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Jazz Classes Fountain Hills AZ

Local resource for Jazz classes in Fountain Hills. Includes detailed information on local music schools and music instructors that provide access to blues lessons, Jazz lessons, and instruction in Jazz music, Jazz improvisation, Jazz theory, Jazz chords, Jazz styles, and Jazz harmony, as well as advice and content on playing Jazz music.

Patricia Fisher
5314 N 81 Place
Scottsdale, AZ
Instruments
Cello
Styles
Classical
Experience Levels
Advanced
Rate
$40
Years of Experience
30 Years

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Marty T.
(877) 231-8505
E Voltaire Dr
Scottsdale, AZ
Subjects
Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Music Performance, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I like to customize methods for the individual. I do prefer the Berklee series for more serious guitar students. I have used Alfred's for some younger ones. Personally, I was brought up on the Mel Bay method and I don't really care for it. Besides general guitar lessons I can offer instruction to bands as I play bass keys and drums as well. Music Theory is a very strong point for me. Ear training goes hand in hand with theory. Being a performer too, I can teach the student the ropes of stage …
Education
Queens College - Communications/Music - 1970-1975 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Henri B.
(877) 231-8505
E San Ardo Dr
Scottsdale, AZ
Subjects
Guitar, Singing, Drums, Percussion, Music Recording, Music Performance, Acting, Songwriting
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in the following styles of playing: Rock, Hip - Hop, All Latin, Jazz, Funk, Blues, R and B, Gospel, and Dance. I also have a very good feel for World Music as well. I have a very free-spirit for playing, so I often mesh the above stated styles into a more progressive style of playing. I believe that you must be feeling what you are playing. Along with learning drum beats, students will also engage in drum tuning, reading drum charts, warm-up/skill-building exercises, and internal…
Education
Arizona State University - Religious Studies/Education - 8/2000 - Present (not complete) Chaparral High School - All - 8/96 - 5/2000 (High School diploma received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Dawn W.
(877) 231-8505
N Terripin St.
Mesa, AZ
Subjects
Singing, Music Performance, Flute, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Opera Voice, Acting, Music Theory
Ages Taught
8 to 18
Specialties
My specialties lie in any form of singing most especially contemporary, theatrical Broadway and opera.
Education
Ozark Christian College - Music - 2002-2007 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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janice g.
(877) 231-8505
N. Wilbur
Mesa, AZ
Subjects
Piano
Ages Taught
5 to 15
Specialties
I can teach students to read music and play classical or I can teach them to play individual songs by chord progressions, I can also teach songwriting and theory.
Education
University of Phoenix - Organizational Management - 1998-2001 (Master's degree received) Arizona State University - Psychology - 1990 (Bachelor's degree received) City College San Francisco - General/Music minor - 1985-1988 (Associate degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Carolyn Broe
4972 E. Paradise Lane
Scottsdale, AZ
Instruments
Conducting, Musicology, Suzuki Method, Viola, Violin
Styles
Classical, Kids
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$50
Years of Experience
35 Years

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Taran A.
(877) 231-8505
e. Mission Lane
Scottsdale, AZ
Subjects
Singing, Harmonica, Acting, Dance, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Classical Guitar, Piano, Speaking Voice, Music Performance, Music Theory, Flute, Ukulele, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I teach every style but especially like pop and jazz. I initiate my students with chord-ing methods for the songs they enjoy right away so they can sound advanced in a easy approach.
Education
University of Calgary - Music - 1972-1976 (Bachelor's degree received) University of Calgary - Education - 1976-1978 (Master's degree received) Toronto Conservatory of Music - Piano Pedagogy - 1965-1980 (Associate degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Spencer C.
(877) 231-8505
E University Dr
Mesa, AZ
Subjects
Theatrical Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Speaking Voice, Music Theory, Singing
Ages Taught
5 to 20
Specialties
Theatrical Broadway singing and music theory are my strongest talents and I teach them very well. I have many years of experience both performing and teaching.
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Patricia Fisher
5314 N 81 Place
Scottsdale, AZ
Promotion
$40 / hr
Hours
Classical
Memberships and Certifications
Cello
Services
30 years

Tammie W.
(877) 231-8505
E. Diamond Ave.
Mesa, AZ
Subjects
Music Theory, Piano
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
classical
Education
Savannah High School - music - 1976-1979 (High School diploma received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Playing With Conviction

Playing With Conviction
By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

I'm very often disappointed when I go and hear straight-ahead jazz guitarists play in a club, no matter how good they may be. Many have practiced their technique and have a knowledge of harmony that is clearly impressive. They have good time and play well with the other band members. But 9 times out of 10 I am disappointed and for the most part I think I know why.

Most of these players spend countless hours in the bedroom practicing, working on stuff, perfecting things, analyzing chord changes, working on harmonic ideas and so on, something that no one recommends more highly than I, but it seems that so often these musicians lack the ability to communicate musically.

It actually reminds me a little of when I used to live in London and I'd be having a drink with a few horn players at the bar during an intermission (in the UK, horn players particularly from the north of England seem to enjoy a pint or two!) and I'd listen to them say how much they had no time at all for the 'punters' in the audience. With this attitude, those horn players put themselves on a pedestal, instantly separating themselves, drawing an imaginary line at the end of the stage. More like an electric fence! I never understood it, it was almost a way of justifying how little work they were prepared to do to really get their musical point across. What they said musically might have been very clever, even impressive, but whatever it was remained on the stage. No one in the audience was invited to experience that musical conversation. The audience was the last thing that mattered it seemed.

Now I'm not suggesting that we as artists entertain with tap dancing, plate spinning, telling jokes and so on, I'm talking about finding a way to connect with the audience, and the first step to doing this is through sound projection with our instrument. Don't forget, as instrumentalists we have to try that much harder to communicate with the listener because there is no vocalist to do that for us. We have to make sure our instrumental voice carries.

And I find, going back to my disappointment with so many jazz guitarists in clubs, that they simply are not concerned with that communication between themselves and the audience. I do not believe it has been an issue with most of them and I believe it is extremely important.

I am talking about playing with real conviction. So many players lack that strength, everything is quiet and timid and they seem like they are looking for the right notes, meandering away, somewhat apologetically. This does not translate to an audience, very often does not translate to other musicians. Too many hours in the bedroom practicing obsessively and not enough time in coffee shops talking to other human beings about THEIR lives! Musicians can be horribly insular and those completely obsessed with their instruments usually end up as the bigges...

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