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About Jimmy D.

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North Miami Beach, FL
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About Jimmy
After spending years touring and recording with many artist such as John Cougar Mellencamp,Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin to Jennifer Lopez.
I can help you get REAL knowledge of what it takes to play and be successful on your instrument .

EDUCATION:

VINCENNES UNIVERSITY
Vincennes, Indiana (1997-80)

BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC
Boston, Mass. (1981)
Bachlor of Music Degree in Professional Music

RECEIVED DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD IN MUSIC (1998)
VINCENNES UNIVERSITY
Vincennes, Indiana

FOLKCUBA-INSTITUTO FOLKLORICO NACIONAL DE CUBA
Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba
Certifica
tion in Advanced Percussion

UNIVERSITY OF GHANA
Accra,Ghana (West Africa)
Certification in Ghanaian Percussion

TEACHING EXPERIENCE (SEMINARS / LECTURES:

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY FACULTY
Miami, Florida (Present) Dance Music Dept.

PACE UNIVERSITY INSTRUCTOR
New York, New York Drumset Technique

CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK INSTRUCTOR/LECTURE
New York, New York Haitian Folklore Drumming

CLINICIAN IN EUROPE FOR Lecture/DRUMSET
CAPPELLA DRUM STICKS (1994-96) France, Germany, Italy,
Switzerland,

WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY LECTURE/ Instructor
Standford, Connecticut World Music Drumset Technique

Also studied privately with
Gary Chaffee, Alan Dawson, Bernard Purdie, Joe Morello,
Horacio Negro Hernandez, Steve Jordan and Johnny Almendra

*** Lesson Details ***
From your very first lesson, I will work with you to determine what specific goals you have so we can custom fit the methods, materials and keys to fulfilling them together. I have the patience and the enthusiasm to get you motivated if you bring the commitment.
My studio is in a safe, family-friendly home & smoke-free environment and sessions will be comfortable, yet challenging.

Knowing from experience how "boring" it can be to learn solely from books, I combine technical work with fun time playing duets together, improvising, and exploring a wide variety of styles and genres of music.
Students will learn all the basics of drumming, and also spend time developing strong ensemble skills and strong background knowledge of style and repertoire.
I make a special effort to invest in each student’s particular needs, utilizing a variety of tools such as supplemental workbooks, ear training, sight reading, note spelling, etc. as necessary.Each lesson will conclude with an assignments to work on throughout the week.Music theory sheets and technique exercises will also be included in the assignments.

I do strive for excellence and believe every student should work to be the best they can possibly be, while having fun doing so!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music studio w/ 2 drum sets, various percussion equipment, and seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide Drum pad if needed.
If student is learning drum set they need to supply it if lesson is in their home.

*** Specialties ***
I have played and recorded with John Mellencamp,Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin,Gladys Knight ect.. to name a few and have many years of studying,researching and teaching in many modern and specific styles. Also spent many year Traveling thru Africa,Brazil,Cuba,Haiti,New Orleans and the Caribbean and studying different idioms and have REALLY knowledge of these disciplines.
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Jimmy D.

Jimmy D.

North Miami Beach, FL 33160
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$40 / 30-min

About Lucian W.

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Miami, FL

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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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Mary Jane April 24, 2017
· Piano · Online
Makes understanding piano easy and is very helpful in understanding new material
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Mary Jane April 10, 2017
· Piano · Online
Getting back into what we've learned felt very easy and the emphasis on finger formations helps me play better.
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Austin B. January 24, 2017
· Guitar · Online
Great instructor!
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Lucian W.

Lucian W.

Miami, FL 33162
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$30 / 30-min

About Lorenzo D.

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Miami, FL
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About Lorenzo
Hi, there! My name is Lorenzo and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching various subjects nearly all of my life and have loved helping my students learn. I went to the University of Vermont & West Virginia State University and earned a degree in Communications in 2002. In addition to private lessons, I teach groups of students in schools in special interest areas. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Jennifer P. January 15, 2017
· Latin Ballroom Dance · In studio
My first salsa class, awesome experience great teacher and very professional, he creates different techniques to make it easy for you to learn the steps and improve every time.
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Hasel March 30, 2016
· Calligraphy · In home
Great experience!
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Cristina G. April 24, 2015
· Calligraphy · In studio
Lorenzo has been extremely patient and very helpful with my calligraphy lessons.
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Lorenzo D.

Lorenzo D.

Miami, FL 33130
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$24.50 / 30-min

About Charles M.

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Hollywood, FL
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I have acquired over five years of teaching experience, travel from ages 5 to 17 acting and playing music. In addition I am a full-time music teacher and spend my free time volunteering at a local high school teaching music. I love music and teaching, it is amazing to see the look on a student face when they learn something new and even better when they perform and stun the audience the joy that my students get makes me happy its confirmation of a job well done.
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Yadira February 16, 2016
· Trumpet · In studio
What I liked about Charles' teaching style is that he pushes, but in a very good way. My son took lessons with him, and a lot of times he can have teachers running in circles around him, but Charles was able to instruct in a way that worked very well and kept him focused.
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Gagnon P. January 12, 2016
· Piano · In home
Great piano teacher!
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Liza L. January 7, 2016
· Drum · In studio
Charles is a very good teacher, we had great time
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Charles M.

Charles M.

Hollywood, FL 33020
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$25 / 30-min

About Josue G.

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Miami Beach, FL

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Hi, there! My name is Josue and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2004 and have loved helping my students accomplish self-expression, accomplish performance goals, and breaking through previous limitations. I went to Indiana University Jacob's School of Music and earned a Master's degree in Music in 2012. I'm a people's person and a caring person and my teaching style is patient, selfless, and informative. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

How will our lessons work? I customize them completely around what you want to get from them. Some student
s are focusing on the Classical genre meanwhile others want to learn how to improvise and play commercial music. Whatever artistic direction you want to focus on I can guide you.

Studying together you will benefit by developing a warm, deep and robust sound through exercises such as long tones, tongueless starts, overtones and mouthpiece exercises. We will also focus on instrumental technique by utilizing technical material found in etudes, arpeggios, patterns, scales, solos and many other sources. Reading music is key to performing on the saxophone so we will address sight reading and answer any questions you may have toward rhythm, time signature, rests and note duration. Articulation and time-feel is of the utmost importance when expressing yourself through the saxophone and we will grow from listening to and analyzing the phrasing of world class musicians. You will familiarize yourself with time feel through utilizing the metronome while playing and learning how to internalize it.

Through fun work and self-discipline you will feel so proud of yourself that you have learned how to communicate and speak your emotions through your saxophone as if it were your own voice. I can't wait to help you feel that gratification of accomplishment, see you on the other side in the classroom!
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Sean February 25, 2017
· Saxophone · In studio
Both patient and excellent!!
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Daniel October 17, 2016
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Josue is an excellent musician and a great guy. He is well-versed in multiple styles, and can explain even very complex musical concepts in simple language that you can understand. I highly recommend reaching out to Josue whether you have specific music questions or are just interested in bettering your overall playing and growing as a musician.
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Andrew June 14, 2016
· Saxophone · In studio
I have known Josue personally for many years. He is an experienced performer capable of playing and teaching many styles and techniques. Come to josue if you want to get chops!
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Josue G.

Josue G.

Miami Beach, FL 33141
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$39 / 30-min

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