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Max S.

16 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Max S.

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While other instructors teach multiple instruments, my specialized knowledge of saxophone can get you farther, faster. I help students make quick and efficient progress in developing a strong sound concept, learning saxophone-specific techniques, making appropriate repertoire choices, setting smart

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Larry C.
Thoroughly enjoyed the lesson with Max.
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awesome instructor saw great results in first lesson!
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Tatiana D.

79 Reviews
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  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master Degree in Teaching Russian&English from Saint Petersburg University
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Tatiana D.

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Our lessons will be customized to reach your goals as soon as possible. I am a native Russian who lives in the USA. So I will be able to explain to you nuances of Russian language and cultural differences as well. You will learn how to speak as a native Russian!
I have been teaching Russian for 17 years to students of all ages.
I am sure you will not be bored. Our lessons will be fun and you will learn a lot!
See you soon!

About Tatiana

Hello! Здравствуйте! I look forward to help you reach your goals as soon as possible! I am from Saint Petersburg, Russia. I have been teaching private lessons for 17 years and always have loved helping my students of all ages. I went to Saint Petersburg University and earned Mast

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Robert H.
Awesome lesson. Can't wait for the next one.
Robert H.
Amy E.
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Gio A.

25 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • BA Music from University of Central Florida
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Gio A.

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I've played guitar since I was eight years old and various other stringed instruments for several years. I love the banjo sound and played a bit on my original album Heliotropism. I'd love to help novice players get their feet wet with the instrument, strumming and plucking away at their favorite songs.

About Gio

I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums. I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is wha

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Ron M.
Sure had fun and Gio gave me a lot of homework. This is good. I'm starting to get a good understanding of the Harmonica.
Ron M.
A great introduction to a Harmonica. Looking forward to my next lesson.
Christianna

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Max S.

16 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Master of Music, Saxophone Performance from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford
  • Awarded Grand Prize from International chamber music ensemble competition
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Max S.

16 Reviews
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Music performance.

About Max

While other instructors teach multiple instruments, my specialized knowledge of saxophone can get you farther, faster. I help students make quick and efficient progress in developing a strong sound concept, learning saxophone-specific techniques, making appropriate repertoire choices, setting smart

Recent Reviews
Chinna
Larry C.
Thoroughly enjoyed the lesson with Max.
Daniel B.
awesome instructor saw great results in first lesson!
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Tatiana D.

79 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Master Degree in Teaching Russian&English from Saint Petersburg University
Teaching Locations:
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Student Favorite
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Tatiana D.

79 Reviews
Book Now

Our lessons will be customized to reach your goals as soon as possible. I am a native Russian who lives in the USA. So I will be able to explain to you nuances of Russian language and cultural differences as well. You will learn how to speak as a native Russian!
I have been teaching Russian for 17 years to students of all ages.
I am sure you will not be bored. Our lessons will be fun and you will learn a lot!
See you soon!

About Tatiana

Hello! Здравствуйте! I look forward to help you reach your goals as soon as possible! I am from Saint Petersburg, Russia. I have been teaching private lessons for 17 years and always have loved helping my students of all ages. I went to Saint Petersburg University and earned Mast

Recent Reviews
Robert H.
Awesome lesson. Can't wait for the next one.
Robert H.
Amy E.
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Gio A.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 1 and up
Teaching Locations:
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Gio A.

25 Reviews
Book Now

I've played guitar since I was eight years old and various other stringed instruments for several years. I love the banjo sound and played a bit on my original album Heliotropism. I'd love to help novice players get their feet wet with the instrument, strumming and plucking away at their favorite songs.

About Gio

I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums. I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is wha

Recent Reviews
Ron M.
Sure had fun and Gio gave me a lot of homework. This is good. I'm starting to get a good understanding of the Harmonica.
Ron M.
A great introduction to a Harmonica. Looking forward to my next lesson.
Christianna

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"Excellent excellent sewing instructor!"
Paige
Took Sewing lessons from Shea S.
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"Knowledgeable, easy to follow, and nice."
Shari Binkney
Took Knitting lessons from Erin R.
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"We couldn't have imagined a more excellent instructor for our daughter. Lily has such a kind and pleasant demeanor. She is intelligent, patient, and is literally the best teacher that I have seen work with my daughter.

I give Lily my highest recommendation and always look forward to her coming and teaching my daughter. The relationship that they have formed is invaluable, beyond sewing. We are so appreciative and grateful to her."
Isabel
Took Sewing lessons from Lily Q.
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"Ms. Lily is very patient and I learned a lot in the time spent with her."
Bria
Took Sewing lessons from Lily Q.
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"I normally don’t leave feedback, but wanted to take the time to say that I am extremely pleased with Sam and he has exceeded our expectations. Our son loves his
Lessons! Thank you."
Milos
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Kyle is very patient with my 8 year old. He was able to identify my child’s weaknesses quickly and begin to quickly improve his skills. I would recommend him as your son or daughters chess coach."
Kannon
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Good instructor . My son was very happy with the first chess lesson and excited for his next class . Thank you!"
Alvin
Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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"Rob was awesome!! He went above and beyond to accommodate my needs. Will definitely hire him again!"
Ben
Took Billiards lessons from Rob R.
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"I was nervous but once I started learning and he was patient and answered many questions, I felt right at ease."
Azmina
Took Bridge lessons from Karl K.
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"Rhiannon is such a great teacher! She is super patient and helpful, and really knows how to motivate her students. Her work is very inspiring and makes me want to really improve my crochet lace skills. She taught me how to use crochet to make lace motifs, and now I feel comfortable doing it all on my own."
Marie
Took Crocheting lessons from Rhiannon P.
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