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Richard C.

Phoenix, AZ

About Richard

I started taking piano lessons at the ripe age of 4, but I quickly found my calling on the guitar. At the age of 20, and with 13 years of playing experience, I graduated from the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery (guitar building), after building both an acoustic and an electric guitar and receiving repair certification from Fender.
I later completed my Bachelor’s Degree of Music in the field of classical guitar performance, at ASU in 2007.
During this time I expanded to other instruments such as the Ukulele, Banjo, Mandolin, Dulcimer and Bass Guitar.

I am involved with a number of extra mu
sical activities that are available for you. First, I am part of a weekly jam session where my students meet and jam on a rotation with other music students in the phoenix area (drummers, singers, piano players, other guitarists of all ages) From this has spawned a number of bands. It's a lot of fun! So if you have any interest in starting a band and don't know where to find other players, let me know!

Also, I arrange and conduct for an electric guitar ensemble. This class is by far, one of a kind. In this program, I take classical symphonies and arrange all the parts out for electric guitars. Recently, my students just completed Bizet's "Farandole" (check out the audio clip) which I arranged for four electric guitars and one bass guitar. The ensemble program is more detailed oriented than the jam session, so this class is by audition only.

*** Lesson Details ***
I enjoy Bach and Beethoven, but I still love a good old- fashioned heavy metal band. I have a keen sense of constructive criticism, all while still remembering what it’s like to be a beginner. I pride myself on a teaching style that is refined, yet relaxed. I love to joke around and have fun, but remember, your recital is just around the corner!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music room w/ keyboard, guitar, bass, amps, banjos, and seating for parents. Small inventory of guitar supplies available for purchase.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide handouts and bring my own instruments. Students are required to have their own instrument

*** Specialties ***
I have always believed that improvisation is one of the best ways to learn a fret board. Improv allows the player to just dive in to playing, without having to stare at a piece of paper the whole time. Out of all the things I have been trained to do, I feel that improvisation is my strong point.
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Ruth S. May 19, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Richard was very friendly and good at explaining things. I could tell that he knows his craft very well and would definitely recommend him as a teacher. I enjoyed my lesson very much. Ruth S.
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Kasey G. April 4, 2016
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
He was a great and patient teacher for my son!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is highly recommended!!!!!!!!!
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Justin December 30, 2015
Bass Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Richard is a good guy and he knows how to teach.
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Richard C.

Richard C.

Phoenix, AZ 85032
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Andrew A.

Tempe, AZ

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 to playing lead guitar in a Santana cover band, and just about everything in between! As a teacher, you can expect me to be positive and encouraging. My biggest goal is to inspire you and help you discover a similar passion for music as I've developed over the years.

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I do expect students to practice consistently, I always do my best to tailor the lesson plans to their wants as well as their needs so practice is both fun and challenging. For students pursuing classical music, I'll typically start them in a book and reading sheet music, but for just about anything else, the lesson plans will be more customized to the taste of my students and will not require music reading ability in most cases. After the first few months, my students can expect to have a solid understanding of music, their instrument, and what steps to take to reach their long term goals.

*** Studio Equipment ***
My studio includes a full drum set, electric piano, as well as several guitars and a bass guitar. I would prefer that the student brings his or her own guitar or bass. I always have spare books and music in case the student forgets to bring their own.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I travel with my own guitar and bass guitar, but for piano and drum lessons, the student will need their own instrument and a quiet area to get the most from the lessons.

*** Specialties ***
While I have a degree in classical guitar, I have several years of experience with blues and classic rock, specifically on the electric guitar and drums. Aside from those, I enjoy all genres of music and have plenty of musical experience outside of the aforementioned genres.
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Avery D. October 20, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Avery really enjoyed her first lesson. Thanks Andrew!
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Andrew A.

Mesa, AZ 85207
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Dale S.

Mesa, AZ

About Dale

As a performer I have been playing for over fifteen years on the piano. I have received training at Vanguard University where my teacher's were graduates from Juilliard and Yale. I am now attending Arizona State University where I will be teaching music theory and receiving my Doctorate in Music Composition. I am a published choral composer, and have had my music premiered in the U.S. and Europe.

In August of 2012 I began teaching piano on a part-time basis. My teaching philosophy has always been to make sure the students understand why and not just how to perform something. I emphasiz
e music theory along with piano lessons and expect the students to take the time to practice every week. I have taught children of all ages from 4 to 16 years old.

If you would like a female teacher please contact my wife who is also a teacher on take lessons:

https://takelessons.com/profile/jayna-j

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Piano/Voice
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Tristan F. May 19, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Great first piano lesson experience. My child was fully engrossed in learning, he can't wait till next week!
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clark A. March 15, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Great first lesson! We are excited to continue on a weekly basis with Dale.
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Dale S.

Mesa, AZ 85201
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$25 / 30-min
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Sheila M.

Scottsdale, AZ

About Sheila

I love teaching music! I have been teaching violin and fiddle for 20years now. I have been a professional violinist for 40years and love to share my experiences and knowledge of music with others. I teach beginners/intermediate and advanced adult students with a complete focus on ear training and learning by ear. I am extremely patient and my students always have a great time learning.

Please understand I only teach adults or kids that are VERY INTERESTED in learning music and violin. And I ONLY teach by EAR :) The easiest way to describe 'learning by ear' is to say that I teach a for
m of the Suzuki Method. I teach the student each note for the piece of music before they leave the lesson, I record it and it is up to the student to practice along with the recording (as opposed to practicing with written music). All of my students that formerly read music only, all said at first that learning by ear would be too difficult for them. But within a weeks time, all my students change their mind and prefer learning by ear.

If you don't wish to take lessons with me, I still plead with you that you take any lessons from anyone and PLAY MUSIC! :) :)

You can see more about me at sheilamaguire.net and read some testimonies from my students.

Looking forward to hearing from you! :)
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john April 29, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Sheila has a great personality, very patient with beginners, and creates a friendly learning environment. She has great world wide violin experience and has won many violin contests.

In just a few lessons my skill and understanding has greatly improved.
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Andy March 9, 2016
Fiddle · In home
Verified Student
Sheila was exceptionally supportive and patient with my beginner's efforts . . . looking forward to steady improvement with my fiddle-
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Erin D. August 11, 2015
Fiddle · In studio
Verified Student
Sheila was so friendly, and did a great job pushing me to work hard, but in a gentle, friendly way. I had a lot of fun in the lessons! I went in with no real knowledge of the fiddle, and came out with a great experience. I definitely recommend her!
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Sheila M.

Scottsdale, AZ 85250
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Kathryn P.

Mesa, AZ

About Kathryn

Kathryn has taken violin lessons since she was 5 for a total of 14 years and has taken lessons from various prominent teachers in the Vegas and St. George area. Kathryn graduated from Tuacahn High School for the Performing Arts under the Music Academy where she was pushed by talented peers and faculty to grow as a musican. During her senior year she was her school's Sterling Scholar in Music, won the opportunity to play the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Southwest Symphony Orchestra, and got superior ratings at various music festivals throughout the state. Kathryn has recently studied for a
year at Dixie State University in music and plans to transfer to ASU soon to continue her degree.

During her junior year of high school, Kathryn began teaching violin lessons to students at Vista Charter School. Since then, she developed her own independent studio and through her first year of college taught private lesson at The Music Store where she gained a full-size studio.
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Kathy August 12, 2015
Violin · In home
Kathryn is amazing! She taught my daughter for a few years and is so good. She is talented, kind, patient, and a fantastic teacher! Violin lessons with Kathryn were a weekly highlight for my daughter. I highly recommend Kathryn!!
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Cathi August 11, 2015
Violin · In studio
Kathryn taught my children in home as well as a chosen location. Kathryn was always prepared and interacted well with my children. She would challenge my children with their music. They learned from your many talents. Thank you Kathryn for all of your patience and sweet kindness. We were sad that you moved away but we are excited for you to be close to your family again.
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Kathryn P.

Kathryn P.

Mesa, AZ 85207
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