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I played my first paying job at age 14.
When I was 15, my private instructor, asked me if I would be interested in teaching. He put me on the County list of private instructors and and soon I had my own thriving studio of Sax and Clarinet students. From that time on, I have almost continuously been involved in music education.
Though I had listened to the rock "guitar gods" of the 60's I never became interested the guitar until, at the age of 15, I first heard Maestro Andres Segovia through his televised master classes. About the same time, I was amazed by the chord
In the small town where I grew up, there were no guitar teachers so I studied with outstanding Guitarist Ed McGuire. Later, I studied formally with several renowned professors of guitar, including Bruce Holzman at FSU and Randy Reed, a professor at Duke University in Durham North Carolina.
I have also performed in Master Classes for Classical Guitarists Atigoni Goni and Dimitri Diatchenko.
Before making North Florida my home, I toured and played throughout the Northeast, Midwest and Southeast in a variety of venues and styles from Rock to Jazz to R&B.
Even after settling down I have stayed active in the music business, playing and teaching. I continue to work regularly performing solo, or in ensembles throughout Florida from Tallahassee to Jacksonville.
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I am a laid back teacher who prefers to motivate my students by instilling my love of, and enthusiasm for, music in them rather than using any kind of "scare" tactics. I had a very few "knuckle rapper" style teachers over the years and found them to be very unmotivating.
A large percentage of the progress a student makes happens between the lessons. The more they practice, the faster they improve.
I also believe in building a solid foundation that my students can build upon. A good teacher teaches a student how to teach themselves.
On guitar, I encourage, but don't insist on, my students learning to read music. Some styles of guitar do not require it, but I do mention the gigs I have gotten over the years because I could read.
On all instruments, I am a big believer in great technique, musicianship and improvisational skills.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio is in back of the house as an addition. It has its own separate entrance and is approx 160 sq feet. Well lit and with heat and air.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide a music stand if needed. Students must have their own instrument. They will need to get their own books, though I do provide much supplemental material.
*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Classical, Blues, Flamenco
· Guitar · In studio
· Clarinet · In studio
· Guitar · In studio
Whether it's opera, musical theater, folk, rock, or just public speaking, anything YOU love to do, I would love to teach you! Having taught all ages and levels, from first graders to adults, from someone who's never sung a note in his or her life to semi-professionals, I cater my lessons to what YOU as a student need and are interested in.
Lessons shouldn't be a chore - I like to foster an environment you look forward to being a part of! I also think that music, like any sport, is hard work, and takes seriously practice; even hobbies take concentration and application! I understand and can
· Singing · In studio
· Singing · In studio
· Trombone · In studio
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
· Guitar · In home
· Flute · Online
· Flute · Online
· English · Online
I've been studying violin and composing for 17 years and specialize in classical music, but my musical background is diverse. I’ve performed as an orchestral and chamber violinist, written and performed for film scores, played in musical, opera, and ballet, and recorded for singer/songwriters.
My teaching approach is tailored to the needs of each student and I’ve worked with violinists of all ages. I especially love working with adult students – it’s never too late to try something you’ve always wanted to learn!
Whatever you’re hoping to gain from lessons, I would love to talk and start learning together!
· Violin · In home
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I am currently studying music at Penn State University and I have been studying clarinet for 10 years. I have participated in a wide variety of ensembles and received a 5 on the AP Music Theory exam. I am studying to be a music teacher, and I would love to continue to get more and more teaching experience. As a student who just recently completed high school, I can help a lot with festival auditions, college auditions, concert music, and more because I just recently experienced all of it, so I have a lot of good strategies for success!
My name is Derrick Montgomery and I am currently the Professor of Trumpet at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, GA. I am also working towards a Doctorate in Music from Florida State University.
I have been teaching students of all ages for over 10 years working with students of all ages. Many of my students have won accolades as for their playing including college scholarships, placement in All-State and District Bands, and Superior ratings in Solo/Ensemble Evaluations.
My approach to the trumpet is simple, produce a beautiful tone and the rest will fall in line. Much like learning to walk, speak, or drive, we do these acts unconsciously and easily, without thinking about it. I firmly believe that with practice, trumpet can be just as easy.
I look forward to working with you!
Singing in front of other people can be a scary experience, even for big stars who perform regularly. Many of us don’t have a problem singing when we are alone in the car or the shower, but suddenly freeze up when standing in front of a few people. Fortunately, there are ways to get around this - read on to learn a few tips that will help teach you how to sing with more confidence. Practice Until It's Effortless The first tip is an obvious but important one: you should truly know your piec …
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