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Jazz Classes Fort Lauderdale FL

Local resource for Jazz classes in Fort Lauderdale. Includes detailed information on local music schools and music instructors that provide access to blues lessons, Jazz lessons, and instruction in Jazz music, Jazz improvisation, Jazz theory, Jazz chords, Jazz styles, and Jazz harmony, as well as advice and content on playing Jazz music.

Luzerne Music Center
5099 N. Dixie Highway #263
Oakland Park, FL
 
Khelga Link
2633 Pierce street
Hollywood, FL
Instruments
Accordion, Chorus, Concertina, Conducting, Ear Training, Piano, Theory, Voice
Styles
Classical, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Kids, Other
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$45
Years of Experience
30 Years

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Joseph Nibbs
1535 Ne 128th Street,North Miami fl 33161
North Miami, FL
Instruments
Electric Bass, Guitar, Piano, Theory
Styles
Blues, Classical, Jazz, World
Experience Levels
Intermediate
Rate
$30
Years of Experience
15 Years

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Bryan D.
(877) 231-8505
NW 94th Terrace
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Subjects
Upright Bass, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Mostly contemporary music - I have incorporated some computer software into my teaching. I find it can provide a more broad range of information and interaction, especially in the teachers absence.
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Dyce Kimura
12163 Northwest 36th Place
Sunrise, FL
Promotion
$75 / hr
Hours
"Rock - Alternative
Memberships and Certifications
Blues"
Services
Guitar
Service Types and Repair
15 years

Rhonda Kupfer
4171 Carambola Circle S
Coconut Creek, FL
Instruments
Electronic, Flute, Piano, Theory
Styles
Blues, Classical, Electronic, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative, World
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$0
Years of Experience
10 Years

Data Provided By:
Mark Bennett
4516 NW 51st St
Coconut Creek, FL
Instruments
Guitar
Styles
Blues, Jazz, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$40
Years of Experience
11 Years

Data Provided By:
Marcella E.
(877) 231-8505
NW 11th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Subjects
Violin, Music Performance, Music Theory, Viola
Ages Taught
5 to 18
Specialties
I mainly teach classical violin and viola using the Suzuki Method and other traditional methods. However, I do incorporate other genres as well, such as jazz, salsa, and fiddle tunes into my instruction.
Education
Florida Atlantic University - Music Education - 2009-present (not complete) University of South Florida - Music Education - 2005-2009 (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Jacob S.
(877) 231-8505
NW 54th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Subjects
Music Performance, Bass Guitar, Music Theory, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I have taught all styles of guitar and played rock, blues, classical, and jazz genres at a high level. All lessons are customized to the learners needs and goals.
Education
Florida State University - Music, specializing in guitar - 2004-2006 (Bachelor's degree received) ITT Technical College - Business Administration - 2006-2008 (Master's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Clauduarte Andrade
2301 NE 14st #101W
Pompano Beach, FL
Promotion
$35 / hr
Hours
"Jazz
Memberships and Certifications
World"
Services
Guitar
Service Types and Repair
30 years

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Playing With Conviction

Playing With Conviction
By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

I'm very often disappointed when I go and hear straight-ahead jazz guitarists play in a club, no matter how good they may be. Many have practiced their technique and have a knowledge of harmony that is clearly impressive. They have good time and play well with the other band members. But 9 times out of 10 I am disappointed and for the most part I think I know why.

Most of these players spend countless hours in the bedroom practicing, working on stuff, perfecting things, analyzing chord changes, working on harmonic ideas and so on, something that no one recommends more highly than I, but it seems that so often these musicians lack the ability to communicate musically.

It actually reminds me a little of when I used to live in London and I'd be having a drink with a few horn players at the bar during an intermission (in the UK, horn players particularly from the north of England seem to enjoy a pint or two!) and I'd listen to them say how much they had no time at all for the 'punters' in the audience. With this attitude, those horn players put themselves on a pedestal, instantly separating themselves, drawing an imaginary line at the end of the stage. More like an electric fence! I never understood it, it was almost a way of justifying how little work they were prepared to do to really get their musical point across. What they said musically might have been very clever, even impressive, but whatever it was remained on the stage. No one in the audience was invited to experience that musical conversation. The audience was the last thing that mattered it seemed.

Now I'm not suggesting that we as artists entertain with tap dancing, plate spinning, telling jokes and so on, I'm talking about finding a way to connect with the audience, and the first step to doing this is through sound projection with our instrument. Don't forget, as instrumentalists we have to try that much harder to communicate with the listener because there is no vocalist to do that for us. We have to make sure our instrumental voice carries.

And I find, going back to my disappointment with so many jazz guitarists in clubs, that they simply are not concerned with that communication between themselves and the audience. I do not believe it has been an issue with most of them and I believe it is extremely important.

I am talking about playing with real conviction. So many players lack that strength, everything is quiet and timid and they seem like they are looking for the right notes, meandering away, somewhat apologetically. This does not translate to an audience, very often does not translate to other musicians. Too many hours in the bedroom practicing obsessively and not enough time in coffee shops talking to other human beings about THEIR lives! Musicians can be horribly insular and those completely obsessed with their instruments usually end up as the bigges...

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