Will Tabar performs regularly as a saxophonist with the Cleveland-based big band, Mojo, and is a veteran of pit orchestras, pop, and blues bands. He is equally adept with classical saxophone techniques and literature, and performs as a soloist in that genre as well. As principle saxophonist of the Idyllwild Festival Wind Ensemble, he performed on the stage of Los Angeles’ Disney Concert Hall.
He has instructed students with a range of experience from elementary, middle, and high school age through college students and adults. He assists with the youth jazz program at Cuyahoga Community College and has been a faculty member at Skyline Music Center in Westlake for two years. While earning his Master’s Degree from California State University, Fresno, Will taught courses in Saxophone, Ear Training, and Introduction to Piano.
His primary teachers were Greg Banaszak at Baldwin-Wallace College and Dr. Alan Durst at Fresno State. He has also studied jazz with Cleveland-based pianist Joe Hunter.
Mr. Tabar has been offering private instruction since 2002.
Masters of Arts - Saxophone Performance, California State University, Fresno
Bachelor of Music - Saxophone Performance, Jazz Emphasis and Bachelor of Arts - Business Administration, Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music