Born: March 21, 1967 Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Georgianna Krieger began playing the saxophone at the age of 9 and just kept playing. She spent several formative years growing up in Denton Texas, a fabled jazz town, and attended the Arts Magnet High school at Booker T. Washington in Dallas. Her first musical memory is of Gerry Mulligan, so it’s not surprising that she plays the baritone saxophone in addition to alto and soprano. While studying sculpture at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Georgianna also earned a Bachelors Degree in Jazz and Commercial Music. If you asked her, Georgianna would tell you she sees a direct correlation between gestural drawing, her sculpture and jazz improvisation. “The media are quite different” she says, but the conceptual goal: “to explore a fleeting moment”, is the same. Today, Gergianna plays with the Resonance Jazz Ensemble (an octet featuring strings) and Zazen (a jazz quartet). She also gives individual saxophone lessons, in her Oakland, California studio, to students age nine and up.
Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students
Creative, fun and rewarding saxophone lessons for students age 9 and up. Learning the craft of playing a musical instrument takes time and individual mentoring. True mastery takes inspiration! In my private lessons for beginning and intermediate saxophone, I not only give each student a strong foundation in saxophone technique, but also talk about the physics of how the saxophone works, the fundamentals of practicing, the joy of playing with others (a philosophy of jazz), musical concepts and ideas for making music part of everyday life. My saxophone lessons are individually tailored to each student's needs and interests. Located on Edgewood avenue near Elsinore walk, my teaching studio is walking distance to the number 18 bus stop on Park blvd, Oakland CA.