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Utilizing a various ideas and methods I have learned throughout the years, as well as various publications I will share with you by Mel Bay, we will expand the way you think about your playing because you can't learn how to break the rules, without learning them first.

About Andrew
I have 15 years of musical experience studying jazz and classical composition with Grammy nominated recording artists as well as a brief stint with the University of Miami Youth Guitar Orchestra. I am currently a working performer that plays around the South Florida Area in various musical projects and cover bands. In addition to my guitar and bass playing skills, I am an experienced music producer who holds a certificate of completion as an Electronic Music Producer at the SAE Audio Engineering Institute in North Miami Beach, FL.

Currently, I am an active recording, writing, and producing musician within the South Florida area in various bands and other production projects as well as providing lessons to students throughout the South Florida area.

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Students can expect a very laid back and relaxed disposit
ion from myself as I try to focus on my student's specific goals and aspirations. The curriculum is dependent on the student's specific needs but we will always initially focus on technique, articulation, and basic music theory (depending on one's level) as to help bridge the gap between learning the technique of playing the instrument and knowing what to do with that technique. Other focal points of my lessons include: Different styles/genres of music (Rock, Jazz, Country), notational/site reading skills, and more. Once a base is set and these particular skills continued to be honed it sets the groundwork and base where they can improve upon their technique and performance skills at their own rate. Taking guitar lessons with me, we will try and cover all of these aspects of playing to ultimately to help you achieve the goal of being the guitar/bass player YOU want to be.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The In-Studio lessons take place in a separate room which has been converted into a music studio including 3 amps, several types of guitars, two basses and a computer work station. If you can not bring your own instrument you may use one of mine, but it is highly recommended that you do own your own for practice purposes.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will bring my own guitar to lessons I travel to, and students are required to have their own instrument as I will not provide one for out of studio lessons. Thank you for understanding.

*** Specialties ***
I listen to a wide range of music and feel anyone that wants to play music should try to as well, as to establish a wide palate of inspiration where they can draw upon it and apply it to their own work in progress. In addition to my guitar and bass playing, I'm an experienced music producer who holds a certificate of completion as an Electronic Music Producer at the SAE Audio Engineering Institute in North Miami Beach, FL. Currently I am an active recording, writing, and producing musician playing guitar and bass within the South Florida area in various bands while keeping busy with other production projects and providing lessons to the south Florida area.
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Andrew H.

Andrew H.

Miami, FL 33165
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$15 / 30-min

About Rene T.

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I've been teaching Music Theory for over 6 yrs.
the basics are expanded into easy to understand steps to help any walk of student grasp the ideas behind Music Theory.
It is best to cater to the student and to introduce in sequence ideas that will help bring a greater understanding of theory.

About Rene
Knowing at the age of 5 that music was my life, by being brought up surrounded by praise music and gospel, my early exposure to music helped me to find every Instrument and style just my thing! I wanted to play everything and learn all aspects of music. I started with singing in the children's choir and then developed into piano and music theory. At the age of 12 I began to learn classical guitar, and at 15 took on various styles like Flamenco, Jazz and Rock. I graduated from High School having played in the school band achieving recognition In national Institutions Like IAJE (International Association for Jazz Education) and state band finals. I was also composing from a very early age, and at 18 released my first album (self-titled) which can still be heard and purchased today through various music outlets, since i have released over 15
albums with various ensembles and bands. In college I already knew from my previous experience that I wanted to teach and pass on the joy that music brought to my life. I studied Music Theory and Jazz and finished my degree in Music Education. I have been teaching all in all for about 14 yrs. And I have enjoyed every minute I have spent with my students learning as much from them, as them from me. I am looking forward to meeting new and eager students who really want to bring their inner music out to share with the rest of us music aficionados! and develop their skills to the peak of their abilities.

*** Lesson Details ***
My teaching method ranges depending on the student. I believe in my experience that everyone learns differently, therefore everyone develops at their own pace. I try to find key strengths in each student and expose this to their advantage, using their abilities to further develop their skills, this method has shown the most promising results and students usually find themselves playing and performing just a couple of months after their first lessons. Part of my method involves a lot of performance and recital opportunities to help break any fears and inhibitions a student may bring with them. Music is about sharing, so an early exposure to this method helps to strengthen and stabilize a core acceptance of a students style and path, giving them and those close to them a very clear picture of their development and achievements.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Has all instruments at both his home and college studio

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide lesson material, song charts and a progression scale. I require student to have an Instrument and recommended technique literature.

*** Specialties ***
My classical training began in High School with Influences in Segovia, and Romero I studied classical for 4 yrs. and trained in Jazz and Improvisation with performances In Big Band and group ensemble. Also sang and played in the school gospel choir.

****Personal Statement*****

If you needed a reason

There is no question that music touches us instantly and activates images, emotions and memories that linger with us throughout our lives. As a casual listener or an obsessive music elitist, there are times in our lives when we get blown away by a sound so unique our entire body vibrates and resonates with the touch of something out of this world. I can honestly say when this happens to me I feel as close to a spiritual connection than anything I have experienced otherwise. I believe it is these exact events that have triggered my need to be completely involved in the making, performing and consuming of music. The creative process, to me, is the single obvious reason we exist in this world. We create and share, learn and interpret, build on previous ideas and inspire others to perfect upon this process. It is no doubt a very humbling experience to realize you are part of it all. During this process you come to realize how important you are as an Individual, how there is no other vessel like you in this world, nor has there ever been or ever will. You are here now and your voice, your talent, your gift is an instrument to the great choir of the human spirit. No one but you can relate this, a reason to be, to create, to give.
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Amanda June 22, 2018
· Singing · Online
great instructor. he is patient and works well with special needs teens by finding different ways to get a point across. my daughter really liked it and she is actually doing the vocal exercises.
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Roxy T. April 30, 2017
· Drum · Online
Rene is a fantastic teacher! Always patient and great with my 9 year old. He understands my child and always goes the extra mile. Rene is an excellent teacher.
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Jose R. April 1, 2017
· Flamenco Guitar · In studio
Very Knowledgeable about the guitar... Shows great interest in what I want to learn.
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Rene T.

Rene T.

Miami, FL 33166
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About Karen J.

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About Karen
I am a professional singer with over 25 years experience performing individually and with bands, orchestras, ensembles, choirs, and a cappella groups in concerts, theater, clubs and festivals, nationally and internationally.

I began singing in the church choir, talent shows and performing with various groups as a teenager. Music allowed me creative freedom and excitement and took me to a world of wonder. Attending music schools and colleges I studied voice, piano, performance technique, theory, sight singing/ear training, composition, jazz theory, improvisation, world music, and musical theater.

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I enjoy teaching music and inspiring students. As a vocal coach and piano instructor, I tailor lessons to fit students' particular needs to develop skills as they prepare for auditions, musical careers or music fo
r personal enjoyment. Lessons move at a pace that is comfortable for, and challenging to, students. I aim to strengthen musical intuition and insure steady and thorough progress.

I offer In-Home training, allowing students to take private lessons at their convenience in their homes.

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Keyboard
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Tyler June 1, 2018
· Piano · In home
We just started with Karen. She was on time, and she started instruction immediately. The children, who have already been taking piano, got right to work with her and it went very smoothly.
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Francesca L. January 21, 2018
· Singing · In home
Francesca love her teacher
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Angie R. February 27, 2016
· Singing · In home
I've had an amazing experience with Karen! Very helpful and dedicated! I've learned so much with her! Thank You!
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Karen J.

Miami, FL 33142
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About Lorna L.

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If you're having problems with music theory you have come to the right teacher. Lorna has a degree in music education and also teaches piano in which music theory is taught. She is patient with her students and teaches in a style that causes her students to learn and grow. If you are looking to enjoy your lessons as you improve your theory skills Lorna is the right teacher for you.

About Lorna
Lorna is a music teacher who has been teaching voice and piano for years. She is a graduate of Florida International University where she earned a Bachelor degree in Music Education. She is lots of fun. Lorna is also a professional singer who sings several genres, which includes opera, jazz, R&B, gospel, pop and musical theater, etc. A student can expect to grow and advance as a performer/musician while taking lessons with Lorna.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lorna teaches all ages and genders, and likes to make music fun and interesting. Yet it is very important to her that her students learn, grow, and understand their instrument so they can use it effectively. In the initial stage of lessons students are assessed to find their strengths and weaknesses. From that assessment Lorna creates an individualized plan for her students to hel
p them reach specific goals. Music is one of Lorna's greatest passions and she enjoys passing on everything she knows to her students.

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Piano

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Piano

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*Teachers marked as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.
Classical (opera), Jazz, R&B, Musical Theater, Gospel and Pop for voice. classical for piano, sightreading and music theory
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Katherine W. May 3, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Ms. Lorna is an excellent teacher. My daughter, Michelle, has learned a lot in a short period of time. As a mother, I did not know the importance of using voice techniques such proper breathing, techniques used to avoid injury to your vocal area, etc. There is so much more we both have learned. Essentially, this has improved her singing ability. I believe she has the potential to succeed at singing with Ms. Lorna as her teacher. She has really improved. Additionally, Ms. Lorna encourages her. Michelle loves taking the singing classes and looks forward to attending each. Thank you!
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Casandra April 24, 2018
· Vocal Training · In studio
Better than expectation
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Stephanie January 19, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Mrs. Lorna is a great coach. She is patient and really wants you to learn. I have no singing experience so I'm starting from 0 and she's really encouraging. I truly recommend anyone who wants to improve to choose her as her coach, I already see improvements in my singing voice when I wasn't even sure it was possible.
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Lorna L.

Hialeah, FL 33014
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About Axel O.

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I'm a Theory Composition Graduate. I can help anyone learn and develop all concepts related to this subject.

About Axel
I found out early on (age of 13) that I had a facility to teach and help friends understand music concepts. Some said it's a gift, others said it's vocation. To me it was just sharing what I loved. Since I had already decided to make music my career I made it a point to learn more and all I could in this field. Three degrees later (B.M /Berklee College of Music, B.M and M.M. /University of Miami) having studied under amazing Masters and years of performing, touring, producing and recording I have a lot to offer anyone, any age, any level when they choose me as their music teacher.

*** Lesson Details ***
My students would describe our lessons as fun and enjoyable. That's because I want everyone to learn the basics of music in a relaxed and comfortable environment. I'm easy going and encouraging in character and make it a point to expla
in in the simplest manner the many concepts of music. I help students develop good habits of practice so they can improve their skills by giving them personal tips. Each student is unique and learns at a particular pace. I'm in tune with the student and move accordingly helping him/her navigate thru the music lesson while providing assistance towards reaching their specific goals.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano /keyboards/ protools in my studio with living room seating for parents. Coffee/water always complementary. Protools recording studio available for my student singers at discounted rates. Affordable and competitive rates for amateur-professional singers looking to record/produce a demo.

*** Travel Equipment ***
None. Currently not traveling to students homes. Lessons available at my studio only.

*** Specialties ***
Studied Jazz & Classical. Performed Pop, Rock, R&B and Latin musical styles.
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Israel March 7, 2018
· Piano · In studio
An amazing instructor!!! Im beyond excited for whats to come! This man understands how to teach!! Highly recommend him!!
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Enzo L. December 2, 2017
· Songwriting · In studio
Enzo always comes out excited from his class with Axel. Looking forward for more
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Anthony November 9, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Based on my initial lesson, Axel is a great jazz piano teacher.
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Axel O.

Axel O.

Miami, FL 33138
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About Zachary L.

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About Zachary
My name is Zach L. I am a professional musician in the Miami area. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Guitar Performance from the University of Miami. I am a multiple Downbeat-award-winning guitarist and have been drumming for the past 13 years. I have headlined multiple international tours and received both the Duncan Nelson Scholarship and the Davidson Scholarship at the University of Miami. Furthermore, I am also an accomplished composer and arranger with my works featured by groups such as the Steve Miller Band and the Henry Mancini Orchestra. Lastly, I have held a teaching position as the Professor of Improvised Music at the Narnia Arts Academy International Summer Course in Central Italy.

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Students' lessons are tailored to their individual needs. I don't teach out of a book (though I do use books to supplement
material when helpful), so students will only be learning what *they* need to be learning next, based on their unique blend of skill, experience, and curiosity. With that in mind, here are some topics on which we tend to focus.

Guitar Lessons:
-Proper Technique. (How to hold a pick. Proper ways to apply pressure to the strings with the left hand. Tension-free technique to prevent injury and strain.)
-Chord Formations. (Bar chords, Power chords, Open chords, Triads and inversions, CAGED system chords, Seventh chords, Advanced jazz voicing, Chords in alternate tuning.)
-Scales/Arpeggios. (Proper fingering to build technical skill. Three note per string scale forms. Conventional scale forms. Cross-fretboard patterns. Seeing arpeggios from different scale degrees. Pattern manipulation.)
-Reading Music. (One position reading. Multi-position reading. Sight reading practice. Understanding rhythmic variation. Ledger line studies. Dollahon 10th position method for sight reading.)
-Repertoire. (Songs in genre(s) of preference. Learning to play songs from favorite artists. Learn to accompany yourself if you sing.)
-Ear Training. (Hearing melodic phrases. Identifying chords. Transcription projects. Learning to "play by ear".)
-Rhythm Training. (Differentiate between different rhythms. Metronome work. Keeping solid time. Develop ability to clap/strum/pick a variety of rhythms with good time.)

*** Studio Equipment ***
Two small jazz amplifiers, five guitars ranging from acoustic to electric to archtops, and an 88-key electric piano for music theory lessons.

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Two small jazz amplifiers and five guitars ranging from acoustic to electric to archtops.
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Akiva June 18, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Zach is an excellent teacher! He has such a thorough understanding of music, and plenty of experience teaching it. Taking lessons with him are both super fun and super informative. He's got a knack for making complex things seem simple and is really easy to work with. I highly recommend taking lessons with Zach for anyone wanting to take their playing to the next level.
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Guille June 12, 2018
· Guitar · In home
Zachary is great! Having some experience in playing guitar I was looking to gain some knowledge on the theory side of things. Lucky for me Zachary love to talk theory and was able to clearly explain things to me. I look forward to the classes every week. Highly recommend.
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Will June 6, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Zach takes the time to understand precisely what I want to accomplish with my playing, and why, and I feel that the lessons have progressed logically and quickly. Most importantly, he is a wonderful listener and patient with my ceaseless questions of 'why' and 'how'. I leave each session with greater enthusiasm and a genuine sense of accomplishment.

This is how learning should work.
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Zachary L.

Zachary L.

Miami, FL 33127
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About Dyce K.

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Hollywood, FL
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Learn the answers to all those questions like modes and scales and voicing of chords and keys and the caged system!

About Dyce
Dyce’s action-packed lessons get aspiring students learning real songs in no time—all while teaching them music theory and scales that connects the music to relatable, practical theory. His custom-tailored lessons are based on this realization. “I know that all of my students are unique, both as people, and as musicians,” Dyce states, “so I realized that my lessons should celebrate these differences.” Instead of following a rigid, “cookie-cutter” approach to teaching, he makes allowances for these differences, and custom tailors a lesson plan that enriches their musical tastes, goals, and strengths. Dyce has learned, over two decades of playing and teaching professionally, when to push students—and when to stay out of the way. This sort of expert guidance helps students flourish, because they learn music on their own terms.
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Tim K. January 15, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
Dyce is very professional and accomplished. He takes you at your own speed, so you never feel pressure. He's also very encouraging. I would definitely recommend him to other students.
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Helbert R. December 3, 2015
· Guitar · In home
I've been taking guitar lessons with Dyce for 4 months now and it has been great. He really knows what he is doing and is very skilled at teaching his craft. Highly recommend him.
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Helbert R. July 11, 2015
· Guitar · In studio
Dyce is a really nice guy and communicates very well, making his lessons very enjoyable. Having several past experiences with other instructors, I can say he really knows his craft and has tons of valuable experience to offer. I definitely recommend him!
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Dyce K.

Hollywood, FL 33023
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About Eric F.

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I excel extremely well at Music Theory. Ranging from the very basics to advanced level writing and understanding. without the knowledge of music theory you wouldn't be able to understand how to manipulate music to the you want it to sound like.

About Eric
Exciting motivator to understand the language we know as music. Very cooperative easy going humble individual who seeks best interest in providing clients with an exciting experience about learning how to understand music as a language.
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Hersh January 18, 2016
· Guitar · In home
After the 1st lesson my 5 year old granddaughter learned to pluck one string and sing a song. She excited about learning music, striving to be a rock star. Thank u for creating the excitement
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Nicole January 18, 2016
· Saxophone · In home
Great teacher! So happy with my lessons. Eric is patient, kind, professional and easy to get along with.
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Nicole January 18, 2016
· Saxophone · In home
Great teacher! So happy with my lessons. Eric is patient, kind, professional and easy to get along with.
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Hialeah, FL 33015
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About Sayaka S.

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learning behind the music is fun and interesting. I have finished all 4 music theory courses in college with A's and I have my own notes and basic materials to make it easier to understand from the zero

About Sayaka
I’m a student in music university studying Piano and Trumpet. I have played many repertoire in orchestra including fire bird by Stravinsky , The new world symphony by Dvorak. My passion is to enjoy anything I do, in other word I would not do anything If I don’t see it interesting. Teaching music is one of them, my music teacher from high school has inspired me so much that I would love to be like him and here I am.
Also I am fluent in Japanese, born and grew up over there so Japanese is the best subject for me :) if you have any question, don’t hesitate to message me!
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John C. November 7, 2017
· Japanese · In home
Sayaka really friendly and knowledgeable about Japanese languages. My daughter really enjoyed learning from her. Looking forward to go there again.
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Johann September 25, 2017
· Classical Piano · In studio
She is so nice and smart. She has a lot of patience with me because I'm a beginner. I really learn a lot from her regarding technique and how to sound. She is really the best instructor I've ever had!
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Ashley September 23, 2017
· Classical Piano · In home
I have always searched for the best instructor I can provide for my daughter. Sayaka ended up being the one I stayed with due to her professionalism and her great humor towards my daughter! My daughter has learned a lot from working with Sayaka and I would recommend everyone around to get lessons from sayaka because you definitely will learn a lot!
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Pompano Beach, FL 33060
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About Giovane D.

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Basic Musical Notation, Harmony and Scales. Everything you need to go from zero to being able to read a Musical Sheet.

About Giovane
I am a musician with 11 years of experience in Classical Guitar teaching, most of the time beginners level. With my classes, students went from never touching a guitar to being prepared to get into College to study music. While studying Classical Guitar in college I was already teaching classes. My experience is in music conservatories, social projects, and also private lessons.

My role models and teachers are my inspiration to master the Guitar in a Classical style. I have had classes with Rodrigo Carvalho, Edelton Gloeden, Andreas von Wangenheim, Judicael Perroy and many more.

Classical music is a great way to train your mind and body to execute a delicate piece of music that will touch the heart of who listens. Especially for children, it is a great extracurricular activity that can shape the way they see the world.

We can also le
arn about scales, harmony, musical notation, and I will make sure you have the full package to dive into the classical world heads on. My methodology is custom made for each student, and we can always change approaches and try different things to guarantee a great experience.
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Nellie March 31, 2018
· Classical Guitar · In studio
Giovane is very patient and has a genuine love for teaching. He cane make anybody learn! Highly recommend
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Giovane D.

Miami, FL 33134
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