Dylan Ward


Teaching has long been a passion of mine and I view private lessons not only as an opportunity to develop musically but to develop creativity, curiosity, critical thinking and awareness, problem solving, empathy, communication and collaborative skills. I have experience teaching students of all ages and ability levels and offer private lessons to help students achieve their personal goals. 
Whether you are a beginning student, taking All State auditions, or just want to pick up the saxophone for fun, private lessons are a critical aspect of music education. My lessons focus on development of fundamental saxophone technique, historical awareness, familiarity with standard repertoire and listening assignments which consist of both prominent saxophonists as well as other instrumentalists and vocalists.
Below you will find a short list of various resources which are helpful in the development of  saxophone technique and musical awareness for the serious student. These materials should be viewed as a starting point rather than a comprehensive listing, as there is a wealth of valuable resources that exist. I hope you find these materials useful and please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or comments. 
Good luck!
Dylan Ward
The Art of Saxophone Playing by Larry Teal
The Saxophonist's Workbook- A Handbook of Basic Fundamentals by Larry Teal
Voicing: An Approach to the Saxophone's Third Register by Donald Sinta
Top-Tones for the Saxophone: Four Octave Range by Sigurd Rascher
25 Daily Exercises for Saxophone by Hyacinthe Klose
158 Saxophone Exercises by Sigurd Rascher
Les Gammes Conjointes et en Intervalles by Jean-Marie Londeix 
48 Famous Studies by Franz Wilhelm Ferling
Selected Studies for the Saxophone by Himie Voxman
25 Caprices for Saxophone by Sigfrid Karg-Elert
28 Etudes on Modes for the Saxophone by Guy Lacour
Sound in Motion: A Performer's Guide to Greater Musical Expression by David McGill
The Cambridge Companion to the Saxophone edited by Richard Ingham
The Rascher Reader edited by Lee Patrick 
The Saxophone by Stephen Cottrell