Harmony Music House
Private and group music lessons | Boulder CO | Established in 2010

Saxophone Lessons

Boulder's home for private saxophone lessons. We offer lessons to children and adults. 

Clark Smith - All levels

Clark Smith is a saxophonist, composer, producer and educator based in Boulder, Colorado. Clark began playing saxophone at age nine in Portland, Maine. He started performing professionally at age 14, and in high school was a member of the Maine All State High School Jazz Band. In 2006, Clark moved to Colorado where he began his studies at the prestigious Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver where he earned a Bachelors of Music in Jazz and Commercial Music. While in school, he played lead tenor sax in the Lamont Jazz Orchestra led by Lynn Baker and the Contemporary Combo coached by Eric Gunnison along with numerous other groups. Clark was also a two time winner of the Lamont Made Jazz Composition Contest, and in 2010 was invited to play with his jazz quartet, The Clark Smith Quartet, in Villard De Lans, France at the Jazz en Vercors Festival. It was also at Lamont that Clark began learning to produce electronic music which led to the birth of his Livetronica trio DYNOHUNTER, now a nationally touring project which fuses live instruments with electronic dance music. Since graduating college, Clark has become and in demand studio musician and freelance saxophonist on the front range. He has performed with the Michal Menert Big Band, Casey Russel's Soul Shack, Tiger Party, Late Night Radio, Jaden Carlson Band, Bass Physics, Funkifino, The New Mastersounds, Yamn, Analog Son, The Malah, Zoogma, and Stratosphere All Stars. Clark has also performed with Jason Hahn & Michael Travis (String Cheese Incident), David Murphy (Sound Tribe Sector Nine), Garrett Sayers & Gabe Mervine (The Motet), Mark Brownstein and Allen Aucoin (The Disco Biscuits), Mike Greenfield (Lotus), Tom Hamilton, Steve Molitz and Todd Stoops. In addition to performing, Clark is a passionate educator with over 5 years of teaching experience. His wide range of knowledge, and diverse musical experiences give him a well rounded approach to teaching for all age and skill levels.

 

Mark Ivlev - All levels

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When Mark was in third grade, his class watched the fourth and fifth grade bands perform, and he was so enamored by that performance that he could not wait to join the band in his next year of school. He began playing saxophone in fourth grade at the age of 10. Ever since, he has continued on his musical journey enjoying tours to California, New York’s Carnegie Hall and Japan with various ensembles like his high school symphonic band and his local youth symphony organization.

Mark is now pursuing a bachelor of music degree as well as a computer science degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is entering his fourth year at CU in the fall. He has been involved in several music ensembles at CU including multiple saxophone quartets, jazz ensemble and lead saxophonist of the university symphonic band. One of the highlights of his time at Boulder was the opportunity to participate in a master class for Claude Delangle, the professor of saxophone at the Paris Conservatory, and widely regarded as one of the very finest saxophone players in the world.

Mark hopes to one day become a professor of saxophone, so he loves teaching students. He can adapt to the needs of every individual, and guide his students to be the best saxophonists they can be. He can teach all levels and any type of music.

Availability is flexible, if you would like to schedule a lesson outside of my listed availability please inquire and I will likely be able to make it work.