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New Students

Hello and thank you for your interest in my trumpet studio. Below you will find information regarding lessons for the summer months. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions. I lookforward to meeting you.


Policies and Rates:

Summer Rates: ($$ redacted for website, please email me for rates). Scheduling is done online. No minimum amount of lessons required. No shows pay 50% of the regular rate. NO SHOW = Someone who doesn’t show up to their lesson without any or reasonable notice.


How to schedule your lesson(s):

Summer lessons - It has been my experience that trying to schedule a weekly reserved time time slot for students during the summer never really turns out to be consistent at all. Many families use this time for vacations or last minute trips to the beach etc. For this reason, during the summer and unlike the school year, there are no assigned weekly time slots. All scheduling is done online from my website. You are in control of your lessons and can schedule or cancel as many or as few lessons as you want.

All you have to do is visit my website (, create an account (if you don’t already have one), sign in, view my availability, then book your lesson(s). From your account you can view all the lessons you have scheduled, and reschedule/cancel/book more lessons. If you have trouble with this process please contact me and I will assist you. Check back occasionally as new times slots open up as I better understand my schedule. 

Here is a video showing you how easy it is to book using my website system:


Important dates:


  • Website scheduled time slots are now available from You will find immediate availability from May 29th - August 17th. You can schedule these at any point but are encouraged to do so as early as possible. All of these lessons will be held from my home studio location. 11373 Linares Street San Diego, Ca 92129

  • By August 5th you should have received and completed a questionnaire for your availability and preferences for a weekly time slot for the next school year. 

  • The week of August 7th you will receive and confirm your weekly time slot for the next school year. 

  • Regular weekly time slots will begin August 21st.





Beyond this point there is nothing pertinent but if you'd like to learn more about Tim Saeger you may continue below. 




What To Expect From Your Lessons:

I want to thank you for choosing trumpet lessons with me. Teaching lessons is a passion I have and I do hope that is evident in the lessons you receive. Although teaching lessons is a big priority for me, it is not possible for it to be the only thing I do to sustain a living. As a professional performing musician I must take certain opportunities when they arise. The biggest disrupter in keeping a consistent lesson schedule is my connection with the San Diego Symphony. I am not a member of the symphony but I play with them regularly, especially during the summer. Not having a contract with them, I often get called last minute, sometimes only getting asked days before the services. In these cases I will sometimes need to cancel our lesson. I am being upfront about this and want you to know that this will occasionally happen. Your lessons are being taught by a professional musician whom occasionally needs to take professional work. I promise to do all that I can to make sure you are receiving all the lessons necessary to reach your goals. If you ever feel like that is in jeopardy, please feel free to have that communicated to me and I will do everything in my power to make sure you get what you need. I want to also remind everyone that there are opportunities for make ups, these are scheduled online should you choose to take advantage of that. Thank you for your understanding.


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Who is Tim Saeger? 

Tim Saeger is a native of San Diego, California. Tim performs in everything from big band jazz to classical weddings and can be seen performing with the San Diego Symphony, especially during their Summer Pops Season. Passionate about teaching the trumpet Tim also holds several trumpet coaching jobs and maintains a large private studio (Saeger Studios). Accommodating up to 60 private lessons/week plus his coaching jobs, Tim personally interacts with over 100 students each week.


What's different about Saeger's Trumpet Studio?

In short, playing the trumpet is not a side job for me. I am a professional trumpet musician freelancing in San Diego and regularly perform with the San Diego Symphony as an extra. As a native San Diegan I am a permanent resident and for 20 years have built a career performing and teaching trumpet. I have a specialty in trumpet playing mechanics. My students regularly are accepted to All State and Southern California Honor Bands and awarded college scholarships (regardless of their chosen major). I am one of the most represented trumpet teachers in the California State Honor bands. My student retention rate is nearly 100% with most of my students studying from me for 4-7 years before college. NO CONTRACT! I do not hold you to an amount of lessons. Unlike most studios, you may cancel without payment. 


My Commitment To You:

Teaching is a passion that I will continue to pursue for the rest of my life. I am committed to providing you with the best quality trumpet lessons. I believe the lessons we learn from trumpet translate to success in everyday life. I believe in developing successful habits and learning how to reach our goals through a discipline in music. At the very least I hope that my students find joy through music and learn habits for a successful future.I am excited to work with you in your musical journey. 

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