Tucson Music Lessons · Online music teacher for kids and adults

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Music Lessons For People With And Without Special Needs

 

 

 

Private Lessons With A Professional Teacher

We’re conveniently located for residents of Tucson, Marana, and Oro Valley. We’re close to I-10 and Orange Grove. 3321 West Calle Fresa

With our online lessons, learning music is easier than ever! Our music lessons are fun and our students make progress quickly!

Beginner Lessons

  • Piano and Keyboard
  • Drums
  • Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, and Ukulele

Advanced Lessons

  • Drums
  • Guitar
  • Recording
  • Electronic Music Production

Who We Serve

We are all-inclusive:

  • Children
  • Adults
  • Children and Adults With Special Needs

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“Without Stuart I wouldn’t be where I am today!” –Scott Golden, Drummer

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“Stuart and Melissa have created a world where disabilities no longer exist…” –Tamyia Masek, Parent

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“I am 66 years old…Stuart is a fantastic teacher. All lessons are on zoom and it works out wonderfully….Stuart is upbeat and has such a positive attitude.” –Steve Watson, Guitarist

Who We Are

We’re a husband and wife teaching team in Casas Adobes, Tucson. We have Master’s degrees in education and over 20 years of combined teaching experience.

Instructor Stuart Smith, M.Ed.

  • Drummer and guitarist for 23 years
  • Professional recording artist
  • Two master’s degrees
  • 11 years of experience working in special education

Instructional Planner, Melissa Smith, M.Ed.

  • Works with Stuart in planning individualized lessons
  • Master’s degree in education
  • 9 years of experience working in special education

Music Lessons & Rates

Our Customers Agree…

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“Stuart is a great music teacher with lots of patience.” –Amanda Channell, Parent

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“When I first started searching for classes for my son, a toddler at the time, I never imagined I would find Tucson Music Lessons. I had seen a natural proclivity for music and rhythm in my son, and I sought instructors whom would tap into his natural curiosity and develop his love and skill for music. Past experiences with music lessons pale in comparison to what you have been able to offer my son. I have seen him evolve in his understanding and respect for music in ways that surpassed my expectations. Not only does he have a deeper appreciation for the music he hears, but he also understands and respects the work and passion that goes into making music. His natural curiosity has transformed into confidence, excitement, and an outlet for expression. You have taught him more than the foundations of music; you have taught him how to develop a sense of who he is and self expression. Thank you for your continued nurturing through music. ” –Rachael Helfrick, Ed.D, Parent

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“Stuart is an amazing teacher, before I started getting lessons from him I had no idea what I could do musically, but once I found him he showed me how to play and brought me so much further in the music world!”–Brady Arffa, Bassist

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“My 10 year old son, Ryan has gained so much knowledge and enjoyment learning the drums! Stuart has done an amazing, thorough job of teaching, challenging and encouraging him.” –Karen Martinez, Parent

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“They really make the kids feel comfortable in trying out new things. They encourage but don’t push. I’m looking forward to seeing my son’s continued growth in talent and love for music. I know we will get that with Tucson Music Lessons.” –Dyan Olsen, Parent

(520) 260-8745

Tucson Music Lessons

3321 West Calle Fresa, Tucson, AZ 85741

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22 reviews on
Monica
Monica
2022-09-07
I was nervous to learn guitar as an adult, but am so glad I did and that I chose to learn from Stuart. He is a kind and patient teacher who makes lessons fun and engaging. We learn at a pace that is comfortable for me based on my goals. Lessons are done by Zoom which makes it convenient for my schedule. I have fun each week learning new material and techniques. I love being able to choose songs that I like and submit them to be used for our lessons. I would recommend Stuart for anyone looking to have a personalized, challenging, and encouraging learning experience.
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Steve Watson
Steve Watson
2022-07-20
I am 66 years old and I wanted to learn how to play the acoustic guitar. I found Tucson Music Lessons and contacted Stuart Smith about taking lessons and started 5 months ago. Stuart is a fantastic teacher. All lessons are on zoom and it works out wonderfully. I can set up and tune my guitar before lessons start. Stuart is upbeat and has such a positive attitude. He tailors lesson with your abilities and how you are progressing. There are times I feel discouraged and down about my progress, but after lessons I feel better about myself and continuing on. If you are interested in music I would highly recommend Tucson Music Lessons.
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Jodi O
Jodi O
2022-01-21
The best musical lessons in Tucson by far! My son is a special needs student with a great love of music. Stuart is an amazing and patient teacher, my son looks forward to his music lesson every week, and is learning scales and octaves above and beyond for a child his age. My son is engaged in the lesson the entire time, thanks to the teacher’s enthusiasm and dedication to the learning style of the individual student. Lessons with this music school are so rewarding!!! Very highly recommended!
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elizabeth8679
elizabeth8679
2020-04-09
We absolutely love and highly recommend Stuart!! He is so patient and kind teaching my 7 year old son how to play multiple instruments!! Best music instructor we know!
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John D'Orlando
John D'Orlando
2019-10-22
I’ve been playing guitar on and off for over 40 years, including in a punk band in the early 80’s. I never having had any formal training and my technique left a lot to be desired. In the last two years I had two teachers who helped break my bad habits, but my third teacher, Stuart from Tucson Music Lessons has applied everything I learned and I’m now able play much more confidently and more consistently than before. He makes each lesson enjoyable and tailors the lesson to your needs. In addition to teaching guitar Stuart plays and teaches several instruments and will even join in on drums to bring his teaching full circle. I highly recommend Stuart for not only beginners but also for those who’ve been playing for a while but need a tune up. Highly recommend!
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Heath Evans
Heath Evans
2019-08-23
Mr Stuart is by far the most amazing gift to music we could have hoped for. He is extremely patient with our special needs son and has fostered an out of this world love for music in our son. Mr Stuart is a very gifted musician who has a passion for fostering music in the next generation. Our son can't stop talking about his lessons at Tucson Music Lessons and it is the highlight of the week. There will never be enough words for how thrilled we are with Mr Stuart's passion, patience, and drive for inspiring our son. A 5 star rating is far too low for the quality at Tucson Music Lessons, but Google won't let me add more!!!
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Tina Segovia
Tina Segovia
2019-07-24
Stuart is an amazing teacher, Super patient! My son loves the drums & Stuart is helping him grow & learn every week. We would highly recommend Tucson Music Lessons!!
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Susan Miller-Cochran
Susan Miller-Cochran
2018-10-28
Stuart has been such an inspirational teacher for both our 11-year-old son (who has autism) and for our 7-year-old daughter (who is neurotypical). He is patient, knowledgeable, flexible, and encourages them to love music and to explore. I can’t recommend him highly enough!
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Geoffrey Batz
Geoffrey Batz
2018-09-30
Our autistic son has been seeing stuart for over a year now and we are extremely impressed with how much he's learned! Stewart is an exceptional and patient instructor. Not only has our son continually learned how to play a variety of instruments but his fine motor skills as well as pattern recognition skills have all improved! We highly recommend this program to any parent looking to get their children into music.
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Timothy Gentry
Timothy Gentry
2018-09-30
Our experience with Tucson Music Lessons was fantastic. Our girl has always had a blast going to her music class. On her first visit she was a little nervous but the teacher was so sweet and encouraging she was soon lost in all the fun she was having. She played drums and shakers, played on guitars, and loved singing into a microphone while watching the sound of her voice on a monitor. Very interactive and great for little kids who just need to explore various parts of music. I would highly recommend starting your child out here. I believe they offer instruction for individual instruments as well, I’m excited to see which one my kid connects with. It’s a great musical exposure and fun experience for us all.
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