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About Robert R.

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Boca Raton, FL

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About Robert
Robert "Gary" was born in Detroit, started playing guitar at the age of 12, and at 14 began playing bass as well. He has continued to play both for 40 years.
Growing up Gary’s mom was a talented amateur pianist and loved jazz, and his stepfather was a country music DJ so his home was filled with music. Gary’s influences early on included Jazz players like Ray Brown, Jaco Pastorius, Ron Carter, Eddie Gomez, and R&B players like James Jamerson and Chuck Rainey. On guitar Gary was influenced by Pat Metheny, Mike Stern, Joe Pass, and Johnny Smith as well as Bluesmen like B.B. King, Albert King, Buddy Guy and many others. As a kid Gary played in Pop and Rock bands but was lucky enough to have an older friend that worked at a Blues Club in Ft. Lauderdale so he got to listen to a lot of Blues in the early 60's. Being exposed to so many styles
and genres of music, it is not surprising that Gary’s musical resume includes, Jazz, Blues, R&B, Oldies, Big Band, Show Tunes and more.
Gary’s love of music led him to The University of Miami where he earned a Bachelors degree in Jazz Performance and a Masters in Jazz teaching.
Gary has performed with top artists such as Peter Ponzol, Dick Hyman, Don Friedman, Alann Harris, The Boca Jazz Rats Big Band, Terry Wilson, Patty Wicks, Billy Marcus, Mitch Woods, Ben E King, The Coasters, J.P. Soars and The Redhots, Terry Hanck, the Bobby Nathan Band, and more.
Until recently, Gary was bassist for the 2009 International Blues Challenge winning band J.P. Soars and the Redhots, Gary is also an adjunct professor of Jazz Studies at Florida Atlantic University and continues to play locally.

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A music lesson with me is, first, an enjoyable experience. While I am goal oriented I believe in keeping the music lesson a relaxed experience. This doesn't mean that I don't expect a student to do his or her best. I do, but , I feel that music should be enjoyable and something that a student looks forward to doing. In the course of our lessons, we will study, in no particular order, technique, theory, rhythm, melody, and any other things that you as a student feel that you would like to learn. We will learn to play and perform pieces of music that I feel all students should know and also whatever pieces of music that you want to learn. The lessons are roughly half what I know that you need to learn and the other half what you want to learn. For example, we might spend the first half of the lesson working on how to read and count rhythms and the second half on learning improvisation, slap bass techniques, chord melodies, or a tune of your choice. There are many possibilities. Part of a teacher's job is evaluating a student's abilities and then strengthening the students weak spots and reinforcing the abilities that the student already has. From my many years teaching and playing I have gotten quite good at doing this and would love to have the opportunity to help you achieve your musical goals in a relaxed atmosphere.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home studio: basses, guitars, amps

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have amps, music stands, etc.

*** Specialties ***
Guitar and Bass: beg to adv

Specializing in Jazz but not limited to that. I have played and taught all styles of music.
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ScottD3 May 15, 2012
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Dynamite

Robert has been a great instructor. I've known a lot of people in my life, but Robert is among the sharpest. He's one of the most fantastic teachers, and I look forward to continuing my lesson progress with him.
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RobinD February 26, 2012
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This guy rocks

Robert is a very good thorough music teacher. I think I made a fine choice. I have learned lots in the 4 lessons that I have had and look foward to future lessons.
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Daniels Mother

Hi Robert, we would also like to find out how to add voice lessons to our weekly lessons. Daniel wants to continue his guitar lessons and we are also getting him a base guitar so he can learn this with you as well. How can we add these?:
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Robert R.

Robert R.

Boca Raton, FL 33496
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About Alicia B.

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About Alicia
Alicia has been playing the violin since she can remember thanks to her very talented musical family. Because of their efforts she received her first exposure to loving and teaching music at an early age through attending and later assisting her mother's Suzuki string program. They also afforded her the opportunity to learn with some of the finest violin teachers Miami has to offer.
A proud alumni of Miami's public arts programs, including those of Southwood Middle School, Coral Reef Senior High and the Greater Miami Youth Symphony, Alicia encourages all of her school-age students to explore their options of participating in the various youth arts organizations in the community.
In addition to her 15+ years training in violin technique and classical repertoire, she also has had almost 10 years of classical piano instructi
on and has had the privilege to perform classical, jazz, blues, latin and pop music from coast to coast and in Europe.

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I have found that students thrive in a curriculum that's to their pace, fun and conducive to creative thought. So I'm a fairly easygoing teacher. I wont chew you out, won't force you to practice scales on your head while you hold your breath. But I will level with you: Music takes commitment. The good news? It's really fun.
So, let me show you the joy and reward of learning music!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living Room transferred to music room: piano, computer, music stand and library, parents can sit in on lesson

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect student to have instrument, music stand, any appropriate books, and tuner (or home access to computer/internet)

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A Suzuki method influenced program that introduces classical music and theory step-by-step while incorporating fun games and your favorite songs.
Will also drill you on music theory and help you nail your first audition and performance.
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Miguel March 28, 2018
· Violin · In studio
Alicia is a great violin teacher. She has a lot of patience and is really good at positive reinforcement. In the five lessons I had with her I was able to improve my technique very much, I’m very glad I decided to take lessons with her.
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Israel July 17, 2017
· Viola · In studio
Very comprehensive. Very friendly. All around great instructor.
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Omar M. September 2, 2016
· Violin · In studio
Alicia is a GREAT instructor. Extremely patient and friendly as well. I like how she likes to challenge you and keeps the learning process interesting. I have seen her interact with her young students and they all seem to love her. I will continue to take lessons from her and I highly recommend her as well.
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Alicia B.

Alicia B.

Miami, FL 33143
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About Sandra M.

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Miami Beach, FL

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About Sandra
I have been teaching piano and theory since year 2000. Apart from teaching privately, I served in music elementary, middle and high schools in Belgrade. Residing in Miami from June 2015, I served in Miami Fine Arts Academy, Music Works and Allegro.
Bachelor Degree in Piano from Belgrade University of Arts in 1997 and Master of Music in 2003.
Piano Performance Diploma Program from Longy School of Music, Massachusetts in 2002.
I am passionate about teaching and helping my students achieve their goals, whether they are at beginning or advanced level. My methods are flexible and am always looking for a fresh approach from which the student can benefit the most.
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Atilla E. March 22, 2018
· Piano · In home
My daughter loves Sandra. She is a great piano teacher.
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Alita E. December 7, 2017
· Piano · In home
Very nice person. Good instructor. Very enthusiastic. Showed up on time.
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Alexandra April 24, 2017
· Piano · In home
Great first lesson for our daughter. Looking forward to many more.
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Sandra M.

Sandra M.

Miami Beach, FL 33141
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$30 / 30-min

About Johanna W.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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About Johanna
Teaching in Aberdeen, Maryland: Please contact me for availability
Teaching in South Florida: Monday through Saturday

Johanna, has also performed in venues throughout the United States, China, and just recently returned from Austria. She has played with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marin Alsop, North Carolina Symphony Orchestra, Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra (Principal Cellist), and other orchestras in South Florida, Indiana and North Carolina. In North Carolina, she performed the world-premier of North Carolina is My Home, composed and narrated by Charles Kuralt. She also works with local composers in South Florida where she has performed and recorded new compositions. Johanna obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Music from East Carolina University, and a Master of Music from Florida International University. She s
tudied cello with Fred Katz, Daniel Levitov, Claudio Jaffé, and Jason Calloway, and she has performed in master classes with Jonathan Carney and Christopher Rex.
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Emma December 6, 2017
· Cello · In studio
Great lesson! I have so much to learn, and am looking forward to making progress. Johanna was friendly and knowledgeable, and I came away with some useful exercises and a new piece to learn. Looking forward to next week!
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Luciano T. December 5, 2017
· Cello · In home
I just finished my first lesson and found Johanna to be a very good teacher.
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Linda H. September 23, 2017
· Cello · In studio
Johanna clearly explains proper technique and gives practice exercises to address specific problem areas she notices. She also customizes song choices to suit my musical taste so I get more pleasure out of my practice. As an adult student, I enjoy learning from her.
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Johanna W.

Johanna W.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
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About Mark G.

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Delray Beach, FL
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My name is Mark and i play piano and i can read music..i can teach jazz,. pop, blues or classical....i can also teach piano chords and improvisation..i also play guitar and mandolin and can teach for these instruments too..I have played music all my life and have taught many adults and children to play..i also write my own music and have lots of original music videos on youtube..
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Lanie M. April 24, 2017
· Piano · In home
Mark was very encouraging and patient.
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Martin January 18, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Mark was great. Very patient. I came away from my lesson very excited.
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Mark G.

Delray Beach, FL 33446
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About Nestor R.

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Miami, FL

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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.

Nestor R.

Miami, FL 33178
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$25 / 30-min

About Alexander (AJ) A.

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Miami, FL

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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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Miami, FL

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Hi! My name is Kadhine. I started my teaching career in Tampa, FL while I was in college teaching private voice and piano. I received my bachelors degree in Music Education from the University of South Florida in 2011. During my time in Tampa, I was heavily involved in a lot of performances, both inside and outside of school. In addition to studying and teaching privately, I also worked in a community theater in Tampa where I not only performed in shows but was the musical director to their youth theater shows. After graduation, I came back home to Miami to start my public school teaching career. I have been teaching in Miami Dade public schools since 2011 and have taught PK-5 general music, choir (all levels) and guitar (upper elementary and middle school). In 2015, I was fortunate enough to become a Little Kids Rock certified teacher wh
ich has taught me about guitar and rock bands. In 2016, I graduated with a masters degree from Florida International University, also in Music Education. I look forward to working with you and/or your child in your musical journey!
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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.

Kadhine R.

Miami, FL 33172
(3)
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$55 / 30-min

About Waldo D.

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About Waldo
I am a professional Pianist, Composer, Choir Conductor, and Vocalist who also write songs, orchestrate, and make arrangements. Cuban who studied primarily in Cuba (ENA and ISA), and finished studying in the USA. I have played in several important Concert Halls, among them, it is included Carnegie Hall in NY. I have worked on several projects including music for TV and Musical Theater.

Even though I studied Classical Piano, I love Pop Music, Jazz, and I am always open to new genres, as long it is done with good taste and makes a positive impact on others. Creative, fun, professional and knowledgeable is the way I define my ART.

I have won several awards since I was younger after starting studying music at the age of 15, and since then I have had an intense career performing and creating music for endless different projects, such as
playing music alive for a play, composing music for Symphonic Orchestra, Contemporary music for different formats (like piano, violin, and clarinet), or even Musical Theater.

Teaching is one of my passions, and I have seen some of my students to be successful in National Musical Contests, such in Jazz in WorldStrides on Stage in New York City.
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Fabricio February 12, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Waldo is an excellent instructor, very attentive, patient and is helping me a lot with the theoretical part, which is my main goal with the classes. Strongly recommend him, also because he's teaching me how to sing (which I'm terrible btw LOL) as a bonus.
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Gael November 12, 2017
· Piano · In studio
My 8 year old son had his second lesson and it is looking promising! Waldo is able to capture his attention and motivate him to learn! My kid is quick to tell you when he doesn’t want to do something anymore and when it comes to his piano lesson he’s ready to go! Looking forward to seeing his progression and love for music grow! I think we have the right teacher!
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Waldo D.

Miami, FL 33126
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$30 / 30-min

About Marco S.

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Miami, FL

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Are we ready to rock?

Hello there!

My name is Marco, I'm an international musician and producer engineer with more than 10 years of experience playing guitar and a degree in Music Production from the University of New Haven.

My guitar students can expect to see improvement in their technique and musical affinities starting lesson one. I always like to prepare my lessons according to my student's interest, since everybody is different there is more than one method to learn how to play an instrument.

I also welcome those who wish to become proficient in the craft of music production, or even take your first steps in this amazing art form. I can teach you the fundamentals of recording and producing your own music, as well as insight to "tips and tricks" the pros use.

Finally and most importantly, my relationship with students
will be a two way street so I can learn from you guys as much as you do from me.

DISCLAIMER!

Having fun is a must! after all we are talking music here
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Ben November 10, 2017
· Pro Tools Software · In studio
Wow! You're lucky if you came across Marcos TakeLessons page. Marco knows absolutely everything about protools, and he is skilled at communicating his knowledge! He also has a music theory and audio recording background so he can speak to those areas as well, as an added bonus. You can't go wrong with Marco, he is a font of knowledge and he loves to share it.
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Joanna November 9, 2017
· Guitar ·
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Marielena November 9, 2017
· Guitar · In home
Excelente, me parece un curso muy recomendable para alguien que quiere aprender no sólo a tocar la guitarra, sino a entender la musica y asimilar la teoría musical de una forma amena y divertida. ME ENCANTO!
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Marco S.

Marco S.

Miami, FL 33143
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