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Hallie C.

Tampa, FL

About Hallie

Have you always wanted to learn how to play an instrument, but never knew where to begin? I can help you learn your instrument, and learn how to play the music that you love whether it be flute, piccolo, violin, viola, or cello. I can help you enjoy music.

Having grown up in a musical family with my mother a professional violinist, I have been exposed to the joys of music since childhood. I learned how to play piano at the age of three, and later percussion and string instruments from when I was six years old. In high school I joined the band playing flute. I loved playing flute and pic
colo so much that I decided to take this as my career and went to Interlochen Arts Academy where I excelled in my performance. I later went to Prague Conservatory and Czech Budweiss Conservatory and played with the Prague Film Orchestra. Even more recently I have been a teacher for the Flutes and Strings classes at Unison World School in Dehradun, India.

As you can see, having great international exposure to music I can teach you how to become more well-rounded in the beauty that is music.

*** Lesson Details ***
My approach to teaching varies with the age level of each student. With younger students, imitation is often one of the best methods of learning and I prefer the Suzuki method for students up to age 8, especially with strings. For older children and adults, learning music notation and basic music theory for a full understanding of musical language are more important to get them to the level where they can learn any music that they want to play for fun. For students who wish to excel in their school band, a more practical approach with technique specific warm-ups and exercises seems to be the best in general.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The In-Studio lessons are taught in the living room which includes music stands, sheet music, metronome, and seating for parents/students. No pets. Parking in lot.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide metronome, and tools for minor instrument repair. Students should provide their own music stands and sheet music.

*** Specialties ***
Suzuki method, Taffanel et Gaubert, Patricia George
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Abbey U. February 1, 2016
Cello · Online
Verified Student
This review is based off of our 1st lesson. I don't feel like one lesson is enough to give an in depth review on someone but since Takelessons asked for one, I wanted to provide my feedback. For a first time skype lesson, a 9 year old who has had no training on a cello but has been able to fumble around and can some what play a waltz-this lesson deserved a 5 star. Due to it being the first lesson and having no one to compare Hallie too, I can't say its a 5-best instructor ever. Now what matters is this-Hallie is professional, clear, articulate, engaging, encouraging, and upbeat. I liked the fact that Hallie wanted to hear my daughters waltz and used that song as a way to teach technique-bow hold, positioning the cello etc etc. My daughter was happy to be able to work on a song she already knows to get posture and technique understood better before diving into one of the books recommended to have on hand. My daughter later after that lesson, took it upon herself to practice another 30 minutes in front of a mirror. When ever a child takes it upon themselves to work on what was taught to them earlier that day, it is a sign that the teacher was inspiring and effective!
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Emma V. January 13, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Cant asked for more from her on my daughters first lesson!
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April January 5, 2016
Music Performance · In home
Hallie's dedication and passion is second to none. I had the honor to see her at Sewanee conducting a symphony performing a piece that she composed. In order to put that production together, she had to conceive of the piece, write the parts for each performer, and teach all the musicians how it should sound through rehearsal. It was amazing. That same weekend, she was the soloist performer for a flute concerto and you could see that she really knows her stuff! Her ability to communicate her vast musical knowledge is what makes her a fabulous teacher. I highly recommend Hallie for your music lessons.
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Hallie C.

Hallie C.

Tampa, FL 33618
(13)
starting at
$24 / 20-min
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James P.

New Port Richey, FL

About James

Jim has played piano and keyboards for over 30 years. Classically trained at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Jim has performed in top-40 rock bands in New England to jazz bands in Tampa Bay. Jim plays keyboards for "Supernatural", a Santana tribute band and for a contemporary christian church called New Walk Church in Zephyrhills FL. Jim plays for a jazz trio called Quiet Fire and has a jazz duo with a vocalist where he uses his laptop computer and programs the drums and bass and plays along with it. Jim is fluent with modern keyboards, MIDI, recording and has a recording studio.

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esson Details ***
Piano lessons with Jim are first and foremost fun. For the beginner, Jim gets the student playing easy songs right away and then progresses at the student's pace. As the student advances, Jim will introduce the student to easy classical, pop and new age piano music. For jazz enthusiasts, Jim teaches how to play jazz from a "fake book" and improvise. For rock and pop, Jim teaches how to learn songs from a CD where there is no sheet music. For advanced players, Jim can coach the student through the music of Bach, Beethoven and Mozart and prepare for a college auditions. Jim can also teach how MIDI and recording works and the student can even make a CD or MP3 of their own creation.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Dedicated music room is also a recording studio in my home. Digital piano (full-size, weighted keys, sustain pedal) synthesizers and recording equipment.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I don't provide equipment, student must have an instrument to play on.

*** Specialties ***
In teaching piano, i can teach the student who is at least intermediate how to play jazz with all the jazz chords with inversions, improvisation, and reading music from a "fake book"
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Helena December 29, 2015
Piano · In home
I've had a few lessons with James, and thus far my experience has been excellent! He is a great instructor and will go at your pace. He is also flexible with your schedule and will work with you in case something comes up! I would highly recommend James to all from beginner to expert level students.
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Cheri F. September 30, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
He was very good with the kids and very flexible with schedule. Recommend!
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Anna Q. August 8, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Thank you very much for being such a great teacher and for your patience and motivation. This has been a wonderful experience!
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James P.

New Port Richey, FL 34653
(6)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Norman T.

Lutz, FL

About Norman

I have recently located to the Tampa, Florida area and I live in Lutz. I have enjoyed teaching and helping students of all ages for 24 years in achieving their goals in learning to play their instruments. Educated at Columbus State University with a Music Education degree, I teach many instruments including piano, guitar, including Classical style, banjo, saxophone and clarinet. If you would like to start on the trumpet or trombone, I can help you as well. I specialize in working with the first time beginner, giving them a solid foundation in instrumental technique and musical knowledge, as
well as helping those who have some experience on their instruments and who are looking to advance.

*** Lesson Details ***
My goal for every student is to experience learning their instrument in an environment that is both encouraging and rewarding. I exhibit patience with the student knowing what it takes to develop new skills and I work hard in helping each student feel at ease in expressing themselves. I have used many different materials over the years, depending on the individual student's needs and desires to play their music. I do stress learning to read music notation so that you can approach with confidence any piece of music that you would like to play. With the proper dedication, every student can enjoy making music in a short period of time, getting better and better along their musical journey.

*** Specialties ***
I have used many of the published methods for all of the instruments over the years. I am always open to any approach that will work for any given student.
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Bob P. September 22, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
very detailed/structrered and patient...! very pleased with the manner in which Norman is delivering the lessons. Bob
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Paul D. July 14, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Norman is a great teacher. Not only is he able to teach how to play piano, but he also teaches enough theory to understand the music.
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Jordan D. April 6, 2013
Saxophone
Verified Student
Top notch teacher.

Norman is an excellent teacher. I have been with him for just over a month now and I have came leaps and bounds. It's my first instrument that I have tried to learned and I can read music and play duets with him. He's friendly and very knowledgeable of the material also. I would say that in a couple months I will be dazzling my friends and family. So if your thinking about an instructor then Norman would be a great investment.
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Norman T.

Norman T.

Lutz, FL 33559
(4)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Glenn M.

Palm Harbor, FL

About Glenn

B.M. degree in Percussion from Juilliard School of Music.
Studied at The Drummers Collective in N.Y.C.
Performed with The Caracas Philharmonic Orchestra and Vermont Symphony.
Authored seven Mel Bay drum method books.
Teaching drums,djembe and classical percussion for over 24 years.
Lessons individually tailored to meet students musical goals.
Study with the most highly regarded drum/percussion teacher in the Clearwater, East Lake, Dunedin, Tarpon, Seminole and Palm Harbor areas.

*** Lesson Details ***
Study Rock,Blues, Latin, Funk,Jazz, Fusion and African drum styles. Each lesson
is individually tailored to meet the musical goals of the student.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Drum Set.
Djembe.
Xylophone
Timpani
Sound System

*** Specialties ***
Teach drum students to read music.
Teach students to play "by ear".
Also teach the African Djembe instrument.
Play to and create drum/bass/percussion loops.
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Kelli S. September 19, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
He is an excellent teacher! Just because you play drums doesn't mean you can teach drums. My son has shown so much growth working with Glenn. He is truly a great teacher and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Michelle C. April 24, 2014
Drum
Great Drum Instructor !!

Great Drum Instructor!! He has a true passion for teaching and identifies quickly with his students.

My son has been taking lessons from him since the age of 13 and he learned more in his first year than most kids learn through many years of instruction.

He is a personable, friendly and talented professional !! I would highly recommend him for anyone!
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Glenn M.

Glenn M.

Palm Harbor, FL 34683
(2)
starting at
$22 / 30-min
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Christina C.

Palm Harbor, FL

About Christina

I teach music lessons to both kids and adults of all playing levels and all styles including Classical and Jazz.
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Jim D. February 4, 2016
Piano · In home
Christina is pleasant, very knowledgeable, and knows how to teach! (My four stars in the other review was preliminary after only a lesson or two.)
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Debra Bowen December 7, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Christina is so very patient! She is helping me very much!
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Jim D. November 20, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Christina obviously knows her stuff and how to communicate. I look forward to future lessons.
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Christina C.

Christina C.

Palm Harbor, FL 34683
(7)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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