Guitar, Music Performance, Songwriting
I've been a professional musician and teacher for nearly 10 years, and I'm always discovering new tricks and techniques to show my students. Playing music is my biggest passion and I want others to experience the joy that I've felt.
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Songwriting, Banjo, Upright Bass
I am an accomplished performing musician that has experience playing many different instruments in multiple styles. I believe first and foremost that learning music should be fun and exciting with an emphasis on self exploration and communication. It's these qualities in my own musicianship that have helped me grow a true love of music and have pushed my career forward as a performer.
Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory
Do you want to be a great guitar player? This is an important question to ask yourself because I will not waste my time on someone who desires anything less. If you truly want to be great then I will teach you everything I know and strive to make you great as soon as possible. I want the student to become the master.
There is no reward in life that comes without worthy effort. Be prepared to work for your goal. If you are not prepared to work, no teacher in the world can help you.
To become great at something requires undivided, focused attention and effort.
Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting
I've been playing guitar for 17+ years. My favorite styles are rock, blues, pop, folk, soul, and country. I learned through both private lessons and independent study.
In addition to private lessons, I've learned through various method books and through the insight and direction of more experienced musicians I've played with. I've played with various bands/artists in Central Florida and performed regularly in church ensembles.
Currently, I play guitar at Real Life Christian Church. They're a multi-site church with roughly 4,000 weekly attendees and campuses in Clermont, Orlando, and Kissimmee.
Guitar, Piano, Singing, Violin, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Fiddle
Nicole O. holds Bachelor of Arts degrees (with honors) in Music and Anthropology, graduating summa cum laude in 2009 from Rollins College. A member of the Honors Program (top 2%) and one of nine Cornell Scholars in her graduating class, Nicole pursued concentrations in Violin and Vocal Performance, as well as Ethnomusicology. Nicole served as co-concertmaster of the Rollins College Orchestra and String Ensemble for three, consecutive years, under the direction of Dr. John V. Sinclair. She was selected to perform Winter from The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, with the Rollins College String Ensemble at Christmas Vesper services, to capacity audiences of community members, students and faculty at the Knowles Memorial Chapel. Nicole has studied violin with Joni Roos and Alvaro Gomez, protege of David Oistrakh. She has performed as a soloist with the Rollins College Gospel and Concert Choirs and studied vocal pedagogy and performance with Dr. Edmund Leroy and Dr. Lori Lovell. At Rollins, Nicole studied piano with Dr. Gloria Cook, and has received training in classical, as well as Latin and jazz styles. Nicole has studied classical guitar for seven years and especially enjoys playing a repertoire of boleros and flamenco. Nicole's interest in world music led her to publish a senior honors thesis, “Cultural Fusion of Music Constructs: A Look at Hybrid World Styles,” analyzing the effects of globalization on traditional, ethnic musics. She has published research in the Rollins Undergraduate Research Journal, where she also served as Music and Anthropology Editor for three years.
Nicole has performed with the Rollins College Bach Festival Society Orchestra, sharing the stage with multiple Grammy Award winner and guitarist, Sharon Isbin. She has also performed with the Florida Space Coast Philharmonic, under the direction of Dr. Candler Schaffer and Richard Hayman. She has experience as a studio musician, recording vocals and violin at Wright Entertainment Group Studios (The Jonas Brothers, Justin Timberlake) with producer Will Baker (India Arie, Pink). She has performed as a soloist at the White House, Bob Carr Performing Arts Center, Amway Arena, and Hard Rock Live as the grand prize scholarship winner of the Hard Rock Academy. She has also opened for Avril Lavigne performing at Crane's Roost Park for over 6,000 concertgoers.
Nicole has experience instructing elementary and middle school students in piano and guitar ensemble classes and currently teaches at Lakemont Elementary, Hillcrest Elementary and Orlando Science Middle School. She also instructs over 30 beginner and intermediate private lesson students of all ages in Violin, Voice, Piano and Guitar. Additional experience includes teaching private and group lessons in Violin and Piano at The Christ School and serving as Music Instructor for the Rollins College Summer Day Camp. Fluent in both Spanish and English, Nicole offers bilingual music education.
Guitar, Piano, Singing, Biology, Elementary Math, Music Performance, Music Theory, Phonics, Reading, Science
Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, at the age of 9, Natalie knew music was something that was just a part of who she was. Writing songs on the piano before lessons could be scheduled, Natalie found herself immersed in a medium that would bring her joy for the rest of her life.
By age 14 Natalie had won several trophies competing in Classical piano with the Illinois Music Association.
As an adult, she would go on to fill her life with the world of music as a singer, songwriter, performer and recording artist.
Graduating from Elmhurst College (1997) with a Bachelor's in Music, Natalie received high accolades earning a membership in the Lambda Sigma Psi Music Honor Society.
During her college years, Natalie created and owned a local music publication called, "The Local Buzz". At this moment she had discovered her desire to teach. "I just wanted everyone I knew in music to know and use what I was learning, or had learned from the music classes, professionals I had been meeting and working with, and my overall music life experiences". By 1997, Natalie was signed to an independent label and embarked on a new adventure.
"Music is an adventure, but without the foundation and passion I had as a child, I would have never landed where I did. I truly LOVE to teach and share what I know about piano, and the world of music. Music is what I know, and know best. Helping to create a solid foundation and build confidence in someone embarking on a journey in music is the most rewarding profession I have ever had the honor of participating in."
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