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Accepting new students at any experience level on saxophone, flute, and clarinet in the greater Chicago area or online. Check out my profile on TakeLessons.

Experience a personalized approach to private lessons from someone who believes music is for everyone – what do YOU want out of music and learning a musical instrument?

Michael HC is also sought after as a clinician, having performed and taught at…

Mott Community College – Flint, MI
Stevenson High School – Sterling Heights, MI
Northview Public Schools – Grand Rapids, MI

Some kind words from parents and students…

“As a classically trained saxophonist, I began studying jazz from scratch with Michael. Michael was an excellent teacher, explaining the fundamentals of jazz from every angle, covering music theory, ear training, listening, the history, and most importantly, the playing. Coming from a fundamentally different musical paradigm, I was initially nervous about starting to learn jazz, but after studying with Michael, I feel much more confident in my ability to both understand and play jazz.” Brian, Philadelphia

“Yitzy’s musical abilities have grown so much in just a year of studying with Michael.  We couldn’t be happier!”  Ari and Diane, Bala Cynwyd

“My son used to quickly lose interest in music lessons until he started flute with Michael.  Michael knows just how to approach, encourage, and redirect my son.  His suggestions and assignments are easily digestible and my son respects him, as do I.”  Kara, Philadelphia

“My son Colin has been working with Mike since March 2019.  In that short time, my son’s confidence has grown and he’s excited about his lesson each week.  It’s great to see him interested in something other than video games!  Mike is a supportive teacher and he’s done a great job of introducing the saxophone to my son.” Nina, Hatboro

“I have been studying with Michael for about a year now and I have improved so much!  He prepares me for my auditions and performances and also teaches at the right pace for me.  He is always involved in what I am working on musically and what I want to accomplish.  He not only helps me with jazz but classical and theory.  I enjoy learning with Michael every week and I see improvement between every lesson.  He’s engaging, helpful, and I highly recommend him for lessons.” Jenna, Bala Cynwyd