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I have recently located to the Tampa, Florida area and I live in Lutz. I have enjoyed teaching and helping students of all ages for 24 years in achieving their goals in learning to play their instruments. Educated at Columbus State University with a Music Education degree, I teach many instruments including piano, guitar, including Classical style, banjo, saxophone and clarinet. If you would like to start on the trumpet or trombone, I can help you as well. I specialize in working with the first time beginner, giving them a solid foundation in instrumental technique and musical knowledge, as well as helping those who have some experience on their instruments and who are looking to advance.
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My goal for every student is to experience learning their instrument in an environment that is both encouraging and rewarding. I exhibit patience with the student knowing what it takes to develop new skills and I work hard in helping each student feel at ease in expressing themselves. I have used many different materials over the years, depending on the individual student's needs and desires to play their music. I do stress learning to read music notation so that you can approach with confidence any piece of music that you would like to play. With the proper dedication, every student can enjoy making music in a short period of time, getting better and better along their musical journey.
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I have used many of the published methods for all of the instruments over the years. I am always open to any approach that will work for any given student.
· Classical Guitar · In home Great first lesson. Very personable and engaging. Looking forward to my remaining lessons.
· Piano · In home Extreme professional and kind. I can't wait for my next one. Respectfully Jennifer
· Guitar · In studio very detailed/structrered and patient...! very pleased with the manner in which Norman is delivering the lessons. Bob
· Piano · In studio Norman is a great teacher. Not only is he able to teach how to play piano, but he also teaches enough theory to understand the music.
· Saxophone · Top notch teacher.
Norman is an excellent teacher. I have been with him for just over a month now and I have came leaps and bounds. It's my first instrument that I have tried to learned and I can read music and play duets with him. He's friendly and very knowledgeable of the material also. I would say that in a couple months I will be dazzling my friends and family. So if your thinking about an instructor then Norman would be a great investment.
· · Norman was on time, friendly, and knowledgeable. We just happened to find someone our daughter 'clicked' better with.