Canadian saxophonist, composer and bandleader Matt Lagan has been recognized as one of the most up-and-coming saxophonists of his generation. In 2020 he was recognized as an Emerging Jazz Artist by the Toronto Art’s Council and in 2017 he was awarded the Hnatyshyn Oscar Peterson Grant for Jazz Performance, a prestigious award given to one jazz musician from across Canada each year. He is a member of the iconic Canadian band “The Shuffle Demons” with whom he has toured 12 countries and recorded 2 albums. His most recent release “The Grind” in collaboration with virtuosic pianist James Fernando, was released in January 2022.
I offer online lessons!
Over the past 12 years of being a professional musician I have developed a unique approach to practicing. My goal is to always get better; to work on my sound, improve my technique and learn more music.
As a saxophonist, I will share with you my unique approach to sound development, working on time and how to learn new music.
As a composer I will discuss my composition techniques, why I write music and how it impacts me as a performer.
As a jazz musician I can teach you the inner workings of jazz harmony and theory, how it informs all types of popular music, so that you can learn any piece of music only by listening.
I have been teaching privately for over ten years. I have a degree in jazz performance from Humber College in Toronto, Canada, and have received many prestigious awards as a saxophonist.
Contact me to schedule your free first lesson!