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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
n.
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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Rick R. July 13, 2016
Classical Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Randall was a pleasure. He is very patient and very thorough. I was given far more information than I expected. I'm very anxious for my next lesson. I would recommend Randall to anyone wishing to take up classical guitar.
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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
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starting at
$25 / 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, and after graduating, 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 Orang
e 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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Alex B. September 11, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Philip knows what's up. Strongly recommend him
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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
(3)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Jamie B.

Tallahassee, FL

About Jamie

Soprano Jamie Balter returned to the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival as Marcellina in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and La Chatte/L’Écureuil in Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges. A National Semfinalist of the New York Lyric Opera Theatre Competition and The American Prize in Voice, Ms. Balter began the 2016 season as a guest artist in From Heidelberg to Hanover, where she performed Strauss’ Four Last Songs in addition to selections from Lohengrin, Der Freischütz, and Tannhäuser with Lyric Opera Baltimore Artistic Director, James Harp. She was a young artist at the Russian Opera Workshop where s
he covered Zemfira in Rachmaninoff’s Aleko and the title role in an abridged version of Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet. In the 2015 season, Ms. Balter made her company debut with the Hawai'i Performing Arts Festival as Second Lady in its production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, a role she recently performed to great acclaim with Chicago Summer Opera. Her other engagements have included appearances with the Harrower Opera Workshop, where she covered the role of Alice in Verdi’s Falstaff and sang Countess in selections from Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. Ms. Balter joined James Harp in An Evening of Opera & Song, in June 2015, where she headlined a diverse program featuring works by Gluck, Schubert, Mozart, Wagner, and Blitzstein. 

Ms. Balter holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. During her tenure, she appeared with the award-winning Frost Opera Theatre in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Daugherty’s Jackie O, and Puccini’s Suor Angelica. In addition, Ms. Balter performed in scenes from Die Walküre (Sieglinde); Cosi fan tutte (Fiordiligi); Turn of the Screw (Mrs. Grose); Dido and Aeneas (Dido); The Fairy Queen (Mopsa); La Bohème (Musetta); and L’Amico Fritz (Caterina), among others.

Ms. Balter has been invited to perform in masterclasses with Benita Valente, Carleen Graham, Thor Eckert, Susan Shiplett Ashbaker, Andreas Mitisek, Indra Thomas, Jason Ferrante, and Lisa Reagan Love. She has coached extensively with Caren Levine, and is currently a student of Justin John Moniz. 
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Sophia February 25, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Loved her!! My daughter is 5 years old very high spirited and she really knew how to keep her attention. Can't wait until her next lesson!! Happy mommy!
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Melissa E. January 20, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Nice, professional, great energy! My daughter loved her from the minute they started her first class. She is very patient and makes the class really enjoyable.
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Mela V. January 20, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
First lesson was great, can't wait to continue!
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Jamie B.

Jamie B.

Tallahassee, FL 32301
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starting at
$40 / 30-min
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James H.

Saint Augustine, FL

About James

Praised by Broadway World as a “compelling actor” with a “rich and powerful bass voice,” James Harrington debuts with Portland Opera in 2017 in SONGS OF LOVE AND WAR, a program of staged Monteverdi madrigals. In the summer of 2016, as a member of the prestigious Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program, he sang the roles of Billy Jackrabbit in LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST and Diener 4 in CAPRICCIO, and cover Count Capulet in ROMÉO ET JULIETTE and Major-Domo in CAPRICCIO. Earlier in the 2015-16 season, he sang Sergeant Meryll in THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD in St. Louis, and returned to Florida State University t
o perform Adam in Haydn’s THE CREATION, Pooh-Bah in THE MIKADO, and Seneca in L’INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA.

In addition to an active performing career in opera and musical theatre, Harrington is pursuing a Master’s degree at Florida State University, where he studies with David Okerlund and taught in the musical theatre department (a Playbill Magazine Top 10 musical theatre program). He received his Bachelor’s degree from Berklee College of Music, and has previously been a student of Thomas Studebaker, Donna McElroy, and David Ripley.
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James H.

James H.

Tallahassee, FL 32303
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Pio M.

Tallahassee, FL

About Pio

Hello! My name is Pio Molina and I've been playing the violin for 13 years. I have a degree in violin performance from Florida State University and I have been playing with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra for 3 years. In addition to playing the violin, I also produce pop music and have a wide appreciation for various musical genres!
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Pio M.

Pio M.

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

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