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Randall C.

Tallahassee, FL

About Randall

My love of music and musical talent was discovered when I was just five years old. An uncle gave me a plastic recorder and, without lessons or help from anyone, I was playing melodies within days. Soon after I started taking private lessons on Saxophone and Clarinet.
I played my first paying job at age 14.
When I was 15, my private instructor, asked me if I would be interested in teaching. He put me on the County list of private instructors and and soon I had my own thriving studio of Sax and Clarinet students. From that time on, I have almost continuously been involved in music educatio
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Though I had listened to the rock "guitar gods" of the 60's I never became interested the guitar until, at the age of 15, I first heard Maestro Andres Segovia through his televised master classes. About the same time, I was amazed by the chord melody genius of jazz artists like George Van Eps, Joe Pass, and Bucky Pizzarelli. It was then I realized that the guitar could be an "orchestra."
In the small town where I grew up, there were no guitar teachers so I studied with outstanding Guitarist Ed McGuire. Later, I studied formally with several renowned professors of guitar, including Bruce Holzman at FSU and Randy Reed, a professor at Duke University in Durham North Carolina.
I have also performed in Master Classes for Classical Guitarists Atigoni Goni and Dimitri Diatchenko.
Before making North Florida my home, I toured and played throughout the Northeast, Midwest and Southeast in a variety of venues and styles from Rock to Jazz to R&B.
Even after settling down I have stayed active in the music business, playing and teaching. I continue to work regularly performing solo, or in ensembles throughout Florida from Tallahassee to Jacksonville.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a laid back teacher who prefers to motivate my students by instilling my love of, and enthusiasm for, music in them rather than using any kind of "scare" tactics. I had a very few "knuckle rapper" style teachers over the years and found them to be very unmotivating.
A large percentage of the progress a student makes happens between the lessons. The more they practice, the faster they improve.
I also believe in building a solid foundation that my students can build upon. A good teacher teaches a student how to teach themselves.
On guitar, I encourage, but don't insist on, my students learning to read music. Some styles of guitar do not require it, but I do mention the gigs I have gotten over the years because I could read.
On all instruments, I am a big believer in great technique, musicianship and improvisational skills.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio is in back of the house as an addition. It has its own separate entrance and is approx 160 sq feet. Well lit and with heat and air.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide a music stand if needed. Students must have their own instrument. They will need to get their own books, though I do provide much supplemental material.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Classical, Blues, Flamenco
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Amy R. December 15, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Excellent mechanics

Randall is a great teacher who is very flexible with his teaching and willing to teach you anything that you want to learn about guitar.
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Randall C.

Randall C.

Tallahassee, FL 32305
(1)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Kendra W.

Tallahassee, FL

About Kendra

Having recently moved to the Tallahassee area, I am excited to be accepting new students!

I have an MM in voice and a BM in music education from Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. While living in Rochester, I helped over 100 students of all ages explore their musical potential and develop their skill sets. Whether their goals have been to learn basic skills, brush up long-forgotten childhood lessons, or pursue music professionally, I have guided my students towards success and lifelong learning with a patient, diligent hand.
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Meghan M. January 12, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Kendra was wonderful. She was on time and very professional, yet friendly. My daughter really liked her and is looking forward to her next lesson.
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John Bozeman September 21, 2015
Speaking Voice · In studio
Verified Student
Kendra is very responsive and flexible with scheduling! Her willingness to work with me and accommodate my busy schedule is invaluable. Kendra is making this the greatest self-help decision/investment I have ever made. Best instructor ever, for real!
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NicoleR1 December 9, 2011
Great Instructor!

Amazing teacher, really knows her stuff! Also very good at explaining how to do things!
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Kendra W.

Tallahassee, FL 32301
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$22 / 30-min
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Philip L.

Tallahassee, FL

About Philip

Guitarist Philip L. was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, where he began his musical studies at a young age. He was accepted to Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, named by the Grammy Foundation as the top performing arts high school in the nation. After high school, Philip received a scholarship to attend Stetson University, under the direction of Dr. Stephen Robinson. While there, he was able to refine his skills and learn a great deal about the interpretation of music on the guitar.
After receiving a Bachelor’s of Music, Philip became an instructor at University High School in O
range City, Florida. There he directed the guitar program, which he created from the ground up, and outside of teaching, Philip performed professionally (guitar and voice) around Central Florida in various groups and styles of music, including Rock, Pop, and Jazz. Since then, he was awarded a full scholarship to the University of Akron as a Teaching Assistant and later received his Master’s under the tutelage of Stephen Aron. Philip is currently working towards his Doctorate at FSU. Philip has played a number of feature concerts and masterclasses with great guitarists of our time, such as David Russell, Andrew York, Dusan Bogdanovic, Roland Dyens, Michael Chapdelaine, and many other artists.
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*** Lesson Details ***
The first step will be evaluating the student's musical and technical skill level, then I build a curriculum from that point. As an example, a beginning student would learn how to read music, play basic rhythms, use proper left and right hand technique, and the notes in the first position on individual strings. After I have evaluated the current level of the student and their musical interest, I will begin to move my curriculum around their various needs.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I will have a music stand for you to use at your lesson. I require the student to have their own instrument so that they may practice outside of their lesson.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Music Stand

*** Specialties ***
Classical - Pop - Jazz - Songwriting - Digital Arts - Recording - Music Production - Theory - General Music
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Jennifer C. May 17, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
He is a great instructor, with a lot of patient. His classes are very easy to understand. I would highly recommend him.
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Jackie D. May 14, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
I recommend Phillip as a guitar teacher.

Besides being a very skilled guitarist, Phillip is very professional and reliable. He has a very laid back personality which really worked well for my shy 7-year-old daughter. He was patient and encouraging.
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Philip L.

Philip L.

Tallahassee, FL 32303
(2)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Rachel H.

Tallahassee, FL

About Rachel

I am a teacher who is passionate about music and performing. I am a violist by trade, but I teach both the violin and the viola. I love working with students of all ages, and I strive to pass on my knowledge of the instrument(s) and build a relationship of trust with each student I teach. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have!
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Stanley Konopka June 27, 2015
Viola
Rachel Hall is one of the most thoughtful and detail minded musicians that I've worked with in my 25 years as a professional performer and teacher. She is intelligent, patient, knowledgable, and responsible. In addition to having a thorough knowledge of the viola as a teacher, she is a very fine performer as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player. I can give her my highest recommendation!!
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Ruth H. June 11, 2015
Viola · In home
Rachel Hall is a fantastic musician and dedicated teacher. I have worked with her as a performer and have also witnessed her teach high school viola students. Her sense of organization, her passion, and her joy make her a special human being and very caring teacher. She is enthusiastic to share her knowledge with children and will go out of her way to make each student feel important and special. One time, I watched her perform side by side with one of her students in a prestigious venue, and he became so nervous, he got sick on the stage. She proceeded to take him backstage and take care of him until his parents could help him, even though she missed a significant performance. Her heart and skills make her an excellent teacher.
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Rachel H.

Rachel H.

Tallahassee, FL 32306
(2)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Luis R.

Tallahassee, FL

About Luis

Luis is a classical guitar prodigy hailing from Ponce, Puerto Rico. Luis moved to Tampa, Florida when his parents were looking for better opportunities for their family. He began experimenting with guitar at the age of 12 and began classical guitar training at the age of 13, when he attended Howard W. Blake High School of the Performing Arts. By the age of 14 he started traveling to competitions and performing for audiences in the Tampa Bay area. His most notable accomplishments that year were playing for the Mayor of Tampa at an education luncheon, and also becoming the concert master of the
High School's Guitar Ensemble. At the age of 17, Luis was awarded for being in the top 85 of the YoungArts Competition out of 10,000 applicants. He was chosen to be a representative to go to the White House and meet Michelle Obama.  As of today Luis is still working on his craft at Florida State University as a double major in Classical Guitar Performance and Commercial Music.
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Evan T. January 25, 2016
Classical Guitar · In studio
Luis is an incredible teacher and cares so much about his student's goals
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Luis R.

Luis R.

Tallahassee, FL 32304
(1)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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