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Joshua G.

Apollo Beach, FL

About Joshua

Joshua picked up his first set of sticks at 10 years old, beginning lessons with his father; this seemingly young interest took a turn for devoted passion and appreciation of rhythm and music. He is versatile drummer with more than 15 years of experience in different styles.

Joshua attended Florida State University and studied with several teachers.
Joshua brings something unique to the table with a background in Jazz and passion for teaching!

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe drums and music should be fun! You should enjoy learning and practicing on your own time as well as having
fun in private lessons. I can tailor the lessons to your interests while integrating several tools to help you learn the basics.

I will also teach from a few different books to help with independence of hands and feet. After 3-6 months you will have learned basic rudiments, how to apply them, and how to play several different drum beats and patterns.

Honestly, the more you practice the more you gain confidence in your abilities to play. But more importantly Drums is Challenging so it can get frustrating its important to have FUN While also staying Focused

*** Studio Equipment ***
The In-Studio lessons are in a separate music room w drum sets (2), PA , seating for parents. 2 dogs kept separate during lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
The student is expected to provide a drum kit.

*** Specialties ***
Melting Pot of Styles. I also teach out of several books students will be eventually required to purchase.
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Brian February 1, 2016
Drum · In home
Joshua is extremely talented in reaching the student at his/her level. He is extremely positive and looks to connect with his students to give them a panoramic view of music in general and then drills down to how that would relate to the drums.
My son is always excite to see Joshua and looks forward to each lesson. Joshua takes the work out of the lesson and lets the student have fun and explore, all the while teaching basics without it being apparent to the student!

Just a really awesome person and instructor!

Brian Mehle
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Peter December 9, 2015
Drum · In home
Joshua has been excellent with my son Max (10 years old). He's very patient and positive. His calm demeanor is great for instructing. He keeps Max interested and enthusiastic. Max enjoys taking lessons from Joshua, and I would highly recommend him to anyone of any age.
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Meredith Z. February 12, 2014
Drum
Verified Student
Great teacher!!!

My 7 year old son had his first drumming lesson this week with Joshua and he loved it! He learned so much on his lesson and was intrigued with what Joshua was teaching him. What a great teacher!!!! Patient, reliable and extremely skilled! We can't wait for our lesson next week!!
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Joshua G.

Joshua G.

Apollo Beach, FL 33572
(3)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Hallie C.

Tampa, FL

About Hallie

Hello there! Do you or your loved ones have an interest in music? So do I! That is why I am here to teach and share my own passion for music. I love working with children and have two boys of my own. I love teaching music and instil passion for learning into every one of my students.

Having grown up in a musical family with my mother a professional violinist, I have been exposed to the joys of music since childhood. I learned how to play Suzuki piano at the age of three, and later percussion and string instruments from when I was six years old. In high school I joined the band playing flu
te. I loved playing flute and piccolo so much that I decided to take this as my career and went to Interlochen Arts Academy where I excelled in my performance. I later went to Prague Conservatory and Czech Budweiss Conservatory and played with the Prague Film Orchestra. Even more recently I have been a teacher for the Flutes and Strings classes at Unison World School in Dehradun, India.

I have had enjoyed having a very successful studio here in Tampa, and hope to enrich your life with music soon!

*** Lesson Details ***
My approach to teaching varies with the age level of each student. With younger students, imitation is often one of the best methods of learning and I prefer the Suzuki method for students up to age 8, especially with strings. For older children and adults, learning music notation and basic music theory for a full understanding of musical language are more important to get them to the level where they can learn any music that they want to play for fun. For students who wish to excel in their school band, a more practical approach with technique specific warm-ups and exercises seems to be the best in general.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The In-Studio lessons are taught in the living room which includes music stands, sheet music, whiteboard, video recording equipment and microphone, and seating for parents/students. No pets. Parking in driveway. Siblings are welcome.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide metronome, and tools for minor instrument repair. Students should provide their own music stands and sheet music.

*** Specialties ***
Suzuki method, Hrimaly, Taffanel et Gaubert, Patricia George
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Heather J. December 22, 2016
Flute · In studio
Verified Student
Encouraging flexible knowledgeable friendly bright
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joseph November 29, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
She is a great teacher and she helps me when I have trouble with the violin. She's very kind and I'm very grateful to have her as my violin teacher.

Joseph, 11yrs
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Carter S. August 25, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Hallie was so warm and welcoming. She went with the follow of my 3 year old to get the lesson objectives completed and ensured I was comfortable with the material to have him practice at home.
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Hallie C.

Hallie C.

Tampa, FL 33618
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$20 / 20-min
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James B.

Sun City Center, FL

About Jim

I have been teaching for the past 15 years as a private instructor. My students range in age from 5 years old to 64. I teach beginner and intermediate piano and beginner, intermediate, and advanced electric bass.
I've been playing professionally for the past 30 years as an electric bassist, pianist, and vocalist. Learn to play like your favorite artists while having fun and growing as a musician. For bass students, you can learn all styles that are desirable, such as funk techniques like slapping, R&B grooving, rock & roll driving, and jazz swinging. For piano students, you can expect to lear
n enough music theory to reach greater heights and move forward while developing a love for the piano and the world of music. I offer a teaching environment that is highly interactive and encourages students to play, and understand the dynamics of playing with other musicians. You will learn to read music but I promise you will not be bored.
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Isaiah Q. January 7, 2017
Piano · In home
Verified Student
He was very motivating and patient with my grandson.
Looking forward to future classes.
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Edward L. July 1, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
He is a great teacher
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Robert Muir March 16, 2016
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent teacher
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James B.

James B.

Sun City Center, FL 33573
(6)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Rufus S.

Brandon, FL

About Rufus

My name is Rufus and I am eager to share my 43 + years of drum experience to help you reach your desired playing goals, you will learn the basics and begin to find your own rhythm as a drummer...let me show you how you can be the best drummer possible!

Performing Experience:
* Play with Local Group - Tropical Heat
* Recently played with National Recording Artist Michael Anthony at Cork and Olive in Brandon
• Musician in Mystic Sheiks of Morocco, Rock a Doo Whop, Christmas Show at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
• Tutored in South America, Europe and Canada over 20 yrs.
• Drummer for New Salem
M.B Church for last 20 yrs.
• 4 yrs marching in the Florida A&M University Marching Band & Percussion Ensemble
• 43 + yrs of rudimentary drumming

Audio: Specialize in digital audio work station software – Cubase 7 – Wavelab 8 and Waves plug-ins.

Recording Background:
Owner of a home based recording studio.

Titles released:

Seasoned with Latin(2014)

The Bottom Line featuring the vocals of Ms. Amella "D"(2013)

True Love- collection of pop music (2012)

Lift Off - A high energy dance song.(2012)

The Spencer Project - a Gospel collaboration with various artists.(2010)

Master Works - variety of different styles of music.(2009)

Lift Off- a high energy dance song (2010)

Iron-man Marathon Music - (1983)

*** Lesson Details ***
We will cover from the basics to the flashiness in drum playing and cover techniques in studio drumming.

If you are looking to venture into song writing,studio recording ,gear and software I have a studio complete with all the tools you will need to help carry you to the next level.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Drum room with seating for parents. 5 piece Yamaha drum set, hi- hat cymbal, ride cymbal, music stand.

Recording studio:

Digital audio work station software:
Cubase 7.5 – Wavelab 8 and Waves plug-ins

Soft synths:
Omnishere,Trilian,Native Instruments,korg legacy collection, Steinberg, Sample tank
host of loops

Controllers:

Axiom 25, Alesis Q61

Outboard gear:
Steinberg MR28M D-Pre mic preamp, Rodes NT-2a mic, Symetrix 525

Samson headphone box

Speakers:

Samson Resolv 65a and sub, Equator D5 speakers

Computer:

Pudget system custom built computer (PC)

*** Travel Equipment ***
Lap top with earphones so student can experience playing along
with music.

*** Specialties ***
R&b, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz
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Reviews

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Arrington D. January 12, 2017
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Very professional and was engaged. My son appreciated his kindness.
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Joshua M. November 14, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Mr. Spencer was able to show our son key strategies to enhance his drum beats within the first lesson. We are looking forward to seeing our son's progress as
Mr. Spencer guides him to find his own musical groove. It was a wonderful first session, and our son feels so much more confident already!
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KD D. August 22, 2016
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Hi, I just started taking lessons and I absolutely love it! I have an excellent teacher that takes his time to show me the right techniques and fundamentals to achieve the goal of playing professional. He has great expertise and pushes me to be the best. He makes sure I understand why I need to do certain things such as rudiments and learning to read notes. I couldn't have asked for a better teacher. He's always full of energy and ready to teach me so I can go far in drumming. If your looking for a fun cool teacher full of energy who loves teaching the art of drumming Mr. Rufus is your guy! He has the passion and love for it and that motivates me and gives me that drive to keep pushing to go further in music!
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Rufus S.

Rufus S.

Brandon, FL 33511
(9)
starting at
$30 / 45-min
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KeriAnne J.

Brandon, FL

About KeriAnne

KeriAnne has been teaching private lessons since 1995 and is currently available to teach lessons at my home studio, the Brandon School of Music. Mrs. J. has helped students prepare for musical performance, become proficient musicians, prepare for university level entrance auditions, scholarship auditions, musical theatre auditions, university level voice/piano juries, professional performances, America's Got Talent Auditions/Finals, etc.

Mrs. J. received her training at California State University, Fullerton in 2007 where she received a Bachelor Degree in Voice Performance and Yuba College
in 2002 where she received an Associate Degree in Music Performance. As an expert in Piano Performance, Classical Vocal Training and Operatic Training fields, KeriAnne looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. KeriAnne's teaching style is fun, energetic, and educationally based.
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Donna R. January 18, 2017
Classical Voice · In studio
Verified Student
Very nice, I have only had one lesson but accomplished more than I expected. I look forward to more lessons. I would recommend KeriAnne for anyone who wants to find their voice and learn how to make the best it can be
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Lisa F. November 14, 2016
Piano · Online
Verified Student
She did not show up to the lesson. My daughter was excited to meet her and was disappointed that she didn't bother to attend. Then after the lesson I saw that KeriAnne had cancelled the next two weeks of lessons (not today's lesson, but the two that were to follow). She did not cancel today's lesson. So I don't know what happened for today. Either way, it seemed unprofessional of her to not show up to the lesson today and for her to have cancelled the two following ones. ****Note to all instructors, if you aren't going to be available early on for some lessons with a child, please let the parent know before agreeing to set weekly meeting time so that the parent has the opportunity to decide whether they want to still proceed. Thank you.
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Rebecca Sheridan February 25, 2016
Classical Voice · Online
Verified Student
Great teacher. Friendly, humble and helpful. Made me feel comfortable.
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KeriAnne J.

KeriAnne J.

Brandon, FL 33511
(11)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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