I have a doctorate of music, teach university, and 5th-12th grade students. I play both classical and jazz.
Hi! My name is Dr. Carl Spaeth, and I am a musician and educator based out of Oklahoma. I’ve been teaching for 10 years now, and have held positions as a university lecturer, public schools teacher, and online lesson instructor. I have doctorate and masters degrees in saxophone as well as a bachelors degree in music education. While saxophone is my primary instrument, I also play and teach guitar, piano, bass guitar, flute, clarinet, oboe, music technology, music theory, and jazz improvisation.
I’m glad to see that you’re interested in private music lessons with me! My students range from ages 6 and up and include beginners up to graduate students. While my lessons are fit to individual needs, my students also benefit from multiple handouts and exercises that I share with them. I love sharing my passion for music with others, and I hope to hear from you soon so we can work together to achieve your goals during your musical journey. See you in class!
Here's more about me as an educator:
Dr. Carl Spaeth maintains an online and in-person music studio, where he teaches several instruments privately and in group settings including saxophone, guitar, oboe, music theory, flute, clarinet, and piano. Spaeth teaches Saxophone and Jazz Studies at the University of Tulsa as an adjunct faculty member. During Spring 2019, Spaeth taught Music Theory and Saxophone at Oklahoma State University.
Spaeth previously taught at Oklahoma State University as a Lecturer of Saxophone and Music Theory during Dr. Jeffrey Loeffert's sabbatical during Fall 2017. In 2018, Dr. Spaeth created the Online Music Lesson Program at Palen Music Center. Spaeth was Instructor of Jazz and Saxophone at South Dakota State University from 2014-2017. Spaeth completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in saxophone performance at the University of Kansas in 2014, and his Master of Music Pedagogy and Performance from Oklahoma State University in 2011. He graduated from Harrah High School in 2002, earned his Bachelor of Music Education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 2008, and was a 5th-12th grade Head Band Director at Fairview Public schools.
Dr. Spaeth is a Conn-Selmer Endorsing Artist. He hosted the North American Saxophone Alliance Region 3 (ND, SD, NE, MN, IA) Conference at South Dakota State University on March 17-18, 2017. In April 2017, Spaeth performed solo tenor saxophone and orchestral clarinet in Ethan Bortnick's national PBS Special called "Generations of Music," which featured special guest, Peter Yarrow, from Peter, Paul and Mary.
Dr. Spaeth is an amazing teacher. Knowledgeable, patient, easy to understand, and a great teacher for all skill levels. He is a great musician and impressive improviser."
Carl S. is a FANTASTIC performer and educator. I've seen him perform and teach in a variety of settings, and I respect him immensely. He is a wonderful, compassionate, motivated teacher. I wouldn't hesitate to send any student looking to improve their musical abilities. You will have made the right choice!"
Carl is very friendly and patient. His first concern was to understand me and what I want to get out of my lessons. He gave me outstanding resources throughout our lesson, and I have clear objectives for next time. We used our time very efficiently - I was impressed!! Excellent teacher - so pleased I selected him. :)