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Jazz Classes Saint Petersburg FL

Local resource for Jazz classes in Saint Petersburg. 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.

Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue So.
St. Petersburg, FL
 
Windy C.
(877) 231-8505
22nd Ave. N
Saint Petersburg, FL
Subjects
Piano, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 18
Specialties
I try to combine classic pedagogy of piano with ear training and modern music. Proficiency in chords, scales, and improvisation.
Education
Florida Christian College - Music Education/Music Ministry - 2000-2006 (Bachelor's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Martin D.
(877) 231-8505
Norwood Place
Clearwater, FL
Subjects
Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Piano, Guitar, Banjo, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Guitar and Bass: Beg. to Advanced banjo and piano: Beg. - intermediate All Styles (except Flamenco) to include Folk, Acoustic Fingerstyle, Rock, Punk, Blues, Country, Church, Bluegrass, Soul, Ragtime and Classical.
Education
Excelsior College - Psychology - 1984-1986 (Bachelor's degree received) University of Maryland - Liberal arts - 1981-1983 (Associate degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Nicole C.
(877) 231-8505
drew st
Clearwater, FL
Subjects
Guitar, Drums, Songwriting, Bass Guitar, Piano, Singing, Music Performance, Percussion
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I have taught mostly rock and classical genres for piano, guitar, drums. Vocally, I teach Rnb, broadway, pop,, top 100.
Education
SUNY Old Westbury - Elementary Education - 1/00-5/03 (Bachelor's degree received) Dowling University - Literacy Education - 9/04-1/06 (Master's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Matthew K.
(877) 231-8505
Main St.
Dunedin, FL
Subjects
Music Theory, Guitar, Drums, Percussion, Songwriting, Music Performance, Bass Guitar
Ages Taught
7 to 70
Specialties
Metal, punk rock, Afro-Cuban, jazz, rock;
Education
University of Central Florida - Psychology - 06/2000 - 08/2004 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Nikki Lynch
My house
Dunedin, FL
Instruments
Clarinet, Ear Training, Flute, Horn, Music Business, Oboe, Saxophone, Theory, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba
Styles
Classical, Kids
Experience Levels
Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$40
Years of Experience
5 Years

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Zlatina A.
(877) 231-8505
49th Street North,
Pinellas Park, FL
Subjects
Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Music Performance, Singing
Ages Taught
5 to 70
Education
High Scool of Music - Piano - 1993-1998 (degree received) National Academy of Music - Music education - 1998-2003 (degree received) National Academy of Music - Choir conducting - 1998-2004 (degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Brent B.
(877) 231-8505
Enterprise Road East
Clearwater, FL
Subjects
Bass Guitar, Guitar
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
rock, blues, pop, folk, and contemporary.
Education
University of Miami - business - 1990-1993 (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Andrew G.
(877) 231-8505
Bay View Dr.
Safety Harbor, FL
Subjects
Music Theory, Trombone, Songwriting, Music Performance, Tuba, Singing, Piano, Trumpet
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
All styles of music and performance. (jazz/Classical,Pop, etc)
Education
North Stafford High - General Ed - 1992-1995 (High School diploma received) Radford University - Music - 1195-2000 (Bachelor's degree received) FIU/ - Jazz Edu - 2001-2002 (not complete)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Adam G.
(877) 231-8505
B Huron Ave.
Oldsmar, FL
Subjects
Guitar, Bass Guitar, Music Performance, Songwriting, Music Theory
Ages Taught
12 to 99
Specialties
all styles of rock, metal, blues, neo-classical, pop. have personally studied alot of medieval-rennaisance music as well as classical, but don't feel qualified to teach classical guitar, as I use an unorthodox fingerstyle approach when playing fingerstyle.
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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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