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April Lisette B. Tucson, AZ

About April Lisette

April is a native of Albuquerque, NM and has lived in Phoenix and Tucson for the past 3 1/2 years. She is a professional actor in musical theatre as well as film and television. While on a soccer & music scholarship, she graduated from New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, NM with a B.A in Music Performance (piano & voice). April started playing the piano at the age of 7 1/2 under the tutelage of Mary Jobe and Flora Russo and was a 1 st and 2nd place scholarship recipient at age 11 and 12. She also found an interest in composing and has written over 30 pieces of original music in which over half were completed between the ages of 12 & 20. She started singing at a young age but didn't start taking voice lessons until college. In high school, at the request of her private ...

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 to 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 ...

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Andres R. December 23, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Learning to play the piano as been pleasant and engaging!

When I first starting taking lessons with Scott I had never taken piano lessons or even knew how to play. Scott knows classical piano music very well and introduced me to great piano pieces for beginners to get started on learning how to play. The lessons will move at your pace and the challenge will never be no more than you can handle. Now I will most likely make it a long term goal to get better and better thanks to his help.
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MaryKayK June 27, 2012
Older Student

Have had three lessons so far and very encouraged by his patience and knowlege of music. I come away encouraged knowing I can do it. I really do like Scott.
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DaveM2 June 15, 2012
I wish I had much more time with Scott

I have only had two lessons, and now find that I have to take a hiatus because of my partner's health. We will be going to California for 3 months of proton radiation therapy for his cancer.Scott has been really terrific with me. He is patient, kind, and has opened new avenues in my understanding of music. I will continue to work on the things he as taught me. I expect that when I get back into the lessons, I will need to start over because there isn't a piano in California for me to practice on. I know that Scott will take this into consideration when this happens. I think Scott is terrific. If you are considering piano lessons, then check him out.
Ray F. Tucson, AZ

About Ray

I grew up in a musical family in Tucson, where my dad was a high school choir teacher for 25 years. I had the privilege to be in his choirs for 2 years! I attended Northern Arizona University studying music education/performance 3 years (music scholarship), Pima College music ed. 1 year. This included 3 hours per semester of private voice. Basically a different language every semester (French, Italian, German). During this time I formed an acoustic folk/rock duo night club act and played around Tucson for several years. Then I moved to L.A. to pursue my dreams. There I played beach clubs in another duo. I also was a studio singer and produced and sold a couple of jingles. I have been a staff singer with Arizona Opera since 1992. I have been in 80 + productions/600+ performances. I just ...

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Adrian C. December 12, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
He makes lessons fun. His instruction tips are very helpful for improving skills.
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amanda A. February 13, 2013
Singing
mr. ray is an awesome teacher!

Mr.Ray is the music teacher at my sons' daycare and has been for the last seven years plus.His performance and ability to keep the children interested in the program is amazing! My oldest son Mikey has been at the daycare since he was a year old and is now seven and still gets excited about the annual christmas program.My youngest son Malachi loves mr. ray and talks about him endlessly when he visits the daycare.I believe he is the one who got Malachi so interested in playing the guitar! He is definitley the best and most patient music teacher we've seen and I intend on signing Malachi up as soon as he turns five!
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Ian Z. Tucson, AZ

About Ian

Hi! Thanks for taking a look at my teacher profile. Here's a little bit about me and how I can help you become the musician you want to be. I started playing the guitar at age 17. I was being paid to play guitar and hand drums for dance classes at his college by the age of 19, and was hired on to the guitar faculty of the Fairmount School of Music at the age of 24. I realized that I'd gotten good only partially through short bursts of discipline lasting up to 6 weeks or so before I had to relax and just have fun for a while, and that for most people, year-round discipline was impossible due to temperament or other demands on people's time. These observations led me to boil down a teaching approach I summarize like this: "The more you have your guitar in your lap, the better ...

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Laura A. February 12, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Great variety of songs

Great training and variety of songs. Positive feedback for students and appropriate "homework" for practice.
Anthony M. Marana, AZ

About Anthony

I have played guitar since 2005, playing everything from Bach to Metallica, and taught since 2009. I also have extensive experience in the process of education, having worked for a college as a math tutor for the past two years, and pursuing a Bachelors of Arts in Music Theory and Performance. *** Lesson Details *** I will teach musical ideas as well as the techniques of playing guitar to students, to help them to become a musician, rather than just a guitar player. I can teach a combination of music notation and tablature, which ever the student prefers, but I will single out the advantages of both. I will also endeavor to teach the student whatever he or she is interested in playing *** Studio Equipment *** My studio is a separate room that houses several guitars, acoustic ...

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Anthony W. November 15, 2013
Guitar
Amazing

Anthony was very professional and very upbeat.
I love the fact that Anthony was able to break down everything he was teaching and show me hands on what i needed to do to reach my goal i recommend him to anyone and everyone who wants to learn classical guitar or any instrument he knows to be honost. thank you again Anthony M. Best of luck!
Kristy B. Tucson, AZ

About Kristy

My passion for music began at age 3 when my grandmother taught me my first song on the piano. I became totally dedicated when I first picked up the flute at age 8. Since then I have received 3rd place in the state of Arizona for flute and first place for jazz saxophone. I was always 2nd chair in all the top ensembles at the U of A and UNC. I played along side those who were getting their doctoral degrees in performance but I maintained my focus on education because I find teaching more rewarding. I have been teaching music for 15 years now and I never regret choosing education over a performance career. If you want a caring, dedicated, fun and experienced teacher. I'm the one for you! (Since I'm a public school teacher I have a state and federal background check)

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