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Justin W.

Jacksonville, FL

Students will learn about all aspects of music theory, including intervals, scales, chords, form, counterpoint, compositional techniques, and notation.

About Justin

Justin is an active composer and tenor soloist based in Jacksonville, Florida. Justin holds an Associate of Arts degree from Brevard Community College (now Eastern Florida State College) in Cocoa, Florida, and is pursuing his Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Music Performance degrees at University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida. Justin currently holds the position of Choral Librarian and Assistant Conductor of the Osprey Men’s Chorus at the University of North Florida under the guidance and mentorship of Frank Watkins and Cara Tasher, which has allowed him the opportunity to perform under such conductors as Simon Halsey, Rollo Dilworth, Sandra Snow, and Simon Carrington.

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Julia A. October 29, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Justin is the essence of professionalism. He's never without a smile and is simply an amazing teacher. We are so glad we found him.
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Sasha B. October 29, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Justin is a great piano teacher

My 6 year old has piano lessons with Justin. He enjoys his lessons and I'm a proud mother when I listen to him play. My son is a little talker but Justin is always kind, very patient, and uses relatable examples for him to better understand. He encourages which motivates my son to want to practice more. He is also very polite, never without a friendly smile, and without a doubt loves teaching music. I hope Justin continues teaching music by the time my now 1 year old is old enough to take lessons. My family truly appreciates him.
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Linda L. August 1, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Excellent Teacher

Justin is a very reliable teacher. My children has been taking singing and piano lessons from him for about 6 months. Both kids improved a lot in skills, and they like him very very much!
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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 ...

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Pranav B. April 25, 2015
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
I would highly recommend Mr. Lasten as a music instructor to anyone who wants to learn music. He is a wonderful teacher who teaches all the minute things that can help you become a better musician. I have been contemplating learning music for a long time but was initially hesitant due to my work pressure. I am glad I chose Mr. Lasten as a teacher. He is patient with me and motivates me a lot when I practice during our guitar session. I have found him to be a very pleasing personality and I really look forward to continue learning from him.
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Keenen W. April 15, 2015
Piano · In studio
We are so delighted with our experience with Remi. Our son began lessons when he was a fresh 6 year old. Remi had so much patience and ability to keep him focused on the keys. The progress over the last 18 months has been remarkable. My son is much more confident and no longer prone to dwell on small missteps, He plays right through them and then works to correct them. This is all due to His wonderful teacher. As an aside, it's awesome when my son really plays well and Remi picks up his guitar and accompanies the piano like a real "jam session"
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Alexandra D. April 1, 2015
Dutch · Online
Verified Student
Fantastic first lesson - I was speaking in sentences by the end of our 45 mins - albeit very simple ones - but nevertheless - I am impressed and look forward to getting closer to conversational Dutch. Top marks :-)
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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 students 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

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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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Hal S. November 20, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Just three lessons in I am already singing 100% better than I thought I ever could. He mixes in singing with guitar playing and music theory. James is the man.
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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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brett C.

Jacksonville, FL

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About brett

well my name is Brett, ever since I was a little boy I have loved music, and it has been one of my passions. I can play up to six intstruments, but there is only one I'm the best at which is the saxophone. I'm also an expert of Brazilian jiu jitsu ,boxing, muay thai, all state in wrestling, and combat submission wrestling. Being bullied as a kid has given me a great passion for teaching self defense, and I guarantee you wont be disappointed with me.

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