Brian Heater, saxophone

Brian Heater is a professional musician, composer, and music producer living and working out of the bay area. He has a Bachelor of Music Degree in Jazz Saxophone performance with an emphasis in composition from the University of Oregon. Brian is currently pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts in Music Production and Sound Design for Visual Media at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

Brian has played and recorded in ensembles all over the West coast. He has experience in all musical genres ranging from jazz, latin, classical, popular music, avant-garde, and electronic music. He currently performs and records with several ensembles throughout the bay area. He is an active commercial music producer with some of his pieces featured on television ads and short films.

Brian enjoys teaching students of all skill levels. He is extremely knowledgeable in methods of improvisation, breathing techniques, music theory, chord/scale relationship, aural skills, composition techniques, saxophone techniques, and music technology. His biggest passion in life is music and he can’t wait to share it with you!