Saxophone has been the center of Armando's musical universe since he began learning music at the age of 10. In his highschool years Armando performed with the prestigious Youngsounds of Arizona, and in college with Tucson Swings. He received his Bachelor’s of Music in Jazz Studies at the University of Arizona where he studied music education, composition, arranging, and was heavily involved in the athletic bands, including the marching and pep bands. Armando is involved in many other aspects of music, including arranging for marching bands, writing film and video game scores, and music therapy. He plays other instruments besides saxophone, including clarinet, flute, native american flute, didgeridoo, piano, ukulele. His outside interests include illustrating, movies, voice acting and reading, Armando currently teaches private music lessons in the Glendale, AZ area and performs solo and with various music groups at local events and venues.
"I truly believe that anyone can learn music, regardless of their age, gender, income, or
"Armando has been my teacher for over 5 years now and he has helped me with everything I need to know. He answers all my questions and if I don’t understand the first time he explains it in different ways to help me. Thanks to him, I have become a better player then I ever thought to be. I for sure recommend Armando because of his wide range of skills."
" As my son said above, Armando is an exceptional teacher. Armando has become a mentor to him and an awesome role model as well."
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"Armando has taught two of my children for years on bass clarinet and tenor sax. He is creative, engaging, and caring. He is willing to incorporate their interests and ideas as well as encourage them in skills they need to develop. He has been patient with their progress and is a big reason my kids are still playing today! I highly recommend Armando!"
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My teaching style focuses on skills training, but also emphasizes self-exploration and discovering a passion for something new! In addition to notes and rhythm reading students can learn:
music composition, arranging, jazz improvisation,and more!
I currently offer private music lessons in saxophone, clarinet, flute, ukulele, and piano. Please browse my site and see everything I have to offer! Please click the download link to get a free saxophone startup checklist!
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I offer private hour, half hour, and 45 minute lessons. I also offer options for lessons once a week and every other week!
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Here is a small list of my ever-growing list of performance songs!!
Linus and Lucy
As We Speak
Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay
What You Won't Do for Love
I Will Always Love You
Can't Help Falling in Love With You
Stevie Wonder (Red Hot Chili Peppers Cover)
Thinking Out Loud
Isn't She Lovely
Nothing from Nothing Leaves Nothing
Will it Go 'Round in Circles
By Your Side
Tears in Heaven
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