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As a guitarist I am comitted to composing, performing and sharing my love of music with others through teaching. I hold a bachelors degree in Classical Guitar Performance from Arizona State University where I studied with renowned guitarists and teachers Frank Koonce and Chuck Hulihan. I strive to be a vesatile musician and have practiced and performed many different styles of music for guitar, bass, piano and on occasion voice. I have recently relocated to south Florida and am excited to continue my career as a musician here.
With almost 20 years of music education experience, I have developed a super fun and effective teaching method that has proven to work. I am a kid at heart and love working with children. And as the oldest child of 6, I possess the necessary patience and enthusiasm for their learning development. In addition, I have worked with many adult students who initially thought it was "too late" for them to learn an instrument. Proving themselves wrong, they were very successful with their new found talent. I have been a professional recording artist and live performer since the age of 15. I began teaching around the same time as a way of earning extra spending money. As the years went on, I fell deeper in love with teaching and formed a career out of it. My love and appreciation for all styles and genres of music has given me the opportunity to teach various styles of music and instruments. So come join me on this musical journey and give the gift of music!!
Venezuelan Musicians graduated in the University Institute of Musical Studies, in Caracas. I have done for more than 25 years studying music becoming this in my own lifestyle. In Music Teaching, I designed a learning system that has been for over 20 years, where my students ( children, youth and adults ) will learn as you go making music, faster and solid bases in understanding and implementation of the instrument. Currently I am dedicated to Children Coral address in St. John Bosco Church of Miami, and Musical education in several instrument.
I am a professional working musician. I play in all kinds of groups, as a multi instrumentalist. I have my own groups with original music. I compose, teach, study, arrange, perform, improvise and know major theory behind both music and instrument performance. Having played music all my life, it is my passion, and what I love to do. I want to help other students on their way. As a professional who has a degree in music, I feel I am very much proficiently accomplished enough to take on many types and levels of students and teach them professionally.
I've been learning and performing since I was 9. First it was just simple recitals among my fellow peers at Chafin Music school, but as I became more proficient with the guitar, I fell into my first band. It was just a friend who sang, and myself who played guitar as a duo. Our first show was our schools talent show of my sophomore year. As luck would have it, we came in first place among the plethora of musical acts, dancers and actors. From there we eventually found other musicians to complete our act, which is how I managed to become a multi instrumentalist as I picked up working knowledge of how to play bass guitar, keyboard and drums. I've been in 6 different bands, and all before I was 20. The first show I played had over 300 people there, and I nearly died of stage fright. Not to mention, I popped two high E strings, on two different guitars. It was almost like dying. I've played countless shows, and performed at countless open mics nights, playing to well over 2,000 people since. My love of music comes from the personal fulfillment attained when creating new, original compositions. Learning to play songs I enjoy is great, but the best part of music comes from the ability to be able to invent unheard material. Seeing aspiring musicians thrive as I assist in sculpting the foundation that students eventually finish molding themselves upon, is amazing to witness.
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The most popular instrument with beginning bass students is a standard 4-string bass. This will be more than sufficient for you to learn and develop your skills as you begin and continue on with lessons. Most music stores will have a variety to choose from such as instruments made by Ibanez, Fender, or Gibson. If you are going into lessons with the goal to play heavy metal, or rock music, you may want to look into a 5 string bass. This extra string allows the student access to lower notes that are used in those genres.
In home lessons are great for both adults and children alike. Everyone has a busy schedule, and by choosing in home lessons, learning an instrument becomes extremely convenient. There is no need to spend time and money traveling to a studio when you can have the teacher come right to your home.
Any adult can start bass lessons with Musika. Even with no prior experience, bass can be a great instrument to start learning music. Bass is utilized in many popular genres and adults can learn to play along with their favorite songs.
For students interested in bass we recommend being at least 10 years old. The bass is a large instrument that has thick, heavy strings. Younger students may lack the hand strength required to be able to play the instrument successfully. By playing bass, students have the opportunity to participate in contemporary playing ensembles such as school jazz bands, and more rock styled groups.
Each lesson is tailored to the student's individual needs. No single teaching method is used by all teachers, and while some instructors will recommend certain method books, the lessons will be taught depending on the needs of the student. Generally, lessons will cover aspects of how to technically play the instrument correctly, how to work on overall musicianship skills, and how to read music. However if the student has any personal goals, the teacher will focus more attention on helping the student accomplish them.
Review by Marcia Hecht
Karleen has really turned it around for me. My previous teacher (not from Musika) had me feeling anxious, upset, and incapable...NOT the desired result! Karleen's method is clear, appropriate for my beginning level, and (best of all) actually lets me achieve some progress! I'm actually looking forward to my lessons now!
Review by Yury
I would like to thank Polina for the series of classical piano lessons I've taken recently. Polina is a fantastic teacher and a high class performer, and I'm really happy I had a chance to meet her! I believe anyone can benefit from the teaching method Polina is practicing regardless of the student proficiency - from beginners to advanced performers. It was a pleasure for me to study classical piano courses under the guidance of such an intelligent & professional teacher! Without doubt, my playing technique has improved a lot and I have signed up for the new classes online already.
Review by Leslyn
Steve is an excellent instructor. My son has really connected with him and he is learning the guitar quickly. Steve is patient and never rushes through a lesson in order to make it fit within the session time limit. In addition, before he leaves, he writes notes and instructions for my son to follow. By the next lesson, my son is confident in what Steve has taught him. Most importantly, Steve builds my son's confidence in his own own ability and progress after each lesson.
Review by La from Issaquah
thank you musika and ed. I never thought of looking for an in-home lesson until I found musika. I have absolutely no hesitation that Ed is beyond capable. He's even offered to meet us at a music store to purchase the correct fitting instrument. how fabulous is that! We've also decided to extend the lesson time from 30 to 45 minutes. All this and just one lesson under our belt. He quickly understood where my daughter is at in level and her style of music. I'm thrilled as can be.
Review by Terri
Caitlyn is friendly, helpful and still holds my high-school aged daughter accountable for practicing. She also makes sure the music technique is mastered correctly during the lessons - they work hard and still have a good time together. I can highly recommend her as a flute teacher. My daughter is very happy & grateful to have found Caitlyn as a teacher.
Review by Marlo
Danette is a delightful instructor. She always brings a wealth of knowledge, excitement, and enthusiasm to piano lessons with my daughter. She is not only skilled at piano, but she has a wonderful voice quality that she uses to help convey certain techniques and to highlight various points where she intends to draw the students attention.
Review by Jeff N.
Travis is an extremely knowledgeable guitarist and teacher. Travis is equally comfortable in playing/teaching jazz, rock, blues, or classical styles. I really like the way he explains things and he has the ability to make difficult material seem simpler. Travis is very likeable, enthusiastic, and always very professional. I think Travis would be great teaching either children or adults because he's very patient. My learning experience with Travis has been outstanding. He taught me some great techniques for chord substitution and for soloing. I'll continue to work with Travis because he inspires me to be a better guitarist. I think he could really help me with composing because he writes some great songs too! Thanks Travis!
Review by Natalie Kretcher
I really like her. And as an adult student, a good teacher who keeps the pace up but still keeps it reasonable in terms of difficulty is really hard to find. She does a great job of explaining little detail things in terms I (as a musically challenged human) can understand. I'm having a blast! 10/10 would recommend!
Review by Gisellesoldati
Cory is simply the greatest instructor ever! His 30 year plus teaching experience along with his knowledge of ever longer in music composition and performance make a real difference if you're in for learning the right way. Thank you Cory for teaching me not only the chords but also the history behind it and awesome tricks on getting better faster ;)