Players School Of Music Music lessons in Clearwater, FL
Founded by Jeff Berlin in 1996, The Players School of Music was created to improve music education by teaching students according to their ability to learn. The school introduced a bold new concept in music education; that students had time to become familiar with their homework and practice without pressure. Memorization of music was removed from study. Review and daily practice were emphasized.
Beginning in three rooms, the school trained mostly Florida based players in the ways of reading, soloing, and comping on their instruments. Harmony and ear training classes were added to round out the players need for a broader musical understanding.
Jeff’s live playing and recording credentials include names such as Yes, Frank Zappa, Bill Bruford. Allan Holdsworth, Billy Cobham, Issac Hayes, George Benson, k.d. lang, Jermaine Jackson, and Larry Coryell.
Matt studied piano and composition at Berklee College of Music, The University of Massachusetts and The University of South Florida. He has played and recorded with Celine Dion, John Laporta Rick Derringer, Reeves Gabrels, and The Nelson Riddle Orchestra.
Peter is one of Tampa Bay's most in demand teachers and guitarists. A native of Denmark, he studied music at the Sankt Annae School and the Jazz Akademiet in Copenhagen.
Jeremy Powell is a New School University graduate and the 2003 recipient of the John Coltrane scholarship. Jeremy teaches Saxophone and Live Playing Ensemble Course.
John William Gomez
John William Gomez is internationally regarded as one of the finest operatic tenors to come from Venezuela. He has won notable awards for vocal performance competitions and is considered by many as one of the great lyric tenor sensations of his generation.
Tampa native John Zwolski studied latin percussion with Gumbi Ortiz (Al DiMeola) and brings a wealth of academic drum principles to his teaching methods.
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Testimonial by Pete
Jazz is the taught music here, because it encompasses a huge amount of harmony, reading, technique, and interaction - but I note just about everyone who is here (students and instructors) like a whole range of music, from rock, heavy metal and funk to jazz, Cuban music, and so on. If you come here I can honestly put my hand on my heart and say I think you will be doing the best thing for your playing that you could ever do. And pretty cheaply too, when you compare to other music schools.
- A Look inside Players School of MusicThe Players School of Music has organized programs for musicians who desire employment in the music industry. We offer programs of varying lengths to meet your particular needs including short-term intensive programs. The programs are also appropriate for those students who want to improve their music...
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