*** Travel Equipment *** I do not typically provide any equipment - but I am willing to select and purchase books for the students to learn from (cost of books to be reimbursed by the student/parent) when requested to do so.
I am also willing to provide stick-on note-names for the keyboard, for young children.
The students must have their own instruments, and provide a folder for sheet music and notes/instructions.
*** Specialties *** Guitar, I specialize in the following styles: jazz, rock, blues, folk, bluegrass, and children's songs. Piano: I prefer electronic keyboard to acoustic piano, but am happy to teach beginning students on a regular piano as well. I teach note-reading, playing by ear, and theory, with en emphasis on rock, pop, and folk music. I include arranging, chord theory, and use of the many features of an elec
tronic keyboard, in the lessons. Bass Guitar: I teach rock, pop, funk, and country music on bass. Banjo: I teach bluegrass, country, and some blues and rock music. I also play and teach old-timey frailing/clawhammer style. Ukulele: I play and teach all styles of ukulele. English and Reading: I am highly qualified to tutor/teach English (spoken, written, and reading comprehension) to both native English speakers and to those learning it as a second language. *** I am particularly good at working with children who have a.d.h.d. and other learning disabilities!
Hi.. My name is Matt. I'm a very energetic, friendly, understanding & passionate music coach who has worked with students & clientele throughout the US. Possessing more than 30 years of music training & music industry experience, I've been able to take people's Playing to amazing levels.
I've networked or shared the stage with many famous NW music legends: 1.) Roger Fisher- Heart-2013 Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame Inductee 2.) I'm Pacific NW Guitarist for Rudy Parris from NBC TV's "The Voice!" - Go Team Blake! 3.) Lynn Sorensen- Paul Rogers/Bad Co/KZOK's Spike & Impalers 4.) Donny Evola - Geoff Tate/Former Queensryche/Foghat 5.) Jeff Kathan- Paul Rogers/Bad Company/Montrose 6.) Doug Mcgrew- Geoff Tate/Former Queensryche Singer/Operation Mindcrime
In fact everyone I've mentioned above are pro all the way and great guys as well. I
"m honored to have played with them.
I challenge my students to view music more than just as a "skill", but also a tool to communicate effectively and to combat life's obstacles.
I have had many guitar teachers myself including one true Famous Rock Star legend here in Pacific NW. Congrats Rog. U Earned It, & inspire myself, & others everyday.
You got to know the rules 1st, before you can then break the rules. This is how you develop your own unique style. And it's what separates the Pro Players from the rest of the pack.
But even if you don't want to play professionally, maybe you just want to learn a few chords, licks, songs, for yourself, or to impress friends. That's okay too!
I welcome every level and style. I always learn something from my students. That's what music is all about. Learning & trading tips and licks from other musicians.
Bottom Line Is... I can help you learn and progress on your instrument faster...
Let me be the Music Coach to get you there!
*** Lesson Details *** The most important thing in a lesson with me is to learn while having FUN! I am a very laid-back teacher who wants to focus on music making you smile. We will choose material and a pace of learning that will keep you excited to rehearse and return the following lesson improved!
PERSONALIZE your guitar lessons by learning techniques used by your favorite artists in "their" songs. FEEL FREE learning in a comfortable atmosphere where you can excel successfully as a musician! CONQUER shyness and insecurities by unleashing the dynamic performer in you!
Most All Styles/Genres/Experience Levels Taught - We go over everything systematically. Music Theory, Songwriting, Chords, Scales, Determining Key Of Songs, Performance, etc
After 3 to 6 months, you should expect to be playing some of your favorite songs and artists accurately
Be sure to check out some of my you tube demos. Let me be the Music Coach to get you there!
*** Studio Equipment *** I have a Sound Proof Pro Recording Studio, PA System, guitars, basses, amps, drums, recording gear, mics, mic stands, strobe & lights, fog machine, seating for parents.
Sorry No Disco Ball Yet.. You Can Bring Your Own If You Want Though. I've Got Some Bell Bottoms Somewhere Around The Studio Here.
*** Travel Equipment *** *** Brand New*** Now Offering Music Lessons Online (From My Recording Studio To Your Home via Skype) I'm really excited to add that to offer lessons online through TakeLessons! It's a great thing to get to work with students all over this country and I'm looking forward to help pioneer the future of music lessons!
*** Specialties *** *Teachers classified as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.
My Unique Specialty - is teaching students the rudimental basics 1st, & then how to copy your favorite artists off the CD, radio or iPod, almost note for note. Believe me, it can be done. You just have to know what to listen for..
Brand New - MEASURE your success by recording your music progress along the way. I do own a recording studio, so we can record students progress via audio or video and then post to my You Tube channel.
Teaching is one of the things I do best. I was in the academe for 17 years teaching college and graduate school students. Moreover, I had the opportunity to teach English and Japanese when I was in Japan.
Presently, I have several students learning to speak Tagalog. My courses are personalized depending on the need, the objective and the pace of the student. I inspire and motivate my students to be at their best especially in expressing themselves in Tagalog. I am very dependable, hard working and very enthusiastic.
I believe that no matter how difficult a language is, it takes practice, patience and perseverance... And don't forget, cooperation. So let's have a wonderful experience learning Tagalog.
My name is Jean-Philippe and I have taught French in a variety of settings (small classrooms, larger classrooms and one-on-one settings) for over 25 years. I have taught well over 250 students. Teaching for so many years has allowed me to strengthen my teaching skills and ability to share all the different aspects of the French language with French language learners. I specialize in getting my students to learn how to speak French quickly, and I make it a point to help them accomplish their goals. I am easy-going and flexible, with the ability to adapt to my students' needs and levels, as I focus on result-oriented outcome. I look forward to helping you meet your needs and developing your language proficiency skills.
My name is Dana. I was born and raised in Israel. I am fluent in Hebrew. I have been teaching for many years. I listen to my students and help them learn by reading and speaking. I make my lessons fun. See you in class!
Hi, there! My name is Veronica and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2015 and have loved helping my students getting hired, using English in their current jobs and changing their lifestyle for good. I went to Universidad Tecnologica and got a degree in English in 2014. I'm a passionate and an extroverted person and my teaching style is not conventional because I make it funny and easy to learn. I look forward to helping you reach your goals! See you in class!
I consider that She is a great teacher with a good attitude,...She taught me really well and She has an unbreakable spirit,her activities are good and I could understand evrything,thank you...
August 18, 2018
The best teacher that I've ever met, she's not only nice but also patient with her students, she is able to teach even in a traditional way or modern methodology I learned everything that I know with her, and she helped me to improve my confidence and also my knowledge I'm so thankful to her. So, If you want to learn English not only the best way but also fast and funny you are in the indicated place!!
August 16, 2018
She is a excellent teacher, I studied to her 1 year ago I can say, she is the best teacher ever. why, ahh because she gives me confidence also every day she helps me with my pronunciation. the most important she belive in me.
Hello, my name is Anezi. I was born into a family of educators who instilled in me a love of learning. I earned my Computer Science Degree from Heald College CA and working on Business Degree at Drexel University in Philadelphia, USA.
I always loved working with students to succeed in their English language; I am thrilled to help you learn online at the pace that is most comfortable to your learning styles. I love helping students gain independence with their work, and I take joy watching the bricks of their strong grammar foundation take form. The process is exciting because English is fun and interesting.
"The lessons were terrific and enjoyable. It was a lot of fun and a great learning experience!
I have been learning with her for around 6 months, and I
have enjoyed every minute! I have improved much more than I could have hoped, and she is excellent at encouraging you to push yourself and have fun! Every lesson is completely different, and tailored to what you need- I really look forward to each one! She is encouraging when she corrects you, and is very supportive; I feel so more confident with my Romanian than I ever have."
"Our first instructor. She is lovely, knowledgeable and professional."
"Karin is great! I don't know any other language but English. She teaches at a good pace, always checking to see if I understand, and willing to repeat w
ords and phrases until I am comfortable. She did a great job of teaching the foundation of sentence structures, vowels and consonants, and proper use of casual vs. formal - which helped me jump right into the lesson. And she gives great feedback! I'm excited for my next lesson! Danke Karin!"
"Pascale is an excellent teacher. She's patient and thorough and caters the lessons to the student's needs. She makes students relaxed and at ease while
learning new skills."
"Bravissima! I'm a mature student, Mirella has been my Online tutor for six months. She is a great tutor, understanding, patient and very professional."
"I am so happy that I could take real Japanese Karate Master's class."
"Updating my review. We've taken several lessons now with Silvana and we are very happy with her teaching style and how she explains things. She is knowle
dgable, kind, and encouraging. We are very motivated to learn and I feel like she is helping us make great progress. We have many many more lessons to go and looking forward to them!! Thanks Silvana!"
"Stefania was a great teacher, full of energy and encouragement. She customized the lesson plan for our needs (traveling to Italy, and wanting a crash cou
rse in conversational Italian). She made the learning fun, and even made the grammar piece (the hardest part of Italian) go quick! I feel motivated to study for our next lesson, and look forward to it."
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