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      About John White

      John White
      John White
      Music Teacher, Master
      Location: Tucson, AZ
      Speaks: English
      Instructs: Banjo, Guitar, Violin
      Education: Bachelor of Arts in Music Theory and Composition with minor in Classical Guitar
      Performance Experience: Public radio performance, local productions of musicals, and years of performance across many genres.
      Teaching Experience: 30 years' private instruction with individual students at all levels of experience; 8 years as Montessori Music Teacher
      Teaching Philosophy: I try my best to break things up into smaller simpler ideas then try to make it into a game that's fun because when we really reflect on music it's always from the emotional side of our brains. Also spending time alone helps to develop a stronger sense of self. With a stronger sense of self people can manage life's changes with more finesse.

      Get to know John White

      Growing up in the Chicagoland area, there was always a piano and a guitar in the house. This sparked my interest and led me to my first real teacher, a Jazz Guitarist named  Whitey Lochmond. I started school for Theory and Composition and with a minor in Classical Guitar. For my senior recital in college, I wrote an operetta about "Fishing for Squirrels". I've taught in private and public settings for 30 years, at all levels of instruction, and have experience as a Montessori Teacher.  During that time, I've played radio, public and private performances, including for Q101 in Chicago and in local productions. In 2004 I bought a fiddle for 50 bucks then then traveled around North America on my bike with that 50 dollar fiddle, traveling over 18,000 miles. Shortly after that, I went ahead and bought a banjo and learned how to play. I enjoy looking for my own sound, building and repairing instruments, make visual art and hanging out with my dog.

      John White teaches at:
      8320 Thornydale Rd Suite 150/170
      Tucson, AZ 85741
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