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Al P.

19 Reviews
Phoenix, AZ
Starting at $29
  • Speaks Music, Jazz
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • BA Percussion Performance from Berklee College of Music
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Al P.

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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. 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 ...

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Updated: 11-23-2015 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

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Marie
Very fun guy, with an extraordinary amount of knowledge, talent, and overall passion for music. I’m really looking forward to my future lessons.
Steve M.
I am really lucky to have found Al. I am just learning my instrument as an adult and have tried three different teachers (as well as self-managed lessons) before Al. Why I am enjoying my lessons with Al so much is because he brings energy to the session, he encourages questions, he's ready (even excited) to dig deeper into the why of what I'm learning. He challenges you to get the basics and get them right, but he's also willing to indulge in a student's curiosity and let me take the lesson where I want to do as well. All this means I am developing a lot faster than I did when I tried to learn on my own. I'd highly recommend giving Al a try.
David L.
My son enjoyed the first lesson! He is very excited about future lessons and can't wait to mature musically. Al is very easy to talk to and understands what motivates kids.
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Andrew A.

7 Reviews
Tempe, AZ
Starting at $30
  • Classical Guitar Performance from Arizona State University
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Andrew A.

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Whether you've just started out or you want to take that next step to becoming a better guitarist, I'm here to help!

About Andrew

My name is Andrew, and I've been a musician nearly my entire life. I have a Bachelor's degree in classical guitar performance from Arizona State University, but my background goes far beyond classical music. My performance experiences range from playing violin in my high school symphony orchestra t

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Gigi & Adam G.
Very good instructor. I was able to learn from him.
Lilly B.
Great first lesson. Andrew is awesome
Wendy T.
Andrew has been awesome with our 12 year old son. He’s figured out a way to get him excited about the guitar and we appreciate him so much!

Victor Q.

13 Reviews
Phoenix, AZ
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 7 to 65
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2002
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Victor Q.

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I am a string specialist. That means I teach and play violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, ukulele and piano. I earned B.A. earned from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley Colorado where I was a double major in classical guitar and double bass. In my senior year I was the recipient of the Annual Concerto Contest where I performed the "Concerto in A Major" on double bass with the University orchestra for the spring concert. I have played in both professional and semi-professional orchestras in Colorado and Arizona. I believe that any student will practice more if he or she likes the music they are playing. Periodically I will ask a student to give me a name of a piece of music that they would like to learn how to play. I notate it for them, often simplifying the rhythm and chords in Finale NotePad and give it to them free of charge. I teach students how to play music on their given instrument. Not just how to play the instrument but working on ...

About Victor

I believe that any student will practice more if he or she likes the music they are playing. Periodically I will ask a student to give me a name of a piece of music that they would like to learn how to play. I notate it for them, often simplifying the rhythm and chords in Finale NotePad and give it

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Joshua & Julia B.
Mr. Victor is teaching both of my kids, one guitar and the other piano. They are beginners, and he is very patient but keeps a good pace. I feel like they are learning a lot. He is a true music teacher and knows his stuff!
Victoria W.
It was awesome! Great pace and great mix of technical and practical.
Laura
Victor has been an amazing teacher. He is extremely knowledgeable not only about violin, but about practically every other stringed instrument there is. He also has an amazing grasp of musical theory, and has really helped me learn about my instrument. He has also helped me grow as a student. He keeps me interested in the music, and still challenges me to keep improving. I have had other music teachers, but he is definitely the best I've had.

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Joao M.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Portuguese, French
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Joao M.

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Our lessons will be laid-back, encouraging, and productive. We will work together to help you achieve your goals and gain a well-rounded music education, regardless of age or musical background. Students who study guitar with me will not only learn songs they love to play, but will learn proper technique, sight-reading, music theory, and ear training. I tailor each lesson based on the musical interests and goals of the student. I aim to give the students a solid foundation in technique and theory in order to help the student feel comfortable with the guitar and to make progress at a steady rate.

About Joao

I believe that anyone can learn an instrument and, even more importantly, that everyone can enjoy the process of learning music. I lived in Brazil, Portugal, Netherlands, Germany, and in Boston before moving to New York. Moving around so much has brought me in contact with all sorts of people an

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Alex & Jessica
If you're reading this, you are very lucky because you've just found the most amazing music teacher!
Our son has studied piano with Joao for the past four years. He started with Joao when he was six and continues to this day. He loves Joao. Joao is a patient, intuitive and adaptive teacher that provides incredible instruction, in any music genre. He honed in on our son's musical interests early on, making learning piano fun and interesting. We often say, Joao is not just teaching our son piano, he is giving him a music education, introducing him to an array of amazing pieces from different genres. He's a rare talent both as a teacher and musician. We feel incredibly lucky to have found him. You will too!
Michael
I studied jazz piano with Joao for over a year. In my time working with him, I learned a tremendous amount. Joao is both an extremely talented musician and a skilled instructor. He clearly cares a great deal about his students and their progress. He was always patient (especially during weeks when my practicing had been slow) and both encouraging and supportive of my efforts to master new concepts in jazz. Joao has an excellent sense for what his students want to accomplish in their musical explorations, and an ability to tailor his lessons to the student’s unique goals. He has an impressive knowledge of both the history of jazz and music theory which makes him an incredible resource for learning about the jazz idiom. Last but not least, Joao was very personable and fun to talk to, and I always a enjoyed working with him. He is an outstanding teacher.
Margaret
Joao is an amazing piano teacher. I would highly recommend taking lessons with him!
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Jonathan G.

26 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Speaks French
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaching since 1990
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Jonathan G.

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I played guitar when I was a boy and now teach Acoustic Guitar plus Electric Guitar and Effects. I specialize in songs from the American Songbook (show tunes movie themes, etc) plus the blues and improvisation for working musicians.

About Jonathan

Professional musician since age 11 in NYC. Specializing in online lessons. Worked with the Coasters, Drifters, O'Jays, Platters & Temptations plus the Ringling Bros/Barnum & Bailey Circus before the age of 30. Earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance with a minor in Jazz Studies from VCU in

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Daniel
He has a good ear and can help quickly with transcriptions. More importantly, he also gave some practical advice.
Ami K.
My son enjoys his music lessons with Jonathan, who is infinitely patient teaching what can be a challenging instrument. My son responds well to Jonathan's instruction, and he appreciates having access to a professional performer as a teacher. Jonathan encourages my son to learn a variety of music, including both challenging classical pieces and more recognizable popular and jazz pieces, which helps to sustain his interest in the lessons.
Shiloh
This instructor is very helpful when learning new concepts and adjusts his lessons to match your skill level.
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Makala W.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Bachelor of Music Degree from Cornish College of the Arts
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Makala W.

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The main thing that I like to remind students of, when they take lessons with me, is that music is FUN! A lot of hard work goes into it, but the end result is always rewarding! I am a pretty laid back teacher, yet I still work to inspire my students to try their hardest and to be the best that they can be at what they do. It is very important to me that my students get their musical wants AND needs fulfilled.

In my lessons we will work on a variety of topics, including:

-Gaining a feel and command for your own instrument.

-Finding your SOUND: Helping you to produce the right tones on your instrument.

-EXERCISES: Scales, Etudes, etc. to strengthen the muscles being utilized while playing, and also to build up muscle memory and accuracy.

-Music Theory and Ear-Training

-Building your repertoire, which is necessary for performance.

-Arranging and Communication with your accompanying musicians.

-Exercising variation and creativity through improvisation.

-How to ...

About Makala

I have loved music as long as I can remember. I know its cliché to say so, but it's true! :) For me, having parents of different ethnicity and siblings that were much older than me, I was heavily impacted by the wide variety of music to which my family members listened. The force of this crayon

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Myriam L.
Excellent teacher and flexible related to schedule so I can take classes and work normally! Full of knowledge. Awesome class👍
Ophelia C.
My daughter LOVED her first lesson! She was smiling from ear to ear following her lesson and was excited to share what she learned. Makala provided tips to support at home practice. I am happy to have found such a wonderful teacher to introduce piano to my daughter.

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The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Gilbert is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $276 per hour.
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"She was very nice and went slow. She understood what I was confused about and went slow for me."
Kristen
Took Guitar lessons from Lisa C.
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"Great teacher, very knowledgeable of theory and can help you better understand your instrument and music in general. Highly recommended."
Nathaniel
Took Guitar lessons from Lucian W.
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"This guy can help you be the guitarist you have always wanted to be, especially if you are just starting. He’s one of the most intuitive players I’ve ever heard and he is an amazing teacher. AND, he’s a riot.

Guitarists who tour with famous acts are the best of the best.
This doesn’t mean they can actually teach. In this case, Corey spent years touring with Motown and rock artists and built a large following of loyal students as well.

From all his years of playing, Corey developed a killer teaching method. And it works. His students learn to have a really good time with their music. He uses his outrageous sense of humor to make you feel comfortable and empowered, at every session.

It’s cool to learn from a 20 year old. There is also a lot to be said for learning from guys who have been playing a long time.

I am a music teacher (keyboard) as well. If you want a great experience learning to play guitar, Corey is your guy. You will have SO much fun!

How do I know this? I used to tour with him and I’ve known him for many years. If you get to study with Corey, you’ll be glad you did.
Randy L."
Randy
Took Guitar lessons from Corey C.
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"Great first lesson! Looking forward to more!"
Maria
Took Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Eric has done a wonderful job with my teenage son! By offering instruction that met him where he was at and building upon it, he has learned so much. Furthermore, Eric has inspired my son to play to guitar by choosing things to work on that excite him. With Eric, my son is not only developing his guitar skills and abilities, but Eric passion has increased my son's love of playing guitar."
Laura
Took Guitar lessons from Eric C.
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"Omar is amazing! He really makes the lesson engaging and fun, just as if you were in his studio! Omar is also very knowledgeable about the history of music, instruments and a variety of genres, which I really appreciate. He personalizes each lesson and moves along at my pace. I look forward to my lesson every week!"
Ashley
Took Guitar lessons from Omar W.
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"Lessons have really helped my playing, Dennis is a good guy."
Michael Brannan
Took Guitar lessons from Dennis B.
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"Tim is an excellent teacher. It is clear that he has a solid grounding in musical theory, technique, and experience playing across many different genres. You will learn what you want to learn with Tim, no matter what it may be. He will help you focus your practice to hone the particular skills you need to create the sounds you hear on your favorite records. I highly recommend Tim!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Tim M.
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"Jesse is so friendly and knowledgeable. My son loves him after the first lesson. We will continue to have lessons with him."
Ethan
Took Guitar lessons from Jesse H.
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"We didn't play much guitar but Kevin was patient enough to walk through some beginner theory to gauge where my knowledge was and from there we built a plan and I'm already working on new ideas etc...looking forward the next one"
Cameron
Took Guitar lessons from Kevin T.
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Learning The Guitar in Gilbert

By Karen R. – Mesa Guitar Teacher

Do you enjoy listening to guitar music? Do you aspire to take guitar lessons in Gilbert to learn one of the most versatile and fun musical instruments? The great news for the Gilbert guitar student is that there are so many opportunities to hear guitarists of all types and levels in the Phoenix area who will inspire you and ignite your passion to start and stay on your incredible journey with the guitar! Let me tell you more.

The greater Phoenix metropolitan area is a hub of musical activities and venues, and it has many opportunities to watch, hear, and learn from amazing guitarists every week while taking guitar lessons in Gilbert. The Phoenix area has an extensive array of restaurants, coffee shops, and concert halls where guitarists of all levels perform all types of genres, including rock, bluegrass, country, classical, and spiritual (many are listed in the local paper, the Arizona Republic). Some larger music halls in the area include Celebrity Theatre, Gammage Auditorium, Higley Center for the Performing Arts, Talking Stick Resort, Desert Botanical Garden, and The Rhythm Room. These venues host many live local and international guitarists throughout the year.

Downtown Gilbert has musical artists performing every Thursday night (except for the summer) for free under the water tower in a series called “Under The Tower.” I also have attended and love the free 2nd Friday Night Out series in downtown Mesa (so close to Gilbert), where one can hear and see live music, walk around, visit local merchants, and check out other artist events. Smaller venues would be The Nash, Chicks With Picks (female guitarists), local coffee shops such as SoZo, and churches who host artists and musical groups.

The Gilbert area also has many places that host open mic nights where guitarists and other musicians of all levels can go to perform or cheer others on. These places include SoZo Coffeehouse, Inside the Bungalow, Lo Fi Coffee, Cup O’ Karma, and Yucca Tap Room, just to name a few. An open night mic at one of these venues is a great opportunity for anyone to gain experience performing in front of others and showcasing their talents. There is usually a supportive and friendly crowd that gathers there. I encourage my students to use as many opportunities as they can to perform in front of others, because the more they do, the more comfortable and confident they will be.

Additionally, one of the best places for guitar enthusiasts to learn about the origin and evolution of the guitar is the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM). I have checked them out, and they have many events with guest guitarists. They also have rooms with collections of guitars in them. I do encourage my students to know and understand music history and how their instruments originated and evolved. Visiting this museum is another great way to inspire and encourage the guitar enthusiast.

Finally, as a long-time music teacher and lifetime musician, I recommend five things to musicians and beginner students - all beginning with the letter ‘P’:

1) Participate in musical events and listen to music to inspire you and ignite your passion for music and your instrument. You can learn how other guitarists use technique to add meaning and flair to their songs and how they use stage presence to reach the crowd. This is how I have personally grown and been inspired as a musician. 2) Practice as a way to progress on your instrument, but not to be perfect. 3) Persevere until you reach your musical goals. 4) Be patient with yourself, knowing that your musical journey is a process of daily growth and development. 5) Be playful with music, and have fun.

I wish you the best during your guitar lessons in Gilbert!

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