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James C.

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Bradenton, FL
Starting at $30
  • Awarded Silver in Advertising Design from SkillsUSA
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2020
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James C.

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Want to learn how to create cool pieces of art? Want to learn how to edit and retouch photos or go into a career in graphic design? I will help you reach your goals in learning photoshop by going over the basics tools and techniques for you to succeed. Not only will you learn photoshop in no time but by the end of it all learning a new platform to create whatever you want. Let's get started!

About James

I am a professional graphic designer, Artist, and paraprofessional. I graduated from Manatee Technical College in Digital Design and photography. I've been working with MTC for Three years now as a paraprofessional at MTC in design and photography, operating with more than 100 students to learn phot

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Rich M.

6 Reviews
Sarasota, FL
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Rich M.

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I have over thirty years of experience teaching students of all ages and abilities. My youngest student is seven and my oldest student is seventy six. I am a graduate of Berklee College of Music and have years of experience playing with jazz, rock, funk and country groups as well as playing shows for touring acts. My versatility allows me to teach many styles. Whether it's teaching a beginning student how to play rock, helping a teenage student prepare for marching band or jazz band or showing a retiree how to play to their favorite song, I always enjoy help my students learn and improve.

About Rich

I am originally from a city just outside Boston, Massachusetts called Quincy. I was lucky to have studied with some of the finest teachers around Boston including the many great teachers at Berklee College of Music. While in Boston and studying at Berklee, I was an instructor for the Boston Crusader

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Jim
Rich is an excellent teacher! He is an excellent performer who is accomplished in many different styles of music! I have watched him perform with many various groups playing different styles of music at different venues. He has an excellent ability to transcribe what he hears and write it down in musical notation. I can not recommend him highly enough.
Barry
Rich has worked with my son for the past three years. His knowledge and experience with music shows. He is patient and works hard to make him a better drummer. We highly recommend Rich for any drum lesson.
Tom
Simply put, Rich MacDonald is a remarkable drum teacher. Educated at Berklee, he is a veteran working drummer who knows, plays and can teach any style of music. His patience and adaptability to specific student needs is the perfect persona for teaching young beginners. For intermediates, he is a calm, steady guide to correcting mistakes and quirks that get in the way of effective technique. Even for experienced drummers, he is an incredible resource for expanding capabilities and mastering unfamiliar styles. His charts, when needed, are professional models of clarity.

With a long background in music, but not drums, I studied with Rich for four years and would be still were it not for unrelated physical issues.

There's no one I could recommend more highly, as a drum teacher...as a person. Studying with Rich is not only drum education, it's enjoyable.
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Sandi G.

11 Reviews
Saint Petersburg, FL
Starting at $38
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1989
  • Awarded Semper Fidelis Award from Lisle High School
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Sandi G.

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Hi! Music is my life and passion. I believe I was born to play drums and want to give my musical knowledge to as many people as I can.
Whether you want to learn how to play from scratch, get back into it after taking time off or anything in between I will show you what to do and how to do it correctly and musically keeping it fun and challenging. Reading rhythms from snare drum to full kit and even treble and bass clef. I have you covered.. I've owned and operated my own school of rock for almost 2 decades, and can teach anyone how to play. I am also a professional guitarist and bassist, so when you get to a certain level we can (and will) jam to your favorite songs. I can guide and consult you on the right gear to buy for your best progress and budget. Let's do this, I’m ready to rock!

About Sandi

I am a lifelong musician, originally self-taught on several instruments including drums/ percussion (primary) electric lead and acoustic guitar, 4 and 5 string bass, ukulele, piano/ keys, and voice. I am a recording artist and have released several eps singles and albums. I played all bands in high

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Jack
Sandi's a great drum teacher and is specifically great at connecting young burgeoning musicians and having them learn to play well together. This was especially important for me in helping me be comfortable playing in band settings which was and is the most important aspect of being a musician for me.
Emily
I just started taking lessons with Sandi this week. She was great and made it lots of fun! She made sure to gauge my skill level before I arrived, and prepared a fun first lesson for me. She is really skilled at telling how much challenge to give a student, which makes it fun for the student but also makes you want to practice and come back to learn more! Sandi is laid back, very approachable and super friendly. She’s a wealth of information on music, equipment, and even is helpful with booking classes through the website!
Kristen
This is my Second attempt at learning guitar - my first attempt with a different teacher ended before I could strum a song. Sandi’s teaching style makes learning guitar enjoyable. She teaches chords and songs and introduces music theory as you progress. Sandi also provides the encouragement needed to keep practicing even if you think you’ll never get there.
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Matthew I

6 Reviews
Saint Petersburg, FL
Starting at $105
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Matthew I

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Learn popular songs of your choice from any era or I can choose songs for you. Fundamentals of music explained with fun and easy exercises. We'll go over picking and rhythmic exercises, understanding how to read guitar tablature and basic note reading ( if desired), as well as songwriting techniques for the more creative students.

About Matthew J

Travel fees vary depending on far you are from me. Please message me before scheduling lessons for a travel fee quote. 30 lessons are available for online and in studio lessons only. Please reach out to me or Take Lessons to set up 30 minute lessons. ***I am available to teach you online lesso

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Lee
A godsend. Matt is super approachable and got me launched back into playing in a meaningful way. Widely knowledgeable, he never missed a beat and was able to help with everything from details of technique to overall approach, and successfully introduce new and challenging music. When it came time to learn recording he was always ready a couple steps ahead to show efficient ways to get things done.
Alex
Matthew helped me work on pop and bossa nova songs for guitar. He is a patient and easy-going teacher who helped me at my own pace. We went over finger style techniques and rhythmic exercises. I have been enjoying lessons and I look forward to studying more with him.
Lisa
Matt is great! He is very patient and explains things step-by-step in a very comprehensive and easy to understand manner. And best of all, he never makes you feel like any questions you ask, is irrelevant or repetitious. I highly recommend Matt, and plan on continuing to take lessons from him in the future!!
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Daniel U.

4 Reviews
Saint Petersburg, FL
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Keynotes Scholarship Recipient. from The Keynotes Scholarship Foundation
  • Master of Music from New England Conservatory of Music
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Daniel U.

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First lesson we will get acquainted with your goals and what you are looking for out of lessons. Then I will assign fun technique building exercises along with goal pieces that we will work on together. Expect to have fun and enjoy music!

About Daniel

I began playing the violin at age 7 and I have enjoyed every moment since! I switched to the viola at age 19 and pursued both a bachelor's and master's in Viola Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music. Music is always a journey and I have been luck

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Theresa C.
Great 1st lesson. Daniel was encouraging and made me feel completely at ease. He gave me lots of great advice for improving my practice.
suzanne icely
Daniel is excellent ! Highly recommended.
Beth G.
Daniel was friendly, approachable, and made me very comfortable. He was positive and encouraging and used every minute of the lesson to the max...I learned SO MUCH in just one lesson. You can tell he really wants to you to succeed. I can't wait to see where we will go!
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Laura S.

38 Reviews
Sarasota, FL
Starting at $28
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1983
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Laura S.

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Theory. Technique. Reading. Proper style. You'll learn it all here!

I've been helping people enjoy music for 26 years.

Having proper technical skills that become second nature and learning to read music will give you confidence.

I tailor lessons to each student's needs, talents and learning styles. And I will try to ensure that you play with ease and in a healthy manner with joy! I don't expect you to become a star (unless you want to) - just have a good time and play the music you want to.

About Laura

Of course you want an experienced, passionate, patient and compassionate teacher! Teaching is not my job; it is my calling and I am very good at it. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education (1987, Ball State University) and a Master of Music degree in Voice (1994, University of South

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Samantha
Wonderful piano teacher!
Erin
Laura has been a wonderful teacher for my 9 year old daughter. For over a year, she has looked forward to her weekly lesson. Laura is calm, encouraging, knowledgeable and very musically talented, all the things you hope for in a piano teacher. Highly recommend.
Jewel
Laura can help you improve your vocal technique and she can accompany almost anything you wish to sing.

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Took Speaking Voice lessons from Molly M.
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"Chrystie is an amazing teacher and loves kids! She is open, honest, sweet and a talented teacher who has lots of experience working with adults and children. I highly recommend her!"
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Took Dance lessons from Chrystie S.
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Took Voice Acting lessons from Shirley N.
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"There aren’t enough good words to say about acting coach, Dennis Johnson, of Rollicking Productions. Personally, I have had the pleasure of working with Dennis for 5 years and his commitment, knowledge and ability to guide his students to top performance levels in the acting world is unbelievable. With Dennis’ help I was able to win for the State of NH two years in a row for the nationwide Poetry Out Loud competition, land several lead roles in community theater, gain my own teaching experience in his acting workshops, etc., but more importantly I gained a whole new level of confidence that I didn’t have before. Working with Dennis was one of the best decisions I've made and the skills that I learned from him still compliment everything I do today."
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