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Phillip Z.
Gilbert, Arizona
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Phillip Z.
Gilbert, Arizona
Technique, scales, & chords: Electric guitar lessons with a 30-year experienced teacher
We will cover the fundamentals (technique, scales, chords, note reading (not for everyone), and as the student progresses, we will cover more sophisticated concepts of improvisation and performance with special attention to 'electric guitar' artists and repertoire.
About Phillip Z.

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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Electric Guitar
Teaches 10+ subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
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N Gilbert Rd
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N. Arizona Ave.
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I have been having lessons with Phillips for 3 months now. I enjoy his lessons very much. He's very patient, encouraging, and his lesson planning is awesome. Every class I leave embarrassingly happy, and I'm always shocked at my progress. Definitely recommend giving him a try for your musical instructor needs!

Posted Aug 24, 2022
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We're off to a great start!

Posted Oct 15, 2021
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Phil is a consummate musician and is extremely knowledgeable and patient. He helped me to arrange several songs and encouraged me to write my own arrangements, as that really helps one better understand the instrument. I loved our lessons on learning all the scales and modes, too.

Posted Jul 12, 2021
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Music Faculty
Aug 2016 - Present
South Mountain Community College
I am the guitar instructor, bass guitar instructor, and adjunct music faculty at South Mountain Community College. SMCC is part of the Maricopa County Community College system. Last year I had one individual student who is a jazz guitar performance major, and also taught a humanities class named 'Hip Hop in Culture.'
I am currently in a doctorate program, my primary emphasis is classical guitar performance.
Aug 2014
Arizona State University

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Instructor details
Electric Guitar
Teaches 10+ subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
N Gilbert Rd
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
N. Arizona Ave.
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$30
45 minutes
$45
60 minutes
$60
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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