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Mario has been teaching private music lessons since 2006. Each lesson is custom made to fit the student's goals and needs. Lessons are available to students of all ages and abilities in the Oakland, CA area. 


Lessons available for: 

  • Improve your tone, technique, reading, and improvisation.

  • Learn proper care and maintenance techniques.

  • Explore the wonderfully diverse repertoire of the saxophone.

  • Beginners welcome!

  • Learn to write your own original music!

  • Listen to and analyze the works of the great masters of music.

  • Learn to use music notation software.

  • Composers of all levels welcome!​

 Music Theory 
  • Music theory lessons are available to any musician regardless of instrument or voice.

  • Study and master the fundamentals of music theory in order to better understand how music works and be able to listen critically.

  • Perfect for students studying AP Music Theory.


Most lessons are taught at a private studio in the Trestle Glen/Lower Piedmont neighborhood of Oakland. Travel to students' homes is also a possibility for extra fee.

Lessons also available at the student's location of choice for an additional travel cost.

Please contact for rates and availability.

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