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Popular Music Theory Teachers Near Clearwater

Joel J.

Tampa, FL
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Joe M.

Saint Petersburg, FL
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Andrew G.

Dunedin, FL
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Joel J. Tampa, FL

I studied a great deal of music theory in college and as a result, love talking, teaching, and learning it. I have taken general music theory courses, form and analysis, composition and theory, and counterpoint. Beware: If you get me started on music theory we may be there a while!

About Joel

Hi! I have been teaching for over seven years and am no stranger to the stage. While majoring in music performance at the University of West Georgia, I performed with jazz ensembles, guitar quartets, and percussion ensembles. I also performed many solo classical guitar recitals. The only thing I love more than performing, is teaching and sharing music.

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My lessons generally include three parts with content depending on your level of experience: technique, repertoire, and theory. I am an enthusiastic although laid back teacher, however I do push my students in order for them to realize themselves as a musician. I like to have fun with lessons because music is fun and I enjoy it. I hope you do too!

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Larry S. October 2, 2014
Guitar · In home
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Joel is a great coach, he is very good at understanding and adapting in reference to your abilities thereby devising an individually appropriate lesson plan. He makes always makes himself available to assist with any issues that may arise in-between appointments which results in making your face time much more efficient.
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Michelle D. August 2, 2014
Classical Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Joel has been an EXCELLENT teacher! He is perceptive and very good at reading his student. He knows how to make them feel comfortable with whatever level they are at. He is extremely patient and encouraging. Joel knows how to inspire his students. The time in the lesson flies by quickly and the student walks out feeling very good about their progress, anxious to practice what they have learned and looking forward to the next lesson.
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Terry C. March 12, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?

Thanks for your patience, Joel. You make it fun to learn.
Joe M. Saint Petersburg, FL

We begin with some science of sound concepts, and then move on to the concept of Tonality, and the Tonal Center, Intervals, Scales, Melody, Harmony (Chords,) and Bass-Lines.
The goal here is to develop a real understanding of the underlying logic that is Music Theory.

About Joe

A Blues Man at heart, who at the age of 24, began teaching music at Farrington's Music Center in Princeton, N.J., Joe has logged many years of professional performance experience with musical groups of all kinds and is now the owner of Ace Guitar and Vocal Studio, located in St. Petersburg, Fl. since 1998.
In addition to a stint in the 90's as Orchestral Guitarist aboard "The Monarch of the Seas" with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Joe served as Musical Director in 2001 for a Tampa, Fl. production of "Hair", and as Guitarist with numerous Broadway Show road companies such as "The Bernadette Peters Show," "Hello Dolly", and "A Chorus Line." Joe continues to serve the St. Petersburg area as a music instructor in addition to ...

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James T. October 9, 2014
Guitar · In studio
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Joe is a real professional talent and teacher. He is extremely patient and thorough with beginners like me. He takes time to cover basic guitar instrument basics, guitar music theory, scales, notes, etc. He is very flexible and will always go over lessons that require review with the student. Being new to instrument lessons I feel very comfortable with Joe's suggestions for me personally for areas that require practice. His videos are very informative as well as other documents regarding reading music, sessions, clefs, etc. His ability to relate his professional experiences into the lessons make the experience that much more valuable. I would highly recommend him as a guitar teacher.
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Holly W. August 28, 2014
Classical Guitar · In studio
We have been using Joe for guitar lessons for several years. My oldest Son started with Joe and also participated in his Rock Shop events. Although he is no longer taking lessons, he was playing the guitar last evening and I asked him what song he was playing? It was his original piece and it sounded excellent. The lessons with Joe really paid off. My youngest Son is currently taking lessons from Joe and we are confident that he too will be able to write and play his own music in the future. Joe is very flexible with our changing schedule and always follows up regarding our appointments. We highly recommend Joe to families with kids of all ages.
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Yesh N. March 3, 2014
Classical Guitar
Great overview of the blues and classical history

I took lesson with Joe Mcintosh for a little over a year with the intent of leaning the basics of guitar playing and specifiaclly the blues. I got a lot of practical information and knowledge from Joe in various aspects of music and its history. I thoroughly enjoyed the lessons and the value it carried.

Joe is a very accomplished player and very patient with his students. I would highly recommend him for anyone with any skill level.

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Andrew G. Dunedin, FL

From basic staff and note identification and rhythmic values to complex analysis of chords and progressions.

About Andrew

I have been teaching students of all ages for 17 years. My principle instrument is Trumpet, but I teach multiple instruments. I received my BS in music from Radford University in 2000. I moved to Miami in 2001 to attend school and perform with artists such as Arturo Sandoval, Micheal Brecker, David Sandborn, Diana Krall, as well as numerous corporate bands in the Miami area playing for such people as Donald Trump and opening up for Lionel Richie and Elton John. Through out my entire educational and professional career I have helped many students reach their personal and professional goals.
As a teacher I understand the importance of patience and persistence, I utilize positive reinforcement and encouragement. Music is meant to be fun so therefore I make the lesson FUN! My teaching ...

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RyanD August 20, 2010
Knowledgeable, clear, concise, and definitely worth it.
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KimB3 May 12, 2010
We've only just begun, but so far everything has been great!
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FredM February 10, 2010
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Andrew is a good teacher, he definitely knows his stuff!

Martin D.

Clearwater, FL
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Randall K.

Clearwater, FL
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Christina C.

Palm Harbor, FL
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Martin D. Clearwater, FL

About Martin

I've been teaching professionally for over ten years and have taught over 200 students of all ages and backgrounds how to play. I've played mostly in rock bands but have also done Classical, Jazz, and Country projects. I play a wide selection of styles including Rock, Pop, Country, Ragtime, Folk, Blues, Bluegrass, Metal, Church, Renaissance, Punk, and Funk/Soul. (Everything from Bach to Rock to Bachrach). I graduated from the University of Maryland and Excelsior College.

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I listen closely to the student's wants and together we develop the approach that will help them reach their goals. I use a wide variety of methods from strict classical methods (such as Noad or Parkening) to simply teaching chords and "tabbing out" their favorite songs. ...

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Dwight M. February 27, 2013
Bass Guitar
Verified Student
Great instructor overall

Marty was a great instructor to me. Taught me a lot in the 4 lessons I had with him. Very professional and knowledgable in Bass. Unfortunately because my schedule changing I could not keep him as an instructor. My only gripe would be that his studio room gets a little cramped and my guitar sometimes would hit things. Other than that. I would definitely recommend him.
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Chris G. February 7, 2013
Verified Student
Excellent teacher

I would recommend Marty to anyone wanting to take guitar lessons from beginner to advanced, he can meet your needs. He is very knowledge, professional and patient.
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ConnieW June 8, 2011
Guitar Lessons

Mr. Dawkins is an excellent guitar instructor. He possess a vast knowledge of music and one can clearly see the love and passion he has for teaching his students. Dawkins is very patient, encouraging, and always demonstrates a high level of professionalism with each lesson. We have not been disappointed and look forward to each and every lesson!
Randall K. Clearwater, FL

I've been teaching theory for over 20 years and have helped my students get better grades in school, get into college and to develop a deeper understanding of music and how it works.

About Randall

I have been teaching music for over 20 years and playing as a professional musician for even longer. I know how to get the best out of my students and have fun doing it. I'm a University of South Florida grad and I have worked and studies in Las Vegas and at the Berklee school of music. My students constantly win superiors at contest and sit in the upper chairs in band and orchestra. Lets have some fun and make some music.

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In a laid back fun way we will learn the fundamentals of our instrument. I start out with the All For Strings series of books and add the Suzuki method books for some tunes. In 3 to 6 months you will be playing the music you like and having fun and learning new things while you do.

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Darin L. October 5, 2014
Violin · In home
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Randall is an excellent instructor for kids. Makes learning fun and entertaining. Very punctual, never cancels lessons, great teacher.
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gordon T. September 6, 2014
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Randall makes sure that you don't persist with any bad habits that will prevent you from learning how to play the instrument properly. He also gives you simple analogies why some things need to be done a certain way...and as a side benefit, you will learn about music history as it relates to what you are doing.
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Kathy C. September 5, 2014
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
My daughter enjoys her lessons with Randall and has learned a lot. He is very patient with her and she especially likes that he explains why he wants her to do the things he asks her to do!
Christina C. Palm Harbor, FL

Ever wanted to learn more about how to write music? This is your opportunity to learn all the methods and techniques composers have used throughout history.

About Christina

I teach music lessons to both kids and adults of all playing levels and all styles including Classical and Jazz.

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Patricia R. November 24, 2014
In home
Verified Student
Christina is an excellent teacher. She is very detailed when
explaining how to play a song in the correct time signature.
I like the fact that she does not move forward until I have
learned where my problem areas are; for example timing.
I would highly recommend Christina as a piano teacher.
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Patricia R. November 5, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Christina is a very detailed, experienced teacher. I am happy to have
her as a piano teacher.

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