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Hi! My name is Brad Pike. I am a Guitar Teacher with openings immediately available for those currently seeking Private Guitar Lessons. Before I get into the details,
I would like to mention the following:

  • I have taught guitar for over 30 years and the best way to get started is by simply getting in touch with me to schedule your first FREE lesson.
  • So, if you are still interested after you've checked out the info here, give me a call and lets schedule that first lesson - at no charge to you. We'll go from there!
  • I am in St. George, Ut. & I Teach at "Music Works". I have a Bachelors Degree in Music Performance with an Emphasis on Guitar from Utah State University where I was extremely fortunate to study under Prof. Mike Christiansen.
  • I have taught, performed, composed, recorded and, of course, listened to music for over 30 years.
  • Although there are exceptions, most students have one lesson each week for 30 minutes.
  • If you are ready to have fun playing the guitar right away, you have come to the right place!
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Cost: The monthly rate is $75.00 and is due on or before the first lesson of each month. I offer various discounts we can discuss in your first lesson.

Mckay has been a performing musician for most of his life and has played in rock bands, jazz ensembles, and pit orchestras. He has played at festivals, orchestra halls, and opened for a national touring act (Oak Ridge Boys). In 2007, he recorded and released his own CD which sold a significant amount of copies. In the studio, Mckay has been able to play on film soundtracks and albums as both a guitarist and bassist. He was recently selected as a jazz guitar semi-finalist in the Wilson International Guitar Competition. Some of the artists he has performed with include Eric Dodge, Nathan Pacheco and Jenny Oaks Baker.

Mckay has been teaching guitar for almost 20 years. As an adjunct professor at Southern Utah University, he taught guitar classes, private lessons, and directed the guitar ensemble. As a graduate student at the University of Southern California, Mckay taught guitar as well as two of the largest music appreciation classes on campus: The Beatles: Their Music and Their Times, and Classic Rock of the 1960’s & 1970’s.

Mckay hold’s a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music and a Master’s Degree in Studio/Jazz Guitar performance from the University of Southern California. He is currently finishing his Doctoral degree at USC and teaching guitar at Southern Utah University.My price for lessons is $20 for a half hour lesson, $30 for a 45 minute lesson, and $40 for an hour long lesson.

Cost: My price for lessons is $20 for a half hour lesson, $30 for a 45 minute lesson, and $40 for an hour long lesson.

(435) 229-5270
Self taught in the beginning, Dave started listening to everything from Elvis Presley to The Beatles. His world was blown wide open when his brother brought home Led Zeppelin One. Loving Blues and heavy rock, John Bonham became an icon to respect-and to copy. Although rock and roll was the roots of his training, he spent many years playing jazz with his father, Marshall Olson. Because he was not old enough to be in ‘The Manhattan Club’ in Salt Lake City, Dave had to sneak in the front door in the shadow of his father to play there. Competing in the Reno Jazz festival was a real treat only to see the LA high school band had Louis Belson’s kid on drums and Doc Severinsen’s boy on lead trumpet. Needless to say they schooled the Utah band. Dave began teaching at Brighton Music along with lifelong friend, Steve Gustaveson, and that eventually turned into opening a large music store with its own stage and 7 studios to teach in. With many years of teaching behind him, Dave has developed a program that will show anyone how to play drums if they will practice.

Cost $75.00 per month. Half hour lessons 4 times a month.

Student Teacher at Utah State University
Guitar Teacher at Music Source-Logan Utah
Guitar Teacher at Video Visions and Guitars-St. George, UT
Group Guitar Class at Snow Canyon High School
Group Guitar Ensemble at Tuacahn High School for the Performing Arts
Guitar Teacher at Roland Lee Guitar Studio
Guitar Teacher at Pick Stop Music
Adjunct Professor of Guitar Studies at Dixie State College since 1987 to present
Guitar Teacher at Lisle’s own studio since 2003 to present
Guitar Teacher at Music Works starting August 2011
Lisle has also been a featured teacher at many guitar camps and has taught along side Mike Christiansen, Chris Proctor, Muriel Anderson, Ed Gerhard, Ron Eschete and other well known guitar personalities.

Famous Classical Themes published by Hal Leonard
Pickin’ On Christmas published by Hal Leonard
Flatpicking Bluegrass published by Hal Leonard
Easy Celtic Solos for Fingerstyle Guitar published by Mel Bay

Performance Experience
With the Lawn Darts he has opened for The Beach Boys, Styx, and Kansas.
The Lawn Darts have been headliners at the O.C Tanner Amphitheater Concert Series, First Night in St. George, and The Washington County Fair.
As a solo guitarist he has shared the stage with Muriel Anderson, Chris Proctor and Ed Gerhard.

With High Desert Duo he has played The Utah Arts Festival and toured through Utah and Arizona including being featured at The Blue Mountain Concert Series and guest artist with The South Eastern Arizona Orchestra.

As a session player he has played for many CD’s, films, and in the Tuacahn productions of Tarzan, Les Miserables, Aida, Footloose, and Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat, and the 2011 season of Grease.

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- Music Education Major at Dixie State College
- 9 years playing experience
- 3 years teaching experience
- Can teach in English or Spanish
- Dixie State College Jazz Band Guitarist for the past 6 semesters.
- Regular performances with guitar and piano
- Composes and arranges music that is performed by the DSC Jazz Bandand DSC Guitar Ensemble

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Joyce grew up in Rexburg, Idaho. She began taking voice lessons at 10 years old from Cynthia Davis. After learning the basics of voice training she transferred teachers to Steve Dresen, where he fine tuned her sound. She competed in festivals and competitions in Idaho, California, and Utah winning Classical performer awards . At Utah Valley University she studied with Serena Benish and performed in their Concerto Aria. At the University of Utah she studied with Jaime Belnap and Robert Breau in his Opera workshop class. She performed in Gilbert and Sullivan’s, Yeomen of the Guard. She has taught dozens of students while auditioning and performing for shows. She loves teaching with the classics and spicing up the stage with Broadway show tunes. At Dixie State College she studied with renowned performer Lisa Seegmiller, Connie Nokes-Roberts, and Ken Peterson. In 2010 she took a trek to Florida to study with World famous Sherill Milnes, Tito Capobianco and Disney composer David Friedman. The Journey is just beginning.

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American Pianist Brandon Lee has been thrilling audiences with his technical command and tonal sensitivity in performances for well over two decades. He has been awarded first place in more than 40 piano competitions nationwide, including the Second New York Piano Competition under the the auspices of the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation, the National Federation of Music Clubs, the Music Teachers National Association, the Grand Junction Young Artist Concerto Competition, and the Four Corners Piano Competition.

Mr. Lee has had training in private lessons and masterclass settings with some of the world’s foremost pianists including Leon Fleisher, Stephen Hough, Kevin Kenner, Olga Kern, Norman Krieger, Jerome Lowenthal, Robert MacDonald, Charles Rosen, Andre-Michel Schub, Abbey Simon, and Ralph Votapek. In chamber music settings, he has had the privilege of working with the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, Pacifica Quartet, and Fry Street Quartet. In addition, he has worked very closely with Craig Jessop in rehearsal and performances, including Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion, and recitals in Washington D. C. and Arizona.

In concerto performances, Brandon has been a guest soloist with the Utah Symphony Orchestra, San Juan Symphony Orchestra, Gold Country Chamber Orchestra, Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra, and the Utah State Symphony Orchestra. These performances took place in Utah, California, Colorado, New York City, Washington D. C., and Texas. His collaborative work encompasses a wide range of styles and setups, including piano duo, jazz trio and quartet, piano quintet, blues trio, as well as substantial work as an accompanist for voice and instrumental performances. To elaborate on the variety of musical genres Mr. Lee performs, he was a founding member and keyboardist of a rock band, provided synth and keyboards with the band Kansas, performed progressive hip-hop music with Christylez Bacon from Washington, D. C., accompanied Audra MacDonald in performance, and regularly performs cocktail style piano music.

Mr. Lee is a graduate of Utah State University, where his principal teacher was Gary Amano. Other teachers include Dennis Hirst, Marian Kerr, and Linda Nakagawa. He completed a Masters of Music degree with a Piano Performance and Pedagogy emphasis, as well as a Bachelors of Music degree with emphasis in Piano Performance, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Throughout the course of the last 12 years, Mr. Lee has been an educator in multiple capacities, including guest clinician, lecturer, collegiate music theory and aural training instructor, group piano/keyboard harmony instructor, as well as private piano instructor, where his students have garnered awards at competitions, with some culminating in performances with orchestra.

Most recently, Mr. Lee has accepted a position at Dixie State University as a member of the School of Arts and Letters Music Faculty. He is looking forward to assist in the growth of the piano program, as well as making artistic contributions to the entire community of Southern Utah.

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