saxophone teachers

 
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Geoffery Ullerich - alto saxophone, piano, organ

Geoffrey Ullerich is a Bay Area musician whose skills and talents include playing the piano, organ, alto saxophone, and writing, teaching, and practicing music.

Geoff began his musical journey as a child in Iowa via piano lessons with Edith "Edie" Ebersole, and continued his journey by gigging at numerous community events throughout his youth. Geoffrey earned his BA in music production from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, IA, where he participated in the concert and jazz bands, and was selected as saxophonist and pianist for the Iowa collegiate honor band.

In 2014, Geoff relocated to San Francisco to attend Academy of Art University (AAU) where he earned an MFA in music production for visual media in the spring of 2017. Highlights of Geoffrey's music scoring work was featured in AAU's 2017 commencement and spring show, and much of his work is featured on his personal website: www.themusiciangeoffrey.com

Currently, Geoff is a musician at the First Unitarian Church of Oakland, an accompanist for the Mills College Choir, a dedicated piano and saxophone instructor at Scherzo Music School in San Mateo, CA, and a freelance music professional for hire.

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Scott Martin - saxophone, horns, clarinet, oboe

Scott has performed all over the world with many artists but is best known for his successful tenure with the Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band for over fourteen years, winning a Grammy with the band for 'Best Latin Jazz Performance'. Scott played on over ten of the band's CDs, playing all sax parts and contributing compositions and arrangements for over 10 of the band's CDs.  They traveled all over the world and played such prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl, Greek Theatre, as well as jazz festivals and clubs all over the USA, Asia, South America and Europe.Besides playing Jazz Saxophone and Flute, Scott is a well rounded versatile performerwho has played with many artists and performers such as Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Jazz on the Latin Side All Stars, Mongo Santamaria, Francisco Aguabella,  Ray Charles, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis, Maceo Parker, James Moody, Barry Manilow, Dr Dre, Arturo Sandoval, Eddie Harris, Chick Corea, Karrin Allyson, Diane Reeves, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Larry Coryell, Booker T, Joe Sample, Wilton Felder, Wayne Henderson, Joey Defrancesco, Eddie Floyd, Sam Moore, Billy Preston, Eddie Palmieri, Ry Cooder, Andy Montañez, Ben Harper, Michael Buble and many others. Scott Martin is also a member of the Martin Brother Horns with his 2 brothers Stan Martin and Andy Martin  and is also a longstanding member of Jazz on the Latin Side All Stars. Scott's compositions and playing have been featured on Television shows such as  "Sex and the City', "As The World Turns", "The Jimmy Kimmel Show", and many more. He has also been an active studio musician playing on Television, Commercials and Film Productions. He also runs his own music production company 'Scott Martin Music'. Scott Martin Latin Soul Band can be seen performing at concerts and jazz festivals all over with his band.  They have performed tours of Malaysia, Japan, Canada, played at the Hawaii International Jazz Festival,  Borneo International Jazz Festival, Temecula International Jazz Festival, Oxnard Jazz Festival, Brea Jazz Festival and concerts all over California. He has also performed with the King of Thailand at His Majesty's Summer Palace.

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kyle baldwin - saxophone

Kyle is currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area where he is teaching students and continues performing with the Kenari Quartet. In the summer of 2016, Kyle graduated from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with a bachelor’s degree in music performance. There he studied with Dr. Otis Murphy and Professor Tom Walsh. Originally from Fresno, California, he has also studied with Dr. Alan Durst at Fresno State University and Professor Larry Honda at Fresno City College. He has also studied with some the of the world’s leading saxophonists including Claude Delangle, Arno Bornkamp, Masato Kumoi, and many others. He is a recipient of the Premier Young Artist Award Scholarship, a very honorable award given in the Jacobs School of Music, as well as the Marcel Mule Scholarship. At Indiana University, Kyle has performed as a member of the New Voices Opera, the Jacobs School of Music Saxophone Ensemble, and the Symphonic Band. Kyle is a member and producer of the award winning Kenari Quartet. Applauded for their “flat-out amazing” performances and “stunning virtuosity” (Cleveland Classical), the highly acclaimed Kenari Quartet delivers inspiring performances that transform the perception of the saxophone. The quartet aims to highlight the instrument’s remarkable versatility by presenting meticulously crafted repertoire from all periods of classical and contemporary music. The group has earned top prizes at the M-Prize Chamber Music Competition, the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the J.C. Arriaga Chamber Music Competition, the Plowman Chamber Music Competition, Chesapeake Bay International Chamber Music Competition, and the Coleman Chamber Music Competition. Much of Kyle’s college career has been devoted to premiering new works for saxophone. He has collaborated with several composers in the Fresno State composition department where he has worked with Joey Bohigian, Luffy Baliey, Dr. Benjamine Boone, and Dr. Kenneth Froelich. He has also had the honor of premiering Benjamine Boone’s Ascencion: An Etho-Historical Cantana with the Fresno State Choir as a featured soloist. Kyle enjoys experimenting with new approaches to classical music through unique instrumentation and new performance concepts.

 
 
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mae-elisa jean salvador - saxophone, flute, clarinet, trumpet, french horn, classical piano, classical voice

Mae-Elisa Jean Salvador graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A degree in music. Her main focus was specifically music education. She was involved with her high school marching band and drum line for all four years of her high school career. After graduating from high school, she performed with the Santa Clara Vanguard Winter Percussion playing the marimba. In college, she began to study piano under Dr. Teri Yumae from Solano Community College then later, Dr. Roger Woodward at San Francisco State University. While attending SFSU, she participated in the University Chorus Ensemble and Chamber Singers Ensemble as a Soprano, while also participating in the Wind Ensemble playing concert percussion and clarinet.

Mae-Elisa has been working with children since she was a junior in high school, first starting off as a volunteer teaching music at Oakbrook Elementary School. She continued working as a front ensemble instructor with Crystal Middle School, then John Swett High School, and now Rodriguez High School. Mae-Elisa wishes to be as inspiring as her past music mentors and continue sharing her passion for music with students. She aspires every day to learn more so that she can teach more through her musical journey.