Hi, my name is Dennis Zins and began my teaching career at Schmitt Music in Minneapolis, Minnesota, starting in 2003. Schmitt Music is in Brooklyn Center and is the largest chain of music stores in the Minneapolis, St. Paul area! I have literally helped thousands of students to play Electric, Acoustic, and Bass guitar. I have also taught group lessons. I have performed at diverse clubs, weddings, and private parties, including corporate events. So many of my students have gone on to perform and teach on their own and have their own CD’s! I instruct in all styles of music including blues, hard rock, metal, country, and alternative!                                                                                                   

I moved to Scottsdale in 2002 and taught at Stages Music for 16 years, doing recitals, rock camps, coaching and gigging, playing at the Wasted Grain, Buffalo Chip in Cave Creek, and others. The store close in January 2019 , so Brandon Croft started a new store called McDowell Mountain Music Lessons! Most of the teachers came to the new store and are elated we can now do the Rock Camps, Recitals, and teach in the most awesome store in the Phoenix/ Scottsdale! I’d love to be your personal guitar teacher.