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Bass Guitar, Guitar, Classical Guitar, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Songwriting
I am originally from Peru. I came 10 years ago to the SW Florida Region. I began playing the guitar at the age of 13 along with other folkloric instruments from Peru. I formed part of my School Marching Band playing the Cornet and then the Clarinet. That gave me a bigger understanding of Music and its different voices. Right after graduating High School I moved to the US to continue with my studies in Music at a professional level. That is when I decided to move to go to Berklee College of Music to Double Major in Music Performance and Contemporary Arranging/Production.
After Berklee, I decided to go to Full Sail University. Obtaining an Associate's Degree in Recording Arts, seeking to understand better a musician from a different view. Besides taking classes of Psychology, this major helped me understand better a musician and their needs.
I have been teaching guitar for 10 years now, and I love it, because I always learn from my students, ALWAYS. I give classes in Spanish or English and I teach almost any style of music.
Drum, Guitar, Piano, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Songwriting
I have been playing guitar for 7 years. I previously studied music at Broward College and have pursued music independently under the private mentorship and have attended music education seminars around the country. I've had the opportunity of taking private lessons and Master classes with virtuosic musicians such as, Stanley Jordan, Mike Moreno (New School of Music, NY) Jake Cinninger, Brendan Bayliss, Ryan Stasik, Joel Cummins (Umphrey's McGee) and Devin Arne as well as the rest of the staff at Broward College.
I currently play as a studio guitarist for a recording studio located in Broward. I also work as a guitarist for hire, playing mostly for many different Top 40's bands and other projects.
Aside from working steadily as a studio guitarist and performer, I also teach at Shad Music - a small private school dedicated to music located in Cooper City. Here I teach beginner piano, drums and guitar with a dedicated approach to learning not just the instrument, but music theory as well. All tailored for the age of the student and at their own pace/desire.
I'm a very out going young man and have had many amazing experiences and adventures through pursuing music. I've traveled and toured the West Coast and have attended enriching music camps held in the Catskills of New York. I want to share the amazing privilege that is undertaking music with you. With hard work and dedication, your own adventure will unfold. It all starts with taking the first step towards action!
Music Performance, Percussion
I have been performing for 50 years on the Conga drum and a teacher of How to play the Conga drum for over 30 years. I have performed with such notables as Carlos Santana, Johnny Lang, Orianthi, Sergio Mendes, Eddie Palmieri, Johnny Pacheco and many many other Grammy winning artists. Lessons are conducted around your availability. Lessons can be an hour to an hour and a half long and you will have homework. you will need your own Conga drums. Learn from one of the best player/teachers in the world today
Piano, Singing, Clarinet, Flute, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Percussion, Saxophone
With almost 10 years of secondary teaching experience, both in a charter and public school setting, I am confident in my ability to become an asset to your student's individual educational needs!
A graduate of Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa (2003), I graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education with emphasis in both vocal performance and flute. I am incredibly active in several music professional organizations including FBA, FMEA/FSMA, MENC, IBA, and IAAE, as well as being an alum of Mu Phi Epsilon, a National Honorary Music Fraternity.
I was honored to be nominated each year while teaching at Ainger for the Charlotte County Teacher of the Year and was selected as the 2004 Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year for Charlotte County. This honor comes from student nominations that are sent in and was awarded $1000 to purchase supplies for my program.
Professionally, I have served as the Florida Bandmasters Association District 16 Secretary (Middle School), as well as the District 15 Secretary and later Chairperson in addition to being a member of the the the FBA State Executive Board and Broward Music Educators Association. (BMEA) Executive Board. I was also the Guest Conductor for the 2008 Superintendent's Middle School Honor Chorus in Miami-Dade and am currently interning as a State Adjudicator in both Jazz and Solo and Ensemble as well as my work with various area schools as a guest clinician.
I have performed with the Des Moines Metro Opera, Ingersoll Children's and Dinner Theatres, Drama Workshop, Des Moines Playhouse, Oster Regent Theatre and was selected by the Donna Reed Foundation in 1998 as the Top Iowa Vocalist.
I studied flute with Ms. Karrie Tate and voice with Dr. Les Hale, Dr. Robert L. Larsen, Dr. Maria DiPalma and Ms. Jacqueline Thompson.
I believe that every student, regardless of ability or age, can grow musically. My purpose is to enrich and challenge students by helping them discover the special meaning that exists only in creating, re-creating, and experiencing music. In this way, I hope to inspire and motivate your child to achieve their fullest potential in music.
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Singing, Classical Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion
Mr. Dirk T., Music Instructor
Dirk T’s love for music began at a young age. He received private music lessons from the age of ten and his interest in music only grew from there. He was awarded music scholarships from the Fountain of Pembroke Pines Certificates of Achievement and later received his Bachelor of Arts in music in 2001. He has studied with musical greats and opened for some of the biggest gospel artists. 1990-2001 Cardinal Hayes H.S New York City , Notre Dame S.S Graduated O.S.S D Ontario, Canada, Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto, Canada Graduated July 28, 2001 Bachelor of Arts in Music Specializing in Church Music) Florida Memorial University, Miami, Fl Continuing Education, Florida Atlantic University. Mr. T. has been awarded Certificates of Achievement from FMC Dean’s list and President’s list, Prayer Tower Foursquare for work with youth choirs. Honors – Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Florida Memorial University with a GPA of 3.9 and a Cumulative GPA of 3.8.
Mr. T. has had much musical success throughout the years. He has played jazz piano professionally in Miami, as well as being apart of the FIU Jazz Program. He also taught at Music America, a private music school in 2002-2006. He was also a Minister of Music of Prayer Tower Foursquare Church from 1998-2004. He has recorded two singles “Not Another Day” and Get Your Praise On” with RWCCI Choir and opened for gospel artists Byron Cage and Mary Mary with the RWCCI Choir. Mr. T. has also opened with RWCCI in the Bobby Jones Gospel Retreat.
Mr. T. taught music at schools such as Larkdale Elementary and Eagle Charter Academy Middle school where his duties consisted of teaching music in ages ranging from Pre-K to 7th grade. He has taught an average of five hundred students each week and instructed instrumental music in the middle school marching band. He is certified to teach grades K-12 by Broward County School and is now the Vice President for the Lauderhill Multi-cultural Arts Center, where the mission is servicing communities in the Arts and Entertainment field.
Mr. T's expertise and career tenure has been related to classroom management, meetings, certifications programs and continuing education classes as well as documentation of incidents, accidents and curriculum. He has taught FCAT skills in reading and writing as well as tutoring in different capacities over a six year period. He has also evaluated students in tests and portfolios and arranged seasonal concerts and performances. Mr. T. has also supervised after school program groups and instructed instrumentals and vocal methods. Mr. T. says, “I gladly welcome the opportunity to be a part of TakeLessons.com. TakeLessons.com is a company that seeks to empower individuals and allow them the opportunity to cultivate their talents and gifts in a real world atmosphere.”
Drum, Music Performance, Music Recording, Percussion
Hello, my name is Jerry and I've been teaching drums for over eight years! I teach various styles of music so whether you're interested in classical theory studies or an interest to play by ear I am able to teach new ideas and develop a practice routine to meet your specific needs! In no time, you will be able to perform whatever your musical heart desires. I have a great studio for your learning environment equipped with everything you will need.
Please contact me to set up an introductory lesson.
(I am also a beginning piano teacher science tutor, as I also studied classical and jazz piano in college.)
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."