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Lou S. Surprise, AZ

About Louis

My name is Lou S., and I come from a family of Drummers. My Father was a Master Drum Instructor and taught my Uncle, Brother, me and over 2800 other students in a teaching career that spanned more than 40 years. As the youngest in the family I had the opportunity to learn from my Dad as well as my other family members. My structured lessons started at the age of 5 and by the time I reached high school I was booking my own band and performing weekly at local clubs and events. There was a certain amount of pressure growing up in this environment. After all, if you’re the teacher’s kid, you’re expected to be good, right? This is true, but the way my Father taught and how he inspired me was to be sure I had my own identity. He was not making clones, he was teaching the ART of ...

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Ted B. June 6, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Alek really Likes Lou and wants to continue with lessons and will get better and wants to learn
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Justin F. April 10, 2013
Drum
Verified Student
Passionate about drums; reflected in his teaching

Lou took me by surprise after the first few lessons. His preference is to teach the foundation and basically build up from there. This sort of put me off at first because I wanted to learn a specific genre without all the extras that I thought I didn't need. Fortunately, he was able to help me understand that by learning all of the simple rudiments, I can play anything I want. Now, I haven't reached that stage yet, but I have no doubt that I can get there with Lou's help.
David A. Goodyear, AZ

About David

I am a pianist, guitarist, singer and songwriter. Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, I studied classical and jazz piano with Carole Neal, and classical and jazz guitar with Hank Bryant. I have won one Washington Area Music Award for an original instrumental composition. I have performed with numerous and varied musical situations, including The University of Maryland Jazz Orchestra, Pavement Chasers Tribute to Adele, Elvis Aaron Presley Jr., and my own original group “LUMA”, which performed at venues all over the Washington, D.C. area. In 1999, I received a Certificate of Audio Engineering from The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences in Tempe, Arizona. I then produced and performed as a studio musician on a variety of regional and national projects, including ...

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Ted D. February 12, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
David has been extremely helpful to me as a beginner. He not only knows the technical stuff but he is encouraging as well. It's what a beginner needs. He patiently works with me providing tips and a bit of music theory, which I enjoy. The sessions have been enjoyable and I believe I am making good progress. I am enthusiastic about continuing playing and taking lessons.
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Sherrie C. January 28, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
David is a great teacher! My 13-yr old niece and I decided to take up the guitar not to be rock stars but just to learn an instrument. David was very patient dealing with a kid who decided she had no interest in playing the guitar let alone practice and an older person with klutzy fingers who can't seem to find the time to practice. Amazingly enough through David's good teaching we both learned how to play in just a few short sessions. The kid quit lessons but I am still going and am looking forward to David teaching me my first rock riff…maybe being a rock star is still possible :-)
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Janie E. June 17, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
David has been awesome working with my son. Very patient, understanding and knowledgeable..
Amy Z. Avondale, AZ

About Amy

Hello there! If you are reading this then you or your child must be interested in learning how to read and play music. I am so excited for the journey you are about to begin! My name is Amy and I am a certified music teacher. I graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in instrumental music education, and my primary instrument is clarinet. I have taught instrumental music for 8 years in the Valley. I enjoy teaching students of all ages and abilities, especially beginners! I teach beginner lessons in piano, and brass instruments, beginner to intermediate level students in woodwinds, and beginner up to advanced high-school level clarinet. *** Lesson Details *** Lessons with me will be tailored to each student's needs and goals, however note and rhythm reading ...

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Lisa M. August 11, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Amy is awesome! My son just turned 5 and his attention span is very short, but Amy is able to keep him on track. She is very patient and always go over the material with me, so that I understand it and I am able to help my son practice at home. I really appreciate her teaching style.
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Sarah M. November 6, 2013
Flute
Verified Student
Amy is Awesome :o)

It would be very difficult to sum up all reasons why Amy is a wonderful music teacher. Amy provides a positive and judgment-free zone for her music lessons. She is both encouraging and inspirational. When my daughter becomes frustrated with a new note or technique, Amy simply reminds her that she is more than capable and all she needs is practice. I appreciate the time and thought Amy puts into making music selections that will both challenge my daughter’s playing abilities while retaining her attention.
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John S. April 3, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
We highly recommend this teacher!

Amy is a highly talented, bright, thoughtful and dedicated piano teacher. We couldn't have asked for someone better to introduce our daughter to the piano. She is patient but she gently pushes our daughter beyond her comfort zone. This is the piano teacher you are looking for...
Erin W. Goodyear, AZ

About Erin

I am an enthusiastic, caring, and patient voice and piano instructor. I am passionate about both music and teaching. I began playing piano when I was 9 years, and began classical vocal instruction at the age of 10. I have been teaching both voice and piano since 2004. I received my Bachelors of Music in Music Therapy in 2013. I believe passionately in the healing and restorative power of music. My teaching methods are based on traditional practices and pedagogy while also incorporating my student’s musical preferences, and personal goals. My main goal as a teacher is to help each student reach their highest musical potential while developing a life-long love for music. *** Lesson Details *** I am a relaxed and patient teacher. I use positive reinforcement in order to help ...

Susan K. Sun City West, AZ

About Susan

Ms. K. been teaching private lessons since 2000 in Michigan and she has recently move to Arizona to teach music in a public school. She is currently available and looking to teach lessons at her home studio. Ms. K. has worked with students of various ages and abilities and loves the one on one attention she can give to helping her students grow as musicians. She takes great pride in not only teaching how to play or sing, but also how to practice in a time saving manner. Ms. K. received her training at Madonna University (a private university in Michigan) in 2009, where she received a Bachelor's degree (with highest honors) in Music education. She has had extensive training in music theory, piano pedagogy, piano, voice and organ performance - along with work in music theater. She has ...

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Carolyn T. January 3, 2015
Classical Piano · In home
Verified Student
Susan is a terrific teacher --patient yet challenging and most knowledgeable. Her lessons are quite delightful!
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Susan K. November 6, 2014
Piano · In home
Susan was my Piano teacher for a couple of years before she moved to Arizona. She was just wonderful. A great teacher and yet flexible and understanding. Although she made sure I was challenged, she was willing to work with me on the pieces that I was interested in and kept me encouraged to continue playing and learning the piano with my terribly busy schedule. I highly recommend Susan as a music and piano teacher.
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Ellen H. November 6, 2014
Singing · In studio
I took lessons from Susan for many years when she lived in Michigan. She started teaching me how to sing when I was in middle school, and I kept taking lessons from her throughout high school. She has amazing patience and talent, and she's very knowledgeable. She not only taught me the basics and mechanics of music, but she also taught me how to really express myself through music. I thought I was a good singer to begin with, but she taught me more than I ever thought was possible. I've seen her teach children from my church and the older folks from the adult choir, so she's very flexible and versatile. Needless to say, I highly recommend Susan to anyone looking to take lessons!

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