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Orlando Guitar and Theory

By Damien S. - Orlando Guitar Teacher

Teaching music theory and guitar lessons in Orlando exposes me to a wide variety of genres and styles. The eclectic population of Orlando and the city’s many live music venues lend to that. As a working guitarist and composer, exposure to a wide variety of musical cultures gives me the ability to pass it on to my students. I love musically broadening myself and students to these various genres and musical cultures when I am teaching guitar lessons in Orlando. Education is never-ending and creativity stems from that education. Orlando's culturally rich communities and reputation as one of the biggest tourist hubs in the world make it a mandatory stop for touring bands. There is never a shortage of live music in this "City Beautiful.”

As a teacher, I enjoy throwing my studen
ts into playing immediately during their guitar lessons in Orlando. Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced musician, you play to have fun and enjoy what you are doing. Music is about expressing yourself and I feel my students should be able to do that sooner than later. A working knowledge of music, i.e. theory, also helps develop the musician’s creative attributes, along with helpful skills and rules to some of music's order. I enjoy teaching theory and watching a student "get it." This just helps broaden the student’s playing ability and creativity. I believe in giving the student what they want and helping broaden their knowledge and ability. A happy student is a practicing student and returning student.
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Jill H. Winter Springs, FL

Learning to play the guitar includes tuning, technique, theory and the willingness to practice. Beginning students learn to play treble clef musical notation, rhythm and chords. As the student advances, the music becomes more intricate and tablature is introduced as a form of reading guitar music. As the student feels comfortable, the guitar solo is introduced. The student will be introduced to key signatures and learn the primary chords for each key.

About Jill

Jill holds a Bachelor's degree in Music Education and has master's work in choral music. For many years she has taught private and group music lessons to all ages and many varying styles of singing and instrumental music. Her lessons are unlike the ones she remembers from childhood; Jill's lessons are full of creativity, fun and excitement. It is amazing how students improve with each lesson. Jill brings more than just technique to the studio, she strives to find the best in each student and then concentrates on improving each individual's strengths and then delves into ways to correct the weaknesses. Since Jill is a vocal soloist, instrumentalist, accompanist and director, she knows what it takes to prepare and rehearse and therefore she makes it clear which concept the student ...

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larry B. March 24, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
encouraging, kind
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Lee S. February 12, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
Jill is a wonderful teacher. She is patient and creative in teaching, good at communicating her musical ideas with children. My son progressed a lot under her instruction. We really hate to say goodbye to her because we have to leave America. Her classes are part of our best memories here.
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Dee P. May 21, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Jill is very interested in your progress. She is also very encouraging. I have been very satisfied with her.
Nate C. Oviedo, FL

With guitar, I cover all the basics: chords, scales, reading tab or standard notation (or both), and playing that song you wished you knew how to play.

My method book is flexible, and I generally incorporate as many known songs as possible to encourage students' desire to practice.

Once the basics are down, we can move on to advanced techniques like harmonics, tapping, alternate tunings, and more. I can also help students trying to learn advance instruments like 7 or 8 string guitars.

I have an extensive background in theory and use it to help students understand the basics of songwriting as well as the basics of improvising lead lines over chords another guitarist is playing.

About Nate

I've been teaching private lessons for over a decade now. First I taught lessons as a self-employed college student, and then my during graduate studies I worked through a music academy in Dallas. I've been playing piano for over 20 years and guitar and drums for 15. I've been in various bands, personally recorded several albums of my own compositions, and have taught students from ages 7-17 consistently. I teach part time as a high school teacher in the area and I enjoy helping young people learn, whether it's guitar, piano, drums, or even psychology *** Lesson Details *** I'm very laid back when it comes to lessons, but I do expect students to spend at least 90 minutes weekly practicing so our lessons will be productive. I generally use either Alfred or Suzuki for piano lessons, and

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Dalton K. March 23, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Nate is very patient and accommodating. Always provides feedback with each lesson.
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April W. May 19, 2014
Piano · In home
Nate has been working with my boys (6 & 7) for the past six months. We are very happy with the progress they've made and their enthusiasm for music. Would highly recommend Nate.
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Mai May 14, 2014
Nate was very patient and understanding using age appropriate materials.
Eric L. Oviedo, FL

About Eric

Eric comes from a family of musicians. He began guitar lessons at age five as the Beatles were invading the American music scene. Growing up in New Jersey, Eric performed in rock bands until becoming interested in classical guitar. With New York City only a short bus ride away, he spent as much time as possible in the city, studying guitar with Russian born Classical Guitarist, Dr. Alexander Bellow, and Jazz Legend "Bucky" Pizzarelli. During this time he attended recitals of such notables as Andre Segovia, Julian Bream and John Williams. Being immersed in this musical scene inspired him to make music his life. Eric earned a degree in Classical Guitar Performance from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford, where he studied under the direction of guitar pedagogue, ...

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Kevin C. December 18, 2014
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
Eric is a very good teacher. I have no experience in music at all and his instruction offered a nice mix of basic music knowledge and uke specific teaching. In a short time he showed me a variety of playing techniques for the uke that gives me a lot to strive for while offering exercises and instruction for me to work on that will help me steadily improve.
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Coen G. September 2, 2014
Banjo · In studio
Verified Student
Eric has been really helpful in my learning experience. My schedule requires flexibility in scheduling and Eric has been great!
Jesse W. Altamonte Springs, FL

Guitar is a beautiful and intricate instrument. There is much more to music and guitar then just theory and scales, there is an art that comes along with playing. Anyone can pick up and play a guitar, but not everyone sounds great doing so. I will teach you how to sound great while building your chops and skills.

About Jesse

Hi, My name is Jesse. I discovered my passion in music when I was 15 and saw another student playing guitar in school. Ever since I received my first guitar at age 16, I was hooked. Not a day went by that I didn't pick up the instrument and pour my energy and soul into my playing. I specialize in teaching students how to unleash their creativity while also following a disciplined learning method. Music is meant to be fun, creative, and expressive, and I help students find this passion. After discovering their passion, practice and honing their skills will lead to more professional ventures and possibly a career! Specialties: Guitar, Leads, Rhythms, Fingerpicking, Solos, Improvisation, Recording, Songwriting. I make sure my students have a wonderful time and are excited to want to

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Ashok R. November 18, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Jesse has been a fantastic teacher for my Son. He is very patient and adapts to the pace of the student. Apart from just teaching my son music , I am seeing some good personality improvements as a result of his interactions with Jesse.

Thanks
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Sylvia C. August 10, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
My son feels That He is going to do well playing the guitar , now that He has worked with Jessie. Jessie allows you to play your own style of music. Give it a few lessons, and give Jessie a try.
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GEYSI R. April 18, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
first lesson ever, wounderfull

Gina loved her first lesson, and is so excited to continue learning more about singing with Jesse. What a great expiereince, thank you Jesse.
Nicole O. Winter Park, FL

About Nicole

Nicole O. holds Bachelor of Arts degrees (with honors) in Music and Anthropology, graduating Summa Cum Laude from Rollins College. A member of the Honors Program (top 2%) and one of nine Cornell Scholars in her graduating class, Nicole pursued concentrations in Violin and Vocal Performance, as well as Ethnomusicology. Nicole served as co-concertmaster of the Rollins College Orchestra and String Ensemble for three, consecutive years, under the direction of Dr. John V. Sinclair. She was selected to perform Winter from The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, with the Rollins College String Ensemble at Christmas Vesper services, to capacity audiences of community members, students and faculty at the Knowles Memorial Chapel. Nicole has studied violin with Joni Roos and Alvaro Gomez, protege of David ...

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Jack G. January 28, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Nicole is talented, patient and fun to be around. I have only had 3 lessons and am loving every minute. She delights in sharing and notices any progress that I have made. I look forward to my lessons every week.
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john C. August 22, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I think the reviews speak for themselves. Nicole is a nurturing, patient, and loving teacher. Always with a welcoming smile. A great teacher. I'd recommend her any day of the week.
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Juliana F. August 18, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Nicole has a great energy and makes you feel at home. Her technique is very effective and she makes singing seems effortless. Highly recommended! :)
Damien S. Orlando, FL

I teach beginner to advanced guitar. I can teach any genre of music and have been teaching for over 10 years. You will not only know how to play but know what you are doing, musically.

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, and 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. ...

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Adam W. August 26, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Great great teacher!!! Excellent for all kinds of music lessons! Very knowledgeable, getting this teacher is like you are paying one price for all different kinds of music related lessons! Defiantly worth to give it a try! I've learned a ton of stuff through out my 12 lessons with him, doesn't really matter whither it's guitar or theory related stuff, he knows them all!!! Give him a try! and you will be amazed!
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Victoria W. June 11, 2014
Banjo · In studio
Verified Student
Damien's love of music fortifies his abilities to share what is possible in his students' achievements; me included! For over a year I have pursued learning banjo, which Damien's encouragement through patient teaching, has fulfilled my goal of being comfortable with this difficult instrument. Thank you, Damien, for believing anyone can try to learn something new, even at seventy-two!
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RobertB May 10, 2012
Fast paced and interesting

Damien has a great style of teaching and has kept me working hard in the first couple of lessons. I feel like I am learning quickly and never have a lack of information to work with.

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