Brian Handeland-Saxophone, Clarinet, and Flute lessons

I am a Minneapolis based woodwind doubler, and I am offering in-home lessons on saxophone, clarinet, and flute. I hope to start making music with your child soon!

Subjects taught: Saxophone lessons, Clarinet lessons, Flute lessons

Teaching style: I teach woodwind lessons through a very exploratory, hands-on style of learning. My students will learn the basics of tone production, note reading, etc., and then through listening and exploration I tailor each student's lessons to focus primarily on whatever genre they want to play, whether that is jazz, classical, pop/funk, or any of a variety of ethnic folk music (American, European, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, etc.).

Qualifications: I have a degree in classical saxophone/clarinet from UW-Eau Claire, with additional graduate credits in jazz saxophone and classical flute from the U of North Texas.
Experience: I have taught students ranging from elementary-aged beginners up to collegiate music majors and minors, including one year as the director of the UWEC Jazz Ensemble 4. I also perform regularly in a number of ensembles around the Twin Cities, including the Twin Cities Latin Jazz Orchestra, the JazzMN Orchestra, The Soul Shack (pop/rock/funk), The Brass Barn Polka Band, and Machinery Hill (blues/rock/Americana).

Class size: 1

Age range or grade level taught: generally 4th grade (age 9) and up, although I may be open to a younger student by request

Geographic area: I teach lessons in-home (meaning I travel to you). My lesson territory varies depending on the day of the week, but I am generally open to teaching anywhere within the 494/694 loop as well as areas to the west and south (Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Chanhassen, Minnetonka, Wayzata, Plymouth, etc.)

Costs: $25-35 per 1/2 hour lesson, depending on location. I also offer a multi-sibling discount if you have more than one child interested in lessons, as long as I can teach both/all of the siblings back-to-back

Contact Information: 
Name: Brian Handeland
Email: brianhandelandmusic(at)gmail [dot] com
Phone: 651-324-3969


Minneapolis, MN 55414

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