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Janice M. Hollywood, FL

About Janice

I love to use mnemonics and rhymes as a tool in learning, especially in the beginning. I stress lots of practice but lots of fun. I ensure my students understand that they will reach their goals if they trust in the process. I use a tender touch approach as oppose to tough love because that's what always worked best for me. I received training in classical piano and clarinet, as well as music theory over a period of 11 years, and performed and perfected my skill for many more after that. I studied music theory and performance for both instruments at Florida International University. *** Lesson Details *** From week to week we begin each lesson with students playing what they practice and learned in the previous lesson. I use the Alfred's Piano Library as a basic course for ...

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Diana M. December 15, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
She is excellent. Patient and enthusiastic. Very knowledgeable and knows how to explain the material. Could not have asked for a better teacher =)
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Sharon T. November 26, 2014
Piano · In home
My daughter Julia, 9 years old, loves Ms. Janice. She's been taking lessons for one year. Not only have I seen improvement in her playing but in her confidence as well. Janice is great at being patient in guiding Julia and praising her efforts and successes. I am very happy with her teaching method.
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Nicole K. March 12, 2013
Piano
Beginner

Janice is an excellent teacher very knowledgable and patient definitely know's her stuff!
Kal M. Hollywood, FL

About Kal

Kal was born in New York and began studying piano and then added cello in elementary school. Kal's vast knowledge of the piano and cello repertoire helps his students have fun playing because there is no shortage of wonderful selections to play. When Kal was in high school, piano performance was always paramount. In addition, Kal studied cello with Nellis DeLay-Harvout, principal cellist of the New York City Ballet Orchestra and sister of the world renown and distinguished Julliard school of Music violin instructor Dorothy DeLay. During high school, Kal played cello in the school orchestra as well as the all county and all state orchestras. Kal also gave cello recital performances with veteran concert pianist Gloria Carney, who was the accompanist of the legendary cellist Leonard ...

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GwenM November 21, 2011
My son Dylan really enjoys taking lessons from Kal. We signed up for 6 months worth of classes!! Thank you.
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ReebaM October 3, 2011
My son has made great progress under Kal. Very good teacher.
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AnuG August 18, 2011
Extremely patient

Mr. Kal is the tutor for my 5-year old who has trouble focusing sometimes. He is very patient with my son and is also very accommodative whenever I have had to reschedule the classes. An excellent teacher!!!
BriAnne W. Hallandale, FL

About BriAnne

I hold a master's degree in music, with an emphasis in music therapy from the University of Miami's Frost School of Music. I am a board-certified by a national certifying agency (the CBMT) as a music therapist, with training in neurologic music therapy. I have over 20 years experience as a classically trained pianist. I also play rhythm guitar I have studied voice. I work full time as a music therapist. Consequently, I am able to bring a therapeutic aspect to my lessons in order to fully provide for the needs of my students. *** Lesson Details *** I have multiple years of experience in teaching beginning guitar lessons, traditional piano lessons, and adapted lessons to special needs populations. I have also taught group guitar classes and I have tutored music theory and ear training. ...

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Guillermo Q. February 5, 2015
Music Theory · In studio
I thought Brianne was an excellent instructor. She was patient and very fun to be around. I loved her energy, creativity and overall temperament. She's incredible.
Johnny C. Fort Lauderdale, FL

About Johnny

I have been performing for 50 years on the Conga drum and a teacher of How to play the Conga drum for over 30 years. I have performed with such notables as Carlos Santana, Johnny Lang., Orianthi, Sergio Mendes, Eddie Palmieri, Johnny Pacheco. and many many other Grammy winning artists. Lessons are conducted around your availability. Lessons can be an hour to an hour and a half long and you will have homework. you will need your own Conga drums. Learn from one of the best player/teachers in the world today *** Lesson Details *** Here is is my curriculum for my Conga drum course The study of the Conga drum.... Cuban methods as taught in Cuba today, and also my methods developed over 30 years of teaching Sound development-utilizing the 5 parts of the hand ...

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Johnny C. September 18, 2014
Congas · In studio
From Mark and Diane after their 3 day Intensive with me...they came from Seattle,WA..where they had also taken some lessons with me...here is what they said abut their experience with me.

Hey Johnny,

Want to Thank you and Maggie for your hospitality and good cheer while Diane and I were visiting. This was truly a great experience for us. Trying to remember all the individual details we learned and very glad we recorded everything. You certainly did take us to the next level and over the next several months we will review and improve. The metronome will now be standard in our practice for quite a while as well as working for speed. You showed us many fun rhythms but more importantly you taught us a clear path for development which is what we have been missing.

Be in touch in the future and already starting to think about an early winter return for another 3 day intensive--but for the time being we are finally on path. Just playing a bit over the weekend we were so much more focused and also very realistic about our renewed dedication.

Thanks, Mark & Diane
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Johnny C. September 18, 2014
Congas · Online
Recent testimonial from ongoing pupil Charles B.

I’ve been studying the conga drum with JC for just over two years and I just want to give my total thumbs-up to his approach as a teacher and percussion professional. As a Brit with musical tastes ranging from rock, funk, jazz, hip-hop (and latin music!), I came to JC professing a slightly uncertain attraction to conga drums. Without a well-defined notion of what I really wanted to learn, JC took me through the basic strokes, rhythms and rudiments, developing my knowledge and skills in Afro-Cuban music and much else besides. JC’s experience in the music biz is obviously amazing and one of the best things about learning from him (aside from the great stories) are the unique rhythms and styles he’s acquired (and invented) over the years, from hanging and playing in so many “scenes“. So if you want a proper idea of how to play alongside funk, disco and other r n b styles, this is your guy. Needless to say, he’ll also makes sure you know the essentials behind the instrument, most importantly its deep roots in African music and traditions, and its obvious dominance in Afro-Cuban music. Not only that, JC is a very attentive teacher and is well up on things like “cognitive discovery”, which emphasises learning through hearing and hands as much as through more logical processes. Learning through Skype is also a lot easier and effective than it sounds. It’s been a great experience, revealing the full potential of the instrument to me and motivating me to keep up practice and lessons
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Johnny C. September 18, 2014
Congas · In studio
From Mark D.-Texas...
I just returned last night from a week at Jonny's intensive...
I'm already planning a time when I can go back.
No BS here, it started with JC picking me up at the airport on a Sunday evening, we had dinner at a Cuban restaurant and hit the drums the next morning... For 6+ hours a day! everyday for 5 days.

I have to admit, I thought for sure it would go down something like... He would give me an exercise, and then come back in half an hour while I worked on it. No way... He sat right next to me every hour of every day for the entire week. " sit up straight... relax your hands...breathe...Don't tap the drum, hit it...not enough wrist...get your hand off the drum...mark your time...you're too stiff...

JC is a guy who believes TEACHING is an art form, and he is good at it. He has a system, it's not random, he has thought it thru...He breaks it down so that you are doing something you understand, and you understand WHY you are doing it. A lot of guys can play, but not every guy who can play...can teach. Johnny can do both.

I really felt like it wasn't just a job for JC...he was sincerely interested in me being successful. He did everything he could do to make sure I got the most out of everyday I spent there. Many days, we worked late, no complaint, no reminder that the lesson was over... We went as long as I lasted. And, when we weren't playing, we were watching DVDs of Cuban Rumberos, or listening to Mongo or Puente from records he bought 45 years ago... Awesome

There is not enough time for me to have been able to learn as much as I learned from JC on my own. It is amazing to me that he was so willing to give me so much of what took him a lifetime to accomplish. I will be forever grateful to JC for giving me that.
Nicole K. Dania, FL

About Nicole

My name is Nicole but you can call me Nikki! Here's a little about me and what I've accomplished. My Background: I have been singing since the age of four! I am a native of Miami Beach Florida. I started performing in church and school where my passion for performing were developed. Having come from such a background I was privileged with a well rounded musical tastes, from Gospel in church Classical in school, and Reggae, Pop, Rock, and R&B from her parents. In performing in contests and local shows I learned a lot about stage presence and can share that with my students as well. I earned my bachelor's in Studio Music and Jazz Voice at the University of Miami and Minored in Music Business. At UM I had the opportunity to study with critically acclaimed Jazz musicians and artists ...

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Shania O. July 16, 2014
Vocal Training · In studio
Very skilled, patient, engaging and my 9 year old enjoys her lessons. She is conveniently located and provides competitive instruction and vocal activities!
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Mercedes S. June 29, 2014
Singing · In home
Nicole is a great singer and musician! She has an amazing voice and really knows how to sing which truly stands out from the crowd. She is the best vocal coach that anyone can have. My daughter and son love her and completely enjoy every single class. Since they have been taking lessons with Nicole, both of them have increased their vocal range, developed confidence in performance, as well as learning a lot about theory. She has a vast knowledge about music and can really get the best out of the student. I definitely highly recommend her to anyone, from beginner to advanced, pursuing a career in the music field.
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JANICEM February 21, 2012
Nicole is a great teacher. She has a lot of patience and fantastic ideas for different approaches to help me understand the lesson. She is also very encouraging.
Julia B. Miami, FL

About Julia

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in taking music classes! :) Learning about music can be complicated and confusing especially when there are so many courses; different methods available just click away on internet. There are a lot to learn as notation, chords, rhythmical patterns, music terminology, music styles and so on. It is like learning new language could be overwhelming and make many students give up on their dream. Also learning on your own without any step by step instructions, easy- to follow method and goals in mind can make you frustrated and lose your motivation and enthusiasm very fast. With more than 15 years of studying music in Music school, Music college and Conservatory of Music in Kazakhstan as a pianist, vocalist and choir conductor, ...

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Claudia G. December 9, 2014
Verified Student
Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication, thank you for helping tons and giving it your best. Thank you for being so kind and funny, making each class super fun! I hope to take lessons with you in the future!
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Claudia G. October 29, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
My daughter is very happy taking piano classes with Julia. She is an excellent teacher! With only a few classes my daughter feels confident to play the piano. Thanks Julia!
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Julia B. June 25, 2014
Singing · In home
Dear Mrs. Julia,
Thank you so much for teaching me how to sing correctly. I have so much fun learning with you. you are a fantastic teacher.
Love
Samantha,

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