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Rufus S.

Brandon, FL

Over 40 yrs of playing and touring.

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


Axiom 25, Alesis Q61

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

Samson headphone box


Samson Resolv 65a and sub, Equator D5 speakers


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


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.
Tracy T. October 7, 2013
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.
ChristinaS1 March 16, 2012
Awesome teacher!

My son loves to write lyrics and beats and Rufus is teaching him how to record his music digitally. Enthusiatic, high energy, patient, encouraging, knowledgeable, and an accomplished musician. My son is fully engaged in learning with this teacher.
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Rufus S.

Rufus S.

Brandon, FL 33511
starting at
$25 / 30-min

Chip D.

Tampa, FL

Foundation building in vocal methods and guided exploration in repertoire appropriate to the students needs and interests.

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.


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


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.


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.


Correction of Vocal Faults for Professional and Amateur Singers (I clean up what other teachers don't know how to fix).


Scott S. September 25, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Chip is the Bomb.com.. best singing coach ive had.. and he knows exercises personally fit for your style and vocal structure. Recommended 100%!!
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!
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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Chip D.

Chip D.

Tampa, FL 33605
starting at
$35 / 30-min

Jennifer S.

Gibsonton, FL

In a music performance lesson, I will teach you how to perform and still keep the same breathe support maintained as if you were standing still.

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


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.
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! : )
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
starting at
$30 / 30-min

Mary H.

Tampa, FL

My personal performance experience and that of the students I have helped covers all genres of singing. I have adjudicated and prepared students for auditions. In addition to vocal production, I can help with stage presence, blocking and improv.

About Mary

About You for Take Lessons

Teaching music students for over 30 years has enriched my life. My relationship with my students is a two-way street. I create a course of study to fit their individual interests and needs and often learn from them as we explore their interest in God's wonderful gift of music!

After teaching elementary music in public schools for 10 years and training university interns, it was a thrill to become a vocal graduate assistant at the University of South Florida where I earned both a B.A.in Music Education and an M.A. in Vocal Performance with Voice, Choral, Music E
ducation and Piano Pedagogy emphasis.

I help singers of ALL styles of singing and ALL kinds of literature/repertoire. Students are usually amazed that I can do this. My classical training is enhanced by my participation in Broadway, contemporary, folk, pop music and sacred music styles and love for jazz and gospel,too. Did I leave anything out?

Teaching at various private schools™, including theater school and directing both contemporary praise bands and traditional church choirs has provided enjoyable contrasts for me.

I have adjudicated for the Florida Vocal Association Solo and Ensemble Festivals and the National Association of Teachers of Singing Student Auditions. Former students are pursuing careers as performers, composers, music teachers and music ministers ..........and singing to their babies!

*** Lesson Details ***

Piano Study

I provide a variety of instruction: Classical, Traditional and Worship Chords/Chord Chart approach with Improvisation.

Lessons and curriculum are tailored to the students abilities and interests. Traditional note reading and/or chord chart playing, classical or popular music with improvisation skills can be pursued.
However, beginners should understand that there are skills everyone needs to begin with to progress.

I incorporate duet playing to enhance beginner songs and to teach ensemble playing at all levels.
Most of my students pursue piano for their own enjoyment or for ensemble,church and social gatherings. However, because of 2 years of piano study at the University level, I am very comfortable with those who wish to prepare for competition and advanced study.

I prefer to teach students ages 7 & up.
For Younger Students: I offer Music Enrichment Piano lessons in the summer, with a more play-like approach to music readiness activities; such as movement songs developing steady beat, rhythm awareness, finger dexterity and form.

Vocal Study

Vocal students can concentrate on a single style to study or a mix of Classical, Broadway, Pop, Folk, Traditional Sacred or Contemporary Christian Styles.

We are beautifully and wonderfully made in such a way that certain foundational, physical aspects of singing will help everyone. I teach the foundations for a physiologically correct technique that enhances every style. This has helped all singers, including those who are experiencing discomfort when they sing.

Singing is as natural to me as speaking but I wasn't always this way. That's why I love to help anyone become comfortable or better at expressing themselves through singing. Vocal students of all levels, beginning to advanced, are welcome.

Singing is a very individual thing and I approach each student uniquely. I have multiple experiences and styles to draw from.

I prefer to teach lessons to age 11 & up but will work with younger students if they are ready.

Vocal students can receive music reading training if they desire it, but since 30 minutes is a minimum for developing physical foundational techniques and music selections, lessons would need to be 45 minutes or an hour to include vocal sight reading.
I love helping students expand their ability, whatever their starting point. Musicality is even more important than a display of difficult music, so I take time to encourage expressiveness.

Our initial session,
I am interested in learning about each student's personal tastes, and any past experiences and goals. Then we will proceed to explore their instrument, whether it is their own voice or the piano.
A student's goals and resources will influence my choices from a wide variety of curriculum that are beneficial for steady progress. I will collaborate with them to choose musical selections, incorporating their goals and tastes.


Enjoying the ability to express oneself through music is of primary importance. While challenging my students to steadily grow in their capability, their appreciation of compositions and ability to communicate them; I also encourage their feedback to assess what works best for them.

I love helping students expand their ability, whatever their starting point. Musicality is even more important than a display of difficult music, so I take time to encourage expressiveness.

Older students need to be able to focus on developing technique and accept the home practice involved to learn ( and in the case of piano "read" ) and expressively sing/ play their selections.

Adult students are self directed and I accept their self pacing for home practice. But where parents are involved, I discuss a practice plan and encourage it. However, a student should never skip a lesson because they didn't practice. We all need a jump start sometimes.

Materials: I will discuss the need for curriculum with students before purchasing items.
Curriculum is chosen based on the students goals. There is a $2 monthly fee for piano students who will benefit from the sequential music games offered online through my teacher account.


Wendy W. September 16, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
We really like her a lot. We are very happy. Definitely recommend!
Katie McLeod August 21, 2015
Broadway Singing · In home
Verified Student
My daughter has only had one lesson, but we were both very impressed by what Mary was able to teach her in just 45 minutes. Mary isn't just trying to improve my daughter's voice, but also her expression of emotions when she sings. Mary is obviously very experienced!
Kristen May 21, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Pretty excited to start this journey and I couldn't have found a better instructor!
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Mary H.

Mary H.

Tampa, FL 33618
starting at
$25 / 30-min

Judith C.

Tampa, FL

I am a performance coach for kids and adults. This is the most fun thing to do! I love to help a person shine on stage...everything from walking on, bowing, what to do in between the pieces, diet in the days leading up to the concert, and how to develop endurance and pacing in the performance.

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.


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.
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.
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
starting at
$120 / 60-min

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