Colleen Collins
Colleen Collins

Colleen Collins

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Introduction: **Please note I am located in Phoenix, Arizona, but I also do lessons remotely and have students located around the country. I am extremely versatile and flexible. I play many different instruments, including classical & acoustic guitars, Irish & silver flute, and sing, as well as varied musical styles, including classical, singer/songwriter, classic/modern rock, jazz, and Celtic. I have performed and taught guitar lessons for over 35 years. I have also studied with classical guitarists Christopher Parkening and Manuel Barrueco. I am also a certified teacher, having taught in Arizona’s public schools for the past 15 years. I qualify for the voucher/ESA program in Arizona, so you can use voucher funds to pay for your guitar lessons. I am patient, positive, and encouraging and can teach guitar for all levels, ages, and styles. Students always learn a song the first lesson to learn the foundation of basic chords, and then each week we build that with songs the student wants to learn. Students will learn chords, strum patterns, finger picking, and note reading. In addition, my classical guitar background helps students learn the proper technique for holding the guitar, as well as finger and hand placement to maximize playing potential. I also offer free recitals, so students are given the opportunity to perform.

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Janice G.

Music Entertainment

Colleen was wonderful!! Perfect background music for our Tea & Art event. Beautiful voice too. Especially enjoyed her singing. Would recommend highly.
Colleen Collins's reply
Thank you!
May 11, 2021
Kelly W.

Guitar Lessons

My son has been working with Colleen for months. She's great, works at his pace, and he loves his lessons. Highly recommend!
Colleen Collins's reply
Thank you so much! I’m really enjoying teaching your son!
Sep 7, 2021
Rich G.

Guitar Lessons

I have tried videos, books, and online subscription classes. None held my interest for long and taught me in a way where I feel like I’m really learning to not only play but also read music. We are doing Zoom because I live near Chicago. BTW: I’m 63 and this has been on my bucket list for a long time. Old dogs can learn new tricks (with the right person). Live life!
Colleen Collins's reply
Thank you!
Aug 31, 2020
Karen S.

Guitar Lessons

She is the best guitar instructor I’ve ever had. Very patient and did not overwhelm me with too much information.
Colleen Collins's reply
Thank you so much! It is such a pleasure to teach you!
Oct 7, 2021
Savina R.

Guitar Lessons

Met and had my first lesson with Colleen yesterday but feel I made a good choice! Thank you,Colleen!🌞🙏🌞
Colleen Collins's reply
Thank you Savina!!
Aug 11, 2021
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  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have studied with some of the best classical guitarists in the world, including Christopher Parkening and Manuel Barreuco. I can read music, but also have an uncanny ability to listen to the song and learn it by ear. This makes it easy for me to learn special requests. I have performed in concert halls, wedding ceremonies, receptions, private parties, clubs, bars, festivals, and Irish pubs. I have even performed for millions of television viewers when I played the tin whistle at the firefighter memorial for the 19 fallen Prescott firefighters.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I taught guitar lessons for years at a local music store.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    I mostly perform in wedding ceremonies and other special events. I can play solo, duo, trio, or full five-piece band.

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