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Eric L.

Oviedo, FL

About Eric

Eric comes from a family of musicians. He began guitar lessons at age five as the Beatles were invading the American music scene. Growing up in New Jersey, Eric performed in rock bands until becoming interested in classical guitar. With New York City only a short bus ride away, he 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 he attended recitals of such notables as Andre Segovia, Julian Bream and John Williams. Being immersed in this musical scene inspired him to ma
ke music his life.

Eric earned a degree in Classical Guitar Performance from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford, where he studied under the direction of guitar pedagogue, Richard Provost. While at Hartt and shortly after, Eric performed in numerous Master Classes for internationally acclaimed artists such as Manuel Barrueco, Christopher Parkening, Oscar Ghiglia, Michael Lorimer, and Carlos Barbosa-Lima.

Eric has 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.

Eric's experience includes performances with rock groups, stage bands, folk groups, classical ensembles, jazz combos, Broadway shows, operas, solo recitals, and concerto appearances. Eric has appeared hundreds times at Disney and Sea World as well as other venues around Central Florida.

Throughout the years he has had many unique experiences while performing, one of his 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 show, Win, Lose or Draw at EPCOT Center.

Although he enjoys performing, Eric 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.

*** Lesson Details ***
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 while I encourage and motivate. 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.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Chairs, music stand, tuner, metronome, amp, CD player, ipad.

*** Specialties ***

Fingerstyle- Classical, Fingerstyle Jazz, Folk, Celtic.

Pickstyle- Rock, Blues, Jazz.
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Trinh T. May 29, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I have been taking lessons with Eric for 8 months. He is very helpful, knowledgeable, and helpful. I have been learning classical guitar and want to transition it into fingerstyle acoustic. Good mix of classical guitar book, working on interested pieces, and chords.
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Kristi O. April 10, 2015
Classical Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I've had a great experience as Eric's student. He is highly knowledgeable as a guitar teacher and I have loved learning classical technique from him. And I'm kind of picky, since I already have a degree in music and am also a music teacher! He has really helped me broaden my skills as a guitarist and I can highly recommend him as a teacher for all kinds of guitar styles.
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Kevin C. December 18, 2014
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
Eric is a very good teacher. I have no experience in music at all and his instruction offered a nice mix of basic music knowledge and uke specific teaching. In a short time he showed me a variety of playing techniques for the uke that gives me a lot to strive for while offering exercises and instruction for me to work on that will help me steadily improve.
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Eric L.

Eric L.

Oviedo, FL 32765
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Vince L.

Cape Canaveral, FL

About Vince

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living Room: Seating for parents, (huge round circular couch), non-smoking

*** Travel Equipment ***
students need their own instruments

*** Specialties ***
I like the Hal Lennard music book series. Alfreds book second followed by Mel Bay. Learning the correct way to read, the student can drift to any style he prefers. I like the standards jazz and blues
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Brittany & Sasha W. August 23, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Good interaction with kids
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Ken July 6, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio
Far and away, the very best instructor ever. He has demonstrated time and time again that he knows his stuff. More importantly he is able to convey his knowledge and skills to the student. It is a pure joy to learn the bass from Vince!
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Vince L.

Vince L.

Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
(2)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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John O.

Orlando, FL

About John

I started playing the drums at the age of ten and have been playing for thirty-four years. I played snare drum and bass drum in symphonic band in junior high and high school. I played in the Drum and Bugle Corps while in the Air Force. We marched in parades and won several awards for excellence. I have played in three Christian bands and one rock band. I have also played drum kit and percussion in church for several years. I completed the Drum Set Fundamentals course with Berklee College of Music in 2012. I am currently playing for a Christian rock band and we play live at different venues in
Central Florida. I am currently enrolled at Valencia Community College working towards my music performance degree.

This real world experience of playing with live musicians in different settings allows me to show students how to sound great and play skillfully when playing the drum kit.Whether you have dreams of playing in a touring rock band, playing in church, or just jam out with your favorite songs, I can help you reach your drumming goals.

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I am very passionate about teaching others how to play the drums. This is why my drum studio is called "Groove With Passion." I take teaching very seriously and I enjoy watching the transition of a beginner go from not knowing how to hold the drumsticks to playing along to music. I am very patient and am able to show students several different approaches to play grooves and fills. I am a very positive person and will get just as excited as my student when they learn what I am teaching them. I work with my students until they "get it." And that is a wonderful feeling. A good teacher inspires their students to learn and grow. That is exactly what I strive to do.

My teaching involves using several different resources that will allow the student to become a well rounded drummer. This involves learning how to read music, playing rudiments, coordination between the hands and feet, proper drumset setup and tuning, and learning to play along to music. All of this while learning proper technique. Some of the different books that might be used include: Drumsense Vol. 1 and 2, Stick Control by George Stone, The Rock Drumming System, and others. Along with these I also utilize DVD's by Jo Jo Mayer, Steve Smith, and Tommy Igoe, and other top drummers.

I am a Drumeo Instructor. Drumeo has a fantastic program for students with many different lessons for learning all aspects of drumming. I am able to connect students with these great resources.

I use the Drumsense teaching method. Drumsense is a structured learning program that teaches students how to start playing basic beats and then continue adding more coordination to advance these beats.

I am also a Hudson TIP (Teachers Integration Program) instructor. Hudson Music produces several teaching DVDs by some of the top drummers in the world. Utilizing this media allows for us to branch out and continue learning and growing as a drummer.

Learning to play an instrument should be fun and at the same time requires practice by the student. Within just a few lessons one should see some progress and as you continue to learn more advanced beats and fills, playing becomes even more fun.

Playing the drums is something that one can do for a lifetime. Whether your are eight or eighty, jamming out on a drumset is healthy, it is a great way to relieve stress, and will do wonders for your self-esteem.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring drumsticks, a practice pad, a metronome, and applicable teaching materials to each lesson. The student should have a functional drumkit or snare drum, depending on what instrument they are learning. They should also have their own practice pad, drumsticks, and a music stand. It is recommended for students to purchase a metronome or at least have a computer or cell phone with headphones to utilize an online metronome. Various books and other materials will need to be purchased as the student progresses with the curriculum and their playing skills advance.

*** Specialties ***
I teach rock, funk, country, basic jazz, and Christian music.
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Steve R. May 25, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
John has been teaching my 12 year old son Cole who is completely new and just starting out playing drums. John took the time to set up Cole's kit and adjust it for him. He has focuses on music that Cole likes and has been extremely patient in teaching him and making the lessons fun. I would highly recommend John as a teach - especially for children.
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Steve R. April 27, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
John was great and my son Cole really like the way he approached teaching the drums. Looking forward to the next lesson.
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luisa V. May 29, 2014
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Mr. John is a great teacher. He has been teaching our son Elias with great passion and commitment. We can truly see he loves music and teaching. Elias is so happy to be learning drums. He looks forward to every class.
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John O.

John O.

Orlando, FL 32828
(10)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Melody C.

Orlando, FL

About Melody

Hello. My name is Melody and I am a Sophomore at Valencia College majoring in Piano Performance. I learned to play the piano as a child, and recently decided to pursue a career in music. I have already completed my general education courses of Mathematics and Freshman Composition and have a GPA of 4.0 in all my classes.

As for my teaching experience, I was home schooled, so I taught some of my younger siblings reading, mathematics, and beginning piano. I tutored children ages 5- 13 in reading and math.

I spent four years in Russia and helped some of my friends who were learning English
as a foreign language.

While in Russia I studied the Russian language at the university for a year, and am proficient enough to teach beginning Russian.

I worked at a daycare for a few years, so I have experience working with children ages 2- 10.

On my profile I stated that I can teach students with special needs. I want to clarify that I do not have training or experience in this area, but I would be happy to try teaching children with special needs. It would be important to me to meet with the parents before the first class to discuss the special need and what I would need to know to be able to teach their child well.
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Aeron S. June 13, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Our son's first lesson went well. We look forward to more.
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Melody C.

Melody C.

Orlando, FL 32817
(1)
starting at
$15 / 30-min
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William O.

Orlando, FL

About William

Hi! My name is William, and I am a computer science major at Valencia College with an extremely diverse skillset. I focus on teaching underlying concepts in order to promote deep understanding, rather than memorization. I strive not only to provide help with an immediate problem but also to help gain more general skills that can be applied in many contexts. I love to tutor and teach people, and I really love helping people get better at learning.

I have been tutoring a wide variety of subjects for about 4 years, and I have lots of experience helping people tackle difficult concepts, and, pe
rhaps more importantly, helping people find joy in subjects that they previously disliked.

I can't wait to start learning with you!
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Joseph G. January 19, 2015
C Programming · In home
William is nothing short of the only tangible reason I am able to program competently. I certainly wouldn't call myself the easiest of students, yet Will was able to drag me smoothly through my introductory programming course. He is an excellent tutor; not only for his in depth and widely encompassing field of knowledge, but also for his willingness to go over material over and over again, in as many different ways as possible, until you've truly learned. I would recommend him to my friends, neighbors and even professional programmers just to make sure they know what they're doing.
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Sean P. January 11, 2015
C Programming · In home
I went into my Intro to C class at UCF with very little enthusiasm towards learning the subject as well as horrible studying habits and a tendency to extreme procrastination. Before Will started tutoring me I had no hope, or care for that matter, to pass my class, but Will was actually able to get me enthusiastic about the material. Will is extremely knowledgeable on a great deal of subjects and is able to convey complex materials in an almost story like context making difficult subjects both interesting and very comprehensive. Certainly the best tutor I have ever had, would recommend to all who have difficulty in both programming and mathematics fields, with him you will want to learn.
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William O.

William O.

Orlando, FL 32826
(2)
starting at
$15 / 30-min

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