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Andrew G.

Dunedin, FL

learn how to structure chords into a progression, understanding various sections os songs and how to get into and out of these sections along with lyrical content.

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 method is different for every student because every student is different and we all learn things in a different way. So as a teacher I adapt to you and what works for you.
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Daniel S. May 22, 2015
Trumpet · Online
Verified Student
Andrew is an excellent Trumpet instructor. The online FaceTime instruction went very well. I am a beginning trumpet student and I believe my time spent online with Andrew was money well spent.
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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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Andrew G.

Dunedin, FL 34698
(5)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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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 more. I would love to teach you!

1. My location or yours
2. Have studied under MI (Music Institute) Hollywood Graduates
3. 10 years experience teaching music to all ages (Orlando to Tampa to TOKYO!)
4. Learn rock, jazz, blues, funk and other chords, the right way
5. finger-style to metal speed; various methods
6. Jazz tones, improvisation, voice leading, comping ...
7. Learn as a hobby, or choose to develop systematic practice regimens
8. Beginner to advanced
9. Profound understanding of how music works, as I play guitar, drums, bass AND percussion

*** Lesson Details ***
I am laid back, yet I make sure to motivate my students. I can tell if they are excited about returning home to practice, and I use this motivation as my center. I enjoy using music books part of the time, as well as metronomes. My style is well rounded, and I prefer to teach multiple genres because each new genre improves all other genres. But for instance, if you're ONLY into punk rock, we can buckle down and concentrate on just that. I am very democratic in my teaching style; YOU'RE the student, and I adhere to your goals while showing you what other music has to offer as well! Bring in your favorite CDs/mp3s; I can learn songs on the spot within minutes.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Marshall JCM Cab with Half Stack; PRS Torrero Guitar; Ludwig Drums; Fender Bass

*** Travel Equipment ***
Marshall JCM Cab with Half Stack; PRS Torrero Guitar; Ludwig Drums; Fender Bass

*** Specialties ***
Metal, punk rock, Afro-Cuban, jazz, rock;
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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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Nicole C.

Clearwater, FL

Students will study music history to see how songwriting has evolved through music history. Then, we will increase our literacy skills needed to write an effective song while expressing creativity. Lastly, we will the explore the process of music production and arrangement to create a complete song.

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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Pasey M. June 5, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Better than we expected. Looking forward to the next lesson.
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Martin R. March 19, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Nicole is a very good teacher. She is encouraging and patient. I am thankful to be learning from her and really feel that my skill level will grow leaps and bounds.
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Gabrielle C. February 17, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
BEST TEACHER EVER! So far i've had two classes and I regret nothing! Nicole is so knowledgeable,patient,fun, and encouraging. I knew from reading all of the wonderful reviews that I would be in good hands but actually experiencing it just validated that to the next level. Give Nicole a chance and you will be happy you did. The passion is there and she is very accommodating to many styles of music. Thanks Nicole!
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Nicole C.

Nicole C.

Clearwater, FL 33760
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starting at
$27 / 30-min
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Tony M.

Seminole, FL

Tony Mitri has worked with contestants and music industry professionals and producers from American Idol, America's Most Talented Kids, and America's Got Talent, as well as industry insiders, A&R reps, TV networks, and many venues across the U.S. Let him help you achieve your personal and/or professional goals.

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Our music instruction program is spearheaded by music industry veteran, Tony Mitri, who has a reputation for the ability to work with a wide range of students of all levels, and getting amazing results. Students frustrated with traditional teaching methods and slow results who come to Solfege are amazed at the progress and results they are able to obtain under Mr. Mitri's direction. Enhanced breathing technique, expanded octave ranges and overall increased vocal ability are just some of what you can expect from the instruction you will receive. Mr. Mitri is able to get results where other instructors have ...

About Tony

If you want to be the best, learn from the best. Talent, skill, confidence- priceless. Our expert instructor Tony M. has worked with

contestants and music industry professionals and producers

from American Idol, America's Most Talented Kids, and

America's Got Talent, as well as industry insiders, AR reps,

TV networks, and many venues across the U.S.

*** Lesson Details ***
Guitar: Learning to properly handle the guitar, left and right hand techniques. learn to tune the instrument. read notes, and lean all major, minor, and seven chords by the end of book 1

Piano: learning all 12
scales by heart, proper fingers technique for both hands, reading both left and right hand notation by end of book 1.

*** Studio Equipment ***
40 Ch. Digital mixer lesus quad Reverb,
Yamaha EX5, Korg Sound module, Vocalist II Harmony...
Pro Tools
Sonar XL
D Drums,
7 Pianos
3 Guitars,
Bass,
Saxophone

*** Travel Equipment ***
Guitar, Keyboard, Saxophone, Mic, Laptop, Amplifier, Karaoke hard drive, and software.

*** Specialties ***
Advanced Vocal Coaching, for professionals,
Pop, R&B, JAZZ, Classical, Broadway.

Composition for pro artists, 256 mix tracks, 48 khz,
Top of the line recording gear.

Classical guitar, Music Theory and Composition for writers.
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Christa R. January 12, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
When you first meet Tony you sense immediately his passion and love for music; this comes through in his teaching style and attitude. Our 2 daughters (ages 13 and 11) have been taking lessons from Tony for about 3 months and we are definitely seeing improvements in their abilities. He has a knack for challenging them without them really knowing that's what he's doing--he pushes (gently) on them to reach their potential. Our girls enjoy taking lessons from Tony and look forward to seeing him each week, they practice without being asked (most days) and look forward to learning more interesting and challenging music. I would absolutely recommend Tony as an instructor for children or adults.
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Phil B. August 28, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Tony has been teaching my 8 year old grand-daughter, Nevea, for about 6 months. Tony knows how to effectively teach younger children and has the patience needed to know the correct learning pace that each student can deal with. Nevea loves it when Tony will occasionally accompany her with the guitar. I sit in on most of the lessons and enjoy listening to the interaction between teacher and student.
I would recommend Tony as a teacher for students of any age.
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Cynthia B. August 20, 2014
Singing · In home
Tony is great! He helped expand my range and over come the enormous amount of stage fright I battled for years in just a small amount of time. His lessons helped establish my music on a more professional level and broadened my picture of the music industry. I wouldn't recommend anybody else! He is very motivating and inspirational, and you will definitely grow through his lessons.
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Tony M.

Tony M.

Seminole, FL 33772
(6)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Cheryl B.

Seminole, FL

I teach songwriting through music form/design and improvisation.
Students (younger) usually don't even realize they're composing
a song when doing basic improvising. This can be built upon very
easily. Sometimes using basic 3 or 4-note chords and a melody
can developed and extended.

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.

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*** Specialties ***
degree in Flute Performance also (BA degree)
SPECIAL NEEDS (exper as pub school music t
eacher)
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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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Cheryl B.

Cheryl B.

Seminole, FL 33772
(2)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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