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About Dan M.

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Saint Petersburg, FL

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Do you want to learn how to play the viola? Dan can show you everything he knows about music! Dan has studied violin since age 4, in a specialized music school in Romania. He earned a Master's Degree in Music Performance from Lynn University. Dan can show you how to practice to achieve a professional level in music, or he can guide you in discovering music as a hobby. Since violin and viola are very similar, Dan has practiced and performed concerts on viola as well. Besides the experience and knowledge acquired on violin for over 30 years, Dan is also known for an abundant patience and creativity in his teachings. In addition to violin, Dan also teaches beginner viola, cello and piano. Dan can also help you with advice on music performance, stage presence, conducting, composition, arrangement, ear training and music theory, as well as coach you in winning auditions, preparing for competitions, recitals and concerts.

About Dan
Dan is a professional violinist who performs with The Florida Orchestra, Opera Tampa and Saint Petersburg Opera.

Dan and his wife Erica live near downtown St. Pete with their toddler, who is also learning to play violin.

Students from Dan's studio have won concerto competitions, auditions and scholarships at prestigious music schools and festivals, such as the Interlochen Arts Academy.

Dan has a Master's Degree in Music from the Lynn University Music Conservatory where he studied with Elmar Oliveira. He has performed for multiple U.S. presidents and had the privilege to perform concerts with many talented artists including Andrea Bocelli, Renee Fleming, Itzhak Perlman, Placido Domingo, Michael W. Smith, Frank Sinatra Jr, Bernadette Peters, Johnny Mathis, Gloria Estefan, Mannheim Steamroller, and Deana Martin. Several of these c
oncerts were in front of audiences of 20,000 people.

Dan enjoys playing multiple violins. His favorite is a 1953 Italian Violin by Giuseppe Pellacani. This is his main stage violin for classical concerts. On occasion, he plays a 1930 German violin. He plays this at weddings and special events. On request, he also plays an amazing 5-string electric violin by Ned Steinberg amplified by the legendary Roland JC-120 amplifier.

Dan began playing violin at age 4 in his native Romania, won his first international competition at age 7, and has been performing professionally for 20 years.
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Dan is the founder of Sunset Strings, a group of professional musicians playing classical, opera, jazz, pop and rock music at concerts and private events. While Dan is classically trained, he also enjoys playing Top 40's music by Bruno Mars, John Legend, Ed Sheeran, Adele, and Taylor Swift.
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Tiffany G. August 31, 2015
· Violin · Online
Dan is very personable and my 4 year old son really likes him! Dan is very professional and a great pick for someone who wants to be good at playing the violin!
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Sebastian/Sean August 13, 2015
· Violin · Online
He's well spoken, professional, and talented. He's challenging my son, and he needs that.
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Anthony C. October 1, 2014
· Violin · In studio
Dan is a fantastic instructor! I am a 27 year old whom had never touched a violin in my life before Dan. Now I own a violin, practice every week, and can read basic music sheets. He is very knowledgeable, patient, funny, and flexible. If you're looking to learn a new instrument while having a good time, look no further my friend. What are you waiting for?
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Dan M.

Saint Petersburg, FL 33713
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About Jesse M.

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Sunnyvale, CA

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Learn about rhythm, melody, harmony, and dynamics, and how they apply to the viola. Explore the range of your instrument through various scales. Build solid skills through understanding the mechanics of how your body and instrument work together.

About Jesse
*Disclaimer*
I'm currently not taking beginner students on voice/singing, guitar, bass, drums, piano, and ukulele. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile:

https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62

My Background

I've been playing with classical ensembles and rock bands since 2001. Even though I started on classical trombone and rock guitar, I have come to expand my repertoire to a variety of instruments and genres. During my time in college I performed with the University choir, orchestra, and band. I also have organized, wrote/arranged for, and performed with a variety of bands in my home state of New Mexico, as well as Japan, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Since 2006 I have been an active teacher. This profession has taken me everywhere from working with classical guitar cla
sses in New Mexico high schools to Elementary students in Japan to a variety of private students of various musical instruments and genres everywhere I've been. Since relocating to the Bay Area in 2010, I've had the pleasure of working with lots of great students from kids to adults with a wide range of ambitions. Since 2012 I've been running my own full time studio.

Philosophy of Learning

Lessons are generally designed to work towards giving students the tools to accomplish their goals and become increasingly independent over time. While all students will study similar fundamentals regarding technique, theory, and performance, every lesson is as different as every person. What kind of music do you want to make? I'll tell you what you need to do to get there, and help you take the steps to achieve your aspirations.

I also love to help students put together a song, record, and produce it for them so that they can have a recording to share with their friends and family.

I also hold events for my students. (Check out our pictures and videos below!)
Younger students have opportunities to perform for friends and family at my studio every few months. Once or twice a year we'll also stage a larger event off site for more individual students and bands classes to perform.
Adult students also occasionally have events where they get a chance to get together and play music as well.

Aside from in-studio lessons, students also have the option to sign up for online lessons via Skype.
(*Online lessons offered during different times than in-studio lessons.)

*Unfortunately due to scheduling issues, I'm not currently accepting students for bi-weekly lessons. I can do regular weekly lessons, or occasional drop-in lessons, but bi-weekly appointments make it really hard for me to give the best scheduled times to my existing weekly students. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

My studio is equipped with:

*Music Stands

*A P.A. System

*Vocal and instrument microphones

*Guitars, Basses, Ukulele, Banjos, etc

*Two guitar amps and a bass amp

*Various percussion including a fully equipped acoustic drum set

*A Roland V-Drums electronic drum set

*An electric piano console and Yamaha organ

*A MicroKorg Synthesizer

*A Tuba, Trombone, Cornet, Saxophone, and Flute

*An extensive physical and virtual music library

*A recording system that students are not only welcome to use but encouraged to

*HD Webcam and condenser microphone for high fidelity online lessons via Skype
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Alex March 25, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Jesse is very friendly and a fun teacher to be around.
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Merve K. March 19, 2019
· Violin · In studio
Jesse was not only an instructor but also a mentor for my daughter. He is very patient and realistic besides being very knowledgable and talented. She learned and improved a lot. We were lucky to start this journey with Jesse.
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Wan C. January 5, 2019
· Ukulele · In studio
I am a senior student and Jesse knew what was needed to develop a course of classwork and homework to enable me to have more fun with the melodious ukulele. I appreciate his clear, concise, and congenial approach — serious, mindful, and leisurely.
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Jesse M.

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About Randall K.

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Clearwater, FL
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About Randall
I have been teaching music for over 20 years and playing as a professional musician for even longer. I know how to get the best out of my students and have fun doing it. I'm a University of South Florida grad and I have worked and studies in Las Vegas and at the Berklee school of music. My students constantly win superiors at contest and sit in the upper chairs in band and orchestra. Lets have some fun and make some music.

*** Lesson Details ***
In a laid back fun way we will learn the fundamentals of our instrument. I start out with the All For Strings series of books and add the Suzuki method books for some tunes. In 3 to 6 months you will be playing the music you like and having fun and learning new things while you do.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in the living room or den

*** Specialties ***
Both classical and
Jazz.
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Samira J. May 19, 2019
· Violin · In studio
Randall is a very nice guy, but his teaching is not really focused on student's learning.
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Jacob March 21, 2019
· Clarinet · In studio
Very patient and teaches on a level that my child can understand.
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Sanjay March 7, 2019
· Trombone · Online
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Randall K.

Clearwater, FL 33764
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About Rebecca P.

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Boise, ID
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Students must be five years old or older or must able to read English. Instruction will vary based on each student's goals, but usually includes technique, note reading, music theory, improvisation skills and performance opportunities.

About Rebecca
My life is all about beauty and expression.I teach writing, violin and viola and seek students from around the globe, and I can help you not only perform to your best ability but also teach you to love it. I am college-educated and good with students from ages 5 and up.
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Mark R. April 2, 2019
· Violin · Online
Rebecca gave some great starting points to practise on.
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Tram V. May 27, 2014
· Violin · Online
Taking lessons with Ms. Rebecca is a great experience.
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Rebecca P.

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$20 / 30-min

About Concetta A.

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Brooklyn, NY

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Learn to play folk music or classical. Explore this deep and beautiful instrument!

About Concetta
Concetta Abbate is a NYC based violinist, strings specialist and composer. She writes original art songs inspired by natural science, folk tales, poetry and everyday objects and sounds. She released her first solo album entitled Falling in Time in February 2015 on Waterbug Records. She was a visiting composer in residence at TAKT gallery in Berlin both in 2014 and 2016. In 2018 she co-composed a dance composition for the Wendy Osserman Dance Company. Concetta is most known for her collaborative work with poet Cornelius Eady (Kattywompus Press), musical instrument builder Skip La Plante, photographer Vera Comploj and Latin music band Inti and the Moon (Intiluna Records).

Concetta is the musical director of a music education non-profit called "Teacup Music". She holds a masters degree in Music and Music Education at Columbia University
and has received grants from the Rauschenberg Foundation, Department of Cultural Affairs, Brooklyn Arts Council, the Charles Mayer Foundation as well as The Roothbert Fund.

She loves dogs, hiking, cooking and gardening! She tailors her private lessons to individual students goals and needs.
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Micaela March 1, 2019
· Violin · In home
Hire Concetta, especially to support a beginning violin player! She is warm, professional and very adept at finding your child's musical strengths and then identifying material to help them access and enjoy the music and instrument. AKA GOOD TIMES for all and excited to continue...as it should be. Thank you Concetta for your expertise and flexibility with schedule. Keri-Ann
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John D. November 14, 2018
· Mandolin · In studio
Concetta is a great instructor - she has been willing to work with me to create a lesson plan that works for my schedule and my learning style. I would absolutely recommend Concetta for anyone looking to learn a musical instrument.
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Joseph March 27, 2018
· Mandolin · In studio
Concetta was/terrific and extremely helpful and kind.
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Concetta A.

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About Amber W.

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Sarasota, FL
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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 their instrument and theory skills. I specialize in all styles. Typically, I use a variety of method books 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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Peter Flynn April 12, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Very impressed!! On lesson one, Amber has opened up a whole new world for me.. thank you Amber
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Joy Anne April 12, 2019
· Violin · Online
Amber is a gem!
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Aaron H. April 11, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Excellent teacher, I already have a deeper understanding of singing after the first lesson. Thank you!
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Amber W.

Bradenton, FL 34205
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About Charles B.

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Aberdeen, NC

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Students will learn to play the Viola using a variety of methods.

About Charles
I have been teaching stringed instruments for over 25 years. I use both the Suzuki and traditional methods.
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Keiko March 29, 2019
· Viola · Online
I love it!
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Carrie S. March 3, 2019
· Viola · Online
Charles is very professional, kind and friendly. My 9 year old is trying to learn Bohemian Rhapsody on his viola for a talent show and Charles has been very helpful, guiding him through the music with positive reinforcement. We tried a couple other instructors but it wasn't the right fit. Super pleased we found Charles. Look forward to many more lessons to come.
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Stratton February 24, 2019
· Viola · Online
We have tried a few instructors for strings and they were not the right fit for us. We finally struck GOLD with Charles! Very professional, not at all condescending with his feedback (this was our problem with a couple others), taught my son things he has not learned in school in terms of correct form/placement of viola, and bow technique. We are very excited for the next lesson!
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Charles B.

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About Savana H.

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Arlington, TX

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I am a cellist, but as an orchestra teacher full-time I am able to implement and teach techniques for all stringed instruments. We will use a variety of supplementary books and will have fun in the process! (:

About Savana
Hello! I recently graduated in 2014 from Baylor University with a Cello Performance degree. I currently teach elementary orchestra (4th & 5th grade) in Dallas ISD. As well as teaching, I currently perform with the New TX Symphony Orchestra in Dallas and in my church orchestra on viola and cello.

We will learn a variety of pieces ranging from classical to contemporary/pop music while learning the techniques to play each string instrument! Can anyone say "Baby Shark" and "Despacito" fast enough? And I focus on music theory ---basic note and rhythm reading & writing and recognizing musical symbols.

I am also bilingual in Spanish ---fluent in reading/writing and basic in conversation (although I am continuously learning & improving my language skills!)
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Savana H.

Online
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$34 / 30-min

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