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Javier Arau

Internationally acclaimed saxophonist and composer Javier Arau made his national debut at age 14, conducting the Florida State University Wind Ensemble in a Washington, D.C. performance of his symphonic composition, Second Wind. By age 15, he had opened his own private music studio in his hometown of Sacramento, California, teaching saxophone, clarinet, and piano to local musicians, and writing theme and incidental music for local and syndicated radio. By the time Javier had graduated high school, he had significant experience as a composer and jazz saxophonist, having toured the world with various ensembles, including the Monterey High School All- Star Jazz Band, traded fours with Dizzy Gillespie on the main stage of the Monterey Jazz Festival, appeared as a guest artist on the Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse Club, and more.

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Primary Instrument

Saxophone

Location

Jackson Heights, NY

Willing to teach

Beginners

Credentials/Background

I have taught music for over 17 years and have published several articles and books on jazz, improvisation, fundamentals of music, and more. I have taught at the world's leading music institutions, but I still very much enjoy teaching beginners and more experienced players. Please call 718-426-0633 for hours and rates. Thank you! Let's make some music!

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