Tyler Riccardi


Private Lessons

Since 2008, I have been actively teaching private saxophone lessons to students of all ages with a focus on sound development, technique, music theory, and improvisation. Each student's lesson plan is custom-built to match the student's needs and abilities. The lessons will always have something new and fun for the student while maintaining a challenging, disciplined routine to keep the student moving forward.

I am currently offering in-home lessons in the Greater Boston area of Massachusetts. Contact me for rates and availability as well as any questions you may have.

Happy playing!


What does a student need to host in-home lessons?

  • A saxophone, mouthpiece, and reeds
  • A quiet, generally undisturbed room, where we have permission to play music (e.g. landlords, neighbors, roommates, etc.)
  • A willingness to occasionally purchase books and materials to be used in the lesson
  • Most importantly, an eagerness to learn!

Preferred but not required:

  • A music stand
  • A way to play recorded music from a CD player, iPod, iPhone, laptop or desktop computer, etc.


Recommended materials for students with no prior saxophone experience 

  • A student model saxophone. These will usually come with a mouthpiece and ligature
  • A Yamaha 4C saxophone mouthpiece, if your saxophone does not come with one
  • Orange Box Rico Reeds Strength: 2.5
  • A neck strap with padding
  • Essential Elements 2000 for Saxophone Books 1 & 2
  • A book of your choice (e.g. Movie Play-a-long, Pop Hits, Musicals, etc.)
  • A digital metronome