the teachers

Av Musiker – Guitar & Bass

Av is a professional musician who gigs throughout the Tucson area. He is an accomplished performer and teacher on guitar and bass. No matter what your skill level, Av can get you going in the right direction. He takes students from beginning to advanced and plays all styles of music. He also repairs and sets up guitars at Metro Gnome Music.

Call Metro Gnome Music with your contact info and Av will give you a call back: (520) 320-3780


Phaius Wolgast – Drums

Phaius is a professional musician who has been playing drums for almost 20 years. He is the drummer for several rock groups including his solo project, GYA. He plays rock and metal music, but can teach in a variety of styles. If you’re wanting to get into playing drums, his lessons are available at Metro Gnome.

Pricing is $30 per hour, or $20 for half an hour.

Set up a drum lesson with Phaius: phaius@pulsarglitch.com


Glen Gross – Trumpet & Jazz Improv

Trumpeter Glen Gross has been playing jazz for the last 30 years in Albuquerque, Monterey, Los Angeles, and Tucson. In 2012, Glen spent six weeks teaching trumpet in Haiti at three different music camps, and played principal trumpet in Orchestre Philharmonic de Sainte Trinte in Cange, Haiti. Glen is a frequent soloist at various Tucson jazz venues, including the Old Pueblo Grille, La Encantada Shopping Center, Café Passé, and the Oro Valley Jazz Festival. He has played both lead and solo trumpet with Desert Swing, the Memories band, and Big Band Sounds. Glen has also appeared at the Sydney Conservatory with the University of Arizona Trumpet Ensemble under the direction of Ed Reid and Jeff Haskell, and has toured China with the University of Arizona Studio Jazz Band. He has appeared as a jazz soloist with the Arizona Symphony. Glen’s experience includes playing trumpet on a cruise ship and working as a racetrack bugler for Santa Fe Racing, Inc. and the New Mexico State Fair. He has performed with Bo Diddley, John Handy, and Bobby Shew. Glen loves to teach trumpet students at all levels, and all styles. Glen also teaches jazz improvisation and jazz theory to students of all instruments.

Set up a lesson with Glen: (520) 320-3780