Donna Schwartz

Musician, Educator and Everything Saxophone Podcast Host, Donna Schwartz has helped thousands of people of all ages all over the world boost their performance and improvisation skills to the next level for over 30 years. She has performed with members from Billy Joel's Band, Black Sabbath, Finalists from NBC's The Voice, and has performed in many of the major venues in the NYC and Los Angeles metro areas.

Having always wanted to play the saxophone, Donna received guidance from a fantastic all-around woodwind performer, Alan Mandel during her undergraduate years.  She picked up the saxes really quickly and went on to study with renowned Long Island teachers, Lou Doboe and Jeffrey Lange.  She learned and still utilizes Joe Allard's method of playing the saxophone, and has helped countless students develop fuller tones and more efficient ways of performing saxophone.
She has since performed Blues and Rock in large theatres, concert halls and festivals across the NYC and Los Angeles metro areas with artists such as Vicci Martinez (Season 1 Finalist from The Voice), Richie Cannata (original saxophonist from Billy Joel's band), Bobby Rondinelli (drummer from Blue Oyster Cult and Black Sabbath), and Barbara Morrison, legendar Jazz vocalist. 

Donna has created courses such as Jazz Improvisation Explained, Supercharge Your Jazz Improvisation, Boost Your Blues Improvisation, Jazz Patterns 201 and many more that thousands of students have enrolled in.

Ways to Work with Donna

Private Lessons and Coaching

Whether you're looking to get weekly guidance or looking for accelerated coaching to get your playing and improvisation to the next level, Donna's 30+ years of experience can give you the results you want! 


Check out Donna's performances with various bands from the NY and LA Metro areas.

Donna's Free Stuff

From improving your tone and posture to choosing the best neck strap, to performing popular pieces of music, Donna's Free Stuff will get you past those pesky problems so you can continue making music you love.

Donna Schwartz Music Academy

Ready to get serious about playing?

Donna Schwartz Music Academy has dozens of courses to help you get to the next level with your tone, learning songs, and improvisation.

Click below to discover which course is best for you.

Client Raves


Donna is a great Teacher!!!  

In 3 months, Donna helped me with my timing, my tone and now I can read more music and play a lot better. Donna has a lot of experience and knows how to teach you according to your needs!!!

Best Teacher !!!

Edwing Alvarez


Donna Schwartz is a very knowledgeable musician and teacher.  She is very helpful and encouraging.  She is able to innovate techniques for every concern.  When I took a lesson with her she analyzed my challenges and showed me some corrective measures to take. Even though we were miles apart it was as if she was right in my living room. She was very helpful…

Monica Slone


We had the pleasure of having Donna at our company event, she was very professional and accommodating from the beginning till end. She is a very talented performer, our guests loved and expressed enjoying her music. She exceeded our expectation, I would highly recommend her to my friends and colleagues for future events.

Anahid Anbarsoun, LAFH

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