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About Rufus S.

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Brandon, FL

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About Rufus
My name is Rufus and I am eager to share my 43 + years of drum experience to help you reach your desired playing goals, you will learn the basics and begin to find your own rhythm as a drummer...let me show you how you can be the best drummer possible!

Performing Experience:
* Play with Local Group - Tropical Heat
* Recently played with National Recording Artist Michael Anthony at Cork and Olive in Brandon
• Musician in Mystic Sheiks of Morocco, Rock a Doo Whop, Christmas Show at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
• Tutored in South America, Europe and Canada over 20 yrs.
• Drummer for New Salem M.B Church for last 20 yrs.
• 4 yrs marching in the Florida A&M University Marching Band & Percussion Ensemble
• 43 + yrs of rudimentary drumming

Audio: Specialize in digital audio work station software – Cubase 7 – Wavelab 8 and Waves plug-ins
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Recording Background:
Owner of a home based recording studio.

Titles released:

Seasoned with Latin(2014)

The Bottom Line featuring the vocals of Ms. Amella "D"(2013)

True Love- collection of pop music (2012)

Lift Off - A high energy dance song.(2012)

The Spencer Project - a Gospel collaboration with various artists.(2010)

Master Works - variety of different styles of music.(2009)

Lift Off- a high energy dance song (2010)

Iron-man Marathon Music - (1983)

*** Lesson Details ***
We will cover from the basics to the flashiness in drum playing and cover techniques in studio drumming.

If you are looking to venture into song writing,studio recording ,gear and software I have a studio complete with all the tools you will need to help carry you to the next level.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Drum room with seating for parents. 5 piece Yamaha drum set, hi- hat cymbal, ride cymbal, music stand.

Recording studio:

Digital audio work station software:
Cubase 7.5 – Wavelab 8 and Waves plug-ins

Soft synths:
Omnishere,Trilian,Native Instruments,korg legacy collection, Steinberg, Sample tank
host of loops

Controllers:

Axiom 25, Alesis Q61

Outboard gear:
Steinberg MR28M D-Pre mic preamp, Rodes NT-2a mic, Symetrix 525

Samson headphone box

Speakers:

Samson Resolv 65a and sub, Equator D5 speakers

Computer:

Pudget system custom built computer (PC)

*** Travel Equipment ***
Lap top with earphones so student can experience playing along
with music.

*** Specialties ***
R&b, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz
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victoria B. July 22, 2017
· Drum · In home
hAve only had 2 lessons but so far its been a good experience. Rufus is very talented and very patient
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Denise D. July 18, 2017
· Drum · In studio
THE BEST!!! We are so blessed to have met Mr. Spencer. My 10 year old son is so engaged in the lesson and the practice at home because Mr. Spencer is so encouraging!! Mr. Spencer is so generous with his time and talent. He helped us choose an appropriate starter set for my son and set it up for us at our house. We are so grateful for that! We are excited to see where drums lead for our son with Mr. Spencer's guidance!
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KEVIN April 15, 2017
· Drum · In home
GREAT INSTRUCTOR!! I am 48yo and was apprehensive about trying to learn something new at my age. I've had three lessons thu far and have been enjoying this to the fullest. Rufus keeps the lessons fun and interestng by adding different assignments for me to work on throughout my week. The key is to practice; which, I have embraced and I actually like. I bought a drum set after my 2nd lesson. Rufus came to my house to help me set everything up and tune my drums. He blessed my drums by playing for a few minutes while I stood back and grinned like a 10yo. I jumped on next hoping my drums would sound the same as when he played (they didn't). But that's okay, they will someday. I will be a student with him for a while!!
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Rufus S.

Rufus S.

Brandon, FL 33511
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About Lisa F.

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Land O Lakes, FL
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About Lisa
Lisa is a music educator with over 30 years of experience. She attended the prestigious New Orleans Center for Creative Arts where she studied music theory and performance under Bert Braud and Ellis Marsalis. She studied music and psychology at Loyola University of New Orleans and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1987. She has resided in Tampa, Florida since 1991 where she has performed in a variety of venues including "One Enchanted Evening" VIP reception and a benefit for Berkeley Preparatory School. Lisa served as an accompanist for Encore Theatre in 1999 working with Greta Aldene and has accompanied instrumentalists at district contest festivals. She has also had the privilege of serving as an adjudicator for the Bayridge District Festival for several years. An active member of Music Teachers National Association since 19
98, Lisa is a pianist and composer who also maintains a studio. She has been hired to play the piano for many occasions including weddings, private parties and company parties since 1983. She also has a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology and utilized music in her work as a psychotherapist. Lisa has a goal to instill the love of music in all her students through an individualized student-centered approach.

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I instruct children as well as adults ranging from beginning to advanced levels in the art of playing the piano. I teach various styles of music including standard classical repertoire and popular pieces. Through a creative, fun and individualized approach to teaching, my students also learn ear training, sight reading, music theory, piano technique and music history as it pertains to the pieces they are currently learning. After one month, beginning students can expect to have learned how to play one piece of music of their choosing and one piece of music chosen by me. After a few months of studying with me, they can expect to have gained basic music reading skills.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Steinway Baby Grand Piano, 76 key Casio keyboard, Dell All In One 20" desktop, music software and music theory games

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching classical and popular repertoire. I have taught other styles as well as improvisation. I utilize a student centered approach structuring lessons to suit each student's individual goals.
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Melissa W. December 24, 2016
· Piano · In studio
she's very good
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Yoshi January 31, 2016
· Classical Piano · In studio
Lisa is a very talented pianist and a great piano teacher. My 12 y/o daughter loves her teaching style, and choice of songs. She is very flexible for scheduling as well.
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Alexis C. September 27, 2015
· Piano · In home
It was a good start .My daughter loves her and cant wait for the next session. Thank you,Lisa !
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Lisa F.

Lisa F.

Land O Lakes, FL 34639
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About Glenn M.

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Palm Harbor, FL

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About Glenn
B.M. degree in Percussion from Juilliard School of Music.
Studied at The Drummers Collective in N.Y.C.
Performed with The Caracas Philharmonic Orchestra and Vermont Symphony.
Authored seven Mel Bay drum method books.
Teaching drums,djembe and classical percussion for over 24 years.
Lessons individually tailored to meet students musical goals.
Study with the most highly regarded drum/percussion teacher in the Clearwater, East Lake, Dunedin, Tarpon, Seminole and Palm Harbor areas.

*** Lesson Details ***
Study Rock,Blues, Latin, Funk,Jazz, Fusion and African drum styles. Each lesson is individually tailored to meet the musical goals of the student.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Drum Set.
Djembe.
Xylophone
Timpani
Sound System

*** Specialties ***
Teach drum students to read music.
Teach students to play "by ear".
Also
teach the African Djembe instrument.
Play to and create drum/bass/percussion loops.
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Greg T. July 23, 2016
· Drum · In studio
Very enthusiastic, easy to connect with. Very skilled in all types of music including my choice, Contemporary Christian.
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Greg T. July 20, 2016
· Drum · In studio
Very enthusiastic, easy to connect with. Very skilled in all types of music including my choice, Contemporary Christian.
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Anne M S. April 13, 2016
· Drum · In studio
Great guy and awesome teacher! He will help you in whatever you want to accomplish and give you ideas if you aren't sure what you're looking for. Glenn will modify his teaching strategies to whatever makes you most comfortable and facilitates your learning style. He teaches the basics down to the intricacies of general percussion and will keep you motivated by sharing his adventures and projects with you! Very knowledgeable!
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Glenn M.

Glenn M.

Palm Harbor, FL 34683
(5)
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$22 / 30-min

About Nadia K.

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Spring Hill, FL

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About Nadia
- MBA candidate with over 6 years of work experience in teaching.
- BS in Finance

I began tutoring when I was a freshman in high school. I went through the international baccalaureate program in high school that included honor and AP classes. I have the knowledge and ability to tutor; biology, mathematics (algebra, geometry, pre-algebra, algebra II, pre-calculus, calculus, business calculus) , English, Russian, piano, computer knowledge, and history.

Other things that I teach or can help improve in:
Meditation (hypnotherapy, deep relaxation, breathing techniques)
Life Coaching (help organizing your schedule, reaching a goal, improving yourself)
Mixology (I have experience working as a bartender and managing a bar so I can teach and improve your drink mixing skills)
Exercise (I have numerous students who I help exercise on
ce a week or even on a daily basis)
Computer knowledge (excel, word, access, powerpoint, and quickbooks, as well as website design: online and html)

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My lesson starts with me finding out what the student knows and what he needs help with. I ask a few questions to help me direct the lesson so the student can gain the most knowledge. I always make sure that the student has goals and that they know what steps need to be taken to reach those goals.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have my own transportation.
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Alexis R. November 19, 2016
· Algebra 2 · In studio
Nadia is the best tutor I have ever met with. Before I met with her I was struggling a lot and I was very nervous. After our first meeting I felt as if I had learned a lot and I was no longer confused. She is very helpful, patient, and very kind.
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Brock B. June 17, 2016
· Algebra · In home
loved it
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Alyssa D. March 26, 2016
· Piano · In home
My granddaughter just enjoys to have Nadia help her with the piano
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Nadia K.

Nadia K.

Spring Hill, FL 34610
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About Rob R.

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Safety Harbor, FL

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About Rob
I am an easy going, knowledgable and creative teacher. I strive to put the students and their personal needs first. I'm very aware that each student/person learns differently and I incorporate various strategies of learning into my lessons. There is a lot of humor and dialogue with my lessons, allowing my students the freedom to be themselves while playing.

As a school teacher, I have lots of experience in building student confidence and knowledge. If you aren't confident then you aren't progressing!

I like to record my students at different intervals of their education so they can hear the progress! I email a lesson recap after every lesson so that the student can see what we learned that week, including any notes/attachments for the student to review.

I also encourage my students to text/email/ or call with any questi
ons/concerns between lessons. This gives my students the ability to get through a challenging or difficult concept/strategy when its happening and not have to wait till the next lesson.
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Mona August 16, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Rob is an excellent guitar teacher - very knowledgable and inspiring. And also a really nice guy!
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Tedd June 1, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Extremely knowledgeable, fun and easy going! Can't wait to sign my daughter up as well!
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Ben H. March 19, 2017
· Billiards · Online
Rob was awesome!! He went above and beyond to accommodate my needs. Will definitely hire him again!
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Rob R.

Safety Harbor, FL 34695
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$20 / 30-min
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About Zachary E.

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Tampa, FL
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About Zachary
Music is one of the most important parts of my life. I started playing when I was 6, and I've been hooked ever since! I've performed with bands in many different genres. Over the past two years, I've shared the stage with The Wailers, Charles Bradley, The Bellamy Brothers, and countless others. I've also performed with musicians such as Chuchito Valdes and Jennifer Holiday. Currently, I'm a touring musician based here in Tampa. I perform with a 10-piece soul band, a Nashville-based country outfit, and my own jazz trio. I love teaching and sharing my stage experience!
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Zachary B. October 10, 2017
· Piano · In home
Zack truly helped me understand the music better than I had before. He was very encouraging and helped me overcome the obstacles that were in my way. Not to mention his skills as a player!
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Ryan March 6, 2017
· Piano · In home
First lesson was great, inspired my 11 year old to get excited about playing the piano.
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Ngaire (Ny-ree) Rosan January 19, 2017
· Piano · In home
Zack was fabulous and very knowledgeable. He made me feel comfortable and I was so excited to learn. He is a fantastic and patient instructor, my experience was very satisfactory.
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Zachary E.

Zachary E.

Tampa, FL 33612
(3)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

About Tiffanie C.

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Clearwater, FL

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About Tiffanie
Singing lessons now available via Online and In-Person (Tampa Bay, FL area)!

*Choir Members *Aspiring Recording Artists * Bands * Background Singers * Audition Prep * Solo Artists * Songwriters * Producers * Voice-Overs * Actors

Tiffanie has experience developing singers of all ages and vocal abilities in pursuing their goals and dreams of becoming the best vocalists they can be!
Utilizing the education and training she received in Music Performance, Music Education, and Recording Arts and Audio Production, Tiffanie has had the opportunity to work with many singers and songwriters as they pursue their music careers.

Genres include: Gospel/Christian, R&B, Pop, Classical, Inspirational, Country, Soul, and more.

LET"S GET STARTED!!
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Sophia June 21, 2017
· Singing · Online
Tiffanie is great! She has a wealth of knowledge and is super encouraging. I have really enjoyed taking lessons with her. One of my favorite aspects is that she doesn't want to change your sound. She really is focused on helping you identify your unique sound and really perfecting that without changing you as an artist. I love working with Tiffanie and would recommend that you work with her if you are looking for someone to help you perfect your own sound. She is also super knowledgeable when it comes to singing to record versus live performance and always gives great advice. I have also had the pleasure of working on my own song with her and she has been able to really help me clean up my sound so that I am able to really get the message across while still sounding like me.
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Ann-Maria B. June 14, 2017
· Singing · Online
Just had my FIRST lesson with Tiffanie and she is very knowledgeable, very patient, and very kind. I learned a lot in the short time we were together and I am already looking forward to our next lesson. I got some practicing to do :)
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Tony March 5, 2017
· Singing · In home
Tiffanie is very thorough and knowledgeable in her approach to technique in regards to singing. Not only is she a very skilled vocalist but also personable and patient with those that she instructs. I look forward to learning more from her and becoming a more confident and able singer.
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Tiffanie C.

Tiffanie C.

Clearwater, FL 33762
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$35 / 30-min

About Don M.

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Valrico, FL
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I have the gift of music and love to share it. I have been teaching guitar, bass and drums for over thirty years. Many of my students have received full scholarships to the best music schools. I teach reading and theory as well as ear training. I have references from previous students as well as parents.
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Ela Z. August 8, 2017
· Guitar · In home
Great teacher.
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Tracie May 7, 2017
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Best teacher ever!
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Aviv Z. May 5, 2017
· Guitar · In home
Super professional teacher!!!!!!
Highly recommended!!!!!
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Don M.

Don M.

Valrico, FL 33596
(3)
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$25 / 30-min

About Melody R.

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Tampa, FL

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About Melody
Originally from the Chicago area, Melody Joy Rubin now lives in Tampa, Florida where she studies with world-renowned soprano, Stella Zambalis, performs as a member of the outreach group “Opera Tampa Singers,” and is the soprano scholarship student at Palma Ceia United Methodist Church.

This season, Melody can be seen in Opera Tampa's The Witching Hour and Holiday Concert, in St. Pete Opera Company's Seasonal Sparkle and as "1st Lady" (cover) in St. Pete Opera Company's Die Zauberflöte.

Melody has performed with Hartt Opera Theater, Opera Connecticut (formerly known as “Connecticut Concert Opera”), The Savannah Voice Festival, Florida VOICExperience, The Franco-American Vocal Academy, and Chicago Summer Opera. Past roles include: "Célie" in Pasatieri’s Signor Deluso, "Helena," in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, "Minerva" in Offenba
ch’s Orpheus in the Underworld, the title role of Barab’s Little Red Riding Hood, and the title role of Gounod’s Mireille.  As a performer of new music, Melody has premiered Art Songs by Zixiang Zhao and The Growing Night by Matthew Anderson. 

Melody earned her Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from The Hartt School, University of Hartford, (formerly known as “The Hartt School of Music”).
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Melody R.

Melody R.

Tampa, FL 33647
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$34 / 30-min

About Kiarah S.

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Pinellas Park, FL
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About Kiarah
Hello! I began piano at the age of 3 and have 10+ years of experience in teaching, along with performing for concerts, weddings, restaurants, and events. It's truly a privilege to work with ones from all ages, levels and backgrounds, journeying along with them in their progress and seeing how they light up in learning to create the music they love. I look forward to working with you!
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Michelle September 25, 2017
· Piano · In home
My daughter starting taking piano lessons from Kiarah almost 2 years ago. Kiarah is not only an amazing piano player, she is also an amazing teacher. I have found through the years that just because someone is good at doing something, it doesn't necessarily mean that they are good at teaching it. But Kiarah is the perfect mix of both skillsets. My daughter has grown so much in the last two years because of Kiarah. Kiarah is so patient (but yet firm) with my usually strong willed daughter. I would highly recommend Kiarah!!
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Tiffany September 17, 2017
· Piano · Online
Kiarah is deeply passionate about teaching piano. She is very patient and kind with new beginners like myself and my 8 year old daughter (who adores her). She also is professional and on time and a good communicator regarding scheduling. I would and have recommended her to many people.
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Kiarah S.

Kiarah S.

Pinellas Park, FL 33781
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