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DRUM LESSONS

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

All percussion

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.

 

Availability

Monday - 4:00PM - 8:00PM

Thursday - 3:30PM - 8:00PM

Location

Studio 7A at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85201

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

Tommy Acedo

All percussion

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.

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Availability

Monday - 12:30PM - 8:30PM

Tuesday - 12:30PM - 8:30PM

Saturday - 10:00AM - 3:30PM

Location

Studio 7C at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85201

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

Neal Lukenbill

Drums

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Hello, my name is Neal Lukenbill and I have been a music teacher now for over a decade.  Making music is my passion and I believe sharing that gift with my students is a privilege. I work
hard to understand each and every one of my students' individual needs for growth and adopt each lesson plan to cater to those needs. I have taught all ages and people from all walks of life
and genuinely believe everyone has what it takes to play beautiful and passionate music.


I studied jazz and classical music at Millikin University back in my home state of Illinois. I have worked in several rock bands, led a few jazz combos and performed music all around the
Chicago and Milwaukee area. I have a home studio where I write, record and produce music with Ableton live 10. More recently I';ve been producing an audio drama that I score music for.
I look forward to meeting all students who come to me to learn and I can't wait to get you playing!

Availability

Monday - 2:30PM - 8:30PM

Tuesday - 2:30PM - 9:00PM

Wednesday - 2:00PM - 8:30PM

Thursday - 2:00PM - 8:30PM

Saturday - 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Location

Studio 7B at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85201

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

Jo Ramirez

Drums

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Jo works in both music and the visual arts. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Design from Arizona State University and is currently working on a Bachelor of Art in Music. She has worked in the education field for over 10 years and loves teaching. While percussion has been her main instrument, she also plays guitar and sings.

 

Besides playing, she enjoys composing and creating audio compilations that can be used for backing tracks or video background sound.

Availability

Tuesday - 4:00PM - 9:00PM

Thursday - 3:30PM - 9:00PM

Friday - 2:00PM - 6:00PM

Saturday - 12:00PM - 5:00PM

Location

Studio 7A at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85201

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

Spencer Mueller

Drums

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Spencer Mueller has been a percussionist for over a decade. Beginning in Northern Florida, his journey through music would take him from coast to coast and across the United States. 

 

Spencer has a large array of experience in the world of percussion, starting from his roots in marching band and extending all the way to drumset, Latin percussion, and classical percussion. He has played with ensembles such as the ASU Wind Ensemble, ASU Wind Symphony, ASU Percussion Ensemble, MCC Community Band, MCC Latin Jazz Combo, MCC Coltrane Combo, The Academy, Sun Devil Marching Band, and Flux Indoor Percussion, to name a few. He also spends his time as a gigging percussionist in the valley, mostly on drumset. 

 

When not playing, Spencer spends his time as an instructor and volunteer clinician throughout Arizona, teaching at organizations such as Breakthrough Indoor Percussion and Perry HS, where he resides in the position of Percussion Caption Head. 

 

In his spare time Spencer writes music, plays guitar, trumpet, and piano, and works towards completing his Music Learning and Teaching degree at ASU. 

Availability

Wednesday - 3:00PM - 8:00PM

Friday - 3:00PM - 6:00PM

Saturday - 9:00AM - 12:00AM

Location

Studio 7A at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85201

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

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