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Popular Guitar Teachers Near Phoenix

Peter C.

Avondale, AZ
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Charles W.

Mesa, AZ
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Robert K.

Chandler, AZ
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Peter C. Avondale, AZ

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Audition Prep, Bass Guitar, Christian Gospel, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Classical Piano, Composition, Drum, Ear Training, Flute, French Horn, Guitar, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Songwriting, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Violin

About Me

I began piano lessons at four years of age, and was blessed to have an amazing piano teacher, who taught me for 14 years. She gave me a passion to teach others and impart to them a love for music. I have carried on that calling and taught hundreds of adults and children over the last 30 years. I am very thorough in my method and customize each lesson around the goals and dreams of each student. I incorporate theory, ear training and technical into all my lessons, regardless of the style of music they are learning. This gives my students an all-round musical education and appreciation for this wonderful gift they have in their hands.

I have experience in the professional music world as a pianist and french horn player, performing with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Australian Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Sydney Sinfonia, Sydney Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, as well as productions of "Cats", "Phantom of the Opera", Sesame Street, and touring all over Australia, U.S.A. and Israel. I have also been a part of the worship teams at Hillsong Church and C3 Church Australia.

I studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and also received my Licentiate Diploma from the Trinity College of London (L.T.C.L.) in French Horn (Teaching) and Licentiate Diploma from the Trinity College of London (L.T.C.L.) in Piano (Performance). So my experience not only comes from an inspiring teacher, but also from hundreds of performances on stages across the world working with the finest of musicians, singers, conductors and worship leaders.

I love music, and more so, love imparting it to others.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students come away from their lessons inspired and excited about their ability to accomplish their dreams. Whether it is to play 'Phantom of the Opera' or an Adele song, Debussy's Claire De Lune or Jingle Bells, I show them how to do it and help them get there. I am very thorough, taking no short cuts, but making it fun to learn an instrument. You will be amazed at what you are playing in three to six months!

*** Specialties ***
Classical, Jazz, Rock, Contemporary Christian

Charles W. Mesa, AZ

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Drum, Flamenco Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice

About Me

I am an international recording artist and seasoned performer. I have been playing music since the early age of 8 yrs old. I have always been inspired by music and love to inspire others with music. Some of my accomplishments include putting an album out with Universal Records as a Nashville recording artist, having over 7 albums out internationally, and recording and playing with some of the biggest names in the music industry. I am a classically trained musician as well as an innovative and experienced teacher. I have been teaching for over 15 years and have seen many of my students go on to become top-notch performers themselves while pursuing successful careers in music. In addition to being a private music teacher, I have also taught at many schools in the valley including the Center for Educational Excellence School, Grand Canyon Preparatory private charter school and the Arizona Music Academy. I teach all levels of guitar, bass, and drums and tailor every lesson to the individual student’s needs and personality. My annual recitals are live-performance concerts featuring bands and other performing groups formed from among my students along with solo performances. My students also perform regularly throughout the community and are successful in their musical endeavors at all ages. I teach a wide range of genres and styles from classical music, blues, jazz and rock to heavy metal with an emphasis on becoming A-Level lead guitar soloists and song writers. I teach songwriting skills, music theory, and have even helped many of my guitar students be able to sing better while learning their main instrument.

*** Lesson Details ***
I make my lessons fun and informative and have had many students stay with me for up to 7 years. I show you everything you will ever need to know about music theory but in a very useful applicable way. I teach popular songs from any artist and classics that have stood the test of time and show you how to become a great song writer of your own giving you an insider’s knowledge about how to perform and have the audience standing asking for more. No matter if you want to become a pro lead guitar player or just play to have fun I can show you how to sing and play the guitar or piano at the same time or singing songs from church as well as your favorite rock or pop songs with confidence.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Just my own guitar and amp they need their own equipment.

*** Specialties ***
Classical, flamenco, rock, heavy metal guitar. I have also developed new classical guitar techniques that I call the "trem" stroke and the "harpeggio"

Robert K. Chandler, AZ

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

I am a Board-Certified Music Therapist with over twenty years of Therapy and Teaching experience. I am a DePaul University Music graduate and studied Classical Guitar with Richard Pick. I enjoy working with beginning and challenging students and love singing and playing guitar.

*** Lesson Details ***
You or your child can expect to be reading music after 3 months, expect to be able to strum some basic guitar chords, and notice some positive improvements in playing and singing with guitar or piano within weeks. As a Music Therapist I realize the importance of a positive learning experience that is non-stressful. In other words Music is FUN ! I realize that all students learn at different rates but it is important to feel progress in our musical journey. Being able to express ourselves is a human need and through improvisation in music we can tap into our creative selves.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Guitars, amplifiers rhythm instruments, (drums, shakers, etc.,) portable 4-track recorder, karaoke CDs, Music. Students should be able to provide their own instrument, method book, commitment and desire to learn.

*** Specialties ***
Blues & improvisational guitar. Music therapy method of teaching primarily using children's songs. Multi-sensory approach with focus on tactile learning with visual and auditory cues.

Marty T.

Scottsdale, AZ
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Stevie H.

Scottsdale, AZ
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Chris N.

Scottsdale, AZ
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Marty T. Scottsdale, AZ

Subjects Taught

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

About Me

Hi I'm Marty T. and there is nothing I love more than playing and teaching the guitar (except for my wonderful family)!
I was born and bred in New York City where I learned the art of guitar playing from the finest musicians in the world. By the age of 16 I was performing in the famous Catskill Mountain hotels. Being surrounded by famous musicians and musical acts gave me the drive to continue my studies with renowned guitarist / teacher Howard Morgan.
While attending the City of New York University I continued my studies with legendary guitarist Joe Monk.
I also studied with Joe Ravo and Billy Bauer. By the time I graduated college, I had more musical work than I could handle so I opted to be a professional musician.
In this endeavor I ended up playing every venue possible in the Tri State Area. From The Waldorf Astoria and Plaza Hotel to show bands to Country Club extravaganzas, from jazz to classic rock, blues, Brazilian and so much more.
I boast a repertoire of literally thousands of songs....dedicated to memory!
This extensive knowledge is passed through to my students in an exciting and more important, a FUN manner. When a student is having fun while learning I feel as if I have achieved a personal goal.
I have performed with The Drifters, The Spinners, B.J. Thomas, The Tokens, Legends from Las Vegas and countless other name acts playing acoustic and electric guitar.
I continue to perform on a regular basis all over Arizona. I am quite well known and respected as a guitarist and bandleader.

*** Lesson Details ***
In general, most lessons are divided into two sections.

The first being the formal study of the instrument including the reading of music and the various techniques that incorporate the student's goals.

The second part of the lesson is how we apply these techniques to songs. This is commonly known to my students as the "fun" part of the lesson. All students truly enjoy applying techniques learned to their favorite songs.

After three to six months of lessons the student will be able to play their favorite songs.They will have also acquired the musical education to apply this knowledge to their goal, whatever that may be.

I take an extremely laid back approach to teaching, incorporating humor and positive reinforcement.

My students are asked to practice for a half hour per day and then then encouraged to "play" for at least another half hour.

I never forget that if it weren't for the fun and joy, I would not be involved in music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Designated music room with a baby grand piano, a keyboard, full PA system, amps and a recording system

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide a temporary guitar for a student. One of my instruments is 3/4 size for younger students.
I will recommend books that the student should purchase (I can also obtain these books)
Students should provide 2 chairs (no arms) and a music stand.

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers marked as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.I like to customize methods for the individual. I do prefer the Berklee series for more serious guitar students. I have used Alfred's for some younger ones. Personally, I was brought up on the Mel Bay method and I don't really care for it. Besides general guitar lessons I can offer instruction to bands as I play bass keys and drums as well.
Music Theory is a very strong point for me. Ear training goes hand in hand with theory. Being a performer too, I can teach the student the ropes of stage performance.

Stevie H. Scottsdale, AZ

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Audio Engineering, Bass Guitar, Bongo, Conga Drums, Drum, Guitar, Hand Drums, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Pro Tools Software, Songwriting

About Me

I began as a musician in my high school drum line, where I discovered my true passion for percussion and music performance. Since graduating, I have toured the country with drum and bugle corps, performed Japanese taiko drums with Alice Cooper, traveled to South Korea to perform in a drum festival, and played countless gigs all over Arizona!

In addition to keeping a busy performance schedule, I love to teach out of my home studio in Scottsdale. I have a fully equipped teaching studio with 2 drum sets, plenty of practice pads, as well as guitars, electric pianos, and a white board for music theory and visual aid.

I strive to keep a laid back atmosphere while teaching, so that students are comfortable and encouraged to express themselves through music. I am able to tailor my style to meet a variety of student needs. Whether you are a fresh starter just looking to bang on some drums and learn to write songs with a guitar, or a more advanced player who wants to develop their sight-reading chops; I look forward to working with you and helping you to forward your musical endeavors!

Cheers!

*** Lesson Details ***
My goal is to keep a laid back and positive atmosphere so that you feel comfortable and are able to learn in your own way. Having worked with a variety of learners, and studied with a lot of great teachers myself, I have developed many strategies to help students grasp the material and understand it in their own unique way.

There is plenty of parking space at my home studio in the driveway or on the street, and it is safe day or night. Parents are welcome to wait in my comfy living room, go shopping at the grocery store just down the street, or grab a latte at my favorite local coffee shop.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Pearl Session Custom 5-piece drum kit,
Roland Electronic drum kit,
Bass guitar and amp,
Electric guitar and amp,
Acoustic guitar,
PA system,
Mac Pro with Protools HD and plug ins,
Electric Pianos,
Music Stands,
Large white board and visual aids,
Library of method books, exercises and other resources!

*** Travel Equipment ***
Drums:

I can provide sticks, mallets, practice pads, sheet music and a metronome.

I expect the student to invest in their own sticks, practice pad, metronome, drum set (if needed), and 1 or 2 method books for at home practice.

Guitar/Bass:

I can bring acoustic or electric guitar, small practice amp, tuner and guitar picks.

It obviously works best if the student has their own guitar to practice on, guitar picks, tuner, and method book.

*** Specialties ***
Being a percussion student and performer of over 10 years, I specialize in all styles of drum set as well as marching percussion. I also have students in beginner guitar as well as bass guitar!

Chris N. Scottsdale, AZ

Subjects Taught

Guitar

About Me

Hello, my name is Chris N. and I can show you how to play guitar in the style you want and put together a customized lesson path that will keep you interested, excited and challenged. I also enjoy teaching those who think they have absolutely no musical ability!

I teach many styles: blues, classic rock, modern rock, pop, alternative, heavy metal, punk, jazz, country, jamming, improvisation, composition, songwriting, acoustic, folk, and more. I can customize a method based on your musical goals, whether you want to strum songs around the camp fire, learn to sing and play, write songs, shred, improvise, or learn about scales and theory. I also hold free monthly jam sessions for students to come and perform songs and play guitar in a low pressure, fun environment!

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*** Studio Equipment ***
Guitars, bass, drums, amps, microphones, jam room, recording capabilities, and everything else we need to rock out or create music. I have a huge supply of jam tracks, play-a-longs,drum machines, metronomes, and free wireless internet . Come visit my studio and check it out!

*** Specialties ***
I am really great with beginners young and old. I have a lot of patience and I can help you overcome the obstacles all beginners face. And it is ok if you don't feel you have any "natural" talent, I didn't either. I can help you.

For more advanced students I have a great blue's method that teaches you to improvise almost right away. Bending, vibrato, and phrasing are so much more important than just learning scale patterns.

I also teach "shredding" and if you are looking to play like Eddie Van Halen or Slash or get into some really technical playing, like sweep picking, I have helped countless people achieve their goals in these areas.

I also don't mind helping acoustic players learn how to sing and play. Even if it is Talyor Swift or some pop country tune, I will teach it to you. I am more interested in helping you learn the music that inspires YOU, regardless of the style or genre. I am very open minded and open to all ideas.

I also love writing songs and I can help you become a great song writer, too. Everybody has the ability to write music and be creative and I can help your tap into you creative side.

Playing and Teaching Guitar Lessons in Phoenix, AZ

By Henri B. - Phoenix Guitar Teacher

I started learning to play the guitar in high school simply because I wanted “to be cool.” Everyone I knew thought people who played the guitar were “cool,” so I taught myself how to play the song “Happy Birthday.” I was so excited about it that I continued learning simple songs. It was from that point forward that I fell in love and developed a passion for the instrument.

I love to play and teach guitar lessons in the greater Phoenix, AZ area. Phoenix has amazing bands with so many awesome musicians. I am part of a wonderful cluster of musicians that create a professional and supportive community. I am consistently being inspired and challenged to practice daily in order to keep my chops tight and my musical abilities ...

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