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Thank you for your interest in private lessons. I’m committed to helping motivated students level-up their skills, build confidence, and have fun in the process!

I’ve been teaching saxophone and improvisation lessons in the Seattle area since 2003, and I have extensive experience working with all levels of saxophonists, from beginner to professional. My teaching methods integrate technique, ear-training, creativity, performance psychology, deep listening, and technology.


I work with students and their families to develop personalized practicing plans by taking experience, time availability, and long-term performance goals into consideration. We will draw strategies from the latest research on skill development to craft a practice that is both effective and enjoyable.


I hold two studio recitals every year, locations include The Royal Room, Boxley’s, and Online Virtual Recitals.

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Student playing with pros at studio recital

Studio Locations

  • North Shoreline
  • Online


  • Ala carte: $100/hour
  • Weekly: $90/hour ($67.50 for 45-minutes), billed in packages of four lessons

Honors Received by Private Students

  • Awarded full and partial tuition scholarships to study music at colleges across the country
  • Soloist awards at the Essentially Ellington Contest in NYC
  • 1st Place, WA State Solo and Ensemble Contest
  • Selected for All-Northwest and All-State honor ensembles

Interested in lessons? Contact me at stevetres@gmail.com