My curriculum is custom-tailored to each student’s abilities and aesthetic goals, and I aim to help uncover new dimensions of your musicianship and personal style.

We’ll prioritize building your intuitive grasp of rhythm and harmony, enabling you to manifest musical ideas on any instrument.

Expect a broad spectrum of structured improvisation, music theory, transcription, and even music history. The ability to read music is not required.

Saxophone students will find particular benefits in tone production & intonation, basic & extended techniques, posture, and breath support.

I’m available for in-person lessons in NYC as well as over Google Hangouts/Zoom/Skype.

For more info, simply contact me: stephen.chen.mail (at)