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Gio A.

New York, NY
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Ben B.

Wenham, MA
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Brooklyn, NY
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Gio A. New York, NY

I've played chess since I was a young child. I remember being in the chess club at my elementary school, over 20 years ago! I've since led a chess club of my own and taught plenty of young students how to play. I'm happy to teach the basics - the moves and strategies of chess to the novice player.

About Gio

I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums.

I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is what I'm passionate about and it's what I enjoy. I want to inspire that same passion into the hearts and minds of others.

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I am a laid-back teacher, fun, and I focus on the needs, abilities, and ambitions of the student. In turn, students must realize that learning an instrument takes a lot of work and dedication. One can't expect to learn very much if s/he only practices or thinks about the instrument during the lesson. If the student is willing to put ...

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Charles W. September 15, 2014
Clarinet · In studio
Verified Student
Gio has been wonderfully patient with my efforts as a total beginner. His instructions are clear and helpful, and he has provided a good mix of motivation and encouragement. Highly recommended!
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Kristina T. February 10, 2014
Guitar
Great, creative teacher

Gio has a great way of thinking outside the box and teaching my daughter each week. He uses creative methods to engage her and help her relate to the material and provides easy instructions for practicing during the week. He is patient and easy going which allows for her not to feel overwhelmed as she's just learning the guitar. I'm very happy with how he's teaching her!
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Mary V. January 26, 2014
Guitar
Attentive and great at teaching technique

Gio truly focuses on the student's needs. I've met too many self-absorbed musicians in the past, but Gio really pays attention to details in the student's playing. He is excellent at teaching technique and was the first guitar teacher to help me fix physical problems regarding posture and arm tension. His kind, easy-going manner makes a student comfortable. He has a wealth of musical knowledge to share.
Ben B. Wenham, MA

Experienced teacher of 5 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of chess skills.

About Ben

**ACCEPTING STUDENTS FOR SPRING SEMESTER**

NOTE: Spring semester begins January 14, 2015. Any new lesson signups will begin on or after January 14, 2015.

I hope to encourage and build you up in whatever challenge we decide to tackle. Whether you are starting out for the first time or you have been playing for a while, I'm here to push you, to see you grow and to learn things as well. I love working with both children and young adults. My students say that I'm fun, I run lessons in an exciting manner, and I love making music.

I'm a senior music major at Gordon College (Wenham, MA) and have been teaching privately for the past 3 years. I will be obtaining my Bachelor of Arts in Music in May 2015.

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Nicole R. December 1, 2014
Cello · In home
Verified Student
My 14 year old daughter has been taking cello lessons with Ben for the past 3 months. He is a reliable, respectful and patient instructor. My daughter has made great strides under Ben's instruction. His love for music is evident in his enthusiastic, confident approach.
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Barbara L. September 26, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My three granddaughters and I are taking lessons with Ben. I asked each of the girls to give me three words about Ben and we all agreed. He is patient, fun and funny and, they added, "I really like him and he knows a lot about teaching and playing the piano." I was a teacher and professor for many years, and I know good teaching when I see it. Ben is a very good teacher. Not only is he patient and at ease with his students, he seems always to be aware of each of them and able to respond to their needs. I'm impressed and feel fortunate to have found someone who is also responsible and reliable, and takes his work seriously. It is a great pleasure to work with Ben and we all look forward to our weekly lesson.
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Katy G. January 18, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Top notch teacher

My son has been taking lessons from Ben now for a little over a month. I cannot say enough about the professionalism and reliability of Ben. I figured it would take a lot to keep a 16 year old boy who is a beginner totally interested in piano but Ben has managed to do just that. My son actually looks forward to his weekly lessons and practices without hesitation and I can only attribute that to the teaching techniques of Ben. If anyone is contemplating on choosing Ben for their or their child's instructor, hesitate no further. He is one of the best.
Sergey V. Brooklyn, NY

i don't have a chess board, but i know the game pretty well since young age, i will do my research in best strategy's to help you learn how to play the smartest way

About Sergey

My name is Sergey, I am from Brooklyn with over 6 years of teaching experience in breakdance/calisthenics/gymnastics and cross fit. I will help you achieve everything you want to learn

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Beginner exercise routines (total body work out)
advanced exercise routines (full body work out)
extreme exercise routines (full body work out)

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Lebert Equalizer. Pull up bar. Perfect Push ups. Core wheel, adjustable forearm grips, and over 100 different body exercises. your body is your equipment. lets put it to great use. bowflex dumbells, weighted 40 lbs vest

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Lebert Equalizer, perfect push ups, push up mini equalizers, core wheel. adjustable up to 90 lbs forearm grip

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Matthew D. September 25, 2014
Strength and Conditioning · Online
Verified Student
My First lesson with Sergey was kind of sad at what I could do. My pushups to pull ups were about 3-4 at a time. Threw Sergey training I have been gaining more and more confidence/power over my own body. Lifting ones own weight is not easy. But thanks Sergey after month and half of training and doing what he asks. I am now able to do 11 pull ups, over 200 push ups and allot other crazy things that helping me gain a better core for what I need at Dancing/Life.

Aaron C.

Portland, OR
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Adam C.

Minneapolis, MN
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David R.

Ramona, CA
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Aaron C. Portland, OR

I learned to play chess when I was 8 years old, and won our State Championship in my Senior Year of High School. I teach chess through playing, and rarely will reference books. Chess is a game that is shared with two people, and one of the best ways to learn is by playing and talking through different strategies.

About Aaron

Over the years, I have learned many skills, primarily because of my willingness to try anything once. I have taught children as young as two years old in China how to speak English, I help people every day with their nutrition, I mentor business leaders all over the world who run businesses that are designed to heal the Earth, and I even taught my 6-month old kitten how to play fetch.

I love to teach because it creates something even more powerful than Education - it creates connections. Connections to the world around us, to life, to happiness, to fun. I care deeply for others and the most beautiful thing to see are the smiles on peoples faces when they succeed. Let us succeed together!

Adam C. Minneapolis, MN

This is one of the oldest and most beautiful games in the world. Great for learning the ways of the mind and creative thought, chess is a gateway to higher learning.

About Adam

I was born in California and raised all over the West Coast. Being an only child from a single parent household, I was encouraged to find solace in learning. I am 30 years old and I began tutoring as a senior in high school. Math, patterns and music have always come easy to me but more than that, I have a love for seeing "shinning eyes" (a term coined by Benjamin Zander). Here is a link you might enjoy on teaching through music:

What I've learned from Leonard Bernstein (famous conductor/educator and friend of my grandfathers) was more than an education in any particular subject. I fell in love with teaching.

I have been teaching music and chess since high school graduation. I try to create a structure for each student that is crafted to their style of learning. ...

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Daniel P. November 5, 2014
Composition · In studio
"Best instructor ever" is an understatement.

I've had lessons with Adam for a very long time now (more than a year), and he's the best instructor I've ever had. He's taught me what it meant to be a musician, the kinds of mindsets I needed to adapt to be good, and most importantly, he taught me that anybody can be a good musician, as long as you develop the right mindsets and you care enough about your music to make it wonderful.

He's incredibly good with children, and one of the most friendly and empathetic people you'll ever meet. Adam is the kind of person that you feel blessed for knowing and having in your life - and (I bet he doesn't know this :P) all of the people I've talked to who are his friends too, feel the same way. I met one of his teacher's over at a McNally Smith open house, and the implication there was that Adam was one of the best students that they've ever, EVER had.

I would ABSOLUTELY recommend this instructor to ANYBODY who has any kind of drive to improve their musical ability - you've found the right person. And I guarantee you, whether you're 5, or 10, 60, with no experience in music or a masters degree in performance, he has the vocabulary, the skills, the friendliness, the personability, and the attitude to help you out. :)
David R. Ramona, CA

Just getting started or you would like to learn some advanced tactics give me a call. I have played over 30 k games and have beat ranked players above 2300.

About David

Since 1991 I have worked in either k-12 or Higher Education institutions as a Development consultant, teacher, Head athletic coach, Saturday school principal, Counselor, Assistant Athletic Director, Tutor and assistant administrator.

Consultant for St. Katherine College in San Diego, Ca. Sat on the President's board going over the vision of the college; who we should hire, what type of students we want on campus, organizing honor codes/rules.

Success as a NCAA D-1 student athlete and coach at University of Utah under Hall of Fame Coach Rick Majerus. Coached at SJSU where we obtained the best season in 25 years. Was awarded Arizona Basketball Coach of the year, most wins in the schools 75 year history.

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