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Music Classes Port Charlotte FL

See below to find music schools and music instructors in Port Charlotte 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.

Josh W.
(877) 231-8505
Hyde Park Ave.
North Port, FL
Subjects
Classical Guitar, Percussion, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Music Performance, Songwriting, Drums
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in all styles of music from blues, to country to rock and jazz. my methods comes from my teacher as well as many mel-bay teaching methods from chord progression to reading music.
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Venice Holistic Center
(941) 323-8033
251 Tamiami Tr on the Island
Venice, FL
 
Shell Creek Music Co
23278 Harborview Rd
Port Charlotte, FL
 
Jill H.
(877) 231-8505
Country Club Dr.
Titusville, FL
Subjects
Guitar, Accordion, Music Theory, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Banjo, Opera Voice, Trumpet, Bass Guitar, Percussion, Ukulele, Harmonica, Piano, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Singing, Music Performance, Songwriting, Drums, Music Recording, Speaking Voice, Violin
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)
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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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Positive Behavior Support Corp
(417) 860-7640
8591 Lakeside Dr
Englewood, FL
 
Quality Guitar Lessons
(941) 875-6239
1621 Hinton St
Port Charlotte, FL
 
Troll Music
(941) 484-8765
520 East Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
 
Eric F.
(877) 231-8505
SW 54th Way
Boca Raton, FL
Subjects
Trumpet, Music Theory, Music Theory, Guitar, Trumpet, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Bass Guitar, Music Performance, Songwriting, Songwriting, Music Performance, Piano, Piano, Music Recording, Music Recording
Ages Taught
12 to 99
Specialties
lydian chromatic theory, George Russell jazz, rock, pop, digital studio recording, record copying, recording techniques, mastering.
Education
Berklee College - Education - 1976-79 (Bachelor's degree received) New England Conservatory - Composition - 1991-93 (Master's degree received)
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Ernesto O.
(877) 231-8505
W 21st Ave
Hialeah, FL
Subjects
Songwriting, Guitar, Music Theory, Music Recording
Ages Taught
5 to 100
Specialties
I specialize in fretboard theory, songwriting, improvisation, finger-picking, chord theory, and chart reading. I like to think of myself as a very well rounded player who shows interest in several genres of music including anything from Pop and RnB to Alternative Rock and Progressive Death-Metal. I'm open to all genres of music and hope to share similar musical interest's with my future students.
Education
Musicians Institute - G.I.T - 2008-2009 (not complete) Miami Dade College - A.S in Music Performance - Currently Enrolled (not complete)
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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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