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Kayla T.

Saint Louis, MO
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Yucaipa, CA
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Minneapolis, MN
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Kayla T. Saint Louis, MO

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, English, Grammar, Guitar, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

I'm Kayla Lynn and I want to help you reach your goals! I enjoy teaching and helping others. I have fourteen years of experience of performing and private lessons. Through my hard-work, integrity and love for people, I am able to make a difference in my community.

My musical experiences: Before I played guitar, I played the cello and bass guitar. I started playing cello in fourth grade and a few years ago, I picked up bass guitar and then guitar. I have been in two bands; one rock/american, the other, jazz/blues. With students, I will focus on chord structures, music theory, pitch/rhythm accuracy, finger-picking & performance.

I began playing piano at the age of nine and continued to play (voice students are often times required to play piano). I now play almost everyday. I have several method books and sheet music to choose from. Students will focus on music theory, scales/chords/cadences, proper technique, and pitch/rhythm accuracy.

My vocal experience: I have studied with private voice instruction since the age of nine (classical and jazz mostly). I participated in my middle and high school choirs (concert and chamber choirs) along with a church chamber choir named 'Voce Dei'. In high school I competed in the 2007-2010 MSHSAA solo and ensemble regional and state competitions, receiving all one ratings.

*** Lesson Details ***
Learning is personal and I want the experiences my students have to be informative, engaging and interesting to them.

General things I focus on in every lesson:
1. Getting to know my student's on a personal level (their particular interests and background)
2. Setting tangible goals based on current abilities and experiences for students (music/voice students will focus on music theory, rhythm/pitch proficiency, proper technique, and performance).
3. My personal experience; including my background and how this experience applies to a particular circumstance in a lesson.
4. Developing the student's skill set to reach these goals; by staying persistent, enthusiastic and having a genuine interest in my student's goals.

I have experience working with special needs (such as Asperger's and cerebral palsy) and I also speak basic Spanish.

~I can provide the tools you will need to gain more confidence and accuracy by helping you build a skill set. I want all of my students to be able to properly apply the skills and exercises to 'real life'. More specific lesson plans are available upon request (tailored to each student's particular area of interest)!

*** Studio Equipment ***
-Voice instruction: I have a Yamaha keyboard that I can provide at voice lessons, along with a metronome and musical literature. I can also provide karaoke and accompaniment music.
-Guitar instruction: I have an electric guitar & bass available; although it is preferred that students have their own instrument. I also have backing tracks and a metronome available.
-Piano instruction: I have a Yamaha keyboard, both available for lessons in studio. There are upright pianos available for use at the community college, also; I also have method books, backing tracks, sheet music and a metronome.
-Tutoring services: I use the KAPLAN test prep guide along with material on English grammar/spelling and math (Word Power Made Easy & Cambridge books)

*** Travel Equipment ***
-Voice instruction: I have a Yamaha keyboard that I can provide at voice lessons, along with a metronome and musical literature.
I can also provide karaoke and accompaniment music.
-Guitar instruction: I have an electric guitar & bass available; although it is preferred that students have their own instrument. I also have backing tracks and a metronome available.
-Piano instruction: I have a portable Yamaha keyboard available for travel as well as method books, sheet music, backing tracks and a metronome; although it is always a plus when a student has their own keyboard/piano at home.
-Tutoring services: I use the KAPLAN test prep guide along with material on English grammar/spelling and math (Word Power Made Easy & Cambridge books)

*** Specialties ***
Tutoring services: I offer ACT, basic math, elementary math and pre-algebra tutoring; as well as English (grammar and spelling).

Piano instruction: I offer piano instruction in the styles of classical, jazz, and blues/swing. Students will focus on proper technique, music theory, scales/chords/cadences, and pitch/rhythm accuracy.

Guitar instruction: I offer lessons in the styles of blues, country & rock. Students will focus on proper technique, chord structures, strumming, music theory, pitch/rhythm accuracy & finger-picking.

Voice instruction: Offered in the styles of classical, gospel, jazz, blues, country, and rock. Classical and jazz standards are offered in the languages of English, Spanish, French, Italian and German.

I have experience working with special needs children, and I speak basic Spanish.

Jessie M. Yucaipa, CA

Subjects Taught

Acting, Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Audition Prep, Basic Math, Broadway Singing, Child Acting, Choir, Christian Gospel, Classical Voice, Country Singing, Ear Training, Elementary Math, English, Film Acting, Film and TV Acting, Geometry, Gospel Singing, History, Improv Acting, Jazz Voice, Language, Math, Meisner Technique, Method Acting, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Pre Algebra, Reading, Shakespearean Acting, Singing, Speaking Voice, Stage Performance, Theater Acting, Vocal Training, Voice Acting

About Me

I fully enjoy teaching music and theater to others and spreading the art of performance, reaching out to all generations. I believe in customizing every lesson to be unique for my students in a way that will serve their individual needs. I teach with patience and encouragement and believe that students prosper and improve much more from a positive experience. My lessons are intended to be fun and influential in a positive light that can lead to a rewarding career, hobby, or just for personal enjoyment!

Every since I was a little girl, I have been devoted to the arts. When I began college, I knew that music was my path. As a music major I developed a deeper understanding of music theory, piano, voice, and theater. I received my A.A. in Music at College of the Desert and my Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Redlands- which I attended on a music scholarship. I have played leading roles in several operas and musicals in Southern California, including Gianni Schicchi, Die Fledermaus, La Boheme (DTL nominee), The Impresario, The Grand Duke, Patience (DTL award), Cosi fan tutte, Little Women the Musical, Seussical the Musical, and many more. I have also appeared in several concerts, opera scenes, competitions (winning music scholarships and theater awards), and worked as a singer at churches, restaurants, and in pop bands. I continue to perform and study music because performing is a part of who I am and I could never live without it.

With this experience under my belt, I feel a desire to pass on my knowledge to students. I carry a strong passion to help people develop their abilities and make them their own. I truly believe that if someone wants something out of life then they WILL achieve it with dedication, perseverance, confidence, and by having FUN doing it!

*** Lesson Details ***
I begin each voice and acting lesson with a warm-up to prepare the student for their lesson. Next, we do a series of exercises specially designed to help each individual develop their skill in a way that best fits them. We then work on a piece of their choice for the remainder of the lesson, perfecting their technique and helping them become performance ready. I teach with patience and fun because I feel that this is the key to achieving goals and inspiring a good habit of practice.

If you do not already have a song, sheet music, or monologue (acting students) to bring in I can help you choose one during your first lesson. I also require that my students keep a practice journal to record their daily practice sessions. If possible, please bring a recording device of some sort so you can record your lessons. It is a HUGE help to be able to listen back on your lessons and to use them in your daily practice! No experience is necessary, that is what I'm here for!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music office w/ keyboard and seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I could bring my keyboard if necessary.

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers marked as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.

Don S. Minneapolis, MN

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Basic Math, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, English, Film Production, Film Scoring, Guitar, Hand Drums, Jazz Voice, Music Performance, Music Recording, Percussion, Reading, Screenwriting, Singing, Songwriting, Study Skills, TOEFL, Ukulele, Video Production, Writing

About Me

Upbeat, fun and patient. Professional performer/teacher with a BA in music (with honors) and English from Wesleyan University, graduate study in music education from University of St. Thomas and film production/screenwriting with honors from Minneapolis College (MCTC). I specialize in helping you to unleash your creativity and self-expression. Guitar, songwriting, composition/music production (Garageband, etc), computer-based "beat-making", ensembles, and pop vocal coaching. Tutoring and computer help also offered. Many years experience in K-12 music and digital media technology (audio and video) working with gifted/talented and special needs students as well as in-school artist residencies. Adult students are a specialty of mine and are most welcome as well.

*** Lesson Details ***
In individual lessons, instruction will be tailored to the individual desires and needs of each student. Fun "family-style" lessons with parent(s) and young children are also a new option.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Guitars, ukuleles, bass guitars, strum-sticks, various percussion instruments, ProTools Digi002, Garageband, Kurzweil 2500, Mac Pro Desktop computers, various keyboards, synthesizers and music composition/production software and amps.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Teacher brings instruments/supplies/books as needed, and can arrange to provide instruments for students as well.

*** Specialties ***
Individual or group instruction in folk, jazz, blues, rock, guitar/vocal performance coaching, songwriting, lyric writing, instrumental improvisation, digital media production/composition, iMovie, Garageband, "beat-making" and therapeutic music for youth, adult and special needs students. Tutoring/homework help in English, mac computers and basic academic subjects for K-12 and adult students. Technology (geek) help/support with computers, digital gadgets (especially Apple) for "non-techies".

Christopher M.

Seattle, WA
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Grace R.

Seattle, WA
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Solange M.

Yonkers, NY
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Christopher M. Seattle, WA

Subjects Taught

ACT, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Math, College Admissions, Creative Writing, Elementary Math, English, English Literature, ESL, GRE, Math, Music Theory, Piano, Pre Algebra, Pre Calculus, PSAT, Reading, SAT, Test Prep

About Me

Hello! My name is Chris. I'm a private tutor and piano teacher in and around Seattle. I have a terrific time learning about the things I enjoy in life. I would like to share this kind of fun with you or your son or daughter!

Piano lessons and tutoring. Reading, writing, math, test prep, poker. Affordable, fun, professional, effective.

TEACHING QUALIFICATIONS

Academics: B.A. from Columbia, 2370 SAT (800 Math, 800 Reading, 770 Writing), 1590 GRE (800 Verbal, 790 Math), seven years' tutoring experience, all ages, almost all abilities.

Piano: repertoire from Beethoven to Chopin to Ravel to Mussorgsky, experience as a symphony and opera critic in college, comprehensive knowledge of classical music and music theory, 15 years' experience playing, all ages, beginner to strong-intermediate abilities.

PHILOSOPHY

Academics: I tutor because I want to work against the worst aspects of school, and embody the best ones. I tutor to make school more worthwhile and more fun for my students. I tutor to relieve anxiety and frustration and stress. I tutor to help students cultivate their sense of curiosity. I'll raise your or your kid's grades by putting school in the right context, and giving them the skills to deal with it, emotionally and intellectually.

Piano: My lessons are fun. I love music, and I can help you love it too! I want to teach you how to play what you want to play, how you want to play it, and to that end I promote a relaxed atmosphere while also gently emphasizing technical skills to bring out your musicality. This doesn't mean you won't learn --” quite the contrary! --” it means that you'll be put in a better mindset to learn, since you'll have a great time coming to lessons and you'll want to practice. I can motivate you to discover what you like most about music and enjoy the gift of musicianship well into adulthood.

MORE SPECIFICS

Reading and writing: Everyone needs language skills. With the rise of the Internet, the increasing difficulty and subjectivity of college admissions, and the competition for scarce jobs hinging on rsums, interviews, and communication skills, a proficiency in reading and writing is more critical than ever before. I've written for, and been paid by, several different websites on topics ranging from modern TV to old literature and card games. I was an English literature student at Columbia. I read and write compulsively. I tutored writing in 2007 to students ages 9 to 18, and was a content editor and proofreader for a boutique educational-software firm in 2007, 2008, and 2011-2012.

Math: Nearly every math class could be aced by a majority of students, but math is poorly taught. I can help by teaching conceptually. In high school, I was three years ahead in math, finishing AP Calculus AB as a sophomore, AP Statistics as a junior, and AP Calculus BC as a senior. I scored a 5 on each of those AP tests. I played poker (a math-based game) professionally from 2010 to 2011.

Test prep: Test-prep is one of the easiest and cheapest investments you can make. My SAT score was 800 in Math, 800 in Reading, and 770 in Writing. My GRE scores were 800 in Verbal and 790 in Math. I got 5'™s on the AP US History, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, and Statistics tests, and 4'™s on the English Language and Composition and European History tests. As a poker player, I'™m well-versed in the '˜strategic'™ aspect of test-taking.

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My lessons are affordable. For music or academic tutoring, my rate is well below the industry standard at expensive aggregators.
If you're interested in my services for any of these subjects, please don't hesitate to contact me!

Best, CML

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons from 30 minutes to 120 minutes, either in your home, or my warm and welcoming studio just off I-5 in Ravenna.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Boston grand piano, nice piano bench and couches, extensive music library; snacks, caffeine, pets, and an otherwise welcoming vibe

*** Travel Equipment ***
The works!

*** Specialties ***
Classical piano, 19th-century music, music theory, music and literature, ethnomusicology, having fun

Grace R. Seattle, WA

Subjects Taught

Accent Reduction, English, ESL, Grammar

About Me

I have a BA in linguistics and a certification to teach English to speakers of other languages. I have taught both at City University as well as privately.

*** Lesson Details ***
I try to make my ESL lessons as fun and interactive as possible.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Computer

*** Travel Equipment ***
Computer

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in grammar and making grammar explanations easier for ESL students. I also have found that I can make lessons more enjoyable through doing a variety of activities.

Solange M. Yonkers, NY

Subjects Taught

Accent Reduction, ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ACT Test Prep, Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, American Goverment, American History, American Literature, AP English, AP English Literature, AP Exam Prep, Basic Math, Bible Studies, Bodybuilding, Creative Writing, Elementary Math, English, English Literature, ESL, Essay Writing, Fitness, GED Test Prep, Geography, Geology, Grammar, Language, Literature, LSAT, Math, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Phonics, Poetry, Pre Algebra, Reading, SAT, Spanish, Stretching, Study Skills, Test Prep, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

About Me

I have worked with "regular-education" students, with autistic students [while working with Dr. Nyla Lamm (Professor of Education at Columbia University)] , and with mentally disturbed students. These students are ALL entitled to an education (just like you and I were). I love teaching ALL students. No exceptions!
I have a Masters in TESOL from Fordham University, a New York State [TESOL] Certification, and have experience teaching children and adults. I am very enthusiastic about working with people [because I love it!]. As my resume indicates, I have a degree in English, a Masters in TESOL, and a wide ranging knowledge of Spanish and History (my minors). Additionally, I have taught English as a Second Language to individuals and groups.
Also, I worked with La Guardia Community College as an ESL Professor. This is in additions to the 10 years of Teaching English to various multicultural groups. Because I know both languages, English and Spanish, well; have strong communication skills; and love interacting with people; I feel especially qualified to be part of your staff. I have tutored English to pupils at a correctional facility (OATKA), to college students, migrant workers, blue-collar workers, and professionals as medical doctors. Additionally, I have written standard, collegiate English for the English Club at SUNY Geneseo.
In addition, I have broadened my communication skills by going through Mediation Training, working with people from different cultures, becoming a Notary Public, gotten certified as a Mediator by the Center for Dispute Settlement in Rochester, NY, and going to numerous conferences dealing with Classroom Management, Learning Strategies, Learning Languages and Children Literature (among others).
I would be very pleased to become part of your staff. I am available for an interview at any time on a two days notice.

Sincerely,

PROF. SOLANGE M.
City University of New York Professor
Spanish Interpreter/Translator for the State and Federal Government
Notary Public
New York State Service Coordinator
New York State Certified Mediator
New York State Certified Public School Teacher (Kindergarten through College)
New Jersey State Certified Public School Teacher (Kindergarten through College)

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