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Jenny D.

Glendale, AZ

About Jenny

Private classes allow each person to learn at their pace. I love working with all ages of students, kids through adults. Each one bringing their experiences and love of learning.

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe anyone can learn to play the piano or sing, but you must enjoy what you are doing. Once you have a basic knowledge of the instrument/notes you will be able to start choosing music that you enjoy playing/singing.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I use a Roland Digital Piano to teach my lessons. I use programs on the computer to reinforce musical concepts learned.

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I like to use a variety of methods to teach depending on my students likes and abilities.
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Devora M. July 13, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent
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Konner L. June 9, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Jenny is patient and always has a smile. She is warm and inviting. Stress free teaching with some laughs to boot. 😚We love you Jenny! Great teacher!
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Margaret R. April 27, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My daughter has been going to Mrs Jenny for a year now. She has advanced well. Mrs. Jenny is professional, kind and genuine. We are blessed to have her teaching our little girl!
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Jenny D.

Jenny D.

Glendale, AZ 85308
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$29 / 30-min
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Anthony M.

Glendale, AZ

About Anthony

Anthony M., clarinetist and multi woodwind performer, has extensive experience as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician and teacher. As founder and co-director of the New York based, Rosewood Chamber Ensemble, Dr. M was a winning participant in the 1980 Artist International Chamber Music Award. For their prize, the Rosewood Ensemble premiered at Carnegie Hall’s Weil Recital Hall and went on to develop its own subscriptions series in Queens, New York, which lasted over twelve seasons. Dr. M. was artist in residence at the Bay View Music Festival in Petosky, Michigan for three summers a
nd was solo clarinetist with the group Quintessence from 1990-1993. He has performed with the Phoenix Symphony, Northwood Orchestra, the Arizona Broadway Theatre Company, and is a member of the Symphony of the West Valley in Sun City Arizona, and the Musica Nova Orchestra, where he plays clarinet and bass clarinets.
In addition to Clarinet, Dr. M. has performed on Recorder, Flute and Saxophone, both as a theatre musician and an ensemble member. He has performed with such artists as Ray Charles, Jamie Foxx, Doc Sevrensen, Lew Rawls, Wynona Judd and others in various groups and venues in Arizona and New York.
Anthony has recorded on the Summit, Con Brio, and Blue Butterfly record labels. He was featured on a Trimark Pictures Release playing the clarinet, bass clarinet and contrabass clarinet for the movie, “Warlock the Armagedon.”Currently, he is on the faculty of the Rosie’s House, A Music Academy for Children. Anthony holds degrees from Queens College of the City University of New York, the Manhattan School of Music, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Arizona State University.

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All my lessons are centered on where the student is in his/hers musical development. I will in the first few lessons, assess the student's level and then proceed to recommend a course of study. I am process driven and always try to have my students understand my method so I do try to explain all my reasoning regarding the course of study I prescribe. Every student is different so I approach each individual with total respect for their unique ability and talent.

*** Studio Equipment ***
In addition to the standard music stands, metronome, tuners and music, I have digital recording equipment for student's audition recordings. I have helped college bound students get into serious music programs like Northwestern University, Arizona State University and the University of Arizona. For students ages 8 years to 9, I recommend the recorder as a introductory woodwind before Flute, Clarinet or Saxophone.

*** Specialties ***
I am a certified Orff Teacher so I use process centered approach even in private lessons.
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Dylan S. June 18, 2016
Saxophone · In home
Verified Student
First lesson. Very, very helpful. Looking forward to the next lesson.
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Matt G. June 5, 2016
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
Great instructor!
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carmen January 18, 2016
Clarinet · In studio
Anthony is an excellent instructor. I haven't played clarinet in years and in a short amount of time he is providing great instruction on how to get my ambashure back. He's a positive, motivating person encouraging me to be better. He has tons of experience. Lucky to find him
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Anthony M.

Glendale, AZ 85304
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Erin W.

Goodyear, AZ

About Erin

I am an enthusiastic, caring, and patient voice and piano instructor. I am passionate about both music and teaching.
I began playing piano when I was 9 years, and began classical vocal instruction at the age of 10. I have been teaching both voice and piano since 2004. I received my Bachelors of Music in Music Therapy in 2013. I believe passionately in the healing and restorative power of music. My teaching methods are based on traditional practices and pedagogy while also incorporating my student’s musical preferences, and personal goals. My main goal as a teacher is to help each student
reach their highest musical potential while developing a life-long love for music.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a relaxed and patient teacher. I use positive reinforcement in order to help inspire and motivate my students. I do expect my students to play and/or sing outside of lessons, but I will never make my students feel anything but proud of their accomplishments as a musician.
My piano students will learn note reading, proper fingering, posture and technique, music theory, chord theory, ear training, and performance.
My voice students will learn proper posture, breathing, vocal technique and alignment. They will also learn how to sing in many different styles, or if they wish we can focus on specific genre of music.
Within 3-6 months my students will have a much greater understanding of music, and will have developed a passion for playing their instrument or singing.

*** Specialties ***
I use many different method books when teaching piano and am most comfortable with the Bastien series and Alfreds. When teaching voice I draw on many different methods and am comfortable teaching classical, pop, musical theater, and jazz.
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Jennifer M. July 28, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Erin is very personable and patient. I look forward to future lessons with her.
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Yvette W. July 8, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I had a great experience with Erin. She is very personable and definitely knows what she is doing.
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Andres M. June 17, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
My grandson said you were great and very pleasant person
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Erin W.

Goodyear, AZ 85395
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Susan K.

Sun City West, AZ

About Susan

Ms. K. been teaching private lessons since 2000 in Michigan and she has recently move to Arizona to teach music in a public school. She is currently available and looking to teach lessons at her home studio. Ms. K. has worked with students of various ages and abilities and loves the one on one attention she can give to helping her students grow as musicians. She takes great pride in not only teaching how to play or sing, but also how to practice in a time saving manner.

Ms. K. received her training at Madonna University (a private university in Michigan) in 2009, where she received a Bach
elor's degree (with highest honors) in Music education. She has had extensive training in music theory, piano pedagogy, piano, voice and organ performance - along with work in music theater. She has been a choir director and is currently a public school music teacher (K - 8). She looks forward to helping you achieve your musical goals.
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Emily July 16, 2016
Music Theory · In studio
Verified Student
Had a wonderful first lesson and am excited about the next!
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Emilee P. March 24, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Susan is a great piano teacher
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Kari January 19, 2016
Piano · In studio
Susan was great and kid friendly
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Susan K.

Sun City West, AZ 85375
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$25 / 30-min
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Daniel O.

Surprise, AZ

About Daniel

****BOOK NOW FOR NEW STUDENTS GETTING GUITARS FOR HOLIDAYS!**** Skype lessons now avail at any open lesson in perso time, same rate as at my home studio without the gas costs! FYI I am a 30+ clean cut, non smoking guitarist who has sold 8,000 + recordings along with performing 1200+ paid live performances over the last 15+ years of my original music. I also happen to teach guitar lessons. I have weekly time slots available to teach Guitar Lessons/absolute beginners-intermediate-advanced.

I do things a bit different than your "average" guitar teacher. I teach YOU a real song on your introd
uctory very first lesson. I allow you to choose an easy rock, pop, country or folk song that YOU WANT TO LEARN on 1st lesson so that YOU ARE MOTIVATED TO PRACTICE! :)

Don't waste your time with the "Do it yourself" song books and "Mary Had a Little Lamb" etc. or useless scales you don't need to know , yet............ FAST TRACK with me.

I have education in College Level Music Theory
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Lorna S. January 27, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Daniels method of teaching is perfect for me. I just want to learn to play songs, I don't want to learn to read music. I know the notes on the guitar and I'm learning chords. He makes learning fun and I'm loving it.
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Vivian B. November 8, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I am new in playing guitar and Daniel makes learning fun and enjoyable ! He is very professional and yet approachable. I would definitely recommend him to all ages !!
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Aaron July 18, 2015
Guitar · In home
Daniel did a great job teaching my Teen Student songs that they wanted to learn(even learned sweet home alabama on very first lesson and a loved taylor swift song on 2nd lesson) Daniel tailors each lesson to "pop" songs specifically requested by the studeent ,and all for $30 a lesson! WOW
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Daniel O.

Surprise, AZ 85388
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$31.99 / 30-min

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