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

NO AVAILABILITY

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

Neal Lukenbill

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Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Piano

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

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wedensdays & Saturdays

Location

Studio 7B at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

Gregory Hasson

Guitar, Bass Guitar

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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

Alan Christenson

Scruggs Banjo, Clawhammer Banjo

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Growing up, I couldn’t pass an instrument without wanting to play it.  This led to studying the saxophone from middle school through college and picking up the guitar, organ, and voice training along the way.  But when a friend introduced me to the banjo ten years ago, it was love at first sight.  Since then, I’ve studied both Clawhammer and Scruggs style.  I play banjo locally with my band The Flatirons.

 

My goal as a teacher is to help new students understand the banjo, develop good technique, and progress to where they can enjoy performing and playing with others.

 

I have a minor in music from Brigham Young University.  

Availability

Tuesdays 5:00PM-7:00PM

Location

Studio 3 at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

Wesley Weidig

Guitar, Bass Guitar

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Wesley Weidig is a musician and educator within the Phoenix area, teaching both in classroom and private settings. Wesley graduated from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with a Masters in classical guitar performance. Prior to his Masters studies, Wesley completed a Bachelor of Music at Grand Valley State University and an Associates of Music at Grand Rapids Community College. Wesley has won multiple scholarships and awards at several institutions including a Graduate Assistantship for his Masters degree.

 

He has participated in multiple workshops, festivals, and competitions including masterclasses with internationally
acclaimed guitarists such as Oscar Ghilia and Andrew Zohn. While not playing guitar or teaching, Wesley enjoys mountain biking, hiking and spending time with friends.

Availability

Tuesdays, Wednesday & Saturday

Location

Studio 3 at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

Zech Oldham

Bass Guitar, Guitar, Ukulele

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Zech has been teaching since 2015. During that time he has gone on to play and perform with several different acts and various styles of music. He has his experience and education from attending school in the Los Angeles area from MI in 2009. He has toured, performed live, worked in the studio and has recorded. He is a self-taught bassist from a very young age. He had formal training in his teens from his mentor Rafe Sweet. He played in orchestra for years throughout grade school and high school and also teaches upright bass. 

 

Styles include classical, rock, metal, blues, funk and groove.

Availability

Saturday 9AM - 5PM

Location

Studio 3 at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323