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About Nicholas C.

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Garden City, MI

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Detroit native, Nicholas C. K., demonstrated an innate musical talent from a young age. His command of piano, guitar, trumpet and bass progressed to studies at both Columbia University in Chicago and Wayne State University in Detroit. Since age 16 Nic has toured the country sharing the stage with acclaimed rock acts such as; Tesla, Bret Michaels, 3 Doors Down and many others. He is currently endorsed by Warwick Basses.

Nicholas been a musician in some form or another for as long as he can remember. His musical journey started when he was only six, with a delve into the realm of classical piano. While there he studied under world class child prodigy Josh Cullen. The composers that he studied include Bach, Beethoven, Barton, Hayden and many others.

From here he progressed to playing jazz trumpet, studying the Jamey Aebersold method un
der Paul Finkbeiner, the lead trumpet player for the Paul Keller Ensemble.

Then at the age of 11, with the help of his grandfather he discovered the guitar. He learned quickly on his old SR guitar. He quickly discovered that he had a natural taste for blues phrasing, and his soloing abilities quickly blossomed. 2 years later, he had formed his first band, Spherical. It was through this band that he found the bass.

His journey into the realm of bass, began out of necessity and progressed into love of the bottom end. Since then, he has been collecting basses, playing, living and breathing bass. He now realizes the importance of a funky beat, a subtle line and most important of all A Tight Groove!!!

The benefit of studying under someone with a vast array of both talent and experience is clear.

*** Lesson Details ***
During his musical career Nicholas has played almost every style of music; from folk to experimental from jazz to rock. One thread holds true through all music, it has to groove.
During the course of a lesson he will cover a broad range of topics starting from the basics, and moving into ear training, sight-reading, theoretical knowledge and most important for bass players, groove. Just as every player has their own musical personality and voice, so to does every lesson that Nicholas gives.
In a supportive, patient environment, every lesson is custom tailored to the student.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home: lessons in dedicated music room with piano and stereo, guitars/basses, cables/amps

*** Specialties ***
Jazz Studies major at Wayne State University. Has a firm understanding of music across both the classical and jazz idioms spanning multiple instruments.
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Eugenia W. July 19, 2019
· Piano · In studio
He is professional and patient yet he meets you where you are. I had played piano many years ago and he quickly assessed where I am today and asked what I wanted to accomplish at this point. He showed me things that I was never taught all those years ago. He is kind and so easy to work with. Can't say enough about him. Wasn't sure if I could play again after so many years. I have had hand surgery and can't wait to continue my lessons. He showed me that I can. Great for this old lady, I mean elderly person.
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Pete Verdi May 5, 2019
· Trumpet · Online
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Isaak O. April 16, 2019
· Trumpet · In studio
Nicholas’s has Great energy and patient instruction for my son’s very first lesson. He was all smiles and excited to learn more!
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About Randall C.

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Tallahassee, FL
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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 education.
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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Trevor July 14, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
I have been Randall's student for a few years. Randall is very knowledgeable about music and an excellent teacher. Additionally, Randall is courteous, professional, and punctual. I highly recommend Randall as your new music instructor.
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Tammy July 14, 2017
· Clarinet · In studio
Randall has been teaching my son clarinet for the past 2 years in his home and we couldn't be more pleased with my son's outcome. He knows how to work With students and get them to advance to their highest potential.
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Philip July 14, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
Randall has been teaching guitar to my 12 year-old son for about 3 years. He is very knowledgeable and patient. He knows and can teach many different styles of music on several different instruments. I highly recommend Randall for students of any age.
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Randall C.

Tallahassee, FL 32305
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About Nick N.

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Tallahassee, FL
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My name is Nick Novy, I recently graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Environmental Science. Although science is my profession music is my main hobby. I started teaching myself to play acoustic guitar in middle school and started getting more serious taking lessons and playing with friends in a band in high school. Since then I have taken multiple guitar courses at FSU and practice regularly. I enjoy any and all types of music and love playing everything from rock and blues to reggae, hip hop, and pop. I believe electric guitar is the most fun to play, but suggest any beginners looking to get into playing start on an acoustic guitar when I can help develop fundamental skills but I am not against those interested in or only have electric setups. For more intermediate players I am willing to learn any songs you wish to l
earn and work them out together learning lead parts and providing backing track. I have equipment available for electric players without amplifiers and can even offer recording sessions. I live near Florida State Universities campus, and can host my house as a studio for practice or can come to more convenient locations or households. Please contact me if you have any questions, or are interested in scheduling lessons. Thanks!
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Nick N.

Tallahassee, FL 32304
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$34 / 30-min

About Brianna R.

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Tallahassee, FL

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About Brianna
Hi, I'm Brianna! Whether you're completely new to music or have taken lessons for years, I'd love to help you meet your goals as a violinist and musician.

I've been studying violin and composing for 17 years and specialize in classical music, but my musical background is diverse. I’ve performed as an orchestral and chamber violinist, written and performed for film scores, played in musical, opera, and ballet, and recorded for singer/songwriters.

My teaching approach is tailored to the needs of each student and I’ve worked with violinists of all ages. I especially love working with adult students – it’s never too late to try something you’ve always wanted to learn!

Whatever you’re hoping to gain from lessons, I would love to talk and start learning together!
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Lucas B. February 24, 2019
· Violin · In home
Brianna is a very talented musician and teacher! Extremely professional and responsible, her lessons always go smoothly are very fun!
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Brianna R.

Tallahassee, FL 32301
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About Cory H.

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Plainview, NY

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I am a professional singer, beatboxer, audio engineer, and music director who specializes in contemporary a cappella music! I graduated from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College with a Bachelor of Arts in vocal music. I also am an acting coach; I can help build confidence in your performances as well as help you feel more comfortable speaking in front of people.

I perform often with a variety of musicians at all levels - I've performed with school choirs, community choirs, The Maccabeats, Josh Groban, and more. I have also performed at many well-known venues such as the Nikon at Jones Beach, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, The White House, and more. I travel both nationally and internationally to perform and often find myself singing with the communities I travel to. I have also judged singing competitions, given masterclas
ses to a variety of singing groups, and taught classes at music festivals.

As a teacher I want you to succeed! I am always happy to discuss your goals and aspirations and we can work together to find a plan of action that best suits your needs, whether that be sight reading, vocal technique, or anything else!
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Karyn July 8, 2019
· Classical Voice · In studio
I've had a number of lessons with Cory and it's been an awesome experience! I've learned a lot from him and been able to work on so many skills. He's very patient and personable.
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Leah January 2, 2019
· Music Performance · In home
Cory is helpful and encouraging, and incredibly knowledgeable in his line of work.
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Saera M. September 14, 2018
· Acting · In studio
Very knowledgeable and professional, would highly recommend
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Cory H.

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About Angela M.

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West Hollywood, CA

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About Angela
I began classical training as a child and went on to study opera at The UBC School of Music and The Juilliard School. My passion for connecting with the world through song has led me to performances at high profile events around the globe. I've had the privilege of performances at dignitary events for the Calgary, Vancouver and London Olympics, international sporting events at BMO Field and Swanguard Stadium, with Passionata for King Abdullah II of Jordan and at events for Kokon to Zai and Dior. Some of my recordings include chorus soprano for Die Meistersinger with Ben Heppner (CBC Radio Canada), feature artist for Mythos (Warner Music), and ‘Vacuus Vos’ for Virgin Galactic. My debut EP 'With love and light’, is available on iTunes.

I love teaching students at all levels, with a focus on classical, pop, and musical theatre. My focus is
on technique, breathing, personal expression, performance and always connecting with the joy of song! Expressing your own unique voice through the beauty of song is the ultimate experience!
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Eri S. April 19, 2019
· Opera Voice · In home
Angela is a true professional. She is always on time, presentable, and has the bearing and manner of someone who is extremely well acquainted with the subject matter without ever seeming impatient or frustrated. She makes me laugh and teaches me the skillset I requested. I'm extremely pleased with having found her. Definitely recommend!!
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Angela M.

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About John B.

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Tallahassee, FL
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I am currently pursuing a Jazz Performance degree at Florida State University. However trombone is not how I fell in love with music. I started taking classical guitar lessons at age seven and successfully continued through high school, becoming part of the all state guitar ensembles. I started on trombone at age 11. Through jazz, funk, blues and improvisation I fell in love with the sound and techniques I could implement on a brass horn. I continued playing both instruments in a funk band and still gig regularly on both.
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John B.

Tallahassee, FL 32309
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$42 / 30-min

About Jacob J.

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Tallahassee, FL
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About Jacob
I have taught professionally for over 5 years and have had a very successful student base. I teach a variety of student levels from beginners to professionals, in all sorts of age groups. I do my best to stick with students for the long run and have had many that have come to me as brand new beginners who now perform in groups, bands and even teach lessons themselves! i teach all types of styles such as classical, electric, acoustic, jazz, rock, pop and even songwriting and bass. I am alway willing to help a student develop to whatever level/goal they want as effectively as possible.
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Jacob J.

Tallahassee, FL 32304
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$27 / 30-min

About Henry F.

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Tampa, FL

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Hi!

I’m Henry and you’ll make the right decision choosing me because your skill level nor your personal/musical background matters, in regards to achieving the goals WE SET FORTH.

I’m old school and new school, I dig all genres and styles. The possibilities are endless in terms of what we can achieve: not all participant have the same needs/goals and I treat everyone with the flexibility, understanding and respect all students deserve. Lets be dedicated to have fun and learn together!
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Henry F.

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About Derrick M.

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Tallahassee, FL
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About Derrick
Greetings!

My name is Derrick Montgomery and I am currently the Professor of Trumpet at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, GA. I am also working towards a Doctorate in Music from Florida State University.

I have been teaching students of all ages for over 10 years working with students of all ages. Many of my students have won accolades as for their playing including college scholarships, placement in All-State and District Bands, and Superior ratings in Solo/Ensemble Evaluations.

My approach to the trumpet is simple, produce a beautiful tone and the rest will fall in line. Much like learning to walk, speak, or drive, we do these acts unconsciously and easily, without thinking about it. I firmly believe that with practice, trumpet can be just as easy.

I look forward to working with you!
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Derrick M.

Tallahassee, FL 32304
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