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About Julie L.

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Hermitage, TN

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About Julie
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 (5 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 three Studio Class performances (February, June, October) and one recital opportunity (December) a year. Most importantly, the student's love and appreciation of music will be growing.

*** Studio Equipment ***
PIANO lessons in Living Room: piano near front entryway, couch, loveseat, over-sized chair, dining room table, open space, end table with chair, parents may sit in on lesson.

SINGING lessons in Recording Studio: keyboard, recording equipment, desk, 2 chairs, music stand, microphone, private room. Parents may wait in adjacent rec room or sit in on lesson.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide lesson books, the students should provide their instrument.

I do have a mobile keyboard to bring for SINGING lessons.

*** 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
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Lexi January 15, 2019
· Singing · In home
Great technique, friendly, and fun to work with
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Zakia T. December 20, 2018
· Reading · In home
Great
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David September 7, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Detailed oriented, well organized and very experienced
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About Maurice S.

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Phoenix, AZ
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About Maurice
I taught special education in private schools for over 20 years, and then worked in the insurance industry for a few years before earning my teaching certificate and returning to teaching in the last 3 years.
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Elizabeth G. August 14, 2018
· Algebra 1 · In home
Excellent!
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Matt May 30, 2017
· Algebra · In home
very poor
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Colin M. October 24, 2016
· Hebrew · In studio
Maurice is a blessing to my life and an answer to my prayers. If you are serious about learning Hebrew this man is the man to see. He is on time, good natured, and patient. His teaching method gives quick results.
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Maurice S.

Maurice S.

Phoenix, AZ 85015
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About Joy S.

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Upper Darby, PA
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About Joy
I am a graduate of UC San Diego (bachelor of arts, sociology) and UCLA (master of public policy). As a child of immigrant parents, I value diversity and love learning languages. I read, write and speak Spanish fluently, and have intermediate command of both Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese in reading, writing, and speech.

Photography has been one of my main areas of focus for over ten years. I am trained in both film and digital formats and specialize in demystifying the DSLR so that you gain a good understanding of manual settings and how to use each to improve your photos.

Caring, compassion, and understanding are essential for learning and I strive to do my best in these areas.
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Trina Marie February 12, 2019
· Mandarin · Online
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Claire January 18, 2019
· Photography · Online
I had a wonderful first lesson with Joy and learned so much. Thank you!
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Anne B. November 12, 2018
· Cantonese · Online
Great first lesson. Joy introduced the tones (which had previously scared me!) in a sequential and well-paced way. She had good resources for the lesson and assigned homework to practice what we learned. Excited to practice and continue learning!
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Joy S.

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About JP B.

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Washington, DC
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About JP
Bonjour,

My name is Jean-Philippe and I have taught French in a variety of settings (small classrooms, larger classrooms and one-on-one) for over 15 years. I specialize in getting my students to get to speak French quickly, and I make it a point to help them accomplish their goals. I am easy-going and flexible, with an ability to adapt to my students' needs and levels.
I look forward to helping you meet your needs and developing your skills.
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JP B.

JP B.

Online
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$18 / 30-min

About Fabrice K.

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Phoenix, AZ
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About Fabrice
Bonjour, my name is Fabrice. I am a native French Speaker. I have been living in USA for 7 years.

I have been tutoring French language and culture since 2011, mostly to students online and face-to-face. I am teaching French grammar, speaking, listening and reading and I love to share the French culture with my students.

I can help you to be ready for your next trip to France, French exam, personal or professional interest.
I like to customize my lessons to help with your needs. My goal is always to make it fun, interactive and dedicated to your success.

J'espère que nous pourrons très bientôt travailler ensemble !
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Briana B. October 5, 2018
· French · In studio
My first lesson with Fabrice was great! He is so joyful and explains things in a way that I can really understand. I really look forward to continue working with him.
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Heather September 20, 2018
· French · Online
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Cathy June 28, 2018
· French · In home
Wonderful !
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Fabrice K.

Fabrice K.

Phoenix, AZ 85053
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About Jean-Paul S.

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Sun City, AZ
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About Jean-Paul
I am a skilled professional language teacher. I teach French, Spanish, English, Italian, Mandarin and Hindi. (all levels). I am a native French speaker but I also have native fluency in English (I have lived in the U.S. since I was a teenager).

Teaching and languages have defined my life. I seek to make learning FUN as well as effective. If you need straight "bring up your grade" "pass a tough test" help, I will also be there for you.

I love to teach and I love meeting a great variety of students. I believe anyone can learn a language and that it can be fun as well. I am very committed to helping all my students reach fluency efficiently.

I always see learning a language as an exciting journey. I have a Master's degree in French from Arizona State and 25 years of teaching experience. I also worked as a language professor at Elmhurst
College, IL and at Indiana University Northwest. I have taught thousands of hours.
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Jean-Paul S.

Jean-Paul S.

Sun City, AZ 85351
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$59 / 30-min

About Evelyne K.

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Henrico, VA

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About Evelyne
I’m 44 years old. I moved from Geneva, Switzerland a year ago for my husband’s work. He’s a pediatric clinical and research physician at VCU (MCV). I’m the mother of two teenagers at the Steward's School. We are a native French speaking family.
I have worked since 1999 as a pediatric nurse and a nursing instructor for critical care children and neonates.
I have Swiss degrees in nursing, paediatric, critical care, lactation consultant and pedagogy/teaching.
I would love to tutor to share my knowledge of French language and culture, using my pedagogical background and a good sense of humour.
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Renga V. January 21, 2019
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Excellent. Very clear with instruction, pronunciation and grammar details with language. Very practical and pragmatic with approach . Also, kind and encouraging. Practice sheets are very complimentary to learning.
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Alona October 21, 2018
· French · Online
Chère Evelyne, Je te remercie chaleureusement pour les cours de français que tu m’as donné pendant cette année! C’est vraiment un grand plaisir d’étudier avec toi, car tu es toujours à l’écoute et tu donnes des bons conseils pour améliorer mon niveau de français. Merci encore et j’espère sincèrement répondre les cours avec toi prochainement. Je t’embrasse, Alona
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Liette October 20, 2018
· French · In studio
Evelyne volunteered at my daughter’s school while in Canada. She liked to be involved and useful in different school activities involving children of various age groups. She is very reliable and was always patient with the kids. Her love of children was clearly visible at all times. Perhaps more importantly, the children adored her too. Her intelligence, caring nature, sense of humour and her ability to adapt very quickly to the children’s needs makes it easy to highly recommend her for tutoring.
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Evelyne K.

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About Agnese C.

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Naples, FL
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About Agnese
Hello name is Agnese but you can call me Genna! I’m 32 years old , I was born in Naples Italy and I moved to Naples Florida 5 years ago! Here I met my Luca , now my husband ,and we have a lovely Little daughter!
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Agnese C.

Agnese C.

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About Seva R.

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Seattle, WA

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About Seva
I'm a professor of Spanish at Seattle University and North Seattle College. Languages are my hobby, passion, and profession--I speak seven languages. This often makes it easier for me to cater to my students because I understand the challenges of learning a language!

In 1990, at the age of 23, I moved to California and my Spanish obsession began. By the time I took my first course in Spanish I was nearly fluent — I ended up tutoring my classmates. I took various Spanish language and literature courses at Diablo Valley College (1991-1993) and the University of California, Berkeley (1993-1994). In 1994, I travelled to Mexico as a student and ended up working at the UC Berkeley exchange center, Centro de enseñanza para extranjeros at the Autonomous University of Mexico (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México). In 1995, I taught Spanish at
a language school Instituto Angloamericano. In 2002, I began my MA in Hispanic Studies (Language and Literature) and teaching courses at the University of Washington. Upon completion, I started teaching Spanish at North Seattle College in 2005. At North Seattle College, I have taught regular academic, hybrid online and continuing education classes. Since 2016, I've been teaching Spanish courses at Seattle University. I've lived in Mexico and traveled extensively through Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, and Spain.

Here is a brief testimonial from one of my many students: "This class was amazing. Easily the best class I have ever had. Seva incorporated humor, visual illustrations and personal touches to his class, which allowed me to learn Spanish on a whole new level. I cannot tell you how nervous I was to take Spanish, as it was the only class I have ever failed in high school. Spanish is now my favorite class."

My latest passion is traveling the Camino de Santiago in Spain—I've made the trek twice and anticipate doing it again.

Whether learning Spanish is an academic requirement or your bucket project, I will make this process more enjoyable and productive. I look forward to helping you.
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Adrian January 17, 2019
· Spanish · Online
First of all, Seva is a polyglot with an astounding store of academic knowledge, which gives him a perfect background to understand the needs of the individual student. This creates an aura of how glamorous the student can become learning another language. This assessment comes from a person who has studied Latin, Greek, English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, and dabbled with Spanish. He makes you want to speak, to understand the people, the culture, and the history. He makes you want to learn without pressure/ lose the fear of not performing. His assignments are appropriate within that framework. In short, he is my “dream” teacher.
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Jessica January 16, 2019
· Spanish · In studio
There were several things I really appreciated about this class, one was the cultural information that was shared. I think the key to learning a new language, is learning how they use the language, how they culturally express themselves, and how it's different from what we currently know in our language, and Seva did a really good job at integrating this into the lessons. I also really appreciated all the extra tools he have us to learn outside of our classroom. I also never felt super uncomfortable if I didn't know the answer, as in my pass language classes with different teachers, the guilt was unreal if I didn't know an answer and I think this took away from the learning experience. I would definitely recommend Seva’s class to others, and look forward to taking his class again in the future.
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Laura January 14, 2019
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Seva thoroughly enjoys helping others discover new ways to communicate. He makes language acquisition a playful experience, while bringing a deep understanding and many years of experience to bear. His instruction is always fresh and exciting.
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About Sam B.

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Tucson, AZ

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Hi! Sam Brown, here! I have taught Latin & Greek in middle and high schools for years and have played music for my whole life. I earned a BA in Classics - Latin & Greek Literature from Brooklyn College in 2015. I would love to use my experience as a teacher to make sure you're engaged and having fun from day one!
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Tom February 7, 2019
· Greek · In studio
I have taken lessons in Ancient Greek with Sam for eight months. He is an excellent teacher who is patient, helpful, and encouraging. He brings not only a thorough Knowledge of Greek but also of Latin. If I had more time, I would add Latin to the classes I take with him.

I highly recommend him to anyone interested in studying classical languages.
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Sam B.

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