Studio Info

ALL ages and playing levels are welcome!


  • Monica’s Private Studio is located in North Phoenix – major cross streets are 7th Ave and Union Hills (Close to the 101, 17 and 51 freeways)
  • Online via Skype, FaceTime, Google Video Chat, or E-mail
  • In Your Home

Lessons are available on the following instruments:

  • Soprano, Alto, Tenor and/or Baritone Saxophone
  • Flute and Piccolo
  • Clarinet and Bass Clarinet
  • Jazz Piano for non-pianists
  • Jazz Improvisation on any instrument
  • Composition and/or Arranging
  • Jazz for the Classical Musician

Doubling Practice

Lessons can include the following styles:

  • Improvisation
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Rock
  • Composition and Arranging
  • Theory


  • 1/2 Hour Lesson (in studio or online) – $30
  • 1 Hour Lesson (in studio or online) – $50
  • 1 Hour Lesson (in your home) – $90
  • Need longer than an hour? Add an additional 1/2 Hour – $25 each
  • Sibling discount available.
  • Lessons can be paid for with cash, personal check, or via paypal

Benefits of Monica’s Studio:

  • Personal attention – I’m available between lessons to answer questions over the phone or by e-mail
  • Flexibility with scheduling
  • No middle man –  You’ll deal directly with me regarding scheduling and payment.  Plus you know that all your money is going to the teacher and not a music store.
  • I’m a professional musician – I actual do the things I teach.
  • I’m an experienced educator – I know what works and I can approach a subject from a variety of angles.
  • I’m a “student” as well – I love to learn and have a contagious passion for learning and discovering new things.
  • You get to hang out with my cats!


Monica’s Teaching Experience:

  • 19 years private teaching experience, including the current saxophone instructor at Phoenix College
  • 10 years of clinic experience
  • 7 years classroom teaching experience at Arizona School for the Arts
  • over 20 years professional playing experience
  • Masters in Music Education – Jazz Pedagogy from Capital University (graduation date summer 2015)



  • If a student must cancel a lesson for any reason, as much notice as possible is appreciated. At that time a make-up lesson will be scheduled. There are no refunds for canceled or missed lessons.
  • If I must cancel a lesson, a make-up lesson will be scheduled. If no make-up lesson can be scheduled then a lesson will be credited to the following month.

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