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Damien S.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BFA Studio Composition from SUNY Purchase
  • Teaching since 1997
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Damien S.

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Learning to play this ancient Irish instrument with other instruments, fiddle, accordion, guitar, penny whistle.

About Damien

I am a working, music composer and educator. I have been teaching and writing/performing professional scores for over 20 years. In regards to teaching, I teach privately and in a classroom atmosphere. My youngest student is 4 and my oldest has been in their 70 ’s. I approach my teaching style in a

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Fantastic teacher. He takes the time to teach you not just how to do it, but why you're doing it. Super nice and informative!
Hazel
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Gio A.

26 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2005
  • BA Music from University of Central Florida
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Gio A.

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I've played guitar since I was only eight years old (over 20 years!) in many different bands, styles, and genres. I played in a traditional Irish ensemble when I was in college and have since picked up bodhran and several other instruments used in that style. I love playing and teaching Irish music.

About Gio

I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums. I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is wha

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Ron M.
Sure had fun and Gio gave me a lot of homework. This is good. I'm starting to get a good understanding of the Harmonica.
Ron M.
A great introduction to a Harmonica. Looking forward to my next lesson.
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Karen D.

36 Reviews
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  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaching since 1980
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Karen D.

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Bodhran:
The bodhrán is an Irish frame drum ranging from 10 to 26 in in diameter. One or two crossbars, sometimes removable, may be inside the frame, but this is increasingly rare on modern instruments. Some professional modern bodhráns integrate mechanical tuning systems similar to those used on drums found in drum kits. It is usually with a hex key that the bodhrán skins are tightened or loosened depending on the atmospheric conditions. The student will learn hand techniques, rhythms, songs, and how to tune the drum head.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Stacie J.
Karen obviously loves the piano & guitar. She’s probably an excellent teacher for those instruments. Why do I say that? That’s what she talked about! She spent half my lesson trying to convince me to learn one of those instruments. Could work on listening skills! Not even sure if she owns a set of bongos herself. Didn’t start teaching me anything until last 10 min & then I had to leave early anyway. So 50 min out of 60 and about 5 I actually learned a few things I could have been practicing for at least 30 min of class. Use her if you want to learn something else other than bongos.
John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
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Dylan James R.

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  • Business from Cowley College
  • Teaching since 2022
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Dylan James R.

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I started playing the bodhran because I wanted to learn an instrument that would allow me to play in sessions without having the the songs that the group normally plays memorized. I ended up improving quickly and it quickly became my companion to my fiddle. However, the only bodhran style that I know is the Kerry style. This style uses the tipper (stick) that has weighted ends on the stick. So not a uniform rod, but a rod with essentially a wooden ball on the ends.

About Dylan James

I started playing the fiddle in 5th grade because I failed the test that would have me be one of two drummers in the band at my school. Needless to say, the urge to play percussion still persevered and now I play the bodhran as well.

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"Damien is great! Flexible and fun to work with. I have made a lot of progress thanks to him!"
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