ORCHESTRA

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

Violin, Viola

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.

Availability

Monday - 12:00PM - 9:00PM

Tuesday - 1:30PM - 9:00PM

Wednesday - 1:30PM - 9:00PM

Thursday - 1:00PM - 9:00PM

Location

Studio 10 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

Anne Coppotelli

Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass

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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. 

Availability

Thursday - 3:30PM - 9:00PM

Location

Studio 9 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

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 

internationally. 

 

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.

 

Availability

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

Location

Studio 2 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

Emily Hunt

Cello

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Emily Hunt enjoys a varied career as a performer, pedagogue and certified Suzuki teacher. She has won the international competition of Fresno Cello and performed the Paganini variations on one string with their symphony orchestra. She maintains cello studios both in Mesa and Scottsdale and is passionate about helping others find joy and passion in playing music. Emily serves on the board of Cellobration and is involved in many of Arizona’s cultural institutions including the Phoenix theatre and the Phoenix symphony.

 

She holds a cello performance degree from Arizona State University with additional studies with Lynn Harrell,
Andrew Mark and Yehuda Hanani, Steven Doane, Timothy Eddy and Uri Vardi and coachings with the Brentano, Shanghai, Ying and St. Lawrence Quartets. She performs regularly at music festivals like Red Rock, Castleman Quartet Program, Lev Aronson Legacy, High Peaks, Taconic Music and the National Cello Institute. In her free time, Emily likes to swim competitively and enjoys the outdoors.

Availability

Monday - 3:30PM - 8:00PM

Saturday - 9:00AM - 2:00PM

Location

Studio 7 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

Meggie Evans

Violin

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Megan (Meggie) Evans is currently pursuing her doctorate (DMA) in Violin Performance at the University of Arizona. She earned her Masters of Music Performance in Violin and Clarinet in 2021 at the Lamont School of Music, University of Denver, as well as a Suzuki Violin Pedagogy Certificate. Meggie taught Suzuki Group Lessons for the past year at the Primavera Place Suzuki School in Denver, Colorado. 

I have taught private students for the past eight years, and have directed a music summer camp at La Sierra University for the past two years, where I enjoy teaching students not only violin and clarinet, but music history, theory, and instrument making amongst other subjects. I am a certified Suzuki Violin Instructor from books 1-8, and am also happy to instruct students outside the Suzuki method as well. I look forward to sharing my love of music with you, and hope you in turn can share it with your friends and family!

Availability

Tuesdays 3:00PM - 9:00PM

Location

Studio 10 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

Diana Noble

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.

Availability

Wednesday - 3:00PM - 8:00PM

Thursday - 3:00PM - 8:00PM

Location

Studio 7 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

Richard Wall

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.

Availability

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

Location

Studio 8 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

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Cello, Voice, Piano, Violin (beginning), Viola (beginning), Guitar

Grace Rolland

Grace Rolland is a multi-instrumentalist (cello, guitar, piano), vocalist, songwriter, and performer. She is a classically trained cellist, having played in regional and state honor orchestras through high school, and in the orchestra for non-music majors at Arizona State University, and went on to perform as cellist and vocalist in an award-winning Americana-Bluegrass band Run Boy Run, with whom she toured nationally from 2011-2017 and released four studio albums. As a solo artist on voice and guitar, performing under the name Rising Sun Daughter, she released an album of original work in 2019.

 

Her love of teaching is rooted in her family’s history of music educators. She is the granddaughter of renowned string pedagogue Paul Rolland, known for his seminal work The Teaching of Action in String Playing. As an educator, she draws from this pedagogy, emphasizing freedom from tension and ease in movements as the foundation for good musical tone production and performance. She emphasizes a strong foundation in music theory and technique, as well as utilizing the body in playing and singing.

 

She looks forward to meeting and helping students grow on their path in Music!

Availability

Wednesday - 4:30PM - 9:00PM

Location

Studio 9 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

Lea Ale

Double Bass, Piano

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I am a double bass and piano performer and educator from Minneapolis. I hold a Masters in double-bass performance and a Masters of Arts in musicology from Arizona State University and am eager to share information I have gathered there with my students. I have experience playing as a recitalist, in symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles, and pit orchestras covering a wide range of music.

 

I am dedicated to helping students achieve their artistic goals through individualized and creative methods that focus on music theory, technique, musicality, and how to create an effective practice routine. I believe in helping students develop their own approaches to practicing and performing that work for them!

Availability

Tuesday 3PM - 9PM

Location

Studio 8 at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323