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Jerry has a Music Education Degree from Towson State University and is available to teach beginners (yes , even adult beginners) and advanced students. He can help you with reading, sight reading, tone ,technique, and jazz improvisation. Jerry can also help you with doubling ( double reeds). He has flexible appointments and affordable pricing.


Jerry has written for and recorded with many horn sections. If you need horn charts written, Jerry is a great choice. If you already have the horn parts recorded and you need them transcribed, Jerry will be glad to help. Feel free to email or call with instructions and he will give you a very affordable quote.


Jerry has both an extensive recording history and discography. He has recorded everything from TV shows to made for TV movies. His discography , well over 75 CD's, include recordings with Pete Jolly , Steve Ferrone and Nils Lofgren. You can check out samples of his recording work this site's music page.

Jerry will be a welcome addition to any type of recording project. Just send a sound wave file, email instructions, chart (optional), and he will provide you with what you want. He will send it back to you to review and will adjust anything you want. He wants to make sure that you are happy with the results. Customer satisfaction is always Jerry's No. 1 priority.

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Testimonial - Dr. Sayfe Kiaei | Professor & Director Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering, Arizona State University,

I am an adult student and had very little background in MUSIC. I always enjoyed listening to Jazz classics, specially Tenor and Alto Sax  and  decided to learn playing Saxophone and Jazz in my 50's.  I  have been taking lessons from Jerry for the past few months. The most important quality in a good teacher is that he knows the instrument, the fundamentals of music, and knows how to teach it in a way that the student can easily digest the materials  and learn it instead of memorizing it!.  

Jerry is an extraordinary teacher and a master player that not only knows the MUSIC and the Saxophone, but more importantly, he know how to teach it at a level that students at any level can learn and advance. Jerry teaches by going  to the basic fundamentals and uses examples that the student can relate and learn by experience rather than memorization. He has a great sense of humor as well, which makes the lessons fun and exciting and I always look forward to visiting with him. Working with Jerry over the past few months has been a great experience and I have improved my sight reading, playing  scales, and timing. I strongly recommend Jerry for any level players.

Testimonial - Jim Davis

"Jerry's an amazing musician AND teacher!  I've been playing for over 20 years and he shows me a new note, technique or process every lesson.

Jerry's a trained teacher too, and his teaching style makes me feel completely comfortable and at ease which helps me learn.  Treat yourself and take a lesson from Jerry!"

Testimonial - Joe Scherzer, M.D.

"Well-rounded, talented multi-instrumentalist. Superb depth and breadth of knowledge. Great ears.   


True gentleman.  Patience. Fine sense of humor.

These are just some of the words or phrases that instantly come to mind when I think of Phoenix sax man Jerry Donato.

Anyone who can call Jerry his teacher is a lucky guy. I can’t say enough good things about him –and I don’t want to, for fear he will get so busy he won’t have time for Me! The only reason he is a well-kept secret is because Jerry is a very unassuming guy who doesn’t promote himself. I am happy do to so for him – shamelessly!"

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