Randall King

Randall K.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I start with the All for Strings books, add Suzuki for our first songs then move on to Wohlfahrt first position studies. Also we learn our positions and violin solos music.

About Randall K.

I have been teaching music for over 20 years and playing as a professional musician for even longer. I know how to get the best out of my students and have fun doing it. I'm a University of South Florida grad and I have worked and studies in Las Vegas and at the Berklee school of music. My students constantly win superiors at contest and sit in the upper chairs in band and orchestra. Lets have some fun and make some music.

*** Lesson Details ***
In a laid back fun way we will learn the fundamentals of our instrument. I start out with the All For Strings series of books and add the Suzuki method books for some tunes. In 3 to 6 months you will be playing the music you like and having fun and learning new things while you do.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in the living room or den

*** Specialties ***
Both classical and Jazz.


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66 Reviews
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I'm a 52 year-old with no music background and today was my first virtual alto sax lesson with Randall. I must admit that I was very intimidated at first and didn't think that I would be able to get the most out of this virtual learning experience. However, Randall made me very comfortable and quickly got me relaxed as if he were right there with me in my living room. We began by him showing me the do's and don'ts of putting my horn together (especially the mouthpiece), fingering, and creating the sound I wanted. I was impressed because he taught me about 5 to 6 notes in this initial session. To be honest I didn't even think that I would've been able to get a note out but I did. Although I didn't want my first saxophone lesson to be virtual, I can confidently say that I will continue my sessions with Randall and highly recommend his services.

Posted Aug 27, 2020
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Very knowledgeable and passionate about teaching. Provided tips and tricks that I've not seen nor heard elsewhere. These tips immediately improved my tone production. Only downside was our video kept blurring whereas it was extremely difficult to see some fingering and such that he was demonstrating. Problem my have been on my end but don't know. Looking forward to our next lesson.

Posted Aug 22, 2020
Benjamin L.
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Great teacher

Posted Jul 20, 2020
J S.
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I have really enjoyed practicing with Mr Randall alot. I just graduated from 8th grade and he has helped me become a better Saxophonist. I learned how to play more on tempo, start to use a metronome and beats and how to play new notes. Thanks for sharing with me your time and talent.

Posted Jun 1, 2020
Jeremy H.
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He was very patient with my son. He gave him good constructive feedback.

Posted Mar 30, 2020
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Posted Mar 14, 2020
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Posted Feb 29, 2020
Kate Greenway
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Posted Jan 20, 2020

Thank you, Randall, for your time and patience!

Posted Oct 20, 2019
Evan H.
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Randall is great!

Posted Jul 31, 2019
Catherine M.
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Lessons with Randall have been an awesome experience. Randall is very patient and knows how to get you where you need to be. Highly recommend!

Michael Messana

Posted Jun 5, 2019
Samira J.
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Randall is a very nice guy, but his teaching is not really focused on student's learning.

Posted May 19, 2019
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Very patient and teaches on a level that my child can understand.

Posted Mar 21, 2019
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Posted Mar 7, 2019
Vanessa H.
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Great teacher! Highly recommend. Teaches the fundamentals while incorporating fun musical facts along the way.

Posted Feb 20, 2019
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I am at the mid point of my 8 lessons with Randall. I began my lessons as a firm believer I didn't have a music bone in my body. I was tone deaf. I couldn't learn music.
Since I started my harmonica lessons began, Randall has helped me throw these self imposed restrictions in the trash can. I hear musical notes now. When I whistle, I can tell i'm off tune with the song. And I'm playing, although slowly, songs I love on a musical instrument. And I'm not talking Hot Cross Buns or the song about wondering what a Twinkling Star is. (Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, how I wonder what you are....you obviously know what it is, you just called it by name?!)
I'm talking Killing Me Softly, and Patience by Guns N' Roses.
Randall always infuses musical history within the lessons, which I find as valuable as the lesson themselves. During the lesson, when trying to help demonstrate how the song goes, Randall will pull out an additional instrument and play along side me. I'm literally playing music with someone, I never thought I was capable of this! It's very exciting for a musical novice.
Randall also emphasizes learning the right way, at the right speed. As I was racing through Patience with little grace, he gave me this feedback.
"Do we want to play this song like Axel Rose, heck yeah we do! And we will! But for now, lets slow it down and learn it correctly." He wants his students to learn the right way, so when it's time, they play their instrument at a high level.

My lessons have been an all encompassing educational experience.
If you are interested in learning a musical instrument, in a fun atmosphere from a passionate music professional, you should book Randall ASAP.

Posted Feb 16, 2019
Andy S.
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Randall is a great instructor made me feel comfortable and welcome as an aged new beginner. Lookong foward to my additional lessons.

Posted Feb 4, 2019
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Randall was very knowledgeable and provided great, practical instruction, with a really upbeat sense of humor.

Posted Jan 28, 2019
Glen G.
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Good lesson. Had me sweating. I liked the challenge.

Posted Dec 3, 2018
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Posted Nov 29, 2018
Alex H.
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Posted Nov 26, 2018
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Passionate and great enthusiasm for teaching

Posted Oct 17, 2018
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enthusiastic and passionate

Posted Oct 16, 2018
Sofia P.
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My daughter ask me to give a five happy star because she enjoy the violin lessons and learning a lot from Mr Randall.

Posted Sep 27, 2018
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Great. He gave lots of good advice and pushed her past her comfort level. Only gave 4 because it’s the first lesson.

Posted Jun 25, 2018
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My Son is on his 5th lesson and he is still super excited to go to his lessons. Thank you Randall for fostering my Son's love of music. That's not easy to do as he has had some pretty bad teachers in public school that did nothing but discourage him. Thanks again!

Posted Jun 20, 2018
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My son loved his first lesson and felt more confidence

Posted Jun 1, 2018
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We were very pleased with how quickly Randall was able to get Ella interested and interacting in the lesson. He took the time to explain everything in a way she understood. She is very excited to go back and continue learning from him.

Posted Mar 24, 2018
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Mr. Randall is really funny, and he explains your mistakes really clearly. He’s a really good teacher

Posted Mar 15, 2018
Alex H.
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Posted Feb 19, 2018
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Randall is a great teacher! The lessons are fun and I feel like I learn a lot. :)

Posted Jan 20, 2018
Jim H.
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Randall is fantastic in just my third lesson I am seeing great progress.

Posted Dec 22, 2017
Keyvon R.
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My son was very nervous at first but the instructor made him feel almost at home. The lesson was very interesting and fun . I would recommend this to anyone that is interested in getting better.

Posted Dec 9, 2017
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My son said "It was fun!"

Posted Oct 30, 2017
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Posted Oct 30, 2017
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Randall has really helped my son grow as a musician in a short period of time. He is very knowledgeable, patient and uses humor to help establish rapport. I was concerned about virtual music lessons, but the experience has been much better than I expected. We were only going to use this for summer enrichment, but have decided to continue during the school year.

Posted Sep 28, 2017
Michael A.
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Posted Jul 25, 2017
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wonderful experience for my grandson. He says he learned a lot of things he never knew before and he has been playing for 3 years. Very h appy with our choice of instructor.

Posted Jul 20, 2017
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Posted Jul 17, 2017
Aaron S.
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I enjoyed the lesson alot.

Posted Jul 4, 2017
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He had a good sense of humor and tied everything in to playing the trombone. He's really good.

Posted May 18, 2017
Earl D.
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Randall is an awesome teacher. He has taken my bowing to a whole new level. I now feel comfortable with the bow in my hand and can now bow straight . I will be learning a new song next week. I am looking forward to my next lesson with Randall.

Posted May 9, 2017
Earl D.
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Randall knew exactly what to do to correct my bow grip and explain and model for me how my bowing wrist needed to change in order for me to bow straight. This has been a problem for me. He is extremely knowledgable. I am looking forward to practicing the exercises he gave me before the next lesson.

Posted May 1, 2017
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Great! I can tell Randall is extremely knowledgeable, and I'm looking forward to the next lesson!

Posted Apr 6, 2017
John H.
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Great Instructor, great conversation and lesson, looking forward to many more lessons.

Posted Mar 4, 2017
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Randall was punctual and jumped right in. Samara really enjoyed her lesson and is extremely motivated now. She is very excited for her next lesson!

Posted Jan 16, 2017
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Randall is an amazing instructor. Very laid back, easy going and extremely knowledgeable.
He provides just the right amount of positive reinforcement sprinkled with a little constructive criticism which helps motivate me to be a better student. He provides that subtle nudge for me to learn something new without me realizing it. Did I mention, He makes learning a new instrument FUN….

Posted Sep 24, 2016
Juan G.
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Randall was great. Very knowledgable!!!

Posted Aug 13, 2016
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Great Job, great teacher!

Posted Jul 22, 2016
Sonia D.
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Randall pushes the best out of you. He sees potential in you when, at times, you don't see it. You will progress quickly.

Posted Feb 8, 2016
Alexander C.
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Randall is patient, knowledgeable, and has a sense of humor. He corrects my son's mistakes without making him feel bad. We are very glad to be taking lessons with him.

Posted Jan 19, 2016
Mandy S.
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It's the most work I've ever gotten done in a lesson!

Posted Jan 15, 2016
Jordan M.
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Awesome start! Looking forward to continuing...

Posted Jan 8, 2016
Bryce G.
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The lesson was for my grandson who is 13. It is difficult for him to focus, but he seemed to follow Randall for the entire lesson. He was introduced to quite a bit of information. This next week will provide information on what he is able to retain. For my part, I was pleased with the bits of musical history that Randall imparted, so I am receiving benefit from listening in.

Posted Jan 3, 2016
Michael M.
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10 stars! Randall is a very knowledgeable and patient teacher. Recommend!

Posted Sep 25, 2015
Cari A.
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Randall was great, very patient and explained process very well , I will have to put my lessons on hold for a while. I have broken my knee and may need surgery.. Will get back in touch soon

Posted Jun 12, 2015
Cari A.
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Randall was great, very patient and explained process very well , I will have to put my lessons on hold for a while. I have broken my knee and may need surgery.. Will get back in touch soon

Posted Jun 11, 2015
Cari A.
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Randall was great, very patient and explained process very well , I will have to put my lessons on hold for a while. I have broken my knee and may need surgery.. Will get back in touch soon

Posted Jun 11, 2015
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My kids are both Learning from Mr. Randall. Learning with him is so fun. I can see my kids getting better and better every day!
Highly recommend Mr. Randall! We love him.

Posted May 18, 2015
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My kids Love Mr.Randall. He is so patients and fun! Learning with him I can see the progress in my kids! They are getting better and better everyday! Thank you Mr. Randall.

Posted May 18, 2015
Vladimir S.
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Randall was fantastic. He immediately engaged with my son, and interspersed history and anecdotes into the lesson that made what he was saying even more relevant. Vlad is nine, and new to the violin. He couldn't wait to get home and practice, and is already looking forward to his next lesson.

Posted Mar 26, 2015
Kim G.
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Randall is very patient, knowledgeable, friendly and punctual. He also very flexible when it comes to schedule changes.

Posted Feb 2, 2015
Darin L.
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Randall is an excellent instructor for kids. Makes learning fun and entertaining. Very punctual, never cancels lessons, great teacher.

Posted Oct 5, 2014
gordon T.
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Randall makes sure that you don't persist with any bad habits that will prevent you from learning how to play the instrument properly. He also gives you simple analogies why some things need to be done a certain way...and as a side benefit, you will learn about music history as it relates to what you are doing.

Posted Sep 6, 2014
Kathy C.
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My daughter enjoys her lessons with Randall and has learned a lot. He is very patient with her and she especially likes that he explains why he wants her to do the things he asks her to do!

Posted Sep 5, 2014
Anna Marie R.
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Mr. King is a very talented and engaging Cello instructor. He is always punctual, very patient, and makes the lesson fun for the student. I am very happy with my child's progress, and hope to continue lessons as long as Mr. King is available to teach!!!

Posted Jun 2, 2014


Substitute Teacher
Jan 2014 - Present

Pinellas County School System

I fill in for music teacher teach kids music from K - 12.

Teacher and Manager
Jan 1992 - Present

VIllano Music


Bachelor of Arts
Jan 1982 - May 1986

University of South Florida

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