Private Music Lessons

Saxophone Lessons with Vanessa Sewell 94403

I’d love to have a few more students to build my studio in the Bay Area! I’m located in San Mateo, California (94403). I currently play Alto Saxophone with the San Francisco Wind Ensemble. I repair woodwinds on the side -as you’ll see on this site. I sing at church, and play clarinet with SFSU from time to time.

Sewell Music Profile

Sax Lessons in San Mateo, CA

I studied Saxophone at BYU with Dr. Ray Smith, who is a pupil of Eugene Rousseau, arguably the best classical saxophonist of our time. And I played in countless large and small ensembles there. I have my Bachelor in Music Education and I’ve taught at both the middle school and high school levels. I know I can be a great music teacher for you, focusing on the basics and making sure proper technique and musicality is always addressed. I strive to help each individual student with their needs. I will challenge you, but we’ll be sure to move at your own pace. I feel my years of experience playing and teaching build a great foundation for me to be your best private music teacher. We’ll focus on appropriate repertoire, and if we have enough students interested, we may even do recitals.

I will take Saxophone students of any level, Beginning, Intermediate, Prepping for College…etc. ┬áBut I would especially love to teach those interested in classical studies -my forte. I can teach beginning jazz, but if you’re interested in improv you may want to find a jazz emphasis teacher.


Beginning Clarinet Lessons

I will also teach beginning clarinet. I’ve played clarinet with the San Francisco Wind Ensemble and in college ensembles. I have also taught both clarinet and flute to many beginners.

Private Music Lessons in San Mateo, CA

First lesson is free! You’ll pay for 4 Lessons a month at the beginning of the month, that will be the same day and time each week (ie Wednesdays at 4pm).

30 minute lessons are $135/month (beginners)
45 minute lessons are $150/month

Any conflicts I have will be addressed at the beginning of each month. Any rescheduling you need to make must be done 24 hours prior to your scheduled lesson.

Please contact me if you’re interested or have any questions!


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