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Joel J.

Tampa, FL

About Joel

Hi! I have been teaching for over seven years and am no stranger to the stage. While majoring in music performance at the University of West Georgia, I performed with jazz ensembles, guitar quartets, and percussion ensembles. I also performed many solo classical guitar recitals. The only thing I love more than performing, is teaching and sharing music.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons generally include three parts with content depending on your level of experience: technique, repertoire, and theory. I am an enthusiastic although laid back teacher, however I do push my students in order
for them to realize themselves as a musician. I like to have fun with lessons because music is fun and I enjoy it. I hope you do too!

Literature used in lessons:

New Dimensions in Classical Guitar for Children, By Sonia Michelson

The Christopher Parkening Guitar Method

Diatonic Major and Minor Scales, By Andres Segovia

Guitar Aerobics, By Troy Nelson

John Brimhall's Complete Theory Notebook, by of course John Brimhall

*** Studio Equipment ***
The In-Studio lessons are taught in the living room with 3 guitars, 1 bass, and an amp. Seating available. No pets.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide everything needed during the first lessons. After which the student shall provide a music stand, tuner, guitar, and all literature.

*** Specialties ***
Specialty in classical guitar, improvisation, and music theory.
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Anthony D. July 29, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Very patient and wiling to explain the details and reasons behind what you are learning.
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Kolton D. July 15, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
I am so impressed with Joel. My son loves him. He is so patient, laid-back and easy going. But he is also very knowledgable and motivated. Great guy. Great teacher. We're very happy.
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Austin L. May 15, 2015
Classical Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I've had several different musical teachers throughout my life and I must say that I never really enjoyed any of them. Classes always seemed boring, far too structured, and like work instead of play. Once I started meeting with Joel though, my perception was greatly changed.

I love learning from Joel because he is enthusiastic and excellent at communicating music theory and technique. It never really feels like we have an exact structure that we have to follow but he always manages to keep me progressing. Regardless if I come in one day and just feel like jamming or if I want to raddle my brain with music theory all lesson, Joel is prepared and happy to do either.

I will highly recommend anyone to Joel that would like to learn to play in the classical style. He keeps the fire alive, truly loves his music, and is very passionate about it. These are the keys that bring beauty, creativity, and fun to the part of music, studying it proficiently, that can be frustrating or boring.

After a decade of failed teachers and being solely self taught, I couldn't be happier that I found a great teacher like Joel.
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Joel J.

Joel J.

Tampa, FL 33635
(11)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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James P.

New Port Richey, FL

About James

Jim has played piano and keyboards for over 30 years. Classically trained at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Jim has performed in top-40 rock bands in New England to jazz bands in Tampa Bay. Jim plays keyboards for "Supernatural", a Santana tribute band and for a contemporary christian church called New Walk Church in Zephyrhills FL. Jim plays for a jazz trio called Quiet Fire and has a jazz duo with a vocalist where he uses his laptop computer and programs the drums and bass and plays along with it. Jim is fluent with modern keyboards, MIDI, recording and has a recording studio.

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esson Details ***
Piano lessons with Jim are first and foremost fun. For the beginner, Jim gets the student playing easy songs right away and then progresses at the student's pace. As the student advances, Jim will introduce the student to easy classical, pop and new age piano music. For jazz enthusiasts, Jim teaches how to play jazz from a "fake book" and improvise. For rock and pop, Jim teaches how to learn songs from a CD where there is no sheet music. For advanced players, Jim can coach the student through the music of Bach, Beethoven and Mozart and prepare for a college auditions. Jim can also teach how MIDI and recording works and the student can even make a CD or MP3 of their own creation.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Dedicated music room is also a recording studio in my home. Digital piano (full-size, weighted keys, sustain pedal) synthesizers and recording equipment.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I don't provide equipment, student must have an instrument to play on.

*** Specialties ***
In teaching piano, i can teach the student who is at least intermediate how to play jazz with all the jazz chords with inversions, improvisation, and reading music from a "fake book"
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Anna Q. August 8, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Thank you very much for being such a great teacher and for your patience and motivation. This has been a wonderful experience!
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Jill M. June 11, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Made me feel very comfortable though I am an inexperienced adult. Good sense of humor.
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Sharon E. July 23, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
great teacher

Jim is a great teacher and one I would highly recommend.
He's very easy to get along with and listens to what your needs and goals are.

He's a teacher willing to go the extra nile.
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James P.

James P.

New Port Richey, FL 34654
(4)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Glenn M.

Palm Harbor, FL

About Glenn

B.M. degree in Percussion from Juilliard School of Music.
Studied at The Drummers Collective in N.Y.C.
Performed with The Caracas Philharmonic Orchestra and Vermont Symphony.
Authored seven Mel Bay drum method books.
Teaching drums,djembe and classical percussion for over 24 years.
Lessons individually tailored to meet students musical goals.
Study with the most highly regarded drum/percussion teacher in the Clearwater, East Lake, Dunedin, Tarpon, Seminole and Palm Harbor areas.

*** Lesson Details ***
Study Rock,Blues, Latin, Funk,Jazz, Fusion and African drum styles. Each lesson
is individually tailored to meet the musical goals of the student.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Drum Set.
Djembe.
Xylophone
Timpani
Sound System

*** Specialties ***
Teach drum students to read music.
Teach students to play "by ear".
Also teach the African Djembe instrument.
Play to and create drum/bass/percussion loops.
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Kelli S. September 19, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
He is an excellent teacher! Just because you play drums doesn't mean you can teach drums. My son has shown so much growth working with Glenn. He is truly a great teacher and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Michelle C. April 24, 2014
Drum
Great Drum Instructor !!

Great Drum Instructor!! He has a true passion for teaching and identifies quickly with his students.

My son has been taking lessons from him since the age of 13 and he learned more in his first year than most kids learn through many years of instruction.

He is a personable, friendly and talented professional !! I would highly recommend him for anyone!
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Glenn M.

Glenn M.

Palm Harbor, FL 34683
(2)
starting at
$22 / 30-min
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Christina C.

Palm Harbor, FL

About Christina

I teach music lessons to both kids and adults of all playing levels and all styles including Classical and Jazz.
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Nikki W. August 11, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Christina is a highly skilled musician who invests of herself into the lives of her students. She has worked to incorporate my daughter's love of jazz music into her piano lessons, while educating my daughter about other music styles and broadening her interests at the same time. Christina's attention to detail has enabled my daughter to fine-tune her piano skills in problem areas.
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Cissy B. May 14, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Christina and I were a good fit. I was reluctant to find a teacher on line, but she turned out to be a pleasant surprise. She's easy to work with, she's patient and her instructional explanations are a monumental plus. I think this will be a long lasting relationship....I highly recommend this young lady.
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Patricia R. November 24, 2014
In home
Verified Student
Christina is an excellent teacher. She is very detailed when
explaining how to play a song in the correct time signature.
I like the fact that she does not move forward until I have
learned where my problem areas are; for example timing.
I would highly recommend Christina as a piano teacher.
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Christina C.

Christina C.

Palm Harbor, FL 34683
(4)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Dan C.

Dunedin, FL

About Dan

I began playing guitar age 5. Studied music for 6 years... my1st group at age 12... joined musicians union age 14. Professional musician over 20 years. Moved to Hollywood, Ca. became a studio musician, played on Merv Griffin Show, and many other TV appearances and recorded sound tracks in movies and most important... played with some fabulous musicians and had a lot of fun.
I am proficient on Guitar and Bass.
Today, being a musician in praise and worship on both instruments since 1980.
I have lived in the Tampa area since 1988.
I want to pass down my experience to......"YOU".....my
approach is more application and building a strong foundation, keeping music exciting. My students can play music in their 1st lesson. Playing Guitar or Bass is fun and exciting, any one can learning how. Learning how read music is one approach, or we can just dive into the instrument, and begin any way you want to learn.
I want my students know that your dreams can come true, my desire is to give you the tools to begin your journey in music as I have made mine.
Dan C.
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Ted kraft August 15, 2015
Guitar · In home
Dan is by no means a beginner. With his seniority of age he can play heavy metal country western you'll play bass guitar acoustic guitar electric guitar. He was performed with my group four years in California besides playing in Hollywood with celebrities. I highly recommend you taking lessons from Dan he's fantastic.
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Jim August 14, 2015
I played drums in a band with Dan Casson for about 10 years. I have also played guitar with him. Dan played the guitar and the bass in the band. Dan is a very versatile player on both instruments. He is an excellent guitar player, but as for the bass..........he is an ABSOLUTE MONSTER!!!! He is by far the most gifted bass player I have ever known. He can play any style of music and really gets into the groove. He began playing the guitar as a young boy, following in the footsteps of his dad.

Some people were born to be doctors.........Dan was born to be a musician. You can't go wrong by having someone like Dan be your teacher.
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Steve August 14, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
I learned how to play songs and riffs of songs on my first lesson. I recommend Dan for instructor of acoustic and electric guitar. I'm a beginner and Dan has a great way of teaching the chords and method of playing guitar for beginners of all ages.
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Dan C.

Dan C.

Dunedin, FL 34698
(6)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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