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Music Classes Miami FL

See below to find music schools and music instructors in Miami 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.

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)
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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)
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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)
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Alexandra L.
(877) 231-8505
SW 82 Street
Miami, FL
Subjects
Piano, Opera Voice, Speaking Voice, Singing, Acting, Music Performance, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Dance, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in teaching voice to both musical theatre and classically trained voice students. I am also trained in staging musical theatre and opera songs.
Education
University of Miami - - 2007-present (not complete)
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Alexandra L.
(877) 231-8505
The Foster Building
Miami, FL
Subjects
Piano, Dance, Music Performance, Singing, Speaking Voice, Music Theory, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Opera Voice, Acting
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in teaching voice to both musical theatre and classically trained voice students. I am also trained in staging musical theatre and opera songs.
Education
University of Miami - - 2007-present (not complete)
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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)
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Joel M.
(877) 231-8505
SW 37th Ave
Miami, FL
Subjects
Guitar
Ages Taught
10 to 99
Specialties
Music, Guitar, Spanish, English, Math Classical, Rock, Classic Rock
Education
Colegio San Jose - - August 1990 - June 1994 University of Puerto Rico - Music Education - August 1994 - June 2003
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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)
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Miguel R.
(877) 231-8505
SW 15th Ln.
Miami, FL
Subjects
Singing, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 18
Specialties
Blues, Rock, Pop
Education
Valencia College - General Studies - Jan 2006-Dec 2008 (Associate degree received) Florida International University - Music - Aug 2010-Present (not complete)
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Aileen T.
(877) 231-8505
SW 104th St.
Miami, FL
Subjects
Music Theory, Viola, Violin, Singing, Music Performance
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
When teaching violin/viola to younger students I like to use the Suzuki Method, but also incorporate music theory. I have extensive training in vocal jazz performance, jazz theory, traditional music theory, ear training, music history, and jazz history. I am comfortable teaching all areas to all student levels. Great with younger students
Education
University of Miami - Muisc Education(violin)/ Vocal Jazz Performance - 2001-2005 (Bachelor's degree received)
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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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