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Saxophone and Flute Lessons

I provide private lessons on saxophone and flute for beginner to intermediate players.


The lessons are weekly and offered as 30, 45 or 60-minute classes. Lessons are currently being offered on Zoom.

As someone who has studied and performed in the jazz idiom on saxophone, I am most qualified to help those who want to explore this kind of musical experience.


I have both a classical and jazz background on flute and can help beginner to intermediate students get familiar with the instrument and recommend repertoire in either genre to meet their musical goals.


I provide a curriculum that begins with the basics of breathing, tone, technique, and melody. As these elements come together, we can move on to ear training and melodic improvisation. 

I have had the pleasure and privilege to study with some of Canada's finest jazz saxophone players, such as Mark Promane, Pat LaBarbera, Kirk MacDonald, and Don Palmer. As a "doubler" on flute, I also studied for 2 years with Virginia Markson, one of Canada's former Principal Flautists for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. 


The methodologies that I learned from these musicians culminate in my teaching methods and style.


Saxophone Class


Melissa's Home Studio

2-50 Parkdale Rd

Toronto, ON

M6R 1E2

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