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Buzz A.

Atlanta, GA

Songwriting is a craft and must be approached as such. The study of almost all forms of music reveal certain similarities that all the masters (be they classical to pop) have either intuited or understood. I can help you to understand these concepts and lead you to better songwriting very quickly

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'¬ôs 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 2017 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 an upright piano. 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 8.5 recording software
Sibelius 7 Notation Software
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
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Vignesh June 20, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Gave me the guidance I needed
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Adrienne W. March 22, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Buzz Abis such a good fit for what I am looking to accomplish in piano jazz. So glad I signed up with him.
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Tracy W. December 2, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I highly recommend him!
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Buzz A.

Buzz A.

Atlanta, GA 30319
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starting at
$34 / 30-min
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Judy L.

Marietta, GA

About Judy

Judy began her pro singing and piano career at 16 and continued touring and singing shows throughout her college training at Fla. State Univ., getting her BME degree. After that she sang with pop, rock, and gospel groups and has sung and played piano live and in the studio for more than 20 years as well as teaching during that time. She continues to write and sing as well as training students who have performed on MTV, VH 1,and have toured both regionally and nationally! Beginning students are just as important at Judy's Studio!
JUDY NOWRESIDES AND TEACHES IN ASHEVILLE, NC AS WELLASONLINE
! Judy teaches Piano, Voice, (All Levels), and also beginning songwriting. She strives to help her students develop a love and knowledge of music, enjoy their learning experience, and become the best they can be!

Contact us now while she has availability!!!

*** Lesson Details ***
At the first lesson, Judy evaluates her students current playing, singing, or writing levels by using a full 30 min. evaluation technique. Then she develops a specific learning program for each student. In piano she determines the best lesson materials and both teaches note reading, tempo and rhythm drills, scales, and other technique. She also has students play by ear as well to further develop their skills. In voice after the evaluation she begins technique drills and exercises on breath control, pitch, tone, ear training and performance. She then teaches the students to incorporate these skills into songs. Judy teaches all
styles of music and encourages her students to learn songs of their choice as well.

In writing she teaches the creative brainstorming process, development of lyrics, and how to build melodies in the key of C, then more difficult writing exercises. A very important component of her training is identifying the innate talents and skills of each student and helping them see develop those personal talents!!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Large living room studio with piano, PA system with microphones to work with singers on microphone technique and performance, also a sitting area for students and parents to wait as well.

*** Specialties ***
Voice: all styles, piano,all styles, ,speaking & acting voice, singing, songwriting.
Piano , beginners and intermediate students teaching both technique, theory, and playing by chords or eat also! Voice: vocal all styles, including pop, rock, gospel, musical theatre, etc. ear training and piano, basic songwriting
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Mary O. December 7, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Excited!

Judy is woooooow! She is fabulous! she is just the best. I am enjoying my piano lessons with her, after my first lesson I can now play some songs on my own, and to crown it all she's such an interesting person. Oh yes, I will definitely recommend her.
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jay M. May 14, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
I'm excited for my next lesson!

I'm extremely happy to have Judy as my voice teacher! Here's why... I assumed I would spend a few months working with different teachers to find a great fit. After reading other positive reviews, I went to Judy first. Halfway through my first lesson, I was convinced she was the right teacher - the entire experience was tailored to my particular strengths and weaknesses. There was no sense of a "canned lesson." As she walked me through a few exercises, she paid very close attention to my (good and bad) habits, and offered insightful feedback. After a few lessons, she had completely changed the way I looked at singing... there's hope for me after all!

She knows her stuff, and it doesn't take long for that to become obvious. I'm excited for my next lesson!
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MildredB July 3, 2012
grandmother of student

My grand daughter Leigh is enjoying her piano lessons with Miss Judy.I find Judy to be very patient and kind she teaches Leigh in a manner she can understand and asks for feedback of her understanding of each lesson at completion.Thanks Judy
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Judy L.

Judy L.

Marietta, GA 30060
(12)
starting at
$37 / 30-min
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Sasha V.

Marietta, GA

International performer from small venues to large festivals with featured music on hit TV shows and independent film..I teach basic songwriting methods to music theory and how to compose music for film and television.

About Sasha

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, supported major acts such as Kid Rock, Ben Harper, Bastille, Ludacris, Cypress Hill and The Roots to name but a few, recorded albums, guested with numerous bands such as members of Portishead, Massive Attack, Robert Plant's Band of Joy and The Black Keys 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 skills 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.
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Tracey September 15, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Sasha is a wonderful teacher. Very impressed with the progress our daughter is making. She looks forward to her lesson with Sasha & practices without me asking.
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Anna M. September 11, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Very nice, kind and knowledgeable. Highly recommending her.
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S.Miller July 31, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Sasha is very nice and friendly. My child can follow her instructions easily and having fun in her class. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to learn music.
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Sasha V.

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

Canton, GA

About Ashley

I have over 15 years of teaching experience and look forward to teaching you!
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Phil R. June 9, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
3 lessons. 3 different children of different ages and skill levels... All three loved their lesson. So far so good. I'm very pleased at this point.
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Annie N. April 19, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Ashley is a delight! She is very patient with my 7 year old and my child loves her!
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Phoenix March 23, 2016
Piano · Online
Verified Student
My daughter loves Ashley. Says she is so talented and makes her feel so good about learning piano!
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Ashley C.

Canton, GA 30114
(18)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Samantha D.

Smyrna, GA

Work with an experienced and successful songwriter! Learn how to express yourself through your own, composed songs!

About Samantha

As a musician, performer, songwriter and teacher my goal is to share my passion and talent for music while helping others achieve their musical goals. I have experience working with all ages and skill levels. I will teach you anything from the basics of playing guitar (acoustic or electric) or how to properly use your voice to reading, writing, creating and performing songs the way you have always dreamed of. I provide a compassionate and inspiring learning environment as well as motivated lessons where each student grows and feels cared for. I have built student and family relationships that
have lasted for years! If you have a passion for music now is the time to make your dreams come true. I would love to work with you to make that happen! If you want to work with someone who has performed, experienced the music business, worked with many different people and musicians, studied and has loved what they have done for years I would love to hear from you!
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Caroline September 1, 2016
Songwriting · Online
I am now creating songs using my old and new poetry and lyrics thanks to Sam. I am creating melodies, playing guitar and writing all of the time. I wish I would've found Sam sooner but I am enjoying my new passion for songwriting!
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Cheryl August 17, 2016
Singing · Online
When I was a little girl I always to sing. Unfortunately, I was not blessed with the natural ability to sing. One night I was out with some friends checking out live music, and I met Sam Dicesare. She was kind enough to talk to me after her show, and I expressed my love for singing. I asked if she gave lessons and SHE DOES!!! Over the last 8 months I have been taking weekly vocal lessons from Sam. And I see a huge improvement in my singing voice!(I'm sure my dogs and neighbors thank her as well!!) She never got frustrated with me in the beginning while I struggled to stay on key. It's obvious she wants her students to succeed. She has been a huge help and is always there too answer my questions!!!
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Oli August 17, 2016
Bluegrass Guitar · In home
I have been taking lessons from Sam for about 4 years! I started out not knowing anything about guitar and now I am playing shows often and pursuing my dream!!! Sam is such a fun instructor and really breaks things down in the lessons making it very easy to learn! So whatever skill level you are, Sam Dicesare will be able to take your guitar playing to a whole other level. That girl is out of this world!!!!
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Samantha D.

Samantha D.

Smyrna, GA 30080
(6)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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