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ACT, Acting, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Biology, Broadway Singing, Chemistry, Elementary Math, English, Film Acting, Geometry, History, Improv Acting, Language, Math, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Phonics, Piano, Pre Algebra, Reading, Singing, Songwriting, Spanish, Speaking Voice, Test Prep, Theater Acting
I am originally from Chicago, Illinois and now reside in the Maryland/Washington D.C. area. I started singing publicly around the age of 5 and playing piano at 9. From there I have toured overseas to various parts of Europe and across the United States. I have learned various techniques from Classical, to Gospel, to Country, to R&B, to Pop/Rock, to Musical Theatre and many more. In addition to just singing them myself I can effectively teach others the how to sing their favorite genre as well. I have taught for music and arts, Andrews Air Force base and several local music schools. I also help students preparing for college auditions, and recitals. In addition, I have experience with social media and online presence which can allow vocal singers the opportunity to sing with others and create various performance recordings. On the academic side of things I help tutor students in a variety of subjects and coach them to achieve better grades, and higher test scores to create an attractive college preparation portfolio.
*** Lesson Details ***
In lessons its really all about you and what you would like to learn. I am comfortable teaching all ages and helping you learn more about the music that you love. Whether that's learning a song to sing to your spouse for an upcoming anniversary, learning essential repertoire to get into the music school of your dreams, or if you have always wanted to learn piano but just never had time before. My job is to help you improve and help you get to where you want to go. However, this is not always an easy task much work and hard practice goes into learning how to sing correctly and/or play piano. Although there are many fun and exciting times there are also times when work needs to get done, and like anything else practice is KEY. So whether you are just starting out or if you have been in lessons for years I look forward to helping you and seeing you thrive. Also, I promise to provide a curriculum that is tailored specifically to you and your needs to help further assist in your musical growth. I love to just have fun and I hope that you will not only have fun but also learn lots of music as well.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Theatre and Impromptu Props
*** Travel Equipment ***
I would expect the student to have a piano and/ or their voice. :)
*** Specialties ***
Voice- Any style or genre as well as German, Italian, French, English, Spanish and some Hebrew.
Accompaniment, Acoustic Guitar, Acting, Bible Studies, Broadway Singing, Child Acting, Choir, Christian Gospel, College Admissions, Country Singing, Creative Writing, Ear Training, Elementary Math, English Literature, Essay Writing, Gospel Singing, Grammar, Guitar, Improv Acting, Jazz Voice, Literature, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Poetry, Psychology, Public Speaking, Reading, Religious Studies, Singing, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Speech, Spelling, Spoken Word, Stage Performance, Study Skills, Test Prep, Theatrical Dance, Vocabulary, Vocal Training, Voice Acting, Writing
Songwriter, Vocal Coach, Artist Development Specialist, Music Therapist, Business Manager and the list goes on and on! Dee L. has performed all over the Continental U.S, Germany, Switzerland and Africa since the age of 8. Classically trained and raised in the church, she draws from these different points of reference to add flavor and spice to her performances. Dubbed "the Background Queen," she has shared the stage with stars across the genres including Brenda Russell, Steven Tyler (of Aerosmith), Tramaine Hawkins, Kim Burrell, and David Foster to name a few. Her wide range, clear tone, professionalism and modesty set her apart from other vocalists. She has been professionally teaching both individual and group voice lessons for almost 15 years. Having successfully trained in the 5 year Music Therapy and Vocal Performance Dual Degree program at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Dee looks forward to a promising career in the music industry - educating and polishing tomorrow's stars!
Acting, Alternative Medicine, Broadway Singing, Child Acting, Classical Voice, Essay Writing, Film Acting, Film and TV Acting, Grammar, Jazz Voice, Meditation, Nutrition, Opera Voice, Public Speaking, Reading, Shakespearean Acting, Singing, Speaking Voice, Speech, Spoken Word, Stage Performance, Theater Acting, Vocabulary, Vocal Training, Voice Acting, Writing
Acting – I have taught all kinds of acting, including Audition Skills, Shakespeare, Stage, Film & TV, Dramatic, Comedic, whatever. I also have quite a bit of experience performing in all those arenas.
Voice – Anyone can sing. I you want to and have always thought you couldn't, you will be delighted when I prove you wrong. If you're a serious singer, no matter what kind of singing you want to do, you should train classically. It's just the best way to train those delicate muscles.
I am an excellent coach, at any level. I will teach you how to OWN the song. That's what keeps people coming back. However, as an instructor, I am better with beginners.
Speaking – Ever lost your voice because you were talking too much? Every professional speaker I know of has. YOU DON'T HAVE TO. It's simply a matter of knowing the correct way to produce the sound. That's easy for me to teach.
Writing – I have been a professional writer and editor for over eight years; I have books, articles, posts, newsletters, etc. published. The point of grammar is to facilitate communication, NOT to be right. I can teach you practical grammar, not just correct grammar. I can show you how to make your words flow and be easily read. If there are typos in here, please understand you should never proofread your own work.
Nutrition/Alternative Medicine – I have been in this field for over 25 years. I am certified as a Sports Massage Therapist and most of my experience is in that area, but over the years, I have garnered quite a bit of usable knowledge.
Meditation – There is no one right way to meditate. You don't even have to be still to meditate, although it's a good place to start. We'll find a way(s) that's right for you.
Acting, AP English, English Literature, Essay Writing, Improv Acting, Method Acting, Poetry, Reading, Shakespearean Acting, Speaking Voice, Spoken Word, Stage Performance, Theater Acting
I challenge my students because I believe in their ability to rise to the occasion to meet and exceed my expectations. I expect a lot from my students and I expect even more from myself.
I bring seven years experience of teaching English Language Arts to middle and high school students. During this time, I have seen hundreds of students significantly improve in their reading comprehension, creative and analytical writing skills, literary analysis skills, and so much more. Nothing brings me greater joy and satisfaction than to see a student achieve such great success over the course of a school year.
When I am not teaching in the classroom, I am managing Get2Act . Through Get2Act, myself and my team, teach acting, musical theatre, dance, and singing throughout the year. We have had the joy of seeing numerous performers achieve great personal growth through the work we do.
In addition, I enjoy reading for pleasure, writing as a hobby, going to live concerts, theatre performances, and camping.
Every day I challenge myself personally and academically to be the best I can be. I hope to help you do the same as we work together to achieve whatever your educational goals as well.
ACT English, Acting, ACT Reading, ACT Test Prep, American Government, American History, American Literature, AP English, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP Exam Prep, AP Government and Politics, AP U.S. History, AP World History, Creative Writing, English Literature, Essay Writing, History, Improv Acting, Literature, Poetry, Shakespearean Acting, Social Studies, Stage Performance, Test Prep, Theater Acting, World History, Writing
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My name is Larry, and I was born and raised in Chicago, lived for awhile near Seattle, and now call Baltimore home. I have a Master's Degree in Education (MAEd) and have been a home school parent/teacher for a little over 4 years (we just graduated one from high school, and the only one left in school is now going into 5th grade), and now I have a tutoring business of my own.
My tutoring business is geared towards middle, high school,and college students, and most of my specialization is geared in three arenas:
1) The Humanities: History (U.S., European, Oriental, and World), English, Literature (with a special passion for all things Shakespeare), and Social Studies (including American Government and Political Science) -
2) Papers: Research papers (and how to do the research for them), essays, creative writing - everything to do with papers you ever wanted to know,
3) Drama (the Theatre kind of drama, not life drama): Acting, directing, staging, analysis, including the aforementioned Will Shakespeare.
***My Promise to You***
I will treat you like an individual - that means that we'll find out how YOU learn best, and we'll work that way. I don't teach "to the test", I don't teach memorization. I teach by asking questions, answering questions, and sorting out still more questions.
***My Expectation of You***
That you will come with an open mind, come with questions, come with not just the willingness to learn and have fun, but the expectation to do both.
The reason so many people go screaming into the night when confronted with lessons in things like history, or government, or English for that matter, are all the names and dates to memorize. I don't teach that way. We begin with things you want (or need) to know. From there, we cover how those things affected other things, It's a huge world out there, and how we got here from where we started is a wonderful and complicated trip. History doesn't happen in a vacuum, and we learn who we are by knowing where we come from.
Obviously I won't write your paper for you, but I will show you how and where to start your research (and how to sort it as well). I will also proof-read for grammar and/or organizational errors and show you how to structure it in general terms.
I have acted, I have directed. From the community to professional levels. We will talk about character creation, about staging, about working with your director as well as your fellow actors. We will mostly brainstorm, and you will be able to experiment in vision as well as technique.
Acting, Anatomy and Physiology, Baseball, Basketball, Creative Writing, Cross Country, Fitness, Football, Hand Drums, Health Coaching, Inline Skating, Lacrosse, Personal Training, Public Speaking, Racquetball, Reading, Religious Studies, Rugby, Running, Skateboarding, Soccer, Softball, Spoken Word, Stage Performance, Strength and Conditioning, Study Skills, Test Prep, Vocabulary, Volleyball, Weight Loss, Writing
I have been gifted with a lot of talents and abilities, and helping other people is a good outlet for those talents. I believe that everyone should find things they are good at and share them with other people, whether that means performing, serving, or teaching. I am dedicated to bringing out the strengths in other people and helping them to be better at whatever they do.
“In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to the other eyes as mine see it.” Michelangelo
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."