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TakeLessons Community Shout Outs – Week of 10/27/14

Each week, TakeLessons students and teachers send us their shout outs. We’re thankful to be a part of this positive and thriving community, so we’d like to share these messages with you. Here is the shout out we received this week:

Glenice B. in San Diego wrote in to share her experience with Spanish tutor Sarah B. Glenice wrote, “I’d love to brag about our new Spanish teacher, Sarah B. My 10 year old daughter had her first lesson with her on Monday. She really knows her Spanish and more importantly, she knows how to work with children. She was kind, patient, encouraging and helpful. We will continue to purchase lessons as long as she’s a teacher. My daughter and I are thrilled to find such a qualified instructor. Thank you Sarah for making a difference in Rena’s life!” Muchas gracias, Sarah, and thank you Glenice for sharing!!

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TakeLessons Community Shout Outs – Week of 10/20/14

Each week, TakeLessons students and teachers send us their shout outs. We’re thankful to be a part of this positive and thriving community, so we’d like to share these messages with you. Here are the shout outs we received this week:

Jill H. in Winter Springs, FL, wrote, “My student, Nicholas A. has steadily become an outstanding singer. He has successfully learned some of the important techniques for singing well. His range has improved over the past few months as he has put into practice the elements of good singing, especially breath support. He is to be commended on his hard work and I am proud of his accomplishments. I look forward to seeing his progress sky rocket as he becomes more comfortable with his voice and continues to perfect his skills. He is a great guitarist and he has also worked on his piano skills. Students like Nicholas make teaching fun. Way to go Nicholas!!” Keep up the great work, Nicholas!!

Elizabeth C. in Brick, NJ, wrote, “My piano student Molly W. has been a dedicated learner. She works hard practicing her songs and techniques. In August of this year she began to even learn how to record her songs and we were looking forward to her debut performance in a neighborhood talent show. A few days before the show she broke her finger. Her parents and I were so disappointed that she would not be able to perform because she had worked so hard. However, the next day she came to the studio and told me that she still wanted to play with the fingers that she had left! I love having a student so excited and committed to learning. Her hand is almost healed and we will be resuming lessons very soon. I can’t wait to start working on next year’s performance with her!” Great attitude Molly, and amazing dedication! We look forward to hearing even more great things from you!

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TakeLessons Community Shout Outs – Week of 10/13/14

Each week, TakeLessons students and teachers send us their shout outs. We’re thankful to be a part of this positive and thriving community, so we’d like to share these messages with you. Here are the shout outs we received this week:

Carl S. in Brookings, SD, wrote, “My fourth grade saxophone student, Brendan, is making amazing progress! He has only had three lessons with me, but he is already doing wonderful things. In our first 45 minute lesson, he was able to play a two-octave C major scale! Now we are paying attention to the little details such as consistant articulation, finger transition, embouchure details, etc. It is so nice to work with somebody like Brendan who doesn’t get frustrated when things don’t go perfectly and just keeps working hard. I have to send an extra special shout out to Brendan’s father, who is among the most dedicated parents I’ve met. Tom, who use to be in college band as a brass player, sits next to Brendan during every lesson and learns along with him. During each lesson, I can sense the excitement every time Brendan progresses and learns new concepts. I’m very pleased to be working with a family that seems to get what it’s all about!” Go Brendan!

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TakeLessons Community Shout Outs – Week of 10/6/14

Each week, TakeLessons students and teachers send us their shout outs. We’re thankful to be a part of this positive and thriving community, so we’d like to share these messages with you. Here are the shout outs we received this week:

Erik H. in Cardiff, CA, shared his son’s progress after just three drum lessons with Matt G. Look at him go!

Erik wrote, “After only 3 lessons and some practice, I am already able to jam along on my guitar with my son to some old rock n roll tunes. He’s no Neil Pert yet, but a 6-year old playing like this after 3 lessons is great! (see video). Thanks Matt!” Rock on little dude!

Anna T. in Lawrenceville, GA, wrote, “I am so proud of my voice student Emma S. for completing her first recital! She had a 10 song lineup and sounded great. Foreign language to musical theater and her family was so impressed. She has worked very hard for this and it has definitely paid off. Such a talented girl!” Go Emma! Keep up the good work!

Joann W. in San Antonio, TX wrote in to tell us about her singing lessons with Whitney V. Joann wrote, “Whitney is a fantastic teacher. Even with my clear unpreparedness she still manages to make sure I have a great learning experience. She is super.” Thanks for all that you do, Whitney!

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TakeLessons Community Shout Outs – Week of 9/29/14

Each week, TakeLessons students and teachers send us their shout outs. We’re thankful to be a part of this positive and thriving community, so we’d like to share these messages with you. Here are the shout outs we received this week:

Good News - Stella, Emile and HeidiHeidi S. in Fort Worth, TX shared a story with us about meeting some very special students. Heidi wrote, “My students Emile and Stella are French but they live in Africa. I have been teaching their flute lessons via Skype from the US to Africa! So cool. But what else was fun is that they have relatives that live close to me (thus the reason they chose me as their teacher) and they visited this summer. I got to meet them in person and have lessons in person which was sooo much fun. They are back in Africa now and will end up back in France.” Thanks for sending in your story, Heidi! It’s amazing to see how music brings people together all over the world!

Layla M. in Reston, VA, wrote, “I am so proud of my violin student Kimi for landing 2nd chair in her orchestra seating test! Dedicated to her instrument, she demonstrates that hard work and efficient practice lead to great intonation, rhythm and tone!” Way to go, Kimi!!

John P. in Frisco, TX, wrote, “Yesterday my Acting student LP, made some huge leaps forward in her work. One of the exercises is called Knock at the Door. The purpose (in a nutshell) is to teach the concept of motivation and how it is the Actors responsibility to ALWAYS have a motivation for everything she does, certainly for beginning a scene or entering a room. In the Technique, the student only has to prepare a reason, that is clear and real to her which will (hopefully) propel her to behave a certain way and do specific things because she needs something. LP not only embraced the exercise but also showed incredible emotional flexibility that allowed her to ‘discover’ new things and be surprised ( some people take years to learn how to just be surprised on stage) and keep fighting for her needs in a truthful and beautifully organic way. When I asked her to change the motivation for the second round, she showed even greater fluidity in her faith in ‘the moment’ and ability to let herself be truly present ‘in the moment’.the ‘scene’ was interesting and engaging in a way that only comes from commitment and faith. It is such a thrill to see this especially early in the work. Because it shows an instinct that actors must possess to continue to grow and express themselves fully.” Keep up the good work, LP! You’re well on your way to great things!

Andrew Y. in Wichita, KS, wrote, “Want to give a shout out to Micah, Avery & another student who has been looking ahead in their brand new Piano Adventures Book level B. Each time I show up, they have taught themselves new concepts & songs we haven’t got to. So proud of their hard work. Excellent job. Plus another student has graduated from her first piano book this week. The student has been working so hard to get to the end. I’m so proud of the accomplishments. The student really likes the new book. Keep going. You’re doing great!”

Emily B. in Saint Paul, MN, wrote, “A big shout out to my student Austin who just booked his first role in a film! All your hard work is certainly paying off and they are lucky to have you!” Break a leg, Austin!

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TakeLessons Community Shout Outs – Week of 9/22/14

Each week, TakeLessons students and teachers send us their shout outs. We’re thankful to be a part of this positive and thriving community, so we’d like to share these messages with you. Here are the shout outs we received this week:

Emily B. in Saint Paul, MN, wrote, “Congratulations to my acting student, Rachel, who just scored a lead role in her school’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Dream Coat. She’s going to be great!”

Shannon K. in Boulder, CO, wrote, “This week I had two amazing lessons with a set of identical twin brothers! River and Miles both made a huge amount of progress between lessons and really gave it their best this week. River conquered the C chord this week and learned to relax his arms and shoulders while Miles really focused hard on learning to coordinate the right hand and left hand between measures to make the music “flow”. Keep up the great work and Bravo!”

Helen Q. in Lilburn, GA, wrote, “I must send a shout out to my student Michelle. She is as cute as a button at age 5 but boy has she caught on in just less than a year of lessons. We are already on Book One of Piano Adventures. She gets it and she practices too. Another shout out to great parents. They see to it she practices and stays on top of her theory work. Great job to the whole family!”

Arlys A. in Minneapolis, MN, wrote, “Congratulations and best of luck to Diwan S. as he heads out for his American Idol call back on Monday, September 22nd! Congratulations to Molly D. who worked very hard and landed the role of Bonnie in “Anything Goes”. Molly wrote, ‘…what really set me a part from all the other girls singing for Bonnie was my character voice. The way I sang ‘Heaven Hop’ was exactly what my director had in mind. I would not have been able to acquire this role without your guidance!’”

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TakeLessons Community Shout Outs – Week of 9/15/14

Each week, TakeLessons students and teachers send us their shout outs. We’re thankful to be a part of this positive and thriving community, so we’d like to share these messages with you. Here are the shout outs we received this week:

Garine A. in Winter Garden, FL wrote, “I definitely have a shout out going out to my first student on Takelessons, after I came back from some time off. I love teaching lessons, but this student was one of those kids that makes you really want to teach forever. He is a very smart kid. He was able to reach his goal of being ready to start band at the 10th grade level playing the tuba after only five lessons and not owning a horn. We started with the basics. I sent him off between lessons to watch about three videos a week on YouTube, and the videos really opened his mind to hear what the professionals sound like. Besides that, I asked him to exercise his lungs using the Breathing Gym exercises daily, and his mouth using the P.E.T.E.. His hands came around to the right fingers (there are only so many combinations of three). He worked very hard between lessons and excelled much further than I expected. He has helped me with a boost of confidence that I haven’t lost the ability to teach effective lessons. I know that each teacher out there also has a student like mine. You can do the same too.”

Rachel M. in Evanston, IL wrote, “I am so impressed at how much MarieAnna accomplished during French lessons. Having no prior comprehension of the language, she managed to adapt very quickly and in only 5 short lessons, mastered 2 tenses, improved her pronunciation, and learned some important vocabulary. I was amazed at how easily she picked up on everything I taught her. I will dearly miss her as a student. Felicitacions et bonne chance!”

Rachel has a shout out for another student as well! She wrote, “My student Pamela has come a long way in French lessons. At the beginning she knew absolutely no French, and after only a few short weeks she is completing homework on verb conjugation. During each lesson she is very interested and ready to expand her knowledge. All in all, she is the most dedicated and enthusiastic student I have met. I have also talked to her about her plans to teach abroad in France or Canada. I really enjoy sharing her love of French and teaching with her. It is always a joy to tutor her.”

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TakeLessons Community Shout Outs – Week of 8/25/14

Each week, TakeLessons students and teachers send us their shout outs. We’re thankful to be a part of this positive and thriving community, so we’d like to share these messages with you. Here are the shout outs we received this week:

David P. in Cincinnati, OH has shout outs for several of his students. He wrote:

Singer-guitarist Brian O. was recently hired as the ministry leader for a church in Cincinnati. After he began taking voice lessons with me, several of the members began complimenting Brian on how much better he sounded for their services.

My percussion student Chris Z. is auditioning for the Cincinnati Youth Symphony Orchestra. He’ll be playing Etude 1, from the book Portraits in Rhythm as well as “Scherazade” by Rimsky-Korsav on snare drum.

Student Jarod E. is now the bassist for the McNicholas High School Marching Band thanks to his hard work at bass lessons. The marching band is performing a collection of challenging songs from the Beach Boys.

Tim B. in Newberg, OR wrote, “I just wanted to give a shout out to my weekly student Ollie. He conquered playing and reading the music for Simple Gifts. The trick is all F’s are sharped throughout the song. He completed it self-correcting himself. If he made a mistake he replayed the song from beginning to end. He is developing ear training and sight reading and music theory, all while being enrolled in school and playing football fulltime. Touchdown buddy.” Way to go, Ollie!

And Karen H. wrote in to tell us about her daughters’ singing instructor Kimberly L. She wrote, “Both of my daughters, one of whom has Asperger’s, really enjoyed taking singing lessons with Kimberly over the past one and one-half years and I would highly recommend her.  They each received individualized lessons plus were provided immediate feedback and encouragement.  I never heard a “do I have to go” when it came time for their lessons which says a lot, especially in the summer when I often hear this about other things.” Thanks for all you do, Kimberly!

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TakeLessons Community Shout Outs – Week of 8/18/14

Each week, TakeLessons students and teachers send us their shout outs. We’re thankful to be a part of this positive and thriving community, so we’d like to share these messages with you. Here are the shout outs we received this week:

Marci S. in Lenexa, KS, wrote, “Last Saturday, August 2nd, many of my students participated in a recital for family and friends. ALL students performed above and beyond my highest expectations. Way to go guys! Due to multiple back surgeries, I have not been able to hold a recital for a little over a year. I was afraid students would forget their performance skills- but they were lovely.” Bravo to all the students who performed, and we’re happy to hear that Marci is feeling better after her surgeries.

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TakeLessons Community Shout Outs – Week of 8/11/14

Each week, TakeLessons students and teachers send us their shout outs. We’re thankful to be a part of this positive and thriving community, so we’d like to share these messages with you. Here are the shout outs we received this week:

Rose C. in West Haven, CT, wrote, “Just joined your awesome website! Here’s my student Nicole Frechette ~ Up & Coming Nashville Country Artist CRUSHING IT!!!! Check her out on YouTube.”

Nicole O. in Winter Park, FL shared a screenshot of a message from her student and wrote, “Hey all! I love getting text messages like these!! Ava is a talented pianist and vocalist. We learned Katy Perry’s “Roar” using just chord symbols to brush up on our music theory and chord construction. Ava enjoyed creating her own arrangement of the piece as we learned about chord substitution and added several ninths and sevenths to jazz up the tune! Thanks :)”

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