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.

Practice

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.

Recitals

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

saxophone studio recital

Student playing with pros at studio recital

Studio Locations

  • Shoreline (Echo Lake – Near Exit 177)
  • Online

Rates

  • Ala carte: $100/hour
  • Weekly: $80/hour ($60 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? Book a new student meeting for no charge at: https://fons.app/@stevetres/book