Adam Stokes

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Saxophone, Clarinet, Improv, Music Theory, Improvisation
50+ lessons booked on Lessonface
Featured Teacher on Lessonface Since September 2016

Price per lesson

From: $12.50 / 30 Minutes
To: $17.00 / 45 Minutes

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Adam Stokes is up and coming Chicagoland based tenor saxophonist.  He received his Bachelor's of Music in Jazz Performance, studying under Randy Hamm, from Missouri State University in the spring of 2015, and is currently pursuing his Master's of Music in Jazz Performance at Northern Illinois University under the tutelage of Professor Geof Bradfield. Adam has always sought out opportunities to study with great musicians at every turn and has studied with greats such as Phil Woods, Jeff Coffin, Rich Perry, Brad Leali, Rick Margitza, Tim Warfield, and Bob Mintzer. Since the age of 15, Adam has been performing regularly in many as a band leader as well as an in-demand saxophonist.

I have 5+ years of teaching experience with students ranging from age 10 all the way thru students in their 70s. I began teaching private lessons when I began pursuing my Bachelor's degree, teaching students from beginners all the way through advanced. I currently teach private saxophone and clarinet at a small music school in Illinois as well as directing jazz combos at Northern Illinois University as a part of my graduate assistantship. When it comes to a teaching style, I don't believe in one particular way to teach. I approach every student differently, because not everyone learns in the same way. I am willing to work with students of all ages and ability levels.

My curriculum is developed on a per-student basis depending on the students ability level and interests. Some of the things that you can expect to be incorporated into lessons no matter the skill level include technique and sound exercises as these are important for instrumentalists to practice on a daily basis regardless of skill level. Please feel free to contact me prior to scheduling a lesson if you have specific curriculum you would like covered in lessons.

Reviews of lessons with Adam Stokes

Adam made me feel relaxed and his passion for music and teaching is what I was looking for after being away from music for 35 years.
David Washington, Verified Student
June 30th, 2017
Adam worked weekly with my son to prepare for his audition. After 7-8 weeks my son's ability to play was significantly improved. I couldn't ask for a better teacher who is calm, understanding, knowledgeable and overall just a nice person. I used local teachers in the past and Adam was by far a perfect fit!
Marisa, Parent of Verified Student
April 26th, 2017
Leeming, Saxophone Student
October 20th, 2016