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Joel J.

Tampa, FL

I have played bass in various jazz ensembles, including jazz percussion groups, jazz combos, and a big band. While guitar is my main love, I have a special place in my heart for the bass cousin as it took me to Italy.

About Joel

Hi! I have been teaching for over seven years and am no stranger to the stage. While majoring in music performance at the University of West Georgia, I performed with jazz ensembles, guitar quartets, and percussion ensembles. I also performed many solo classical guitar recitals. The only thing I love more than performing, is teaching and sharing music.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons generally include three parts with content depending on your level of experience: technique, repertoire, and theory. I am an enthusiastic although laid back teacher, however I do push my students in order
for them to realize themselves as a musician. I like to have fun with lessons because music is fun and I enjoy it. I hope you do too!

Literature used in lessons:

New Dimensions in Classical Guitar for Children, By Sonia Michelson

The Christopher Parkening Guitar Method

Diatonic Major and Minor Scales, By Andres Segovia

Guitar Aerobics, By Troy Nelson

John Brimhall's Complete Theory Notebook, by of course John Brimhall

*** Studio Equipment ***
The In-Studio lessons are taught in the living room with 3 guitars, 1 bass, and an amp. Seating available. No pets.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide everything needed during the first lessons. After which the student shall provide a music stand, tuner, guitar, and all literature.

*** Specialties ***
Specialty in classical guitar, improvisation, and music theory.
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Anthony D. July 29, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Very patient and wiling to explain the details and reasons behind what you are learning.
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Kolton D. July 15, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
I am so impressed with Joel. My son loves him. He is so patient, laid-back and easy going. But he is also very knowledgable and motivated. Great guy. Great teacher. We're very happy.
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Austin L. May 15, 2015
Classical Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I've had several different musical teachers throughout my life and I must say that I never really enjoyed any of them. Classes always seemed boring, far too structured, and like work instead of play. Once I started meeting with Joel though, my perception was greatly changed.

I love learning from Joel because he is enthusiastic and excellent at communicating music theory and technique. It never really feels like we have an exact structure that we have to follow but he always manages to keep me progressing. Regardless if I come in one day and just feel like jamming or if I want to raddle my brain with music theory all lesson, Joel is prepared and happy to do either.

I will highly recommend anyone to Joel that would like to learn to play in the classical style. He keeps the fire alive, truly loves his music, and is very passionate about it. These are the keys that bring beauty, creativity, and fun to the part of music, studying it proficiently, that can be frustrating or boring.

After a decade of failed teachers and being solely self taught, I couldn't be happier that I found a great teacher like Joel.
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Joel J.

Joel J.

Tampa, FL 33635
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Matthew K.

Clearwater, FL

About Matthew

Espanol / Spanish (lee abajo):

In the nutshell, besides the best price and a perfect, clean record (in FL that's big! lol), Kopi has toured Japan and Colombia with over 21 years guitar/drum/Spanish-speaking experience, teaching American and Japanese children in American and Japanese public schools; holding a Bachelors Degree, Kopi is multi-lingual and he even drives to you for lessons if needed. Uber flexible schedule, able to shift time slots for parents and students alike. It's a tough economy, so let's get your children (and/or YOU?!) playing at a rate you can exhale about, and with a t
eacher who is a scholar well beyond just music, a world traveler, and an uncle himself (no kids of his own yet! ;-) Parent references available upon request.

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Todos los Generos; Japones, Espanol, Ingles, y Portugues. He aprendia y ensenaba en Japon, Colombia, Norte America, y mas. Puedo ensenarle a todo (Jazz, Salsa, Punk Rock, Metal, Bossa Nova, Funk, etc.) Tengo muchisimas referencias. Mateo / Kopi Kopenhagen.

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Buenas. Me llamo Mateo Koechlin y enseno la guitarra y la bateria. Hablo en ingles primeramente, pero hablo en japones, espanol y portugues tambien. Ensenaba en japon para 4 anos, y hace 15 anos que enseno la guitarra. Puedo ensenarle a todo, pero me encanta la salsa, jazz, punk rock / metal, bossa nova y mas. Yo se todas las escalas (i.e. minor, hijaz/gypsy, persian, etc.) y he estudiado con maestros japoneses, colombianos, norte americanos y mas. Vamos a estudiar!
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Marty D. October 29, 2014
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Matthew is a laid back instructor who really knows what he is teaching. I am learning Jazz on the bass and I enjoy it very much. In just a short time i learned more with him than I did with my previous instructor . Would recommend him to anyone wanting to learn jazz.
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Dwight M. February 28, 2013
Bass Guitar
Verified Student
Best instructor I had so far.

Matt definitely knows his stuff. I had 4 classes with him and I'm shocked at the things I've learn with him. Great schedule flexibility and makes you feel comfortable from the time you meet him. Has a great and spacious place to teach compared to other I had. Hes willing to help anytime with questions. I decided to keep him as instructor for now on. Thanks!
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SandraM1 April 30, 2011
Guitar lessons

I think he was to scared to teach my daughter. I also think he needs a better place to teach, and he needs to make the classes more fun for kids. Our first lesson wasn't a good experience.
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Matthew K.

Matthew K.

Clearwater, FL 33765
(3)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Martin D.

Clearwater, FL

Learn bass clef note reading or tablature. Learn how to create your own bass lines, how to lock in with a drummer or backup a guitar or keyboard.

About Martin

I've been teaching professionally for over ten years and have taught over 200 students of all ages and backgrounds how to play. I've played mostly in rock bands but have also done Classical, Jazz, and Country projects. I play a wide selection of styles including Rock, Pop, Country, Ragtime, Folk, Blues, Bluegrass, Metal, Church, Renaissance, Punk, and Funk/Soul. (Everything from Bach to Rock to Bachrach). I graduated from the University of Maryland and Excelsior College.

*** Lesson Details ***
I listen closely to the student's wants and together we develop the approach that will help them
reach their goals. I use a wide variety of methods from strict classical methods (such as Noad or Parkening) to simply teaching chords and "tabbing out" their favorite songs. However, I do make sure the student understands underlying theory and becomes a musician not a parrot. Each student has different strengths and weaknesses (cognitive and physical) and different amounts of time to practice. I take all of these into account in developing your individual lesson plan.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Separate studio room, hundreds of music books, 3 chairs, guitars, amps, and bass, keyboard and piano

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students should have own instrument and amp. I bring books and handouts.

*** Specialties ***
Guitar and Bass: Beg. to Advanced

banjo and piano: Beg. - intermediate

All Styles (except Flamenco) to include Folk, Acoustic Fingerstyle, Rock, Punk, Blues, Country, Church, Bluegrass, Soul, Ragtime and Classical.
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David W. April 13, 2015
Classical Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Martin was very gentle in mood and helpful. He didn't waste time and I felt comfortable talking with him immediately. He wasn't at all intimidating and that helped me feel comfortable making noise and telling him about myself. He focused entirely on me. Perfect manner. The HW he gave me was not overbearing and makes perfect sense in retrospect. He gave me confidence that I could achieve my goals much sooner than I expect. I'm hoping I can stick with him. He knows my technique is good, which it is, and I look forward to working with him. Just after getting back home, I really feel like practicing.
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Dwight M. February 27, 2013
Bass Guitar
Verified Student
Great instructor overall

Marty was a great instructor to me. Taught me a lot in the 4 lessons I had with him. Very professional and knowledgable in Bass. Unfortunately because my schedule changing I could not keep him as an instructor. My only gripe would be that his studio room gets a little cramped and my guitar sometimes would hit things. Other than that. I would definitely recommend him.
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Chris G. February 7, 2013
Verified Student
Excellent teacher

I would recommend Marty to anyone wanting to take guitar lessons from beginner to advanced, he can meet your needs. He is very knowledge, professional and patient.
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Martin D.

Clearwater, FL 33756
(4)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Nicole C.

Clearwater, FL

Students will learn how to read music notation, hand warm-ups, and how to maintain your bass.

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, drum kit, Acoustic/Electric Guitar, 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 acoustic/electric Spectrum 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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Conchita K. August 18, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
She is very down to earth, you don't get pressure into the lessons. Great method of teaching. Recommend!
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Conchita K. July 22, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Nicole is very down to earth friendly and not intimidating teacher. Her method of teaching is basic and easy to understand. I am looking forward to the next lesson.
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Pasey M. June 5, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Better than we expected. Looking forward to the next lesson.
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Nicole C.

Nicole C.

Clearwater, FL 33760
(22)
starting at
$27 / 30-min
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Dan C.

Dunedin, FL

Music is my life. Experienced Bass Guitar teacher of over 30 years, accepting students from the beginner to intermediate levels of all ages. I enjoy teaching students who have challenges as well. Discover almost anyone can learn how to play the Bass Guitar. I tailor lessons, so students will learn what is interesting to them, including building a strong foundation of bass skills. I teach many styles of music. My method is for you to learn patterns ,that you can apply towards all music styles. Lets begin today.

About Dan

I began playing guitar age 5. Studied music for 6 years... my1st group at age 12... joined musicians union age 14. Professional musician over 20 years. Moved to Hollywood, Ca. became a studio musician, played on Merv Griffin Show, and many other TV appearances and recorded sound tracks in movies and most important... played with some fabulous musicians and had a lot of fun.
I am proficient on Guitar and Bass.
Today, being a musician in praise and worship on both instruments since 1980.
I have lived in the Tampa area since 1988.
I want to pass down my experience to......"YOU".....my
approach is more application and building a strong foundation, keeping music exciting. My students can play music in their 1st lesson. Playing Guitar or Bass is fun and exciting, any one can learning how. Learning how read music is one approach, or we can just dive into the instrument, and begin any way you want to learn.
I want my students know that your dreams can come true, my desire is to give you the tools to begin your journey in music as I have made mine.
Dan C.
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Ted kraft August 15, 2015
Guitar · In home
Dan is by no means a beginner. With his seniority of age he can play heavy metal country western you'll play bass guitar acoustic guitar electric guitar. He was performed with my group four years in California besides playing in Hollywood with celebrities. I highly recommend you taking lessons from Dan he's fantastic.
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Jim August 14, 2015
I played drums in a band with Dan Casson for about 10 years. I have also played guitar with him. Dan played the guitar and the bass in the band. Dan is a very versatile player on both instruments. He is an excellent guitar player, but as for the bass..........he is an ABSOLUTE MONSTER!!!! He is by far the most gifted bass player I have ever known. He can play any style of music and really gets into the groove. He began playing the guitar as a young boy, following in the footsteps of his dad.

Some people were born to be doctors.........Dan was born to be a musician. You can't go wrong by having someone like Dan be your teacher.
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Steve August 14, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
I learned how to play songs and riffs of songs on my first lesson. I recommend Dan for instructor of acoustic and electric guitar. I'm a beginner and Dan has a great way of teaching the chords and method of playing guitar for beginners of all ages.
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Dan C.

Dan C.

Dunedin, FL 34698
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starting at
$30 / 30-min

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