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Palm Coast, FL

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I worked for Eddie Van Halen for five years in the 1990's in the Beverly Hills area of Los Angeles and was instrumental in providing help with development of the Peavey Wolfgang and Wolfgang Special Guitar by providing feedback on the prototypes Eddie was designing at the time. I learned a lot from Eddie and his brother Alex about music and the music industry. (All you have to do is pay attention! ) I have played in bands from Hollywood to Toronto and back both as a singer songwriter and guitarist. I bring the Musicians Institute way to the table and get things up and running quickly. I help students get it under their fingers fast and get it right the first time.

I believe in sharing the happiness of making music with anyone who loves music and the guitar in particular. I do my very best to get you playing the songs you love in Pop,
Rock, Jazz and Folk Music of your choice. Today's modern new guitars are easy to play and you will enjoy learning Guitar right away. That is how it should be.
When you study there is a basic understanding of Guitar to be learned that allows an ease of use for anyone for years to come. This will help you reach your goal and improve each week. My students learn to practice in a way that feels comfortable and makes sense. This takes all the stress out of learning and gives everyone something to smile about and look forward to each week.

The good feeling of playing along with friends and taking a solo is within every students grasp. I will show you the way there. And with a solid and straightforward approach to the theory as it applies directly to the guitar you will feel confident and unafraid of any music endeavor. We'll cover harmony and fingerboard theory and give you a road map of the guitar neck that makes it a pleasure to play. You learn the basics and much more than you thought possible retaining 90 percent of what you learn!

Having been a student myself I was deeply involved in music since age 12 and played in bands and duos for over 15 years . I can help you to be a well rounded player and performer with a smile, a laugh and a joy for music whether your in a band or a budding solo artist.

*** Lesson Details ***
Most students want to play the Guitar to play their favorite songs and I'm the same way. Music is something we carry with us in our hearts and minds. Students will learn what they wish to learn and work at a pace that is comfortable to them. Whether you are a student, “weekend warrior” or a parent whose child has expressed an interest in Guitar anyone can learn all there is to know about Harmony and Theory for the Guitar and how to play their favorite songs.

We cover theory in an easy and straightforward no nonsense way in the first half of each lesson and then apply it to the song you wish to learn. This creates an atmosphere where you understand and feel at home with the Guitar. You get an understanding right away and because it is immediately fun it allows you to feel comfortable at any level. Music is fun, and songs are the creative expression of what we feel. Combining theory and the freedom to play and sing songs allows us to express ourselves through music. 
After 6 months students will have a solid foundation in theory, and a road map of the guitar fretboard enabling them to advance to an intermediate level if they are ready to do so. Students will know enough that music as it relates to the Guitar, which is the world’s most popular instrument in contemporary music, is not a mystery but is a welcome friend. And they will be able to play songs by popular artists and advance at a pace that is satisfying and enjoyable.
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What Students Are Saying About ~ James Teaching Style

“James’ patience, knowledge and under-standing made learning guitar fun. I like the lessons. He cares.”
--Rebecca L., guitar
student, Venice Beach, CA 2003

“James taught me to
play pop and rock, and
introduced me to
fingerstyle guitar. I love it!”
--Joseph E., guitar student, Vancouver, BC 2006

“I studied guitar privately with James in 2010. His style of teaching helped me to get
past my blocks. He opened new doors for me. Thanks!”
--Daniel S., guitar
student, Los Angeles, CA 2010
""James is a trustworthy man, great with answering back right away. Always ready to help with new members. I would definitely recommend him." ~ PJ Stover of PJ Stover Voices; Independent Film & Recording voice-over artist
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What James spouse says about working on songwriting with him:

"James is my husband for over 10 years now. Over the years, I have seen James give guidance and counsel to many hopeful musicians of all ages, and inspire others about how music influences and benefits our lives. I would highly recommend James to anyone who wants to learn guitar, voice, music theory, and acting. James is a great talent, and study with him would benefit anyone with the sincere desire to grow as an artist. When we married, I had fallen in love with James’ conversational style, and his vast knowledge of music. When I heard him play guitar, I knew that I wanted to write songs with him, and we released our first album, in 2012 on iTunes."

Regards,
Keri W.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Ovation Glen Campbell Artist Acoustic Electric Guitar, Ovation Pacemaker 12 string Guitar, Ibanez PF 5 Acoustic Electric Guitar, Fender Telecaster 6 string Electric Guitar. Korg Mini Pandora III Amplifier/Studio EFX, Toshiba Laptop Satelite Pro with PreSonus Studio One Artist Software, PreSonusUSB Audiobox, HD7 Studio Monitor Headphones, M7 Condenser Mic, PreSonus Studio Producer software with SoundCloud integration, iBook G4 with Garageband 3 and iLife Studio. Godin Summit CT Electric Guitar is the guitar I now endorse exclusively !

*** Travel Equipment ***
Lesson Plans, Godin Summit CT Guitar, Fender and Ovation Guitars, Tuner, Android Smartphone and apps, iPads, Korg Mini Pandora Amp, Toshiba Satelite Pro Laptop. Android LG Smartphone with Tuners, Voice Recorder, and Metronome and Chord Reference Guide, and Guitar Tuner, iPod Touch Pro Studio.

*** Specialties ***
Songs in the following styles: Pop, Rock and Modern Country Music. Also Composition Analysis while learning the song.
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Erin Virgili April 6, 2017
· Improv Acting · Online
James was a wonderful instructor! Not only did he make my son feel confident about taking lessons he offered great advice and guidance about the acting industry. I would definitely recommend him to anyone seriously interested in improving their acting skills. My son is 12 years old.
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Erin Virgili February 10, 2017
· Improv Acting · Online
James made my son feel very comfortable for his first session!
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Caren R. January 22, 2017
· Guitar · In home
Great approach to teaching beginners.
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About Amber J.

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Englewood, CO

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Growing up in Denver, I had a huge desire for singing and performing. By age 14, I was taking weekly singing & piano lessons, was acting constantly in local productions-many times getting the lead role.
Some of the productions I acted in: The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), Camelot, Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney), How to Succeed in Business (Smitty), Carousel, Oklahoma, Les Miserables, and Oliver (Nancy.)
I received a 4-year scholarship to the Conservatory of Music in Stockton, CA. at the University of the Pacific. Upon graduation, I entered graduate school at the University of North Texas to continue my singing and piano studies, along with music theory, history, and musical video production.
Upon graduating UNT, I was chosen among 200 performing arts majors to be the featured soloist at the UNT commencement ceremonies. This led to an off
er to tour Italy with the Rome Festival Orchestra. For the next two summers I performed in Copenhagen, Istanbul, Rome and Berlin with the Berlin Philharmonic.

*** Lesson Details ***
My students progress VERY quickly! As a teacher, I can easily identify my students’ strengths and weaknesses, and plan an individualized study course. I will instill a solid set of production skills that will easily serve ANY style of music you choose (from rock to opera.)
I will make for you a personalized recording for you to practice with daily. We will also work on songs you LOVE!
My students will have performance opportunities every 3 months. I will prepare you for college entrance auditions, TV contests, and television appearances. My students make extraordinary progress-I want you to become one of them!

*** Studio Equipment ***
10x15 dedicated music room, piano, lovely mountain view, mirrors, microphone and sound equipment available for students. The parents of students are welcome to stay in the room with the students, if they choose.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a piano and I will purchase the method book I want the student to use but I do require reimbursement for books and shipping if required. Student provides notebooks and pens.

*** Specialties ***
Seth Riggs, Popular vocal technique "Singing For The Stars"
John W. Schaum for piano
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Vivian B. July 5, 2017
· Piano · In home
Great
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Jake May 17, 2017
· Broadway Singing · In studio
Amber accomodated me on short notice getting me prapared for an audition. She is wonderfully giving of her time and energy and her expertise in musical theatre. i was thrilled by how hard we worked, what great shape she got my voice into, and how dedicated she was in helping me prepare, not only vocally but, with character work as well.
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Hannah H. April 17, 2017
· Piano · In home
She is nice and good instructors . Hope my daughter can learn a lot from her and play well
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Englewood, CO 80110
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About James S.

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I am currently an ELA-S Science teacher at West Early College which is part of DPS. This coming year will be my third year as teacher so I know not only what students need in the classroom, but exactly how to help them during one on one private lessons.

As a classical cellist expanding the cello in to contemporary bands/music atmospheres is a great hobby and a potential part-time job. If you are an intermediate/beginner cellist in need of private lessons please don't hesitate to get in touch. Additionally, tutoring high/middle school students in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science, Physical Science or Spanish is also another great passion. James has tutored in these areas to multiple students for more than 10 years.
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Elena E. October 21, 2014
· Cello · In studio
James has taken my son back to basics, so to speak. My son's previous teacher did not emphasize technique and he picked up some poor habits. James has been working with my son for only a few weeks and already the quality of his sound is much improved.
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Denver, CO 80220
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About Karl K.

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New York, NY

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Professional internationally touring musician for 20+ years, Classical, Broadway, Experimental, Early music. Bachelor of Music; Norwegian State Academy, Master's of Music; Mannes College of Music, Doctor of Musical Arts; Stony Brook University (expected completion Spring 2015). Faculty positions held at Rowan University, NJ, University of Tennessee, TN, University of Akron, OH, International Festival Institute, TX, Siena Summer Music, Siena, Italy
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Valeria W. February 26, 2017
· Norwegian · Online
He really caters to your own needs and methods of learning. He is incredibly flexible, thorough, and complete with his lessons. Would totally recommend him if interested in learning Norwegian.
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Carl February 4, 2017
· French Horn · Online
Very enjoyable first online lesson!
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Susan January 28, 2017
· Bridge · In home
Excellent teacher! Karl broke down elements of the game into digestible parts, explained logic and tactics very clearly. Very helpful doing simulation together, so not talking at me as I think some instructors do. Engaging and patient...definitely recommend!
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About Kevin J.

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Denver, CO

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I truly enjoy teaching. I've taught in the public school classroom for 11 years. Teaching music is so so much FUN! And it should be fun for the students to learn. When I'm teaching I tell all my students that if they don't enjoy and smile about something, then we need to change something.

I would love to start lessons with you soon.

Check out my website: http://www.strum2thebeatguitar.com/

My Video: https://youtu.be/qw9BpEU1t08
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Aidan May 7, 2017
· Guitar · In home
I was out of town when my 15-year old son had his lesson with Kevin, so I sent a text to my son to find out how it went. "He is the best guitar teacher ever!!" my son replied. I think that says it all.
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Ava Z. March 29, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
First lesson was great! On the drive home Ava said, " I'm so excited I feel like I could run a marathon!"
Haha Thank you Kevin!
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Igor March 7, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · Online
Exceptional pro - highly recommend!
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Kevin J.

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Denver, CO 80227
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Thank you for reading my profile!

I was born in the Netherlands and moved to Israel at a young age. In the absorption center I picked up English. Ever since I kept perfecting my Hebrew, English, and Dutch, have written extensively and edited periodicals in the three languages I speak.

As a lifelong learner, I hold graduate degrees in Geography and Environmental Development and in Public Policy Studies. I am also certified as a Six Sigma Green Belt and a Bilingual Education Teacher.

During the 1990s and 2000s I taught IT, statistics, and social sciences and engaged in research at universities and colleges in the domains of transportation, game theory, and political geography, including at the University of Chicago. In between, I worked seven years in educational management at the City of Tel Aviv-Yafo.

From 2007 to 2013 I ta
ught Hebrew, Judaism, and Israel Studies in informal education programs and subbed in K-12. In the early 1990s, 2000s, and the second half of 2013 I worked in IT.

In the 2010s I have been marketing international educational programs, tutored mostly Hebrew and Dutch, taught mostly Microsoft Office, and proctored for an Israeli university. In August 2016 I dropped most of these for an IT and languages research position in Austin, TX. I still market educational programs and take on an occasional student.

Since the millennium year I'm married to Tamar, who teaches Hebrew, music, math, and computer programming. We raise a son and daughter.
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About J Ronald D.

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I have an extensive professional background of 20+ years in healthcare administration. I have a bachelors degree in engineering from Colorado a School of Mines and a Masters in Business from CU Denver. While having no formal music education, I was coached by my mother, Marilyn Knox, an experienced performer and music educator. I have performed with large groups like the Colorado Symphony Chorus and the Turtle Creek Chorale to small groups including Voices of Light, Canto Spiritus, Awen Rising, and Bel-Canto. I have been a featured vocal soloist with the John Philip Sousa Band of Colorado where he played clarinet as well as the Mile High Freedom Swing band as a featured vocal soloist and on keyboards. I have sung with Opera Fort Collins, the Estes Park Oratorio Society as a featured soloist, the Littleton Chorale, the Cherry Creek
Chorale, the Colorado Chorale, and Kantorei. I have performed piano on a number of occasions for parties and weddings. I can coach any to perform.
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Darine S. December 20, 2016
· Piano · In home
J Ronald is great. He is very patient with my kids and has a great way to teach them piano and keep them motivated about learning. He has been teaching them for a month now and they have learned a lot about piano and they are playing songs on the piano. I would definitely recommend him.
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Darine S. December 20, 2016
· Piano · In home
J Ronald is great. He is very patient with kids and has a great way to teach them piano and keep them motivated about learning. Within a month he was able to teach them a lot about piano and now they started playing songs on the piano. I would definitely recommend him.
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Denver, CO 80247
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Rachel has taught private lessons since 2014 and is currently available to teach at your home, local coffee shops and libraries, as well as online. She has successfully helped ESL students learn English by customizing learning activities that are engaging, and stimulate student growth with ease, comfort, and fun.

She has taught for Denver Public School District as a Guest Teacher and volunteered with nonprofit groups as Reading Partners - in which she successfully helped struggling elementary students get on-track with their corresponding reading levels - and working as a camp counselor for underprivileged youth.

No matter what, Rachel always looks forward to helping students achieve their educational goals and objectives. Her teaching style consists of patience, dedication, and discipline.

Actively listening to her student's n
eeds is also an integral component to Rachel's teaching philosophy. Discovering what one student might need from a learning environment could be the polar opposite of the next student might require. (It's not to say that one is necessarily better or worse; it's more like although there are two different roads that a person could choose to take, both will nevertheless take you to your destination).

Listening closely to her students also helps with adapting and designing lessons to not only reflect individual learning styles and preferences, but to also set students up for achieving success and fulfilling their potential.

Rachel received her Bachelors in Communication from Northern Arizona University in 2008 and concluded her radio broadcast internship as Website Entertainment Editor upon graduating.

She went on to University of Phoenix, where she led communication endeavors as a project consultant for a knowledge base renovation and has since been tutoring and teaching for public and private education.
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Giorgio July 12, 2017
· English · In home
Rachel is a very organized and effective English teacher. The curriculum she followed with me has been intelligent and engaging. She is been able to fit the classes with my needs, helping me improving so much.
Highly recommended.
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Isis G. May 18, 2017
· Writing · Online
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Denver, CO 80209
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Luna April 25, 2017
· Math · Online
Alex is an amazing tutor. Working with him was a great experience. Alex identified and targeted my weaknesses in math; he reinforced whatever basics I was missing and then worked from there to polish my skills. He even worked on notes for me on his own time.

Alex was everything I needed in a tutor.
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Patrick H. March 30, 2017
· Pre Calculus · In home
I have been communicating with Alex for about 8 months. First he was helping me with my Trigonometry class and now with Pre-Cal. I have zero issues with his performance. He is very professional and extremely knowledgeable about anything to do with Math. Keep in mind, he is good at both Math AND teaching/explaining it. I have every intention to use him for every Math class I have in my quest to obtain a degree in Com- Science. If he was living In Houston, he would probably be my wife's piano teacher.
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Jordan March 29, 2017
· Algebra · Online
I got tutored in Algebra for about a week and he was very accommodating of the time and when I needed more or when I needed less he was very flexible. He's an excellent tutor, he won't cut corners and will make you actually think and solve the work instead of hustling you along to the next one. If you're looking for a math tutor then I don't know that you really could find one better.
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Littleton, CO 80129
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Hi! My name is Lindsey and I love to draw, sing, sign and teach! I would love the opportunity to teach you something I know!
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