Clarinet, Flute, and Saxophone
“Really like the lesson, thanks Eric. It was nice to get a feel for your style of teaching. I was a bit shy to play, since I haven't played in ages, but I think if I had a bit more time to prepare (like I'm practicing that Scott Jopin song now) I'll feel more confident to play the song and have something to show for when we have the next lesson! Man I'm rusty! but I'll get it back eventually! For our next lessons I'd really like to have techniques or scales to do work on, towards a goal :)”
Clarinet, Music Theory, Saxophone, Drums, Flute, Music Production, Recorder, Songwriting, and Voice
Wonderful Saxophone and Clarinet Lessons that are fun!
“My first lesson with Dave was packed with his great musical insight about saxophone techniques and methods. As a "older" returning student to the sax, he made the lesson very interesting and took the time to listen to my playing before making some great suggestions. We even had an quick jazz play-along duet that was great! All of this in a half hour. Great instructor!”
“I approached David that I wanted some lessons on Alto Sax. I also said I didn't read or write music; just played by ear. I taught myself blues and jazz harmonica the same way and I am a Pro at it in less than 5 years. He agreed- almost like teaching a blind person. He is patient with newbies and his methods of teaching was exactly what I was looking for. Great teacher; recommend it to anyone who wants to do just improvs like me.”
Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Composition, Flute, French Horn, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin, and Voice
A Professional Music Educator for 20 Years; Teaching Music Online Since 2008.
“Mr. West is very professional, knowledgable and patient. My twelve year old son actually got more out of one lesson with him than from the several lessons received by his Juilliard trained private instructor. Maturity definitely counts and Mr West has that.”
“I'm trying vocal performance for the first time, having done instrumental some years ago. Tom has been very helpful in instructing me in the various ways that voice differs from instrumental performance. As an amateur, I feel I am starting to advance in my technique. I highly recommend Tom.”