Lonze Reynolds Jr.
Phoenix, AZ
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Lonze Reynolds Jr.

Lonze R.

Phoenix, AZ
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I began learning the language of music since the 3rd grade. I have used that knowledge and consistent practice to excel at 3 different instruments saxophone , piano and guitar . I love to sing , play old and current songs as well as write my own music on the guitar. I want to teach you all of the skills needed to play guitar effectively. I will teach you timing , how to form chord shapes , strum patterns , reading tab or notes on the staff , rhythm as well as solo guitar. Playing the guitar should be fun so I will show you fun easy riffs to play as we move forward to more challenging material along the way. When you sign up for lessons with me you will have a fun and rewarding experience so you can reach your musical goals.

About Lonze R.

Hello, my name Is Lonze. I can't wait to meet you and start a fun, professional, and rewarding private lessons. I have been teaching for 14 years and I absolutely love it. Every lesson is as rewarding for me as I hope it is for my students. Observing the progression of my students is one of the most fulfilling parts of teaching for me. 

I began playing the Saxophone in elementary school, going on to play at Cass Technical High School. From there I went on to Knoxville College Of Music, studying classical and jazz improvisation. I have played with the All State Symphonic Band at the Fox Theater in Detroit, Michigan, and First Chair Alto Saxophonist with Ben Pruitt and Friends at Bakers Keyboard Lounge. I've played with several bands throughout the years performing classical, many forms of jazz, and blues music. I currently perform in various venues around the Metro Phoenix area. 

I am a very easy going and enthusiastic person that will bring those qualities to every lesson with my students. I have extensive experience working with kids and adults online , in person and in my personal studio. I have kept a consistent roster of students because of my stress free nature of teaching and knowledge of music . My approach is for my students to learn the fundamentals of music geared to reach their personal goals in a timely matter . I also focus on positive motivational words every lesson to keep you excited about the learning experience.

Regardless of skill level, I will teach the basics and progress at the rate the student learns the material. I look forward to helping all my students reach their goals, whether it's in their school band, just for their friends and family, or even for those who want to pursue becoming a professional musician.

I look forward to hearing for you!!

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Jennifer Mosley
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I chose Lonze to be my online piano teacher and i chose right!! If you are looking for a teacher who has a love for music and is patient with those who are learning, Lonze is your person. He motivates me to get better, he encourages me when I doubt myself. I look forward to continuing my lessons with Lonze. I am actually reading notes and playing songs now - who knew!!! Thank you Lonze.

Posted Jul 14, 2020
Jose J.
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Great first lesson - very informative and helpful. I am looking forward to following his guidance/instructions and put forth the effort into playing my tenor as I’ve dreamed of one day.

Posted May 8, 2020
Matthew
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My son loves learning with Lonze! He's engaging and inspiring and knows how to get keep his attention. Definitely recommend.

Posted May 1, 2020
Sarah
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Lonze is a great teacher and my son has come far. Very patient and encouraging.

Posted Apr 21, 2020
Matthew M.
Profile-location-online Online

A real professional. Focused and efficient.

Posted Jan 31, 2020
Ryan J.

My son is more confident since he has been taking online lessons with Lonze.

Posted Oct 21, 2019
Jamie
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Lonze is a phenomenal teacher. My son has made incredible progress throughout his first year. He can play scales in all keys, and is truly exhibiting artistry in his playing. Lonze helps my son understand music, but also to work hard and develop patience.

Posted Oct 18, 2019
Michele P.
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Excellent I look forward to many more

Posted Oct 12, 2019
Vicki
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Lonze is an excellent teacher for our children! He is able to keep them focused and on task and help them even if they sometimes have a few wiggles. He is able to understand the challenges of working with kids of different ages and different abilities. We are so glad we found Lonze and are happy he is teaching our children to play Piano! Our kids are already finding successes in their piano studies!

Posted Oct 2, 2019
Valentino L.
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My son really enjoys taking lessons with Lonze. He takes a very gentle and encouraging approach with him, which really works well for my son. We are very pleased so far.

Posted Sep 19, 2019
Logan
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First session was amazing.. We had a full day after and she walked in the house and announced, "I will be back, I need to practice for 20-30 minutes". She is currently reviewing her lesson and I couldn't be more pleased.

Posted Aug 24, 2019
Saul
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I have been learning how to play the tenor saxophone with Lonze for seven months. I had never picked up the sax before, so I was truly starting from zero. I have enjoyed working with Lonze because he emphasizes the importance of on fundementals like practicing long tones, scales, tounguing and rythm. I have also been learning from him how to read music. When I am faced with a note I cannot seem to hit, he is able to provide specific guidence and advice on how to work one's embochure and throat in order that, through practice, I can work towards improving. The same aplies to finger positioning, as he has provided me with specific advice on how to position my fingers for best fluidity between notes. He has been very encouraging during this process, which keeps me motivated to continue. I look forward to continued learning under his tutelage.

Posted Aug 20, 2019
Raymond D.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Excellent! Very caring and great with kids!

Posted Aug 12, 2019
Sergio
Profile-location-home Student's Home

After trying other piano instructors who didn’t help our son learn. Lonze was the perfect fit. He knows how to draw out the talent and teach.

Posted Jul 25, 2019
Chas
Profile-location-online Online

Lonze was great… Very attentive to what I wanted to learn and patient with things I didn’t understand

Posted Jun 15, 2019
Evan
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My son is very pleased with his teacher. He said he understands clearly what he is doing now. He had an instructor before but the connection just wasn't a fit for him.

Posted Jun 7, 2019
Paula
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London is a patient and excellent sax teacher. I was having problems and, within minutes he corrected me. He also showed me how I can self correct.

Posted May 20, 2019
Brigg
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Its one thing to be an expert at something, but its a totally seperate skill set to be able to teach somebody else how to to do that thing. Lonze excells at both. Lonze teaches my 7 year old son the piano. Robert really likes Lonze and enjoys his lessons. As a musician myself I’m very impressed with my sons progress and enthusiasm since Lonze has been his teacher. I strongly recommend Lonze if your looking for music lessons for yourself or your kids.

Posted Apr 27, 2019
Susan
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Lonze has reignited my daughter's passion for music. He is talented, patient and fun. He listens to what she has to say and adjusts lessons to meet her needs. So glad we found him.

Posted Feb 8, 2019
Niranjan & Nihal K.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Amazing class.

Posted Jan 10, 2019
Sara
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Patience Is the key!

Being a new student that's a senior, patience is a must...and Lonze always bring an extra helping...He makes you feel comfortable and accomplished..after learning each lesson...I highly reccomend him..

Posted Jan 10, 2019
Saul
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I walked out of my first lesson feeling confident and with four notes to practice with. He took the time to explain the proper embochure, and it felt like we covered alot in the lesson without feeling rushed. The immediate feedback during the lesson was helpful and positive.

Posted Dec 10, 2018
Fredrick L.
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Had good experience.

Posted Oct 19, 2018
Jamie
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My son is having so much fun taking piano lessons from Lonze! They get along so well - Lonze clearly knows a lot about music and about teaching young kids. My son is excited about music and looking forward to learning more, thanks to Lonze's expertise.

Posted Sep 20, 2018
Dency
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For my child , it was a great experience.

Posted Sep 16, 2018
Alaina
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Wonderful teacher! Connected with my daughter right away!

Posted Aug 15, 2018
bill
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What a great teacher. Just what I wanted.

Posted Aug 8, 2018
John, M.
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My sons really enjoyed the lesson. They found Lonze to be engaging and supportive. He rapidly assessed their levels and got going. He mad helpful suggestions.

Posted Jul 8, 2018
Angie
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I am a beginner, so appreciated Lonze taking the time to walk me through the very basics. I'm looking forward to having more lessons and learning more.

Posted Mar 20, 2018
Vishwas
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I am enjoying his lessons, I just finished few lessons but I feel I would be able to learn it quickly.

Posted Feb 4, 2018
Lynn
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Moves bit fast for small kids. But my daughter loved him and very excited for her next lesson.

Posted Jan 8, 2018
Stephanie
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Loner is great! The kids really enjoy taking lessons with him

Posted Jan 2, 2018
Anita
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Lonze was very patient with our little guy. He was good at explaining, encouraging and inspiring. He was gracious, friendly and polite. Tyson is looking forward to his next lesson.

Posted Dec 8, 2017
Roman
Profile-location-home Student's Home

We have only had one class but Lonze was great with my son! Charismatic, engaging and patient! Looking forward to the next class!

Posted Oct 5, 2017
Kellan
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Lonze is an excellent teacher. My son really enjoys his lessons and is progressing beautifully.

Posted Oct 4, 2017
shana
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Lonze is fantastic. My son is excited for his lesson and has really improved! I would highly recommend Lonze.

Posted Sep 15, 2017
Peter
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Lonze was friendly, professional and knowledgeable. He took the time to get to know each child's level and set up specific goals for them. Looking forward to our next lesson! Thanks!

Posted Sep 4, 2017
Maxwell G.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Lonze was very patient with Max and worked around a little kids need for breaks. Max was very happy and is excited for his next lesson. Thanks Lonze!

Posted Aug 22, 2017
Sean G.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Although it was a first lesson, nothing felt awkward. Lonze was friendly and knowledgeable. He arrived on time wearing a smile. My son enjoyed the piano lesson. He would like to continue learning as a student of Lonze.

Posted Aug 17, 2017
Sean
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Lonze, does a great job of working with my son to make sure he understands not only the instrument but the theory behind what he is asking him to do.

Posted Jul 7, 2017
sean
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Lonze does a great job of making lessons informative and fun. Highly recommend his ability for any one wanting to learn.

Posted Jun 17, 2017
Baegan O.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Lonze is our second teacher through Takelessons. Lonze a multi talented musician and teacher with great knowledge of music . He's been a inspiring piano teacher for my 9yr old son. Lonze teaches him chords, how to read music, proper sitting and finger placement. Lonze is professional ,friendly, flexible and patience. I highly recommend him for a teacher.

Posted May 28, 2017
Lindsay
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Lonze has been great for my son who is practicing to make 1st chair in the marching band. Lonze is teaching him proper breath techniques and support which will help him tremendously when moving around. He is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I highly recommend him for your student.

Posted Apr 4, 2017
Koel (.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Lonze was terrific! My son is learning a lot and can't stop talking about how excited he is to continue his lessons. Thanks Lonze!!!

Posted Mar 7, 2017

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Experience

Musician
May 1999 - Present

Music Teacher and Performance

I have spent 25 years learning and teaching music. I teach piano, guitar, and saxophone daily in the Phoenix Metro area to all ages. I perform with Kenny Thames and the Messengers locally at different venues in Phoenix and enjoy performing charity events also.

All City Jazz Band staff/conductor
Apr 2001 - Mar 2005

All City Jazz Band Detroit

I used my experience in performing with my jazz bands to tutor students in the Detroit Michigan All City jazz band for middle school students. I have volunteered teaching guitar to students at Interfaith Community in Mesa, Arizona.

Education

Music Performance
Sep 1998 - Jul 2002

Knoxville college

Music Business
Sep 1999 - May 2002

Knoxville College

Languages

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Bachelors level education in music theory and performance
Jun 2003

Knoxville College of Music

I studied music business , music theory and performance. I have spent years performing and studying with great musicians in the Detroit and Western Tennessee area.

Awards

Louis Armstrong award
Jun 2005

Cass Technical High school alumi

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