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Umbrianna, Wendy

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Ocotillo and McQueen
Chandler, AZ 85249
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PHONE(S):  •  480-220-4585 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Ensemble, Jazz, Latin, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Voice

Umbrianna Music Studio embraces the love of music through classical study.  We welcome the study of classical voice at all levels and beginning and intermediate piano students.  We believe the enthusiastic formal study of classical technique will result in a lifelong love of music.  

Wendy L. Umbrianna, Lyric Mezzo Soprano 

1.  Education
MM Music Education choral conducting (voice)
ASU 2004 BM Music Education choral conducting (piano), UofA 1999

2.  Experience
Voice Instruction:  

The Music Store:  1999-2004
Umbrianna Music Studio: 2004-current
Arizona Opera Company:  2003-2010:  
Tosca, L'elisir d'amore, La Traviata, Lucia di Lammermoor, Madama Butterfly,  Macbeth, Der fliegende Holländer, Paggliacci  and La Boheme chorus member

Choir Director: 
Desert Ridge High School:  2004-2007
Desert Vista High School: 2003-2004
Mountain Pointe High School: 1999-2003



Thran, Natalya

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Val Vista / Williamsfield
Gilbert, AZ 85295
PHONE(S): (480) 248-8346 (w)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory

Feeken, Nadia

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Val Vista and Elliot
Gilbert, AZ 85296

PHONE(S):  •  785-213-3086 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards

Dr. Nadia Feeken is an accomplished performer and an exceptional teacher. A native of Tianjin China, Nadia began her piano study at the age of five and attended the Tianjin Conservatory of Music when she was twelve. She came to the United States in 2000 to continue her music education. After receiving her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Piano Performance, she received her Doctorate degree of Musical Arts in piano performance in 2012 from Arizona State University. Nadia came to Arizona in 2006 when she was awarded a class piano teaching assistantship, Special Talent Award, as well as the Jean Wong Award.

An active performer, Nadia has had solo performances in many cities in China and the United States, as well as Australia. In 2001, she performed in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City. She also enjoys collaborating with other musicians and exploring varieties of ensembles and new music.

Aside from performing, Nadia thoroughly enjoys teaching piano. She has been a private piano teacher for over ten years. She is able to connect with each student, help them open up their imagination and define their musical expressions. Her students have received the highest rating in Arizona Study Program. Her advanced students have won national competitions and have been accepted to the music program at ASU.

Porter, Linda

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75th Ave & Union Hills
Glendale, AZ 85308

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PHONE(S):  •  602-439-3078 (c)

Educational Background: Bachelor of Music, Trinity University; K-12 Teaching Certification; Graduate Work at University of Texas at San Antonio.

Member: AMTA, ASMTA, PMTA, Chairman of PMTA Student Recital Series, National Guild of Piano Teachers, Certified by American College of Musicians, Hall of Fame, Piano Guild U.S.A. Also Founding Teacher of National Music Certification Program, also known as RACE. Member of Steinway Teachers group.

References are available. Please call for more information and/or to schedule an interview. All levels & ages are welcomed!

Bryant, Ashley

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Broadway and 24th Street in Mesa
Mesa, AZ 85204
PHONE(S):  •  928-358-3148 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate

I have been playing the piano for 18 years and I am so very passionate about it. I love everything about the piano and want to bring that same experience to others.

RADOW, MARION

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RT 69 & Bradsjae Mtn Rd, Dewey, Az
Dewey, AZ 86327

PHONE(S): 928-225-5772 (w) •  928-225-5772 (c) •  928-225-5772 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Jazz, Pop

Hello Prospective Students of the Piano!

Welcome to THE PIANO STUDIO.

My philosophy is simple ..."we either have fun, or we don't do it"!

  • I want my students to feel very comfortable about asking questions. I LOVE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS! because that's one of the main ways a student learns.
  • I do not use one method, because everyone learns differently
  • You will learn all the basics of note reading, counting, fingering, dynamics etc and much, much more
  • At THE PIANO STUDIO you have several opportunities for Performance and I offer a special "SHARING TIME" for all students to meet students of their age group.
  • I teach Classical music, however, I always incorporate pieces the student wants to learn.

I am very involved in the music world, attending conferences of all sorts throughout the US; I am a member of The National Guild of Piano Teachers. I also am a creator of Music-Related games. If you go to Facebook and put in my name, then drop down the arrow to THE PIANO STUDIO, you can read comments and see photos of the studio and waiting area.

THE PIANO STUDIO is located in PRESCOTT, AZ. I have taught ALL AGES (3 1/2 to 87 so far) and ALL SKILL LEVELS.

You may contact me to chat and ask questions. If interested, we then have an interview prior to signing up for lessons.

 Looking forward to hearing from you!

 

 

 

McCook, Heather

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Southern / 101
Tempe, AZ 85282
PHONE(S): (480) 839-1242 (w)

Jimenez, Maggie

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PHONE(S):  •  480-589-6149 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate

I have a Bachelors of Music degree from Arizona State University and have been a music educator for over 25 years.  I am currently teaching private piano lessons,  serving beginning and intermediate students of all ages in my North Scottsdale home. 

Riggins, Caroline

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Rural / Southern
Tempe, AZ 85282
PHONE(S): (480) 967-9347 (w)

Babb, Mary

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Elliot / Dobson
Chandler, AZ 85224
PHONE(S): (480) 345-3539 (w)

Caruso, Carrie

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Cooper, between Baseline and Guadalupe
Gilbert, AZ 85233

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PHONE(S):  •  480.343.3154 (c) •  480.343.3154 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Ensemble, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Viola, Violin

Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Carrie found a love for playing music at the age of two on her family's piano. She then began her studies through the public school strings program. Mrs. Caruso was awarded scholarships to attend Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp for three years. Carrie received the National School Orchestra Award in 1989 for her outstanding performance, leadership, and contribution as Concert Master of the Walled Lake Western High School Orchestra, and nominee for the John Phillip Sousa National Band Award. She also participated in the Walled Lake Western High Symphonic Band, Marching Band, and Jazz Ensemble, performing on alto and baritone saxophone, as well as percussion, concert and show choir. Mrs. Caruso held the position as Drum Major in 1988-1989. Carrie began teaching privately in the Detroit area in 1988, then later relocated in Arizona in 1994, where she performed as a freelance violinist throughout the state. A former student of Dr. Frank Spinosa, Professor of Violin, Arizona State University, Carrie also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Ottawa University. She has performed with ensembles including, The Redford Symphony, Ferris State University Orchestra, Eastern Michigan University Honor Orchestra, Arizona State University Symphony Orchestra. Mrs. Caruso co-founded the ensembles; Muse Violin & Cello Duo, Deux Femme, Auricle Guitar & violin duo, Epos, and Urban Quartet.  Carrie has shared stages with grammy nominee William Eaton and the William Eaton Ensemble, DJ Radar worlds top turntablist (Spin Magazine), Kurt Bestor, Donna Summer, John Fogerty, Seal and many more. Mrs. Caruso arranges repertoire and performs first violin for Urban Quartet, performing for distinguished audiences such as Lexus, Revlon, Redkin, Merryl Lynch, General Mills, NFL Team Owners, Liberty Mutual, and many others. The Urban Quartet commissioned, and performed the world premiere of a new work entitled, "STIFF" by Michael Schelle, composer-in-residence, Butler University. Carrie has recorded violin sessions for several artists and producers, as well as national commercial spots such as Arizona Music Project, commissioned by the Arizona Office of Tourism, Catholics Come Home (aired for President Barack Obama at the White House with Pope Benedict), Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), and Grand Canyon University. Mrs. Caruso performs with her modern violin crafted by Albert Topa, electric violin by Zeta, bow by Alex Hendruk. Mrs. Caruso takes part in the music ministry at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Tempe, Arizona and resides in Gilbert, Arizona with her husband and three children.  

Snipp, Regina

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PHONE(S): 623-466-8170 (w) •  623-466-8170 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Voice

Studio consists of 30 students currently. Accepting adults and children. Studio located in Estrella Mountain Ranch in Goodyear.

Martinez, Susan

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Ray / Lindsay
Gilbert, AZ 85296
PHONE(S): (480) 726-9977 (w)

Seil, Vicki

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I travel throughout the Valley to the student's home to teach
Ahwatukee, AZ 85044

PHONE(S):  •  480-234-9003 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Pop

Vicki teaches traditional and Suzuki piano lessons, traveling to the student's home to teach!!!

Vicki Seil received a Bachelor of Music degree in 1980 from Elmhurst College where she studied piano pedagogy and music education.

In 1982, she began studying The Suzuki Piano Method and had extensive training every year from 1990-2003 with Dr. Haruko Kataoka, co-founder of The Suzuki Piano Method.

From 1999-2003, Vicki and a few of her students traveled to Matsumoto, Japan to study and participate in the 10 Piano Concerts.

Vicki served as president as well as treasurer and workshop director for many years in the piano chapter of Valley of the Sun Suzuki Association and Suzuki Association of Arizona and also served as vice president of Desert Valley Music Teachers Association.

Vicki's work with children has been highlighted in Raising Arizona Kids magazine (cover article) and she has been interviewed by the Arizona Republic for three separate articles. Vicki is a member of the Arizona Suzuki Association. She teaches in the student's home! Vicki accepts students of all ages starting at age 3.

"Every child has talent. We must provide the right environment for that talent to be developed." "Where there is love, much can be accomplished." Shinichi Suzuki

Golberg, Yelena

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Shea Blvd. and 104th St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

PHONE(S):  •  480 419 4162 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Ensemble, Jazz, Music Theory, Pop

M.A. degree in piano pedagogy, theory, history of music and composition from Gnesin Academy in Moscow, Russia (1990). Member of NMTA and PMTA. Private and group lessons by traditional and Suzuki methods.  Scottsdale location, intersection of Shea Blvd. and 104th St.

Leavitt, Mike

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Recker and Elliot
Gilbert, AZ 85234
PHONE(S): 602-492-3234 (w)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Jazz, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Voice

Proficient in classical, blues, jazz, and rock music; Mike studied piano for over eight years with renowned Julliard pianist, Chip Brimhall.  He then went on to study vocal performance, composition, and piano in college.  His background includes playing in combos, bands, and as a soloist.  He is known for his ability to play, sing, and teach all genres. 

Mike is a technician who believes a beautiful, passionate sound can only be accomplished through strict attention to one's technique. His love and passion for music shows through in his students.

Johnson, Sheryl

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Guadalupe / Signal Butte
Mesa, AZ 85212
PHONE(S): (480) 354-4199 (w)

Abbott, Carmen

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Greenway/ Reems Rd
Surprise, AZ 85374

PHONE(S):  •  623-214-4994 (c)

Certified and accredited piano teacher of 40 years. I have had 12 years of private lessons plus studying under concert pianist Carol Rosenberger and have attended many conferences, workshops, and seminars to perfect my craft. I teach all ages and all levels from beginner to advanced, with emphasis on rhythm, techniue, sight reading and theory. Many of my students have been accepted in major colleges and universites with a major in music and many have gone on to become professional teachers themselves after having received college degrees in Piano Performance. My students have performed at state conventions, competitions and in master classes. In addition to teaching, I play professionally at church and private engagements, such as weddings and dinners. My students perform in yearly recitals. Lessons are given in my hoome in Surprise.

 

Holt, Lara

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Mill / Broadway
Tempe, AZ 85281
PHONE(S): 480-628-4565 (w)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Voice

Have been teaching for over 10 years.  Maintain a studio of 35-40 students.  ASP participating teacher.  Member of EVMTA, ASMTA, MTNA.  

Will teach at studio in Tempe, or travel to the areas Tempe, N Chandler, Ahwatukee...to teach lessons in your home.

Smith, Pamela Joy

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PHONE(S): 602-788-6675 (w)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory

I have been teaching in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area for 19 years. Prior to that I taught in NY for 18 years and was local Chair for NY State MTA. (Music Teachers Association.) I belong to the NMTA, ASMTA, PMTA, Federation of MTA and Valley MTA. My past includes Church organist, organ teacher and judging piano competitions, both here and in NY. Currently I am on the AZ Study Program Board and PMTA Board.

Eisel, Jennifer

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124th St. and Via Linda
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
PHONE(S):  •  480-451-7580 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory, Pop

My mission is to provide a warm and supportive environment in which all students can explore the world of music with confidence and joy. Lessons are content-centered around performance pieces, popular songs the student wants to play, theory and technique.

I attended The Ohio State University in Piano Performance where I studied with internationally-recognized Richard Tetley- Kardos. I'm a certified Yamaha instructor and also have taught in my private studio for more than 10 years. I am a member of the Music Teacher National Association as well as the Phoenix Music Teachers Association.

Roginiel, Elise

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Cactus & Cave Creek Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85028

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PHONE(S):  •  602-971-8898 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Jazz

Elise Roginiel began her musical training at the age of seven with a convent sister. She participated in the annual Piano Student Auditions and was the first student musician to receive the special High School Diploma in Music in the agricultural county of Ventura, California. Continuing her musical studies at the University of San Francisco, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with an emphasis in Piano Performance.

Ms. Roginiel has taught classical and jazz piano for over thirty years. She is a member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), the Phoenix Music Teachers Association (PMTA), and the National Guild of Piano Teachers (NGPT).

Over the years, many students have been motivated to pursue a professional career in the field of music. For others, their piano studies have contributed to winning scholarships toward college in the areas of engineering, law, and other professional majors.

Her primary focus of piano studies is the students' musical enjoyment. Equally important to many students and parents is meeting the artistic requirements for college entrance.

At Piano Arts, Ms. Roginiel offers comprehensive courses in classical and jazz piano. She incorporates midi technology to accelerate learning and enhance the art of piano performance.

Currently accepting placements for beginning/elementary students. For further information, or to speak with Elise directly, please call 602.971.8898.

Skousen, Marian

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PHONE(S):  •  480-695-1892 (c) •  480 892-7185 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Jazz, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Organ

  I   live in Mesa, I have 5 children, I'm a  substitute teacher for Mesa Schools and I teach oil painting classes for kids and adults.    I have played the piano since I was 6.   I also have played the organ for 25 years.  I have been teaching piano for 30 years and have really enjoyed bringing music into my students lives.  It can help them so much socially and academically.  I emphasize  dynamics and expression,  telling me a story with music, not just playing notes.  Use lots of expression.    One year I was the accompianist for the Highland High School Choir.  I use the basic method books,  along with , jazz, rag ,  fun books and hymns and I teach chording and improvisation.  It has been proven that music helps kids academically. The kids that have higher SATand ACT scores , the majority of them have had music training.   Give me a call, I have some openings and would love to teach your children.

Patterson, Melanie

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TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Ensemble, Music Theory, Pop

 

I am a lifelong student and aspiring teacher of piano. Naturally, I am a huge proponent of the arts. Music in particular has been a huge part of my life from the time I learned to crawl, which usually meant that adults would either find me with a child's keyboard in tow or clambering my way up to my grandmother's piano bench. It wasn't until I moved to Arizona at the age of eight that I began taking formal piano lessons, but I and my piano have been virtually inseparable ever since. 

During my college years, I tried my hand at teaching piano for the first time and found that I enjoyed working one-on-one with new students and sharing my passion for piano with others, regardless of age or experience. My senior thesis project, in fact, was dedicated to studying different learning styles, particularly students who are primarily visual learners as well as students who learn best by ear. My research consisted of teaching young adults different skills associated with these two styles (which is definitely better than sitting in a lab staring at a petri dish, in my opinion). Also during my college career, I participated as a piano teacher in Talent Match , a program begun by ASU's honors college in which college mentors were paired with underprivileged middle school students from the Phoenix Metro area. 

Now that my college days are behind me, I am hard at work on the MTNA piano teacher certification process and eager for new teaching opportunities. I look forward to taking on several more students and introducing them to a hobby that became my lifelong passion.

 

Irvine, Jan

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60 / 202 Red Mtn
Mesa, AZ 85212
PHONE(S): (480) 752-9975 (w)

Williams, Sheena

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PHONE(S): 602-628-6442 (w) •  602-628-6442 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Ensemble, Jazz, Music Theory, Pop

I have been playing piano since 1992 and I have been teaching since 2004. I have my associates in Music. I also had worked in children's ministries for 3+ years. I enjoy teaching students of all ages and levels and try and make it an enjoyable experience while learning in the convenience of your own home.

O'Brien, Andrew

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PHONE(S):  •  480-235-5896 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced

Andrew received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance at Arizona State University where he studied with Robert Hamilton.  He began piano study in the Chicago area at age seven, taking lessons from Nancy Burghardt and Amo Cappelli.  He received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University where he studied with Robert McDowell and Pawel Checinski.  Andrew received a Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory, studying piano with Gabriel Chodos and chamber music with Benjamin Zander.  For a number of years he studied privately in New York City with Karl Ulrich Schnabel.

 

He has performed at Boston College, Dartmouth College, University of New Hampshire and as soloist with the Nashua (NH) and North Valley (AZ) Chamber Orchestras.  Andrew appeared several times in master classes at New York City’s Dalcroze School of Music at the invitation of Mr. Schnabel.  In 1995, in Italy, under the auspices of the Rockefeller Foundation, Andrew played a concert at the Villa Serbelloni in Bellagio, and another at the Teatro Roma in Cerignola.  In 2011, he performed at Colorado’s Silverton Fall Colors Music Fest.  He was invited to be the featured concert artist at the 2012 state convention of the Arizona State Music Teachers Association.  In the coming season, he will perform works of Mozart and John Adams with the San Tan Orchestra, and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Scottsdale Community Band.  He will also play solo programs is Scottsdale and Tucson, as well as chamber music at the 2012 Silverton Fall Colors Music Fest.

 

Prior to relocating to Arizona in 2000 he was on staff at St. Paul’s School and Concord Community Music School, both in New Hampshire, where he taught piano for 12 years.  Andrew is an adjunct faculty instructor in piano, music history, and music theory at Scottsdale Community College and also teaches privately in Phoenix.  He is a member of the College of Examiners of the Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Achievement Program.

 

Kaminski, Mike

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Gilbert / Chandler Heights
Chandler, AZ 85249

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PHONE(S):  •  (480) 290-1480 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Jazz, Music Theory

Mike is a native Arizonan who began playing piano when he was 10 years old. When he was first learning to improvise at 13, he knew he wanted to play piano the rest of his life. From 1998 to 2006, Mike spent many weeks improvising on the piano in churches and playing keyboards with his former band, Rezound. Mike has traveled around the country and even as far as India performing with Rezound. In addition to improvising and performing, he continued taking classical lessons up through college at ASU. He later decided to pursue a degree in accounting through the W.P. Carey business school at ASU. Mike graduated with honors in 2006. Also in 2006, Mike founded the KaminsKEYS Piano Studio with his wife, Tabitha, where he spends much of his time heading KaminsKEYS Piano Studio and teaching with his wife. He wrote two books in 2007, the KaminsKEYS Book of Chords and the KaminsKEYS Book of Scales.

In addition to teaching, Mike is currently offering his services at SonicPhish recording studio, where he stays up-to-date recording keyboards and composing songs for studio clients. The studio is operated by Ken Mary, a world-class drummer and first-class producer and sound engineer.

Moustafa, Sherin

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Elliot and McClintock
Tempe, AZ 85284-1748

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PHONE(S): 480-335-5506 (w) •  480-335-5506 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Ensemble, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards

 

     Sherin Moustafa is an accomplished pianist and exceptional teacher. Born in Egypt with Taiwanese heritage, Sherin speaks fluent Chinese and English, and understands basic Japanese, Arabic, German, Italian, and French.  Her cultural background allows her to develop a worldview and an appreciation for both western and eastern music. Not surprisingly, Sherin fell in love with music at a young age because it has both the creative and serene elements that she saw in herself.

     Sherin has a master’s degree in Collaborative Piano Performance and a bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from Arizona State University.  Currently residing in Tempe, Arizona, Sherin serves as the assistant organist at Victory Lutheran Church and assistant choir director/accompanist at Perry High School.  She is a versatile pianist specializing in classical, music theatre, contemporary, cabaret and other popular genres, and is often invited to perform at special events because of her ability to provide a captivating performance. Her passion for music and vibrant personality not only make her a mesmerizing performer, but also an effective piano teacher.

     During her professional music career, Sherin has established herself as a successful pianist.  She was a recipient of Neely Music Talent Scholarship and has received many awards from competitions, such as the East Valley Piano Competition. She has also performed at Katzin Concert Hall and Kerr Cultural Center of Arizona State University both as a soloist and a collaborative pianist.  Recently, Perry High School’s concert choir where Sherin serves as the assistant music director and the accompanist had won the Superior Award at the Heritage Festival.  As a result, they were invited to perform at the Carnegie Hall, New York City in March 2012.

     Sherin is a proud member of East Valley Music Teacher Association (EVMTA) and Music Teacher National Association (MTNA). With an open mind and humble attitude, Sherin continues to grow and develop as a pianist so that she can bring even more enjoyable music to her audience.

 

Usher, Kelli

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Greenfield and U.S. 60
Mesa, AZ 85206

PHONE(S):  •  480-558-1802 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Violin

I have been teaching piano and violin lessons in my home for the past 17 years to children and adults. I teach lessons Monday-Friday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. I keep my studio size between 10-15 students and I hold recitals twice a year in the Fall and Spring. Through my referral program, the first lesson for new students is always free and existing students earn a free lesson with each referral! I frequently help in church with special musical numbers on the piano and violin. I have also recently learned how to play the organ.

Yu, Angie

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Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ 85016

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PHONE(S):  •  602-508-8683 (c)

Piano

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Areas of travle: Central Phoenix Area

Zakrzewski, Karen

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Chandler Blvd / Desert Ft Hills Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ 85048
PHONE(S): (480) 460-2701 (w)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner

Hanson, Bjorn

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Elliot Rd. and McClintock
Tempe, AZ 85284
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PHONE(S):  •  602-478-9265 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Music Theory, Pop

Hello Aspiring Student,

I specialize in a more customized approach to piano/keyboard instruction. Although I received my training from master classical pianist Larry Clapp, I've been a Chief Instructor at Elementsmusic for 10 years often writing customized arrangments of pieces that students really want to learn consistent with their ability level. Video Game Themes, Top 40 Tunes, and Movie Themes can be emphasized in lessons with equal facility as traditional classical works. I'm a 5 year member of the EVMTA and have passed all 12 Levels of the Arizona Study Program with Superior rating and 90+ Theory scores. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from ASU' Barrett Honors College in 2005. Check out my Website for more info. :)

Harris, Dr. Victoria B.

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PHONE(S): (928) 474-9490 (w)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Ensemble, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Organ, Voice

My Bachelor of Music degree is in Piano Performance, from the Eastman School of Music, where I was a student of Cecile Genhart; I have the Master of Arts in Piano and Music History from the Ohio State University; my teachers  at OSU were Raymond Boese, George Haddad, and Wilbur Held. I have the M.F.A. and D.M.A. in Organ Performance from the University of Iowa, where I studied with Delbert Disselhorst, Richard Heschke, and Gerhard Krapf, for whom I was teaching assistant. I have also studied organ with Marie-Claire Alain and Thomas Harmon.   I have been on the faculties of the University of Redlands, CA;  Hiram College, and the University of Mount Union, in Ohio, where I was Professor and Chair of the Music Department. At Mount Union I started and served as Head of the Preparatory Division of the Department of Music.  My husband and I have lived in Payson, AZ, since the fall of 2004, where I maintain a large teaching studio. I am accompanist for the Payson Choral Society, adjunct faculty at Gila County Community College(Class Piano and Music History), serve as organist in Payson, and concertize on piano and organ.  I am a member of CAZAGO, the National Guild of Piano Teachers, and EVMTA( MTNA) with certification in piano and organ. 

Howe, Laima

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7th St. & Bell Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85022

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PHONE(S):  •  602-750-3358 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced

I was born in Lithuania. I teach in my private studio, and I travel to students' homes.

Education: Vilnius National Conservatory of Music, M.M. in piano performance and piano pedagogy; Klaipeda Simkaus Music Academy, B.M. in piano performance, with high honors.

Highlights: Proven success as piano teacher for 30 years, institutionally and privately, to all levels, from beginners through young adults. I also teach adults.

Extensive performance experience: Accompanist for faculty, student, choral performances; conductor to various chamber, mixed and vocal choirs.

Solo piano performances: Lithuanian National Music Schools; Latvia - Riga Children's Music School; Kaunas, Telsiai; Russia - Kaliningrad Children's Music School.

Chorus and Ensemble Performances: Lithuania - Vilnius Cathedral; Estonia - Tallin. Vocal Chorus Ensemble conducted by Saulius Sondeckis.

Memberships: New York State Music Teachers Association and New England Piano Teachers Association; active member of Music Teachers National Association, Arizona State Music Teachers Association, and Phoenix Music Teachers Association.

Languages: Fluent in English, Russian, Lithuanian, with moderate knowledge of German.

References: Available upon request.

Kuniski, Irene

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Greenway/Bell & 59th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85306

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Born and raised in Brazil, Irene Kuniski received her Bachelor's degree in Piano Performance from the Conservatory Dramatic Musical and the Conservatory Musical Meirelles; both in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her teachers have included A. Stankunas, Wilson Meirelles, and Dean Elder.

Irene teaches in her private studio, and for the past 40 years has taught students of all levels, from beginners through young adults. Her students participate in studio recitals, the Arizona Study Program, Piano Ensemble, and various festivals and competitions.

She is an active member of the National Music Association, Board member of Arizona State Teachers Association, and the 2007-2009 President of the Phoenix Music Teachers Association.

Irene Kuniski resides in Glendale, Arizona, speaks four languages fluently and spends her time dedicated to her students and family.

Guthrie, Marie

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PHONE(S):  •  602-405-7800 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Cello

Hello! My name is Marie Guthrie. I teach beginning piano/music theory classes for 2-6 yr olds called "Let's Play Music". I also teach cello lesson for beginning to emerging advanced players of all ages. Please visit my websites for more information about me, my education and teaching background, and studio policies.

Morales, Brian

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Bell and 7th St
Phoenix, AZ 85022

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PHONE(S):  •  480-650-1075 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Composition, Ensemble, Jazz, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Guitar, Keyboards, Recorder

Brian grew up in a musical household and first picked up piano when he was 6 years old. His next instrument was a drum set. He has been playing percussion and drum set for 15 years and has been teaching for 9 years. He spent two years as the Percussion Caption Head for Cathedral City High School Royal Regiment band program where he taught drumline and percussion and oversaw the drumline instructional staff. He spent three years as the school's Front Ensemble Percussion Director and Arranger. He has also served as director of percussion for James Workman Middle School, and done drumline clinic work with various middle schools and high schools in California and Arizona.

Brian has been a part of three Drum Corps International world championship groups in 2004, 2006, and 2007. He has been a part of the GROOVE Percussion Ensemble, played drum set and guitar for various musical theatre productions, performed with Riverside City College's award winning Wind Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble, and played with numerous jazz combos. He currently plays drum set with the Scottsdale Community College Big Band, and plays drum set, percussion, and guitar with McDowell Mountain Community Church.

Brian owns and operates Banner Music Lessons, a local music lessons company that provides 1-on-1 music lessons in your home! Don't worry about gas or traffic, your instructor will come to you! Banner Music Lessons offers lessons for a variety of instruments and topics including: drum set/percussion, guitar, piano, bass guitar, music theory, songwriting and composition, and audio engineering. 

Rivera, Lianna

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Higley and Southern
Mesa, AZ 85206

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PHONE(S):  •  (480) 458-7190 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Ensemble, Music Theory, Pop

Lianna Rivera is the proud owner of Properties of Sound home studio. Properties of Sound provides a well-rounded, music training program from beginning to intermediate levels. All ages are welcome. One hour instruction includes, but is not limited to, studying piano repertoire, music theory, technique, music history, ear training, musicianship, composition, sight-reading and sight-singing, world music, and duet playing.

1 hour piano lessons are offered to students above the age of 7.

Pre-school music classes are available for students between the ages of 3 and 6 years old. Properties of Sound is a licensed ColorSoundation provider. ColorSoundation is an innovative music program to prepare young children for a future in any instrument. Properties of Sound is the only studio in the state of Arizona that provides these classes. To learn more about ColorSoundation please visit this link: http://www.colorsoundation.com/

Lianna Rivera graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelors of Arts in Music and minors in Asian Studies and Business. She has been teaching private piano lessons for three years.

 

Olson-Palma, Damon

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PHONE(S):  •  (480) 206-7013 (c) •  (480) 883-9950 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Ensemble, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards, Voice

 Damon started playing piano just before his 17th birthday.   He studied using books such as Faber, Alfred, and Bastien for nearly two years up until the beginning of his sophomore year of college at CGCC. Then he studied with, Ms. Nancy Pruess, a concert pianist, for one year to help prepare him for college study.  A prodigy of sorts, Damon was accepted in the Northern Arizona University's Piano Performance Program.  From there he attended NAU for one year with Dr. Frank Scott. Later he auditioned for the piano program at Arizona State University to gain acceptance in the spring of 2012. Damon received his BA in Music with an emphasis in Music Theory in the Fall of 2013 in addition to Minor Studies in German; all while studying under renowned concert pianist Caio Pagano. Damon absolutely loves music and would like to share his enthusiasm and passion for the piano.   He believes anyone can learn the piano and achieve their goals no matter what age they start, he is living proof.  In addition to teaching essential curriculum and theory Damon believes students should learn music of their liking.  

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Breaux, Dina

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PHONE(S): 4803324680 (w) •  4803324680 (c) •  4803324680 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory, Pop

Kim, Ena

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Linsay and Germann
Gilbert, AZ 85297

PHONE(S):  •  301-922-7420 (c) •  enkim@umd.edu (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Ensemble, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards

Ena Kim is an active musician with emphasis on teaching, recently in Maryland and D.C area. She has more than 10 years teaching experiences in the vaious ages and levels raging from beginners to advanced (above the level of graduate students).

Kim’s numerous successes in piano competitions include grand prize at the Piano Korea Pianist Association Competition, the second prize at Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition and at Mu Phi Epsilon Scholarship Competition and the silver medal at the Asia Chopin International Piano Competition. She was also a prize winner in other competitions including the Korea-Germany Brahms Competition, the Korea Newspaper Competition, the Music Education Times Competition, and the Hanjeon Artspool Center Competition. Most recently, she was selected to compete at the esteemed Kingsville International Piano Competition as one of ten semi-finalists.

Kim has been invited to perform as a special guest artist at major music festivals in Korea, China, Japan and United States, including William Kapell International Piano Festival, Arts of Piano, Asia International Piano Academy and Festival. She has participated the masterclasses with distinguished pianists like Leon Fleisher, Ann Schein, Nelita True, Awadagin Prrat, Arcadi Zenziper, Kyungsook Lee and Youngho Kim. As a soloist and a chamber musician, Kim also has performed in numerous major concert halls in Korea (Seoul, Cheonan), Japan (Tokyo), China (Shenzhen), and recently in Maryland (Baltimore, Columbia, Silver Spring, College Park, Washington D.C.), United States. She performed in series recitals including Peabody Road Scholar Series, Peabody Exploritas Series, Honors Chamber Music Recitals and she is also expecting to perform in Mu Phi Epsilon International Professional Music Fraternity Benefit Concert.  

Ena received her BM degree with high honors (Cum Laude) from Ewha Women’s University where she awarded Ewha Scholarships five times. After she moved to the United States, she earned Master’s degree from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University under the tutelage of Brian Ganz. At the Peabody Institute, she has selected as a Peabody Merit- Based Scholarships and Career Development Grants recipient. Also, at the University of Maryland College Park, she is selected to receive Chavey Chase Women’s Club Scholarship, Washington, D.C. Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon Scholarship and The Korean Honor Scholarship sponsored by Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the United States. Her previous teachers include Mayron Tsong, Brian Ganz, Younglim Ham, Hyewon Chang, Gyehwa Kim and Younghwa Yoon. Currently, Ena is a DMA candidate at University of Maryland College Park and studying with Bradford Gowen.  

 

 

Banta, Joanna

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Ray/Priest
Tempe, AZ 85284

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PHONE(S):  •  480-707-2834 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Voice

Joanna Banta currently serves as the Chorale Department Assistant and Accompanist at Valley Christian High School and teaches a full private voice and piano studio. Joanna Banta graduated from Corona del Sol High School in Tempe, and was a Regional and All-State Choir participant her freshman through senior years. Mrs. Banta studied piano/voice at  Arizona State University, on a full ride academic scholarship and a full ride choral scholarship, and graduated with both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Vocal Performance. Mrs. Banta is an active member of NATS and offers many performing opportunities for her students. When she isn’t teaching her private students and accompanying the high school choirs, Mrs. Banta sings in the choir at Desert Palms Church and performs regularly at local churches and retirement communities.  Beyond her musical activities, Mrs. Banta is married and has two children.  

Magers, William

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Country Club / University
Mesa, AZ 85201
PHONE(S): (480) 833-5599 (w)

Fisher, Robert

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I am a mobile teacher, I come to you!
Tempe, AZ 85282

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PHONE(S): 888-845-6776 (w)
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Jazz, Latin, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards

My goal is to enrich the world and touch the lives of people through teaching music.  

I currently woork as the Director of Music Education at Fletcher Music Center.  I have extensive performing experience performing and have won National awards for my compositions.   My music degree is from Arizona State University.

Burkinshaw, Vicky

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Mesa
Mesa, AZ 85277
PHONE(S): (480) 299-7313 (w)

Pongetti, Alan

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60th St & Carefree Hwy
Scottsdale, AZ 85331

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OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Guitar

I am a certified music teacher, state of Arizona, K-12. I taught music in the public and Catholic school systems here in Arizona for three years. One of my private students was recently accepted to the Arizona School for the Arts.

I attended the University of Southern California as a music performance major in Classical Guitar. After receiving my Bachelor of Music Degree in Guitar Performance with honor from DePaul University in Chicago, I went on to Peabody Conservatory of Music, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore Maryland, as a special student in graduate guitar studies. There I studied for two years under the renowned classical guitar teacher Aaron Shearer.

 

Owens, Liz

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56th Street & Greenway
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
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PHONE(S):  •  602-404-0533 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Ensemble, Music Theory

Liz G. Owens has over 25 years experience as a private piano instructor. As a teenager, she studied piano with Virgiana Willard then continued her music studies at BYU, receiving her B.A. in 1983. She currently maintains a private piano studio in the Northeast Phoenix/Scottsdale area.

Liz has been an accompanist and choir director for many years and enjoys conducting for the Phoenix Piano Ensemble. She has been actively involved in many music organizations including MTNA, ASMTA, and NFMC and is a past President of Phoenix Music Teachers Association. She has served on the State board of ASMTA as Vice-President of Publications and Editor of the MusiGram.

Mrs. Owens and her students have participated & performed in Master Classes with the following renowned musicians:

Dennis Alexander, master pedagogue and composer; 
Paul Pollei, master pedagogue and founder of the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition; 
Christopher O'Reilly, host of the PBS award winning "From the Top" series & Official Steinway Artist; 
Dr. Robert Hamilton, Professor of Piano at ASU & Official Steinway Artist; 
Robert Vandall, master pedagogue and composer.

Liz proudly declares that she has studied from the best teachers in the nation – her students!

Vandenbark, Shanda

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60 / Higley
Mesa, AZ 85206
PHONE(S): (480) 390-0086 (w)

Wynia, Jean

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Gilbert / Pecos
Gilbert, AZ 85295
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PHONE(S): (480) 699-4315 (w)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical

EDUCATION

I received my master's degree in Piano Performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1986 and my bachelor's degree in Piano Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1983.

 EXPERIENCE - TEACHING

My first experience in teaching  piano students began in 1983, and I have consistently taught since then.  I was fortunate to be awarded a teaching assistantship in group piano during my study at the University of Illinois.  In addition to teaching group piano to college music majors, part of the teaching assistantship involved giving private lessons to children and adults.  Dr. James Lyke, who has written many books on teaching piano, was the professor who directed my teaching.

 After receiving my master's degree, I returned to Madison.  For the next six years I taught piano students in addition to maintaining a full-time office job.  Early in 1993 I began teaching piano full-time.  My lessons generally include the use of a method book, technic book and theory book.  Students also work on piano solos in various styles, from classical to jazz and pop.

 EXPERIENCE - PLAYING

I maintained my own level of playing by accompanying for University of Wisconsin-Madison music students.  I played for violin, viola and cello students as well as clarinet and flute students and performed in numerous recitals.  Teachers of some of these UW-Madison students include Vartan Manoogian, David Perry, Sally Chisholm, Tyrone Greive, Parry Karp, Uri Vardi, Linda Bartley and Stephanie Jutt.

Histand, Marlene

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SR 303 & Greenway
Surprise, AZ 85388

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TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate

Marlene began piano lessons at ten years old after her mother saw how she was drawn to her grandmother's piano. In elementary school, she began accompanying her father who played the Hawaiian guitar, and throughout her school years often accompanied church singing groups. She also learned to play the organ and the accordion.

After many years of volunteer piano and organ accompanying and leading kindergarten choirs, she began piano lessons again herself. In addition, she enrolled in the Levine School of Music in Washington, D. C. and earned a Diploma in Piano Pedagogy in 1999. She also earned an associate degree with a piano major from Northern Virginia Community College in 2007.

For 20 years Marlene has had a successful piano studio in Virginia where she has taught classical and sacred music to students age six through adult, beginners through intermediate. She has recently relocated to Arizona from Northern Virginia and has opened a studio in Surprise.

 

Allahverdi, Arin

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SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards

Hello,I've got a master degree from Komitas conservatory of Yerevan in jazz and pop composition department.I play bass guitar and piano.Im a composer,singer,songwriter,and orchestrator,and have a lot of desire to teach Piano and Bass guitar.

Mortarotti, Michael

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Central & Indian School Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85012

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Born in Berkeley, California, Michael Mortarotti is an active performer and educator on the global stage. Over the past six years, Michael has performed as alto saxophonist of the acclaimed Mana Quartet for a wide range of audiences in the US, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, and Holland. He holds a Master's degree from Florida State University, where he was a Graduate Teaching Assistant and studied under Patrick Meighan, and a Bachelor's degree from Northern Arizona University, where he studied under Jonathan Bergeron. Recently, Michael relocated to Phoenix, Arizona where he is cultivating awareness of the arts through lessons, master classes, and performances.

Teaching Philosophy:

"Through teaching music, my goal is holistic. I do not only hope to develop the technical abilities and virtuosic flare of a performer, rather, I strive to draw greater relationships into conversation in order to give the student confidence in music making, performance, and to exist successfully in the world today."

Neuberger, Julie Ann

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Loop 101 & Princess/Pima Exit
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

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PHONE(S): 480-267-2684 (w) •  602-885-3672 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Ensemble, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Cello, Clarinet, Flute, Guitar, Keyboards, Viola, Violin, Voice

Julie Ann Neuberger, a double masters and classically trained piano and  vocal instructor, is the director and founder of The Scottsdale Studio of Music, a music school offering lessons in classically focused instruments. Julie Ann's goal for The Scottsdale Studio of Music is to offer a musically rich and inspiring environment in which learning and creativity can flourish.  The music teaching philosophy of the studio is to keep music lessons fun and engaging while giving students an excellent foundation of the music essentials: music reading, rhythmic control, technique, musicianship, and performance skill. WIth these essential music tools, a classically trained music student can capably branch out into any form of music.

In addition to piano and voice, quality private instruction will be available in many different instruments, including violin, cello, flute, and acoustic guitar, beginning December 1st. The studio teachers seek to inspire musicians of any age and level to reach their fullest musical potential.    The music instructors at the studio teach through a flexible perspective, modifying her approach according to the student's learning style and musical goals.  

Julie Ann Neuberger, who has over ten years of teaching experience, earned a Certificate of Graduate Studies in Piano Performance and a Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy from University of South Carolina. She also graduated magna cum laude from Gordon College with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance. During her graduate studies in South Carolina, Ms. Neuberger served as a piano faculty member of the University of South Carolina Community Music Program and taught for her private piano studio. Ms. Neuberger has performed as the pianist in several chamber groups, as well as in solo piano recitals in South Carolina, Massachusetts, and Maryland. She has served as a piano adjudicator for several piano festivals associated with the Music Teacher's National Association and a masterclass clinician for several events. Ms. Neuberger has lived in the Valley for the past four years and currently resides in Scottsdale.  Ms. Neuberger is a member of the National Association of Piano Guild, the Music Teacher's National Association, Arizona State Music Teacher's Association, the Phoenix Music Teacher's Association, and the East Valley Music Teacher's Association. These professional memberships allow Ms. Neuberge's students to compete and participate in motivating and skill-building competitions, festivals, and other music events.

Overall, Kathy

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Valvista/ University
Mesa, AZ 85205

PHONE(S):  •  480-302-0596 (c) •  480-962-7611 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Ensemble, Jazz, Latin, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Flute, Keyboards, Organ

I am married with 3 children. Ages 12-21.  I lived in Prescott for 13 years where I accompanied for my Junior and HS school choirs and played flute in the band. After High School I moved to Mesa. I'm a Native. I have taught Piano for 21 years. I'm a member of the ASMTA (Arizona State Music Teachers Association), and DVMTA (Desert Valley Music Teachers Association). Through these associations my students have participated in the Arizona Study Program, Ensemble, Cavalcade, recitals at the shopping Malls,etc.  I have taught my own children successfully and one has become a piano, violin & voice teacher herself! Many students have continued on with their music. I have taught all ages. My goal is for each student to succeed in the areas we both set goals in, and to have fun and enjoy their journey.  It is my passion to share & teach my love of music. I am currently earning a B.A. degree in music education and piano pedagogy.

Teguh, Aemilia

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Queen Creek / Gilbert
Chandler, AZ 85286
PHONE(S): (480) 894-0489 (w)

Westover, Marti

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McQueen/ Hunt Hwy
Chandler, AZ 85249
PHONE(S): 480-659-7378 (w) •  480-659-7378 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical

Marti is patient, experienced, and works well with children, teen and adult students. With more than 25 years of teaching experience, she has taught private piano lessons and is certified through the International Piano Teaching Foundation. She is also a licensed Kindermusik educator, has taught Kindermusik classes, and has tauhgt music at the Grace Presbyterian Val-Ann Preschool in Littleton, Colorado. She has many years' experience as a teacher of children's music in her church, as a pianist, and as an accompanist for vocalists, solo instrumentalists, ensembles, high school, middle school and church choirs. She also plays the organ and directs music. She has studied piano privately for 13 years and has taken numerous music courses from Brigham Young University, University of Arizona, Arizona State University, Citrus College and California State University at San Bernardino.

Cangelosi, Dianne

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21st St / indian School
Phoenix, AZ 85016
PHONE(S): (602) 224-5319 (w)

Hunter, Karali

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Power and Germann
Gilbert, AZ 85297

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PHONE(S):  •  801-360-0039 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Intermediate thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards

Doctoral Candidate in Piano Performance at ASU.  Masters Degree from Indiana University and Bachelors from Brigham Young University, both in Piano Performance. 

Kenney, Constance

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McDowell Mountain Ranch Rd. & Thompson Peak Pkwy., 2 mi. from 101 Fwy & FLW Blvd. exit
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

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PHONE(S): 480-473-0731 (w)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Ensemble, Jazz, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards

B.A. Piano Performance, Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, Milwaukee

Constance Kenney has taught piano for 35 years to students of all ages and abilities. My approach to teaching is to tailor each lesson to meet the needs of the individual student, with the goal of helping each student develop a lifelong love of music. My students study a wide range of piano repertoire, and explore all different music genres.

Zhu, Hong

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Ray / McClintock
Chandler, AZ 85226
PHONE(S): (480) 961-5132 (w)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced

Portafekas, Kia

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7th St & Greenway
Phoenix, AZ 85023

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Kia Portafekas is a musician, composer and teacher. She is a graduate of Queens College, (Aaron Copland School of Music), Mannes Conservatory and the High School of Music and Art, NYC.

Kia traveled throughout Europe and the Far East working musically with children. Her continued work with children and method of teaching lead her to the discovery that children need to be "heard" as well as seen. This realization inspired the creation of "KIA'S KIDS".

"KIA'S KIDS" created, directed and co-produced by Kia is a compilation audio cassette of original songs composed by her students on piano and synthesizer, ages 7 to 12 years old. A documentary film has also been released for promotional purposes portraying Kia teaching her students how to compose their own original compositions through colors, movement, sounds, and improvisation.

"KIA'S KIDS" realizes the natural abilities in children through improvisation and spontaneity. Her students performed and recorded their music on a video with actress Kathleen Turner for a benefit concert at Carnegie Hall. They have also performed at East Coast Art Theater, Lincoln Center and other theaters in New York. Kia has written, "Making Music With Your Child," co-authored with Karen E. Marlow. This is a first book which gives parents and teachers, regardless of their musical backgrounds, successful techniques for teaching music composition to young children. The creative skills and self-expression which result bring countless benefits to the children and their teachers, in every area of their lives. "Making Music With Your Child," is published by MMB Music, Inc. and funded in part by a grant from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Kia has appeared on Channel 5, "Arizona News," and Channel 3, "Good Morning Arizona" and "The Tonya Mock Show." She directed and produced a "Kids for Kids" Benefit Concert at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts which featured her students performing their own compositions, the Phoenix Boys Choir and Sheryl Cooper's Destiny Dance Intl'. She has presented workshops at the Arizona Music Educators Conference, Home Educator's Curriculum Event, ASU Professional Development Workshops for Teachers-Partners in Education with JFK Center of the Arts, Kidspace Museum with the Pasadena Symphony in California.

KIA'S CREATIVE MUSIC STUDIO is a place to experience the enjoyment of all styles of "Music, Imagination and Creativity." Piano, keyboard and synthesizer lessons are offered, ages 5 to adult. To schedule private lessons, workshops and presentations, contact Kia via email.

Wargo, Sandra

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University / Val Vista
Mesa, AZ 85213
PHONE(S): (480) 926-5985 (w)

Hendrix, Rod

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McKellips / 202 Red Mtn
Mesa, AZ 85207
PHONE(S): (480) 830-2545 (w)

Seil, Vicki

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PHONE(S):  •  480-234-9003 (c)

Vicki Seil received a Bachelor of Music degree in 1980 from Elmhurst College where she studied piano pedagogy and music education.

In 1982, she began studying The Suzuki Piano Method and had extensive training every year from 1990-2003 with Dr. Haruko Kataoka, co-founder of The Suzuki Piano Method.

From 1999-2003, Vicki and a few of her students traveled to Matsumoto, Japan to study and participate in the 10 Piano Concerts.

Vicki served as president as well as treasurer and workshop director for many years in the piano chapter of Valley of the Sun Suzuki Association and Suzuki Association of Arizona and also served as vice president of Desert Valley Music Teachers Association.

Vicki's work with children has been highlighted in Raising Arizona Kids magazine (cover article) and she has been interviewed by the Arizona Republic for three separate articles.

Vicki is a member of the Arizona Suzuki Association. She teaches in the student's home! Vicki accepts students of all ages starting at age 3.

"Every child has talent. We must provide the right environment for that talent to be developed." "Where there is love, much can be accomplished." Shinichi Suzuki

Watson, Kim

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Ironwood/Ocotillo
San Tan Valley, AZ 85140
PHONE(S):  •  480-275-7526 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory

Muir, Louisa

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PHONE(S):  •  (928)899-8570 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Violin

I have 12 years teaching experience in piano and violin and a BA in Music from Northern Arizona University.  I have played violin in the Flagstaff Symphony, Prescott Symphony and the Prescott Pops.  I specialize in teaching very young children and those with special needs, but I welcome all levels and ages.

Coler, Joanna

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Frank Lloyd Wright & Thompson Peak Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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PHONE(S):  •   602-463-9211 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Jazz, Pop

Education: BA Degree, Cum Laude, ASU
Offering: Private Lessons, Recitals
Genres: Classical, Jazz, Popular
Openings: Call or email for availability

Joanna has been teaching piano in the valley for over 20 years. She offers comprehensive piano instruction including theory, technique, transposition and ear training. All students have the opportunity to perform in our spring recital in May.

Joanna welcomes beginners of all ages and levels. Her patience and encouragement make learning the piano an enjoyable and enriching experience for children as well as adults. Beginning adults with no previous background in music are encouraged to begin. They will learn familiar tunes at their first lesson and will play a repertoire of pieces in just a few weeks!

Lerch, Julie

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Elliott/Higley
Gilbert, AZ 85234

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PHONE(S):  •  623-687-8127 (c) •  480-773-7380 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Clarinet, Keyboards

Creative Kids Piano Studio is located in my home. Students have the opportunity to utilize all that my studio has to offer by experiencing a variety of multi-media equipment that teaches theory, ear training, technic exercises, in a fun and interactive way.  Each student is taught a well-planned private lesson.

I am currently accepting new piano students.  I’m located in Gilbert in the Morrison Ranch Area in Higley Groves. I accept all ages.  I offer the traditional private lessons or multi-media studio lessons (Piano Lab).  

AZ Certified School Teacher with 15 years experience of teaching piano.  I studied piano through the Royal Conservatory Program in Canada.  I am a member of MTNA, EVMTA, DVMTA.  $85/Month plus a $50/Annual Registration Fee.  Spaces limited.

If interested please contact Julie Lerch at 480-773-7380 or contact her via email at jlerch6@cox.net or creativekidspiano@yahoo.com or even better check out my website:  www.creativekidspiano.com.   

 

Dongell, June

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Power & Brown Roads
Mesa, AZ 85205
PHONE(S):  •  480-529-5831 (c) •  480-396-9663 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards

 

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Cox, Karen

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Higley & University
Mesa, AZ 85205

PHONE(S):  •  480-628-6825 (c) •  480-396-2355 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate

In my studio I teach beginning to late intermediate and will accept transfer students.  I am a "Let's Play Music" certified Connections Teacher.  My schedule includes Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and I charge a flat fee for a 30 minute lesson. 

I've been a  Church Organist for over 20 years (LDS Church) and have taught piano here in Mesa for over ten years and in Utah for a number of years before moving here with my family.  As a member of DVMTA, my students have a lot of fun participating in their sponsored events.  We especially love the Music Marathon and the Cavalcade of Rhythm.  I love teaching piano and sharing my love of music.  I have the best job ever!

Garmanian Jording, Garinee

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Ahwatukee Area
Phoenix, AZ 85048
PHONE(S): (602) 363-4457 (w)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Ensemble, Jazz, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards

Gorelik, Olga

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N.20th Street and Camelback
Phoenix, AZ 85016
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TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Ensemble, Music Theory, Pop

Belorussian-born pianist Olga Gorelik maintains an active international career as a solo and chamber musician, while serving as a devoted mentor to her students. She completed her formal studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) with Paul Schenly, Margarita Shevchenko and Sergei Babayan (BM, MM, and Artist Diploma). Ms. Gorelik has participated in various music festivals, among them Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, Music Academy of the West, and Pianofest in the Hamptons.  Some of the recent career highlights include a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto with the CIM orchestra, an appearance at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and the WCLV 104.9 Cleveland Classical Radio, collaborative recitals throughout Scotland, UK and the United States, as well as a series of solo outreach concerts in the Greater Cleveland Area. For the past 5 years Ms.Gorelik held a full studio, comprised of pupils ranging from child to adult.  She managed each relationship with a view to particularly inspire an appreciation for and a truer understanding of music, theory, and performance etiquette.  Her students have successfully participated in concerts, MTNA festivals, and auditions for other performances and educational opportunities. 

 

In August 2014, Ms.Gorelik relocated to Phoenix, AZ; it is her mission to continue to contribute to the culture of arts here in her new home, to focus on forming a small vibrant studio while performing throughout the community.

Ardoin, Barbara

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Rural and Southern
Tempe, AZ 85282
PHONE(S):  •  480-220-9183 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical

I have been teaching piano since I was 10 years old.  I am currently 57.  I specialize in beginners.  I teach classical music and utilize the John Thompson method.  I provide all teaching materials at no cost to the student.

Yarger, Melanie

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Brown and Greenfield
Mesa, AZ 85205
PHONE(S):  •  480-734-0936 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Ensemble
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Cello

Bachelor Degree in Music Performance.  Principal cellist in New York Symphony Orchestra.  Assistant Principal cellist in Staten Island Symphony.  National tour of My Fair Lady.  Private studio teacher since 1991.  Private school teacher at Berkeley Carrol School and Brooklyn Arts Academy in Brooklyn, NY.  Faculty at the Maui Summer Music Camp in Maui, HI.  Sub with Phoenix Symphony Orchestra and Arizona Opera Company.  Member of the Urban Quartet  

Rutkowski-Lamb, Monika

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Higley/ Main
Mesa, AZ 85205

PHONE(S): 602-616-7100 (w) •  602-616-7100 (c) •  480-246-3240 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Ensemble, Jazz, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Cello

I work in a small studio in East Mesa where we teach different instruments and ensembles. I attended Richard Strauss Konservatorium in Munich, Germany with emphasis on Church Music. My primary instruments were organ and piano with a strong secondary emphasis on choral conducting, voice and ensemble. I retired from 30 years in church music filling different positions in Germany, Michigan and mostly here in the East Valley. I have my own business now but enjoy teaching too much on order to give it up entirely. I like to instill in my students a love for music and the instrument they chose. A lot can be accomplished with dilligent practice and exercise and I am a relentless pursuer of perfection in a talented student. As they learn from me I also learn from them and together we can make music that comes from the heart.

Jimenez, Margaret

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67th Ave / Pinnacle Peak
Glendale, AZ 85310
PHONE(S): 602-469-7296 (w)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate

 

I have over 30 years experience teaching private piano and elementary school music. I specialize in beginning and intermediate students, ages 7-adult. My fee is $20 for 1/2 hour lesson once a week.

 

Hoblit, Jan

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PHONE(S):  •  480 272-5290 (c) •  480 839-1322 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Ensemble, Jazz, Latin, Music Theory, Pop

I began playing piano by ear at the age of three, read at age 5 (my mother was a piano teacher). I majored in Music Education at the University of Illinois (studied with Dean Sanders), transferred to ASU as a Piano Performance Major (studying with Concert Pianist, Eugene Pridinoff) earning my Bachelor of Music. Up until January of 2014, I also taught music in the public schools in Chandler.  Previous positions have included part-time accompanist for Chandler High School, Phoenix Boys choir, freelance accompanist at Regionals, All-State, and was the accompanist for the Heritage Festival of Gold in Washington, D.C., and Chicago. I have also been the rehearsal & pit accompanist for many Musical Theatre Productions for Southwest Shakespeare, Chandler-Gilbert CC, Chandler Children's Theater, many local schools, and spent three years teaching school and piano in Kuwait (including the grandchildren of the Emir).  I have played in jazz, top 40, and soft rock bands.  I have been teaching private piano continuously since I was 15 years old- a very long time, and many of my students and previous students are playing in communities and churches all over the world, some professionally. I embrace all styles of music and can teach theory and classical reading skills, as well as improvisation, from Bach to Rock. My philosophy is to prepare students for all possibilities in the music world, including a wide range of styles including songs tailored to them personally. I also have a certificate in Recording Engineering, and a Masters of Education (emphasis Technology in the Classroom). The joy of my life is my son (teaching music in China with his wife, Lily,  and their new daughter, Annabel), and I have three dogs living with me (two of whom also play the piano).

Hogue, Melissa

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Mesa Drive/ University
Mesa, AZ 85203

PHONE(S): 480-246-1216 (w) •  480-246-1216 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Ensemble, Music Theory, Pop

I graduated from the Arizona State University School of Music with a degree in Music Therapy. I have been playing the piano for 21 years and I have been teaching for 6 years. I took piano lessons with Caio Pagano at Arizona State University. My performances have included accompaning small and large ensembles, solos, and piano ensembles. My studio accepts individuals of all ages and levels. I focus on making my lessons fun and interactive. Because I have a background in Music Therapy, I am able to assess, adapt, and make each lesson tailored to the individual and their needs.  I use a wide variety of percussion instruments as well as boards, charts, and keyboards to implement what is being taught. I am a member of the Music Teachers National Association and my students participate in competitions, recitals, and the Arizona Study Program. 

Warren, Celia

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N Palisades, E Palomino, & N Fountain Hills Blvds
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

PHONE(S):  •  480-492-7726 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Jazz, Music Theory, Pop

After receiving her Piano degree from the University of Kentucky, Celia has dedicated 35 years of teaching piano to all ages and levels in Lexington. She is excited to bring her love of music and passion for teaching to Fountain Hills, AZ.

By instructing students in the warm, supportive environment of her home, Celia enjoys inspiring her students to develop a love for all styles of music. Her comprehensive study including repertoire, ear training, theory, and technique, provide a great musical foundation.

From classical to contemporary selections, Celia will personalize each student's repertoire to fit his or her needs and interests. She wants her students to really enjoy playing the piano!

To showcase her students' achievements, Celia hosts performance parties and recitals throughout the year. Celia is an active member of MTNA, PMTA, and NFMC, organizations which bring many opportunities for performance for her students.

Call today to schedule lessons and begin or continue your musical journey!

Conforti, Camille

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Pima Rd. & Thompson Peak Pkwy.
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

PHONE(S): 480.563.9221 (w)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory

Camille Conforti is a Classical Piano Teacher with 30 years teaching and performing experience.  Originally from Naperville, Illinois, she is a graduate of North Central College where she earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance.  She also has a Master of Business Administration Degree (MBA).  

 Her lesson structure includes:

  • Technique
  • Theory
  • Piano Literature
  • Ear Training
  • Sight Reading
  • Creativity

She is a member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), the Arizona State Music Teachers Association (ASMTA), where she is currently the Advertising Chair, and the Phoenix Music Teachers Association (PMTA), where she serves as VP Student Activities.  She is also on the Board of Directors of the Phoenix Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI), an International Music Fraternity for Women.  She can be reached at 480.563.9221 or cces10@cox.net for further information.

Eanes, Nathan

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TEACHING LEVEL: Intermediate thru Advanced

Tchoi, Lim Angela

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Rural Rd. & Laguna Dr. (Between Southern Av. & 60)
Tempe, AZ 85282

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PHONE(S): LAtchoi@asu.edu (w) •  (310) 503-8146 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards

Lim Angela Tchoi is a Doctorate of Musical Arts student in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at Arizona State University, in the studio of Robert Hamilton. She is a Special Talent Award recipient from the ASU School of Music, and has completed her course work with cumulative GPA of 4.0.

 

Ms. Tchoi earned the Master of Music degree in Piano Performance under the tutelage of Dr. Stewart Gordon at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, where she also received the Bachelor of Music cum laude. Previously, she has been taught by Professor Dennis Thurmond, Dr. Myong-Joo Lee (student of John Perry and Paul Schenly), and Mihyang Keel (student of Daniel Pollack and Nak Ho Paik).

 

At age 14, Ms. Tchoi made her debut in Torrance, CA playing a Beethoven Concerto under the baton of Maestro Frank Fetta.  In the following year, she also performed with the Bellflower Symphony as a winner of the Concerto Competition for Young Artists.  Lim Angela enjoys chamber performances as well; her work on Dvořák’s Piano Quintet in A, op.81 was coached by the Juilliard String Quartet in a master class, and her performance of Mozart’s Piano Quartet in E-flat, K. 493 with director Peter Marsh was aired on KUSC 91.5 fm as "Pair of Prodigies" on the Thornton Center Stage program.

 

Ms. Tchoi had developed an active studio in San Pedro, CA for over 7 years, and is now continuing her career in Tempe, AZ as the Assistant Director of the ASU Piano Prep Program.  She has taught ASU undergraduate piano courses and graduate piano lessons as an intern, and has also been responsible for group classes and individual instruction as a teaching assistant for the ASU Piano Prep Program for three years.

 

Her students' achievements include admissions to the Bachelor of Music program (in piano) at the Manhattan School of Music, and the Master of Music program (in piano performance and pedagogy) at ASU.  Ms. Tchoi is the ASU chapter president of the Music Teachers National Association, and was also a member of the Music Teachers’ Association of California, the California Association of Professional Music Teachers, while serving as an adjudicator at the Southwestern Youth Music Festival.

, Abbey

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TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards

My personal music edcuation consists of 10 years of piano lessons and completeing the 12 levels of the Arizona Study Program. I have had much experience accompying soloists, playing for music groups, as well as doing piano solos. I have enjoyed teaching children ages 6 thru 14 for about 6 years now. My goal is to make piano education a meaningful but exciting experience of creativity and art as well as a gift that students can go out and share with others.

Pearson, Kelly

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TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory, Pop

Kelly graduated Cum Laude from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa with a degree in Piano Performance. Her awards include the prestigious Meistersinger Piano Scholarship, various district and statewide Teacher's Association awards, and she was named as Regent Scholar at Wartburg College. In 2000, Kelly moved to Arizona and began teaching at The Music Store. She is a member of the Music Teachers National Association, Arizona State Music Teachers Association, the Phoenix Music Teachers Association, as well as the East Valley Music Teachers Association. She has served in various positions in the local associations and her students regularly participate in sponsored performing opportunities. Currently, she is in the process of becoming a National Certified Teacher through MTNA. Kelly's love of music and positive attitude provides a welcome learning environment for students of all ages.

Bird, Laurie

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12th St & Bethany Home Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85014

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PHONE(S):  •  602-241-1841 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate

Laurie Bird has taught the joy of piano playing for over 13 years to students from age 5 through adult. Laurie is currently accepting students from beginning to intermediate levels.

Her methods accommodate a variety learning styles and attention levels with personalized curriculum and group learning opportunities. Students receive achievement recognition and opportunities to showcase their progress.

A free introductory interview will be provided to you to determine how to best accommodate your student needs.

Laurie began her piano studies at age 8. She studied piano at Brigham Young University with Doug Humphreys, current Chair of the Piano Department at Eastman School of Music. She has also studied with N. Jane Tan, founder of The Well-Prepared Pianist Institute.

Laurie is a member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), Arizona State Music Teachers Association (ASMTA) and of the Phoenix Music Teachers Association (PMTA), which provides numerous opportunities for student performance as well as continuing training.

If you've always wanted to learn to play piano, or you would like your children to learn, the best time to start is now.

McMullin, Jonathan

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PHONE(S):  •  480-313-2810 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Composition, Music Theory

Offenhauser, Deborah

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32nd St/ Shea Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85028
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PHONE(S):  •  (602) 678-0143 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Jazz, Music Theory, Pop

Deborah has served as the Ritz-Carlton Music Director in Phoenix, as well as having played at Ritz-Carltons and Hyatt-Regencies elsewhere in America. Besides entertaining wonderful audiences in private gatherings, she has also played for touring Broadway shows such as “Mama Mia”, “The Producers” and “Hairspray”. Her biggest audiences, ranging from 7,000 to 12,000 people, have come when she backed The Irish Tenors at Dodge Theatre, on their national tour, as well as the rock group The Moody Blues at America West Arena. Any “Phantom of the Opera” fans? Deborah has also worked with Michael Crawford, the original Broadway “Phantom” . Recently, she was on stage with Michael Feinstein and The Phoenix Symphony, to two sold-out concerts! Deborah’s music has been heard on the radio in 14 European countries and is currently receiving airplay here in America. Along with performing, Deborah enjoys teaching the art of piano playing to all ages. The joy of music is within reach of everyone, no matter what age group or talent level!

Grosland, Sarah

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Near Guadalupe and McClintock
Tempe, AZ 85283
PHONE(S):  •  480-659-7903 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Jazz, Music Theory, Pop

My name is Sarah Elise Grosland and I have recently moved to Tempe from St. Cloud, Minnesota. I have been playing the piano for 31 years and teaching piano lessons for 18. I work with students of all ages, ranging in skill levels from beginners to early advanced.

 I have recently become a member of the Desert Valley Music Teachers Association and the East Valley Music Teachers Association, Arizona State Music Teachers, and the Music Teachers National Association, so I will be able to offer my students numerous event/performance occasions throughout the year. I also plan to have two recitals, Winter and Spring. I encourage my students to volunteer their talents whenever possible and will be looking into opportunities for students to play at senior citizen communities, and other venues, around the time of recitals.

Thank you for your interest in piano lessons. I look forward to hearing from you and sharing the joy of music with you and your family.

Sincerely,

Sarah E. Grosland

 

Martinez, Susan

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3002 N. Iowa street (Elliott/Alma School)
Chandler, AZ 85225
PHONE(S): e-mail piano.mom@cox.net (w) •  480-332-7897 (c) •  480-834-3044 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory

Background / Education: I hold a Bachelor of Music degree from St. Olaf College in Minnesota and have been teaching and performing professionally since 1979. I am the pianist/organist for Gilbert Presbyterian Church.

 Professional Organizations: I am a nationally certified member of the Music Teachers National Association and of the Arizona Music Teachers Association.

Classes: I teach private lessons for beginner thru advanced students and group classes for 4 & 5 year olds.

Kraver, Juliana

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Cooper/ Ocotillo
Chandler, AZ 85249
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TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory

Graduated from ASU with Music Performance degree. I have been teaching the piano for over 20 years. I am a member of National Teacher's Association, EVMTA and DVMTA. My students participate in various recitals, competition and Arizona Study Program - state wide level evaluation for piano students every year.

Hiatt, Carol

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SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory, Pop

"I started teaching piano when I was 19 yers old. I began learning the piano at age 8 yrs old. I was an extemely quick learner and a great pianst, and applied myself to mastering it. The many things I've learned have qualified me to expertly teach. I took lessons until I was 19 years old and have kept advancing throughout my life, sometimes taking more lessons. I've played in many recitals and performed numerous times throughout my life. I used to play the accordian and even performed with the noted Milano's family of accordians in Mesa. I'm very practical in my teaching, and am especially good with children from young children to adults. I create a desire in my students to achieve and progress. Children and adults are drawn to me because of my personality. I make piano fun and the children really like taking lessons from me! I am very zealous towards the piano and the learning of it, because it has enriched my own life so much in so many ways. I teach some pop music (enough to keep the kids interested and for variety's sake) but I like classical because of what it teaches the student. I love piano and my enthusiasm and happiness towards the instrument creates a perfect learning situation. My home is a peaceful environment and a perfect learning situation. I also take the students through music theory covering many things such as scales, inversions, and chords etc. I teach one on one and find that to be the most effective way of teaching. I have been a sponsor of many musical recitals featuring some renowned piansts. If you give me the honor of teaching your child, I promise I will create a wonderful love of music in him or her!"

Schwer, Tammy

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Main & University
Mesa, AZ 85207
PHONE(S):  •  480-200-7998 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards

Rood, Kathryn

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Dobson / Guadalupe
Mesa, AZ 85202
PHONE(S): (480) 838-1622 (w)

Sherrill, Amanda

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PHONE(S):  •  (480) 466-448 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Ensemble, Music Theory, Pop

Amanda Sherrill, a native of Orlando, Florida, received her Master of Music degree in Collaborative Piano Performance from Arizona State University, where she studied collaborative piano under program director Dr. Andrew Campbell and solo piano under Walter Cosand. She received her Bachelor of Music degree with a double major in Piano Performance and Clarinet Performance from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and studied piano under Dr. Michael Rickman and clarinet under Dr. Lynn Musco.

Amanda has taught private and group piano lessons for over 10 years independently and at various organizations across the valley and in Florida, including Paradise Valley Performance Center, ASU’s Herberger College for Kids, Music Works Academy, Lake Mary Montessori Academy’s Music Studio and Stetson University’s Community School of Music.

As a collaborative pianist, Amanda regularly works with voice students at ASU and spent the past year as the Youth Vocal Coach at voice teacher Stephen Crawford’s Paradise Valley Performance Center. Amanda’s experience as a vocal coach also includes three years as the Director of Choirs at Xavier College Preparatory in downtown Phoenix. In 2011 Amanda led Xavier’s Honor Choir to it’s debut performance at Carnegie Hall as part of the National Youth Choir under the direction of Anton Armstrong. Amanda feels extremely blessed to be able to pursue her dream career as piano instructor and collaborative pianist full time and treasures the opportunity to share the joy of music with those around her.

Pearl-Allen, Linda

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Dobson/ Chandler
Chandler, AZ 85224
PHONE(S): 480-577-2855 (w) •  480-899-7856 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Jazz, Latin, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Clarinet

Bachelor Degree in Music Performance and Child Development, performed in jazz bands, orchestras and musicals, produced children's musicals, sponsor jazz clinics and master lessons with concert pianists for my students to experience music in a bigger way. Trained in Orff, Suzuki, mentored under concert artists from New York, New Jersey, attended many world-re-known music camps and music prep programs throughout the country. Many previous students are professional today or have received high honors in music on a national level, and music scholarships. One continuous thread is that my student LOVE to play music even years later. I love teaching music as artistry to any age and believe that music is nurtured from the heart. Anyone can become great with hard work and given the proper tools.

Hollmann, Ann

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Main/ Greenfield
Mesa, AZ 85206
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SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Organ

I have taught piano in the area for 25 years. I achieved a Bachelor of Music degree in Organ Performance from ASU, graduating summa cum laude. As well as teaching piano, I am organist at a church in Paradise Valley.

Asher, Ruthie

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Dove Valley Road
Cave Creek, AZ 85331

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PHONE(S):  •  480.369.2869 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Jazz, Music Theory, Pop

I have over 23 years experience in music education, concentrating on keyboard skills, mastery of scales, duet playing, fundamentals of music theory and aural testing.     My students range from pre-schoolers to adults. There are no two students alike, so recognizing that fact and not making the process into a race, I hope to develop an appreciation and a lifelong love of music. I hold annual recitals in my home for students and parents, which is always a delightful event.

I am classically trained (to the standards set by the Royal Schools of Music, London, UK) and encourage students to explore classical, jazz and popular genres.   Exposing students to a world of music is my passion and joy.

Allman, Pamela

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Smith Enke / N Maricopa Rd
Maricopa, AZ 85139
PHONE(S): (602) 471-0400 (w)

Bryant, Ashley

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PHONE(S):  •  928 358 3148 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical

I love playing piano and I love teaching others because I feel music is so important in our lives. I have 20 years of playing experience and 4 years of teaching experience. I take all ages and all experience levels, so give me a call and let's set up your first lesson! 

Dunlap, Laura

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Ironwood/ Ocotillo
Queen Creek, AZ 85140
PHONE(S): 480-242-7615 (w) •  480-242-7615 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory, Pop

Laura loved playing the piano at an early age. She competed in many festivals and exams as she grew up. She studied the Royal Conservatory of Music program in Canada, and finished with a Piano Music Teachers degree. She started her own private studio at the age of 20 and now teaches students to excel in competitions and exams. She is a member of the EVMTA and the MTNA. She loves her new location in Arizona and is excited to add to the development of the music industry.

Jones, Stephanie

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Recker/ Warner
Gilbert, AZ 85296

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SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory

 

Stephanie Jones is a graduate of Northern Arizona University where she earned her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2005. She was the student of Dr. Frank Scott.  Ms. Jones studied Suzuki Pedagogy with Diana Galindo and has earned her Suzuki Certification through Book 3.

Ms. Jones has taught students of various ages for the last 9 years using both Suzuki and Traditional methods.  She has experience as both a private and group lesson piano teacher. Ms. Jones taught in the Northern Arizona University Preparatory School of Music for 3 years, maintained a private studio in Flagstaff for 2 years, the Grand Canyon for 1 year, and currently resides in Gilbert Arizona where she has been building a successful private studio for the past 3 years.  

Ms. Jones encourages her students to take advantage of performance opportunities. Her studio holds regular recitals and Ms. Jones encourages her students to be active in the Arizona Study Program.

 

, Musician Masters

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Power/McDowell
mesa, AZ 85207

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PHONE(S):  •  480-307-9109 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Guitar, Keyboards

Our teachers are university and conservatory trained performing artists in Arizona. We offer a wide variety of lesson times to fit your busy schedule with locations in east Mesa, and in home lessons. We instruct students of all ages from children to adults, and beginners to advanced. All our students receive private lessons which ensure that the students have the undivided attention of their teachers, and can progress at a level suited to their individual needs.  We have optional, fun, low-pressure annual recitals.

Sassano, Ellen

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Baseline and Alma School
Mesa, AZ 85202

PHONE(S):  •  602-885-6345 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory, Pop

Bachelor of Science-Music Education; Nationally certified by Music Teachers National Association; 2007 recipient of Piano Technicians' Guild grant for further piano study; many years' experience teaching; students annually entered in Arizona Study Program, Ensemble Concert; Music in the Mall;

Delph, Linda

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I-17 & Anthem Way
Anthem, AZ 85086
PHONE(S): 623-362-1253 (w)
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Ensemble, Jazz, Music Theory, Pop

 

About Linda L. Delph

Linda has been providing quality piano instruction to the Northwest Valley for over 15 years. She is a member of several professional teaching organizations, including the following: Phoenix Music Teachers Association, Arizona State Music Teachers Association, and the Music Teachers National Association.

Linda began her music performance career at the young age of 12. Her experience over the past 30 years has included playing for weddings, professional accompanying of vocalists, instrumentalists, and ensembles, as well as accompanying church choirs and playing for church services.

Linda's teaching philosophy is that every student should learn to play to whatever capacity he or she is able and should have fun doing it! Linda strives to make this a positive learning experience and therefore will tailor her teaching method to best suit the needs of each student.

 

Chesley, Angie

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Val Vista & Broadway
Mesa, AZ 85206

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PHONE(S):  •  480-577-7496 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Jazz, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards, Voice

My name is Angie Chesley and I have been teaching piano and voice for the past 14 years, both at The Music Store and in my private home studio.

I enjoy teaching students of all ages and love to watch them succeed.  My philosophy is that music should be enjoyable as well as educational.  I focus on the technical aspects of learning music, but I feel that it is very important that the student enjoy the music that they are creating.

My love of music and the arts began very early in my life as I watched my Father play the piano and sing professionally with various bands.  When I was older I performed regularly with my Father in Nashville, TN near the Grand Old Opry at Shoney’s Inn and other venues.  I grew up taking weekly piano lessons from my Grandmother who was a music teacher in demand, and dancing with the dance company where my Mother was a dance teacher.

In High School I performed with the top choirs and was one of the accompanists for the choirs.  I attended BYU-Idaho where I was a music major and accompanied singers as well as sang in the choirs.  I have also been in many Broadway productions as a soloist, in the chorus, and in the dance team.

I have been singing professionally with the band “The Swingtips” for many years and have sung on many of their CD’s.  I am also a veteran in the recording studio and have done many professional recordings as a singer.

In recent years I have developed a love for jazz piano and have studied for the past 6 years with Steve Culp who is a professional jazz pianist and is a member of the band “Turning Point”, and with Barb Catlin who is also a professional jazz pianist and is the head of the Jazz Department as Mesa Community College.  I have had the opportunity to perform professionally with the MCC jazz combo at the Tempe Arts Festival and look forward to many more performing opportunities.

I am currently finishing my music education degree with Ottawa University and plan to continue with my masters.

I am the mother of 2 wonderful boys ages 12 and 5 and love to share my love of the arts with my boys.

 

Saxon, Renee

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PHONE(S): 480-755-8217 (w) •  480-755-8217 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Guitar, Voice

Gheen, Crystal

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Baseline & Priest
Tempe, AZ 85283

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PHONE(S):  •  602-791-0866 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Viola, Violin

Crystal Gheen studied violin under Dr. Jonathan Swartz and Dr. Katie McLin at Arizona State University where she earned her Bachelors degree in Music Edcuation with an emphasis in Strings.  While attending  ASU, she was an active member in the ASU Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra.  While she played in the ASU Symphony, she accompanied such artists as Regina Carter, Daniel Bernard Romain and Phillip Glass.  She has also played violin and viola in the ASU Chamber Quartet program where she had the wonderful opportunity to work with members from the Julliard String Quartet and The St. Lawrence String Quartet.  She also was an ASU orchestra scholarship recipient from 2004-2007.  While at ASU, she taught classes and private lessons in the highly acclaimed String Project.  In 2008, she was chosen to represent the ASU String Project at the American String Teacher's Association conference held in New Mexico.

Crystal Gheen began her violin studies at the age of nine.  Growing up, she excelled in her music studies and became a member of the Metropolitan Youth Symphony and the Phoenix Youth Symphony Guild.  In high school, she participated in Regional and All State festivals on violin and viola.  In 2003, she held the principal viola position in her region and then went on to hold the concert master position in violin the next year.  While in high school, she also was a member of the Mesa Community College Chamber music program and the Scottsdale Community College Symphony.  She has also played back up for Marc Anthony, Marcos Antonio Solis & Laura Pausini.  She has played for various churches, choirs,  and local folk/rock bands. 

Ms. Gheen has been teaching private violin, viola & piano lessons for eight years.  She has maintained a private studio ranging in ages 4-64 and has taught beginner through advanced levels.  Her students are leaders in their school orchestras and continue to attain seats in Regional and All State Orchestras around the state.  She prides herself on being an innovative and creative teacher. 

Vladikovic, Jelena

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Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ 85020
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TEACHING LEVEL: Intermediate thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards

Dr. Jelena Vladikovic's teaching experience spans several decades, three countries and two continents, where her students have consistently won top awards at regional, national, and international competitions, and many became successful musicians. She began professional concert career at age 15 after winning the most prestigious Yugoslav Young Artist Piano Competition. Since then, she won a number of national and international competitions. In 2007, she became the first woman to win the Washington International Piano Artist Competition. She performed in Europe, Canada and the US, and appeared on radio and television. Dr. Vladikovic taught piano at a secondary music school and at the collegiate level in Serbia and Canada. She was the Music Director at the Delta Institute of the Arts in Vancouver, Canada, and later operated her own music school, South Delta Conservatory of Music. The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program recognized her as the Founding Teacher for her “contribution to establishing a national standard for developing musicians in the US." She is a member of the Royal Conservatory College of Examiners both in Canada and in the US, and also adjudicates music festivals and competitions. She is the recipient of the 2010 ASU Teaching Excellence Award and the ASU Disability Resource Center Award for her work with highly gifted students with learning disabilities, which is also the focus of her pioneering research and doctoral dissertation. She is a member of several professional organizations, including MTNA, ASMTA, EVMTA, and College Music Society.

Dr. Vladikovic holds B. M. from University of the Arts, Belgrade, Serbia, M. M. from University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and a D.M.A. degree in piano performance and pedagogy from Arizona State University. Scholarships for excellence took her to the world’s most eminent teachers and schools: Evgeni Timakin, Moscow Central Music School, Moscow, Russia; Pavel Serbryakov, Rimsky-Korsakov Music Conservatory in St. Petersburg, Russia; Guido Agosti, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Italy; François Glorioux, Royal Music Conservatory in Antwerp, Belgium, Robert Silverman, University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada; and Baruch Meir, ASU, in Tempe, AZ.

Dr. Vladikovic is a regular presenter at the local, state, national, and international conferences, which include: MTNA, ASMTA, The American Musicological Society and the Society for Music Theory, The Society for Ethnomusicology, and The College Music Society International Conference, and she conducts professional development seminars. In addition to seven years with the ASU Piano Prep Program, she is currently on the piano faculty at the Grand Canyon University in Phoenix. Dr. Vladikovic is highly sought after piano instructor, with students from as far as Surprise, Casa Grande, and Sedona.

Rickel, Sue

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Rural / Broadway
Tempe, AZ 85282
PHONE(S): (480) 966-3437 (w)

Dana, Pauline

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Greenfield / Germann
Gilbert, AZ 85297
PHONE(S): (480) 988-0862 (w)

Guan, Ning

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Cooper / Ocotillo
Chandler, AZ 85249
PHONE(S): (480) 777-5131 (w)

Glemser, Tim

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Traveling Instruction (In Your Own Home!)
Chandler, AZ 85225

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PHONE(S): 480-643-9594 (w)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Voice

I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music from ASU and 8 years of teaching experience. I am the owner of my own instruction business in which I travel to students’ homes to give lessons.

I have extensively studied piano for many years, receiving individualized instruction in theory and composition from renowned ASU faculty. My solo piano music has been recorded and released on an album, which can be seen at www.timglemser.com. I’ve performed leading roles in numerous opera and musical theater productions with the Lyric Opera Theater at ASU. Although I have a classical background in vocal and piano performance, I strive to emphasize the importance of sight-reading training, expressive creativity and musical imagination. I am experienced with teaching a wide variety of ages, personalities, and ability levels. Incentives are used for younger students, and I hold 2 recitals per year. It is my goal to instill in each student a greater love and respect for the beautiful art of music. Please see my website for more information!

Csuy, Jung Eun

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Power / 202 Red Mtn
Mesa, AZ 85215
PHONE(S): (480) 205-6267 (w)

Stojanovic, Radmila

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southern/gilbert
Mesa, AZ 85204

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TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory

I finished my Doctor of Musical Art degree at ASU, Masters, and Bachelor of Music degrees in my native country Serbia. During my career, I have played a number of solo and chamber recitals and recorded a CD of Marko Tajcevic's piano music. As a member of MTNA association, I have been selected to judge a variety of competitions, earned a NCTM certification, and presented on meetings and conferences. Currently, I am teaching at MCC, ASU and in My First Piano .

My students are trained in classical style, based on Russian piano school I have received from my teachers. Recitals, group lessons, and competitions are part of the curriculum. I recommend that all of them participate in yearly ASP examinations.

I am looking for new, mainly home schooled students available for morning and early afternoon lessons. Some evening lessons possible as well.

, Albert

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TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Music Theory

Pound, Susan

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PHONE(S): 602-505-1022 (w) •  602-505-1022 (c) •  602-505-1022 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards

Englund, Solveig

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Higley and Chandler Heights
Gilbert, AZ 85298

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PHONE(S):  •  480-406-4066 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Ensemble, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Organ

I offer piano lessons for children and adults, as well as preschool music classes for younger children.

Young, Hannah

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PHONE(S):  •  623-332-3826 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Jazz, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards

My name is Hannah Young.  I am a member of NAfME (National Association for Music Education) and AMEA (Arizona Music Educators Association).  I have six years experience teaching private piano.

As a music educator, my goal is to make students life-long music lovers.  I get to teach the future composers, future professional performers, and those just wanting to play for fun.  All of these skills are incorporated into piano lessons.  

Students get to learn music history, compose pieces, play duet with other studetns, make CD recordings of their performances and compositions, and have performing opportunities.  Students learn all styles of music, focussing on classical repertoire.

I teach from the Faber Piano Adventures series.  For younger students (ages 5-6), I use a combination of the My First Piano Adventure series and the Kodaly method.  Students learn musical concepts through interactive activities.

I teach ages 5+.  Beginners and transfer students are welcome!

Lessons are $30/hour, $15 for the standard 30-minute lesson.

You can take a photo tour of my studio at melodiamusicstudio.webs.com.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Shelley, Kailei

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Southern and Gilbert
Mesa, AZ 85204

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TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Voice

I have been teaching piano lessons for five years and have loved every minute of it! I am currently attending Arizona State University where I am pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Music Therapy. I teach lessons Monday through Thursday and Saturday in my Mesa home. I encourage daily practice from my 27 students and enjoy seeing their accomplishments. I like to push my students to stretch themselves. I require my students to have a firm theory foundation. I believe in offering fun, educational, affordable lessons to all willing students. 

Faler, Lori Kaye

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PHONE(S): 480-892-0199 (w) •  480-242-6842 (c) •  480-892-0199 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Ensemble, Jazz, Latin, Music Theory, Pop

I have taught piano for 25 years. My students perform at least three times during the school year. I focus on Music Theory, with the idea of giving my students skills to test out of Music Theory Classes in College. I really enjoy my students and my main goal is to help them love and enjoy creating beautiful music. I do a lot of incentives in my studio to encourage daily practice. Still, at each lesson, my goal is to get the best I can from them, even if they have had a busy week and not done much practice. I charge $75 for private lessons each month plus one Music Theory Class.

Muth, David

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Indian School & Pebble Creek Pkwy
Goodyear, AZ 85395

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PHONE(S): 623-535-3702 (w) •  623-986-7690 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards

David has Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in piano performance and music education from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. He is also certified in counseling, having worked toward a PhD in San Francisco. His work in elementary, middle, and high schools as a counselor, choral director, private piano instructor and clinician, has encouraged many students to pursue exciting careers in music as well as other areas of interest.

His piano students and choral groups have consistently been awarded superior ratings in New Mexico MTA events. Although playing at events such as these is not required, it is highly recommended as a way of gaining confidence and skill. Recommendations from teachers and students, as well as recordings of students (audio and video) are available.

Children and adults (beginning, intermediate and advanced) enjoy a relaxed and caring atmosphere as they learn to play musically and proficiently. His studio includes traditional study on the concert grand, as well as experience on a professional keyboard if desired.

David is a member of the MTNA, the ASMTA, and the Phoenix MTA. He brings a wealth of musical experience to AZ. and is excited about building a group of enthusiastic students. His new friendships with the fine teachers in the West Valley and Scottsdale areas provide continuing support and growth for all of us (students, teachers and parents) as we pursue excellence and genuine enjoyment through music.

Meyer, Joanna

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Country Club/Baseline
Gilbert, AZ 85233

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PHONE(S):  •  480-242-7947 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards

I've been teaching private piano lessons for over 13 years now, and I just love my students. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Piano Performance in 2005, and I teach ages 5 to adult, beginners to advanced.

During lessons, we work together on note-reading, rhythm, dynamics, expression, and all the other fun little details that make music so enjoyable. Music theory--how music is written and structured--is also an important part of each lesson. Every student is different, and I tailor books and teaching methods according to the student's needs.

I currently have openings on Monday afternoons from 1PM-5PM, and all weekday mornings from 10AM to 1PM to accommodate home-schooled students and others who are not in school during those hours.

Lessons are given weekly, and are $25 per half hour, $45 for a full hour. Discounts available for two or more students--contact for details. Students are responsible for the cost of books.

Please feel free to email, call/text, or check out my website for more information. I look forward to hearing from you.

Fletcher, Catherine

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Ray / E Ranch Cir N
Phoenix, AZ 85044

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PHONE(S):  •  (480) 529-1104 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory

Catherine Fletcher holds the Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts degrees in piano performance. She has taught piano and music theory at the college level as well as to children of all ages and skill levels. Ms. Fletcher is currently accepting students in her Ahwatukee family-owned piano studio.

Wu, Yi-Hui

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TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Ensemble, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Cello, Keyboards

Dr. Yi-Hui Wu is a regular substitute cellist with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra and the principal cellist at the Arizona Pro Arte Ensemble. Dr. Wu earned her Doctoral of Musical Arts degree at the University of Texas at Austin. She also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from National Taiwan Normal University and Master of Music degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

At the University of Texas at Austin she was a principal cellist of the Symphony Orchestra and soloist with the New Music Ensemble. She also served as an assistant principal in the Asian Youth Orchestra and principal in the Round Rock Symphony. In addition to performing, Dr. Wu has a private music studio. She has over 10 years of teaching experience and has served on the faculties of the University of Texas at Austin String Project and University of Texas Longhorn Music Camp. She has completed Suzuki books 1 and 2 of the cello teacher training. Several of her students have been selected for all state high school orchestras and middle school regionals. In addition, several of her students have won first prize in different age groups in Washington D.C. regional competitions. 

         Currently residing in Chandler, Dr. Wu is also adept at playing the piano and teaching some young piano beginners.

 

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PHONE(S):  •  4409357836 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Ensemble

I just received my BM degree from Oberlin College and will continue my MM studies as a piano major student at Rice University. I have taken several pedagogy classes at Oberlin and upon my graduation, I received the annually pedagogy prize. I am a MTNA member and I have been teaching since 2011. In general, I am very experienced with individual, pairs, and groups piano teaching. Age is not a problem. My youngest student is a 5-year old sweet little girl and my oldest student is near to his 60s. 

Taylor, Wallace

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Cooper / Elliot
Gilbert, AZ 85233
PHONE(S): (602) 740-1642 (w)

Tech, Mikel

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Ironwood and Ocotillo
San Tan Valley, AZ 85140
PHONE(S):  •  480-734-7418 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Music Theory

Tazawa, Erika

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Downtown Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ 85004
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PHONE(S): 315-212-2423 (w)
TEACHING LEVEL: Intermediate thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical

Erika Tazawa currently serves as an artist faculty at the Arizona School for the Arts, where she teaches Advanced High School Piano program.

 Since her arrival to the U.S. in 2004, Erika has quickly gained recognition nationwide as a rising pianist of her generation. She has appeared in the Classical Pianists of the Future concert series (New York), followed by international radio broadcast of the performances. In 2010, she was selected to join the Chopin Bicentennial celebration tour, performing his works in collaboration with other pianists in the northeastern U.S.

Erika also regularly appears in chamber music concerts, often in collaboration with acclaimed instrumental soloists and members of Phoenix Symphony. Her performances have been featured on radio programs such as NPR’s Performance Today, BBC London, WSKG New York, and various stations throughout Japan.

Erika holds a Master’s degree in Piano Performance, Bachelor's degree in Piano Performance with a second concentration in Piano Pedagogy from the Crane School of Music at State University of New York-Potsdam, where she received tutorledge of world-renowned Paul Wyse.

Legge, Dianne

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Higley / Elliot
Gilbert, AZ 85234
PHONE(S): (480) 813-5612 (w)

Irina, Bogin

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Cave Creek Rd & Loop 101
Phoenix, AZ 85024

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PHONE(S):  •  602-573-6219 (c)
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Latin, Pop

Over 20 years piano-teaching. Musical education: Russian Music School and Music College (BA); BA in Education, Brooklyn College, N.Y.

Individualized, structural and FUN approach at any level and age. With a little time of practice anyone can learn to play piano. There is no child too young or the adult too old to start to have a lifelong joy of playing piano: Pop, Jazz, Rag, Classical. At your house or my studio. All you need is to call or email to Mrs. Irina.

Brown, Jaclyn

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PHONE(S):  •  714-417-6721 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory

I have been teaching piano lessons for the past 10 years. My family just recently moved from southern California to San Tan Valley. I am currently enrolling new students for my piano studio. I charge a monthly tuition fee of $60 per month, for 1 30 minute lesson each week. I understand schedules change, and I am always happy to provide makeup lessons. I also have 2 recitals each year, and a monthly group lessons where we work on piano theroy and performance. This class is optional for students for an additional fee of $5. I encourage students to practice at least 20 minutes a day. I am happy to offer a trial lesson for free to see if we are a good fit.

I am also a mother of 3 children, 6,4, and 1. I have recieved my BA in early childhood education and currently teach music in preschools.

I teach piano lessons out of my home in the San Tan Valley area in the Pecan Creek housing community. Please contact me for further information.

Lew, Nan Paek

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711 W Gary Ave
Gilbert, AZ 85233
PHONE(S): (480) 272-7586 (w)

Bullock, Kandyce

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Lindsay / Ray
Gilbert, AZ 85296
PHONE(S): (480) 855-6928 (w)

Spoelman, Barbara

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McKellips / Lindsay
Mesa, AZ 85213
PHONE(S): (480) 854-7312 (w)

Marcum, David

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Gilbert & McKellips
Mesa, AZ 85213
PHONE(S):  •  480-993-7308 (c) •  480-844-7876 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Ensemble, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Organ

David Marcum started piano in his native Michigan at the age of 11. While in High School, he was chosen to be the accompanist for MYI, Musical Youth International, a group of 100 high school aged musicians who traveled parts of the world each summer, giving concerts, promoting a good-will ambassadorship. He has performed throughout Greece and the Greek Islands, Yugoslavia, Africa, Mexico, The British Honduras, and has also given solo recitals in Germany while serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He has studied piano with Dr. Louis Nagel at The University of Michigan while working towards a B.A., and has held master-classes with famous pianists, Gyorgy Sandor, a protege of Bele Bartok, and Ivan Moravec. David has over 40 years teaching experience. David moved to Mesa, AZ in 1997 and teaches full time in his home studio. David teaches all levels of proficiency from beginner to advanced. His main focus is to develope a good sense of sight reading which is essential to rapid musical growth. His technical approach is based on the Taubman ease and injury free method. David is familiar with all of the various method books in current use and encourages a classical path to learning, however he also uses more modern ideas to teach improvisation and composition. Students receive a well reounded music education in Theory, Technique, Sight Reading, and Music History.

Hogue, John

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PHONE(S): 480-649-6239 (w) •  480-246-1216 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Guitar

I help those who want to learn music to gain a good musical foundation to enable them to pursue any and all of their musical interests. I have studied music since I was a young man, and have recently studied under concert pianist Ruth Yandell.

Dahl, Paula

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Ray/ Kyrene
Chandler, AZ 85226
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SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory, Pop

I am a nationally certified teacher of music with Music Teachers National Association. I received a Bachelor of Instrumental music degree from ASU in 1971. My major instrument was piano. I have studied piano with master teachers such as Jane Tan, Francisco Aybar, and Dan Hooper. I am a member of East Valley Music Teachers Association and Desert Vally Music Teachers Association. In addition to private lessons, I run a computer lab featuring software for ear training, theory concepts, and music history. The students have their private lesson and then afterwards, they go into the lab and do an assignment. I do one big studio recital a year in May and do group lessons 4 times a year. I have participated in the Arizona Study Program for many years. Currently I have around 16 students.

Crisalli, Amanda

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56th St & Shea
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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PHONE(S):  •  480-659-8957 (c)
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Cello

Amanda Crisalli began her musical journey with the St. Cloud (MN) Suzuki School at the age of 3 with a ruler taped onto a Cracker Jack box and a pencil. After graduating to a real violin, she decided she'd rather sit and play cello. Mrs. Crisalli has studied cello since age 5.

Not long after that, at the age of 8, she appeared in her first play, The Miracle Worker, and hasn't stopped performing since. Her first professional play was in 1992: Oliver! and Mrs. Crisalli has enjoyed critical and personal success in all types of theatre (musicals, comedies, classical, dramas) since. She also went on to work in commercials, industrial/educational films, film, television, print modeling and as a spokesperson/narrator.

In addition to theatre, Mrs. Crisalli has performed as a singer in Choirs, Women's Ensembles, Chamber Singers, County Fairs and Churches, among others.

Mrs. Crisalli was awarded a prestigious Music Scholarship to Concordia College in Moorhead, MN where she sat 2nd Chair in the Cello Section of the Symphony Orchestra and studied cello and voice. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN in December 1995 with majors in English and Speech Communication Theatre Arts.

She has played with many Symphony and Chamber Orchestras over the years, most notably the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra, the Minnesota All-State High School Orchestra and the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra. She has played The Swan from Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals and Vivaldi's Concerto in G for 2 Cellos as a soloist.

Mrs. Crisalli has taught Cello for over 15 years and voice/acting for 8 years to students of all levels and ages. In addition to playing and teaching, Mrs. Crisalli is a professional actress and producer. Her professional acting name is Amanda Melby. Her acting credentials can be found on www.AmandaMelby.com and studio information can be found on www.VerveStudio.net.

Vaughan, Elizabeth

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PHONE(S): 480.595.0000 (w) •  480.595.0000 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Ensemble, Jazz, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Clarinet, Guitar, Keyboards, Viola, Violin

Traveling Lessons is a team of music teachers specializing in in-home and in-school private lessons.  Piano, Drums, Voice, Guitar, Strings are offered to students of all skill levels.  Our expansion into the central and West Valley means we are currently hiring experienced, qualified teachers to join the Traveling Lessons team.  We handle all billing and scheduling, so drop us a line if you're a teacher who needs more students.  If you're a parent  of - or a prospective student, call or visit our site to get started on your musical journey!

Koogler, Stephanie

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McQueen/ Chandler Blvd
Chandler, AZ 85225
PHONE(S): 480-789-0367 (w) •  480-789-0367 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Flute

Stephanie has one of the largest teaching studios in the East Valley and has been teaching students of all ages for over 11 years.

Smith, Laura

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Ellsworth and Brown
Mesa, AZ 85207
PHONE(S): (480) 381-4333 (w) •  (480) 381-4333 (c) •  (480) 890-9600 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Ensemble, Music Theory, Pop

I am 20 years old and I have been teaching piano for 5 rewarding years here in Mesa, AZ. Before starting my piano lessons I worked under my previous piano instructor who gave me pedagogy lessons. I have worked with a wide variety of beginning and intermediate students. Teaching someone who has never played the piano before is incredibly exciting for me because I get to introduce them to the wonderful world of the piano. At the same time, I thoroughly enjoy receiving students who have met that world and seek to learn more. Along with teaching technique and composition skills, I focus strongly on theory. I went through the Arizona theory program which has greatly benifited me. I am a member of the Desert Valley Music Teachers Association so my students have an oppurtunity to play in plenty of events if interested. I believe in giving everyone a chance to open their minds to the blessings that music can bring.

Feel free to contact me at (480) 381-4333 or at lauraemmaleen@yahoo.com

Kennedy, Eloise

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no studio, we travel to your home
Mesa, AZ 85204
PHONE(S):  •  480 969 5060 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Jazz, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Clarinet, Flute, Keyboards

College music major, sang in many church choirs, played French Horn for 12 years, started piano lessons at age 14.

Played French Horn in Flint Symphony and sang in Flint Community Choir. Sang with church quartet called Rejoice, all over Florida.Started teaching in college and continued teaching on and off for the past 50 years.  Became a partner in AzMusictime music store in 2000. When the economy went bad we had to sell out. It was at this point that we decided to take our teaching lesson to the students.  We have been going to students homes for the past 5 years.

At present I have 28 students in the Mesa area. I teach on Monday thru Friday from 4pm to 9pm.

Dyer, Michelle

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PHONE(S): 480-331-6891 (w)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Ensemble, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Clarinet, Keyboards, Voice

If you are looking for fun, affordable, and encouraging piano or voice lessons, then come for a free trial lesson at Muzical 1 Studios. Michelle Dyer started Muzical 1 Studios in 2001 and has been teaching students how to read music, play skillfully and enjoy piano and voice ever since. She has a B.A. degree in Music from Southwestern College and has been playing piano since the age of 5. She prides herself in customizing lessons to fit each student's individual learning styles and interests. Michelle is a member of Desert Valley Music Teacher's Association which offers events and competitions for students. In addition, Muzical One Piano Studio has student recitals a few times per year.

Yakus, JaeEun

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Queen Creek / Higley
Gilbert, AZ 85297
PHONE(S): (480) 754-9443 (w)

Yandell, Ruth

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Dobson / Southern
Tempe, AZ 85283
PHONE(S): (480) 839-2890 (w)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced

Hillmann, Joshua

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Ray Rd. and Rural Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85226

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PHONE(S):  •  314-591-1312 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory

Joshua Hillmann has entertained audiences for years as both a solo and collaborative artist with his energetic and colorful musical interpretations and outstanding technical ability.   He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance at Arizona State University, studying with Dr. Baruch Meir, with whom he also earned his Master of Music Degree. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance at the University of Kansas, studying with Dr. Jack Winerock.  His earlier musical training came from the St. Louis Symphony Music School, studying with artist/teacher Jane Allen.

Joshua has been the recipient of numerous awards in national and international competitions.  Most recently he was awarded the special prize from the National Society for Arts and Letters for the “Most Outstanding Arizona Pianist” in the 4th Bösendorfer USASU International Piano Competition in Tempe, AZ, and was awarded 1st Place in October 2006 at the 1st WPPC PIANOvision Most Wanted Piano Competition: Etude Invitational in Atlanta, GA, was an Alternate Winner of Arizona State University's Concert of Soloists Piano Concerto Competition in 2005 in Tempe, AZ, was Winner of the 2003 Kansas City Musical Club Collegiate Piano Competition in Kansas City, MO, and was awarded 1st Place in the Kansas Music Teachers Association Collegiate Piano Competition in 2002 in Kansas City, MO, and also 1st Runner Up in 2001. He has also performed in master classes with Jeremy Denk, Anne Schein, Robert Hamilton, Hugh Sung, Philip Kawin, and Arbo Valdma among others. He has also performed in chamber master classes and received coaching from the Brentano String Quartet.  He is also a member of the Music Teachers National Association and Arizona State Music Teachers Association.

He has performed solo recitals in St. Louis, Lawrence, KS, Kansas City, and Phoenix, and has performed as collaborative artist in South Korea with the Kansas City Chorale, and in the USA with the University of Kansas Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, and as soloist with the Arizona State University Sinfonietta.

He has also been very active as a singer as well.  He was a member of KU Jazz Singers and Chamber Choir, as well as Music Director and singer in the college a cappella group Genuine Imitation. At ASU he has been a long-time member of their choirs.  He sang with the Chamber Singers and Symphonic Chorale, the Herberger Singers and Heatwave Vocal Jazz.  He has appeared as bass soloist with the Phoenix Symphony with Michael Christie conducting the opera in concert "Ainadamar".  He has appeared with professional choirs around the country including the Phoenix Chorale, Kansas City Chorale, Seraphic Fire, Tucson Chamber Artists, and Spire, and has shared the stage with such great artists as Kitty Carlisle and Dawn Upshaw.  He is currently a bass singer with the Grammy Award-winning Phoenix Chorale and sings several times a week at Church of the Beatitudes in Phoenix.

Chappell, Merri

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Riggs / Gilbert
Chandler, AZ 85249
PHONE(S): (480) 763-5704 (w)

Varo, Jonathan

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Crismon & Baseline
Mesa, AZ 85209

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PHONE(S):  •  480-409-1325 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Composition, Jazz, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Guitar, Keyboards, Organ, Voice

 

  • Bachelors of Music Degree - Berklee College of Music
  • 20+ Years of Professional Instruction
  • 15+ Years of Professional Touring & Performance (New England, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Atlanta, Georgia, Nashville, TN.)
  • Employed by the prestigious Fricke School of Music in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Employed as Manager of World Music Nashville Retail & Education Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Was featured on the Glass Harp Album: Hourglass & Valentine's Day by Phil Keaggy.

Shared the stage with Stan Lassiter, War, Irma Thomas, The Little River Band, Jesse James Dupre, Zebra, Ric Olsen of the band, Berlin, session and touring musicians Brett K. Smith and David Wallace, and many others.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT: Beginning To Advanced Piano, Hammond Organ Techniques, Beginning Guitar, Beginning To Advanced Multi-Part Vocal Harmonizing, Beginning Voice, Ukulele, Beginning Harmonica, Electronic Music, Home Recording (Pro Tools, Cubase, and Logic), Composition, Performance & Ensemble Training, Ear Training, Music Theory.

Jonathan also helps potential music students entering College with their entrance exams.

 

Swenson, Betty

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Alma School/Riggs
Sun Lakes, AZ 85248

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PHONE(S):  •  480-202-9132 (c) •  480-895-6497 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Ensemble, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards, Organ

I have many years of teaching and accompaning experience.  While teaching in California for 33 years, I had students who won many awards, and several studied through their senior year of high school.  Here in Arizona, I enjoy my affiliation with DVMTA and EVMTA and encourage my students to participate in several of the events sponsored by these groups.  My goal is to help students to love music and learn to play well enough that they will want to play for a lifetime.  Children and adults welcome!

Devieux, Sarah

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Alma School / Ocotillo
Chandler, AZ 85248
PHONE(S): (480) 857-7416 (w)

Sewell, David

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PHONE(S):  •  720-227-2599 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Music Theory, Pop

I am a piano player/composer/teacher for my church and though I've only been teaching a little while I would like to start expanding my student base.  I am 25 and just starting out, but I know a great deal about music theory and how to have fun playing piano, and I have very much enjoyed the delight of my students who have started learning music for themselves.

I took classical lessons since age 5 through college and I'm now looking for students to teach why I love music and the piano so much.  I have played professionally, in bands and solo, and I have really enjoyed teaching so far!

Because I'm still starting out, I'll be cheaper than others.  I can come to you too!  

Feel free to call, text or email me.

Blasi, Lisa

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PHONE(S):  •  480-766-0378 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Jazz, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards, Voice

Pearch, Steve

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PHONE(S):  •  480-694-3674 (c)
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Jazz, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Guitar, Keyboards, Organ, Voice

Music Lessons in Your Home!

by Steve Pearch

Professional Musician for 35 years.  30 years experience in Church music. 20 years experience teaching.

All ages, levels, and styles in Piano, Keyboard, Guitar, Bass, Voice, and Music Theory.

Have fun and learn!

Acker, Melodie

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Ray / Rural
Tempe, AZ 85284
PHONE(S): (480) 940-0621 (w)

Lerch, Julie

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Cotton Lane & Yuma
Goodyear, AZ 85338

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PHONE(S):  •   623-925-8637 (c)

Julie Lerch is an active member of the Arizona State Music Teachers Association, Phoenix Music Teachers Association, and the Music Teachers National Association.

Julie was trained by the Royal Conservatory of Music in Alberta, Canada. After completing her piano levels she attended Brigham Young University where she received her BA in Theatre Arts Education for Secondary Education. She is an Arizona Certified High School Teacher who taught drama in Tucson, Arizona for 11 years. During this time she also taught "Show Choir" where she served a dual-role as director and accompanist. Since then, she as devoted her time to creating her music studio now known as, "The Creative Kids Piano Studio."

Julie has experience in superb teaching skills, along with public speaking. Julie has given many motivational talks to several youth groups throughout Arizona, encouraging them to instill great character within themselves. Several community organizations have requested her expertise to accompany schools and church groups.

Julie's personal mission statement is, "Making Music Fun through Quality Education". Through creative learning stations each individual's learning style is available. Hence all the Multiple Intelligences are being incorporated in each lesson. The program consists of music appreciation, music history, composer appreciation, theory completed both manually or computerized, technical components, as well as fun interactive games that teach theory. Julie incorporates all types of methods to help each student learn effectively. She also incorporates summer music and drama camps for students of all ages. Classes offered are private or studio style.

Showers, Jamie

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67th Ave / Happy Valley
, AZ 85083
PHONE(S): 623-512-9655 (w) •  623-266-8934 (c)
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Guitar, Viola, Violin, Voice

 

Jamie Showers began her music career as a vocal performance major and received her bachelor's degree in Voice Performance. She started singing at the age of seven. She studied piano, guitar, and played the string bass, too. Her performance degree led her to further study to become a music therapist and a music educator. She recieved her Vocal Performance Degree at Ottawa University and finished her Music Therapy and Music Education Training through Arizona State University

Mrs. Showers has taught for seven years in the public school system where she has taught General Music and Beginning Strings. She has also taught the Yamaha Keyboard Program in the public school system. She has been a member of Arizona Music Educators association over the past seven years.

Mrs. Showers teaches lessons in her home studio. She offers the Arizona Study Program to qualified Voice and Piano students.

 

, Leah

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PHONE(S): 480-452-6791 (w)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Jazz, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Guitar, Violin

"I love playing the piano and love teaching it. I was born and raised in Canada where I started lessons when I was 4 years old. I took lessons for 15 years through a Conservatory called the Royal Conservatory of Canada. 

The RCC was an intense course which corresponded to our public education system. I completed my Royal Conservatory which includes both music theory and music history.

" I'm young and my enthusiasm for the piano is contagious."

Shiner, Susan

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60th St. & Bell Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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PHONE(S): 602-992-3351 (w) •  602-359-3082 (c)

Susan Shiner is an independent music teacher in the North Phoenix Area. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education, having taught private piano for over 34 years, and also has a background of public school instruction, choral directing and music theater.

Susan Shiner brings to her private studio a diversity of teaching styles to compliment the needs of students from preschool through high school, beginner to advanced. She also teaches a large group of adult students, working with each to accomplish the most they can as they fit music instruction into their busy lives.

With her membership in the Phoenix Music Teacher's Association, students are offered a variety of programs outside the studio, such as festival and ensemble experiences. Susan Shiner is the current co-chairperson of the PMTA Piano Ensemble program. She also offers her students participation in the National Federation of Music Clubs Festivals and the Keyboard Gymnastics program.

"My passion for music and love of teaching encompasses my entire program, working with each student on an individual basis, cultivating their music instruction into a life-time love of making music."

Susan Shiner teaches in a private studio in her home, offering 30, 45 and 60 minute lessons, a piano lab experience, performance classes and studio recitals.

Willoughby, Nataliya

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Chandler / S Mtn Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85044
PHONE(S): (480) 710-1330 (w)

Sadow, Tim

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Cloud & McQueen
Chandler, AZ 85249
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PHONE(S):  •  480-732-7829 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Violin

Taylor, Melissa

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Recker / Elliot
Gilbert, AZ 85234
PHONE(S): (480) 699-4577 (w)
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Gilbert, AZ 85234
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Abel, Janet

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35th Ave & Bell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85053

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PHONE(S):  •  602-672-7616 (c)

Janet has been teaching music for over 30 years, beginning her teaching career as a student at The King's College in New York. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education and taught general music classes in the inner city of Minneapolis. She continued teaching and directing various adult and children's choirs for the next 16 years while living in Brazil. Upon return to the USA Janet did additional coursework in early childhood education, directed a preschool that had a musical emphasis, became a licensed Kindermusik educator, and taught group piano classes. While maintaining a private studio she completed the music therapy program at Arizona State University and is a member of the National Association of Music Educators and the American Music Therapy Association.

Janet teaches private and group piano lessons in her studio. Adaptive lessons are available in the studio or in the homes of exceptional learners as needed.

Sellheim, Eckart

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Southern / 101
Tempe, AZ 85282
PHONE(S): (480) 786-8532 (w)

Mannes, Samantha

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TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards, Violin

Wu, Xuelai

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50. E Gammage Pkwy, Tempe AZ
Tempe, AZ 85281

PHONE(S):  •  216-835-0599 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Ensemble, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards

DMA. candidate, Arizona State University; MM. Cleveland Institute of Music; MM. Central Conservatory of Music (Beijing, China); BM. Southchina Normal University

Andersen, Cindy

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PHONE(S):  •  480-703-4488 (c) •  480-917-3320 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced

After teaching private piano lessons for over a decade, I started a group piano studio four years ago using the Mayron Cole group piano method.  My students have thrived!  Students love the fun atmosphere of learning with their peers & learning through games.  Parents love the added motivation their child feels to practice so they'll be ready to play with the class at their next lesson.  Group students typically become more rhythmically solid because they have to play in an ensemble setting weekly.  Classes start at the preschool level & run up into beginning advanced students.

Shepherd, Cathy

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Main/ Dobson
Mesa, AZ 85201

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PHONE(S):  •  480-332-8379 (c) •  480-962-4759 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical

I have taught piano lessons for over 30 years and have been trained as a Suzuki teacher. I teach general music for Mesa Public Schools as well as preschool and baby music classes with parents for Phoenix Conservatory of Music and ASU's community School.

Christensen, Kathryn

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46th St. and Thomas
Phoenix, AZ 85008

PHONE(S):  •  520-665-9194 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced

Hello!  My name is Kathryn Christensen.  I teach from my home studio in Phoenix, near 46th St. and Thomas, on a grand piano.

I have a masters degree in Piano Performance from University of Arizona, I have 10 years of teaching experience, I am an active classical performer, and I am a member of the local and national Music Teachers Associations.

I teach all types of students, from children to adults, from beginners to advanced.  Lessons focus on improving technique, general musicianship, and meeting students' individual goals.  Students attend monthly group masterclasses with other students of similar age and ability.

The first "trial" lesson is always free!  Please contact me for further information.

Wagner, Lynn

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North Phoenix
New River, AZ 85087

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PHONE(S):  •  623-465-7590 (c)

Lynn Wagner has been teaching piano for over 20 years. She began teaching in McHenry, IL in 1988 and moved to AZ in 1999, and has been teaching full-time in the North Phoenix and Scottsdale area for over 11 years.

Lynn is a member of the Music Teachers National Association and the Phoenix Music Teachers Association. Her education includes a music degree with emphasis in music theory and piano performance. Her experience over the past 25 years has included playing for weddings, accompanying church choirs, and playing for church services.

Lynn enjoys teaching students of all ages and levels. Lessons include training in theory, technique, music reading, ear training and rhythm skills. Many of her students participate in the Arizona Study Program, recitals, competitions and other activities. For more information, please contact Lynn at 623-465-7590.

Calbert, Jamie

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PHONE(S):  •  417-294-4251 (c) •  417-294-4251 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate

Just moved to the area from Missouri.
I have been teaching piano for almost 5 years.
I started playing the piano at 3 1/2 years of age with the Suzuki method. At the age of 7 I switched to traditional. I took lessons through High School and continued to accompany people in college. I love music and want to share that love through teaching.

Jolls, Jennifer

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Bell/20th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85022

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PHONE(S):  •  602-909-3442 (c) •  602-626-7890 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory, Pop

Studying and playing piano since age 3, Miss Jen has played everything from Bach to the Beatles.  Mainly a performer, Jen enjoys teaching as well.  You will learn reading music to technique and rythyms.  Focus is on the students desires and goals with a clear path on getting there.  Miss Jen is the "fun teacher".  Will travel to client's home withing a given radius.  Preferrably north Phoenix and Scottsdale area(s).

Lowrey, Yukari

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101 / Guadalupe
Tempe, AZ 85283
PHONE(S): (480) 345-2353 (w)

Smith, Jean

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Alma School / 8th St
Mesa, AZ 85201
PHONE(S): (480) 844-1385 (w)

Lenich, Sherry

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Frank Lloyd Wright/Sweetwater
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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PHONE(S): 480-650-2089 (w) •  480-650-2089 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Ensemble, Music Theory, Pop

Discover the power & beauty of music, develop skills for excellence, discipline the mind for life.  Quality private piano and music theory instruction for students of all ages and levels.  Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, MM Piano Pedagogy.  Enthusiastic, dedicated, experienced, and credentialed teacher.  

It is a privilege to be able to present my background, philosophies, and procedures to you. I hope that you’ll find this information helpful as you make your decision to join the studio. First and foremost is the learning partnership created between the student and teacher, supported by the family at home. Together we will set musical goals for the year and develop a plan to reach those goals. As we work together at the piano to discover the beauty and power of music, we’ll be learning how to practice and develop the skills needed for musical success. Your commitment to regular practicing will be a critical part of your study. As we know, learning to play the piano well is not a short term project. It is this discipline over time that will give you results that you hope for!

Students are scheduled for individual weekly lessons (length generally determined by advancement) during the school year. Performance and evaluation opportunities are selected together at the beginning of the academic year. Some of the programs involve only the studio, while others are local or state-wide events. During the summer months, a variety of programs are offered from which you may select. It’s a good idea to keep some music going over the long summer break. . .it’s fun, it’s indoors (great for AZ heat) and it keeps your skills up! Adult students are given special consideration within the studio, working with Sherry to set and meet personal musical goals at the piano. Flexible scheduling is available to suit various schedules.

A Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, Mrs. Lenich has been teaching for over 25 years, operating studios in Arizona and Pennsylvania. She holds a Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. She is an active collaborative performer, working with the chamber ensemble, DuoWest (cello/piano duo) and musicians throughout the valley.

Harris, Mallory

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PHONE(S):  •  480 294 1421 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner

I currently have no availability for private students.

Hemsath, Whitney

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PHONE(S): 480-268-9147 (w) •  714-683-7562 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Composition, Music Theory

I have been playing the piano for over 20 years. I love music, and one of my primary goals is to get my students as excited about the power of music as I am. I write my own songs, love classical music, but also work a lot on ear training for those who want to play what they hear on the radio. I passed the AP Music theory test back in high school and since then theory has been a huge part of my life and I encourage my students to always keep their theory understanding at least equal to their playing ability. I have semi-annual recitals for my 10+ students, and am new to the Queen Creek area and am looking to grow my studio even more.

Lehman, Cheryl

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75th Ave. & Union Hills
Glendale, AZ 85308

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PHONE(S):  •  623-572-0890 (c)
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Guitar

Cheryl A. Lehman has 14 years of guitar instruction experience, and over 25 years of classical guitar performance. Cheryl received her BA in 1982 from ASU. She has performed professionally as a classical guitarist in churches, weddings, and other events in the valley. Cheryl teaches acoustic as well as electric guitar. Mrs. Lehman is married to Perry P. Lehman and has one step-daughter.

Cheryl's Guitar Instruction is dedicated to teaching the art of classical guitar and other styles, specializing in teaching children. Individual instruction is conducted in an encouraging atmosphere in a home setting.

Roman, Julie

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Gilbert / McKellips
Mesa, AZ 85213
PHONE(S): (480) 318-7035 (w)

Brown, Laurie

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Baseline / McClintock
Tempe, AZ 85282
PHONE(S): (480) 456-3043 (w)

Codier, Linda (Mrs. Lyn)

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Dobson/101 & Baseline/60
Mesa, AZ 85202-5505

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TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Ensemble, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards, Voice

“Mrs. Lyn” has been teaching music and movement to children since the early 1980’s directing youth choirs and musicals. She teaches music at the Sun Valley Learning Center in Tempe and is a licensedMusikgarten teacher/business owner (both since 1996). Growing up in a family and community that sang often, she was active in dance, band, New England District choirs, musicals, touring ensembles, and was an employed vocalist at a summer resort. As a nursing student at Boston College she toured with the BC Chorale, was a finalist in the 2000 NATS vocal competition, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree from ASU in Music Education and Childhood Development & Family Studies.  

She completed her graduate studies in the music pedagogies of Kodály andOrff Schulwerk (certified through Level III in both), and completed the Level III certification for the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association. She is a current board member of the ECMMA, serving as the SW Regional Rep. as well as the Nominations Chair, and is the current president of the ECMMA of AZ Chapter, and a member of the Music Teacher's National Association

Mrs. Lyn’s teaching philosophy embraces facilitating experiences of joyful music making for children, teachers, and families. She endeavors to provide a comprehensive approach to music literacy by using materials and methods that are developmentally appropriate for the distinct needs of young children. This includes building musicianship through integrating the experiences of speech, singing, rhythm, movement, drama, and playing instruments. 

Studer, Cheryl

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16th St & Northern
Phoenix, AZ 85020

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PHONE(S): 877-570-6502 (w)

The music lessons students receive are based on years of experience in helping all ages learn music by highly effective, motivating and enjoyable methods. Piano lessons from Cheryl Studer will include:

1. Listening to beautiful recordings of piano music in a variety of styles and periods.
2. Reading notes on a staff by recognizing intervals: seconds, thirds, fourths, which enable students to easily develop the ability to transpose to all keys.
3. Singing to learn intervals by associating each interval with a song.
4. Improvising simple pieces by using imagination: place yourself in a forest with birds in the trees.
5. Accompanying other singers or instrumentalists, in order to enjoy music with family and friends.
6. Hearing and recognizing intervals, major and minor, crescendo or diminuendo, and rhythmic patterns.
7. Developing appropriate technique for effective playing such as release of tension, movement from hips, and a flexible wrist to play slurs.
8. Building understanding of written music using theory papers, puzzles, and games.
9. Enjoying the excitement of performing for others: informal (costume party) and formal stage settings.

Be sure to view the website for additional information and colorful photos of students enjoying music.

Cotter, Sara

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Ocotillo and Ironwood
Queen Creek, AZ 85240

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SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Flute

I am an advanced pianist and have been a professional accompanist.
I have ten years experience teaching piano. I take all levels, beginning, intermediate and advanced. My studio currently has about twenty students and I’m looking to expand to around thirty. I have all ages from four years to adult. My goal for each of my students is to prepare them to be able to audition and gain entrance into a university piano program and major in music if they so desire. I studied music on scholarship at Northern Arizona University for three years and double majored in music education and performance. While there I made extra money accompanying the other music students for their recitals. Before I finished my degree I got married, switched schools, and ended up getting my degree in Early Childhood Education.

I have an excellent program that has proven very successful. I combine a traditional piano method with Suzuki. The focus is on being a well rounded practical pianist. In other words they should be able to read notes and sight read well. In addition to that we also work on ear training.

I have two recitals a year. The students pick out their own songs for these recitals. They love getting to learn this ‘fun’ song and helps to motivate them to practice.

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Crosby, Don

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PHONE(S): 888-845-6776 (w)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Jazz, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Voice

I have an extensive teaching and performing background, and I believe that lessons should be fun and rewarding.  I know that every student is different, and therefore am flexible with the lesson pace and teaching style.  I enjoy playing Classical music, as well as Country and Music Theatre pieces, and you should play what you enjoy too!   

 

Tina, Yang

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Ray / Lindsay
Gilbert, AZ 85296
PHONE(S): (480) 732-7486 (w)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory

Dyches, Elaine

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Mesquite St / N Willow
Globe, AZ 85501
PHONE(S): (928) 812-3218 (w)

Bautista, Riza

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PHONE(S): 480-540-2024 (w) •  480-540-2024 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Intermediate thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Ensemble, Music Theory

I am 22 years old and I have been teaching piano since I was 17. I attended private lessons for 9 years including ensembles, ASU programs and competitions. There is nothing more that fascinates me than teaching dedicated individuals that love and enjoy music. I am a mobile teacher. Give me a call if you are interested.

Foxx, Jennifer

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Estrella Parkway & Yuma
Goodyear, AZ 85338

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Jennifer Foxx is an active member of the Arizona State Music Teachers Association, Phoenix Chapter, and the Music Teachers National Association. She currently serves as President for PMTA. She is a Past-President of the Tooele Chapter Utah Music Teachers Association. Jennifer has served in other positions in her MTA chapters throughout the years, such as Vice-President, Ensemble Chair, Outreach committee and Technology Chair.

Jennifer has experience in speaking and giving presentations to fellow music teachers, sharing with them her teaching ideas and practices. Jennifer attended Rick's College, majoring in Elementary Education, and minoring in Music Education.

Jennifer's personal mission as a teacher is to provide quality music education to each of her students. When students learn from Jennifer, they learn much more than just how to play the piano. Music is history, science, foreign language, math, and art. Jennifer incorporates all those facets of music into her teaching.

 

Stradling Bihr, Jennifer

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Honeycut / Hartman
Maricopa, AZ 85138
PHONE(S): (602) 708-3611 (w)

Wiest, Shelley

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Dobbins / 16th St
Phoenix, AZ 85045
PHONE(S): (480) 460-2225 (w)

Kaminski, Tabitha

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Gilbert/Ocotillo
Chandler, AZ 85249

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PHONE(S): (480) 220-4385 (w) •  480-220-4385 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Intermediate thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Music Theory

Tabitha Kaminski was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. She has been classically trained in piano since the age of 9. During her beginner years, Tabitha studied piano and theory with pedagogue Mary Lou Edgecomb, and later transferred to her sister, concert pianist and music director, Annette Masterson, to study piano performance. In high school, Tabitha had the honor of studying under Dr. Gary Fisher at The Eastman School of Music and at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. During this time, she performed and competed extensively throughout Western NY, gave concerts at local churches and retirement homes, and was a special guest on Tri-State Christian Television's live show "Celebrate," where she performed an original composition.

When Tabitha began teaching at the young age of 15, she immediately fell in love with it as a career. After moving to Arizona to attend college, she continued giving piano lessons in students' homes throughout the Phoenix metro area. During this time, she met her future husband, Mike Kaminski, who was a keyboardist in a local Christian rock band. After 2 years of college-level training in classical piano performance, she took some time off from school to get married and focus on teaching fulltime.

A year later, Tabitha and Mike founded KaminsKEYS Piano Studio (now called East Valley School of Music) and quickly grew the business from 20 students to 60 students in less than 2 years. During this time, they also became actively involved in the East Valley Music Teachers Association, participating and chairing various local events throughout the year. In the fall of 2008, Tabitha became a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) through the Music Teachers National Association.

During the past years, Tabitha has been privileged to study under the tutelage of Dr. Judy Lively, Dr. Andrea Fennig, Dr. Walter Cosand, Professor Ashley Bradford, and Professor Ruth Yandell. She is currently finishing her Bachelor's Degree in Piano Performance at Grand Canyon University under the instruction of Dr. Juan Hernandez, and is set to graduate in the spring of 2012.

Wu, Xuelai

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PHONE(S):  •  216-835-0599 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Ensemble
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards

I am a DMA student in collaborative piano major from Arizona State University.

Sausedo, Jann

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PHONE(S):  •  480-529-1604 (c) •  480-892-6531 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory

Hello!  I recently retired from the Chandler School District after teaching general music for 23 years.  During that time, I also received my masters in music education.  I have taught both traditional piano for well over 20 years, and Suzuki piano for 10 years.

I live in Chandler.  Lessons are given in my home.  $15/half-hour or $60/4 lessons.  Parents must attend lessons.  Students are required to practice 5 - 6 days per week.  A piano is required to study with me;  however, a quality keyboard (88 keys/weighted keys) is acceptable.

My desire is to give my students a love for music and the skilsl to follow that dream!

Heaps, Christine

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Warner/McQueen
Chandler, AZ 85225

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PHONE(S):  •  480-248-0283 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Jazz, Music Theory, Pop

Christine completed her Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 2005. She specializes in teaching beginning piano students and students with special needs but enjoys teaching students of all ages and abilities. 

Wolfe, Ed

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Southern / Rural
Tempe, AZ 85282
PHONE(S): (480) 350-9114 (w)

Madsen, Judy

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Williams Field / Higley
Gilbert, AZ 85295
PHONE(S): 480-503-2315 (w) •  480-503-2315 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory

My credentials in teaching are comprised of a degree in piano from the U of Utah, (studying with Bonnie Gritton), studies with Crawford Gates at BYU, Mabel Borg Jenkins at U of U and presently with N.Jane Tan. My teaching spans several decades, more than I want to remember at times. ;-) But I still enjoy it.

Nalder Kazarick, Karen

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40th St / Chandler Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85044
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PHONE(S): 480-759-1225 (w)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory

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Saifi, Debbie

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Recker / Brown
Mesa, AZ 85205
PHONE(S): (480) 924-0809 (w)

Gnagi, Bethaney

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University and Signal Butte
Mesa, AZ 85207

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PHONE(S):  •  480-907-4788 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Viola, Violin

 

Bethaney began violin at the age of 9 in the public schools. She continued with orchestra all through her grade school years. During her junior year of high school, Bethaney was a recipient of a private lesson scholarship, to begin learning how to play Viola. In her senior year of high school, Bethaney auditioned for NAU on violin and viola. She was offered a full scholarship to study viola with Jacquelyn Schwandt at NAU. Bethaney received her Bachelor of Arts in Viola performance in May 2011 from Northern Arizona University. While studying at NAU, Bethaney worked as a general music teacher at a charter school in Flagstaff, AZ, as well as performed with the Flagstaff Symphony and Verde Valley Sinfonietta. Her performance experience has taken her all over the world, Russia, China, Austria, Germany, Australia and more. Her travels were with her High School orchestra and with the Phoenix Youth Symphony, where she played violin. Bethaney began a Saturday morning orchestra program with American Leadership Academy in 2010. After graduating from NAU she took a full time position with the school as a K-8 music teacher. In addition to teaching a middle school orchestra, she also successfully taught a middle school choir and K-5 general music. An experience in all of the arts is what Bethaney lives for. Not only is music a passion in her life, she also is actively doing photography and dancing. She enjoys sharing what she loves to do, and strives to teach a well rounded full education in music. 

 

Godavarti, Beth

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Germann and Power Roads across from the Power Ranch Neighborhood
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
PHONE(S):  •  480-306-6173 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Jazz, Music Theory, Pop

Located in the Cortina Neighborhood across from Power Ranch at Germann and Power Roads in Queen Creek.  I am a certified elementary school teacher. I left classroom teaching in 2007 to return to my true love, introducing children (from age 4) and adults to the joy and language of music.  I am a member of the East Valley Music Teachers’ Association.  My students have received Superior and Excellent ratings when evaluated in the Arizona Study Program.  I believe my training as a teacher combined with my strong music background make me an excellent piano instructor for students of all ages.  I teach from 3pm to 7pm on Monday through Thursday.  First two lessons are free so it costs nothing to find out if I am the right teacher for you or your children. 

Harris- Akers, Kristen

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Lone Mountain & Scottsdale Rd
Cave Creek, AZ 85331

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Music teacher with over 10 years experience in private teaching and teaching in established local studios.

Developed a liberal arts department for a Phoenix charter school for two years, teaching music/art/drama for K-8.

Experienced music professional in the music industry: wrote and recorded music for indie films, performed as a studio musician, toured with well-known bands, and studied with other musicians in Nashville and Los Angeles.

Whitlatch, Jennifer

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Cooper & Elliot
Gilbert, AZ 85233
PHONE(S):  •  (480) 650-3240 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Voice

I am a teacher in the Gilbert area, and love to teach students of all ages & levels! I teach classical methods, as well as chord improvisation, and ensemble opportunities.

ASU Piano Prep/Conservatory Program, Dr. Janice Meyer Thompson

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Mill Ave/ Gammage Parkway
Tempe, AZ 85287
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PHONE(S): 480-965-3823 (w)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory

The ASU Piano Prep Program offers superior piano instruction to children (elementary through high school) in a creative and highly motivating learning environment. Since its inception in 1988, the Program has provided students with opportunities for excellent musical instruction from experienced model teachers and highly selected ASU doctoral candidates. Founding director and Professor of Music Jan Meyer Thompson coordinates the Program, linking teachers and Piano Prep students with University piano pedagogy courses in a lab school setting. Piano Prep Program students enjoy a well-planned and varied curriculum emphasizing the development of musicianship skills through individual and group piano study. ASU School of Music piano studios, digital piano labs, and recital halls provide the finest facilities for instruction and performance.

Newton, Jedda

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PHONE(S):  •  989-492-6646 (c) •  480-300-4537 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Ensemble, Jazz, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Violin

I studied at BYU’s School of Music and received my degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy. I also received minors in Business Management and Folk Dance from BYU. I operated my own dance studio for 13 years and have taught piano lessons for 12 years. I have had a lot of experience in teaching situations of many kinds. I love to encourage the success of my students at every level. Making music is a journey that can be enjoyed every step of the way.

I work hard to provide a well-rounded musical experience. My ultimate goal for my students is that they are able to learn new music without a teacher. By that, I mean that I teach my students how to learn music, not just how to play the piano. I nourish their desire to learn and enjoy music that lasts a lifetime, not just during the years of lessons.

I was trained and received my degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy (the art of teaching) at Brigham Young University. My curriculum covers all aspects of musical development including: repertoire, music theory, technique, sight reading, composition, ensemble work, improvisation, and music history. I know that students love to learn music they are familiar with. I encourage students to study a variety of different musical styles including classical, jazz, religious, and popluar tunes.

My curriculum includes performance training so that my students are capable and comfortable sharing their talent with others and feeling the joy that comes from completing a successful performance experience.

I believe students are inspired to greater learning by listening and attending concerts and listening to recordings of great artists. Students are encouraged to listen to good music by attending concerts, listening to recordings, and enjoying performances on on the radio or via internet recordings.

I also provide regular "Listening Links" via email to parents and students to put this important part of my curriculum right in their own home. This allows students to become acquainted with classicls, be introduced to new ideas, as well as be inspired by the talents of others.

Yarter, Edith

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PHONE(S):  •  480-838-1969 (h)
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical

Bachelor in Music Education from Ithaca College in New York State.  I have taught piano for 60 years in New York and Arizona. I am active in the Lyric Opera Theater Guild at ASU and many church music.

Long, Dr. Muriel G

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Pebble Creek Pkwy & Clubhouse Dr.
Goodyear, AZ 85395

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PHONE(S):  •  602-679-3033 (c) •  623-374-2555 (h)

I have been teaching since 1959, and teach both children and adults. I teach more in a half hour than most teachers teach in an hour. I'm concise, thorough, and have many short cuts to learning which I've developed over the years.

I am extremely good with children, and they can't wait to come again the following week.

I teach on a Schimmel Grand Piano, which my students really enjoy. Give me a try, and you won't be disappointed. Call for references and fees.

Hale, Jenni

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Elliot and Signal Butte
Mesa, AZ 85212

PHONE(S):  •  480-250-6286 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards, Organ

I have been a piano teacher for over 15 years and a vocal coach for over 8 years.  I completed my piano pedagogy certification at MCC in 2009.  I have accompanied choirs, vocalists, and instrumentalists for over 20 years.  I currently play for the services for the Mountain View Lutheran Church in the East Valley.  I also accompany their choir and two praise groups.  I hold three recitals per year.  In my studio I have a Yamaha baby grand and a Korg keyboard, as well as high-tech video and audio record capabilities. A recent vocal student of mine won "Best Improved Vocalist" at Highland High School.  I sang with ASU's Choral Union for six years, and MCC's Schola Cantorum choir for three years.  I won the "Best Madrigal" award in high school, received the highest score in the state pf AZ in auditioning for All-state Choir.  I also accompanied numerous vocalists at MCC from 2004-2009.  I love music and I love to teach students who love music.  It's not just my profession - it's my passion!

Sears, Georgia

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Miller Rd. & I-10
Buckeye, AZ 85326

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Georgia Sears has been a private piano teacher for over 15 years. She has a Bachelor's of Music degree in Piano Performance from Grand Canyon University and a Master's of Music degree in Piano Performance including Performance Pedagogy from University of Houston's Moore's School of Music. Georgia has studied with Dr. Judy Lively, Nancy Weems, and she continues her own private studies with internationally renowned pedagogue Dean Elder.

Georgia has been a Professor of Piano at San Jacinto Community College in Houston, Texas and at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. Additionally, she maintained a private studio which included a wide range of student ages and levels.

Currently, Georgia has a full time private piano studio which she runs through her home in Buckeye, Arizona. Her students regularly participate in the Phoenix Music Teacher's Association events where many have earned top honors.

Kelting, Katie

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Recker and Pecos
Gilbert, AZ 85279

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PHONE(S):  •  6238268192 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Voice

Introduction: 

Thank you for your interest in my studio! My name is Katie Kelting and I love teaching piano. I enjoy students of all ages, levels and learning styles. I believe in teaching students the satisfaction of hard work, the importance of self-expression, and the joy of sharing music with others. I offer lessons with a variety of technique, repertioure, and theory instruction. It is my goal to develop well-rounded pianists who enjoy working hard and sharing their music with others. My studio is very busy throughout preparing for a variety of performance events. Together we have fun and enjoy making and sharing music with the community!

Experience: 

My passion for music began at a very young age as I learned to enjoy the music of my faith in church. I began piano lessons when I was five years old. I studied with some excellent teachers who have further developed my passion for piano and my love of teaching. I began student teaching with my piano teacher when I was in high school. I then taught piano throughout college and launched my own studio in 2011.  Recieving my Bachelor's in Education has prepared me to instruct students of all learning styles. I am a board member of the Phoenix Music Teacher's Association. I also enjoy accompanying both professionally and voluntarily. I'd love for you to contact me and tell me more about yourself!

Nicki, Park

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91st Ave / Deer Valley
Peoria, AZ 85382
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PHONE(S): 623.412.2687 (w)
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Clarinet, Voice

About Northwest Valley Musical Arts

NW Valley Musical Arts is currently enrolling for lessons in Piano, Voice, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Woodwinds and Brass. We are also now offering lessons to select students via Skype and IChat.

For more information on enrollment call 623.412.2687. Check out our website at www.musiclessons4you.com.

Tetreau, Toni

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Lindsay/ Ocotillo
Gilbert, AZ 85298

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TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory

I have been teaching for approximately 20 yrs. and love it. I teach traditional classical sight-reading as well as chords/theory/ear training to enable students to better play by ear, play off of a lead sheet, or learn to arrange and compose their own music. I earned my bachelor's degree in 1991 with a double major, arts and education. Music was a minor, but it is my passion!

Dolivier, Marenann

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Greenfield and Elliot
Gilbert, AZ 85296

PHONE(S):  •  480--926-3093 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Ensemble, Jazz, Latin, Music Theory, Pop

I love teaching children and adults. I've taught for about 40 years. My degree is in elementary education with a minor in music. For eight years I enrolled in one or two-week Summer Piano Pedagogy Courses at various colleges and universities, such as Baldwin Wallace College & Capitol University in Ohio & North Western University in Illinois. I have also taken shorter 1 to 3-day workshops and Master Classes with such wonderful teachers as Amanda Vick Lethco, Dennis Alexander, Jean Weisman and Nancy Bachus. I am a certified teacher of Kindermusik and the Mayron Cole Group Piano Method. I also have a certification as a Connect Teacher with Let's Play Music. I have focused heavily on beginning instruction because I believe a firm foundation is fundamental to future success.

I served several years as the Akron, Ohio Chairman for the National Guild of Piano Teachers. All of my students entered annually. The Guild frowns upon publishing student ratings so I will only say I was pleased with all of my students. I also served as a judge for the National Federation of Piano Teachers. Most of my performance experience is as an accompanist for soloists and small professional vocal or instrumental groups.

When we moved to Gilbert in 1996, I became an active member of Desert Valley Music Teachers Association. All of my students participated in a minimum of two annual events, most entered 3 or more and several entered all the events. Over the past 8 years it has become difficult for me to manage being out and about without assistance with things that aren't convenient for me to manage alone. I miss my association with the many wonderful teachers I met at DVMTA.

I emphasize theory, ear training, sight-reading, transposing using movable "do", some composition and improvising, technique, playing musically with feeling, ensemble playing and performance etiquette and confidence. I teach students how to practice effectively. I have one formal recital a year along with student recitals and other performance opportunities.

Though I've been semi-retired, today's economy has me building my studio again. I have a few openings after school and in the mornings before school. Daytime lessons are available for Adults and Home School Students. I do not teach in the evenings. All lessons are in my Gilbert home.

reynolds, cherri

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baseline and greenfield
gilbert, AZ 85234
PHONE(S):  •  480-250-3854 (c) •  480-558-3495 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Flute, Recorder

Ju, Jennifer Shinyoung

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TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Ensemble, Music Theory, Pop

Akers, Hannah

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Alma School and University
Mesa, AZ 85201

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PHONE(S):  •  480-560-0133 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: None
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards

I have been playing the piano for 12 years and have been teaching piano lessons from my home for 4 years. I have been the choir pianist for my church for 4 years and have taken choir and clarinet classes before. I am 20 years old and I am a Nursing student at ASU and teach piano in the afternoons and evenings. I teach a half hour lesson once a week and charge $15. I can teach at students homes for $5 more. (Gas is expensive these days...) If there are two or more students from the same family, I do discounts. I have recitals twice a year and I teach summer lessons as well. I love teaching piano and watching as my students progress and develop their musical talents. If you have any questions feel free to call or text me. 

, Nathan

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Gordon, Claire

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Camelback & Dysart
Litchfield, AZ 85340

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OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Viola, Violin

Claire Gordon graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education in 1983. She taught strings in the Washington Elementary School District for 15 years. Claire is the musical director of the West Valley Youth Orchestra. She has conducted honor orchestras in the Peoria, Scottsdale and Washington School Districts, and was the conductor of the 2001 Arizona Elementary All-State Orchestra.

Claire played Principal Second Violin in the West Valley Symphony for many years, and is an active free-lance violinist throughout the valley. She is also a church pianist and enjoys accompanying other instrumentalists. Claire is a past president of the Arizona chapter of the American String Teacher's Association. She teaches Suzuki violin and viola, and traditional piano, and encourages her students to participate in the Arizona Study Program.

Young, Hannah

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67th Avenue and Happy Valley
Phoenix, AZ 85083

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PHONE(S):  •  melodiamusicstudio@yahoo.com (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Jazz, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards

Hi!  My name is Hannah Young.  In my piano studio, students are taught in a constructivist, interactive environment.  Students discover their own taste in music by playing music from various genres.  Creativity is encouraged as students learn music theory concepts through creating their own music.  Students are motivated intrinsically as they prepare for performing opportunities and record their pieces and compositions.  Lessons are tailored to fit the unique personality, needs, level, and stage of development of each individual student.  I accept highly motivated, hard-working students who display enthusiasm for music and learning.  To take a photo tour of the studio, please visit melodiamusicstudio.webs.com.

Brown, Joy

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Stapely / Brown
Mesa, AZ 85203
PHONE(S): (480) 844-0118 (w)

Marino, Matthew

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Cave Creek and Cactus
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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PHONE(S):  •  602-380-2507 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Jazz, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Handbell

Splawski, Marzena

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Hayden/E. Osborn
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards

Born and raised in Krakow, Poland.  Great love for music since early childhood, many years of studying piano with great German/ Polish teachers.  Awards in piano recitals and competitions.  Special passion for Frederic Chopin's music.  20 yrs experience teaching piano to children ages 3 to 15 from beginning to advanced since 1986 in Chicago, presently in East Phoenix/ Scottsdale area (just moved). Great love and passion for teaching, attention to all music "learn it right" basics, awards for recital participation, and special attention to each student's individual needs..  Especially looking for young talents to perform on big stages.  Ready to go to the top with best students.       

Moss, Dr. Linda

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TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Organ

Dr. Moss has a piano performance degree from Manhattan School of Music where she mentored under Ernest Ulmer and Ada Kopetz-Korf of the Juillard School and more recently, Columbia University. She also mentored under Eduard Traey of the Academy of Fine Arts and Conservatory of Music in Antwerp, Belgium as well as Blair Cosman and Rebecca Penneys at the Eastman School.  She has performed solo, accompanying, and chamber work for many years in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, as well as England and Europe and more recently, Arizona.

She presently teaches piano and organ at South Mountain Community College and at her studio, Moss Music.

Meir, Baruch

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16th St / McDowell
Phoenix, AZ 85006
PHONE(S): (480) 965-3386 (w)

Lewis, Noelle

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Ironwood/ Ocotillo
San Tan Valley, AZ 85140
PHONE(S): 480-309-6526 (w)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Viola, Violin

Elliot, Gloria

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Mission & Deer Valley
Sun City, AZ 85375
PHONE(S):  •  702-683-8982 (c) •  (623) 466-7447 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Intermediate thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical

 

I use the Suzuki approach.  I have studied with the founder in Japan and the US and have been teaching 25 years.  I have taken students to perform in Japan and have taught at workshops in Canada and around the United States. I currently teach a small group of young students in my home and welcome questions and observers.

 

Lovell, Nicci

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Country Club/University
Mesa, AZ 85201

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TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate

Hello! My name is Nicci (pronounced Nicky).  I am excited to be able to give back part of the wonderful gift I have been given.  I teach from my home which is conveniently located near Country Club & University in Mesa. I have lived most of my life in Mesa, Arizona and I love it here. I have been married for 9 years to the love of my life, and together we have 5 beautiful children. Music has always been an important part of my life. There are two women who have greatly influenced my love for music, and the development of my musical talents. The first is my grandmother. She gave me my first piano lesson when I was 5 years old and I was so excited! The second is the piano teacher that taught me through most of my youth. She always encouraged me to teach, and thanks to her inspiration, example and guidance I have finally taken the plunge! Although I have never played at Carnegie Hall, I have had the privilege to play for most of my adult life in various callings at church and as an accompanist for vocal and instrumental soloists and choirs. I am so grateful for the talent that I have been given, and would love to help you discover yours!

I teach Let's Play Music! classes to children ages 4-6.  Let's Play Music! is a music theory course that emphasizes total musicianship through piano playing, singing, classical music, note reading and ear training... and it's accomplished through PLAY!  This really is the most fantastic program I have found to teach music to young children. Class size is 5-8 students and classes run through the school year.  For additional information please visit my blog: http://letsplaymusicwithnicci.blogspot.com.

In addition to the group Let's Play Music! classes, I also maintain a small studio of private students.  This year, I have begun teaching Sound Beginnings classes, a parent-toddler music class designed to provide a solid music and preschool foundation for children ages 2-4. 

I understand that times are tough, and don't want money to prevent you or your child from discovering and developing your talents.  My lesson rates are very affordable, and I am willing to consider trades in lieu of payment for lessons, so please, don't hesitate to contact me!

Stack, Aric

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32nd Street / Thunderbird
Phoenix, AZ 85032

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PHONE(S): 602-955-2702 (w) •  602-955-2702 (c) •  602-955-2702 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Ensemble, Jazz, Latin, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Cello, Guitar, Keyboards, Viola, Violin, Voice

Phoenix Music Lessons offers drum lessons, piano lessons, saxophone lessons, violin/viola lessons and guitar lessons in Phoenix and Scottsdale areas. We are a local team of qualified and highly trained professional educators offering great rates, convenient scheduling and top notch instruction. We have been improving the lives of musicians with private one on one lessons since 1991.

Jarrett, Jennifer

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Gilbert & Baseline
Mesa, AZ 85204

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PHONE(S):  •  480-688-2786 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Ensemble, Jazz, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Voice

I am a skilled private voice, piano, and french horn teacher. I graduate from ASU in Music Education with an emphasis on voice, with french horn as my second enstrument. I am also an accomplished pianist, having taken lessons for 10 years and have taught for 8 years.  The progression found in my students is dramatic from one recital to the next.  Skill, musicianship, theory, sight-reading, and technique are all elements found in her private studio lessons.  Besides teaching, I sing professionally with her two sisters in a group called The Kidmans. We have 3 albums recorded that can be found at www.thekidmans.com and cdbaby.com. I also taught choir at Gilbert High School for 5 years before deciding to teach private lessons full time. I currently plays the French Horn for the EVMCO orchestra.

Private lessons are taught out of my home with the choice of 30 minutes or 1 hour lessons. Lessons are weekly with recitals 3 times a year to give performing and stage skills to all musictians.  Recitals are just as educational and important for a musician as the music lessons themselves are. My students range in age from 6 yrs. thru adult.

Hunter, Laura

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99th Ave. & Deer Valley
Peoria, AZ 85383
PHONE(S): 602-448-1651 (w) •  623-572-8517 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Voice

I am Christian Teacher with a great deal of integrity. I have been teaching for 13 years and have a B. M. as well as a Masters of Music in vocal performance. I have won numerous awards for piano and voice and have taught at several different universities. I am currently teaching at Southwestern College as well as my own music studio. I am currently accepting new students....beginning through advanced. My prices are as follows:

30 minutes....$30.00

45 minutes....$42.00

60 minutes....$55.00

Please call with any further questions or to set up a trial lesson.

Gustafon, Jennifer

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Ellsworth/University
Mesa, Tempe, Gilbert, AZ 85207 85284

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PHONE(S):  •  480-354-6872 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Voice

"MUSIC BY JENNIFER" customized lessons

Hello my name is Jennifer Gustafson, originally from California, I have had the pleasure of teaching in the great state of Arizona since 1987.  A total of 30 years teaching experience in Classical Piano, Voice, and Musical Theater. My goals are in sharing the love of music to others through teaching by bringing the student to a self satisfaction never realized before!  My lesson style is a positive one including surprizes along the way. 

Students have the option of studying from my home studio located in  East Mesa, or from one of  my two locations with AMA Arizona Music Academy.  I offer individual customized lessons  bringing much enjoyment and satsfaction. Sessions are offered  in one hour or/ one half hour sessions, usually  one lesson per week at affordable rates. All are welcome including the Autistic and Learning Disabled.  

For available openings and lesson times call 480-354-6872

"Make it a day with Music" 

 

Adkins, Ashley

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Higley and Southern
Mesa, AZ 85206

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SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Viola, Violin

Hello, my name is Ashley Adkins. I have been teaching piano, viola, and violin lessons for over five years now. Currently, I am a student at ASU. I mold my teaching style to best fit my students' abilities and to keep lessons fun. I have taught all ages, from toddlers to adults. I look forward to hearing from you!

Bern, Christine

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67th Ave & Loop 101
Glendale, AZ 85308

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PHONE(S):  •  623-566-3815 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate

Mrs. Bern is an experienced professional musician and educator.

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Music from Syracuse University, Master of Music from Yale University, major in French horn, minor in voice.

PERFORMER: New York City: symphony, ballet and opera orchestras, recordings, Broadway show orchestras, chamber music. Choral conductor for over 20 years.

EDUCATOR: Private lessons for 25 years, Elementary and Middle School music teacher for 5 years.

LESSONS AVAILABLE: Private and group lessons, specializing in beginner and intermediate school-age children. First lesson FREE.

Waleczek, Jennifer

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14th St / Mountain View Rd, North Central Phx
Phoenix, AZ 85020

PHONE(S): (480)294-7397 (w)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Music Theory

Jones, Nicholas

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Sossoman / Southern
Mesa, AZ 85208
PHONE(S): (602) 618-3179 (w)

Conley, Patty

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Pecos/ Cooper
Chandler, AZ 85225
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I have taughter all ages for over 30 years.  I have a studio in my home that is very nice.  I have had many accomplishments and great success with challenging students.  I have excellent interaction with my students and also keep good communication with the parents concerning that student's progress.

 

Gerdes, William

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The 101 and Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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PHONE(S): (480) 558-6804 (w)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Ensemble, Jazz, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Guitar, Keyboards

Scottsdale Piano Studio:  A lively, fun, interactive learning environment for anyone wanting to study the piano and the performing/recording arts and become fluent in the language of music. 

Curriculum: Technique, theory, sight reading/singing, ear training, composition, improvisation, performing, arranging and recording techniques.

Ages: All ages and levels welcome! Beginners, Intermediate, Professional.

Styles: Bach to Rock!  Classical, Jazz, Blues, Rockabilly, Pop, and World Music.

Performing:  Performance is such a crucial aspect in the development of a musician.  For this reason, 3 to 4 recitals are held per year for students wishing to partake in them.

Recording:  In addition to regular piano lessons, students have the opportunity to record their performances in the studio with state of the art recording equipment on planned “session dates”.  This way the student can build a catalog of their learned repertoire, enjoy their achievements and hear their progress over time!

Bio:  William Gerdes, founder and director of Scottsdale Piano Studio is an accomplished musician with 10 years teaching experience.

Some of William’s performance experience includes weddings, social events, churches and recitals. Over the past 25 years he has been a member of several bands and jazz and chorus ensembles.

William believes a good teacher must be able to teach his students two fundamental things: 1) To play with artistry to fully utilize the expressiveness and beauty of the instrument and 2) To play with relaxed efficient technique to avoid strain and injury. According to Chopin, artistry and technique were inseparable.

In order to advance steadily and consistently on the instrument one must practice with purposefulness, focus and efficiency. William teaches each of his students what this means and writes a clear, concise lesson plan that covers the fundamental components of the language of music: How to speak, read and write it.

William has long been involved in composition, songwriting and recording. Much of his work is done in his own recording studio. He has entered his compositions in several songwriting competitions including Billboard Music’s songwriting competition. His current project in the works is the completion of his own music CD.

William works as a freelance writer, arranger and recording engineer helping others produce various projects such as demos and backing tracks for auditions and performances. Being a capable musician and recording engineer, he is well versed in both the artistic and technological sides of music.

In addition to running a thriving piano and recording studio, William leads a fulfilling life as a husband, father, teacher and musician.

O'Brien, Donnell

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SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Ensemble, Jazz, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards

Berklee College of Music grad; 1987, Jazz Composition and Arranging.

Ehlers, Lisa

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Southern / Rural
Tempe, AZ 85282
PHONE(S): 480-748-0562 (w) •  480-748-0562 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards

Nikolovski, Vanja

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Arizona / Warner
Chandler, AZ 85225
PHONE(S): (480) 629-5154 (w)

Nicosia, Amy

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PHONE(S):  •  (480)-383-9833 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Ensemble, Jazz, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Clarinet, Keyboards, Recorder, Voice

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Amy teaches either in the student's home or at her studio located on 24th st. and Chandler Blvd.  She has experience teaching over 200 students, of all different ages with varied musical interests and skill levels.  Lessons are typically 30 minutes in length and as long as an hour depending on the student's progress/level. 

References are available upon request!

Jennison-Jones, Janna

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Stapley/McKellips
Mesa, AZ 85210

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TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Jazz, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards, Voice

I have been practicing music therapy, performance, and/ or teaching professionally since 2008.  My private lessons studio, JJO Music, has been in business since October 2010.  We have had several recitals at My First Piano since I discovered them in 2011. 

I am a young, fun, and energetic teacher who can help people of all ages develop the skills they need and get excited about playing and singing music they love.  I currently offer in-studio and in-home lessons (within a 15-mile driving distance). I currently do have availability for more students in my studio.

It is my hope that this website will help students find me, and help me get more integrated in the music education community.  I look forward to making music with you!  For more information on my qualifications and background, please visit my website at www.jjomusic.com.

-Janna J.-J.

Ellsworth, Rosalyn

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PHONE(S):  •  480-295-9786 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Composition, Ensemble, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards, Voice

Let's Play Music teacher since 2009.

Beckle, Michelle

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Warner/ 101
Chandler, AZ 85224
PHONE(S): 480-821-9630 (w) •  480-821-9630 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Jazz, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Voice

Michelle Beckle has been a Piano, Voice, and Keyboard instructor for 25 years. She is a graduate of Arizona State University. We teach all ages and levels at Beckle Music. We offer recitals three times a year.

Rostron, Peggy

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Cave Creek Rd and Greenway
Phoenix, AZ 85022

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PHONE(S): 602-482-1438 (w)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical

Peggy Rostron is director of The Rostron Piano Studio, pianist with MusicaNova Orchestra, and freelance accompanist and soloist. She teaches all levels, ages 6 - adult. She holds 3 degrees in piano performance, including a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Iowa, and she has been active as a teacher for over 30 years, and soloist/collaborative pianist for over 40 years. She is an active member of MTNA, ASMTA and PMTA, where she serves as webmaster, and she has presented at meetings on the national, state and local levels.

Cline, Jeanette

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Riggs / Alma School
Sun Lakes, AZ 85248
PHONE(S): (480) 592-9993 (w)

Chang, Gail

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PHONE(S): 602-272-4860 (w) •  602-272-4860 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards

M.Music in Composition, with Piano and Theory, AZ State University, 1976. Accompanist and Church pianist. Current studio has 40+ students. Phx & AZ State Music Teachers Assocation Activities.

Carpenter, Arlene

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Beachcomber & Lake Havasu Blvd.
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

PHONE(S):  •  928-505-2650 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards, Organ

 

  • Arlene has performed at many events, from the Mohave Community College Anniversary
    Celebration, to performing for Mrs. Betty Ford in the White House.

  • She has also been the lead organist and pianist at several churches including Lutheran, Catholic, American Baptist, Presbyterian, Episcopal, and Nazarene.

  • Arlene has been contracted to perform at countless weddings, funerals, and special occasions.

  • Current organist and pianist at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

    Performed for Murder Mystery Theatre at Mohave Community College in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

    Featured in 2011 Balloon Festival in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

    Lead organist at Sacred Heart Catholic Church from 1984-2011 in Seward, Alaska.

  • Charter member of American Organists Association since 1970

    Allied Arts Council of Lake Havasu City, Arizona

    General Federation of Women's Club (Lake Havasu City, AZ and Anchorage, AK)

    American Legion Auxiliary

, Jamie

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Pioneer Road & I17
Anthem, AZ 85086

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PHONE(S):  •  978.809.7200 (c)
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Ensemble, Jazz, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards, Voice

I recently moved back to Arizona this past summer with  my husband and daughter. I currently teach at a studio 3 days a week but would love to add more lessons at my home on my off days. I have an upright piano and a large living room for my vocal students to feel comfortable singing in. I feel that the home environment gives students a feeling of comfort where they are open to learn and progress at a faster speed. I am very lucky to have a job that is this fun and rewarding.

I graduated from Berklee College of Music in ‘08 receiving a Bachelors of Music in Professional Music specializing in vocal performance and music business. I’m an ambitious, talented vocalist and piano player with an ear for contemporary production. My passion for teaching music grows stronger every day.

Pamela, Crockett

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Val Vista / McKellips
Mesa, AZ 85213
PHONE(S): (480) 641-8608 (w)

Ratz, Arlene

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Evans / McCartney
Casa Grande, AZ 85194
PHONE(S): (520) 723-5384 (w)

Wallgren, Steve

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83rd Avenue and Lower Buckeye
Phoenix, AZ 85353
PHONE(S):  •  623-505-8306 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Voice

My wife and I have been teaching piano and voice students from our home for the past 10 years.  We are excited to have the opportunity to share our love of music with a new generation!  Our emphasis is theory-based, including note reading, sight reading, ear training, and rhythmic work.  Students are expected to perform in two recitals per year so they can show off to their family and friends.

Noble, Ken

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Gilbert and Southern, Mesa
Mesa, AZ 85204

PHONE(S):  •  480-235-1861 (c) •  480-964-2835 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Jazz, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards, Organ

Ken Noble has taught private piano, organ and keyboard lessons for 35 years in the Mesa area and loves to teach.  He has recitals 4 times a year and encourages his students to participate in the annual Piano Ensemble in Mesa and Arizona Study Program evaluations at ASU in May.  He has substitute taught music K-12 in Mesa Public Schools since 1998.  He attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education in 1970, and a Master of Music Degree in organ performance in 1972.  He studied organ with Dr. J. J. Keeler at BYU.  He also received a piano teaching certificate from the National Piano foundation after completing a course on how to teach the Robert Pace piano method in 1977.  he is an active member of the EVMTA (East Valley Music Teachers Association) and served as president from 1986-88.  He has performed and accompanied in countless concerts in the Phoenix metro area since 1976.  He has served as organist for Mesa First Christian Church since 1986 and is a member of the local American Guild of Organists.  In 1973-75 he served in the military as pianist and administrative officer for the 7th Army Soldiers Chorus stationed in Heidelberg, Germany, which traveled and performed extensively thruout Europe.  He and his wife Janice have 6 children and reside in Mesa. 

Garrette, Marcia

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35th Ave. & Bell Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85308

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PHONE(S): 602-938-6458 (w) •  602-471-2943 (c)

My original training was at Wheaton College Conservatory in Wheaton, IL, a Bachelor of Music Education degree. My training for teaching piano by the Suzuki method is that I have completed 6 levels of their training at summer institutes.

I have taught approximately 30 students for the last 17 years. It is wonderful to see interested students start as young as age 4 and a half.

Conroy, Mark

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Tatum & Cave Creek Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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Mark began his study of piano at the age of eight under the tutelage of his father. Four years later, he placed first in the Iowa State Piano Competition. Mark's formal training then began with Julian Burn, Israeli concert pianist and head of the Music Department at Cornell College of Mount Vernon, Iowa. Mark's studies consisted of an intensive European training program where technical strength and articulation were priorities.

When Mark was 17, he toured the eastern United States performing Beethoven's First Piano Concerto. Later that same'year, Mark returned to Iowa where he competed in the State Piano Competition and won first place.

Mark's technical ability proved to be phenomenal and gained him acceptance under the tutelage of Menahem Pressler, international award-winning pianist and cofounder of the renowned Beaux Arts Trio. Mark's studies with Pressler began at the Indiana School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana, initiating his finest musical inspirations.

In the past decade, Mark has composed over 75 musical works and performed over 500 public engagements including The Phoenician, the Scottsdale Princess & the Arizona Biltmore Resort. He also teaches piano privately, specializing in the young and gifted student.

Mark�s love for inner beauty and the soft tranquility of sound keeps him close to the water's edge, whether a crystal lake in the Rocky Mountains or the waves of the California seashores.

Mark�s live passionate performances and his clean transparent sound have earned him prestige among the great contemporary composers of today.

Gunnell, Marjorie

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Country Club / Main
Mesa, AZ 85201
PHONE(S): (480) 220-2256 (w)

Prado-Stern, Angelica

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107th Ave/ Thomas
Avondale, AZ 85392

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PHONE(S): 623-810-4551 (w) •  623-810-4551 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory

Angelica M. Prado-Stern, raised in Miami, Florida, started taking lessons at age 7. She studied piano through grade school and like most young pianists, aspired to be a musician. She moved to Tucson, AZ in 1987 to pursue her music studies. In 1990, she was awarded an accompanying scholarship to Northern Arizona University, where she earned a Bachelor in Piano Performance and gained teaching experience through the Preparatory School of Music. During her Prep School experience, Angelica discovered her strong interest in teaching. Upon her graduation in 1994, she moved to Phoenix and joined the faculty at Music Works Academy, where she worked for 10 years. During her time at Music Works Academy, she taught on average 55 students per week, and gained experience in teaching a variety of ages and skill levels, managing and maintaining a private music studio, and developing student curriculums. In 2005, Angelica received her Masters in Educational Psychology from Arizona State University, where she focused on learning through the lifespan and self-regulation as it applies to piano instruction, and in 2008 earned her certification of National Certified Teacher of Music from The Music Teacher's National Association. She opened her private piano studio in 2005. She is currently a member of the Phoenix Music Teachers Association, where she is serving on the Ensemble Committee and on the faculty at Arizona School for the Arts. She studied piano with Carol Rhodes, Dr. Frank Scott, Gene Pickens, and Stella Saperstein. In addition, Angelica has studied the Alexander Technique with Harriet Harris and body mechanics with Terri Roach of Body Stabilization. The goals of Angelica's Piano Studio are to provide a positive professional attitude and a nurturing, supportive environment suitable for learning and the enjoyment of music. Her program includes a balance of theory, functional playing, sight-playing, and ear training, while incorporating a variety of musical styles. Students have the opportunity to perform in 2 recitals per year, adjudications  Arizona Study Program  and PMTA Events. Angelica believes that her job as a teacher is to expose students to a variety of music and musical styles, to teach them about the process of making and interpreting music, and to provide skills in order for them to become mature, self-directed, creative individuals. Learning to play the piano can be enjoyable and fulfilling for a lifetime, but the first step to success begins with the collaborative effort of all involved: parent, student and teacher. Angelica resides in Avondale with two cats:  Skittles and Sasha. Besides playing the piano, Angelica enjoys baking, reading, jogging, scrap-booking/calligraphy, and ballroom dancing. Accepting students Ages 7+

Rivkind, Carol

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Dobson and Warner
Chandler, AZ 85224

PHONE(S):  •  480-792-6895 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Ensemble, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Guitar, Keyboards

I have been teaching piano since 2003.  Besides teaching privately, I teach Class Piano and Group Piano at Mesa Community College; I also substitute teach for Music Theory, Chamber Music Ensemble, and Studio Class Piano.

Rupp, Rachel

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PHONE(S):  •  (480) 246-7752 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory

I've been playing piano and various instruments for 30 years. I enjoy music and want to share my love with those willing to learn.

Papworth, Janet

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Brown / Val Vista
Mesa, AZ 85205
PHONE(S): (480) 556-1757 (w)

Bender, Becky

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35th Ave & Thunderbird
Phoenix, AZ 85053

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PHONE(S):  •  602-509-8448 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Jazz, Pop

Becky is a graduate of Grand Canyon University with a Music minor in Piano and Voice. She has been sharing her love of music with students since she was only 14. As a teen, she won gold and bronze medals in music competition in Ocean City, New Jersy. She went to district and state chorus and was also in a group that performed throughout Pennsylvania.

Becky teaches students of all ages from beginner to advanced, including a number of adults. Lessons are usually 30-45 minutes and include some music theory. Students are encouraged to play music they love and even create their own. Styles of music studied include Classical, Pop, Jazz, Musical Theater, Contemporary Christian, Modern, etc.

Mrs. Bender has been a co-chairperson for PMTA's Music at the Mall for many years. She actively participates with her students in the Piano Ensemble. In addition to all the PMTA events, Becky's students perform in private studio recitals.

Becky taught elementary music and high school choir and drama at a local private school, where she conducted numerous musicals and plays.

Becky and her husband Danny have been involved in music ministry in various churches for over 30 years. In their present position as worship leaders, Becky is the pianist and frequently sings. They have a CD of gospel music entitled "Loyalties."

Call for more information about scheduling and pricing. References are available upon request.

Brown, Jeff

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Gilbert, AZ 85233

PHONE(S):  •  480-840-5386 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate

I travel to your home

 

My name is Jeff Brown. I have been teaching Piano lessons for 11 years. I travel to your home to make lessons as convenient as possible. I also pick up all of the books from the music store. Many parents love both of these services because it saves them a lot of time. I have worked with many students over the years of all levels and ages. I have a great deal of experience with beginners as well as more advanced students. I have done a lot of work with the LDS church, and can teach all of the LDS hymns and Primary Songs. My students all do very well with me. I am also very great about not cancelling lessons and always being on time. I offer affordable rates. 18 dollars per half hour lesson, and 25 for lessons further than 15 minutes away. I work very well with kids and offer treats for a good week of practice.I teach throughout the entire year including the summer. I have a valid DPS Fingerprint Clearance Card. References are available upon request. Please contact me if you would like more information, or to set up an interview.

 

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Benson, Jan

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Greenway & Cotton Lane
Surprise, AZ 85338

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PHONE(S): 602-717-4747 (w) •  623-322-8002 (c)

Studied piano 16 years, age 4 through college, Cincinnati Conservatory and Ball State University. Additionally have a BS in Education. Experienced teacher had a large studio in Northwest Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley area and recently moved to Surprise, AZ to be near the grandchildren. Now looking for new students, beginning, intermediate and advanced, age 5 through adult. Call for an appointment to meet and visit the studio. References upon request.

 

Guzman, Jillene

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PHONE(S): 888-845-6776 (w)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Ensemble, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Violin, Voice

 

Jillene Guzman lives in Scottsdale, AZ with her husband David.  She began music lessons at age 5 and grew up in Mesa taking piano, violin and voice lessons.  Throughout high school she participated in Regional Orchestra, Regional Choir, All State Choir, and studied both jazz and classical vocal technique.  She was selected to tour and perform with a Russian orchestra in St. Petersburg, Russia, performing in the original concert halls of composers like Tchaikovsky.  Jillene also gained experience performing as an accompanist, and in various piano competitions.  
  
Jillene continued to study voice in college, and placed well in NATS and MCCD vocal competitions.  She performed in musicals, and continued her study of jazz and classical vocal technique.
 
She is currently starting her fourth year teaching orchestra at Benjamin Franklin Charter School in Mesa, and has taught private lessons for over 3 years.  Jillene loves to teach music and share her gift with others.  She plans to continue learning and teaching music for the rest of her life.

 

Mooney, Jenny

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PHONE(S):  •  602-820-3705 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards

Aloha!

Thank you for allowing me to introduce myself.  I have had the privelege of being surrounded by music in my home since I was born.  My music education began officially when I was four years old.  I found that I also really related to dance through music and decided to purse a formal education where I incorporated dance also.  I graduated from ASU in 2001 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Dance Studies with a minor in music.  My thesis at this time was "Rhythmic Acuity in Young Dancers".  Dance was therefore, in my opinion, only strengthened because of my strong foundation in music.

I have been teaching beginning keyboards since I was a teenager (piano and accordian).  When I moved down to the Valley area, my teaching focused mainly on teaching group/private dance classes.  I still currently teach dance today, but still have a strong passion for music. And I would like to increase my teaching opportunities by officially expanding into the music world.

My hope is that I am able to facilitate a love of music with each individual student.  I am a technical teacher, where I feel that to properly develop the understanding of music a student needs to understand not only how to execute performing the piece, but why it is executed in a specific way and what everything means.  These concepts are developed by using technique and theory.  Having this foundation is essential to a music education.  However, I like to make sure that my students are having fun and being allowed to find their own artistic voice.  By instilling this strong foundation first, I have found that students enjoyment of music will be lifelong.

Hopefully we will be able to create beautiful music together! But if not, I hope that each student finds the best teacher to hone and develop their passion of music. 

Jenny Mooney

 

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Lorentzen, Bethany

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Sage, James

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3rd St. & Bethany Home Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85012

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PHONE(S): 602-374-3555 (w) •  602-578-1758 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced

 

Jim Sage has been teaching the piano for over twenty-five years. Jim has also held long standing positions such as Chair of Visual & Performing Arts at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in Pasadena, California and has an equally long experience in church music. His broad experience in education has firmly instilled in him a genuine desire to develop a path of study geared to each individual, whether child or adult.

Jim has also enjoyed a career as an accompanist, traveling to Mexico, The Netherlands and Boston for recitals. He earned the degree, Master of Music in Piano Performance, from the State University of New York at Binghamton, where he studied with Seymour Fink, author of Mastering Piano Technique. In addition, he holds an undergraduate degree in Composition, also from SUNY, and has had his music commissioned and performed.

Please email for complete résumé, studio information and references.

 

Lam, Candy

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Sossoman / Queen Creek
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
PHONE(S): (480) 413-9791 (w)

Schofield, Haley

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Higley/ Brown
Mesa, AZ 85282
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PHONE(S): 480-734-0102 (w) •  480-734-0102 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Composition, Music Theory

I keep a small piano studio so I have the opportunity to give highly personalized attention to every student, a max of 12 students. I feel it is important to have a strong, communicative relationship with the students and families, and maintain a constant dialogue to both help the student's growth and keep a strong and rewarding relationship with the family. I've been studying piano since I was 10, and teaching for more than 6 years. I studied under Ashley Bradford, and maintain a close professional relationship with her. I focus on a well-rounded education--technique, artistry, theory, personal creativity through improvisation or composition, and history at the appropriate age and level. Thanks again! Haley Schofield

Hickman, Dr. Miriam

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TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory

Pianist Miriam Hickman completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Arizona State University where she served as a Faculty Associate in accompanying from 1982-1987. She has accompanied solo performers from major U.S. symphonies including Philadelphia, Chicago, Cleveland, the National Symphony, San Francisco, and Phoenix. Dr. Hickman has frequently played piano, celesta, harpsichord, and positif organ for the Phoenix Symphony, including the annual performances of Handel’s Messiah and the Nutcracker Ballet. She has been guest pianist with such ensembles as Quintessence, Arpeggio, and Southwest Brass, and was a founding member of the Bavarde Quartet, in which she performed with Phoenix Symphony members Boro Martinic-Jercic, concertmaster, Peter Rosato, principal violist, and Richard Bock, principal cellist. Dr. Hickman received her Master of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Her teachers include Eckart Sellheim, Robert Hamilton, Robert Evans, Claude Cymerman, and Glenn Sherman. She is also the organist at Church of the Epiphany in Tempe and the owner of Classic Touch Music Academy where she teaches nearly sixty piano students a week.

Williams, Tammie

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Superstition 60/ Val Vista
Mesa, AZ 85204

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PHONE(S): 602-628-6549 (w) •  602-628-6549 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Jazz, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Guitar

I love music and wish to share that love and passion with others. I strive to maintain a patient and encouraging teaching style. Over 15 years teaching experience. Individualized lessons include theory and technique. Experience teaching children with learning disabilities. Currently, my studio teaches students ages 4 and older. Complimentary Introductory Lesson!

Westlake, Tiffany

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PHONE(S):  •  480-263-2141 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Ensemble, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Cello, Keyboards, Viola, Violin

As of September 2014, my only available time slots are before school in the morning and on the weekends, unless you're home schooled and can come during the day. So unfortunately, if you're only available for lessons after school on weekdays, I am full.

Private piano and violin lessons for all ages. (I can also teach beginning cello, viola, and bass.) 

My studio is located at Gilbert and Elliot Roads in Gilbert.

Weekly lessons are 30, 45, 60 minutes long (depending on skill level and experience), and I give prizes, rewards, incentives for practicing and achievement (Music needs to be FUN).

Tuition Policy:

For a 30 minute lesson once a week, it's $85/month, every month, regardless of how many weeks there are. Payment is due at the beginning of the month for the whole month. I accept cash, and checks. 

If you can't come to me, I WILL COME TO YOU for an extra $45/month. That makes a 30 minute lesson once a week $130/month, regardless of how many weeks there are. (go to the bottom of the page for more details on tuition policy)

Member of:

East Valley Music Teachers Association (EVMTA)

Arizona State Music Teachers Association (ASMTA)

Desert Valley Music Teachers Association (DVMTA)

American String Teachers Association

National Music Teachers Association

 

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Music from Arizona State University

I've been teaching for 15 years, and I've been playing violin and piano since I was five years old (my mother was a piano teacher, so I grew up with teaching and music). I've also studied voice, cello, viola, bass, guitar, organ, and a bit of brass, woodwinds, and percussion. I've played in church functions, national orchestra events, school orchestra, honor orchestras, accompanying singers, etc. for my entire life. Music is what I do.

I teach all aspects of music including, but not limited to, classical music training, technique, scales, chords, arpeggios, phrasing, feeling, styling, ear training, reading music, playing by ear, classical repertoire, popular repertoire, jazz, music history, music theory, how to write your own songs(composition), improvisation, sight reading, fiddling, etc.

I teach students (any and all ages) music in a way that reaches them and instills a lifelong love of music. I adapt lessons to the student's individual needs and learning styles. Working with the student, I help them understand where we're going in lessons and why we're covering the things we're covering. I help my students set goals, explaining what the goals will do for their overall playing. While I will not deny that to learn music takes discipline and commitment, I believe music needs to be fun; so I have prizes, rewards, and incentives for achievement (long-term and short-term) to motivate, inspire, and nurture my students.

I also give lots of varied performance opportunities throughout the year to spice things up and remind them why they want to learn music. I also help students prepare to play at their own performance opportunities such as church functions, Regional and All-state auditions, Metropolitan Youth Symphony, East Valley Youth Symphony, Phoenix Youth Guild, Mesa Youth Orchestra, Mesa Young People's Orchestra, school orchestras, school choirs, school bands, and school jazz bands, etc. (All these activities promote learning in my studio.)

Events:

DVMTA/EVMTA events including:

MARATHON DAY/MUSIC IN THE MALL: a recital at the mall, or a retirement community;

COMPOSERS CELEBRATION CONCERT: an opportunity to perform in a concert dedicated to a specific type of music;

ARIZONA STUDY PROGRAM: an intense theory training program with a written theory test at the end of the year as well as a chance to be play for and be critiqued by a master adjudicator at ASU;

ORIGINAL COMPOSITION FESTIVAL: where I help students write their own songs;

CAVALCADE/ENSEMBLE: where students perform duets as a group at Mountain View High School or ;

MUSIC CARNIVAL: preparation for the AZ Study Program, where students play fun music games and review theory concepts in a fun way;

ORGAN STOP PIZZA PARTY: a pizza party at Organ Stop Pizza;

AWARDS IN EXCELLENCE: a competition where winning students receive a trophy and a cash prize;

ACHIEVEMENT DAY: an opportunity to be critiqued on songs, playing ability and technique, composition, music theory, music history, ear training, duet playing, etc. Students receive a ribbon or trophy depending on the level they enter;

DEVOTED PERFORMER AWARD: where students meeting the requirements get a large trophy and a cash prize;

OUTSTANDING SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP: where graduating seniors can apply for a scholarship (cash prize) toward college due to their dedication and talent in music;

FALL/SPRING/SENIOR RECITALS: opportunity for the best, most prepared students to perform among the best of other teachers' students at My First Piano;

HONORS RECITAL/PIANO COMPETITION/PRIZE PERFORMERS: more opportunities to compete and perform;

I also hold a HOLIDAY PARTY each year at my home, where the students come and play for each other in a laid-back setting with refreshments and small gifts to follow;

I also hold a formal recital each May;

 

Parents always ask me about how to motivate their kids to practice, so I'm including a bit here:

First, nobody wants to practice. They want to "play" piano/violin, not "practice" piano/violin. Unfortunately, playing requires enough practice to get to the point where you can just read and play music, or just sit down and make up your own music. (Just like it takes years of learning to read and write before you can sit down and enjoy the Harry Potter series.)

That being said, here are things that work well for most people:

Routine:

If you can find a time for practicing that works on a consistent basis, this is the ideal situation. Some people practice before schools starts, some right when they get home from school and before homework [homework will get done no matter what because it has to, but practicing doesn't "have" to get done, so if it's the last thing of the day, most people are too tired to do it.] So in general, the earlier the better, although that's not the case for everybody. You'll have to see what works best for you.

Environment:

The ideal environment varies from person to person - some need absolute quiet and isolation, with no one else in the room to distract them. Some need the parent sitting in the same room so that they don't feel alone. Others can't have their parents near them because they feel like they're being watched. Etc. Etc. Just pay attention to whatever your kid is presenting.

Punishment/Reward:

Practicing should never be a punishment. But it can be a "chore". If you do chore charts, like cleaning your room, taking out the garbage, etc., practicing can be on the chore chart too. And then they can mark off their chores as the finish them, and if they don't get their chores done, they don't get to go play with friends, watch TV, play video games, or whatever fun thing is happening that day. On the flip side, if they do get all their chores done, they can go play with friends, or they can go play video games, or watch TV, etc.

Then, you can also have an overall reward system, like, if they do all their chores every day for the whole week, or the whole month, then they get a treat (i.e. a new piece of clothing, a new toy, a candy bar, an ice cream, a trip to the movies, a play date with friends, a lunch date with a parent --- whatever will excite the kid.)

You can also set up a point system - they get 1 point for every day they practice, or 1 point for every ten minutes they practice, and then have different rewards/prizes for certain amounts of points - 300 points = xbox game, lego set, trip to Castles and Coasters, etc. The point system for time practiced has very tangible results - it's not an all or nothing system. Every time they practice they're earning points toward a "big" goal, like a lego set, or video game, or a sleepover, or something.

For some people it helps to set a timer to let them know how long they need to sit at the piano. Or a stop watch that will keep track of how long they practiced, then they can add that time to their points chart.

I recommend students practice five days a week, each song/scale/item five times each day. I also recommend students listen to classical music each week, and/or the CD that correlates with their music curriculum.

You can set up a similar reward system for listening to classical music too. (Listening to classical music has a ton of benefits aside from helping them to learn music better and faster - just google it and you'll find tons of data on this.)

Hope this helps!

 

Details of Tuition Policy:

Some months there are 5 weeks, some there are 4 weeks, some there are 3 weeks. Over time, it all balances out. My basic rate is $40/hour, or $20/half hour. There are 52 weeks in a year, minus one week for the week of Christmas equals 51 weeks. 51 weeks x $20/half hour lesson = $1020/year. $1020 divided by 12 months = $85/month. So, it's $85/month for a half hour lesson once a week, regardless of how many weeks there are in a month, including one week off for Christmas.

For vacations/missed classes/illnesses/makeups: If you know you'll miss a scheduled lesson for a valid reason (i.e. family vacation, school concert, illness, etc.), let me know as far in advance as possible. If you let me know in advance, then I will do my best to reschedule that lesson. If you no call/no show, you forfeit that lesson and its payment, and do not get a makeup lesson or a refund. If the student is sick, and you call to let me know, I will do my best to schedule a makeup. If you no call/no show for any reason, you forfeit that lesson and its payment. During the summer, we can schedule double lessons on the weeks you're here to makeup for the weeks you're gone, or have two lessons in a week - the second lesson turns into a "how to practice" session, which is very beneficial.

 

Here's what a few students have said about me: 

"Tiffany is an amazing instructor and my kids have done so well in the year that we have been working with her! They enjoy lessons and always talk about how she tries to incorporate their personal likes and interests into the music that they are learning to play. I have had experience with many instructors as a student myself, and I am so pleased with Tiffany's work, attitude, and commitment to my children's music education. I highly, highly recommend Tiffany Westlake as a piano instructor for your student regardless of level." --Anjie

"My boys have been working with Tiffany for almost a year. The change I've seen in them musically has been invaluable. All my boys sing in choirs and have voice coaches but since starting piano, they've excelled in areas of range and technical identification of chords. For instance, my 14 year old recently scored top three in the Regional chorus auditions in "sight reading". (A classical piece is given to the student 5 minutes before they go before the judges to sing) When my son came home he was ecstatic -- his first words were "I know its because of Tiffany! I was imagining myself playing it on the piano and I could hear what it was supposed to sound like. . ." My boys range from 17 years old to 7 years old and Tiffany works fabulously with all of them! She's patient and encouraging and a welcome presence every time she walks through the door." ---Lori

Norris, J. Gail

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59th Avenue and Deer Valley Road
Glendale, AZ 85310

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PHONE(S): 623.217.3773 (w) •  623.217.3773 (c) •  623.240.0563 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Ensemble, Jazz, Latin, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards

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Sparks, Katie

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Mesa Drive and Brown
Mesa, AZ 85201
PHONE(S):  •  661-886-2811 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Music Theory

I have been playing piano for 15 years and earned an Associate degree in music from Snow College in Utah.  I have had 2 years teaching experience. 

Xing, Wei

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Scottsdale / Red mtn 202
Tempe, AZ 85281
PHONE(S): (480) 332-5941 (w)

Bruning, Anna Mae

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28th Street & Camelback
Phoenix, AZ 85064

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PHONE(S):  •  602-956-0475 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced

Welcome to my music room for beginning school-age students and adults interested in venturing into the wonderful world of music.

Please call my studio and leave your name and telephone number. I will return your call and make a convenient appointment to discuss your piano lesson wishes.

If you have studied piano in the past and desire to resume your music performance, we will discuss a "flexible" schedule.

Member of Phoenix Music Teachers Association, Arizona State Music Teachers Association, Music Teachers National Association, and The National Guild.

Franke, Bette

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128th Ave. and R. H. Johnson
Sun City West, AZ 85375

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PHONE(S): 623-544-9240 (w) •  623-544-9240 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Music Theory

I am a certified teacher with the MTNA; Have studied Applied Piano and 1 year of Applied Organ; and have completed all the Theory classes offered on a College level; plus Music History; and the Kodaly Method. I have also taught for the Sun City Piano Club; and presently teach adult classes here in Sun City West; as well as 13 private students, ranging in age from 6 yrs old, to my Adults. I am now offering Adults "lessons on demand" since so many adults go out of town, and have other committments.

Xu, Fei

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Ray / MCClintock
Chandler, AZ 85226
PHONE(S): (480) 961-5132 (w)

Norris, J. GAIL

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59th Avenue and Deer Valley Road
Glendale, AZ 85310
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PHONE(S): 623-240-0563 (w) •  623-217-3773 (c) •  623-240-0563 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Ensemble, Jazz, Latin, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards

MOUNTAINVIEW MUSIC STUDIO

"HERE PIANO STUDENTS ARE STARS, taught to become lifelong musicians!"

"I LOVE teaching students of all ages, abilities, styles of music, and enjoy the challenges they present!" Gail says.

Experience: Twenty-five years experience teaching public school music and private piano at home studios in Florida, Maryland, Virginia and Arizona.

Education: Music Education degree, Indiana University of PA; Master of Education degree, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.

My major emphasis for the past twenty-five years has been teaching private piano, although my teaching experience includes classroom and instrumental music, directing choirs and bands.  Students who need to have their playing skills corrected will have special attention.  What many others view as problems, I see only challenges to be overcome and developed.

Students in my studio enjoy their lesson time at a completely restored and refurbished antique (built in 1903) Knabe parlor grand piano.  A new Roland spinet offers each student opportunity to explore and/or play supplemental music with recorded orchestral music. Rhythm is enhanced by playing this way.  A computer loaded with learning games helps the beginner with note learning, rhythm and musical terms.

A COMPLETE MUSIC LEARNING EXPERIENCE is possible at Mountainview Music Studio with an experienced teacher who loves her job of teaching. Students become lifelong musicians as STARS in this studio, respected and taught well!

Call 623.217.3773 (C) for interview appointment.

Kaspar, Fran

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Gilbert / Brown
Mesa, AZ 85213
PHONE(S): (480) 964-5717 (w)

Kolecki, Paul

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PHONE(S):  •  646-369-5948 (c) •  646-369-5948 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Jazz, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards, Voice

Paul has been teaching piano and voice for 10 years. He has a BA in music from Cleveland State University and has studied voice and piano privately. Hist first piano lesson was at age seven and has developed a technique based on the principal of crawl, walk, run. His goal is to get each student to learn and study on their own so they eventually teach themselves. He teaches from the literature so there are no method books and each student gets a uniquely catered program. He's peformed musicals Off-off Broadway and was a singer/actor in the New York Fringe Festival. He teaches how to act the song as well as vocal technique.

Kluth, Irma

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Farnsworth / Guadalupe
Mesa, AZ 85208
PHONE(S): (480) 984-1719 (w)

Trupe, Marcy

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Higley/Southern
Mesa, AZ 85206

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PHONE(S):  •  480-343-5743 (c) •  480-219-6906 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards

 Hello!  My name is Marcy Trupe, I'm a professional educator and musician with 41 years of teaching experience in elementary education and music. I taught in  Mesa Schools for 22 years, have a BA Degree in Elementary Education with a Minor in Music, and received my Master's Degree from Northern Arizona University.     

 My piano studio is located in my home in Mesa and I teach on my Baldwin Grand, which my students enjoy playing. My goal is to instill the love of music in each of my students. I'm a member of the East Valley Music Teachers Association, which enables my students the opportunities to perform in recitals and other enjoyable events.  

 My piano instruction began in grade school and continued through college. I've held various positions as Baldwin Piano Studio teacher, church pianist, organist and choir director throughout the years. I'm presently accepting students from beginning to intermediate levels. Please fill free to call me for more information and we'll set up a time that will work for both of our schedules.

                                                                                                    

Heintz, Linda

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Frank Lloyd Wright & Via Linda
Scottsdale, AZ 85259

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I have many years of teaching experience. I am a member of the Music Teachers National Association, The American College of Musicians, and the Phoenix Music Teachers Association.

My students are given the opportunity to participate in the Phoenix Piano Ensemble, the National Guild of Student Musicians and the Heintz Piano Studio recitals.

My young beginner piano students receive training incorporating an animated piano software program which teaches and exposes them to music through activities on the computer. They Love it!!

Call soon for your place on my teaching schedule! Musically, Linda.

 

Griner, Amelia

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PHONE(S): 480-415-8461 (w) •  480-415-8461 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Guitar, Viola, Violin, Voice

I am a Mesa High School and Arizona State University alumni (Bachelor's of Music in Music Therapy). My musical experience includes orchestral playing, wedding string quartet member, private studio teaching, choral member and director, Mesa Public Schools orchestra substitute, and over 4 years as a professional music therapist in the East Valley. I am currently trying to build my studio back up after completing maternity leave.

Klonglan, Sylvia

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PHONE(S): NA (w) •  480-257-0016 (c) •  NA (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Flute

I have a B.A. degree in Piano & Flute from the University of Northern Iowa.   I taught Music in public schools in New Mexico. Montana, Colorado and Iowa.- Instrumental, Band and Vocal at all levels.  My teaching certificates were in the areas of Performing Arts, K-12 or Liberal Arts, K-12.  After leaving public school teaching, I gave private piano and flute lessons in New Mexico from 2008-2012, usually 25-30 students, ages 8-80.

Cheney, Anne

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Dobson/ Elliot
Chandler, AZ 85224

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TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory

I have been a piano teacher for over 25 years! I earned my BA in Education from University of Arizona and Masters in Music History from Arizona State. My goal is to develop a life skill in piano and prepare my students to enjoy playing the piano their whole life long!

Jacob, Angela

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49th Ave. & Olive
Glendale, AZ 85302

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Angela A. Jacob has over 35 years experience as a private piano instructor. She studied music at Stephen F. Austin State University, receiving her MA in piano performance with a minor in Voice in 1972. Mrs. Jacob has taught in Texas, New Mexico, and Tennessee, where she received a certification from Memphis State University in teaching the Suzuki Piano Method (in which students can begin piano at age 3). She currently has a studio in Glendale.

Bradford, Ashley

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In Student's Home
Mesa, AZ 85207

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TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Ensemble, Jazz, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards

Hi Adult Learners,

My name is Ashley Bradford. I have been a successful piano teacher in Arizona for almost 25 years and am former president of the Arizona Music Teachers Association. Check out my website link above for a complete bio. 

Through private weekly piano lessons, I work with adult learners to help them achieve their musical dreams. We do everything from pop, jazz, church music, rock, and classical styles to theory, analysis, improvisation, composition, and sight reading. Whatever your personal goal, we can realize it together. 

Your lessons can take place from the convenience or your home via Skype, if you are in the Mesa, AZ area, you can stop by my in-home studio for weekly lessons, or we can work out me coming to you. 

Follow your musical dreams. Create happiness. 

Please e-mail me personally if you would like to learn more about creating your own musical happiness. I look forward to collaborating with you. 

Sincerely,

Ashley

Ashley Bradford
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Newman, Ursula

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110th Street and Shea
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
PHONE(S): 480-614-1630 (w) •  480-614-1630 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Music Theory, Pop

Ursula is  formally the owner and director of the Ursula Cauffiel School of Music in Toledo, Ohio.  She has taught hundreds of students from age 3 through seniors to play piano whether it be for their own fun and enjoyment or for a career in music.  Students will be able to play songs within their first lesson.  With Ursula's positive and caring approach to teaching students of all ages and abilities, students will be able to master many aspects of music. Students will be able to read notes, play tunes by ear, improvise, understand and write musical theory concepts and perform  music whether it be popular or advanced classical. It is very important when seeking a teacher that the instructor is skilled in teaching. If a student is not taught correctly or efficiently how to play, habits can develop without the students knowledge. This can inhibit the student's ability to master the instrument. Kindness and patience from the teacher are paramount for the student's success. If a teacher is rude or impatient, often the student equates the behavior in thinking music is not for them. Learning to play piano is for you! Ursula will help you achieve your dreams.

Lambson, Aria

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PHONE(S):  •  480-268-5580 (c) •  480-272-7168 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate

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Erickson, Wendy

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Ironwood and Ocotillo
San Tan Valley, AZ 85140
PHONE(S):  •  602-579-5570 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Handbell, Recorder

  Hi I am Wendy Erickson and I specialize in teaching beginning piano to children starting age 5. My students are excited about their new skills and are confident they can go up from there! Every week stickers and prizes are awarded for songs and assignments done well. The rewards are motivating and practice is the key to success. I live in the area of Ironwood and Ocotillo in Queen Creek/San Tan Valley.  A few slots are available in the afternoon $45.00 a month for 4 lessons 30 minutes ea. Call 602-579-5570 or email frendy1@msn.com

Skousen, Marian

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PHONE(S):  •  480-695-1892 (c) •  480 892-7185 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Organ

I have taught piano for 25 years.  from beginning to intermediate    I use method books.  Pace Finger Builders ( that teaches them how to use their fingers  on the keys to make a beautiful sound and strenghens the musclesl.    Fun, Jazz ,Pop , classical books and Hymns. I teach chording also (improvisation)     I have 1/2 hour lessons  at  $65 mo  that includes 5wk months.

 I love music.  I have played flute  and organ also

 

Jackson, Artha

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Ray and Arizona Avenue
Chandler, AZ 85225

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PHONE(S):  •  602-312-9435 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Jazz, Latin, Music Theory, Pop

I have over 50 piano students in beginner to high intermediate levels 1 through 8. I have been teaching at Brindley's Music Center in Chandler since 2005, but before that I was teaching part-time for over 20 years. I hold two piano recitals per year at My First Piano in Mesa. I am gentle in my teaching manner and reward my students for each 100 hours of practice as well as memorized pieces that I record weekly. Several of my students have committed in applying for music scholarships for college. I am also an organist for my church and often play piano solos during the year for various venues.

Inabinet, Carolyn

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Central Avenue and Bethany Home Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013
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PHONE(S): 602-264-5188 (w) •  602-796-1592 (c) •  602-264-5188 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Ensemble, Jazz, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Guitar, Violin, Voice

Pease, Marian

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48th St/ Warner
Phoenix, AZ 85044
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PHONE(S): 480-893-8524 (w) •  480-893-8524 (c) •  480-818-0106 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced

Marian Pease began learning the piano as a child and has taught piano at the various levels for over 20 years. Her college and graduate level work includes studies with university professors and performing professionals in advanced repertoire and pedagogue. Mrs.Pease continues to actively participate and perform in university classes, master classes, seminars and workshops. In the studio, Mrs. Pease strives to create a climate in which each student can experience their potential with continual musical, intellectual, and emotional growth. Students thrive in this supportive, nurturing atmosphere that promotes excellence in music making. Mrs. Pease keeps her studio at about 20 private student. She also has an exciting new adventure; Recreational Music Making (RMM) for groups of adults, to learn and share in music making in a relaxed and supportive environment. Marian is on staff as an accompanist on piano and electronic keyboards at her church. She does ensemble work with the orchestra, choir and small groups as well as solo numbers. More information can be found by checking out the studio website.

Routley, Kara

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McKellips/N. Lindsay & McKellips/Scottsdale
Tempe, AZ 85281

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TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory

Kara Routley graduated in 2014 with a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance Pedagogy from Arizona State University where she studied under Robert Hamilton. She also holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance with distinction from the University of Victoria where she studied under Arthur Rowe. Kara has completed the Licentiate Diploma in Piano Performance from the B.C. Conservatory of Music as well as the ARCT Diploma in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music. In addition to her university education, Kara has also participated in music programs including Strings and Keys in Alberta, Orford Arts Centre Summer Music Academy in Québec, and the PianoSummer Institute and Festival in New York where she had the opportunity to perform in Steinway Hall.

Kara is the recipient of festival awards and scholarships from the B.C. Conservatory of Music and the Victoria Performing Arts Piano Festival. She has also received numerous university scholarships for excellence in academics and piano performance, and during her studies at ASU she was the recipient of the Special Talent Award.

In addition to performing, Kara loves to share her musical talent with others by teaching. She has maintained a private studio since 2003, and during her graduate studies at ASU she was an instructor for university group piano classes and the Music Preparatory Program. Currently, Kara is a faculty associate at ASU where she teaches group piano classes. She also teaches at Spoelman Piano Studio in Mesa and in her private studio in North Tempe. 

Sheen, Melissa

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Brown and Recker
Mesa, AZ 85205
PHONE(S):  •  (480) 963-9630 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: None

I love the piano and I love children, so combining these two loves seems only natural.  My forte is teaching young beginners -- even very young.  I believe even the youngest learner can benefit from piano lessons.  And although I am not completely adept at teaching special needs children, I welcome them as well as I hone my skills in that area.  I charge $60 a month for weekly 30-minute lessons.  Arrangements can also be made for group lessons at $50 a month for 45-minute lessons.  

I look forward to meeting you and would feel honored to meet with your child at the piano.

Melissa Sheen

Fletcher, Daniel

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Ray / E Ranch Cir N
Phoenix, AZ 85044

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PHONE(S):  •  (480) 529-1585 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Intermediate thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical

Daniel Fletcher has had a distinguished career in the piano world as a performer, college professor, and muscal mentor to hundreds of pianists nationally and around the world. The Music Teachers National Association bestowed the classification of Master Teacher upon Professor Fletcher in 1987. This award is based upon excellence in performance, teaching, and service. Upon retirement from college teaching in 2002 from the University of Memphis, Daniel Fletcher was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus. Professor Fletcher currently maintains a private studio in Ahwatukee with his wife Catherine, former director of the Herberger Institute Community School for Design and the Arts and Founding Executive Director of the Bosendorfer-Schimmel piano competition at Arizona State University, among other notable accomplishments.

Lunt, Hollie

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Higley/ Elliot
Gilbert, AZ 85234
PHONE(S): 480-926-9560 (w)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards

Hollie has loved teaching children to play the piano for over 20 years. She also accompanies church and school choirs as well as instrumental and vocal soloists. She has a background in elementary education with a music emphasis, earning an Associates degree from MCC in 1995 and a Bachelors degree from NAU in 2012.

Young, Thomas

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Price & Baseline
Mesa, AZ 85202

PHONE(S): 480-831-9691 (w) •  480-792-0906 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Ensemble, Jazz, Latin, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Clarinet, Flute

Thomas is a graduate of the renowned Berklee School of Music.  For the past 25 years, he has enjoyed a diverse career as a soloist, band leader, theater conductor, studio musician, music teacher, and composer.  Mr. Young teaches Jazz, Classical, and Popular styles.  He uses the TEY music method for instruction "Blending Tradition with Innovation."

Filer, Caroll J.

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10th St & Bethany Home Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85014

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PHONE(S):  •  602-277-4832 (c)

I have been teaching piano students since 1966 and have had scholarship winning students. I believe students need a well rounded musical education, including sight reading, ear training and composition, as well as music history.

 

Greenberg, Sophia

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Pima & Happy Valley
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

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PHONE(S):  •  480-513-1970 (c)

Piano lessons for children and adults. European trained (MA) with 20 years experience in the States. References available.

Eldridge, Tatyana

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Scottsdale Road & Thunderbird
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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PHONE(S): 480-684-2740 (w) •  602-284-6369 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced

Ryazan Musical College of Gregory & Alexander Pirogov, B.A. 1984 Institute of Culture & Arts of Moscow, Ryazan Division, Masters,1990

Tatyana taught piano instructions at the Ryazan School of Arts for Children #4 in Ryazan, Russia from 1984 (while working on her Masters) through 2001 where her duties including 10-15 students per class ranging from Level 1 (ages 6-7) through Level 8 (advanced students pre-musical college), development and monitoring of course curriculum, parent conferences, directed student competitions and public performances, with various students winning in national and international competitions. She moved to Scottsdale, Arizona in late 2001 has taught piano instruction privately since then.

Professional Affiliations:

Phoenix Music Teachers Association
Music Teachers National Association

Ball, April Lisette

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PHONE(S):  •  505-350-5621 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Music Theory

April moved from Albuquerque, NM in 2010 to pursue a professional career in musical theatre as well as acting in film and TV. While on a soccer & music scholarship, she graduated from New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, NM with a B.A in Music (vocal performance and classical piano). April started playing the piano at the age of  8 under the tutelage of Mary Jobe and Flora Russo and won her first competition at age 12.  She also found an interest in composing and has created over 20 pieces on her TS-12 Ensoniq digital keyboard. In high school at the request of her private teacher she auditioned  and became apart of the jazz ensemble called the Young Razzcals Jazz Project directed by Dave Adams and was a singer on their second cd. She began teaching piano in high school taking over the younger students when her private piano instructor was unavailable as well as teaching sports at the YMCA. Since then she has had 17 years of teaching experience with young children ages 3-13 as well as group adult classes. April was also an instructor with ABQ's The Growing Stage summer musical theatre camp. A full bio is available on April's official acting website at www.aprillisetteball.com.

Bradford, Marla

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1818 E. Southern Ave., Mesa
Mesa, AZ 85204

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PHONE(S): 480-251-6098 (w) •  480-251-6098 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Ensemble, Jazz, Latin, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards, Voice

Marla Bradford has a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and is a nationally certified teacher with the Music Teacher's National Association.   Each of her students experiences a dynamic mix of private lessons, group Master Classes, progress evaluations and an array of public-performance opportunities as a part of Master's Music Academy (Like us on Facebook!)  She loves teaching, both privately, and adult group recreational lessons. Her students make rapid progress and truly enjoy their lessons.

Range, Lacy

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Merced
Maricopa, AZ 85138
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TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate

Becker, Mary Jo

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PHONE(S): 602-246-0156 (w) •  602-246-0156 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Handbell, Organ

Have been teaching 1976, Have a BA in Music History, a MM in Choral Music. My major instruments have been piano and organ. At present, am Music Director at Memorial Presbyterian Church as organist, pianist, choir director and Handbell Choir Director. Have served in this capacity at other churches. Taught music K-12 for 10 years. My studio is small. but try to have a recital at the end of the school year. Like to use either the Hal Leonard or new Alfred series for beginners. Emphasis on technic. Like to incorporate some jazz styles.

Comfort, Marie

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Waddell & Litchfield Rds.
Surprise, AZ 85379
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PHONE(S):  •  623-214-7950 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical

I am a piano performance graduate from Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania and have taught private piano lessons for over 30 years.  I am a member of the PMTA, ASMTA and the National Guild of Piano Teachers.  My studio is located in Surprise, AZ and I look forward to hearing from you! 

, Luke

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burnett, cecelia

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PHONE(S):  •  480-266-0353 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate

I have a BA in music from Cal State Fullerton, and have been teaching piano for 10 years. 

Padgett, Kayla

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PHONE(S):  •  (480) 275-1397 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Music Theory

My name is Kayla Padgett. Music has been a part of my life since I was very young. I began piano lessons at 8 years old and am now passing the skills I have learned on to others. I mold my teaching style to best fit my students' abilities and to keep lessons fun. I look forward to hearing from you to start or continue your piano endeavors!

Hauer, Judy

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Power/ McDowell
Mesa, AZ 85215
PHONE(S): 480-924-2181 (w)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Ensemble, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards

"I studied at the University of Toronto. I have been teaching for 30 years. I love my job. I am involved with the Desert Valley Teachers Assoc. so my students' have a lot of opportunity to participage in any of their events. I also have my own recitals. I present each student with tropies, ribbons, certificates, etc. throughout the year and at the Spring Recital. I charge $80.00 per month. This includes 30 or 40 minutes at the piano with me, learning notes, scales, songs. and then 30 minutes at the computer doing music theory, ear trainng, sight reading . I take all ages. Please call Judy at 480-924-2181 References available"

Yum, Grace

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Cooper/ Guadalupe
Gilbert, AZ 85233
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TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced

Huber, Stacey

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Lindsay and Brown
Mesa, AZ 85213
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PHONE(S):  •  (480)993-7677 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Viola, Violin

I am a graduate of Northern Arizona University with a Bachelors Degree in Instrumental Performance on the Viola. While at NAU, I performed in many chamber groups and focused on solo performance. 

Experience: I was principal of the viola section of both the NAU Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra for 3 years. I was a member of Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra on the viola for 4 years. I was also a member of the Verde Valley Sinfonietta. I taught Suzuki Violin at Las Sendas Elementary School in Mesa, AZ in 2010. 

I started playing the violin when I was 9 years old at Franklin Elementary School. I participated in Metropolitan Youth Orchestra for 4 years (6th grade-9th grade). I also participated in MYPO (Mesa Young People Orchestra) in 5th grade and Junior High Honor Orchestras throughout my years in Junior High. My first year of High School I decided to switch my emphasis over to the viola. I achieved Arizona All-State for the viola 3 years in a row and was principal of the viola section my senior year. 

Currently, I have been teaching in Mesa for 4 years. My studio comprises of students on both the violin and the viola. They range from age 5 to 60 all in different levels of difficulty. My studio holds a recital twice a year; once in the winter and at the beginning of the summer.

Norman, Janet

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Broadway and Mill or Guadalupe and Rural
Tempe, AZ 85283

PHONE(S):  •  480-250-2583 (c)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Ensemble, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Keyboards

Dr. Janet Norman, originally from Cleveland, Ohio, received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University in 2009.  She received her Master of Music degrees from Arizona State University and Bowling Green State University in Ohio and her Bachelor of Music degree from Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, OH.  She has actively participated in and directed professional piano pedagogy events, master classes and conferences, including chairing the Arizona State Music Teachers Association conference in June of 2004 and 2007.  She currently teaches theory, piano class and applied piano at Grand Canyon University.  Norman also teaches private lessons at Scottsdale Community College.

Her performances include solo recitals in Italy, New York, Ohio, and Arizona.Honors for her performances include third place in the Klatzkin Piano Competition, the 1999 inaugural ASU Contemporary Music Society Competition for performers, a two-time winner of the Three Arts Club of Lakewood, OH in 1987 and 1988, and the 1986 Baldwin-Wallace College/Conservatory Concerto Competition. She is also a nationally certified member of MTNA(Music Teachers National Association).

Rudolphy, DeDe

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Shea / Eagle mtn
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
PHONE(S): (480) 816-4583 (w)

Langley, Cheryl

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Shea and Hayden
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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PHONE(S):  •  435-219-0143 (c) •  480-371-0599 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced

Hello!  My name is Cheryl Langley and I am a new piano teacher in Scottsdale!  I am thrilled to teach piano here and make new friends!  My life at the piano includes playing for many church functions, school choirs, a show choir, high school theatre, and competitions at local and state levels.  I have actively taught piano for thirteen years.  During this time I have witnessed the transformation of students who could not play the piano into accompanists, composers, and performers.  I believe that music is a “living art” that must be shared and felt.   My goal is to help students find the music inside them and share it with others.  Students in my studio will explore different musical styles such as, but not limited to, contemporary, classical, jazz, blues and choose those they enjoy.  They will also practice sight reading and ear training in  a computer lab.  Recitals and group performances will provide students a chance to share with others. 

 

I hold a bachelors degree in Elementary Education and a license to teach.  Professionally I belong to the Music Teachers National Association and its affiliate the Phoenix Music Teachers Association.  Before moving to Scottsdale, I served as a chapter president of the Utah Music Teachers Association for three years.   As a member of MTNA I am able to attend workshops and conferences with talented pianists and musicians.  My membership also gives students access to performances, recitals and adjudications.  I also belong to the National Federation of Music Clubs.  This gives students an opportunity to develop performance skills in a non-competitive environment.  Currently, I am pursuing an Elementary Piano Pedagogy Certificate from Mesa Community College.

 

I welcome all students eager to learn and willing to practice, ages 6 to adult, beginners to early advanced players.  I believe piano lessons should be engaging and  fun with a commitment to work.  My studio includes two pianos with a computer lab ready to serve to you!  Come check it out!

 

 

Haws, Lorraine

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Val Vista/ Broadway
Mesa, AZ 85206
PHONE(S):  •  602-738-5230 (c) •  480-924-2294 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate

I have been teaching for many years and have been a member of DVMTA also for many years. My primary goal is not only to teach piano skills, but also to help students love music.

Bujdoso, Devon

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51st Ave and Baseline
Laveen, AZ 85339

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PHONE(S):  •  602-614-3530 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Intermediate
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Ensemble, Music Theory
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Voice

What's the most important thing that you should know about Dévon? She LOVES teaching music to both children, teens, and adults! Seeing that sparkle in their eyes when they conquer a difficult sight-singing passage or witnessing their joy after a concert or recital well done, warms her heart.

Dévon has ample experience in both performing on stage and teaching. Dévon earned a Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance from Washington State University and a Master's Degree in Opera Performance from Arizona State University. She has toured, directed and performed with several choirs, including the Madrigal Singers and Crimson Company of WSU, the River of Life Choir and more.

As far as teaching is concerned, Dévon's skill in putting together a fine music program is unmatched. In 2007, she began teaching K-8 music classes at Trailside Point School and founded the choir program which grew to over 130 participating students. Dévon also founded the Radiance Children's Choir, at her church, Radiant Life and directed it for 1 and half years. Her students enjoy a great musical education, the opportunity to travel and perform at different venues and also the privilege of taking lots of educational and fun field trips. Dévon prides herself in doing all that she can to create an incredible musical experience that will last the children a lifetime.

When you are a part of Dévon Elayne Music Academy, you will have the opportunity to learn and grow talents and skills that will last a lifetime.

Come see for yourself how Dévon can cultivate the music within you!

Meyer, Marlene

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Broadway/Mill, Tempe
Tempe, AZ 85282

PHONE(S): (480)615-5779 (w) •  (480)615-5779 (c) •  (480)615-5779 (h)
TEACHING LEVEL: Beginner thru Advanced
SPECIAL STYLES TAUGHT: Classical, Composition, Ensemble, Jazz, Music Theory, Pop
OTHER INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT: Voice

$18 piano and voice lessons! Learn to play by ear and by music!  Solve your vocal problems!

Sing/play your favorite music! 

I teach all ages and abilities, including special needs, such as blind and autistic! 

20+ years experience in teaching publicly and privately!

I also do fine arts classes, and professional entertainment!

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Johnson, Sabrina

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Ironwood/Ganzel
Queen Creek, AZ 85213
PHONE(S):  •  480-707-7909 (h)

I have taught since I was an adaolescent and have enjoyed the smiles I get everytime a new student understands what I'm trying to teach them, it's piriceless. I start teaching at a very young age, 3-4(sometimes younger) and we work out very simple tules and tricks that make it much easier for little hands to be able to glide accross the keys of a pinao.  I always go with a pace the student is comfortable with, never too quickly.  I have stickers and prizes and if a student completes theri assigned practice time each day during the week then I have little prizes that I give out.  It's a  very fun, but yet structoraled environment.  Once about every 4 weeks I do a groud lesson where all the student ge together and basicaly showed what they have learned I teach them somethig new with worksheet or props to help them vusually understand a little better,  We really have a great time and I'm hoping that you don't miss out on it either!