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At Music Lessons Arizona, instructors and owners Sherin Moustafa and Matt Friedland are dedicated to identifying your musical goals and helping you achieve them. We have over 25 years combined teaching experience between the two of us and have helped many students fulfill their musical ambitions. Our goal as music teachers is to provide students with the skills to achieve any of their musical aspirations.

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Music Lesson Service Highlights:

  • Professional Piano, Guitar, Bass and Drum Set Lessons from accredited instructors Sherin Moustafa and Matt Friedland. Holding advanced degrees in music performance from the Arizona State University School of Music.

  • Ideal for intermediate and advanced players - stuck in a rut? We'll show you how to take your playing to the next level.

  • Apply your skills - regular jam sessions held at the studio.

  • Expand your musical expression and creativity - music theory, song writing, composition and arranging lessons available with Matt. Audio production services available.

  • Instructor Matt Friedland specializes in jazz, improvisation, rock, funk, blues and pop music for guitar, bass, and drum set.

  • Nationally Certified Piano Instructor Sherin Moustafa specializes in classical repertoire and collaboration with instrumentalists and vocalists.  She also serves as the vice president of the East Valley Music Teachers Association.

  • Established piano curriculum - Arizona Study Program and Associated Board of Royal School of Music.

  • Showcase your skills - piano performance and competition opportunities available.

  • Intimate piano recitals held at the studio

  • Sophisticated, comfortable studio accommodating to adult students.

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Testimonials

Article - Voyager Magazine


Matt's guitar lessons are fun and I am definitely a better guitar player than I was. Love It!!!

 - Mike S.


I have been a drum student for a little over a year now. Before that , I was self taught. The amount I learned after I started with Matt's teaching far exceeded what I accomplished in several years of self-teaching and books.

The best thing about the instruction is how Matt customizes for different goals and needs. Matt draws on many different teaching sources and techniques as well as personal experience. I appreciate Matt's flexibility as well since I sometimes have an unpredictable work schedule.

The periods of instruction are very fun for me and no matter what we accomplished over the hour, I am always thrown a new challenge at the end that I can work with and progress further. I will keep going as long as Matt teaches.

 - Matt S.


Matt has been my guitar teacher over the past year and his help has been very significant in my improvement as a guitar player. Matt has helped me through multiple songs such as the Allman Brothers version of “Stormy Monday”, “Wanted Dead or Alive” by Bon Jovi and Led Zeppelins “Gallows Pole”.

More importantly Matt has definitely improved my rhythm playing as well as my ability to play solos. He has also taught me about the role of the guitar player in a band and relates that role to rhythm, chords and solos that are played. He provided a structure that helped me better learn the fret board. Matt is very competent with music theory and conveys what is necessary for the student to be more competent and further enjoy playing guitar.

At each of our lessons Matt demonstrates his expertise in music and guitar. Additionally, and important to me, is that Matt represents and conducts himself in a polite and professional manner. He is easy and fun to work with and cares about the success of his students.

 - Mike S.


Matt is a wonderful teacher. He has been teaching my daughter guitar since she was 7 years old. She's stuck with it now for two years, which I'm told is very rare. He has a very easy way about him, which makes his students feel comfortable. I'm very pleased we found Matt. My daughter is now at the point where she and Matt can "jam" together, which is her favorite part. If you are looking for someone to teach you or your child, look no further. I highly recommend him.

- Sarah N


Miss Sherin is an outstanding classical piano teacher! We changed piano teachers and I am just amazed by how much my girls have learned from her. Their growth is so impressive. If you are looking for excellent training for your children, then Tempe Music Studio is the place. She is top-notch!

Amy K


Ms. Sherin is an excellent piano teacher. I have been taking lessons from her for almost 1 and a half years now. She integrates technique and musicality very well. I personally have a lot of trouble with musical expression and she helps with adding more expression and emotion to your music. Overall, I have learned a lot from her and I believe my skills have improved since I began taking lessons from her.

- Karen G


I have been taking piano lessons with Sherin for two years and overall it's been an extremely fulfilling experience. I've started off as a beginner, and she has been extremely patient while helping me achieve my musical goals. Sherin's enthusiasm for teaching is apparent and I feel like she really cares about my progress. I can be a little finicky about the pieces I want to play, and Sherin has always been a good sport about helping me select new pieces to my taste and within my ability. During our lessons she places a strong emphasis on the fundamentals, stressing articulations and technique, while also intertwining musical theory so that I gain a deeper understanding of the music I am studying.

If you are looking for a piano instructor, I highly recommend Sherin!

- Nick B


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