Lessons

I offer one-on-one online lessons via FaceTime and Skype. These lessons are designed to remedy problems that aspiring professionals and full-time professionals might be experiencing on either saxophone, clarinet or flute. My years working in freelance and Broadway pit orchestras; show bands; studio work; performing recitals; presenting clinics and masterclasses; and teaching woodwinds, chamber music, and jazz at universities have given me a perspective that I enjoy sharing.

Concepts related to embouchure; resonance; tone; articulation; ergonomically sound principles related to balancing the instruments and finger technique; and breathing form the basis of my instruction as they apply to making music. I have spent a lifetime learning about these while studying with the legendary saxophonist/clarinetist Joe Allard and master flutist, Tom Nyfenger. Their insightful approaches to artistic woodwind playing while viewing each individual as a unique personality had a profound effect on me as a performer and as a teacher. Additional studies with Eddie Daniels, Ron Reuben, Joe Rabbai, Michael Parloff, Peter Simenauer, Paul Dunkel, Bob Mover and Bob Porcelli were very helpful and have also shaped my teaching style.

While I still believe that the most productive lessons for continued long-term development are accomplished during in-person meetings, much can be accomplished via the on-line approach with more established players. The lessons are one hour in length and booked through PayPal. Please see below to create a lesson time. I look forward to working with you.

-ED

Please contact Ed to set up a lesson day/time.