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Eric L.
Oviedo, Florida
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Learn Fingerstyle arranging from a teacher with 25+ years of experience
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I've been teaching guitar for 30 years. My students have gone on to play professionally, have their songs on iTunes and teach at the college level. Once I get an idea of what type of guitar style you are interested in, I can develop a plan for you. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!
About Eric L.

Hi, Welcome to my TL's profile! If you're looking at this site, you're already on your way to becoming an AWESOME musician! Whether this is your first attempt at music lessons or you've been playing for a while and trying to improve your skills, I'm EXCITED about working with you. I am a professional music educator and performer that has a passion for music and teaching. I will gear each lesson to fit your musical interests and playing level. My goal is to use proven teaching methods and a supportive learning environment to help you realize your musical potential, as well as having FUN while doing it. Here's some background about myself, to help you decide if I'm a good fit as your new instructor. I come from a family of musicians. Began guitar lessons at age five as the Beatles were invading the American music scene. I grew up in New Jersey, performing in rock bands until becoming interested in classical guitar. With New York City only a short bus ride away, I spent as much time as possible in the city, studying guitar with Russian born Classical Guitarist, Dr. Alexander Bellow, and Jazz Legend "Bucky" Pizzarelli. During this time, I attended recitals of such notables as Andre Segovia, Julian Bream and John Williams. Being immersed in this musical scene inspired me to make music my life. Earned a degree in Classical Guitar Performance from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford, where I studied under the direction of guitar pedagogue, Richard Provost. While at Hartt and shortly after, I performed in numerous Master Classes for internationally acclaimed artists such as Manuel Barrueco, Christopher Parkening, Oscar Ghiglia, Michael Lorimer, and Carlos Barbosa-Lima. I have taught guitar at the college level for over twenty years teaching on the music faculties of University of Central Florida, Rollins College, Stetson University, Bethune Cookman College, Florida Southern College, and St. Leo College. I taught private guitar lessons, class guitar, and guitar ensemble I have appeared hundreds times at Disney and Sea World as well as other venues around Central Florida. My experience includes performing solo and in small groups. I have also performed with rock groups, stage bands, folk groups, classical ensembles, jazz combos, Broadway shows, operas, as well as solo recitals, and concerto appearances. Throughout the years I have had many unique experiences while performing. One of my favorites being the opportunity to play the MASH theme song for Alan Alda as well as other stars in attendance at a cast party for the TV show, Win, Lose or Draw at EPCOT Center. Although I enjoy performing, I considers teaching music to be highly gratifying. The importance of giving students a good foundation with the proper technique and performance skills cannot be underestimated. When a student can play a song from beginning to end with style and confidence you know you've given them a gift that will offer them enjoyment for the rest of their lives. *** Studio Equipment *** Ipad apps, music stand, instrument stands, tuner, metronome, amp, chairs, *** Specialties *** Fingerstyle- Classical, Fingerstyle Jazz, Folk, Celtic. Pickstyle- Rock, Blues, Jazz.

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Eric L.
Oviedo, Florida
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Learn Fingerstyle arranging from a teacher with 25+ years of experience
Student Favorite
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I've been teaching guitar for 30 years. My students have gone on to play professionally, have their songs on iTunes and teach at the college level. Once I get an idea of what type of guitar style you are interested in, I can develop a plan for you. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!
About Eric L.

Hi, Welcome to my TL's profile! If you're looking at this site, you're already on your way to becoming an AWESOME musician! Whether this is your first attempt at music lessons or you've been playing for a while and trying to improve your skills, I'm EXCITED about working with you. I am a professional music educator and performer that has a passion for music and teaching. I will gear each lesson to fit your musical interests and playing level. My goal is to use proven teaching methods and a supportive learning environment to help you realize your musical potential, as well as having FUN while doing it. Here's some background about myself, to help you decide if I'm a good fit as your new instructor. I come from a family of musicians. Began guitar lessons at age five as the Beatles were invading the American music scene. I grew up in New Jersey, performing in rock bands until becoming interested in classical guitar. With New York City only a short bus ride away, I spent as much time as possible in the city, studying guitar with Russian born Classical Guitarist, Dr. Alexander Bellow, and Jazz Legend "Bucky" Pizzarelli. During this time, I attended recitals of such notables as Andre Segovia, Julian Bream and John Williams. Being immersed in this musical scene inspired me to make music my life. Earned a degree in Classical Guitar Performance from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford, where I studied under the direction of guitar pedagogue, Richard Provost. While at Hartt and shortly after, I performed in numerous Master Classes for internationally acclaimed artists such as Manuel Barrueco, Christopher Parkening, Oscar Ghiglia, Michael Lorimer, and Carlos Barbosa-Lima. I have taught guitar at the college level for over twenty years teaching on the music faculties of University of Central Florida, Rollins College, Stetson University, Bethune Cookman College, Florida Southern College, and St. Leo College. I taught private guitar lessons, class guitar, and guitar ensemble I have appeared hundreds times at Disney and Sea World as well as other venues around Central Florida. My experience includes performing solo and in small groups. I have also performed with rock groups, stage bands, folk groups, classical ensembles, jazz combos, Broadway shows, operas, as well as solo recitals, and concerto appearances. Throughout the years I have had many unique experiences while performing. One of my favorites being the opportunity to play the MASH theme song for Alan Alda as well as other stars in attendance at a cast party for the TV show, Win, Lose or Draw at EPCOT Center. Although I enjoy performing, I considers teaching music to be highly gratifying. The importance of giving students a good foundation with the proper technique and performance skills cannot be underestimated. When a student can play a song from beginning to end with style and confidence you know you've given them a gift that will offer them enjoyment for the rest of their lives. *** Studio Equipment *** Ipad apps, music stand, instrument stands, tuner, metronome, amp, chairs, *** Specialties *** Fingerstyle- Classical, Fingerstyle Jazz, Folk, Celtic. Pickstyle- Rock, Blues, Jazz.

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since {{year}}

Teaching since 1977

Education

Music

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Teaches ages 8+

Speaks {{languages}}

Speaks English

Speaks {{languages}}

Has background check

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Superb first lesson. I’ve been looking for just the right guitar teacher, and I’ve found him!

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i have zero music experience. eric is patient and thorough.

Posted Jul 30, 2021
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I have been working with Eric for one year and he is an excellent instructor. He is quite knowledgeable, patient, and friendly. He is detailed oriented and provides lots of tips on improving my playing. He is also very flexible and allows me to select what I would like to work on whether it be new skills or selecting music I wish to learn. I would very highly recommend him as an instructor.

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Disney Musician
Jan 1985 - Present
Walt Disney Company
Guitarist for Disney World. Performing for Wedding Ceremonies, Cocktails, Receptions, Corporate Functions, etc.
Owner / Music Instructor
Jan 2003 - Apr 2021
Private Studio
Owner and Instructor at the HOUSE OF MUSIC (HOM) which has been open since 2003. HOM works with music lovers spanning in age from the very young to senior citizens. The studio offers lessons for all styles of guitar, El. Bass, ukulele, mandolin, and banjo. (I teach all fretted string instruments. I have other instructor to teach the following) piano, violin, viola, electric bass, voice, drums, flute, etc.
College Guitar Instructor
Aug 1977 - Jun 1998
University of Central Florida
Private Guitar instruction, Class Guitar instruction, Guitar Ensembles
Music
Jun 1978 - Jun 1979
Hart School of Music
Bachelor of Music
Sep 1973 - Jun 1977
Hartt School of Music / University of Hartford
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
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Jan 2017
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Jan 2015
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$35
45 minutes
$45
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New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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