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Popular Spanish Teachers Near Monroe

Makala W.

Seattle, WA
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Carrie T.

Seattle, WA
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Dominique S.

Seattle, WA
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Makala W. Seattle, WA

Subjects Taught

Brazilian Samba, Broadway Singing, Cello, Guitar, Makeup, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Spanish

About Me

I have loved music as long as I can remember. I know its cliché to say so, but it's true! :)

For me, having parents of different ethnicities and siblings that were much older than me, I was heavily impacted by the wide variety of music to which my family members listened. The force of this crayon box of rhythms and sounds captivated and affected me so much that it is the key experience that I draw from in making my own music today.

I grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska (a small town in the center of the state) so my only option for entertainment and fun was getting involved in the arts! I started performing at a very young age as both a dancer and a musician. I studied classical ballet, modern dance, hip hop and street dance, and world dance traditions throughout my formative years, which helped me to gain rhythmical fluency. I started my formal music training when I began to play the cello. From then on, I was hooked on the sound and I immersed myself in music as much as I could; performing, competing, working in as many musical groups and productions as possible (as both a vocalist and cellist), and even teaching.

I moved to Seattle in 2003 to study opera at Cornish College of the arts, only to later change my major to Jazz, and then again to Latin music studies. Since graduating from Cornish in 2007, with my Bachelor of Music degree, I have been actively and diligently working in the local music scene; performing and recording with artists and groups of many different styles. Everything from various Latin genres, to Rock, to R&B/Soul, to Hip Hop, and Jazz. Through my music, I aim to reach out to people of all cultures. I also aim to teach my own students with the hope that they too can discover the same continuous love of music that I have grown to feel (and still am growing to feel) over the years. :)

*** Lesson Details ***
The main thing that I like to remind students of, when they take lessons with me, is that music is FUN! A lot of hard work goes into it, but the end result is always rewarding! I am a pretty laid back teacher, yet I still work to inspire my students to try their hardest and to be the best that they can be at what they do. It is very important to me that my students get their musical wants AND needs fulfilled.

***I now teach BEGINNING guitar and piano!***

In my lessons we work on a variety of topics, including:

-Gaining a feel and command for your own instrument.

-Finding your SOUND: (Vocalists) Making sure that you are singing the right music for your vocal style and also that connects directly to you, the vocalist. (Instrumentalists) Helping you to produce the right tones on your instrument.

-EXERCISES: (Vocalists) Breathing and vocalization that will lessen fatigue and enhance the strength, endurance, and quality of your voice. (Instrumentalists) Scales, Etudes, etc. to strengthen the muscles being utilized while playing, and also to build up muscle memory and accuracy.

-Music Theory and Ear-Training

-Building your repertoire, which is necessary for performance.

-Arranging and Communication with your accompanying musicians or band.

-Exercising variation and creativity through improvisation.

-How to Perform! You can have great chops, but YOUR interpretation of a given piece of music is equally important. Everyone’s style is different, and we will find and develop YOUR style!

It is my personal responsibility to not only help the student reach their goals, but to have a hand in instilling a deep love and respect for the art.

*** Studio Equipment ***
88 key piano, (Yamaha keyboard), cello, various percussion instruments, guitars, library, computer, lessons are given in the living room.

*** Specialties ***
As far as voice goes, I teach all genres and styles but I personally specialize in the Latin genres. I teach all aspects of the music; rhythm, harmony, theory. I even teach performance; how to work with a band in real-time communication, song communication (or story telling as I like to call it), and developing ones own personal style. I believe that there is much more to singing than just vocal technique alone, so I believe in teaching musical fundamentals and functions so that my students will not only be considered vocalists, but competent musicians.

For cello, I take the standard approach; getting to know the instrument and assigning various exercises so that the student will gain technical fluency, and building repertoire. Although I am not a certified Suzuki teacher, I do use some of their methods, since I, myself was a Suzuki student. I like teaching the student memorization of pieces, so that they can focus on technique and expression within a given piece.

Carrie T. Seattle, WA

Subjects Taught

Composition, English, French, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Reading, SAT, Singing, Songwriting, Spanish, Test Prep, Writing

About Me

Developing personal goals, and finding one's creative voice is a lifelong pursuit that can be very rewarding.

Learning new things, developing one's musicality and creative interests adds dimension and richness to my life. This invaluable gift makes a person and their life experience more interesting.

Music conveys one's story- longstanding universal language.

Studied classical piano formally 12 years (started age 5), pursued interest in jazz theory/voice/piano since high school (started age 14). Studied jazz voice and piano at Gallatin School of Individualized Study (NYU), private instructors in classical and jazz piano/voice since high school. Studied with Dr. Gerard Knapp, Dr. Chan at classical piano camps at WSU Pullman. Jazz piano, creative writing, voice performance at Port Townsend; studied with Jay Clayton and many talented musicians. Received piano scholarship from Shoreline Comm. College at 15. I was the first jazz singer in the Northwest School jazz band, directed by late Floyd Standifer; performed at Benaroya Hall, former Town Hall, Wing Luke Asian Art Museum, other local venues.

Recent years learning classical and jazz piano improvisation, violin, other creative voices. Literary arts, published last year Capitol Hill Times print edition, visual arts, (4 solo exhibitions/gallery contract age 19 Gallery 110, Pioneer Square; received regional League of Innovation award and award of national merit.

Study abroad in Paris, studied in New York, lived abroad in Spain, six months Seville/5 weeks Barcelona, one year teaching in S. Korea; believe immersion is most effective learning experience for languages.

Masters in Teaching from City University, (Diversity Scholarship recipient)
Washington State Teacher Certification.

*** Lesson Details ***
I discuss with students and listen to their personal goals.

Learning occurs during contact hours as well as during students' own time.

Provide audio-tape of each lesson.

Student-centered teaching fosters steady growth of skills and knowledge.

I accommodate students' learning style and pace.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Upright piano, Electronic Grand Piano,
audio box, dynamic and performance microphone

*** Travel Equipment ***
car

*** Specialties ***
Classical and jazz piano improvisation

Dominique S. Seattle, WA

Subjects Taught

Creative Writing, English Literature, ESL, Essay Writing, Literature, Reading, Sociology, Spanish

About Me

I have been tutoring students for over 3 years now. I've worked with all age ranges: elementary school, high school and adults. I know how to cater lesson plans to the student's learning style and am excited to see students develop a passion for learning and see their confidence grow in a certain subject!

*** Lesson Details ***
Lesson plans are really going to vary depending on the student. No matter what subject you're needing tutoring in, we'll first evaluate to see where your skills are now and then go step-by-step to improve your skills.

*** Specialties ***
I have been a reading and English tutor since I was in high school. I became an ESL tutor and Spanish tutor while in college. I've worked with students both one-on-one and in small groups settings.

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