I have been teaching clarinet and saxophone lessons since 1986.
My students have ranged in age from 9 to 50 and have played all different sizes of clarinet and saxophone. One has progressed into a promising jazz career; two have gone on to major in music at college; and others have played for their own enjoyment, or participated in bands, orchestras, jazz ensembles, or quartets.
Lessons are one hour. (For students under 10 years old, half-hour lessons are available as an option.)
Lessons are held at my studio in Stamford. It may be possible to give lessons in other locations by special arrangement.
Payment is due at the beginning of each month for the number of lessons scheduled.
Lessons missed due to illness or a conflict in the student's schedule may be made up at a mutually convenient time - but must be made up during the month, or are forfeited.
Parents or other relatives are welcome to attend lessons at any time (occasionally or regularly, part or all)
References: I have the phone numbers of several former students, of various ages, who would be happy to speak with you about their lesson experience.
For more information about lessons, call me at 203-323-0600 or send me an email.
Instruments and Supplies:
I can help you find a suitable instrument, usually of better quality and at lower cost than the ones available at the local music store. I have several instruments available which you can rent while we are looking for a good instrument for you to buy.
If you purchase an instrument from me, you may return it for a full refund at any time in the future (provided it is still in similar condition).
Mouthpieces and reeds are an important part of a good sound and are topics we cover during lessons. I have several dozen mouthpieces on hand for students wishing to experiment with different mouthpieces.
I keep a supply of reeds and
other supplies on hand for students. These supplies are made available at my
cost. I encourage you to patronize the local music stores whenever possible.