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Buzz A.

Atlanta, GA

I have spent years as a touring keyboardist, musical director and studio professional. I can teach you what it takes to be prepared for any performance situation

About Buzz

Buzz is an independent producer, writer, arranger, & keyboardist with over 30 years in the music industry. He appears on more than 150 CDs as performer or producer.(2 received platinum certification)

During the 80's, Buzz toured the world with the legendary Curtis Mayfield as musical director and during that time became staff producer for Ichiban Records. In the 90's, Buzz focused on production & arranging, working with some of music'™s finest such as Gerald Albright, Kirk Whalum, & Ben E King to name a few.

In 1998, Buzz created AMusic. He has composed music for CNN, Delta Airlines, T
he Discovery Channel, the Weather Channel as well as for film and TV. His orchestration skills provided him the opportunity to score 2 songs for jazz pianist Bob Thompson and the West VA Symphony Orchestra.

Sept of 06 Buzz released his debut CD Collection on Blue Canoe Records. Music from that release can be found in both film and TV .

Buzz continues writing and producing for various artists as well as composing music for independent film.

The future holds a 2015 release of new music entitled, Muse Cafe along with a book ("Repeat Offender") related to his career as a record producer and touring artist.

*** Lesson Details ***
My approach to teaching is simple. The primary goal is to have fun and enjoy the experience of making and creating music. Whether you are interested in pursuing a career in music or just wanting to add a bit of a creative outlet to your life, let me help.

My specialties include jazz, r&b, and pop piano styles. I do teach a little classical but primarily to beginners only. My curriculum is simple. I try to teach you what it is YOU want to know and that which fit your needs. There are some fundamentals that we all must learn, but typically I can have you playing a song your first lesson. As you progress, you will be able to learn to play songs on your own and interpret simple chord charts with melody.

For those students who already actively play, I can help hone your skills, offer performance, recording and studio tips and techniques.

90 and 120 min lessons are only offered to those students wishing to learn production and do NOT apply to piano lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Your lessons are given in my pre-production studio in my condo. Lessons take place on a digital piano either a Yamaha or a Casio Privia. If you are taking production classes, then see the list of gear below. My space is tidy but not always immaculate. I am a working musician and often have several projects juggling at once. There is room for 2 to 3 in addition to the student. My living room is always available and wi-fi for those who wait on a student is also available. More than ample parking is available at any time.

Buzz uses Cubase 7.5 recording software
Sibelius 7 Notation Software
Roland V-Synth
Korg Triton
Yamaha KX8
M-Audio Pro Keys 88
Casio Privia
full array of VST instrument & effect plug-ins for commercial recording (Waves, Soectrasonics, Kontakt 5, etc)

*** Specialties ***
adult, beginner, child, jazz, r&b, pop, EDM,modern, film scoring, sequencing, notation


Beverly J. July 1, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
He is willing to listen to you and gear your instruction to how and what type of music you are interested in while providing a strong musical foundation. I am very satisfied.
Patrick C. April 26, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Really knows his art and can explain it to a student.
Shirley Q. February 12, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
As a novice piano playing student, I was introduced to reading music as well as playing the piano by Buzz Amato, a great pianist and instructor. I would be remiss if I did not share how wonderful my piano lessons have been under the many talents Buzz offers as a piano instructor. His ability to convey concepts/theories of piano playing into understandable and applicable practice has made my learning experience enjoyable. Buzz is a good listener, very patient and observant, and acquires an innate gift to teach piano playing in ways that encourage me to continue my lessons. Buzz is a highly skilled piano instructor.
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Buzz A.

Buzz A.

Atlanta, GA 30319
starting at
$30 / 30-min

Kelly H.

Marietta, GA

I am accepting ALL INSTRUMENTS for Music Performance lessons. There is a special art to performing well and making a connection with your audience. I can instruct you on how to bring your performance to the next level. We will talk about your playing, your movement, and even some speaking so that you feel confident and prepared when you step foot on that stage! This is great for overcoming stage fright, anxiety, and tension if you have an audition, recital, or other performance coming up.

About Kelly

Kelly has taught private flute lessons for 10+ years from beginning to advanced skill levels and children to adults. She has also helped with marching and concert bands as a woodwind instructor in various schools.

Kelly was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida. She started taking flute lessons at the age of 12 under the instruction of Betsy Hudson-Traba, principal flutist of the Sarasota Orchestra. Throughout high school, she played in Sarasota’s youth orchestra program and was a winner of the Young Artist Competition. She also won first chair flute in All-State multiple times. With
a solid foundation in flute playing, she went on to study with Eva Amsler at the Florida State University where she earned her Bachelor of Music in flute performance. She had a lot of wonderful playing opportunities here and as an undergraduate was playing in the top orchestra. Kelly was a member of the “world renown” Marching CHIEFS, where she served as section leader to 50 plus flutes. One of the more unique ensembles she participated in was the Andean ensemble, Aconcagua, where she played the zampona (panpipes) and the quena (Andean flute). Kelly decided to go abroad for graduate school earning her Master’s at a small conservatory in beautiful Lugano, Switzerland called the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana. She studied under Italian flutists, Mario Ancillotti, Stefano Parrino, and Giovanni Crola. She had many opportunities to pursue her love of traveling and work on her foreign language skills! After heading home to the States Kelly began her freelance career substituting in various orchestras in Florida including the Sarasota Orchestra, Sarasota Ballet Orchestra, and the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. She now lives in Marietta, Georgia where she teaches privately and freelances. In addition to music, Kelly loves spending time with family, friends, and her adorable kitties (Ron & Harry) and dog (Leia). She also enjoys reading, hiking, baking, organizing, and cleaning!

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in flute and piccolo solo, orchestral, band, and chamber ensemble playing and also audition prep.


Ellen B. August 18, 2015
Flute · Online
Verified Student
Shes very fun teacher as my daughter said never a dull moment she knows what shes teaching . very accommodating .
Dillon H. August 17, 2015
Flute · In home
Verified Student
Kelly is a marvelous flute teacher. I was blown away by her kindness and her gorgeous flute tone, the most beautiful I have ever heard. I look forward to my next lesson!

Dillon Heimerl
Autumn S. July 29, 2015
Flute · In home
Kelly has worked with my students in my middle school band program in central Florida and she is absolutely phenomenal! Not only is she an amazing musician but she really connects with kids. I love having her out to work with my group and I highly recommend her to anyone. Bravo!
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Kelly H.

Kelly H.

Marietta, GA 30066
starting at
$20 / 30-min

Sasha V.

Marietta, GA

I help you to bring out the best in yourself and develop your own style or can teach you how to mimic your favorite performers.

About Sasha

Recently, I relocated to Atlanta to settle down, start a family and teach music from home. Originally from the UK, I traveled and studied music in Brisbane, Australia, where I gained a Diploma in Contemporary Music in 2000. Since then I have toured internationally with signed acts, recorded albums, guested with numerous bands and composed music scores for two feature films and various shorts along with directing my own music video and having my music featured in various movies and TV shows. I also have booked acts across the US and organized music festivals in Los Angeles.

I have vast skil
ls from performance to management, booking, PR and placements in film and television. Whether you are looking to just begin learning an instrument for fun or would like to take your skills further and move towards becoming a professional musician, I have the skills and expertise to help you along every step of the way. I tailor each lesson to meet the needs of the student, teaching them exactly what they would like to learn and having lots of fun doing it!

*** Lesson Details ***
For the first lesson we will discuss what you are hoping to achieve, what kind of structure you would like for your lessons (theory, performance etc) and I will assess your skill level. Then I will tailor exercises, lessons and study to suit your needs.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Fender Rhodes Piano
Doric Vintage Organ
Microphones and Stands
Pro Tools
Fender Amp
Jaguar Bass
1968 Hagstrom Bass
Gibson Les Paul Guitar
Dan Electro Guitar
1950s Burns Bass
Fender Acoustic
Yamaha Mini Acoustic
Small Boss Keyboard
Flutes, Harmonicas, Percussion
Ipod, cd player
Various effects pedals for voice and guitar etc

*** Travel Equipment ***
Can bring guitars, mics, stands, practice amp and small keyboard

*** Specialties ***
Specializing in rock, pop and soundtrack music, I can also teach performance and acting stage skills and voice projection.


Jimmie A. September 24, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Sasha is so nice and knowledgeable. Very smart and professional too. I have learned so much in a short period of time. I look forward to working with her for a long time. I got lucky choosing her!
Terri S. September 11, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Miss Sasha (as my 5 year old calls her) is truly an awesome teacher. She is patient and knows exactly what she is doing! My son enjoyed the classes and when he had trouble with one instrument, she had no problem working with us, allowing him to try another. My only regret is that we could not continue the class. I recommend her for all levels of students!
chris A. September 3, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
10 stars! She was awesome and did a great job. She is attentive to detail. Very thorough and didn't overwhelm with too much information. Absolutely recommend!
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Sasha V.

Sasha V.

Marietta, GA 30067
starting at
$35 / 30-min

Rich G.

Woodstock, GA

Many years of performance in a wide variety of contexts

About Rich

I am a public school music teacher by day (11 years experience), a private music teacher by afternoon (16 yrs), and a gigging musician and DJ by night (16 yrs). I manage a highly successful cover band called The Retreat that performs all over the southeast. I have lead and arranged the worship music at a local church on Sundays and also have numerous original songs that have been recorded and published.

With all of this experience teaching, I am GREAT with kids and always PROFESSIONAL in my conduct.

I have 3 degrees in Music Education:
- Bachelors, Indiana University of PA
- Master
s, Auburn University
- Educational Specialist, Auburn University

I teach lessons on:
- Guitar
- Piano
- Saxophone
- Bass Guitar
- Drums
- Flute
- Recording and Music Production
- Songwriting

*** Lesson Details ***
The goal of music lessons is not to just learn the notes and mechanics of an instrument, but to become a well-rounded MUSICIAN. With my lessons, we don't just go through a book page-by-page, rather, lessons are shaped around the musical tastes and interests of the student. Musical theory concepts are applied in actual songwriting and current popular songs. I accompany the students on various instruments, imitating a real performance situation. I teach all ages; beginners to advanced musicians.

Unlike a crowded music store with a cramped little room for lessons, my lessons are taught in a large, open, and well-lit home studio. There is an open waiting area where parents can listen as well. Parking is convenient on a cul-de-sac with a clear view into the teaching studio.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Nord Stage 2 88 piano,
Yamaha Custom saxophone with Theo Wanne, Meyer, and Selmer mouthpieces,
Dr. Z RxJr amplifier with 2x12 cabinet,
Don Grosh Custom electric guitar,
Lowden O25 acoustic guitar,
Ibanez bass guitar,
Hartke bass amp,
Roland keyboard amp,
Sonor 3001 drumset,
Sabian cymbals,
DW hardware,
Pork Pie snare drum,
Avid Protools Mbox,
Rode vocal mic and overhead mics,
Yamaha metronome,
Apple Macbook Pro computer,

*** Specialties ***
Recording and production - Protools, Garageband


Kristian P. September 16, 2015
Flute · In studio
Verified Student
Rich has an enthusiasm for music which is evident in his teaching style. He has a very positive teaching method, and adapts lessons to fit the goal of the student. We highly recommend Rich!
Liam S. August 25, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
My son really enjoyed his lesson. We are very pleased.
Lisa G. August 11, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Rich did a great job with my 7 year old Noah. Rich was able to keep Noah's interest and find a way to keep him engaged at every lesson. I also liked the fact that Rich was very kind and he was very knowledgeable about the Piano. Thank you Rich!
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Rich G.

Rich G.

Woodstock, GA 30189
starting at
$30 / 30-min

Andre B.

Powder Springs, GA

For beginners I tend to use the Suzuki method. More advanced students work on individual pieces and etudes, with a high priority for scales while also maintaining a track that individualized for each student. I can teach any style or genre at the preference of the student/parent.

About Andre

*Currently attending Kennesaw State University for Violin Performance.

* Originally from Erie, Pennsylvania, 18 year old Violinist Andre Barnes has been recognized both in the local and international scene. Being selected for the biennial ASTA National High School Honors Orchestra, he performed with some of the greatest musicians of his age from all around the United States. Later that same year he was a finalist in the Honors Performance Series, culminating with performances at Carnegie Hall. He has participated in master classes and had lessons with various artist such as Noah
Bendix-Balgley, David Kim, Bill Preucil, Paul Huang, Kelly Hall-Tompkins, and Shanghai Quartet and as a violist has played for Yizhak Schotten Professor of Viola at University of Michigan. Andre has led many orchestras to success. He has received honorable mention in the Georgia Chapter of ASTA string competition. He has been a member of Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, and Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra. His leadership positions include Concertmaster of Mceachern High School Orchestra, Concertmaster of the University of Georgia Orchestra Festival, Concertmaster of the Spivey Hall Honors Orchestra, he has also held the Associate Concertmaster and principal positions for the Brevard Music Festival, and Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra, and also Cobb County Honors Orchestras and All-State. As an avid chamber musician Andre is currently a member of the Atelier Quartet , and has performed Borodin String Quartet No.2, Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor Op. 13, Mendelssohn Piano Trio,and many more.
He began his violin studies at the age of 11, and since has studied with musicians such as Nina Ray, Kenn Wagner- First Violinist of Atlanta Symphony, Justin Bruns - Associate Concertmaster of Atlanta Symphony, Sonja Foster, and currently a student of David Coucheron – Concertmaster of Atlanta Symphony. He has studied at the Brevard Music Center as a scholarship student with violinist Josefina Vergara- Principal 2nd Violin Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra student of Miriam Fried. In the future he plans to enter competitions such as Sphinx Competition, ASTA National Solo Competition, maybe someday Menuhin or JJV IC, also to attend music festivals such as Aspen Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, Bowdoin Music Festival ,Music Academy of the West, Heifetz Institute, and many more. My teaching style focuses on the individual student because no two students are the same and each requires a different approach to achieve their maximum potential in violin performance.

*** Lesson Details ***
Every student is different, so I tailor my lesson plans around the student's specific learning style and needs. Ultimately, my goal is for my students to love music and love playing the violin as much as I do.

I encourage students to listen to as much music as they can and if there is ever a specific song or piece they want to I am more than happy to incorporate it into the lesson!

For younger students and beginners, I use Essential Elements or Suzuki books. I believe it is important to learn to read music from a young age, so I incorporate that into lessons for beginners. Scales and etudes are also key to providing a strong foundation for young students. A similar approach is also used for adult beginners.

For intermediate students I utilize the Solos for Young Violinists books as they provide a nice transition into more extensive solo repertoire. Depending on the need of the student, I might also pick specific pieces outside of the books that I think will enhance their learning. Scales and more advanced etudes are also key.

For advanced students, I generally pick suitable pieces from the violin repertoire. I believe the reason we learn music is to be able to play and share it with others, so I like to incorporate duets to play with the student as much as possible. Scales and more difficult etudes are also incorporated.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring my violin, music, metronome and tuner to the lesson. I expect the student to have their own instrument and music stand. A practice notebook is also recommended so I can take notes for the student to reference during their practice.

*** Specialties ***
Private and group lessons for all ages! I specialize in general instruction as well as performance practice and competition/audition preparation.
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Andre B.

Andre B.

Powder Springs, GA 30127
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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