Music Lessons: Sax, Guitar, Ukulele
I teach Ukulele, Guitar, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Mandolin, and Electric Bass. I also offer Music Theory, Ear Training, and Sight Singing lessons, I teach in a calm and relaxed atmosphere. I believe that the art of learning to play music should be fun and invigorating. I teach in my private studio in San Francisco, near USF and the Panhandle. I also offer online lessons via Skype or FaceTime.
Training & Qualifications
I have played in local venues from the Fillmore to the Golden Gate Theater, performing in rock and jazz bands, plus orchestras for musicals including West Side Story, Sweet Charity and the Rocky Horror Show. My experience as a multi-instrumentalist prepared me for an eclectic range of creativity, covering a mixture of jazz, rock, Latin, country, and classical.
I played baritone sax with Full Faith & Credit, recording four albums for Palo Alto Jazz. Also played with Kingfish, Bandido, and Carousel, among others. I have opened for Elton John, Linda Ronstadt, Tower of Power, Tito Puente, Jerry Jeff Walker, Hank Ballard & the Midnighters and The Kingston Trio. I have performed on stage as a member of Malo, Rosemary Clooney's band, and the Coasters.
Availability & Preferences
I usually teach afternoons and evenings during the week, Monday through Friday. Sometimes I can also schedule lessons on Saturday mornings. I enjoy trading for services, and I also like being paid in Simbi.
Reviews of Dennis
Meredith received Session of Music Lessons: Sax, Guitar, Ukulele from DennisMar 09, 2017
Kate received from DennisJan 16, 2017
Stephanie received Session of Music Lessons: Sax, Guitar, Ukulele from DennisOct 24, 2016
About Dennis Donovan
3/7/17 I teach ukulele, guitar, sax, and flute. I also teach mandolin, clarinet, banjo, and electric bass. I give lessons during the week Monday through Friday in my private studio in San Francisc...o, or at your location. Sometimes I can make appointments on Saturdays as well. I also offer online lessons via Skype or FaceTime, with study materials emailed to you after the session. I love teaching music, and I’ve been giving private lessons for many years. I’m a professional musician with a teaching credential, and a degree in music theory and composition. I have been a music tutor and assistant teacher at College of Marin and City College of San Francisco. I specialize in teaching beginners, from ages 5 to adult, as well as more advanced players. I focuses on strumming tunes, single note melodies, fingerstyle, and using a pick. I also teach saxophone, flute, clarinet, and music theory. I coach middle and high school musicians in band, woodwind ensemble, jazz band, and guitar classes. Please let me know what your musical interests are. Each student's lessons are individually planned for your taste in music, and well as your style of learning. I’ve been in the San Francisco music scene for over 25 years – playing gigs from the Fillmore to the Golden Gate Theater – in rock, jazz, concert bands, and pit orchestras. My experience as a multi-instrumentalist has prepared me for an eclectic range of creativity. In addition to playing all the instruments I teach, I am a songwriter, music arranger, and producer. show moreOpen to other proposals
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