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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.

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

Monday - 4:00PM - 8:00PM

Location

Studio 9 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85201

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 - 1:30PM - 9:00PM

Tuesday - 1:30PM - 9:00PM

Thursday - 1:30PM - 9:00PM

Location

Studio 2 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85201

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 - 4:30PM - 8:30PM

Thursday - 3:00PM - 8:30PM

Location

Studio 7 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85201

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

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Location

Studio 8 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85201

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

Gideon Lapid

Violin & Viola

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I am Gideon Lapid, a lifelong violin player and teacher with over 30 years of experience teaching students to play the violin and viola utilizing traditional classical and Suzuki methods combined.  I have studied violin with teachers that were students of Carl Flesch and Ivan Galamian at Berlin Conservatory and Julliard School of Music respectively.  I perform solo recitals in my community and participate in choir and orchestra productions.   I have been a member of the Tempe Symphony Orchestra in Arizona. 

From beginning to college-bound violin and viola students, from 5 to 85-year-olds, I can tailor my curriculum to meet you where you are and help you to meet your goals.  

Availability

Wednesday - 1:00PM - 8:30PM

Thursday - 2:00PM - 8:30PM

Saturday - 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Location

Studio 10 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85201

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

Rebecca Rosmanitz

Violin

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Rebecca Rosmanitz has enjoyed a robust career as a teacher and performer for over 17 years.
 

Rebecca began her violin studies at the age of four and was quickly accepted into the prestigious Magical Strings of Youth performing group in Chicago. From a very young age, Rebecca performed in noteworthy venues such as Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium, The Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Berliner Dome, and The Teatro Nacional de São Carlos.
 

Rebecca has also had the privilege of performing in masterclasses for world-renowned artists such as Vadim Gluzman, Olga Kaler, Stephanie Jeong, and Ruggero Allifranchini.


Currently, Rebecca is pursuing a degree in Violin Performance under the direction of Danwen Jiang at Arizona State University. She performs regularly with the Symphony of the Southwest, West Valley Symphony, and at various events throughout the Phoenix area.


In addition to performing, Rebecca has taught students of all ages for many years. She is passionate about bringing up the next generation of musicians and prides herself in having the ability to tailor her teaching style to each student’s unique personality and needs. She finds great joy in helping her students reach their goals and watching them grow into fine musicians.

Availability

Tuesday - 3:00PM - 8:00PM

Location

Studio 10 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85201

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

Margo Ragno

Violin, Viola, Beginning Cello

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The joy that I derive from music is a gift that was given to me by the dedicated musicians/teachers with whom I have had the pleasure of studying with over the past 37 years.

 

I began my instruction at age 7 with The Rhode Island Youth Philharmonic String Program. The following year, I began studying with Ann Danis, a graduate of New England Conservatory of Music who earned a Masters degree in violin performance with additional training as a conductor. She is a Professor emerita of music, former Director of Orchestral Activities at the University of Rhode Island and founder of the Ocean State Chamber Orchestra. 

 

My musical education also includes 2 years participation in Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music.This is a challenging program which  provides rigorous technique based instruction to  mentees. 

 

As a member of The Rhode Island Youth Philharmonic Senior Orchestra, I performed as concertmaster. In addition, I was chosen to be concertmaster for the RIMEA All-State Orchestra for 2 consecutive years. 

 

I studied violin and voice performance at the University of Rhode Island and was first chair in the University’s Undergraduate String Quartet. 

I subsequently received a degree in Music Education from Ottawa Elementary.  

 

I am currently, and have been for the past 20 years, a member of the Orchestral Music faculty with the Mesa Public Schools Department, teaching violin, viola, cello and bass.  I teach private lessons and have performed with chamber groups for private functions.

 

My responsibility teaching students is to foster an environment which will provide them with an appreciation of music and teach the skills necessary to play an instrument. This cannot be done using a solely academic approach. Rather, instruction should be individualized to address the expectations and interests of the student. 

 

My GOAL is that every lesson will be a pleasurable experience thus encouraging the student to feel the EXCITEMENT of playing the violin and to encourage the initiative to effectively improve their skills.

Availability

Tuesday - 3:00PM - 8:00PM

Location

Studio 9 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85201

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

Cameryn Baum

Cello

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Cameryn Baum is a cellist and music instructor based in Mesa, Arizona, specializing in classical, folk, and pop genres on the cello. Cameryn  earned her bachelor's degree in Cello Performance from Arizona State University, studying with the inimitable cellist, Tom Landshoot.
 

While Cameryn loves to perform as often as she can, she is just as passionate about teaching and sharing her knowledge with students. She has taught cello lessons, group classes, and folk workshops since 2015. Cameryn is also a staff member with the Gilbert Town Fiddlers, a local middle and high school folk program for string players.

 

Cameryn believes that any successful musician must have a robust tool box that allows them to adapt to any playing environment. With this in mind, nothing is off limits in lessons: orchestra excerpts, folk tunes, the standard cello repertoire, and, of course, scales and other fun exercises!
 

Cameryn is overjoyed to be a part of the Linton-Milano staff as a cello instructor. She loves sharing her passion for music and helping students find their voice on the cello.

Availability

Monday - 3:00PM - 8:00PM

Wednesday - 2:30PM - 6:30PM

Location

Studio 9 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85201

Studio 8 at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85201

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

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