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About Michael James Zimmerman

Michael Zimmerman
Michael James Zimmerman
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Tucson, AZ
Speaks: English
Instructs: Drums, Guitar, Ukulele, Voice
Education: Michael James Zimmerman received his Bachelors of Music from the University of Oregon in 2006.
Performance Experience: Large and small venues (band/orchestra, percussion ensembles, dance bands, concerts), musical theater, national and regional tours (bands, choirs, and solo). Michael currently records and performs music for the Center for Spiritual Living Tucson. He also performs live with family and friends in groups including "For the Love" and "Payphone Mafia".
Teaching Experience: Michael has over 15 years of experience teaching drums/percussion, guitar (classical, steel-string, electric), piano/keyboards, ukulele, and voice.
Teaching Philosophy: Music is a universal language. Let's learn to use this language, have fun, become more expressive, and be successful.

Get to know Michael James Zimmerman

Michael James Zimmerman is a multi-instrumentalist with over 15 years of teaching experience and over 30 years of performance experience. After graduating from the University of Oregon in 2006 with a Bachelors in Music, Michael moved to Tucson to begin performing, recording, and teaching music.

Michael has worked in recording studios as a musician, singer, and recording engineer for over 20 years. This enables an integrated technology training with his music lessons. 

Modern, Traditional, and Hybrid

For musical styles including pop, R&B, funk, blues, folk, rock, metal, and country we will find you a contemporary approach to focus on skill, musicianship, and intuitive methods of playing music. You will learn to develop a natural ear for music and rhythm with the potential to perform, record, and compose unique and modern music.

For students that require a rigid environment and to read and play the music of the great composers, we will use traditional methods to prepare students for success. Technique, sight reading, music theory, and repertoire will be the tools we employ to create excellent musicians that are prepared for academic music programs and ensemble participation.

Using a combination of methods allows us to create well-rounded and versatile musicians.

Michael James Zimmerman teaches at:
9630 E 22nd St Suite 130
Tucson, AZ 85748
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