Basic Information


Dr. Carl Spaeth offers private music lessons on several instruments including saxophone, guitar, piano, oboe, clarinet, flute, bass guitar, music theory, jazz improvisation, etc.  He currently uses,, and for booking online lessons and in-person lessons.  The links below contain more information including over 140 5-star student/parent reviews and pricing for different types of lessons. Fill out the Student Interest Form online to get started today!

Introduction Video

Student Interest Form Profile​ (Over 2500 lessons taught by Carl and counting!) Profile 

• ​Hong Kong International Online Music Institute Profile Profile Profile

Facebook Studio Page

• ​Skype Name: carltspaeth

Private Lesson Flyer PDF

Studio Policy 

Student Interest Form


Dr. Carl Spaeth: Saxophone, Clarinet, Guitar, Bass, Oboe, Piano, Flute

Handouts available to students:

• Every Time You Practice

• 5 Steps for Self Evaluation of Musical Performance

• Beginning Jazz Improvisation

• ​Scales, Pitch Patterns, and Articulations Journal

• Alternate Fingerings

• Altissimo Fingerings

• Common Mistakes of Beginning and Intermediate Saxophonists

TakeLessons Published Articles:

Is Saxophone Hard to Learn? 2-9-18.

• ​Choosing a Neck Strap. 9-8-14.

​What They Don't Tell You About Becoming a Musician. 11-7-14.

Exploring Jazz: Improvisation Tips for Beginners. 9-11-14.

• ​Teacher Spotlight: The Power of Saying Yes. 8-30-13.

Instructional Videos:

• ​Saxophone Pro Tip #1: Sore Lips. August 1, 2017.

Saxophone Pro Tip #2: Buildup on the Neck. August 9, 2017.

Saxophone Pro Tip #3: Jaw Pressure. August 30, 2017.

• ​Guitar Lesson #1: Major Scales. March 5, 2016.

Guitar Lesson #2: Reading Chord Diagrams. March 12, 2016.

Guitar Lesson #3: Capos. March 12, 2016.

Guitar Lesson #4: Tuning. March 12, 2016.

• ​Guitar Lesson #5: Finger Picking. April 2, 2016. 

Practice Apps and Online Music:

Sight Reading Factory (One month free with this link)

Essential Elements Interactive (School Code: CarlTSpaeth)

Digital Downloads from SheetMusicPlus


iReal Pro

Beginning Guitar Lessons by JamPlay

Affiliated Music Companies:

Sheet Music Plus:  The World's Largest Sheet Music Selection. 

Music & Arts: Instrument rentals, accessories, and more.

Arkiv Music:  The source for classical and jazz CDs, DVDs, and Vinyl. 

American Musical Supply:  Guitars, Bass, Live Sound, Recording, Computer Audio, Keyboard, DJ, Drum, and more. 

West Music:  Band and Orchestra Accessories. 

zZounds:  Guitars, Bass, Live Sound, Recording, Computer Audio, Keyboard, DJ, Drum, and more. 

Members Only Access


Alexandra, Oklahoma, piano

For over 140 5-star student/parent reviews, click here.

"Carl has been extremely patient and helpful as an instructor. After years away from the piano, I came back as an adult learner and found the online format to be perfect for my busy schedule! Carl helps me challenge myself and sets achievable goals to help my practice grow. Definitely recommend!"

- Alexandra (shown in photo), online piano student, Oklahoma, 4-20-18

"Carl is a great teacher for our 12 year old daughter. He's engaging, encouraging and relatable, and has a great musical talent. We've been very happy with the lesson plans and how much progress our daughter has made over the last few months. We definitely recommend Carl to anyone looking for an instructor- he's excellent.​"

- Laura, online saxophone, California, 8-28-17

"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."

- Deborah, online oboe student, Texas, 8-5-17

"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."

​- Brian, in-person guitar student, South Dakota, 4-23-17

"Carl is an exceptional teacher! He makes effective use of the time, generates and shares a lot of resources, and explains everything clearly. He provides positive and constructive feedback that encourages / motivates to continue practicing. I would highly recommend to anyone."

​- Jennifer, online saxophone student, Michigan, 1-18-17

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Dr. Carl Spaeth's Winter 2018 Online Studio Recital:

Featuring students from a portion of my studio performing on saxophone, clarinet, flute, trombone and piano from all over the country!

Dr. Carl Spaeth's Spring 2018 Online Studio Recital:

Featuring students from a portion of my studio performing on saxophone, clarinet, oboe, trumpet, trombone and piano from California, Maryland, New Jersey, Texas, Oklahoma and beyond!


30-Minute Online Lesson


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Private Online Music Lessons with Dr. Carl Spaeth are $29.95/30-minutes.