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Rich H.

Mesa, AZ
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Karen R.

Mesa, AZ
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Reginald G.

Chandler, AZ
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Rich H. Mesa, AZ

Subjects Taught

Music Performance, Percussion

About Me

I am comfortable teaching students percussion at any age. I find from Jr. High on the students tend to be a bit more driven because of what they are being required to do at school as well as where they are in their cognitive development.

I specialize in drumline, rudimental drumming, and drum set. As well I've earned a bachelors degree in Music Education and have put my time in on marimba and other concert percussion.

Currently I arrange, teach, and perform with rock and country bands, as well as marching ensembles throughout the state

I love percussion!

Karen R. Mesa, AZ

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, Classical Guitar, Cosmetology, English, Guitar, Language, Makeup, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Phonics, Piano, Reading, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

Karen R. was born and raised in a musical family in Lindstrom, Minnesota. Karen has loved to sing and play instruments almost all of her life, and became passionate about music early in her childhood. She has played 7 instruments proficiently including piano, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, ukulele, trombone, recorder, and voice (also an instrument). As a child, Karen took private instruction in piano and classical guitar. She sang and played guitar in her first band in the fifth grade! In high school she played trombone in band, bass guitar in stage band, and sang in the high school choir and stage chorus. In high school, she also sang and played acoustic and bass guitar in a rock band called the 6 pack, which performed for school dances and community events. Karen was also the singer and guitarist, leading the Young Life group. Even though Karen has had training in many instruments, she has had the most training in voice.

As an adult, Karen has sung extensively in church choirs, women’s ensembles, and has been a featured vocal soloist at church services, Christian retreats, and women’s ministry events. She was extensively involved in vocal music at Grace Community Christian Church, where she was the singer and guitarist leading and teaching songs to women’s Bible study groups, preschoolers at vacation Bible school, and Kids Praise Club for elementary aged children. For Kids Praise Club, she also taught the children the choreography for the performances. Presently, Karen is a Choir Director for the Choristers at First Presbyterian Church (FPC) in Mesa, AZ., and also taught singing and choreography to the children at VBS at FPC. Karen also had a main role as Mrs. Paroo in The Music Man in April of 2013, performed by the First Players at FPC. Additionally. Karen is presently a substitute elementary school teacher at Grace Community Christian School, and recently taught class guitar to students at East Valley Educational Program.

During Karen’s college career, she was a voice major at Mesa Community College (MCC) and Grand Canyon University (GCU). At MCC, she performed in the Sun Valley Chorale (SVC) and Cadence Women’s vocal jazz ensemble. SVC performed classical songs at the Mesa Arts Center, and Cadence performed jazz songs for MCC events. Karen was also involved in musical theater at MCC. Karen was an opera singer at “Night at the Opera” and a Broadway singer at “Broadway Bound”, both at MCC. At GCU, Karen has been in the President Singers, Canyon Singers, Canyon Chorale, and Union Choirs. Canyon Singers were the honor students and ambassadors for GCU and traveled locally and out of state to recruit students for GCU. As a voice major, Karen has had 9 semesters (4 ½ years) of private voice instruction under the tuteladge of Dr. Cathy Hauan at MCC, and Dr. Sheila Corley at GCU. Karen has three degrees from GCU: A Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a Minor in Music, a Master’s of Education in Reading and Curriculum, and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Music Education. Music is Karen’s passion and she desires to teach it to all ages and stages of people. Music is the universal language and creates joy and healing in the soul.

Presently, Karen owns her own home music studio called Starshine School of Music in which she teaches piano, voice, and guitar. Karen also teaches Take Lessons music students (an online music student placement company) piano, voice, and guitar in her home. Karen is also an active Mary Kay Consultant.

*** Lesson Details ***
Karen’s teaching style is very patient, nurturing, encouraging, and fun-loving. Karen is a  teacher who sets loving but firm boundaries and guidelines. She implements structure and organization, but is not overly strict and harsh. She believes in encouraging, loving, and imparting knowledge with her students so that they will maximize their potentiality and their inner musical stars will shine.
Karen teaches piano, voice, guitar, and music theory for beginning through intermediate (for voice she teaches beginning through advanced). The curriculum that Karen uses is varied according to the student's personality and learning level. She uses her vast knowledge and information from her education and past experiences, and also Alfred Essentials of Music Theory, Alfred's Instructional books, Hal Leonard Pro-vocal Series, Faber Piano Adventures for all levels, and other resources. She also uses an assignment lesson plan book so that each student will know her clear objectives, what is expected of them and so that communication is established with the student's parents if the student is under 18. Additionally, Karen uses incentives, a point system, and rewards for self-discipline, consistent practicing, musical accomplishment and growth, and a good attitude.
Karen's students learn and perform remarkably well because of her very loving, organized, and comprehensive teaching style. They progress in amazing ways on a weekly and monthly basis. They look forward to coming to their lessons because they are treated with such respect and care. They know that Karen has such a passion and love for music, which is so contagious and is passed on to them. Therefore, these music lessons are enjoyable and enriching for the teacher and student alike.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Guitar, Kimball piano, CD and cassette players, extensive music literature, Demo and Karaoke CD's.

*** Specialties ***
I have been classically trained as a voice major at college level. However, I have had so much musical experience (singing, and playing guitar and piano) in varied genres including rock and roll, broadway and theatrical music, country western, Christian contemporary, folk songs, and children's music. I am very familiar with all kinds of music.

Reginald G. Chandler, AZ

Subjects Taught

Acting, Audition Prep, Broadway Singing, Choir, Christian Gospel, Classical Voice, Country Singing, Ear Training, Gospel Singing, Jazz Voice, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Singing, Songwriting, Theater Acting, Vocal Training

About Me

Hello,

I am a cool musician with a passion for teaching. I grew up singing, and learned much of what I know from being surrounded by excellent musicians. That real life hands on training has helped me a great deal now that I am a Music Education Major.

When I am working with students I like to work with them on a personal, one on one level. I take the time to get to know their needs as an individual artist, and what their goals are, so that I can design a program that works best for them.

As a musician and a teacher the greatest thing for me, is when I see progress in my students. I love to see them transform from just singers into true performers and artist.

I am most comfortable teaching genres of: pop, r&b, soul, acoustic, indie, hip-hop, country, classical, and music theatre.

I genuinely LOVE all types of music, and always keep an open mind to new things!

I enjoy when my students become involved in their lessons, and bring ideas and suggestions to the table. That type of input not only helps them, but it helps me learn more about them as an individual and an as artist.

I am very open minded instructor, and I love working with people with different interest, and diverse backgrounds!

*** Lesson Details ***
When I begin new lessons with a student our first lesson together will be finding out the students goals, what their capabilities are, and what they want to learn. In a first lesson I generally begin by having the student sing a song they are comfortable, and familiar with. Then I assess their vocal abilities, and we design warm-ups based upon their needs and goals.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Practice Rooms: space can be reserved, piano and music stand and chairs, parents can sit in on lesson, parking lot near.

*** Travel Equipment ***
If lessons are in a student home we will need a piano, or keyboard.

*** Specialties ***
I'm familiar with methods used in classical singing, as well as Pop and R&B styles.

Joanne L.

Sun City, AZ
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Katherine P.

Phoenix, AZ
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Roger P.

Glendale, AZ
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Joanne L. Sun City, AZ

Subjects Taught

Choir, Christian Gospel, Classical Voice, Music Performance, Music Theory, Singing

About Me

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide a keyboard that is mobile. The students would need to acquire some theory paper and the accompaniment tracks for their solo work for vocal students. If I teach elementary theory (sight-reading) they would need to provide an elementary piano book as needed.

*** Specialties ***
Genre (Christian, Musicals, 40's). Methods: Since I've only directed two choirs and provided a couple of voice lessons to the lead in a musical production, I don't really have any technique, per say. I would, however, like to say that although encouraging, I am a bull-dog when it comes to proper voice placement so as not to destroy a child's voice before their prime. I have learned, through experience, what works and what doesn't.

Katherine P. Phoenix, AZ

Subjects Taught

Clarinet, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Saxophone

About Me

Dr. Katherine P. is currently the Museum Educator at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona where she is in charge of developing and teaching educational programs. Katherine earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts (clarinet) and a Master of Arts (ethnomusicology) from Arizona State University. Her master's thesis focused on the Venezuelan music education program (El Sistema), identity formation, and nationalism; her doctoral research was centered on the Peruvian composer, Armando Guevara Ochoa, and his works for wind instruments. Committed to research and performance, Katherine has presented papers, presentations, and performances throughout the United States. Additionally, she has performed in Russia, Japan, Belgium, Italy, Argentina, Peru, and Tanzania.

An active performing musician in the Phoenix area, Katherine is an adjunct instructor of clarinet and music humanities at Maricopa Community Colleges, teaches early childhood music and movement courses at local preschools, runs clarinet sectionals for local high schools, and maintains a private woodwind studio. Katherine is the Assistant Director for Clarinets for Conservation, a non-profit organization that provides music and conservation education in Moshi, Tanzania during the summer months to primary and secondary students. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Miami (FL) in clarinet performance with a minor in anthropology and a Masters of Music in clarinet performance at ASU.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide a music stand, tuner, metronome, etc. The student must provide the instrument and buy their own books. I will supplement these materials, but it is important for the student to purchase their own.

Roger P. Glendale, AZ

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Blues Guitar, Classical Guitar, Composition, Country Guitar, Ear Training, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Ukulele

About Me

Roget P. has:
-Over 40 years teaching guitar to all age groups
-Bachelor of Music from Wayne State University
-Years of performance experience as a solo guitarist at weddings, parties, worship music, and many other events.
-Won top Guitarist in North America for 2010 from gigmasters
- Consistent 5 Star performer with gigmasters with over 100 five Star reviews
- Over 275 live performances just with gigmasters
- Loves the guitar and teaching

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are private (parents are always welcome to sit in). I can travel to your house if within my driving range. Online lessons can be done with Apple FaceTime or Skype. I teach music reading and theory, tab available for both guitar and ukulele. 

*** Studio Equipment ***
Bose, Crate, AER amps
Godin, Taylor, Takamine, Dauphin, Pimentel guitars,
Kala tenor ukulele

*** Travel Equipment ***
My car

*** Specialties ***
Classical and finger style guitar and ukulele

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