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Erik A.

Miami Beach, FL

Piano is a great instrument to start out with. It can help you learn so many things. We'll break down music fundamentals and learn good technique from the beginning so you can set yourself up to excel in the future.

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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Mike P. January 7, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Erik was a great teacher. He was really nice and friendly. He was always available for questions outside of the lessons so always willing to help out. As an intermediate player I would highly recommend Erik to anyone else.
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Susana A. September 15, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Erik was an amazing teacher. I was only a beginner but after my first month I felt really comfortable with what he was teaching me. Traveled to me and I would recommend him for any level of student.
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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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Erik A.

Erik A.

Miami Beach, FL 33140
(11)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Axel O.

Miami, FL

I teach jazz improvisation to beginner and intermediate students. For anyone wishing to explore Latin music piano playing, i have lot's to offer for I've been recording and performing this unique style for more than 30 years.

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.

*** Lesso
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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Ashley P. January 14, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Great instructor! Felt my voice improve in just the first lesson :)
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Fred S. August 10, 2015
Music Theory · In home
Verified Student
He made me feel very comfortable and it was my first lesson, ever.
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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..
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Axel O.

Axel O.

Miami, FL 33138
(8)
starting at
$32 / 30-min
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Aldrin E.

Boca Raton, FL

I've been teaching Piano for 10 years and my students have gone on to play in different venues internationally. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to start playing songs and as time goes on you'll be able to not only play with proficiency but to compose music for Piano. I specialize in Classical Piano, Pop and Contemporary, I typically use our own method books based on some of the teachings from the greatest composers that have played the instrument. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Aldrin

If you love music and have the passion it takes to learn to play an instrument I'll be honored to have you as a student. Whether you want to take Piano, Guitar, Singing or Violin Lessons, we will work closely with you to help you gain the confidence you need to perform at a very good level.

I am a musician from the Conservatory of Bellas Artes in Colombia and a Music Producer from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. My Career began when I was 12 years old playing Piano and today I work among world known musicians.

Most of our students are from the South Florida area. Our pricing
is reasonable and I can create custom packages to accommodate your budget.
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Olivia January 27, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Having issues but not because of Aldrin. My daughter just isn't enjoying these lessons and I don't know why. I'm disappointed that a kid who loves to sing so much isn't taking to singing lessons. Aldrin is doing his best in this situation but how do you MAKE a child do something they don't want to? Thanks for your patience Aldrin.
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Sarah L. January 15, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Aldrin: Very patient & knowledgeable. He knows what I need to do in order to feel comfortable playing and has a plan in place to help me improve. Terrific first lesson with long term goals. :-)
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Maggie P. January 11, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I enjoyed my first lesson and have much 'food for thought' to work on
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Aldrin E.

Aldrin E.

Miami, FL 33155
(20)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Sandra M.

Miami Beach, FL

Apart from actively performing, I have been teaching piano for 15 years, in elementary, middle and music high schools where my students received prizes at national and international competitions. I enjoy helping students achieve their goals and am changing my methods and approach to each student according to their development, their needs and goals.

About Sandra

Sandra has been teaching piano and theory since year 2000. Apart from teaching private lessons, she served in elementary, middle and music high schools. Currently she is on faculty of Miami Fine Arts Academy and is available to teach private lessons.
Sandra received her BA in Piano Performance from Belgrade University in 1997, and MM from Belgrade University in 2003. Her second Graduate Program was at Longy School of Music, Massachusetts, where she received Piano Performance Diploma in 2002.
Sandra is passionate about teaching and helping her students achieve their goals, whether they are
at beginning or advanced level. Her methods are flexible and she is always looking for a fresh approach from which the student can benefit the most.
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Howard L. January 16, 2016
Piano · Online
Verified Student
Good plan critical great suggestions to improve skills
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Mathilde S. December 16, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
She is perfect with my daughter! A great dynamic teacher.
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Sandra M.

Sandra M.

Miami Beach, FL 33141
(2)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Lauren H.

Miami Beach, FL

We will work on technique, interpretation, and all of the fundementals you need to grow and develop as a pianist.

About Lauren

I am a patient, kind, and enthusiastic professional jazz vocalist and recording artist who loves people and sharing music with the world. Performance is my passion and I love inspiring artists of all ages to grow and develop their talent.

My touring schedule takes me around the United States and abroad, where I have the opportunity to share my original music and unique interpretations of jazz and Latin jazz standards.

In our lessons, we can work on various genres of music (jazz, Latin jazz, flamenco, gospel, r&b, classical, etc.), technique, stage presence, and song interpretation.
We will design lessons personalized lessons that will help you to achieve your musical and artistic goals.
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Tamas Hamor February 5, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Lauren is simply amazing!
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Tamas Hamor February 5, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Lauren is simply amazing!
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Shelby S. January 31, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Today was my daughter's first lesson with Lauren. I think it is going to work out great. They had a good coonection and Lauren was welcoming and made us feel very comfortable. We are looking forward to the future.
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Lauren H.

Lauren H.

Miami Beach, FL 33139
(7)
starting at
$35 / 30-min

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