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Raymond (Remi) L.

Jacksonville, FL

Music Theory
The Sound:
The Musical Sound:
Melody, Rhythm, Harmony
The Esthetic Laws
Melodic & Harmonic Intervals
Tetra-Chords
Major, Minor Keys
Major Scales,
Eolic, Harmonic, Melodic Minor Scales
The Staff and Musical Signs
Harmonic Relation between Chords
Root position, 1rst., 2dn. and 3rd inversion of Chords
Majors, Minors, Dim, Aug., Dominant 7, Major Seven, Minor Seven, Six/Nine, Suspended, Augmented, Sharped & Flatted Chords
The Art of Melodic and Rhythmic Music Reading

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
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Tanya J. June 19, 2015
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
Remi is a sweet and wonderful teacher. He is patient and easy going with lots of life lessons as well as music lessons. Learning new a new instrument is "never hard, just challenging and fun" as Remi always says. I have been taking Ukulele lessons with him for a few months now and am amazed at my progress. His home is very comfortable and welcoming. His wife is often near by and always friendly with a hello and kind gesture. He is also flexible with schedule changes as my work schedule can change from week to week which is helpful. I highly recommend picking up a new hobby and working with him as your mentor and teacher.
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Sonia C. June 13, 2015
Piano · Online
Verified Student
Enjoyed my first piano instruction online!! Did not believe that it would be doable but it was. Cannot wait for my second lesson!
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Gladys T. June 9, 2015
Organ · Online
Verified Student
I love his lessons because he's so patient! I am very happy! I want to finish all my books with him!
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Raymond (Remi) L.

Raymond (Remi) L.

Jacksonville, FL 32244
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James W.

Jacksonville, FL

Practical Studies
Harmony & Theory, Fingerboard Harmony, Composition, Basic and Advanced Theory, Performance Workshop, Equipment Technology Studies, Chord Melody 1 & 2 •Playing Guitar in Band and Orchestra
• Studio and Stage Studies • Rock Guitar• Folk Guitar • Jazz Guitar • Blues & Funk Guitar •Instrument skills private lesson single string improv III rhythm guitar III •Style and performance rhythm section workshop III live playing workshops •Musicianship ear training reading •Professional development harmony & theory III guitar performance recording • Computer Lab Guitar practice studies
Voice power and theory studies. Harmony singing and Songwriting craft

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.
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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
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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."

Regards,
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.
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Reviews

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Marcus Z. June 6, 2015
Acting · In studio
Verified Student
Awesome experience! Instructor has a lot of knowledge!
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Catherine P. May 7, 2015
Acting · In studio
Verified Student
AJ enjoyed his lessons and learned a lot.
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Abby C. May 5, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
James is an amazing artist and communicator. He brings a wealth of experience to the table ranging from singing, playing guitar, putting a band together, recording, writing, to performing. He also knows the difficulties of living the artists/musicians life, as both he and his wife are performing artists. He loves sharing these incredible experiences with his students, making them applicable to the student's situation.

Although my son sees himself as a lead for his band, he comes across a bit shy and unassuming. James has been great at addressing this and pulling my son out of his comfort zone so he can reach his ultimate goal.

Also, my son was extremely particular about who he wanted as a voice teacher. I thought I would never find one to fit the bill. James was a perfect fit. I anticipate we'll be in touch with him routinely as my son pursues his music career.

James is a fun, experienced, talented musician, who makes his students feel quite at ease. I highly recommend him as a teacher.
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James W.

James W.

Jacksonville, FL 32221
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Kyle O.

Fernandina Beach, FL

About Kyle

Hi, there! My name is Kyle Osborne and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2005 and have loved helping my students learn to express themselves through music, grow as a musician and an individual. I went to Stetson University, University of TN, University of TX and the American Conservatory of Music. I have a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degree and am currently a candidate for a Doctorate of Musical Arts. I'm a warm and caring person and my teaching style is encouraging, low pressure, and tailored to the needs and personality of each student. I look forw
ard to helping you reach your goals!

*** Lesson Details ***
I custom tailor lessons to the individual student's needs, goals and ability level. I create a positive and fun atmosphere. I am experienced teaching ages students from age 3 to age 93.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Samick Upright, Yamaha Grand

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in piano, voice, organ music theory, composition and conducting..
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Ann S. September 24, 2014
Classical Piano · In studio
Kyle has a wonderful rapport with his students. He's able to get them to give their best without frustration. I am very happy with the amount that my children have learned since they started their lessons with him.
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Kyle O.

Kyle O.

Jacksonville, FL 32256
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starting at
$33 / 30-min
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Shalini M.

Jacksonville, FL

About Shalini

Thank you for considering me as your teacher!

As a music instructor, I have been providing private piano and voice instruction for over three years. As a musician, I have been a private piano and voice student for over 15 years. Before moving to Texas, I was a Music Enrichment Teacher at a special needs school, using music to help children meet their developmental milestones. My educational background is in Family Relationships and Child Development, so you can trust my teaching style to be a nurturing and fun environment that your child will love. I can teach beginners to advanced, classic
al to jazz - just let me know what you want to learn, and we will learn it!

For you older beginners, there's no better time to start learning than now! Many of my past students started after the age of 30, and they have excelled into amazing musicians before hitting 35.

My abilities are not limited to music. I can help prepare your student in AP topics, and anything dealing with English, Language, or Literature.

Regardless of your level, age, background, or subject matter, I can assure you I can help you reach your goals. After seeing what an amazing teacher did for me as a kid, I'd love to share that same passion with you.

NOTE: While a background check has not been completed through this website, proof of a background check can be provided to you. I am currently working as a social worker for the State of Texas, which requires extensive background and information checks.
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Shalini M.

Shalini M.

Jacksonville, FL 32207
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Mike M.

Jacksonville, FL

I have thirty years teaching private lessons on brass wind instruments. My primary instrument is trumpet of which I have played for forty-three years. I have studied with Dick Steff, Gene Rush, Dr. Jack Cooper, Dr. Kyle Millsap, and Dr. David Spencer. I have a Bachelor of Music with my concentration in Jazz composition. I have played with the Bar-Kays, Arron Neville, Tierra Cali among others.

I am currently the Instrumental Music Minister at Westside Baptist Church in Jacksonville FL. I conduct a 30 piece orchestra, play trumpet and compose for the orchestra and for the West Jax Big Band.

About Mike

I have been playing for 42 years. Teaching private lessons for 30 years. I hold a Bachelors of Music degree in Jazz Composition. I have relocated to Jacksonville FL from Memphis TN in 2014. In Memphis I was employed part time as a Music Associate with Faith Baptist Church and responsible for rehearsing and writing for their orchestra. I also taught privately through their Faith Music Academy. I performed regularly in the Memphis Music Scene. Currently I am full time Minister of Instrumental Music at Westside Baptist Church.
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Mike M.

Mike M.

Jacksonville, FL 32210
starting at
$27 / 30-min

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