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Music Lessons: Sax, Guitar, Ukulele


50 simbi per session

I offer Ukulele, Guitar, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Electric Bass, 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.

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, 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

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Dennis

Kate provided Unit of Music lessons for Dennis
Jan 16, 2017
Had so much fun working with Dennis!
Stephanie received Session of Music Lessons: Sax, Guitar, Ukulele from Dennis
Oct 24, 2016
I'm taking ukulele lessons from Dennis and i am really enjoying it. I feel like I'm learning more than expected, he teaching me to read music and time... signatures and chords and strumming... I thought I'd learn a few chords and maybe a song or two. He's a true musician. I highly recommend him as a teacher!!show more


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About Dennis Donovan

I teach ukulele, guitar, sax, flute, and clarinet. I also teach mandolin, banjo, and electric bass. I am a professional musician, and I usually teach during the week Monday through Friday. I enjoy tr...ading music lessons for other services. Please feel free to let me know what your musical interests are. I have been in the San Francisco music scene for over 25 years. In addition to playing sax, flute, and guitar, I am also a songwriter, music arranger and producer. Thanks! show more

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