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Stevie Zapata

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Stevie Zapata

is an Atlanta-based music teacher and multi-instrumentalist originally from Miami, Florida. As the child of Colombian immigrants, Stevie’s musical journey began after being gifted a tiny replica guitar from their grandfather; a gift that has proven to be both a blessing and a curse. Having played hundreds of shows throughout the past decade with various bands based in both in Miami and Atlanta, as well as producing several rock and metal albums, Stevie has acquired an extensive amount of real world experience in songwriting, live performance, and instrument maintenance. They have also been a staple camp counselor at Eclectic Music's weekly themed camps for the past year.

Stevie's teaching style is dynamic: first focusing on finding out what a student enjoys most about music, and then creating short-term goals on the student's terms to make sure little victories happen every lesson. Lessons with Stevie provide students with analysis and discussions on music theory, technique, and contemporary application.

INSTRUMENTS.

Band Coaching, Electric Bass, Drums (Kit), Drums (hand-held, world-music, etc.), Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Melodic Percussion, Piano, Playground, Songwriting, Ukulele, Voice.

STYLES.

Latin, Pop, Rock, Country, Jazz, Funk, R&B, Folk, Classical & Musical Theater.

REQUIREMENTS.

Students ages 5 and up!

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TESTIMONIALS.

"Stevie is first and foremost an amazing musician, versatile both in the multitude of instruments he commands and in the genres he is fluent in. He is also a great teacher, willing to tailor lessons with the right balance of music theory and just dive in song playing. I'd highly recommend him for students at any skill level. “

- Phil , Adult guitar student

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Nick Elward

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Nick Elward

began his music journey playing guitar at age 13 and piano at age 16. He has a bachelor's degree in Jazz Studies from Georgia State University. As a freelance composer, he has made music for several video games and YouTube channels. Since 2012, Nick has been teaching guitar, piano, ukulele, drums, and composition, including a repertoire of students who seek him out through interest in his original music. Nick believes that its important above all else for musicians to have fun finding the joy in self expression. He likes to bring a sense of humor into his teaching style while emphasizing good technique and effective playing habits. He believes in catering his lessons to the needs and goals of each individual student rather than a "one size fits all" approach.

INSTRUMENTS.

Electric Bass, Drums, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano, Songwriting, Ukulele, Composition, Digital Composition (Ableton Live, Logic, FL studio, etc).

STYLES.

Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues.

REQUIREMENTS.

Students 5 and up, all abilities welcome!

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TESTIMONIALS.

“Nick was the perfect instructor for Kaleb. He was patient and was able to connect with him on a personal level that made the lessons fun.”

-Parents of Kaleb, Guitar student of 3 years, age 9

"Nick is really easy to work with and studying music with him is richly rewarding. I highly recommend it!"

- James, Digital Composition student of 3 years, age 32


“Nick is an awesome teacher!  He’s a lot of fun, flexible, and very patient.

- Henry, Percussion student of 2 years, age 11

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Glenn Anthony

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GLENN ANTHONY

is a master of many musical trades, and teaches an exciting variety of instruments and musical skills with Eclectic Music! Glenn began playing piano at the age of 8. Years of playing and home studio recording followed. Glenn got a Didjeridu from Australia for his 21st birthday, and he figured out how to play it (complete with circular breathing) in just 3 days. That was the beginning of decades of collecting, learning, teaching, performing, and recording. He plays over 100 instruments from all over the world like West African drums, Native American flute, Turkish Oud to name a few.

Since Glenn’s performance in the Opening Ceremony of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Glenn has passionately presented unique and educational music Lessons, Classes, Workshops, Performances, and Assemblies at schools, camps, festivals, corporate events, museums, performance venues, mental health facilities, etc.

Glenn’s private music lessons are a fun way for students 6 – 106 to enjoy making musical connections while building dexterity and confidence. Glenn often brings unique “world” instruments from his extensive collection for his private students to experience up close. Glenn’s unique approach to private instruction helps students appreciate and relate their chosen instrument to the vast musical world.

INSTRUMENTS.

Drums, Percussion, Guitar, Piano, Electric Bass, Mandolin, Ukulele, World Music Instruments, Songwriting.

STYLES.

Pop, Rock, Folk, Jazz, International.

REQUIREMENTS.

Students of all abilities, ages 6 and up!

CONNECT.

TESTIMONIALS.

"I have always wanted my children to develop a love of music and to
learn to play an instrument of their choice.  Thank you for your
enthusiasm, your flexibility, and most of all your patience with my
children."

-Taryn, Eclectic Music parent

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