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Paul M.

Orlando, FL

About Paul

I began taking drum lessons at a very early age and continued on and off with various teachers for the better part of twenty years. I will always be grateful to them for the knowledge and wisdom they imparted on me and for the positive influence they have had on my life, especially the ones with whom I really bonded and who were essentially mentors to me while I studied with them.

As a teacher, there is no better feeling than seeing a student make progress and knowing that you helped him or her along the way, while at the same time not taking the credit, as it is always the student who has
the harder job, who must do the real work. I always feel tremendous satisfaction when a student masters a difficult rudimentary exercise for the first time, or is able to execute a challenging rhythm pattern on the drum set. The expression on their faces often conveys pride over their achievement, and I can often sense a boost in their self-esteem. This is why I teach.

I began playing drums when I was around twelve years old, and played throughout grade school, high school and college, in school jazz bands and musical pit bands, as well as playing in many rock bands over the years. I began teaching drums shortly after graduating from college, eventually relocating to New York City, where I lived for 12 years and where I continued playing and teaching, as well as taking lessons on and off. I was very fortunate to study with Joe Morello - famous for his tenure with Dave Brubeck and especially on the classic recording "Take Five." I have also played on several recordings, toured throughout the Northeast and Midwest, and have performed at the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, the Miami Music Festival, and have been overseas a few times for some European dates. Since moving to Orlando in late 2009, I played with a cover band, played drums and percussion in the orchestras for musical productions at community theaters, and currently play with a local Orlando rock band called the Cosmic Roots Collective.

To me, teaching drums is more than simply writing notes on a page of manuscript paper and having students practice and perform exercises. It is about connecting and showing them how expressing themselves musically can be one of the most fulfilling activities one can pursue. It is also about helping them really get in touch with their own sense of rhythm, the foundation of all music. When I take on new students, it is always my goal that I can help foster in them the same passion for and love of learning to play drums as the great teachers who taught me.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lesson plan will be based on the student's level and goals. If the student is a beginner, we will start off with basic hand technique, rudiments, reading, etc., before moving on to the drum set. Playing along with a metronome will also be a regular part of lessons and should be with practice as well.

At the drum set, I will give students exercises for developing coordination and independence. They will also learn to play basic beats for different music styles, e.g. rock, jazz, funk, latin, with a focus on execution, time and feel. I have a wide assortment of drum books spanning all levels from which we can work out of or use examples. I also ask my students what songs they want to learn to play on the drums so that together we can figure out the beats to them. I ultimately want them to be able to transcribe the beats to these songs themselves, as well as create their own beats.

I may also talk a little about the history of drumming and the pioneers of the instrument, and we may also listen to records and watch videos of some of the masters in action.

I also occasionally like to "jam" with my students. as I have a piano and a few guitars in my practice room and a modicum of ability on both instruments.

As far as expectations, I assume my students are taking lessons because they want to learn to play the drums. And, as with any learning endeavor, practicing is very important. That said, I won't demand they practice a certain number of hours per week, as they need to decide how much time they have or are willing to put into it, and I expect this will vary from student to student. I realize that everyone has his or her own aptitudes and situations, so we can work together to determine the appropriate pace and amount of material to cover per week. However, if it appears to me that the student has not practiced the lesson, or is not putting in the time necessary to make progress, I will politely point it out and ask how I can help.

I am laid back and very patient. I never want my students to feel pressured or anxious about coming to lessons; I always strive to create a comfortable and relaxed environment in which they can learn and have fun at the same time.

*** Studio Equipment ***
A designated music room with an electronic drum set (Roland V Drums), digital piano, and a couple of guitars and amplifiers

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can bring a practice pad or snare drum and sticks to the first lesson, if he or she is a beginner, although I prefer them to have these already if possible. After that, I expect the student to buy sticks, a pad and if necessary a stand to mount it, a metronome, music manuscript paper, and have a comfortable seat to sit on, if not a drum stool. If they are at the intermediate level and/or have already started on the drum set, then they need to have their own set in their home.

*** Specialties ***
Basic hand technique for beginners, eventually incorporating an extra limb, usually the bass drum first.

Rock and basic funk, jazz, and latin. Also basic musical notation. Ultimately, I would like the student to be able to transcribe the beats from some of their favorite songs, as well as write their own!
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Christopher L. April 21, 2016
Drum · In home
Verified Student
I came home to find my 11 year old happy and saying that Paul did a great job!
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LorelleA January 21, 2012
I love working with Paul

Paul isn't just a teacher, he's a collaborator. He allows me to direct where I want to go, but he points me in that direction and works with me to figure out the best way to get there. When I played other instruments, lessons were nerve-wracking and I was always relieved when they were over. Now I look forward to my lessons every week, and I don't want to leave when we're done! Working with Paul is a very positive experience, and I'd recommend him to anyone interested in learning to drum.
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Paul M.

Orlando, FL 32839
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$40 / 30-min
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Dawn L.

Clermont, FL

About Dawn

Hi there! My name is Dawn L., I'm fingerprinted, background approved, cleared, eligible and ready to accept and teach students of all ages since 2004 . I've been coaching and teaching privately since 1990. I'm available for personalized in-home one-on-ones or group sessions at a location of your choice. After all, everyone is an individual! Harness your destiny! I aim to enhance your strengths that will equip you in achieving your goals and dreams so you can really experience an abundant life by being the best and highest expression of yourself. Schedule an appointment now to reserve time
slot(s) to best fit your schedule – I can't wait to meet you and working for and with YOU!

Make an appointment now especially if you are feeling stressed, blocked physically or emotionally, unfulfilled, confused, stuck, ready for a positive change, unemployed or under employed, ready to begin working again, anxious to discover a new career, ready to start your own new business, brush up or improve upon your leadership skills, increase your marketability in the workplace, simply looking for just the perfect qualified professional person to become an asset on your team and or desire to retire comfortably and sooner.

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Whatever challenge you are experiencing let me inspire and guide you in cooperating with your destiny towards - life abundantly. I embrace, encourage, and teach all ages and experience levels. Learn how to...

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I am a conscientious, positive, detailed, healthy, open minded teacher, coach and certified heath and wellness counselor. I attended Schaumburg High School, was accepted to Miami University - Coral Gables Music for Recording Engineering and attended Northern Illinois University for music with trumpet as my primary instrument. I have performed publicly for over 30yrs.
My professional portfolio exhibits having bought, owned and sold several homes; developed, founded and established several businesses as and owner/operator becoming debt free before age 35; semi-retired in 2005 as wife, a full time mother of 2 teenage daughters, wife, spiritual counselor and teacher, a Supernatural Intuitive and Empath educating others toward their own personal experience of transformational healing. In 2010, I completed a (7)seven-year Carmelite vocational discernment, 3rd order formation, and final profession in the Diocese of Orlando. I graduated from Kerala Ayurveda as a certified ayurvedic wellness counselor. With extensive leadership experience and hands on involvement, I've partnered with a variety of ministries and organizations.

I enjoy many simple things like spending time with family & friends cooking, eating, singing, playing, laughing. strawberry/blueberry picking and relaxing; outdoor adventures to the beach, ocean, springs, parks, mountains & valleys; running, sitting or long romantic walks lakeside; boating and motorcycle cruising; ice cream before it melts; dancing merengue, hip hop, jazz and in the rain; listening to music and playing trumpet, praising, glorifying Our Lord remaining active, being happy and healthy and helping others experience life's abundance.
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Jim F. June 18, 2016
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
Very good
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Jim June 10, 2016
Trumpet · In studio
Great first lesson
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Dawn L.

Orlando, FL 32809
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Kevin M.

Davenport, FL

About Kevin

Hello! My name is Kevin, and I am looking forward to teaching you everything I know about music! I've been singing at Walt Disney World for over 23 years (and I still am currently) with the Voices of Liberty, the Dapper Dans of Main Street, and Four For A Dollar. I have a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Penn State University. Even more than singing, playing the guitar, arranging for a cappella, and playing piano, I love to teach! Ever since I was a sophomore in high school, I've wanted to be a teacher of music in various capacities. My favorite aspect of teaching several private st
udents each week is that every individual student has a different story: What is it that you want to accomplish? Would you like to sing, play piano, or play guitar? Would you like training in music theory? Do you want to eventually have a career in music? Will this be a hobby for you? Whatever your goals are, I am excited to know your story.
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Diamond January 18, 2017
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter had a great time with Kevin. He's professional, fun and very talented. Great teacher and I highly recommend him!
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Bill September 15, 2016
Vocal Training · Online
I look forward to my lessons with Kevin every week. He is a talented teacher who cares to get the very best from his students. Over three months he has helped me with my confidence and widely expanded my knowledge of music and voice. If you are looking for a great music teacher, do yourself the favor of getting to know Kevin.
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Samantha September 13, 2016
Ukulele · Online
Verified Student
Kevin gave the perfect lesson. He listened to my needs and my abilities as a student. He tailored instruction; he did not just start teaching me out of a book. If you want to get excited about your instrument of choice, Kevin will help that happen.
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Kevin M.

Davenport, FL 33896
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Bill P.

Orlando, FL

About Bill

Award winning national Radio/TV personality and voice over talent for more than 25 years.

Voice heard in thousands of national Radio/TV commercials, infomercials, corporate DVDs, CD Roms, & videos for The Golf Channel, Disney, Universal Studios, Sea World, U.S.Army, Delta Airlines, Windjammer Cruises, Darden Restaurants, Lowes, Time Warner Cable and many more.

15 years as Master Of Ceremonies/Comedian for touring variety show performing in over 1200 USA shows in 29 states.

National/Regional guest lecturer/speaker.

Professor, teaching broadcast/speech courses for 15 years at the U
niversity Of Central Florida.

BA--Radio & TV--Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana.

My extensive teaching, on air and performing experience will give you the winning voice/spech edge in your career and personal life.
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Aaron January 3, 2017
Voice Acting · In studio
Verified Student
Bill is a fantastic teacher! He is extremely knowledgeable and experienced, and will be sure to give feedback where needed, always in a constructive and considerate manner. He is willing to work toward any personal goals related to his teachings, and is highly flexible in the scheduling of lessons.

I started his lessons to learn about voice acting, but I've found that even my everyday voice and speech quality has improved tremendously, largely from his direction. If you are looking to increase the confidence and power of your voice for any reason, I highly recommend Bill as an excellent teacher.
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Patricia Wallace December 2, 2016
Bill has been great working with my grandson. He is speaking much better. Now I can understand what he is saying without having to constantly ask him, What did you say? Even though he is speaking much better, there are still things about speaking he is learning from Bill. I am very pleased and am sure that this investment will pay off greatly in the future for my grandson. First impressions are made in the first 15 seconds. I think my grandson can get past those 15 seconds now.
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Joseph December 1, 2016
Voice Acting · Online
Verified Student
Bill is an excellent and knowledgable teacher, provides practical and effective exercises to get the most of your voice. Every lesson has been enjoyable and productive, highly recommended
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Bill P.

Bill P.

Orlando, FL 32824
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$30 / 30-min
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Francisco V.

Orlando, FL

About Francisco

Hi there! I am Francisco, a small town Hispanic artist whose life was completely transformed and given meaning to thanks to music and God. I want to share the beauty and wonder of music with you. I am a Berklee College of Music alumni and a seasoned professional musician with first-hand "real world" experience having toured several countries. My music has received critical praise through mediums such as The Deli NYC, Vice Colombia, Noisey, and more. For more than 2 years I served as Music Director and Music Instructor in DG Rockers Guitar and Music School located in Brooklyn, NY. During my tim
e at DGR I designed and oversaw the majority of the music program, taught students of all ages, and through my upbeat approach to teaching I helped increase the number of students to 8 times the amount from which I started. Most importantly, I inspired and developed many artists that will forever be some of my greatest friends!

My passion is spreading light and healing through music.

Ofrezco clases en Español!
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Cora R. December 31, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Great approach!
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Lauren A. December 1, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Francisco does a great job and keeps Lauren engaged while teaching her and encouraging her at her own pace!
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Latrivia S. October 21, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Francisco has been a great instructor thus far. It's evident he loves teaching. He explains techniques in a simple manner and is extremely patient and encouraging. I would recommend Fransico to any beginner or advanced guitarist.
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Francisco V.

Francisco V.

Orlando, FL 32811
(9)
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