MEET THE TEACHERS

Our teachers have a plethora of talents and backgrounds and all have a passion and gift for teaching. Whether you're learning an instrument for the first time or the fist time in years - or already play an instrument and want to improve your skills - our teachers can help you learn, play, and grow as a musician!

 

Fill out the New Student Form on our Private Lessons page and we'll get you started on your musical journey. You may also call or email at 505.983.5906 / lessons@candymansf.com.

The Candyman Music Instructor Team in Alphabetical Order by First Name

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Alex Murzyn

Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute

 

Ages Taught: All Ages

Styles Taught: All Styles

Levels Taught: All Levels

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Andrew Primm

Drums, Guitar, Bass, Theory & Composition, Pro Tools


Ages Taught: 8 and up 
Styles Taught: All Styles
Levels Taught: Drums, Theory & Composition, Pro Tools (All Levels), Beginner to Intermediate (Guitar/Bass)

Specialties: Drums

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Char Rothschild

Trumpet, Banjo, Accordion


Ages Taught: All Ages
Styles Taught: All Styles
Levels Taught: All Levels

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Chris Riggins

Trumpet and Guitar

 

Ages Taught: Trumpet (6th grade and up), Guitar (10 and up)

Styles Taught: All Styles

Levels Taught: Trumpet (Beginner to Intermediate), Guitar (Beginner to Advanced)

Specialties: Metal Guitar

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Daniel Murphy

Guitar


Ages Taught: 10 and up 
Styles Taught: All Styles
Specialties: Rock, Jazz, Metal, Improv
Levels Taught: Beginners to Pro

Specialties: Master & Advanced (and intermediate players looking to advance)

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Eddie Neese

Drums, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Mandolin, Piano

Ages Taught: All Ages
Styles Taught: All Styles
Levels Taught: All Levels
Specialties: Guitar, Bass, Drums

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Edward Seymour

Flute, Piano, Voice


Ages Taught: 5 and up 
Styles Taught: All Styles
Levels Taught: Flute (Beginner – Advanced), Voice (Beginner – Intermediate), Piano (Beginner)

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Joseph Ewatuya

Piano, Voice


Ages Taught: All ages
Styles Taught: All Styles
Levels Taught: Piano - Beginners and Intermediate | Voice - All Levels

Specialties: Songwriting & Production

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Justin Pucila

Drums, Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Piano, Vocals, Mandolin, Ukulele, Lap Steel

Ages Taught: All Ages
Styles Taught: All Styles
Levels Taught: All Levels
Specialties: Guitar, Bass, Drums, Rock Band, Vocals

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Karen Parsons

Piano

Ages Taught: All Ages
Styles Taught: All Styles
Levels Taught: All Levels

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Matt McClinton

Bass


Ages Taught: 8 and up 
Styles Taught: All Styles
Levels Taught: All Levels

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Michael Handler

Harmonica and Guitar

 

Ages Taught: 12 and Up

Styles Taught: All Styles (Jazz, Blues, Folk, etc.)

Levels Taught: All Levels Harmonica, Beginning Blues Guitar

Specialties: Diatonic and Chromatic (harmonica)

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Michael Petry

Drums


Ages Taught: 8 and up
Styles Taught: Most Styles
Levels Taught: Beginner to Advanced 

Specialties: Marching, Metal, Rock 

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Pablo Champion

Guitar, Bass, Music Theory


Ages Taught: 10 and up
Styles Taught: All Styles
Levels Taught: Styles

Specialties: Classical Guitar

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Richlyn Mcarthur

Violin, Piano

 

Ages Taught: All Ages

Styles Taught: All Styles

Levels Taught: Piano (Beginner to Intermediate, Violin (Beginner to Advanced)

Specialties: Mariachi

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Ross Hamlin

Guitar, Bass, Drums, Trumpet, Ukulele, Keyboard, Theory


Ages Taught: 6 and up 
Styles Taught: All Styles
Levels Taught: All Levels

Specialties: Guitar

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Shannon O'Neil

Guitar, Vocals, Celtic Harp


Ages Taught: All Ages 
Styles Taught: All Styles
Levels Taught: All Levels

Specialties: Singers/Songwriters

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Tom Furdon

Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Mandolin, Piano, Songwriting, Theory, Improvisation


Ages Taught: All Ages
Styles Taught: All Styles
Levels Taught: Beginner to Advanced

Specialties: Rock, Pop, Metal, Folk, Jazz, Funk, Fusion, Experimental, Music Production, Loop Pedal, Effects Pedals, Live Performance

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Travis Bregier

Voice, Piano, Music Theory

Ages Taught: 10 and up (younger students on a case-by-case basis)
Styles Taught: All Styles, Focus in Classical and Musical Theater 
Levels Taught: All Voice Levels, Beginning Piano
Specialties: Voice, Music Theory, Ear Training, Site Reading