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Al P.

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Phoenix, AZ
Starting at $29
  • Speaks Music, Jazz
  • BA Percussion Performance from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 1984
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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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Robert D.

31 Reviews
Phoenix, AZ
Starting at $27
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Music - Vocal Performance from Phoenix College (Phoenix, AZ)
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Robert 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 Robert

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 ***

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Sophia
Robert has been a very patient, professional, and kind teacher. He is extremely knowledgeable about his craft and it shows in his teaching methodologies. Highly recommend!
Melody G.
Patient, passionate about guitar and very reliable!
Oscar
Rob is very professional. He teaches me how to sing with songs I enjoy. He uses scales to warm up and is very detail orientated. He’s amazing. I’ve taken lessons with him for about 8 months and my voice has improved tremendously! Thanks rob.
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Phillip Z.

27 Reviews
Chandler, AZ
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  • Teaching since 1981
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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, bl

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Thomas
Phillip demonstrated a high degree of professionalism while making my son feel very comfortable.
Carolyn P.
Phil is a naturally gifted teacher. He listens well and took time to understand what I feel I need to concentrate on right now. He knows how to work with a person effectively.
Carolyn P.
Phil is a naturally gifted teacher. He listens well and took time to understand what I feel I need to concentrate on right now. He knows how to work with a person effectively.

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Marcela C.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish
  • Associates Degree in Guitar Performance from Los Angeles College of Music
  • Teaches students Male: 5 to 15; Female: 5 to 60
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Marcela C.

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Experienced teacher of 10 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate guitar student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. Let's get started!

About Marcela

I'm a rock blues guitar player, graduated from the Los Angeles College of Music. I've played with some of the most renowned musicians of nowadays, such as Guthrie Govan and Philip Bynoe (Steve Vai). My debut album was released in 2016, featuring some special guests such as the guitar legend Scot

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Natalia
Marcela is an incredible teacher! She is really great at teaching the basics while working you up to playing styles of music that interest you. I'm really excited for our next lesson!

Scott K.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Bachelors of Music (Cum Laude) from Belmont University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Scott K.

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Whatever style of music your guitar has to be Guitar was always been my first love. Knowing how to play all styles gives the flexibility to teach any genre of music. From finger tapping, sweeping to shredding and many other styles of Rock guitar can be learned. Having the correct technique will get you to your goals of Rockin' out.

About Scott

Scott has been teaching music for over 30 years. His method has evolved over time to meet the demands of changing musical styles and he has developed plenty of material to help students achieve their musical goals. His ambitions for each student are simple- he wants them to enjoy music and experien

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Jaya
I appreciate Scott's relaxed style. He is able to make a realistic practice schedule for me to fit in to my work week. It is obvious he is very knowledgeable and has given me a lot of good tips so far. I would definitely recommend Scott.
Rush
I took weekly electric guitar lessons with Scott from 2004 to 2012. He is without a doubt an extremely talented, enthusiastic, and compassionate teacher. Whether he was helping me learn basic chords or teaching me complicated songs, Scott never wavered in his dedication to teaching. Over the eight years as his student, Scott gave constructive criticism in a courteous manner. He was on time, inquisitive about the songs and music I was listening to, and ended lesson with new material for me to practice. I wholeheartedly recommend Scott to any aspiring guitar student.
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Kristian A.

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Starting at $67
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Music from Australian Insitute Of Music
  • Teaching since 1999
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Kristian A.

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Music comes from the heart. I like to start there and build fundamentals and technique around it. Keeping soul and feeling as the focus.

About Kristian

My name is Kristian Attard and I was born in Sydney Australia and now currently live in Los Angeles. I have been in the music industry for over 20 years and have worked with some of the following artists Heart, Jason Mraz, Boy George, Ceelo Green, Jessie J, Zedd, Meghan Trainor, Mike Posner, Sugar

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Alex
Kristian really Knows his music. Taught me how to pick up guitar in be playing basics in a few weeks, and then really started pulling it all apart for me to allow me to become a music lover and guitarist that I am today. I have carried his teachings throughout my life, even formed and recorded with my own originals band, and played a ton of shows...and now I listen to music like I never did before..learnt every style with K including punk, rock, grunge, classical, and funk! Wouldn’t be who I am today without K.. thanks for everything and all the memories man.. truly..
Wilson
Kristian is one of the best bass players and go-to guy in the industry in LA! Not only is a great teacher but he also gives you so much insight in to the industry and how to move about it to get to the next phase. A wealth of industry knowledge that's going to help you in the long term with your career in the music game!
Skeez
Kristian is the most patient and professional person I’ve ever dealt with! Do yourself a favor, spend the money and allow him to share his amazing talent with you!! I promise you, you will not be disappointed

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The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Tempe is $66. 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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"Nathan was very patient and knowledgeable as a beginner guitar instructor! Can't wait for our next lesson."
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Took Guitar lessons from Natalie H.
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"Jimmy is a great guitar teacher with a great approach. He helps you build a rock solid foundation for playing the guitar, which makes it easier to just sit down and play. This foundation includes calisthenics for the fingers, and learning music theory. Combined these elements make playing the guitar feel more natural, and more fun than site reading out of a Mel Bay book. He always follows up on previous lessons by quizzing you on previous material. Jimmy's a great teacher and I'd recommend him for all ages and all experience levels."
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Took Guitar lessons from James R.
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"She's just awesome!! Plain and simple 😀"
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Took Guitar lessons from Tamara K.
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"Alex knows how to go about teaching an instrument. He is very professional about teaching. He is also personable and patient. I'm glad to have him as an instructor."
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Took Guitar lessons from Alex M.
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"In April of this year, I retained Michael to instruct my 13 year old daughter, Jennifer, in guitar lessons. I was quite impressed with Mr. Michael right from the beginning.

Since I knew nothing about guitars, I had no idea what type of guitar to purchase for Jennifer. Mr. Christian offered on his own time to go with us to help in the purchase of the guitar. He kept in mind what we could afford and the quality of the guitars, it was very reassuring to know that he was looking out for our welfare and to be able trust him.

I am very impressed with the progress Jennifer has made in playing the guitar. She looked forward to her lessons with Mike. She looked forward to her lessons with Mike. He made the lessons interesting and "fun". Mike not only taught her to play the guitar but also how to read music and understand it.

Mike is a very kind, moral, talented young man and I recommend him highly. We are sorry to see him leave, however, our loss is your gain."
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"David was very professional but also friendly and included me in the decisions about my lesson."
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Took Guitar lessons from David R.
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Getting Inspired: Guitar Lessons in Tempe

Angry that you haven't quite mastered that Metallica solo yet? Upset over the grooves in your fingers that still haven't turned to calluses? It's no secret that learning the guitar can be time consuming and frustrating. Luckily, if you live in The Valley of the Sun, learning the guitar can also be incredibly rewarding. There are many resources in the greater Phoenix area that can help guitarists to increase their appreciation for the instrument and skill on the instrument. Below are some places that I have found to be beneficial when beginning to learn guitar lessons in Tempe:  

We have fantastic local music stores.

Sam Ash (4402 W Cactus Rd., Glendale), Milano Music (31 W. Main St., Mesa), Guitar Pickers (2200 N Scottsdale Rd.), and various Guitar Centers are all around the valley.

These places not only have a wide selection of axes, but they also let you PLAY THEM. What could be cooler than going into a store, picking up that $3,000 Les Paul that you have absolutely no intention of buying, and actually practicing on it? (Have it be known that I think that it's only fair that if you do go there all the time just to shred, you should give them business and at least buy a few picks or a capo.) The other beneficial thing about these stores is that it gives beginner guitarists a chance to listen to and be inspired by guitarists who are far more experienced.

If you are an advanced player, you can still show off your skills and improve upon them. You might gain students or even employment just because the right person listened to you practice in Guitar Center and was impressed (yes, this has actually happened to me). Sometimes these stores will even have nights where you can jam with a band or with other people who play your instrument.

There are tons of opportunities to jam.

Speaking of jam nights, if you are an emerging jazz guitarist or even if you just started taking guitar lessons in Tempe, "Sunday Jam @ The Nash" will provide you with the amazing chance to play standards with jazz players of all different levels. The Nash is a jazz club located in the heart of downtown Phoenix and it is easily accessible from all parts of the valley.

We have the Musical Instrument Museum

Finally, Phoenix is home to one of the greatest resources for any musician around: The Musical Instrument Museum (4725 E. Mayo Boulevard). This place has guitars that will make your head spin! From the American flag vintage Fender to the seriously odd "air guitar", the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) is decked out with awesome axes.

Visiting MIM brings music history to life, although it unfortunate (yet understandable) that you are not allowed to play the guitars displayed. Regardless, MIM will increase your curiosity and appreciation for music as a whole and, having visited several times, I highly recommend it for anyone remotely interested in music.

 

These places are just a starting place - a jumping off point - for people who love the guitar. The instrument itself is magnificent, but it is much more magnificent when it’s not exclusively practiced under the watchful eye of a teacher. Guitar lessons are important, but guitar EXPERIENCES are just as important. So go out there after your guitar lessons in Tempe and learn, play, make mistakes, and become a better musician because of it!

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