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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 studio 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 ...

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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
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, Christopher 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

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Melanie S. April 7, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Dee is a wonderful instructor. She has extensive experience both in the musical field and with teaching. She sets forth a structured easy-to-follow program for practice. She is very personable, inspiring, and gives honest and helpful feedback. I would definitely enjoy having Dee as a teacher again.
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David H. March 31, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Dee has done an outstanding job, taking an old dog and teaching new tricks, like playing the guitar.. I had no music background and thought myself to be tone deaf. But, in 3 short months she has me picking, strumming (several different types) and thumb plucking. I really appreciate her professionalism, upbeat attitude and most of all her patience. Highly reccommended!!!!!
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Jed A. February 13, 2015
Upright Bass · In home
Verified Student
Ms. Fleming is an excellent teacher, patient, encouraging, and working from a
broad range of experience. As a teacher myself (English), I really appreciate those qualities. Her experience across multiple instruments and music genres is especially appealing to me, as I play several instruments and am interested in many types of music. She gives me hope that I can develop some facility on
upright bass, a dream I have had since I was a boy. (Note: Her insights into how to practice are really helpful.)
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

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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.
Danielle S. Phoenix, AZ

About Danielle

Welcome to my tutoring page! I am an actor and director with over 15 years of experience in the performing arts. I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from Pace University in New York City and I was most recently employed as a drama teacher for grades K-8. I am very active in community theater across the valley and I have also appeared in short films and commercials. I have been recognized with AriZoni Theatre Excellence Awards and Nominations for my work and I have dedicated my life to my passion for the arts! I have been working with youth for over 9 years as a summer camp counselor, youth theatre director and hair and makeup artist, and drama teacher. I love developing young artists' skills and also enjoy having a lot of fun along the way. I am hard working and bring ...

Akisha H. Phoenix, AZ

I offer acting classes for the beginning or professional actor who is interested in developing strong cold reading, audition and performance skills specific to television, commercial and film. I combine the craft of acting with solid technique-for performing on camera-to enhance both auditioning as well as on-set performances when you get those acting jobs. I inspire creativity, risk-taking and personal growth in the actor, to expand your range, and deepen your connection and joy in your work.

About Akisha

I feel that I am not only well qualified, but I am up for the challenge. I have taught Developmental English, English 101, English 102 and Reading Improvement at Penn State Abington, Widener University and various other institutions and would love to share my knowledge. I have a strong commitment to my students and am confident that I can keep students engaged and on task. Several years ago, after I graduated from college I could not help but to remember the dedication of my teachers who greatly altered my life’s journey. I have consistently taken on challenging positions with the philosophy of “If not me, then who?” I believe that the only way to build successful communities is to start in the classroom by equipping students with the tools necessary to compete in a global economy.

Tierra I. Phoenix, AZ

Experienced acting teacher of 10 1/2 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of acting skills. I specialize in Method Acting , typically use "No Acting Please by Eric Morris and Joan Hotchkis as well as several other tools and techniques that I have acquired over the years

About Tierra

Hi, my name is Tierra and I look forward to meeting you. I have been involved with theater arts since I was about five years old and started teaching private lesson in 2002 when I co-founded a non profit theater in Minneapolis MN if you google Tierra King and Soulistic Playhouse you can take a look at some of my past work. I started my professional training as a theater mayor at Alabama State University and finished at Cast Academy of Theater and Actor Training. My Goal when teaching is to help the student reach their goals. I am a firm believer in Method Acting and I look forward to helping you land you next audition or prepare for an upcoming performance. I have also directed several productions and would love to help you create a better stage presence, project without ...

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