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Popular Music Teachers Near Fort Lauderdale

Andy M.

Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Johnny C.

Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Nicole K.

Dania, FL
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Andy M. Fort Lauderdale, FL

About Andy

With an AA at Broward College as a Voice major and piano minor, 3 years with Gold Coast Opera chorus, Former Musical Director and lead voice instructor at Paul Green School of Rock, and over 30 years teaching mentoring and performing, I am able to offer a diverse innovative range of educational resources.

I'm currently seeking personal training in music therapy to be able to better serve my exceptional and at risk students.

I'm also in the process of developing Pre-kinder and after school music programs using interactive whiteboards.

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Studio: 88 key weighted digital piano, drum kit, basses, guitars, amps, recording gear, computer, seating for parents

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Cindy S. December 16, 2014
Music Performance · In studio
Andy is a great musician, teacher and person. He doesn't just understand music, he lives it. He is very patient and supportive with people and his talent definitely needs to be passed on to as many people who are lucky enough to get the chance!
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Kolby S. December 14, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I had looked at several people before settling on Andy for vocal lessons and I'm very happy I did. Even after a few lessons, I've noticed large strides in progress. He's very diligent and not complacent at all. He has stacks of books about voices and vocal faults- he's constantly trying to become better so you can be sure he'll do the same for you.

I've been very happy with my lessons so far and am giddy to see continued progress under Andy.
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Juan P. December 13, 2014
Bass Guitar · In home
Verified Student
I have been working with Andy for almost 9 months and there's a reason for such longevity. He has proven to be a great mentor,encouraging me to try different songs and techniques which help me to go beyond what i think i'm able to do. He also shows great concern in teaching musical theory, which he explains with such passion and understanding of the craft that it's impossible not to be inspired by it.
Overall, Andy is a magnificent teacher. Reliable, inspiring, passionate and dedicated to what each individual student wants to learn.
Johnny C. Fort Lauderdale, FL

About Johnny

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 L., Orianthi, Sergio Mendes, Eddie Palmieri, Johnny P. 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

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Here is is my curriculum for my Conga drum course

The study of the Conga drum....

Cuban methods as taught in Cuba today, and also my methods developed over 30 years of teaching

Sound development-utilizing the 5 parts of the hand Heel/Palm/Fulcrum/Inner ...

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Johnny C. September 18, 2014
Congas · In studio
From Mark and Diane after their 3 day Intensive with me...they came from Seattle,WA..where they had also taken some lessons with me...here is what they said abut their experience with me.

Hey Johnny,

Want to Thank you and Maggie for your hospitality and good cheer while Diane and I were visiting. This was truly a great experience for us. Trying to remember all the individual details we learned and very glad we recorded everything. You certainly did take us to the next level and over the next several months we will review and improve. The metronome will now be standard in our practice for quite a while as well as working for speed. You showed us many fun rhythms but more importantly you taught us a clear path for development which is what we have been missing.

Be in touch in the future and already starting to think about an early winter return for another 3 day intensive--but for the time being we are finally on path. Just playing a bit over the weekend we were so much more focused and also very realistic about our renewed dedication.

Thanks, Mark & Diane
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Johnny C. September 18, 2014
Congas · Online
Recent testimonial from ongoing pupil Charles B.

I’ve been studying the conga drum with JC for just over two years and I just want to give my total thumbs-up to his approach as a teacher and percussion professional. As a Brit with musical tastes ranging from rock, funk, jazz, hip-hop (and latin music!), I came to JC professing a slightly uncertain attraction to conga drums. Without a well-defined notion of what I really wanted to learn, JC took me through the basic strokes, rhythms and rudiments, developing my knowledge and skills in Afro-Cuban music and much else besides. JC’s experience in the music biz is obviously amazing and one of the best things about learning from him (aside from the great stories) are the unique rhythms and styles he’s acquired (and invented) over the years, from hanging and playing in so many “scenes“. So if you want a proper idea of how to play alongside funk, disco and other r n b styles, this is your guy. Needless to say, he’ll also makes sure you know the essentials behind the instrument, most importantly its deep roots in African music and traditions, and its obvious dominance in Afro-Cuban music. Not only that, JC is a very attentive teacher and is well up on things like “cognitive discovery”, which emphasises learning through hearing and hands as much as through more logical processes. Learning through Skype is also a lot easier and effective than it sounds. It’s been a great experience, revealing the full potential of the instrument to me and motivating me to keep up practice and lessons
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Johnny C. September 18, 2014
Congas · In studio
From Mark D.-Texas...
I just returned last night from a week at Jonny's intensive...
I'm already planning a time when I can go back.
No BS here, it started with JC picking me up at the airport on a Sunday evening, we had dinner at a Cuban restaurant and hit the drums the next morning... For 6+ hours a day! everyday for 5 days.

I have to admit, I thought for sure it would go down something like... He would give me an exercise, and then come back in half an hour while I worked on it. No way... He sat right next to me every hour of every day for the entire week. " sit up straight... relax your hands...breathe...Don't tap the drum, hit it...not enough wrist...get your hand off the drum...mark your time...you're too stiff...

JC is a guy who believes TEACHING is an art form, and he is good at it. He has a system, it's not random, he has thought it thru...He breaks it down so that you are doing something you understand, and you understand WHY you are doing it. A lot of guys can play, but not every guy who can play...can teach. Johnny can do both.

I really felt like it wasn't just a job for JC...he was sincerely interested in me being successful. He did everything he could do to make sure I got the most out of everyday I spent there. Many days, we worked late, no complaint, no reminder that the lesson was over... We went as long as I lasted. And, when we weren't playing, we were watching DVDs of Cuban Rumberos, or listening to Mongo or Puente from records he bought 45 years ago... Awesome

There is not enough time for me to have been able to learn as much as I learned from JC on my own. It is amazing to me that he was so willing to give me so much of what took him a lifetime to accomplish. I will be forever grateful to JC for giving me that.
Nicole K. Dania, FL

About Nicole

My name is Nicole but you can call me Nikki! Here's a little about me and what I've accomplished.

My Background:
I have been singing since the age of four! I am a native of Miami Beach Florida. I started performing in church and school where my passion for performing were developed. Having come from such a background I was privileged with a well rounded musical tastes, from Gospel in church Classical in school, and Reggae, Pop, Rock, and R&B from her parents. In performing in contests and local shows I learned a lot about stage presence and can share that with my students as well. I earned my bachelor's in Studio Music and Jazz Voice at the University of Miami and Minored in Music Business. At UM I had the opportunity to study with critically acclaimed Jazz ...

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Shania O. July 16, 2014
Vocal Training · In studio
Very skilled, patient, engaging and my 9 year old enjoys her lessons. She is conveniently located and provides competitive instruction and vocal activities!
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Mercedes S. June 29, 2014
Singing · In home
Nicole is a great singer and musician! She has an amazing voice and really knows how to sing which truly stands out from the crowd. She is the best vocal coach that anyone can have. My daughter and son love her and completely enjoy every single class. Since they have been taking lessons with Nicole, both of them have increased their vocal range, developed confidence in performance, as well as learning a lot about theory. She has a vast knowledge about music and can really get the best out of the student. I definitely highly recommend her to anyone, from beginner to advanced, pursuing a career in the music field.
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JANICEM February 21, 2012
Nicole is a great teacher. She has a lot of patience and fantastic ideas for different approaches to help me understand the lesson. She is also very encouraging.

Kristine M.

Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Nick R.

Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Andrea G.

Hollywood, FL
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Kristine M. Fort Lauderdale, FL

About Kristine

With four wonderful years of musical teaching experience, I share my gifts and talents with those who too want to express themselves through music. I believe music is worldwide language and so do not intend to stifle any students individual style or sound with technique. Instead I allow the student to take the lessons and techniques learned and together we find ways to adapt to that style so that their best 'musical picture' is heard.
Apart from teaching, I enjoy singing at my own gigs, doing backgrounds for other artists, and working on new music for production in the studio. I have produced my debut album in 2007 and have released two new singles marketed to the Caribbean/reggae/Latin genre. I have directed elementary and middle school choirs and led the musicianship of ...

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Breon C. June 15, 2014
Singing · In studio
I LOVE KRISTINE!

I've been a student of Kristine for only a year and in that year I have learned so much from her. She has shown patience towards me because I am a little hard-headed and stubborn. Although I never really worked to my full potential, she still has helped me to improve in my singing. This class has given me the ability to reach a higher vocal range. Kristine is a beautiful woman inside and out who truly loves and cares for her students. I'm so glad I am able to have Kristine as my vocal coach. I wouldn't choose any other teacher.
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Tia O. June 15, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Very grateful!

Kristine has been wonderful, encouraging and very, very patient with my daughter. She has taken the time and has allowed my daughter who is extremely shy, to move at her pace that's right for her. Kristine has been a blessing to my daughter, she is awesome and I am very grateful that my daughter has her as an instructor!
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Anna A. May 20, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
What can I say about the phenomenal experience I've had taking lessons with Kristine. She is not only an amazing teacher, but an extremely talented singer and performer. I was privileged to watch her do a live performance in December. I started taking voice with her in about August of last year and cannot believe how far I've come. I know that others have hear the difference in my voice. She has not only taught me good techniques and breathing but has worked with me to develop my middle voice which has been particularly challenging for me. I have said many times that I never knew that I was capable of singing as I am now; the difference has been so apparent to me. Kristine makes lessons fun but at the same time challenges you to bring out your full potential. I sing mainly in a church setting and am so thankful to God that He led me to her. If you are thinking of taking lessons from her don't even hesitate. You will not regret it. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Nick R. Fort Lauderdale, FL

About Nick

Together we will learn to understand the music we play and learn how we, as performers, can express, not only the original composer's thoughts, but our own feelings and thoughts about the music as well. This is the connection between the composer and performer. The third part of the connection is the audience. You will learn how to express the music so the audience feels their own personal connection to the music.

When there is a sad piece of music, I tell my students they should play so there isn't a dry eye in the house. If it is a lively, dance like tune, I tell my students they should play so that the audience has no choice but to get up and dance in the aisles. In order to do that, my students have to play from the heart. Every ounce of energy should be poured into ...

Andrea G. Hollywood, FL

About Andrea

A graduate of Loyola University and the University of New Orleans, Andrea teaches children and adults in Miami and Broward. Lessons can be taught in English or Spanish.

There will be periodic homework assignments for both cello and music theory classes.

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Leandro P. December 7, 2014
Cello · In home
Verified Student
She is a wonderful teacher. She teaches in a great way. She is remarkable when showing the position of the Cello and bow. I love her, she is my favorite teacher. She is very nice and friendly. The steps that she gives me to play is very understandable. She is the greatest teacher anyone could ever have.

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