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About Andrew H.

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My initial venture into music 14 years ago was on the guitar, and though I have made a transition into playing bass in the last 6 years, I still utilize my guitar playing as a means of expression and as my main songwriting tool.

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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About Erik A.

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Guitar and voice are my main instruments so I am very comfortable with them. I have taught students in many different styles and genres. I have a passion for music and am always keeping my ears open to hear new things. I cater the material to you and how you want to learn to play. I can teach from beginning to intermediate-advanced students.

About Erik
I want to teach you how to express yourself through music. I've been inspired by music since I was young and have been involved in one way or another since I started piano lessons at age 3. I've been playing guitar for over fifteen years and written and recorded music for about eight. Whether you want to go into music seriously as I have, or just use music as a hobby and way to express yourself, I want to help you accomplish your goal.

*** Lesson Details ***
Each person is different and learns in a slightly different way. Having said that, there are certain essentials which must not be ignored. If you've never taken lessons before, we'll start with the fundamentals, how to hold the guitar properly, make chords, build up finger strength, properly tune the guitar, know all the strings, and most importantly play songs. You will lea
rn how to read basic music, but I can teach you how to play by ear too. Before we have completed our series you or your children will have basic knowledge of all these things and a desire to explore at least some of these aspects further.

For me, the most interesting music reveals the unique perspective and feelings of the person who makes it. Having conquered the essentials I will encourage you to be creative with your developing talents. I can teach you about song structure and I can teach you how to jam with your friends. If you are interested in writing and composing, I can help you with that too. We can take a look at your favorite artists and try to discover how they accomplished and perfected their sound. If you want to learn how to record I have a computer equipped with Pro Tools and would be glad to show you how to use it.

You'll spend time listening to me of course, but I hope to spend much of my time listening to you as well. If reading music doesn't inspire you we can focus more on learning by ear. It's up to you. You'll need your own instrument obviously, though you can leave it at home if you don't want to carry it back and forth. I have guitars here. I request that you purchase a book with text and exercises so that you can practice and study what you learn in the class. Even if you do not want to read music, you will need to know the neck and conquer scale formations and chords. We can choose the text based on your needs.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Six guitars, a keyboard, a computer equipped with Ableton and Reason, interface and MIDI controller.

Equiptment

GUITARS
Fender American Deluxe Telecaster
Fender 65 Mustang
Martin Koa Acoustic
Breedlove Acoustic/Electric cutaway
Gibson 12-string acoustic
Danelectro 12-string semi-hollow electric

AMPS
Fender Cyber Twin Deluxe
Line 6 Spyder III

DIGITAL PIANO
Yamaha YDP-141

RECORDING EQUIPTMENT
Saffire 6 USB Interface
Novation Zero SLMkII USB mixer
Akai LPK25 MIDI keyboard

SOFTWARE
Ableton Live 9
Reason 6

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can travel with any of my guitars and my Lunchbox amp is also easily portable.
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Dylan March 17, 2018
· Guitar · In home
Very sweet and patient with my 12yr old son. And super knowledgeable; my son has learned so much in just 2 lessons! we love him!
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Federico January 16, 2018
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Erik is great and is an experienced guitar player
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Kamila R. July 15, 2016
· Guitar · In home
Awesome!!!!
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Erik A.

Erik A.

Miami Beach, FL 33140
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$30 / 30-min

About Steve G.

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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.

*** Lesson Details ***
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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Ira U. June 6, 2018
· Guitar · In home
terrrifc experience......Steve is a professional...gave me everything i had hoped for during lesson #1....looking forward to continuing and i anticipate positive results..
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Ronald C. February 5, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
He very patience and he take the time to explain where you're having the problem. He a very nice guy and a great guitar player.
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Barry November 16, 2017
· Mandolin · In home
Steve is bringing me along at a good pace that challenges me to improve each week. He is very patient and helpful in showing me how to achieve the right results on the mandolin, and makes each lesson enjoyable. I can hear the improvement in my playing each week.
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Steve G.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
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About Zachary L.

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Miami, FL

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I've been teaching guitar lessons for 7 years and my students have gone on to play guitar for personal entertainment, or even have careers as performing musicians. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play basic chord forms and a few popular songs; as time goes on you'll be able to learn songs by ear, play scales and solos, and advanced chord forms. I specialize in jazz guitar but have extensive experience in all styles. I typically use Mel Bay's guitar books as well as my own instructional series of curriculum, and have the following tools available for your lessons: 7 guitars (acoustic and electric), multiple amplifiers, and an effects board. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

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.

*** Lesson Details ***
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.

*** Travel Equipment ***
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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$30 / 30-min

About Dyce K.

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Hollywood, FL
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Learn from a pro to play like a pro! 30 years of playing experience at your service!

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.

Dyce K.

Hollywood, FL 33023
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$65 / 60-min
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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
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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 Alexander (AJ) A.

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I am a Music Composer, Songwriter, and Producer. I like to use the guitar a lot to write songs. I like to incorporate music theory, composition, and songwriting into lessons. We can begin to develop aspects of how to create songs and sing to things that you write. We will go through learning the string names, note names how to read music and understand rhythms. We will learn scales, arpeggios, and playing music by ear. I can teach students that are completely new to the instrument.

About Alexander (AJ)
I am a Music Composer, Songwriter, and Producer. I graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Music Composition degree. I studied with Grammy-nominated Producer Michael Zager and opened for the Airmen of the Note. I managed Hip Hop Artist Marcus Banks (opened for Ludacris). I play piano, guitar, and trombone. I completed an EP album entitled Lighter Days that I wrote, recorded, produced, and mixed.

I have 10 years of experience teaching lessons. I have taught for Reverb Lessons, Musician's Discount, and also as a self-employed instructor. I studied classical piano during college and performed for Music at Noon events at school. I have knowledge of Jazz, Classical, Latin, Alternative, R&B, Pop and Christian styles. I like to incorporate music theory, composition, and songwriting techniques during the lessons. I like to draw
out of the students and find out their interests and what it is they want to accomplish out of the instrument.

I am easy going, kind, personable, and patient. I like to take as much time as needed for the student to learn the material. I encourage them to do much listening to artists that have played their pieces and are similar to the style they are learning. I also recommend for them to listen to artists outside of the style they are currently learning. I write out what the student should work on throughout the week so we can be prepared for what to do on the lesson date. Lessons are relaxed and cover different aspects of playing to create a well rounded sound and musician.

I have performed for the Merrick Festival Celebration. I have performed in the Mizner Amphitheatre and the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. I have performed nationally throughout the US. I have served as a Worship Leader at Crossbridge Church playing live during services and also rehearsing with the group to learn all material. I aspire to create more albums and to also write music for films and radio/television commercials. I am currently working on an album that I would like to release by the end of the year.

I like to play sports, exercise, and to be actively involved at church. I enjoy reading, cooking and writing. I am constantly watching documentaries and reading up on music articles, learning about the latest artists, trends, and musical equipment available.
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Alexander (AJ) A.

Alexander (AJ) A.

Miami, FL 33173
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$34 / 30-min

About Kadhine R.

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I am a Miami Dade County public school teacher and am a Little Kids Rock certified teacher. My guitar lessons use the Little Kids Rock curriculum which is geared towards learning guitar with popular music as its driving force. The students will learn how to play guitar chords, how to play solos and how to read multiple methods of music within the program, all while learning music that they already know and love.

About Kadhine
Kadhine Rodriguez is a singer, actress and educator born and raised in Miami, FL. She received a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the University of South Florida and a Master of Science in Music Education from Florida International University. In addition to her collegiate music training, Kadhine has studied classical, pop/rock and musical theater voice training, song interpretation and stage presence from Cuban artist Delia Diaz de Villegas and Dr. Liana Valente. On a stage since the age of 9, Kadhine has performed in several venues here in Miami, such as the Manuel Artime Theater, the University of Miami Gusman Hall and South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center. She can be heard singing back up vocals for Delia Diaz de Villegas’ album “Madriguera”. While living in Tampa, Kadhine was a member of Masque Community Theater where she
performed the role of Sarah in Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” and in Maltby and Shire’s “Closer Than Ever”. She can currently be heard singing as a choir member with the Civic Chorale of Greater Miami under the direction of Misty Bermudez. Kadhine has been a public school music teacher since 2011. In 2015, she received training and certification from Little Kids Rock, a non-profit music education advocacy organization that focuses on rocks bands in the public schools. She currently works at Mater Academy Cutler Bay where she teaches General Music, Choir, Guitar and Modern Band. In addition to public school teaching, Kadhine has also maintained an active private studio for voice, piano and guitar.
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Mick G. February 10, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Awesome teacher who truly has a passion for music! Kadhine has so much knowledge and also the gift of being able to break it down to a basic level. Highly recommend for everyone and anyone to take lessons with her :)
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Claudio December 6, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Kadhine was an amazing teacher. She was very invested and determined to help me reach my goal. I loved the experience and thanks because of her I was able to accomplish everything we committed to on day one.
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Maria July 29, 2017
· Singing · In home
Ms. Rodriguez is a very professionals voice teacher. She is always on time, very knowledgeable about technique and very flexible with the kind of music that you would like to sing. I would definitely recommend to all student ages.
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Kadhine R.

Miami, FL 33172
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$55 / 30-min

About Giovane D.

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I have a lot of experience teaching beginners level of all ages, from children to seniors. We will cover step by step the basics of classical guitar, right and left hand technique, and musical sheet notation - giving you a great basis to Classical Music.

I studied many years with Classical Guitar Performers, and have collected an array of tips and tricks that I can tailor to your needs. I want my lessons to be always productive and I will push your development in a sensitive manner, so the experience will always be positive.

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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About Cal N.

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Where ever you are at in your musical journey, I will meet you there. I have plenty of experience with students of all ages and abilities so I have a deeper understanding of how to make meaningful connections and tools to provide a greater understanding. Whether the student wants serious, academic musical studies or just wants to have fun and blow off steam, I cater to the student's goals and desires.

About Cal
I started taking piano lessons when I was six before switching to violin. When I quickly reached an intermediate level on violin, I fell in love with bass guitar. I am now set to receive a music degree from FAU with a focus in bass guitar. Along the way, I have picked up guitar, ukulele, piano, drums, voice, harmonica, and even banjo! In total, I have about six years of experience teaching - both freelancing and at music stores, and over fifteen years of private lessons on various instruments. I love writing music, learning songs, and teaching students of all ages and backgrounds.
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Cal N.

Boca Raton, FL 33432
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$50 / 30-min

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3 Alternate Tunings Every Guitarist Should Try

3 Alternate Tunings Every Guitarist Should Try

Did you know tuning your guitar a different way can open up tons of new possibilities in your playing? Guitar teacher James W. shares three of the most popular alternate guitar tunings you'll want to explore... It is estimated that singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell created over 58 open tunings for guitar in her quest to create new songs over the course of her 50 year career in popular song. She was able to be remarkably inventive in her playing simply by experimenting with the guitar’s tuning. … Read More

3 Alternate Tunings Every Guitarist Should Try
Did you know tuning your guitar a different way can open up tons of new possibilities in your playing? Guitar teacher James W. shares three of the most popular alternate guitar tunings you'll want to explore... It is estimated that singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell created over 58 open tunings for guitar in her quest to create new songs over the course of her 50 year career in popular song. She was able to be remarkably inventive in her playing simply by experimenting with the guitar’s tuning.
5 Pieces Every Classical Guitarist Should Know
With so much amazing classical guitar music to choose from, how do you decide which pieces are absolutely essential to learn to play? Here, we'll share our top picks for classical guitar students to study and play. To study the classical guitar is a great and noble pursuit. Bringing back music that is centuries old is not a easy task, especially when the documentation and the preservation of sound was increasingly difficult the farther you get from the 1900’s. This makes the job of a classica
How to Play Guitar Like Prince | A Tribute to a Music Legend
The world was stunned on Thursday morning when news broke that music legend Prince had died at the age of 57. Fans, celebrities, and fellow musicians took to Twitter to share their reactions, memories, and condolences. Shortly after, various tributes sprung up all over the internet, as the world mourned the music icon. One of the best ways to honor the late star is to share his (many)talents. Celebrate Prince and learn to play his famous guitar licks in this video from Jonathan B...
In-Person, Online, or DIY: What’s the Best Way to Learn Guitar?
The guitar is a beautiful instrument which lends itself flawlessly to expression and creativity. Adaptable and versatile, it allows the intent and emotion of the artist to flow through it, AND it’s easy to begin. After learning only a few easy chords you can not only play songs, but write them! Once you get the hang of it, playing guitar allows you to emulate your heroes. Many of your favorite songs are simple to learn on guitar, and it’s a wonderful feeling to play for your friends and family.
Video: Nick Jonas "Close" Guitar Tutorial
Nick Jonas may have taken some flack lately after a guitar solo gone wrong at the ACM Awards, but  don't let that fool you, the young musician is a very talented guitarist. In this guitar tutorial, State College, PA guitar instructor Jonathan B. teaches you how to play Nick's new song "Close". Before you watch the video, make sure you have a basic understanding of the following guitar concepts: How to Use a Capo Basic Chord Progressions Guitar Strumming Techniques Use the le

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