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Nate C.

Oviedo, FL

With guitar, I cover all the basics: chords, scales, reading tab or standard notation (or both), and playing that song you wished you knew how to play.

My method book is flexible, and I generally incorporate as many known songs as possible to encourage students' desire to practice.

Once the basics are down, we can move on to advanced techniques like harmonics, tapping, alternate tunings, and more. I can also help students trying to learn advance instruments like 7 or 8 string guitars.

I have an extensive background in theory and use it to help students understand the basics of songwriting as well as the basics of improvising lead lines over chords another guitarist is playing.

About Nate

I've been teaching private lessons for over a decade now. First I taught lessons as a self-employed college student, and then my during graduate studies I worked through a music academy in Dallas. I've been playing piano for over 20 years and guitar and drums for 15. I've been in various bands, personally recorded several albums of my own compositions, and have taught students from ages 7-17 consistently. I teach part time as a high school teacher in the area and I enjoy helping young people learn, whether it's guitar, piano, drums, or even psychology

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm very laid b
ack when it comes to lessons, but I do expect students to spend at least 90 minutes weekly practicing so our lessons will be productive. I generally use either Alfred or Suzuki for piano lessons, and various Hal Leonard method books for guitar and drums depending on students needs and expectations for learning.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons will be in my music room which has a 88-key weighted keyboard, various guitars and amps, and a drumset.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students must provide their own equipment necessary to play their instrument.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Suzuki method for piano, and contemporary rock and pop for guitar, drums, and bass.

I also teach music theory and songwriting using whatever style the students prefers as the base of operations.
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Dalton K. March 23, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Nate is very patient and accommodating. Always provides feedback with each lesson.
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April W. May 19, 2014
Piano · In home
Nate has been working with my boys (6 & 7) for the past six months. We are very happy with the progress they've made and their enthusiasm for music. Would highly recommend Nate.
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Mai May 14, 2014
Nate was very patient and understanding using age appropriate materials.
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Nate C.

Nate C.

Oviedo, FL 32765
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$25 / 30-min
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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.

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

Cape Canaveral, FL

I teach all levels including jazz and sophisticated chording.
Country is fun also

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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Vince L.

Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
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$20 / 30-min
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Jordan C.

Orlando, FL

8 years guitar experience
Soloing over melodies and chord progressions
Learning notes on all strings over complete fretboard
How to connect scales
Choosing scales for soloing over chords
Learning to tune and guitar maintenance
How to use different bridges and tremolos
Hand techniques for right and left hands
Strum techniques
Pick techniques
Learn to read tablature

About Jordan

Well Rounded.

That's how I believe every man and woman should become.

Most people put more time in one field and neglect everything else, when they should be efficient in multiple studies.
Being truly brilliant, is being truly knowledgeable overall.

In my life, I gained experience in many different fields and believed that it would be best to share them all with everybody else, and help each individual become someone knowledgeable in many different aspects of life too.
Because you never know, sooner or later, someone may ask for something that only you can help them with!
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Jordan C.

Jordan C.

Orlando, FL 32817
starting at
$15 / 30-min
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Coltan C.

Orlando, FL

Students are taught in a friendly and relaxed manner.
We go at the students pace but I also try to push the ability to the next level.
And most important we learn what the student wants to learn.

About Coltan

Hey there, My name is Coltan. I have been playing music for most of my life. I am the frontman of a my band and have plenty of experience playing in different venues. I bring my experience and excitement about music to my students.

One thing about my teaching style is a make it a point to adapt to my students learning style. If its through a book or through just playing a song they want or whatever. I can do it. That way the student can learn and have fun all at the same time.

I look forward to hearing from you!
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Alice B. June 4, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home
I've had Coltan Carr as my daughter's guitar teacher for about a year now and I would definitely recommend him to friends and family. He is a very patient teacher, teaches you what you want/need to learn, and comes up with new and exciting ways to keep her excited about learning the guitar - even when she gets frustrated when she is learning a more challenging piece.
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Coltan C.

Orlando, FL 32828
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starting at
$25 / 30-min

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