Steinway & Sons Model L Grand Piano
Price - $39,995 (sells new for $111,900)
Finish - Kewazinga Bubinga (African Rosewood)
Size - 5'10&1/2"
Year - 1994
Just look at this piano. It is easily one of the most stunning instruments we've ever had in our showroom, and it perfectly showcases Steinway's status as not just the best piano maker in the world, but also as a true master of woodworking. This Crown Jewel series model L has been wrapped in Kewazinga Bubinga, also known as "African Rosewood". It is a highly sought after wood from West Africa, known for its intricate grain that perfectly plays with the light and turns this 5'10" grand into an absolute work of art. Bring this piano into your home and you'll have a conversation piece that will elevate any room it's placed in. Of course, this piano is more than just something beautiful to look at, it is a Steinway piano through and through, with their patented accelerated action, hexagrip pinblock, and diaphragmatic soundboard. These features and more turn playing this piano into an unforgettable experience. The tone is wonderfully rich, with a deep warm base, and a clear treble. The action is smooth, quick to respond to the fastest of passages. This piano came from a single owner, who purchased it new and cared for it regularly until it was placed in our showroom. New, this model sells for $111,900, yet for a fraction of the price you can own this model in like-new condition for only $39,995 (financing available). If you want a piano that will stop guests dead in their tracks as they walk by, something that looks as good as it sounds, this is the piano for you. Included in the purchase price is a complimentary move, tune, and a 10 year parts and labor warranty. Give us a visit, and try it out today!
BRASS & WOODWINDS
BRASS & WOODWINDS
Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Tuba, Baritone, Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Saxophone
We offer private lessons for any brass or woodwind instrument for all skill levels, starting as young as four years old. Our teachers are able to teach you any style, and can help you achieve your musical asperations. You can read about our teachers below. Typically, lessons run Monday through Saturday from 10AM until 9PM. All appointments are scheduled through our lessons office by calling 480-833-2323.
Sax, Flute, Clarinet, Guitar, Electric Bass, Jazz Improvisation / Harmony
With his college education from California State University, Northridge, Mark Peotter intended to be a public school music teacher. That changed when he discovered his passion was for live performances and recordings.
Mark received Private Lessons and Attended Master Classes from:
Joe Pass, jazz guitar legend; Bob Thomas, first Alto Sax for Tommy Dorsey and Paul Whiteman Orchestra; Justo Almario, sax player, Christian Rock genre; Alex Acuna, drums and percussionist; Weather Report and more.
Mark moved to the Phoenix area in 1994 and has been performing ever since at many Golf Resorts and Community Theaters. He is comfortable with most styles, and writes and arranges music for modern Christian genre. In 2008 he toured South Korea with the Dina Preston Band for the US Army.
Mark has been giving private lessons at Linton Milano’s since 1994. He teaches Sax, Flute, Clarinet, Guitar, Electric Bass, and Jazz Improvisation / Harmony.
Monday - 4:00PM - 8:30PM
Tuesday - 3:30PM - 8:30PM
Wednesday - 3:30PM - 8:30PM
Thursday - 3:30PM - 8:30PM
Saturday - 9:00AM - 1:30PM
Studio 6 at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203
Thank you for considering me as a possible guide in music. As a Mesa native, I’ve been fortunate to grow up with a teaching artist family in a wonderfully supportive arts community. I believe my profession as a teaching artist is one of the most important roles I play. To help people realize they might be capable of more than they realize is one the most important things I can do.
I started my study of woodwinds with the late, great Grant Wolf at age 8. Then, I was fortunate to study with Hugh Lovelady, lead Saxophone for Caesar’s Palace through the 70’s and 80’s, as well as Steve Hanusofski of the Phoenix Symphony. College took me to Oberlin Conservatory, the oldest school of music in the USA, where I studied with knower of all things clarinet, Richard Hawkins. My post graduate work was done at Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, MA with world famous principal clarinet of the Simone Bolivar Symphony,and founding member of the Caracas Clarinet Quartet; Jorge Montilla Moreno.
I’ve been performing professionally since age 16. without going too detailed; the past few years have been spent performing in pit orchestras for theater productions around the valley and occasionally performing with the Phoenix Symphony. I’ve also been fortunate to share my passion for music; teaching clarinet at Mesa Community College. When not teaching or performing, I’m often found helping players with instruments and accessories at Milano Music Center.
Wherever you are on your musical journey, I hope I can be of aid. Whether taking your first steps in music, or preparing college auditions; I’m a careful guide. Perhaps you’re the seasoned saxophone player looking to improve your clarinet tone, or you’ve just always wanted to learn oboe; I’d be honored to be part of your journey.
Thursday - 3:00PM - 8:00PM
Studio 11 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203
Paco de Alba
Woodwinds, Piano, Composition
My full name is Francisco Javier Dudley de Alba, but I am more commonly known by my nickname, Paco. I was born in Long Beach, California, and I am a musician, lessons teacher, and composer in the Metro-Phoenix Area. I constantly seek to spread my enthusiasm for music through teaching students of all ages. With over six years of music teaching experience in various areas, such as piano, composition, and clarinet, I look forward to being a helpful guide on your musical journey!
In addition to working as a Faculty Associate at Arizona State University (ASU) Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, I am currently finishing my Doctorate of Music degree, studying under Dr. Robert Spring and Dr. Joshua Gardner. I earned my Master of Music degree at ASU in 2018 and received my Bachelor of Music degree at Columbus State University (CSU) Schwob School of Music in 2016 under the instruction of Dr. Lisa Oberlander.
I have performed internationally in Ostend, Belgium as well as in several cities around France. In 2015, I was awarded the Zodiac Music Academy and Festival Chamber Music Award. I am also a member of several chamber music groups. Most recently, I performed with Madera Picante, which hosted an Online Benefit Concert to raise money for the Artist Relief Fund during the COVID-19 Pandemic. I have also performed with Vientos Dulces, which was awarded Third Prize in the Art of Chamber Music International Music Competition in 2017 and 2018. The chamber groups I perform in have also been invited to perform at international conferences in 2019 and 2021.
Along with my passion for teaching, I am also an avid composer and arranger. I studied composition with Dr. James Ogburn, Dr. Matthew McCabe, and Dr. Fred Cohen during my time at CSU, and I am a former Vice President of the CSU Society of Composers. I have had several of my pieces premiered while attending CSU and ASU. Most recently, I had my music premiered at the North American Saxophone Alliance Conference and was commissioned to write a piece for the ASU Wind Ensemble in 2020. As an advocate of new music, I have also premiered several works by other emerging composers and seek to amplify the voices of underrepresented and marginalized groups.
Wednesday - 3:00PM-8:00PM
Saturday - 9:00AM-3:00PM
Studio 8 at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203
Dr. Will Dobra
Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn
Originally from Sarasota, Florida, Dr. Will Dobra holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from The University of South Florida (USF) where he studied trumpet with Don Owen. After USF, Will continued his musical studies at The University of Texas at Austin (UT) where he studied trumpet performance with Raymond Crisara throughout his Master’s and Doctoral degrees.
After graduating from UT in 2002, Will moved into the Phoenix area and has since been performing with such groups as the Phoenix Symphony, Salt River Brass, Sonoran Brass, Southwest Brass, MusicaNova Orchestra, Phoenix College Jazz Ensemble and the Arizona State University Opera and Orchestra.
Monday - 3:00PM - 9:00PM
Tuesday - 3:30PM - 8:30PM
Voice, Piano, Flute, Guitar, Uke
Emily Williams has a Bachelor’s of Music Degree in Vocal performance from Arizona State University and a Master’s of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from Brigham Young University. Performance credits include Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, Miss Todd in The Old Maid and the Thief and The Duchess in The Gondoliers.
She has been teaching voice lessons since 2002 and more recently has begun teaching piano and guitar students.
Emily enjoys teaching healthy vocal techniques in any style (classical, jazz, pop, musical theatre) and loves helping students of all ages progress with their vocal goals. She hopes all of her students learn to enjoy and appreciate music as she has.
Guitar, Trumpet, Ukulele, Harmonica
Brad Howell has been playing and teaching music since the early 1970’s. He is currently performing as a freelance solo guitarist at weddings and special events, and as a trumpet player with San Tan Orchestra. He recorded a solo guitar album called “I, Guitar” in 1977. He played guitar and trumpet in two nightclub bands, “Uptown”, a blues/rock band, and “Espiritus de Caribe”, a latin/rock band. He has played trumpet in numerous concert bands. He studied guitar with Hal Kinnamon, trumpet with Tom Hernandez and Nick Drozdoff (online video lessons), and harmonica with Shakey Joe Harless. He was a music major at Golden West College. He enjoys playing his ukulele, which he calls his “little guitar”.
He teaches all levels, but especially enjoys helping new students of all ages start their own music journey. As he puts it, “Music, whether learning it, performing it, or teaching it, is God’s gift, and I’ve been lucky enough to learn, perform, and teach!”
Monday - 3:00PM - 9:00PM
Tuesday - 3:00PM - 9:00PM
Wednesday - 3:00PM - 9:00PM
Thursday - 3:00PM - 7:30PM
Euphonium, Tuba, Trombone, Trumpet
Mitchell Goodman is a low brass player and teacher and is excited to be back in the Valley after several years in Missouri.
Mitchell is a graduate of Arizona State University (Bachelor of Music Education) and the University of Missouri - Columbia (Master of Music: Euphonium Performance). He has studied euphonium with Dr. Danielle Van Tuinen and Dr. Deanna Swoboda, euphonium and tuba with Dr. Angelo Manzo, and bass trombone with Dr. Troy Marsh.
Mitchell is passionate about the marching arts. He marched five years with the ASU Sun Devil Marching Band, the 2014 Academy Drum and Bugle Corps, and the 2015 Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps. He has worked with high school marching bands for six years, including McClintock, Basha, and Rock Bridge (MO). He is very excited to join the Spirit of Dobson this upcoming fall!
Outside of music, Mitchell enjoys spending time with his wife, Rachel, son, Kilian, and cat, Valentine. Free time is limited with a baby, but his hobbies include Netflix (original, right?) and a guilty pleasure since middle school: RuneScape.
Wednesday - 3:00PM - 9:00PM
Studio 11 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203
I am Brandon Dicks a Trumpeter, Composer, and Teacher. There are many things that I do, such as being the Co-Director of the Trumpeter’s Multi-Track Competition and Seminar, and the Marketing and Social Media Director of Rhode Island Recording Ensemble. I also run a YouTube Channel featuring over 50 videos with over 115K Views, featuring self-produced performance videos, and score videos of original compositions. I am also an award-winning Composer with overall 59 published compositions as well as a published teaching etude book entitled, Scales with Character. In the past, I was also a trumpet artist for the Next Generation Trumpet Competition and the Associate Music Editor and Production Manager of the New Baroque Soloists.
I am ABD in my Doctorate in Trumpet Performance at Arizona State University with Joe Burgstaller. During my time at ASU, I taught a total of 18 different students privately with many diverse backgrounds. My Master’s degree was a double degree in Trumpet Performance and Music Composition from the University of Hartford where I studied trumpet with Phil Snedecor. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from Columbus State University where I studied with Robert Murray.
Studio 2 at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203
Megan (Meggie) Evans is currently pursuing her doctorate (DMA) in Violin Performance at the University of Arizona. She earned her Masters of Music Performance in Violin and Clarinet in 2021 at the Lamont School of Music, University of Denver, as well as a Suzuki Violin Pedagogy Certificate. Meggie taught Suzuki Group Lessons for the past year at the Primavera Place Suzuki School in Denver, Colorado.
I have taught private students for the past eight years, and have directed a music summer camp at La Sierra University for the past two years, where I enjoy teaching students not only violin and clarinet, but music history, theory, and instrument making amongst other subjects. I am a certified Suzuki Violin Instructor from books 1-8, and am also happy to instruct students outside the Suzuki method as well. I look forward to sharing my love of music with you, and hope you in turn can share it with your friends and family!
Tuesdays 3:00PM - 9:00PM
Studio 10 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203