As an educator, Ian has taught all levels, from beginning lessons on piano, to advanced harmonic concepts to professionals. Topics covered include sound production (tone), technique, music theory, improvisation lessons, and composition. Saxophone master classes have included quartal and quintal patterns, exotic pentatonics and their respective patterns, and learning and incorporating vocabulary through transcriptions. Ensemble lessons have included learning and performing standard repertoire, and how to convey songs in a creative, expressive, and unique way, using techniques such as melodic embellishment, different style feels and rhythm-section grooves, to song structure and reharmonization techniques.
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