Instructor
Joined in
2018

Dean

Instructor

Teaches Saxophone, Flute

Interested in taking lessons with Dean

Teaches at:
Levels Taught

Beginner, Intermediate

Musical Interests

Writing/Arranging/Producing new music as well as collaborating with other artists/musicians, Traveling/Promoting/Performing my music

Areas of Instruction

Saxophone, Flute

Favorite Bands

None in particular; I love them all

Current Projects

Working on 5th Solo project under Innervision Records, Released 3rd Single currently charting on Billboard/Smoothjazz.com/GrooveJazzMusic.com

Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

10/18 - UnWine on Almeda 7:30-10:30pm, 10/19 - Sugars (Missouri City) 9:00-11:00pm, 10/20 - House of Blues Jazz Brunch 11:30am-2:30pm, 10/20 - Martini Blu - 2 Shows - 7:30pm & 10:00pm, 10/21 - Cellar Door Winery - 7:00-9:00pm, 10/22 - House of Blues Jazz Night - 6:00-9:00pm

Performance Experience

Performed with Artists within the Gospel arena from 1985 to present, Performed with R&B Artists from 1992 to present, Performed as National Recording Artist from 1995 to present, Traveled with the UniverSoul Circus Ensemble from 2000-2003, Stellar Awards with Yolanda Adams & Kirk Franklin 2000

Specialties / Genres Taught

Contemporary to Smoothjazz, Traditional Jazz/R&B/Popular Music, Classical

Teaching Experience

Saxworks Productions 2005 to present; teaching children and musicians of all ages through sightreading & music theory; to guide & direct them to develop a strong/positive approach to playing the saxophone

Education

Berklee College of Music - Performance & Music Education (Boston MA), San Jose City College - Music Education (San Jose CA)

About Dean

Dean James has a two Bachelor Degrees in Music Education and Music Performance from Berklee College of Music. He is a local performing musician and can teach flute and all saxophones. He's performed in many places like the BET, San Diego, KSBR, UCLA Jazz festivals, and has a few album releases under his belt. He currently performs at the House of Blues during their Jazz Brunch and Jazz night events. He has great experience arranging music, and easily adapts his lesson plans to the students interests to keep them engaged.
 

 


 

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