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Sawmill School of Music is located in a beautiful, spacious studio near Albuquerque's Old Town. The studio has a living-room atmosphere, with couches and comfortable chairs, a gorgeous grand piano,  guitars and amplifiers. 


Instructor Ian Kaplan has  taught music in Boston, New York, San Diego and Albuquerque since 1995. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from Berklee College of Music where he studied rock, blues, and jazz guitar, and majored in Composition. He also has a Master's Degree in Music Education.

Instructor Michael Russo has been a passionate and capable musician for over ten years. He has a background in a wide spectrum of musical styles, from rock to classical. He studied guitar at Southwestern University and is currently a graduate student at UNM.


Click on the menu button above to learn more about our private lessons.


Call or text Ian at 505-554-0424, or email at for more information and to register for classes.

















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