T e a c h i n g 

Dr. Scottie W. Wright recently relocated to the New York, New Jersey area and is now accepting new students.

The studio is located at 60 Stephensburg Rd., Port Murray, NJ.  For more information regarding rates and availability, please email scottiewwright@gmail.com. 

Dr. Wright has been teaching saxophone since 1995 and was recently the saxophone teaching specialist at Inver Hills Community College, a woodwind instructor at the MacPhail Center for Music, and the assistant band director and woodwind instructor at the Saint Paul Academy in Minnesota. Previously, from 2008 to 2010, Scottie taught saxophone and coached saxophone quartets at the University level as Dr. Rousseau’s graduate assistant while at the University of Minnesota.

 

Dr. Wright has consistently helped students rapidly rise from the beginning or intermediate level to advanced performance levels.  He uses a variety of pedagogical devices to tailor instruction individually, and use an assortment of methods to teach skills, ranging from circular breathing to slap tonguing to altissimo. 

 

In terms of teaching outcomes, Dr. Wright’s students have won and/or reached the finals in regional and national competitions, including:

  • the North American Saxophone Alliance’s Classical Solo Competition;

  • the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Competition; and

  • the Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition.  

 

Dr. Wright’s students have been accepted into programs such as Interlochen Center for the Arts, the Eastman School of Music, Crane School of Music, University of Arizona, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, and Montclair State University.

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