If you are interested in scheduling lessons with one of our violin teachers, please use the email link at the end of the teacher's biography, or call The Music Store at (480) 831-9691 and speak to a member of our staff.


Daga Suchon

Dagmara Suchon-Hobbs

Daga is a professional violin teacher in Phoenix and East Valley. She teaches both Suzuki Method and the curriculum passed down from the Russian school of violin. A member of the American String Teachers Association, Daga is the only teacher in the Phoenix area that hails from a legacy of Eastern European musicians and the H. Wieniawski International Violin Competition. Respected also for her folk and gypsy violin, her family traditions required Daga to play the violin since the age of four. She graduated with honors as Master of Violin and Music Education from the I.J. Paderewski School of Music in Poznan, Poland.

Dagmara's performances have ranged from early music ensembles, to classical symphony orchestras, film music recordings, jazz groups, flamenco guitarists, to corporate shows with an electric violin in Europe and the US. Since relocating to Phoenix, AZ, Daga is very active in cultural of the Valley of the Sun performing with The Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Musicfest, Duo Polonaise, solo recitals and various ensembles. She offers lessons for top students in her private studio.

As a teacher, Daga places emphasis on consistent training, self-discipline, musical expression, and good citizenship. Every student will participate in a recital each winter, as well as a performance exam (ASTACAP) every spring. Students of all ages and levels are welcome, after they complete an initial interview.

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Please note that due to COVID-19, this teacher is only doing online lessons at this time.

Rates: Contact for rates
Lesson Days: Monday/Thursday/Saturday
Instruments Taught: Violin
Contact: dagasuchonthe-music-store.com


Ryley Taylor

Ryley Taylor

Ryley is a 2007 graduate from Point Loma Nazarene University, who holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education followed by a Masters of Arts in Education from Chapman University earned in 2012. She has been teaching public school music for 12 years and teaching private music lessons for over 15 years. She is a recent Arizona transplant and is currently teaching middle school orchestra in the Arizona public school system. Additionally, Ms. Taylor travels as a gig performer and performs at churches on the side. Ryley considers it a tremendous privilege to be in such a position to shape and mold the mind of a child, perhaps changing the course of lives forever. Her goal is to inspire her students to use music as a vehicle to delight, discover and express who they are as their very own individual person. She will seek to give them a unique confidence as their eyes are opened to their potential through the power of music. Ms. Taylor is primarily a strings and piano specialist, as well as plays and teaches the flute.

Currently available for lessons at our teaching studios

Rates: Contact for rates
Lesson Days:Mondays and Saturdays
Instruments Taught:Violin, viola, beginning cello, piano
Contact: ryleytaylorthe-music-store.com


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