Music Teachers in Ahwatukee
Woodwind & Piano Instructor
Voice & Piano Teacher
Jenny is a vocal and beginner piano instructor from Chicago, IL. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education with a concentration on vocal and choral teaching from California State University, Los Angeles.
A classically trained Mezzo-soprano, Jenny can sing in various different styles including Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rock and Musical Theater.
Upon graduation, Jenny landed her first private voice and piano teaching job at a music studio in San Gabriel, CA. Through the course of five years, she has privately taught 80+ clients of all ages, ranging from beginner to intermediate levels. She has taught both in freelance and through three different music studios in California’s San Gabriel Valley and in Chicago.
Jenny loves teaching because it allows her to share the love she has for music with other people. She believes music has been proven to not only enhance the minds of people that study it, but enhance the quality of life. It is also incredibly fun. Helping students understand the power that music has in its role is her number one goal each time she teaches.
Violin & Viola Instructor
Bridget is currently an undergraduate at Arizona State University. She is pursuing Bachelor degrees in both Violin Performance and Music Learning and Teaching. She currently studies with Dr. Katherine McLin. Bridget is also a member of the Arizona State University Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Jeffery Meyer.
Bridget grew up in Tucson, Arizona. At the age of five, Bridget began taking violin lessons with a local teacher, and began playing in a youth orchestra shortly after. Bridget's notable teachers and orchestral directors include David Rife, Holly Schurr, Jane Hallett, Michael Geddes, and Dr. Suzette Battan. Throughout her schooling, Bridget participated in chamber orchestras, full symphonies, and quartets.
Since her Junior year of high school, Bridget has enjoyed teaching both violin and viola. In her free time, Bridget enjoys backpacking, and searching for used vinyl.
Guitar & Drum Teacher
Voice & Guitar Teacher
Master Violin Teacher
Percussion & Drum Instructor
Front Desk Admin
Master Piano Instructor
Master Piano Instructor
Dr. Stephanie S.
Master Voice Instructor & Piano Teacher
Master Violin Teacher
Dr. Steven K.
Master Guitar Instructor
Dr. Steve is a positive, motivating, and patient teacher that works well with all ages. He can easily customize lessons to meet students' goals and provide music they would like to play. Steve’s education as a guitarist includes studies with Jim Hall, George Benson, Ike Isaacs, and Harry Leahy. His formal education took place at the Manhattan school of Music where he earned his Bachelor degree, and Columbia University (upon recommendation by renowned composer Milton Babbitt) where he received his Master of Arts and his Doctorate. Among his composition teachers were Ursula Mamlok, David Rakowski, Mario Davidovsky, Giampaolo Bracali, and George Edwards.
While living in New York and going to school there, he earned his living performing as a substitute guitarist in the orchestras of several Broadway shows (“Grease”, “They’re Playing our Song”, “Shenandoah” etc.), as a studio guitarist for recordings and commercials, and teaching guitar privately.
In 2009, he began writing for Just Jazz Guitar magazine. This job led Steve to meet his life-long guitar idol, Mundell Lowe. Mundy and Steve formed a deep friendship and strong personal/musical bond. (Steve was chosen to write and deliver the eulogy at Mundy’s memorial in San Diego, in 2018). Mundy, himself, chose Steve to produce what was to be the final recording of his long and legendary career. This CD, “Poor Butterfly”, with Mundy headlining alongside his close friend guitarist Lloyd Wells and bassist Jim Ferguson, rose to #58 on the national jazz “Top 100” chart, and is still getting air-play in the USA and abroad.
Steve began teaching for the Los Angeles Unified School District in 1998 after a successful battle with cancer that nonetheless sidelined him for two years. While with LAUSD he was a band and orchestra director and served as chairman of instrumental music. He also created and designed the guitar course for the district. During that period of time (and for some years afterwards) Steve was a clinician on a national level, giving seminars that were designed to improve the effectiveness of guitar teachers who were working in the secondary level classroom. For these presentations, Steve received Citations of Excellence.
February of 2020 saw Steve and his wife, Valmere, move to Mesa, Arizona so that they could take part in the life of their (then) two-year-old granddaughter. The restrictions that accompanied Covid-19 put a damper on live performance; but did not hinder composition in the least: Steve is working on a double concerto for Classical Guitar, Jazz Guitar, and Chamber Orchestra. He also is Mundell Lowe’s official biographer. This book, now finished, is in the process of being placed with publishers. Even with his heavy schedule, Steve manages to do Karate (at which he has been training since the 1980’s) three to four times a week. Moreover, Karate, like music, requires daily at-home practice. He practices both EVERY DAY.
Steve loves teaching students at all levels, from rank beginner to highly advanced. He feels it is an enormously stimulating and creatively rewarding experience at any stage or age.