Peter Verdugo

Peter V.

Tempe, AZ
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Lesson Details

Music Theory

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Hi, there! I've been teaching private lessons since 2010 and have loved helping my students learn how to read music, perform in groups at a higher level, and compose their own music. I have a teaching style that is engaging, fun, and effective. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Peter delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
December 2010

Hi, there! My name is Peter Verdugo and I cannot wait to work with you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2010 and have loved helping my students learn how to read music, perform in groups at a higher level, and compose their own music. To learn more about lessons please feel free to contact me! I am looking forward to hearing from you!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music stands
Method Books
Sheet Music
Mac Book Pro

*** Travel Equipment ***
Method Books
Sheet Music

*** Specialties ***
Helping students get to the next level of performing and writing


Director of Bands
Aug 2018 - Present
Gilliland Middle School

I teach students who are first year performers on their instrument to third and fourth year performers on their instruments on the fundamentals and benefits of performing music of multiple genres.

Aug 2004 - Present
God's Grace Church

Performed on needed instrumentation such as drum set, acoustic guitar, electric bass, piano, and background vocals for special events and church services.

Music Clinician, Consultant and Music Arranger
Oct 2017 - Dec 2017
Marcos de Niza Padre Pride Marching Band

Worked with students in small group and one on one settings to perform Marching Band Music at the highest level. Wrote exercises and arranged music to help students as a whole to perform at a higher level.

Music and Visual Instructor
Jul 2014 - Mar 2016
Marcos De Niza High School

I taught many different styles of music ranging from Rock, R&B, Classical and Folk music for performances at community events and competitions, and I also taught the fundamentals of marching.

Piano Guitar and Voice Instructor
Aug 2012 - Oct 2015
God's Grace Church

Praise and Worship team vocal coach, guitar instructor, and piano instructor


Music Education
May 2014 - Dec 2016
Grand Canyon University
High School
Aug 2005 - May 2009
Marcos de Niza


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


BA Music Education: Instrumental Music
Dec 2016
Grand Canyon University

Fingerprint Clearance Card
Jun 2014
State of Arizona Depratment of Public Safety

Photos & Videos

Me Gordon and Mitch doing a Christmas Special Service at a Church in Phoenix

Original song by MU43. Me playing bass
Sweet Darling by Fiji
Recording session with Captian Squeegee

After pic of recording session

Playing Bass with In Real Life
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5 Reviews

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Emily N. Feb 28, 2018
Piano · In home


Has been excellent. He is patient but clear , always prompt and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend peter for anyone considering lessons.

Michael N. Feb 23, 2018
Piano · In home

Very professional and helpful, excellent teacher

Reggie Oct 30, 2017
Music Theory · In home

Peter is an incredible instructor. His breadth of knowledge and understanding is unparalleled to that of anyone I have ever encountered. He is patient, and kind and genuine all around good guy. I enjoy working with him.

Mary Margaret Sep 7, 2017
Piano · In home

Pete is an excellent. Very patient and a good sense of humor. As a late in life learner I was anxious about learning something new. Pete let's me go at my own pace. I highly recommend him.

Jon Jon J. Jul 10, 2015
Trumpet · In studio

Peter is very nice and my son really enjoyed his lesson. I really am glad we got Peter as his teacher!

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