This really works! I have students in Northern Ontario and in the USA. My online students have won auditions and competitions. Online lessons are very efficient for both the students and the teacher. We get together, with no distractions, just to focus on the details of learning the instrument and the music. Skype technology makes it possible to have live, two-way visual communication with people anywhere in the world. You might want to have saxophone lessons via Skype if you: • Have limited access to good teachers where you live • Want to ensure a solid foundation with a highly qualified, experienced, and enthusiastic teacher • Want more specialized help than you are currently able to receive from local teachers • Have a busy schedule or travel frequently • Are unable to arrange transportation to lessons
Are you a beginner? I have started players of all ages. Correct techniques at the beginning will result in pleasing results and confidence. Learn how to develop a great sound. I can help with the selection of an instrument. Many former students have careers as players and educators. I have worked with elementary and high school students at the National Music Camp of Canada every summer since 1987.
Experienced player? I can help correct counterproductive habits and improve sound and technique.Learn how to play overtones, the altissimo register, circular breathing and other advanced techniques., I teach on two university music faculties and can prepare you for auditions. Current students include music teachers and professionals in other areas. Play with confidence and enjoyment any music you wish to play. My students play in school and community bands.
A good internet connection is important. Cable (ethernet) is generally more reliable than Wifi. Skype is completely free to download. Most new computers and laptops have built in cameras and microphones that are acceptable. Lessons can be recorded for review.
Respond to this ad and let me know your background on the instrument. If Skype lessons seem like a viable option we’ll start by setting up a complimentary consultation to meet and check our Skype connection. I can make brief videos to explain or demonstrate concepts as required that you will be able to access on my youtube channel. For more information about me you can go to singingsax,com
My fee is $30 for a half hour. Payments can be made by eTransfer.
”Willem is an excellent saxophone educator: patient but relentless demanding attention to tone and proper technique. " Juan E. Muñoz, MD and sax student.
"Willem is not only a professional artist on the saxophone but also a very patient, sensitive and highly motivated teacher with lots of experience. So glad to have him as my teacher!" Martin Giebel, Pastor and Skype student
"Willem's passion and insight as an instructor has inspired me not only to improve my performance ability but to go beyond what I thought I was capable of. I look forwards to passing on his knowledge and insight to my students in the future." Lizuarte De Sousa , saxophonist and teacher.
And from and a mother and the student:
Willem has been teaching me for four years, since I turned 11. He teaches at a fast pace, and it isn't easy, but if you stay with him you will grow more than with any other teacher. My confidence has grown a lot. I am comfortable on stage, and speaking publicly. I have been able to join groups like the KW Symphony Youth Concert Band and Senior Bands at Eastwood Collegiate, at a younger age than most other players. And even though I'm the youngest I am respected for my playing. I owe my playing skill to Willem. I couldn't ask for a better teacher.
Andrew, 15, has been working with Willem for four years. I greatly appreciate his professional approach which keeps the program moving forward, and constantly challenges Andrew. Willem's expectations are very high, and when Andrew earns praise he knows that he has accomplished something significant. As Andrew's ability increased Willem facilitated opportunities to support this growth. Willem prepared Andrew for auditions, and recommended him for participation at National Music Camp, where he instructs. These experiences have allowed Andrew to grow not only as a saxophonist, but as a person as well. Willem is a valued saxophone teacher, mentor and role model."