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Lucas A.

Miami Beach, FL

About Lucas

Greetings! I hope to be of great guidance in your musical journey.
I am fortunate to have learned from some of the very best musicians around, 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 beginner learning your first scale, or have been playing for a while and want to get to the next level of understa
nding and performance, I can help! I play everything from fingerpicked classical guitar, to blues, classic rock and heavy metal, to folk and country, to pop music. Almost every popular style really.
**~Gear~**
-Ernie Ball Musicman BFR JPXI guitar
-Fender American Standard Stratocaster
-Mesa Boogie 5:50 Express 2x12 amp
-Peavey 6505+ amp
-Yamaha classical guitar
-Raimundo classical guitar
-Multiple guitar effects pedals
-FL Studio Producer software w/Slate Drums/plugins
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Carlos M. July 13, 2015
ESL · In home
Verified Student
Everything was very good.
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Rolando L. July 12, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Has a lot of guitar knowledge and is very flexible. Very helpful and goes above beyond to teach you.
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Margo J. July 11, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Frankie, my grand daughter, really liked Lucas. He was very dependable and patient. We would highly recommend him.
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Lucas A.

Lucas A.

Miami Beach, FL 33141
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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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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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Soheila F. July 28, 2015
Guitar
Verified Student
He is so friendly! He knows everything about the instruments. We are happy to be with him. Recommend!
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Lucian W.

Miami, FL 33162
(14)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Julia B.

Miami, FL

About Julia

Hello, thank you for your interest in taking music classes and reading my profile! :)
My name is Julia Bova,

Over the past 15 years I have taught hundreds of classes both children and adults students. My specialties are:
1. Piano
2. Vocal
3. Music Theory
4. Music composition and improvisation class
5. Ear training

Learning about music can be complicated and confusing especially when there are so many courses; different methods available just click away on internet.
There are a lot to learn as notation, chords, rhythmical patterns, music terminology, music styles and s
o on.

It is like learning new language could be overwhelming and make many students give up on their dream.
Also learning on your own without any step by step instructions, easy- to follow method and goals in mind can make you frustrated and lose your motivation and enthusiasm very fast.

I've been studying music since I was 6 years old. First 7 years in Music school, than 4 years of Music college and another 4 years in Conservatory of Music in Kazakhstan. I graduated as a choir conductor, pianist and vocalist. With 15 years of music studying and 15 years of teaching piano and voice to hundreds of students of all levels I know all struggles and obstacles you might have and I know what works to overcome it and be the best musician you can be!

For me teaching music classes it's not just assignment to make my students understand the concept and develop skills, but much more;

1. First of all, I must know a student's need.

Why do you want to learn?
What is behind of that intention?
What is your goal and how I can help you reach it?
Sometimes we discovering it together in the process of learning setting new and new goals as you progress.

I will be able to help you better and take you to the direction you want to go to after identifying the starting point, where do we begin?

2. Second, I believe that any learning will be successful if you are having fun and good time doing it, feeling encouraged. I'm very generous in praising to my students, high fives, hugs, stickers any anything to make my students feel good about accomplishing even small assignment.
I also know that If you feel bored or frustrated you not going to stick for a long time with your commitment and you not going to learn anything.

Playing a musical instrument or singing is a very personal experience and I design my classes and choose music and techniques the way that it is suit your level and fit your personality.
I try to make my classes fun, challenging and building the momentum so you can get most out the class and most importantly you are having fun while learning and engaged in the process.

3. Third, For my piano, voice and theory classes I use easy to follow method of developing skills, techniques and understanding of the concept. I always break challenging parts in small steps which is makes it easy to understand and learn.

4. Forth, you will always have a goals set up and quick start action plan which is broken into small easy assignments.
The quick start plan shows exactly how you can get going in record time and get off to a great start. For that purpose I use different method books and different music pieces.

You have a clear direction what your goals are and how to achieve them and progress when you practicing on your own.

5. Teaching my students is not a job for me, it's enjoyment and commitment to share my passion for music and knowledge, inspire and encourage them. Music has changed my life and I hope I'll help you to change yours!

My goal is to make every class to be built around these 5 aspects mentioned above, as well as provide value, demonstrate and encourage.

My mission to make sure that my students learning in their own speed without any pressure, without feeling overwhelmed or frustrated, understanding the concept I am teaching to.
Also I want to make sure that they are œwalking out of class with a sense of accomplishment and understanding the concept which is important for making progress and moving forward.

Lastly , I am committed to success of my students and eager to build long term relationship with them.
I'm flexible and committed, some of my students have been with me

Lesson process:
I am teaching one on one classes in my home studio here in North Miami Florida, or via Skype or Google+ Hangout , you could be anywhere in the world and take class with me.

The time of the lessons may vary,
I usually suggest 30 min a trial lesson to œmeet and greet, as well as establish goals.
We will talk about schedule and will set up a regular schedule around convenient time for both.

1. Beginners are taken through the fundamentals.

2. You will explore a range of pieces to expand your skills and begin to identify your preferences.

3. On first lesson you will be learning new exercises to get you started and homework assignments.

4. Also you going to get work/method book and practice plan

Good luck and hope I can help you to take piano playing, singing or music writing to the next level!
If you have any question prior to signing up you are welcome to contact me through Q&A.

Best regards,

Julia Bova
(Musician, teacher, composer, author )

For additional information and resources in piano learning in Miami please read my article in the link below. The article is underneath the map on the left-hand side of the page.
https://takelessons.com/miami-beach-fl/piano-lessons
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Reviews

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Calista T. February 5, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
The first singing lesson for my granddaughter was done with warmth and professionalism. Julia is talented and gentle with her approach. I have now added piano lessons to the schedule. This is a new experience for my granddaughter. I will gladly update the comments in one month with the progress.
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Dara E. September 16, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
Verified Student
Julia is a wonderful teacher. she is great with kids. my daughter will be taking more lessons when she is a bit older. we started too young!
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David C. September 5, 2015
Classical Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Julia is an amazing teacher, she makes every lesson easy to grasp by breaking down difficult exercises and concepts, also she notices mistakes quickly and doesn't hesitate to help you through them. I've taken three classical piano classes so far and am very pleased with my instructor and the results in my playing.
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Julia B.

Julia B.

Miami, FL 33180
(13)
starting at
$30 / 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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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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Liza L. November 3, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Great, thanks a lot!
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Charles M.

Hollywood, FL 33020
(7)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Sandra M.

Miami Beach, FL

About Sandra

Sandra has been teaching piano and theory since year 2000. Apart from teaching private lessons, she served in elementary, middle and music high schools. Currently she is on faculty of Miami Fine Arts Academy and is available to teach private lessons.
Sandra received her BA in Piano Performance from Belgrade University in 1997, and MM from Belgrade University in 2003. Her second Graduate Program was at Longy School of Music, Massachusetts, where she received Piano Performance Diploma in 2002.
Sandra is passionate about teaching and helping her students achieve their goals, whether they are
at beginning or advanced level. Her methods are flexible and she is always looking for a fresh approach from which the student can benefit the most.
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Howard L. January 16, 2016
Piano · Online
Verified Student
Good plan critical great suggestions to improve skills
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Mathilde S. December 16, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
She is perfect with my daughter! A great dynamic teacher.
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Sandra M.

Sandra M.

Miami Beach, FL 33141
(2)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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