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Adam T.

Tucson, AZ

About Adam

I have been writing and performing music since he was 15. Along the way I have played or recorded with numerous notable bands including Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees George Clinton and Parliament Funkedic, and members of Bob Dylan's band. In classical music, I have learned music composition under Dan Asia at the University of Arizona and East Indian Classical music from master musician Ali Akbar Khan at the Ali Akbar School of Music. I have been teaching lessons in guitar, vocals, banjo, and harmonica for 15 years. My lessons are always focused on whatever style the student is most inte
rested in, yet still incorporate a dose of music theory and other styles to help inspire well rounded musicians. I can teach to any age, in any genre, as well as help with songwriting, performance techniques, recording skills, and classical composition. Whether you want to learn to play songs from your favorite band, rock out with awesome guitar solos, play beautiful spanish guitar pieces, or write you masterpiece, I can help you realize your musical dreams. My goal is to inspire the next generation of musicians to get the most out of their instrument, and foster a life long love of music that can enrich their lives and the world around them.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a laid back teacher with a diverse and serious knowledge of music. I truly love music and inspiring new or continuing musicians. I can adapt my lessons to the student so that if you have professional goals I will do my best to challenge and help you to reach them, or if you are a child who is just beginning I will do my best to teach you in a fun and relaxed manner that keeps you excited to come back and learn more the next week. No matter what the age or skill level I take my job very seriously, and try to make the process seriously fun.
If the students is interested in reading standard music notation I teach from the Hal Leonard Guitar Method series, which are the books of choice for countless music instructors. After 3 to 6 months most students have finished at least the first book in the series and can read and play simple songs easily.
If you are interested in reading tablature or chord charts, I have many lesson plans from years of experience that can quickly teach you how to play everything from simple folk songs and popular music to complex Jimi Hendrix solos.
If you are interested in classical guitar, or vocals I start with books of simple spanish guitar etudes and can work with you all the way up to complex advanced works from Segovia and the other masters. In a few months, even beginning students can play beautiful pieces that will impress family and friends.
If you are a banjo student I teach from the Hal Leonard Banjo Method series. I can work with simple clawhammer techniques, or more complex bluegrass methods. In a few months most students can play many simple country and folk songs.
If you are a vocal student I can teach anything from rock/country styles, to showtunes and classical techniques. In a few months I can show how to sing and breath correctly, and help learn how to read music and train your ears to sing in tune.

*** Studio Equipment ***
practice room, amps, and the paper to write down the lessons

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have all the necessary equipment, guitars, banjos, amps, etc. I expect the student to have their own instrument, but I can provide something for the lesson like an amplifier.

*** Specialties ***
I can teach any genre or method. I base the lessons on the students desires and abilities, not on any predetermined plan I may have. I can teach in standard notation, tablature, chord charts, or improvisational methods. I can also teach songwriting, performance/recording techniques, and classical composition.
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Ezra G. November 25, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Adam is entirely unafraid of dishing out criticism when it's due but won't withhold praise either. He'll push you while you're with him but understands that it's ultimately up to the student to get the material. Working with him is a blast provided you come to lessons prepared and put in the effort. What you get out of your sessions with Adam depends on what you put into them. If you don't slack off during the week and leave your ego at the door he'll have you playing better in no time.
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Ryder November 9, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
My son is 8 and brand new to learning music. Adam is super great and truly knows how to be on the same level as a young kiddo and provide a genuine musical education. Thank you!
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Mitchell A. August 2, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Very unprofessional instructor and facilities.
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Adam T.

Adam T.

Tucson, AZ 85719
(15)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Scott K.

Tucson, AZ

About Scott

As a composer I have found it necessary never to stray too far from performance. The shear exhilaration one can obtain through playing an instrument is unique and powerful. I have devoted my life to trying to understand and master this elusive beast we call Music. As a child, of a peculiar spirit, I demanded my parents get me guitar and piano lessons. I felt an instant connection to these instruments and was compelled to investigate. After years of inquiry I ended up attending New School for the Arts, a high school devoted to the arts where I
studied music composition. From there, I went on t
o the University of Arizona to receive degrees in Music Composition and Philosophy with minors in Mathematics and English Literature. For my Masters' programs I wondered into the world of contemporary composers and experimental music at Mills College in Oakland where I finished my M.A. in Music Composition as well as my M.F.A. in Electronic Music and Recording Media. All the while pursuing a mastery of the instruments that caught my ear in the first place.

I have now returned to Tucson to work on my music and further my education in the field of philosophy at the University of Arizona.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am laid back and playful in my approach. I like to gear lessons toward the interests of the student, and if I am doing my job correctly, all traditional technique will be painless. I also like to delve into music theory to give one a deeper appreciation as well as an understanding and steady grasp of the tools of composition if their heart is so inclined. When it comes to music I am rather eclectic and I feel every style has something to add to the techniques of a solid performer, so I tend to draw from many disparate places to offer a fuller experience. In no time at all, you should be playing pieces you love, understanding how they work, and perhaps embellishing them or writing your own.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Keyboard, Guitar, Amps

*** Travel Equipment ***
Provide: My guitar, music stand, and amp if necessary.
Student Provides: Their instrument (Piano/guitar etc.)

*** Specialties ***
Rock/ Jazz/ Classical/ Experimental
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Mo P. June 2, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Scott is very good with kids and is willing to take the time that is needed to help my son progress at his own speed. He is very knowledgable in his craft and we thoroughly enjoy learning from him.
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Colin April 5, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Scott is immensely patient and speaks to each student at their level. Both of my children are now learning with Scott and I recommend him to everyone.
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Richard H. March 1, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Great first lesson! Thanks Scott!
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Scott K.

Scott K.

Tucson, AZ 85746
(16)
starting at
$22 / 30-min
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Julia G.

Patagonia, AZ

About Julia

I began my study of music as a child with the study of piano. I also played and performed clarinet in the school band and marching band (highlight of my youth!), played and performed duet piano works, and also the organ. I was initiated by my native Swiss grandparents into dance and yodel music, which then interested me in ethnic music, in conjunction with my classical music studies. In addition to my music studies, I played intercollegiate sports and studied zoology. The schools I studied at were Western Illinois University, Northern Illinois University, Buffalo State College, and then onto U
niversity of New Mexico to begin a Master’s Program.

Upon moving to Manhattan, I studied with a well-known voice coach in the opera world, Tom LaMonaco. I also studied voice with Nancy Ribakov and piano with Sy Ribakov from the Juilliard School of Music. I studied piano with Monique le Duc from the Paris Conservatoire, Mary Gunning from the New Mexico Symphony. In conjunction, studied voice with Ms. Jean Kraft from the Metropolitan Opera (7 years), and Regina Rickless (1 year) from the European stage.

Notably, Julia was chosen to perform a piano concert for the Spanish Ambassador to the US in Albuquerque, NM. (1999).

I performed a solo voice program in Natal, Brazil which included, Lieder, Italian arias and American songs, and received the honor of teaching a master class to the opera students at Federal American University, Natal, Brazil.

I have performed numerous several opera roles and produced and performed for artist’s series in the US.

I have served at the University of New Mexico as a faculty pianist – (2001-5) in the Ballet Department at UNM for several years. In conjunction with performing, teaching and continuing my education, Julia prepared the children’ Chorus for Opera Southwest and was the director of the Edgewood Opera Group, which introduced the community to the opera stage. Many of my students were in the SWO opera productions and are presently at major universities throughout the US.

I have accompanied and prepared many students for many levels of recitals and competitions, auditions, college university music entrance exams, opera, and Broadway productions while also producing and performing myself.

I continue to perform, teach, and record Lieder and Chanson in Arvada, CO. and hosts shin dings regularly at my home with my brilliant scientist husband, Joda.

*** Lesson Details ***
Dear Future Students,
I look forward to meeting you very much and exploring your music life with you.
Each music mind is different from the next, so bring your own uniqueness to the music and I assure you, you will find fulfillment and the evolution of your musical self.
I will give you 110% and I would like you to do the same. That means, you will need to practice! I practice every day and remember, there are many ways to practice. We can talk about this and I will give you many ideas.
There is no judgement in my studio. Learning music and continuing to improve is a process. Each person is different and contributes to their own becoming. Please don't worry about being like someone else. This is your turn. Your first lesson will BE A LESSON, and we will discuss the specific materials needed for you to study music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a very nice studio in my home, with high ceilings, which offer very natural acoustics. I use my home for my professional recordings. I have a 5'9" Boston, which is made my Steinway. I love my piano and chose it for its rich dark sound.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will travel to you depending on the project. 

*** Specialties ***
I teach using a variety of the educational piano books, i.e. Alfred
but I like to also use materials that fit the personality of the student. This means I will spend thoughtful time picking out these materials for the student. I also use a memorization technique for piano students for part of their work program. I enjoy the Alfred Theory books. With regard to voice, I have in the past required my voice students to at least read the treble clef so that they may play their vocal line however, this is an option. I use college materials for explaining the vocal apparatus, but my training from master teachers has evolved into a technique that brings the voice to stabilized sound whilst protecting the vocal chords. I use the 24 Italian arias for beginners.
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William D. November 11, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Couldn't have been better. Just what I was looking for. More, actually.
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Josephine Tsao June 9, 2015
Opera Voice · In studio
Verified Student
Julia is amazing!!! During my two-week trip in Tucson, AZ, I needed a voice teacher to help me get ready for a performance at a recital three weeks later in another state. I was so lucky and so blessed to have found Julia! Julia is an expert in classical and opera voice. She helped me with an Italian art song and a Chinese art song. She is always very encouraging, kind and patient. She knew my strengths and weaknesses right away, and taught me a variety of singing and breathing techniques to improve my voice. Julia is a treasure, and the best voice teacher I've ever met! I live in another state, but would like to go back to take lessons with her again in the future! Julia has years of experience in both performing and teaching. I highly recommend that students in the Tucson area have Julia for the voice lessons! Thank you Julia!
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Halley K. December 11, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Great teacher, and fun as well!

Julia has been a wonderful piano teacher. I went to her to learn a song I was attempting by myself, not really thinking about continuing lessons. Julia has made piano lessons fun and interesting, and is really good at figuring out how others learn. I've been really enjoying my lessons and plan on coming back for as long as possible!
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Julia G.

Julia G.

Patagonia, AZ 85624
(4)
starting at
$37 / 30-min
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Dave C.

Tucson, AZ

About Dave

Hello! My name is Dave and I would like to help you reach your goals in music! I teach lessons on guitar, piano, drums and just about anything that has to do with music theory.

The success and happiness of my students is my top priority. I work very hard to make sure that my students are getting what they want out of our lessons together, that they are making steady progress toward their goals, and that they are enjoying the process as we go.

I have been teaching music to people of all ages for over 10 years and I enjoy working with beginners. I have a masters degree in music and have p
erformed with many professional groups and have record music regularly in my own studio.

I strive to make lessons stress free, engaging and fun. Learning to play isn't easy, but with the right guidance it can very be rewarding! Best wishes to you, and please let me know if I can be of service!
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Jane January 3, 2017
Drum · In studio
Dave has been teaching my eight-year-old son guitar and drums for several months. He is very professional, knowledgeable, patient, and good with kids. My son loves his lessons and looks forward to them.
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Ashlynn L. November 21, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Our first piano lesson with Dave was incredible! Great personality, very knowledgeable, patient, his teaching techniques are exactly what we were looking for in a piano teacher. Would highly recommend him. Thanks Dave!
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Dave C.

Dave C.

Tucson, AZ 85711
(2)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Cassandra B.

Tucson, AZ

About Cassandra

Hello there! I've been playing bassoon for decades, and teaching regularly for about 11 years. I have a Masters degree in Bassoon Performance from the University of Arizona and play in all sorts of ways all around Southern Arizona and internationally. My student's age from adult all the way down to 5th grade and every lesson is tailored to the individual needs of the student, focusing on a strong foundation and musicality. Students are encouraged to perform solos twice per year, listen to bassoon recordings and YouTube videos, practice regularly and attend lessons, and to participate in commun
ity ensembles and performing groups.
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Cassandra B.

Cassandra B.

Tucson, AZ 85719
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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