Welcome to Albany Music & Sound
Private Music Lessons
805 Burkhart St., SE
Albany, OR 97322
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Mark France 541-754-0756
Bass Guitar Instructor
Mark has been teaching at Albany Music & Sound for over 20 years.
Mark is well versed in many styles of guitar playing. Mark has a degree in
music from OSU. Whether you are a beginner or advanced, Mark can help you.
Mark France in lesson studio with guitar student
Chris Arellano 541-223-2614
Guitar Group Lessons
Hip Hop/rap sampling loops
Hello my name is Chris Arellano I've been playing music virtually all my life. I started playing drums in a family band at the age of 8. After graduating from Musicians Institute in 1994, I was able to use my music as a vehicle to travel around the US doing what I love. I've been teaching professionally for 13 years. My goal as an instructor is to teach each student what they are most interested in learning, infusing proper technique and theory during the process. Every student is an individual and has a different way of processing information. My goal is to be flexible enough to figure the best approach and to help guide each student through their musical journey.
Drum Instructor: Kalyn Payne
Kalyn Payne is a singer/songwriter/ multi instrumentalist with several years of experience on the stage and in the studio. Surrounding herself with, undoubtedly, several of the finest players in the Pacific Northwest, she is a founding member of the professional touring band, “Cascade Rye”. They recently played an original tune of her’s live on Fox News’ morning TV program, “Good Morning Austin”, in Austin, Texas.
Kalyn’s teaching style is casual and fun. Drumming students should expect not only to learn proper techniques and fundamentals, but also how to play along with other people. Once you learn the basics of drumming, including some simple fills and beats, you will get to play along with her accompanying on another instrument. You’ll learn how to link up rhythmically with the bass guitar, how and when to play fills, when to play soft and when to build up energy, etc. These are all part of being a true musician and drummer that you won’t find in a book!