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Saxophone lessons for adultsNick York

1PRIVATE SAXOPHONE CLASSES FOR NEW YORKERS

Lessons are held in a professional studio equipped with all must-have hardware

2SAXOPHONE LESSONS IN YOUR HOME

If needed, you can have a class without ever leaving your place – at your convenience.

3GET STARTED IN PLAYING SAX, WHATEVER YOUR AGE AND MUSIC ABILITY

Your every advantage will be considered as my individual teaching approach brings to each of you a tailor-made educational program.

4SHOW OFF YOUR EXPERIENCE AND MEET WITH FRIENDS ON STAGE AT OUR DAY-TO-DAY RECITALS

Not only can you challenge yourself and your increased musical ability through regular recitals but also perform before a large audience and learn from your peer ‘colleagues’.

5RECORD YOUR FAVOURITE MUSICAL PIECE WHEN READY

Once you have polished your favourite tune, you can then have it recorded in a pro-grade studio.

6DISTANCE LEARNING VIA SKYPE FOR NON-RESIDENTS OF NEW YORK

You can get your bundle of sax lessons on Skype if you live outside NY and have no chance to travel. The only thing you need is a bit of time and smooth Internet connection.

MY PERSONAL
BACKGROUND

As a contemporary saxophonist, musical tutor and performing artist I currently live in New York. In 2013 I graduated with honors from Nizhny Novgorod State Conservatory specializing in saxophone and bassoon. I have won many awards in the All-Russian and International competitions and have also received awards from the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation.

I have an extensive track record playing in orchestras and ensembles. I am actively engaged in sessions, studio and concert work. My teaching experience amounts to 10 years.

Get trained to…

THEORY OF MUSIC
Grasp the backbone of musical notation: from fundamental concepts through specific terminology to reading off and understanding music sheet
SIGHT READING
You will learn to identify the note pitch in an instant as well as keeping count, note value and proper pausing in order to play new compositions from a music book.
PLAYING TO BACKING TRACKS
Learn how to flawlessly slip into the accompaniment with your own saxophone solo.
IMPROVISATION IN ANY STYLE YOU WISH
Let your unique spirit come out in every track you perform.
EAR-TRAINING.
Develop your skill of playing music by ear whatever your chosen song or style is.
CORRECT BREATHING, LIPS AND TONGUE POSITION
I will teach you abdominal breathing and appropriate body posture including arms, back, head and fingers, coupled with lips and tongue positions.
USE MUSICAL EQUIPMENT FOR PERFOMANCES
Start to properly use sound equipment for monitoring and managing your sound at the performance. The former includes a microphone, mixer and various devices.
GET A TASTE FOR MUSIC AND CONVEY ITS SPIRIT WHILE PLAYING
Pass along the tune’s message and quality instead of simply breathing in sound by sound from a music book.
I am sure that my expert opinion on sax brands and models on market as well as the current price range will help you pick that very mouthpiece, reed and saxophone you deserve. If needed, i will accompany you to a specialized store or a private trader.

My students' videos

Reviews

Inna Veloso

Playing the sax has been my life-long dream. I remember how once, while watching online tutorials on YouTube, I came across one from Nick, in which he was showing how to play scales – in a very simple way. My gut feeling told me to reach out and communicate exactly with him. He then responded, advised me what instrument to choose, and we started training, which I not in the least regret. I am having classes with Nick online, which may seem a bit more complicated than face-to-face. However, I’m satisfied with the results and, especially, with the teacher’s approach. I am keen on his punctuality, professionalism, advice and recommendations. What’s more, he’s always willing to respond and counsel even beyond the planned lesson. I call him ‘my saxophone guru’! I wish him creative wins and new accomplishments. An absolutely outstanding teacher, that’s who he is! I will be his student as long as time allows. And the wish is there always. Thank you, Nick York!

Nastya Agaphonova

I had been dreaming about playing the saxophone for quite a while, but hadn’t had the nerve to take it up from scratch. Until I found info about Nick on the Net and did make my mind to try! Which I not one jot regret! He’s a great teacher who can explain everything and give a hint when something goes wrong! I feel like continuing my studies! I hope I will have mastered this wonderful instrument with Nick’s help! Thank you!

Aleksey Kostonyan

The history of me meeting Nick started after his performance on my wedding. I really liked his style of play and his personality, too. A year later I decided to take up playing the sax and, of course, addressed Nick with that – as I had been inspired particularly with his play. I put progress and success I could feel even after half a year of studies down to Nick’s teaching skill. He will always reasonably praise me or scold if homework undone. To top it all, he inspires me to work and go on rising further. I just wish there was more time to take more lessons. Nick, I will be coming more often when I finish my construction works, I promise! Thank you for your patience and perseverance in your noble work.

Aleksey Shorin

Nick is a remarkable educator. His lessons are smooth sailing, him staying demanding and informative at the same time. He always tries to explain complicated things with simple words, in layman’s terms. Nick is a teacher focused on the practical effect, not on deep theoretical knowledge. His attitude to studies really motivate! That is why my advice to all who are still on the fence: cease doubting!

Nataly Zhenishek

I wanted to learn how to play the sax – and here it is, given to me as a present. I started to look for a teacher and was put on to him. I reckon he is a good teacher. He clearly breaks down information, has a creative approach to studies, always puts something new on offer, and takes his students’ wishes on board. Undoubtedly, Nick is a fair musician notwithstanding his teaching spirit. If any acquaintance of mine sets their sights on playing the saxophone, I will certainly recommend him to them.

Denis Afanasyev

I had been choosing a teacher for long before my choice turned next to Nick, which I’m very happy about. Not everyone can be so straightforward in explaining stuff. He will always understand and prompt you. Apart from being a teacher with a big ‘T’, Nick is a very amiable, sociable and responsible person! If you are still in two minds concerning your choice of a teacher, don’t lose your time, make an appointment with Nick!

Semen Prusakov

Nick is an excellent teacher who knows his stuff and a nice guy one has things to discuss, too. Due to lack of time, I’m having a hard time mastering the instrument but Nick supports me and gives me confidence. And if I can’t get something right, he always tries to find a way to aid in. With his help, I’m making my dream come true! A million ‘Thank you’ to him for that!

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