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

Alex Murzyn

Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute

 

Ages Taught: All Ages

Styles Taught: All Styles

Levels Taught: All Levels

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

Chad Rager

Drum Set, Snare Drum


Ages Taught: 6 and up 
Styles Taught: Jazz, Rock, Latin, Fusion, Big Band, Studio
Levels Taught: Beginner to Professionals on the Drum Set/Beginner to Advanced on Snare

Char Rothschild

Trumpet, Banjo, Accordion


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

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

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)

Dave Borton

Trombone
All Styles/All Levels

David Yard

Classical Guitar, Theory


Ages Taught: 4 and up 
Styles Taught: All Styles

Levels Taught: All Levels

Notes: New students are required to learn 2 years of classical guitar regardless of genre preference. 

Doug Frantz

Drums, Piano, Hurdy Gurdy, Arranging, Composition & Jazz Theory, Orchestration


Ages Taught:
Styles Taught:

Levels Taught: Drums (Beginner-Intermediate), Piano (All Levels)/Jazz (Beginner-Intermediate), Hurdy Gurdy (Beginner-Intermediate), Arranging (Beginner-Advanced), Composition & Jazz Theory (Beginner-Advanced), Orchestration (Beginner-Advanced)

Eddie Neese

Drums, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Mandolin, Piano

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

Edward Seymour

Flute, Piano, Voice


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

Justin Pucila

Drums, Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Piano, Vocals

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

Karen Parsons

Piano

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

Mark Clark

Drums, Percussion

Ages Taught: All Ages
Styles Taught: All Styles
Levels Taught: All Levels
Specialties: Drums

Matt McClinton

Bass


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

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)

NewSong

Violin, Voice

Ages: Violin (8.5 and up), Voice (7 and up)

Styles: Violin (Classical, Fiddle, Bluegrass, Celtic, Improvisation, All Other Styles) - Voice (All Styles)

Levels: All Levels

Specialties: Making violin fun for the frustrated student and learning to sing for health, self-expression, embodiment, and joy.

Richlyn Mcarthur

Violin, Piano

 

Ages Taught: All Ages

Styles Taught: All Styles

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

Specialties: Mariachi

Ross Hamlin

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


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

Specialties: Guitar 

Scott Beguin

Drums


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

Specialties: 

Sheryl Roberts

Voice

 

Ages Taught: All Ages

Styles Taught: All Styles

Levels Taught: All Levels

Shannon O'Neil

Guitar, Vocals, Celtic Harp


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

Specialties: Singers/Songwriters

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

Trey Keepin

Saxophone, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet


Ages Taught: 6 and up 
Styles Taught: All Styles
Levels Taught: Beginner to Intermediate

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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