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Music Classes Brandon FL

See below to find music schools and music instructors in Brandon that give access to music classes, along with music ensembles, early childhood music, music summer programs, percussion classes, guitar classes, piano classes, and guitar classes, as well as advice and content on learning music.

Lorraine M.
(877) 231-8505
Gulf stream circle
Brandon, FL
Subjects
Singing, Classical Guitar, Piano, Guitar, Music Theory
Ages Taught
1 to 18
Education
Barry University - Music - 8/25/2005-12/19/2009 (Bachelor's degree received) Barry University - Biology - 8/25/2005-12/19/2009 (not complete)
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Ashley F.
(877) 231-8505
Gulf Ct.
Tampa, FL
Subjects
Viola, Violin, Music Performance
Ages Taught
4 to 99
Specialties
The Suzuki Method, but not limited to
Education
Stetson University - music performance - 2005-2008 (not complete)
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Emily R.
(877) 231-8505
Villa View Circle
Tampa, FL
Subjects
Music Theory, Songwriting, Music Performance, Piano
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I am partial to hymn arrangements and to the Romantic period composers such as Chopin and Rachmaninoff. I teach music by both detail and big picture; history plays such a part in music, and I teach my students the history along with the music and theory.
Education
University of South Florida - Interpersonal and Organizational Communication - 2004-2008 (Bachelor's degree received) University of South Florida - Minor in Music Academic Studies - 2004-2008 (Degree received)
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Jim C.
(877) 231-8505
Clarendon Dr
Tampa, FL
Subjects
Drums
Ages Taught
5 to 50
Specialties
Rudiments, playing songs from contemporary radio, performance, confidence building.
Education
Valdosta State University - Management - 85--90 (Bachelor's degree received)
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The Way 2 Dance
(813) 966-4788
610 Oakfield Dr
Brandon, FL
 
Albert W.
(877) 231-8505
Boyette Creek blvd
Riverview, FL
Subjects
Percussion, Drums, Music Theory
Ages Taught
8 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in many genres and styles. I have devoted most of my studies to jazz. I listen and learn from all styles of music. I specialize in traditional jazz, fusion, r&b, rock, hard rock, metal, funk, dance, drum and bass
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Andrew H.
(877) 231-8505
Markstown Dr.
Tampa, FL
Subjects
Opera Voice, Singing, Piano, Music Theory, Theatrical Broadway Singing
Ages Taught
7 to 99
Specialties
As a singer, I have equal experience in singing Musical theater, Christian Worship, and Classical Singing. I believe that good expressive technique is the foundation of all singing and this does not vary from style. It is the tone and vibrato that change from style to style. As far as piano, I am both an improvisatory pianist and a classical pianist. I have given lesson to students using the three hand method to develop students skills playing off of chords. I have also worked with students …
Education
Satellite High School - General - 2001-2005 (High School diploma received) University of South Florida - Music Composition - 2005-2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
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William W.
(877) 231-8505
phoenix cir
Tampa, FL
Subjects
Guitar, Bass Guitar, Singing, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Harmonica, Mandolin, Banjo, Music Performance, Percussion
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Classical Guitar, Bluegrass, Flatpicking, basic jazz, latin, country, what ever is needed.
Education
US Army Element School of Music - Electric Bass - 1995 (Degree received) Trinity College of Florida - Leadership - 2000-2003 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Nativity Catholic School
(813) 689-3395
705 E. Brandon Blvd.
Valrico, FL
 
Florida 12 hour Traffic School
(800) 990-2813
E Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL
 
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Take A Breath, Listen To The Spaces

Take A Breath, Listen To The Spaces
By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

I was at the NAMM show recently, a massive trade show for musical products. If you've ever been into Guitar Center and witnessed that infernal noise made by guitarists and bass players 'trying out' instruments, then the NAMM show is that x 50,000. It can be hell, yet a necessary evil if you are in the business.

I spent some time walking around and of course made my way to many of the guitar and amp booths, after all it's always good to keep up with anything new and groundbreaking. I came across a few professional guitar players who had been hired to demonstrate guitars, and as good as these players were technically, there was always one aspect of their playing that stood out to me. I find this is the case with any guitar player that is not communicating. They play too much. Tons and tons of notes, in rapid succession, all brilliantly executed. But what is really being said? How can you enjoy music when you feel like you are having your teeth drilled?

Guitar players are notorious for doing this, simply because they can. If they were horn players things would be very different. You simply have to take a breath. Guitar players technically don't have to do this, so they don't, and as a result their music is compromised.

The first time I was aware of this was several years ago when I started using a digital vocoder. In order for the notes to be heard on my guitar, I would have to mouth something into the microphone to trigger them. Then of course you get to shape the sound with syllables and so on. I was in a rehearsal and my sax player said to me, "Chris you play different when you use that thing, because you have to take a breath". Perhaps that was a kind way of saying I sucked, but the talkbox thing was cool. It certainly struck a chord anyway. So from then on, and it took a while to really sink in, but I tried to really focus on phrasing. And not just as a guitar player, but compositionally, if my music doesn't breathe, I'm just not interested.

As jazz guitarists, there is a terrible tendency for us to play a lot of notes, firstly because the genre historically has given us permission to do so, and second, archtop jazz guitars don't generally lend themselves to sustaining notes, so in order to 'get over', guitarists fall into the trap of overplaying.

There are of course compromising situations which affect the way we play and it is important to be aware of these at the time. First, if you are taking a solo and the band behind you is not being particularly supportive, i.e.; playing busily and not listening to you, then this very often makes a player play more notes because they are fighting to speak, as it were. But if the band is just grooving, you as a soloist can play just a few notes and the spaces are music in themselves!

Another compromising situation might be a borrowed or rented amp that ju...

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