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.
Tyler began playing banjo at 16 and soon started entering banjo contests. In 2008 he participated in the Rockygrass Banjo Contest in Lyons, Colorado and placed 1st after only four years of playing. Later that year he placed 1st in the Arizona Banjo Championship and has since taken 1st place two more times.Tyler is the 2010 Huck Finn Festival banjo champion and has also attained Top 5 Status at the Winfield National Banjo Championship. Tyler currently performs with the Sonoran Dogs locally and Internationally.
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.
Clarence is from East Chicago, Indiana and grew up on R&B, Gospel and Rock so he is very proficient in those music styles plus Funk, Slap and Country technique. He has been teaching for over 10 years and also loves composing and audio engineering. Clarence currently performs in a local band and also plays bass for two Worship Teams in the valley.
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. 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 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?
We understand that things happen, please give us 24 hour notice and we will schedule a make-up lesson for you.
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 a couple months or less.
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.