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Patricio C.

Hialeah, FL
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Edgar V.

Miami, FL
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Johnny C.

Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Patricio C. Hialeah, FL

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Songwriting

About Me

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.

*** Lesson Details ***
I specialize in beginner and intermediate level. I teach from very basic essentials, to pretty advance knowledge/technique. I like to teach music theory and have my students learn how to read music to be musicians with knowledge.

The main topics I like to concentrate on are:

Chords: Triads & 7th Chords including Tensions
Chord Voicing
Scales
Arpeggios
Technique
Improvization Tips
Music Theory
Harmony
Ear Training
Rhythm comp
Sight Reading
.. and more

I always like to concentrate in just one or two of these topics per lesson, and go in cycles so we have a different class with a new feel every day. Keeping the class fun and exciting.

I forgot to mention the fact that I am biligual (Spanish/English). Being in the Miami area I think is essential to speak both languages.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music Stand, music paper, Metronome, guitars, amplifiers, ProTools, Microphones, Keyboard, headphones. additional seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
my guitar, method books. music paper
The student should have his own guitar, a tuner and a metronome

*** Specialties ***
Berklee college of music Method.
I specialize in rock, fusion, blues, jazz & classical music
I specialize in electric and acoustic guitar

Edgar V. Miami, FL

Subjects Taught

Drum, Percussion, Spanish

About Me

Hi there! My name is Edgar V., I€™m currently majoring in music business creative performance at Miami Dade College. I'm focused, patient, enthusiastic and very active! "Schedule a lesson with me now and start learning the art of playing drums."

My passion is playing drums and percussion. I've been playing drums for 14 years now. First I studied drums in Colombia with Shakira's former drummer Italo Lamboglia for 4 years and then when I moved here in US, I've kept refining my craft taking drum lessons at Miami Dade College, learning new techniques and so on.

I'm currently an independent drummer. I play with many artists and bands as a freelancer, So I get to perform very often live in different venues all over South Florida. I also freelance at different T.V. Networks as a background drummer and percussionist for artists promoting their songs on TV shows. I have won drum contests and competitions on stores and online as well. I have recorded various records and singles with major producers and performed in different countries as a hired drummer.

I've been sharing my knowledge in drums with others since I first started playing drums! I€™m a believer that the more you share, the more you learn, and overtime I've realized that the process never stops. At first I was a drum instructor at a local church in Colombia. I had 10 €“ 20 students in a single classroom -- It was a great experience! Then when I came to the U.S. I've been mainly instructing privately, so I have plenty of experience.

Schedule a lesson with me now and start learning the art of playing drums. I am looking forward to meeting new and eager students who really want to bring their inner music out to share with the rest of us and develop their skills to the peak of their abilities. After all, you might be the next music prodigy, but perhaps you don€™t know it yet! See you soon!

Edgar V.

*** Studio Equipment ***
living room: electric drum set, additional seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Electric drum set or acoustic drums set.

*** Specialties ***
If you take lessons with me, you can expect to learn everything you need to know to be a great drummer. I focus on 5 core skills to be a great drummer: Coordination, Rhythms, Music Theory, Sight Reading and Styles/ Interpretation.

I also use different methods and books like the Joe Porcaro's Drum Method, Syncopation, Stick Control, Even in the odds, among different methods depending on the style you want to focus on like Rock, Pop, Jazz, Latin, Fusion or even Metal.

Johnny C. Fort Lauderdale, FL

Subjects Taught

Music Performance, Percussion, Stage Performance

About Me

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

*** Lesson Details ***
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 knuckles/and Tips of fingers
Hand exercises which include my S.T.O.M.P method-Slap Tone Open Muffle Palm
Rudimentary hand drumming and approaches on Conga drum
One conga drum, 2 conga drums, 3 conga drums
Styles in Mambo, Rumba, Salsa, Son, Latin Jazz and Folkloric
Counting and keeping time
Stick control for timbales
Baqueteo patterns -Cascara(shell)of the timbal and cowbell patterns in clave
Abanico- 7 stroke and 9 stroke rolls
Styles on timbales-Danzon, Son, Mambo, Rumba, Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Bolero
Reading and writing for Latin percussion
Latin Rhythm Theory
Ensemble performance
The Clave & pulse
6/8 Clave
Son Clave
Rumba Clave
The Clave today
Phrasing with the Clave
Variations on the Clave
Polyrhythms in Cuban Music

Cuban and Caribbean Rhythms taught are:

Bolero-5 variations
Caballo(Horse rhythm)-with variations
Danzon
Yambu
Guaguanco-6 variations
Rumba-with variations-columbia/abierto(open) 2Conga drums/one drum/New York street style rumba
Abakua-one drum pattern to 3 drum patterns
Plena(Puerto Rico)
Bomba
Bomba Sica
Bomba Yuba
Bambiche
Merengue(Domincan Republic)
Mozambique-old school/new school variations
Cumbia(Columbia)-with variations on one drum to 3 drums
Bembe(Afro) variations
Conga Comparsa(Carnival drumming) with variations
Changui
Calypso(Trinidad) one to 3 conga drums with variations
Bossa Nova(Brasil) with variations from one to 3 conga drums
Afro-Samba(Brasil)
Baion(Brasil)
Samba on 2 to 3 conga drums
Songo with 9 variations
Pilon on 3 congas
Iyesa with variations
6/8 basic one conga drum to 3 conga drums
Guarapachangeo with variations from 2 drums to 5
Ritmo Pa Ca
Dengue
Jala Jala
Tumbaos(basic rhythmic conga patterns for Latin Dance music) with many variations
Chaonda-
6/8 Bell patterns on conga drum with variations
Mongo Santamarias tumbaos and rhythmic approaches
Mongos Merengue
Mongos Afro Blue with variations

*** Studio Equipment ***
Congas/bongos/timbales/perc.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Congas/bongos/timbales/hand percussion

*** Specialties ***
Student ages 10 and above only! I teach latin percussion, conga drums, timbales, bongos and assorted African and Brazilian percussion as well.
I teach what is called the "Cuban" method of learning how to play as it is taught in Cuba today, along with my own developed methods. Yes I teach online.

Dirk T.

Pompano Beach, FL
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Jerry J.

Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Corey D.

Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Dirk T. Pompano Beach, FL

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Singing

About Me

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.”

*** Lesson Details ***
I am generally an easy-going individual with high expectations for my students, but realistic ones. I try to cultivate a relaxed atmosphere in my lesson time in order to give the student the opportunity to express themselves better. High pressure situations are often a detriment to growth when placed in a learning environment. Students will have enough pressure when they perform whether they place it on themselves or others do. I not only train my students to deal with their abilities. I try to inspire them with belief in their own ability to succeed within themselves.

I expect three things from students.

1) That they have the right attitude to accomplish their goals

2) They are prepared to learn the material taught to them and practice

3) They enjoy the lesson and have learned something different from the time they started the lesson.

Three things that students can expect from me.

1) I will always encourage them to succeed in their talents

2) I will do my best to point them in right direction.

3) I will expect them to progress forward each lesson.

After 3 to 6 Months students will have confidence in their ability to play their instruments in front of family and friends.
Students will be " concert ready" to share their gifts with the public.
Students will have the ability to teach themselves new things while still being guided by a teacher who will cultivate their progress.
Students will be able to compose, perform and write their own music if they choose to do so.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would expect students to have an open area to be able to teach as well as an instrument and stand, and metronome and a seat or chair A music note pad for future lessons. I would bring my instructional materials.

*** Specialties ***
Classical guitar, blues,heavy metal rock,jazz, gospel on the guitar as well as bass jazz, r'nb. On the piano, classically trained as well as played jazz professionally. experience in gospel, r&b and the blues

Jerry J. Fort Lauderdale, FL

Subjects Taught

Ableton, Drum, Music Performance, Music Recording, Percussion, Piano

About Me

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 TakeLessons to set up an introductory lesson with me.

(I am also a beginning piano teacher, as I also studied classical and jazz piano in college.)

Jerry-

*** Lesson Details ***
Beginning students will begin studying from the book "Progressive Drum Grooves" by Craig Lauritsen which he/she will be required to have each lesson.

Although instructor will have drumsticks, brushes etc. students should carry them along for every lesson.

A drum set or practice pad will be a very crucial part in seeing growth from our lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
(1st Kit)
Standard sized 5 piece Mapex Drum Set with cymbals.

(2nd Kit) "ideal for young children"
Fusion sized Mapex drum set with cymbals. 18" bass drum

The lesson room also has a PA system for CD/MP3 player capabilities.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide practice pad if needed. If student is learning the drum set they will need to supply for in-home lessons.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Rock, Gospel, Swing, Go-Go, Hip Hop, Latin, Reggae, R&B, Soca, Calypso, Funk, Kompa, Odd-Time Meters. Beginning classical & jazz piano.

Corey D. Fort Lauderdale, FL

Subjects Taught

Audition Prep, Drum, Hand Drums, Music Performance, Music Therapy, Percussion

About Me

Teaching music, percussion, and drum set is my passion.I am now 26 years old and have been surrounded by music since the age of three. Beginning formal training at the age of 10. Over the past 16 years I have had the opportunity to apply the many styles I have learned. With 20+ groups and artists. I have been actively teaching now for 8 years. Providing a goal driven, concept based experience that opens the minds of my students. While relating the material to the music that they want to learn. I am currently the drum instructor at pines music studio, and have managed to continuously keep a full schedule. My students can't wait to run into the studio.

Drum Set
***Included Material***
On your first class you will receive a Level 1 drum packet including all the fundamental information needed to begin on the drum set.

***Travel Material Provided***
Books and Lesson Material
Progress Tracking Sheet
Bass Guitar and Amp (for play along)
Laptop for play along
Will be required to have a drum set or snare drum.
-A Drum set can be provided for just $5 charge per class. (drum set will be set up and broken down on the day of your scheduled class.)

Hand Percussion
-You will be required to purchase a hand drum-
Unlike other instruments hand drums can be much less of a commitment. Like a good book, once you pick one up it won't be soon to put it down.

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