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About Tanner Caldwell

Tanner Caldwell
Tanner Caldwell
Music Teacher, Expert
Location: Fairview Heights, IL
Speaks: English
Instructs: Saxophone
Education: Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance from SIUE
Performance Experience: Tanner has now graduated with a degree in Jazz Performance from SIUE, and has been playing music professionally since 2019. Among the groups he’s played with are Bullseye Womprats, Power Play, and Griffin and The Gargoyles. Currently he is a member of The Red Jackets, The Boat Show, MoSTLy Jazz, and is a founding member of EBTKS (Everything But The Kitchen Sink). EBTKS currently has two albums out, with many compositions being contributed by Tanner himself.
Teaching Experience: 2 years teaching experience
Teaching Philosophy: For Tanner, teaching is all about figuring out what a students musical candy is and what their musical vegetables are, and building practice habits from there. For example his musical candy is transcribing, long tones, and jamming. He can’t get enough of those! But Tanner’s musical vegetables are scales and sight reading, and he tries to keep a good balance of all of these in his practice diet.

Get to know Tanner Caldwell

Tanner Caldwell was born in Houston, TX, but it wasn’t until he moved to St. Louis in 6th grade when a saxophone was put in his hands. The rest is history in the making. Tanner started learning about jazz in middle school and high school, and even participated in the extracurricular program JazzU during his junior and senior year of high school. This all lead to studying under Jason Swagler at SIUE. There he truly learned how to practice, and learned not just how to play the saxophone well, but how to play thesaxophone intelligently in the context of a live band.

Photo Credit: Carly Vanderheyden

Tanner Caldwell teaches at:
10 Lincoln Hwy Suite 102-B
Fairview Heights, IL 62208
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