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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.

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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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Devora M. July 13, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent
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Konner L. June 9, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Jenny is patient and always has a smile. She is warm and inviting. Stress free teaching with some laughs to boot. 😚We love you Jenny! Great teacher!
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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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Jenny D.

Jenny D.

Glendale, AZ 85308
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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.

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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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Dylan S. June 18, 2016
Saxophone · In home
Verified Student
First lesson. Very, very helpful. Looking forward to the next lesson.
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Matt G. June 5, 2016
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
Great instructor!
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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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Anthony M.

Glendale, AZ 85304
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$32 / 30-min
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Carolyn B.

Scottsdale, AZ

About Carolyn

Carolyn has taught advanced, intermediate and beginning violin and viola lessons for over twenty five years. She has also taught beginning piano and cello for over eighteen years. Carolyn earned her Doctorate in Music Performance from Arizona State University. She has taught in the Maricopa Community Colleges as well as in Scottsdale School District. Carolyn is very good with young students, teens, as well as adults. She is currently the Principal Violist of the Scottsdale Philharmonic, and the Conductor of the Four Seasons Orchestra. She is the violist with Four Seasons String Quartet.
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Eilana S. April 1, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Carolyn has been a great instructor for our daughter. She is knowledgeable, patient and uses positive reinforcement to facilitate learning. We are off to a great start and look forward to seeing the progress our daughter will make.
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Karen K. August 30, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Carolyn has done a great job with my son on the violin. She is filling in the missing pieces from his past instruction and is making sure he gets what he needs going forward. She also encourages as she teaches.
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Olivia T. August 19, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Wonderful first lesson. My daughter is very excited to attend the next one.
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Carolyn B.

Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(3)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Chad E.

Phoenix, AZ

About Chad

For over 25 years, I have been instructing students of all ages, and skill levels. Many have moved on to become wonderful performers, and even teachers themselves.

I credit my success to my experience. I started teaching private lessons at age 12, so my playing level grew along side my instruction ability. This benefits my students greatly, because I remember the struggles that can occur from learning this instrument, and have multiple solutions for each challenge. I am a very patient teacher, but that doesn't mean I will not push to help my students grow. Whether you are looking for someo
ne to show you how to play your favorite songs, gain music scholarship to attend a top university, or seeking a mentor to become a professional musician, give me a try. I won't let you down.

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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jon C. May 30, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Chad is doing a great job as my teacher. My lessons are challenging but rewarding as I continue to improve. I would highly recommend him as an instructor!
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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.

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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Hannah E. July 9, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Gloria is very patient, kind, and encouraging with my daughter. My daughter has blossomed with her!
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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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Gloria Y.

Gloria Y.

Phoenix, AZ 85083
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$28 / 30-min

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