Anders has been teaching saxophone and ensemble work privately and at various public schools and colleges in the Madison and Southern Wisconsin area since 1994.  During this time Anders has taught at Beloit College, The UW-Madison Summer Music Clinic, The UW-Madison Mini Courses, The Madison Pubic Schools, The Waunakee Summer Music Camp, The Memorial and East High School Jazz Bands, Ward Brodt Music and The Eastwood School of Music. Currently Anders is teaching through the Sun Prairie Band Booster Lesson Academy and privately at Trinity Lutheran Church.  On many occasions Anders had the pleasure of working with world-class clinicians such as saxophonists Frank Morgan, Greg Abate, Jon Irabagon and the author of Pepper Adams’ “Joy Road,” Gary Carner.


Anders teaches students of all ages and styles and if you are interested in taking lessons, please feel free to contact him using the contact form. For the 2021-2022 year he is teaching privately in person at Trinity Lutheran Church in Madison, WI on Mondays and Tuesdays. Lessons are $50 per hour.  


Various Lesson Topics-


Tone Production

Finger Technique and Hand Position


Intonation and Tuning

Basic Jazz Improvisation

Band and Jazz Band Music Tutoring

Solo and Ensemble Tutoring

Basic Arranging, Composition and Theory

Preparing for College Auditions

Recording in the Studio

Jazz and Classical Saxophone History through Guided Listening

Basic Saxophone Repair and Maintenance

Buying or Selling your Saxophone on Ebay or Craigslist

Mouthpiece and Reed Selection

Vintage Horns and Mouthpieces (Selmer and Otto Link especially!)

Unlocking your Inner Creativity

Saxophone and Mouthpiece appraisals


Selected Lesson Materials-


Guy Lacour– 50 Easy and Progressive Studies Volumes 1 & 2, 24 Easy Atonal Studies, 28 Studies on Modes with Limited Transpositions by Olivier Messiaen, Summary for Studying Scales, 100 Original Sight-Reading Exercises Volumes 1 & 2

Jean-Marie Londeix– Playing the Saxophone:  A Method in Three Books, Mechanical Exercises Vol. 1 and 2, Chart of Compared Fingerings

Jean-Yves Fourmeau and Gilles Martin- Saxo Tempo Books 1 & 2

Donald Sinta– Voicing:  An Approach to the Saxophone’s Third Register

Eugene Rousseau– Saxophone High Tones:  A Systematic Approach to the Extension of the Range of all the Saxophones:  Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone

Larry Teal– The Art of Saxophone Playing

Jackie McLean– Daily Warm-Up Exercises

Lennie Niehaus– Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Jazz Conception for Saxophone

Jamey Aebersold– Play-a-long Improvisation Books, The Charlie Parker Omnibook

Mark Levine– The Jazz Theory Book