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About David L.

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Windermere, FL
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About David
I teach Pop, rock, blues, and metal. I was taught for about 10 years on acoustic/electric and have had 5years doing private vocal lessons. After that I started teaching myself Guitar, Bass, and piano. I started playing for about five years touring and have taught in churches and learning centers. I also have a band and play lead guitar at a venue every Saturday night. I benefit from teaching when I see the student gets it and the accomplishment is what makes me speechless to the impact I have made or whatever impact there is to come! Also, feel free to check out my band at www.deardestinymusic
.com

*** Lesson Details ***
Students cant expect a laid back atmosphere with zero pressure. Learning guitar, like any other hobby or anything you wish to learn, requires dedication and love for the craft. Anyone can play any instrument they put their mind to, all they have to do is love it and enjoy the feeling of making music.

The Curriculum I use is Mel Bay's Guitar Method. It's the book I used when I was first learning and it set a firm foundation on which I have learned to build on and improve.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Digitech GNX 3000 Pedal board
Line 6 UX2 Interface
Schecter Damien Elite Solo 6
Ibanez S1170
Line 6 212
Kustom 412 Head and Half Stack

*** Travel Equipment ***
A guitar, I expect the students to have a tuner or get a guitar in time.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in legato, alternate picking, sweep picking, economic picking and basically all methods of playing lead guitar. But I do start off by teaching acoustic and rhythm guitar
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Favian A. March 29, 2016
Verified Student · Guitar · In home
Perfect Teacher for my son !!
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Renay D. December 27, 2013
Verified Student · Guitar ·
David is AWESOME!

David has been wonderfully patient and my son has learned to play so quickly. We could not have found a better teacher for my son to relate to. In the words of my son "he is AWESOME!".
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David L.

David L.

Windermere, FL 34786
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$24 / 30-min

About Sharon H.

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Orlando, FL

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About Sharon
Been playing the violin for over 40 yrs. Started in elementary school and held the coveted "Concert Master" designation all through high school. Been playing fiddle since 1985. Twenty years experience as a dance fiddler, and the last several years studying swing and traditional Irish. I play in three bands, all different genres.
I consider myself so lucky to be blessed to be playing an instrument. It is one of the best kept secrets to life. This is a point I like to stress to my students. It enhances your mind, you can make wonderful friendships with like minded people, and constantly learn n
ew tunes and genres. It just keeps you young at heart. I love spreading the Gospel of music.I consider myself so lucky to be blessed to be playing an instrument. It is one of the best kept secrets to life. This is a point I like to stress to my students. It enhances your mind, you can make wonderful friendships with like minded people, and constantly learn new tunes and genres. It just keeps you young at heart. I love spreading the Gospel of music. I am very patient and will teach my students everything I've learned over the past 40 years.

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I give 30 minute and 60 minute lessons. I recommend 30 minute lessons for beginners. I teach classical techniques for holding the instrument. Scales and intonation work are important, and can be integrated into simple songs so as not to be boring. Teach sight reading and auditory learning. Auditory is more important as Music is an auditory art. I am easy going and teach what the student wants to learn as everyone is on different levels and has different ways of learning. I also teach violin chords, and applied theory as to improvisation for playing. All skill levels welcome.

I use handouts from several different music books and will tailor them to your skill level. I do expect my students to find some time to practice what I give them. I really want my students to get all the bang they can for their buck

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room/open area setup for lessons with music stand. Parents can sit in on lessons. Parking in driveway and on street in cul de sac.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Stand, and my instrument and books. Student must have their own instrument.

*** Specialties ***
Methods: Sight reading, Auditory reading, some Suzuki, bowing techniques, genres; Old-Time, Irish, Bluegrass, some swing, cajun.
Currently playing in three bands.
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Maximiliano C. February 29, 2016
Verified Student · Violin · In studio
Sharon is a great instructor
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Belle S. December 13, 2015
Verified Student · Violin · In studio
Great lesson!
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Xing O. April 28, 2013
Verified Student · Violin ·
A great teaching environment.

A great teacher and very good teaching environment.
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Sharon H.

Orlando, FL 32804
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About Yegues S.

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Ocoee, FL

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About Yegues
I am currently the guitar teacher at Ocoee High School.

I have a degree in Music Education and Flute Performance from Florida State University. Flute was my primary instrument throughout high school and college, but guitar is now my main focus. I have given multiple lessons and master classes on both flute and guitar. I have also been a music theory tutor for many students. I have a lot of experience with both giving and receiving lessons, so I have learned many ways to adapt to any situation.

I love laughing and making jokes, which is one of the most important aspects of any teacher. Le
ssons should be something to look forward to rather than dreading to spend time practicing. I do prefer being more laid back as a teacher, but still know when it's time to get more serious about the work.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am laid back most of the time time, but I still expect whatever we assigned to be practiced for the next/current lesson. I will expect some form of technique exercise to be played as a warm up to each lesson as well as non-instrumental warm-ups like breathing. As a student, you can choose repertoire to work on, or I can provide music and etudes depending on the skill level. I can provide any supplementary materials as needed.

Music lessons - Flute and guitar are the two instruments I play at a professional level, however, I am able to play and have a solid understanding of most instruments.

Math lessons - My experience ranges from elementary to college as far as giving lessons. I come into lessons prepared, and will know most of the subject matter presented, and if not, I am a quick learner and am able to understand material presented very quickly.
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Theresa G. February 25, 2017
Verified Student · Flute · Online
Great lesson.
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Keely DeSouza February 19, 2017
Verified Student · Guitar · In home
Amazing, talented, professional
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Audrey K. February 6, 2017
Verified Student · Guitar · In home
Our first lesson was great. My daughter really enjoyed it.
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Yegues S.

Yegues S.

Ocoee, FL 34761
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About Dawn L.

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Clermont, FL
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Hi there! My name is Dawn L., I'm fingerprinted, background approved, cleared, eligible and ready to accept and teach students of all ages since 2004 . I've been coaching and teaching privately since 1990. I'm available for personalized in-home one-on-ones or group sessions at a location of your choice. After all, everyone is an individual! Harness your destiny! I aim to enhance your strengths that will equip you in achieving your goals and dreams so you can really experience an abundant life by being the best and highest expression of yourself. Schedule an appointment now to reserve time
slot(s) to best fit your schedule – I can't wait to meet you and working for and with YOU!

Make an appointment now especially if you are feeling stressed, blocked physically or emotionally, unfulfilled, confused, stuck, ready for a positive change, unemployed or under employed, ready to begin working again, anxious to discover a new career, ready to start your own new business, brush up or improve upon your leadership skills, increase your marketability in the workplace, simply looking for just the perfect qualified professional person to become an asset on your team and or desire to retire comfortably and sooner.

Start feeling clear, open, confident and free! Request your personal consultation today! Create the lifestyle you truly want to enjoy working towards. Whether you want to learn how to slow down to escape from overwhelm; journey to healing; prevent disease; choose pathways to health, wealth and joy; pursue your happiness; seek healing, relaxation, peace, joy and bliss within. Increase your energy and boost your metabolism, want to be revived and energized, ready to live a full and abundant life, and/or need to rejuvenate from the daily stresses of life.

Whatever challenge you are experiencing let me inspire and guide you in cooperating with your destiny towards - life abundantly. I embrace, encourage, and teach all ages and experience levels. Learn how to...

******* Lessons, Assessments & Consultations ********

Reduce Stress and Anxiety
Energize & Rejuvenate
Discover your life purpose, career or vocation
Discovering & deepen the meaning of experiences in your life
Setting Goals & Planning necessary to achieve your
. dreams and lifestyle
Secrets and Laws to Success
Create a Unique Edge on Your Personal and Professional Growth
Vocational, Career, and Leadership Skills Development
Spiritual Direction and Discernment Consultation
How to achieve physical and financial freedom
Help you make, save and invest money to retire
Buy your own 1st home
Start and own a business
Cleanse & Purification
Recognize and Prevent sickness & disease
Nutrition & Meal Planning
Boost your metabolism
Boost your immune system
Loose and control weight
Healthy Cooking
Implement a Wellness Program & benefits
Exercise & Lifestyle Plans
Basics of Music
Music Therapy
Music and Trumpet
How to Design & Build Custom Wooden Crates for
Domestic or Export Shipping
Use Alternative Therapeutic Pathways to Wellness
for Asthma, ADD/ADHD, Cancer, Parkinson's, Diabetes
and more....

Qualifications: Additional References provided upon your request.

I am a conscientious, positive, detailed, healthy, open minded teacher, coach and certified heath and wellness counselor. I attended Schaumburg High School, was accepted to Miami University - Coral Gables Music for Recording Engineering and attended Northern Illinois University for music with trumpet as my primary instrument. I have performed publicly for over 30yrs.
My professional portfolio exhibits having bought, owned and sold several homes; developed, founded and established several businesses as and owner/operator becoming debt free before age 35; semi-retired in 2005 as wife, a full time mother of 2 teenage daughters, wife, spiritual counselor and teacher, a Supernatural Intuitive and Empath educating others toward their own personal experience of transformational healing. In 2010, I completed a (7)seven-year Carmelite vocational discernment, 3rd order formation, and final profession in the Diocese of Orlando. I graduated from Kerala Ayurveda as a certified ayurvedic wellness counselor. With extensive leadership experience and hands on involvement, I've partnered with a variety of ministries and organizations.

I enjoy many simple things like spending time with family & friends cooking, eating, singing, playing, laughing. strawberry/blueberry picking and relaxing; outdoor adventures to the beach, ocean, springs, parks, mountains & valleys; running, sitting or long romantic walks lakeside; boating and motorcycle cruising; ice cream before it melts; dancing merengue, hip hop, jazz and in the rain; listening to music and playing trumpet, praising, glorifying Our Lord remaining active, being happy and healthy and helping others experience life's abundance.
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Jim F. June 18, 2016
Verified Student · Trumpet · In home
Very good
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Jim June 10, 2016
· Trumpet · In studio
Great first lesson
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Dawn L.

Clermont, FL 34711
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starting at
$25 / 30-min

About Jerome M.

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Orlando, FL
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About Jerome
Jerome Martin has been playing drums since the age of 8 . Jerome grew up playing drums at his church . He would travel locally playing at different churches as he attended Dillard High School . Jerome purchased his first drum set at the age of 18 . After graduating high school , Jerome decided to travel to Orlando to expand musically. Jerome enjoys playing Reggae , R&B , Jazz , and Gospel. Jerome is currently playing for a few amount of bands in Orlando as he continues his career path towards College studying Music Performance. At the age of 21 Jerome starts to finally see that pursuing music
full time is what he wants to do. Jerome was granted the opportunity to be a finalist in the Florida Musical Festival Drum Off competition. Jerome has been in numerous amount of studio sessions and looking forward to see plenty more. Jerome has been teaching music for a while and has an insight of what it means to share a gift to a student.
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Shay October 9, 2016
· Drum · In home
He is very talented and a great teacher. He takes his time to make sure you are understanding. I would recommend him to anyone!!
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Shay October 9, 2016
· Drum · In home
He is very talented and a great teacher. He takes his time to make sure you are understanding. I would recommend him to anyone!!
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Jerome M.

Jerome M.

Winter Garden, FL 34787
(2)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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