Connie Backus

piano, flute
Phone: (480) 924-4421
Location: Higley & Brown
Student Levels: Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced
Student Age Range: 5 yrs to Adult
Types of Instruction: Theory / Classical / Popular
Typical Appointment Times: All hours
Appointment Length(s): 30 min., 45 min., 60 min. Weekly
Bio, Background & Additional Information: Bachelor of Music Ed. from Drake University, Master of Music from University of Michigan. Studied at Amsterdam Conservatory of Music.

Performed with Mesa City Band, Church Choir, Bell Choir, Cascade Symphony Orchestra,
AZ State Music Teachers Piano Ensembles.

  Lisa Brown

piano
Phone: (480) 219-9326, cell: (570) 899-1359
Email: lisa4piano@yahoo.com
Location: Signal Butte & Elliot (Mesa)
Student Levels: Beginner / Intermediate
Student Age Range: 6 yrs to Adult
Types of Instruction: Theory / Popular
Typical Appointment Times: All hours
Appointment Length(s): 30 min. lessons, once a week
Bio, Background & Additional Information: Church and choir piano player, played for Amateur performing choir. Teaching methods include Faber and Faber, Bastien, Hal Leonard. Have been teaching for 6 years.

Roylee Brown

piano, organ
Phone: (480) 264-4596
Email: Brown.roylee@gmail.com
Location: Ellsworth and Guadalupe
Student Levels: Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced (Specializing in Beginner)
Student Age Range: All Ages
Types of Instruction: Traditional lessons with strong emphasis on improvisation, ear training and composition
Typical Appointment Times: All hours
Appointment Length(s): 30 minutes weekly, longer if performing or doing a music association program
Bio, Background & Additional Information: Piano training, Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance from ASU, and experience playing most instruments. A seven-foot (semi-concert) grand piano and an AGO organ are used for teaching, along with drum machines, home made instruments, or anything the student is interested in.  40 years experience successfully teaching autistic and ADHD children as well as competition winners.  Group activities offered, and beginners can play in every key and write their own music before starting method books.

  Cailin Fogerty

piano, flute, guitar, woodwinds, brass, strings, voice
Phone: (401) 248-3007
Email: fogertycm@gmail.com
Location: Traveling, East Valley (Based near Power & McDowell)
Student Levels: Beginner: Piano, guitar, woodwinds, brass, strings & voice

Intermediate: Woodwinds & voice

Advanced: Flute

Student Age Range: 10 Yrs to adult
Types of Instruction: Theory / Classical / Popular
Typical Appointment Times: Weekday late afternoons & evenings, Any time on weekends
Appointment Length(s): 30 or 60 minutes, once per week
Bio, Background & Additional Information:

Bachelor of Music in Music Education, Moravian College (Bethlehem, PA)

Member of National Association for Music Education and Arizona Music Educators Association

Former music instructor at EDUPRIZE Gilbert (2012-13)

Current music instructor at BASIS Mesa (sorry, unable to take any BASIS students due to contractual issues)

  Lois Garrett

piano, voice
Phone: (480) 830-4191
Email: lnhgar@cox.net
Location: 4162 E. Grove Circle, Mesa, AZ 86206

(south of Southern, west of Greenfield . . . turn south on Norfolk)

Student Levels: Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced
Student Age Range: 3rd Grade to Adult
Types of Instruction: Theory / Classical / Sacred / Jazz / Broadway / Popular / Sight Reading
Typical Appointment Times: Monday & Tuesday
Appointment Length(s): Weekly lessons: 30 min. ($15), 45 min. ($22.50), 60 min. ($30)
Bio, Background & Additional Information: Retired music teacher. Masters degree in music education, performance (vocal & piano). Public school music teacher (chorus K – 12), University instructor, church director. Soloist: opera, musicals, sacred. Adjudicator, guest speaker, director.

Teaching style and methods designed to fit the needs and goals of the individual student.

Music & Arts, Mesa AZ

piano, violin, viola, trumpet (and others)
Phone: (480) 984-4200
Website for more info: http://stores.musicarts.com/east-mesa
Location: 7040 East Hampton Avenue Mesa, AZ 85209 (Mesa Pavillions)
Student Levels: Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced
Student Age Range: All Ages