• Saxophone technique and fundamentals
  • Sight reading
  • Jazz improvisation, ear training, and theory
  • Learn rock, funk, Latin, pop, and other styles
  • College audition prep
  • Honor band and all-state band audition prep
  • Advanced jazz techniques and solo transcription
  • Practical strategies and new ideas to improve your playing as an amateur or professional working musician
  • Extended saxophone techniques such as altissimo, growling, and multi-phonics

Ian is kind and supportive. He's making sure I get good habits and technique from the start. - Christine G.

I’m an adult beginner student and have been taking lessons for approximately one year. Ian’s approach and method have really motivated me. I’m playing music that I enjoy, while improving my basic skills. He is very patient and is an excellent instructor and outstanding musician. - Bill W.

About a year ago, our teenage son began alto sax lessons with Ian. His previous experience was less than a year in middle school band and he needed more individualized instruction. My son has come such a long way! Ian has a comprehensive program that includes technique, reading and interpreting music, history and different styles of artists, etc.. Ian is energetic, enthusiastic, patient, and clearly loves music. His involvement in the teaching and professional jazz community is such an asset. - Susan T.

I've been playing saxophone on and off (mostly off and mostly badly) for decades and recently started coming to Ian for lessons. First of all .. he's a great player .. which is why and how I found him. But more importantly he has really helped me begin to get a grounding in better technique and playing + some theory. I am really amazed with how much I've learned in a relatively short time. Thanks Ian! - Caitriona R.


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