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About Renee H.

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Dayton, OH

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Renee has a Bachelor degree from the University of Dayton in Music Therapy with an emphasis on piano, voice and music theory. She has been teaching children from age five to adult for over 12 years. In 1995 I taught children from Kindergarten to 4th grade Music at Liberty Christain Cathedral. In 2000 she worked at The Dayton Academy teaching music classes to elementary school children. In 2006 she taught voice to a school choir at Nehemiah University. In 2007 she successfully taught voice and performance to a Senior Choir at Wesley Community Center. The Senior Choir had many Choir performances. Also in 2007,she taught voice lessons and keyboard lessons to a youth choir at Maranatha Worship Center for seven years. she cond
ucted a Black History choir and several Christmas Plays. She has successfully taught students in the past who have become music teachers and music directors in a church or school setting. She has taught students from various backgrounds. Music is my passion because it is international communication. It ministers to my soul and spirit.

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Your first lesson with me will be fun and exciting. You will learn how to play a fun simple song and scales and rhythm. I measure your success by how well you practice using the techniques I give you, I also measure progress according to how many times a week you practice, I am committed to inspire people of all ages and skill levels to learn more about music. I believe that music for every individual should be a pleasurable learning experience. Whether you are a beginner or advanced musician or vocalist. I welcome all students of all ages encouraging them. I like to motivate all students to succeed. After 3 to 6 months with you, you will have learned how to play simple songs, 12 scales and read the lines and spaces of Treble and Bass Clef and play 3 rhythm patterns

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I would expect my students to have their own keyboard/piano.

*** Specialties ***
The curriculum that I prefer is The David Carr Glover Method, Pre- Reading Books for Beginners, Popular Piano by Hal Leonard, Sight Reading and Rhythm Everyday. I teach Classical, Pop, Jazz, Gospel and Contemporary Gospel.
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Benita August 10, 2018
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Trayedell T. May 20, 2018
· Piano · In home
She was patient. She explained what we needed to do to make his learning successful.
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Melinda December 20, 2017
· Piano · In home
Renee is very patient with my granddaughter who has the typical attention span of a 6 year old. They've made remarkable progress this year.
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About Kim K.

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Ridgewood, NY

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Read my REVIEWS!! I specialize in working with beginners and teach foundation skills for using a sewing machine, following a pattern, handwork, and finishing.

I can help you make curtains, pillows, bags, aprons and other household items. If you want to make clothing, I will guide you through using a published pattern.

I have been sewing for over 30 years and was making my own clothes by the time I was in second grade. My lessons are not like reality TV. Projects take longer than you may think they will. I will work with you to properly construct a quality finished project.

Please note, I do not teach pattern making, draping, and advanced tailoring. My experience with serger/marrow machines is limited.

Students are expected to provide all tools and materials but I will help you find what you need for your project.

Recommend duration for in-person lessons is 90 minutes.

About Kim
For creative people and makers, crafting is like going to the gym. You will find great fulfillment and a sense of accomplishment if you set aside time on a regular basis to nurture this very important part of what makes you who you are. Think of me like a personal trainer. I will encourage and inspire you while you develop your skills and express yourself through a variety of textile based media.

Private and group lessons or classes are provided in locations around the NYC area, in my space or via webcam. My focus is on providing an entertaining, relaxing and enjoyable experience as you learn a leisure time activity. I am extremely patient and detail oriented. When you let me know what you would like to learn or make, I will guide you through everything from selecting materials to fine tuning your technique. Take a lesson with me to fi
nd out why my students love me.

Teaching is a wonderful extension of my work as a professional crochet and knit designer and technical editor. A web search will reveal some of my published work over the last decade. As a craft teacher in the NYC area for over 8 years, I have worked with individuals, groups and classes of all ages and skill levels. Most of my experience focuses on working with older adults and people with special needs. Minors must have a supervising adult present. I do not work with groups of young children.

I have studied the history and mastered the skills to make and teach a vast variety of textile techniques. Please see my experience.

If you are using this site without the assistance of a TL Rep, I recommend the schedule as you go option. I often have openings in my calendar sooner than the site allows. After we make contact, we can choose the best date and time.

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Please let me know what you would like to learn or make before your lesson so that we may be fully prepared with any materials, tools, equipment, books or handouts. Students are expected to provide all their own tools and materials unless other arrangements are made.

Recommended duration for in-person lessons is 90 minutes. A surcharge may be added for travel outside of areas accessible by one MTA fare or expected travel time exceeding 90 minutes.

*** Specialties ***
Textile based crafts including crochet, knitting, embroidery, sewing, patchwork, plastic canvas, needlepoint, counted cross stitch, bobbin lace, historic textile and costume conservation and storage, and more.

I also love to research and develop craft projects for classes or master techniques students would like to learn.
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Penny February 9, 2019
· Knitting · Online
Great instructor, easy to talk with, very patient, knows a lot about different things. Provided clear instructions and pointed me to valuable resources. Looking forward to our next session.
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purvi January 22, 2019
· Knitting · Online
Kim has such an extensive background and is such a patient teacher! she is great at explaining the basics and getting you comfortable working thru patterns. I am so excited to see my progress as I continue lessons with her! She has reinvigorated my desire to knit/crochet and advance my skills! the only downside is having to do the lessons online from Florida! I wish I could take them in person with her!
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Matthew J. January 7, 2019
· Sewing · Online
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About Betty E.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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I teach all levels including kids 7 and up.

About Betty
Basic Sewing
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Lorri November 29, 2018
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Wonderful and attentive to my needs an progress. I’m not really good MissBerry is so patent, I would STRONGLY recommend Betty to any new student.
Thank you,Lorri
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Jasmine October 14, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
Betty is awesome! I instantly felt comfortable with her warm personality and she was easy to work with. I’m so inspired after seeing her personal creations and excited to learn more.
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Melinda September 25, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
Lots of fun and learned so
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Betty E.

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About Dovile R.

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Villa Park, IL
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I've been sewing my clothes since 13. I was supporting myself during my years in Art Institute by sewing for clients. After graduating I partnered with SBA Concern and my designs were produced commercially. In 1994 I got award for pachwork design from French magazine "Modes & Travauch". I can teach how to sew from table runner to coat and beyond.

About Dovile
I began teaching while studying in Art Institute. My first students were 5 to 7 yr. old kids. It was very challenging, but also very rewarding. I was teaching them skills, they were teaching me patience. Later the age of my students grew, until I ended up teaching the same students I was in the same classes just 6 months ago. Again another challenge. I love challenges and even more I love helping others to overcome them.
My philosophy about teaching is that everybody can learn, it is only the way how we learn is different for different people. Another very important thing - I strive to be creative, respectful and approachable.
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Ratna June 22, 2018
· Jewelry Design · In home
Kept cancelling. Unresponsive to my texts. Not my type of teacher as she was very unproffesional.
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Riya June 22, 2018
· Jewelry Design · In home
Horrible. Kept on cancelling. Never got to see her.
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Gaye B. May 6, 2018
· Jewelry Design · Online
Dovile is knowledgeable and patient. She has showed me ways to improve what little I know and move forward.
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About Qin L.

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San Francisco, CA
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Beginning sewing techniques.
accomplish basic garment making

About Qin
Hi, there! My name is Qin and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2003 and have loved helping my students learn English, Chinese, and better in communication with others. I'm a fun and patient, and my teaching style is learn as you play, I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Qin L.

San Francisco, CA 94134
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About Lily S.

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Provo, UT
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I've been sewing since I was 13. I've sewn things over the years such as dresses, pajamas. I do a lot of tailoring and alterations too. I just love to sew, and I love teaching people to sew too!

The way that I teach is to help the student develop their own style. I have students work on their own individual projects that they pick out while asking me questions that they might have while they are doing their project.

However, if they would like there is an option for me to develop lessons for the student on certain sewing techniques that the student could learn. Although, be aware that learning how to sew takes time and that all the techniques of sewing cannot be done all at once.

Then, there is the third option that the lesson could be a mix of the student doing what they want (choosing their own project) and learning some pre-designed techniques.

My first goal is to give my students all of the tools they need to feel confident from the very first lesson. I would like ...

About Lily
I've been sewing since I was 13. I've sewn things over the years such as dresses, pajamas. I do a lot of tailoring things too. I just love to sew, and I love teaching people to sew too!

The way that I teach is to help the student develop their own style. I have students work on their own individual projects that they pick out while asking me questions that they might have while they are doing their project.

However, if they would like there is an option for me to develop lessons for the student on certain sewing techniques that the student could learn. Although, be aware that learning how to sew takes time and that all the techniques of sewing cannot be done all at once.

Then, there is the third option that the lesson could be a mix of the student doing what they want (choosing their own project) and learning some pre-designed
techniques.

My first goal is to give my students all of the tools they need to feel confident from the very first lesson. I would like for all of my students within the first lesson to finish either of two basic projects (pajama pants or a draw string bag).

My lessons are not like videos you may find online. Meaning projects will take longer than you think they will. I will work with you to properly construct a quality finished project without too many frustrations and in a timely manner. I recommend buying lessons in 90 minute packages, since sewing always takes longer than expected.

THE BEGINNER SEWER

In these lessons we will go over the following, which can be adapted to how you want:

- Sewing safety and how to use a machine
- Learn about the sewing tools you'll be using
- How to read, cut out, layout, and follow a basic pattern instructions
- How to pin and sew a seam, finish seams and sew hems
- Learn to sew on an elastic band (to pajamas or for a tote).
- Learn how to unpick your projects when a mistake is made.
- Learn how to do a basic stitch and the gather stitch.
- TAKE AWAY PROJECTS:
- Pajamas
- Sewing Tote
- Basic Dress
- Pillow case

THE INTERMEDIATE SEWER
- Cement what you learned in the while a beginner.
- Learn to hand sew hems etc.
- Learn about different fabrics and when to use them.
- Sew a basic zipper onto clothes or bags.
- Learn about the different foots.
- Learn to do other stitches
-TAKE AWAY PROJECTS
- Intermediate Dresses/ Clothes
- Bags
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THE ADVANCED SEWER
- Work on your own projects you choose with help.
- Work with harder fabrics.
-Use a zipper foot to sew an invisible zipper.
- Learn to do advanced stitches
-Learn about pleats and darts.
- TAKE AWAY PROJECTS
- Prom dress
- Suits
- Formal Coats
- Backpacks

Whether it is for a hobby, to decorate your house, to prepare for design school, or to make your own clothes, I can teach you from the very basic sewing skills, to more advance topics such as modifying your patterns to make clothes that fit.
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Vonda C. March 2, 2019
· Sewing · Online
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Sophia N. February 28, 2019
· Sewing · Online
She has a good attitude and had presentations Ready at the beginning of class to not waste any time which I really appreciated
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Mike M. February 27, 2019
· Web Design · Online
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About Sarah L.

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San Bruno, CA
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I have been a professional costume designer since 2003 and have sewn everything from everyday apparel to sci-fi outfits to full-body monster costumes. I can teach you basic skills in a step-by-step curriculum fashion or I can help you create a specific project that you have in mind. Do you want something special for an event or do you want to make something out of some fun fabric you found? I am very flexible and enjoy being creative, so bring me your challenge and I will help you give it life!

About Sarah
Hello, and thank you for visiting my page! I have been an artist for my whole life and I am passionate about sharing my love of creativity with others. I earned an MFA in Costume Design from UCLA in 2007 and have been a freelance costume designer, college professor, photographer, illustrator, and jewelry designer.

As much as I love to create, what I really love is to help somebody learn to do something they love and create something they can be proud of! I am happy teaching all ages, and I specialize in helping each student find his or her unique vision.

I can teach sewing by hand and on a machine, including how to read and understand the instructions in commercial patterns. Bring your project and I'll help you make it happen! I am highly skilled at teaching life drawing, as well as marker rendering and watercolor fashion illustr
ation. Photography is my other passion, and I look forward to helping you understand how to use a camera's many features, and your eye, to create art.
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Jeff February 2, 2019
· Photography · In studio
Sarah was a pleasure to spend time with. Her knowledge of both my new Nikon D500 camera as well as photography in general were exactly what I was looking for. I would recommend her to anyone looking for assistance in the photography field!
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Kristi F. November 29, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
The two hour lesson was perfect for me. I needed a refresher course and Sarah reviewed all the areas of concern. At this time I do not have a follow up appointment set. I want to take what was discussed today and apply it to my sewing projects. I would definitely recommend Sarah for any of your sewing needs.
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Krista October 15, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
Sarah was great! She was very patient & helped me with specific alterations I’ve been struggling with forever!
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About Lydia G.

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Bridgeville, PA

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Hi! So just a little background. My mother was my teacher at a young age with the basics of sewing by hand with a needle and thread. And then went on to teach me the sewing machine and I haven’t looked back since. I love making zipper pouches, little stuffed dinosaur tails for children and pretty much anything I see around that I like. My latest project was a robe for Halloween which was a wizard robe.

I would love to teach you the basics first like how to use your sewing machine and patch work by hand. Then we can work on a pillow and maybe even some rice heating packs. After that you can choose a pattern to make. Hope to hear from you soon!

About Lydia
Hey everyone! I am a creator of many things, mostly fiber arts. I can knit, sew, embroidery, felt. I have been knitting for close to 20 years. I started when I was a child and never really stopped.

I started a fiber arts business with my dad that became very successful and has keep steady customers. The bulk of the business was knitted products, felting, and dyed products.

I would love to help my students build their skills and be able to make that project they have always wanted to try. We will start from the basics and build from there. I hope to hear from you soon. Have a great day!
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Lydia G.

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About Zoee F.

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Jacksonville, FL

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I started sewing in an exclusive academic program at 13 years old, and attended a college for Fashion Design at 17. I've gained skills and tricks of the trade from East to West and can offer some of the best insight and techniques you'll find anywhere around. I teach at your pace and always have the answers. With my help you can count on mastering the trade in no time.

About Zoee
I have 10+ years experience in the fashion design world and with sewing itself. I love being able to pass my knowledge on to others because I think sewing is a skill that everyone should have. It's saved me in a pinch a million times and I just genuinely love making something out of nothing. I specialize in evening, cocktail, and resort wear. I've sewn garments featured on the news, in magazines, and showcased on the runway. Whatever your project may be I know I can help you successfully complete it.
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Gabriell S. February 15, 2019
· Sewing · In studio
I just loved her! She was very thorough when she was teaching me the basics before we even started! She is a wonderful teacher and I recommend her to anyone that is learning how to sew 💜
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About Lina A.

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Woodstock, GA
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I'm a Bilingual Spanish-English professional in fashion design, I have two degrees: one in Haute Couture and the other in fashion design. I have learned making patterns and sewing since I was a girl because my mother had her own clothing store, I studied at the university (taller 5 centro de Diseno y Fundacion Universitaria del Area Andina. Bogota- Colombia) and I won a scholarship to study period costumes for theaters in Madrid, Spain. I have worked elaborating costumes for theater. also wedding dresses, party dresses, men's clothing and girls dresses. I have many years of experience in pattern making and scaling as well as in sewing.
I have experience giving sewing classes at a basic, intermediate and advanced level.
With me you will learn to make patterns, cut patterns in the fabric, knowledge of fabrics, how to make a garment from the basic sewing to the most detailed finishes and how to make patterns on the mannequin.
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About Lina
I'm a positive person, I love to teach, I'm bilingual and it gives me the opportunity to know different cultures and also learn from people, I believe that everything that is done with love and dedication has a good result, I am patient which is necessary in this profession. I like to give all my knowledge to those who are interested in learning and developing this profession.
I believe that everything you dream you can make it come true and the design is proof of that.
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Lina A.

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$42 / 30-min

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