Teach Me!

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As the adage goes, there is no royal road to learning. Education — whether academic, musical or otherwise — requires hard work, dedication and discipline, not to mention the aid of a qualified instructor. An instructor can help to nurture confidence and unlock hidden potential in students, building in them a positive self-concept for years to come.

Read below for a list of local professionals who can help you accomplish your learning goals in 2014:


Creation Music School’s goal is to inspire students and teach them the discipline and dedication it takes to succeed not only in music, but in life as well. Participating students learn music theory, rhythm, chords, chord progression and lead lines. The school’s focus on teaching is more practical than technical when it comes to learning how to read music. This is exactly what beginners are looking for. Creation Music School is an after-school music program taught on campus. Private lessons are also offered. For more information, call 321-947-2541, email office@creationmusicschool.com or visit creationmusicschool.com on the Web.

Guitarist On Wheels — David Naidu — provides quality music instruction to students ages 8-80. With a Rutgers University degree and more than 25 years of experience teaching and performing everything from rock to classical, David brings passion and patience to both private and group lessons, whether at a student’s home or David’s well-equipped studio. Beginner to advanced acoustic steel-string, Spanish nylon string, electric guitarists and ukulele players are all warmly invited. For more information or to schedule a free introductory lesson/instrument assessment, call 407-849-0543 or visit guitaristonwheels.com on the Web.

Just Dance Studios, located in Suite 103 at 5911 Turkey Lake Road in Orlando, offers classes at all levels for students age 2-adults. Proper dance training by highly qualified staff members is available in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, tap and boys-only hip-hop. For more information, visit http://www.justdancestudios.info on the Web.

Sylvan Learning of Ocoee offers the best value in tuition services. It is the only tuition company that utilizes iPads to engage its students in learning, offers 24/7 access to their progress, and can demonstrate real and actual improvement in grades. Aligned to the common core standards, Sylvan offers instruction in math, reading, writing, FCAT and college prep, and homework support. Independent studies have shown that Sylvan students’ expected growth exceeded by three times as much in reading and more than twice in math. For more information, call 407-295-3178 or visit http://www.sylvanocoee.com/ocoee/index.cfm on the Web.

The Tutoring Center, located at 2572 Maguire Road in Ocoee, specializes in providing individualized, intensive, one-to-one instruction combined with the trademarked Rotational Approach to Learning. The result of which is a rapid movement in academic skills, concentration and attention span while also providing children from kindergarten through 12th grade with a fun, caring environment. For more information or to schedule free diagnostic testing, call 407-614-5980 or visit http://www.tutoringcenter.com on the Web.