Andrius Dereviancenko Saxophone Lessons in Amsterdam

Saxophone Lessons in Amsterdam -  Jazz - Pop - Classical

Do you or your kids have a dream to learn to play the saxophone? Are you interested in learning jazz or pop tunes? My name is Andrius, I am an all-round Amsterdam based saxophone player and enthusiastic and motivating saxophone teacher.

All Ages and Levels

I teach Tenor, Alto and Soprano Saxophone from beginner through to advanced level and specialise in Jazz improvisation, pop, funk, soul and contemporary classical music. My students range in age from youngsters to retired people.

Fun!

Fundamentals are important, but playing music should be fun from day one! We'll work on learning to play melodies and tunes with which you are already familiar.

Lesson Location

My studio is located in NDSM (8min ferry ride from Amsterdam CS) The lessons can be arranged at your place too.

Online Sax Lessons

I also offer fun, comprehensive and motivating online saxophone lessons for beginners, intermediate and advanced. Live feedback and instructions! Book a trial lesson or buy & try the 3 lesson Starter's Package!

Beginners

Saxophone is a very versatile instrument and able to sound in many different ways. For that I prepared for you easy exercises that will improve your sound, articulation and dynamics. You will learn a correct finger placement and posture, how to read music, basic music theory, proper breath control and timing. Enjoy playing basic melodies and tailor made exercises and of course your favourite songs!

Advanced

As you progress through your saxophone lessons you will explore more difficult keys and time signatures, dynamics, improvisation, and various styles of music for the saxophone such as Jazz, Funk, Pop, Soul and more!

Improvisation

Learning to improvise is a lot of fun! It's so creative right from the start. Imagine playing a solo over a groovy backing track! Now imagine that all of the notes you play fit perfectly with the harmonies in the background. Can you imagine how great it would feel when every note you play sounds gorgeous?

Step-by-Step

You’ll learn to improvise your own music through a modern method and progressive exercises that anyone can do

Tuition Materials

Many of the books which we use to supplement lesson materials contain play-along CDs which enhance the learning experience and add a performance element to lessons and practice. Play along tracks on your smart phone!

Music Theory

Music theory will help to develop a deep understanding of how melodies interact with harmony. Book a trial lesson and discover!

No Saxophone yet?

If you don’t have an instrument yet, I can help you finding an instrument to rent or to buy for a good price.

About Andrius

Born in Klaipeda, LT, Andrius Dereviancenko had his first musical experiences at the age of 12 when he was exposed to classical music and began playing the Birbyne, a Lithuanian folk instrument. He received his first saxophone at the age of 17 and enrolled at the Klaipeda Stasys Simkus music high school where he was introduced to jazz by playing big band and dixieland music. After 4 years of studying and performing in Lithuania, Andrius relocated to Netherlands for one year of Erasmus studies at the Prince Claus Conservatorium in Groningen, then subsequently at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam where he received his Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Saxophone. During his studies in Amsterdam, Andrius regularly performed with various jazz groups within Europe including several international competitions. In 2013, he won the Leiden Jazz Award with the Andrius Dereviancenko Quartet and won the Public and Best Composition prize at Tremplin Jazz Avignon with the band Morgan Freeman in 2016.
Following his studies and a brief period in Copenhagen, he moved back to Amsterdam where he currently resides and is active in the experimental music scene throughout Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, Denmark, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, Spain, Italy and more.
Discography:
2012 Mateusz Pulawski Quartet - Cold Year in Amsterdam
2014 Glitchpuke - Dissect Your Brain
2015 MorganFreeman - Blessed Virgin Mary's Face-To- Face Encounter with the
Divine Bullshit
2016 Old Men In Khaki - Scissors
2016 Paaprika - Jonk
2017 MILD - Tea Time
2018 Asger Thomsen - Ham On Rye
2018 The Zebra Street Band - ZeBrass
2019 Into The Wind - Vision (Single release)

A relaxed Teacher!

Besides Andrius being a very nice, open and relaxed person, it is clear he really loves and understands music. I am very happy with his saxophone lessons because he shapes them around my musical goal (and taste), and finds interesting and challenging exercises to bring me further. 
Oscar F.

A wonderful teacher!

Andrius is a very talented saxophonist. He is a wonderful teacher and his energy, passion and enthusiasm for making music are contagious! Over the last 4 months, he taught me a lot on how to start playing the Saxophone, get a feeling for the instrument, and guided me into this new world of making music. I have enjoyed it very much and am proud to be able to play some nice saxophone jazz now! :)
Tom Kennes

Private Music Teachers

Music moves and enriches the soul! Enjoy face to face music and singing lessons in a relaxed atmosphere. We offer also online music and singing lessons. Making music is about feelings, thoughts, connection, growth, joy, developing technical and physical skills, discovering new ways of learning and expressing yourself. Regular prices and maximum flexibility with a 10 Lesson Package. Book a trial lesson!

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