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Orlando has produced some great pop music over the last couple of decades, with popular artists such as the Backstreet Boys, ‘N Sync and Matchbox Twenty.

If you want to top the charts as well, you’ll need to refine your natural talent and take it to the next level with our Orlando music lessons. Whether you’re looking to gain proficiency in a particular instrument or to expand and enhance the range and power of your voice, professional musicians from the area are eager to help. TakeLessons pre-screens those musicians to ensure you’re being taught by the best of the best, and we also offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee with your first lesson.

The range of possible lessons is extensive: music theory, performance technique, music recording, songwriting, and voice lessons, for example. In addition, a large variety of instruments are covered, including acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar, drums and percussion, piano and violin.

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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

*** Specialties ***
I have been taught, on a college level, of classical, jazz, ethnic musics. I specialize in guitar, theory, composition.
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Darren S. June 5, 2015
Banjo · In studio
Verified Student
I have been playing the Banjo for only a few months now and have learned a lot. Damien is a very patient instructor. He ensures the student understands what he/she is doing in both playing and reading music. I have improved in every area of his instructions. Excellent Teacher!
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Nick S. May 19, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
If you're looking for someone who will listen to your goals and create a lesson plan to help you achieve them, you've met your match! Great experience so far, looking forward to the next lessons.
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Lisa M. April 12, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I got a guitar at Christmas along with a book on how to play. In just two lessons I have learned so much from Damien that I never got out of the book. He is a good teacher and has a great personality.
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Damien S.

Damien S.

Orlando, FL 32801
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$30 / 30-min
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Alayne A.

Winter Park, FL

About Alayne

I have been teaching and performing for over 35 years in my home studio in the Orlando area. I teach technique, all styles/genres, stage presence, mic technique, audition, & demo CD prep,and sight-singing, to ages 7 on up. I gear the lessons to the individual students' goals and needs. I have and have had many successful professional and talented amateur singers grow and progress within my studio. Many of them perform in nightclub venues, theme parks, and theatres in the Central Florida area. One of my former students, just opened for Lisa Loeb's concert in downtown Orlando. This same student
, John, has 2 albums of his own, and several students are signed by recording labels and touring. Students are encouraged to use their talents and regularly perform in recitals, community theatre, church, school, and community choirs, contests,& talent shows.

Engel School of Music, Orlando, Fl. I taught voice lessons at this prestigious downtown music school for six years. Owner/operator, Drucilla Engel.

I graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN in 1974 with a Bachelor of Music Education degree with voice as my major. I studied opera and musical theatre, performed in musicals, operas and the group, "The Singing Hoosiers",

I received a Bachelor of Vocal Performance from Indiana Universtiy in 1975. Languages: Italian, German, French, and Latin. Performed in group, ''The Belles of Indiana".

Paid church soloist for 2 years during college years and worked as a summer stock singer at Cedar Point theme park, Sandusky, Ohio in 1971 and a singer/dancer in a Cole Porter Musical Revue at King's Island, Cincinnati, Ohio in 1972.

Walt Disney World entertainer from 1976-1978. "Kids of The Kingdom", singing and dancing group of 12, performing at Castle Forecourt,and Tomorrow Land stages in the Magic Kingdom . Traveled throughout the US with conventions, and guest starred at Radio City Music Hall in NYC, with the "Rockettes", for 5 months under the direction of Peter Gennaro. Numerous recordings with "The Kids". Recorded 2 demo CD's.

Hoop-de-do Show, Fort Wilderness,Walt Disney World. Dinner show, character: Flora- singing and dancing for one season in 1978.

"Singing Snow White", Walt Disney World, seasonal show. Sang on parade float and on small balcony stage, behind the Castle Forecourt. I sang three solos from this Disney musical.

"Seesaw"-pop nightclub band of four musicians and lead vocalist, performing in Central Florida clubs. Late 1970's.

Opera Camerata Chorus in Orlando, Fl. - 1976-1979

Church and Wedding soloist for local Orlando area. Present day

"The Dickens Carolers', quartets entertaining seasonally. Agent/owner: Carol Becker. Present day.

Recitals and Sacred Concerts in Central Florida. Present day.

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach weekly lessons, with daytime and evening hours available, Monday through Thursday . I recommend an hour lesson. I give vocalizations to practice and develop good technique. Repertoire/songs are chosen by the student and myself. I encourage students to be well-rounded and try different genres/styles and even give me a "wish list" of songs they would like to learn. I give guidelines on how much to practice and what to practice. I help train the student's eye and ear and work with harmonization/parts, if needed. I help the student to develop their voice with strength, stamina, clarity, resonation, projection, expressiveness, and emotional impact. Progress will be continually evident throughout the students' study. Lessons are recorded on CD for every lesson, as this is a great efficient learning tool.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Tascam CD recorder
Mackie Pro mixing board
Korg electric keyboard
JVC karaoke CD player with key change capability
JVC triple CD player with key change capability
Receiver
Four Advent speakers for super stereo sound
Peavey microphone
Leader microphone

*** Specialties ***
Voice, Sight-singing
I teach in the classical bel canto style and technique, which is how I was trained at Indiana University. I have been teaching all genres, including pop/rock, classical, jazz, country, r&b, and gospel/contemporary christian/traditional sacred.
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Vanessa S. May 28, 2014
Broadway Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Ms. Alayne is a very professional, and great mentor. She recognizes a student's strengths and weaknesses. I admire her for her passion towards music. You can actually feel it through her teachings. I would most definitely recommend her to everyone.

I am currently studying Broadway under her, and so far it's been an awesome experience.
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Joan J. May 9, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Excellent teacher - professional, very experienced and personable.

I am thoroughly enjoying my singing lessons with Alayne Archer.
Alayne is very professional and has extensive knowledge and experience in the field of vocal technique. She is an excellent singing teacher who very personable and encouraging.
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MarionS June 2, 2012
In such a short amount of time, I have learned a tremendous amount from my instructor. She is very knowledgeable, professional and helpful. I am sorry that I am not able to continue at this time due to finances. However, I would definitely sign up with her again if granted the opportunity. There's so much more to learn and already I am able to apply some of the techniques she has taught me.
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Alayne A.

Alayne A.

Winter Park, FL 32789
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starting at
$60 / 60-min
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Paul M.

Orlando, FL

About Paul

I began taking drum lessons at a very early age and continued on and off with various teachers for the better part of twenty years. I will always be grateful to them for the knowledge and wisdom they imparted on me and for the positive influence they have had on my life, especially the ones with whom I really bonded and who were essentially mentors to me while I studied with them.

As a teacher, there is no better feeling than seeing a student make progress and knowing that you helped him or her along the way, while at the same time not taking the credit, as it is always the student who has
the harder job, who must do the real work. I always feel tremendous satisfaction when a student masters a difficult rudimentary exercise for the first time, or is able to execute a challenging rhythm pattern on the drum set. The expression on their faces often conveys pride over their achievement, and I can often sense a boost in their self-esteem. This is why I teach.

I began playing drums when I was around twelve years old, and played throughout grade school, high school and college, in school jazz bands and musical pit bands, as well as playing in many rock bands over the years. I began teaching drums shortly after graduating from college, eventually relocating to New York City, where I lived for 12 years and where I continued playing and teaching, as well as taking lessons on and off. I was very fortunate to study with Joe Morello - famous for his tenure with Dave Brubeck and especially on the classic recording "Take Five." I have also played on several recordings, toured throughout the Northeast and Midwest, and have performed at the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, the Miami Music Festival, and have been overseas a few times for some European dates. Since moving to Orlando in late 2009, I have joined a cover band and played in the orchestras for musical productions at community theaters.

To me, teaching drums is more than simply writing notes on a page of manuscript paper and having students practice and perform exercises. It is about connecting and showing them how expressing themselves musically can be one of the most fulfilling activities one can pursue. It is also about helping them really get in touch with their own sense of rhythm, the foundation of all music. When I take on new students, it is always my goal that I can help foster in them the same passion for and love of learning to play drums as the great teachers who taught me.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lesson plan will be based on the student's level and goals. If the student is a beginner, we will start off with basic hand technique, rudiments, reading, etc., before moving on to the drum set. Playing along with a metronome will also be a regular part of lessons and should be with practice as well.

At the drum set, I will give students exercises for developing coordination and independence. They will also learn to play basic beats for different music styles, e.g. rock, jazz, funk, latin, with a focus on execution, time and feel. I have a wide assortment of drum books spanning all levels from which we can work out of or use examples. I also ask my students what songs they want to learn to play on the drums so that together we can figure out the beats to them. I ultimately want them to be able to transcribe the beats to these songs themselves, as well as create their own beats.

I may also talk a little about the history of drumming and the pioneers of the instrument, and we may also listen to records and watch videos of some of the masters in action.

I also occasionally like to "jam" with my students. as I have a piano and a few guitars in my practice room and a modicum of ability on both instruments.

As far as expectations, I assume my students are taking lessons because they want to learn to play the drums. And, as with any learning endeavor, practicing is very important. That said, I won't demand they practice a certain number of hours per week, as they need to decide how much time they have or are willing to put into it, and I expect this will vary from student to student. I realize that everyone has his or her own aptitudes and situations, so we can work together to determine the appropriate pace and amount of material to cover per week. However, if it appears to me that the student has not practiced the lesson, or is not putting in the time necessary to make progress, I will politely point it out and ask how I can help.

I am laid back and very patient. I never want my students to feel pressured or anxious about coming to lessons; I always strive to create a comfortable and relaxed environment in which they can learn and have fun at the same time.

*** Studio Equipment ***
A designated music room with an electronic drum set (Roland V Drums), digital piano, and a couple of guitars and amplifiers

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can bring a practice pad or snare drum and sticks to the first lesson, if he or she is a beginner, although I prefer them to have these already if possible. After that, I expect the student to buy sticks, a pad and if necessary a stand to mount it, a metronome, music manuscript paper, and have a comfortable seat to sit on, if not a drum stool. If they are at the intermediate level and/or have already started on the drum set, then they need to have their own set in their home.

*** Specialties ***
Basic hand technique for beginners, eventually incorporating an extra limb, usually the bass drum first.

Rock and basic funk, jazz, and latin. Also basic musical notation. Ultimately, I would like the student to be able to transcribe the beats from some of their favorite songs, as well as write their own!
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LorelleA January 21, 2012
I love working with Paul

Paul isn't just a teacher, he's a collaborator. He allows me to direct where I want to go, but he points me in that direction and works with me to figure out the best way to get there. When I played other instruments, lessons were nerve-wracking and I was always relieved when they were over. Now I look forward to my lessons every week, and I don't want to leave when we're done! Working with Paul is a very positive experience, and I'd recommend him to anyone interested in learning to drum.
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Paul M.

Orlando, FL 32839
(1)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Melissa K.

Orlando, FL

About Melissa

Melissa is an Orlando native and graduated from the Orange County Public School system. Since joining the staff at a local Fine Arts Magnet public school in 2005, she has written a Music Theory and Composition curriculum, started Piano and Guitar programs, and expanded the Band program. Melissa is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, where she earned two music scholarships and earned a Bachelor degree in Music Education. She also holds a Music K-12 Certification from the Florida Department of Education. Not only is Melissa a dedicated music educator, she also performs regularly
with the Southern Winds and Orlando Concert Bands, in addition to other freelance venues. She is also an active member of the Florida Music Educators’ Association, National Association for Music Education, and Florida Flute Association. Her students have gone on to study music in college and have been represented in All-State, All-County, Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra, Florida Young Artists Orchestra, and the Interlochen Center for the Arts as well as earn Superior ratings at District and State Solo and Ensemble events.

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe that learning music is built upon a strong relationship between teacher and student. This relationship involves good communication, honesty, open mindedness, and most importantly the desire to LEARN and have FUN. I approach teaching music by knowing and understanding the student's musical goals, and teaching fundamentals, theory, and technique through the styles of music that the student wants to learn. For beginners, I tend to teach basic technique through simple songs to get the student playing music as quickly as possible.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I own a piano, flute. Flute students will provide their own instrument. Piano students will use piano in lessons but have their own instrument (piano or keyboard) at home to practice on.

*** Travel Equipment ***
My instrument. Piano students will need a piano or keyboard at home.

*** Specialties ***
I teach beginning, intermediate, and advance literature on the flute. For beginners, I typically support the student's band program (if enrolled) by utilizing their class method book (John Thompson's method for beginning piano) and supplying additional materials, such as solos, duets, etc. For experienced students, I use a combination of etudes (Melodious and Progressive Studies - Cavally, 26 Selected Studies - Altes, etc.), Duets, and solos (leveled according to the FBA). I specialize in teaching all genres and styles of music.
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Tim S. February 15, 2014
Flute
Verified Student
Excellent Instructor

I'm a college music professor, and so I have experience in the area. Melissa is a superb instructor. She is patient and engaging, and my daughter (age 9) loves her lessons. She applies just the right amount of "pressure" so that things are fun, but also on task and moving forward. Five star instruction. Highly recommend.
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Melissa K.

Melissa K.

Orlando, FL 32807
(1)
starting at
$22 / 30-min
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Nicholas M.

Winter Park, FL

About Nicholas

I provide instruction, assistance, and tutoring to all levels of Electric Bass Guitar and Music Theory. I can also teach entry level guitar as well.

I believe that that essence of music education should be fun, entertaining, and thought provoking, while at the same time providing a positive and charming atmosphere for the student to learn in, which invokes strong and efficient learning ability. Discussion and questions are always welcome, and I always work at the pace of the student,

It's my job as a teacher to have the tools to help enhance and nurture a student's musical ability in
their chosen area of interest(s), not oppress a concrete template method for all students without accommodation to learning patterns or tendencies of the student.

My lessons are set up to accommodate a student's skill level and learning. I adjust my curriculum to support the student's interests and goals to help them grow and further their abilities in music practice, and theory simultaneously.

--Studio--

The studio is a quiet, large room with access to a piano, and music literature for reference and study. Bass amplification is provided if need be. STUDENT MUST HAVE THEIR OWN INSTRUMENT.

--My Professional Background--

I have been a professional bass player for 8 years, and have been playing for 16 years.

I started out self taught as a bassist and guitarist playing heavier styles of music such as heavy metal and alternative rock when I was young. I eventually grew to adapt to more increasingly informative, and positive styles of music such as Funk, Jazz, and Latin/World music in pursuit of absolute proficiency on the electric bass guitar, and in music in general.
Currently, I can read and write music fluently, and have played in many Jazz Ensembles, Combos, Rock/Metal Bands, Cover Bands, Jam Bands, and the like over the last ten years as a bassist and backup singer. I have also arranged music for Jazz Big Band, and composed music for Solo Piano, Trio, String Quartet, and Choir in Classical method.
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Andrew H. February 15, 2015
Bass Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Very knowledgeable and explains material in very easy ways to understand and remember. Definitely a god teacher.
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Nicholas M.

Nicholas M.

Winter Park, FL 32792
(1)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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