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About David L.

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Windermere, FL
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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
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*** 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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Favian A. March 29, 2016
Verified Student · Guitar · In home
Perfect Teacher for my son !!
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Renay D. December 27, 2013
Verified Student · Guitar ·
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
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$24 / 30-min

About Yegues S.

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Ocoee, FL

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About Yegues
I am currently the guitar teacher at Ocoee High School.

I have a degree in Music Education and Flute Performance from Florida State University. Flute was my primary instrument throughout high school and college, but guitar is now my main focus. I have given multiple lessons and master classes on both flute and guitar. I have also been a music theory tutor for many students. I have a lot of experience with both giving and receiving lessons, so I have learned many ways to adapt to any situation.

I love laughing and making jokes, which is one of the most important aspects of any teacher. Le
ssons should be something to look forward to rather than dreading to spend time practicing. I do prefer being more laid back as a teacher, but still know when it's time to get more serious about the work.

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I am laid back most of the time time, but I still expect whatever we assigned to be practiced for the next/current lesson. I will expect some form of technique exercise to be played as a warm up to each lesson as well as non-instrumental warm-ups like breathing. As a student, you can choose repertoire to work on, or I can provide music and etudes depending on the skill level. I can provide any supplementary materials as needed.

Music lessons - Flute and guitar are the two instruments I play at a professional level, however, I am able to play and have a solid understanding of most instruments.

Math lessons - My experience ranges from elementary to college as far as giving lessons. I come into lessons prepared, and will know most of the subject matter presented, and if not, I am a quick learner and am able to understand material presented very quickly.
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Theresa G. February 25, 2017
Verified Student · Flute · Online
Great lesson.
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Keely DeSouza February 19, 2017
Verified Student · Guitar · In home
Amazing, talented, professional
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Audrey K. February 6, 2017
Verified Student · Guitar · In home
Our first lesson was great. My daughter really enjoyed it.
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Yegues S.

Ocoee, FL 34761
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About Bonnie P.

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Clermont, FL

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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.

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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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Lucretia H. December 9, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · Online
My kids really enjoy Bonnie! She is very patient and she can flow with my kids. My kids really love Bonnie's unique piano approach and has taken off with really getting piano for the first time. Highly recommend.
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Emily July 11, 2016
Verified Student · Oboe · In home
Very helpful! Thank you for working with us when we were running late. I learned a great deal and look forward to working with Bonnie in the future.
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Greta May 28, 2016
Verified Student · Oboe · Online
She was nice and understanding.
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Bonnie P.

Bonnie P.

Clermont, FL 34711
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About Kevin M.

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Davenport, FL

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Hello! My name is Kevin, and I am looking forward to teaching you everything I know about music! I've been singing at Walt Disney World for over 23 years (and I still am currently) with the Voices of Liberty, the Dapper Dans of Main Street, and Four For A Dollar. I have a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Penn State University. Even more than singing, playing the guitar, arranging for a cappella, and playing piano, I love to teach! Ever since I was a sophomore in high school, I've wanted to be a teacher of music in various capacities. My favorite aspect of teaching several private st
udents each week is that every individual student has a different story: What is it that you want to accomplish? Would you like to sing, play piano, or play guitar? Would you like training in music theory? Do you want to eventually have a career in music? Will this be a hobby for you? Whatever your goals are, I am excited to know your story.
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Miguel March 10, 2017
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
great experience, he has a lot of patience,.
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Keith, Trista, Garret (group) M. March 3, 2017
Verified Student · Ukulele · In studio
Very reasonable prices and took his time explaining everything so me and my children could all understand it before he moved on with the lesson.
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Jasmine R. February 3, 2017
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
My daughter enjoy her first class so much, I am glad she liked the teacher and the class. We hope to keep coming to learn some more.
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Kevin M.

Davenport, FL 33896
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About Rebecca T.

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Davenport, FL

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About Rebecca
Hello, and welcome to my TakeLessons home page! My name is Rebecca and I am so excited that you have decided to stop by.

I am a former band director and current elementary music teacher. Teaching elementary music affords me the time and flexibility to work on a personal dream of mine: to teach clarinet privately to students!

I want to use all of my knowledge to help guide every student to their personal success. I specialize in working with clarinetists from beginning to advanced. If you're looking to start taking clarinet lessons to quickly improve, I am knowledgable in clarinet pedag
ogy. if you're looking for an extra boost before college auditions, I can help from not only personal experience of the audition process but extensive knowledge in the required repertoire for many universities. If you're looking for help in learning and long range goals for clarinet, I am more than happy to work with you at every step to achieve your goals!

As a public school teacher, I am afforded the training and knowledge on working with students with special needs. Please don't hesitate to contact me to see what we can do for you.

Major clarinet literature that I have performed or am extremely familiar with include:
Mozart, Clarinet Concerto
Copland, Clarinet Concerto
Brahms, Sonata No. 1 and 2
Bax, Clarinet Sonata
Finzi, Five Bagatelles
Rabaud, Solo de Concours
Reinecke, Sonata Undine
Stamitz, Concerto in Bb
Weber, Concertino, Introduction Theme and Variations, and Concertos
Hindemith, Sonata
Hurlstone, Four Characteristic Pieces
Milhaud, Sonatine
Messager, Solo de Concours
Ravel, Piece en forme de Habanera
Schumann, Three Romances, Fantasiestucke
Rachmaninoff, Vocalise
Busoni, Concertino
Poulenc, Sonata
Shaw, Concerto
Osborne, Rhapsody
Reich, New York Counterpoint
Kovacs, Hommages
Stravinsky, Three Pieces
Krommer, Concerto in Eb
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Matthew Z. March 9, 2017
Verified Student · Clarinet · Online
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Hattie February 6, 2017
Verified Student · Clarinet · Online
this was my daughters first lesson and she enjoyed it very much and is still practicing an hour later!
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Rebecca T.

Rebecca T.

Davenport, FL 33896
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$15 / 30-min

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