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Edgar V.

Miami, FL

About Edgar

Hi there! My name is Edgar V., I have an Associates Degree in Music Business, Creative Performance from Miami Dade College. I'm focused, patient, enthusiastic and very active! "Schedule a lesson with me now and start learning the art of playing drums."

My passion is playing drums and percussion. I've been playing drums for 14 years now. First I studied drums in Colombia with Shakira's former drummer Italo Lamboglia for 4 years and then when I moved here in US, I've kept refining my craft taking drum lessons at Miami Dade College, learning new techniques and so on.

I'm currently an inde
pendent drummer. I play with many artists and bands as a freelancer, So I get to perform very often live in different venues all over South Florida. I also freelance at different T.V. Networks as a background drummer and percussionist for artists promoting their songs on TV shows. I have won drum contests and competitions on stores and online as well. I have recorded various records and singles with major producers and performed in different countries as a hired drummer.

I've been sharing my knowledge in drums with others since I first started playing drums! I’m a believer that the more you share, the more you learn, and overtime I've realized that the process never stops. At first I was a drum instructor at a local church in Colombia. I had 10 – 20 students in a single classroom -- It was a great experience! Then when I came to the U.S. I've been mainly instructing privately, so I have plenty of experience.

Schedule a lesson with me now and start learning the art of playing drums. I am looking forward to meeting new and eager students who really want to bring their inner music out to share with the rest of us and develop their skills to the peak of their abilities. After all, you might be the next music prodigy, but perhaps you don’t know it yet! See you soon!

Edgar V.

*** Studio Equipment ***
living room: electric drum set, additional seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Electric drum set or acoustic drums set.

*** Specialties ***
If you take lessons with me, you can expect to learn everything you need to know to be a great drummer. I focus on 5 core skills to be a great drummer: Coordination, Rhythms, Music Theory, Sight Reading and Styles/ Interpretation.

I also use different methods and books like the Joe Porcaro's Drum Method, Syncopation, Stick Control, Even in the odds, among different methods depending on the style you want to focus on like Rock, Pop, Jazz, Latin, Fusion or even Metal.
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Rike F. December 12, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Fantastic instructor! Extremely talented and knowledgeable about music. Very encouraging and patient. My daughter has learned a lot and really enjoys the lessons. I definitely recommend him!!
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Edgar V. June 14, 2013
Drum
Excellent drum teacher!

Edgar is an amazing drummer and teacher. He's very patient and committed to make you a great drummer. He also takes the instruction from the "classroom" to the real world, he once took me to one of his shows and let me play a song with his band!!! That was amazing.
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Alexandra N. May 24, 2013
Drum
Verified Student
overall, a very understanding and communicative intrustor.

The instructor is very kind and he will try to make the environment as comfortable as possible for you to practice. Also, he is very patient with his students and will make the student understand more about the music lesson taken.
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Edgar V.

Edgar V.

Miami, FL 33130
(3)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Marcela P.

Miami, FL

About Marcela

Music is life!!!

I began music instruction at the age of 4 playing violin, piano and taking voice lessons, and I have not stopped since. I graduated doing a double major (Voice and Violin) from Universidad de Santander, Colombia, and now I am part of the Internationally Acclaimed Manny Perez Vocal Studio.

In the fall of 2012, I had the fantastic opportunity to work with one of the greatest opera stars of all times, Dame Montserrat Caballe, in Spain, who gave me fantastic reviews and compliments on the vocal technique and interpretation of the bel canto repertoire.

I was also, the Gran
d Winner in the opera competition "The Majesty of the Voice" on a worldwide transmitted program presented by Univision. I have also been granted with the title of Colombian Cultural Ambassador three times and have been invited to Music Festivals in Brazil, Mexico, Spain and various cities in the United States.

I played violin in orchestras and in different music ensembles (violin and piano) for about 15 years, and have also performed in both musical theater and opera, which has given me a broader range of understanding in Music, Artistry and Interpretation.

I have performed with Opera Companies such as Vero Beach Opera, Gold Coast Opera, Opera Atelier, Gratelli Opera Company, and as a part of Florida Grand Opera, and in different opera concerts such as Kampong Opera Concert,Steinway Piano Concert Series, Opera Tonight, Night of Opera Concerts –concert series organized by the city of Doral-, and the New York Night of Music.

As you can see I have a great deal of experience and expertise in many areas, and I look forward to sharing all of this and more with my students.

*** Lesson Details ***
First of all, we need to start with motivation and commitment!
I guarantee that you will have fun while learning during the time you're with me! I know lessons can be intimidating at first, but they have to be fun and that's part of my job.
I teach in both Spanish and English, according to my student preferences.

We will start recognizing what materials are good for you, based on method/technique systems, songs and performing pieces, and preferences that you may have.
We will make special efforts to invest in each student’s particular needs and accommodate to the system that work best in your case, utilizing a variety of tools such as flash cards, rhythm exercises with a metronome, and supplemental workbooks, e.g. ear training, sight reading, note spelling, etc. as necessary.

Within the first months, we'll be learning how to read music and understand the language of it. We'll learn how to play or sing some of your favorite songs and learn some that you might not know.

For the intermediate and advanced students, we will focus on a better understanding of Music Theory and Interpretation and how to apply it while performing. Soon, you'll be learning and performing pieces you dreamed of!
For singers, we'll learn about vocal techniques, breathing, getting your best vocal sound and discovering how to take a song to its potential! We'll also learn performance techniques, how to work with a microphone, have a great stage presence in front of a live audience.

Because music is a performing art, My goal also is create some opportunities for you to perform, so I organize one to two music recitals each year for students who are interested. This is an optional event and you can try to do it whenever you feel ready. It is usually held at a small recital room and presented in a low-stress and fun way!

It's a journey that is exciting and unique, so let's make beautiful music together!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in a studio, grand piano.
Metronome, Live Recording system,
CD/DVD Player, IPod Player.
Methods and materials for lessons.

*** Specialties ***
Suzuki, Kayser, Kreuser, Tanhausser, Bel canto technique
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Cassandre L. March 11, 2013
Opera Voice
Verified Student
Great

Recommended. Good teacher!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Marcela P.

Miami, FL 33130
(1)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Erik A.

Miami Beach, FL

About Erik

I want to teach you how to express yourself through music. I've been inspired by music since I was young and have been involved in one way or another since I started piano lessons at age 3. I've been playing guitar for over fifteen years and written and recorded music for about eight. Whether you want to go into music seriously as I have, or just use music as a hobby and way to express yourself, I want to help you accomplish your goal.

*** Lesson Details ***
Each person is different and learns in a slightly different way. Having said that, there are certain essentials which must not be
ignored. If you've never taken lessons before, we'll start with the fundamentals, how to hold the guitar properly, make chords, build up finger strength, properly tune the guitar, know all the strings, and most importantly play songs. You will learn how to read basic music, but I can teach you how to play by ear too. Before we have completed our series you or your children will have basic knowledge of all these things and a desire to explore at least some of these aspects further.

For me, the most interesting music reveals the unique perspective and feelings of the person who makes it. Having conquered the essentials I will encourage you to be creative with your developing talents. I can teach you about song structure and I can teach you how to jam with your friends. If you are interested in writing and composing, I can help you with that too. We can take a look at your favorite artists and try to discover how they accomplished and perfected their sound. If you want to learn how to record I have a computer equipped with Pro Tools and would be glad to show you how to use it.

You'll spend time listening to me of course, but I hope to spend much of my time listening to you as well. If reading music doesn't inspire you we can focus more on learning by ear. It's up to you. You'll need your own instrument obviously, though you can leave it at home if you don't want to carry it back and forth. I have guitars here. I request that you purchase a book with text and exercises so that you can practice and study what you learn in the class. Even if you do not want to read music, you will need to know the neck and conquer scale formations and chords. We can choose the text based on your needs.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Six guitars, a keyboard, a computer equipped with Ableton and Reason, interface and MIDI controller.

Equiptment

GUITARS
Fender American Deluxe Telecaster
Fender 65 Mustang
Martin Koa Acoustic
Breedlove Acoustic/Electric cutaway
Gibson 12-string acoustic
Danelectro 12-string semi-hollow electric

AMPS
Fender Cyber Twin Deluxe
Line 6 Spyder III

DIGITAL PIANO
Yamaha YDP-141

RECORDING EQUIPTMENT
Saffire 6 USB Interface
Novation Zero SLMkII USB mixer
Akai LPK25 MIDI keyboard

SOFTWARE
Ableton Live 9
Reason 6

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can travel with any of my guitars and my Lunchbox amp is also easily portable.
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Byron K. February 13, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Great Experience

You will learn so much with Erik! He has a solid grasp on a lot of music theory and knows how to break that down and explain it. The sessions are fun! I always look forward to the lesson, and they seem so short because the time is flying by. I definitely recommend Erik as a teacher.
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BobbyO1 December 29, 2011
Awesome!

Great teacher. I am learning at a very quick pace and Erik never stumbles when I ask him questions; and I sure do ask a lot of them and most of them being technical.
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RandyG December 21, 2011
Mom

Eric has been an amazing instructor for my 2 teen-aged sons. He is professional, calm, and patient, working with each person at the appropriate level. So happy we finally found a wonderful instructor.
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Erik A.

Erik A.

Miami Beach, FL 33140
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Karen J.

Miami, FL

About Karen

I am a professional singer with over 25 years experience performing individually and with bands, orchestras, ensembles, choirs, and a cappella groups in concerts, theater, clubs and festivals, nationally and internationally.

I began singing in the church choir, talent shows and performing with various groups as a teenager. Music allowed me creative freedom and excitement and took me to a world of wonder. Attending music schools and colleges I studied voice, piano, performance technique, theory, sight singing/ear training, composition, jazz theory, improvisation, world music, and musical t
heater.

*** Lesson Details ***

I enjoy teaching music and inspiring students. As a vocal coach and piano instructor, I tailor lessons to fit students' particular needs to develop skills as they prepare for auditions, musical careers or music for personal enjoyment. Lessons move at a pace that is comfortable for, and challenging to, students. I aim to strengthen musical intuition and insure steady and thorough progress.

I offer In-Home training, allowing students to take private lessons at their convenience in their homes.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Keyboard
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Emily N. August 19, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I have never played piano before--ever--and in three lessons, Karen has me playing with both hands, and understanding music theory. She is SO sweet--even my husband thinks she's adorable and kind. I really enjoy my hour long practice with her once a week. She is getting me kickstarted so I can eventually play songs along with Sara Bareilles music and the like.
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Veronica S. February 20, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
great vocal coach!

Karen always has a smile on her face. Very encouraging and optimistic teacher. Knows exactly what I need to work on and the exercises to accomplish it. She also got the music for any song I wanted to sing and emailed me the instrumental tracks so I could practice on my own. I will miss her very much!
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Danny Huston N. November 26, 2012
Piano
Verified Student
Absolutely amazing!!! Highly recommended!!!

We live out of state and was temporarily relocated to Miami and found Karen online. Based on her previous reviews, we gave it a gamble that paid off!!!! Our little one can sometimes be distracted like any 10 yr old but Karen was patient and GREAT with her!!! The best part, she learned the piano much faster with Karen than she has with any other teacher. Karen recharged our 10 yr old's passion for the piano and made the learning experience fun again. Thank goodness because now I know our baby grand piano won't go to waste at home! I highly recommend Karen for any parent - she's reliable and trustworthy. I wish we could take her back with us to continue teaching the little one but I don't think Karen will go for it. For all parents, definitely choose Karen! She's worth every penny and more.
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Karen J.

Miami, FL 33142
(6)
starting at
$39 / 30-min
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Axel O.

Miami, FL

About Axel

I found out early on (age of 13) that I had a facility to teach and help friends understand music concepts. Some said it's a gift, others said it's vocation. To me it was just sharing what I loved. Since I had already decided to make music my career I made it a point to learn more and all I could in this field. Three degrees later (B.M /Berklee College of Music, B.M and M.M. /University of Miami) having studied under amazing Masters and years of performing, touring, producing and recording I have a lot to offer anyone, any age, any level when they choose me as their music teacher.

*** Lesson
Details ***
My students would describe our lessons as fun and enjoyable. That's because I want everyone to learn the basics of music in a relaxed and comfortable environment. I'm easy going and encouraging in character and make it a point to explain in the simplest manner the many concepts of music. I help students develop good habits of practice so they can improve their skills by giving them personal tips. Each student is unique and learns at a particular pace. I'm in tune with the student and move accordingly helping him/her navigate thru the music lesson while providing assistance towards reaching their specific goals.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano /keyboards/ protools in my studio with living room seating for parents. Coffee/water always complementary. Protools recording studio available for my student singers at discounted rates. Affordable and competitive rates for amateur-professional singers looking to record/produce a demo.

*** Travel Equipment ***
None. Currently not traveling to students homes. Lessons available at my studio only.

*** Specialties ***
Studied Jazz & Classical. Performed Pop, Rock, R&B and Latin musical styles.
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Tyler L. November 15, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Axel is incredibly friendly! I'm 23 and working on my singing voice, and stage performance. Axel's lessons are informative and appropriate to whatever skill level you're at (I'm a beginner). I was relaxed the moment I walked into his studio. I'm happy with the lessons.
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Karen M. August 4, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I am really happy to have found Axel. I have no singing experience and recently joined a church choir. He was able to show me how to get the best out of my voice and build self confidence. His teaching style is well organized and after every class my voice sounded better to my ears than before.

Very happy student!
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Gabrie S. October 6, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
AMAZING!!!

Axel is an absolutely wonderful instructor. He has a wealth of knowledge to offer including classical training techniques, how to preserve one's singing voice, and how to maximize on your personal style. He is disciplined but also unafraid to allow you to take risks. Axel stresses artistic freedom and performance power. My vocal range as well as my breathing improved under his instruction. Most importantly, Axel is willing to go the extra mile for his students. He is very supportive and puts in an extraordinary amount of time and effort in order to help his students succeed. I highly recommend him!
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Axel O.

Axel O.

Miami, FL 33138
(3)
starting at
$32 / 30-min

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