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PRIVATE LESSONS

Andrew Kay offers Private Music lessons on the Saxophone, Flute, and Clarinet for students of all ages and skill levels. Depending on availability one-on-one private lessons may be conducted in your home, in Andrew’s home studio, or through Skype or another video calling app. Lesson scheduling is usually flexible, as is timing and length to suit your ability, needs, and availability to study.

Typical Pricing is as follows:

  • $65/hour for lessons in your home within Toronto and neighbouring areas. (subject to Andrew’s availability and price can vary depending on distance travelled) 
  • $60/hour for lessons in Andrew home studio on the Danforth, Toronto.
  • $50/hour for lessons online via Skype, Facetime, and G-Chat. (For students around the world and at an intermediate or advanced level)
  • Various packages of lessons at reduced rates are available, and pricing can be negotiated according to the situation, please feel free to contact Andrew to discuss further.

If you are interested in studying the fundamentals of music, the basics of the saxophone, flute, and clarinet, learn to play Jazz, Pop, Contemporary Western Music, and/or Indian Classical Raga Music please contact Andrew.

Andrew on Teaching

Andrew Kay

Andrew Kay

Educator, Private Lesson Teacher

Learning, sharing, & teaching music is one of the most powerful experiences you can have. At the age of 5, I started taking lessons on Piano in the Music for Young Children program. At age 11 I started studying with another teacher to learn Contemporary Western music on Piano, and shortly afterwards I started playing the Alto Saxophone. My older brother, Jonathan Kay is an amazing saxophonist as well and I must give so much credit to him for inspiring me to choose the saxophone and later on choosing music as a profession, career, and life path. I’ve learned from many teachers over the 18 years I’ve been playing the saxophone, and all of them have taught me their techniques and secrets to playing the instrument and music in general. My most recent experience in Kolkata, India has shown me another system of learning. The Guru Shishya Parampara is an ancient learning system where a Guru and Disciple enter into a relationship of learning with the intent to carry on the traditions of that line of Gurus. Stemming from the spiritual systems evolved in the Vedic era, this special relationship (in it’s truest sense) is now almost lost amongst the fast paced and modern society we live in. I feel absolutely grateful for connecting with a Guru who cherishes and strives to cultivate this ancient tradition. For the past 7 years I have had the incredible opportunity to live and learn under Master Musician & Vocalist Pandit Shantanu Bhattacharyya, continuing on the powerful tradition of Indian Classical Raga Music and applying it to the Saxophone. My brother and I are amongst the only people in the world pursuing this path in the hopes to carry on the legacy of this music and bring together the West and the East, consolidating and uniting the global cultural village that is this earth. Having spend many years learning under different teachers and specifically in this Eastern training system with my Guru, I feel that it is absolutely important to pass along the great knowledge and wisdom that has been shared with me. Since teaching my very first music lesson I have been developing my own methods and systems of teaching and passing along the beauty of music, and I feel blessed to have interacted with so many wonderful students and musicians over the years. Music is one of the most personal experiences we can have, I hope to help my students discover that for themselves and develop the skills to find meaning in music and develop the ability to connect with others through music. May we all find the peace of mind and love in our hearts to feel connected to each other through the universal vibrations of music.