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About Adam Chmaj

Adam Chmaj
Adam Chmaj
Music Teacher, Professional
Location: Redmond, WA
Speaks: English
Instructs: Saxophone
Education: BA-Music Performance
Performance Experience: Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, Central Washington University Jazz Fest, Central Washington University WindFest, Springfield Folk and Roots Festival, The Porch, Redmond Arts Festival, Soulfood Cafe and EMP
Teaching Experience: Beginner saxophone students from grades K-12. As well as several incoming college students looking to audition into CWU's Music Program.
Teaching Philosophy: Adam believes that learning the saxophone should be fun, easy and tension free. He believes that everyone should start with a solid foundation of learning the instrument, and then going up from there. Learning the saxophone shouldn't be separated into learning one genre or the other. It should be seen as an extension of your voice and starting with a good foundation will help get you there.

Get to know Adam Chmaj

Adam Chmaj is a saxophonist who has performed  professionally for over 5 years. From coast to coast, from Seattle to New York. His love and aspiration for the saxophone is like no other.  Jazz artists that he seeks to embody on the horn are Pete Christlieb, John Coltrane and Dexter Gordon. His love for classical saxophone stems from the playing of Timothy McAllister. His artistic qualites such as his joyous tone and technical facility of his playing have been recognized by numerous festival performances. Such as the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, Central Washington University's Windfest and North Bend's Jazz Walk. He has studied classical saxophone under the teachings of Dr. Adam Pelandini, where he has earned his Bachelors degree in Music Performance at CWU. For his jazz playing, he has been taught by artists such as Grace Kelly and Alexey Nikolaev. Adam performs and teaches in the two major genres of classical and jazz saxophone. He offers lesson for beginning, intermediate and advancing saxophone students. 

Adam Chmaj teaches at:
16611 Redmond Way
Redmond, WA 98052
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