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About Jill H.

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Winter Springs, FL
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About Jill
Jill holds a Bachelor's degree in Music Education and has master's work in choral music and Orff-Schulwerk. For many years Jill has taught private and group music lessons to all ages with many varying styles of singing and instrumental music. Her lessons are unlike the ones she remembers from childhood; Jill's lessons are full of creativity, fun and excitement. It is amazing how students improve with each lesson. Jill brings more than just technique to the studio, she strives to find the best in each student and then concentrates on improving each individual's strengths and then delves into ways to correct the weaknesses.

Since Jill is a vocal soloist, instrumentalist, accompanist and music director, she knows what it takes to prepare and rehearse and therefore she makes it clear which concept the student will be working on during
the lesson. With an instrumental and choral background, Jill brings music to life and then shares with the students how to keep music in their lives forever. Many students who had vocal problems have achieved vocal success after taking several lessons with Jill and learning to keep their voices healthy for the rest of their lives.

Jill has worked with children, teens and adults in many schools, churches and after school programs that she designed. Her success with students who are very young or students who come with disabilities or autistic spectrum diagnosis are moved by the music Jill creates. With the help of the ORFF-SCHULWERK certification, Jill has many ways of reaching children through the use of instruments, rhythm activities, games and other fun ways of learning. Breaking barriers is Jill's best asset, she will not quit until the student has an understanding of the instrument or his/her voice.

The young and the older adults find that taking lessons with Jill has brought them to a place of realizing their potential. Successful stories include pre-school age through students who are retired. The length of time one studies depends on the student's practice and diligence. Many students have started with Jill in preschool or elementary school and have continued through high school and college. Several college age students wanted to improve their singing or instrumental skills so goals were set and met through Jill's successful teaching ability. Several students learn music theory and many students have learned song-writing and creating arrangements.

Many of Jill's students have become better musicians and a considerable number of students have chosen music professions for their careers. Multiple students have won contests, auditioned for parts in musicals, started local bands and have become songwriters and performers after taking lessons with Jill. Students have been successful in auditions, both locally and nationally. For instance, one student auditioned for American Idol and made it through several steps to the finals.

Teaching a myriad of students from various places in the world who have come to the United States has been a great experience. The cultural differences makes the teaching of these students exciting since Jill learns about music in their own home countries. Some of the students are from China, Germany, Norway, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Colombia, Puerto Rico and many who moved to Florida from some other state in the U.S.A. What a joy it has been to learn to communicate with these students and to verify that music is a universal language. By special request Jill is available for online lessons through internet and devices as well as traveling to student locations when her schedule allows. Students interested in online or in-home lessons should send a message to her to request certain days and times of availability.

Jill held the title "Steinway Pianos Concert and Artist Director" in Dallas TX in the 80's, working with Steinway artists and Dallas Symphony, Opera, Ballet and other events like planning pianos for Prince Charles' visit and many other concerts and events. Jill also performed in many Dallas venues as well as providing pianos for the Cowboys, the clubs, hotels, country clubs and museums including The Dallas Museum of Art.

Jill moved to Florida to play with an all original Blues Band in 1992 and has been performing, directing and teaching since that time.

"Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers, plans succeed. " (Proverbs 15:22) It is Jill's belief that with her teaching qualifications and past record of success with student achievement and great experience studying with wonderful advisers, teaching YOU or YOUR CHILD will be one of success!

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Jill's teaching technique is flexible. Some students require a stern and strict approach while others seem to work best with more creative license. Jill is open to each student's needs. When booking lessons with Jill, one will find that the first thing she will do is find out more about the student's needs and desires to succeed in their chosen instrument. Meeting goals are important in music and in life!

Because of her flexible approach, method books vary depending on the student's need to succeed. Sometimes young students will need to review several beginning methods until their reading skills are achieved. For the young students, Jill teaches theory and gives the young students time during the lesson to explore musical symbols and try their hands at improvisation, rhythms, manuscripts and creativity. The student is responsible for the cost of materials used in class.

Some students may desire to learn to play "by ear" or through improvisational skills. Jill is very good with improv and her song writing skills are strong. When a student desires to write music, Jill is there to help with questions about time signatures, note values, key signatures and transpositions. Many students have copyrighted their material and are successful songwriters!

Taking lessons with Jill is a journey that those who have tried have not had regrets. Several parents and past students would be happy to tell you how their talents and gifts improved after working with Jill for a few months. After three months of working together, Jill will know how to pursue the student's musical career. After 6 months the student will be able to play complete songs and have a sense of basic music theory. The hope is for the student to be confident of their instrument's abilities and to have a list of repertoire for upcoming events in the student's life.

Several of Jill's students have taken their skills, gifts and talents to the professional level. Students who have studied with Jill are professional music directors in high schools, middle schools, elementary schools, churches, soloists and some who are in school studying music as their major. Taking lessons with Jill will be something that will add value to the student's life forever because MUSIC is her life! Without music, the world would be a very dull place and individuals would be unhappy and depressed in every walk of life. Music brings out the beauty of creation and man's ability to skillfully play an instrument for pleasure or for one's occupation.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha Conservatory Grand
Roland keyboard
5 string bass guitar/amp
mandolin
5 string banjo
small MACKIE mixer with Shure mics
Gibson electric guitar with effects and amp
6 string Takamine e-coustic with amp
recorder (the instrument)
violin
dulcimer
bongos
tambourines and many percussion instruments
music stands
soprano and baritone ukuleles
trumpet
djembe
I-pad
harmonica
various rhythm instruments
Mallets and tone blocks
drums (only at Orlando location which is limited)

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide my own equipment, but I expect the student to provide his/her own instruments and music stand.

*** Specialties ***
My specialty in voice comes from years of lessons and performance experience. Including solo gigs, bands and service performances such as parties, weddings, funerals, organizational roles, skills, clubs, recordings, hotels, country clubs, churches, schools and much more. She uses many methods, handouts and books to bring out various ideas to learn to sing correctly. Jill takes each individual at his/her level and tries to improve breathing technique, posture, enunciation with style and phrasing, depending on the student's aspirations.

Jill plays most instruments including piano, guitar, bass guitar, band instruments, ukulele, banjo, dulcimer, drums, percussion, harmonica, trumpet, clarinet, recorder, mandolin and violin. Jill enjoys many styles of music and she has played with many bands and groups throughout her musical career. She is a full time musician, music teacher and music director. Years of experience traveling the U.S. And Bahamas with bands, choirs and ensembles enables Jill to work well with many styles of music including contemporary, rock, Christian, Broadway, classical, country, bluegrass, jazz and her favorite, blues.

Sign up for five lessons today and you will not be disappointed.

Here's to your success!!!
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Tyler B. February 6, 2019
· Piano · In studio
She was great!
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Cheryl October 15, 2018
· Violin · In studio
Jill has been a great teacher - she has been very willing to adapt to my needs as far as scheduling lessons too. She is patient and takes great efforts to adapt the teaching technique to my limitations (time constraints for practicing and a bad shoulder that requires adjustments in holding the violin and playing.)
I am an adult student - actually, a grandmother, but I have watched her instruct children and thought she had a great rapport with them and an encouraging manner while still instructing and correcting.
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Hailey July 19, 2018
· Ukulele · In studio
My 8-year old granddaughter doesn't practice as much as she should but still looks forward to going to her lessons every week. Miss Jill is very patient and encouraging. We highly recommend her.
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Jill H.

Winter Springs, FL 32708
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About Chris R.

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About Chris
Hi! My name is Chris. I am a violinist who has been playing since the 4th grade and teaching for over 10 years. I love music in all of its forms. Whether it's works of the great classical masters or plugging my electric violin into a new effects pedal, you can bet I'm loving every minute of it. But nothing is more rewarding to me than passing on that love of music to others!

I attended Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida, where I studied music education under renowned conductor and violinist, Dr. Arthur Prano. Since that time, I've played in traditional classical symphonies, broadway musical pit ensembles, and even fronted an original music rock band named Hotel Hurry.

Book lessons with me today! I can't wait to get started!

*** Lesson Details ***
I can assist you with everything from picking up the instrument for the first
time to improving upon what you already know. I believe every student should be approached in a unique way that works best with their personal style. I also believe that learning to play the violin doesn't have to be restricted to only classical music. Violins sound great in almost every genre of music, so why not use a great variety of music to learn with?

I employ methods from Suzuki and All For Strings in my lessons, in addition to other sources. I think what sets me apart from many other teachers is my flexibility. I understand that the same approach doesn't work equally for every student. Every student is different and learns differently. Adapting my teaching style to the student's unique needs is essential to their enjoyment and success!
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ReemaP May 23, 2011
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Chris is awesome!

Chris provides really good feed back during every lesson. He lets me know what I need to work on and tips for improving and at the same time encourages me by telling me what I am doing well in. He also is very flexible and understanding. He was even kind enough to make sheet music for me for a piece of music that I really enjoy. Thanks Chris!
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JulioS March 9, 2011
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I have attended three lessons and so far I'm very happy. Chris is a kind gentleman, very helpful and patient. He provides clear instructions and looks for simple ways to explain techniques and related aspects. I'm looking forward to learn and practice as much as I can, counting on his support and guidelines.
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DianneM January 14, 2011
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Great Instructor, Highly Recommend

I have no background in music and am learning the violin as my first instrument. I picked Chris based on his profile and he is an swesome teacher. Everything I could possibly need in a teacher: clear explanations, constructive feedback, patience, flexibility, and a simple approach to teaching what I am appreciating is a very difficult instrument to master. Chris makes each lesson very fun and we laugh alot. He's sensitive to my trouble areas and encourages me to "stretch" to reach the challenge for the day. Imagine my pleasure when we were doing "duets" on lesson 2. I'm looking forwaard to a long, rewarding working relationship with Chris. 2 thumbs up!!
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Chris R.

Mount Dora, FL 32757
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About Helen Q.

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Summerfield, FL

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About Helen
I have over 40 years of playing piano for enjoyment and as accompanist for several musical productions and choral groups, and, 10 years of teaching experience. I can teach children or adults, and beginner to intermediate is my specialty. I also have experience with teaching special needs children (ADHD and Autism). HOME SCHOOLERS don't forget - I am available to come to your home to fulfill your music requirements!

*** Lesson Details ***
As a busy mom of four children, I can fully appreciate your time as very valuable. That is why I will come to YOUR home for YOUR piano lesson. I will make it as convenient as possible for you - daytime, afternoon or evening! I love to have fun while teaching. Laughter is part of the great time we will have! I adore watching the student learn and grasp the concepts of piano and duets are a great way t
o get both of us involved. Each student is an individual and pace will vary with each student. We will learn using the Faber's Piano Adventure series of books. Our time will be used for learning a lesson or two from the book, a performance piece is worked on until perfected, and piano theory will be learned along the way. You will need to practice everyday and everything will noted in a workbook. Either if you have been away from the piano and need a refresher or you have the desire to learn, I am ready for you with my total interactive method.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Have a keyboard I can bring and extra books

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a keyboard and extra books I can bring with me. I can shop for the books so they don't have to. They just need to pay for the books and I get them. Convenience is my goal for you.

*** Specialties ***
Faber Music Adventures
Beginner-Intermediate Students
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Sharyn March 9, 2019
· Piano · In home
I couldn't have asked for a nicer or more talented teacher. Helen knows so much about piano playing and she is teaching me at my speed, that's important.
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Marcia B. November 29, 2018
· Piano · In home
Helen is very patient. She encouraged me to push myself. Good lesson.
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James June 19, 2018
· Piano · In home
“Helen is phenomenal. She understands how to connect with children. what a great teacher. She will be missed tremendously.”
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Helen Q.

Summerfield, FL 34491
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$30 / 30-min

About Lily L.

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Orlando, FL

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About Lily
Hello!

I am a 2014 graduate of the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Development and Education. I have completed 2 internships, both in 1st grade, then taught Kindergarten in Seminole county Schools for one year and have since discovered my love for teaching in one-on-one situations. I believe that building relationships is an important and integral part of effective teaching, and the learning stems from that.

I have a passion for music, and have been playing flute since 2003, piano since 1998, and ukulele since 201.

**FLUTE**

I played the flute throughout middle and high school, and I continue playing for weddings, holiday performances, church functions, etc. to this day. I have consistently auditioned for All-County performances all throughout middle and high school with flu
te, and have received top positions.

**PIANO**

I have been playing piano since 1998, taken piano lessons for 7 years, and performed in several recitals. Now I mostly play for fun. My favorite piano songs to play are TV, Movie, and Video Game themes!

**UKULELE/GUITAR**

I have taught myself guitar and ukulele and have performed in a few festivals and coffee shops around Orlando. When I was teaching, I often brought my instruments with me to play for my kindergarten class!

I write music as well with my twin sister - we enjoy writing electronic/indie/pop music together.

I've also enjoyed venturing into the world of graphic design, and since Fall 2015, have been running my own tiny little design business with a few clients here and there. I've taught myself how to use adobe photoshop and illustrator to create social media graphics, logos, flyers, and t-shirt designs.

I currently work from home doing graphic design as well as teaching music lessons.

**LOCATION**

I am located in College Park near downtown Orlando.

**TEACHING STYLE**

My teaching style is laidback and casual in nature. I believe the most productive learning comes through relationships, trust, and fun! My philosophy is to focus on you. What kind of music do you enjoy and what do you need to get the most out of your lessons? I strive in cozy, safe feeling environments and hope to create a welcoming space for our lesson time. (Check out my pictures to see my lesson space!)

I see myself as a facilitator - I will teach you the foundations of your chosen instrument and what you need to know I will be by your side to encourage and help you. But... you will put in most of the work! You get out of lessons what you put into them - for this reason I highly encourage daily practice! Even if it is just 5-10 minutes a day.

**LESSON DETAILS**

Piano lessons will be held in my home in Orlando (college park). I do require a purchase of a piano book depending on your skill level (about $5-10 on amazon), and notebook in order for me to write down what to practice for the following week. If I am traveling to you, you will need to have a piano or keyboard available for lessons.

Flute lessons will be held in my house in Orlando or online (via TakLessons Classroom, FaceTime, Google Hangouts, or Skype). You will need to have your own flute for lessons and practice. I will also have you purchase a fairly cheap lesson book on amazon (book will be depending on your skill level) and suggest having a notebook so I can write down what you need to practice for the following week.

Ukulele lessons will be held in my house or online (via TakeLessons Classroom, FaceTime, Google Hangouts, or Skype). You will need to have your own instrument available for lessons and practice. I do require purchase of lesson books that you can get fairly cheap on amazon. I also suggest having a notebook in order for me to write down what to practice for the following week.

**CANCELLATION POLICIES**

I require 24 hours notice if you need to cancel a lesson (with the exception of illness). Otherwise, you will be charged the regular lesson fee.

**MORE ABOUT ME!**
Some of my hobbies include writing/playing music, graphic design, traveling, hiking, camping, writing, painting, gardening.

I love my cat, my husband, coffee, food, Netflix, relaxing at home, going on crazy adventures, the beach, the mountains, and tacos!
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Paul January 28, 2019
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i just signed up she looks fun
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Bill January 19, 2019
· Ukulele · In studio
My first lesson. Lily was very helpful on hiw to get started
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Tom November 26, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Great start. Very flexible and easy going personality.
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Lily L.

Orlando, FL 32804
(17)
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$25 / 30-min

About Christian L.

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My name is Christian L. and I am a 28 year old guitar/music instructor in the Orlando area. My interest in guitar began when I was 12 years old and blossomed into a full time obsession about 3 years later when I started playing small gigs as a solo guitarist playing simple jazz and classical pieces for small art clubs and events. Alongside gigging, I also began teaching guitar, ear training, and music theory when I turned 18 and have been teaching full time ever since. During that time I also spent 4 years in music school for classical guitar. Currently I spend my time teaching, recording, and performing various styles including rock, jazz, pop, hip-hop, musical theater, metal, and country.

Throughout the 8 years I have been an instructor I believe I have refined my teaching style to be as versatile as possible to accommodate any learn
ing style a student may have. I am capable of teaching all styles of guitar at any skill level with an emphasis on ear training and general knowledge of guitar techniques.

Slight disclaimer in regards to lesson length, price, and student interest:

Over the past year or so I have tried a new teaching structure that I find to be quite rewarding for myself and the students I have had. My lessons do not have a maximum time limit, meaning a lesson could go for 2 hours, if that is what the student wanted, for the same price as a 45 min lesson.

This may sound strange in that I would be losing out on a large amount of potential money but the simple answer is this: I love music and guitar as well as teaching music and guitar. If we are in the middle of a great topic that you, the student, is really interested in, there is no way that I am simply going to stop talking about it when the "timer" stops and there is no way I am going to charge you more for getting into a topic you want to learn.

I find that students who spend more time in the lessons tend to become more interested in guitar and thus, better at playing. I do have to instill a minimum time limit of 45 mins however, any less is honestly just not enough time to get anything worth while accomplished.

One last thing, music and guitar have made up the majority of my daily routine for the past 10 or so years and have literally paid for everything that I currently own as I have never had any other type of job. What this means is that I take the craft very seriously and I project that in the lessons. Basically, if you are genuinely interested in learning guitar and music at any skill level, I will show you everything I possibly can to let you meet your goals. However, if you do not take it seriously, as in you don't pick up or even think about the guitar except for lesson days, the lessons may quickly feel pointless.

For more information on what I teach, feel free to look into the category entitled "Guitar" as well as any of the other subcategories that you are interested in.
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Jack March 6, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
Wow wow wow. I had my first lesson with Christian, and he absolutely blew me away. Super talented musician. He has such a wealth of knowledge of the fretboard, musical theory, and different genres. I am into prog rock/metal and blues. I’ve never taken lessons before, and do not know scales or many chords, and christian identified exactly where to start off. He broke it down to a science and completely demystified the guitar. In small bite sized chunks we went for over two hours. It was a proper class with 1 on 1 personal attention. He is approachable with any question, and helps you understand the WHY of things, not just how to do something, which gives you such a stronger foundation to build off. I cannot wait for the next session.
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James February 20, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
amazing teacher. I couldn't recommend more highly
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Omar J. January 19, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
Christian is an AMAZING musician. He has a wide range of knowledge and can play in almost any genre. Will definitely be taking lessons again!
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Christian L.

Orlando, FL 32807
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About Bill P.

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Yalaha, FL

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About Bill
Award winning national Radio/TV personality and voice over talent for more than 25 years.

Voice heard in thousands of national Radio/TV commercials, infomercials, corporate DVDs, CD Roms, & videos for The Golf Channel, Disney, Universal Studios, Sea World, U.S.Army, Delta Airlines, Windjammer Cruises, Darden Restaurants, Lowes, Time Warner Cable and many more.

15 years as Master Of Ceremonies/Comedian for touring variety show performing in over 1200 USA shows in 29 states.

National/Regional guest lecturer/speaker.

Professor, teaching broadcast/speech courses for 15 years at the University Of Central Florida.

BA--Radio & TV--Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana.

My extensive teaching, on air and performing experience will give you the winning voice/speech edge in your career and personal life.
Let me help you...

UNLEASH THE POWER OF YOUR SPEAKING VOICE!
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S L. March 19, 2019
· Public Speaking · Online
Best ever! Patient and flexible. A real gem for takelessons! Thank you Bill!!
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Ebin November 12, 2018
· Accent Reduction · Online
I have been training with Mr. Bill for the past 3 months and I should say I have seen tremendous improvement in my accent. Mr. Bill is a great teacher and he is very encouraging. I will definitely recommend him to improve your English accent.
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Jacob August 5, 2018
· Voice Acting · Online
Very encouraging yet willing to be honest with you. Goes over anything you need to know in detail.
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Bill P.

Yalaha, FL 34797
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$30 / 30-min

About Francisco V.

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Winter Park, FL
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About Francisco
Hi there! I am Francisco, a small town Hispanic artist whose life was completely transformed and given meaning to thanks to music and God. I want to share the beauty and wonder of music with you. I am a Berklee College of Music alumni and a seasoned professional musician with first-hand "real world" experience having toured several countries. My music has received critical praise through mediums such as The Deli NYC, Vice Colombia, Noisey, and more. For more than 2 years I served as Music Director and Music Instructor in DG Rockers Guitar and Music School located in Brooklyn, NY. During my time at DGR I designed and oversaw the majority of the music program, taught students of all ages, and through my upbeat approach to teaching I helped increase the number of students to 8 times the amount from which I started. Most importantly, I inspir
ed and developed many artists that will forever be some of my greatest friends!

My passion is spreading light and healing through music.

Ofrezco clases en Español!
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Cora R. December 31, 2016
· Guitar · In home
Extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Great approach!
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Lauren A. December 1, 2016
· Piano · In home
Francisco does a great job and keeps Lauren engaged while teaching her and encouraging her at her own pace!
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Latrivia S. October 21, 2016
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Francisco has been a great instructor thus far. It's evident he loves teaching. He explains techniques in a simple manner and is extremely patient and encouraging. I would recommend Fransico to any beginner or advanced guitarist.
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Francisco V.

Winter Park, FL 32792
(9)
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$27 / 30-min

About Zack T.

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Casselberry, FL

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About Zack
Zack

-Is the Owner and Founder of TVIS, a Music Lessons/Recording Studio in Central Florida
-Has over 10 year’s experience teaching music/singing lessons
-Triple majored in music at Belmont University (check in the education section for more details)
-Created his own scientifically-based singing curriculum (that delivers vocal range, power, stamina, freedom, and artistry to all students)
-Teaches pop, rock, classic rock, metal, country, musical theatre, southern gospel, CCM, and RnB
-Uses his recording studio’s technology in lessons to improve student analysis of their instrument/progress *works as a great teaching tool and metric for students to improve
-Delivers professional-grade studio recordings after completion of a song worked on in lessons (for students to share with their friends and family)
-Is a published choral compo
ser with Colla Voce; his choir music has sold over 10,000 copies
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Patrick H. January 30, 2018
· · In studio
Zack is extremely talented and understands the mechanics of singing!!! He gives perfect examples that even a simple guy like me can understand. I’m excited about moving to that next level!!!!
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Landon October 1, 2017
· Vocal Training · In studio
I have learned a lot from Zack. He's a great vocal coach.
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Jackie August 17, 2017
· Vocal Training · In studio
Zach Taylor at TVIS is a phenomenal vocal coach, performer and musician. My son absolutely loves his teaching style. The rest of the staff is equally talented and highly professional.
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Zack T.

Casselberry, FL 32707
(5)
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$30 / 30-min

About Stephanie H.

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Sanford, FL

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About Stephanie
Music is my passion. Ever since I have started teaching, I have discovered that I love sharing that passion with others through teaching. I have an Associate in Arts in Music Education from Seminole State College and am currently pursuing my Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Rollins College where I will graduate Fall of 2019. I have received training on voice and piano performance and Pedagogy during my time there. I began teaching lessons in the fall of 2016 and started teaching from a studio in Sanford, Florida in January, 2017. I have fallen more in love with teaching since then and am looking to expand my own private studio.
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Tonie May 31, 2018
· Piano · In home
Stephanie worked with my 10-year-old daughter for 1 school year. She was very calm and able to explain things to my daughter in a way that she was able to improve. Also, Stephanie focused on teaching proper form and retrained my daughter to read music and learn appropriate timing. I did not realize it, but she did not learn these things from her previous teacher. We stopped lessons after 1 year because of my daughters' ballet schedule but had we continued we would have stayed with Stephanie. Based on a parent perspective, Stephanie always returned my calls/texts in a timely manner and communicated clearly in the event of any schedule changes. Also, she answered any questions I had about my daughter's progress thoroughly. She was a very professional young person and I recommend her wholeheartedly.
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Stephanie H.

Sanford, FL 32771
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$25 / 30-min

About Emily W.

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Longwood, FL
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"It's not about learning, it's about understanding."

Hi! My name is Emily and I am 23 years old. I am originally from Massachusetts, where I earned my degree in physics at Boston College before moving to central Florida in August 2017. I took off with just what I could fit in my car and drove from Massachusetts to Orlando to try a new life on my own. Tutoring was an accidental passion that definitely saved me. I was messaged around midnight by a worried mother telling me her son received a 0 on his last chemistry exam, and that the teacher gave him a day to take it home to retake for partial credit. At this time I had been applying and applying to jobs with no luck so I jumped on the opportunity and messaged her back right away. The next night I was at their house for hours helping their son understand the material and retake the exam. H
e received the full partial credit on the test. After 1 more session with him the folllowing week, he had another exam. He received a 100%! His mother was in shock and at that moment I realized I had something special. I loved the nights we spent fighting through material just as much as I loved the nights where everything just clicked for him. Since then, I have tutored over 30 students in subjects including (not limited to) middle school math, pre-algebra, algebra 1, algebra 2, geometry, college algebra, pre-calculus, liberal arts math, arithmetic, college calculus 2, biology, AP chemistry, AP physics, college physics, and test prep including SAT, GED, GRE, GKT, and ASVAB. I attribute my success to not focusing on memorization because problems memorized are problems forgotten! Instead, I teach the students how to teach themselves how to start a problem because even complex problems are just series of simple steps disguised by complicated word problems and extraneous information. It's not about learning, it's about understanding. So far I have been blessed with students who will openly tell me "I do not understand" which is an awesome thing to say! It gives me a great place to start: from the beginning. (It's okay if you don't say you don't understand...I will still know ;) ) Often students will just say they do not know how to start a problem, but this hides a deeper dependence on memorization and lack of conceptual understanding. The only way to teach true understanding is to let go of the conventional concept of memorization. Thank you for taking the time to read my bio and I hope to hear from you soon!
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Emily
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Tom February 11, 2019
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Superb instructor! I am a beginner with alto sax. I would highly recommend Emily for teaching. She is very knowledgeable, patient, and organized!
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