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Stephen Stills (of Crosby, Stills and Nash) and jazz legend Cannonball Adderley don't seem to have much in common, but as it turns out, they both came from Tampa. They also both had a tremendous dedication and persistence to learning their craft. To make it in the music business requires a tenacious attitude and also the willingness to seek guidance from a trained professional.



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Hallie C.

Tampa, FL

About Hallie

Have you always wanted to learn how to play an instrument, but never knew where to begin? I can help you learn your instrument, and learn how to play the music that you love whether it be flute, piccolo, violin, viola, or cello. I can help you enjoy music.

Having grown up in a musical family with my mother a professional violinist, I have been exposed to the joys of music since childhood. I learned how to play piano at the age of three, and later percussion and string instruments from when I was six years old. In high school I joined the band playing flute. I loved playing flute and pic
colo so much that I decided to take this as my career and went to Interlochen Arts Academy where I excelled in my performance. I later went to Prague Conservatory and Czech Budweiss Conservatory and played with the Prague Film Orchestra. Even more recently I have been a teacher for the Flutes and Strings classes at Unison World School in Dehradun, India.

As you can see, having great international exposure to music I can teach you how to become more well-rounded in the beauty that is music.

*** Lesson Details ***
My approach to teaching varies with the age level of each student. With younger students, imitation is often one of the best methods of learning and I prefer the Suzuki method for students up to age 8, especially with strings. For older children and adults, learning music notation and basic music theory for a full understanding of musical language are more important to get them to the level where they can learn any music that they want to play for fun. For students who wish to excel in their school band, a more practical approach with technique specific warm-ups and exercises seems to be the best in general.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The In-Studio lessons are taught in the living room which includes music stands, sheet music, metronome, and seating for parents/students. No pets. Parking in lot.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide metronome, and tools for minor instrument repair. Students should provide their own music stands and sheet music.

*** Specialties ***
Suzuki method, Taffanel et Gaubert, Patricia George
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Abbey U. February 1, 2016
Cello · Online
Verified Student
This review is based off of our 1st lesson. I don't feel like one lesson is enough to give an in depth review on someone but since Takelessons asked for one, I wanted to provide my feedback. For a first time skype lesson, a 9 year old who has had no training on a cello but has been able to fumble around and can some what play a waltz-this lesson deserved a 5 star. Due to it being the first lesson and having no one to compare Hallie too, I can't say its a 5-best instructor ever. Now what matters is this-Hallie is professional, clear, articulate, engaging, encouraging, and upbeat. I liked the fact that Hallie wanted to hear my daughters waltz and used that song as a way to teach technique-bow hold, positioning the cello etc etc. My daughter was happy to be able to work on a song she already knows to get posture and technique understood better before diving into one of the books recommended to have on hand. My daughter later after that lesson, took it upon herself to practice another 30 minutes in front of a mirror. When ever a child takes it upon themselves to work on what was taught to them earlier that day, it is a sign that the teacher was inspiring and effective!
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Emma V. January 13, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Cant asked for more from her on my daughters first lesson!
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April January 5, 2016
Music Performance · In home
Hallie's dedication and passion is second to none. I had the honor to see her at Sewanee conducting a symphony performing a piece that she composed. In order to put that production together, she had to conceive of the piece, write the parts for each performer, and teach all the musicians how it should sound through rehearsal. It was amazing. That same weekend, she was the soloist performer for a flute concerto and you could see that she really knows her stuff! Her ability to communicate her vast musical knowledge is what makes her a fabulous teacher. I highly recommend Hallie for your music lessons.
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Hallie C.

Hallie C.

Tampa, FL 33618
(13)
starting at
$24 / 20-min
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Rufus S.

Brandon, FL

About Rufus

My name is Rufus and I am eager to share my 43 + years of drum experience to help you reach your desired playing goals, you will learn the basics and begin to find your own rhythm as a drummer...let me show you how you can be the best drummer possible!

Performing Experience:
* Play with Local Group - Tropical Heat
* Recently played with National Recording Artist Michael Anthony at Cork and Olive in Brandon
• Musician in Mystic Sheiks of Morocco, Rock a Doo Whop, Christmas Show at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
• Tutored in South America, Europe and Canada over 20 yrs.
• Drummer for New Salem
M.B Church for last 20 yrs.
• 4 yrs marching in the Florida A&M University Marching Band & Percussion Ensemble
• 43 + yrs of rudimentary drumming

Audio: Specialize in digital audio work station software – Cubase 7 – Wavelab 8 and Waves plug-ins.

Recording Background:
Owner of a home based recording studio.

Titles released:

Seasoned with Latin(2014)

The Bottom Line featuring the vocals of Ms. Amella "D"(2013)

True Love- collection of pop music (2012)

Lift Off - A high energy dance song.(2012)

The Spencer Project - a Gospel collaboration with various artists.(2010)

Master Works - variety of different styles of music.(2009)

Lift Off- a high energy dance song (2010)

Iron-man Marathon Music - (1983)

*** Lesson Details ***
We will cover from the basics to the flashiness in drum playing and cover techniques in studio drumming.

If you are looking to venture into song writing,studio recording ,gear and software I have a studio complete with all the tools you will need to help carry you to the next level.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Drum room with seating for parents. 5 piece Yamaha drum set, hi- hat cymbal, ride cymbal, music stand.

Recording studio:

Digital audio work station software:
Cubase 7.5 – Wavelab 8 and Waves plug-ins

Soft synths:
Omnishere,Trilian,Native Instruments,korg legacy collection, Steinberg, Sample tank
host of loops

Controllers:

Axiom 25, Alesis Q61

Outboard gear:
Steinberg MR28M D-Pre mic preamp, Rodes NT-2a mic, Symetrix 525

Samson headphone box

Speakers:

Samson Resolv 65a and sub, Equator D5 speakers

Computer:

Pudget system custom built computer (PC)

*** Travel Equipment ***
Lap top with earphones so student can experience playing along
with music.

*** Specialties ***
R&b, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz
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Nick P. December 23, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Rufus was fantastic. Arrived early and got right into the lesson. Lots of energy and enthusiasm. My 13 yr old got a lot out of it and can't wait until his next lesson!
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Timothy A. April 4, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Great teacher. Teaching in steps and then adding more to it and repeating is the best way to go and Rufus is doing just that with me. All ready in 3rd lesson as a beginner and im getting the hand of it pretty quick. I will learn this song in no time and perhaps a few more just for the fun of it.
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Tracy T. October 7, 2013
Drum
Verified Student
Terrific teacher and studio.

Rufus is an outstanding teacher. He is passionate about music and enthusiastic during lessons. He caters to a variety of learning styles, offering studio work and music tracks as well as traditional beats. Rufus has been a working musician for many, many years and provides real world experience and insight into the music industry. My son and I highly recommend him.
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Rufus S.

Rufus S.

Brandon, FL 33511
(4)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Chip D.

Tampa, FL

About Chip

Faculty Member at The University of Tampa, FL

Member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.

Active Professional.

Familiar with Alexander Technique, Estill Method, Voice Science, Vocal Acoustics.

A NOTE TO STUDENTS

I've received a lot of questions that go something to the extent of: "I'm not an opera singer, can you help me?" The answer is YES! My personal specialty is a classical style, but you should think of me as a "technician." I'm a university professor, trained to spot pitfalls in vocal production. I guarantee I can offer you strategies to improve your voi
ce.

LESSON DETAILS

Voice lessons addressing the personal needs of each student.

Flexible scheduling!

Well versed in contemporary styles - music theater, belt, rock and pop.

My focus is to get you comfortable with your voice and producing a sound that you think is beautiful.

From foundation building for beginners to the diagnosis and correction of vocal faults in advanced singers, my goal is to strengthen and improve the student's understanding of the voice and ensure safe and consistent technical growth.

Please, no students under 14.

STUDIO DETAILS

Music Studio with piano and guitar; seating for parents or guests. Plenty of free parking. Both the downtown studio and home studio are convenient locations near cafes and shops.

SPECIALTY

Correction of Vocal Faults for Professional and Amateur Singers (I clean up what other teachers don't know how to fix).
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Thomas R. January 21, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Chip is very knowledgeable and teaches in a way my son easily understands. He is the best!
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Aleksandra January 15, 2016
Opera Voice
Aleksandra
Vocal Training
I am a professional singer, voice teacher and professor at Valencia college. Chip has been a colleague of mine since we were both graduate students at Florida State University. Chip is an extraordinary singer with an incredible command of his voice. He is able to impart his knowledge of vocal technique to his students in an engaging and accessible way. I have tremendous respect for Chip both as a singer and a voice teacher. He is the kind of teacher that teaches to a student's individual needs. I highly recommend Chip to anyone who is serious about studying voice.
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Hector January 3, 2016
Singing · In studio
Was looking for a teacher to guide me in a different direction vocally and Chip did that and then some. Not only did he work with me he really taught me how my voice worked. Its obvious chip knows his stuff and it shows when hes teaching.

Chip was able to explain complex vocal techniques in a simple to understand format. Only reason I stopped using Chip was because I needed to relocated to a different state for work. To those of you reading this..book a lesson asap!
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Chip D.

Chip D.

Tampa, FL 33605
(19)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Pam I.

Tampa, FL

About Pam

*** Specialties ***
I use the Suzuki method for younger flute students and a combination of Blocki Flute Method and Rubank for students who are in fifth grade and above. I work with students to set specific goals for their progress and encourage them to enter solo and ensemble, all county and all-state competitions and I prepare them for those competitions if they want to enter them. I also work with adults and teenagers. I teach piano up to the intermediate level using the Faber books.
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Nicole D. January 31, 2016
Harp · Online
Verified Student
Patient, explains things well. Great instructor.
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Inez J. January 27, 2016
Harp · In home
Verified Student
I was very impressed with Pam and her method of teaching an adult. she met my expectations and I enjoyed my lessons
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Hallie C. January 18, 2016
Harp · In home
My son loves his harp lessons. He is only 4, but she has made playing harp such a joy for him that he practices every day. We are very lucky to have found her.
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Pam I.

Pam I.

Tampa, FL 33604
(12)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Jennifer S.

Gibsonton, FL

About Jennifer

I graduated with my associates degree from musicians institute in Hollywood, California for vocal performance. I have been singing since the young age of 4 and was always in the school choir. I have experience in singing, song writing, piano and studio recording. I have always believed that music is a great outlet to escape from life's everyday stresses or worries, therefor music should always remain fun.
They say home is where the heart is...well.music is my home!!!

*** Lesson Details ***
When taking lessons with me you can expect a laid back environment. I believe music should always re
main fun to keep a creative flow. You can expect to broaden your vocal range and and learn the creativity of music performance and writing.

"You know what what music is God's little reminder that there is something else in the universe besides us; harmonic connection between all living beings; everywhere, even the stars!" Robin williams

*** Studio Equipment ***
Electric piano, korgd1600 mixing station, microphone

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide music and keyboard. Student must just provide themselves

*** Specialties ***
Pop, folk..really I can conform to any style
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Destinee G. September 7, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
(This is Kari's daughter writing the review as I am the one receiving the lessons) Jennifer is honestly the best instructor I have ever had. She's so understanding about having to reschedule due to personal issues. She teaches in a way that's very focused for your individual learning style and she's also very honest which is always nice when you're learning a skill. I love Jennifer and I would definitely recommend using her for your child.
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Kyla T. August 21, 2014
I've know Jennifer for most of my life and music has always been one of her greatest passions. Her love of all types of genres of music allows her to be open to different styles and techniques. If your looking for a great music teacher, then she's your best pick! Talented with patience and a great musical ear! : )
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LaVonna R. August 12, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Jennifer worked hard with my daughter every minute. She worked on correcting her with positive feedback and encouraging words. She has been fantastic!
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Jennifer S.

Jennifer S.

Gibsonton, FL 33534
(3)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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