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About Karen R.

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About Karen
Karen R. was born and raised in a musical family in Lindstrom, Minnesota. Karen has loved to sing and play instruments almost all of her life, and became passionate about music early in her childhood. She has played 7 instruments proficiently including piano, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, ukulele, trombone, recorder, and voice (also an instrument). As a child, Karen took private instruction in piano and classical guitar. She sang and played guitar in her first band in the fifth grade! In high school she played trombone in band, bass guitar in stage band, and sang in the high school choir and stage chorus. In high school, she also sang and played acoustic and bass guitar in a rock band called the 6 pack, who performed for school dances and community events. Karen was also the singer and guitarist, leading the Young Life group. Even though
Karen has had training in many instruments, she has had the most training in voice.

As an adult, Karen has sung extensively in church choirs, women's ensembles, and has been a featured vocal soloist at church services, Christian retreats, and women's ministry events. She was extensively involved in vocal music at Grace Community Christian Church, where she was the singer and guitarist leading and teaching songs to women Bible study groups, preschoolers at vacation Bible school, and Kids Praise Club for elementary aged children. For Kids Praise Club, she also taught the children the choreography for the performances. Presently, Karen is a Choir Director for the K-6 Choristers group at First Presbyterian Church (FPC) in Mesa, AZ., and also taught singing and choreography to the children at VBS at FPC. Karen also had a main roles as Mrs. Paroo in The Music Man in April of 2013, and Mrs. Bucket in Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in April, 2014, The Jailer's Daughter in Wind in the Willows, and Mrs. Brill in Mary Poppins, Mrs. Darling and a Pirate in Peter Pan, performed by the First Players at FPC. Additionally. Karen is presently a substitute elementary school and music teacher at Grace Christian Academy, Bethany Christian School, and teaches General Music K-12 at Young Disciples Christian Academy part-time.

During Karen's college career, she was a voice major at Mesa Community College (MCC) and Grand Canyon University (GCU). At MCC, she performed in the Sun Valley Chorale (SVC) and Cadence women vocal jazz ensemble. SVC performed classical songs at the Mesa Arts Center, and Cadence performed jazz songs for MCC events. Karen was also involved in musical theater at MCC. Karen was an opera singer at Night at the Opera, and a Broadway singer at Broadway Bound, both at MCC. At GCU, Karen has been in the President Singers, Canyon Singers, Canyon Chorale, and Union Choirs. Canyon Singers were the honor students and ambassadors for GCU who traveled locally and out of state to recruit students for GCU. As a voice major, Karen has had 9 semesters (4 ½ years) of private voice instruction under the tuteladge of Dr. Cathy Hauan at MCC, and Dr. Sheila Corley at GCU. Karen has three degrees from GCU: A Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a Minor in Music, a Master's of Education in Reading and Curriculum, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education. Music is Karens passion and she desires to teach it to all ages and stages of people. Music is the universal language and creates joy and healing in the soul.

Presently, Karen owns her own home music studio called Starshine School of Music in which she teaches piano, voice, and guitar. Karen also teaches Take Lessons music students (an online music student placement company) piano, voice, and guitar in her home. Karen is also an active Mary Kay Consultant.

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Karen's teaching style is very patient, nurturing, encouraging, and fun-loving. Karen is a teacher who sets loving but firm boundaries and guidelines. She implements structure and organization, but is not overly strict and harsh. She believes in encouraging, loving, and imparting knowledge with her students so that they will maximize their potentiality and their inner musical stars will shine.
Karen teaches piano, voice, guitar, and music theory for beginning through intermediate (for voice she teaches beginning through advanced). The curriculum that Karen uses is varied according to the student's personality and learning level. She uses her vast knowledge and information from her education and past experiences, and also Alfred Essentials of Music Theory, Alfred's Instructional books, Hal Leonard Pro-vocal Series, Faber Piano Adventures for all levels, and other resources. She also uses an assignment lesson plan book so that each student will know her clear objectives, what is expected of them and so that communication is established with the student's parents if the student is under 18. Additionally, Karen uses incentives, a point system, and rewards for self-discipline, consistent practicing, musical accomplishment and growth, and a good attitude.
Karen's students learn and perform remarkably well because of her very loving, organized, and comprehensive teaching style. They progress in amazing ways on a weekly and monthly basis. They look forward to coming to their lessons because they are treated with such respect and care. They know that Karen has such a passion and love for music, which is so contagious and is passed on to them. Therefore, these music lessons are enjoyable and enriching for the teacher and student alike.

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Guitar, Kimball piano, CD and cassette players, extensive music literature, Demo and Karaoke CD's.

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I have been classically trained as a voice major at college level. However, I have had so much musical experience (singing, and playing guitar and piano) in varied genres including rock and roll, Broadway and theatrical music, country western, Christian contemporary, folk songs, and children's music. I am very familiar with all kinds of music.
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Ms Lee August 30, 2018
· Makeup · In studio
Karen made me feel very comfortable & gave me what I needed so I have a very natural look using makeup. Would highly recommend her to anyone looking for help with cosmetics!
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Megan August 7, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Wonderful teacher for our 12 year old. Very kind, encouraging, organized and knowledable. I would highly recommend!
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Michael T. June 15, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Karen was great with our almost 11 year old son. She does a great job of personalizing lessons to make it more motivating.
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Karen R.

Mesa, AZ 85201
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About Dale S.

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About Dale
As a performer I have been playing for over fifteen years on the piano. I have received training at Vanguard University where my teacher's were graduates from Juilliard and Yale. I currently accompany the choirs at Desert Ridge Junior High. I have received a Masters in Music from Baylor University and a Doctorate from ASU and currently teach Music at Grand Canyon University. I am a published choral composer, and have had music performed in Europe and Canada.

In August of 2012 I began teaching piano on a part-time basis. My teaching philosophy has always been to make sure the students understand why and not just how to perform something. I emphasize music theory along with piano lessons and expect the students to take the time to practice every week. I have taught children of all ages from 4 to 16 years old.

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female teacher please contact my wife who is also a teacher on take lessons:

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Tristan F. May 19, 2016
· Piano · In home
Great first piano lesson experience. My child was fully engrossed in learning, he can't wait till next week!
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clark A. March 15, 2016
· Piano · In home
Great first lesson! We are excited to continue on a weekly basis with Dale.
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Dale S.

Mesa, AZ 85201
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$23 / 30-min

About Corinne L.

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Scottsdale, AZ
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About Corinne
Hello! :-)

Experienced French tutor taking new students of any age age and of any level of experience, focusing on your needs and goals. Also, if you are looking for help in French for document translation, a personal or business translator, or a French tour design, I'm your person!

A little about me... Native French, grew up in Normandy, with 32 yrs of experience (as long as I have been in the States) in Private Tutoring from 2 yrs old to mature adults, Community College, Adult Education Class, all levels from Beginners to Advanced, and with any goals, Grammar base or Conversational base, pleasure, improving school grades, preparing for tests, or in view of business or leisure trips to France. Other teaching experience: home schooled 4 children. While going through college and graduating as a Physician Assistant, I taught French
classes for adults who were gearing up for a business or personal trip to France. I also tutored French to many individual students. Later, while married military, I served as a Guide in France for the USO of a military base while stationed in Germany. In the last several years I was in Business as a manager, trainer, team builder requiring different teaching approaches. I also coach CrossFit, CrossFit Endurance (and do running analysis if you need your gate to be analyzed. lol We can even do this in French Haha!), health and wellness, and I am a Personal Trainer. I know how to help you reach your goal. Tell me your goal and I will design a program for you.
Ready to have fun with this?!
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Kazue August 13, 2019
· French · In studio
It was fun.
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Judith May 30, 2019
· French · In studio
Corinne is organized timely & I think I will advance well with her.
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Ann Marie April 9, 2019
· French · In studio
Corinne’s lessons are fun and are tailored to our needs. She is a great teacher!
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Corinne L.

Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(7)
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$55 / 60-min

About Amrita M.

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Peoria, AZ
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About Amrita
Hello All

This is Amrita.. An accountant by profession.. Currently taking Hindi, English Maths and accounting classes at home.

Teacher/ Tutor focused on implementing highly effective instructional practices to improve student learning & academic success.Highly motivated & skilled educator who stays up to date on new learning technologies and trends in education that benefit students.

I am basically from eastern India. I came across this website and thought of sharing my knowledge with all of you here. I will teach hindi to all the kids who are growing up in USA and very little knowledge of this language. It's important that we give our kids a good base of our language.

Learn conversational Hindi,Hindi sentences and words.Learn to speak the basic Hindi sentences and phrases which will help you in your communication and unders
tanding the language. Learn the sentences which would be useful and practical in your routine life.So learn the conversational or traditional Hindi at your pace and according to your needs. Choose between them and enjoy the tailor made Hindi lessons and the lessons that you love and fit you.

I will teach them grammar for both English and hindi. Grammar is something which they need to understand conceptually otherwise it won't benefit them in long term.

Learn English from scratch ( Basics)
The alphabets,days & months, numbers and much more.
Introduction to conversational English.
Daily and commonly used words in English.
English grammar

Learn ,educate yourself in a simple, fun loving & easy way and as per your requirements. I have a passion for teaching and enjoy doing that.

I have always worked with numbers so I know how much important maths is for a child and adult. Maths is something you need to understand and not just learn. I will make sure the students understand each and every concept before moving on.

Thus in all my goal was to enhance and expand their educational knowledge by innovative teaching skills and help them achieve their goal.

I hope will be satisfied and happy with my friendly teaching manner and I look forward to connecting with everyone.
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Vivek T. July 22, 2019
· English · Online
Thank you Amrita for helping my mom learn English.
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Samrat July 18, 2019
· English · In studio
Awesome teaching skills. She is very adaptive and changes her teaching style as per student need.
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pintu July 23, 2018
· Accounting · Online
its great having class with mam
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Amrita M.

Peoria, AZ 85383
(4)
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$20 / 30-min

About Jason H.

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Phoenix, AZ
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About Jason
I am a professional pianist with a Bachelor's degree in piano performance from SUNY Geneseo. During my undergrad, I spent a semester studying music in Vienna, Austria, and have also spent summers performing and studying at music festivals in Northern Italy and Vermont. I've performed in numerous solo recitals, chamber music ensembles, and as featured soloist with the Geneseo Symphony Orchestra. I have won several piano competitions, and my performances have previously been featured on WCNY Classic FM.

What I love most about music is teaching it! I have taught numerous private students from ages 5 to 22, and have also taught group piano classes at SUNY Geneseo and at Arizona State University. I believe that everyone has something to gain from learning piano, and I am passionate about sharing my love for music with as many people as po
ssible.
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Taylor September 6, 2018
· Classical Piano · In studio
So wonderful to work with - Jason is extremely passionate, talented and knowledgable. He has diverse piano experience to draw from, and an incredibly positive attitude!
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Jason H.

Phoenix, AZ 85006
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$30 / 30-min
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About Cheryl W.

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Sun City, AZ
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About Cheryl
I am a Licensed Spanish Teacher, and I am fluent, flexible and fun!! I would love to help you with Spanish--whether you are just beginning or in AP classes!

Why? Because I love Spanish! I began learning Spanish in a middle school in the Midwest. It was my second language--just like it is for you. So, I know what helped me remember the vocabulary and the grammar rules, and I am ready to share my personal tips and tricks with you.

My immersion experience included living with a Spanish family in Valencia, Spain, and by studying at the University of Valencia for two semesters. What an eye-opening experience!!

I have completed 9 years of classroom teaching at the Junior High/High School level. I also have been tutoring Spanish since 2012. Besides supporting middle/high school and college students, I also taught a 6-month course
to managers at a distribution center for a very popular fast-food chain.

So, when would you like me to start helping you improve your progress in Spanish? I am ready when you are!
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Abigail September 16, 2019
· Spanish · Online
Cheryl is a great teacher! She taught me first in introductory Spanish and then in Intermediate Spanish. When I first started Spanish, I did not know any Spanish at all, and I came out able to speak, listen, and write in Spanish. Overall, I have learned so much over the past two years and it is all thanks to Cheryl.
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· Spanish · Online
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Cheryl W.

Sun City, AZ 85351
(10)
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$15 / 30-min

About Ching M.

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Phoenix, AZ

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My first language is Mandarin, but I found a way to teach myself how to reduce my accent to almost none. Somebody might even think I was born in the States or moved to the States since I was little. Today, I am here to share my ways to help you how to sound more American, and help you to communicate with people better while living in the United States.
I also have experience teaching English speakers Mandarin. You will understand me very well because I don't have a thick Chinese accent. I can find the best way you help you learning Chinese as you need.

I am easy-going and fun to work with. We will have a lot of fun learning together!
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Ching M.

Phoenix, AZ 85016
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$40 / 30-min

About Teri P.

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Scottsdale, AZ
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Bonjour all! I've been an educator most of my career. I lived in France for many years and loved every moment! French did not come easily to me which is why of all the disciplines I teach, I think French is one of my strongest suits. It's such a beautiful language to be a part of and I love sharing this knowledge. I'm also involved in movement education and have a small studio in the valley. I've now been in the Arizona the past three years, after spending the last two decades between NYC and Paris.
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Teri P.

Scottsdale, AZ 85255
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$59 / 30-min

About chawky C.

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Chandler, AZ

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I prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society. I taught Nutrition Sciences and French conversation classes at the University level.
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chawky C.

Chandler, AZ 85226
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$34 / 30-min

About Fariba A.

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Scottsdale, AZ
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I am a native Farsi speaker with experiencing in teaching for 17 years. I have experience teaching students from kindergarten to high school and also adults. I love teaching and the best thing for a teacher is watching her students learning.
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Fariba A.

Scottsdale, AZ 85257
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$20 / 30-min

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