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Nicole C.

Clearwater, FL

About Nicole

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 c
ontinued 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.

*** Lesson Details ***
My teaching style is best labeled as kind but firm. I take my job very seriously and want wholeheartedly for my students to have music as a part of their life, not just a part of their day. I love to laugh and have fun but I will definitely expect my students to practice and complete any homework I assign and be prepared for the following lesson. Simply stated, music is fun and the love of my life, but if I still practice, you will as well. Otherwise, I always believe in teaching songs my students are interested in and will expand their musical skills. My experience as a public school teacher had enhanced my sense of finding individual needs of every student. Therefore, I always differentiate lessons to suit my students interest while teaching them the foundations every musician needs in order to be successful. My specialty is teaching a variety of instruments. I play drums, guitar, bass, piano, and sing as well. So, if one instrument is not for you, I can teach you something different without a problem. Long story short, friends, you are in good hands.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Full Service music room: Keyboard, Full drum kit, Electric Guitar with 30 watts Amp and Microphone/ vocal monitor.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can bring a 61 key Casio Keyboard for household to use for lessons for a small monthly rental fee. I have an Epiphone Electric Guitar with 30w amplifier. Can also bring microphone and monitor for vocal lessons.

*** Specialties ***
I have taught mostly Rock, Blues, and Classical genres for Piano, Guitar, Drums. Vocally, I specialize in R&B, Broadway, Pop, Top 100 and alternative/Hard Rock. I will adapt to your needs.
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Vicky B. September 28, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Nicole rocks! (Literally) Awesome teacher, makes learning fun and inspires confidence. Knows how to introduce new concepts really well and makes sure you are progressing. So glad to be taking lessons with her!
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Trisha September 15, 2016
Ukulele · In home
My daughter is 13 and recently started taking Ukulele lessons with Nicole. She just LOVES her. Nicole has a terrific connection with kids and is very patient, but at the same time is able to keep pushing them ahead and doesn't allow them to stagnate. We couldn't be more pleased with the training and guidance that she has provided. Also, she has been very flexible with us when we have had to change practice times due to hectic schedules and she has NEVER been late.
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Elizabeth September 12, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
She was very welcoming and my daughter really enjoyed the class.
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Nicole C.

Nicole C.

Clearwater, FL 33760
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Pasquale G.

Clearwater, FL

About Pasquale

Teaching is a passion all my students love what they learn. And there progress is my number one concern. I have been teaching since the age of 17 and all are welcome to learn the joys of Brass instruments 450 students on a private level since I began teaching.
I began studying at the age of 9 with a top trumpet professional David Frick man what an experience, If you want to make excelllent progress look no further.
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Christopher R. September 6, 2016
Trumpet · Online
Verified Student
I look forward to my weekly lessons. Mr. Gallo is an amazing instructor full of knowledge. He challenges his students at every step and makes them better players.
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Sky H. July 31, 2016
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
First lesson went very well. Pasquale was extremely thorough. His knowledge and passion came through loud and clear. My son got a lot out of it and is off to a good start.
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Lucas July 28, 2016
Tuba · In home
Verified Student
Mr.Gallo is indeed passionate about teaching & this is very evident in his approach. He has encouraged my son enormously & in just 3 lessons I have noticed a huge improvement in my son's progress, ability & general confidence.
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Pasquale G.

Pasquale G.

Clearwater, FL 33756
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starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Glenn M.

Palm Harbor, FL

About Glenn

B.M. degree in Percussion from Juilliard School of Music.
Studied at The Drummers Collective in N.Y.C.
Performed with The Caracas Philharmonic Orchestra and Vermont Symphony.
Authored seven Mel Bay drum method books.
Teaching drums,djembe and classical percussion for over 24 years.
Lessons individually tailored to meet students musical goals.
Study with the most highly regarded drum/percussion teacher in the Clearwater, East Lake, Dunedin, Tarpon, Seminole and Palm Harbor areas.

*** Lesson Details ***
Study Rock,Blues, Latin, Funk,Jazz, Fusion and African drum styles. Each lesson
is individually tailored to meet the musical goals of the student.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Drum Set.
Djembe.
Xylophone
Timpani
Sound System

*** Specialties ***
Teach drum students to read music.
Teach students to play "by ear".
Also teach the African Djembe instrument.
Play to and create drum/bass/percussion loops.
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Greg T. July 23, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Very enthusiastic, easy to connect with. Very skilled in all types of music including my choice, Contemporary Christian.
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Greg T. July 20, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Very enthusiastic, easy to connect with. Very skilled in all types of music including my choice, Contemporary Christian.
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Anne M S. April 13, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Great guy and awesome teacher! He will help you in whatever you want to accomplish and give you ideas if you aren't sure what you're looking for. Glenn will modify his teaching strategies to whatever makes you most comfortable and facilitates your learning style. He teaches the basics down to the intricacies of general percussion and will keep you motivated by sharing his adventures and projects with you! Very knowledgeable!
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Glenn M.

Palm Harbor, FL 34683
(5)
starting at
$22 / 30-min
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Christina C.

Palm Harbor, FL

About Christina

I teach music lessons to both kids and adults of all playing levels and all styles including Classical and Jazz.
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Rylie September 7, 2016
Clarinet · In home
Verified Student
Christina was wonderful with my 11 year old for her first lesson! My daughter is brand new at learning to play the clarinet. She walked in knowing two notes, she walked out playing a couple of simple songs! Christina pulled her own clarinet and played along with my daughter, this made it so much easier to learn as well as fun. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that lessons continue to go this well.
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Lori D. July 1, 2016
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent lesson!
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Jerald K. June 8, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
First lesson ever. Christina is personable and shows she will work at the pace you need her to for your skill level. Looking forward to future lessons.
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Christina C.

Christina C.

Palm Harbor, FL 34683
(12)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Nathan M.

Largo, FL

About Nathan

Music is my passion. I began taking piano lessons at the age of 8 (I'm 24) and continued through college to obtain a Music Studies degree at the University of South Florida. I learned music theory, took advanced piano lessons, and learned a bit of jazz as well. I played in a local band in Tampa for about 2.5 years. I also have experience in percussion, having been in marching band in high school. I have taught percussion sections at 2 different high schools, and I am currently co-teaching the percussion section at Indian Rocks Christian School in Largo, FL. I like to compose my own style of mu
sic as well, mixing classical and jazz. I'm also a big movie soundtrack fan! I am comfortable teaching just about anything related to music or piano that my student would like to learn, from reading notes and rhythms on sheet music to the proper technique of playing piano or certain percussion instruments, etc. I have a very relaxed, laid-back personality, but my passion for music is ever-growing. You can visit my website to learn more at www.nathanaelleomusic.com
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Aiden A. September 18, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Nathan was very patient and worked well with my kids ages 6 and 7. They had fun and enjoyed their lesson.
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Nathan M.

Nathan M.

Largo, FL 33771
(1)
starting at
$22 / 30-min

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