Play the Greatest Wind Instrument!
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 as well as read music. 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 advanced techniques including vibrato, overtones, altissimo, circular breathing and more. 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. Prepare for Royal Conservatory of Music exams and Kiwanis competitions. Music written for and recorded by me is on the RCM exam list. Lessons take place at my Waterloo home studio. Parents are welcome to attend lessons or wait in our comfortable parlor. Visit singingsax.com Willem Moolenbeek My fee for lessons is $30 for 1/2 hour. There are no registration fees. Endorsements:
” 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 forward to passing on his knowledge and insight to my students in the future." Lizuarte De Sousa, professional saxophonist and teacher
And here from a student and his mother: : Andrew's words...
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.