ABC Academy of Music

ABC Academy of Music

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Jakob Durst

Toronto Saxophone and Clarinet Teacher

Jakob Durst2022-11-09T17:40:49-05:00

B.Mus (U of T) in-progress

Jakob Durst is a Toronto-based saxophonist currently studying at the University of Toronto. Although drawing his main influence from creative and improvised music, namely the Black American Art-form “Jazz”, he is also interested in a variety of other musical stylings such as Classical, Latin, and African music. Jakob’s primary instrument is the saxophone, however he has also learned and studied a variety of other instruments, such as flute, clarinet, and piano. As a working musician, Jakob has had many wonderful performance opportunities, appearing at the Rex Jazz and Blues Bar, the Jazz Room, the River Run Centre, and various other clubs and festivals across Ontario.

Jakob has also been fortunate to study and perform with world-class artists, including Mike Murley, Bobby Carcasses, Marianne Trudel, Kelly Jefferson, and Luis Deniz. As a teacher, Jakob hopes to pass on his knowledge and skill to developing musicians, while instilling an appreciation and love for all things music in his students!

Get to know Jakob…Beyond the Bio!

Hobbies: Collecting records, mountain biking, skiing, hiking

Musical influences: Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Ben Webster, Charlie Parker, and many more!

Favourite food: Pasta!

Least favourite food: n/a

Favourite music: Jazz and R&B

Favourite song: It Could Happen to You

Favourite movie: Do the Right Thing

Favouirite movie music: When Harry Met Sally

Best quote from your teacher: It’s going to sound bad until it doesn’t!

Favourite quote: Demand more of yourself so you can share more with others.
Favourite book: Notes and Tones
Best thing about teaching at ABC: The students!
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Elementary Method for Saxophone

Cover of Rubank Elementary Method for Saxophone

One of the most widely used series of methods for individual or like-instrument class instruction. Using a very well-rounded approach including scales, arpeggios, technical studies, studies for musicianship, articulation studies, solos, duets, and studies.

Intermediate Method for Saxophone

Rubank Intermediate Method for Saxophone

One of the most widely used series of methods for individual or like-instrument class instruction. Using a very well-rounded approach including scales, arpeggios, technical studies, studies for musicianship, articulation studies, solos, duets, and studies devoted to the special needs of each instrument, this series provides a fantastic wealth of material for all student musicians.

Elementary Method for Clarinet

Rubank Elementary Method for Clarinet

One of the most widely used series of methods for individual or like-instrument class instruction. Using a very well-rounded approach including scales, arpeggios, technical studies, studies for musicianship, articulation studies, solos, duets, and studies.

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