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Cindi Cl.

Gainesville, FL

About Cindi

Hi, my name is Cindi C., and I have loved music for as long as I can remember! As a child I loved to sing with the radio, and belt out hymns as loud as I could from the backyard. My mom enrolled me in dance class at the age of 3, and I loved dancing and performing! At age 7, a classmate played the piano in our music class one day, and I fell in love with it! I started taking lessons on the piano, and 3 years later started learning how to play the flute. In high school I started teaching piano lessons, and have been doing it on and off for about 30 years. My years of experience have defin
itely helped me to become a better teacher. I try my best to be very patient and compassionate with my students, and I tailor the lessons to meet their individual needs and goals. I want my students to have fun at their lessons, so I will play music games with them to help them memorize notes on the staff and rhythms. I also try to find out what music they like, and find music or write music that they would enjoy learning to play.

When I was in high school I decided I wanted to major in music at college and began working toward that goal. I won a piano accompaniment scholarship at Northeast Missouri State University ( now called Truman State University), and there I majored in music education. Piano was my main instrument, and flute was my secondary instrument. I played my flute in marching and concert band, accompanied many different soloists on the piano as well as our show choir, and sang in the acapella choir. I have been playing and performing ever since! Now I teach a children's choir at my church, play the flute in our church orchestra, and play in the Gainesville Flute choir. I enjoy teaching both the piano and the flute to young and old alike! I would love to share my joy of music with you!

*** Lesson Details ***
Our lessons will be a time of fun and creative ways to learn to play the music that you love! Our first lesson we will talk about your goals, and then I will recommend music methods based on those goals.

I tailor the lessons to fit each child or adults individual needs and wants. I use flashcards and play games to help you to learn your music facts, and also use a music theory book to help you learn basic music symbols and notes.

By about 6 months, you will be able to play simple pieces, be able to keep a steady beat, and know the notes on both the bass and treble clefs. At this point, I will recommend some easy solo books based on the music you would most like to play. Or if you have some favorite songs you would like to learn, I will write out the melody with a simple chord accompaniment in the left hand for you to play. You will continue to progress through the piano method levels, and we will continue to add different elements to your lessons, such as learning scales and how to play different styles of music.

I want our lessons to be fun and interesting for you, so I will do my best to help you find the music that you will enjoy playing!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in the living room, piano

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect my students to have their own instrument or piano/full size keyboard. I can get their music books, but would like to be reimbursed for them. I will bring my own metronome/tuner, and if they don't have their own stand, I will bring one with me.

*** Specialties ***
I have used the Bastien method and Piano Adventures by Nancy and Randall Faber for Piano. I have used Trevor Wye for teaching flute.
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Catherine T. March 16, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Cindi is a remarkable music teacher. She is patient and works well with children of various ages. The lessons are interactive and incorporate fun with learning. Professional and kid friendly!!
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RebeccaB March 6, 2014
Wonderful teacher

Cindi is a wonderful flute instructor. She is very patient and kind.. When I need to reschedule a lesson, she does not hesitate to accommodate me. She is well knowledgeable with the musical instrument and music and is able to answer any question I present to her . I always look forward to my lessons with her.
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Robert L. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
Enjoying the opportunity

Cindi has been a very patient instructor and I have enjoyed to opportunity to learn piano/keyboard.
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Cindi Cl.

Cindi Cl.

Gainesville, FL 32605
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Katrina D.

Gainesville, FL

About Katrina

Hello! I am a graduate of Berklee College of Music, with a Bachelor’s degree in Writing and Production. I am attending NYU as a graduate student at Steinhardt. I have been teaching privately for over ten years, and performing for over 20!

My first love is piano, as I began lessons at age 7. I wrote my first song at age 8 and started playing guitar the next year. I am an accomplished songwriter, arranger, producer, performer, teacher and director. I recently moved here from Boston where I was the Music Director at All Souls Church in Braintree, MA and performed jazz/blues, funk, and kid's m
usic. I love teaching and excel at finding unique ways to teach music and keep it interesting! I want you to have fun and learn what you find most interesting so we will work together to reach your goals.

Along with instrument and vocal lessons, I offer tutoring in all subjects of music and songwriting, and specialize in offering lessons tailored to each student’s needs. I refuse to hand out a book and go from front to back - expect handouts, impromptu lesson material to help you learn any specific concept you may be struggling with, CD’s with study material, exploratory homework, and thinking outside the box! We will do whatever it takes to get you wherever you want to be.

*** Lesson Details ***
I focus my curriculum on the goals of each student, their needs and their abilities. Everyone is different, so every student should have a different set of goals and a unique curriculum to reach them! I want to offer the most well-rounded education possible, so we will be regularly evaluating your goals and the materials you are using to reach them. I am easy-going and realistic - if you aren't interested in what you are learning then you aren't going to practice. So lets have some fun!

I work with every age group and integrate the following into all lessons: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Drums

• coordination
• rhythm - sometimes we will use our hands or bodies, or the drums or tambourine
• contemporary styles and songs - all my students get to choose their songs from my music library or their own!
• ear training - I help students to hear major and minor as well as the different notes of a chord. My singers work with solfege (do re mi) to gain early sight-reading skills
• singing together on simple songs - especially for young students to put them at ease and express themselves through music with something they already know (aka Twinkle Twinkle)
• scale work - I start my student young with the C scale and progress as each student can handle
• music theory - you won't even know you are learning it! My extensive training in this area allows me to find simple ways to teach these skills
• Performance technique: my voice students get to sing with a microphone and PA system to their favorite karaoke tunes and learn performance aspects. I also work with piano, guitar, and drums on performance skills.
• SONGWRITING: optional. I like to spend a class time every several sessions to help my creative students write their own song from start to finish! We can even record it if you like!

I work with several instruments in order to help my students get the most well-rounded music education they can until they choose a specific direction of their own (such as classical piano or acoustic guitar).

If you would like to focus only on one area, that is never a problem! I simply offer a variety of music lessons so that I can tailor the lesson to each student's goals. I will work with you to create a lesson plan.

Recitals are offered each Summer and Winter.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio: KORG weighted 88 key keyboard, acoustic and electric guitar and amp, PA system for performance in vocals, microphones. Parents may sit in on lessons or wait nearby. There is a library across the street, as well as a Dunkin Donuts.

For recording and production lessons, I use industry standards such as Logic Pro, Pro Tools, and Sonic. I give out weekly handouts and tailored homework assignments in most subjects. I can purchase books for students, or they can acquire the recommended books on their own.

*** Specialties ***
Young children music and piano 4 years and up; Piano; Voice - beginner and advanced; Musicality: can't decide what to study? I can work with you in a variety of areas including rhythm, percussion, songwriting, piano, guitar, singing, improvising, etc.
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Chris F. June 22, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
After 3 lessons, I feel there's a healthy blend between what she thinks you should work on and what you would like to do.
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Chrissy Z. April 25, 2015
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
I just had my first lesson with Katrina and I ALREADY know she's an amazing teacher, approachable, very knowledgable, and does an excellent job balancing explaining WHY I'm doing something, HOW to do it, and then DOING it. I'm excited to continue workings with her and got lucky to have found the right person the first time.
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Paul M. February 25, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Katrina is a lovely teacher. She puts her students to ease right away. She is really talented and professional. Katrina is just awesome.
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Katrina D.

Katrina D.

Gainesville, FL 32606
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starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Mark K.

Gainesville, FL

About Mark

I currently am the trumpet private lessons instructor at Great Southern Music shop in Gainesville, FL, right by the Oaks Mall, teaching students from a range of 5 years old to 18 (although I am open to teaching adults). I am a senior at UF, majoring in Music (Trumpet) and Business and have played in many of the bands there (jazz, symphonic, trumpet ensemble, marching band, pep bands, etc). I have about five and a half years experience teaching private lessons, and also have been playing trumpet for approximately 10 years.

While I know that learning to play any instrument can be a difficult
undertaking, it's not hard to keep it fun while learning how to play well on trumpet! I am very understanding, patient, and am able to diagnose many common issues that new players experience (this can definitely help prevent frustration!).
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Mark K.

Mark K.

Gainesville, FL 32607
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Enoch W.

Gainesville, FL

About Enoch

Hey there my name is Enoch! I am a Piano Performance Major at the University of Florida with over 15 years of piano experience in the state of Florida. I am an accomplished pianist, competing throughout Florida as well as placing on both the competitive National (MTNA) and International (International Piano Competition of Sweden) Levels.

I am a skilled classical musician who is young, approachable, and ready to share what I have learned with either you or your loved one! I have taught beginners level piano to kids as young as age 5 and have also taught individuals in their 30's+ lookin
g to pick up a new hobby. I teach according to your needs for yourself or your child! I teach
-Music Theory
-Classical Piano
-Piano Improvisation
-Chordal Playing
-Hymns
-Piano Accompaniment

I'd love to get the chance to sit down with you and talk about what goals you'd like to achieve, and hopefully I can help you get there!

Thanks!
Enoch
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Enoch W.

Enoch W.

Gainesville, FL 32608
starting at
$15 / 15-min
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Marty P.

Gainesville, FL

About Marty

Hi, there! My name is Marty and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2006 and have loved helping my students get good grades in their classes! I went to the University of Florida and earned degrees in mathematics, statistics, and electrical engineering in 2011 and 2013. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Marty P.

Marty P.

Gainesville, FL 32601
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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