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Mandy M.
Miami, Florida
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Beginner, Intermediate
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Beginner, Intermediate
During our lessons, you will receive acoustic guitar instruction and guidance passed down to me by guitar masters before me. By teaching proper technique and posture, repertoire, fretboard recognition, site reading and theory, I provide all of my students with the training necessary to become proficient guitar players and well rounded musicians. I personalize my lessons to each student’s needs and I patiently work with them at a pace that feels comfortable, while still motivating them to challenge themselves. With a little patience and hard work, you can expect to see real progress under my instruction. I am excited to guide you through your musical journey, and I really look forward to helping you achieve your goals! Students will learn: -Proper posture -Instrument care -Right and left hand technique -chords, scales, and arpeggios -Basic theory -Reading music/tabs -Appropriate repertoire
About Mandy M.

Hi, there! My name is Mandy, and I look forward to working with you. I'm a singer, songwriter and guitarist with over ten years of experience in each of these areas. I love to be creative, and I want to share all of this wonderful, fun, creative knowledge with you! As a singer songwriter, I had to learn how to accompany myself, so I chose to pick up the guitar at age thirteen. I have been playing ever since, and have gathered an eclectic set of skills on the guitar, with styles ranging from folk, to blues to classical. However, acoustic fingerstyle guitar is my specialty. I have been writing songs and playing music for over ten years and have released two albums, which are both out on all major streaming platforms. In 2019, I became a guitar instructor at Guitar Center, and have been teaching guitar there ever since. I have experience with teaching children from the ages of 7 to 17. I am currently pursuing my Bachelors in Music Education at Florida International University, and will be completing my certification to teach K-12. I am proud of the skills I have acquired throughout my life, and I am very excited to share them with you!

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I have taken two classical guitar lessons with Mandy, she is a great guitar teacher. She is patient to explain skills in detail and demonstrate performance clearly. The lesson time is fully utilized and the end time is reached unconsciously, I was totally immersed in the classical guitar world. Even though I'm still learning and enhancing the basic techniques, I can see my great progress. I strongly recommend Mandy!

Posted Jun 5, 2020
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Mandy is an absolute delight! She is so patient and understanding, not to mention she makes her lessons so fun! She has motivated me to continue my guitar path and I couldn’t recommend anyone better! Do yourself a favor and take her!

Posted Apr 2, 2020
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Mandy taught me everything I know about guitar playing so far, her dedication and love for the instrument is amazing, she is a really good instructor and makes it easy to learn, she is very dedicated and passionate, overall an amazing teacher

Posted Mar 29, 2020

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Guitar Instructor
Jan 2019 - Present
Guitar Center
I have been working as a private guitar instructor at Guitar Center for about three years. During my time with this company I have learned how to create a positive, achievement-oriented and structured learning environment that excites and invests students. I have also learned that each student is different and all students learn differently. Working with students from ages seven to eleven has taught me how to diversify my teaching methods enough to be able to meet the needs and interests of each student, while still maintaining a disciplined, but fun curriculum.
Musician
Jan 2012 - Present
Self Employed
I have been performing and recording music professionally since the age of eighteen, right out of high school. I play regularly at various venues all across south Florida, including Bar Nancy, Tea and Poets, Gramps Miami, Luna Star Cafe, Spanish Marie and more. I have released two albums, the first self titled "Mandy Marylane" and the second titled "Blues Shack." Both of these albums have received airplay on folk and acoustic radio stations all around the country and are available for streaming on all major platforms.
BA in Music Education
Aug 2021
Florida International University
Associates in Music
Aug 2018 - Dec 2020
Miami-Dade College
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency

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