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Saxophone lessons for childrenNick York

1PRIVATE SAXOPHONE CLASSES FOR CHILDREN 6+

Get your kid trained to play sax in a well-equipped musical studio.

2SAXOPHONE CLASSES AT YOUR HOME

If you’d like to keep an eye on your child or just save time, let’s have a class at your residence on an agreed schedule.

3AUTHORIAL METHODOLOGY AND CASE-BY-CASE APPROACH FOR EVERY KID

Integrated approach to your kid’s creative development starts with fostering their appreciation for music as well as general love of art.

4REGULAR PERFORMANCES ON STAGE

Your kid will come to appreciate the thrill of playing in other people’s presence. Not only it is a challenge and stress resistance test but also it gives them a chance to upgrade performing skills and get peer feedback.

5SOLO AND ENSEMBLE PLAYING

In class, your child will not only develop their musical perception and active performing skills but also they will be exposed to hearing a professional play as I play in class, too. It will result in more extensive practice and, of course, speedier progress.

6PREENTRY TRAINING

I will assist your kids in preparing for music college entrance or important music exams through step-by-step practice, reworking and polishing best there is.

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.

What can I teach you?

MUSIC NOTATION
Expose your child to the exciting world of musical terminology for better sight-reading and understanding musical notation.
SIGHT READING
By maintaining musical count together with correct value of each note and proper pausing, your kid will certainly master playing by note to pick up new tunes from sheet music.
PLAYING BY EAR
Solfeggio sessions will help your kid educate their ear and improve their skill of picking any tunes and chords. On top of that, they will inevitably unclose to deeper musical perception.
PROPER BREATHING, BODY POSITION
The concept of abdominal breathing and appropriate body posture including arms, back, head and fingers, coupled with lips and tongue positions.
PLAY AND COMPREHEND VARIOUS MUSICAL STYLES
In class your kid can practice a variety of styles from jazz to classics, from pop to rock.
HOW TO BE AN ARTIST IN EVERY INCH
Being an artist takes so much more than just playing the instrument. Your child will learn how to behave onstage, cope with stress in terms of psychology and physiology. In class, we will consider the whole bunch of things such as interacting with audiences, selecting a repertoire, stage image and much more.
With my professional opinion regarding brands and models, and current market prices, I can help you SELECT PROPERLY A MOUTHPIECE, REEDS AND AN INSTRUMENT. I will go to a store or a private seller together with you, if necessary.

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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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