I have been teaching for over 30 years and am accepting a limited number of private music students. I graduated from Berklee College of Music in ‘08 receiving a Bachelors of Music in Professional Music specializing in vocal performance and music business.
I just received my BM degree from Oberlin College and will continue my MM studies as a piano major student at Rice University. At the San Marcos Music Academy,we have a passion for quality music education.Whether you're a beginner, or a seasoned professional, our highly qualified teachers can help any student achieve their musical goals. With lessons offered in a multitude of instruments, a state of the art facility near historic downtown Chandler, and convenient hours, San Marcos Music Academy is the ideal music for everyone. Kirk’s Studio for the Performing Arts was founded by Kirk Taylor, a professional musician and teacher since 1986, in 2002 and started in the living room of Kirk and Pam’s small home. We now have nearly 40 instructors who offer private and group lessons in piano, voice, guitar and drums.
Janet has been teaching music for over 30 years, beginning her teaching career as a student at The King's College in New York. The ASU Piano Prep Program offers superior piano instruction to children (elementary through high school) in a creative and highly motivating learning environment. April moved from Albuquerque, NM in 2010 to pursue a professional career in musical theatre as well as acting in film and TV. Joanna Banta currently serves as the Chorale Department Assistant and Accompanist at Valley Christian High School and teaches a full private voice and piano studio. Becky teaches students of all ages from beginner to advanced, including a number of adults. Becky taught elementary music and high school choir and drama at a local private school, where she conducted numerous musicals and plays. Becky and her husband Danny have been involved in music ministry in various churches for over 30 years. Studied piano 16 years, age 4 through college, Cincinnati Conservatory and Ball State University. EDUCATION: Bachelor of Music from Syracuse University, Master of Music from Yale University, major in French horn, minor in voice. EDUCATOR: Private lessons for 25 years, Elementary and Middle School music teacher for 5 years.
LESSONS AVAILABLE: Private and group lessons, specializing in beginner and intermediate school-age children. Laurie Bird has taught the joy of piano playing for over 13 years to students from age 5 through adult.
Her methods accommodate a variety learning styles and attention levels with personalized curriculum and group learning opportunities. A free introductory interview will be provided to you to determine how to best accommodate your student needs.
Laurie is a member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), Arizona State Music Teachers Association (ASMTA) and of the Phoenix Music Teachers Association (PMTA), which provides numerous opportunities for student performance as well as continuing training. If you've always wanted to learn to play piano, or you would like your children to learn, the best time to start is now.
I found my love for piano early in my life and enjoy the privilege of having an integral part in developing a love for music in my students as they begin or continue their musical journey. Marla Bradford has a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and is a nationally certified teacher with the Music Teacher's National Association. Through private weekly piano lessons, I work with adult learners to help them achieve their musical dreams. I teach piano lessons out of my home in the San Tan Valley area in the Pecan Creek housing community. Linda has been providing quality piano instruction to the Northwest Valley for over 15 years.
Linda's teaching philosophy is that every student should learn to play to whatever capacity he or she is able and should have fun doing it! Not long after that, at the age of 8, she appeared in her first play, The Miracle Worker, and hasn't stopped performing since. She has played with many Symphony and Chamber Orchestras over the years, most notably the St. Marlene began piano lessons at ten years old after her mother saw how she was drawn to her grandmother's piano.
After many years of volunteer piano and organ accompanying and leading kindergarten choirs, she began piano lessons again herself. For 20 years Marlene has had a successful piano studio in Virginia where she has taught classical and sacred music to students age six through adult, beginners through intermediate. My passion for music began at a very young age as I learned to enjoy the music of my faith in church.
My students are given the opportunity to participate in the Phoenix Piano Ensemble, the National Guild of Student Musicians and the Heintz Piano Studio recitals.
My young beginner piano students receive training incorporating an animated piano software program which teaches and exposes them to music through activities on the computer.
The music lessons students receive are based on years of experience in helping all ages learn music by highly effective, motivating and enjoyable methods. Be sure to view the website for additional information and colorful photos of students enjoying music.
Lynn Wagner has been teaching at Lynn Wagner's School of Music in AZ for 16 years with over 25 years of experience.
I have a masters degree in Piano Performance from University of Arizona, I have 10 years of teaching experience, I am an active classical performer, and I am a member of the local and national Music Teachers Associations. Music teacher with over 10 years experience in private teaching and teaching in established local studios. Experienced music professional in the music industry: wrote and recorded music for indie films, performed as a studio musician, toured with well-known bands, and studied with other musicians in Nashville and Los Angeles.
Claire Gordon graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education in 1983. Claire played Principal Second Violin in the West Valley Symphony for many years, and is an active free-lance violinist throughout the valley. With a spirit of excellence for teaching piano, Mark Conroy is known for cultivating talent in students of all ages.
Mark began studying piano at age eight and at age twelve, won 1st Place in the Iowa State Piano Competition. Our son began studying piano with Mark Conroy when he was 6 years old and has been with Mark for 8-1-2 years. Over the years, many students have been motivated to pursue a professional career in the field of music.
My mission is to provide a warm and supportive environment in which all students can explore the world of music with confidence and joy. I attended The Ohio State University in Piano Performance where I studied with internationally-recognized Richard Tetley- Kardos. Belorussian-born pianist Olga Gorelik maintains an active international career as a solo and chamber musician, while serving as a devoted mentor to her students. Peggy Rostron is director of The Rostron Piano Studio, pianist with MusicaNova Orchestra, and freelance accompanist and soloist. Jim has also enjoyed a career as an accompanist, traveling to Mexico, The Netherlands and Boston for recitals. I offer piano lessons for children and adults, as well as preschool music classes for younger children. Highlights: Proven success as piano teacher for 30 years, institutionally and privately, to all levels, from beginners through young adults.
Welcome to my music room for beginning school-age students and adults interested in venturing into the wonderful world of music.
If you have studied piano in the past and desire to resume your music performance, we will discuss a "flexible" schedule.
Member of Phoenix Music Teachers Association, Arizona State Music Teachers Association, Music Teachers National Association, and The National Guild. After receiving her Piano degree from the University of Kentucky, Celia has dedicated 35 years of teaching piano to all ages and levels in Lexington.
By instructing students in the warm, supportive environment of her home, Celia enjoys inspiring her students to develop a love for all styles of music. From classical to contemporary selections, Celia will personalize each student's repertoire to fit his or her needs and interests. To showcase her students' achievements, Celia hosts performance parties and recitals throughout the year. 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. Julie Ann Neuberger, a double masters and classically trained piano and  vocal instructor, is the director and founder of The Scottsdale Studio of Music, a music school offering lessons in classically focused instruments. Julie Ann Neuberger, who has over ten years of teaching experience, earned a Certificate of Graduate Studies in Piano Performance and a Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy from University of South Carolina.
Cheryl's Guitar Instruction is dedicated to teaching the art of classical guitar and other styles, specializing in teaching children. It is a privilege to be able to present my background, philosophies, and procedures to you.
Students are scheduled for individual weekly lessons (length generally determined by advancement) during the school year.
NW Valley Musical Arts is currently enrolling for lessons in Piano, Voice, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Woodwinds and Brass. I attended the University of Southern California as a music performance major in Classical Guitar. My original training was at Wheaton College Conservatory in Wheaton, IL, a Bachelor of Music Education degree. Born and raised in Brazil, Irene Kuniski received her Bachelor's degree in Piano Performance from the Conservatory Dramatic Musical and the Conservatory Musical Meirelles; both in Sao Paulo, Brazil.


Irene teaches in her private studio, and for the past 40 years has taught students of all levels, from beginners through young adults.
She is an active member of the National Music Association, Board member of Arizona State Teachers Association, and the 2007-2009 President of the Phoenix Music Teachers Association. Irene Kuniski resides in Glendale, Arizona, speaks four languages fluently and spends her time dedicated to her students and family.
We are very fortunate to employ such talented and committed faculty members at Littleton Elementary School. Message:I am looking forward to building positive relationships with the students and families of Littleton Elementary School. I currently teach at a studio 3 days a week but would love to add more lessons at my home on my off days.
I’m an ambitious, talented vocalist and piano player with an ear for contemporary production.
I have taken several pedagogy classes at Oberlin and upon my graduation, I received the annually pedagogy prize.
A year later, the studio found a new home at Frank Lloyd Wright and Via Linda in Scottsdale and continued to grow rapidly. In addition, we teach most band and orchestra instruments such as violin, viola, cello, brass (trumpet, trombone, french horn, baritone, tuba) and winds (flute, clarinet, saxophone).
She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education and taught general music classes in the inner city of Minneapolis. Adaptive lessons are available in the studio or in the homes of exceptional learners as needed.
Deserunt animi placeat voluptas tenetur ex culpa impedit illo optio aliquam recusandae, labore, laboriosam, vero repellat. There are no two students alike, so recognizing that fact and not making the process into a race, I hope to develop an appreciation and a lifelong love of music. Joanna Banta graduated from Corona del Sol High School in Tempe, and was a Regional and All-State Choir participant her freshman through senior years. She studied piano at Brigham Young University with Doug Humphreys, current Chair of the Piano Department at Eastman School of Music. I have a Bachelor of Science degree (psychology major) from Grand Canyon University and a Master of Counseling degree from Arizona State University. I have been a successful piano teacher in Arizona for almost 25 years and am former president of the Arizona Music Teachers Association. I have recieved my BA in early childhood education and currently teach music in preschools.
She is a member of several professional teaching organizations, including the following: Phoenix Music Teachers Association, Arizona State Music Teachers Association, and the Music Teachers National Association.
Her experience over the past 30 years has included playing for weddings, professional accompanying of vocalists, instrumentalists, and ensembles, as well as accompanying church choirs and playing for church services.
Linda strives to make this a positive learning experience and therefore will tailor her teaching method to best suit the needs of each student.
Cloud (MN) Suzuki School at the age of 3 with a ruler taped onto a Cracker Jack box and a pencil.
Crisalli has performed as a singer in Choirs, Women's Ensembles, Chamber Singers, County Fairs and Churches, among others. Crisalli was awarded a prestigious Music Scholarship to Concordia College in Moorhead, MN where she sat 2nd Chair in the Cello Section of the Symphony Orchestra and studied cello and voice. Cloud Symphony Orchestra, the Minnesota All-State High School Orchestra and the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra. In elementary school, she began accompanying her father who played the Hawaiian guitar, and throughout her school years often accompanied church singing groups. She has recently relocated to Arizona from Northern Virginia and has opened a studio in Surprise.
I am a member of the Music Teachers National Association, The American College of Musicians, and the Phoenix Music Teachers Association.
Mark has a deep passion for teaching children not only how to play piano but also to appreciate music and performing. Although I received my training from master classical pianist Larry Clapp, I've been a Chief Instructor at Elementsmusic for 10 years often writing customized arrangments of pieces that students really want to learn consistent with their ability level. She participated in the annual Piano Student Auditions and was the first student musician to receive the special High School Diploma in Music in the agricultural county of Ventura, California. For others, their piano studies have contributed to winning scholarships toward college in the areas of engineering, law, and other professional majors. Equally important to many students and parents is meeting the artistic requirements for college entrance.
Lessons are content-centered around performance pieces, popular songs the student wants to play, theory and technique. I'm a certified Yamaha instructor and also have taught in my private studio for more than 10 years.
She completed her formal studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) with Paul Schenly, Margarita Shevchenko and Sergei Babayan (BM, MM, and Artist Diploma). Jim has also held long standing positions such as Chair of Visual & Performing Arts at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in Pasadena, California and has an equally long experience in church music. He earned the degree, Master of Music in Piano Performance, from the State University of New York at Binghamton, where he studied with Seymour Fink, author of Mastering Piano Technique.
She offers comprehensive piano instruction including theory, technique, transposition and ear training. Her patience and encouragement make learning the piano an enjoyable and enriching experience for children as well as adults. I will return your call and make a convenient appointment to discuss your piano lesson wishes. Her comprehensive study including repertoire, ear training, theory, and technique, provide a great musical foundation. Celia is an active member of MTNA, PMTA, and NFMC, organizations which bring many opportunities for performance for her students. She also graduated magna cum laude from Gordon College with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance. Lehman has 14 years of guitar instruction experience, and over 25 years of classical guitar performance.
I hope that you’ll find this information helpful as you make your decision to join the studio. Performance and evaluation opportunities are selected together at the beginning of the academic year. I believe students need a well rounded musical education, including sight reading, ear training and composition, as well as music history.
After receiving my Bachelor of Music Degree in Guitar Performance with honor from DePaul University in Chicago, I went on to Peabody Conservatory of Music, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore Maryland, as a special student in graduate guitar studies.
My training for teaching piano by the Suzuki method is that I have completed 6 levels of their training at summer institutes.
Her students participate in studio recitals, the Arizona Study Program, Piano Ensemble, and various festivals and competitions. Our qualified staff strives to keep lines of communication open and is happy to receive any questions or comments. We work hard everyday in our classroom, however we also take some time to have fun as well. I have an upright piano and a large living room for my vocal students to feel comfortable singing in.
She continued teaching and directing various adult and children's choirs for the next 16 years while living in Brazil. I hold annual recitals in my home for students and parents, which is always a delightful event. April started playing the piano at the age of  8 under the tutelage of Mary Jobe and Flora Russo and won her first competition at age 12.
Experienced teacher had a large studio in Northwest Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley area and recently moved to Surprise, AZ to be near the grandchildren. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN in December 1995 with majors in English and Speech Communication Theatre Arts.
She has played The Swan from Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals and Vivaldi's Concerto in G for 2 Cellos as a soloist.
I studied with some excellent teachers who have further developed my passion for piano and my love of teaching. I'm concise, thorough, and have many short cuts to learning which I've developed over the years. Claire is a past president of the Arizona chapter of the American String Teacher's Association.
While Mark is there to guide and inspire his students, he also instills in them confidence and a sense of independence. Video Game Themes, Top 40 Tunes, and Movie Themes can be emphasized in lessons with equal facility as traditional classical works. Continuing her musical studies at the University of San Francisco, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with an emphasis in Piano Performance. She is a member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), the Phoenix Music Teachers Association (PMTA), and the National Guild of Piano Teachers (NGPT).
She incorporates midi technology to accelerate learning and enhance the art of piano performance. I am a member of the Music Teacher National Association as well as the Phoenix Music Teachers Association.
His broad experience in education has firmly instilled in him a genuine desire to develop a path of study geared to each individual, whether child or adult. In addition, he holds an undergraduate degree in Composition, also from SUNY, and has had his music commissioned and performed. I encourage students to ask questions and think about music and try things and not be afraid to make mistakes(!).


First and foremost is the learning partnership created between the student and teacher, supported by the family at home. I high expectations for each students and will strive to help them reach their full potential. I feel that the home environment gives students a feeling of comfort where they are open to learn and progress at a faster speed. Upon return to the USA Janet did additional coursework in early childhood education, directed a preschool that had a musical emphasis, became a licensed Kindermusik educator, and taught group piano classes. She went to district and state chorus and was also in a group that performed throughout Pennsylvania. Styles of music studied include Classical, Pop, Jazz, Musical Theater, Contemporary Christian, Modern, etc.
It is with great excitement that I am returning to teaching piano lessons with the opening of my own home-based studio, Bitzer Piano Studio. Crisalli has enjoyed critical and personal success in all types of theatre (musicals, comedies, classical, dramas) since. Austin State University, receiving her MA in piano performance with a minor in Voice in 1972.
I believe in teaching students the satisfaction of hard work, the importance of self-expression, and the joy of sharing music with others. Reading notes on a staff by recognizing intervals: seconds, thirds, fourths, which enable students to easily develop the ability to transpose to all keys. She has conducted honor orchestras in the Peoria, Scottsdale and Washington School Districts, and was the conductor of the 2001 Arizona Elementary All-State Orchestra.
She teaches Suzuki violin and viola, and traditional piano, and encourages her students to participate in the Arizona Study Program. He is patient, flexible and kind in his approach to teaching, but also expects his students to apply themselves, practice daily and be committed to the process of learning. As an observer, I became aware that one of the strongest tools employed by Mark is phenomenal patience. He is an extremely talented professional pianist who is dedicated and creative with his students. I'm a 5 year member of the EVMTA and have passed all 12 Levels of the Arizona Study Program with Superior rating and 90+ Theory scores. She is an active member of MTNA, ASMTA and PMTA, where she serves as webmaster, and she has presented at meetings on the national, state and local levels.
They will learn familiar tunes at their first lesson and will play a repertoire of pieces in just a few weeks! 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. She has performed professionally as a classical guitarist in churches, weddings, and other events in the valley. While maintaining a private studio she completed the music therapy program at Arizona State University and is a member of the National Association of Music Educators and the American Music Therapy Association. In high school at the request of her private teacher she auditioned  and became apart of the jazz ensemble called the Young Razzcals Jazz Project directed by Dave Adams and was a singer on their second cd. I have completed all 12 graded levels of the Arizona Study Program receiving outstanding performance and theory scores each year. She also earned an associate degree with a piano major from Northern Virginia Community College in 2007. If a student is not taught correctly or efficiently how to play, habits can develop without the students knowledge. Mark ignites that refreshing focus that makes his students feel as ease and excited about learning. He periodically interjects precision feedback with enlivening analogies our son can relate to. Not only does he teach technique, he has taught my son to have passion for music through patience and practice. I'm classically trained, with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree, but I'm well versed in and enjoy playing many styles of music. Neuberger has performed as the pianist in several chamber groups, as well as in solo piano recitals in South Carolina, Massachusetts, and Maryland.
As we work together at the piano to discover the beauty and power of music, we’ll be learning how to practice and develop the skills needed for musical success. She began teaching piano in high school taking over the younger students when her private piano instructor was unavailable as well as teaching sports at the YMCA. Banta is an active member of NATS and offers many performing opportunities for her students. I have also played keyboard and piano in multiple bands, including bands affiliated with Grand Canyon University, and was a lead pianist for my church for many years. I also have 2 recitals each year, and a monthly group lessons where we work on piano theroy and performance. Jacob has taught in Texas, New Mexico, and Tennessee, where she received a certification from Memphis State University in teaching the Suzuki Piano Method (in which students can begin piano at age 3). It is my goal to develop well-rounded pianists who enjoy working hard and sharing their music with others.
We appreciate Mark's flexibility with scheduling and being able to come to our home for lessons. For the past 5 years Ms.Gorelik held a full studio, comprised of pupils ranging from child to adult.
Very few students go on to make music their profession, but it's my job to help everyone realize the joy that making music can bring over a person's lifetime! Since then she has had 17 years of teaching experience with young children ages 3-13 as well as group adult classes. He is most respectful while communicating and immediately earned our son's commitment and our trust. My son has a love of sports, and Mark utilizes sports imagery and psychology to motivate and inspire him.
Banta sings in the choir at Desert Palms Church and performs regularly at local churches and retirement communities. I have done a lot of work with the LDS church, and can teach all of the LDS hymns and Primary Songs.
Improvising simple pieces by using imagination: place yourself in a forest with birds in the trees.
Mark produces 2 recitals each year, often hosting them in his home with a lovely reception following so that the families have a chance to mingle and enjoy each other. These terms have served to maintain the ideal conditions for enjoyable and efficient mentoring.
Adult students are given special consideration within the studio, working with Sherry to set and meet personal musical goals at the piano. He makes every effort to accommodate all of our crazy schedules because he wants to make sure every student has the opportunity to perform. This musical energy is palpable and easily recognized by other students and parents during student performances at recitals hosted my Mark.
Neuberge's students to compete and participate in motivating and skill-building competitions, festivals, and other music events. Accompanying other singers or instrumentalists, in order to enjoy music with family and friends.
Students are taught to introduce themselves and share the music they will be playing, and they perform beautifully. Mark is very supportive and coaches each child on everything from pre-recital practice sessions to introducing themselves to the audience. My students will be prepared for participation in the Arizona Study Program, though I do not require participation. All ages and abilities are represented, usually with the strongest performances at the end. Also very noticeably, are those students who have been with Mark for two or more years developing unique qualities of artfulness in musical interpretation. Hearing and recognizing intervals, major and minor, crescendo or diminuendo, and rhythmic patterns.
Mark's comments are inspiring for both the students and the families and the experience is great for our children. It is apparent that Mark will accommodate the diversity of students' musical goals, but has emphatically indicated the necessity of proper technique which eventually yields to all masterful freedom in performance. As a result of studying with Mark, my son enjoys playing piano and has mastered complex pieces of music.
His piano playing has sparked his creativity and drive to succeed, which has translated to schoolwork and other activities as well.
Developing appropriate technique for effective playing such as release of tension, movement from hips, and a flexible wrist to play slurs. We feel Mark has taken our son's natural abilities and helped them to blossom in beautiful ways. The recital venues are comfortable, inspiring and always feature a finely prepared concert grand piano.
I would highly recommend Mark as a piano instructor, and rate him a “10” on a scale of 1-10.
We love that our son loves to play and has never waivered in his desire to continue learning with Mark.
Enjoying the excitement of performing for others: informal (costume party) and formal stage settings.




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