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Music Classes Phoenix AZ

See below to find music schools and music instructors in Phoenix 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.

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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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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Shannon Bost
4115 E Anderson Dr
Phoenix, AZ
Promotion
$40 / hr
Hours
Classical
Memberships and Certifications
Cello
Services
9 years

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

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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Take A Breath, Listen To The Spaces

Take A Breath, Listen To The Spaces
By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

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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