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Popular Music Teachers Near Scottsdale

Derek S.

Tempe, AZ
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Lauren B.

Scottsdale, AZ
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Marcus Y.

Paradise Valley, AZ
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Derek S. Tempe, AZ

About Derek

Hello there! I love music! To me, it truly is a universal language, and nothing else can capture and express emotion quite like it. Ever since I picked up a guitar 15 years ago, I've been on a quest to learn and speak the language of music. One discovery I have made along the way is that I love teaching it to others, too! Over the past 10 years, I've been busy immersing myself in music. The excitement of performing live on stage, the pride of writing a song that touches someone, the reward of watching a student learn something new—these are the things that fuel my passion. My dream is that my students will one day be able to experience these things! I've been teaching guitar lessons for over 5 years, and I just recently graduated from ASU with a B.S. in psychology. Also, I am ...

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Wynter H. May 17, 2014
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Derek is an awesome instructor and mentor, and his studio is comfortable and clean. I agree with previous reviewers who said... BOOK HIM NOW!

Derek has a broad range of music theory knowledge and can play anything you ask for. He's also amazingly kind and supportive, adapting to the student's needs as you go along rather than adhering to a rigid schedule.

I've been taking bass guitar lessons with Derek for two months and I feel inspired. He always makes me feel like a rock star, while constantly challenging me to take my skills to the next level. I originally debated between two instructors on this site and I'm so glad I made the right choice!
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Mark T. August 17, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Great teacher - book him

I took lessons with Derek summer 2013. Derek did a great job of answering all my guitar and music theory questions. The techniques I learned under Derek were inline with my music interests.

Derek always did a great job of communicating with email. He was very flexible with scheduling and I always felt comfortable learning in his in-home studio.

Derek can play anything and he is very easy to work with - highly recommended.
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LYNND June 20, 2012
Fantastic Instructor!

In two lessons, Derek has simplified music for me and given me the tools to play a ton of songs already. I love that his lessons encompass some music theory, understanding of the instrument, and actual playing of a song. I feel like I learn something valuable each time. He gauges your skill level pretty well and delivers instruction at just the right pace. A fantastic instructor who presents music in a way that's easy to understand. I'm so glad I chose him as a guitar/ukelele instructor!
Lauren B. Scottsdale, AZ

About Lauren

My Background: I have been teaching privately for seven years. During this time, I have taught students ages 4-adult, all of whom came from various musical backgrounds with a large range of interests and abilities. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and a Master's in Music in Voice Performance. I recently began a Doctoral Degree in Voice Performance at Arizona State University where I also teach privately lessons and a few classes. I have been blessed to study with many fantastic voice teachers and coaches throughout my career all of whom have contributed to my personal skill sets as a teacher. I am currently studying voice with Carole FitzPatrick who is a professor at ASU with an extensive resume that spans throughout opera houses in Europe and the US . I am proud to say ...

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JoyB1 October 24, 2011
Best teacher ever!

Lauren is the best teacher ever! She is patient, she understands what you need to learn. She is very nice,respectful and fun to be with. I have learned so much being with her! She knows exactly what songs to teach. She is just over all GREAT!
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RonaldG May 3, 2011
music professional

I really enjoy learningthe puano This is something I SHOU;\LD HAVE DONE A LONG TIME ago, LAUREN IS AN EXCELLENT TEACHER very professional and encouregong in her approach to teaching, aim rnjoyong the experience very mudch
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StephanieG March 13, 2011
awesome!

Lauren is awesome! She is extremely patient, warm and respectful. She's passionate about teaching and singing...even musical theater. Every lesson was catered to my needs and we focused on what would make me the best performer at my audition. She even helped me with my monologue. If I was staying in Chicago, she would definitely become a permanent teacher for me. Highly recommended.
Marcus Y. Paradise Valley, AZ

About Marcus

I started playing guitar when I was fourteen. I took lessons all through high school and really developed my ear by listening and trying to figure out chords and lead phrases from bands I liked. I joined the Marine Corps shortly after high school and while serving I met some really good musicians from which I learned from and played guitar with. After the service I began my college education at University of Houston where I majored in Psychology and minored in Music. While attending college I worked as a guitar instructor for "House of Guitars" and "Bach to Rock." I have completed Piano 1-4, Music Theory 1-3, Sight Singing 1-3, five semesters of Jazz Ensemble, Music Literature and a “Music for Children” class which emphasized teaching music fundamentals to children. I really enjoy ...

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Robbie R. April 5, 2013
Guitar
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Marcus was my first guitar teacher. Although I only took lessons for a few months. he taught me the essentials I needed to know to keep advancing on my own. It would be another three years before I took lessons again, so I valued what he showed me.

He is a kind, professional, and funny guy who knows his stuff!
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Ellie E. April 5, 2013
Guitar
Great instructor. Good teaching style.

Patient and flexible instructor, willing to work with your interests. Laid back but productive lessons. Instructor is organized and very helpful. Had a lot of fun at lessons and learned a lot.

Marty T.

Scottsdale, AZ
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Deborah "Dee" F.

Scottsdale, AZ
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Stevie H.

Scottsdale, AZ
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Marty T. Scottsdale, AZ

About Marty

Hi I'm Marty T. and there is nothing I love more than playing and teaching the guitar (except for my wonderful family)! I was born and bred in New York City where I learned the art of guitar playing from the finest musicians in the world. By the age of 16 I was performing in the famous Catskill Mountain hotels. Being surrounded by famous musicians and musical acts gave me the drive to continue my studies with renowned guitarist / teacher Howard Morgan. While attending the City of New York University I continued my studies with legendary guitarist Joe Monk. I also studied with Joe Ravo and Billy Bauer. By the time I graduated college, I had more musical work than I could handle so I opted to be a professional musician. In this endeavor I ended up playing every venue possible in the ...

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AllisonM April 4, 2012
Makes lessons fun and informative

Marty is really enthusiastic about teaching guitar. He is patient, willing to take the time to explain things and he wants the student to enjoy the experience of learning and playing guitar. My daughter is enjoying her guitar lessons with Marty. Thank you so much for your efforts Marty!
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CynthiaI March 23, 2012
Marty is the best!He is patient and extremely knowledgeable.He is able to break down music concepts so they are easy to understand and learn.He mixes lessons from the book with contemporary song choices (selected by you) so that you have fun learning!
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MilanD December 15, 2011
Marty

Marty is an excellent teacher. He is fun and easy to work with his approach in teaching with a new students I think is excellent. Thank you Marty for lessons we had. Milan
Deborah "Dee" F. Scottsdale, AZ

About Deborah "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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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.)
Stevie H. Scottsdale, AZ

About Stevie

I began as a musician in my high school drum line, where I discovered my true passion for percussion and music performance. Since graduating, I have toured the country with drum and bugle corps, performed Japanese taiko drums with Alice Cooper, traveled to South Korea to perform in a drum festival, and played countless gigs all over Arizona! In addition to keeping a busy performance schedule, I love to teach out of my home studio in Scottsdale. I have a fully equipped teaching studio with 2 drum sets, plenty of practice pads, as well as guitars, electric pianos, and a white board for music theory and visual aid. I strive to keep a laid back atmosphere while teaching, so that students are comfortable and encouraged to express themselves through music. I am able to tailor my style to ...

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Ranjan C. September 2, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Stevie is great with little kids.... shows patience, consideration and makes lessons exciting for them.... my 6 y.o. loves learning acoustic guitar with him.
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Aaron S. February 19, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Learning a lot about the guitar

I started out with no experience playing guitar. Within a few weeks Stevie has taught much of the fundamentals. I am now feeling confident as I play my instrument.

He's always on time and has excellent communication skills.

I would definitely recommend Stevie to anyone interested in learning about music.
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Ritesh M. December 16, 2013
Drum
Verified Student
Its great!

I have had 5 lessons with Stevie so far. My experience is excellent. Stevie makes it fun to learn and also he has great patience while working with beginners like me. A nice and friendly environment for better learning.

He understands patterns and recommends easy way to learn. He is very encouraging. I would definitely recommend Stevie.

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