Music Lessons West

Music Lessons West

4.3 (3)
4 hires on
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About this pro

Hello, I'm Dave Young the instructor for all lessons here. I'm one of those people you hear about that don't have a "regular job". Music is all I do. I play in bands, do a solo act, teach, write, record and even produce music videos. I've been in the music business for more than 35 years and have been teaching even longer. It's never to late to learn how to play. I've had students from the ages of 5 to 75. I was 15 when I started teaching and one of my first students was in his mid 70's.

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Peoria, AZ 85345
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3 Reviews


  • Dennis Maxwell

    Knows music theory and tab , Dave is a great instructor ! Good listener ! And cares about his students, !

  • Dennis Maxwell

    Initial interviewThis was sort of difficult but everything seems to work out I’ll be much better when I meet in person and see what’s going on exactly thank you

  • Harvey Husk

    Dave is a really good teacher, teaching the basics but at the same time allowing me to play some favorite songs that tie into the teaching of the basics. Have really enjoyed the lessons and Dave as a person.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We always start with the basics. If you already know them, we speed through but I always start there to make sure there are no bad habits that can hinder the students learning process.After that we start building on what ever is needed to get the student to where they want to be.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Music is my only job. I have been a professional musician for more than 30 years and have been teaching even longer.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

25.00/ lesson (30 minutes)

45.00/ lesson (60 minutes)

How did you get started teaching?

When I was about fourteen years old my best friend asked me to teach him and my neighbor who was about 70 at the time, heard me playing and asked I would be interested in giving him lessons.

What types of students have you worked with?

My students have been between the ages 5 to mid 70's

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I decided to look up a student I had about ten years ago to see if he had pursued a music career at all. He was an excellent student and I was happy to find that he was still taking music classes at ASU as well as writing and performing his own music.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

There are many ways to learn. There are also things you can learn that make playing easier. Being an actual working musician has taught me several beneficial ways to approach what seemed to be dificult situations. Those things don't come from the class room unless the teacher has that working experience.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Most everyone has a favorite music style and that's their main goal to play. I want them to consider that once they learn to play, the windows open and the desire to play more than one style will come.