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Piano, Violin, Music Theory, Phonics, Reading
I have led a colorful life encompassing a wide range of life experiences, playing electric and acoustic violin or fiddle in many professional venues before and after arriving in New York City in the mid-80's. I retired as a member of New York City's Local 802, AFL-CIO, Associated Musicians of Greater New York, to move to the borscht belt of the NY countryside with my husband in late 1990. We had a horse farm; that enterprise became a profession of its own during those years. However, upon arriving in Florida in 2004, I returned to playing music, thanks to meeting many wonderful musicians here in SW Florida. My original musical training as child and teen was classical music on piano and violin. My appreciation and love of various styles has broadened out over the years, including a love for Blues, Jazz, Swing and 40's standards, opera, Klezmer and some Country Western (swing!) and Bluegrass here in Florida. In 2005, I assembled a group of professional musicians who had been playing various styles of music including jazz, bluegrass and
classical and created a Klezmer-based group to play for events on the Southwest coast of Florida. KlezMania On The Gulf began performing as a group shortly thereafter and continues to entertain lovers of Klezmer, swing jazz and good American standards.
Basic Math, Singing, Anatomy, Clarinet, English, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Oboe, Reading, Saxophone, Speaking Voice, Trumpet, Bassoon
An energetic musician and educator, Amanda L. holds a Master of Arts degree in Flute Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa where she studied extensively with renowned flutist, Nicole Esposito. Based in Sarasota, Florida, Amanda earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Flute Performance under the tutelage of Dr. Kim McCormick at the University of South Florida. In addition to her educational studies, Amanda has performed in masterclasses and workshops with prominent artists including Walfrid Kujala, Jim Walker, Sarah Jackson, Gary Schocker, Horacio Parravicini, Nicola Mazzanti, Zart Dombourian-Eby, Geralyn Coticone, Alberto Almarza, and Francesca Arnone.
Amanda has become known for her excellent collaborative skills with other musicians, performing in such ensembles as the ARTrio Woodwind Trio, a Flute/Bassoon Duo, and the Florida Flute Orchestra. Amanda also maintains a healthy performing schedule that includes the Sarasota Concert Band, Florida Wind Band, and various solo and pit orchestra work in the Sarasota area. She was a substitute piccolo player for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. In previous years, Amanda has performed with the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band, the Jim McDonough Orchestra, and Distinguished Concerts International New York. Amanda has also worked as a recording artist with Pro-Series Elite Practice System and the Walt Disney Company, Celebrate You Program.
As an educator, Amanda has previously worked with Griggs Music, Marion Music Academy, Senior Center of Iowa City (New Horizons Band), West Music Company, and Paul Effman Music Service. Amanda maintains private studios teaching flute, beginning woodwinds and brass, and music theory. She also provides in-school clinics and lessons for middle and high schools in Sarasota and Charlotte Counties. Professional memberships include the National Flute Association, Florida Flute Association, and Sigma Alpha Iota, International Music Fraternity for Women.
Guitar, Music Theory
I'm Rick and I have been playing guitar for several decades. I specialize in all acoustic styles, including artists like James Taylor, Paul Simon and other "folk rockers" country, and rock. Whether you just want to play some of your favorites, or learn to accompany yourself as you sing, I'm your guy. Strumming, finger-picking and just enough music theory to get you to understand what you're playing...and grow!
Do you need to dig deeper into Music Theory? I'm a Magna Cum Laude graduate with a Masters Degree in Theory, so if you need some beginning or advanced level tutoring in this subject, give me a call.
TakeLessons is America's full-service singing and music lessons provider, offering customized private music lessons and school music programs in over 2,800 U.S. cities, including Longboat Key and surrounding areas.
Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or experienced musician, you can benefit from working with a TakeLessons Certified™ Instructor in Longboat Key to make your musical dreams a reality. Choose from a variety of music lessons taught in the Longboat Key area, including guitar lessons, voice lessons, drum lessons, piano lessons, violin lessons and many more! Explore our Longboat Key music teachers' profile to learn more about their musical background and specialties, as well as see photos, music videos, and student...
TakeLessons works with qualified music instructors in the Longboat Key area, and can help you find the right instructor to fit your interests and skill level. Longboat Key music lessons are offered at studio locations throughout Longboat Key, and some of our instructors will even travel to you if you prefer in-home lessons. Our music teachers work with students of all ages and offer music lessons for kids, music lessons for teenagers and music lessons for adults. Our certified teachers will strive to give you a personal one-on-one learning experience with a customized music lesson that exceeds your expectations. In fact, we are so committed to your satisfaction that we offer all new customers a 100% Money Back Guarantee on your first music lesson.
Get started with music lessons in Longboat Key today! TakeLessons student counselors are standing by and ready to help; simply give us a call at 800-252-1508. You also have the option of selecting your teacher and signing up for private Longboat Key music classes online. Get ready to learn to play or learn to sing, grow, challenge yourself, and open your life to the advantages of music education and the benefits of music lessons.
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