Many students play the sax in Cincinnati. Only some students excel at sax in Cincinnati.
Sharpening the skills of a saxophonist can help a student in many ways. Becoming a section leader, participating in Cincinnati’s regional honors bands, and succeeding in the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) solo and ensemble contests are all terrific ways to develop a student’s self-confidence. Showcasing proven musical talent looks great on a college resume. And the self-expression and discipline that come with dedicated musical practice both impact a student’s life in a very positive way.
The saxophone is widely embraced partly because it is welcomed in so many musical settings. Modern orchestras have sax sections, as do salsa groups, Latin and Afro-Cuban ensembles, and jazz big bands. Bebop and modern jazz have the sax at their center. It’s also one of the few woodwind or brass instruments to feature prominently in pop and rock music. (Not just ‘80s pop either – sure, Duran Duran, Wham!, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Hall & Oates, Spandau Ballet, Men At Work, and Sting all employed saxophonists to great effect, but plenty of 21st century pop places the sax at center stage as well.)
James Thomas teaches sax at Toedtman School of Music, and he comes to us with a wealth of Cincinnati music experience. He taught music in the Cincinnati Public Schools for 31 years, and he has studied at Wright State University, University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, and Kentucky State University. While stationed in the New England area, James played in a colonial marching band, and he continues to perform at Gaines United Methodist Church. His warm personality and engaging style of tutelage makes him a marvelous saxophone teacher.
Signup For Cincinnati Saxophone Lessons Today
For saxophone lessons in Cincinnati, contact Toedtman School of Music, Cincinnati’s oldest private music school, by phone at 513.772.7900, or with the contact form below.