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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.
Aaron B. Mesa, AZ

About Aaron

Teaching drums professionally since 1998, Aaron has influenced hundreds of budding musicians to get the most from their instrument. He has studied privately with Rob Laytham (Modern Drummer columnist), Joe Leroux (marching band guru), Gary Chaffe (legendary drummer) and many others throughout the years. He has taken the best techniques and teaching styles from his influences and molded them together to form what he considers to be the most effective and inspiring method available. I teach drum set in nearly every style and hybrid imaginable, as well as percussion and drum circle facilitation. Accomplishments include recording 7 albums with various groups, touring with national acts across the west coast, drumming for the Warner Brothers Television house band, and still actively ...

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Michelle M. August 18, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Aaron is a great instructor! I've been taking drum lessons with Aaron for over 2 years. He brings enthusiasm and positive energy into each lesson. He is very talented, and his passion for drumming is evident in the way he teaches. Lessons are always fun. Aaron is patient and encouraging. I have a very random work schedule, and Aaron is always willing to accommodate me when scheduling a lesson.
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ScottB2 July 1, 2011
Good Job! Listens to my feedback and then challenges me with it.
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RebeccaB1 August 9, 2009
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The kids are ver excited about the lessons - Like Aaron. We can see that the are really learning and able to apply the lessons to their music.
Ginni A. Chandler, AZ

About Ginni

You can learn to play piano or sing at any age! Whatever your musical goals are, Ginni will help you to reach them. Ginni has been teaching piano and singing for 20 years. Whether you are a beginner, an intermediate or advanced she will help you to learn and have fun making music! Technique is key! As a professional musician Ginni knows the importance of good technique. Great technique gives the performer confidence and the ability to excel. Ginni's piano and singing students are taught how to use their bodies to perform at their best. Some of the methods that Ginni uses come from her studies at university, personal study and from watching, listening to and performing with world class musicians. From all of this experience, Ginni developed a proven method for teaching piano ...

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April L. February 5, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
We all love Ginni. She is very easy to work with. Ginni is very flexible with scheduling and always makes it work with our busy schedule. Ginni is very patient and our daughter gets a lot out of every lesson she attends. I can't say enough good things about our teacher!
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Linda P. January 27, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Ginny is very flexible in terms of different avenues of learning, to reach my goals I am an adult learner. I had lessons many years ago, thus we work together to find the right level of review/new "stuff". She strives to keep things interesting and fun!
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Cheryl M. November 20, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Ginni is still wonderful...patient and very knowledgeable. I have fun during my lesson and continue looking forward to the next one.
Mark A. Mesa, AZ

About Mark

I am not only a Grammy winning musician with over 15 years of touring and recording experience, but also a classically trained performer and instructor. I teach various instruments covering all styles and levels and believe in making your learning experience fun and interesting. Music and the adventure in learning music has been my life's greatest experience. As I travel on that journey, the greatest thing is being an instructor and having the opportunity of taking my students along and sharing the gift of music and feeling the joy of discovery as we play, perform, compose and whatever other elements of music that come before us as we advance towards our goals. I invite you to hop on board, buckle up and get ready for one of the greatest rides life has to offer. *** Lesson ...

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Gina F. November 24, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
We are entering our third month of piano lessons with Mark and in that time my daughter Maya, 8 years old has made more progress than she did in one year with her previous teacher. As a mom of 4, it was important for me to be able to stay home for lessons and of course have it be affordable. But I also wanted someone I could trust to nurture my daughter's love of music. Mark does a really good job with that. He is very knowledgeable and he's a great teacher. Maya really enjoys the fun he makes out of learning. I'm so happy to see her thriving with her love of music and Mark has become a very important part of that.
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Jeff E. June 1, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Mark is awesome. He's really helped me out a lot with vocals and getting better with guitar. When I don't understand something completely he puts it in a way that I can understand and tells me not what I want to hear, but what I need to hear. No matter what you are trying to improve on, Mark will make it happen and teach you some tricks you wouldn't be able to find on YouTube or anywhere else.
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StormyA February 22, 2012
Mark

I have never had a teacher like Mark. He takes his time and is never hurried or rushed during the lessons. He is very gracious and understanding. He never gets upset when it takes you some time to learn things or get the hang out it. When i Come back for more lessons, you can bet that i will fight for Mark to be my teacher
Kristilyn W. Tempe, AZ

About Kristilyn

I have over 10 years of experience working with students at all skill levels, from beginners picking up the bassoon for the first time to young professionals looking for audition and performance coaching. I am a positive, supportive instructor and my lessons are tailored to each individual's goals and needs. I received my Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA) in bassoon performance from the Ohio State University in 2011, and my Masters of Music in bassoon performance from Arizona State University in 2008.

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Willow L. February 19, 2015
Bassoon · Online
Verified Student
Kristilyn is great at teaching, listening and explaining. She knows everything there is to know about playing the bassoon, and I feel as though I have learned so much from her. I was unsure that online lessons would work, but they are awesome!

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