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Jazz Classes Orlando FL

Local resource for Jazz classes in Orlando. 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.

Kathleen Attanasi
10097 Cove Lake Drive
Orlando,, FL
Instruments
Conducting, Ear Training, Harp, Music Business, Suzuki Method, Theory
Styles
Classical, Jazz, Kids
Experience Levels
Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$60
Years of Experience
25 Years

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Paul M.
(877) 231-8505
Silvera Court
Orlando, FL
Subjects
Drums
Ages Taught
5 to 65
Specialties
Basic hand technique for beginners, eventually incorporating an extra limb, usually the bass drum first. Rock and basic funk, jazz, and latin. Also basic musical notation. Ultimately, I would like the student to be able to transcribe the beats from some of their favorite songs, as well as write their own!
Education
Cornell University - English - Arts & Sciences - 8/90 - 5/94 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Kevin G.
(877) 231-8505
W. Fairbanks Ave
Orlando, FL
Subjects
Drums
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I am an all around drummer. I can get students going on Latin, Jazz, Funk, Blues, Rock, Pop, Metal, Punk, Linear, Reggae etc. I like to get into rudiments and have my students focus on good hand technique.
Education
SunState Aviation - Aviation - 2005-2006 (Degree received) Valencia - History - 2007-2009 (not complete)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Stephen V.
(877) 231-8505
Sonoma Dr
Orlando, FL
Subjects
Music Performance, Music Theory, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Opera Voice, Singing
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
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Education
ROLLINS COLLEGE - MUSIC - 04-2010 (Bachelor's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Jill H.
(877) 231-8505
Lake Underhill Road
Orlando, FL
Subjects
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Accordion, Music Theory, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Banjo, Opera Voice, Trumpet, Percussion, Ukulele, Harmonica, Piano, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Singing, Violin, Music Performance, Songwriting, Drums, Music Recording, Speaking Voice
Ages Taught
4 to 99
Specialties
My specialty in voice comes from years of lessons and experience. I used many methods and books to bring out various ideas on how to teach voice lessons. I take each individual at his/her level and try to improve breathing technique, posture, enunciation with style and phrasing, depending on the student's aspirations.
Education
Charleston HIgh School - academic diploma - 1971-75 (High School diploma received) Evangel College - music education - 1975-79 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Courtney C.
(877) 231-8505
S. Mills Ave
Orlando, FL
Subjects
Saxophone, Flute, Trumpet, Clarinet
Ages Taught
1 to 17
Education
Florida State University - Instrumental Music Education - 2001-2006 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Damien S.
(877) 231-8505
Conroy Rd.
Orlando, FL
Subjects
Music Theory, Banjo, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I have been taught, on a college level, of classical, jazz, ethnic musics. I specialize in guitar, theory, composition.
Education
St Josephs Coll Inst - - 9/1986-6/1990 (High School diploma received) SUNY Purchase - Music Composition - 9/1990-5/1994 (Bachelor's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Alayne A.
(877) 231-8505
Northwood Blvd.
Winter Park, FL
Subjects
Singing
Ages Taught
7 to 99
Specialties
Voice, Sight-singing I teach in the classical bel canto style and technique, which is how I was trained at Indiana University. I have been teaching all genres, including pop/rock, classical, jazz, country, r&b, and gospel/contemporary christian/traditional sacred.
Education
Indiana University(Bloomington) - Bachelor of Music Performance - 1975 (degree received) Indiana University(Blooomington) - Bachelor of Music Education/Voice - 1970-1974 (degree received) Franklin Community High - - graduated in 1970 (degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Nicole O.
(877) 231-8505
Donna Lynn Lane
Orlando, FL
Subjects
Speaking Voice, Fiddle, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Piano, Singing, Guitar, Violin, Music Theory, Music Performance, Songwriting
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
Voice (contemporary and theatrical) Violin (classical, fiddle) Piano (classical, Latin, jazz) Guitar (classical, Latin)
Education
Rollins College - August 2005 - August 2009 (Complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Alexandra N.
(877) 231-8505
Lake Howell Rd
Maitland, FL
Subjects
Violin, Fiddle, Cello, Viola
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
I teach using the Suzuki method, in accompaniment with the I Can Read Music series, because I feel that it incorporates learning by ear with reading the music.
Education
Stark State Institute of Technology - General - 06 (not complete)
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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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