Category Archives: Lessons Private 1-on-1

We are offering Professional Guitar, Piano & Keyboard, Ukulele, Violin, Cello, Drum, Bass, Flute and Vocal lessons at our Key West music studios, in the Kmart Key Plaza across from Radio Shack, Next to AT&T.

We give Guitar, Drum, Bass, Violin, and Piano as well as at our Dallas, Wilkes-Barre, NEPA Pocono PA Locations.

From beginner to advanced, children to adult.

Beginner to professional level and almost all age for violin, fiddle, cello, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, upright BASS, electric bass, drum, hand percussion, djembe, bongo, conga, ukulele, piano and keyboard lessons and music instruction in ALL STYLES by experienced teachers with impressive backgrounds and great people skills.

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UKEOUT Ukulele Jam Session & Open Mic Night @ GREEN PARROT KEY WEST WEDNESDAY May 6TH 2015

  

UkeOut Ukulele Open Mic  Jam Session & PARTY in KEY WEST
UkeOut Ukulele Open Mic Jam Session & PARTY in KEY WEST
Next UkeOut Ukulele party Open Mic Jam Night in the at the Green Parrot Bar in Key West, Wednesday May 6th, 2015 8pm-11pm – hosted by local party band favorite – Jeff Clark
UkeOut (ukulele open mic jam session) is one island tradition that has helped make Key West the Ukulele Capital of North America.
UkeOut PAGE is the Island Guitar page to support our local (OR visiting) Ukulele players.  It’s a resource not only for upcoming ukulele & uke lifestyle related events, but also serves as a resource for answering common ukulele questions on tuning, size differences etc.  enter questions for FREE @ http://www.ukeout.com
Please click here for our UkeOut Category http://islandguitar.com/category/ukeout/ 
or click link under CATEGORY section of this site
Have a GREAT time exploring this site – Peace :)    Just use the search bar on top or side of this page to ask or search for anything ukulele, guitar, music, etc related!!  Search for information, photos and dates on UkeOuts, Concerts, Lessons, ANYTHING MUSIC !!

Here is a little ukulele slide blues from the Island Guitar & Ukulele Lesson Studios in Key West!!

UkeOut!!!

“Is My Preschool Child Ready For PIANO Lessons?” “At What Age Can My Child Start Piano Lessons?” “How Do I Know If my Kid Is ready For Piano Lessons?” ANSWERS: LESSON READINESS CHECKLIST

Piano & Keyboard Private 1-on-1 Lessons ALL levels ALL AGES in Key West
Piano & Keyboard Private 1-on-1 Lessons ALL levels ALL AGES in Key West
“Is my preschool child Ready for PIANO lessons?” –  “At What Age Can My Child Start Piano Lessons?” and  “How old does my kid have to be to sign up for Piano Lessons?” are questions we answerer everyday here at our Key West Music Studio in the Kmart Key Plaza across from Radio Shack!!! We hope the LESSON READINESS CHECKLIST in this post helps!!
Island Guitar & Piano Music Lesson Studios wants to ensure that your young child will have a positive and successful music experience.
All children, no matter what their age, are ready for some music exposure. As infants, singing lullabies, playing music movement games and enjoying call-response sing-alongs are among the ways that your infant and toddler can begin to enjoy music with you. Being active with music will encourage your child to be actively involved with music later.
Not all preschool children are ready for piano lessons. Typically, children who are 4 years old are ready for lessons, while children who are 3½ years old may or may not be ready.
Fill out the checksheet below, or you can schedule a time with the keyboard instructor to discuss lesson readiness. If you and your child meet at least 8 of the criteria listed, then your child is most likely ready for piano lessons, will enjoy them and have great success!
If your child is not ready, remember that it is much better to wait and have a good experience later than try to rush things and have a bad musical experience.
LESSON READINESS CHECKLIST
□ Can your child count to 20?
□ Can your child recite the alphabet?
□ Can your child use a pair of scissors?
□ Does your child mostly color within the lines?
□ Can your child sit still for 10 minutes at a time?
□ Does your child’s hand measure 2¼ inches across the large knuckles?
□ Do you have an adjustable bench so that the child can sit with forearms parallel to the keyboard?
□ Has your child asked for piano or music lessons? If so, for how long?
□ Does your child pretend to play piano on objects like tables and sofa arms?
□ Does your child respond to music by dancing or singing with it?
□ Have other teachers remarked about your child’s musical interest and/or ability?
□ Are you ready to practice with your child for 20-30 minutes each day? Preschool children need adult guidance to help them practice. It isn’t until around age 8 that children can be trusted to practice their lesson assignment on their own.
□ Are you ready to commit to the costs of lessons, both in money and in time? Without your support, piano lessons are doomed.

Piano & Keyboard Lessons, Sales, & Rentals available in Key West @ Island Guitar Music Studio Kmart Shopping Center by AT&T across from Radio Shack

Piano & Keyboard Lessons available in Key West @ Island Guitar Music Studio
Piano & Keyboard Lessons available in Key West @ Island Guitar Music Studio

Professional, ONE-ON-ONE  Private Piano & Keyboard Lessons available in Key West at Island Guitar Music Studios in the Kmart Shopping Center by AT&T across from Radio Shack.

We offer beginner to advanced level instruction for almost ALL AGES

From Preschool age up!!

Call us to find out if your preschool child ready for piano lessons?

Island Guitar aka Bone Island Music Key West 305-414-8056
1109 Key Plaza
Key West, Florida
33040

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Electric Slide Guitar in Standard Tuning w/ SUPER light gauge strings @ Island Guitar & Ukulele Music Lesson Studio Key West

I set the action SUPER light on this 2006 Dean ML  with .09 Ernie Ball guitar strings, then hit the down beat with my glass finger!!!

I burned it up on these super light gauge strings – Drop d tuning with the sixth string soo loooooose it was dripping with tone!!!!!

Took some SUPER light touch with the left hand but I’m getting the hang of it!

 

Island Guitar & Ukulele Music Lesson Studio Key West, Dallas, NEPA
Island Guitar & Ukulele Music Lesson Studio Key West, Dallas, NEPA
I LOVE MUSIC!

I’ve owned and operated Wayne’s World Music since 1996.
My Music World includes:

Wayne’s World Dallas 570-674-1994
2611 Memorial HWY
Dallas, Pa
18612

&

Island Guitar aka Bone Island Music Key West 305-414-8056
1109 Key Plaza
Key West, Florida
33040

YOUTUBE VIDEOS: www.youtube.com/user/thehallowayneband/videos

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EMAIL:
www.Wayne@islandGuitar.com

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another picture of the Custom Silver Spoon Slide @ Island Guitar & Ukulele Music Lesson Studio in Key West

Custom Silver Spoon Slide @ Island Guitar & Ukulele Music Lesson Studio in Key West
Custom Silver Spoon Slide @ Island Guitar & Ukulele Music Lesson Studio in Key West

Wayne Sorbelli here at my Island Guitar & Ukulele store in Key West where today when I opened the mail, I got a lovely gift from an online friend on a slide guitar forum I’m a member of!!  It’s an old silver spoon made into a guitar slide (or in my case, a guitar and ukulele slide since I enjoy playing slide on both instruments!)

It can be bent to fit any finger which I think is soooo cool and very practical.  Also the maker took their time to glue a piece of leather inside as to add comfort as well as grip while sliding!!

I’m learning how to slide with it now – it’s taking a little getting use to but I’m quickly getting the hand for it  –  I’ll post a video as soon as I get the unique technique down!!

I LOVE MUSIC!

I’ve owned and operated Wayne’s World Music since 1996.
My Music World includes:

Wayne’s World Dallas 570-674-1994
2611 Memorial HWY
Dallas, Pa
18612

&

Island Guitar aka Bone Island Music Key West 305-414-8056
1109 Key Plaza
Key West, Florida
33040

YOUTUBE VIDEOS: www.youtube.com/user/thehallowayneband/videos

GOOGLE PROFILE: plus.google.com/u/0/108378830681606100831/videos

EMAIL:
www.Wayne@islandGuitar.com

my  BLOG WEBSITE:
www.islandGuitar.com

Custom Silver Spoon Slide @ Island Guitar & Ukulele Music Lesson Studio in Key West

Custom Silver Spoon @ Island Guitar & Ukulele Music Lesson Studio Key West
Custom Silver Spoon @ Island Guitar & Ukulele Music Lesson Studio Key West

 

Wayne Sorbelli here at my Island Guitar & Ukulele store in Key West where today when I opened the mail, I got a lovely gift from an online friend on a slide guitar forum i’m a member of!!  It’s an old silver spoon made into a guitar slide. (or in my case, a guitar and ukulele slide!)

It can be bent to fit any finger which I think is soooo cool and very practical.  Also the maker took their time to glue a piece of leather inside as to add comfort as well as grip while sliding!!

Purple Haze (by Jimi Hendrix) intro on Slide Guitar in standard tuning @ Island Guitar & Ukulele Lesson Studio in Key West

Purple Haze on Slide Guitar (Intro Jimi Hendrix) played by Wayne Sorbelli @ Island Guitar Lesson Studio in Key West

Grabbed the Epiphone Les Paul Standard, put on the glass slide and turned on the Hendrix Backing tracks – I recorded 3 takes one after the other.

Roland micro cube amp with gain and  no fx’s

E minor pentatonic scale “How to example” Jimi Hendrix’s Hey Joe Solo w/Mexican Fender Strat @ Island Guitar & Ukulele Music Store Key West, Dallas NEPA

E minor pentatonic scale “How to example” Jimi Hendrix’s Hey Joe Solo w/ @ Island Guitar & Ukulele Music Store Key West, Dallas NEPA

Wayne Sorbelli here @ Island Guitar Lesson Studio with a nice Made In Mexico MIM Fender Strat HSS (which stands for Hum, single, single, – referring to the guitars pickup configuration of Humbucker @ the bridge, Single Coil in the middle, & Single Coil @ the neck).

 I’m using a Dunlop Jazz 3 RED guitar pick playing through an Orange Crush 20 FX w/built in effects,  although as usual i’m running real light weight on the effects.  I’m using a very slight amount of delay and gain – that’s it.

In this video I started off sticking close to Jimi Hendrix’s guitar solo on his original recorded release of the song, although I let myself stray a little – then a lot, just for fun!!  Hope you enjoy and find the example helpful.  

I recorded a few different versions of this solo/song using different soloing ideas and techniques – and some different effects and amps.  I’m just having some fun & I hope you enjoy –  if you have any questions pls contact me – my email is  wayne@sorbelli.com

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Island Guitar & Ukulele Music Store Key West, Dallas, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, NEPA
Island Guitar & Ukulele Music Store Key West, Dallas, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, NEPA

Rage Against The Machine “Killing In The Name F U I Won’t Do What You Tell Me” Slide Guitar Wayne Sorbelli

Rage Against The Machine “Killing In The Name F U I Won’t Do What You Tell Me”.

Wayne Sorbelli here at my Island Guitar & Ukulele Store in Key West after a great evening of teaching guitar lessons.  Inspired by my last student of today’s sessions, Seje when he asked to learn some Tom Morello riffs!  

 

Ibanez Steve Vai JEM 555 guitar through a ROLAND Micro cube Amp w/Wayne Sorbelli @ Island Guitar & Ukulele Store Key West

Wayne Sorbelli here @ my Island Guitar & Ukulele Store in Key West (next to At&T and UPS store in Kmart Shopping Plaza)

I just got finished setting up the Floyd Rose locking tremolo system on this Ibanez Steve Vai JEM 555 guitar.  It plays & sounds killer. It’s a great shred guitar but also has the vintage sound available compliments of the Dimarzio pickups!

I’m going through my little portable Roland Micro Cube Amp (see it sitting on top of my keyboard in the video)

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