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Nate C.

Orlando, 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.

Orlando, FL 32817
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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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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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Chris N.

Orlando, FL

I teach many genres of music and incorporate all subjects of theory so that students will understand how the songs they are playing were written. I am also able to teach any technique and the exercises needed to practice them.

About Chris

I am a music student at Valencia community college who will be going on to UCF next year. I have recieved 6 years of private lessons. For 3 of those years, I was an apprentice at a local music school. I have been teaching private guitar lessons for 4 years. I just moved to Orlando to finish my degree at Valencia, so I'd love to start teaching regularly again. I am very friendly and knowledgeable, I love to be a teacher as well as a friend. I have a serious passion for music and I plan to teach lessons as a career.
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Chris N.

Chris N.

Orlando, FL 32826
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Tom P.

Orlando, FL

I have played guitar for over 10 years, and cover many different styles.

Whether you're a total beginner, or a seasoned vet I'll probably have a thing or two to show you.

Classic or modern techniques, we can focus on what YOU want to learn stylistically.

Arrange for a lesson today, and take the next step to becoming a master player!

About Tom

I've been playing guitar for over 10 years, and singing all of my life.

Just getting started? No problem! I will teach anyone who's willing to learn.

I will cover any style you'd like to focus on, everything from classical to modern techniques.

Any genre, any skill level, I'll be happy to get you on your way to greatness!
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Josh K. August 24, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
He helped a lot! He's teaching me a few different singing styles
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Josh K. August 24, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
He helped a lot! He's teaching me a few different singing styles
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Tom P.

Tom P.

Orlando, FL 32817
(2)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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