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Guitar Classes Florence KY

See below to find local guitar classes in Florence that give access to instruction on guitar for beginners, blue guitar basics, fingerstyle guitar basics, intermediate acoustic techniques, and lead guitar basics, as well as advice and content on bass guitar classes and more.

Elizabeth Hickerson
Florence Music Academy 240 Main St.
Florence, KY
Instruments
Chorus, Clarinet, Euphonium, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Horn, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin, Voice
Styles
Classical, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$0
Years of Experience
11 Years

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J K Lutherie-Cinti Guitar Center
(513) 941-9700
50 W State Rd
Cleves, OH
 
James F.
(877) 231-8505
Clifton Ave
Cincinnati, OH
Subjects
Violin, Music Theory, Viola
Ages Taught
5 to 18
Specialties
I am a huge fan of the Suzuki method for violin and viola. That being said, I also integrate a very traditional teaching style, that when combined with Suzuki's tiered repertoire, yields rapid growth and facility on the instrument.
Education
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music - Viola Performance - September 2008 - June 2012 (not complete)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Jennifer Y.
(877) 231-8505
Moerlein
Cincinnati, OH
Subjects
Violin
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I was trained for 11 years in the Suzuki method, and I am a certified teacher of the Sassmannshaus Tradition violin method (Early Start on the Violin). I am classically trained and am most experienced teaching in that style, but I also enjoy fiddle and folk music and could teach in those styles as well.
Education
University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music - violin performance - 2006-2010 (Bachelor's degree received) University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music - violin performance - 2010-2012 (present) (not complete)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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David P.
(877) 231-8505
East Woodemont Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
Subjects
Music Theory, Drums, Piano
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in pop, rock, and funk drums. For piano I specialize in classical.
Education
Xavier University - Music - Xavier University (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Brenda O.
(877) 231-8505
Butterfield Pl
Cincinnati, OH
Subjects
Music Theory, Flute, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
My favorite methods to teach are Orff and Suzuki, but I prefer to adjust to the student needs. Latin music, classic and pop are my favorite genres.
Education
Interamerican University of Puerto Rico - Music Education - 2004-2006 (Master's degree received) Interamerican University of Puerto Rico - Music Education - 1986-1990 (Bachelor's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Daphne Wayne
(859) 992-8511
1576 Basswood Court
Florence, KY
Instruments
Piano
Styles
Blues, Classical, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Kids, Rock - Alternative, World
Experience Levels
Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$39
Years of Experience
4 Years

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Jennifer Y.
(877) 231-8505
Memorial Hall
Cincinnati, OH
Subjects
Violin
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I was trained for 11 years in the Suzuki method, and I am a certified teacher of the Sassmannshaus Tradition violin method (Early Start on the Violin). I am classically trained and am most experienced teaching in that style, but I also enjoy fiddle and folk music and could teach in those styles as well.
Education
University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music - violin performance - 2006-2010 (Bachelor's degree received) University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music - violin performance - 2010-2012 (present) (not complete)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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James F.
(877) 231-8505
West 9th Street
Cincinnati, OH
Subjects
Viola, Violin, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 18
Specialties
I am a huge fan of the Suzuki method for violin and viola. That being said, I also integrate a very traditional teaching style, that when combined with Suzuki's tiered repertoire, yields rapid growth and facility on the instrument.
Education
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music - Viola Performance - September 2008 - June 2012 (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Andrew K.
(877) 231-8505
Elmwood Ave
Louisville, KY
Subjects
Music Recording, Acting, Music Performance, Songwriting, Music Theory, Singing, Piano, Guitar, Bass Guitar
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
I have extensive experience in the pop field. Genres include folk, pop, rock. I have composed music for film and television, so I am strongest in composition. I have taught other subjects in every age range from 6 months to 18 years of age.
Education
Ballard High School - - 87-91 (High School diploma received) Kenyon College - Theatre - 91-96 (Bachelor's degree received)
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The Art Of Practicing

The Art Of Practicing
By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

I have always believed that success, in practically any subject you can think of, is a direct result of "clear thinking". That is, the ability to understand very clearly what needs to be achieved and the action to set about surmounting very necessary hurdles in order to reach those goals. Less than successful people are either not clear in their goals or for one reason or another give up along the way. It's leveling that rough terrain, along with a clearly defined end result in mind that will get you there in the end. The success roadmap might go something like this:

Visualize goal => Surmount problems => Score

Sounds simple doesn't it? However, this clear thinking is all very well but it's usually the thought required before step 1 (visualization) that causes problems. Very often the goal does not manifest in mind because the process is so overwhelming.

And so it is with practicing the guitar, or any instrument for that matter. In more laymen's terms it's more like "What the hell should I be practicing?".

Practice is a constant struggle for many people. There is so much to learn and often so little time to allocate to it. For the jazz musician, clear thinking can be as simple as "I really like that Charlie Parker 2, 5 - how does he do that?". Then transcribing the line, practicing it in all keys and working the phrase into your own vocabulary. The 'score' as I like to call it is the ability to work it in to your own playing. I want to talk a little about that in a minute.

First, I think the most important thing to talk about is how to make best use of your practice time. There was a time when I started playing where I used to sit in my room and allocate 15 minutes to practicing scales and arpeggios, 10 minutes on technique exercises, 20 minutes on sight reading and 1/2 an hour on practicing my classical guitar repertoire. Why? because my teacher told me I had to. Years later once I started to study jazz guitar on my own I didn't feel the need to be practicing this way. It wasn't really benefiting me fully. I started to have my own goals in mind that I wanted to reach. I wanted to learn to play like one or two of my heroes, but more importantly because I liked what they played. Even more under the microscope were certain melodic lines and licks that tweaked my ear and fueled me to transcribe or simply copy the way they phrased or 'felt' a phrase. Once I clearly had in mind what I wanted to achieve I could go about achieving it - I knew what I had to do.

It's important to sit down to practice and be really clear about what you are going to do during that practice time. Now, one thing that helped me tremendously was when I made a huge commitment to scheduled practicing. In other words, deciding that every single day, no matter what, I would sit down and dedicate exactly one hour...

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