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Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute - Classical and Jazz
Music Lessons in Queens, Long Island, or your Home!
I teach private music lessons to all ages and abilities in Forest Hills/Kew Gardens. It is sometimes possible to have lessons at your home in Queens, or on Long Island. I teach clarinet, saxophone, and flute and perform regularly on all three instruments (see about). My students range from complete beginner, to accomplished high school students in the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York, and also to college undergraduates and adult learners.
A lesson length of 45 minutes weekly tends to work very well for many. Less experienced students may prefer 30 minutes, and more advanced (high school or college) students may benefit from a full hour. If you're unsure, start with 45 minutes. In my opinion, a half hour is usually too short but the full hour can be exhausting for many students (and difficult to focus for that long). We can always change your lesson duration later as you progress. I am happy to help students prepare for NYSSMA! Let's start early!
The fee for a 45 minute lesson in Queens is $70. If you prefer, it is possible for me to travel to your home for lessons for a fee as well. Please mention you prefer this if that is the case. See the contact section.
Lessons will focus on fundamentals in sound production to get the most beautiful, full tone possible. We will also work on developing technique including scales and arpeggios. From there, students have the option of guiding lessons with their choice of music. I will help you find music that you will enjoy, but will also challenge you. If you like contemporary, jazz, pop, or commercial music we can work on those styles as well, including jazz improvisation. More advanced clarinet and flute students may also work on orchestral excerpts, depending on their goals. I want you to enjoy the music you are working on!
Please see the contact section to find a lesson time that will work for us and discuss details. You may also email me at email@example.com or call 920.883.8627 anytime with any questions or to set up a lesson.
Please check out the music section to hear me play, or the about section to read about my achievements in music.
Click here for my student resource page.
In March, April and May, Rico Reeds will choose a "student of the month."
All of my interested clarinet and saxophone students ages 13-19 should consider entering!
If you put in the hard work, I will make a high quality recording for you to submit! :)