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Jenny D.

Glendale, AZ

About Jenny

Private classes allow each person to learn at their pace. I love working with all ages of students, kids through adults. Each one bringing their experiences and love of learning.

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe anyone can learn to play the piano or sing, but you must enjoy what you are doing. Once you have a basic knowledge of the instrument/notes you will be able to start choosing music that you enjoy playing/singing.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I use a Roland Digital Piano to teach my lessons. I use programs on the computer to reinforce musical concepts learned.

*** Specialtie
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I like to use a variety of methods to teach depending on my students likes and abilities.
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Margaret R. April 27, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My daughter has been going to Mrs Jenny for a year now. She has advanced well. Mrs. Jenny is professional, kind and genuine. We are blessed to have her teaching our little girl!
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Debbie April 25, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Very happy with first session!
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Robin S. March 1, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My kids have been taking piano lessons with Jenny for over a year. She is so patient with them, yet pushes them. They have advanced so much. We just love her.
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Jenny D.

Jenny D.

Glendale, AZ 85308
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$29 / 30-min
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Anthony M.

Glendale, AZ

About Anthony

Anthony M., clarinetist and multi woodwind performer, has extensive experience as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician and teacher. As founder and co-director of the New York based, Rosewood Chamber Ensemble, Dr. M was a winning participant in the 1980 Artist International Chamber Music Award. For their prize, the Rosewood Ensemble premiered at Carnegie Hall’s Weil Recital Hall and went on to develop its own subscriptions series in Queens, New York, which lasted over twelve seasons. Dr. M. was artist in residence at the Bay View Music Festival in Petosky, Michigan for three summers a
nd was solo clarinetist with the group Quintessence from 1990-1993. He has performed with the Phoenix Symphony, Northwood Orchestra, the Arizona Broadway Theatre Company, and is a member of the Symphony of the West Valley in Sun City Arizona, and the Musica Nova Orchestra, where he plays clarinet and bass clarinets.
In addition to Clarinet, Dr. M. has performed on Recorder, Flute and Saxophone, both as a theatre musician and an ensemble member. He has performed with such artists as Ray Charles, Jamie Foxx, Doc Sevrensen, Lew Rawls, Wynona Judd and others in various groups and venues in Arizona and New York.
Anthony has recorded on the Summit, Con Brio, and Blue Butterfly record labels. He was featured on a Trimark Pictures Release playing the clarinet, bass clarinet and contrabass clarinet for the movie, “Warlock the Armagedon.”Currently, he is on the faculty of the Rosie’s House, A Music Academy for Children. Anthony holds degrees from Queens College of the City University of New York, the Manhattan School of Music, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Arizona State University.

*** Lesson Details ***
All my lessons are centered on where the student is in his/hers musical development. I will in the first few lessons, assess the student's level and then proceed to recommend a course of study. I am process driven and always try to have my students understand my method so I do try to explain all my reasoning regarding the course of study I prescribe. Every student is different so I approach each individual with total respect for their unique ability and talent.

*** Studio Equipment ***
In addition to the standard music stands, metronome, tuners and music, I have digital recording equipment for student's audition recordings. I have helped college bound students get into serious music programs like Northwestern University, Arizona State University and the University of Arizona. For students ages 8 years to 9, I recommend the recorder as a introductory woodwind before Flute, Clarinet or Saxophone.

*** Specialties ***
I am a certified Orff Teacher so I use process centered approach even in private lessons.
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carmen January 18, 2016
Clarinet · In studio
Anthony is an excellent instructor. I haven't played clarinet in years and in a short amount of time he is providing great instruction on how to get my ambashure back. He's a positive, motivating person encouraging me to be better. He has tons of experience. Lucky to find him
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Leticia (. October 3, 2015
Flute · In studio
Verified Student
Anthony is great. He is so patient with my daughter. I would recommend him.
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April September 18, 2015
Clarinet · In studio
My daughter has been taking lesson with Tony for about 6 months now and I can say we are both extremely happy with him. He is very patient and knows his stuff. He has helped my daughter so much already and has built up her confidence. I would highly recommend him
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Anthony M.

Glendale, AZ 85304
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$32 / 30-min
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Robert D.

Phoenix, AZ

About Robert

Hey there! I've been performing music for as long as I remember. (I used to give concerts for all the family gatherings!) I've been formally performing in music 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 ***
All of my lessons are customized to your needs, preferences and goals. No matter what instrument or skill level, I'll take you through the basics and help you build solid practicing fundamentals. I'll also help you develop your perform
ance and, depending on how serious you'd like to get, I can also teach you to read music and learn music theory as well! I balance learning and technical skill with fun and self-expression.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a dedicated music room, stocked with guitars, basses, and practice amp, keyboard and computers with recording software.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Keyboard, practice amp, and/or instrument cords. I expect the student to provide his/her own instrument, and prefer they have an amplifier for electric instruments.

*** Specialties ***
I teach in all genres, but have experience in rock, alternative, pop, jazz, and even music theater.
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Gustavo L. April 2, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I wanted to wait a while before giving Rob a review so that I could be fair and honest about his teaching and my experience. Rob is a kind, dedicated, and patient singing instructor. He understands how to make students feel comfortable with singing, which for me was a really big deal. I'm a 25 year old male and that didn't make him flinch, despite my lack of formal musical training.

Rob's also great about letting his students pick songs that they're actually interested in singing and is encouraging when you're struggling. He understands how to point out strengths and remains optimistic in a way that bolsters your confidence and helps you get over whatever obstacle (mental/physical) that stands in your way. There's no "can't" when working with Rob. Only suggestions on how to be a stronger singer and words of reinforcement.

In my time learning from Rob I feel my vocals have improved pretty dramatically. I can sing without strain, my power, breathing, and general understanding of proper singing technique have improved ten fold. He gives you the tools that you need to continue working on your own (singing exercises, keyboard warmups, stretches, plosives, etc.). I can't say enough good things about the guy.

I would recommend Rob to music lovers of any age that want to learn a new skill. I hope to continue taking lessons from Rob for a long time to come. Thank you for all of your hard work, Rob!
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Robert B. March 9, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Rob and I are off to a great start. He is helping me with the fundamentals in both reading and singing music. Looking forward to next week.
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Kye C. February 19, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
So far. The lessons are great and Robert has been professional and encouraging. Thank you
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Robert D.

Robert D.

Phoenix, AZ 85032
(16)
starting at
$27 / 30-min
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Chad E.

Phoenix, AZ

About Chad

What's it like studying with Chad? The student will have access to an extensive vocabulary of rhythms and techniques handed down from some of the finest educators and performers in the world! This is not "copy and paste teaching". Every student is instructed based on their needs, learning pace, and with goals set make sure the student is on the road to realize their potential. Chad will use his recording studio to enable his students with recordings of themselves playing along recordings of rhythm section track, songs they love, or a simple click chart read, which the student can take a CD hom
e for study. For more advanced students, Chad has the equipment and knowledge, to teach students how to integrate midi sampling pad technology into their acoustic drum set up. A necessary skill for today's professional drummer.

Chad E. has a BA degree in Studio Music and Jazz performance from the University of Miami (2000)

Music stores/production companies Chad E. has worked with include: Resurrection Drums, Backstage Music, Mavpro Productions, Mars Music, and CCE productions.

Master classes for groups of percussion instruments, as well as rhythm section techniques on all styles of music also available.
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Mitch September 27, 2015
Drum · In studio
Chad took me in after 7 years if playing and multiplied a skill that was already significant. While teaching techniques and grooves, he has also shown me secrets of recording practicing and gigging which have made me an overall well rounded player.
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Chad E.

Phoenix, AZ 85086
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Gloria Y.

Phoenix, AZ

About Gloria

Teaching has been an important part of my life for 15 years. I have honed the art of communication and enjoyed getting to know each of my students. I love motivating students to work as hard as they can on music. I have like to be there every step of the way throughout my student's progress.
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Arpit D. March 28, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
I am an adult learner and former violin player but hadn't played the violin in over 15 years.

I thought the way she gauged my residual skills was amazing. She chose short pieces in successive Suzuki books to assess my rhythm, subdividing, bowing, fingering and knowledge of scales.

She picked up on the smallest details - it was amazing really. For example, she mentioned that she liked the left hand frame, but wanted to check on one thing - so she riffed through the books I had and had me play a piece - just so she could see how the frame held up when I had to reach for the high c on the E string. She liked that I kept the third finger down while reaching with the fourth, but noticed then that my thumb moved under the neck - I guess this made her want to see how I shifted positions (I didn't think I'd have to do that in my first lesson after 15 years!) - and she saw that I had my thumb under the next. The craziest part about this is that this is a habit that my high school violin teacher dealt with with me!

More importantly, though, she was very understanding about goal-setting. She didn't lump me in with her younger students and asked very frank but focused questions about what I wanted to get out of playing the violin again - some that I hadn't even thought to ask myself!

I really look forward to my next lesson with her!
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Ella February 27, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Wonderful!! As a fellow musician, I Couldn't ask for a better teacher! Great with kids 0 I would recommend her to anyone!
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Sarah E. February 11, 2016
Viola · In studio
I have been taking Gloria's Sevcik method class at ASU School of Music, and she is an amazing instructor. She was able to take difficult concepts and break them down to make them seem easy. What was first intimidating became much easier with her help. She is also very in tune with how comfortable her student feels. She knows how to push her students and motivate them in a positive and encouraging way. Gloria would be a great teacher for students of any level!
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Gloria Y.

Gloria Y.

Phoenix, AZ 85083
(3)
starting at
$28 / 30-min

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