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Andrew G. Dunedin, FL

From basic staff and note identification and rhythmic values to complex analysis of chords and progressions.

About Andrew

I have been teaching students of all ages for 17 years. My principle instrument is Trumpet, but I teach multiple instruments. I received my BS in music from Radford University in 2000. I moved to Miami in 2001 to attend school and perform with artists such as Arturo Sandoval, Micheal Brecker, David Sandborn, Diana Krall, as well as numerous corporate bands in the Miami area playing for such people as Donald Trump and opening up for Lionel Richie and Elton John. Through out my entire educational and professional career I have helped many students reach their personal and professional goals. As a teacher I understand the importance of patience and persistence, I utilize positive reinforcement and encouragement. Music is meant to be fun so therefore I make the lesson FUN! My teaching ...

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Patrick W. March 12, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Andrew is a dynamite teacher - very professional. I have been attempting to play music my entire life and he has been a great help. He's an awesome teacher!
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RyanD August 20, 2010
Knowledgeable, clear, concise, and definitely worth it.
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KimB3 May 12, 2010
We've only just begun, but so far everything has been great!
Matthew K. Clearwater, FL

About Matthew

Cheers. My name is Matthew. It's a pleasure to meet you. I play guitar, bass, drums and percussion all on a professional, weekly-gigging level. I would describe my style as motivating, tactful, patient, and both traditional and up-to-date / modern. I teach all styles, but I most enjoy transitioning North American rock musicians into the world of jazz, and especially SALSA / Latin, believe it or not! I have a Bachelors in Psychology (University of Central Florida), have toured Japan with my band, and I also release solo music. I have recorded in famous Tokyo studios and actually ended up living in the Land of the Rising Sun for 4 years! I am Spanish, Japanese, and Portuguese speaking as well (English as my native language), having visited Colombia, Bali (Indonesia), Hong Kong, Japan, and ...

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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.
Adam G. Oldsmar, FL

About Adam

I started playing guitar at the age of 12, teaching myself before I moved on to taking professional lessons. At 15, I began performing in front of live audiences with a rock band, and loved every minute of it. Ever since then, I have been performing and recording, as well as writing/arranging music. I was privately tutored extensively in Music Theory, Harmony, Arrangement and Composition. I have played many stages over the years in various cover and original bands, from acoustic to rock, to blues, metal and southern rock. I feel that I can offer much from the viewpoint of a working musician in addition to your basic instrument lesson; from instrument set-up tips, to getting your own sound, to how to effectively use effects and performance tips. Personally, I enjoy rock and metal music ...

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KelliH July 15, 2012
Excellent

My son was a little too young but Adam was great with him! Very positive
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JustinR July 7, 2012
Week 4

It's only been week 4 and I'm startin to learn to play songs. As an adult learner I thought I would have much more difficulty but Adam has not only tailored the lessons to what I am interested in learning but is always watching and listening to how I play. He give instant feedback and helps me adjust on the fly. I couldn't have asked for a better instructor to tea h me to play guitar. Thanks Adam for the current and hopefully many future lessons.
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RoshaF March 29, 2012
Easy Going

I'm enjoying my lessons with adam. He is knowledgeable, patient., and fun.
Martin D. Clearwater, FL

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 ...

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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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ConnieW June 8, 2011
Guitar Lessons

Mr. Dawkins is an excellent guitar instructor. He possess a vast knowledge of music and one can clearly see the love and passion he has for teaching his students. Dawkins is very patient, encouraging, and always demonstrates a high level of professionalism with each lesson. We have not been disappointed and look forward to each and every lesson!
Nicole E. Tampa, FL

About Nicole

Hello, fellow music lovers! My name is Nicole and I would be honored to have the opportunity to help you take your music skills, whether beginning to advanced, to the next level! I am a singer with 25+ years of experience with solos, small ensemble groups, and large choirs. My singing styles range from opera, musical theatre, jazz, gospel, and christian contemporary, just to name a few. : )  I am also an experienced flutist with 5 + years of study and an intermediate-level pianist with about 5 years of study in the classical technique, and playing chords to follow most any style. I also enjoy teaching some music theory (the rules of music) in written, sight singing, and piano chords, if requested. Along with voice and instrument lessons to provide a further understanding of each musical ...

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Leah March 24, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Enjoyed Nicole and learned a lot!
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Vanessa G. July 14, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Nicole is a terrific instructor! This was my first time taking singing lessons, but Nicole was prepared to start from the beginning with me. She took the time to listen to what I was looking for out of these lessons and determine what my strengths and weaknesses were. Nicole allowed me to choose songs for us to work on, but was very willing to help me choose songs that suite my voice, challenged me, or were just fun songs to work on! I very much recommend taking lessons with Nicole if you're preparing for any performance or just want to develop your voice.
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Patricia R. January 21, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
NICOLE

Nicole is an excellent teacher. She is very personable and has a lot of patience. She is very skilled at teaching.
Cheryl B. Seminole, FL

This is a definite area that I can earily SIMPLIFY for you...theory
doesn't have to be time-consuming and dull...the music teachers
of decades ago just didn't have (or were taught) the skills to make
it enjoyable and a bit humorous!

I have also copywritten activities to make it fun!

About Cheryl

30 yrs as prof jazz/popular-style pianist in Chicago's country-clubs and luxury hotels. 24 yrs as public-school elementary musicteacher (MA in Music Ed degree). 35 yrs experience teaching all ages: from age 6 to 65.You choose want you want to learn! I make the theory easy to understand. Learning an instrument is fun and should be taught by people who love to teach and see progress. I also write & publish my music books, General Music Curriculum. LESSONS in YOUR HOME! *** Specialties *** degree in Flute Performance also (BA degree) SPECIAL NEEDS (exper as pub school music teacher)

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Vlada B. March 14, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
She is an awesome piano teacher! She teaches very well. S
he is really nice and fun!
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J. Ann P. March 13, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
So far she seems to be just what I'm looking for - very pleased!

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