Saxophone has been the center of my musical universe since the age of 10. I received my Bachelor’s of Music in Jazz Studies at the University of Arizona (UofA). At the U of A I also studied music education, composition, arranging, and was heavily involved in the athletic bands, including the marching and pep bands. I love many other aspects of music, including arranging for marching bands, writing film and video game scores, music therapy, and learning multiple instruments (clarinet, flute, native american flute, didgeridoo, piano, singing, and ukulele). My outside interests include illustrating, movies, voice acting, reading, and podcasting. I currently teach private music lessons in the Glendale, AZ area, teaching, and performing solo and with various music groups at local events and venues.
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"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."
Lesson Student/Parent Thumbtack Review
"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!"
Lesson Parent Google Review
My teaching style focuses on skills training, but also emphasizes self-exploration and discovering a passion for something new. Take a look at the selection of lessons and courses I provide and choose the right one for you.