Phoenix Area Guitar Teachers
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.
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.