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Accompaniment, Acoustic Guitar, Algebra 1, Arithmetic, Arrangement and Composition, Basic Math, Bass Guitar, Bible Studies, Christian Gospel, Classical Guitar, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, Composition, Creative Writing, Ear Training, Elementary Math, Guitar, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Phonics, Piano, Pre Algebra, Public Speaking, Reading, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Spoken Word, Stage Performance, Study Skills, Test Prep, Vocal Training
My Background in Music:
My inspiration first started when I was seven years old and in second grade. I was pondering if I wanted to dedicate myself to the music field. A substitute piano teacher came in that day and played and my admiration decided me to pursue this ambition for my life work.
I studied and played guitar and auto-harp as a child because of our lack of piano. The guitar was a gift and I played it for years and studied vocal music throughout school.
When I was a young teenager I started playing with a group that I met in a barn and I was thrilled. Many other musicians have been part of my story and as a young person I studied privately with such greats as Michelle Barone Horsefield as well as with with studio musicians such as the Scott Steeleman Studio and John Sayer.
When I was a little older I started studying at the Community Music School at Capital University in Columbus Ohio. I studied with Joan Hall Huet and enjoyed her style and training as well as Steve Caricciola out of Capitol who played organ and taught me composition. Those are only two of the wonderful teachers with whom I trained.
As I was studying, there came an opportunity for me to study and work with the founding member of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. He was Mr. Robert Buchsbaum of Coronet Recording Studio. I came into his studio to make a demo tape and he offered me a job.
He was a fantastic engineer as well as the finest of oboists. We talked music for nine years together. He changed my life in so many countless ways that it would take a book to explain what was brought to me musically at that time.
I continued to play as well as help in the studio wherever and whenever I was needed. I recorded and wrote many original pieces and became copyrighted as well as a member of BMI and ASCAP.
I won the USO talent show in 1985 and was offered the possibility of travel, but I chose to stay in Columbus. I was very blessed to have met and worked with many of the finest professors in the country as they were a part of our Artist-In-Residence Series in the studio.
People such as Rosemary Platt, a professor of Ohio State University, Paul Droste, TBDBITL and retired OSU marching band director. I came to Florida in 2001 and have expanded my musical adventures. I continue to play musically with a few local musicians and write music. I plan to continue to be an active force in the music field as well as teach other people how to be fine musicians.
I have been involved within the music industry for many years. My credits include working almost ten years in a classical recording studio of high reputation. I have trained with many fine teachers and have grown to love the music field more and more. My goal is to expand your knowledge into a lifetime love for the music field and not to frustrate you with seemingly impossible tasks.
Children and Adults:
I love children and have worked many years with all age groups as well as with adults. I have the patience and good disposition necessary to help you enjoy the musical experience.
The methods that I use while on a steady course with an accredited system will also include learning how to enjoy music, write music and read music. I have people who are devoted to music and who will have it in their lives always because of my guidance.
A Personal Note
My skills include many years of teaching and helping students become stronger and better equipped to face the best future that they can possibly reach. I have devoted my life to teaching people to read, study, write and perform well.
I have researched the many students that I have trained and I have developed quick and efficient ways to reach needed goals. I have tutored children in reading, writing and comprehension skills as well as contest preparation and test taking.
I have also been involved in many public speaking and performance opportunities. When I was a young child I had the privilege of training in phonics and in eighth grade was reading at a college level.
When my family moved to another community while I was in the ninth grade I was placed in twelfth grade classes and while I did not have the emotional maturity I did have the intellectual ability. I have been concentrating on teaching music for the last few years and have also addressed a need in raising the skill levels in other subjects.
I have also spent time teaching children to prepare for tests. That led me into training others how to develop study skills to help them in lifelong pursuits. I am a writer and love to use stories with a good solid moral point.
I have devoted myself to helping children and young people as well as adults and have many references and connections to my community. I have been published in syndicated newspapers and I am currently a member of the American College of Musicians.
I have been listed in various Who's Who Publications such as Who's Who for Entrepreneurs and have even been listed in European publications. I believe that I have changed lives for the better and this gives me a strong drive and purpose to equip and strengthen others.
*** Lesson Details ***
I teach online with much success. You can stay in the comfort of your own home and I can teach your student as if I am right there. Give online a try and see if your student continues to grow musically.
My usual goal in a lesson is to promote thought and a natural interest in personal development.
1. I require that the students have the materials needed to get the best possible results I can suggest which ones are the best for the student. Materials are usually of minimal cost unless a student wants to do very serious training.
2. The first few minutes we go over their homework and decide if they need another week or if they are ready to move on. Most of the students can move on so I am going to give that scenario.
3. I then present a concept that will usually take some practice to master.
4. The last section is spent in going over what will be done in their own time.
I'll do my best to make sure that the student understands everything that is being presented to the best of their capacity.
Practice time is age appropriate and I am sensitive to the time constraints that are part of our society today.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha keyboard, bel canto vocal set up, computer, Luna acoustic guitar, classical guitar, lesson books.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a guitar but students need their own instrument and will need books.
*** Specialties ***
I use touch therapy and associations as well as help people overcome stage fright. I also use Bel Canto in vocal training. In guitar I can teach up to early advanced. On piano and vocal I can take children 7 and up male or female. I use positive reinforcement. I have innovative programs that stimulate and rejuvenate.
Algebra, Basic Math, Biology, Elementary Math, English, ESL, Language, Math, Piano, Pre Algebra, Pre Calculus, Reading, SAT
Going to University of South Florida with a full scholarship, minoring in math and majoring in Business Accounting.
My lessons consist of an individual approach to each student, since I know that everybody learns differently I come up with a teaching plan that fits each students individuality.
I began tutoring when I was a freshman in high school. I went through the international baccalaureate program in high school that included honor and AP classes. I have the knowledge and ability to tutor; biology, mathematics (algebra, geometry, pre-algebra, algebra II, pre-calculus, calculus, business calculus) , English, Russian, piano, computer knowledge, and history.
*** Lesson Details ***
My lesson starts with me finding out what the student knows and what he needs help with. I ask a few questions to help me direct the lesson so the student can gain the most knowledge.
Every two weeks I give my students a quiz that I grade. I review the quiz afterwards with the student and focus on the topics that he missed.
Every month I give my students a test that shows there progress in that month. The quiz consists of multiple choice, true/false, fill in the blank, and short answer questions.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I have my own transportation.
ACT, ACT Math, Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Anatomy, AP Statistics, Basic Math, Elementary Math, English, Language, Math, Pre Algebra, Pre Calculus, Psychology, Spanish, Study Skills
Learning Consultant – (September 2013- present) The Learning Consultant role facilitates learning needs, designs curriculum, develops ideas and delivers concise well, thought out learning interventions. A major focus of this role is to conduct new associate orientation. In this role I have developed training materials using Camtasia, Audacity, and PowerPoint for an E-onboarding site and created interactive agendas using OneNote. I am the role liaison for 3 lines of business and 6 roles.
Personal Health Coordinator- Humana (March 2011-September 2013): The focus of the program is to provide telephonic assistance to Humana members, which includes evaluating members’ needs and helping the members set and achieve goals to maintain their health. Assist in the guidance of members and their families toward resources that are appropriate for the care and well-being of the members. I worked with a team of social workers, community health educators, and nurses to help the member manage their physical, environmental and psycho-social health issues. In this role I became proficient in Hcat, CGX, CCA, Excel, Lync and PowerPoint. I helped acclimate 5 new associates. Leadership responsibilities included team lead, super user, and SharePoint developer. As team lead, I helped educate team by preparing PowerPoint presentations and PDFs. Conducted presentations during team meetings about a variety of topics ranging from prioritizing rosters to following suicide/homicide policies. Was involved in the planning of meetings by organizing icebreakers and communication team building exercises. Attended and reported on monthly super user meetings, as well as relayed information to be discussed during those meetings.
Youth and Family Specialist – Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services (October 2008 - March 2010) Program focus was on academics, career development, and greater success in overall acclamation to life in the United States. Responsibilities included insuring all basic life needs were being met, acting as a liaison between parent and school, provide homework assessments, English Language tutoring, mental health counseling, and recreational activities. Duties included organizing and preparing a summer curriculum for a 6 week summer camp for students 6-16 years or age. Preparing daily lesson plans for tutoring sessions. Planning month recreational excursions for 10-30 students. Facilitated quarterly education sessions for the parents of the students in the program that included tax preparation, first time home buyers programs, and the importance of parent involvement in the students education.
Algebra, Algebra 1, Basic Math, Cheerleading, Elementary Math, Geography, Geometry, Life Science, Math, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Nutrition, Physical and Earth Sciences, Physical Science, Science, Softball, Spelling, Weight Loss
I have taught pre-school age students through students in grade 6. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and I have both a Pennsylvania and Florida Teaching Certificate for grades K-6.
Elementary Math, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary, Writing
I am a New York State and Florida State certified teacher. I have a teaching certificate in both early childhood education (grades k-6) and exceptional student education (grades k-12). I have one year of tutoring experience, 2 years of student teaching experience, as well as one year working as a teacher's assistant in a preschool age class working with students that had special needs.
Basic Math, Elementary Math, Grammar, Interior Design, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills
I graduated in 2012 with my degree in Early Childhood Education, while completing my degree I interned with preschool, kindergarten, and first grade. During one of my internships I had the privilege of interning in the United Kingdom. Upon graduation, I began teaching preschool, I loved how they soaked up everything that was taught and were so eager to learn more. This past year I taught third grade at the same school. Although different from preschool, my students were always eager to learn and to show me what they know. I had a 100% passing rate on the state reading standardized assessment that was given at the end of the year. I am excited to start this new journey with Take Lessons.
"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."