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Rene T.

Miami, FL

classical guitar and flamenco, work on techniques and styles

About Rene

Knowing at the age of 5 that music was my life, by being brought up surrounded by praise music and gospel, my early exposure to music helped me to find every Instrument and style just my thing! I wanted to play everything and learn all aspects of music. I started with singing in the children's choir and then developed into piano and music theory. At the age of 12 I began to learn classical guitar, and at 15 took on various styles like Flamenco, Jazz and Rock. I graduated from High School having played in the school band achieving recognition In national Institutions Like IAJE (International As
sociation for Jazz Education) and state band finals. I was also composing from a very early age, and at 18 released my first album (self-titled) which can still be heard and purchased today through various music outlets, since i have released over 15 albums with various ensembles and bands. In college I already knew from my previous experience that I wanted to teach and pass on the joy that music brought to my life. I studied Music Theory and Jazz and finished my degree in Music Education. I have been teaching all in all for about 14 yrs. And I have enjoyed every minute I have spent with my students learning as much from them, as them from me. I am looking forward to meeting new and eager students who really want to bring their inner music out to share with the rest of us music aficionados! and develop their skills to the peak of their abilities.

*** Lesson Details ***
My teaching method ranges depending on the student. I believe in my experience that everyone learns differently, therefore everyone develops at their own pace. I try to find key strengths in each student and expose this to their advantage, using their abilities to further develop their skills, this method has shown the most promising results and students usually find themselves playing and performing just a couple of months after their first lessons. Part of my method involves a lot of performance and recital opportunities to help break any fears and inhibitions a student may bring with them. Music is about sharing, so an early exposure to this method helps to strengthen and stabilize a core acceptance of a students style and path, giving them and those close to them a very clear picture of their development and achievements.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Has all instruments at both his home and college studio

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide lesson material, song charts and a progression scale. I require student to have an Instrument and recommended technique literature.

*** Specialties ***
My classical training began in High School with Influences in Segovia, and Romero I studied classical for 4 yrs. and trained in Jazz and Improvisation with performances In Big Band and group ensemble. Also sang and played in the school gospel choir.

****Personal Statement*****

If you needed a reason

There is no question that music touches us instantly and activates images, emotions and memories that linger with us throughout our lives. As a casual listener or an obsessive music elitist, there are times in our lives when we get blown away by a sound so unique our entire body vibrates and resonates with the touch of something out of this world. I can honestly say when this happens to me I feel as close to a spiritual connection than anything I have experienced otherwise. I believe it is these exact events that have triggered my need to be completely involved in the making, performing and consuming of music. The creative process, to me, is the single obvious reason we exist in this world. We create and share, learn and interpret, build on previous ideas and inspire others to perfect upon this process. It is no doubt a very humbling experience to realize you are part of it all. During this process you come to realize how important you are as an Individual, how there is no other vessel like you in this world, nor has there ever been or ever will. You are here now and your voice, your talent, your gift is an instrument to the great choir of the human spirit. No one but you can relate this, a reason to be, to create, to give.
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Krystal July 7, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Perfect first lesson,i honestly feel like i will be able to develop into the artist i want to become working with Rene. Left feeling positive and motivated. Everything you would want from a coach!
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Bekka June 13, 2016
Cello · Online
Verified Student
Rene was wonderful - - we really hit it off on the first lesson. He is exactly the kind of teacher I was looking for :-) I want to learn to play the cello from the heart. He is perfect.
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Darian Salazar June 5, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I was a true beginner when I started with Rene, and I feel that I learned and progressed quickly without feeling rushed or pressured. That's the type of atmosphere Rene creates, one that allows for you to push yourself as much as possible because he simplifies what can seem like an intimidating instrument. Awesome teacher and great guy, definitely would recommend him to anyone who wants to learn how to play the piano.
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Rene T.

Rene T.

Miami, FL 33166
(26)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Lucas A.

Miami Beach, FL

Fingerpicked Classical Guitar

About Lucas

Greetings! I hope to be of great guidance in your musical journey.
I am fortunate to have learned from some highly remarkable musicians, and enjoy sharing my knowledge with those seeking to learn and further their understanding and skill.
I have been playing guitar for over a dozen years, and have almost a decade of private teaching experience with students of all ages and skill levels. I am a very open minded musician, and appreciate all styles of music. Whether you're a complete beginner, or have been playing for a while and want to get to the next level of understanding and performance,
I can help. I play everything from classical guitar to pop, blues, classic rock, heavy metal... you name it.
I have received several awards for teaching as well as for performing both solo and with several groups and ensembles.
I am Bilingual in English and Spanish.

**~Gear~**
-Ernie Ball Musicman BFR JPXI guitar
-Fender American Standard Stratocaster
-Mesa Boogie 5:50 Express 2x12 amp
-Raimundo classical guitar
-Multiple guitar effects pedals
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Stephanie S. April 4, 2016
Classical Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Patient and persistent, Lucas is a very nice teacher.
Thank you Lucas!
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Jack March 31, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Off to a great start!
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Alex February 11, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Excellent guitar teacher for children!
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Lucas A.

Lucas A.

Miami Beach, FL 33141
(12)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Walter H.

Pompano Beach, FL

Using a common-sense approach and a performer's practicality, I will help you get results quickly!

About Walter

Professional guitarist/vocalist since 1976. Performed in Rock bands, Show Bands, Calypso bands, Jazz bands, and, yes, Wedding Bands. I have performed as a solo guitarist for wedding ceremonies, art shows, and other private functions. I have also performed on the trumpet and saxophone in bands, and on the violin and cello for wedding ceremonies.
Private guitar instructor since 1984; Orchestral strings instructor since 1988.
My students benefit from my professional experience in that they focus directly on what is necessary as a performer and don't waste time on strictly theoretical exercises.


*** Lesson Details ***
When students take lessons from me I take some time to get to know their reasons for wanting to play the instrument and who their favorite artists/bands are. That way I can gear the lessons towards their interests which keeps them motivated and helps them relate what they're learning to "real-world" music.
I try to make the learning of music and technique as much fun as possible using challenges and games.
I base my lessons on a research based curriculum called "Jump right In" where students will eventually learn to "hear" the music they are reading the same way one hears the words they are reading in a book. Then, based on their age and interests, I use whatever instrumental technique books I feel are best suited for that particular individual.
After 3-6 months guitar students should be able to read and play basic chord progressions and simple single note melodies both by ear and by using standard music notation. This will mostly be in first position.
Similarly, Bass students should be able to read and play bass lines that fit basic chord progressions, and be able to play simple single note melodies in first position.
String students should have basic control of the bow and be able to read and play simple melodies by ear and by using standard music notation on at least 3 strings in first position.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I provide an amplifier, sound system, chairs, music stands, Keyboard with rhythm section, and a computer with a vast selection of music for listening and performing.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide supplemental materials, my own guitar and music stand and an Mp3 recorder to record lessons.
I expect students to purchase a method book, their own instrument, a music stand and a tuner.

*** Specialties ***
I am familiar with most band and string methods as well as the Gordon/Grunow "Jump Right In" method.
I perform in all styles from Classical to Calypso and everything in between.
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Stanley S. August 3, 2015
Classical Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I've been playing the classical guitar for three years now, but I was not really happy with my skills. I noticed that I was messing up a lot and I did not know how to really fix my problems. The first lesson I had with Mr. Walter he noticed my problems and immediately he knew what to do. He gave me exercises and videos to help me out and after that I noticed I started to improve. I still have long way to go, but with Mr. Walter helping me I'm guarantee I will get there. Thank you Mr. Walter!
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Phil S. December 7, 2014
Classical Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Learning to play classical guitar was a "bucket list " item for a very long time. When I finally got the opportunity through a xmas gift certificate from my kids, I was both excited and apprehensive about the opportunity. Excited about the prospect of finally starting my musical journey but apprehensive about starting to play an instrument later on in life.
In my first class Walter sensed my nervousness and quickly put me at ease by listening to me and exploring my reasons for wanting to learn the guitar. Fast forward the clock about 2 years and I'm still learning and progressing on my musical journey, accompanied along the way by a very talented and patient instructor. Make no mistake about it, learning an instrument has been one of the most difficult challenges I've undertaken. But with Walter's patience and ability to gauge my progress he's been able to keep me challenged and motivated. As long as I continue to grow musically, I feel I've come a long way in fulfilling my bucket list objective and for that I have Walter to thank.
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Walter H.

Walter H.

Pompano Beach, FL 33071
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Lucian W.

Miami, FL

- posture
- care of the fingernails
- reading standard music notation
- naming notes on the fretboard
- repertoire
- right hand exercises with the free stroke and rest stroke

About Lucian

Lucian W is an alumnus of Berklee College of Music in Boston and former faculty member of the Hartford Conservatory. His vocal studies have been with Jacqueline Jarrett and David Baker in Connecticut, Jane Ellison at Loyola University in Montreal, noted operatic tenor Carmine Gagliardi in New York City, and Gina Moretta (whose students have included Gloria Estefan and Jon Secada) in Miami. He studied privately with world famous jazz guitarists George Benson and Chuck Wayne and has had a full time performing career of several decades as a guitarist, pianist, vocalist, bassist, arranger and orc
hestra leader.
Lucian believes that by sharing his enjoyment of making music with his students, he can give them confidence in other areas. That is because, in order to make music, they must go through a process of physical discovery through practice. They are then empowered by experiencing the connections between inspiration, work, and pleasure.
He performs, as a solo entertainer, an unusually wide ranging repertoire because of his versatility on guitar, piano, and vocals. Being an accomplished arranger with a vast library of charts also allows him to lead a ten piece orchestra as competently as a trio or quartet. He has performed extensively in New York, Chicago, Cape Cod, and Florida.

*** Lesson Details ***
I always try to make lessons as comfortable and enjoyable as possible yet challenging enough to maintain interest. I build lessons around the student's individual interests (specific songs or styles) so that he or she can learn the technical fundamentals in a relevant context.
My own curriculum is supplemented by the following:
Guitar: Hal Leonard Guitar Method, Aaron Shearer Classical Guitar Method
Piano: Alfred's Basic Piano Course , John W. Schaum Piano Course
Voice: Jeffrey Allen's Secrets of Singing, Nicola Vaccai Practical Method

*** Studio Equipment ***
Hardman baby grand acoustic piano
OptimusMD1600 electronic keyboard
Crate TX50D guitar amplifer

*** Specialties ***
- Singing lesson time is generally divided 50/50 between voice building and repertoire. I accompany vocalists on both piano and guitar, teaching the melody notes as they are sung along with the piano. Then, once the melody is learned, I often switch to the guitar with just chordal backing. The acoustic guitar is also softer than the piano and lets the singer hear their own voice better. For voice building, I use my own concepts plus approaches of famous voice teachers like Jeffrey Allen, Seth Riggs, and Anthony Frissel.
- I am very experienced performing all styles of guitar and can cater to the student's specific area of interest, whether it be rock, folk, classical, or jazz.
- With piano, I work on fundamentals of reading and technique. Learning basic harmony and chord construction starting with triads (3 note chords), the student can soon read single stave lead sheets (a form of music notation widely utilized by professional musicians) as well as the grand staff. This approach trains the ear and makes learning how to play popular songs much easier.
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Gianni July 26, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Great teacher with a profound musical education. Great approach to teaching between playing and musical theory.
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Liliane L. February 2, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
It is with pleasure I must let you know that Lucian is the very best instructor I ever had. He is patient and stick to his method. I learned so many techniques with him that family and friends can't believe that I could progress at such a pace. I would recommend Lucian for any age groups."

I would love to resume taking piano lesson although I have health issues not completely resolved. I have to be around a humidifier and I must avoid humidity. I hope in the future I will be able to built on the foundation I received from Mr. Williams. I thank you.

Sincerely, Liliane Louis
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Merrill July 29, 2015
Flamenco Guitar · In studio
Lucian is a great teacher. Laid back and mellow. Has a wide ranging musical knowledge and playing styles makes new concepts easy to understand. I would highly recommend him to beginner and experienced students alike!
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Lucian W.

Lucian W.

Miami, FL 33162
(15)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Aldrin E.

Boca Raton, FL

I've been teaching Guitar for 10 years and my students have gone on to play in different venues internationally. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to start playing songs and as time goes on you'll be able to not only play with proficiency but to compose music for Guitars. I specialize in Classical (Spanish) Guitar, Pop and Country, I typically use our own method books based on some of the teachings from the greatest composers that have played the instrument. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Aldrin

If you love music and have the passion it takes to learn to play an instrument I'll be honored to have you as a student. Whether you want to take Piano, Guitar, Singing or Violin Lessons, we will work closely with you to help you gain the confidence you need to perform at a very good level.

I am a musician from the Conservatory of Bellas Artes in Colombia and a Music Producer from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. My Career began when I was 12 years old playing Piano and today I work among world known musicians.

Most of our students are from the South Florida area. Our pricing
is reasonable and I can create custom packages to accommodate your budget.
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Marcela V. July 19, 2016
Piano · In home
Aldrin is an excellent teacher, respectful and patient, his lessons are so fun and creative my daughter cannot wait for her next piano lesson.
I recommend him because he encourages children the love for music in a very special way.
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Heath O. July 12, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Easy going, professional, knowledgeable!
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Lacey S. March 28, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Aldrin was fantastic! Highly recommended.
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Aldrin E.

Aldrin E.

Boca Raton, FL 33433
(26)
starting at
$60 / 60-min

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