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
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
Studio 2 at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203
Since finishing her master’s degree at Arizona State in 2017, Brittany has been performing around the valley and teaching around 40 students weekly on a variety of instruments. She regularly performs on clarinet in the Tempe Winds, and keys for a local funk band called the Crosstown Players. While studying for her degrees in clarinet performance, Brittany performed in various pit orchestras, jazz bands, large ensembles, and chamber ensembles. Brittany enjoys traveling, and has traveled around Ohio and Arizona as well as to North Carolina, Washington State, Tennessee, California, Kansas, and overseas to Belgium to perform in honor bands and master classes. As a teacher, Brittany strives to guide her students on their journey through the world of music, introducing them to new styles and techniques of playing, while also building a strong playing foundation and theoretical understanding of music.
Brittany is currently taking students of all ages and skill levels on clarinet, saxophone, flute, and piano.
Tuesday - 2:30PM - 6:00PM
Wednesday - 1:00PM - 8:00PM
Thursday - 2:30PM - 9:00PM
Saturday - 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Studio 10 at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203
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.
Monday - 2:00PM - 6:00PM
Tuesday - 2:00PM - 9:00PM
Wednesday - 2:00PM - 9:00PM
Thursday - 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Friday - 2:00PM - 6:00PM
Saturday - 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Studio 5 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203
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.
Monday - 12:30PM - 6:30PM
Tuesday - 3:00PM - 8:00PM
Wednesday - 3:00PM - 8:00PM
Saturday - 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Studio 3 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203
Guitar, Trumpet, Ukulele, Harmonica
Monday - 3:00PM - 9:00PM
Tuesday - 3:00PM - 9:00PM
Wednesday - 3:00PM - 9:00PM
Thursday - 3:00PM - 7:30PM
Studio 4 at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203
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!”