Brian Seymour

Clarinet, Flute, Jazz Improvisation, Oboe, Saxophone

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Hello, I'm Brian, a multi-woodwind performing and recording artist from Southern California, currently based in Japan!  I have been playing the saxophone for 20 years, the clarinet and flute for 16 years, the oboe for 10 and jazz for 16 years.  I currently play saxophones (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone), clarinets (bb and bass), flutes (piccolo, c, and alto), oboe, english horn, bassoon, and EWI for video game and commercial recordings, cruise ship performances, musicals, and other performances.  I love all kinds of music and have had a chance to play most of them, including jazz (combo and big band), funk, fusion, Afro Cuban, Brazilian, pop, J-pop, reggae, hip hop, electronic dance music, and classical (orchestral and chamber).

Saxophone/Clarinet/Oboe-I can teach instrumental fundamentals for saxophone, clarinet, and oboe. When I teach younger students, I put a big focus on rhythm because having a good rhythmic feel is important, especially when developing at a young age.  When I teach beginners of any age, I try to have my students include some scales and one classical etude in their practice routine.

Jazz/Improvisation-Since my primary focus in my music career has been jazz or improvisation inclusive music, most students come to me for improvisation.  Regardless of my student's primary instrument I can help them find their own voice.  Also, I am aware that there are different approaches to learning improvisation, so whether you would like to learn from a theoretical point (chords and scales) or a more "free" approach where you simply listen and learn, I can help you!

These are a couple of examples of what I teach, that being said, I always try to tailor my lessons to my students needs, so please feel free to ask any questions!

Bachelor in Music - Performance - Berklee College of Music 2015
Bachelor in Music - Contemporary Writing and Production - Berklee College of Music 2015

Teaching Experience - Rad Music School - Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
Private Studio - Yachiyo, Chiba, Japan

Oboe - Barrett, Ferhling Etudes

Clarinet - Rose Etudes, Klose Method

Saxophone - Rubank Method, Daily Exercises for Saxophone-Trent Kynaston

Improvisation/Jazz - Solo Transcriptions (various players).  Most of my teaching for improvisation is not from a specified book.

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