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Jazz Classes Phoenix AZ

Local resource for Jazz classes in Phoenix. 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.

Terry Smith
555 West Glendale Ave.
Phoenix, AZ
Instruments
Ear Training, Piano
Styles
Blues, Classical, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Kids
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$42
Years of Experience
9 Years

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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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Henri B.
(877) 231-8505
E Van Buren Rd.
Phoenix, AZ
Subjects
Guitar, Music Recording, Singing, Drums, Songwriting, Acting, Percussion, Music Performance
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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Shannon Bost
4115 E Anderson Dr
Phoenix, AZ
Promotion
$40 / hr
Hours
Classical
Memberships and Certifications
Cello
Services
9 years

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

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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Daniel S.
(877) 231-8505
E Harvard St
Phoenix, AZ
Subjects
Clarinet, Music Performance, Piano, Music Theory, Saxophone
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
Mostly classical with some jazz, from early music to the present day.
Education
Hampton Christian High School - HS Diploma - Fall 1998 - Spring 2004 (High School diploma received) Virginia Commonwealth University - Music Performance - Fall 2004-Spring 2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Ruth W.
(877) 231-8505
E North lane
Phoenix, AZ
Subjects
Cello
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
music, Cello Classical cello teaching
Education
Shadow Mountain High School - General - 2002-2006 Arizona State University - Cello Performance - 2006-present
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Andrew A.
(877) 231-8505
E Maldonado Dr
Phoenix, AZ
Subjects
Drums, Percussion
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in classical percussion including mallet percussion. I also teach drum set and have experience in a variety of styles.
Education
Portland State University - Music Performance - September, 2007 - August, 2009 (Master's degree received) Central Washington University - Music Performance - September, 2002 - June, 2006 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Vince J.
(877) 231-8505
N 44th Drive
Glendale, AZ
Subjects
Viola, Songwriting, Oboe, Opera Voice, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Music Performance, Piano, Cello, Trombone, Violin, Percussion, Organ, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Guitar, Upright Bass, French Horn, Music Theory, Singing, Classical Guitar, Flute
Ages Taught
3 to 60
Specialties
I use methods commonly known where the students can recognize the pieces. I like to teach the students to create their own music. Besides teaching regular methods I like to supplement my teaching with songs that they like to play.
Education
Los Angeles State College - Music - 1/1963-7/1964 (Bachelor's degree received) California State University at Los Angeles - Music - 9/1964-7/1965 (Master's degree 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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