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Lucian W.

Miami, FL

About Lucian

Lucian W is an alumnus of Berklee College of Music in Boston and former faculty member of the Hartford Conservatory. His vocal studies have been with Jacqueline Jarrett and David Baker in Connecticut, Jane Ellison at Loyola University in Montreal, noted operatic tenor Carmine Gagliardi in New York City, and Gina Moretta (whose students have included Gloria Estefan and Jon Secada) in Miami. He studied privately with world famous jazz guitarists George Benson and Chuck Wayne and has had a full time performing career of several decades as a guitarist, pianist, vocalist, bassist, arranger and orc
hestra leader.
Lucian believes that by sharing his enjoyment of making music with his students, he can give them confidence in other areas. That is because, in order to make music, they must go through a process of physical discovery through practice. They are then empowered by experiencing the connections between inspiration, work, and pleasure.
He performs, as a solo entertainer, an unusually wide ranging repertoire because of his versatility on guitar, piano, and vocals. Being an accomplished arranger with a vast library of charts also allows him to lead a ten piece orchestra as competently as a trio or quartet. He has performed extensively in New York, Chicago, Cape Cod, and Florida.

*** Lesson Details ***
I always try to make lessons as comfortable and enjoyable as possible yet challenging enough to maintain interest. I build lessons around the student's individual interests (specific songs or styles) so that he or she can learn the technical fundamentals in a relevant context.
My own curriculum is supplemented by the following:
Guitar: Hal Leonard Guitar Method, Aaron Shearer Classical Guitar Method
Piano: Alfred's Basic Piano Course , John W. Schaum Piano Course
Voice: Jeffrey Allen's Secrets of Singing, Nicola Vaccai Practical Method

*** Studio Equipment ***
Hardman baby grand acoustic piano
OptimusMD1600 electronic keyboard
Crate TX50D guitar amplifer

*** Specialties ***
- Singing lesson time is generally divided 50/50 between voice building and repertoire. I accompany vocalists on both piano and guitar, teaching the melody notes as they are sung along with the piano. Then, once the melody is learned, I often switch to the guitar with just chordal backing. The acoustic guitar is also softer than the piano and lets the singer hear their own voice better. For voice building, I use my own concepts plus approaches of famous voice teachers like Jeffrey Allen, Seth Riggs, and Anthony Frissel.
- I am very experienced performing all styles of guitar and can cater to the student's specific area of interest, whether it be rock, folk, classical, or jazz.
- With piano, I work on fundamentals of reading and technique. Learning basic harmony and chord construction starting with triads (3 note chords), the student can soon read single stave lead sheets (a form of music notation widely utilized by professional musicians) as well as the grand staff. This approach trains the ear and makes learning how to play popular songs much easier.
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Austin B. January 24, 2017
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Great instructor!
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Mary Jane January 18, 2017
Piano · Online
Verified Student
I felt very engaged and expanded upon augmented and suspended triads
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Mary Jane January 5, 2017
Online
Verified Student
Felt very engaged, improved on the material of triads while introducing finger memory.
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Lucian W.

Lucian W.

Miami, FL 33162
(25)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Lorna L.

Hialeah, FL

About Lorna

Lorna is a music teacher who has been teaching voice and piano for years. She is a graduate of Florida International University where she earned a Bachelor degree in Music Education. She is lots of fun. Lorna is also a professional singer who sings several genres, which includes opera, jazz, R&B, gospel, pop and musical theater, etc. A student can expect to grow and advance as a performer/musician while taking lessons with Lorna.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lorna teaches all ages and genders, and likes to make music fun and interesting. Yet it is very important to her that her students lear
n, grow, and understand their instrument so they can use it effectively. In the initial stage of lessons students are assessed to find their strengths and weaknesses. From that assessment Lorna creates an individualized plan for her students to help them reach specific goals. Music is one of Lorna's greatest passions and she enjoys passing on everything she knows to her students.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano

*** Travel Equipment ***
Piano

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers marked as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.
Classical (opera), Jazz, R&B, Musical Theater, Gospel and Pop for voice. classical for piano, sightreading and music theory
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Adebayo October 26, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio
Verified Student
Lorna has that power to bring out the best in you. She understand how to handle a student and make them to be the best they could ever imagine. I really learn so much as a singer. She is just too good in music.
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Mahya S. August 11, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Mrs. Lorna was very professional and very kind. She explains well and we learned a lot on the first day. I will definitely recommend her to anyone especially if they have children. Thank you Mrs. L!
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Seaner R. August 7, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
It's been great. Lorna has a great personality. Very professional. She cares about students learning the technique. Very patient and knowledgeable. Recommend!
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Lorna L.

Hialeah, FL 33014
(14)
starting at
$25 / 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.

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n 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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Juan M. January 25, 2017
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Axel is a great instructor. A highly qualified man with a great passion for sharing his knowledge and profound love for singing and how to improve the way we execute a talent I believe is given by God. I would like to express my gratitude for his advice and character towards my dream of becoming an actor in the musical theatre genre, highlighting his spiritual devotion for God with humbleness and most important, faith.
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Miral K. December 12, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Incredible and passionate teacher!
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Gilberto R. November 18, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Amazing eye opening first class for jazz piano... just what the doctored ordered. Thanks Axel!
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Axel O.

Miami, FL 33138
(15)
starting at
$32 / 30-min
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Lorenzo D.

Miami, FL

About Lorenzo

Hi, there! My name is Lorenzo and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching various subjects nearly all of my life and have loved helping my students learn. I went to the University of Vermont & West Virginia State University and earned a degree in Communications in 2002. In addition to private lessons, I teach groups of students in schools in special interest areas. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Jennifer P. January 15, 2017
Latin Ballroom Dance · In studio
Verified Student
My first salsa class, awesome experience great teacher and very professional, he creates different techniques to make it easy for you to learn the steps and improve every time.
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Hasel March 30, 2016
Calligraphy · In home
Verified Student
Great experience!
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Cristina G. April 24, 2015
Calligraphy · In studio
Verified Student
Lorenzo has been extremely patient and very helpful with my calligraphy lessons.
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Lorenzo D.

Miami, FL 33130
(3)
starting at
$24 / 30-min
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Charles M.

Hollywood, FL

About Charles

I have acquired over five years of teaching experience, travel from ages 5 to 17 acting and playing music. In addition I am a full-time music teacher and spend my free time volunteering at a local high school teaching music. I love music and teaching, it is amazing to see the look on a student face when they learn something new and even better when they perform and stun the audience the joy that my students get makes me happy its confirmation of a job well done.
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Yadira February 16, 2016
Trumpet · In studio
Verified Student
What I liked about Charles' teaching style is that he pushes, but in a very good way. My son took lessons with him, and a lot of times he can have teachers running in circles around him, but Charles was able to instruct in a way that worked very well and kept him focused.
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Gagnon P. January 12, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Great piano teacher!
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Liza L. January 7, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Charles is a very good teacher, we had great time
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Charles M.

Charles M.

Hollywood, FL 33020
(8)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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