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Lucian W.

Miami, FL

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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Austin B. January 24, 2017
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Great instructor!
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Mary Jane January 18, 2017
Piano · Online
Verified Student
I felt very engaged and expanded upon augmented and suspended triads
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Mary Jane January 5, 2017
Online
Verified Student
Felt very engaged, improved on the material of triads while introducing finger memory.
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Lucian W.

Lucian W.

Miami, FL 33162
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$25 / 30-min
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Charles M.

Hollywood, FL

About Charles

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
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
Great piano teacher!
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Liza L. January 7, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Charles is a very good teacher, we had great time
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Charles M.

Hollywood, FL 33020
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Johanna W.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

About Johanna

Teaching in Aberdeen, Maryland: Please contact me for availability
Teaching in South Florida: Monday through Saturday

Johanna Wright-Vines, has also performed in venues throughout the United States, China, and just recently returned from Austria. She has played with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marin Alsop, North Carolina Symphony Orchestra, Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra (Principal Cellist), and other orchestras in South Florida, Indiana and North Carolina. In North Carolina, she performed the world-premier of North Carolina is My Home, composed and narrated by Cha
rles Kuralt. She also works with local composers in South Florida where she has performed and recorded new compositions. Mrs. Wright-Vines obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Music from East Carolina University, and a Master of Music from Florida International University. She studied cello with Fred Katz, Daniel Levitov, Claudio Jaffé, and Jason Calloway, and she has performed in master classes with Jonathan Carney and Christopher Rex.
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Diana Gordon January 7, 2017
Cello · In home
Verified Student
First lesson was great. Johanna made me feel comfortable and confident in my ability to learn. Looking forward to next week.
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Octavia December 14, 2016
Cello · In home
Verified Student
Johanna is very patient and inspiring. She is a dedicated teacher!
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Kevin April 29, 2016
Cello · In home
Verified Student
We had a great dialogue before the first lesson so we could hit the ground running. She is passionate about music so it was a very engaging lesson. Highly recommend!
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Johanna W.

Johanna W.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
(13)
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$35 / 30-min
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Josue G.

Miami Beach, FL

About Josue

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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Daniel October 17, 2016
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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Dustin Bank June 9, 2016
Saxophone · In studio
Josue is not only a world-class saxophonist, but also a talented and patient instructor. His passion for others will be evident from the moment you meet. If Josue is your instructor, your lessons will be fruitful, challenging and also a blast!
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Josue G.

Miami Beach, FL 33141
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Ingrid M.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

About Ingrid

Ingrid is a dedicated voice, piano musicianship, recording and live performance teacher for those who want to expand their musical knowledge, recording techniques, develop their own singing-artist style and performance skills. Students have had great success and fun learning numerous music genres while expanding their vocal range, resonance, ear training, confidence and musicianship skills as well as how to prepare for a career in music.

A native New Yorker, Ingrid has been involved in entertainment all of her life. As a child, on bi-lingual Sesame Street to a successful Hispanic jingle ca
reer, to veteran of over 25 years on the New York music scene, internationally as Eli & The Boys Jazz Quintet, Pedro & Eli Duet, and as a 2009, Latin Grammy Nominee for Volvo La Navidad.

Ingrid has managed, booked and/or performed with an impressive collection of artists; Nestor Torres, Henry Jimenez, Celia Cruz, Carlos Ponce, Tito Nieves, Johnny Ventura, Camilo Sextos, Claudia Acuna, Jerry Barnes, Katreese Barnes, Gap Band, Motor Head, Matt Bianco, Chaka Kahn, Roberta Flack, and Bradford Marsalis to name a few.
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Elly February 1, 2017
Audition Prep · In studio
Verified Student
It's only Day 1 but Ingrid is awesome to be around. She has an amazing personality and I'm overwhelmed by her experience. I'm excited to work with her and see where this leads me.
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Delilah January 13, 2017
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I could not have found a better instructor for my granddaughter. Fun, smart, patient and enthusiastic.
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Ross A. January 10, 2017
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My lesson got off to a slow start, but with Ingrid's high energy, I was able to catch on pretty quickly. I look forward to another lesson soon.
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Ingrid M.

Ingrid M.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
(13)
starting at
$45 / 30-min

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