Brio Music offers music lessons for adults and children of all ages on a large variety of instruments including the Piano/Keyboard, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Bass Guitar, Drums and Percussion, Band and Orchestral Instruments, as well as Voice Lessons. We also offer a music and movement class for children 3-5 years old, “I Love Music!”, taught by a previously licensed Kindermusik Educator. At Brio Music, our goal, regardless of your age or instrument preference, is to inspire a life long love of music and its continuing pleasure and enjoyment throughout the years!
My goal is to never teach technique as an end in itself, but to always try to direct technical work towards a focus on musical excellence. The more I play music, and the more I listen to great musicians, the more I see that the skills involved in making a truly beautiful phrase are much more important (and difficult) than the ability to play loud and fast. This doesn’t mean that I don’t teach practical skills, but that I want all of my students to use those skills to make interesting and passionate music.
Maybe you’ve tried teaching yourself and ended up burned out and stuck playing the same things over-and-over. Or, worse yet, taking lessons from an inexperienced teacher made learning or progressing on guitar so frustrating and overwhelming you gave up. Being shown where to put your fingers using scribbled out tabs or taking lessons for months and not hearing any improvement can make learning guitar feel like a losing battle…
Three and a half years later, after the war, they decided to move to Arizona and open a music store. Henri and Elma loved the quiet simple life and basked in the beautiful sunrises and sunsets of the desert. Even though Mesa did not have the population to maintain a store, Elma had a host of supportive relatives. Henri felt his teaching would get them by until the store was established, and he was not disappointed. In 1946, they opened Milano Music Center at 58 S. MacDonald. By 1952, they had outgrown this little store, to they moved into a larger location at 45 W. Main.
Phoenix Gharana School of Indian Arts was established in 2006 by Manu Srivastava in effort to promote Indian Classical Music. We strive for excellence in all areas of Hindustani Shastriya Sangeet and strive for the preservation of the art form among the X and Y generation.
We guide our students to success during each guitar lesson. We believe that success builds upon itself. We have programs enjoyable for children as well as Adults.
Phoenix Music Lessons operates on the premise that a happy student will be a successful student. Based on you or your child’s ongoing assessment, we tailor an individualized approach. Our students receive individual one on one attention every second at every guitar lesson.
Jennifer Leitch is the Founder / Director of PMA. Originally from Texas, she moved to Arizona in 1995 where she completed her studies at Northern Arizona University, resulting in a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance. Jennifer has received training from legendary musicians including vocal pedagogue Richard Miller, and singer Marilyn Horne.
Indian classical music’s rich tradition is also one of the oldest in the world and its origins can be traced back to the Vedas, the oldest scriptures in the Hindu tradition. It is considered deep and is a key pursuit of the intellectual. Indian classical music is both elaborate and expressive and is based on Swar (notes), Raga (pattern, melody), Tala (rhythmic pattern), and Laya (tempo). An Indian classical music performance is based melodically on particular ragas and rhythmically on talas.