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David D.

Scottsdale, AZ

About David

I've been playing guitar since I was 9 years old and teaching guitar since I was 14. I grew up playing in bands with friends. My parents would drive us (and a ton of equipment!) to wherever we were playing, which was sometimes 50 to 200 miles from home! I later did studio work and played as a solo entertainer. I also studied acting while in college, so being on stage and performing is very comfortable for me.
I have extensive experience in teaching both individuals and groups with regard to several different venues, including guitar, bass guitar, acting, public speaking, songwriting and stu
dio recording.
I also provide a unique service that my students tell me is very helpful. I record instructions, or demonstrations, and email them to you - on the spot! This way you don't get home and wonder "Now how did that go?" or, " How was I able to do that?" You just open the email and listen to it – whenever you like.

*** Lesson Details ***
My teaching style is geared toward each individual student. Everyone has different specific interests and desired outcomes, so my lessons are based on your priorities and your goals. Beginning with your first lesson you should feel inspired and excited! Even if you are just beginning to learn an instrument, you need to have a teacher who can supply you with what you need AND have you playing things that you like within a very short time.
This applies to all types of music; rock, standards, folk, metal, classic rock, popular, country, whatever you want to play. Beginner or advanced. So it's up to you -- just tell me what you want to get out of the lessons, and that is what we do! I may be the instructor, but YOU are the director.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Martin 1963 "000-18" acoustic guitar
Fender Telecaster electric guitar
Acoustic Amplifier (Acoustic is the brand name)
Digital Recorder (portions of lessons are recorded & emailed to you)
Digital Video Recorder (portions videoed and emailed to you)
All music, tab, and diagrams are supplied at no additional cost

*** Travel Equipment ***
Guitar, sheet music, diagrams, and any and all notes pertinent to what we work on. I supply everything but the guitar that you are playing.

*** Specialties ***
Electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar. Rock, folk, gospel, country, finger-picking, vocal accompaniment, improvisation, lead guitar.
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Susan C. May 11, 2014
Guitar
The Joy of Learning Music

He lights up the room when he picks up his guitar and plays! Dave draws his students in with his welcoming smile and sparkling eyes that seem to say, "I'm having so much fun here and I want you to have fun, too." His pure enjoyment ignites a spark in us. We're motivated to have that kind of fun with our music while studying hard to advance our skills and techniques and reach our personal goals.

Dave is the consummate teacher--he energizes and inspires, he is trustworthy, of impeccable character, a guitarist extraordinaire, a former counselor whose mission in life is to help others achieve success. He conducts every class with good humor and patience. He is an inventive instructor with a toolbox of unique ways students can learn skills and techniques more easily. He is an honest appraiser of our work whose positive comments encourage and motivate us. He's Dave, who knows and teaches every aspect of guitar repertoire--country, blues, gospel, pop, rock, etc. His instruction is centered on the student's music preferences and goals, and he integrates a progression of the skills and techniques we need to learn with the music we choose. Practice is welcome, as it brings us closer to playing the music we love. Dave is the teacher who opens doors to new aspects of music and encourages us to reach beyond our expectations for ourselves. It's amazing what we find beyond that horizon.

Dave is a teacher for all students. Whatever your talents and aspirations, you will achieve your goals. And along the way, you'll be the one saying, "I'm having so much fun here!"

Dave is a treasure, and taking lessons with him is a truly joyful experience!
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Henry M. December 13, 2013
Guitar
Great teacher, highly recommend

Excellent teacher - very knowledgeable with good tips on improving. Very enthusiastic and recognizes improvements that provide encouragement. Teaches at your pace and the music you want to learn. Highly recommend for all levels
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Milan D. December 11, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
David

Would like to take the time to tell you how much I like taking lessons from David Doud. I have been taking lessons for 3 years now from teacher to teacher. The lesson's I was taking was not going directions I wanted to go. I just wanted to play guitar and make a song book up. When I called David up I explained to him what I wanted and he delivered. In a very short time I created a song book and my guitar playing getting better buy the week. January of next year I will turn 71 year old. I will continue to take lessons from David for a long time. I look forward to each weeks lesson with David because he make's lesson's so interesting and understandable and fun.I did not have that with other teachers they just made the lessons to hard and not fun. Milan
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David D.

David D.

Scottsdale, AZ 85258
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$40 / 30-min
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Dee F.

Scottsdale, AZ

I have 10 years experience as an actor in college theater performances and private city theaters, and can help prepare students to develop their vocal projection, intonation, voice inflection, memorization, and overall acting abilities.

About Dee

*** Travel Equipment ***
Books. Students must have their own instrument (keyboards are acceptable for taking piano lessons). I always council students on brand, quality of instrument they are purchasing before they buy it.

*** Specialties *** I have been a public school music educator for over 20 years, and have taught band, orchestra, and choir which enables me to teach many instruments and voice. I also have been a language and reading tutor for over 6 years and have worked with students with special needs for over 10 years.
I studied classical guitar with master guitarist, Christo
pher Parkening, at Montana State University where I graduated with a B.M.E. I also did graduate work at MSU in composition. I teach Suzuki piano and violin. I am an accomplished composer/songwriter with many published and recorded songs and instrumental works through ASCAP. I endeavor to make learning fun, and enjoy teaching students of all ages!
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TJ D. July 27, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
She was incredibly patient and helpful from the start. I am a beginner and she walked me through the basics and then let me work my way through my struggles while giving me notes on what to work on for next time. I highly recommend her!
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julius S. July 23, 2015
Upright Bass · In home
Verified Student
Inspiring
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Jorden H. June 19, 2015
Viola · In home
Verified Student
On behalf of Jorden, she truly enjoyed her session. She liked the guidance, direction and takeaways and practicing as instructed to be ready for her next session. Thank you Dee!
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Dee F.

Dee F.

Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Debra D.

Phoenix, AZ

Beginning/intermediate acting instruction for commercials, theater, and TV/film.

- Stage presence
- Blocking
- Acting for the camera
- Acting for stage
- Audition preparation
- Headshots/resumes
- Getting an agent

About Debra

Hello and welcome!

As the owner and principal instructor at Studio D - Dance & Voice, my goal is to provide a positive, enjoyable learning experience for all of my students.

My background includes dance (teaching, performance and competition), commercial acting, singing, modeling, and radio/TV experience. My talent resume is available upon request. I have been on network TV and I've been a national media spokesperson for a major US corporation. I'm represented by one of the top talent agencies here in Arizona and I have worked extensively in Los Angeles.

DANCE STUDENTS:

I teach
the following individual and group classes:

- BELLY DANCE: Beginning and Intermediate (mainly cabaret style, including zils, veils, scarves, veils, and fan veils). We also dance a wide variety of belly dance, Oriental, and fusion dances - something for everyone!

Interested in performing? Then you'll definitely want to join my belly dance performance troupe. I'm always looking for committed dancers who want to learn choreography and performance techniques. We perform at various venues around the Valley.

- BALLROOM: (including Latin, Swing, Smooth, and Club dances)

For ballroom classes, both couples and individuals are welcome - no partner is required. I work with students who are serious about learning how to dance, and who want to learn proper technique in addition to dance figures. I'm especially interested in working with dancers who are considering competitions and performance. I absolutely love choreographing routines for my student dancers!

I teach at one of the largest studios in the valley - we have plenty of room to move and explore the various dances you want to learn.

For couples planning their wedding, I can help you choreograph and rehearse an enjoyable wedding dance that you and your guests will remember for a lifetime.

Having a party? I offer group lessons and performances (ballroom and belly dance) for special occasions at your location.

I'm looking forward to helping you become the dancer you want to be!

ACTING / SINGING STUDENTS:

Please let me know your goals and interests and I will help you achieve them. I utilize a variety of different methods and techniques customized for each student. I have been acting and singing for over 20 years.

MODELING STUDENTS:

I teach all aspects of modeling, including print, runway, platform, tearoom and showroom. You will also learn about hair, make-up, auditions, fittings and the business of modeling. And, you will have the opportunity to work with a professional photographer to practice and build your portfolio.

*** Lesson Details ***

DANCE LESSON INFORMATION:

There are a few rules of dance etiquette that any reputable instructor will ask you to follow:

- Please come dressed appropriately. My studio maintains a dress code, so please arrive in appropriate dance attire. Belly dancers may wear yoga pants and athletic tops (belly dance skirts are also perfect). I can provide coin belts and practice veils.

- While in belly dancing we dance barefooted, ballroom dancing does require special shoes. These are highly recommended. Please note that sneakers are discouraged (rubber soles will stick to the floor and impede your movement). If you want to try a lesson or two in regular shoes, that's fine. Just be sure to wear shoes with a leather sole.

- Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your lesson so that you are ready to go when your lesson time begins. If you arrive late, you will forfeit that time.

- Cancellations require a 24-hour notice. This policy allows us to offer your lesson time to another student.

Most important, lesson times are all about YOU. Each lesson will continually build on your knowledge and skills. Your dance instruction will be customized just for you, your skill level, and your goals.

Happy dancing!

***Accessories and Props***

- Belly dance: I can provide coin belts and practice veils. For more advanced students, I would ask them to purchase their own props and costumes.

- Ballroom dance: Students will need a pair of appropriate ballroom dance shoes (recommended, but not required initially).

- Acting, voice, and modeling: No special items are necessary.
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mark C. September 22, 2014
Ballroom Dance · In studio
Debra is a great instructor for dancing. I've studied with her for many hours and found her teaching to be pleasant, easy to understand, and right to the point; she helped me turn my two left feet into ones that can dance.

The nice thing is that with her background in television, P.R. and how to present a good image, and she has taught me to be more confident and comfortable with my dancing. As a guy, that means a lot!

I highly recommend Debra for anyone wanting to learn the fine art of dance.
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Debra D.

Debra D.

Phoenix, AZ 85032
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starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Katheryn P.

Mesa, AZ

Accelerated learning programs that cater to visual, hearing, and hands-on learners. I don't "follow by the book." Each student is given a binder that serves to their pace and learning style, with songs they like.

About Katheryn

Hi there, I'm Katheryn; a young and independent teacher in the East Valley (Arizona). I am the founder of Melody and Keys, an acting/piano/vocal teacher, and the event manager/marketing assistant for Steinway Piano Showroom of Arizona. I created Melody and Key's with the hope that every child/ adult would be given the opportunity to unleash their creativity and explore the world with a musical perspective. With a team of talented instructors, we're able to give Arizona a wide variety of creative outlets.

"Every child and adult deserves to learn, if not already expanding their musical or ar
t skills, despite any limitations that are thrown onto them."

​At any age one can find a passion; we welcome all individuals and are specially known to cater to those in the elementary and middle school age-bracket. Lessons are typically an hour in length, reserving the last ten minutes for family members to see their musical skills unfold, but time varies depending on student's attention span and willingness to learn. We have opportunities for new students in upcoming concerts and recitals, not to mention a network of families for support and encouragement . Contact us to start lessons, today!
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Katheryn P.

Katheryn P.

Mesa, AZ 85202
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Nicholas T.

Gilbert, AZ

My lessons will be focused on hitting the three major points when it comes to basic acting: emotion, speech, and movement. For beginners, we'll work on getting the basic parts of each of these down, while working through a script. For intermediates, we'll polish off these basics to near perfection and work on adding their individual personalities and quirks into their acting. All students can hope to perform a polished role after many lessons

About Nicholas

Hello, my name is Nicholas and I am an eternal student and teacher. Besides being very active in the dance, martial arts, and photography community, I have experience in most academic subjects due to the plethora of classes I have taken throughout my life. Some quick tidbits about me:

-I am a competitive swing dancer and martial artist
-I worked for Vogue (a high end fashion magazine) as a photography intern
-I have scored near perfects on SAT, SAT Subject tests, and ACT exams
-I have 5s on most AP exams and scored well on my IB exams as well
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Nicholas T.

Nicholas T.

Gilbert, AZ 85295
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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