A close-up picture of Murray playing a Clarinet
Pasadena Pro Music Institute: Music Instruction and Education

Whether you enjoy the bluesy sounds of the Sax, the colorful sounds of the clarinet, the warm tone of the flute, or the cool melodies of the piano, music can be one of life's most rewarding experiences.Whatever your age, Murray Middleman would be delighted to teach you. Whether it’s saxophone , clarinet, flute or jazz piano. You do not need to be"musically gifted" or come from a musical family. What it s necessary is a positive outlook, a desire to learn and a willingness to spend a little time each day.

Beginners Sax, Clarinet, Flute
Learning getting a good sound, learning to read music, fingering the instrument, rhythm and note accuracy, performing simple well known songs to satisfaction.

Beginning Jazz Piano
Learn the chords and melody of your favorite songs, and playing those songs, in tempo.

Intermediate Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute
We'll show you how to play in tune, with a good quality tone. Learn to play with confidence in all registers of the instrument: Learn style, including rock/classical or jazz. Learn sustained phrasing, short articulations and jazz phrasing.

Intermediate Classical performers
We concentrate on playing with accuracy and getting an excellent tone. We will also work on playing etudes, scales, and performing repertoire.

Advanced Jazz Sax, Clarinet, flute, and Jazz Piano
Memorize many scales, chords, arpeggios in all 12 keys.
Learn the extended higher notes (Altissimo) used by the pro's in jazz and funk. Learn to develope a strong and solid tone. Learn to play romantically on ballads, using subtones and inflection.
Master the 12 bar blues to freely improvise a well thought out solo. Playing a standard song or blues, learn to create your own melodic themes on your solos, master 2-5-1 chords. Learn to play Be-Bop, explore poly-tonality. Create your own lick and motifs (melodic ideas); understand tritone chord substitutions and many more jazz techniques, to make you stand out from the less well schooled players.

Classical clarinet, flute and saxophone
Develop a beautiful fluid tone quality in all registers; work on performing solo and chamber repertoire with confidence.

For students interested in learning the Chinese music
Our instructor Jenny Wang teaches this traditional Chinese art form that has been passed down for centuries.

Levels that Cater

Introduction to the world of music


Saxophone, clarinet, flute, jazz or classical


Jazz sax, clarinet, flute, and piano


Traditional instruments and scales

Music Education

"One of life's most rewarding experiences"