Saxophone Private Lessons
Premik is a composer, recording artist, instructor and accomplished multi-instrumentalist. He has performed and/or recorded with such greats as Sting, Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana, Billy Joel, Lady Gaga, James Taylor and many others. Premik also composed the score for the award-winning documentary Living River, directed by Vinit Parmar, about the environmental challenges facing the Ganges River in India. He has also toured extensively in India & Bangladesh as well as throughout Europe and the U.S. and was a featured performer in the “One World, One Music” concert series with world-renown violinist Dr. L. Subramanium from India. Since 2008, Premik has been part of the house band for Sting & Trudy Styler’s Concert for the Rainforest at Carnegie Hall and Beacon Theater. Since 2010 Premik has also been the on-call wind player for Grammy winning producer Will Ackerman at Imaginary Road Studios in Brattleboro Vermont. As an instructor, Premik has been actively teaching private lessons on woodwinds in the New York area since 1994. He has taught well over 200 students during that time, including preparing students for the annual NYSSMA festival. (New York State School Music Association). A number of his students have been admitted to some of the top art-oriented high schools and colleges throughout the country. In his early years, under the tutelage of Joe Allard, director of woodwinds at both Juilliard and New England Conservatory, Premik received intensive training in both jazz and classical styles which have carried over into his own very successful teaching methods. He says, “I find that encouraging a student’s creativity and helping them discover their own voice on their instrument are key to a lifetime of musical fulfillment and achievement of their career goals”.