Nick Jensen - Owner & Guitar/Ukulele Instructor
Nick Jensen is not only a great music teacher, he is also a professional musician. He has been sharing his love of music with students since 2006. Since this time, he has taught over 10,000 lessons and helped hundreds of students achieve their musical goals. Besides maintaining a full roster of budding rock stars as a music instructor, Nick is also the Praise and Worship Leader at Desert Foothills Lutheran Church, where he leads a contemporary praise band every Sunday. You can also find him playing out locally in the Phoenix area almost every weekend. Through his many years of performing and teaching music, Nick has developed a passion for teaching music and helping students tap into their inner rock star!
Tina Allgeier - Vocal & Piano Instructor
Over the past 40 years, Tina Allgeier has been singing and performing in many areas of the music industry. Areas include musical theater, studio recording sessions, guest performances with local orchestras, duo/trio/band work for clubs and private parties. She has also been involved with community organizations/city sponsored events, and serving as a music teacher and minister at various churches valley-wide. For the past 15 of these years as a music teacher, she has been passionately bringing her extensive performing experience and love of singing to her students. She recognizes and respects the uniqueness of each one of her singer/artist students and individualizes her music teaching to help each student reach his or her own musical goals. Although most of Tina’s time is spent teaching music and performing, she is always sharpening her skills through continued study and working at her craft daily; proving that no one is ever too old to learn!
Max Krueger - Drum Instructor
Max has been playing drums for 18 years and has been a drum teacher and giving drum lessons for the past 11 years. As a music teacher, his curriculum involves spending time learning to read and play from books as well as playing by ear, as these are both essential skills of a well‐rounded player. He prepares all of his drum students to be able to play along with other instrumentalists and allows them to develop their own personal “style” as they go. Several of his students have even gone on to form bands of their own! Max loves helping students find their “inner beat!” He is truly a remarkable music instructor and drum teacher.
Ed Skibbe - Songwriting Coach
Ed loves to coach songwriters, from aspiring beginners to established professional songwriters. Having spent 17 years as a staff songwriter on Music Row in Nashville, Ed can help you develop a balanced approach to the craft, muse and business of songwriting. He also has been a professional performer his entire adult life, and can help you with performance tips geared just for songwriters. No instrument is required; many songwriters sing and/or write lyrics only. Ed’s approach combines individual sessions, group workshops, cowriting opportunities, and fun songwriter performances and events. Whether you are a beginner, a local singer-songwriter, or an aspiring professional, let Ed help you make your songwriting the best it can be.
Mike Reardon - Guitar & Bass Instructor
Mike is a guitarist/bassist/vocalist living in Scottsdale after moving here from the Black Hills of South Dakota where he lived and performed from 1994 to 2014. He grew up in Massachusetts where he attended Berklee College of Music as a performance major and acquired a background in jazz theory and harmony. Mike has been teaching for 20 years, mentoring students from age 7 to 70 in rhythm, melody, and harmony so they can have the skill needed to play their favorite songs or write their own music. Many of his students have graduated to playing in the Mike Reardon Band, joining bands or starting their own band. Mike is a full time musician playing bass with the Chris Kane Trio and is lead guitarist/vocalist/songwriter for his band MRB as well as bringing acoustic guitar music to many seniors during the day with Audrey’s Angels.
Steven Bowman - Violin & Fiddle Instructor
Steven Bowman is a violinist/singer songwriter/music teacher/producer from Memphis, TN. He recently moved to Anthem, AZ, where he works with CrossLife Church in addition to being a full-time musician. He received his Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the University of Memphis in 2010. Steven has 13 years experience teaching violin, and works frequently with the Annie Moses Band in Nashville, having been been featured in performances with them at Carnegie Hall, the Bluegrass Underground, the Grand Ole Opry House, and the PBS Special “The Art of the Love Song.” He has backed up artists such as Star & Micey, Jimmy Wayne, Ron Block from Alison Krauss and Union Station, and Josh Turner. Steven also writes and performs with his original band Loser’s Way Home. Throughout the years, Steven has helped many students achieve their musical goals and reach levels of playing they never dreamed possible. Whether you want to learn classical, bluegrass/folk or modern pop styles, Steven is the perfect instructor for you!