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I am a professional musician and instructor. (see full bio below) Life is a balance of music and mountains. Download/listen to my studio recordings!

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Alto Saxophonist/Instructor Marc Fendel has been a staple of the Seattle music community for twenty years. He is an endorsing artist for the Conn/Selmer Company. Fendel’s passion for performance and music education has taken him all over the world as a professional musician and bandleader. He is also a highly sought after instructor locally. Fendel earned a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music 1990-1995 where he studied with Joe Viola and George Garzone and received degrees in both Performance and Music Education.

Fendel moved to Seattle in 1995 and cofounded the Seattle Jazz group Bebop & Destruction 1994-2006. The band produced five CDs, and currently retains the longest running Jazz jam session in Seattle at over twenty years. In 2003 Fendel founded Seattle group Swampdweller which is a cross genre party band designed to get people on the dance floor. Swampdweller has three titles to their catalog and continues to mesmerize audiences each year at regional festivals and clubs.

As an educator Fendel taught Jazz Studies, ensembles, and private lessons at the Seattle Drum School of Music for twelve years. In 2007 he opened and managed the Seattle Drum School Georgetown Branch until 2012. Following his tenure there, as a result of a successful Kickstarter campaign for a camera, Fendel produced over 600 music lessons for his YouTube channel Music Education For All. The channel has received notoriety with over 2,000,000 views and 13,000 dedicated subscribers.