Why take private clarinet or saxophone lessons with Josh Cozart?
- Lessons make music easier to understand and more fun to play.
- Lessons allow advanced players to be more competitive and advance their skills further.
- Lessons give beginning students a head start as they begin band.
- Lessons teach us study skills and how to learn with less frustration.
Josh has been a woodwind player for twenty four years and has experience playing in a variety of musical settings ranging from marching band to pit orchestra to symphony and others. Josh is currently a clarinetist in the Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra and a woodwind coach for the Icicle Creek Youth Orchestras.
Teaching is something I love to do. Traditionally I have kept very few students because of my own schedule but am excited to announce that I am expanding my studio to take on additional students. Your first lesson is free and I am accepting a limited number of students so please contact me soon if you would like to know more.
Ted Scanlon began teaching himself to play the guitar when he was twelve, and he’s never looked back. After twenty years of playing he decided to study his passion and recently graduated with honors from the music degree program at Wenatchee Valley College. With a formal education in music that includes guitar performance and technique, music theory, song writing, ear and vocal training, and piano, he can also offer his guitar students a learning experience that includes a fundamental education in music. Ted’s lessons are always geared towards each of his student’s personal musical goals and he’s eager to teach anyone, regardless of age or ability. His guitar playing consists mostly of rock, jazz, blues, fingerstyle and pop, so his knowledge of technique spans a wide variety of different genres and styles. Ted currently performs as a vocalist and guitar accompanist for the WVC Chamber Choir, and is also a member of his church’s worship band and youth ministry program. He has performed in front of audiences at the Town Toyota Center, the Performing Arts Center, Canyon Wren and many other local venues, including his favorite, at home for his wife and three kids. Ted works from both an in-home studio in Wenatchee and a studio at Avalon Music. When he isn’t playing his guitar, he’s usually writing, listening, or talking about music with anyone willing to listen.
“My focus as a guitar instructor is to help my students develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for music, and to give them the encouragement and guidance to reach their goals with their playing.”
If you’re interested in acoustic/electric guitar, bass guitar, or entry-level piano lessons, please contact Ted by calling 509-630-1131, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or checking out his Facebook page, Ted Scanlon – Private Guitar Instructor.
Evan Anderson - Drums & Bass
Evan Anderson teaches at Avalon Music Studios
Evan Anderson is part of the Avalon Music team, specializing in percussion and bass guitar. Besides working in retail side of the music industry, Evan is actively invloved in contemporary Christian music.
Evan has played drums since 1985 was active in the marching, concert and jazz bands and percussion ensemble while attending school. Evan comes from a family of educators and loves teaching. With his positive and enthusiastic attitude, and realistic practice expectations, Evan can tailor lesson plans to pursue each student's individual goals.
To arrange lessons, please contact Evan at Avalon Music or by email.
Gustavo Vargus - Guitar
Gustavo Vargas teaches at Avalon Music.
Gustavo has been playing guitar for over eight years. He studied music theory at Shoreline Community College for two years, where he played in many performance groups involving a wide array of musical genres. Always exploring new musical instruments and styles, Gustavo also plays piano, ukulele, harmonica and clarinet. His studies have included jazz, rock, classical, metal and pop, among others. Gustavo attends Wenatchee Valley College and performs with the Wenatchee Valley College jazz combo.
With his broad musical background, Gustavo caters his teaching to the individual student. He focuses on technique and theory in a relaxed and fun environment, while leading his students to approach music with confidence.
Gustavo is accepting students of all ages and musical backgrounds ranging from beginner to intermediate. Spanish language lessons are also available.
Dan Findlay - Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Mandolin & Ukulele
Dan Findlay is a local private music teacher in the Wenatchee valley. He has been playing guitar and bass for 15 years and also plays mandolin, resonator guitars, banjo, and some piano and harmonica. He has taught guitar and bass for over five years and also teaches beginning mandolin and banjo lessons. He teaches all ages and levels of guitar and bass players and greatly enjoys having a large variety of students. Dan played in many different bands in the Seattle area, cultivating an array of different styles. Dan is currently writing and recording solo guitar work and forming a new group.
Dan's Influences: Warren Haynes, Eric Clapton, Chet Atkins, Allman Brothers, Jimi Hendrix, and B.B. King - just to name a few.
Dan's Teaching Goals:
I love to teach. Helping my students learn a new skill, or to enhance existing skills, is a blessing. To watch my students grow as musicians and see their musical knowledge, skill and artistry advance is truly wonderful and rewarding.
I teach all different styles of guitar and introduce my students to new musical ideas and genres. I teach theory and practical applications to give my students the ability to understand the musical expressions of others, as well as start development of their own individual style.
Dan accepts students of all ages and levels of ability.
Shaun has been nurturing the unique musical spark in others and helping guide cellists of all ages and backgrounds for over 14 years. At his core he is inspired by a wide range of musical styles and genres and loves to explore the inter-connectedness in all music. He believe that everybody has the capacity to tap into a deep well of creativity within themselves and discover their own unique musical voice and loves helping his students unlock their creativity and expression. His years of classical training and study has allowed him to adapt functional and traditional cello technique to this exciting new era while restore a sense of freedom that is so vital to the learning process. Shaun grew up in the Seattle area having studied with cellists of the Seattle Symphony. He continued his education receiving an undergraduate degree in cello performance from the University of Colorado in 2004. Since then he has been an active educator, performer and composer throughout Washington State and beyond. You can learn more about his approach to teaching as well as meet his students at www.shaunscellostudio.com. You can also listen to his original music at www.shaundiazmusic.com." Please contact Shaun at 509-393-0343.
Renae Speten - Piano
Renea Speten teaches at Avalon Music Studios.
Renae began learning piano at the age of seven and continued to learn new instruments through her school years, participating in community, school and church music performances.
Renae majored in Music Education at the University of Alaska Anchorage. It was during college that she first started teaching piano, nearly 20 years ago.
Renae has a relaxed teaching style and enjoys tailoring each student’s lessons to individual interests. Once a solid foundation of music theory, technical proficiency and note-reading has been achieved, Renea provides a customized experience that incorporates the student’s strengths. Whether it be classical training, improvisation, ear-training, chording or any combination of those styles, Renae will bring out the joy of learning music in each student.
Excellence and mastery, as well as loving piano and having fun, share high priorities for Renea.
Renae holds two recitals per year. Recitals are for the purpose of giving students performance experience and provide an opportunity for friends and family to hear their progress.
Renae accepts students of all ages and abilities. For information on available openings, call or text 509-881-7769.
Gary Williams - Drums
Avalon Music is extremely honored to have Garey Williams available for drumset and percussion lessons locally in Wenathcee starting the fall of 2009. Garey has steadily built a reputation as both a world-class drummer and uniquely gifted educator, with a Master's degree in Percussion Performance and Jazz Studies at Central Washington University,
Garey has released a wealth of teaching materials under his own publishing company, Drumset Artistry. He has available three educational DVDs: Developing a Solo Vocabulary, Rudiments Applied to the Drumset, Get A Grip, The Strokes and Motions of Drumming, two method books, Contemporary Drumming Essentials Volume One, Contemporary Drumming Essentials Volume Two and an educational CD. He has been published in Rhythm Magazine, Modern Drummer, Percussive Notes, Band World and the Warner Bros. publication, Turn It Up and Lay It Down.
Garey's teaching experience includes private lessons, master classes and clinics at public schools, drum schools, jazz camps, percussion festivals, music stores, drum shops and serving on the music faculty at Central Washington University, Yakima Valley Community College and Olympic College. Williams is an active educator conducting clinics for DW drums, Sabian cymbals, Vic Firth sticks, Remo drumheads and LP Percussion.
If you would like more information regarding lessons at either Garey's state-of-the-art Seattle facility or at Avalon Music, please contact Garey by email or call 206-714-8264.