FRET LESSONS

Guitar, Bass Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Dulcimer

We offer private guitar, bass guitar, banjo, mandolin, dulcimer and ukulele lessons 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.

Jack Wolf

Guitar, Bass Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Dulcimer, Ukulele

Jack has been teaching at Linton-Milano since 1982.  Before that, he toured for eight years in the rock bands Axsent and Listen. Before touring, he taught at Rossi Music in Chicago for eight years.  He has been playing locally with the classic rock band, Attitude Cat, for over 14 years.  Jack also plays classical guitar for weddings and corporate functions.

His styles include rock, classical, jazz, blues, bluegrass (banjo and mandolin).  Jack maintains over 70 students a week.

Availability

Tuesday - 4:00PM - 9:00PM

Wednesday - 4:00PM - 9:00PM

Thursday - 4:00PM - 9:00PM

Saturday - 12:30PM - 4:30PM

Location

Studio 4 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

Greg Norris

Guitar, Bass Guitar, Banjo

Greg has been playing the guitar since 1981. He completed three semesters of music studies at the University of Maine and several years of self study, performance, and private lessons.  His styles include Rock, Metal, Country, Classical, Flamenco and Jazz.

Greg also teaches technique, theory, composition, reading and improvisation.

Availability

Monday - 3:00PM - 9:00PM

Tuesday - 3:00PM - 9:00PM

Wednesday - 3:00PM - 9:00PM

Thursday - 3:00PM - 9:00PM

Location

Studio 1 at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

James Soll

Guitar, Bass Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Uke

James has been teaching at Linton-Milano Music since 1990. He has a Master of Music – Theory and Composition from ASU and a Bachelor of Science in Music from the University of Colorado at Denver.  He is a member of the National Music Honor Society and Pi Kappa Lambda.  James has been playing music for over 30 years and plays professionally at church and private engagements.  He maintains over 70 students, and teaches all ages and levels.

Availability

Monday - 1:00PM - 5:30PM

Tuesday - 1:00PM - 9:00PM

Wednesday - 1:00PM - 9:00PM

Thursday - 1:00PM - 9:00PM

Friday - 12:00PM - 5:00PM

Saturday - 9:00AM - 1:00PM

Location

Studio 8 at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

Skyler Hale

Guitar, Bass Guitar

Skyler has played the guitar since the age of ten. He has much experience playing in groups of all styles. He has shared the stage with big acts such as Alice cooper, Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, and Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers. He is currently studying Jazz Performance and has received a number of scholarships for his exceptional playing. Skyler has been teaching for 8 years and enjoys teaching all ages and styles of music

Availability

Monday - 4:00PM - 9:00PM

Tuesday - 4:00PM - 9:00PM

Thursday - 1:00PM - 9:00PM

Location

Studio 5 at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203

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

Location

Studio 4 at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

Emily Williams

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 - 12:30PM - 6:30PM

Tuesday - 3:00PM - 8:00PM

Wednesday - 3:00PM - 8:00PM

Saturday - 9:00AM - 2:00PM

Location

Studio 3 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

Mark Peotter

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 - 4:00PM - 8:30PM

Tuesday - 3:30PM - 8:30PM

Wednesday - 3:30PM - 8:30PM

Thursday - 3:30PM - 8:30PM

Saturday - 9:00AM - 1:30PM

Location

Studio 6 at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

Chuck Linton

Scruggs Banjo, Clawhammer Banjo

Chuck has been playing music since a very young age.  Much to the dismay of his family and friends, the only instrument that stuck was the banjo.  Chuck took private lessons from Jack Wolf and Greg Norris and has been involved in several local bands.  He has his degree from the University of Utah.  He teaches scruggs style picking (pickin') as well as Clawhammer styles. 

Availability

Thursday - 2:00PM - 9:00PM

Location

Studio 3 at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

Brittany Cosgrove

Beginning Guitar

Availability

Tuesday - 2:30PM - 6:00PM

Wednesday - 1:00PM - 8:00PM

Thursday - 2:30PM - 9:00PM

Saturday - 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Location

Studio 10 at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

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. 

Joe Allie

Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard

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. 

Availability

Saturday 9:00AM-5:00PM

Location

Studio 3 at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

Kyle Shumway

Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums

I began playing music as a boy with piano lessons in my home. While it was obvious to me then that I wasn’t interested in anything but sports, a few short years later I caught the music bug. In 7th grade I started playing the Tenor Saxophone and regularly took and maintained a first chair position all the way through High School. At the same time I joined Choir and discovered that I could actually sing! In 8th grade I picked up the guitar and immediately fell in love while spending hours developing my chops.

In High School I traded in my Choir credentials for an opportunity to join the percussion class. I also dabbled with the French horn, baritone and the trumpet. I played with the drumline in marching band; the symphony and began to learn to play drum set.

I have played in several music projects over the years as a singer, lead guitarist, bassist, drummer and auxiliary percussionist. I was trained by several private music instructors from various music shops and colleges for guitar and drums and in 1999 I started teaching guitar. I continued to develop my talents for playing and teaching and branched out in 2009 when I began to teach drum set and percussion.

I teach lead and rhythm electric and acoustic guitar, bass guitar, drums and percussion and I LOVE IT.

Availability

Monday 3:00PM-9:00PM

Tuesday 3:00PM-9:00PM

Location

Studio 3 at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

Gregory Hasson

Guitar, Bass Guitar

My name is Gregory Hasson and I have been teaching guitar around the valley for half of a decade now. As a teacher I really enjoy working towards what inspires my students musically, and accomplishing their individual goals involving the instrument and music. That being said, I enjoy using my experience with skills such as, learning songs, creating a practice routine, reading/music theory, ear training, improvising, and composition to provide my students with a strong musical foundation from which their own musical personality can blossom. 

 

In addition to teaching music I also play at venues around the valley in various iterations of jazz bands. Drawing from my professional experience I get to pass on many of the lessons I’ve learned about professionalism, playing in a band, and musicianship for students who are interested. 

 

I am a graduate from Arizona State University with a Bachelors of Music(Jazz Performance).

Availability

Saturday 9:00AM-5:00PM

Location

Studio 4 at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

Open

Monday - Friday 10AM-6PM

Saturday 9AM-5PM

Sun: CLOSED

Contact

Sheet Music: 480-833-7873

Lessons: 480-833-2323

Pianos: 480-833-7238