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Here are just a few of the many teachers offering Music lessons in Gotha . Whether you are looking for beginner guitar lessons for your kids, or are an adult wanting to improve your skills, the instructors in our network are ready to help you now!
Instruments: Piano Guitar Cello
It is my desire to see students reach their goals by giving them a solid technical base upon which they can build their personal sound! I find that once the basics are down, it is so much fun to start to incorporate the student's specific desires (wanting to learn classical or pop). THAT is what makes practice so much fun. When you are passionate about what you are doing, you can't help but pick up your instrument and practice! Read More
Instruments: Piano Guitar Bass Guitar Banjo Ukulele
Every student starts or resumes classes at different levels. My job is to recognize that level and proceed accordingly. I like my students to be able to learn and progress at the rate they can or want to. Letting students let you know what they want to learn and at what pace, helps the student as well as the teacher in that progress. I like to tell my students that they will not only be a good player, but know exactly what they are doing. Read More
My teaching experience began during my volunteer days back in Pennsylvania. I attended Fairview Church in Collegeville, Pennsylvania and assisted in the daycare development of younger children. I would develop a passion for teaching kids through this experience, around the same time I started to pick up playing guitar. Music has always been a passion for me, so to learn to write and play my own music was something that turned into a real dedication. Read More
Instruments: Drums Mallet Percussion Orchestral Percussion Conga Latin Percussion
I started teaching right after high school, helping at band camps and during the season. I started giving lessons soon after and in 2007 I was offered the oppurtunity to be the drumline instructor for a local high school. I would teach there until 2012. I wrote exercises, cadences, their show music, and taught them all the fundementals of marching and proper playing technique. Every year we would also perform an indoor show which I wrote both the music and drill. Read More
My goal is to get you to not need me as quickly as possible. Every singer needs not one, but multiple coaches over their lifetime. While you may have 1 main coach, many Vocalist find the best way to not plateau in their development is to work with several coaches to keep improving. My goal is that you will eventually already know what I am going to say when you've finished your song and when you have that learned you will not need me. Read More
Instruments: Piano Guitar Ukulele Music Acoustic Guitar
Minnie is a teacher, singer/songwriter born and raised in Puerto Rico. She has a BS in Arts in Music with a minor in Voice and Piano. Twenty of her 44 years of a career in the Music Business, has been as a Music, Voice, Piano and Guitar teacher with many accolades. Minnie got the 1st Place in the Billboard Magazine songwrting contest in 1989, 1990 and 1991 consequently. Also, she was the recipient of the Hispanic Achievement Award in 1992 as The Soloist of the Year; Read More
Instruments: Guitar Music Electric Guitar Classical Guitar Acoustic Guitar
I'm encouraging and enthusiastic when it comes to teaching and sharing my love of music as an instructor for guitar, piano, and voice. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Industry from Chadron State College with the guitar being my principal instrument, however, focused on voice and piano as part of my degree too. I've been a professional guitarist for over 10 years and have played in performing and touring bands ranging from blues, rock, pop, country, jazz, and more. Read More
Instruments: Saxophone Flute Piccolo Music
Does music run in your family? Tell us a little about your musical family members.
Music runs in my family both sides. My grandfather on my father's side is a musician and multiinstrumentalist that played in Tito Puente's band for a number of years! My cousin on my mother's side was a professional drummer for a number of years.
If you weren't a musician what do you think you'd be doing instead?
If I weren't a musician I'd probably be a professional chess player or a movie script writer. I've always found it to be refreshing to have a creative outlet.
What does a normal practice session look like for you?
For me, a normal practice session starts with at least 20 minutes of long tones with a tuner and a metronome. I then move on to scale patterns or etudes with a metronome for another 15 to 20 minutes. From there, depending on what I'm focusing on at the time, I'll either practice a piece and do small fine tuning or do recordings of myself playing songs and listening back to them to critique myself.
Do you use specific teaching methods or books? (Ex: Alfred, Bastion, Suzuki, Hal Leonard) Why did you choose them if you did?
When I teach beginners, I sometimes like to use Hal Leonard method books. For my intermediate and advanced students that can already comfortably read music, I like to focus more on unique scale patterns or etude books. For my jazz musicians, I like using books by Chad Lefkowitz-Brown.
Why did you choose your primary instrument?
I chose my primary instruments through middle school band class. In the beginning of my 6th grade year, our band director tested all of the new band students out on every instrument and we ended up playing the instrument we naturally resonated with the most.
What do you think is the hardest thing to master on your instrument?
The hardest thing I've had to master on my Saxophone is the ability to demonstrate consistent and coherent voice leading on jazz standards during improvising. The most difficult classical music I've ever performed in classical music was the Carmen Fantasy by Francois Bourne on the Flute. It's hard to pin one concept or technique that's harder than the others to master, but if I had to pick one for any instrument, I'd say phrasing and tone.
Did you have a teacher that inspired you to go into music? How did they inspire you?
All of the teachers I have worked with from middle school all the way through college have inspired me in many different ways. However, the teachers that inspired me the most were my private lesson instructors in high school and college. I feel like one on one work with talented professionals throughout the past 8 years really jumpstarted my passion for music because of how personalized their teaching was to my specific way of learning.
What advice do you have about practicing effectively?
I find that effectively practicing different concepts and fundamentals is directly linked to how easily we can relate the practice to our own aspirations on the instrument. For this reason I always make sure to show students exactly what the practice of certain concepts will lead to in their own playing down the road and how it correlates to their personal goals. This way, students will be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel while staying inspired. Segmenting practicing is very important as well so there is always a clear idea of what you are trying to improve at in the time you have.
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