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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
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!
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Basic Math, Elementary Math, English, History, Language, Music Theory, Phonics, Piano, Pre Algebra, Reading, Science, Singing, Speaking Voice
I am passionate about Music and Music Education. It's rewarding for me to watch my students develop in their musical skill and enjoy making music more and more. My students range from the very young (4 years old) to school age children, to teens, and adults. My students benefit from my expertise in teaching Vocal and Piano music, my knowledge of Music Theory, and my encouraging teaching style. I have been involved in making music since I was a young child, and I have been teaching private students since I was a Music major at the University of Florida in 1982 when a fellow college student asked me to teach her voice lessons. I have a Music Education degree from the University of Florida; my major instrument was Voice, my minor was Piano. I taught as a public school music educator in Florida, California, and Tennessee between the years of 1983 to 1997. I taught private students after school in my classroom while I was a public school teacher, and from my home since 1997. My post-graduate continuing professional education includes Tennessee Arts Academy at Belmont University, Kodaly Pedagogy and Solfege Level 1 (vocal teaching techniques, do-re-mi, ear training), Orff-Schulwerk Music for Children Level 1 certification, Yamaha M.I.E. (Music In Education) Piano Lab certification. My professionalism and expertise are at your service. I will work together with you to insure an enjoyable and informative learning experience.
*** Lesson Details ***
A typical lesson in my studio would begin with a brief question/answer time with the student to learn how their week has gone, and how their music practice is progressing.
For PIANO LESSONS we begin with Technique including scales and dexterity exercises, then we play from the Lesson book and a Recital selection. I typically let the student play through the pieces they have prepared without interruption, then I call attention to corrections that need to be made, I demonstrate the correction, and then ask the student to play the piece again. After that we go over the Theory assignments, and do Ear Training exercises. I am comfortable teaching from a variety of different methods courses. The methods course is chosen according to the student's interest. I never require a piano student to continue using books that are not inspiring. There so many methods courses available, that a student may always be able to have methods books they LOVE.
In my SINGING LESSONS we also begin with a recap of the student's week. Then we continue with Warm Up exercises to prepare the student's voice for the lesson. Then we study Sight Singing and Solfege Singing (do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-ti-do) to increase the student's listening skills. After that the student sings their selections. Like I do in Piano lessons, I listen to the pieces they have prepared without interruption, then I call attention to corrections that need to be made, I demonstrate the correction, and then ask the student to sing the piece again. I am comfortable teaching many styles of vocal music including classical, Broadway, pop, rock, and Christian.
For MUSIC THEORY lessons, the study material is chosen according to the student's interest and age. Topics include notation, chord structure, chord progression, melodic structure, and harmony. I also incorporate Music Listening in the Music Theory lesson in order to learn from the masters in many styles of music. My Music Theory students will also have the opportunity to develop composition and songwriting skills if they desire.
My teaching style is structured and friendly, keeping the student's goals and interests at the forefront. I enjoy motivating students to reach their highest potential.
After 3 to 6 months in my studio my students will see improvement in their musical technique, ear training, music reading, notation, and knowledge. They will be preparing recital pieces for an upcoming performance. I provide two recital opportunities a year: in December, and in May. Most importantly, the student's love and appreciation of music will be growing.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Living Room: piano near front entryway, couch, loveseat, over-sized chair, dining room table, open space, end table with chair, parents can sit in on lesson.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide lesson books, the students should provide their instrument.
*does not have a mobile keyboard to bring
*** Specialties ***
Kodaly Pedagogy and Solfege Level 1
Orff-Schulwerk Music for Children Level 1 certification
Yamaha M.I.E. (Music In Education) Lab certified instructor
Baseball, Guitar, Language, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Softball, Spanish
I have over 17 years public school teaching and administrative experience. I have an Associates Degree in Music Performance, a Bachelors in Music Education, a Masters in Education and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. I was also lucky enough to spend 10 years as the Associate Music Director at the world famous Madison Square Garden, where I played the organ for all Knicks, Rangers, Liberty and all other sporting events.
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Lesson for all ages using the Thompson method which has been widely used for many years.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Baby Grand Piano
*** Travel Equipment ***
Keyboard & Stand
*** Specialties ***
Piano, Voice & Music Theory
Dance, Language, Mandarin
âÂ€¢ Eight years in teaching at a high school.
âÂ€¢ Six months in leading a dance school club.
âÂ€¢ Strong understanding and application of lesson planning and classroom management.
âÂ€¢ Lesson PlanningâÂ€¢
âÂ€¢ Certified Chinese Instructor
âÂ€¢ Preliminary Credential in English Language Development
âÂ€¢ Certification in CPR and First Aid
âÂ€¢ Dancing: Proficient in Hip Hop and Girl's Style
âÂ€¢ Computer Skills: Excel at Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point
*** Lesson Details ***
Using the latest music and energetic hip-hop hits, this class provides the basics in both jazz and hip-hop. Students are encouraged to have fun with movement and performance. This class is an exciting way way for beginners to gain basic techniques, learn body movements, and enhance creative ability.
2. Principles of making words
3. Vocabulary / Grammar/ Sentence Patterns
4. Practical Use
5. Daily Conversation
6. Chinese Culture
*** Specialties ***
Dance, Drama, Choreography, Lesson Planning, Yoga, Mandarin Teaching Expertise
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I train individuals in meeting their academic and career goals by providing a teaching environment through the highest quality of elementary, theoretical, practical, and professional instruction. Supporting academic organizations in maintaining a successful, efficient, and ethical operation within the community.
I am a Rutgers University graduate who works one-on-one with university or professional communities. I am an excellent academic writer who enjoys giving feedback to other writers, especially on wide issues such as developing an argument and organizing ideas. I contribute to student'sÂ™ academic experience in positive and meaningful ways. I can guide students in honing reasoning skills and writing skills.
American Government, American History, American Literature, AP English, AP English Literature, AP Government and Politics, AP U.S. History, Business, College Admissions, Creative Writing, Elementary Math, English, English Literature, ESL, Essay Writing, GED Test Prep, Geography, Grammar, History, Language, Literature, Makeup, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Philosophy, Phonics, Physical and Earth Sciences, Poetry, Psychology, Reading, Religious Studies, Screenwriting, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology, Spelling, Spoken Word, Study Skills
Dear Hiring Manager
I have 20+ years of experience in instruction or teaching Pre-K thru 12th grade, sales, telemarketing, social services, healthcare, business, adult education, management, and customer service. In 2010, I completed my Clinical Research Associated Certification via Kriger International Training Center in Huntsville, Ontario. In 2014, I became certified as a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative. Further, I have a diverse education background, which is outline in my Portfolio.
Inasmuch, I am a 47-year-old ethnic woman born in the State of Mississippi. I relocated coming to the State of Michigan in August 2007. I have three adult children [two men and one woman] whom reside in the State of Mississippi.
My objectives are to fulfill the vision and mission of Eradicating Poverty that is within the aspect of initiative, innovation, and growth and delivery of exceptional work performance and ethics throughout my employment.
My education is as follows:
Bachelor Degree (COMPLETED '89) Mississippi Valley State University Aug '85 - May '89
Master Degree (COMPLETED '03) | Business Administration, Global Management University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Apr '01 - Jun '03
Minor(s): E-Commerce | GPA: 3.24 | GPA in Major: 3.50
Master Degree (COMPLETED '06) | Education, Human Services
Capella University, Minneapolis, MN Aug '03 - Jun '06
Minor(s): Certificate in Addition Counseling | GPA: 3.68 | GPA in Major: 3.89
Doctorate Degree '10 | Educational Psychology Walden University, Baltimore, Maryland Aug '06 - Jun '10 Minor(s): Clinical Psychology | GPA: 3.33. I have 20 hours and Dissertation before attainment of Doctorate Degree.
Kriger International Training Center Clinical Research Association Certification (2010) GPA=4.00
Certified Pharmaceutical Sales Representative - March 2014 Attainment
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With all said, please consider me for tutor opportunity.
With integrity and amour-proper, I now close.
/s/Ms. Verlena S. W.
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