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I offer lessons in the Alexander Technique, improvisation lessons for all instrumentalists at all levels, and saxophone lessons for all levels. I'm located in the Monterey Hills area of Los Angeles, California, just minutes northeast of downtown.


Lessons in the Alexander Technique:

  • $80.00 for a one-hour lesson
  • $700.00 for a series of ten lessons

I'm also available for small group teaching (3 to 6 participants) at an adjustable rate. Please contact me for more details.

 

Lessons in improvisation and saxophone:

  1. $35.00 for a 30-minute lesson (beginning saxophone only)
  2. $50.00 for a 45-minute lesson (saxophone only, all levels)
  3. 60.00 for a one-hour lesson (saxophone and/or improvisation, all levels)

Online music lessons via Skype:

  1. $50.00 for a 45-minute saxophone lessons to beginner through professional level
  2. $60.00 for a one-hour lesson in saxophone or improvisation for all levels

I offer discounts for lessons purchased in advance. Please contact me for details.

 

Online Alexander Technique movement assessments for musicians via Skype

While I can't offer regular, ongoing Alexander Technique lessons via Skype (you really do need to find a teacher with whom you can work in person), I can provide a consultation assessing your movement habits as they pertain to playing your instrument. practical advice about how you can begin to change your habits. We'll also look at how you hold and position your instrument,

 

 

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and I'll give some practical self-care strategies to help you stay healthy and pain free. This is a viable alternative if you don't have access to a certified Alexander Technique teacher in your area.

 

My rate is $70.00 for a 1-hour consultation. I will be happy to speak with you by phone for a 10-minute consultation for free, so that you can see if you'd like to go forward with your full 1-hour consultation. Please contact me to set up an appointment.


For all online lessons you'll need: a Webcam, a computer (with decent processing speed), and a Skype account.

 

Finally, I'm available to come offsite to teach either the Alexander Technique or music (or both together) to groups. I can custom design a program for your group's specific needs, or offer my own time-tested programs. My most popular course is Primary Instrument: Understanding Your Body In Relation To Making Music, which is a one-day intensive in the Alexander Technique, functional anatomy and body mapping. Please contact me for rates and details.