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Marty W. Chandler, AZ

About Marty

Open up to your own unique voice. Play piano with energy and freedom. "With singing, your body is your instrument. Helping you become all you can be as a performer is my number one goal. Protecting your voice is a close second as we work to strengthen your vocal range and the quality of your sound. As well, piano students will learn techniques that will speed up their comprehension of sight reading and/or improvisation. Teaching gives me an opportunity to energize my students and share with them historically proven techniques - as well as new ways of practicing and performing." - Marty Originally from Boulder, Colorado, Marty moved to the Phoenix, AZ area eight years ago. Marty has over 20 years of performing and teaching experience. She studied for three years at the School of ...

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JoAnn P. December 19, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
We love Marty. My daughter has been with her 2 1/2 years. There is a special relationship with my daughter and Ms. Marty that I never hear from any other teacher. Respect! I'm speaking of the respect that Ms. Marty shows her students. When she speaks to my daughter she treats her with such respect and kindness. Francesca will always have the skills Marty has taught her and continues growing and blossoming under her tutelage.
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Kathleen C. December 14, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Marty can guide you go down whatever musical path that interests you. She tells you what you need to do to achieve great quality, but never makes you feel bad if you don't make it.

Instruction is always individualized and positive. She always looks for what you do best and helps you develop your strengths. She works with you to overcome your weaknesses. Taking classes with her is a great pleasure.
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Beth S. December 9, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I really like Marty, she is a great teacher! We have been with her for over two years and she teaches my two older children. I appreciate that she takes a slightly different approach to each child based on their learning style and personality. She is patient yet demanding with the kids, and flexible with my needs and requests as a parent. It is clear she is knowledgeable and loves piano and music generally.
Phillip Z. Chandler, AZ

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, blues, R & B, and country idioms. I've taught composition and improvisation to instruments other than guitar, (vocalists, fiddle, sax, piano, trumpet) I've taught all ages and levels. I currently pursue a doctorate of music in guitar at university. Students learn many things when studying with me. They learn physically how to play a particular instrument while learning music as its own language. Students learn how to learn, learn self-discipline, and access their musical expression, all ...

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MT Q. February 6, 2015
Ukulele · Online
Verified Student
I've been taking online lessons with Phil for almost two years now and have been enjoying every minute of it. It is very seldom you come across someone who truly loves music and shines through in teaching style. His love for music is an inspiration for me. Phil is an experienced professional, reliable, enthusiastic and his lessons are always meaningful and productive. If you're wanting to learn how to play the guitar or uke, Phil is the guy. Never to late to learn how to play an instrument. He is the best. ;-)
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Laurie P. February 3, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Phillip has been absolutley wonderful with my 7 year old son. He was able to teach him to play a song within the first two lessons. Since then he has laid the groundwork to build on to transform my son into a bonafide guitarist. He has worked on technique, reading music, chords, scales and keeping rhythm. He is very patient and jokes around keeping the lessons light and fun. He is very responsive to emails and is flexible with lesson times. I cannot recommend him highly enough!
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Anne C. June 20, 2014
Ukulele · Online
Verified Student
GREAT UKE teacher. Patient, Encouraging, very knowledgeable, makes good comments about how to improve my playing. Makes complex music theory simple .
Nice and flexible. Listens well. MOST of ALL, makes me want to PRACTICE more
and study more. Pure MAGIC.
Jennifer M. Gilbert, AZ

About Jennifer

Greetings! My name is Jennifer and I am a Music Educator! I am an Arizona native and have been involved with music my whole life. I have played the clarinet for 14 years and am a graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education. I also hold an Associate's Degree in Music from Eastern Arizona College and a teaching certification in instrumental music education. I reside in Gilbert, Arizona and I am currently a high school band director in Mesa, AZ. I have experience with performing in a variety of ensembles including symphony orchestra, concert band, jazz band, small ensembles, and more. I currently perform with the Mesa Community College Community Band in Mesa, Arizona. *** Lesson Details *** My teaching style is very student oriented. I ...

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Jennifer B. November 10, 2014
Flute · In studio
Verified Student
Jennifer has been teaching flute to my son for over a year. She is patient, friendly, and supportive. As an effective teacher, she challenges my son while keeping it fun. We highly recommend her!
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Alexandra S. July 18, 2014
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter has been to Jennifer three times so far, and we will continue to use her for lessons. She is friendly, great with kids, recognizes strengths and weaknesses easily and addresses them. My daughter has learned so much in the few lessons she attended thus far. I recommend her to any one else in the Gilbert area looking for a step above the rest.
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Robert L. January 22, 2013
Verified Student
Excellent Teacher

Jennifer is very knowledgeable and consistent in her methods. She is effective and really knows music! She is a great teacher, i look forward to my lessons and try to do my part each day so that i can continue to learn new things from Jennifer.
Alysia R. Gilbert, AZ

About Alysia

Music has been my passion for the past 18 years. I started piano when I was 5 yrs old and the violin when I was 7 yrs old. I continued with lessons until I entered the Detroit High School for Performing Arts. During my sophomore year, I took additional classes at Wayne Sate University for music theory and in my senior year I took on my first piano students. I have been teaching piano, violin and music theory ever since. I have also choreographed and taught dance for many years as dancing has been with me since my first lessons at 4 yrs old. My focus is in ballet, tap and jazz. I am a graduate from Eastern Michigan University where I was actively a part of the music and dance program. *** Lesson Details *** I remember my piano teacher and I try to keep her balance of fun and ...

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Sarah I. March 25, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
We were disappointed when Alysia showed up late to our 8 year old daughters very first piano lesson (which was an 8th birthday gift.....she was very excited) And then to our surprise she leaves the lesson 5 full minutes early. We thought that maybe she was having a rough day and decided to give it a shot again next week. Well, this time, not to our surprise, after a suspiciously quite...piano lesson...our daughter confirmed what we had hoped was not going on....Ms. Alysia spent much of the lesson texting with "her parents". Just disappointing.
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Suzannah B. November 27, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
Solid, happy Teacher, quality instruction!

Aysia has been a fantastic teacher for my 13 year old daughter for violin. She has clear expectations and lessons. She is very competent with her skills and good at communicating her knowledge in an encouraging and constructive manner. She has been flexible with the schedule when necessary, due to life happening. I highly recommend her as a choice teacher.
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KellyU May 15, 2012
Awesome!!!!

Alysia is a great teacher I was a little nervous to use her because most of the reviews were written by parents whos kids are learning and I am an adult who just really wanted to learn the violin but after meeting Alysia she is not only patient but informative I think learning as an adult we or at least I tender to want to run before I can crawl like let's just learn this so I can get to the "good stuff." The way she explains stuff really lets you see there is method to the madness of trying to learn something so complicated? She is also easy to work with both in song selections (within abilities) and how she teaches. Learning the violin poster among a thousand other things is important and she has a way of correcting that doesn't make me feel stupid I know my husband has the nicest things to say. After a few lessons I am still on simple songs at only a few lessons and I still mess up but I have improved enough he doesn't run away or put in ear plugs anymore. Thank you Alysia!!!! I cant wait till I get a few more lessons in.... I am very excited!
Mark A. Mesa, AZ

About Mark

I am not only a Grammy winning musician with over 15 years of touring and recording experience, but also a classically trained performer and instructor. I teach various instruments covering all styles and levels and believe in making your learning experience fun and interesting. Music and the adventure in learning music has been my life's greatest experience. As I travel on that journey, the greatest thing is being an instructor and having the opportunity of taking my students along and sharing the gift of music and feeling the joy of discovery as we play, perform, compose and whatever other elements of music that come before us as we advance towards our goals. I invite you to hop on board, buckle up and get ready for one of the greatest rides life has to offer. *** Lesson ...

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Gina F. November 24, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
We are entering our third month of piano lessons with Mark and in that time my daughter Maya, 8 years old has made more progress than she did in one year with her previous teacher. As a mom of 4, it was important for me to be able to stay home for lessons and of course have it be affordable. But I also wanted someone I could trust to nurture my daughter's love of music. Mark does a really good job with that. He is very knowledgeable and he's a great teacher. Maya really enjoys the fun he makes out of learning. I'm so happy to see her thriving with her love of music and Mark has become a very important part of that.
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Jeff E. June 1, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Mark is awesome. He's really helped me out a lot with vocals and getting better with guitar. When I don't understand something completely he puts it in a way that I can understand and tells me not what I want to hear, but what I need to hear. No matter what you are trying to improve on, Mark will make it happen and teach you some tricks you wouldn't be able to find on YouTube or anywhere else.
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StormyA February 22, 2012
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I have never had a teacher like Mark. He takes his time and is never hurried or rushed during the lessons. He is very gracious and understanding. He never gets upset when it takes you some time to learn things or get the hang out it. When i Come back for more lessons, you can bet that i will fight for Mark to be my teacher
David O. Queen Creek, AZ

About David

Greetings! Like you, I have a passion for music. I was singing, humming and whistling since before I can remember. I started piano at age 5, clarinet at 10, saxophone at 11, and took lessons like you're about to for them all up through college, playing lead tenor sax and clarinet in the Utah State University Jazz Orchestra for 5 years (among many other groups- all-state, small wedding combos, pit orchestras, barbershop quartets, church choirs, etc.) Meanwhile, I pursued a more "sensible" career, earning a BS and MS or mechanical and aerospace engineering. After 6 years of working that career, I could no longer deny that my heart was in music and teaching. I have now taught band (elementary, Jr. & Sr. High Concert band & Jazz band), Math (algebra & AP Physics) and HS physics for ...

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Karin S. January 31, 2015
Calculus · In home
Verified Student
My son had Mr David O. as a calculus tutor; he is a very knowledgeable and flexible instructor. He is a wonderful teacher, and my son enjoyed his teaching style very much.
I would recommend this teacher, hands down !!!
Thank you for all your help !!! All the best !
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Alexis R. July 28, 2014
Clarinet · In studio
My experience as having Mr. David O. as a teacher has been nothing but positive!

Not only is Mr. David O. a patient teacher but he also knows that every student is different by taking an interest in each student, which in my opinion is very important, and will do his best to teach them with different methods. His teaching schedule is pretty flexible and also has more than enough experience to teach both saxophone and clarinet. If I hadn't had him as my clarinet instructor, I probably wouldn't have done as many things without his encouragement.

Last year as a high school senior, I never even thought of auditioning for anything, let alone for regional band. In fact, I was going to dismiss it until I asked Mr. David O. his opinion of what I should do. He had me go for the sake of receiving audition experience then helped me through my scales and etudes. A couple of months later it’s finally audition day and I got into regional band on my first try, which isn't as common or easy as one would think. As a clarinetist who has been playing for 8 years now, I have never improved as drastically in my music experience as I have with Mr. David O. and recommend him to anyone who has a love of music.

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