Saxophone Lessons in Wheaton
The Jerry Evans School of Music seeks to be one of the top Woodwind Programs in all of Chicagoland, and provides excellent Saxophone instruction to students of any skill level from Jake Wark. Whether playing in School Orchestra, School Band, in Jazz Band, Solo, in an Audition Orchestra, in a Pop Band, or just for fun at home, students will receive a thorough Saxophone education in an environment of excellence and enjoyment.
Jake Wark is an experienced Saxophone teacher that earned his Master’s degree in Music from DePaul University and also received his Bachelor degree in Music performance from Nazareth College. Jake is an active musical performer in various groups in Chicago. His recording, Tremor, was released in 2017, and Jake performs frequently in Chicago in the collaborative trio Four Letter Words, who have released two recordings since 2015. Jake is fluent in Jazz or Pop Music, as well as Classical Music, and can teach students in any of those genres. Jake brings his extensive Saxophone expertise to help students succeed while also bringing a kind spirit, friendliness, experience, and patience to work with all students, whether their pace of progress is quick or slow. Jake helps students foster a love for music that helps them work through any obstacle they might face. Students will believe they can do great things and will feel free to take on exciting challenges.
The JESM Saxophone program empowers musicians using proper fundamentals, a core curriculum designed to fit each student’s needs, and helping students connect to music where they can also play music that they choose. From Charlie Parker, to John Coltrane, to Jazz Band Music, to Classical Music, to Orchestra Music, to Movie/Broadway themes, to Pop/Rock music, a student can learn it at the JESM. Your student will excel in their school’s music programs as Jake will work hand in hand with the music of your student’s Band/Orchestra teacher.
Saxophone Lessons cover all or part of the following information based on the students’ level, needs, and goals:
Music Fundamentals: Reading music/sight reading, basic music theory, playing by ear, scales, rhythmic development, etc…
Technique: Instrument placement, fingering/embouchure, tone development, breath control, posture, etc…
Musicality: Understanding the dynamics and interpretation of music, articulation, phrasing, improvisation, etc…
Style: Developing Saxophone skills in Jazz, Classical, Rock, and contemporary styles.
Students have the opportunity to play in Student Concerts, as well as enroll in Rock Band or Beyond Band class if they desire.