Piano, Keyboard, Accordion

PIANO LESSONS

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.

Availability

Monday - 2:00PM - 6:00PM

Tuesday - 2:00PM - 9:00PM

Wednesday - 2:00PM - 9:00PM

Thursday - 5:00PM - 9:00PM

Friday - 2:00PM - 6:00PM

Saturday - 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Location

Studio 5 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

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.

Voice, Piano, Violin

Diana Noble

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

Monday - 2:00PM - 8:30PM

Wednesday - 11:30AM - 7:30PM

Saturday - 9:00AM - 1:30PM

Location

Studio 2 at 45 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

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

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!

Availability

Monday - 3:00PM - 9:00PM

Tuesday - 3:00PM - 9:00PM

Thursday - 3:00PM - 8:30PM

Saturday - 9:00AM - 3:00PM

Location

Studio 7 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

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

Voice, Piano, Flute, Guitar, Uke

Emily Williams

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

Amy Blair

Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin

Amy has been a music enthusiast her entire life.She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Elementary Education and has been using music to help all her students learn her whole career.

 

Amy took lessons at Linton Milano Music for years and now teaches at Linton Milano as well. She loves teaching students of all ages and believes all students can succeed!

Availability

Saturday - 9:00AM - 2:00PM

Location

Studio 5 at 38 W Main St, Mesa AZ 85203

Schedule

Call 480-833-2323

Open

Monday - Friday 10AM-6PM

Saturday 9AM-5PM

Sun: CLOSED

Contact

Sheet Music: 480-833-7873

Lessons: 480-833-2323

Pianos: 480-833-7238