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Popular Music Recording Teachers Near Phoenix

Al P.

Glendale, AZ
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Fox W.

Apache Junction, AZ
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PERRY S.

Phoenix, AZ
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Al P. Glendale, AZ

Subjects Taught

Drum, Guitar, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Songwriting

About Me

Al P. (Powerman 5000-Martin Sexton-Cypress Hill-Everlast-Lance Lopez-DYS) is a multi instrumentalist, educator, composer, producer, drummer-music director. Widely known as co founder-drummer for DreamWorks recording artist and multi platinum selling rock group Powerman 5000 (1990-02). His rock solid beats are deeply rooted in the long history of the art of drumming.

Bio:
Hailing from Pittsburgh, Pa. and educated at the prestigious Trinity College of Music, London (Pgh. center), Al served as external examiner teaching music theory and drums in private and ensemble settings at the U.S. center in Pittsburgh, Pa. from 1984-86 and further studies at Boston's Berklee College of Music, receiving a BM in Percussion Performance in 1992. Al is also a graduate of The Recording Workshop, Chillicothe, Ohio (music production & engineering program) Protools, Cubase, Reason, analog/digital recording techniques, editing, mixing, programming and sound design.

Al has performed or recorded with John Zorn, Cypress Hill, Soul Assassins, Martin Sexton, Zora Young, Everlast, MC RAI, Screaming Headless Torsos, the Warm Gunns, Zayra Alvarez (Rockstar: Supernova), Avenged Sevenfold, Lance Lopez, Cycle of pain...

As a performer/ writer/ actor, Al has appeared in numerous films, soundtracks and TV shows (B.H. 90210, Zoolander, Girl, Titan A.E., Bride of Chucky, Excess Baggage, Squeeze, Sex and the City, VIP, Daria, Late Nite w/ Conan O'Brien, Pepsi Musica, MTV's 120 minutes (co host), MuchMusic Live, Little Nicky, LATV Live, Loveline (co host).

As a touring musician, Al has shared the stage with Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne/ Black Sabbath, Anthrax, Metallica, Pantera, Cypress Hill, Kid Rock, Pharcyde, Korn, G Love/ Special Sauce, Marilyn Manson, Method Man, Slipknot, Henry Rollins, Snoop Dogg, N.W.A., Limp Bizkit, Primus, Everclear, Slayer, Filter, Static-X, Ozomatli, Juanes, Julieta Venegas, Charo, Los Lonely Boys, Rob Zombie, Incubus, Stone Temple Pilots and tours of North America, Canada, Europe and Japan with Powerman 5000.

I have just completed five years at the School of Rock in North Hollywood, teaching drums and musical direction for show ensembles. Prior to SOR I was Dean of Curriculum and drum teacher for the percussion department at The M. Gray Music Academy, a state of the art facility founded by Grammy Award winning artist Macy Gray located in North Hollywood Ca.

August 2011:
I have relocated to Phoenix, Arizona and am currently available for lessons.
On the recording and show front you will find me on the new "Snakefarm" release and doing live shows with Boston hardcore legends DYS.

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WELCOME TO YOUR LESSON...

Through my work with the M Gray Music Academy (Macy Gray) and my tenure at the Hollywood School of Rock as teacher and musical director, I have developed successful programs for students ranging in age from 5 years old and beyond. I have mentored numerous young musical groups in beneficial rehearsal techniques, live performance and basically all the things you need to know about being in a band that wants to be great!

As we explore the exciting world of music, guitars, drums and percussion, we will cover all aspects of music theory, music history and ear training through video, audio and text examples.

Students will be provided with all the necessary tools to fully understand musical concepts and have the ability to play for recreation or at a professional level.

You won't need any books to start but I do suggest a small 3 ring binder for notes, literature, weekly hand outs and homework .

For drum students: we will start by evaluating your current level of ability and then create a practice plan that works best for you. Basic hand and foot techniques and I will also incorporate grooves and beats from your favorite songs.

Future texts may include: Syncopation, Stick Control, Drum Wisdom, Patterns, Even and the odds and various snare drum sight reading examples. I will also make available notes and exercises from my exclusive personal archives (not available in any book).

Course topics for drums include:
rhythm and meter, rudiments, reading and writing music notation, stick control, single and double foot technique, four way coordination, soloing concepts, improvisation, stylistic playing, brush and mallet technique, working with metronomes, playing with electronic loops, beneficial practice methods, tuning and drum maintenance..."I can help prepare you for further education for music schools and auditions such as (Berklee College of Music, N.E. Conservatory, Musician's Institute/ PIT)

For beginner guitar 101 students, we will start with basic chord shapes, scales and common rock and blues forms. I also like to incorporate songs that students want to learn so it's not just a bunch of boring exercises.

Course topics for guitar 101 (beginner to intermediate) include:
Scales, modes, chord shapes and positions, rock and blues forms, arpeggios and learning you favorite songs!

"The primary goal is to educate students in the art of music, have a general understanding and be able to create your own grooves, songs and develop your musical voice"

Product Endorsements:
TAMA drums/hardware, Zildjian cymbals,Vater Percussion(sticks/tape), Remo drum heads, E-Pad practice pads /accessories and Rhythmtec percussion.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Vintage Ludwig club date series kit with double pedal, Tama Starclassic maple kit, Brady, Ludwig, Slingerland and Tama snares, additional practice pads, various zildjian cymbals, metronomes, music and video examples. Protools recording capable.
Various electric and acoustic guitars and basses available as well.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Me: music materials, practice pad, sticks. metronome
Drum students: sticks, pad, 3 ring binder for notes, headphones and or drum set and the will to learn something new, fun and exciting!
Guitar students: guitar, picks, cable (for electric) 3 ring binder and you will eventually need a tuner.

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers marked as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.All styles

Fox W. Apache Junction, AZ

Subjects Taught

Acting, Film Acting, Music Recording, Singing, Theater Acting

About Me

My name is Fox, and I've been teaching music for over a decade. I studied music at Pacific Lutheran University, and received a Masters Degree in Audio Engineering from the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences. I have been writing music professionally since 2009, and write primarily for film, television and video games under master film composer Klaus Badelt. As a musician, I have performed all across the United States and won a number of awards for performance and excellence.

I am also a professional audio engineer, specializing in recording, mixing and editing. Earning my degree from the Conservatory or Recording Arts and Sciences has allowed me to fine-tune my audio engineering skills on both sides of the glass in recording studios, as well as post-production for film, television and video games.

I want to give this all to you. My desire to teach music is rooted in my love for the art. I love watching people, regardless of age or experience, learn and grow with their talents and gifts. I have extensive experience teaching guitar, bass guitar, voice, choir, musical performance and music theory.

PERRY S. Phoenix, AZ

Subjects Taught

Drum, Music Performance, Music Recording, Percussion, Piano

About Me

Experience: 20+ yrs teaching drumming, and working as a professional drummer/percussionist (in LA, 10 years). Perry has toured over 4 years. Taught for, and at many music stores, and drum shops. And constantly in demand for concerts, gigs, and recording work.
Perry holds a Bachelors of Music Degree in Jazz Study and Performance, from William Paterson College in Wayne, New Jersey. Prior to that, two years classical percussion @ Univ. of WI- Green Bay. Works professionally as an in demand player/recording artist with 4+ years of touring experience. He's taught for several music stores and drum shops in his teaching carrier; as well as private students, some that have gone on to get music scholarships, and/or who work as professional players themselves. His philosophy is, It takes work, but, ultimately "it should be interesting and fun!" Perry has taught a lot and taken a lot of lessons. He knows how it feels to be in the "lesson" seat. "Great with kids, he finds ways to make the material fun, interesting and easy to understand". - We can go as fast, or far as you want to go. Advanced students*- welcome -have I got some fun stuff for you-"get to that next level.

*** Lesson Details ***
I feel it's my duty to find what each student's strengths are, and how we can use that to get better fast! Each student is taught on a quickly evaluated, individual basis. "We work at sounding good and playing music". I like to start with basics, and grooves, with some concepts that quickly let anyone feel that they're playing music. Students: -should have sticks, notebook, and lesson books -(of teacher's or program pref.)

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio room: Top of line-Roland V-drums, & Acoustic Drum Kits, Mp3 players, Logic Pro Recording software, Congas, Bongos, various shakers, tambourines, cowbells, etc.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Drumset, Cymbals, Sticks. -Congas, other hand and various percussion.

*** Specialties ***
I like to, as much as the student is open to it, introduce several styles. I'm very fluent in backbeat-"Rock", Pop and R&B as well as Jazz, all types; certainly also, at least introduce, to intermediate drum set players some Cuban, Brazilian and the differences between them.
I like to offer suggestions and resources to help guide them partly in their listening.

Francisco C.

San Tan Valley, AZ
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Ken E.

Phoenix, AZ
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Stevie H.

Scottsdale, AZ
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Francisco C. San Tan Valley, AZ

Subjects Taught

Accompaniment, Acoustic Guitar, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Arrangement and Composition, Audio Engineering, Audition Prep, Bass Guitar, Composition, Creative Writing, Guitar, Logic Pro Software, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Photography, Poetry, Pro Tools Software, Songwriting, Video Production

About Me

*** Travel Equipment ***
If needed, I can provide guitars and amplifiers. I do prefer my students to have their own equipment so they may practice between lessons.

*** Specialties ***
I keep myself open to all opportunities where I am able to share my knowledge with others and help them improve their skills in the particular subjects in which I am proficient. From Music to Photography to Microsoft Office, I look forward to helping others become more confident in their own skills.

Ken E. Phoenix, AZ

Subjects Taught

Drum, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Songwriting

About Me

I grew up in Los Angeles studying with that town’s finest instructors. My first teacher Kay Carlson taught me how to play a variety of styles through being able to read various types of written drum music. As I was growing up my sister learned guitar, and became fairly good. She soon had a boyfriend on bass, & I was in the band!! We played all the “big Hair band” hits of the eighties, every David Bowie, Rolling Stones, & Cat Stevens song ever written. I needed this repertoire off the top of my head!
When I got to college, I was able to put my years of studying jazz to use. Those years of reading big band charts gave me valuable insights into how to capture the instinct needed to perform on drums.
I then studied with Buddy Rich’s good friend Richard Wilson. Known internationally as the Moeller Technique guru, I was able to study under him for a number of years. His instruction gave me the knowledge to increase my speed and power. This combined with the styles learned from Kay allows me to instruct from the full range of instructional techniques.
Over the years I've performed with a number of rock & roll, original, jazz, top forty, orchestras, & even a country western band! One original rock band was the top drawing band at most of the venues we performed throughout L.A. We recorded an EP & were ready to promote it when a tiff between the singer & sax player broke up the band.
I've since been teaching & performing. Composing curriculum to instruct students in a number of styles, requires knowledge of; books available for that style, common performances of said style, and how & where the “feel” comes from.
Having also worked and studied child development, enables me to accurately pinpoint a student’s development; musically.

*** Lesson Details **
Lessons are formatted as a model of "correct" practice sessions: Warm ups are how lessons are always began. We then trade weeks between snare days & drum set days. On snare days, we'll cover rudiments, technical snare readings (marching!?!). Moeller technique of holding the sticks is taught for speed, control, & power. Exercises will be assigned to boost the students skills & confidence. Rudimental instructions will be taught through individual technicalities of each rudiment. Applying students to appropriate rudimental compositions that will challenge their abilities will be assigned. Instruction on the drum set will range from studying various styles of music, independence between limbs, different fills & set-up for punches, as well as rudimental exercises for the set.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Office/Music Room: drum set, desk, couch, parents can sit in on lesson. Recording of students performing with pre-programmed music available.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Expect student to have, at least a practice pad, a metronome, & sticks. If I travel, I can have metronome sticks pad, paper, pens, necessary books, & a band in a box.

*** Specialties ***
Moeller drumming technique. Performance experience for students through performing with my band in box!

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!

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