About Ahwatukee Music Lessons
Rhonda J. Morrison grew up in a Christian musical family whose favorite pastime was picking up an instrument to join in singing and playing by ear at church and family gatherings. At Ahwatukee Music students feel like they are part of a family gathering having fun learning and playing, making music together. Her musical talents were dedicated to God at a very early age and she began playing in church at 6 years old. Through the art of hearing music, coupled with her formal music education, Rhonda enjoys a ministry as well as a vocation in music. She participates in worship at Mountain Park Community Church on a regular basis as well as other churches in the Valley.
In 1986 Rhonda completed her Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She continued her graduate studies at TU and in May of 1997, Rhonda earned her Master’s Degree in Music Theory,Composition and History with honors. During this time she co-founded and accompanied Tulsa Community Consort and was the Music Director for church, as well as owning and operated M & M’s Music Studio. She also is a founding member of the Amadeus Piano Festival, which is an annual music conference held at TU.
For 12 summers, she was Music Director of the Ron Burton Training Village (a sports camp in Boston, Massachusetts) where she created a choir, band and brass group each year, made up of the inner city, mostly minority boys from the ages of 11-18. At the end of the summer, The RBTV Music Department presented a concert at the Awards Ceremony. She showcased this group at the New England Patriots Gillette Stadium as well as accompanying one of her students singing The National Anthem for a Redsox Game at Fenway Park.