Email Rick via this form.

Phone him at (814) 867-9935.


Please inquire about:

  • School visits & workshops

  • Booking a live jazz group for your event

  • Commissioning custom music

  • Anything else on your mind

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State College, PA

(814) 867-9935

Rick Hirsch is a nationally-known composer, arranger and jazz educator living in State College, PA. Check out his music, book a live jazz band in Central Pennsylvania.

Lessons, etc.

Current students & PARENTS

private lessons


  • Take weekly one-on-one lessons with one of the leading jazz/saxophone educators in Pennsylvania

  • Learn music in greater depth than you are able to in school band/jazz band

  • Rick Hirsch’s students consistently earn spots in All-State and other PMEA honors ensembles


  • Saxophone technique & repertoire

  • Jazz improvisation for all instruments

  • Composition, arranging, and music theory

Convenient Downtown Location

  • St. Andrew's Episcopal Church  (corner of S. Fraser St. & W. Foster Ave.)

  • Free parking!


Rates for weekly and bi-weekly lessons for 2019-20 school year
. 30-min. = $33 .    45-min. = $47    .    60-min. = $60

* 1-hour / bi-weekly lesson priority goes to out-of-town students (Huntingdon, Altoona, etc.)

* there will be an annual modest rate increase for 2019-20 school year, TBD soon