Woodwinds & Beginning Piano
Derek Kane is now accepting music students at Springwater Church / Lewis & Clark Montessori Public Charter School at 3445 SE Hillyard Rd., Gresham, Oregon. I teach saxophone, flute, clarinet, recorder, and beginning piano. I also teach music theory (or jazz theory), performance techniques, worship leading, improvisation, and music composition.
Please call me at 503-665-1759 or email me at derekane74(at)gmail(dot)com for times, rates and days available. I offer both individual and group rates. I accept students from age 6 to adult.
I have been teaching for 15 years and have degrees in saxophone performance and music composition. I believe that music lessons should be fun, encouraging, structured, and student-centered. In other words, each student learns differently, and I teach to the individual and their strengths while working to strengthen their weaknesses. I also believe that music basics should be learned first but you can branch out and learn any style of music that you want once you know those basics.
Recitals are going to be held at least twice a year so you have the opportunity to learn and practice a song/piece and then perform it for your family, friends and peers!
I look forward to hearing from you and embarking on a musical adventure together!
Relevant Education / Credentials
University of Oregon, BMus Saxophone performance
University of Oregon, BMus Music Composition
15 years of teaching experience
Years Experience: 15