Dillon Stolz

Dillon S.

Miami, FL

Lesson Details

Bass Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I'm an enthusiastic bass/guitar teacher with 6 years of experience. I'm looking forward to teaching beginning musicians of all ages! My teaching style is entirely student-oriented, and I adapt my material based on what you want to learn. I often use my music theory background as a supplement, and occasionally I will give handouts and homework. I am primarily experienced in church music, but I've played bass in several rock, folk, reggae, jazz and fusion bands and am flexible and diverse enough to teach what you want to learn. Students will need their own instrument and gear, and a notebook or binder.
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Dillon delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2011

Hello and welcome to my teacher profile! My name is Dillon S.

I am a music and art teacher, and I have earned my Associate's degree in Music Education at MDC with a focus on jazz guitar. I have a diverse experience in different genres of music (rock, pop, punk/metal, jazz, praise & worship/gospel, and others). I have also sung and played guitar, drums, and bass in numerous bands throughout the years (currently, drummer/percussionist in folk-rock band The Fortune Tellers in Miami, FL).

I have always had a deep love for art, and am currently working on my Bachelor of Science in K-12 Art Education. I have a particular interest in figure drawing/portraiture (charcoal, graphite, India ink), landscape and still life painting (acrylic and oil paint), and both digital and film photography.

I am hoping to improve my teaching skills through this platform and impart knowledge onto others. I am laid-back and a kid at heart, and I find it important to teach with a sense of humor. For the record, I'm also a huge geek. I enjoy video games, superheroes, sci-fi, fantasy, animals (I have two cats), board games, cartoons/anime, technology/science... I also love traveling! If you're into something, feel free to talk to me about it, I love getting to know what you're passionate about!

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Experience

Drums/Percussion (& Backing Vocals, Guitars)
Oct 2017 - Present
The Fortune Tellers

We are a multidimensional, storytelling band who emanate a sound of folkadelia with elements of adventure and mystique. Based in Miami, FL

K-8 Music/Art Teacher
Aug 2016 - Jun 2017
BridgePrep/Smart Starts

Worship Leader
Dec 2011 - Jun 2016
Upper Room Assembly of God Church

Private Guitar Teacher
Jan 2011 - Jul 2014
Self-Employed

Education

Bachelor of Science in Art Education K-12
Jan 2015 - Present
Florida International University
Associate of Arts in Music/Music Education
Aug 2012 - Jul 2014
Miami Dade College

Languages

Dutch
Fluent / Native Proficiency
English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Florida Teacher/Educational Leadership
Jul 2015
Florida International University

A requirement for becoming a licensed teacher in Florida that assesses competencies based on Florida's Sunshine State Standards.

Affiliations

American Orff-Schulwerk Association
Sep 2016

The American Orff-Schulwerk Association is a professional organization of educators dedicated to the creative music and movement approach developed by Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman.

Our Mission is to demonstrate the value of Orff Schulwerk and promote its widespread use; to support the professional development of our members; and,
to inspire and advocate for the creative potential of all learners.

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Photos & Videos

My teaching studio, featuring Lucy the cat.

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Bath, England

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My teaching studio!

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Margo, my instrument of choice

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Amsterdam Train Station

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Speech at my best friend's wedding.

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Calvary Chapel Kendall, 2014

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Final critique color sighting/still life class at FIU.

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Portrait of David, charcoal on paper.
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36 Reviews

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caridad Aug 28, 2018
Ukulele · In home

Muy buen profesor...muy dedicado al enseñar...estoy muy contenta con mi primera clase...gracias Dillon..

Ally Aug 10, 2018
Ukulele · In home

Had our first lesson with Dillon. His kind, friendly nature put my daughter at ease. She learned quite a bit about her ukulele and is excited to practice!!

mark May 21, 2018
Drum · In home

Real nice guy and good teacher

Marja Engel May 8, 2018
Ukulele · Online

Nilda Apr 28, 2018
Vocal Training · In studio

My first lesson was great...breathing exercises...Mr. Dillon is an excellent teacher!

janelle M. Mar 26, 2018
Guitar · In studio

My daughter tells me she enjoys her time with Dillon. After each class, she feels more confident and comfortable and shares something new that he taught her.

Michael Mar 17, 2018
Bass Guitar · In studio

Great teacher, patient and very nice!

Ophelia G. Mar 5, 2018
Ukulele · In studio

I played Violin a million years ago and had forgotten almost about everything but just in one class he taught me so much ! I was planning on just doing the initial 5 class package that I bought but now I feel so comfortable and feel like I can learn so much because of the way he explains it that I will buy another package once this one is over.

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Faride Feb 26, 2018
Guitar · In home

Dillon is a great teacher and my 9 years old son was very with him, but unfortunetely I need to wait a little bit more to pay for the next classes do to economically rason. Thank you

adriana Feb 8, 2018
Drum · In home

Very patient and kind, great teacher

Carlos Nov 5, 2017
Guitar · In home

My experience with Dillon has been very good. He's a great instructor. Takes the time to tailor the lessons to my needs and has given me material that has helped my playing a lot.

Ed Nov 4, 2017
Ukulele · In home

Dillon is an outstanding music teacher who is very good in teaching his students multiple areas of music ( theory, rhythm, notation) in order to take their instrument playing to the next level. I have been a beginner Ukelele student of Dillon for a few months and have seen a significant advancement in my learning and skill playing of the ukelele. Overall, he is a very patient teacher who deeply understands music and takes the necessary time to work on the different areas where he sees opportunity for his students to improve their musical instruments playing.

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Maria B. Aug 29, 2017
Guitar · In home

Great teacher

Libby & Kids W. Aug 18, 2017
Ukulele · In studio

First lesson for kids ages 9 & 6. Excellent teacher. Extremely patient.

Lexi D. Jun 4, 2017
Drum · In home

Dylan is the best!!!!! So fun....

Julianna (. Feb 25, 2017
Guitar · In home

Great teacher. Very patient and engaging.

Demet Y. Feb 21, 2017
Music Theory · In home

Dillon is a very patient teacher. He has been teaching art and music to my daughter. My daughter is looking forward for the classes with Dillon.

Manuel D. Jan 28, 2017
Guitar · In home

My daughter Julianna has had four lessons with Dillon and I am extremely pleased with his teaching style. Dillon has an uncanny ability to make lessons very fun but to simultaneously weave in critical music theory concepts. He is very versatile musically which also helps to keep my daughter interested in continuing to progress. In these few short weeks, Julianna has not only progressed in terms of knowledge and understanding, but she is now much more anxious to broaden her abilities with the electric guitar. I highly recommend Dillon for those of you that are looking for a teacher that will not only teach sound theory, but also engage and connect with students.

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Shai Nov 21, 2016
Bass Guitar · In studio

Great first lesson... looking forward for the next ones.

Milan P. Nov 6, 2016
Photography · In studio

He was very pleasant and patient with my daughter...good job

Reinaldo G. Oct 20, 2016
Drum · In home

Great teacher, very knowledgeable and patient with students.

Steven Sep 23, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Lessons have been great. Learning an Instrument starts with a good habit. Dillon is great in showing the best technique and is very patient with his lessons.

Manny M. Sep 14, 2016
Guitar · In home

Dillon was very thorough and patient with my son. They got along great! He asked him some questions to see what my son was really interested in. And his lesson was more geared toward my son's interests.

Angelina DiStefano Sep 9, 2016
Ukulele · Online

Dillon is a widely skilled and experienced ukulele teacher. He is a very patient, kind, caring, funny, and brilliant teacher. He definately the reliable teacher to go to.

Wilkin C. Aug 30, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Great guitar instructor

Ken B. Jun 15, 2016
Ukulele · Online

Dillion is very knowledgeable instructor and musician. He is eager to share all he knows and wants his students to excel. He is very patient and insures you have are having fun while learning. Dillion also goes above and beyond the music lessons. He will record the songs / music you are working and send them to you as reference to listen to before the next lesson. He is very easy to reach either by email or text and will answer any questions you might have about your lessons. I would highly recommend Dillion to any age group.

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Ken B. Jun 12, 2016
Ukulele · Online

Dillion is very knowledgeable instructor and musician. He is eager to share all he knows and wants his students to excel. He is very patient and insures you have are having fun while learning. Dillion also goes above and beyond the music lessons. He will record the songs / music you are working and send them to you as reference to listen to before the next lesson. He is very easy to reach either by email or text and will answer any questions you might have about your lessons. I would highly recommend Dillion to any age group.

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Ayira G. Jun 12, 2016
Drum · In home

Very nice, professional, and knowledgeable. Thank you Dillon for your patience and dedication.

Morgan May 25, 2016
Ukulele · Online

Very friendly and helpful

Charles Apr 9, 2016
Bass Guitar · Online

He is really patient and also works with you to make sure you understand and also accommodates every need

Richie P. Mar 26, 2016
Guitar · In home

Awesome!

Jackie Mar 25, 2016
Ukulele · In home

Great teacher!

Jenice B. Dec 21, 2015
Drum · In studio

For a first session I felt comfortable and ready to learn more.

Reinaldo G. Dec 11, 2015
Drum · In home

My son loved his first drum lesson. Dillon is a great teacher. Very kind and dedicated. Thank you so much Dillon, for all your help so far. We look forward to many more lessons to come.

Denise L. Nov 5, 2015
Guitar · In studio

My daughter is a beginner and Dillon is so patient and kind to her. He took the time to explain every details, and he always make copies of the lessons they go over, so she can practice at home. We started out with 30 minute and after getting to know and like this teacher we increased the time to 1 hour.

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Robert Aug 25, 2015
Drum · In studio

Dillon is a very great, knowledgeable and best of all patient instructor. He has a very good ear and is always able to detect whatever mistake I am making. I only wish he could be a little better at coming up with an organized lesson plan. Although I have only recently been learning how to play the drums, I have progressed so far in a short time and it's only because of his help. He has been able to teach me in a way that I actually get what he's saying and is able to teach me more then just playing the instrument but also the music theory behind it.

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