One of the most promising emergent jazz musicians in town isn’t some kid straight out of school or still in school. But at age 51, alto saxophonist Chris Burnett is just beginning to get noticed as his own man. —Joe Klopus, Jazz Critic, Kansas City Star
At The Drum Room, Chris' facility was sure as he breezed through his sets. The play list was strong, emphasizing classic compositions from jazz greats: Dolphin Dance, Black Narcissus, Recorda-Me, Moments Notice, and an original blues. Chris' tone is always controlled, and he has a way of embellishing the melody as he moves into his solo which is especially appealing. —Roger Atkinson, Editor, Jazz Ambassador Magazine
For more than 30 years, Chris Burnett has worked to develop his own language, his own sound...
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Chris Burnett - Private Teaching Practice and Clinics
Private woodwind instruction, jazz instruction, music clinics and master classes for all levels of musicians.
Private musical instruction, all genre music clinics, subject specific master classes presented by an active professional musician, recording artist, and award-winning composer based in the Kansas City area.
Mission Statement: Chris Burnett Teaching Studio and Clinics services are dedicated to providing individual instruction programs based upon over 20 years of teaching privately and at the university level, from the perspective of an active professional artist who has been a full-time working musician for 30 years.
Principal Instrument: Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute
Other instruments and subjects taught: Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, Theory, Conducting, Composition, Improvisation
Principal Styles: Jazz and Classical
Other styles taught: Classical, Jazz, Pop
Studio Specialties and Features: Chris Burnett Private Teaching Practice and Clinics are presented in association with the Tune Shop, Inc. All lessons are taught at the Tune Shop, Inc. studios on specific days. Please contact the Tune Shop, Inc. for scheduling information or inquiries about studying with Mr. Burnett. All ability levels, Audition Preparation, Specific Intensive Programs, Adults welcome, Gifted, Relaxed environment, Beginners to Advanced Level Students, etc.
Studio Size: Medium (11-34 students)
Instruments for rent: Yes
Purchase sheet music at studio?: Yes
Audition/Exam Preparation?: Yes
Group Lessons: No. However, clinics and master classes available to large groups or school classes.
Regular studio recitals: No
Waiting room for parents: Yes
Parents welcome at lessons?: Yes
Air-conditioned/heated studio: Yes
Recording Facilities: No
General details: IAJE Artist/Clinician; IAJE Artist Outreach Network; BMI Writer Affiliate; AFM, Kansas City Local 34-627
PERSONAL NOTE: This is my current list of musical equipment,
software items, and some of the related associate organizations necessary to
accomplish my work as a professional musician and composer at this stage in
my career. Most all of the equipment choices have come about after many years
of actually playing different instruments and using various brands of musical
products. Although I was always provided with top-of-the-line equipment
during my career with military bands, I still had to own my own horns as well in
order to play any private jobs during my off-duty hours. So, I have been using
most of these same equipment brands for many years now. All of these are
professional grade items that have been technically refined, manufactured and
produced to exacting standards by master craftsmen.
I'd like to emphasize to students that the most important aspect concerning
equipment is that your horns work properly. As you develop your own individual
musical skill, you will also find that your own personal equipment preferences
will emerge as well. I also recommend that any musician (student or
professional) have their instruments covered by an insurance policy of some
type. There are many homeowner policies that allow an option for such an
addendum. There are also specific musical instrument insurance firms such as
"Clarion Associates, Inc." for professionals with high-dollar valued equipment.
I'm often asked about my equipment, so here it is... Peace, Cb
+Eb ALTO SAXOPHONE - Selmer (Paris): Serie III, model 62
+Bb SOPRANO SAXOPHONE - Selmer (Paris): Serie III, model 53
Bb CLARINET - Leblanc (France): Concerto, model 1189S
C FLUTE - Emerson: Sterling, model EF88, Symphony Headjoint
*Instrument maintenance by Mark Farmer.
MOUTHPIECES | LIGATURES
Bb CLARINET - Eddie Daniels: with Eddie Daniels Rovner ligature.
+Bb SOPRANO SAXOPHONE - Lomax Classic: with BG ligature.
+Eb ALTO SAXOPHONE - Lomax Classic: with Ultimate Ligature by Francois
Bb CLARINET - Vandoren: 56 Rue Lepic Reeds , Strength 4.
Bb SOPRANO SAXOPHONE - Peter Ponzol: Strength 3.
Eb ALTO SAXOPHONE - Peter Ponzol: Strength 3.
+ = Official Selmer (Paris) Saxophone Artist and Conn-Selmer Clinician. Official
Artist Endorser of Lomax Classic Jazz Saxophone Mouthpieces.