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Eugene Cantera


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I have been a music educator for over 25 years and have taught on many levels from young children and school agers on through to college level, professional players and senior citizens. My main areas of expertise are saxophone(s) though I have taught many instruments including, guitar, bass, piano, oboe and drums to name a few. I have also done research on horns both vintage and new.

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I have been in music education for 25 years and I have written and published in the subject of professional music education.


The Dallas Morning News, Dallas Business Journal, Marketing and Higher Education Newsletter.


Bachelor of Music Education, Hartt School of Music - The University of Hartford.

What do you like about this subject?

I enjoy teaching and playing saxophone immensely.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I am always trying to improve my teaching technics and of course, learn a little something new every time I play the horn.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Saxophone was invented by Adolph Sax and made its debut at the Paris World's Fair in 1867.

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Recent Answers from Eugene Cantera

2016-11-30 King 613:

Hello Kamil - without seeing a picture, I am guessing this is a newer horn (post 1970) and was probably marketed for the "beginner to intermediate"  junior high school musician.  There is a good chance

2016-10-10 Saxaphone:

Don,    As far as I know, most if not all of the LaManote horns were made by the Italian manufacturer Orsi.  The "Superior" is a copy of the supposed "pro" version of Orsi's top horn (it gets labeled as

2016-09-04 Conn sax:

Paul,    Despite the cool and catchy name, this is about as generic a saxophone as was ever made.  These are student level horns for the most part and they are very abundant on sites like E-bay.  Most

2016-09-03 Selmer Super Action 80:

Hi Ron - I think your horn dates to about 1983....that makes it a Super Action (often mis-named as Series I...but there is really no such thing!). These are rarer but unfortunately not as highly coveted

2016-08-28 Value of my saxophone:

Cheryl - so sorry about the late reply, AllEXperts neglected to send me the initial alert of the pending question.    The horn was probably made by Conn it's termed a "stencil" as in, Conn made it then


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