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David L.

Windermere, FL

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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Renay D. December 27, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
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
(1)
starting at
$24 / 30-min
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Damien S.

Orlando, FL

About Damien

Orlando-based composer and guitarist Damien has made a name for himself as a writer of scores for film, theater and dance productions.;A graduate of Music Composition at SUNY Purchase (New York) and Musicology at the University College of Dublin (Ireland). Years of touring internationally and score writing has given Damien the experience and work ethic to share his musical knowledge and abilities with others. Producing 4 cds and appearing on countless others' cds and compilations; Damien can share not only his musical/theoretical talents, but his experience in producing, recording, writing, an
d performing live.

*** Lesson Details ***
Damien is a very patient and moderately, laid back teacher. He will teach what you want to learn, yet give you suggestions on other avenues to approach. Basics lead to complete knowledge of any subject. Starting from the beginning of what a student knows and moving forward step by step will only lead to perfection in their lessons. Having fun doing this, is the only way to keep a student focused and progressing. Enjoyment is the number one focus of Damien's lessons. If a student isn't enjoying and having fun with their lessons then they will not progress.
Damien teaches ages of 5-99. You are never too young or old to learn. Damien's main focus is guitar and music theory

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would expect the student to provide their own guitar (if necessary) and a notebook
I have private parking for my students, so they don't have to worry about parking, ever !
*** Specialties ***
I have been taught, on a college level, of classical, jazz, ethnic musics. I specialize in guitar, theory, composition.
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Cinthia D. January 30, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
He is an amazing teacher!! Knowledgeable and patient. He's the absolute best!!!!
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Shandelyn R. December 14, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
This teacher is very patient and helpful in everything regarding the guitar. He teaches quickly but the personal way the class is taught ensures this is anything but a hassle. Rather, he helps you overcome all concerns, whether or not you even know them, such that the speed of the class doesn't go to waste. I highly approve of and recommend this teacher.
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Vicki K. October 22, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I love my new instructor, Damien! So thankful for your approach!!!
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Damien S.

Orlando, FL 32801
(18)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Bonnie P.

Orlando, FL

About Bonnie

Bonnie started piano at age 4, clarinet by third grade, and oboe in the 8th grade. In High School, she played oboe, bagpipes, and saxophone in the jazz band winning the Best Jazz Soloist Award. She also won the Young Artist Competition and played with the Tampa Symphony. While attending USF, she continued to perform with the Tampa Symphony and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She then attended the University of Michigan and received her Master of Music degree and performed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and many chamber groups in the area.

In 2003, she created the Pop Oboe
series with 4 CDs, a member of the Recording Academy and had her cds on the Grammy Nomination list.

Now in the Orlando area, she is a freelance musician and has performed at Universal, The Museum of Art, The Winter Park Art Festival,and many more.

In 2012, she created a piano curriculum that uses animals to teach note reading and piano. Creating this curriculum makes learning music FUN!

All along the way, she was teaching private music students, Kindermusik and also Homeschooling her three children for 10 years.
Using several curriculum for phonics, and reading, while Homeschooling, is why she is offering this service through Take Lessons.

*** Lesson Details ***
FUN and More FUN can be expected with the background of Kindermusik and Homeschooling! Bonnie has learned that students best respond to learning if the environment is FUN and engaging. Through homeschooling and her years of teaching background, your students can expect LOTS of PATIENCE because Bonnie relates to each student and how they learn best on an individual level. Every student has a different way they learn, and Bonnie quickly tunes in to their way of learning.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Oboe, Recorder,Bagpipes (chanter), Flute, Keyboard
Student should have their own instrument

*** Travel Equipment ***
Keyboard for Piano
Student should have their own instrument

*** Specialties ***
Pop, Rock, Classical
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Andrea M. January 21, 2016
Piano · In studio
If I could give her 6 stars I would! Bonnie was a great teacher with an amazing personality. I liked how Bonnie truly cares for her students and cares about teaching in a very professional manager. Best teacher ever!
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Mary D. December 26, 2015
Piano · Online
Verified Student
Bonnie is great. A wonderful teacher for both me and my daughter.
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Triston L. December 20, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
She is very patient with my 3 year old son. She is very encouraging and engages him when he needs redirection with his short attentions span. I could not have asked for a better instructor. I appreciate everything she is doing for us.
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Bonnie P.

Bonnie P.

Orlando, FL 32821
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starting at
$27 / 30-min
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Rosely P.

Clermont, FL

About Rosely

PIANO TEACHER/TUTOR BIO:

I was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and emigrated with my family to the United States, moving to Brooklyn in 1962 at the age of 9. I began my piano training in Brazil at the age of 7 and continued my studies in New York. I speak three languages fluently - English, Portuguese and Spanish.

After graduating high school, at the age of 17, I 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 this time, I also 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.

While continuing piano lessons at the Long Island Conservatory of Music, I found my passion for teaching while still a student. During my early teaching career, I apprenticed with the conservatory's director, master teacher, composer and author of educational books, Sidney J. Lawrence. While shaping my philosophy of teaching, Mr. Lawrence became my mentor and friend. I taught 3-4 year olds in preschool music pedagogy classes while also teaching piano in a career that spans more than 30 years of working with children and adults at all levels.

I am able to adapt my teaching style to my students' unique way of thinking and communicate musical concepts in a way they can understand. I believe in not only teaching how to play the piano, but also the "language of music." This provides students with a holistic understanding that encompasses theory, technique, sight reading, basic composition, and performance, all while sharing my personal joy of music.

I now live in Clermont, FL after relocating from Georgia where I taught piano while also working as a part-time substitute teacher for the Gwinnett County Public Schools and an academics tutor for K-12 levels.

I feel that my high expectations for students encourages them to reach for the best of themselves, achieve the highest standards and carry their musical training into their future lives.
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Kristin B. August 21, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
She is wonderful! Very patient. My son really likes her. She is very communicative when arranging anything for the lessons. Absolutely recommend!
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Justine L. May 25, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Mrs. P is an amazing piano teacher, and great for any level of experience. I'm 20 years old and knew relatively nothing about the piano, but its already been a few weeks and I'm improving and having a lot of fun. She is super helpful beyond just the lessons as well, going as far as to message with students regularly to keep up with them, and discussing with them options for purchasing their own starting pianos and practicing on their own time.
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meghan R. April 9, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Rosely is a great piano teacher. My son loves to take lessons and is truly enjoying learning music. She has a great skill to make him feel comfortable and confident while learning new things.
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Rosely P.

Rosely P.

Clermont, FL 34715
(7)
starting at
$28 / 30-min
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Fernando Barros

Windermere, FL

About Fernando

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 Photogr
aphy 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 will focus my time towards the projects that you have,will provide exciting new ways to learn with a very active style, I'm sure I can help and be ready for your needs based on my Experiences and education.

As a very active Artist I always worked a lot in different positions inside the media Arts: Productions, Short Films, lessons, classes, workshops, web commercial, Tv Commercial, Youtube Vlogs, Bloggers, Corporation Seminars, Institutional videos and photoshoots, Interviews, Fashion, Wedding industry Film and Photo, Artistic Photography, fine Art, Theme photography, portraits, advanced editing, free lancer photographer for the city of Malden MA, Studio, Out doors, being them my own and contracted ones as well. My specialties, and diversities on this field are vast and my studies and equipments are sharp on, i like to say that I evolve with the market and industry always.

My vast experience on Film, Photography, Music and Directing, leaded me into important jobs along the industry.

My Digital portfolio can be seen at:
VIMEO: https://vimeo.com/studioallarts/videos
Web Commercial Video: https://vimeo.com/114883763

Photographer with a passion for the studies for the past 10 years and now I'm finally able to teach my students the Art once I also fell in love with.

ON DRUMS: Teaching the drums for over 15 years,

I'm a Professional Musician with over 20 years of experience. Can't wait to see you soon!

''All the subjects are based on Students' needs and Level of knowledge, these are just an order example of a lesson's plan. ''

I'm a Drum player and a teacher with many qualities. I have been playing Drums since 7 years old and teaching for over 15 years. You will learn from a experienced professional all there is to get you playing your favorite songs, applying cool technics, reading the music sheet, understand the styles, rhythms, different music volumes and approaches, play popular songs and as well as classic ones, use the youtube to help you and learn about great drummers, get your speed, your foot work, tuning the drums, recording with the drums, performing for your loved ones, playing with other musicians, rudiments, chops, gospel chops, Pop, rock, jazz, indie, Samba, Ballad, Electronic, progressive, fusion, afro, and so many others. Can't wait to get you started :)
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Arti Dusane December 4, 2015
Adobe Photoshop · Online
Verified Student
Great first lesson. Looking forward to the rest.
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xiuwei ji October 13, 2015
Drum · In studio
Great lesson, friendly instructor....My son learned a lot about in a very short space of time. Look forward to our next session
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Cassandra taylor September 20, 2015
Piano · In home
Fernando is an innovative teacher! I find him fun, thoughtful and concerned with where one is with their feelings about music , ability to play, and what goals they have in mind. He allows the student to participate in their development but with a guiding hand. I recommend him to those that are ready to learn and listen from a new perspective .
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Fernando Barros

Fernando Barros

Windermere, FL 34786
(8)
starting at
$35 / 30-min

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