Phoenix Area Guitar Teachers

 

Timothy Basquez

 Guitar Teacher Timothy Basquez

Guitar Teacher Timothy Basquez

Tim has been playing and performing for over 20 years.  He began playing guitar at the age of 12 and has always endeavored to master the art.  While studying at Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery, Tim composed and performed for various progressive rock groups always bringing structure, passion and discipline to the acts. Ever enthusiastic about guitars, Tim has repaired countless instruments and continues his practice of mastering all guitar skills. Valuing the skill of listening above all else Tim has taught reading and music for various Elementary schools in the Phoenix area.  

He will always carry a passion for music and adapt to the needs of students. Believing that every person has their own song for their life journey he aims to help people develop the tools to express that song whether it's an original or a cover song. Seeing progress and excitement is his drive to give his students 110%.  From practice to theory, a good lesson starts with positive thinking and precise demonstration. Tim is looking forward to meeting you and sharing the gift of music! 


Erik Dahlgren

 Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukele & Piano Teacher Erik Dahlgren

Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukele & Piano Teacher Erik Dahlgren

Erik Dahlgren Moved to Mesa, Arizona in 1991, and has lived in Arizona most of his life. Started playing guitar by age 12, and has been playing and instructing for 14 years. Took lessons from his Father at first then took lessons at different places. Erik has also studied music at MCC doing guitar performance with Dan Davis and many others. Erik Also has taken lessons from other great instructors such as Pete Pancrazi, James Soll, and Greg Norris.

Mainly influenced by classic rock bands such as Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix experience, The doors, etc. Erik enjoys playing different styles of music from rock, classical, Jazz, and Flamenco. Erik Started his first band at the age of 16 with his brother while practicing in his Fathers garage. Erik enjoys, Traveling, Studying, and playing music.


Ellie Bender

 Guitar, Piano & Voice Teacher Ellie Bender

Guitar, Piano & Voice Teacher Ellie Bender

Ellie Bender is an experienced pianist and vocalist from Gilbert, AZ. She has loved music from a young age and classically trained in piano, guitar and vocal arts. Ellie participated in the Arizona Study Program for piano all of high school. ASP specializes in teaching classical music and theory to young musicians. Students are tested by written exam and playing test every year.

When not teaching music lessons, Ellie enjoys riding horses and is currently persuing her Bachelor's Degree in Health Care Administration at Grand Canyon University. 


Carisa Henderson

 Guitar & Drum Teacher Carisa Henderson

Guitar & Drum Teacher Carisa Henderson

Based in Phoenix, freelance drummer, band leader and educator Carisa Henderson has performed with a wide range of artists including guitar legend CJ Tywoniak. She attended The Musicians Institute in Los Angeles where she was formally trained in drum performance and music theory. There she learned from some of the most experienced drummers in the nation such as Kevin Stevens, Rob Carson and Ryan Brown. Although her specialty is percussion and music theory, she is a self taught and proficient guitarist. 

Carisa is a mother of a 3 year old and adores working with children. Her patience, diligence and passion for her students is remarkable.

Carisa has toured with local valley bands Talking 2 Trees and Oh God No. She managed and played percussion for Los Angeles wedding band, The Ever Afters and has organized remarkable charity concerts such as Tempe's Kids and Kings in 2013 and Los Angeles' Music Matters in 2012. 

Carisa keeps busy in Phoenix continuing her education, raising a family and teaching her beloved students.