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Throughout its history, Jacksonville has been a hub of music. Starting in the 1930s, the Ritz Theater played host to legends like Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong; even Ray Charles started his career playing piano there. 1950s teen idol Pat Boone also hailed from Jacksonville, and southern rock was basically defined by the Jacksonville music scene, with talent like the Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd and 38 Special.

With such a rich heritage, Jacksonville continues to draw and create talented musicians, including many professional teachers. Through our certification process, we find qualified instructors experienced in both teaching and performing. We have guitar instructors skilled in classical, flamenco, rock and bass guitar. If you are thinking of a recording career, we have lessons in music recording, performing and songwriting. Looking for classic music instruction? We have lessons in music theory, piano and organ. And because Jacksonville attracts all types of performance, not just musical, our Jacksonville music lessons list also includes performance and acting lessons.

At TakeLessons, we want you to reach your musical potential, no matter your age or experience. We will customize lessons to your personal goals. Whether you live in Jacksonville, or neighboring Orange Park, Fleming Island or Neptune Beach, we have classes for you. You will have the flexibility to set your schedule, including the length and number of sessions, and our student counselors will help set up your first lesson and get the billing set up. You’ll also have access to an online account to track your lessons, payments and goals.

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Raymond (Remi) L.

Jacksonville, FL

About Raymond (Remi)

I completed musical studies at the Conservatory of Music of San Juan, Puerto Rico and graduated MAGNA CUM LAUDE, with Majors in Musical Education and as a Performing Artist.
I am a qualified bilingual Music Instructor.
I have performed as a guitarist with several orchestras, musical groups, bands and as classical guitar soloist I have given numerous recitals and concerts.
I have worked as a Music Educator at the Social & Pedagogic Academic Institutes teaching pedagogic & didactic principles to teachers and at the same time I have been teaching classical and popular guitar at all levels and
ages at several other music schools.
I wrote a guitar method "MELODIC GUITAR" for beginners from 7 years of age and up, and this method has been translated from Papiamentu into the English and Spanish languages.
Although my music background is classical, I play and teach popular music, which I love.
Just to mention a few guitarists who appeal to me: Carlos Santana, George Benson, Paco de Lucia, Julian Bream.
I also teach electrical and acoustic guitar, bass-guitar, piano/keyboard, ukulele, Venezuelan & PR cuatro, songwriting and music theory.
Music is an International language; a way to express inner feelings!
And Teaching it, is my passion!

*** Lesson Details ***
Studying with me will be more than moments of instruction and learning.
In addition to acquiring musical knowledge and technical skills, each class is really a musical experience.
The dynamic during class is focused on making music and in having fun, developing new technical skills and reaching your goals!
The Students will be constantly experimenting with various aspects of music: the Melody, Harmony, and Rhythm. I will be at all moments musically accompanying the student, developing his or her musical hearing pitch, musical aesthetic values, creativity, and artistic expression.
I offer quality Music Lessons!

*** Studio Equipment ***
A Studio equipped with comfortable chairs, desk, keyboards, guitars, white board, music stands, amplifier,
Parents can sit in on lessons

*** Specialties ***
Pop, Blues, Modern, Latin, Classical and Popular Music


Melissa S. November 12, 2015
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
I can say without any reservation that Raymond is the complete package in a teacher! Raymond brings a sense of joy to learning guitar that makes me look forward to lessons, which I always leave in a better mood than when I started. He is probably the most insightful instructor that I have ever had the pleasure to work with--in music or any other field. He understands my strengths and weaknesses and tailors his teaching to my needs and my background. While I have a fair amount of musical experience, my struggles with stress and lack of confidence could have easily led me to quit taking lessons some time ago. But Raymond has a way of instilling confidence and making learning and practicing so fun that I just can't stop playing (and I started lessons in 2012)! Hearing him play with such grace and beauty, even the simple pieces that I am attempting, provides that much more motivation. And you'll never meet a warmer and more genuine person!
Nicola G. October 28, 2015
Ukulele · Online
Verified Student
We had a great experience with Remi he was really knowledgable as well as patient with my 7 yr old who had never had lessons before.wish we lived in same town as am sure in person lessons would have been even better
Tamela A. October 20, 2015
Classical Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Remi has a great way of teaching beginners that makes it easy to understand. So happy to have him as a teacher!
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Raymond (Remi) L.

Raymond (Remi) L.

Jacksonville, FL 32244
starting at
$20 / 30-min

James W.

Jacksonville, FL

About James

I worked for Eddie Van Halen for five years in the 1990's in the Beverly Hills area of Los Angeles and was instrumental in providing help with development of the Peavey Wolfgang and Wolfgang Special Guitar by providing feedback on the prototypes Eddie was designing at the time. I learned a lot from Eddie and his brother Alex about music and the music industry. (All you have to do is pay attention! ) I have played in bands from Hollywood to Toronto and back both as a singer songwriter and guitarist. I bring the Musicians Institute way to the table and get things up and running quickly. I help s
tudents get it under their fingers fast and get it right the first time.

I believe in sharing the happiness of making music with anyone who loves music and the guitar in particular. I do my very best to get you playing the songs you love in Pop, Rock, Jazz and Folk Music of your choice. Today's modern new guitars are easy to play and you will enjoy learning Guitar right away. That is how it should be.
When you study there is a basic understanding of Guitar to be learned that allows an ease of use for anyone for years to come. This will help you reach your goal and improve each week. My students learn to practice in a way that feels comfortable and makes sense. This takes all the stress out of learning and gives everyone something to smile about and look forward to each week.

The good feeling of playing along with friends and taking a solo is within every students grasp. I will show you the way there. And with a solid and straightforward approach to the theory as it applies directly to the guitar you will feel confident and unafraid of any music endeavor. We'll cover harmony and fingerboard theory and give you a road map of the guitar neck that makes it a pleasure to play. You learn the basics and much more than you thought possible retaining 90 percent of what you learn!

Having been a student myself I was deeply involved in music since age 12 and played in bands and duos for over 15 years . I can help you to be a well rounded player and performer with a smile, a laugh and a joy for music whether your in a band or a budding solo artist.

*** Lesson Details ***
Most students want to play the Guitar to play their favorite songs and I'm the same way. Music is something we carry with us in our hearts and minds. Students will learn what they wish to learn and work at a pace that is comfortable to them. Whether you are a student, “weekend warrior” or a parent whose child has expressed an interest in Guitar anyone can learn all there is to know about Harmony and Theory for the Guitar and how to play their favorite songs.

We cover theory in an easy and straightforward no nonsense way in the first half of each lesson and then apply it to the song you wish to learn. This creates an atmosphere where you understand and feel at home with the Guitar. You get an understanding right away and because it is immediately fun it allows you to feel comfortable at any level. Music is fun, and songs are the creative expression of what we feel. Combining theory and the freedom to play and sing songs allows us to express ourselves through music. 
After 6 months students will have a solid foundation in theory, and a road map of the guitar fretboard enabling them to advance to an intermediate level if they are ready to do so. Students will know enough that music as it relates to the Guitar, which is the world’s most popular instrument in contemporary music, is not a mystery but is a welcome friend. And they will be able to play songs by popular artists and advance at a pace that is satisfying and enjoyable.

Student Comments:
What Students Are Saying About ~ James Teaching Style

“James’ patience, knowledge and under-standing made learning guitar fun. I like the lessons. He cares.”
--Rebecca L., guitar
student, Venice Beach, CA 2003

“James taught me to
play pop and rock, and
introduced me to
fingerstyle guitar. I love it!”
--Joseph E., guitar student, Vancouver, BC 2006

“I studied guitar privately with James in 2010. His style of teaching helped me to get
past my blocks. He opened new doors for me. Thanks!”
--Daniel S., guitar
student, Los Angeles, CA 2010
What James spouse says about working on songwriting with him:

"James is my husband for over 10 years now. Over the years, I have seen James give guidance and counsel to many hopeful musicians of all ages, and inspire others about how music influences and benefits our lives. I would highly recommend James to anyone who wants to learn guitar, voice, music theory, and acting. James is a great talent, and study with him would benefit anyone with the sincere desire to grow as an artist. When we married, I had fallen in love with James’ conversational style, and his vast knowledge of music. When I heard him play guitar, I knew that I wanted to write songs with him, and we released our first album, in 2012 on iTunes."

Keri W.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Ovation Glen Campbell Artist Acoustic Electric Guitar, Ovation Pacemaker 12 string Guitar, Ibanez PF 5 Acoustic Electric Guitar, Fender Telecaster 6 string Electric Guitar. Korg Mini Pandora III Amplifier/Studio EFX, Toshiba Laptop Satelite Pro with PreSonus Studio One Artist Software, PreSonusUSB Audiobox, HD7 Studio Monitor Headphones, M7 Condenser Mic, PreSonus Studio Producer software with SoundCloud integration, iBook G4 with Garageband 3 and iLife Studio. Godin Summit CT Electric Guitar is the guitar I now endorse exclusively !

*** Travel Equipment ***
Lesson Plans, Godin Summit CT Guitar, Fender and Ovation Guitars, Tuner, Android Smartphone and apps, iPads, Korg Mini Pandora Amp, Toshiba Satelite Pro Laptop. Android LG Smartphone with Tuners, Voice Recorder, and Metronome and Chord Reference Guide, and Guitar Tuner, iPod Touch Pro Studio.

*** Specialties ***
Songs in the following styles: Pop, Rock and Modern Country Music. Also Composition Analysis while learning the song.


Caren R. November 19, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Great approach to teaching beginners.
Brent Pasquarella October 14, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
I have taken one lesson so far with James, with many more to come hopefully. James has been nothing but motivational to get my guitar and singing to the next level. It seems he truly wants to see each and every one of his students succeed and believes that if we tell ourselves that we're the best, that we might just become the best. I am extremely optimistic that my playing is going to dramatically improve from James' lessons as after only one lesson I have learned more than I have self teaching myself over the past year!

I am really looking forward to my next lesson...James is great to work with. Very personable, and a very nice guy. Can't wait till Tuesday!
Michael K. August 20, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
James is a very educated teacher with a rich background in teaching. I really like his approach to teaching the guitar. He gave me a good foundation for learning music theory and I had a lot of fun just playing guitar with him.
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James W.

James W.

Jacksonville, FL 32221
starting at
$30 / 30-min

Fran G.

Jacksonville, FL

About Fran

Fran G. - Percussionist I Pianist

Born in 1981, Havana, Cuba.
At 7 years old he was accepted at the conservatory "Alejandro Garcia Caturla", where he started his study with a major in percussion and piano.
He continued studying at Conservatory "Amadeo Roldan".
In 2005, he finished his higher studies at the Higher Institute of Art (ISA), University of the Arts at Havana, Cuba, receiving a degree of Bachelor of Music with a major in percussion, as a pupil of the professors Yaroldi Abreu and Roberto Concepcion.
Awarded a full scholarship, Mr. Garcia moved to Spain in 2006, to postgraduat
e at Liceu Conservatory in Barcelona, under the tutelage of professor Robert Armengol.

As a percussionist he has been active musically participating in several editions of Havana's International Contemporary Music Festival, as well as Havana's International Percussion Festival ''PERCUBA'', playing in many of the most important theatres and concert halls in Cuba as a soloist and percussion ensemble. Also participated in the recording of the album ''New Conceptions'' of the Maestro Chucho Valdes.
While living in Barcelona he collaborated with the group “Percussions de Barcelona”, participating in Catolonia’s International Percussion Festival, and performed at L’Auditori, Palace of Catalan Music, Grand Theater of Liceu among others.

Parallel to all this he has been contributing in educational projects for 14 years.
Mr. Garcia was a percussion professor at Conservatory Amadeo Roldan, Conservatory Guillermo Tomas and National School of Art (ENA).

Currently he is working on his own musical project.


Lena L. November 26, 2014
Drum · In studio
Wonderful teacher!
I only have good things to tell about Fran.
He is a great teacher and musician, patient, fun, reliable and knowledgeable. He makes percussion instruments sound fun and interesting for everybody in his class!
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Fran G.

Fran G.

Jacksonville, FL 32217
starting at
$35 / 30-min

Alexia P.

Jacksonville, FL

About Alexia

My name is Alexia and I am working on my degree in music to become a professional musician. In the process, I have been frequently teaching students at middle, high, and even private schools in the area. I also have started to teach privately and I really enjoy it. Just let me know your goals that you want to reach and I will do everything I can to assist you there!


Nicole November 19, 2015
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
I just had my first lesson with Alexia last night. She was great, personable, professional, and informative. Can't wait for my next lesson!
Natalie B. November 5, 2015
Saxophone · Online
Verified Student
Miss Alexia taught my daughter with excellent patience and wisdom about what saxophone is about. My daughter is so enthusiastic to take the next lesson to learn more about it. She is the best!!! I'm glad I choosed the best oerson her to tutor my girls.
Nicole B. November 5, 2015
Flute · Online
Verified Student
She is awesome!!!! My little one couldn't get a sound out of her flute for three weeks. And Miss Alexia made it possible on the first class. She gave my daughter the confidence she needed. We loved her. We can hardly wait for the next lesson.
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Alexia P.

Alexia P.

Jacksonville, FL 32224
starting at
$15 / 30-min

Sadie S.

Jacksonville, FL

About Sadie

Hi there! My name is Sadie and I am a vocal performance student at Jacksonville University. This is my fourth and final year at JU and I have loved learning all about the voice. I have taught at various studios in Jacksonville, FL and I currently teach at Music Time, Inc as well as a couple private students from my home studio. I teach singing in all styles, as well as private piano. I can also tutor students in basic maths and English/Grammar practices. I look forward to hearing from you!


Lory October 5, 2015
Classical Voice · In studio
Sadie is very knowledgeable, professional, and easy to work with. She has great technique and wonderful teaching skills that help answer all of my questions and inspire me to improve with each lesson. I love going to class each week.
Syreeta October 1, 2015
Algebra 2 · In home
Sadie is a wonderful instructor! I love math but algebra 2 is my worst enemy, so if I don't get something right away, she's very patient and thorough in explaining what she's teaching me. Her cheerful nature and positive reinforcement are definitely a boost so that I have confidence to learn and continue!
Kristen October 1, 2015
Singing · In studio
Sadie is such a talented teacher. She knows the right ways to help make you more comfortable with your voice and will help you reach your vocal goals! She has helped me personally learn to control my higher pitches. Also the comment below is from me. Its from a movie. I wasn't going to put that as the review. I was joking. However, my cat jumped on my keyboard and of all the buttons he could press he pressed enter! I just want anyone reading this to know that Sadie is an AWESOME teacher! Also very well priced!
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Sadie S.

Sadie S.

Jacksonville, FL 32205
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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