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Elizabeth L. Groveland, FL

I teach music theory during the lessons. For those who wish, I also teach music theory by itself. I use a particular set of books for beginner to intermediate theory, as well as supplemental worksheets and websites to give many examples.

About Elizabeth

Elizabeth L. has studied music from the age of six. At nine, she began taking harp lessons with Elizabeth Motter, formerly of the Illinois Symphony and currently of the Cincinnati Symphony. Elizabeth spent many summers furthering her studies at various harp camps around the world. In the summer of 1995, she attended Benslow harp camp in Benslow, England. In the summer of 1996, she studied with Alice Spero Keene at the University of Illinois’ summer camp in Champaign-Urbana. In 1998, she attended the summer harp course at Indiana University where she studied with Susanne McDonald. At the age of 14, Interlochen Arts Academy accepted her into their program for high school. Interlochen is a boarding arts high school in northern Michigan, which offers a college preparatory study ...

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Maggie March 15, 2015
Harp · Online
Verified Student
Elizabeth is very kind and a great teacher. She explains nicely and at a level the student understands. She gives challenging 'homework', but not unrealistic. Highly recommended!!!
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Julie R. February 11, 2015
Harp · Online
Verified Student
Elizabeth is an amazing teacher! She was/is able to identify my learning style and meet me where I am musically. She keeps me challenged but successful in my endeavor. Elizabeth is VERY patient and kind and encouraging. I was hesitant about fulfilling my dream of playing the harp (as an adult learner), but am very excited about the progress I am making thanks to her. Elizabeth makes me believe in myself and my ability to learn to play and enjoy the harp!
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Haley W. February 3, 2015
Harp
Hello! I would like to know if this teacher can teach me. I have an eight string lily harp and am a beginner. Thanks! :) (You must know I have not had a lesson, but rated her 5 stars anyway, just asking a question)
Garine A. Winter Garden, FL

I've taken courses though the college level, and I can bring you up to speed on all parts of music theory from fun jamming skills to analyzing scores.

About Garine

I am a music educator. I received my Bachelor’s in Music Education from the University of Central Florida in 2011. My higher education started in the Fall of 2006 when I began attending Daytona Beach Community College. My two years there were spent fully engaged in all activities. I finished my GED requirements while participating in many ensembles like the Ormond Beach Symphony Orchestra, Daytona Beach Community College Concert Band, Brass Ensemble, Falcon Pans (steel drum ensemble), Pit Orchestra for musicals, and Choir. All of these ensembles helped me increase my awareness of many different teaching and directing styles. I enjoyed participating in the college’s annual Medieval Yuletide Feast while playing the trombone, tuba, and singing in the choir. These experiences augmented my ...

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edwinm August 14, 2011
student

she is great.
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JanetS July 21, 2011
Great personality and very upbeat. Could use a little more structure and I maybe a book for the new students. Probably very good with students that have some experience already and can improvise.
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MichelleC4 July 17, 2011
Great Experience

My son has learned alot and I have had a positive experince with his teacher.Thanks alot and keep up the great work!!!
Dennis H. Winter Garden, FL

Learn why certain scales fit over certain chords. How to improvise. Learn chord substitution, comping, soloing, chord-melody.

About Dennis

With a bachelors degree in music from Rutgers University, I began teaching guitar over 20 years ago. I have recorded with Larry Coryell and many other artists over the course of my career. My teaching style is direct and to the point. We will go through all the necessary theory of music and apply it to the fretboard to unleash your creativity. If you are looking to advance your style beyond what you thought you could not play, lets get started with some lessons. With certification on ProTools, I have recorded and worked with Jon Anderson(Yes), as a producer and engineer. I can teach you the art of recording and editing for music production. *** Lesson Details *** Fretboard fingering positions. Music Theory. Scales and modes. Fingerpicking. Hybrid Picking. Legato vs. Staccato ...

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Timothy Z. December 14, 2013
Guitar
Excellent Teacher

Dennis is an all around great teacher. He is easy and comfortable to work with, but knows exactly how and when to get things done. Most importantly for me, Dennis was able to let me know which things I needed to work on to better my musicianship while also helping me figure out how to utilize what I had already accomplished to achieve new goals. As a metal player getting into jazz improvisation I had some really strong skills and many things that needed serious work. Dennis was able to help me use my strengths from previous experience to become better at something entirely new.
Mindful of tradition, but more interested in innovation, Dennis has a vast knowledge of modern styles, chord progressions, chord shapes, and scales you can't just learn from any guitar teacher. You can hear it on his record; Dennis is just as much of an individual in his playing as he is in his teaching. Unfortunately due to relocation I can no longer take lessons from Dennis but he got the ball rolling for me into new worlds of guitar playing and musical thinking that has been incredibly valuable to me.
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Pati V. December 11, 2013
Guitar
Guitar Instructor

I decided to re-kindle my guitar playing skills after putting down the instrument for several years and not knowing what results to expect. I was amazed to find my ability to play quickly returning while taking lessons with Dennis. He was patient, encouraging and always professional and courteous. I am now practicing every day and continue to progress. I would encourage anyone seeking a skilled and talented instructor to sign up with Dennis. He has versatility with many different styles of playing and accomplished at them all.
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Sasha D. November 24, 2013
Guitar
Take Lessons From This Guy!

I was fortunate to meet Dennis and partake in six months of intensive weekly sessions which were no-nonsense. My instrument of choice is the acoustic and electric guitar.

Dennis adds a shade of color to the audible realm of musical expression that invites all practitioners to give ear to Dennis' command of the guitar. Ask him what he's been working on lately and he will show you something; it's more than enough to inspire you to keep learning and discover your own musical voice.

Dennis was humble in sharing his credentials and is a continuous student of learning himself. He clearly shows no bias and imparts his knowledge to anyone willing to learn.

Due to relocation, we could no longer meet up in person for lessons. But now that Dennis is geared up to provide teaching services online, I can still effectively take lessons regardless of location.
Liam B. Eustis, FL

About Liam

I have been successfully teaching for over 15 years. I studied at the Hartt School of Music and the Hartford Conservatory and I have been performing with various bands and in many musical theater productions over the past 20 years. *** Lesson Details *** My approach is to tailor each lesson to the students goals and needs. Everyone learns at a different pace and in different ways so all my students have their own custom lesson plan. I am looking for students who really want to excel and are willing to put in the time to achieve great results. *** Studio Equipment *** Guitar amps, Bass amp, electronic drum kit. Recording with Garageband *** Travel Equipment *** I can provide music stand, amp/cables, additional hand outs, electronic drum kit. I expect the student to at ...

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Shelby A. August 31, 2014
Bass Guitar · Online
I was trying to learn to play better on the bass guitar. Liam is an excellent teacher. He was patient to teach me what I wanted to learn. He was organized and gave clear instructions. He gave me examples of exercises to work on to play better.
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Greg B. August 2, 2014
Classical Guitar · In home
Liam taught guitar lessons to one of my daughters for a couple of years, and I personally played with him for several years in our church's praise team. He's both a gifted teacher and a talented musician, and his passion is clear for both. What's perhaps most impressive is the ease and grace he displays when either teaching or playing; he makes it all look and feel easy. Equally impressive is the breadth of his musical knowledge and styles. He's equally versed with all types of music, from classical to jazz to some of the more contemporary artists like Mandisa.
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Jonathan W. August 1, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Liam was one of my many guitar instructors. But it was always apparent to me that Liam stands out. Liam and I did lessons for over a year in New Hampshire when I was about 14. His knowledge and understanding of music never ceased to blow my mind. When I was a young guitarist, Liam's patience gave me a great environment to learn and grow. Later, we connected for a few more lessons before I went to college at age 17, and Liam really helped me when I was at a different stage in my ability. His versatility is amazing. Usually, versatility comes at the price of depth, but that is not so, with Liam. He cares about music, and he cares about teaching, and has the talent and knowledge to pass that on. Outstanding teacher.
Natalie H. Yalaha, FL

I have a Bachelors in Music, which included 4 years of music theory. I also offer group music theory workshops.

About Natalie

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 ...

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Nicole R. March 14, 2015
Piano · Online
Verified Student
I love taking lessons with Natalie. She's personable and very encouraging. She's helping me a lot with learning to accompany myself, which is something I've always wanted to learn. Highly recommended!
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Kari B. January 18, 2015
Country Singing · In studio
Verified Student
LOVEEEEE HERRRRRRRRRRR!
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Mario P. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
Excellent teacher

Natalie is a wonderful piano teacher as she started with my 8 year old daughter from scratch. It has been several months now and she loves playing and looks forward to her lesson each week. She has progressed quite nicely and we look forward to see what she accomplishes in the future with Natalie's help.
Rosely P. Clermont, FL

I believe that teaching students "the language of music" (also known as Theory) will provide students with a holistic understanding and ability to interpret the composer's wishes for their musical composition.

About Rosely

PIANO TEACHER/TUTOR BIO: Rosely P. was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and emigrated with her family to the United States, moving to Brooklyn in 1962 at the age of 9. She began her piano training in Brazil at the age of 7 and continued her studies in New York. Ms. P. speaks three languages fluently - English, Portuguese and Spanish. After graduating high school at the age of 16, Ms. P. attended Hunter College briefly while continuing with piano lessons and had operatic training with a voice coach associated with the New York Metropolitan Opera. At 17, she became a member of the Harry Belafonte Group, touring the tri-state area schools as a singer in a musical history presentation highlighting African influence on Brazilian music. Also during this time, while continuing piano ...

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meghan R. April 9, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Rosely is a great piano teacher. My son loves to take lessons and is truly enjoying learning music. She has a great skill to make him feel comfortable and confident while learning new things.
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Sophea K. November 18, 2014
Classical Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Ms. Rosely is a very good piano teacher. She has so much patients with little kids. I am glad that I got her as my son piano teacher. My son enjoy learning with her. Even my 4th years old daughter love her so much she can't wait until 5th, so she can play piano with Rosely. I strongly recommend Ms. Rosely. She is the best piano teacher if you all look for ones.
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Laurel M. August 19, 2014
Piano · In studio
We came to Ms. Rosely having never taken lessons in the past but to the insistence of our 6 year old son who wanted to play the piano. She was not only patient in her lessons with him but made learning his very first instrument fun!

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