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Joshua G.

Apollo Beach, FL

About Joshua

Joshua picked up his first set of sticks at 10 years old, beginning lessons with his father; this seemingly young interest took a turn for devoted passion and appreciation of rhythm and music. He is versatile drummer with more than 15 years of experience in different styles.

Joshua attended Florida State University and studied Jazz under Leon Anderson as well as advanced studies at The University of South Florida under Dave Via. He has had the opportunity to play with several local musicians such as Marcus Hampton, Mike Gibilsco, Kevin Wilder and many others.

Joshua brings something u
nique to the table with a background in Jazz and passion for teaching!

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe drums and music should be fun! You should enjoy learning and practicing on your own time as well as having fun in private lessons. I can tailor the lessons to your interests while integrating several tools to help you learn the basics.

I will also teach from a few different books to help with independence of hands and feet. After 3-6 months you will have learned basic rudiments, how to apply them, and how to play several different drum beats and patterns.

Honestly, the more you practice the more you gain confidence in your abilities to play. But more importantly Drums is Challenging so it can get frustrating its important to have FUN!!!

*** Studio Equipment ***
The In-Studio lessons are in a separate music room w drum sets (2), PA system, seating for parents. 2 dogs kept separate during lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
The student is expected to provide a drum kit

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Latin, Funk, Rock, Hip-Hop
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Brian February 1, 2016
Drum · In home
Joshua is extremely talented in reaching the student at his/her level. He is extremely positive and looks to connect with his students to give them a panoramic view of music in general and then drills down to how that would relate to the drums.
My son is always excite to see Joshua and looks forward to each lesson. Joshua takes the work out of the lesson and lets the student have fun and explore, all the while teaching basics without it being apparent to the student!

Just a really awesome person and instructor!

Brian Mehle
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Peter December 9, 2015
Drum · In home
Joshua has been excellent with my son Max (10 years old). He's very patient and positive. His calm demeanor is great for instructing. He keeps Max interested and enthusiastic. Max enjoys taking lessons from Joshua, and I would highly recommend him to anyone of any age.
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Meredith Z. February 12, 2014
Drum
Verified Student
Great teacher!!!

My 7 year old son had his first drumming lesson this week with Joshua and he loved it! He learned so much on his lesson and was intrigued with what Joshua was teaching him. What a great teacher!!!! Patient, reliable and extremely skilled! We can't wait for our lesson next week!!
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Joshua G.

Joshua G.

Apollo Beach, FL 33572
(3)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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James B.

Apollo Beach, FL

About James

I have been teaching for the past 15 years as a private instructor. My students range in age from 5 years old to 64. I teach beginner and intermediate piano and beginner, intermediate, and advanced electric bass.
I've been playing professionally for the past 30 years as an electric bassist, pianist, and vocalist. Learn to play like your favorite artists while having fun and growing as a musician. For bass students, you can learn all styles that are desirable, such as funk techniques like slapping, R&B grooving, rock & roll driving, and jazz swinging. For piano students, you can expect to lear
n enough music theory to reach greater heights and move forward while developing a love for the piano and the world of music. I offer a teaching environment that is highly interactive and encourages students to play, and understand the dynamics of playing with other musicians. You will learn to read music but I promise you will not be bored.
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Ron Sweet July 27, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Had me playing on the first lesson. How neat
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DianaA3 May 13, 2011
Great patience, flexibility and persistence

It is great to have Jim as a piano teacher. He is extremely patient with you and will work on your needs and interests specifically. Will definitely choose him over any other in the future. I appreciate his kindness and allowing him to practice in his home.Diana
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James B.

Apollo Beach, FL 33572
(2)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Jennifer S.

Gibsonton, FL

About Jennifer

I graduated with my associates degree from musicians institute in Hollywood, California for vocal performance. I have been singing since the young age of 4 and was always in the school choir. I have experience in singing, song writing, piano and studio recording. I have always believed that music is a great outlet to escape from life's everyday stresses or worries, therefor music should always remain fun.
They say home is where the heart is...well.music is my home!!!

*** Lesson Details ***
When taking lessons with me you can expect a laid back environment. I believe music should always re
main fun to keep a creative flow. You can expect to broaden your vocal range and and learn the creativity of music performance and writing.

"You know what what music is God's little reminder that there is something else in the universe besides us; harmonic connection between all living beings; everywhere, even the stars!" Robin williams

*** Studio Equipment ***
Electric piano, korgd1600 mixing station, microphone

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide music and keyboard. Student must just provide themselves

*** Specialties ***
Pop, folk..really I can conform to any style
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Destinee G. September 7, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
(This is Kari's daughter writing the review as I am the one receiving the lessons) Jennifer is honestly the best instructor I have ever had. She's so understanding about having to reschedule due to personal issues. She teaches in a way that's very focused for your individual learning style and she's also very honest which is always nice when you're learning a skill. I love Jennifer and I would definitely recommend using her for your child.
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Kyla T. August 21, 2014
I've know Jennifer for most of my life and music has always been one of her greatest passions. Her love of all types of genres of music allows her to be open to different styles and techniques. If your looking for a great music teacher, then she's your best pick! Talented with patience and a great musical ear! : )
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LaVonna R. August 12, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Jennifer worked hard with my daughter every minute. She worked on correcting her with positive feedback and encouraging words. She has been fantastic!
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Jennifer S.

Jennifer S.

Gibsonton, FL 33534
(3)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Joshua B.

Bradenton, FL

About Joshua

I want to share my passion and knowledge of music with you!

I've been involved with music for as long as I can remember, and was classically trained in piano for years as a young person.

I started teaching private lessons in 2003, and have worked in performance ensembles, recording studios, bands, and other assorted musical areas throughout that time.

I've gained teaching experience through summer camps, private instruction, workshops, and online curriculum.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are tailored to each student's individual goals, and can be as interdisciplinary as they ma
y like. I am always open to suggestions from both parents and students, so let me know what I can do to make your lessons the best they can be.

A typical lesson would include some of the following elements:

- Hand stretches
- History and culture - info on influential composers & musicians.
- œReview - on previously learned material.
- Sight Reading
- œScales - review, learning, and performance.
- Solo Piece - continued work until mastery.
- Homework Assignment

*** Studio Equipment ***
-Digital Piano (with revolutionary "dual function" mode, allowing both my student and I to play simultaneously!)
-Assorted guitars for accompaniment (classical, electric, steel string acoustic)
-iMac desktop with Logic Pro 9 recording studio, and Garageband for instruction of MIDI and Production
-Mandolin
-Ukulele
-Djembe
-Bongos
-Shakers, tambourines, and other assorted instruments!

*** Specialties ***
Player, historian, and perpetual student in the areas of American jazz, blues, soul, r&b, and funk.
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Linn December 7, 2015
Piano · In home
My son (8) and daughter (6) have been taking piano lessons with Josh and they've both been having a lot of fun AND learning a lot. Josh keeps it light, but makes sure that his students are learning the theory needed to really progress. I would HIGHLY recommend Josh!!!
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Holly D. August 19, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Josh has been the most kind and patient of any instructors I have ever had! He is knowledge-able, is always finding new ways to connect the right practice and knowledge with his students, and completely dedicated in making sure the student has fun! He is good with anyone of any age and music range and will always take the time to review. I sadly could not continue with him due to my schedule and inability to make the time to practice and attend lessons, but I would recommend him to any aspiring musician looking to enhance his/her musical abilities. You cannot get any better than Josh!
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Jill L. May 27, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Josh is a Great teacher! More patience with my son than I have at times! He was very good at explaining the basic concepts behind the lessons. Josh is always on time and ready to get started. I would highly recommend Josh to anyone that is interested in getting their kids started in music.
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Joshua B.

Joshua B.

Bradenton, FL 34205
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Tony W.

Bradenton, FL

About Tony

As a performer, music teacher and private lesson instructor I have worked with musicians with zero to lifetime experience and I have found that the most exceptional musicians are well rounded. This is achieved by developing students' abilities to listen to and understand their role in music, ear training, music theory, and sight reading. I believe that the private lesson is not just a time where students work on finger exercises and technique, it is also a time where we learn about history, culture, style and have a lot of fun! We get to challenge ourselves and make mistakes so that we can gr
ow into the best musicians that we can possibly be.

I have received a Bachelors in Music Education from University of North Texas and a Masters in Music Performance in Trumpet from Colorado State University.
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Ned February 5, 2016
Trumpet · In studio
My daughter took trumpet lessons with Tony during the 2012-13 schoolyear -- at the time she was working to master the basics of the instrument, and she benefited greatly under Tony's tutelage. I would give a strong recommendation for Tony to anyone who is considering him for trumpet instruction!
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Tony W.

Bradenton, FL 34208
(1)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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