We offer lessons for most musical instruments, beginner to advanced technique.
FAQ's - frequently asked questions
1. How old should my child be to take lessons?
This depends on the child, you're child needs to be able to sit and focus for 1/2 an hour. These are private lessons, so the instructor is able to focus on each individual students needs.
2. What days are lessons available?
Lessons are available 7 days a week. It's best if you choose 2 or 3 days that work best for you and then give us a call for available times. 602-978-6688
3. What about holidays?
If the store is closed for a Holiday, your instructor will not charge you for any of those days.
4. How do I pay?
You pay the teacher directly by check or cash. Checks must be made payable to the instuctor. The instructors are not employees of Boogie Music Enterprises.
5. When do I pay?
Lesson fees are due the first week of each month. NEW Students - first month may be pro-rated.
6. What if I have to cancel a lesson?
Your lesson is a scheduled appointment, there are no make-up lessons. Remember, lesson fees are based on a flat monthly rate, so on the months that have 5 weeks you'll get an extra lesson and not be charged for it.
7. What if the instructor misses a lesson?
The instructor will make that lesson up to you, usually by crediting you on the following month.
8. How long does it take to learn to play a musical instrument?
This depends on each individual student. With a little effort and practice the student should have the basics down and play some recognizable music within 2-3 months.
9. What do I need to start lessons?
Your instructor will assist you in choosing a book based on your skill level and then you need to bring your instrument i.e. guitar, bass, violin, flute, etc. Drummers need sticks. There are amps, drum sets and a piano already in the teaching studios.
10. What about student recitals?
We have a Student Showcase where the students get to perform. If they would like, we have a store band comprised of the staff and instructors who can join them. This builds confidence and experience for the future, and on top of that it's just plain fun! Bring the whole family and feel free to invite some friends.
Private Lessons - 1/2 hour once a week - Only $90 per month
For scheduling please call 602-978-6688
Guitar & Bass
Reggie spent 3 years in the "A" jazz ensemble at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga California, attended the Dick Grove Music Workshop in North Hollywood California and studied theory, sight reading and improvisation. He also studied with studio musicians Eddie Arkin, Dave Patt & Jody Fisher. For over 14 years Reggie has also been an instructor for the National Guitar Workshop.
Mike completed his studies at Allentown College in Pennsylvania and has been teaching theory, technique, composition and ear training for over 10 years. Having toured up and down the east coast in bands, Mike came to Phoenix to pursue a career as a composer and sound engineer while still balancing his schedule to do something he enjoys so much…. teaching music!
Roger earned his bachelors of Music degree from Wayne State University where he majored in classical guitar. He has been teaching guitar, music theory and composition for over 25 years. Roger also teaches at Southwestern College and is a guest instructor in the Washington School District.
Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar & Folk Instruments
Joe plays more than 65 different instruments; from banjo, all the way to more exotic things like Mando-Cello, Celtic Harp, Lute, Double-Neck Guitar, and Ozark Mouthbow! He was also nominated for the Arizona Governor's Arts Award, and his recordings are now on file at the University of East Tennessee's Appalachian Archives Folklore collection.
Drums & Marching Percussion
Gary has a music degree from Mesa College and has studied with Bob Tillies, Phil Stanger, Pete Magadini, Dom Moio, Danny Tomlinson, Roy Burns & Jim Chapin. He has tutored in the Mesa College Theory Department and has been performing professionally and teaching reading, theory and also marching technique for over 25 years.