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Piano, Keyboard, Accordion


We offer private piano, keyboard and accordion 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 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.

Chris Soll

Piano, Flute, Theory/Composition

Chris has been teaching at Linton-Milano Music since 1991 and maintains over 70 weekly students of all ages and levels. She has been playing music for over 30 years and she has a Master of Music - Theory and Composition, from ASU and a Bachelor of Science in Music - Scoring & Arranging, from the University of Colorado at Denver. She graduated with honors from CU Denver and was nominated as a member of the National Music Honor Society, Pi Kappa Lambda, while at ASU.  


Chris holds two recitals per year and encourages students to participate in Linton-Milano Music's Annual Awards Music Festival. Her goal is to teach students to become "musically literate" so that they understand theory, technique, and musical interpretation and are, ultimately, able to read music fluently and expressively. Several of her students have gone on to become professional music teachers themselves. In addition to teaching, Chris plays professionally at church and private engagements.


Monday - 1:00PM - 6:00PM

Tuesday - 1:00PM - 9:00PM

Wednesday - 1:00PM - 6:00PM

Thursday - 1:00PM - 9:00PM

Saturday - 9:00AM - 12:30PM


Studio 5 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203


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.





Studio 8 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203


Call 480-833-2323

Tony Putrino

Accordion, Piano

Tony has been an accordion & piano instructor since 1969. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Music Composition from California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles. He was an active member of the Accordion Federation of North America and is currently a member of the Arizona Accordion Club.

Tony has written, arranged and performed music since childhood. His accordion arrangements have been used in schools across the U.S. One of his many compositions was included as a required competition piece at the annual AFNA Music Festival. As a performer, he has traveled from coast to coast. He has performed with various nationally known recording artists and in prestigious venues in New York and Los Angeles.

As a teacher, his goal is to facilitate musical excellence and honesty. Tony has taught at Linton-Milano Music since 1992.


Monday - 1:00PM - 8:00PM

Wednesday - 1:30PM - 8:00PM


Studio 2 at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203


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.


Wednesday - 4:30PM - 8:30PM

Thursday - 2:30PM - 8:30PM


Studio 7 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203


Call 480-833-2323

Emily Botts

Voice & Piano

Emily Botts has a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Missouri- Kansas City Conservatory of Music, and a Master’s degree in Opera Performance from Arizona State University.


Emily has sung with operatic programs such as Russian Opera Workshop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; The American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria; Utah Vocal Arts Academy in Provo, Utah; and Lawrence Opera Theatre in Lawrence, Kansas. Emily has sung operatic roles such as Giannetta in L’elisir d’amore (Donizetti), Tatyana in Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky); Marie in The Bartered Bride (Smetana); Zerlina in Don Giovanni (Mozart); Frasquita in Carmen (Bizet) ; and Musetta in La bohème (Puccini). Partial roles include Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte, Vitellia in La clemenza di Tito, and Susanna and the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart).

In addition to opera, Emily has experience teaching Classical, Musical Theatre, Jazz, and Pop. Emily teaches a healthy foundational technique that can last a lifetime and allow you flexibility between genres. She focuses on technique, musicianship, how to read music, style, and confidence with performing. Emily’s lessons are personalized to fit all of your needs and goals!


Monday - 2:30PM - 9:00PM

Tuesday - 2:30PM - 9:00PM

Wednesday - 2:30PM - 6:30PM

Thursday - 2:30PM - 9:00PM


Studio 7 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203


Call 480-833-2323

Ashley Jones

Voice & Beginning Piano

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I’ve been a musician for over 15 years and have performed all over the world. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Arizona State University and have experience teaching students of all ages, levels of experience, and in all genres. 


My main goal as a teacher is to help you build a healthy technical foundation and a strong understanding of musical concepts that can be applied to any musical style, whether that be pop, rock, jazz, musical theatre, classical, or any other genre. My teaching style is high-energy, student centered, and fun! We will work together to build an individualized plan to help you achieve your musical goals and develop your unique artistic identity.


When I’m not making music, you’ll find me kayaking, swimming, cooking a new recipe, or spending time with my family and my pets!


I look forward to helping you develop an unwavering love and passion for music that will last a lifetime!


Wednesday - 10:00AM - 7:00PM

Thursday - 12:00PM - 9:00PM

Saturday - 9:00PM - 5:00PM


Studio 2 at 38 & 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203


Call 480-833-2323

Emily Williams

Voice, Piano, Flute, 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.


Monday - 11:00AM - 8:00PM

Tuesday - 12:30PM - 7:00PM

Wednesday - 11:00AM - 7:30PM

Thursday - 12:00PM - 7:00PM

Saturday - 9:00AM - 2:00PM


Studio 3 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203


Call 480-833-2323

Paco de Alba

Woodwinds, Piano, Composition

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My full name is Francisco Javier Dudley de Alba, but I am more commonly known by my nickname, Paco. I was born in Long Beach, California, and I am a musician, lessons teacher, and  composer in the Metro-Phoenix Area. I constantly seek to spread my enthusiasm for music through  teaching students of all ages. With over six years of music teaching experience in various areas,  such as piano, composition, and clarinet, I look forward to being a helpful guide on your musical  journey! 

In addition to working as a Faculty Associate at Arizona State University (ASU) Herberger  Institute for Design and the Arts, I am currently finishing my Doctorate of Music degree, studying  under Dr. Robert Spring and Dr. Joshua Gardner. I earned my Master of Music degree at ASU in  2018 and received my Bachelor of Music degree at Columbus State University (CSU) Schwob  School of Music in 2016 under the instruction of Dr. Lisa Oberlander.  

I have performed internationally in Ostend, Belgium as well as in several cities around France. In  2015, I was awarded the Zodiac Music Academy and Festival Chamber Music Award. I am also a  member of several chamber music groups. Most recently, I performed with Madera Picante, which  hosted an Online Benefit Concert to raise money for the Artist Relief Fund during the COVID-19  Pandemic. I have also performed with Vientos Dulces, which was awarded Third Prize in the Art  of Chamber Music International Music Competition in 2017 and 2018. The chamber groups I  perform in have also been invited to perform at international conferences in 2019 and 2021. 

Along with my passion for teaching, I am also an avid composer and arranger. I studied  composition with Dr. James Ogburn, Dr. Matthew McCabe, and Dr. Fred Cohen during my time  at CSU, and I am a former Vice President of the CSU Society of Composers. I have had several of  my pieces premiered while attending CSU and ASU. Most recently, I had my music premiered at  the North American Saxophone Alliance Conference and was commissioned to write a piece for  the ASU Wind Ensemble in 2020. As an advocate of new music, I have also premiered several  works by other emerging composers and seek to amplify the voices of underrepresented and  marginalized groups.


Tuesday - 3:30PM - 6:30PM

Wednesday - 2:00PM - 7:30PM

Thursday - 4:00PM - 7:30PM

Saturday - 9:30AM - 1:30PM


Studio 8 at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203


Call 480-833-2323

Charlie Klein

Electric Guitar/Acoustic Guitar/Bass Guitar/Piano

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Jean-Charles, or Charlie, has been playing guitar since age nine. Charlie is working to complete his BA in Popular Music and Guitar Performance, as well as a minor in business. Charlie teaches electric guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, bass guitar, and is also tech-savvy with software digital audio workstations such as Logic Pro X, Ableton, and Pro Tools (he is Avid Pro Tools Certified, 2022). Charlie has studied with many instructors in the valley, including Daniel Davis, Pete Pancrezi, Raul Yañez, Alex Oliverios, Eric Rasmussen, as well as renowned metal guitarist Tom Hess. His styles include rock, metal, alternative, indie, pop, as well as classical and jazz. Charlie has recently begun teaching and enjoys to teach students all of ages and levels.


Charlie teaches technique, theory, improvisation, ear training, reading, and songwriting that will tailor to the needs of his student(s). 


Tuesday - 1:30PM - 8:00PM

Wednesday - 1:00PM - 8:00PM

Thursday - 3:00PM - 8:00PM 


Studio 5 at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203


Call 480-833-2323

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