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Jazz Classes Miami FL

Local resource for Jazz classes in Miami. 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.

New World School of Arts
300 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL
 
Florida International University - Park
SW 107th Ave & 8th St
Miami, 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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Lloyd R.
(877) 231-8505
SW 57th Ave
Miami, FL
Subjects
Music Theory, Music Performance, Opera Voice, Singing
Ages Taught
10 to 80
Specialties
As a voice teacher I specifically focus on the holistic health and performance of the voice, cultivating your own individual voice to a professional level. As a music teacher I approach difficult concepts of music in a knowledgeable and motivating way that allows any student to internalize and utilize the music and theory.
Education
University of Miami - Vocal Performance - 2001-2006 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Jordan L.
(877) 231-8505
Wm E Walsh Avenue
Miami, FL
Subjects
Music Performance, Music Theory, Fiddle, Violin
Ages Taught
4 to 99
Specialties
I believe in creating a fun environment for young beginners by using fun music that they recognize -- cartoons, Fantasia, movie themes. I will be Suzuki certified through Book 2 after next summer's intensive trainings.
Education
University of Miami - BA Biology - 8/2004 - 12/2008 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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University of Miami
PO Box 248165
Coral Gables, FL
 
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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Tatiana A.
(877) 231-8505
SW 85 Court
Miami, FL
Subjects
Speaking Voice, Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice
Ages Taught
5 to 17
Specialties
Classical voice, proper breath technique for projection, performance etiquette, English/Italian/Spanish diction, interpretation of song.
Education
Florida Christian - - 2003-2007 (High School diploma received) University of Miami - Music Business & Entertainment - 2007-Present (Associate degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Rene R.
(877) 231-8505
sw 36th ave.
Miami, FL
Subjects
Guitar, Singing, Bass Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Music Theory, Classical Guitar, Cello, Upright Bass, Piano, Songwriting, Music Performance, Drums, Music Recording
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
My classical training began in High School with Influences in Segovia, and Romero I studied classical for 4 yrs. and trained in Jazz and Improvisation with performances In Big Band and group ensemble. Also sang and played in the school gospel choir.
Education
Miami-Dade College - Music Education - 2004-2006 (Degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Tatiana A.
(877) 231-8505
San Amaro Drive
Miami, FL
Subjects
Music Performance, Singing, Music Theory, Speaking Voice, Opera Voice
Ages Taught
5 to 17
Specialties
Classical voice, proper breath technique for projection, performance etiquette, English/Italian/Spanish diction, interpretation of song.
Education
Florida Christian - - 2003-2007 (High School diploma received) University of Miami - Music Business & Entertainment - 2007-Present (Associate degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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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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