Drum, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Songwriting
Hello, I work as an active musician and music instructor in and around the Tampa Bay Area. I've earned a B.S. in Music Education from USF and I have experience in just about any type of percussion/drumming you can think of. Additionally, I teach piano, guitar, music theory, music studio and songwriting.
Currently I'm working on a Christian songwriting and band project that communicates the gospel message and also gives good reasons for why we should regard it as true.
Drum, Music Performance, Music Recording, Percussion, Songwriting
My name is Rufus and I am eager to share my 43 years of drum experience to help you play like a pro! In a very short amount of time, you will learn the basics and begin to find your own rhythm as a drummer...let me show you how you can be the best drummer possible!
* Play with Local Group - Tropical Heat
Upcoming Events - October 12 - Sam Ash in Clearwater
November 2 - Raymond James Stadium for Heart Walk
* Recently played with National Recording Artist Michael Anthony at Cork and Olive in Brandon
• Musician in Mystic Sheiks of Morocco, Rock a Doo Whop, Christmas Show at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
• Tutored in South America, Europe and Canada over 20 yrs.
• Drummer for New Salem M.B Church for last 15 yrs.
• 4 yrs marching in the Florida A&M University Marching Band & Percussion Ensemble
• 43 yrs of rudimentary drumming
Audio: Specialize in digital audio work station software – Cubase 7 – Wavelab 8 and Waves plug-ins.
Owner of a home based recording studio.
True Love- collection of pop music (2012)
Lift Off - A high energy dance song.(2012)
The Spencer Project - a Gospel collaboration with various artists.(2010)
Master Works - variety of different styles of music.(2009)
Lift Off- a high energy dance song (20120)
Iron-man Marathon Music - (1983)
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Songwriting, Banjo, Harmonica
Professional musician in the 434th Army Band, ten years teaching private lessons for guitar, bass, and mandolin (ages 5 to adult), ten years teaching music focusing on Elementary education, facilitated reading and music workshops for Hillsborough County, presented for MENC pre-conference 2007 and participated in the Hillsborough County Music Education Grant for Professional Development, lead teacher on the Guitar team at Florida Virtual School.
Drum, Guitar, Piano, Cello, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Flute, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Theory, Oboe, Opera Voice, Percussion, Saxophone, Songwriting, Banjo, Trombone
I have my degree from The Eastman School of Music and have played rock and roll for decades. My joy is bringing people to music and music playing. As Music is an infinite language it has always been an eternal joy to teach and relate to my beloved students what music can say to them and what they can convey to others.
Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Piano, Singing, Music Performance, Percussion, Songwriting
Nicole began her musical journey in Long Island, New York when she began piano lessons at age five. While receiving training on piano, she joined her elementary school orchestra in the 3rd grade and quickly soared with violin. During this period, Nicole began learning music theory and the art of reading music. As a fourth grader, Nicole would go on to conduct and tune every instrument in her orchestra during rehearsal. She always competed and won many NYSMA competitions for violin while attending music seminars and workshops. It was then that her teacher realized she had a gift. Nicole continued with piano lessons and began teaching herself guitar. Later, after college, she bought herself a drum set and began to teach herself drums.
As an adult, Nicole studied to become an elementary teacher and worked in the New York State School Districts for over five years. Shortly after receiving her master’s degree for Literacy Education, Nicole decided to attempt to share her passion for music. In 2007, Nicole opened a music studio in Holbrook, New York. Here, she refined her music teaching skills while establishing Nicolex Inc. Music Island as a leading source of quality music education. Her summer traveling music program allowed her students to experience live performances as well as create music groups with peers with the same passion for music.
Nicole now resides in Clearwater, Florida with hopes to spread her business as well as the joy of music to children and adults. She currently is the drummer for a local original rock band. In this band, Nicole writes songs, sings, plays piano, and drums (not all at the same time). Needless to say, she understands the importance that music has had in her life and wishes to ignite that passion in other music lovers.
Violin, Cello, Clarinet, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Oboe, Percussion, Saxophone, Trumpet, Bassoon, French Horn, Harmonica, Trombone, Viola
I have been teaching music for over 20 years and playing as a professional musician for even longer. I know how to get the best out of my students and have fun doing it. I'm a University of South Florida grad and I have worked and studies in Las Vegas and at the Berklee school of music. My students constantly win superiors at contest and sit in the upper chairs in band and orchestra. Lets have some fun and make some music.
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