Saxophone Flute & Clarinet Instruction
at Seattle Jazz Academy
Seattle Jazz Academy offers a unique and enriching experience for individuals looking to explore the world of music through woodwind instruments. Our expert instructors bring a wealth of experience and passion for jazz music, and they are dedicated to nurturing the talents of our students, you will not only develop a strong foundation in music theory and technique, but also become part of a vibrant and supportive musical community.
Jazz is all about improvisation and self-expression, our academy encourages students to explore their creativity while honing their skills. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced musician looking to expand your horizons, our diverse range of woodwind courses and personalized instruction will help you grow as a musician. Join Seattle Jazz Academy, and let the magic of jazz music come alive!
Saxophone Flute and Clarinet Instruction
Hans Teuber has been a top-call saxophonist and woodwind doubler, composer, arranger, and keyboardist in the Pacific Northwest for over thirty years, with extensive experience recording and touring alongside many influential artists. He has traveled North America, Europe, Japan, and Brazil, performing with jazz luminaries such as George Cables, Julient Priester, Bill Frisell, Chano Domingues, Michael White, and Wayne Horvitz. Hans also toured and performed with folk singer Ani DiFranco and recorded with notable Seattle rock bands Brad and Mudhoney.
For almost ten years Hans instructed and accompanied at Cornish College of the Arts, and he has released four albums as a band leader under Jackson Street and Origin Records. Hans has been actively involved in the cirque world having spent eighteen years with Seattle’s Teatro Zinzanni and is currently working with Montreal’s comedy duo “Monseigneures Tim et Joe.”
As an instructor, Hans’ hope first and foremost is to convey his practical experience in a cultural context as applied to musical problems and exercises. His approach to teaching includes an emphasis on the value of music in all areas of the human experience, keeping in mind how history and our current local communities may inform and relate to our musical interests and skills. Hans instructs and collaborates with his students in developing a strong proficiency in music, whether focusing on the mastery of an instrument, composition, and/or songwriting.