Teaching


My Lessons

I charge $30 for a half hour, and $50 for an hour. I offer a free 20 minute preliminary lesson to discuss goals and ensure a good match.

I currently teach online, or in-person in the Toronto area (outdoors and at a distance, for now). For in-person lessons, I charge a $6.50 travel fee.


My Methodolody

I enjoy teaching students of any skill level! My private teaching is structured around individual student’s needs, with the goal of generating enjoyment, growth, satisfaction from music.

I teach saxophone technique, improvisation, music theory, and composition. I place particular value on HOW we practice, rather than WHAT we practice. To facilitate growth, the quality of practice often outweighs frequency, duration, and subject matter.

For saxophone, I focus on embouchure formation, hand position, technique development, and posture.

My Experience

I am a 2018 graduate of The University of Toronto’s jazz program. I have four years of private teaching experience, and have given workshops in high schools and universities across Canada. I teach jazz and classical technique, improvisation, music theory, and composition.

I have studied the saxophone extensively, a former student of Dave Liebman, Wallace Halladay, Mike Murley, John Johnson, Kelly Jefferson, Kirk MacDonald, and many more. Compositionally, I have studied both classical and jazz methods with Sasha Rapoport, John Hollenbeck, Andrew Downing, Terry Promane, and others.


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