Saxophone and Clarinet Lessons

In Home and Studio Lessons

1/2 hr, 45 min and 1 hr lessons
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Rates

In-Home throughout Philadelphia and the Main Line
Fishtown and South Philly Studio Lessons
All ages and skill levels

Schedule Sax or Clarinet Lessons


Clarinet teachers travel to your home, or teach in our Fishtown studio. From beginners to advanced, we will teach the fundamentals of playing woodwind instruments, including proper breath control, tone and technique. Advanced students can learn jazz theory, dixie land melodies, and more in depth orchestral pieces.

 

 

 

 

Kevin Vu

I teach Clarinet, Saxophone, and Piano. I recently graduated from Temple University with a BM in Clarinet Performance, where I studied clarinet with Sam Caviezel (Philadelphia Orchestra), saxophone with Matt Levy (Prism Quartet), and woodwind doubling and jazz with Ed Joffe (Broadway).  I am currently working as a freelance clarinet, saxophone, and flute player and have performed in many of the top theaters in Philadelphia, including the Arden Theatre Company, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Delaware Theatre Company, 11th Hour Theatre Company, and the Media Theatre.  I am equally passionate about all of the instruments I perform on, as well as the varied styles that appear in musical theater (classical, jazz, commercial, etc.).  My teaching philosophy is that the process directly influences the result, so I like to focus on developing good practicing habits and developing a genuine love of music.  In addition to woodwinds, I also studied piano and enjoy the instrument quite a bit! - Read More About Kevin

Sam Bishoff

I teach saxophone, flute, and clarinet. As a child, my parents exposed me to a variety of music and I soon became obsessed with B.B. King and the blues. I grew up in Seattle and the local blues radio station played jazz on the weekdays, so as I listened for my hero B.B. to come on the radio, I was accidentally introduced to jazz and I loved it! I started playing saxophone in grade school, and I continued to play through high school and eventually decided to attend Temple University where I recently completed a degree in Jazz Performance. I also spent a semester studying abroad at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. I have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with such musicians as Larry McKenna, Mike Crotty, Dan Monaghan and Greg Kettinger. When it comes to teaching I like to strike a balance between building a solid base in rudiments, as well as pursuing the interests of the student. I am comfortable teaching a number of styles such as jazz, classical, and pop, as well as concepts like improvising, reading, theory, and composing. I also welcome students of all levels and ages. - Read More About Sam

Nate Hook

I teach piano, saxophone, clarinet, and flute. My musical success can be largely attributed to my own teachers.  Although I began learning at age six, my lessons, practicing, and as a result my playing all came together when I began lessons with Alex Bohrer at age eleven.  Alex's teaching style put music theory to practical use in the music I learned.  This knowledge of how music was constructed gave me a deeper understanding of music.  Instead of just learning what notes to play, I learned why I was playing those notes.  This style of music education is present in the lessons I teach.  Instead of learning chords and scales in a cold, academic way, you'll learn how they fit into the songs you're learning. - Read More About Nate

Matt Culbertson

I teach piano, voice, and clarinet. I am a pianist, accompanist, and teacher that graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from Montclair State University. I’ve been blessed with incredible mentors and teachers my whole life, and I owe my success to them, and that’s one of the main reasons why I teach. After years as a student of several music education programs within Essex County, I moved on to teaching private lessons for all ages and all styles. I have performed throughout Northern New Jersey and New York, including Steinway Hall and Carnegie Hall. Now, after moving to Philadelphia, I intend to build my reputation among the educators and collaborators and continue my own education and artistry in music. - Read More About Matt