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About Dan G.

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Miami, FL

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About Dan
26 years professional experience as an actor and comedian. Playing guitar for 30 years. I will help you get as far as you want to go!

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I am laid back with a serious approach.A fellow actor recently mentioned to me how acting is stressful, I had never thought about it until then and he's right! The stress has never bothered me though because I always am very prepared. I will teach you the skills to be prepared and well rehearsed so that the performance comes easily.
I do not teach music theory but I can teach you to play guitar or ukulele.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I own 5 guitars, a ukulele, a mandolin and a keyboard. They just need a guitar.

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Classic Rock, Oldies, Pop Rock, Pop, R&B, Travis Picking and other types of finger picking.
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David flint March 28, 2019
· Ukulele · In studio
Great and fun class
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Brandon H. January 5, 2019
· Guitar · In home
I hired Dan to teach guitar to my 13-year-old godson and I cannot be happier. Dan is everything he wrote in his profile and more. He was definitely prepared and he was patient and he really connected with my godson. After he left, my godson was extremely excited and happy that I hired Dan to teach him guitar.
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Jerome P. July 31, 2018
· Ukulele · In studio
Excellent first lesson. I enjoyed it a lot.
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Dan G.

Miami, FL 33162
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About Lucian W.

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Miami, FL

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- determining specific musical goals
- simple chords - strumming
- using the pick
- playing melodies

About Lucian
Lucian W is an alumnus of Berklee College of Music in Boston and former faculty member of the Hartford Conservatory. His vocal studies have been with Jacqueline Jarrett and David Baker in Connecticut, Jane Ellison at Loyola University in Montreal, noted operatic tenor Carmine Gagliardi in New York City, and Gina Moretta (whose students have included Gloria Estefan and Jon Secada) in Miami. He studied privately with world famous jazz guitarists George Benson and Chuck Wayne and has had a full time performing career of several decades as a guitarist, pianist, vocalist, bassist, arranger and orchestra leader.
Lucian believes that by sharing his enjoyment of making music with his students, he can give them confidence in other areas. That is because, in order to make music, they must go through a process of physical discovery through pr
actice. They are then empowered by experiencing the connections between inspiration, work, and pleasure.
He performs, as a solo entertainer, an unusually wide ranging repertoire because of his versatility on guitar, piano, and vocals. Being an accomplished arranger with a vast library of charts also allows him to lead a ten piece orchestra as competently as a trio or quartet. He has performed extensively in New York, Chicago, Cape Cod, and Florida.

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I always try to make lessons as comfortable and enjoyable as possible yet challenging enough to maintain interest. I build lessons around the student's individual interests (specific songs or styles) so that he or she can learn the technical fundamentals in a relevant context.
My own curriculum is supplemented by the following:
Guitar: Hal Leonard Guitar Method, Aaron Shearer Classical Guitar Method
Piano: Alfred's Basic Piano Course , John W. Schaum Piano Course
Voice: Jeffrey Allen's Secrets of Singing, Nicola Vaccai Practical Method

*** Studio Equipment ***
Hardman baby grand acoustic piano
OptimusMD1600 electronic keyboard
Crate TX50D guitar amplifer

*** Specialties ***
- Singing lesson time is generally divided 50/50 between voice building and repertoire. I accompany vocalists on both piano and guitar, teaching the melody notes as they are sung along with the piano. Then, once the melody is learned, I often switch to the guitar with just chordal backing. The acoustic guitar is also softer than the piano and lets the singer hear their own voice better. For voice building, I use my own concepts plus approaches of famous voice teachers like Jeffrey Allen, Seth Riggs, and Anthony Frissel.
- I am very experienced performing all styles of guitar and can cater to the student's specific area of interest, whether it be rock, folk, classical, or jazz.
- With piano, I work on fundamentals of reading and technique. Learning basic harmony and chord construction starting with triads (3 note chords), the student can soon read single stave lead sheets (a form of music notation widely utilized by professional musicians) as well as the grand staff. This approach trains the ear and makes learning how to play popular songs much easier.
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Carol January 17, 2019
· Guitar · In home
First lesson so far and took in just enough info so as to not be overloaded but enough to practice st home and keep interested. He was patient as I'm a true beginner.
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Salvatore D. April 5, 2018
· Bass Guitar · In home
Has a lot of experience and knowledge, and puts in the effort to show it.
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Nathaniel S. March 19, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Great teacher, very knowledgeable of theory and can help you better understand your instrument and music in general. Highly recommended.
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Lucian W.

Miami, FL 33162
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About Steve G.

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Pompano Beach, FL
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All aspects of guitar playing are covered. I will teach you to understand what you are playing so that you can take your playing where you want to go with it. From accompanying yourself singing on acoustic guitar , to complex solo and lead playing, as well as rhythmic and melodic electric playing in the various styles of the guitar heroes of today and yesterday. I'll make it happen for you!

About Steve
Music has been a part of my life for over 4 decades. I stepped onstage when I was 15, and have been active in the music business ever since. I was raised in the New York / New England area, and played in many bands in the 70's and 80's, most notably the band AVALON. I moved to Florida in the late 80's and began to develop a one man show, using the emerging technology available. I called the show YIN YANG, the infinite possibility of Music. I chose the name, as it is the Oriental symbol for balance, and used it to represent the balance between the electric and acoustic, and the technology of today with the classic music from yesterday. Midi guitar and guitar synthesis became my trademarks as I pushed the boundaries of how I could express myself on the guitar. Being able to play sax, flute, strings, pianos, even percussion on the guitar to
ok my imagination to new places and enabled me to express myself in ways I didn't know were possible. I grew up influenced by the classic rock guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Alvin Lee, Duane Allman, and used their techniques to springboard me into developing my style. I am also influenced by some of the great guitarists of today, such as Satriani, Vai, Bonamassa, etc. I am fluent in electric and acoustic guitar, slide guitar, open tunings, modal playing, and guitar synthesis. I also can play and teach mandolin, ukulele, banjo, bass, and also harmonica and folk harp. I am working on the bagpipes now. I also give lessons on music technology, audio recording, and music software such as Sonar, Reason, and Finale, to name a few. Music is the passion that feeds my soul, and a decade ago I started teaching, to have a chance to give back to the next generation and share what I have learned along the way. I love bringing out the soul of each new student I meet.

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When I take on a new student, the first thing I do is to sit down and talk to them and find out a bit about them... their personality, what their influences in music are, what artists they like, and what they are looking to be able to accomplish on the instrument. Each student is an individual, so depending on what they like, I will frame my lessons around the styles and artists that they like, and will incorporate the fundamentals and the exercises around the music that they enjoy. I will use the artists and the songs that excite my students to frame the lessons that we work on. I use music software to create custom grooves for each of my students to practice to, and also sometimes use a video cam to film my student working on a particular lesson that they are having trouble with, so that when they go home, they have an example of themselves playing the lesson, so they can study it at home to get it right. I am a firm believer in learning all the rules. I am also a firm believer, when you know the rules, to break them all. You have to know the rules to be able to break them. I will provide you with everything you need to shine on your instrument. My teaching technique is something that I developed myself, is quite unique, and, if you follow my program, you will progress REALLY fast. But keep in mind, anything good is worth working for, and if you REALLY want this, you will grow in leaps and bounds. Most of my students have been with me on an average of 4 to 5 years, some 9 or 10 years. I look forward to meeting you and helping you make magic with music! Ciao!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Acoustic 6 &12 string guitars
Electric Guitars
Electric Bass, Fretless Bass, and upright Bass guitars
Mandolin
Banjo
Ukulele
Baritone Ukulele
Guitar amps
Reason Software
Sonar Software
Video Equipment
Hard Disk Recorder

*** Travel Equipment ***
Everything necessary for my lessons I provide
My student needs an instrument and amp, if needed

*** Specialties ***
I have developed a curriculum that combines my knowledge of music software with my teaching technique. This enables me to create musical templates tailored for each student according to their musical interests, what they would like to focus on, and what their ultimate goals are. For example ...lead guitar, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar accompaniment to their voice, etc. which ends up making for an exciting experience as my student learns their instrument framed around the styles of music that they enjoy.
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Chris K March 10, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
I could not have found a better instructor- worth every penny. I was worried about committing to 5 lessons on this site without meeting the teacher, but after meeting Steve I knew I found the right teacher. He takes the time to explain everything in detail and is patient while you learn. Never at any point did I feel like I made a "mistake" or I was doing something wrong- he gently just tells you where you need to get eventually. Will go as far into detail as you want to go. Very talented player- he just gets "it".
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Harvey S. November 28, 2018
· Banjo · In home
A wealth of information. Well organized. Listened to what I wanted. I believe he'd be good with kids too since he's in several schools. And obviously really enjoys his work.
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Harvey S. November 27, 2018
· Banjo · In studio
You are in good hands. He rapidly figures out where you are musically and then teaches a ton of good info.
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Steve G.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060
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About Nestor R.

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Miami, FL
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I am an enthusiastic and patient teacher that will put your or your child's interests first. My lesson plan is based on what my students want to learn and I will teach some theory when needed but keep relating it to the guitar to keep the interest. I am mostly experienced in rock and pop styles of music but I will cater to what my students like.

About Nestor
Hello!

I am a professional lead guitar player, mixer, and bass player. I graduated from Berklee College of Music for music production/engineering. I also play in multiple rock bands in the miami area and have plenty of experience playing live.

I hope to get some students through this app in order to teach them how to express themselves through an instrument or software of choice. I am a very patient teacher and think that getting my students to be comfortable with me and their instrument is of the utmost importance. To do that I usually try talking about what they like be it music or something else.
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Sofia L. October 17, 2017
· Guitar · In home
My 9 year old daughter loved her class and can’t wait for Nestor to come back next week!
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Carla July 7, 2017
· Bass Guitar · In studio
Before I met Nestor I was in a bass rut and found myself doing and playing the same exact songs and notes over and over again. I have learned a lot from him. He taught me the scales, a few songs, and lessons on improvisation which all helped me become a better bassist overall. I strongly recommend him for all your musical needs. He rocks!
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R July 7, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
I had a fantastic time getting lessons from Nestor when I first started playing guitar, and then later again when I was what you'd call an "intermediate" player. What's great about Nestor is that he presses on the very important things about music and guitar playing but he also satisfies the curiosities of the student. If I wanted to learn something or practice something away from the lesson plan, we'd take some time to do them which was great because it kept everything new and interesting, and since it was always music related, nothing went to waste. Never a dull moment!
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Nestor R.

Miami, FL 33178
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$25 / 30-min

About Hector H.

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Hallandale, FL
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Learn guitar basics effectively and enjoy the process!

About Hector
Héctor Eduardo Herrera Alvaro.
Graduated in clarinet performance and education in the National Arts School and the Superior Institute of Arts in Havana, Cuba. As a clarinet player, held for 5 years the chair of 1st clarinet in the Symphonic Orchestra of his hometown Matanzas, and taught for 13 years in the Samuel Feijoo Professional Arts Academy in Santa Clara, Cuba and Matanzas Conservatory of Music, introducing the clarinet there at conservatory level. Developing a career as chamber musician and as a soloist with all the major orchestras of His country as well, including the Cuba's National Symphony, where he made the premiere of works for clarinet written for him by cuban composer Jorge López Marín. Being appointed every year to perform a new repertoire piece in La Fiesta de los Clarinetes, the most important event of the instrument
in Cuba, he was placed between the leading performers of his country.
Mr. Herrera developed a side career as a singer, at the beginning as part of Cuban professional choirs, and later becoming the tenor of one of the most important ensembles of Early Music worldwide: Ars Longa de la Havana, performing with them in some of the most important places in the Early and Classical Music scene like the Wiener Konzerthaus in Viena, Austria and festivals in USA, Germany, Portugal, Spain and the Netherlands.
For 10 years Mr. Herrera toured inside Cuba and Latin America playing the electric bass with some Cuban artists and songwriters. Being part of the Lien y Rey quartet as a multi instrumentalist playing keyboards, bass, clarinet, flutes and ethnic wind instruments as well as singing, he have been involved in various recordings and performed in places like Luna Park in Buenos Aires or Jorge Eliecer Gaitán theater in Bogotá.
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Deb D. August 11, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Hector is an amazing singing teacher anyone that has patience with me is awesome in my book. He made me feel comfortable from day one. He is so knowledgeable of music. His voice alone gave me goose bumps. I would highly recommend him to take singing lessons with.
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Claudia Hernández January 15, 2018
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Hector is an amazing musician and teacher. I had the honor of having him as my private instructor for many years. He absolutely made me a better player as well as a more complete musician. I learned something new in every single lesson I had with him. Don’t hesitate on contacting him.
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Hector H.

Hallandale, FL 33009
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$43 / 30-min
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About Ani K.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Learn to read and and easy positioning to aquire playing the notes.

About Ani
Lessons are tailored to the students' level and goal. Caring and compassionate instructor. Your dream is my dream and I will diligently work with you to help you on your path. If you have the will to learn and practice, you will see improvements and achievements. ​
I've been teaching music to children and adults for about 20 years both privately and at teaching studios.
I have played as a substitute church pianist, ballet accompanist, and have spent the last four years playing for a variety of private and corporate events and weddings.
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Teresa November 19, 2018
· Violin · Online
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Robert N. July 10, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Amazing teacher, fantastic personality, excellent with my two kids! Very flexible with schedule, we are super happy with Ani!
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Angella W. May 3, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Today is my first day with Ani, not too much to say yet, but I gave her a four because of her knowledge and patience
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Ani K.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33313
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$15 / 20-min

About Justin L.

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Miami, FL

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I've taught hundreds of lessons, over the past ten years. I have written, recorded, and produced my own songs, performed solo, and with bands. I have over 35 videos, and many of them are tutorials. I am sure I can teach and inspire you. Would you like to learn how to read music, or simply play your favorite songs? Or, perhaps you'd like to understand music better in general. Of course I can teach you scales, music theory, songwriting, and improvisation.

About Justin
I have played publicly in bands and as a solo act. I have written, produced, and recorded my own music. Otherwise, I have taught over a hundred lessons in my teaching career. You will be satisfied with me as your teacher.
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Janet B. May 28, 2019
· Guitar · In home
Justin is a wonderful teacher. He is patient and explains thoroughly. I was very pleased and impressed with his teaching. Looking forward to my second lesion.
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Mike October 8, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Awesome man!! really appreciates his charm and knowledge
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Justin L.

Miami, FL 33138
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$15 / 30-min

About Ammanda P.

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Miami, FL

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Students will learn:
-How to hold and handle the instrument
-Right and left hand technique
-Basic music theory and site reading
-Chords and scales
-Appropriate repertoire

Lessons will be based off of classical studies but I encourage students to be creative with what they have learned both during and outside of the lessons.

About Ammanda
I am very passionate about my craft and it brings me great joy to share that with others. It is a wonderful and rewarding experience to watch a student progress through their studies and develop their own unique style along the way. I love to see that process.

I began as a self taught guitarist, which really paved the way for me to grow creatively, and develop a unique style. Because of that experience, I believe I will be able to steer a student in the direction of finding their own creative style. I am currently studying classical guitar at Miami-Dade College with an excellent instructor and a former student of classical and flamenco guitarist Pepe Romero.
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Ammanda P.

Miami, FL 33186
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$30 / 30-min

About German C.

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Miami, FL
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I can help you in finally reaching that distant musical dream! Wether you are a beginner or just trying to get better, my approach will be creating fun and informative lessons focused on your interests. Guitar Tapping, Rhythm, Complex Chords, and Music Theory are my specialties. My experience is from being hired to play in multiple locations across Florida over the last 10 years. Reach out if you’re ready to jam!

About German
Hello! I’ve been playing for churches and various locations across Florida for the last 10 years. I specialize in Guitar Tapping, Rhythm, Improvisation, and Complex Chord Voicings. I aim to provide a fun lesson focused on your interests and musical dreams so don’t hesitate any longer, let’s get to jamming!
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German C.

Miami, FL 33174
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$42 / 30-min

About Bob K.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL

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I've played and performed guitar for over 45 years. I understand how frustrating it is for students attempting to learn the instrument in the conventional manner. I believe the teaching system I've developed will not only allow students to progress at a greater rate but it was also allow them to play popular music more quckly.

About Bob
Hello there! I see that your interested in learning how to play this wonderful, versatile and fun instrument. I want to help you acjeve that goal. So a little about me...

I first picked up the guitar when I was 7 years old; my parents bought one for my brother but he never really got the hang if it. The instrument sat in our bedroom on the Southside of Chicago, gathering dust, until I picked it up. I was intrigued by it's look and it's fine lines. Although it was a little beat up it was just about the prettiest thing I had ever laid eyes on. About that time I was bitten by the music bug and was lucky enough to have lots of older siblings who listened to the Beatles, Rolling Stones, the Who and many other still popular bands. I began to teach myself as I figured that, in time, I could replicate the melodies on those records by moving my f
ingers up and down the fretboard. I was hooked! I never put it down. I sought out anybody who could show me something new. I got better and better and continued to train my ear. I parlayed all of this into playing with rock bands,blues ensembles and country bands. Ive performed live and in the studio, backing up other musicians who were trying to make a name for themselves. My ideas on how to teach someone how to play are a little unconventional but effective. And I still do to this day. It's a project of passion and love for the music that drives me. I look forward to meeting you and finding out how you learn. And I promise that I'll make a committment to teach you in a way that fits your aptitude and learning style.

Thank you,

Bob
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Bob K.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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$42 / 30-min

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