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Jeff R.

Orlando, FL
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Are you ready to rock? I've been playing for well over thirty years, and teaching (as well as performing professionally) for more than twenty years. My primary focus is on rock guitar, but I also play and teach other styles, like country, blues, funk, reggae, and more. Some of the techniques we can work on include alternate, hybrid, and sweep picking, also tapping, slide guitar, and whammy bar tricks. I can help you learn the THEORY great players use to play their solos, including chords, scales, arpeggios, and understanding how to use the modes. I am also very experienced in getting absolute beginners started, of all ages (I have taught students ranging in age from 7 years old, to mature adults).

About Jeff R.

Many years of professional playing, across the country as well as abroad, combined with my knack for breaking down and explaining guitar technique, enables me to offer an effective, as well as fun method of learning the instrument.
Lessons are tailored to each student, with the priority being learning music YOU like, to keep you interested and ready to advance. You can learn to read music, but it's not mandatory (I encourage it, but you can still become a great player without it). If you just want to learn your favorite songs, or get started learning what it takes to shred on the guitar, we can do that.

I'm also experienced with studio and composition work (I composed and produced a bunch of instrumental rock and techno tracks for "Digital Juice", a big time company in Ocala, and was half of a production team that scored a 30 minute video for SeaDoo sport boats, through "Florida Film and Tape").

*** Specialties ***
Rock, metal, blues, funk, reggae, country, pop

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Nicholas M.
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Jeff has been one of my biggest influences in my quest for guitar mastery. He has vast knowledge on all types of guitar techniques and is extremely effective at communicating them in a clear and concise way. Also, he can effectively teach music in a fun way that involves playing lead to chord progressions or vice-versa. He has always made guitar lessons fun and engaging, while at the same time challenging to students to make sure they get the most out of the session. I couldn't have asked for a better guitar teacher. Definitely take advantage of this opportunity to learn from him!

Posted Nov 18, 2014

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Experience

Professional guitarist
Jan 1987 - Present

Rockin' all over the world!

I have worked with full time traveling bands, local dance and rock bands, as well as bands playing corporate events, on cruise ships (I played in the band on the Carnival Dream earlier this year), at conventions, etc. Bands I've performed with in the Orlando area (where I moved to in 1999) include "Radio Nemesis", "Culture Shock", "Never Never", "Frankie and the West End Boys", "4th Wall Broken", "Latin Wave", "Celebration", "Caliente", "Hot Property", "Anita Drink", "Big Green Bus", "Flash Flood, "House Party", and "The Rogues".

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Feb 2004
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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