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

*** Specialties ***
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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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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corinne September 29, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Impeccable!
Looking forward to my next lesson!
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Lucy B. August 29, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
Karen is terrific!
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Karen R.

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Mesa, AZ 85201
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About Ny Y.

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About Ny
Hello ♥

Here to help you grow on your life's journey! My experience includes 15 years in professional and community theatre projects.

Educational Background: B.A in Psychology, minor in theatre, training at Second City in scene study and improv. Every day is a learning experience and another chance to follow my passions. Let's continue to grow together. Looking forward to getting to know you!
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Ny Y.

Ny Y.

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About Lorena G.

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West Palm Beach, FL
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About Lorena
I encourage adults, youth and kids to create fashion, learn to design, create their ideas and develop them from creative training.
Generations inherited, since I was a little girl, more than 20 years as a job, long experience doing what I love most... Creating fashion but the best and important it is to teach.
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Lorena G.

Lorena G.

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North Hills, CA

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About Nina
The first thing people see is our face, so why not want to look our best!
I teach you makeup skills that you can incorporate in your everyday routine. Your confidence level will boost and if you look good you feel good! I have been a makeup artist for over 10 years and currently teach at two different makeup schools. I take pride in what I have learned over the years and I am ready to share my knowledge and experience.
I worked for TV/Film, fashion shows, VMA'S, worked at MAC Cosmetics for over 7 years, during my time at MAC I was a Manager, recruiter and trainer, I currently work for Cinema Secrets Pro Cosmetics and teach at two different makeup schools. I also teach makeup in Spanish.

The best gift I can give you is to help you look like a better version of yourself.
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Nina C.

Nina C.

Online
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$84 / 60-min

About Sue P.

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Los Angeles, CA
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About Sue
I am a nail artist for 10 years and have been passionate about fixing the educational system. Too many nail technicians are leaving school without any idea of what a good manicure is. State board is all that is required to start working with only proper training in cleaning tools but not where it is also really important as to why people get their nails done professionally. I want the next generation of nail technicians to not only do nails well but to do strive to do them perfectly. I have taught classes of 65 students prior, training new employees for salons, doing 1 on 1 private lessons, and also of course working in this industry gaining experience in Beverly Hills working on celebrities or for photoshoots, and having my own business. Nevertheless my focus is really moving away from this and wanting to do more for the industry and tr
ying to bring new techniques into America from around the world.
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Sue P.

Sue P.

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Atlanta, GA
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About Rochell
I am a mother of 4 and professional stylist, I went to beauty school right out of high school and have been in the hair industry ever since. Teaching is now my passion because I see so many people that are interested in learning and growing in this business. I look forward to working with you❤️
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Rochell F.

Rochell F.

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$30 / 30-min

About Natasha S.

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Burbank, CA
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About Natasha
Hi, I am a Liscensed Esthetician/Makeup Artist and Educator with over 12 years experience. I am certified in Aromatherapy and deep peels. Many makeup artis and former students consult with me about what to do with there clients skin! I am here to help you!
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Natasha S.

Natasha S.

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$109 / 30-min

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East Millsboro, PA
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About Samantha
I'm Samantha, I am currently 28 years old and I have 2 children who are my life! The whole other part of my life and heart is make up! Everything make up! I love every single bit of it and I love making people feel amazing when they find the look they have desired for a long time! I love watching the smile when they see their beauty shine on every aspect of their body! No one needs make up to be beautiful but those who like it can love it! I love teaching people who want to achieve a make up career but need somewhere to start! I also have a background in psychology so I can also be a friend or a listening ear If you need to vent! Anything you need to know about make up I'm your girl!
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Samantha M.

Samantha M.

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