Violin, Viola, Cello, Upright Bass
We offer private violin, viola, cello and bass lessons 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.
Dr. Marie Sussland
Marie has been teaching at Linton-Milano since 1994. She has a Doctorate from the Academy in Prague, Czech Republic, and a Masters degree from the Brno Conservatory. She specialized in Moravian composers, such as Leos Janacek. She played in opera orchestras, film orchestras, symphony orchestra and various chamber ensembles.
Marie immigrated from the Czech Republic in 1980 and has been teaching and playing in various ensembles in the Valley since then.
Monday - 12:00PM - 9:00PM
Tuesday - 1:30PM - 9:00PM
Wednesday - 1:30PM - 9:00PM
Thursday - 1:00PM - 9:00PM
Studio 10 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203
Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass
Anne Coppotelli grew up in Michigan and has played the cello and piano for 37 years. She graduated from Hope College with a degree in Instrumental Music Education in 1993 and then moved to Arizona.
Ms. Coppotelli has been a music teacher in the Paradise Valley District for 23 years teaching string orchestra to all levels as well as general music. Now that Ms. Coppotelli’s children are more older and more independent, she is very excited to take on private students in addition to her regular teaching duties! Ms. Coppotelli is a resident of Scottsdale where she lives with her husband and two children.
Thursday - 3:30PM - 9:00PM
Studio 9 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203
Dr Panagoita Kalantzi
Violin, Viola & Cello
A native of Greece, Dr. Panagiota Kalantzi has distinguished herself as a versatile violinist who enjoys a career as a recitalist, orchestra performer and educator. Since 2013, Dr. Kalantzi has held the position of Associate Concertmaster of AZ Pro Arte Orchestra in Scottsdale, AZ. As a recitalist Dr. Kalantzi performs regularly nationally and
Dr. Kalantzi has prepared successfully students for performances, auditions and competitions. Her teaching experience includes ten years of instruction at the university level and private instruction. Her students have been accepted into competitive graduate music programs or are just beginning to learn the violin.
Dr. Kalantzi began her studies at the age four. She received her doctorate in violin performance summa cum laude from Arizona State University. She holds a Master of Music from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Music from Oberlin Conservatory. Attesting to her outstanding accomplishments, Dr. Kalantzi has been a member of the National Music Honor Society, Pi Kappa Lambda.
Monday - 3:00PM - 9:00PM
Tuesday - 2:00PM - 9:00PM
Wednesday - 2:30PM - 8:30PM
Thursday - 2:30PM - 8:30PM
Saturday - 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Studio 2 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203
Gillian is a devoted performer and educator in the Valley. Performances this season include appearances with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, West Valley Symphony, ASU Lyric Opera, and Tucson Repertory Orchestra with whom she toured Japan for a series of concerts this past fall.
Drawing on her deep inspiration and gratitude for her former teachers, Gillian is a passionate educator, aiming to instill the same love for making music in her students. She enjoys seeing her students perform in youth orchestras and solo recitals throughout the Valley.
Gillian holds degrees in Cello Performance from the University of Denver (B.M.) and Arizona State University (M.M.) where she studied with Richard Slavich and Thomas Landschoot, respectively. During her studies, she had the opportunity to perform in master classes for artists such as David Ying, Julie Albers, and the Borromeo and St. Lawrence String Quartets. One of her favorite memories of her musical studies was studying abroad in London for a semester.
Monday - 3:30PM - 8:00PM
Saturday - 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Studio 9 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203
Voice, Piano, Violin
Diana has been teaching for over 18 years. She teaches, voice, violin, and piano. She is well-versed and has performed in many venues. Her experience includes opera, broadway musicals, live bands, studio recording, orchestras, ensembles, etc.
Patience and precision are her strengths in teaching. She works exceptionally well with youth and enjoys the creative learning process of teaching one-on-one. She is currently finishing her BA in music education.
Wednesday - 3:00PM - 8:00PM
Thursday - 3:00PM - 8:00PM
Studio 7 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203
Piano, Viola, Violin, Voice, Theory/Composition
Hello, my name is Richard Wall and as a teacher here at Linton-Milano's for over a decade. I have taught many students of all different ages from children age four to adults in their 70's. There has been a common bond that unifies all students: a drive and wish to learn the beautiful language of music and become fluent in that language. With patience, perseverance and care one can easily immerse themselves in the world of music that is all around us.
As a teacher, I offer a guiding hand and will lead you through this world. You will learn how to read music comfortably, understand how music works and find the innate ability to relax while performing.
After graduating college in 2006 for music theory, studying jazz and classical music, my experience in teaching quickly grew. After preforming in some local experimental music groups, being a resident DJ at a local nightclub, and now as a music director for a local church, my musical world grew and expanded outside the realm of the academic world. I enjoy continuing my growth as a musician and developing other aspects of myself. In turn, this growth has enabled me become a better teacher.
I look forward to teaching you and I am ready to begin our musical journey together.
Monday - 12:00PM - 7:00PM
Tuesday - 12:00PM - 7:00PM
Wednesday - 11:00AM - 8:00PM
Thursday - 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday - 12:00PM - 6:00PM
Saturday - 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Studio 8 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203
Violin, Viola, Piano
Christy Porter is excited to be a part of the Milano team! She is currently accepting violin and beginning piano and viola students. Miss Porter grew up in Arizona and attended college at ASU where she graduated with a degree in Music Education. She also received a Master's Degree from NAU. Christy taught music for Mesa Public Schools from 1994-1998 and is currently the Instrumental Music teacher at Heritage Academy in Mesa. She was a member of the Mesa Symphony for 10 years and has played with many orchestras around the valley. Miss Porter has been teaching privately for many years now and enjoys sharing her love of music with her students.
Monday - 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Tuesday - 3:00PM - 7:00PM
Wednesday - 3:00PM - 6:30PM
Thursday - 3:00PM - 7:00PM
Friday - 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Studio 11 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203