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Instructor Bios

David Anderson is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter. He has an extensive background in popular, jazz and classical guitar styles, both as a performer and as a recording artist. He has given guitar and piano lessons to students of all ages and skill levels.  His
teaching method involves helping students to improve both their music reading and aural skills.  He offers hands-on demonstrations of the techniques that students need in order to become better guitarists.

David teaches Beginning & Intermediate Guitar for EMCC.

Malcolm Blazer has been a professional artist for over 30 years and in the valley since 1989. He has trained at the Laguna College of Art & Design. In addition to instructing Malcolm also does critiques and judging for art groups in the West Valley
area, and at Arizona Art Supply in Sun City. Malcolm’s paintings are in corporate and private collections across the United States. 

Malcom teaches Basic Drawing, Oil Painting, Pastel and leads our Artist for a Day Series for EMCC.

Maryse Doherty is a Native French speaker and has been teaching French for over 30 years at both high school and college levels. Originally from Canada, where she taught French Immersion, middle and high school, she now resides in the west valley where she continues to teach French. She has been in Avondale since 2001.

Maryse teaches Basic French Conversation 1 and 2 for EMCC.

Jan M. Whalen, is the author of an award winning book Rock Solid Confidence: Presenting Yourself with Assurance, Poise and Power, a presentation coach over 25 years, a book publishing coach, seminar leader and keynote speaker. Specializing in Youth and Women’s groups, she brings uplifting motivation to each person with whom she works.

Jan teaches Plan the Story of Your Life in a Day for EMCC.