Here is where you can find Florida Folk Teachers!

North Florida

Daytona Beach

Jesse Sam Owens- 904.258.2246; jessesamowens@aol.com flat-pick guitar.

Deland

Bill Perras- 386.734.9761; bluesgotus@cfl.rr.com http://www.geocities.com/bluesgotus guitar- beginner, intermediate finger picked

Julian Lambertson, 386-801-6288, http://www.greenstringmusiclessons.com,  jll@greenstringmusiclessons.com, fiddle - Beginner - Advanced Traditional, Irish Fiddle, Beginner - Intermediate Old Time Fiddle

Gainesville

Art Crummer- 352.371.0942; artcrummer@bellsouth.net Dobro & guitar, all levels

Tammy Murray- 352-
262-3218; tammyannmurray@hotmail.com banjo, fiddle, hammered dulcimer, lap dulcimer, mandolin, guitar, ukulele.

Lisa Martin- 352-371-3249 klez24@yahoo.com Celtic harp

Jacksonville

Jerry Carris- 904.771.1374; jcgangfla@comcast.net swing guitar, flat-picking guitar- serious students only. Must be able to read music

David Milam Guitars United 904.268.0338 david@davidmilam.com finger style guitar

Robin Plitt- Home- 904.733.5487 Cell- 904.486.0848 plittr@bellsouth.net guitar all levels, specializing in finger style.

Lynn Wadley- 904.268.1771; lwadley@comcast.net Mountain dulcimer, beginner hammer dulcimer, beginner autoharp for singing

Monticello

June & Gordon Scott http://gordonsstringmusic.com/  fiddleteachers@gordonsstringmusic.com 850-997-3453 hm; 850-386-7784 wk; 850-567-8026 cell, Gordon plays: banjo, tenor banjo, guitar, mandolin, dobro. Jane plays: fiddle, piano, guitar, mandolin. They perform at old time dances as Greasy String Band and also perform bluegrass as Monroe St Band.

Tallahassee

Carrie Hamby- 850.222.9693; clhamby@aol.com ; http://www.singingbiscuit.com  guitar, mandolin, bass, accordian, piano, voice.

Mary Z Cox- mary@maryzcox.com; http://www.maryzcox.com Clawhammer banjo, mt. dulcimer (workshops, camps, festivals) See website for dates.

Steve Sternberg - 850-893-4219; piano214@hotmail.com;   http://www.stevesternberg.com; Piano, saxophone, flute, harmonica


West Central Florida


Belleair Bluffs

Doris Sotirellis- 727.599.1427. doris@clearwaterconnection.com   http://www.clearwaterconnection.com ;Bass

Bradenton

Evelyn Janaro- 941.746.0269. Evedesoto@aol.com Lap Dulcimer, beginner to advanced

John Botts- 941.929.9526;cell- 941-587-9916 jbotts99@aol.com  http://www.johnbotts.com All levels of guitar, piano, bass guitar, mandolin. Instruction in music theory, composition, songwriting, alternate guitar tunings, solo fingerstyle guitar. Ages 8 to ageless

Bradenton Beach

Scott Blum- 941.778.0392; drumbunny@aol.com  http://www.scottblummusic.com  Drum Set, Congas, Bongos, Timbales, & Hand Percussion Instruments All Levels

Clearwater

Susan Boyer Haley- 727.669.9286; sbhaleyfl@yahoo.com  beginner & intermed, lap dulcimer, guitar, psaltery

Bill Hansen- 727.599.1427. doris@clearwaterconnection.com   http://www.clearwaterconnection.com lead guitar, theory

Ft Myers / Lehigh Acres

Joyce Waltman- 239.369.7992; musicianjoy@hotmail.com lap dulcimer all levels, beginning fiddle/violin, bowed psaltery

Gail Keel- 239.694.6123; s.g.keel@att.net  beginner concertina, beginner piano, beginner accordion

Inverness

Richard Gilewitz- 352.860.2422 contact@richardgilewitz.comhttp://www.richardgilewitz.com 6 & 12 string guitar, classical guitar, finger style, picking patterns,  composition & sight reading, standard & open tunings

Largo

Charley Groth- 727.585.5678; http://www.cgmusicman.com/ guitar, mandolin, piano, autoharp, Dobro, banjo, music theory, songwriting

Michael Godwin- 727.517.2165 Modern Music Workshops guitar- all levels-, gypsy jazz, blues, & Tony Rice style

Lutz

Joe Reina-, 813-920-2651, jreina@tampabay.rr.com , harmonica

New Port Richey

Spencer Whittington- 727.505.4190 swhitti3@tampabay.rr.com http://www.teachlist.com Hammer Dulcimer All Levels

Palm Harbor

Elan Chalford- 727.938.1417; chalford@earthlink.net http://www.fiddleguru.com fiddle all levels

San Antonio

Rochelle Morris- 352.588.4803; rochelle@coffeetalkcafe.net Harmonizing

Sarasota

Ishmael Katz- 941.366.1423; ishguitar@yahoo.comhttp://www.ishmaelkatz.com guitar, mandolin, lap dulcimer, songwriting, basic harmonica, banjo, voice,
ukulele and bass

Elaine Silver- 941.954.4312; elaine@elainesilver.nethttp://www.elainesilver.com clawhammer banjo all levels

Al Fuller- 941.918.8230, pendrift@juno.com,  http://www.alfuller.net guitar, any style, any level, harmonica any level, mandolin and banjo up to intermediate levels.

Tony Horowitz: 941-358-8249, tonygh@highstream.net Recorder, all levels; folk and classical

Spring Hill

Ken & Trisha Brooks-
352-610-4341; http://www.strumhollow.com flat pick guitar, mandolin, fiddle, old-time banjo, Dobro, lap dulcimer, bass

St Petersburg

Charles Jones- 727.344.2926 (no email) guitar, Dobro, mandolin

Virginia Thompson- 727.576.0166 www.thompsonsmusic.com Thompson’s Music 321 A Southeast Blvd. Music Lessons and Classes Join the "Campfire Fiddlers” every Friday night at 7:30 p.m.

Tampa

Cheryl Belanger- 813.920.5372; simplegifts@verizon.net autoharp

Ray Belanger- 813.920.8773; simplegifts@verizon.net  hammered dulcimer

Jeff Jones - 813-817-4970; jeff@bluegrassparlor.com; www.bluegrassparlor.com; Banjo(3 finger style), Mandolin, Guitar, Dobro, Fiddle, Bass

Kathie Aagaard- 813.234.0500 (no email) Fiddle

Venice

Richard Brobst- 941.408.9515 bthedance@aol.com bluegrass, old time, fiddle tunes, folk, flat picking: beginners  through advanced.

Bud Buckley,-941-284-7779. http://www.budbuckley.com  Acoustic Guitar, beginning harmonica & beginning voice, songwriting, music theory. All levels and ages. Folk, folk/rock, popular, classic pop/rock, beginning classical. Will adapt to every learning style.

Wesley Chapel

Lori Pegram – 812.994.7759 banjolulu@verizon.net banjo


East Central Florida


Enterprise (near Deltona, Volusia County)

Katie Waller - 386-212-2428 folkfiddle@gmail.com www.folkfiddle.com I don't teach lessons but do enjoy teaching fiddle workshops: Beginning - Advanced and "How to 'Fiddlize' a Tune" and "Making Waltzes from Fiddle Tunes."

Inverness

Richard Gilewitz, http://wwwrichardgilewitz.com,  contact@richagilewitz.com 6 and 12 string guitar, classical guitar, finger style, composition, sight reading standard and opening tunings

Longwood

Allen Eisenman-407.332.8921 pcsvc@cfl.rr.com beginner, intermediate fiddle, banjo, mandolin, all styles of bluegrass, & How to Play with a Band

Melbourne

Norman Rodham 518.334.1503 rodhamnc@hotmail.com 6 and 12 string guitar, all levels- children & adults- fingerstyle, blues & celtic back-up Celtic percussion- bodhran & bones

Robin Osgood 518.316.1256 robinfiddler@musician.org  http://www.twinklersroadtobach.com Celtic & American old time fiddle, all levels- children and adults, Beginning folk cello

Orlando

Tina Larkin- 352-787-3127 (no email) Celtic harp, authentic Irish fiddling. Hear her at http://fortuityduo.com

David Roberts- 352-787-3127; fiddling. Hear him at http://fortuityduo.com

Port St Lucie

Joette Giorgis - Port St Lucie - 772-905-8156; joettestrings@gmail.com, classical and fingerstyle acoustic guitar; Suzuki Guitar for children age 4 and up, http://www.joettestrings.com/

Sorrento


Ruth Harnden-352-735-4907 dulcirah@msn.com  Mountain Dulcimer Beginning-Intermediate. Also teach 4 equidistant strings

St Cloud


Bob Taylor- 407-369-9786 or cell 561-756-1442groundspeed@aol.com  5 String Banjo, teaches solid Earl Scruggs Style picking. No frailing, No clawhammer and No old time, just solid Earl Scruggs style picking. Serious students only. If you want to learn the correct way to play the banjo Scruggs Style call Bob Taylor, The original Scruggs style banjo picker and founder of Groundspeed Bluegrass since 1994

Winter Garden

Dominic Gaudious - 407.656.9254; Lessons@DominicGaudious.com  Guitar, all styles all levels. http://www.dominicgaudious.com

Winter Haven

Sally Anderson- 863.293.1510; sandhd@verizon.net hammered dulcimer

Winter Park

Sharon Hartmann- 407-325-7787 Fiddlecat31@aol.com fiddle

Winter Springs

Stan Geberer- 407.644.5493; sgeberer@aol.com Harmonica


South Florida


Boca Raton

Lara Gallichio- 561.392.3396; voxxlane@aol.com vocal coaching, & voice performance, percussion

Bob Taylor- 407-369-9786 or cell 561-756-1442. groundspeed@aol.com 5 String Banjo, teaches solid Earl Scruggs Style picking. No frailing, No clawhammer and No old time, just solid Earl Scruggs style picking. Serious students only. If you want to learn the correct way to play the banjo Scruggs Style call Bob Taylor, The original Scruggs style banjo picker and founder of Groundspeed Bluegrass since 1994


Fort Lauderdale

Armando Zuppa at Penny Lane Music Emporium, Ft Lauderdale, specialize in folk instruments (guitar, banjo, mandolin, uke). Contact Armando Zuppa at Penny Lane Music Emporium: http://www.pennylaneemporium.com/LESSONS.html

Hollywood

Matthew Sabatella - Hollywood (South Florida). Teaching banjo - old-time styles including clawhammer and 2-finger. Phone 305-753-1850, info@balladofamerica.com., http://www.balladofamerica.com

Islamorada (in the Keys)

Dave Feder- 305.852.6331; davjazzdog@aol.com  http://www.davidfeder.com;
http://www.hillbilly.flamenco.com ; fingerstyle guitar

Jupiter

Vicki Silver- 561.746.1465; vsilveraicp@yahoo.com  beginner fiddle

David Jakubiak- 561.309.8616; david@fretmentor.com   http://www.fretmentor.com  Guitar all styles- blues, bluegrass, flatpick, fingerpick, jazz & classical Banjo- 5 string- Scruggs, melodic, Don Reno. & others Mandolin, various styles Instructional CDs for sale & lessons emphasize theory & chord construction

Pamela Davis- 561.512.9583; sound@fields.net http://www.sound.fields.net Voice Lessons Vocal Coaching, Electric & Acoustic Guitar Lessons, Piano/Keyboards Lessons, Bass Guitar Lessons, Songwriting / Composition, MIDI & Computer Technology, Ukulele Lessons, Mandolin Lessons, Celtic Bouzouki, Octave mandolin

Lake Worth

Tony Arcaro- lindatony@msn.com;  http://tony.itroubador.com  561-585-7198 5-string, tenor & plectrum banjo, acoustic guitar, mandolin, piano accordion

Miami

Deborah Chupp- tdchupp@msn.com, beginning hammered dulcimer

Pompano Beach

John Amon- 954.943.6047 harperjohn2001@yahoo.com   autoharp, and piano accordion

West Palm Beach


Sandra Marchman-561.683.3563 or 346.3983; chromatic harp,(autoharp); beginner piano, voice

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