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Rene T.

Miami, FL

percussion and tempo recognition. techniques and style variation

About Rene

Knowing at the age of 5 that music was my life, by being brought up surrounded by praise music and gospel, my early exposure to music helped me to find every Instrument and style just my thing! I wanted to play everything and learn all aspects of music. I started with singing in the children's choir and then developed into piano and music theory. At the age of 12 I began to learn classical guitar, and at 15 took on various styles like Flamenco, Jazz and Rock. I graduated from High School having played in the school band achieving recognition In national Institutions Like IAJE (International As
sociation for Jazz Education) and state band finals. I was also composing from a very early age, and at 18 released my first album (self-titled) which can still be heard and purchased today through various music outlets, since i have released over 15 albums with various ensembles and bands. In college I already knew from my previous experience that I wanted to teach and pass on the joy that music brought to my life. I studied Music Theory and Jazz and finished my degree in Music Education. I have been teaching all in all for about 14 yrs. And I have enjoyed every minute I have spent with my students learning as much from them, as them from me. 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 music aficionados! and develop their skills to the peak of their abilities.

*** Lesson Details ***
My teaching method ranges depending on the student. I believe in my experience that everyone learns differently, therefore everyone develops at their own pace. I try to find key strengths in each student and expose this to their advantage, using their abilities to further develop their skills, this method has shown the most promising results and students usually find themselves playing and performing just a couple of months after their first lessons. Part of my method involves a lot of performance and recital opportunities to help break any fears and inhibitions a student may bring with them. Music is about sharing, so an early exposure to this method helps to strengthen and stabilize a core acceptance of a students style and path, giving them and those close to them a very clear picture of their development and achievements.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Has all instruments at both his home and college studio

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide lesson material, song charts and a progression scale. I require student to have an Instrument and recommended technique literature.

*** Specialties ***
My classical training began in High School with Influences in Segovia, and Romero I studied classical for 4 yrs. and trained in Jazz and Improvisation with performances In Big Band and group ensemble. Also sang and played in the school gospel choir.

****Personal Statement*****

If you needed a reason

There is no question that music touches us instantly and activates images, emotions and memories that linger with us throughout our lives. As a casual listener or an obsessive music elitist, there are times in our lives when we get blown away by a sound so unique our entire body vibrates and resonates with the touch of something out of this world. I can honestly say when this happens to me I feel as close to a spiritual connection than anything I have experienced otherwise. I believe it is these exact events that have triggered my need to be completely involved in the making, performing and consuming of music. The creative process, to me, is the single obvious reason we exist in this world. We create and share, learn and interpret, build on previous ideas and inspire others to perfect upon this process. It is no doubt a very humbling experience to realize you are part of it all. During this process you come to realize how important you are as an Individual, how there is no other vessel like you in this world, nor has there ever been or ever will. You are here now and your voice, your talent, your gift is an instrument to the great choir of the human spirit. No one but you can relate this, a reason to be, to create, to give.
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Malachy O. November 1, 2015
Drum · Online
Verified Student
Looking forward to working with Rene to help my son become a proficient drummer.
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james F. July 25, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
I looked around for a while before I took lessons with Rene as I was looking for someone who could help me learn to sing as a beginner while also improving my guitar playing. Rene was exactly what I was looking for and he has a great studio set up too. A fantastic musician... highly recommended.
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Breean H. July 18, 2015
Bass Guitar · Online
Verified Student
My son looks forward to his lessons with Rene. Rene is extremely patient and knowledgeable. My son is getting a strong sense of the fundementals and love for the bass. We are thankful for his transfer of knowledge to my son for the lasting gift of music.
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Rene T.

Rene T.

Miami, FL 33166
(18)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Andy M.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

As a drum instructor, I use a groove orientated approach to get the students deep in the pocket, I teach students how to sight read the Drum set Legend. I organize beats into 4 (four) main categories (classic rock, modern rock, hip-hop, and rap, as well as additional styles) while also breaking down each category into, a multitude of sub-styles. I stress the importance of developing a good hand technique, with snare drum rudiments, good hand and foot technique with drum set rudiments, and poly-rhythmic technique with poly-rhythmic rudiments. I believe drum lessons should not just be so tedious, so I usually assign a simple song or two to keep the students interest and allow creative process through improvisation, all the while providing different ride cymbal patterns to gain the ability to play along with any rhythm on the bass drum and snare.

About Andy

With an AA at Broward College as a Voice major and piano minor, 3 years with Gold Coast Opera chorus, Former Musical Director and lead voice instructor at Paul Green School of Rock, and over 30 years teaching mentoring and performing, I am able to offer a diverse innovative range of educational resources.

I'm currently seeking personal training in music therapy to be able to better serve my exceptional and at risk students.

I'm also in the process of developing Pre-kinder and after school music programs using interactive whiteboards.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio: 88 key weighted d
igital piano, drum kit, basses, guitars, amps, recording gear, computer, seating for parents
Six(6) 66 key electric keyboards for Group Piano Classes.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students must provide their own instrument piano digital keyboard amplifiers, I will provide my own

*** Specialties ***
All music lesson will involve sight-singing and ear training.

Vocals: Classical Method with a bit of Vocal Registry Method, and Conceptualized Singing (Freeing the voice and letting the mind take over)

Guitar: Classical and Rock (blues, classic, pop, rock ,metal alternative etc.
Bass: Blues, Rock and Pop
Piano: Rock and Pop, Classical
Drums: all styles
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Greg January 5, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Nice easy to get along with - Very knowledgeable in music industry. Nice studio.
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Rick C. November 30, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
This is my first experience with a vocal teacher and I was a bit nervous. Andy is very knowledgable and friendly and I'm looking forward to my next lesson.
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Don H. October 4, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Only one lesson so far, Andy uses the time well and gave me good homework to do.
So far very helpful and fun.
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Andy M.

Andy M.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334
(9)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Jimmy D.

North Miami Beach, FL

About Jimmy

After spending years touring and recording with many artist such as John Cougar Mellencamp,Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin to Jennifer Lopez.
I can help you get REAL knowledge of what it takes to play and be successful on your instrument .

EDUCATION:

VINCENNES UNIVERSITY
Vincennes, Indiana (1997-80)

BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC
Boston, Mass. (1981)
Bachlor of Music Degree in Professional Music

RECEIVED DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD IN MUSIC (1998)
VINCENNES UNIVERSITY
Vincennes, Indiana

FOLKCUBA-INSTITUTO FOLKLORICO NACIONAL DE CUBA
Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba
Certifica
tion in Advanced Percussion

UNIVERSITY OF GHANA
Accra,Ghana (West Africa)
Certification in Ghanaian Percussion

TEACHING EXPERIENCE (SEMINARS / LECTURES:

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY FACULTY
Miami, Florida (Present) Dance Music Dept.

PACE UNIVERSITY INSTRUCTOR
New York, New York Drumset Technique

CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK INSTRUCTOR/LECTURE
New York, New York Haitian Folklore Drumming

CLINICIAN IN EUROPE FOR Lecture/DRUMSET
CAPPELLA DRUM STICKS (1994-96) France, Germany, Italy,
Switzerland,

WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY LECTURE/ Instructor
Standford, Connecticut World Music Drumset Technique

Also studied privately with
Gary Chaffee, Alan Dawson, Bernard Purdie, Joe Morello,
Horacio Negro Hernandez, Steve Jordan and Johnny Almendra

*** Lesson Details ***
From your very first lesson, I will work with you to determine what specific goals you have so we can custom fit the methods, materials and keys to fulfilling them together. I have the patience and the enthusiasm to get you motivated if you bring the commitment.
My studio is in a safe, family-friendly home & smoke-free environment and sessions will be comfortable, yet challenging.

Knowing from experience how "boring" it can be to learn solely from books, I combine technical work with fun time playing duets together, improvising, and exploring a wide variety of styles and genres of music.
Students will learn all the basics of drumming, and also spend time developing strong ensemble skills and strong background knowledge of style and repertoire.
I make a special effort to invest in each student’s particular needs, utilizing a variety of tools such as supplemental workbooks, ear training, sight reading, note spelling, etc. as necessary.Each lesson will conclude with an assignments to work on throughout the week.Music theory sheets and technique exercises will also be included in the assignments.

I do strive for excellence and believe every student should work to be the best they can possibly be, while having fun doing so!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music studio w/ 2 drum sets, various percussion equipment, and seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide Drum pad if needed.
If student is learning drum set they need to supply it if lesson is in their home.

*** Specialties ***
I have played and recorded with John Mellencamp,Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin,Gladys Knight ect.. to name a few and have many years of studying,researching and teaching in many modern and specific styles. Also spent many year Traveling thru Africa,Brazil,Cuba,Haiti,New Orleans and the Caribbean and studying different idioms and have REALLY knowledge of these disciplines.
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Jimmy D.

Jimmy D.

North Miami Beach, FL 33160
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Charles M.

Hollywood, FL

I've been teaching Music for 5 plus years and my students have gone on to accomplish great things. My goal and challenge for every student is to teach them how to play, read and listen to music. This will enable them the ability to play any song and any style of music. I specialize in Jazz, R&B and Classical. Typically I learn my students leaning habits whether its hands on or visual and their attention span, so I can't effectively teach my students. I Can't wait to meet you!

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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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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Liza L. November 3, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Great, thanks a lot!
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Charles M.

Charles M.

Hollywood, FL 33020
(7)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Michael C.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

I have been playing and performing music for over 20 years. My greatest strength is the drum-set, with a focus on funk and all sub-genres of rock music. I promise I will have you playing a simple groove by the end of the first lesson; in time we will move in the stylistic direction of the students choice. The ultimate goal is to teach you how to teach yourself. I believe in educating the students in not only the performance of the instrument, but the theory behind it.

About Michael

Hello,
My name Is Michael C. I have been playing music for over 20 years, Performing live for over 15 years, and teaching (off and on) for over ten years. I am truly passionate about music, and enjoy sharing that gift. I take pride in teaching not only performance techniques, but the underlying theory as well. My ultimate goal as a teacher is to teach my students how to teach themselves and take direction of their own growth on the instrument. I am looking forward to meeting you.
Michael C
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Lauren November 7, 2015
Drum · In home
Mike taught my son to play drums in 2010. When Alex first asked to take lessons I was excited. He had spent most of his free time playing video games (at the time he was 12). I was also concerned because he was not very coordinated that I had seen, so I was worried about him becoming disappointed or not sticking with it. When Mike came to our house, he made a great first impression. Very polite and respectful. Alex also loved him, he has a great way of relating to kids. By the end of the first lesson, I walked in and heard Alex playing a steady beat on the drums. I was ecstatic. I was impressed each and every lesson. Mike really helped to keep Alex encouraged throughout the process. Alex went on to join the percussion band in high school and still has a passion for music. Mike was a fantastic teacher and I would recommend him to anyone.
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Michael C.

Michael C.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314
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starting at
$30 / 30-min

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