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Kirk's Studio for the Performing Arts is the Valley's premier studio for musical instruction. We offer two convenient locations in Scottsdale and Desert Ridge. We teach piano, voice, guitar, drums, band and orchestra instruments to students of all ages in private and group environments.Our faculty is second to none. We offer performance opportunities that you simply will not find anywhere else. We work with young, first-time beginners all the way through advanced students looking to make a career as a performer or musician. Our students perform regularly at nursing homes, malls and tradit
Along with performing, Deborah enjoys teaching the art of piano playing to all ages. The joy of music is within reach of everyone, no matter what age group or talent level!
Deb's music has been heard on 3 major TV shows: "The Big Bang Theory", "Madam Secretary" and "Desperate Housewives".
Added to this is Deborah's extensive performance background. She has served as the Ritz-Carlton Music Director in Phoenix, as well as having played at Ritz-Carltons and Hyatt-Regencies elsewhere in America,
I am a string specialist. That means I teach and play violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, ukulele and piano.
I have been studying music since the age of 9 years. I began learning to play the flute through the public school music program. I continued playing in school bands and in 1968 I wanted to learn to play the guitar, like the Beatles! In high school I taught myself to play classical guitar by playing through some music books with guitar fingerings. When I was 16 years old I became interested in learning to play the piano and began with chords on the lef
I have 30 years experience teaching piano to all ages (about 6 to adult), and I enjoy teaching beginners as much as I do the most advanced players. I'm known for my patience, and I genuinely love what I do. I encourage students to ask questions and think about music and try things and not be afraid to make mistakes(!). All students learn the fundamental skills that will serve them in whatever style of music they play, and as they progress, some focus more on classical music, some popular, or jazz, or any combination. I'm classically trained, with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree, but I'm well v
I m teaching piano for 15 years. I studied music in Ukraine for 10 years. I have degree from ASU school of Music ( Arizona State Univercity School of Music). i teach in two languages: English & Russian. I try to meet all needs of the students. Me teaching based on classical style. I used deferent methods and variety of styles in my teaching. I have 2-3 recitals per year.
Bachelor Degree in Music Performance and Child Development, performed in jazz bands, orchestras and musicals, produced children's musicals, sponsor jazz clinics and master lessons with concert pianists for my students to experience music in a bigger way.
Trained in Orff, Suzuki, mentored under concert artists from New York, New Jersey, attended many world-re-known music camps and music prep programs throughout the country. Many previous students are professional today or have received high honors in music on a national level, and music scholarships.
One continuous thread is that my student
A professional musician as well as a teacher, I've been teaching piano off and on for 25+ years. Experience and a large variety of music genres and teaching methods make learning piano fun. I do include all aspects of learning the language that is music. Theory, Technique, Composition, Chord Progression, etc.
An In-Home Studio complete with acoustic and electric keyboard to practice and play on. Teaching music is one of the best decisions I've ever made. From Illinois, to Missouri and now to Phoenix, where I have lived the past 20 years.
90% of my students have been with me for the past
I thoroughly enjoy my piano students. We work hard together in discovering the beauty, patterns and fun of music! I offer many incentives that encourage excellence in playing.
I have 20 years experience teaching, during which time I have taught all ages of students and also, students with special needs and challenges.
I have a strong background in Music Theory and use that foundation to enhance and balance my students overall music education.
I also work to build the technical aspect of using hands to enhance the tone quality and power of playing the piano.
I am a member of a Music
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I teach students out of their or my home. Helped mentor students both in music/piano and personally. It's my passion to share music with kids because it's helped me so much in my life. I truly believe that music is a phenomenal creative outlet and leads to enhanced cognitive abilities and provides a means of stress relief and awareness.
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Taught over 200 students with classroom sizes over 30 each ranging from 4-12 years old. Arranged recitals, provided guidance and motivation to new assistants, created cross
Hi, my name is Yelena. I have been a piano instructor for over 20 years and have been playing piano since I was 6 years old. I got all my degrees from infamous Russian School of Piano, but my whole teaching experience comes from US.
I love teaching dearly! Although I set my standards of teaching high, lessons are always fun. Whether you are a beginner, someone with a few years experience, or an experienced piano player, take lessons with me and I promise that you will get better and enjoy your piano studies greatly.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you reach your goals!
Most piano instruction requires that a student must learn how to read music before being able to play. After many years of teaching, I've found that this is not a natural way to learn. Since music is a language, I pattern my teaching to learning language, that is playing great songs immediately as we learn to read music notation separately. These two learning paths come together after a few months when the student is ready.
The result is that the student learns faster and is much more motivated because they play great songs right away. I use many approaches to acheive this learning experienc
Chris Granger was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania, and has been playing the piano and performing for over 15 years. In high school, he belonged to Junior Philomel Club, a society for young performers, and also accompanied his school choir and orchestra. While in college, he studied studied piano, accompanied several choirs, soloists, and was one of the founding members of La Trio Dolce, a trio consisting of a clarinet, viola, and piano. Since moving to Arizona in 2010, Mr. Granger has maintained an active schedule as a piano instructor and professional accompanist throughout the Phoeni
I enjoy teaching one-to- one. Also taught in the public schools at all levels and am familiar with both Orff and Kodaly. Have been teaching privately since 1976, Have a BA in Music History, a MM in Choral Music.
My major instruments have been piano and organ. Have been Music Director at Memorial Presbyterian Church in Phoenix for almost 15 years where I directed the choir, and handbell choir and played the organ and piano. I recently resigned due to some health issues, Have served in this capacity at other churches.
My studio is small, but try to have a recital at the end of the school
Michelle Beckle has been a Piano, Voice, and Keyboard instructor for 25 years. She is a graduate of Arizona State University. We teach all ages and levels at Beckle Music. We offer recitals three times a year. I teach private piano and voice lessons. I have substantially lower rates. I really try to reach out with the highest standards of excellence. God Bless
Instruments Taught: Piano and Voice
Taught Since (Year): 1994
Ages/Levels Taught: All ages and levels
For the past 30 years I’ve been involved in music as a teacher, performer and writer. My training is as a classical pianist and composer. As a composer and songwriter, I write music for my own performances as well as for other artists. My writing credits include Paramount Pictures and Walt Disney Records. For 10 years I was an artist on the Arizona Commission for the Arts Roster, and taught and performed in schools and communities throughout Arizona.
Education: M. Music Ed. Stevens Point, WI; B. Mus. Ed. Heidelberg U, Ohio. Experience: Choral, Instrumental and vocal soloists, musical theater. My over 30 years of choral directing, orchestra directing, playing and teaching experience contribute to my skills as an accompanist and enhance my ability to follow direction and assist in rehearsal whether you are a conductor, student or professional performer. I am a good sight reader, but I prefer to prepare scores for performance.
I love Music! My family has always incorporated music into our lives. Some of my earliest memories are being danced around in my Mom’s arms and listening to her sing. I began formal lessons on the Piano when I was 7 years old and have had over 18 years of private lessons and have played professionally. Growing up also I sang in the Church Choirs, played on Hand Bells, and explored the Flute. I spent a formal year each on Trumpet, Drums and Harpsichord and am currently working on learning Zither, Auto-harp, Dulcimer, and Soprano & Alto Recorders, and sometimes the guitar (when I have a ch
I have been a full-time piano teacher for 40 years. I have been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to share the gift of music with so many people. I have played professionally, taught music in an elementary school, and in 1973 stated my own School of Piano. I teach classical piano, theory and composition. I also teach other styles of music including blues and jazz, playing using lead sheets (playing using chords), playing by ear and learning to write your own music. My specialty is teaching students who are burned out on traditional piano instruction. My biggest compliment is to hear
Carolyn Broe has been teaching violin and viola for over twenty five years in Scottsdale, Arizona. She also teaches beginning cello and piano lessons. Carolyn enjoys teaching students of all ages and abilities. She is the Principal Violist with Scottsdale Philharmonic, and performs with Sweetwater Strings, and Four Seasons String Quartet. Carolyn Broe is also the Conductor of the Four Seasons Orchestra of Scottsdale. She has a Doctorate of Music from Arizona State University, a Masters in Music History from CSULB, and a Bachelors of Music from Chapman University. She al
Haichong Vangoidtsenhoven, a.k.a. Hannah Vango, received a Master of Music degree in Music Theory from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from The University of Texas at San Antonio and graduated Summa cum laude. She has received numerous scholarships including Golden Key.
Haichong is certified in Child Development at Austin Community College and also certified to teach the Mayron Cole Piano Method. She has written the Master's report Pierrot's Madness and Schoenberg's Rationality: A Structural Approach to Pierrot lunaire, "Nacht" and "Der M
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