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Would you like to someday headline a performance at the Adrienne Arsht Center? Whether your act entails singing, dancing or playing an instrument, it will sure be a challenge performing in Florida’s largest performing arts center, which also happens to be the second-largest performing arts center in the United States. However, this is not an impossible task. Who knows, if you become a proficient performer, such wishful thinking may someday turn into reality. While we cannot predict the future we do know that if you start taking Miami music lessons your aspiration of becoming a skilled music can become a reality sooner than later.

The lessons we offer encompass a wide variety of disciplines including voice, dance, guitar, bass guitar, drums, piano, fiddle, flute, and many others. If you want to gain a deeper understanding of music related concepts and learn how to apply them to your own music enroll in our Miami music lessons today. Our Certified TakeLessons instructors will provide you with the lesson plans and coaching you need to become educated and experienced, bringing you that much closer to pursuing your passion for music and landing that performance at the Adrienne Arsht Center.

Learning music should not be boring. Instead it should be fun, engaging, and rewarding all at the same time. If that’s what you are looking for then you’ve come to the right place! Sign up for a course with us and begin your exciting and educational journey into the world of music. Enroll in our Miami music lessons today!


Edgar V.

Miami, FL

About Edgar

Hi there! My name is Edgar V., I'm from Bogota, Colombia but I now reside in Miami, FL. 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 either speaking in Spanish or playing drums from day 1!."

**For Drum students***

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 craf
t taking drum lessons at Miami Dade College, learning new techniques and so on.

I'm currently an independent 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.


Jennifer F. August 3, 2015
Verified Student
Edgar really helped me keep up my Spanish conversational skills. He was always on time and polite, helpful and knowledgable.
Albi July 28, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Only 3 lessons so far but i gotta tell you ... My son really is into it (and he s only 6)!!!
Edgar is very respectful, patient w kids and definitely knows how to teach ;) so far ... Super good! ;)
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.

Edgar V.

Miami, FL 33130
starting at
$33 / 30-min

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.


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

Fender Cyber Twin Deluxe
Line 6 Spyder III

Yamaha YDP-141

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

Ableton Live 9
Reason 6

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can travel with any of my guitars and my Lunchbox amp is also easily portable.


Byron K. February 13, 2013
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.
BobbyO1 December 29, 2011

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.
RandyG December 21, 2011

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
starting at
$30 / 30-min

maelys m.

Miami, FL

About maelys

Music Teacher:
Voice / Piano / Trombone /  Recorder / Solfege / Music Theory / Music History  ____________________________________________________________________________________
1997 - 2002 - Graduated elementary level, specializing in choral singing - Vocational School of Arts., Pinar del Rio, Cuba.
2002 - 2007 - Graduated medium level, specializing in instrumentalist, music teacher and practice set - National School of Arts, Havana, Cuba.
2007 - 2009 - Studies of superior level, specializing in instrumentalist, music teacher and practice set - Institute Superior of
Arts, Havana, Cuba.

• 2007 - Member of the Jazz Band of the National School of Arts, Havana, Cuba
• 2007 - 2008 - Member of the Concert Band of Ciego, Avila, Cuba.
• Trombone teacher- Arts School - Ciego de Avila, Cuba.
• Trombone teacher - School Band of Ciego de Avila, Cuba
• 2008 - Member of the Concert Band of Pinar del Rio, Cuba.
• Group Ensemble teacher - Arts School - Pinar del Rio, Cuba.
• Piano teacher: Arts Instructors School - Pinar del Rio, Cuba.
• Traditional harmony teacher for the entrance test at the Arts National School.
• 2009 - 2010 - Member of the popular music female band “Azucar”.
• 2010 - 2011 – Piano, Vocals, Music Theory, Recorder teacher - Riobamba, Ecuador.
• 2011- Piano, Vocals, Music Theory and Trombone teacher: Big Sound Studios, Miami
• 2012 - Chorus teacher: Jose Marti Foundation, Amer. Children's Orchestra for Peace, Miami
• 2012 - Recorder teacher: Elementary School Hialeah Gardens, Miami
• 2012 - Piano and Vocals teacher: Musical Style private school, Miami
• 2012 - Piano and Vocals teacher: Playing the game of Life Foundation, Miami
• 2012 - Piano and Vocals teacher: Stage Masters, Miami
• 2012 - Music teacher: Elementary School Jesse McCartney, Miami
• 2013 -Miami Blues Band. Musician, trombonist.
• 2013 -Chorus teacher: Mater Academy, Miami
. 2014 -Music teacher at Pines Music Studios
. 2014-Music teacher at The Star Music School
. 2015-Music teacher at Dade Music Academy



Cristina M. February 12, 2014
Verified Student
Great music teacher

My daughters are so happy with Maelys and their lessons. She is punctual, professional, personable and very knowledgeable. My girls started singing with guidance and technique tips from the first class. They are learning and evolving markedly from class to class. I highly recommend Maelys and my daughters do, too.
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maelys m.

maelys m.

Miami, FL 33134
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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.


Fred S. August 10, 2015
Music Theory · In home
Verified Student
He made me feel very comfortable and it was my first lesson, ever.
edward L. July 25, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Axel was amazing instructor. plan on returning for future lessons. Very supportive and offers constructive criticism. Plan to record with him soneday. Thank you axel..
Olivier SAFIR July 17, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
great inspiring sessions ....great gentleman ...piano jazz is a revelation!
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Axel O.

Axel O.

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

Jamie B.

Miami, FL

About Jamie

Soprano Jamie Balter made her company debut with the Hawai’i Performing Arts Festival as Second Lady in their production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, a role she recently performed to great acclaim with Chicago Summer Opera. Her recent engagements included appearances with the Harrower Summer Opera Workshop, where she covered the role of Alice in Verdi’s Falstaff and sang Countess in selections from Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. Ms. Balter joined Lyric Opera Baltimore Artistic Director, James Harp, in An Evening of Opera & Song, in June 2015, where she headlined a diverse program featuring works
by Gluck, Schubert, Mozart, Wagner, and Blitzstein.
Ms. Balter holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. During her tenure, she appeared with the award-winning Frost Opera Theatre in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Daughtery’s Jackie O, and Puccini’s Suor Angelica. In addition, Ms. Balter performed scenes from Die Walküre (Sieglinde); Cosi fan tutte (Fiordiligi); Dido and Aeneas (Dido); The Fairy Queen (Mopsa); The Turn of the Screw (Mrs. Grose); La Bohéme (Musetta); and L’Amico Fritz (Caterina), among others.
Ms. Balter has been invited to perform in masterclasses with Susan Shiplett Ashbaker, Andreas Mitisek, Indra Thomas, Jason Ferrante, and Lisa Reagan Love. She has coached extensively with Elaine Rinaldi and Alexandra Naumenko, and is currently a student of Justin John Moniz. For more information, please visit


Mia August 15, 2015
Opera Voice · In studio
Very helpful in fixing technique problems and finding repertoire . Friendly and easy to work with. Good piano skills. Smart and knows a lot about opera.
Lovell August 11, 2015
Classical Voice · In studio
Jamie was a very patient mentor, and incredibly easy to work with! She had a strong, positive energy that really helped make a strong connection. Her techniques are sound, and the way she explains them is easy to follow and, more often than not, quite fun!
Kayla August 6, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
Jamie was my voice teacher for two summers and I really grew through all the lessons I had with her. I also really enjoyed the time I spent working with her and felt very comfortable being around her. Jamie worked very hard to make me a better singer and performer. She stretched by range and improved many other aspects of my voice and performing. She also was able to greatly expand my repertoire. When beginning my lessons with Jamie I did not have much experience with singing songs that were not musical theatre. During my lessons with Jamie I continued to sing musical theatre pieces, as well as songs from many other genres. Through my lessons I was able to become a much better all around performer. I strongly recommend Jamie to anyone looking for a voice teacher!
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Jamie B.

Jamie B.

Miami, FL 33146
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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