Pasadena Saxophone Lessons

with Ramsey Castaneda

Ramsey Castaneda
Me! May, 2018

Dr. Ramsey Castaneda


(916) 600-7564

Pasadena & Los Angeles, CA


USC logo Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA), USC, 2018

CSULB logo Master of Music (MM), CSULB, 2014

UNT logo Bachelor of Music (BM), UNT, 2012

Lessons with Ramsey

Over 10 years of experience as a private instructor

On faculty at the Los Angeles College of Music since 2015 teaching saxophone lessons, pedagogy, theory, ear training, and various ensembles from big band to chamber groups

Formally trained in music education and pedagogy

Personalized and research-based instruction applicable to real-life musical situations

Any age

In-home lessons (I travel to you!)

Dedicated to effective and artful teaching

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Lesson Topics


Saxophone Playing

Tone, Technique, Intonation, Articulation



Jazz (traditional, bebop, hardbop, modal, post-bop, avant-guard and free, contemporary), Rock, Pop



Learn the basics of composition, from harmony, rhythm, and melody, to timbre, dynamics, form, and style


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Music Theory Website is a website I developed to provide interactive and fun music theory games as a means of helping my students learn some of the essential aspects of music theory. Below is a small selection of various interactive flashcards and articles hosted on .

Bass Clef Flashcards

Learn to read bass clef

Chord/Scale Degree Flashcards

Master your chord / scale degrees

Ascending Interval Flashcards

Practice Identifying Ascending Intervals