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Laura P.

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Phoenix, AZ
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • BA in Music Therapy from California State University, Northridge
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Laura P.

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I have been teaching guitar since 2009. I teach in a therapeutic style, using my music therapy training to be as observant, adaptive and flexible as I need to be for the student's benefit. I teach at the student's pace and to their interests, while building their musicality, music theory, and performance skills. I often incorporate singing into lessons as well. 1-2 times a year, we work towards building a repertoire of 1-4 pieces (depending on the student) to play at a local assisted living facility or skilled nursing facility.

About Laura

I have been teaching music lessons since 2001. I teach piano, flute, guitar and ukulele. I have played piano for most of my life, then started playing the flute in elementary school, then the guitar and ukulele in college. I attended California State University, Northridge, where I received my b

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Rob D.

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Phoenix, AZ
Starting at $37
  • Speaks
  • Music - Vocal Performance from Phoenix College (Phoenix, AZ)
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Rob D.

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We're gonna HAVE FUN! Your lessons will be customized to your needs and what you want to do with your ability to play guitar. I can teach you either electric or acoustic guitar. I can prepare you for any genre as I include fundamentals (for example, scales and arpeggios) in your practice. I use Mel Bay's Modern Guitar Method books for reference and/or lesson work. I can help you learn how to play with a pick, how to finger-pick, how to sing and play simultaneously, and even how to sightread.

About Rob

Hey there! I've been performing music for as long as I can remember, and performing professionally for over 30 years. I have formal training and 12 years of teaching experience. I teach with positivity, patience, and perseverance and help you express the music in you! *** Lesson Details *** A

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Jaycee
Great on time and did great
Parker C.
Rob was great working with my 11 year old. This was our first lesson and it was obvious Rob has a background in teaching and working with kids. He explains things in a simple manor and has a lot of patients. We look forward to working with him.
Wayne L.
Rob Is there a professional knowledgeable and patient I was very satisfied with my very first bass lesson
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Morgan W.

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Phoenix, AZ
Starting at $39
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Morgan W.

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Lessons with me are like playing a video game that trains you to be good at music. Seriously. Every exercise we do will generate a score, and you can practice between lessons in order to “beat your high score” during the next one. Ask me anything!

About Morgan

Morgan W. is a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, voice, ukulele, piano), vocalist/lyricist, audio engineer, composer, and improvisor. He holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from Musicians Institute with a Minor Degree in Audio Engineering, and is a skilled operator of music software programs such as

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Suzette
Morgan has done an outstanding job tutoring our 13 year old this year on the piano! He’s trusting, reliable and consistent with his lessons and philosophies. Our son connects with him personally and also has learned a tremendous amount in a short time! We’re looking forward to him advancing in piano and then moving onto guitar. Morgan is brilliant in both arenas and a pleasure to have in our home. Highly recommended!
Erik G.
He is very kind with my son, and interested on the challenge to teach my son with autism and a very lack atention.
JD
Morgan worked with me to better understand how to work with composers to score films, and he even ended up scoring one of my passion projects. His depth of knowledge is outstanding, and has helped me create stronger connections with professionals in the music industry. If you work with Morgan, whatever level you're at, you won't be disappointed.
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Phillip Z.

35 Reviews
Gilbert, AZ
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  • I am currently in a doctorate program, my primary emphasis is classical guitar performance. from Arizona State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Phillip Z.

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Guitar students start with five subjects.

1) Technique is concerned with the development of the physical mechanics involved in playing the instrument.

2) Scales are a part of basic music vocabulary and building blocks of the musical language.

3) Chords are also basic vocabulary of the musical language.

4) Note reading is not required for every student. It really depends on the students' goals. However, I strongly encourage everyone learn to read musical notation, (more than tablature). Literacy in reading music is analogous to literacy in reading in our English language. Can you imagine how much smaller our world would be if we couldn't read?

5) Songs utilize the skills and concepts of all the previously mentioned subjects and are the goal of studying music. The student chooses what songs they want to play, guided by my suggestions; Jazz, rock, blues, country, bluegrass, R &B - "How deep is the ocean, how high is the sky?"

A beginning student will practice all

About Phillip

I teach music. The guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele just happen to be the particular instruments I choose. Music as a language, discipline, and art, is the goal. I've been teaching, performing, studying, composing, for some thirty years. I've studied and gigged in the classical, jazz, rock, blu

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Rhea
Phil is a consummate musician and is extremely knowledgeable and patient. He helped me to arrange several songs and encouraged me to write my own arrangements, as that really helps one better understand the instrument. I loved our lessons on learning all the scales and modes, too.
Orlando R.
Phillips teaching is very low key and suttle but very effective. I am astounded at how much he has taught me in a few weeks.
Max
Kind, super knowledgeable, and a clear communicator. Looking forward to the second one.
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Prophet C.

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Phoenix, AZ
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  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Gospel Rap Artist of the Year from Hollywood Gospel Insider Music Awards
  • Basic from Granada Hills Highschool
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Prophet C.

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I have 20 plus years in several styles of guitar including Rock, Metal, Blues, Worship styles. I also teach songwriting on guitar. If you desire to learn to play the guitar and grow very quickly then I am the perfect teacher for this. You can learn Popular Songs, original Songwriting and much more. I am a Heavy Metal Riff Master! Favorite bands include Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, All That Remains, August Burns Red and much more.

About Prophet

Prophet C. is professionally known as The Prophet X. He is a professional rap artist, music production company owner, record label owner, website design company owner and more. Currently, Prophet is teaching all of the following classes both in students home locations, in his Teaching Studio and

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Giovanny C.
My son likes the class and hearing him speak to my son, he can relate. Appreckate the support !
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Victor Q.

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Phoenix, AZ
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 7 to 65
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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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Emma
It was a great lesson! It’s been a while since my daughter has practiced, gave her my the confidence that she needed. Thank you, Mr. Quintana.
Amy S.
My first lesson was amazing and I’m looking forward to many more lessons.
Victor is very knowledgeable and teaches well.
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!

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The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Scottsdale is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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"Several years ago I had Devin for a Jazz Guitar Ensemble and to this day I feel fortunate to have had it that way. Devin always had a keen insight when it came to students in my ensemble; he understood the importance of technique when it came to practical habits but taught so in a manner which consistently upheld the quality of performance. Above all, Devin had such patience and a down-to-Earth personality that I felt like I was learning from an older brother. Having always encouraged my musical pursuits and inspiring me with his own, I recommend a mentor and a friend."
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Took Guitar lessons from Devin A.
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"If you want a teacher that is honest, focused, and dedicated to his students, this is the guy for you. He's not only talented, but he's not going to waste your time. He holds his students accountable to practice, helping them form good habits from the start. If you put in the effort, you won't be disappointed."
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Took Guitar lessons from Russell P.
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"Our daughter finds it easy and comfortable working with Rachel. She's very patient and detailed in her directions. She communicates well with us (the parents) which is helpful with feedback."
Reilly
Took Guitar lessons from Rachel C.
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"Scott is an amazing guitarist! Although I never officially took lessons from Scott, I played with him in a few bands and he was always helpful and patient in showing me different tips and tricks. He also got me up and running on the basics on electric guitar last year. If I lived back in his area, I would for sure sign up for lessons with him to improve my skills!"
Valerie
Took Guitar lessons from Scott S.
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Took Guitar lessons from Christopher M.
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"Andrew has been teaching my son music lessons since July 2013, and we have been very pleased. He is always on time, communicates well, and is able to be flexible when our schedule is not 100% predictable.

My son was 7 when he began the guitar and after just over a year, we decided that it would be best to switch to the piano. Practicing the guitar was always a struggle. Andrew took this change from guitar to piano in stride and has enough piano skills to help my son learn all of the things that are important in music: reading, learning rhythm, etc. I have seen him teach younger students and I appreciate that he can adapt his teaching approach to match the age, ability and interest of the learner.

My son seems intrinsically motivated to learn the piano and practice. But even as he plodded away strumming his electric guitar unenthusiastically, Andrew always found a way to engage him. One of the more memorable techniques Andrew uses is to write out the music for the songs my son wants to learn. At that moment, it was a Pokémon song. I thought it was rather genius. Even though my son barely practiced, he wanted to learn that song.

By means of the piano, Andrew is teaching my son music, not just how to play songs on the piano. I am amazed at the progress he has made from not being able to reproduce rhythms to now being able to do so.

It is clear that Andrew enjoys teaching. He is personable and polite. I have referred him to family and friends and would not hesitate to hire him for drums, guitar and beginning piano."
Theresa
Took Guitar lessons from Andrew B.
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"Ronnie is great. He was patient with my child and passionate about music. My 5-year old son liked him and enjoyed the lessons. Unfortunately, my son did not seem keen on learning to play guitar, so we decided to stop. When my son is a little older, we will try again."
Vesna
Took Guitar lessons from Ronnie B.
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"Trevor is a great teacher, extremely knowledgeable. He has great technique and can create tabs for songs you would like to learn. Would definitely recommend to anyone starting out on guitar, or someone who has been playing for a while and looking to upgrade their skills."
Kris B.
Took Guitar lessons from Trevor P.
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"Chris is an excellent teacher. All his appointments are specifically tailed to the candidate."
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Scottsdale: Where Guitarists Can Perform, Listen, Learn and Be Inspired

By Dee F. - Scottsdale Guitar Teacher

Are you an aspiring guitarist looking to take guitar lessons in Scottsdale? Do you want to perform music or listen to your favorite performer to be inspired? Scottsdale, Arizona is a great place for you! As a part of the larger metro-Phoenix area, guitar players searching for a place to belong can easily find their niche, whatever their taste preference.

As both a guitar teacher and professional guitarist performing jazz shows in the Phoenix area, I can attest to the variety of opportunities here in the Valley of the Sun, including open mic performances, concerts, art walks, and festivals. Read on for some tips on things to do and see while taking guitar lessons in Scottsdale!

1) Open Mics As you’re taking guitar lessons in Scot

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tsdale, be sure to check out the various open mic opportunities in your neighborhood. Or, check out who is playing at your favorite restaurant or pub. You may even find fellow guitarists who would like to form a band! There are also plenty of practice band spaces available to budding musicians in Scottsdale.

2) Notable Guitar Music Venues This very large valley features a plethora of venues with every musical style - not to mention a number of golf resorts with every type of live music! Whether you’re into rock, pop, rap, country or blues, you’ll be sure to find some great live performances in and around the city that will inspire you to continue on with your guitar lessons in Scottsdale.

To start, check out the following venues for some great live performances. Casino Arizona - (http://www.casinoarizona.com/entertainment/) Kazimierz World Wine Bar - (http://kazbar.net/) Handlebar J (They also have line dancing here!) - (http://www.handlebarj.com/) Orpheum Theater - (http://www.orpheum-theater.com/orpheum_theater_phoenix.php) Mesa Arts Center - (https://www.mesaartscenter.com/) US Airways Center - (http://www.usairwayscenter.com/) Crescent Ballroom - (http://www.crescentphx.com/)

3) P.F. Chang's Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon (http://www.runrocknroll.com/arizona/) This is a long-distance racing event featuring various rock 'n' roll bands playing along the sidelines of a very long course. Each year, the bands provide loads of fun and excitement! Whether you’re running the race or attending as a spectator, you’ll be sure to have a good time listening to great performers!

4) Music Instrument Museum (http://mim.org/) The Music Instrument Museum in Phoenix offers three floors of over 40,000 world instruments, an interactive listening and learning center, as well as an intimate concert hall, featuring weekly band performances of various musical genres. View a few of Eric Clapton's guitars, grab provided headphones to listen to guitar music from many countries, and play many types of instruments from around the world in the interactive center!

Whenever you go out in the very large Phoenix-Scottsdale area, you will find guitar performers, teachers, and fellow musicians who truly encourage and inspire you on your musical path! The sunny weather and beautiful desert landscape is also a plus!

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