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Instruments
Saxophone and Trumpet
Skill Levels
Beginner and Intermediate
Genres
Classical, Rock, Blues, Jazz
Lesson Duration
30 minutes
Age Groups
6+

Donna Schwartz

Award winning band teacher and professional Rock, Blues, Motown, Soul and Jazz Alto & Tenor Sax performer in the Los Angeles metro area.
Teaching Philosophy

From performing with many bands, I know how exciting it is to play songs. I want all my Beginner and Intermediate students to enjoy making music by ear and by reading. In addition to classical music, I also love teaching Jazz and improvisation to all my students, which makes them more independent and creative. I have also used many method books like Breeze Easy, Essential Elements 2000, Rubank, Jump Right In, Arban and Universal Method for Saxophone.

Experience

I have been teaching public school band, jazz band and general music for over 14 years. I have taught trumpet and saxophones privately for over 27 years. Performed at the Orpheum Theatre-LA, City National Grove of Anaheim, House of Blues Anaheim, Paramount NY, World Cafe in Philadelphia, Wolf Den at the Mohegan Sun, Landmark Theatre, Riverhead Blues Festival, Patchogue Theatre, and numerous restaurants and clubs in NY and La metro areas.

Credentials

Jenkins Award for Best Teacher of the Year, 2008
Mastership Certification, Level One -Gordon Institute of Music Learning
Master of Science in Music Education and Social Work
Master's Certificate in Arranging and Orchestration Berklee Online School of Music
Former students have performed with All County and All State Concert and Jazz Bands, been accepted to Juilliard Pre-College, Manhattan School of Music Pre-College Jazz Program, and have attended USDAN and NYS Summer School for the Arts.

Affiliations

NafMe, CMEA, SCSBOA, NYSSMA, NMEA, SCMEA, GIML, ITG, JEN, NYSBDA

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