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!

Below is a listing of our current teachers and their availability. Call or email us to inquire at 505.983.5906 / lessons@candymansf.com. Or, fill out the New Student Form on our Private Lessons page and we'll get you started on your musical journey!

The Candyman Music Instructor Team in Alphabetical Order by First Name

Alex Murzyn

Teaches lessons in: Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute

 

Ages Taught: All Ages

Styles Taught: All Styles

Levels Taught: All Levels

Andrew Primm

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

Specialties: Drums

Availability: Mondays and Wednesdays 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Char Rothchild

Teaches Lessons in: Trumpet, Banjo, Accordion
Ages Taught: All Ages
Styles Taught: All Styles
Levels Taught: All Levels

Availability: 

Chris Riggins

Teaches lessons in: 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

Availability:
Fridays and Saturdays - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Sundays Noon to 5:00pm

Daniel Murphy

Teaches Lessons in: Guitar
Ages Taught: 10 and up 
Styles Taught: All Styles
Specialties: Rock, Jazz, Metal, Improv
Levels Taught: Master & Advanced (and Intermediate players looking to advance)

Availability: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 11:00pm to 4:00pm

Dave Borton

Teaches: Trombone
All Styles/All Levels

David Yard

Teaches Lessons in: Classical Guitar, Theory
Ages Taught: 4 and up 
Styles Taught: All Styles

Levels Taught: All Levels

Specialties: New students are required to learn 2 years of classiccal guitar regardless of genre preference. 

Availability: After 4:00pm on Mondays

Doug Frantz

Teaches Lessons In: Drums, Piano, Hurdy Gurdy, Arranging, Composition & Jazz Theory, Orchestration
Drums (Beginner-Intermediate)
Piano
Jazz (Beginner-Intermediate)
Hurdy Gurdy (Beginner-Intermediate)
Arranging (Beginner-Advanced)
Composition & Jazz Theory (Beginner-Advanced)
Orchestration (Beginner-Advanced)

Eddie Neese

Teaches Lessons In: Drums, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Mandolin, Piano

Ages Taught: All Ages
Styles Taught: All Styles
Levels Taught: All Levels
Specialties: Guitar, Bass, Drums
Availability: Monday - Friday 1:00pm to 6:00pm / Saturdays 9:00am to 6:00pm

Edward Seymour

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

Specialties: 

Availability: 

Justin Pucila

Teaches Lessons In: Drums, Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Piano, Vocals

Ages Taught: All Ages
Styles Taught: All Styles
Levels Taught: All Levels
Specialties: Guitar, Bass, Drums, Rock Band, Guitar Vocals 
Availability: Monday, Thursday and Saturday - 9:00am to 9:00pm 

Mark Clark

Teaches Lessons In: Drums, Percussion

Ages Taught: All Ages
Styles Taught: All Styles
Levels Taught: All Levels
Specialties: Drums
Availability: Saturdays 11:00am to 5:00pm

Matt McClinton

Teaches Lessons in: Bass
Ages Taught: 8 and up 
Styles Taught: All Styles
Levels Taught: All Levels

Availability: Sundays through Wednesdays

Mike Handler

Teaches Lessons In: 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)

Availability:
Call for Schedule

NewSong

Violin

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

Female Voice and Guitar Coach

All levels, all ages, and all styles! Improve breath, pitch, tone quality and enunciation, while accompanying yourself on guitar or piano. Whether you just want to sound better in the shower, or take it to the stage- increase your confidence and learn to embody your inner song!

Availability: Call for Availability

Ross Hamlin

Teaches Lessons in: Guitar, Bass, Drums, Trumpet, Ukulele, Keyboard, Theory
Ages Taught: 6 and up 
Styles Taught: All Styles
Levels Taught:

Specialties: Guitar

Availability: 

Mondays 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Tuesdays 2:30pm to 5:30pm

Thursdays 1:00pm to 5:30pm

Sheryl Roberts

Teaches lessons in: Voice

 

Ages Taught: All Ages

Styles Taught: All Styles

Levels Taught: All Levels

Shannon O'Neil

Teaches Lessons in: Guitar, Vocals, Celtic Harp
Ages Taught: All Ages 
Styles Taught: All Styles
Levels Taught: All Levels

Specialties: Singer/Songwriters

Availability: Monday - Friday 10am-12pm and 5pm- 7pm

Travis Bregier

Teaches Lessons In: 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
Availability: Mondays 9:00am-9:00pm / Fridays 9:00am to 5:00pm / Saturdays 9:00am to 9:00pm

Trey Keepin

Teaches Lessons in: Saxophone, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet
Ages Taught: 6 and up 
Styles Taught: All Styles
Levels Taught: Beginner to Intermediate

Specialties: 

Availability: Mondays 2:00pm-7:00pm / Tuesdays 1:00pm-2:pm / Thursdays 1:00pm-7:00pm

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505-983-5906
info@candymansf.com
851 St. Michael’s Drive, Santa Fe 87505
Hours: Monday thru Saturday 9:30-6:00
          Sunday 12:00-5:00