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About Jonathan S.

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Sarasota, FL

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Basic - intermediate piano of all ages. Method books that I have used with many successful students will be the core of the lessons and student's weekly practice. In addition to piano techniques, a clear philosophy of effective practicing will be taught.

About Jonathan
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I am a Florida native, active doctoral student, teacher and practitioner. My career includes performing and recording as a guitarist and teaching subjects such as music or math. Grade-school academic strengths in mathematics represent my enthusiasm for the subject. The math equivalent in music can be considered music theory, which is another passion of mine. I hope to take these well-rounded characteristics to teach and influence others with what I have learned in my education and career thus far.

Education & Teaching Experience:

I am currently pursuing my Doctorate of Musical Arts from Shenandoah University and hold a Masters of Music from the University of Akron and a Bachelor of Music from Stetson University (all degrees with a guitar performance emphasis). I also have a temporary teaching certificate for Music K-12 fro
m the Florida Department of Education. I have taught in Florida as a preferred substitute for general music classes, K-12. In college, I have given study sessions for music theory levels ranging from 4-part writing to post-serialism.

Degrees:
Doctorate of Musical Arts: Guitar Performance; Shenandoah University, expected May 2019
Master of Music: Guitar Performance; University of Akron, May 2014
Bachelor of Music: Guitar Performance; Stetson University, 2011

While giving lessons:
I ensure that every student receives fundamental foundation pertaining to the subject. While learning the basics, I advise that the student organizes their lessons and materials in a way that displays progress over time. With the proper knowledge, we can treat the heart of a subject with refinement in order to grasp its purpose and reason---whether its music or math.

Why?
My students have grown with confidence through a sense of accomplishment. Success does not only affect a person's well-being but can also impact other dimensions of their lives.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Equipment available if needed:

Footstools
Music stands
Pencils
Complete home recording studio
Computer/tablet/smartphone w/ internet
Speakers and playback devices
Reference books

*** Travel Equipment ***
Each student is expected to bring with them (if applicable):

Notebook or log
Reference/score materials
Instrument(s) and case
Accessories
Portable sound recorder (optional)

*** Specialties ***
Classical, Jazz and Rock Styles.

Performance, Music Theory, Arranging, Composition.

Elementary Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Statistics, Trigonometry, Pre-Calc.
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Gina A. August 7, 2015
· Piano · In home
Jonathan is a wonderful teacher. I would recommend him to others for lessons.
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Shanna T. July 3, 2015
· Guitar · In studio
Great instructor...very good at breaking things down to help you succeed.
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Nan Z. June 29, 2015
· Trumpet · Online
My daughter really enjoyed the lesson and interaction.
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Jonathan S.

Jonathan S.

Sarasota, FL 34237
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About James B.

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Riverview, FL
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My teaching style is very personable and friendly yet serious about results. Curriculum can be tailored to the student.For piano students I am currently using the Alfred's basic piano library series. Students can expect to progress to the next level within a 3 to 6 month period depending on student’s dedication. Reading, theory, and technique will all improve and grow at the same rate. My philosophy is that instruction should take a learners knowledge of music beyond the instrument.

About Jim
I have been teaching for the past 15 years as a private instructor. My students range in age from 5 years old to 64. I teach beginner and intermediate piano and beginner, intermediate, and advanced electric bass.
I've been playing professionally for the past 30 years as an electric bassist, pianist, and vocalist. Learn to play like your favorite artists while having fun and growing as a musician. For bass students, you can learn all styles that are desirable, such as funk techniques like slapping, R&B grooving, rock & roll driving, and jazz swinging. For piano students, you can expect to learn enough music theory to reach greater heights and move forward while developing a love for the piano and the world of music. I offer a teaching environment that is highly interactive and encourages students to play, and understand the dynamics of p
laying with other musicians. You will learn to read music but I promise you will not be bored.
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Colin August 14, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Jim has been great with my 6 year old son. Very happy with lessons so far! Definitely would recommend!
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Sheila K. June 8, 2018
· Piano · In home
Jim has renewed my enthusiasm to learn to play the piano.
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Isaiah Q. January 7, 2017
· Piano · In home
He was very motivating and patient with my grandson.
Looking forward to future classes.
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Riverview, FL 33579
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About 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 Florida). I've taught in public schools in Sarasota. Currently I am adjunct staff for State College of Florida (formerly Manatee Community College) teaching private voice and piano lessons and music appreciation classes.

My music studio has been serving music students in the Sarasota area since 1991.

All are welcome! Lessons are for students of all abilities. Some students come with just the desire to sing or play better for their own pleasure, others come with prior training, some are preparing for an audition and some even wish to ma
ke a career in music. Some people have come seeking help with their speaking voice for public speaking. My goal is to help my students meet and exceed their goals and have more life through the joy of music, to help them gain greater appreciation of music and increase their confidence both in music and in life!

*** Lesson Details ***
When a student and I first meet I ask the student what her/his hopes, goals, tastes and prior experience are. Then we talk about plans for achieving those hopes and goals.

Most of my students are studying music just because they love music and want to improve for their own benefit. Because of that, while I want students to progress, I am very patient. I understand that some weeks it's harder to find time for practice. I provide instruction and tools for growth, and show how to practice, then the students go home, use them and discover what works best for them.

Vocal lessons are tailored to each individual. Exercises include posture, breathing, diction, projection of the voice, unification of the voice, improvement of tone, range and flexibility. Healthy, beautiful singing is the goal. The confidence that goes along with that is amazing!

CDs with exercises and accompaniments are provided. And students can make CDs of their own performances!

Piano instruction is also tailored to the needs of each individual student. With young beginners I often use the "Faber" method. It has books for music theory, technique, lessons and performance. And students enjoy playing along with the Cd that goes with their pieces.

For older beginners, including adults, I often use the "Bastien, Older Beginner" or "Alfred, Adult Beginner". Both quickly teach melody and chord reading so that students can play more interesting pieces within a month. The lesson materials are supplemented by simple classical pieces or other music the student is interested in.

When a student comes in with prior training I continue with what she/he has been working on and adjust it as necessary. Literature for more advanced students is chosen with their abilities, technical and expressive needs.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The studio area is closed off from the rest of the house. There is a small seating area for parents which is separated by a screen from the lesson area. I have a Yamaha CVP-103 digital keyboard with weighted and touch sensitive keys, plus lots of different instrument sounds and beats to make playing and singing more fun. I can also adjust the pitch of songs so that they fit the student's voice. The keyboard is plugged into a Super Scope Cd recorder; a microphone is plugged in as well. This allows me to make recordings of accompaniments and practice exercises, as well as recording students' performances. (See below for photos.)

*** Specialties ***
I have been teaching professionally since 1987; I have Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Music. I discover the goals a student has and give them the tools to reach those goals. My teaching style is structured yet highly personalized for the individual. I teach music ranging from Classical to Popular always using the best techniques.
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Samantha May 25, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Wonderful piano teacher!
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Erin May 24, 2018
· Piano · In home
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.
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Jewel May 5, 2018
· Vocal Training · In studio
Laura can help you improve your vocal technique and she can accompany almost anything you wish to sing.
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Laura S.

Laura S.

Sarasota, FL 34235
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About David L.

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It's about having fun right from the start. Let's do that! The more fun you have, the greater the progress : ) Reading music, piano technique, music theory, and improvisation! Yes, if you would like to learn how to develop your own piano style, having fun "putting yourself" into your music, you've got the right guy! You can expect an exceptionally fun and creative way of learning with Dave. In addition to learning basic rudiments like reading, interpretation and technique, you will learn how to approach music from a perspective of understanding. If you are also interested in exploring other genres, including pop and jazz, Dave's extensive improvisation background can certainly help put you in the driver's seat when it comes to playing creatively, which can lead to many avenues for you. If you have taken piano lessons with another teacher in the past but were faced with a lack of motivation and/or boredom, don't let that stop you from giving yourself another chance with Dave. It can be

About David
David has over 35 years experience coaching people on piano. His clientele has included individuals of all ages and skill levels. In addition to offering the type of traditional piano lessons one might expect, Dave's special talents in the areas of creativity and improvisation along with having the ability to adapt to a student's personality and gear his instructional approach in a unique way have been responsible for his high student retention rate.

Dave has performed professionally for over 35 years so, when you enroll with his services, you can be assured that you've connected with a teacher who has "been there done that." Where it can often be a challenge in locating that piano instructor who has both extraordinary teaching skills and playing ability, you can rest assured that you've got the complete package in Dave.

Dave welco
mes both children and adults of all ages. His extensive experience along with his creativity and sense of humor make him your perfect choice.
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Pat C. August 22, 2015
· Piano · Online
Learning piano just doesn't get any easier until you experience David's on line
lessons. I can't say enough about how quickly I learned using Dave's step by step explanations outlined in his videos. The part I like is I am able to stop the video and slide the video slider backwards to replay something I was experiencing trouble with. Ten stars if there is such a rating out there but if not I will give him a five star approval.
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Kay August 19, 2015
· Piano · In studio
Highly recommended. David is an insightful teacher. Very professional!
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Ed August 15, 2015
· Piano · In studio
Dave is a well studied piano teacher who can positively engage students in music theory and practice. His style is refreshing and unique. I highly recommend him.
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Sarasota, FL 34243
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About Amber W.

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Experienced Music teacher of 8 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of piano and theory skills. I specialize in all styles. Typically, I use Faber books, but I have a variety to pick from to meet the needs of the students. I also have many tools available to use during lessons.
My students have gone on to NYSSMA and on to college auditions successfully!

About Amber
I have been teaching private lessons since 2008, but have been studying music since I was only 4 with non stop private and in school lessons. I now have my Bachelor's degree in Music education and am working toward my Masters in Music performance and Instruction.
I love working with my students. Watching them succeed at what they do is what makes my day great. I always love to have a fun atmosphere around me and enjoy every minute it. Music is great for self expression a great Escape or an easy pass-time. It's nothing that should be stressful, but the opposite and that is what my lessons aim to do. Provide an educational, but fun and expressive learning experience to carry with you or your child throughout your lives.
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Tyrese P. November 3, 2017
· Saxophone · In studio
Amber is nice. I can tell she has a lot of knowledge and i can tell she cares for her students.She is very easy to approach with questions or concerns. I cant wait for my next lesson
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Kitty December 5, 2016
· Piano · In studio
So far, so good !!
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Greg H. December 1, 2016
· Violin · In studio
Amber is really patient with a new student. I'm glad to be her student.
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Amber W.

Sarasota, FL 34232
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About Chelsea S.

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Saint Petersburg, FL

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I believe that learning an instrument is a journey, just think of me as a tour guide! I believe in learning at your own pace and learning the things you are most interested in. Every step is an accomplishment and I want to assist you in stepping in the directions that will take you where you want to go.

About Chelsea
Welcome everyone!

I have a few beliefs:

I believe that everyone should know how to play an instrument. Whether it is violin, ukulele, piano, their voice, whatever! Music is a part of what makes us human, and is important for personal development.

I believe that no one is "too old" to start up an instrument. Age is only a number and it is never too late to start up something that may become a passion.

I believe that learning an instrument is a journey. Any journey has its ups and downs, but in the end, you are glad you took that first step.

I have been playing violin for over 10 years, and along the way have picked up some ukulele, voice, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, and piano. I am a teacher, and I have the knowledge and know-how to pass along to any student. However, I also consider myself a student in that I am always
looking to learn how to improve myself.

Any student of mine will have 100% of my interest in their growth and development as a musician. I can work with a wide variance of ages, having experience in ages 4-12 year old children.

I look forward to meeting with you soon!
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makena K. October 3, 2018
· Ukulele · In studio
My daughter is high energy and Chelsea didn’t skip a
beat 😊. Chelsea handled her beautifully and was able
to keep my daughter focused.
Only the first lesson and Chelsea has her playing two
new songs to practice.
Thank you so much !
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Krystal Anderson June 10, 2018
· Piano · In home
Chelsea has great patience with my 2 kids. She keeps their interest while teaching them piano. They really like their lessons with her & I am very happy that she is teaching them piano. I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn piano!
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Jacob May 30, 2018
· Violin · In home
Chelsea is a wonderful teacher. Playing a plastic recorder for a week in fourth grade music class is the extent of my musical experience and that was a LONG time ago. Chelsea is great at finding the right place for me to start learning and then laying out for me exactly what I need to work on in order to progress to the next stage of my learning process. I had been considering teaching myself how to play the violin via youtube videos but learned more in the span of one hour-long session with Chelsea than I could have learned in a week going that route. Chelsea was able to address the importance of things like posture and breathing to achieve the best possible sound, without that real time one-on-one instruction this would have been a nuance that I would not have ever picked up on. She is punctual, friendly, polite and patient. I highly recommend hiring her to teach you or your kids an instrument.
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Chelsea S.

Chelsea S.

Saint Petersburg, FL 33712
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About Jaime G.

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My goal is to give you the tools you need to enjoy music!

About Jaime
Hello! My name is Jaime Gonzalez I have been learning guitar my whole life and after sustaining a hand injury I have turned to teaching! My goal Is to give you the tools that you need so that you can enjoy music. I am here to help with technique, reading sheet music, understanding theory, gear and any other questions that you may have. I have experience performing music genres such as blues, jazz, and popular music.
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Jaime G.

Jaime G.

Saint Petersburg, FL 33705
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About EDITA U.

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I have been teaching professionally for 25 years. I am also the Music Director and organist in Sarasota. I prepare a specific teaching curriculum for each person. We all are different, some start music in their forties, some at 5 years old...The teachers flexibility to oversee what one needs is a key that allows each individual to learn the instrument. My favorite music to teach is classic, contemporary, christian music. Also ragtime music could be great way to boost interest and excitement. I love to share some crossover music ideas with my students,- the music I compose and teach on Yamaha Clavinova is my big hobby. I want my students to reach their musical potential and aspirations while having a wonderful time!

About EDITA
I am a professional pianist and organist . I was 5 years old when I started to play piano. I loved it so much, that my parents enrolled me in Art Gymnasium in Vilnius, Lithuania, when I was 7. I majored in piano, organ, solfege, music theory and music literature. Graduated University with Magna Cum Laude.
I have 25 years of teaching experience and I can help any student to find their talent, play with freedom, confidence, and selfexpression.
I teach both- piano and organ. I take students with all different ages and experience levels. I am teaching students to sight read music with application of music theory, but if they want to learn how to play contemporary music using chord charts,- I will teach the that.
My passion is classical music, but I love contemporary music a lot . I am looking forward to help you to achieve the greatne
ss in you and find your Genius inside of you!
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EDITA U.

EDITA U.

Sarasota, FL 34243
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About Julie K.

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Saint Petersburg, FL
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I have been playing the piano and flute for over 40 years. I earned a bachelor's degree in flute performance with a minor in piano and have been teaching for over 30 years. While living in New York City I worked as a commercial composer and was selected by the Songwriters Hall of Fame to be a part of their Songwriters Showcase. I have written and recorded four commercially released albums and have performed on multiple releases by other artists.My lessons are built on a foundation of traditional studies where students learn to play, read music, and follow chord charts. For students that are interested, I can help them create their own music either using the latest technology or starting simple with just a single instrument. I also enjoy helping students learn to improvise if they choose.

About Julie
I am a strong believer that everyone benefits from learning and experiencing music as a performer in addition to experiencing it as a listener. While encouraging my students to achieve at their highest level, I like to keep my lessons fun for all ages, especially for my younger students. I will work with parents to find the balance you desire that is best for your individual child. My lessons are built on a foundation of traditional studies where students learn to play, read music, and follow chord charts. For students that are interested, I can help them create their own music either using the latest technology or starting simple with just a single instrument. I also enjoy helping students learn to improvise if they choose. Whether you or your child are a beginner or a more advanced student needing guidance, let's explore music t
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Julie K.

Saint Petersburg, FL 33710
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About Yuliya S.

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I teach how to read a notes & share in the magic of music .
My lessons will give you the knowledge to play piano without a teacher later.

About Yuliya
Classical piano teacher from Ukraine of 42 years instructional experience at the State Children Music School in Ukraine and as a private teacher in USA.
She is the member Music Teachers National Assosiation, the Florida State & Manatee County. Her students won a numerals State and local Piano Competitions. Master Degree of Art.
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Inna October 4, 2018
· Piano · In studio
My 7-year-old daughter A. took piano lessons from Ms. Yuliya for a year. We would have stayed with her indefinitely had she not moved away. I think Yuliya is a wonderful teacher for children and for adults. In my opinion, she individualizes her approach for each student. Yuliya is kind but firm; patient but has expectations! She is the consummate teacher. My daughter A. had never been taken piano lessons prior to her year with Ms. Yuliya and her music reading was not where it should have been. Under Yuliya's tutelage (she has her own method on how to teach children to read music) however, I would say she caught on quite well. I was deeply pleased to see that Yuliya sets the bar high. And, my child rose to the challenge. Yuliya uses the lesson time very well. Her lessons include a wide diversity of skill development through the usual collection of level appropriate performance and practice books. A’s repertoire of music she can play grew very much this past year. Our daughter was happy to play her Christmas song for her first recital and then Spring piano recital, also she performed at the Maryland State Spring Festival Piano Solo an got rated as Excellent!!! Then she performed at Twenty-second annual Sonatina and Sonata Festival and got a certificate of achievement in musical performance in level one!!! Also, she performed at Rockville Competition and got a Superior!!! And all these thanks to our amazing teacher Ms. Yuliya!!! We love and miss her so much!!!
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Yuliya S.

Bradenton, FL 34209
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