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Music Classes Buckeye AZ

See below to find music schools and music instructors in Buckeye that give access to music classes, along with music ensembles, early childhood music, music summer programs, percussion classes, guitar classes, piano classes, and guitar classes, as well as advice and content on learning music.

Nanette G.
(877) 231-8505
W Williams St
Tolleson, AZ
Opera Voice, Piano, Singing
Ages Taught
1 to 99
voice, opera voice, piano In piano I am partial to the John Thompson method. I also spend a portion of each lesson on scales and music theory. In voice, I specialize in bel canto. The most beautiful sounds come when you are not straining the voice. I work on getting it out of the throat and into the mask.
Bullard high - college prep - sept 87-june 91 Brigham Young University - French and Spanish - Aug 91-April 98 WCC - music theory and performance - Sept 04-May 06
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Angels of Light Beauty Pageant
(877) 263-3515
2605 S 111th Dr
Avondale, AZ
Comfort Piano Studio
(623) 214-7950
14207 W. Evans Dr.
Surprise, AZ
Derek S.
(877) 231-8505
E. Cedar Street
Tempe, AZ
Guitar, Saxophone, Bass Guitar, Upright Bass, Music Theory, Music Performance, Songwriting, Music Recording
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Guitar is my number one specialty—particularly classic rock, alternative rock, and popular styles, with a strength in bluesy solo technique. I have a modern teaching style, and I am very up to date with current music trends. I tend to focus on practical and transferable music skills—you know, the things that allow you to play with other musicians, learn new instruments, and be truly creative on the guitar! I am very adept in subjects related to real world music knowledge and application, such…
Mesa Community College - Arts - 2006-2008 (Associate degree received) Arizona State University - Psychology - 2008-2010 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Joshua Brown
4641 N 1st Ave #5
Tucson, AZ
Drums, Guitar, Piano, Violin, Voice
Blues, Classical, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Kids, Rock - Alternative, World
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Years of Experience
15 Years

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Sylvan Learning Center
(623) 374-1153
13770 Van Buren
Goodyear, AZ
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
(623) 935-4000
7017 N. Litchfield Road
Glendale, AZ
Phoenix Conservatory of Music
(602) 997-9915
Litchfield Park AZ
Litchfield Park, AZ

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Caia Decker
9 W. University Drive #42
Flagstaff, AZ
$20 / hr
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Service Types and Repair
2 years

Devon B.
(877) 231-8505
W Estrella Dr.
Laveen, AZ
Acting, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Music Theory, Music Performance, Singing, Opera Voice, Piano
Ages Taught
5 to 99
I specialize in both opera and gospel style singing. I believe in teaching each student to express their music in such a way that their audience actually feels what the musician is feeling.
Washington State University - Vocal Performance - 1996-2001 (Bachelor's degree received) Arizona State University - Opera Performance - 2001-2007 (Master's degree received)
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Take A Breath, Listen To The Spaces

Take A Breath, Listen To The Spaces
By Chris Standring ( )

I was at the NAMM show recently, a massive trade show for musical products. If you've ever been into Guitar Center and witnessed that infernal noise made by guitarists and bass players 'trying out' instruments, then the NAMM show is that x 50,000. It can be hell, yet a necessary evil if you are in the business.

I spent some time walking around and of course made my way to many of the guitar and amp booths, after all it's always good to keep up with anything new and groundbreaking. I came across a few professional guitar players who had been hired to demonstrate guitars, and as good as these players were technically, there was always one aspect of their playing that stood out to me. I find this is the case with any guitar player that is not communicating. They play too much. Tons and tons of notes, in rapid succession, all brilliantly executed. But what is really being said? How can you enjoy music when you feel like you are having your teeth drilled?

Guitar players are notorious for doing this, simply because they can. If they were horn players things would be very different. You simply have to take a breath. Guitar players technically don't have to do this, so they don't, and as a result their music is compromised.

The first time I was aware of this was several years ago when I started using a digital vocoder. In order for the notes to be heard on my guitar, I would have to mouth something into the microphone to trigger them. Then of course you get to shape the sound with syllables and so on. I was in a rehearsal and my sax player said to me, "Chris you play different when you use that thing, because you have to take a breath". Perhaps that was a kind way of saying I sucked, but the talkbox thing was cool. It certainly struck a chord anyway. So from then on, and it took a while to really sink in, but I tried to really focus on phrasing. And not just as a guitar player, but compositionally, if my music doesn't breathe, I'm just not interested.

As jazz guitarists, there is a terrible tendency for us to play a lot of notes, firstly because the genre historically has given us permission to do so, and second, archtop jazz guitars don't generally lend themselves to sustaining notes, so in order to 'get over', guitarists fall into the trap of overplaying.

There are of course compromising situations which affect the way we play and it is important to be aware of these at the time. First, if you are taking a solo and the band behind you is not being particularly supportive, i.e.; playing busily and not listening to you, then this very often makes a player play more notes because they are fighting to speak, as it were. But if the band is just grooving, you as a soloist can play just a few notes and the spaces are music in themselves!

Another compromising situation might be a borrowed or rented amp that ju...

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