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Eric L.

Oviedo, FL

About Eric

Eric comes from a family of musicians. He began guitar lessons at age five as the Beatles were invading the American music scene. Growing up in New Jersey, Eric performed in rock bands until becoming interested in classical guitar. With New York City only a short bus ride away, he spent as much time as possible in the city, studying guitar with Russian born Classical Guitarist, Dr. Alexander Bellow, and Jazz Legend "Bucky" Pizzarelli. During this time he attended recitals of such notables as Andre Segovia, Julian Bream and John Williams. Being immersed in this musical scene inspired him to ma
ke music his life.

Eric earned a degree in Classical Guitar Performance from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford, where he studied under the direction of guitar pedagogue, Richard Provost. While at Hartt and shortly after, Eric performed in numerous Master Classes for internationally acclaimed artists such as Manuel Barrueco, Christopher Parkening, Oscar Ghiglia, Michael Lorimer, and Carlos Barbosa-Lima.

Eric has taught guitar at the college level for over twenty years teaching on the music faculties of University of Central Florida, Rollins College, Stetson University, Bethune Cookman College, Florida Southern College, and St. Leo College.

Eric's experience includes performances with rock groups, stage bands, folk groups, classical ensembles, jazz combos, Broadway shows, operas, solo recitals, and concerto appearances. Eric has appeared hundreds times at Disney and Sea World as well as other venues around Central Florida.

Throughout the years he has had many unique experiences while performing, one of his favorites being the opportunity to play the MASH theme song for Alan Alda as well as other stars in attendance at a cast party for the show, Win, Lose or Draw at EPCOT Center.

Although he enjoys performing, Eric considers teaching music to be highly gratifying. The importance of giving students a good foundation with the proper technique and performance skills cannot be underestimated. When a student can play a song from beginning to end with style and confidence you know you've given them a gift that will offer them enjoyment for the rest of their lives.

*** Lesson Details ***
If you're looking at this site, you're already on your way to becoming an AWESOME musician! Whether this is your first attempt at music lessons or you've been playing for a while and trying to improve your skills, I’m EXCITED about working with you. I am a professional music educator and performer that has a passion for music and teaching. I will gear each lesson to fit your musical interests and playing level while I encourage and motivate. My goal is to use proven teaching methods and a supportive learning environment to help you realize your musical potential, as well as having FUN while doing it.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Chairs, music stand, tuner, metronome, amp, CD player, ipad apps

*** Specialties ***

Fingerstyle- Classical, Fingerstyle Jazz, Folk, Celtic.

Pickstyle- Rock, Blues, Jazz.
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Lesli White May 5, 2016
Mandolin · In studio
Verified Student
I found Eric on the Take Lessons website and he was the perfect choice for adult beginner mandolin lessons. He took my previous music experience into account and made my lessons enjoyable and educational. He helped me pick music for the musical styles I was interested in , as well as teaching me about music theory. Whatever musical talent level you are at, and any age, I highly recommend Eric Lesko. Thanks Eric! Lesli
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Bobae January 21, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter is 8years old, beginning to play guitar.
He is patient with her and know what he's doing. We are happy with Eric's guitar lesson 👍
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Trinh T. May 29, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I have been taking lessons with Eric for 8 months. He is very helpful, knowledgeable, and helpful. I have been learning classical guitar and want to transition it into fingerstyle acoustic. Good mix of classical guitar book, working on interested pieces, and chords.
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Eric L.

Eric L.

Oviedo, FL 32765
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$30 / 30-min
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Vince L.

Cape Canaveral, FL

About Vince

*** Studio Equipment *
I do teach here at my home I do travel to your home also
to teach lessons

*** Travel Equipment ***
students need their own instruments get in on the music side of happiness !

*** Specialties ***
I like the Hal Lennard music book series. Alfreds book second followed by Mel Bay. Learning the correct way to read, the student can drift to any style he prefers. I like the standards jazz and blues
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Brandon S. November 13, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Definitely will be seeing him frequently
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Tim B. March 16, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Vince has an enthusiasm for piano and improvisation which is fresh and unintimidating. My son has enjoyed lessons.
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Ken January 18, 2016
Bass Guitar · In home
Vince, has the ability to teach the instrument of your choice with a great deal of knowledge, competence and (yes) patience! By far and away this is the best instructor going. Listen, if you want to truly have an interest in learning and playing your instrument Vince L. is your person!
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Vince L.

Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
(8)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Jean Marie C.

Oviedo, FL

About Jean Marie

My name is Jean Marie, I am a professional entertainer/singer for over 40 years in the entertainment industry. I specialize in vocal, acting lessons here in Oviedo, Fl. I offer lessons here online and 1 on 1. I also offer, photography & make up services which we give lessons on as well. I work with many industry professionals, recording artist, actors, casting directors & agents. I am always searching for new and exciting talent. I am happy to be able to give lessons as I have the passion, experience & patience to teach, educate and inspire! I look forward to working with you.
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Lorena August 25, 2016
Singing · In studio
Jean Marie is incredible! She is extremely knowledgeable, fun & easy to work with. She made me feel so comfortable from the beginning and now I am more confident then ever. I've learnt so much about singing and vocal technique training with her. She's not just a teacher, she's an entertainer herself.. who better to learn from, then someone who has performed live in front of thousands of people over decades. I highly recommend Jean Marie!
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Jean Marie C.

Oviedo, FL 32765
(1)
starting at
$50 / 45-min
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Jerome M.

Orlando, FL

About Jerome

Jerome Martin has been playing drums since the age of 8 . Jerome grew up playing drums at his church . He would travel locally playing at different churches as he attended Dillard High School . Jerome purchased his first drum set at the age of 18 . After graduating high school , Jerome decided to travel to Orlando to expand musically. Jerome enjoys playing Reggae , R&B , Jazz , and Gospel. Jerome is currently playing for a few amount of bands in Orlando as he continues his career path towards College studying Music Performance. At the age of 21 Jerome starts to finally see that pursuing music
full time is what he wants to do. Jerome was granted the opportunity to be a finalist in the Florida Musical Festival Drum Off competition. Jerome has been in numerous amount of studio sessions and looking forward to see plenty more. Jerome has been teaching music for a while and has an insight of what it means to share a gift to a student.
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Shay October 9, 2016
Drum · In home
He is very talented and a great teacher. He takes his time to make sure you are understanding. I would recommend him to anyone!!
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Shay October 9, 2016
Drum · In home
He is very talented and a great teacher. He takes his time to make sure you are understanding. I would recommend him to anyone!!
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Jerome M.

Jerome M.

Orlando, FL 32816
(2)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Uncle Dave T.

Palm Bay, FL

About Uncle Dave

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I teach guitar, piano and voice lessons professionally to all ages and skill levels. In addition, I have recording services available for on-site and remote locations. Production music demos can be recorded for all interested students. I provide audio consulting and coaching if requested. A very positive approach is taken to achieve maximum satisfaction with music teaching, composing, songwriting and production. I have a full background in music theory. Music is the universal language of all times!
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Don December 6, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
When you are looking for the most patient talented instructor: Dave is it. Please note that Dave is multi talented in many types of musical instruments he methodically does lessons at the students pace and knowledge. I recommend Dave for anyone young or old, experienced, novice or beginner; he is the best.
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Mac December 6, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Dave has a great place. He's in a Fablab makerspace with lots of youngsters learning 3D printing and science. The music classes add a lot to the place with sound recording equipment and lots of tech the range of instruction available is awesome.
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Cecelia December 5, 2016
Piano · In home
I had wanted to know how to play piano for years. When I found "Uncle Dave's" Music after trying to learn from others, I was very happy. Not only because he made learning the piano fun, but made it easy to learn! He had used mnemonic ways as well to help with learning different keys and chords.
Dave also taught me "bass guitar." I also took voice lessons from him! When I sang in front of an audience, they were asking, "Where did you get a voice like that?"
I had to tell them about "Uncle Dave's Music." Dave is fun and patient with teaching. I would recommend him to anyone seriously wanting to learn.
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Uncle Dave T.

Uncle Dave T.

Palm Bay, FL 32905
(4)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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