Tony White Tony White

Saxophonist and music educator, Anthony “Tony” White began his music career on clarinet before moving to tenor saxophone in high school. Inspired by musical greats John Coltrane, Michael Brecker, Ernie Watts, Stanley Turrentine, Joe Henderson, Jan Garbarek, Wayne Shorter, Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock to name a few. Mr. White went on to study music at The University of California, Riverside where he performed in the jazz studies program under the direction of Bill Helms, adding soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, flute and the Electronic Wind Instrument (EWI) to his arsenal of instruments. It was during his college career that he began performing in groups ranging from pop to rock and hip hop and Latin jazz. “Creating great music is my objective when performing in any style” says Tony.

During his college tenure, Tony began working with the Los Angeles Unified School District’s “All City Band”. He marched in the band during his senior year in high school and was awe struck with the sound and the power of the band which led him to volunteer his time to work with the band. He started off as the “lunch person” and learned the inside of music education from his mentors Don Dustin, Frank Harris, Art Duardo, Greg Robinson and Fran Herman. It was during this time that he realized the importance of the power of music and devoted his life to music performance and music education.

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”An unique voice during these times” Jackie Kelso, saxophonist

“Not afraid to do his own thang” Michael Sessions

Primary Instrument

Saxophone, tenor

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

California Secondary Music Teaching Credential Have been involved in Music Education for 30 plus years Can teach Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet Hours must be scheduled Rates to commensurate with number of lessons

Clinic/Workshop Information

Clinics can range from a number of areas that includes but not limited to the following: Developing the Saxophone Section Developing Blend with the Ensemble Inspiring students to be artist Letting the music come through and more

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