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Phillip Z.

Chandler, AZ

Bass guitar students start with five subjects.

1) Technique is concerned with the development of the physical mechanics involved in playing the instrument.

2) Scales are part of the basic vocabulary and building blocks of the musical language.

3) Intervals are also basic vocabulary of the musical language and progress into chords, and yes, bass players think and play chords.

4) Note reading is not required for every student. It really depends on the student's goals. However, I strongly encourage learning to read musical notation, (more than tablature). Literacy in reading music is analogous to literacy in reading in our English language. Can you imagine how much smaller our world would be if we couldn't read?

5) Songs utilize the skills and concepts of all the previously mentioned subjects and are the goal of studying music. And by the way, they are really fun to play, especially when interacting with other musicians or performing for an audience.

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About Phillip

I teach music. The guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele just happen to be the particular instruments I choose. Music as a language, discipline, and art, is the goal. I've been teaching, performing, studying, composing, for some thirty years. I've studied and gigged in the classical, jazz, rock, blues, R & B, and country idioms. I've taught composition and improvisation to instruments other than guitar, (vocalists, fiddle, sax, piano, trumpet) I've taught all ages and levels. I currently pursue a doctorate of music in guitar at university. Students learn many things when studying with me.
They learn physically how to play a particular instrument while learning music as its own language. Students learn how to learn, learn self-discipline, and access their musical expression, all potential life changing experiences. I am happy and excited to announce I am available for on-line lessons, and will now be able to work with students from all over the world, regardless of distance or location!

*** Lesson Details ***
I am laid back, but at the same time very goal directed. I like to do technique and/or vocabulary, note reading, and songs every lesson. After six months students are able to to 'jam', (improvise over chord changes such as the blues). They are well on their way to becoming literate, probably a third way through the first book. They probably can play a half dozen songs well, and are starting to strum (comp) chord progressions in a musically rhythmic way. They may even have played in a couple concerts by then.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Office studio w/ guitar, bass, amps, and seating for parents, computer with skype capability.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring my guitar and writing tools, extra picks, extra paper etc. Students provide their own instrument, method book, staff paper, notebook paper. Hopefully they have a music stand and their own guitar picks and other items relevant for the study of their instrument.

*** Specialties ***
Classical, jazz, rock, blues, country, bluegrass, theory/composition, improvisation
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Anna O. May 24, 2016
Classical Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Very good lesson. It was very enjoyable and Phillip was very encouraging.
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Bonnie R. January 14, 2016
Ukulele · Online
Verified Student
Phillip is very patient and kind. Phillip gives you confidence that you are doing fine/good, which at times I don't feel like I am doing good. He takes away the frustration of learning something new and gives you the confidence that yes you can learn something new. So far so good
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Thomas C. October 30, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Phillip really has my son engaged in Learning new techniques on playing the guitar. We certainly picked the right teacher :-)
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Phillip Z.

Phillip Z.

Chandler, AZ 85225
(15)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Robert D.

Phoenix, AZ

We're gonna play some grooves and HAVE FUN! I'm a professional musician and have been a performing bassist for over 20 years, and I hope to pass along some of my knowledge and expertise to you. I customize your lessons to your needs and what you want to do with your ability to play bass. I can prepare you for any genre as I include fundamentals (for example, scales and arpeggios) in your practice. I use these books for reference and/or lesson work:
- Hal Leonard's Bass Method-Books 1, 2 & 3 (Ed Friedland)
- Mel Bay's Deluxe Jazz & Rock Bass Method (Vincent Bredice)
I can help you learn how to play with a pick, how to "slap & pluck," how to sing and play simultaneously, and even how to sightread.

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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Satya K. May 19, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Rob is a great teacher. I feel very comfortable in our lessons and I am progressing.
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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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Robert D.

Phoenix, AZ 85032
(17)
starting at
$27 / 30-min
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Richard C.

Phoenix, AZ

About Richard

I started taking piano lessons at the ripe age of 4, but I quickly found my calling on the guitar. At the age of 20, and with 13 years of playing experience, I graduated from the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery (guitar building), after building both an acoustic and an electric guitar and receiving repair certification from Fender.
I later completed my Bachelor’s Degree of Music in the field of classical guitar performance, at ASU in 2007.
During this time I expanded to other instruments such as the Ukulele, Banjo, Mandolin, Dulcimer and Bass Guitar.

I am involved with a number of extra mu
sical activities that are available for you. First, I am part of a weekly jam session where my students meet and jam on a rotation with other music students in the phoenix area (drummers, singers, piano players, other guitarists of all ages) From this has spawned a number of bands. It's a lot of fun! So if you have any interest in starting a band and don't know where to find other players, let me know!

Also, I arrange and conduct for an electric guitar ensemble. This class is by far, one of a kind. In this program, I take classical symphonies and arrange all the parts out for electric guitars. Recently, my students just completed Bizet's "Farandole" (check out the audio clip) which I arranged for four electric guitars and one bass guitar. The ensemble program is more detailed oriented than the jam session, so this class is by audition only.

*** Lesson Details ***
I enjoy Bach and Beethoven, but I still love a good old- fashioned heavy metal band. I have a keen sense of constructive criticism, all while still remembering what it’s like to be a beginner. I pride myself on a teaching style that is refined, yet relaxed. I love to joke around and have fun, but remember, your recital is just around the corner!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music room w/ keyboard, guitar, bass, amps, banjos, and seating for parents. Small inventory of guitar supplies available for purchase.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide handouts and bring my own instruments. Students are required to have their own instrument

*** Specialties ***
I have always believed that improvisation is one of the best ways to learn a fret board. Improv allows the player to just dive in to playing, without having to stare at a piece of paper the whole time. Out of all the things I have been trained to do, I feel that improvisation is my strong point.
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Ruth S. May 19, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Richard was very friendly and good at explaining things. I could tell that he knows his craft very well and would definitely recommend him as a teacher. I enjoyed my lesson very much. Ruth S.
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Kasey G. April 4, 2016
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
He was a great and patient teacher for my son!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is highly recommended!!!!!!!!!
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Justin December 30, 2015
Bass Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Richard is a good guy and he knows how to teach.
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Richard C.

Phoenix, AZ 85032
(18)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Dylan C.

Phoenix, AZ

I have been playing electric bass for about 6 years, primarily in a worship band setting. I've been an instructor for Worship Catalyst, teaching at camps in Arizona and California. If you're interest in learning some basic fundamentals, music theory, and improving your playing, then let's take a lesson together!

About Dylan

Trombonist Dylan played his first notes in the state of Texas, and music has allowed him to perform in other cities, states, and even on an international tour of China. A student at the University of Arizona, Carpenter has performed with the University’s Arizona Symphony in multiple sold-out operas, shared the stage at Crowder and Centennial hall with artists such as Bill Watrous, Andy Narell, Michael Davis, and Ben Vereen, and leads his section as Principal in the Wind Ensemble. As a soloist, he made his debut when he was 18, at Sahuarita High School with the Concert Band. Through his studies
, Carpenter has become a versatile musician and a master of many styles.
Dylan’s passion from music stems from the drive he has for enjoying life and all it has to offer.
Mr. Dylan is earned his Bachelor of Music Performance degree at The University of Arizona, where he studied under Moisés Paiewonsky.

Videos of his playing can be found below.
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Justin August 1, 2015
Trombone
I was in band with Dylan in high school. He was always the best player, and whenever our director was gone, she had him run rehearsal while the sub just sat and watched. Everyone in the band liked him and looked up to him.
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Michelle August 1, 2015
Trombone
Dylan taught my son at Great Expectations Academy about four years ago, when he was in middle school. I couldn't be more proud of my son's improvement, and David always was always very happy coming home from school when Dylan came in to teach lessons.
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Dylan C.

Dylan C.

Phoenix, AZ 85017
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Joe T.

Phoenix, AZ

My goal as a teacher is to help establish flawless technique and provide the knowledge necessary to develop the students own voice throughout their musical journey. I am a patient and relaxed teacher but I do cater a very structured course specifically for each student. I recommend learning Music Theory as well as Sight Reading but it is by no means a requirement. I am a life long bassist and one of very few actual bass instructors. I hope to hear from you!

About Joe

Joe is a professional gigging musician and music instructor who is proficient in many styles of music and specializes in Funk, Rock, and Experimental. Joe started playing when he was 5 years old and began gigging at a young age. He went on to study Music at the LA College of Music. While in LA he taught college level students as well as intermediate and beginner. He is now based out of Phoenix Arizona. Joe's goal as a teacher is to help establish flawless technique and provide the knowledge necessary to develop the students own voice throughout their musical journey.
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Lindsey January 12, 2016
Bass Guitar · In studio
Joe has been really patient and helpful with helping me gain a solid understanding of basic music principles. He is very knowledgeable and resourceful. Not only did he teach me how to play music I like while focusing on technique and understanding progressions, but expanded my interests through sharing music from famous bassists that I had never heard of.
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Jennie January 11, 2016
Drum · In home
Made things simple and easy to understand for a beginner, a very helpful teacher!
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Joe T.

Phoenix, AZ 85014
(2)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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