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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.

Mark Peotter

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.

Availability

Monday - 3:00PM - 9:00PM

Tuesday - 3:00PM - 9:00PM

Wednesday - 3:00PM - 7:30PM

Thursday - 3:00PM - 6:30PM

Saturday - 10:00AM - 2:30PM

Location

Studio 6 at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85201

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

Paco de Alba

Woodwinds, Piano, Composition

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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.

Availability

Tuesday - 3:00PM - 7:30PM

Wednesday - 2:30PM - 7:30PM

Thursday - 3:30PM - 7:30PM

Friday - 4:30PM - 7:30PM

Location

Studio 8 at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85201

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

Chris Soll

Piano, Flute, Theory/Composition

Chris has been teaching at Linton-Milano Music since 1991 and maintains over 70 weekly students of all ages and levels. She has been playing music for over 30 years and she has a Master of Music - Theory and Composition, from ASU and a Bachelor of Science in Music - Scoring & Arranging, from the University of Colorado at Denver. She graduated with honors from CU Denver and was nominated as a member of the National Music Honor Society, Pi Kappa Lambda, while at ASU.  

 

Chris holds two recitals per year and encourages students to participate in Linton-Milano Music's Annual Awards Music Festival. Her goal is to teach students to become "musically literate" so that they understand theory, technique, and musical interpretation and are, ultimately, able to read music fluently and expressively. Several of her students have gone on to become professional music teachers themselves. In addition to teaching, Chris plays professionally at church and private engagements.

Availability

Monday - 1:00PM - 6:00PM

Tuesday - 2:00PM - 9:00PM

Wednesday - 1:00PM - 6:00PM

Thursday - 3:00PM - 9:00PM

Saturday - 9:00AM - 12:30PM

Location

Studio 5 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85201

Schedule

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Emily Williams

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.

Availability

Monday - 11:00AM - 7:00PM

Tuesday - 12:00PM - 7:00PM

Wednesday - 11:00AM - 8:30PM

Thursday - 12:00PM - 7:00PM

Saturday - 9:00AM - 2:00PM

Location

Studio 3 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85201

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

Brad Howell

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!”

Availability

Wednesday - 3:00PM - 9:00PM

Location

Online 

Studio 6 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85201

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

Brandon Dicks

Brass , Piano

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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.

Availability

Saturday - 9:30AM - 3:00PM

Location

Studio 2 at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85201

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

Jully Guillen

Flute, Piano

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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.

Availability

Saturday - 9:30AM - 1:30PM

Location

Studio 11 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85201

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

Dr Kimberly Fullerton

Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute, Piano

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Originally from Rigby, Idaho, Kimberly moved to Arizona in 2016 to continue her education and received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University under the direction of Robert Spring and Joshua Gardner. Prior to her studies at ASU, she earned her Master of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison under the direction of Linda Bartley and her Bachelor of Music degree from Idaho State University under the direction of Shandra Helman and John Masserini.

Kimberly specializes in playing the lowest members of the clarinet family. For her final doctoral project, she commissioned five new works for the contrabass clarinet and recorded each work using three different instrument models. She later performed these works at the first-ever International Clarinet Association’s Low Clarinet Festival held in Glendale, Arizona in 2023. Kimberly currently plays contrabass clarinet with Glendale Community College’s Team Low Blow.

Teaching Philosophy:

I believe that anyone who has the desire to study music should have the opportunity, no matter their background. Every student has different strengths and weaknesses and more importantly, they learn differently. With every student I teach, I seek to develop a curriculum that is tailored to their individual needs and goals. It is never too late to begin your musical journey!

Availability

Thursday - 4:30PM - 9:00PM

Saturday - 10:00AM - 12:30PM

Location

Studio 8 at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85201

Studio 11 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85201

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

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Cordi DeDecker

Brass

Hello! My name is Cordi DeDecker. I am a brass professional and computer music hobbyist. For nearly a decade I have taught private lessons whether it be at the collegiate level or for public schools, youth orchestras, non-profits, or camps. As a teacher I prioritize building a space for students to explore sound based creativity and find their voices. Because each person learns differently, I understand the importance of flexibility. I adapt and customize lesson plans to ensure every student can track their progress, meet their goals, and feel excited about playing. 

 

My musical background is colorful. I grew up in Texas where I performed in a large high school marching band and went on to complete my undergraduate degree at Baylor University. During this time I competed, advanced, and won prizes in national and international solo competitions. Additionally I provided my services as a substitute trumpeter for professional orchestras in the Dallas Fort Worth area. I recently graduated from Arizona State University where I earned my Master’s degree in Trumpet Performance and held the title of teaching assistant. While in the Valley I have continued performing in Broadway musical pits as well as regional orchestras, chamber groups, and as a member of the Wild West Brass Quintet. 

 

If you or your child is interested in taking lessons, I would love to give you the tools you need to navigate a brass instrument, understand how to approach recurring musical patterns, and clearly express your ideas through song. 

Availability

Monday - 4:00PM - 9:00PM

Location

 

Studio 7 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85201

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

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