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 - 3:00PM - 9:00PM
Tuesday - 3:00PM - 9:00PM
Wednesday - 3:00PM - 7:00PM
Thursday - 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Saturday - 10:00AM - 2:30PM
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 - 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Friday - 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Studio 7 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.
Tuesday - 3:30PM - 6:30PM
Wednesday - 2:00PM - 7:30PM
Thursday - 4:00PM - 7:30PM
Saturday - 9:30AM - 1:30PM
Studio 8 at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203
Piano, Flute, Theory/Composition
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!”
Wednesday - 3:00PM - 9:00PM
Studio 6 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203
Euphonium, Tuba, Trombone, Trumpet
Mitchell Goodman is a low brass instrumentalist and teacher based in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. Currently, a DMA student at Arizona State University studying tuba and euphonium with Dr. Deanna Swoboda and bass trombone with Dr. Brad Edwards. Mitchell holds a Bachelor’s in Music Education from Arizona State University and a Master’s in Euphonium Performance from the University of Missouri–Columbia. He is also the low brass specialist at Milano Music Center in Mesa, Arizona, assisting any tuba, euphonium, and trombone players with any of their musical needs.
Beginning his musical life as a bad violinist, Mitchell then spent a year as a bad saxophonist before moving on to the trumpet. During his undergraduate degree, he doubled on trumpet and euphonium, ultimately switching to euphonium as a primary instrument. During his time in Missouri, Mitchell picked up the bass trombone and both contrabass and bass tuba.
Mitchell resides in Mesa, Arizona with his wife Rachel, son Kilian, and cat Valentine.
Monday - 4:00PM - 9:00PM
Studio 7 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203
Brass , Piano
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.
Wednesday - 5:00PM - 8:30PM
Saturday - 9:30AM - 3:00PM
Studio 2 at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203
A proud Arizona Native, Jully Guillen is a flutist and educator. She obtained a Bachelor in Secondary Education, with an emphasis in Instrumental Education from Ottawa University. Jully began playing piano at 10 where she quickly fell in love with the world of music. Soon after, she found her passion in flute. Jully was a member of the Sun Devil Marching Band for 3 consecutive years during her undergraduate career. Passionate about the arts, she has worked with multiple other bands in Arizona over the past 6 years. Jully has studied under Joe Corral, jazz flutist and past flutist of the Phoenix Symphony.
Currently, she is the Flute specialist at Milano Music. She also teaches private flute and piano students from the Peoria, Phoenix, and Mesa areas. Along with teaching and working in the music industry, she is an active board member of the Arizona Flute Society.
Saturday - 10:00AM - 1:30PM
Studio 11 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203