Teaches Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Music Theory
Derek is a fantastic musician and an excellent teacher! He does a great job of catering the lessons to my specific strengths and weaknesses. I stay challenged without being overwhelmed and, most importantly, I enjoy playing my guitar more and more.
—Michael A., former student
All, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Music Theory
d'Averill & Derek Acoustic Duo
Arizona State University
Alternative, Bluegrass, Blues, Country, Folk, Funk, Grunge, Jazz, Metal, Pop, Progressive, Punk, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Ska, Acoustic, Electric, Lead Guitar, Soloing, Improvisation, Rhythm Guitar, Flatpicking, Strumming, Fingerstyle, Songwriting, Music Theory, Ear Training, Chord Progressions, Instrument Maintenance, Restringing
About Derek Stoekmann
For the past 20 years, I have immersed myself in the world of music—I've played hundreds of shows with several musical groups, recorded in professional studios, and taught thousands of lessons to students across the Valley. I'm proud of what I've accomplished, and I couldn't have done it without the help and inspiration from my music teachers along the way. Just as those teachers did for me, I want to use my experience to help students achieve their musical goals.
I believe many people make music more difficult than it needs to be. I strive to make it easy. Whether you're brand new or have experience, I want to help you build a foundation of technique, music theory, and songs—and show you how to tie all those things together. Students have described me as positive and encouraging, and I think people learn best when they're having fun. Students who find the most success take ownership of their musical journey—they have a desire to improve, they play their instrument frequently, and they enjoy exploring new music. Together we will create a personalized path to your musical success.
Now think of a song, book some lessons, and let's get started today!