Gabriel W.Born : Norwood, MA


Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Piano


Jazz, Classical

About Gabriel W. Download Resume

I first heard Jazz music when my family moved to New Orleans. Later we moved to Cincinnati and I took up the saxophone. I never found it hard to practice because I loved the sound. I began to excel at music while enrolled in private lessons and I also found an interest in playing similar woodwind instruments and began learning flute and clarinet. I began to play the piano in high school and realized that I desired to pursue music professionally. I began studies at Florida Southwestern State College and began studying classical & jazz saxophone. I continued my clarinet and flute playing as well. I was soon enrolled in lessons with local members of the Southwest Florida Symphony and the Naples Philharmonic. At this time I also started playing musicals at the community theatre playing woodwind doubles regularly. After college I decided to move to Washington D.C. Shortly after moving I was invited to do a short tour on the baritone saxophone with the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra.

Why I Work Well with Kids

I started teaching music to my nephews and nieces when I was in high school. It proved to be excellent experience before going out and teaching in the real world. I was soon asked to teach woodwinds at some local music camps in the Southwest Florida area. Working with so many different personalities on a daily basis showed me that every student has their own pace of learning. I try to adjust my teaching pace to what is comfortable for the student so that we learn concepts thoroughly before moving on. I will spend as much time on each concept as I think is necessary but I expect the students to dedicate time in their week to learn the music. Accountability is just one of many good qualities you can learn from practicing music.

Most Influential Bands / Musicians

Charlie Parker, Benny Goodman, Jean-Pierre Rampal


Cooking, Fishing

Favorite Movies

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Lawrence of Arabia

Places Traveled

Every where east of the Mississippi, Canada

Special Needs Students

I have taught children with ADHD


Potomac MD, Chevy Chase MD, Kensington MD, Bethesda MD, Arlington VA, DC- Upper NW & NE

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