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Daniel F.

Lithonia, GA

About Daniel

Graduated from Georgia Southern in 2001, with a bachelor degree in music education and Boston University in 2015, with a masters in music education.

Have worked for Atlanta public schools as a band director since Fall 2002.

Private lessons are taught on piano, guitar, and all the band instruments.

I also have a deep passion for Disc jockeying with a bias towards reggae and dance music.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students can except a stress free learning process. After learning the basic symbols of music notation, breathing, and simple rhythms the students will continue learning t
he techniques and fingerings on their chosen instrument. After mastering these basic concepts in music the children will then be given a chance to perform their songs to an instrumental accompaniment. This is good for the student who does not play in an ensemble to have the opportunity to play and listen to other moving parts.

*** Specialties ***
music, bass guitar, bassoon, children's music, guitar, classical guitar, electric guitar, home recording, African drum, music theory, acoustic guitar, flute, oboe, trumpet, saxophone, tuba, songwriting, french horn, trombone, clarinet, recording school, piano
My method utilizes maracas and rhythm guitar, played Simultaneously to produce a full ensemble effect.
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Arnold June 15, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Great lesson!
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Gerold H. March 5, 2016
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I must say that Mr Daniel is doing a very good job. This was my third lesson, and he is not going through a set program but is teaching me where I'm at. So he is eliminating any waste time.
I will rate Mr. Daniel with 5 stars
*****GREAT JOB*****
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Brendan S. February 3, 2016
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
My son LOVE the one-on-one lesson with Daniel.
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Daniel F.

Daniel F.

Lithonia, GA 30058
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starting at
$27 / 30-min
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Rich G.

Woodstock, GA

Professional saxophone playing in many genres

About Rich

I am a public school music teacher by day (14 years experience), a private music teacher by afternoon (18 yrs), and a gigging musician and DJ by night (18 yrs). I manage a highly successful cover band called The Retreat that performs all over the southeast. I have lead and arranged the worship music at a local church on Sundays and also have numerous original songs that have been recorded and published.

With all of this experience teaching, I am GREAT with kids and always PROFESSIONAL in my conduct.

I have 3 degrees in Music Education:
- Bachelors, Indiana University of PA
- Master
s, Auburn University
- Educational Specialist, Auburn University

I teach lessons on:
- Guitar
- Piano
- Saxophone
- Bass Guitar
- Drums
- Flute
- Recording and Music Production
- Songwriting

*** Lesson Details ***
The goal of music lessons is not to just learn the notes and mechanics of an instrument, but to become a well-rounded MUSICIAN. With my lessons, we don't just go through a book page-by-page, rather, lessons are shaped around the musical tastes and interests of the student. Musical theory concepts are applied in actual songwriting and current popular songs. I accompany the students on various instruments, imitating a real performance situation. I teach all ages; beginners to advanced musicians.

Unlike a crowded music store with a cramped little room for lessons, my lessons are taught in a large, open, and well-lit home studio. There is an open waiting area where parents can listen as well. Parking is convenient on a cul-de-sac with a clear view into the teaching studio.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Nord Stage 2 88 piano,
Yamaha Custom saxophone with Theo Wanne, Meyer, and Selmer mouthpieces,
Dr. Z RxJr amplifier with 2x12 cabinet,
Dr. Z M12 amplifier,
Don Grosh Custom electric guitar,
Duesenberg 49er electric guitar,
Lowden O25 acoustic guitar,
Ibanez bass guitar,
QSC 12 powered speaker,
Sonor 3001 drumset,
Sabian cymbals,
DW hardware,
Pork Pie snare drum,
Avid Protools Mbox Pro,
Rode vocal mic and overhead mics,
Yamaha metronome,
Apple Macbook Pro computer

*** Specialties ***
Songwriting
Recording and production - Protools, Garageband
Improvisation
Arranging
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Keirra July 29, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Great teacher! Let's the student move at their own pace and finds fun ways to challenge them.
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Rhonda July 8, 2016
Piano · In studio
I am so thankful we found Rich! With my own degree in piano performance, everyone thinks I should teach my daughter myself. But with Rich she is not only learning how to read music, but how to play by ear and improv. She loves him cause he's so "chill" and is always positive with her. Couldn't ask for a better teacher!
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Alaina B. April 17, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I have been taking piano lessons from Rich for a little over a year now an it has been such a pleasure! Rich centers the lessons around my interests and goals but also challenges me in areas where I struggle. He has always been very supportive and such an encouragement. Being able to see my process is a great experience! I would recommend Rich to anyone.
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Rich G.

Woodstock, GA 30189
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$30 / 30-min
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Joseph B.

Smyrna, GA

I want lessons to be fun but also challenging and disciplined. I am very adamant about starting with a set of warm up exercises every day followed by scale work. But I also want the student to play what they want to play, so I will either ask them to find a piece to be approved by me or I will find a piece for them based on what they like and are looking for. Every student is different so I will treat them as such! I teach Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bari saxophones.

About Joseph

Hi there! I just recently finished my Masters in Clarinet Performance from the University of Maryland and I would love to teach your student! I teach both clarinet and saxophone and have 5 years of teaching experience. I have worked for the Richardson School of Music, FAME, and the SHARP program at William Wirt Middle School in Maryland as well as Cedar Shoals, East Jackson, Decatur, and other high schools in Georgia. I am also an avid learner and I believe that no two students should be treated or approached in the same way. I have been very fortunate to have so many great teachers in my life
and I do my best to use everything they have taught me to help my students!

I received my Bachelor's of Music in Clarinet Performance from the University of Georgia and my Masters from the University of Maryland. Please feel free to visit my website at www.josephbeverly.com for recordings and more information about me!
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Mark June 5, 2016
Clarinet
I know Joseph's work as a wonderful clarinetist and chamber musician having worked with him closely at the University of Maryland as one of his professors. Joseph's command of the instrument and his artistry are absolutely outstanding and his personality, demeanor and diligence are such that I am confident he would be an excellent instructor. I recommend him most highly with no reservations!
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Thomas May 29, 2016
Clarinet · In studio
Joseph is by far one of the most engaging, supportive and motivating clarinet tutor I have been blessed to learn from. He has a wicked ability to expertly tailor lessons and break down musical concepts to my learning ability. His lessons leave me excited and pumped. Fortissimo!
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Marcus May 29, 2016
Clarinet · In studio
Joseph is an excellent, helpful teacher. During the semester of lessons I took with Joseph, he always had useful feedback and was consistently professional. He was accommodating with my busy schedule and responsive to any questions I had, even in-between lessons. I would wholeheartedly recommend Joseph for students of any skill level or age.
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Joseph B.

Joseph B.

Atlanta, GA 30350
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$30 / 30-min
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Juran R.

Smyrna, GA

I have performed and recorded with several artists and actors, such as Grammy Award winning producer 9th Wonder, Jamla Records recording artist Rapsody, Kelly Price, India Shawn, actress Lynn Whitfield, national recording artist and saxophonist for Stevie Wonder, Ryan Kilgore. Some of the stages that I have perfomed on include; BET’s 106 & Park, SXSW Music Festival, Durham Performing Arts Center, NPR’s “Tiny Desk Concert” Series, and The Art of Cool Music Festival located in Durham, NC.

About Juran

Hi my name is Juran Ratchford, I am a native of Shelby, North Carolina has been playing the saxophone since the of age twelve. I attended Winston Salem State University. There, I marched in the Red Sea of Sound Marching Band,where I became a proud member of the prestigious Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, Incorporated.Soon after graduating I decided to pursue his dream of becoming a professional musicain. I have performed and recorded with several artists and actors, such as Grammy Award winning producer 9th Wonder, Musical Director for Grammy Award winning artis artist Ra
psody, Kelly Price, India Shawn, actress Lynn Whitfield, and national recording artist and saxophonist for Stevie Wonder, Ryan Kilgore. Some of the stages that I have perfomred on include; BET’s 106 & Park, SXSW Music Festival,One Music Festival, Durham Performing Arts Center , NPR’s “Tiny Desk Concert” Series, and The Art of Cool Music Festival located in Durham, NC.
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Juran R.

Juran R.

Smyrna, GA 30082
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$25 / 30-min
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Jordan S.

Marietta, GA

My lessons are geared toward the goals of the students!! I'll ask you you what you want to accomplish in the vast musical world and we'll go from there! Lots of songs, etudes, instructional books will be assigned based on the level and perspective goals of the student. Also, I'm more than happy to provide a curriculum for any student who's just looking to improve. Thank you, I look forward to working with you!!!

About Jordan

I'm a professional musician w a Degree in Jazz studies from GA state University. I've studied with Kevin Bales, Gordon Vernick, Justin Varnes, David Sanchez, Sam Skelton, Mace Hibbard, Randy Hunter and many other phenomenal Southeast musicians. I toured with the Zac Brown Band, Yacht Rock Schooner, 45's, Electric Avenue and many others. I love conveying my enthusiasm for music with my friends and students, I played all saxophones as well as clarinet, flute and piano in college but I prefer to just teach saxophones and foundational piano.
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Aaron August 18, 2016
Music Theory · In home
Jordan is an excellent teacher!!! Very knowledgeable and patient. He opened my eyes to a lot of the things I'm doing wrong, make the necessary adjustments and helped me solidify some things I'm working on in just a few lessons. I look forward to taking many more lessons with him and taking my bass playing to the next level.
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Derron August 18, 2016
Saxophone · In studio
I can't recommend Jordan enough. Not only is he a monster of a player, but he also has a huge understanding and enthusiasm for all the things musical that go along with it. He did an amazing job at breaking all of it down to my level of musical knowledge and experience so that I could easily get a grasp of it. I have been mostly self taught my entire musical career, but somehow along the way I learned how to listen and take direction pretty well. This skill, along with being at the right place at the right time, allowed me to luckily play sax on a handful of gold & platinum records for some great musicians. But after a few years of this, I ended up switching paths and got out of playing. I didn't even touch my horn for over 10 years! Finally a couple years ago, I got back into playing sax again with some friends but it was a whole new genre and approach that I had never been exposed to before. I kept crossing paths with Jordan and I was always blown away by his chops and sound. I eventually got together with him hoping he could show me some of his secrets. What I didn't expect was to finally find a teacher that not only has the education, but also the professional experience, that I could connect with. He took the time to learn what I could do, listen to what I was wanting to improve upon, and then he figured out various practice approaches for me to get there. Surprisingly even after my very first lesson with Jordan, my bandmates and I all noticed improvements in my playing and technique. I can't imagine what I would be playing like if I had met him years ago. I owe Jordan a huge debt of gratitude and always look forward to our next lesson together.
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Jordan S.

Marietta, GA 30062
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starting at
$30 / 30-min

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