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Jeremy A. Winter Garden, FL

About Jeremy

I am an accomplished performing musician that has experience playing many different instruments in multiple styles. I believe first and foremost that learning music should be fun and exciting with an emphasis on self exploration and communication. It's these qualities in my own musicianship that have helped me grow a true love of music and have pushed my career forward as a performer. *** Lesson Details *** In lessons I use a shifting curriculum that is made to work with the needs of each individual student. I firmly believe in the importance of learning to read music and learning some basic music theory, in my experience this helps the student grow from being able to reproduce the music of others to eventually developing a unique style and sound. After three to six months my ...

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DinaH October 24, 2011
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Mr. Jeremy is really a nice man, Evyatar likes to go to his lessons and he even practice every day.
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KristenS2 September 25, 2011
We have loved our teacher and this home-guitar arrangement. It is great for a busy family. Jeremy knows how to get my son to pay attention and really enjoy the lesson. We are very happy! I asked my son what rating to give Jeremy and he said "is there any rating bigger than excellent?"
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ChishaL July 25, 2011
Parent

Jeremy has made music fun for my 9 year old son Ryan. Ryan thinks that Jeremy is so cool because he is able to play various instruments and is sharing his knowledge with him.
Garine A. Winter Garden, FL

About Garine

I am a music educator. I received my Bachelor’s in Music Education from the University of Central Florida in 2011. My higher education started in the Fall of 2006 when I began attending Daytona Beach Community College. My two years there were spent fully engaged in all activities. I finished my GED requirements while participating in many ensembles like the Ormond Beach Symphony Orchestra, Daytona Beach Community College Concert Band, Brass Ensemble, Falcon Pans (steel drum ensemble), Pit Orchestra for musicals, and Choir. All of these ensembles helped me increase my awareness of many different teaching and directing styles. I enjoyed participating in the college’s annual Medieval Yuletide Feast while playing the trombone, tuba, and singing in the choir. These experiences augmented my ...

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edwinm August 14, 2011
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she is great.
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JanetS July 21, 2011
Great personality and very upbeat. Could use a little more structure and I maybe a book for the new students. Probably very good with students that have some experience already and can improvise.
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MichelleC4 July 17, 2011
Great Experience

My son has learned alot and I have had a positive experince with his teacher.Thanks alot and keep up the great work!!!
Chase G. Windermere, FL

About Chase

Born in Atlanta, GA, I began performing vocally and on saxophone, at the young age of 7, and it has taken me all over the world. I discovered a joy for teaching music through creative and fun methods at Lee University in Cleveland, TN (2004-2008) I currently live in the Orlando, FL area and am outgoing, funny, and optimistic. My experience, as a finalist on American Idol, in 2007 ignited a passion to not only perform but to teach. With over 8 years of private teaching experience, I understand that learning happens differently with everyone. Whether you are just beginning or are wanting to reach the next level in your musical career; I am here to help motivate you and give you the tools to reach your personal goals. *** Lesson Details *** My teaching method is laid back, ...

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Ha-My L. October 11, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Mr. Chase is just a helpful and thoughtful teacher. I am such a newbie in singing and he really takes his time correcting and supporting me to improve myself. After few lessons with him, I have found myself more confident. He makes me love singing so much now.
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Andrew P. October 10, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
I sang in chorus for almost two years when I was in high school. People always considered me an okay singer. Never thought to try private lessons. I've been playing guitar for 10 years. Most people consider me an excellent guitarist. About three months ago started playing more acoustic guitar songs with vocals but the vocals just weren't where I wanted them. So I decided to give voice lessons a shot.

Chase has been an excellent instructor. He quickly identified my major problem areas and gave me exercises to work on during my first lesson. I started doing the exercises on my commute to work a few days a week. Now I'm only three lessons in and my singing abilities have improved dramatically. When I sing for my friends they are blown away at the progress I've made.

I wish I would have started lessons years ago when I was in the chorus!
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Lori B. June 4, 2014
Singing · Online
Best Vocal Coach I've Ever Had!

Best vocal coach Ive ever had! I've had years of vocal coaching with minimal results and it wasn't until I started taking lessons with Chase that I realized what my voice was actually capable of. His lessons are very laid back and he made me comfortable from the very first lesson. I have gained almost a full octave in my range and am now singing songs that I never thought possible. As someone who has taken years of voice, do yourself a favor and look no further. I have grown in my self confidence and am finally reaching my goals! Thank you Chase for making learning how to sing fun!
Dennis H. Winter Garden, FL

About Dennis

With a bachelors degree in music from Rutgers University, I began teaching guitar over 20 years ago. I have recorded with Larry Coryell and many other artists over the course of my career. My teaching style is direct and to the point. We will go through all the necessary theory of music and apply it to the fretboard to unleash your creativity. If you are looking to advance your style beyond what you thought you could not play, lets get started with some lessons. With certification on ProTools, I have recorded and worked with Jon Anderson(Yes), as a producer and engineer. I can teach you the art of recording and editing for music production. *** Lesson Details *** Fretboard fingering positions. Music Theory. Scales and modes. Fingerpicking. Hybrid Picking. Legato vs. Staccato ...

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Timothy Z. December 14, 2013
Guitar
Excellent Teacher

Dennis is an all around great teacher. He is easy and comfortable to work with, but knows exactly how and when to get things done. Most importantly for me, Dennis was able to let me know which things I needed to work on to better my musicianship while also helping me figure out how to utilize what I had already accomplished to achieve new goals. As a metal player getting into jazz improvisation I had some really strong skills and many things that needed serious work. Dennis was able to help me use my strengths from previous experience to become better at something entirely new.
Mindful of tradition, but more interested in innovation, Dennis has a vast knowledge of modern styles, chord progressions, chord shapes, and scales you can't just learn from any guitar teacher. You can hear it on his record; Dennis is just as much of an individual in his playing as he is in his teaching. Unfortunately due to relocation I can no longer take lessons from Dennis but he got the ball rolling for me into new worlds of guitar playing and musical thinking that has been incredibly valuable to me.
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Pati V. December 11, 2013
Guitar
Guitar Instructor

I decided to re-kindle my guitar playing skills after putting down the instrument for several years and not knowing what results to expect. I was amazed to find my ability to play quickly returning while taking lessons with Dennis. He was patient, encouraging and always professional and courteous. I am now practicing every day and continue to progress. I would encourage anyone seeking a skilled and talented instructor to sign up with Dennis. He has versatility with many different styles of playing and accomplished at them all.
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Sasha D. November 24, 2013
Guitar
Take Lessons From This Guy!

I was fortunate to meet Dennis and partake in six months of intensive weekly sessions which were no-nonsense. My instrument of choice is the acoustic and electric guitar.

Dennis adds a shade of color to the audible realm of musical expression that invites all practitioners to give ear to Dennis' command of the guitar. Ask him what he's been working on lately and he will show you something; it's more than enough to inspire you to keep learning and discover your own musical voice.

Dennis was humble in sharing his credentials and is a continuous student of learning himself. He clearly shows no bias and imparts his knowledge to anyone willing to learn.

Due to relocation, we could no longer meet up in person for lessons. But now that Dennis is geared up to provide teaching services online, I can still effectively take lessons regardless of location.
Rosely P. Clermont, FL

About Rosely

PIANO TEACHER/TUTOR BIO: Rosely P. was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and emigrated with her family to the United States, moving to Brooklyn in 1962 at the age of 9. She began her piano training in Brazil at the age of 7 and continued her studies in New York. Ms. P. speaks three languages fluently - English, Portuguese and Spanish. After graduating high school at the age of 16, Ms. P. attended Hunter College briefly while continuing with piano lessons and had operatic training with a voice coach associated with the New York Metropolitan Opera. At 17, she became a member of the Harry Belafonte Group, touring the tri-state area schools as a singer in a musical history presentation highlighting African influence on Brazilian music. Also during this time, while continuing piano ...

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Sophea K. November 18, 2014
Classical Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Ms. Rosely is a very good piano teacher. She has so much patients with little kids. I am glad that I got her as my son piano teacher. My son enjoy learning with her. Even my 4th years old daughter love her so much she can't wait until 5th, so she can play piano with Rosely. I strongly recommend Ms. Rosely. She is the best piano teacher if you all look for ones.
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Laurel M. August 19, 2014
Piano · In studio
We came to Ms. Rosely having never taken lessons in the past but to the insistence of our 6 year old son who wanted to play the piano. She was not only patient in her lessons with him but made learning his very first instrument fun!
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Mini C. August 1, 2014
Piano · In studio
Rosely is a fantastic piano teacher. Both my boys (age 13 and age 9) took lessons and they have a better understanding and appreciation of music due to her guidance and teaching. She works well with children of all ages and skill levels, and she takes the time to explain and help the students understand the music.
Fernando Barros S. Windermere, FL

About Fernando Barros

I have been studying Film and Photography for the past 10years, and I have been a musician since 7years old,now I'm finally able to teach my students the Arts I once also fell in love with. I'm a pretty much a very mobile shooter, I can adapt to all scenarios and situations very quickly based on restrictions,locations,lighting.You will experience something very professional and academical and your Work / Art will turn into something spectacular for yourself and all those around you. I plan to follow your ideas and projects for shoots,being sharp and ready to teach when scheduled.My Photography and Film shooting style are modern plus contemporary and uses at all times elements and composition rules.Being a Musician for so long helped me to become more sensitive with my other Arts. I

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r A. January 31, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Fernando is a highly recommended teacher for drums. Beyond his kindness and his supportiveness, both of which are very genuine and aid in increasing the rate at which you grow (no anxiety from lessons, much confidence), his care pushes you to set goals and to keep setting goals to succeed. Underlying the foundation he sets for drums is a foundation for music -- he prepares you for all styles, so that you can be an adaptive player, but not only a mechanically skilled one; one with feeling and purpose. He is a great drums player, musician, teacher, person: take lessons with him; he will be infectious!
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Daniely P. January 17, 2015
Photography · In studio
It has been a Great teacher, has a way of explaining awesome, he not only teaches you how to be a good photographer, it incorporates one, I have it as an example, as inspiration, being a good professional. A good teacher and a great person, understands and supports its students, had not day nor schedule to answer my questions, helped me to have the thought that I have today about photography, I am eternally grateful for the photography teacher I have!
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Brenda D. January 16, 2015
Photography · In studio
These are my true thoughts...
Im here to say that he is an awesome teacher, not only because he is nice, or because he is friendly. But because he really helped me to learn a lot of things in Photography. He helped and still helps me understand what photography really means, and he taught me a lot of new things. He is also really patient and has a WONDERFUL personality. He became a friend, not only a teacher. And that is awesome because it shows that he really cares. I love how his classes are one on one, and I feel that I've learned so much because of this. I thank you so much Fernando! YOU ARE AWESOME!

I really recommend.

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