Tucson Federation of Musicians

Tucson’s “Find A Teacher” Workshop

We have all heard about how students who participate in music are smarter.  Brighter.  They excel in all other academic areas above their peers due to the skills they learn in music programs.  This is because band, orchestra, and choir classes teach students how to work together in harmony in an environment where they can express and explore their creativity.  These students gain confidence, poise, and a hunger for excellence that will serve them for a lifetime.

But music students get so much more from these programs when they take private lessons!  Taking private lessons on any instrument teaches students about creative problem solving, overcoming challenges, and valuing hard work, all while increasing self-assurance.

We understand that finding a teacher can be a complicated search, particularly if parents have little to no information about how and where to find the best instruction.  Finding the highest quality instruction from a teacher who relates well to your child is of the utmost importance.

This is why the Tucson Federation of Musicians has created the Find a Teacher Workshop. The Find a Teacher Workshop will showcase Tucson’s finest private teachers in a setting where students may explore their different options.  Prospective students can try out free “mini lessons” with teachers and get helpful tips and advice.  Master classes, performances, and other events enrich the experience during the workshop, including brief talks for parents about ways to support their children in their musical endeavors.

Hosted by the Tucson Federation of Musicians, the Find a Teacher Workshop is free of charge and will take place on September 21, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the University of Arizona School of Music, 1017 N. Olive Rd. on the university campus.  Parking is free at university garages and meters.  See below for detailed directions.

View our informational flyer here and our official press release here.

Local 33 member Emma Votapek teaches a violin lesson

Local 33 member Emma Votapek teaches a violin lesson.

The University of Arizona School of Music building is located at 1017 N. Olive Rd. 85719, which is southeast of the intersection of Park Ave and Speedway Blvd.

Free Parking is available at the Park Ave Garage, which is on the NE corner of the Park Ave/Speedway Blvd intersection, at 1140 N Park Ave.  You can enter the garage from Park Ave north of Speedway.

Stairs are located at the southeast corner of the garage, which will take you down to the underpass which goes under Speedway. Follow the underpass south and you will come to the School of Music building on your right, across from the Center for Creative Photography. Walk to your right across the courtyard to find the main entrance, at the center of the north side of the building.

Please see the following link for an interactive map:


Tucson's Up and Coming pianists?

Tucson’s up and coming pianists?


Local 33 member Dieter Schodde demonstrates the triangle and other percussion instruments