Drum set, Bongos, Snare, Bells, Mallets, Latin Percussion
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 aspirations. 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.
Dave Schreck is an accomplished drummer and percussionist. He has been playing professionally since 1988 and has been teaching at Linton-Milano Music since 1991. He is well known and respected in the Arizona region.
Born in July of 1968 in Milwaukee, WI, Dave began playing the snare drum at age 10, and, by age 13, was teaching himself to play the drum set. In high school, he received numerous soloist awards at jazz band competitions, and formed his first “working” band by his senior year. Upon graduation, Dave attended Arizona State University on a music scholarship, eventually earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1991. Since then, he has been a private drum and percussion instructor at Linton-Milano Music in Mesa, AZ and playing professionally in various Arizona based bands such as The Scones, The Clockpeople, Harry Luge and Haywire, and, most recently, the Chris Parker Project. Dave has toured extensively throughout Europe and the US, and also had a brief stint as part of rock legend Alice Cooper’s local backup band. Now, he resides in Gilbert, AZ with his wife, Karen, and his daughter, Lara.
Through his 15 years of private music teaching experience, Dave has amassed a virtual library of thought-provoking and inspiring drum practice exercises, many of which he wrote himself. He is currently turning this “library” into a method book series called Drum Builders. The first book should be completed by late 2007. Dave believes in strong foundations and emphasizes technique as well as coordination and musicality in his lesson program. He has studied and performed all styles of music including Rock, Heavy Metal, Funk, Jazz, and Latin, and is especially fond of Double-Bass Drumming. Playing along to popular songs and recording his students performances are two of the ways Dave keeps his lessons fresh and interesting. Along with drum set, he also teaches other “school-based” percussion such as bells, marimba, congas, and marching snare drum and quads.
Monday - 4:00PM - 8:00PM
Thursday - 3:30PM - 7:30PM
Studio 7A at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203
Tommy Acedo is a professional drummer an educator from Phoenix Arizona. He grew up playing in school bands from the age of 10 until 18, ranging from orchestral music, jazz band, to rock-and-roll bands on the weekends.
Upon graduating high school in 2009, he attended Mesa community college where he studied from jazz master Dom Moio and percussion master Joe Goglia. Learning various styles in classical percussion and jazz drumming.
Still hungry to learn more, he sought out education in the recording arts from Andy Siegel. From there he was introduced to Dan Tomlinson and Todd Chuba, both who helped round his skills as a professional drummer and musician in the valley.
Currently Tommy Acedo teaches over 25 students at Milanos music in Mesa and can be found working in various pit orchestras, country, pop, reggae, and rock bands, worship teams, as well as the first call drummer for Showtune Productions.
Monday -3:30PM - 9:00PM
Tuesday - 3:00PM - 9:00PM
Friday - 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Saturday - 9:00AM - 3:30PM
Studio 7C at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203
James is a professional drummer now living in Apache Junction, AZ. He grew up in New York state playing with local rock bands and school music programs. At 18, he enlisted in the U. S. Army band. After graduating from the Armed Forces School of Music, he played in the 8th Infantry Band in Germany.
Once he left the Army, he went to Berklee College of Music in Boston. At Berklee, he studied with Gary Chaffee, Bob Gullotti, John Ramsey & Tommy Cambell. After receiving his Bachelors of music, he remained in Boston and played throughout New England, touring with various Blues and R& B bands.
After moving back to New York, he played with local bands and taught privately at J.C.’s drum School and Milford School of Music. He also studied with jazz great Marvin Bu-ga -lu Smith.
Wednesday 3:30PM - 9:00PM
Studio 7A at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203
Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard
Studio 3 at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203
My name is Joseph and I have been playing music for a little over a decade now. I started on drum set and then went to guitar. I can also play bass, piano, ukulele, mandolin, and I sing. I am expected to graduate from ASU in May 2019 with my Bachelors in Jazz Guitar performance.