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Popular Music Theory Teachers Near Tucson

Adam T.

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April Lisette B.

Tucson, AZ
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Scott K.

Tucson, AZ
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Adam T. Tucson, AZ

About Adam

I have been writing and performing music since he was 15. Along the way I have played or recorded with numerous notable bands including Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees George Clinton and Parliament Funkedic, and members of Bob Dylan's band. In classical music, I have learned music composition under Dan Asia at the University of Arizona and East Indian Classical music from master musician Ali Akbar Khan at the Ali Akbar School of Music. I have been teaching lessons in guitar, vocals, banjo, and harmonica for 15 years. My lessons are always focused on whatever style the student is most interested in, yet still incorporate a dose of music theory and other styles to help inspire well rounded musicians. I can teach to any age, in any genre, as well as help with songwriting, ...

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Coleman B. July 30, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I've been taking lessons from Adam for about six months now, and his lessons have helped me out tremendously. I'd taken lessons before elsewhere for about a year and a half, but I felt that my progress and improvement had stagnated and that I needed to go in another direction. Adam has helped me view music in a different light when it comes to both technique and composition, aiding me to grow both musically and in skill. Thanks Adam!
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April R. May 15, 2014
Harmonica · In studio
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My husband and I started our not-quite four and a half year old son with harmonica lessons with Adam in February of this year. Our motivation was not to create a prodigy musician, just to give our son a unique and fun experience with an instrument we enjoy the sound of. We, Adam included, were a bit skeptical as to how far we could take the harmonica with a four year old. Adam however, rose to the challenge, creating a lesson plan that matched our son's ability, motivation and attention span. He started off with simple tasks, such as making sure the numbers on the harmonica were facing up before playing (i.e. getting our son to hold his instrument properly). Such a simple task but perfect for pumping up a four year old's confidence and psyche before starting each lesson. As the lessons got more and more involved, Adam consistently stuck to one very important element: keeping it fun. And now 3 months later, thanks to Adam's outstanding teaching ability and unmatched creativity, I'm ecstatic to report that my son can play a real no-kidding blues shuffle. He's not just blowing sounds out of his instrument, he's making actual music; music that makes one want to tap a foot to. My husband and I couldn't be happier with our experience with Adam. He has far exceeded our expectations. We (and especially our son) are looking forward to continued learning on the harmonica with Adam.
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Theresa M. April 30, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Excellent Experience

Know's a lot and makes you do it right, not just the notes, chords, etc. but he installs high notes low notes and finding the right rhythm so that it sounds as flowing as possible, Great teacher, Thank you for the patience, Will be back I would refer my friends :)
April Lisette B. Tucson, AZ

About April Lisette

April is a native of Albuquerque, NM and has lived in Phoenix and Tucson for the past 3 1/2 years. She is a professional actor in musical theatre as well as film and television. While on a soccer & music scholarship, she graduated from New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, NM with a B.A in Music Performance (piano & voice).

April started playing the piano at the age of 7 1/2 under the tutelage of Mary Jobe and Flora Russo and was a 1 st and 2nd place scholarship recipient at age 11 and 12. She also found an interest in composing and has written over 30 pieces of original music in which over half were completed between the ages of 12 & 20. She started singing at a young age but didn't start taking voice lessons until college.

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Scott K. Tucson, AZ

From the basics of note recognition to Counterpoint and Jazz chordal analysis to 12-tone and serial music theory.

About Scott

As a composer I have found it necessary never to stray too far from performance. The shear exhilaration one can obtain through playing an instrument is unique and powerful. I have devoted my life to trying to understand and master this elusive beast we call Music. As a child, of a peculiar spirit, I demanded my parents get me guitar and piano lessons. I felt an instant connection to these instruments and was compelled to investigate. After years of inquiry I ended up attending New School for the Arts, a high school devoted to the arts where I
studied music composition. From there, I went on to the University of Arizona to receive degrees in Music Composition and Philosophy with minors in Mathematics and English Literature. For my Masters' programs I wondered into the world of ...

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Andres R. December 23, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Learning to play the piano as been pleasant and engaging!

When I first starting taking lessons with Scott I had never taken piano lessons or even knew how to play. Scott knows classical piano music very well and introduced me to great piano pieces for beginners to get started on learning how to play. The lessons will move at your pace and the challenge will never be no more than you can handle. Now I will most likely make it a long term goal to get better and better thanks to his help.
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MaryKayK June 27, 2012
Older Student

Have had three lessons so far and very encouraged by his patience and knowlege of music. I come away encouraged knowing I can do it. I really do like Scott.
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DaveM2 June 15, 2012
I wish I had much more time with Scott

I have only had two lessons, and now find that I have to take a hiatus because of my partner's health. We will be going to California for 3 months of proton radiation therapy for his cancer.Scott has been really terrific with me. He is patient, kind, and has opened new avenues in my understanding of music. I will continue to work on the things he as taught me. I expect that when I get back into the lessons, I will need to start over because there isn't a piano in California for me to practice on. I know that Scott will take this into consideration when this happens. I think Scott is terrific. If you are considering piano lessons, then check him out.

Ray F.

Tucson, AZ
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Ian Z.

Tucson, AZ
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Anthony M.

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Ray F. Tucson, AZ

I took all kinds of theory in college including form and analysis, 20th century techniques, and music theory 1 and 2.

About Ray

I grew up in a musical family in Tucson, where my dad was a high school choir teacher for 25 years. I had the privilege to be in his choirs for 2 years! I attended Northern Arizona University studying music education/performance 3 years (music scholarship), Pima College music ed. 1 year. This included 3 hours per semester of private voice. Basically a different language every semester (French, Italian, German). During this time I formed an acoustic folk/rock duo night club act and played around Tucson for several years. Then I moved to L.A. to pursue my dreams. There I played beach clubs in another duo. I also was a studio singer and produced and sold a couple of jingles. I have been a staff singer with Arizona Opera since 1992. I have been in 80 + productions/600+ performances. I just ...

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Adrian C. December 12, 2014
Guitar · In studio
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He makes lessons fun. His instruction tips are very helpful for improving skills.
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amanda A. February 13, 2013
Singing
mr. ray is an awesome teacher!

Mr.Ray is the music teacher at my sons' daycare and has been for the last seven years plus.His performance and ability to keep the children interested in the program is amazing! My oldest son Mikey has been at the daycare since he was a year old and is now seven and still gets excited about the annual christmas program.My youngest son Malachi loves mr. ray and talks about him endlessly when he visits the daycare.I believe he is the one who got Malachi so interested in playing the guitar! He is definitley the best and most patient music teacher we've seen and I intend on signing Malachi up as soon as he turns five!
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Ian Z. Tucson, AZ

About Ian

Hi! Thanks for taking a look at my teacher profile. Here's a little bit about me and how I can help you become the musician you want to be.

I started playing the guitar at age 17. I was being paid to play guitar and hand drums for dance classes at his college by the age of 19, and was hired on to the guitar faculty of the Fairmount School of Music at the age of 24. I realized that I'd gotten good only partially through short bursts of discipline lasting up to 6 weeks or so before I had to relax and just have fun for a while, and that for most people, year-round discipline was impossible due to temperament or other demands on people's time. These observations led me to boil down a teaching approach I summarize like this: "The more you have your guitar in ...

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Laura A. February 12, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Great variety of songs

Great training and variety of songs. Positive feedback for students and appropriate "homework" for practice.
Anthony M. Marana, AZ

-Beginners learn how to read and write music, including clefs, time signatures, and triadic melodies.
-Intermediate students will learn four part writing and modulation types, and learn how to analyze sheet music. Emphasis can be given to either the theory itself, or the theory as it applies to playing an instrument.
-Advanced students will learn theories as they were applied in the different musical eras for a complete understanding of the theory, and the basics of Schenkerian theory.

About Anthony

I have played guitar since 2005, playing everything from Bach to Metallica, and taught since 2009. I also have extensive experience in the process of education, having worked for a college as a math tutor for the past two years, and pursuing a Bachelors of Arts in Music Theory and Performance.

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I will teach musical ideas as well as the techniques of playing guitar to students, to help them to become a musician, rather than just a guitar player.

I can teach a combination of music notation and tablature, which ever the student prefers, but I will single out the advantages of both. I will also endeavor to teach the student whatever he or she is interested in playing

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My studio is a separate room that houses several guitars, acoustic ...

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Anthony W. November 15, 2013
Guitar
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Anthony was very professional and very upbeat.
I love the fact that Anthony was able to break down everything he was teaching and show me hands on what i needed to do to reach my goal i recommend him to anyone and everyone who wants to learn classical guitar or any instrument he knows to be honost. thank you again Anthony M. Best of luck!

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