Ben McCartney: Guitar (Classical and Modern)

Ben McCartney has been teaching and performing in the Tucson metro area since he arrived in 1999. Ben has 22 years of teaching and performing experience, and currently enjoys a faculty position at Pima College’s West Campus where he teaches from his own method book: “Guitar Mastery: A Rhythmic Approach to Acoustic Guitar, 2nd edition.” Ben plays regularly in various rock bands, jazz ensembles, and as a soloist. Whether you are looking to pick up some strumming, learn to improvise, prepare for an audition, or improve your speed and technique, Ben looks forward to having fun while helping you attain the results you desire. Please visit Ben’s website at www.BenMcCartney.com for more info and to set up lessons!

Av Musiker: Guitar and Bass

Av is a professional musician who gigs throughout the Tucson area. He is an accomplished performer and teacher on guitar and bass. No matter what your skill level, Av can get you going in the right direction. He takes students from beginning to advanced and plays all styles of music. He also repairs and sets up guitars at Metro Gnome Music.

To set up a lesson with Av call (520) 881-0683

Dale Mitchell: Trumpet

Dale is a local professional trumpet player that plays with numerous groups here in Tucson. He has been teaching trumpet for many years and takes students of all ability levels.

To set up a lesson with Dale call (520) 401-3265

Glenn Gross: Jazz Improvization / Trumpet

Trumpeter Glen Gross has been playing jazz for the last 30 years in Albuquerque, Monterey, Los Angeles, and Tucson. In 2012, Glen spent six weeks teaching trumpet in Haiti at three different music camps, and played principal trumpet in Orchestre Philharmonic de Sainte Trinte in Cange, Haiti. Glen is a frequent soloist at various Tucson Jazz Venues, including the Old Pueblo Grille, La Encantada Shopping Center, Café Passé, and the Oro Valley Jazz Festival. He has played both lead and solo trumpet with Desert Swing, the Memories band, and Big Band Sounds. Glen has also appeared at the Sydney Conservatory with the University of Arizona Trumpet Ensemble under the direction of Ed Reid and Jeff Haskell, and has toured China with the University of Arizona Studio Jazz Band. He has appeared as a jazz soloist with the Arizona Symphony. Glen’s experience includes playing trumpet on a cruise ship and working as a racetrack bugler for Santa Fe Racing, Inc. and the New Mexico State Fair. He has performed with Bo Diddley, John Handy, and Bobby Shew. Glen loves to teach trumpet students at all levels, and all styles. Glen also teaches jazz improvisation and jazz theory to students of all instruments.

To set up a lesson with Glenn call (520) 320-3780