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

fraser street saxes & lesson INFO


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•  An all-saxophone band playing Bebop, Funk, Latin Jazz and more.  So, what's not to like?

•  Fun & challenging music that is arranged to have suitable parts for players at all levels.

•  We work to build a nice community of saxophonists, fostering respectful mentor-like relationships between the older and younger musicians.

•  Open to saxophonists in grades 9-12 with at least 3 years' playing experience.

•  Enrollment is limited to 10.  


»» Now Enrolling for Spring Session! ««

•  Wednesdays 4:30 - 5:45
•  SPRING 2019 SESSION:  March 20 — May 29
•  St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, room 121  (corner of S. Fraser St. & W. Foster Ave.)
•  no rehearsal on April 10 (RH gig out of town)

•  1-3 performances TBD….stay tuned!


•  $140 general
•  $125 for students presently taking private lessons with Rick Hirsch
•  Please pay in full at the first rehearsal.  If it's more convenient to split into two payments, let me know.


Enroll or ask questions:

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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

Convenient Downtown Location

  • St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, room 121  (corner of S. Fraser St. & W. Foster Ave.)

  • Free parking!


Rates for weekly and bi-weekly lessons (valid 2018-19 school year)
. 30-min. = $32   .    45-min. = $46    .    60-min. = $60

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