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Popular Music Teachers Near Albuquerque

Aleena W.

Albuquerque, NM
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Chris L.

Albuquerque, NM
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Brandon P.

Rio Rancho, NM
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Aleena W. Albuquerque, NM

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About Me

I have been teaching more than 4 years and I guarantee that you will find many things that are very valuable in life in addition to the playing of an instrument. I hope you choose to study under my guidance and encouragement!!

I have written background music for a radio show, a CD and a short film for a prominent movie production co.

I am a professional musician and was trained in the classical method and I am Certified in Music Theory. These elements provide foundations for the pursuit of any genre of interest to the student.

In addition to the Classical method I have been trained in the "Recreational Music Method". Therefore I combine conventional with more progressive and fun techniques to maintain the student's interest and make it meaningful for them.


One of the most rewarding experiences I have had, was a student who had learned some songs by ear but due to his dyslexia and ADHD, was told he would never sight read. Well, not only did he learn to sight-read, but began writing music after 5-6 weeks following his exposure to sight-reading. This of course means that he has created and transposed himself on the written page.

Most of my students are able to learn the C scale (ascending), with proper fingering in 1-2 lessons which gives them confidence and provides then with a huge jump in their learning process. This also provides an important foundation for the student to start deciding the best way to proceed to suit their goals.

Teaching is a very gratifying and fantastic avenue to maintaining one's skills, I love the look in someones' eyes when they have surprised themselves and just performed something they didn't think they could learn.

*** Lesson Details ***
Relaxation and consistent encouragement are the most important aspects of my method and I think that even weaknesses can be turned in to benefits

I think a student should first be evaluated to determine their skill level and determine what their innate talents are.

I am also a firm believer in students learning to perform play any genre they desire thus encouraging them to continue to learn and enjoy themselves.

I like to interact with the parents when teaching children so that they are aware of their child's progress.

I think basic theory is a necessary element in building a foundation. Sight reading is also a good thing to learn. Once you have learned these things, then the "world is your oyster" and you never know what amazing things you will find yourself doing in music.

As far as materials for practicing, I use a combination of my own handouts, books and sometimes interactive websites.These materials will vary based on the student's needs.

I hope you will be one of those students.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a Yamaha digital piano with weighted and sustainable keys which means that when the keys are touched, they have the same feel of an older model "upright" or "grand piano". The full piano sound is invaluable in terms of learning and perhaps investing in later if a student decides they would like to advance to the professional level.
Most of my students however have wonderful digital keyboards that have full sounds and additional programmed instruments into them. Students find themselves very happy with those as well.

*** Travel Equipment ***
It would help the student to have a binder for printed materials that I give them.

*** Specialties ***
I encourage anyone to learn and play any genre they desire. I was trained in classical music which I find is a wonderful springboard to any type of music.
I incorporate basics that all students will benefit from and then direct them towards their goal and them help them enjoy! enjoy! enjoy!!!!!!

Chris L. Albuquerque, NM

Subjects Taught

Accompaniment, Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Audition Prep, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Bluegrass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Classical Guitar, Classical Piano, Composition, Ear Training, Essay Writing, Flamenco Guitar, Guitar, Harmonica, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Synthesizer, Ukulele

About Me

I have studied music for 26 years. Piano was my first instrument and I have taken classical lessons from an early age and studied jazz piano for 14 years. I play guitar at the same level as piano. I play jazz, classical, flamenco and rock guitar; acoustic, electric and 9-string electric. I have studied at University of North Texas, Musicians institute and have a bachelor's of music from UNM. I have a certification in early childhood education and love to teach children, as well as adults of all ages.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am very patient and flexible. I work with the student to design curriculum that is exciting and engaging for their individual level. Students enjoy studying with me because they can progress quickly if they practice and because I am easy to talk to and work with.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The In-Studio lessons are taught in the music room in the home which includes an 88 key weighted keyboard, 5 guitars, 3 amps, and seating is available. Home includes 3 cats which can be kept separate if needed.

*** Travel Equipment ***
If I go to their house, I expect them to have their own instruments that they practice on during the week, a metronome, a tuner and the music books they are working on.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in jazz, rock and classical music. I usually allow the students or their parents to choose their method books based on their interests and goals.

Brandon P. Rio Rancho, NM

Subjects Taught

Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting

About Me

I started learning piano by the age of 4. Started composition by the age of 5. At the age of 12, I started guitar and never turned back. Music was always the ULTIMATE escape. To me there's nothing that compares to the feeling I get after completing a song, or the rush of a good performance. I decided that I'd rather do nothing else in life but music. After high school I went to the famed Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA., where I was taught by the most amazing musicians I've ever known. Some of the teachers who influenced me were Dan Gilbert from the Guitar World magazine, and David Oakes who trained with Andre Segovia (famed classical guitarist). My influences are a wide range. I love any music with shred guitar. Anything virtuosic is what I love. I enjoy playing everything from Latin, classical, blues, all the way to heavy metal. I have a lot of on stage experience that has served me well, and my mission is to give back the inspiration that has been my love for music.

*** Lesson Details ***
The most important thing with any instrument is that you're enjoying what your doing. If you're not having fun with guitar, then you're probably not going to stick with it. I teach beginning to advanced guitar and my students really enjoy the lesson plans. My lessons vary from student to student depending on what they want to accomplish, and what they need to succeed. After the student reaches a certain level I get them to play with other musicians. Sometimes I'll bring in my drummer and hop on the bass so the student can get the feel of playing with a full band! I expect a lot from students and they seem to have no problem delivering,

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home studio- includes amps, guitars and recording equipment. Custom built computer designed for studio use. Pre-sonus Firepods. Ton's of pedals. Pro Tools 10 Professional

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have backup amps and guitars just in case. I bring all the materials for the lesson plans to the student's home.

*** Specialties ***
classical, rumba, metal, classic rock, hard rock, shred, Brazilian, fusion, blues, and most Latin styles.

Music Lessons in Albuquerque, NM

As you may have heard in the news the people in the Albuquerque Music Office, a division of the City of Albuquerque Economic Department, have been busy planning big things to promote the city’s music scene. It’s great to see that Albuquerque, one of the largest cities in America, is passionate about positioning itself as an active player in the music industry not just locally but internationally. Here at TakeLessons we are passionate about spreading music lessons to all cities throughout the US. In an effort to encourage musicians in New Mexico we have included Albuquerque music lessons as one of the areas we service.

If you are eager to chase your dream of becoming a musician but have held back due to a lack in quality lessons available then you’ll be happy to know we now offer ...

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