Philosophy

I always ask the student what their favorite song or what music was downloaded recently. From this song we extract and discover the concepts of melody, rhythm, meter, tempo, form, and key; subjects that are difficult to teach if you don’t use a song the student enjoys listening to. The student is surprised to learn that no matter what the song or genre, all music may be described and analyzed in the aforementioned terms. My lessons create a personal musical experience that the student reviews subconsciously whenever she hears that song, dances to that song, or is reminded of that song. The student is doing music homework without even thinking about it." less...

Details

fee: $45 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 40 miles
meeting type: either in-person or online

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website: on file

Education and Qualifications

certified: Will S. is a certified tutor

Berklee College of Music, Bachelor

Northern Illinois University, Masters

Oak Park, IL 60302

Subjects Tutored

Music Theory - General Music