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Lisa P.

Brandon, FL

About Lisa

My Background in Music:

My inspiration first started when I was seven years old and in second grade. I was pondering if I wanted to dedicate myself to the music field. A substitute piano teacher came in that day and played and my admiration decided me to pursue this ambition for my life work.

I studied and played guitar and auto-harp as a child because of our lack of piano. The guitar was a gift and I played it for years and studied vocal music throughout school.

When I was a young teenager I started playing with a group that I met in a barn and I was thrilled. Many other musicians
have been part of my story and as a young person I studied privately with such greats as Michelle Barone Horsefield as well as with with studio musicians such as the Scott Steeleman Studio and John Sayer.

Education:

When I was a little older I started studying at the Community Music School at Capital University in Columbus Ohio. I studied with Joan Hall Huet and enjoyed her style and training as well as Steve Caricciola out of Capitol who played organ and taught me composition. Those are only two of the wonderful teachers with whom I trained.

As I was studying, there came an opportunity for me to study and work with the founding member of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. He was Mr. Robert Buchsbaum of Coronet Recording Studio. I came into his studio to make a demo tape and he offered me a job.

He was a fantastic engineer as well as the finest of oboists. We talked music for nine years together. He changed my life in so many countless ways that it would take a book to explain what was brought to me musically at that time.

I continued to play as well as help in the studio wherever and whenever I was needed. I recorded and wrote many original pieces and became copyrighted as well as a member of BMI and ASCAP.

I won the USO talent show in 1985 and was offered the possibility of travel, but I chose to stay in Columbus. I was very blessed to have met and worked with many of the finest professors in the country as they were a part of our Artist-In-Residence Series in the studio.

People such as Rosemary Platt, a professor of Ohio State University, Paul Droste, TBDBITL and retired OSU marching band director. I came to Florida in 2001 and have expanded my musical adventures. I continue to play musically with a few local musicians and write music. I plan to continue to be an active force in the music field as well as teach other people how to be fine musicians.

Credits:

I have been involved within the music industry for many years. My credits include working almost ten years in a classical recording studio of high reputation. I have trained with many fine teachers and have grown to love the music field more and more. My goal is to expand your knowledge into a lifetime love for the music field and not to frustrate you with seemingly impossible tasks.

Children and Adults:

I love children and have worked many years with all age groups as well as with adults. I have the patience and good disposition necessary to help you enjoy the musical experience.

The methods that I use while on a steady course with an accredited system will also include learning how to enjoy music, write music and read music. I have people who are devoted to music and who will have it in their lives always because of my guidance.

A Personal Note

My skills include many years of teaching and helping students become stronger and better equipped to face the best future that they can possibly reach. I have devoted my life to teaching people to read, study, write and perform well.

I have researched the many students that I have trained and I have developed quick and efficient ways to reach needed goals. I have tutored children in reading, writing and comprehension skills as well as contest preparation and test taking.

I have also been involved in many public speaking and performance opportunities. When I was a young child I had the privilege of training in phonics and in eighth grade was reading at a college level.

When my family moved to another community while I was in the ninth grade I was placed in twelfth grade classes and while I did not have the emotional maturity I did have the intellectual ability. I have been concentrating on teaching music for the last few years and have also addressed a need in raising the skill levels in other subjects.

I have also spent time teaching children to prepare for tests. That led me into training others how to develop study skills to help them in lifelong pursuits. I am a writer and love to use stories with a good solid moral point.

I have devoted myself to helping children and young people as well as adults and have many references and connections to my community. I have been published in syndicated newspapers and I am currently a member of the American College of Musicians.

I have been listed in various Who's Who Publications such as Who's Who for Entrepreneurs and have even been listed in European publications. I believe that I have changed lives for the better and this gives me a strong drive and purpose to equip and strengthen others.

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach online with much success. You can stay in the comfort of your own home and I can teach your student as if I am right there. Give online a try and see if your student continues to grow musically.

My usual goal in a lesson is to promote thought and a natural interest in personal development.

1. I require that the students have the materials needed to get the best possible results I can suggest which ones are the best for the student. Materials are usually of minimal cost unless a student wants to do very serious training.

2. The first few minutes we go over their homework and decide if they need another week or if they are ready to move on. Most of the students can move on so I am going to give that scenario.

3. I then present a concept that will usually take some practice to master.

4. The last section is spent in going over what will be done in their own time.

I'll do my best to make sure that the student understands everything that is being presented to the best of their capacity.

Practice time is age appropriate and I am sensitive to the time constraints that are part of our society today.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha keyboard, bel canto vocal set up, computer, Luna acoustic guitar, classical guitar, lesson books.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a guitar but students need their own instrument and will need books.

*** Specialties ***
I use touch therapy and associations as well as help people overcome stage fright. I also use Bel Canto in vocal training. In guitar I can teach up to early advanced. On piano and vocal I can take children 7 and up male or female. I use positive reinforcement. I have innovative programs that stimulate and rejuvenate.
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Sabe H. July 28, 2015
Music Theory · In home
Verified Student
Job well done. Very excited about having Lisa as a teacher
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Glenn P. July 25, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Lisa has such a passion for teaching her students piano as well as life lessons. She is extremely talented in many areas of life. My family is blessed to have found such a gifted musician and teacher. My daughter has learned so much in a short amount of time and looks forward to her piano lessons each week!
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Stephanie P. September 29, 2014
Songwriting · In studio
Lisa is an exceptional person, let alone teacher. I have had the privilege of having her as my Aunt, and writing and playing piano with her has always been a fond memory for me. She made it fun, and even when I struggled, she was able to lift my spirits with her positivity and her passion for music. As a teacher, she's able to explain things in different ways and cater to the individuality of the student, which I think is key to building a solid foundation when learning a new skill, and developing said skill over time. She has incredible drive, and I think any student who gets to work with her will excel, while having a good role model to aspire to!
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Lisa P.

Lisa P.

Brandon, FL 33511
(5)
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.

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 adva
nced 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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Jean C. August 8, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Chip is an amazing voice teacher! My daughter loves to sing and wanted to try some formal voice lessons. She came in with no formal experience and left feeling confident and excited to really pursue singing. Chip is engaging, encouraging and incredibly gifted. My daughter didn't just show up and sing; she learned proper technique, which built her confidence. Voice lessons with Chip were a highlight of her summer!
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Cheryl M. July 3, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
It was a great experience and the teacher is every bit a professional.
I learnt a lot and would recommend to anyone.
Money well spent!
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Dimonica M. June 5, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Chip is a great teacher who loves his job.
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Chip D.

Chip D.

Tampa, FL 33605
(11)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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OSMOND B.

Tampa, FL

About OSMOND

I am the tutor who makes it too easy to learn to play piano. I teach any genre and any level.
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Elizabeth M. March 19, 2015
Ear Training · In home
I have always thought of playing-by-ear as being mysterious and beyond the reach of most humans. I thought one had to be born with that ability. I was SO wrong. Osmond proved to me that this ability is within the reach of everyone. He de-mystified the whole process WONDERFULLY. When he revealed to me how easy the process is, and when I saw and heard myself doing what I previously thought was impossible, I cried ( tears of joy).
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Mary R. March 19, 2015
Piano · In home
I am amazed at how rapidly my 6 year old daughter learned to play 2 of her favorite songs ( after just 4 lessons ). She is even adding some fancy flourishes to give her playing a professional sounding touch. Absolutely wonderful.
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Owen B. March 19, 2015
Piano · In home
I didn't know playing piano could be so easy. This is my 5th instructor and what a revelation!!!!! I am glad I kept looking for the best. I have finally found it.
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OSMOND B.

Tampa, FL 33612
(3)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Gonca H.

Tampa, FL

About Gonca

Gonca teaches cello and piano in south Tampa at her studio. She teaches both Suzuki and traditional methods and is certified Level 5 with Suzuki. She also teaches master classes to advanced students wishing to pursue a music career or audition for college entrance and scholarships.

Gonca has a Master Degree for cello performance and more than 20 years teaching experience. She is an active performer, playing with several local symphonies.
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Rachel S. June 7, 2015
Piano · In studio
I came to Gonca as an adult learner and with absolutely zilch in the way of musical background. Gonca has been very patient with me, and impressed me with her ability to frame a lesson in several different ways to help me to understand a topic or skill, for example, sharing articles and cognitive tricks related to training when she heard me asking about the "why" of things often. She is incredibly talented, rigorous, and passionate as a teacher and as a musician. I recommend her to others at every opportunity.
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Jasmin U. June 6, 2015
Cello · In home
Gonca was one of the best music instructors I had! As an adult learner, I had some hesitations taking classes. However, with Gonca's passion,encouragement and patience, I enjoyed the classes greatly and felt more confident about my skills. I would recommend her to any one I know at every age group.
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Hassan H. June 3, 2015
Cello · In studio
I started playing the cello when I was 14 under Gonca's instruction. I am now 25 and proud to have been her student as long as I was. I was blessed with the fortune to study under a teacher with so much compassion and passion for teaching, as well as the wherewithal to tailor her teaching as I grew into an adult. Now I enjoy performing, and exploring the cello's repertoire as my skills continue to improve.
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Gonca H.

Gonca H.

Tampa, FL 33602
(6)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Judith C.

Tampa, FL

About Judith

Judith is a professional pianist with advanced degrees from the finest music conservatories in the USA, such as New England Conservatory, the School of Music at the University of South Florida, and post graduate work Manhattan School of Music She is currently Director at a Piano Conservatory in Tampa Florida. She is faculty member and adjudicator for the American College of Musicians and for 15 years traveled coast to coast mentoring students and teachers in classical piano.
Judith's students excel in learning and performing. She inspires them through showing them how to
express themselves through the music. She is comfortable teaching little children as well as teenagers, and has a large class of adult hobbyist students.
Judith has performed widely in the US as a performer of both solo, chamber music, and as orchestral pianist. A highlight of her career has been performing in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in a concert of contemporary music.
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Mei August 15, 2015
Music Performance · Online
I was getting ready for an important audition for college and also a piano competition. Miss Judith really helped me polish up my pieces and gave me ideas about how to play with more expression. She cares a lot and went that extra mile to help. She helped me greatly.
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Maria S. July 13, 2015
Classical Piano · Online
Judith Has been a great teacher for me. It's my hobby and staying home and meeting online is so easy and relaxing. She is helpful especially with technics. I paid a lot more for other teachers online but my dollar went a lot further with her because she is a professional teacher who knows how to help you. I highly recommend.
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Marilyn S. July 13, 2015
Classical Piano · In studio
I am a mom and my daughter and I both study with Miss Judy. She is positive and helpful. She tries to always get me the music and songs I want to play. My skills have really improved since I started with her. I even built up the confidence to perform at a small party we had at our home! My little girl absolutely loves her too and always wants to be at the piano now!
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Judith C.

Judith C.

Tampa, FL 33606
(4)
starting at
$40 / 30-min

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