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About Marsha K.

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About Marsha
The Recital was fabulous- thanks for all your work.

Goals: Since I am also a Life Coach, we really focus on how to accomplish our hopes and desires. We begin by weekly, then monthly and even a yearly goal.

Each week we also focus on something in my STUDENT PAL - mnemonic. Another is TECHNIQUE. Technique is the ability to have proper position, wrist-lifts and finger curve as well as Theoretic knowledge and application.

I started giving out lickable gold stars, you know, the old-fashioned kind? They are for those students who mark their lesson sheet and come prepared... They really seem to enjoy that, and I adore the nostalgia!

It is a great week when students are nearly all prepared and ready for their lessons. This makes both Coach and student more effective and the time together more enjoyable.

Perhaps you are reading
this with both a little excitement and a little concern. Finding the right person for your or your student can be intimidating. A short introduction follows so that you know a little about me and my philosophy which can assist you make an informed decision. If we are a good fit, lessons and learning progress more joyfully.

I have been teaching music, performing music and enjoying music since I was a tiny three-year old. My first piano lessons were at age seven. I have since taught the students of former students! How fun is that?

Music has blessed my life in countless ways and given me opportunities I'd never dreamed of. Teaching at the Young Artists Conservatory of Music; Singing in Carnegie Hall, Performing across Europe and teaching the best students for over 25 years has been a delight.

I believe strongly that those who spend their time and resources for musical education are some of the brightest and most intelligent people around. Each of my students have their own individual goals and reasons for taking music lessons, which we revisit monthly. I believe that my role is to be a support and tool for them/you to accomplish the goals set, working with music that delights and educates.

You want the best teacher, who offers information, example, practice and performance opportunities and then gets out of the way of the student's own "voice" (whether playing or singing) so that they can be free to create their own style.

*** Lesson Details ***
In our lessons, we work with a predictable schedule of balance. We have weekly exercises to make strong fingers and or voices, and technique and theory practice to hone skills that will improve our performances, whether they are for others or for our own benefit. Each student of piano can learn how to create and write their own music in time, choose their own pieces to work on, and have a say in their classical and performance goals.

We have a program of advancement, so you and your loved ones can visually see your progress and measure your skills, complete with awards and trophies.

What you learn, has everything to do with your commitment. Practice doesn't make perfect, Practice makes permanent. Only perfect practice makes perfect.

Learning the piano ought to be a JOY. I believe in playing the piano, not 'practicing' it. Enjoy what you do, and you'll do it longer and with celebration instead of duty.

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Piano - upright; CD player; Music stands; Dozens of music books and lesson materials; flash cards; computer and music writing program; mic and mirror, syllabus.

*** Travel Equipment ***
No travel.

*** Specialties ***
Over the years I have dabbled in most methods, but finally come to use my own syllabus and musicianship. I can easily adapt to your favourite if that is your desire. I specialize in a total music education, not merely in learning notes. It is like looking in a mirror and only seeing eyes and skin. Music has many facets and we discover all of them.
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Jason August 6, 2018
· Piano · In studio
I was a student of Marsha’s for several years, and I have never had such a qualified instructor! Incredibly bright, positive, flexible, and experienced. Genuinely enjoyed my time learning from her.
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Hailey H. July 11, 2018
· Piano · In home
Marsha is really nice. My daughter loves her and is looking forward to many more lessons
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sarah June 1, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Marsha is very knowledgeable and experienced. I highly recommend her to any person looking to expand there piano skill. -Robert
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Roseville, CA 95747
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About Susan J.

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Elk Grove, CA
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About Susan
I started teaching because I have a passion for teaching, as well as helping students reach their true potential. I not only teach the students looking to learn their craft, but also those looking to better their ability. My goal is to impart my knowledge and love of music, theater and speech to all of my students. I now teach in my fully equipped home studio in Elk Grove, CA.

I have been a professional Actress, Show Singer, Commercial Voice-Over Artist and Teacher for the past 25 years in the Bay Area. I have a BA in Theater Arts from University of Minnesota, as well as from San Jose State University. I have studied Theater, Dance, Music, and Mime at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. I have 30 units in "Early Childhood and Development" from DeAnza College in San Jose, CA.

I am also a member of the AFTRA, SAG and EQ
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alli S. July 11, 2017
· Broadway Singing · In studio
I think Susan would be a better teacher for a beginner student than for an intermediate student. The voice lessons were still helpful, but she was more of a practice coach than a teacher, for an intermediate/advanced singing student. If you need to learn how to breathe and support your singing, I'd recommend her for starting out, but if you are already a trained singer and looking to improve even more, you'd be better off going to a more specialized expert singing teacher. She was a nice lady and I had fun in her lessons though.
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Kobe C. January 14, 2017
· Broadway Singing · In studio
Susan is very sweet and easy to work with. My son is so excited to learn different techniques to improve his vocal skills. We can't wait for his next lesson.
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Chloe October 28, 2016
· Singing · In studio
Susan is amazing! FUN, friendly, talented, very informational and knowledgeable- she certainly knows her stuff! My child was so excited after her first lesson.
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Susan J.

Susan J.

Elk Grove, CA 95758
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About Susan G.

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Granite Bay, CA
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Learning while having fun is guaranteed. I enjoy working with students of all ages and from all countries. Eacvh of you is special and deserves a special curriculum and lesson plan. Talk with you soon. I look forward to meeting you.
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Lys August 29, 2018
· German · In home
I have been taking German lessons from Susan Gibbs for 4 yrs ,she is a great teacher I have learn a great deal from her ,she is very good at her work.I can now speak German fairly well.
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Deborah August 29, 2018
· French · In home
Susan is a wonderful French teacher both for adults and kids. We have had her as an in-home teacher for both over the past few years during the school year. She is very patient with the kids and keeps it fun for them, and also is a great conversationalist with the adults. I can’t recommend her enough. She is also versatile enough to teach German as well.
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Susan G.

Granite Bay, CA 95746
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About Andry M.

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Hello, I’m a native Spanish speaker from Venezuela and I have teaching experience for more than 4 years with kids, teenager, and adults. I worked in my country in High School teaching Natural Sciences. Since I came to Davis, 2 years ago, I have been working as a babysitter, where also I taught Spanish to the kids. By own experience, I know the challenges and difficulties that people face when learning a different language. Considering not only language related things such as grammar, pronunciation or writing but important things like getting involved with the culture and be committed and perseverant. I’m very excited to start teaching and helping you in this new adventure in a comfortable and friendly environment.
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Brian L. January 20, 2019
· Spanish · Online
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Jonathan M. January 15, 2019
· Spanish · Online
Wonderful personality with excellent teaching technique
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Jonathan M. January 14, 2019
· Spanish · Online
Enjoyed our first class--Thank you!
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Andry M.

Andry M.

Davis, CA 95616
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About Amani A.

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Citrus Heights, CA

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Hi, My name is Amani. I am a native speaker of Arabic and I have been teaching Arabic language since 2005, and Arabic for non-speakers since 2011 in several countries, so I have long teaching experience in teaching Standard Arabic or Colloquial Arabic.
I have BA in Arabic language and literature from Damascus University. I have been teaching Arabic for different student levels of speakers and non-speakers for ten years.
I enjoy helping my students progress in Arabic and reach their desired level quickly and while having a lot of fun.
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zahara February 5, 2019
· Arabic · Online
Really patient, knowledgeable and encouraging!
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Sonserae January 31, 2019
· Arabic · Online
Outstanding tutor! I am learning more and faster than I anticipated. Highly recommend...
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Hannah January 27, 2019
· Arabic · In studio
Amani taught me Arabic whilst I was living in Jordan. I had already lived in Palestine for about a year and a half and learned very little Arabic, but with Amani as my teacher I suddenly improved a lot. She was very thorough and very flexible - using the approach that suited me - I was really keen to have things to listen to in between sessions so we found Arabic music together that I liked and translated it and she gave me the link to an Arabic radio show. This was on top of the more formal studying we did in the lessons.
And I guess another thing that made her a great teacher is that she is lovely and very funny and I just enjoyed spending time with her - which made it feel less like studying and more like just having a good conversation with a friend. I would recommend her to anyone!
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Citrus Heights, CA 95621
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About Ying W.

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My name is Ying. I was born in China and I lived in China most of my life. Moved to North America 5 years ago. My native tongue is Chinese, I speak both Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese Chinese.
I graduated from University of International Business and Economics in China and received a Bachelor’s degree in Management.
I worked for a Fortune 500 global technology company for nine and a half years. I have been working as a lead teacher at a child care center in the United States since 2016, supervising and engaging children in age appropriate activities between Newborn and 8 year old classrooms.
I have worked with students both individually and in groups to help them learn to process new content and improve study habits. I am patient and have a sincere love for teaching Chinese. I am flexible. I truly care about your progress and will t
ry to be available for out-of-class queries.
I look forward to meeting you! :)
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Clara J. February 10, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
Ying does a great job explaining and personalizing her lesson.
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Ying W.

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About Alexandra H.

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Auburn, CA
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My name is Alexandra, I am 22 years old and I am currently studying to hopefully become a full time interpreter for American Sign Language or Brazilian Portuguese. I, as most young people, dream of traveling the world some day. I have taught a number of people sign language and it has been very rewarding to see how one can start from learning the alphabet to being able to confidently carry on a full conversation entirely in sign language. I love being able to pass on such a beautiful language to people who truly want to practice and reach out to the Deaf Community.
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Pooja December 6, 2018
· American Sign Language · Online
Alexandra is knowledgeable, fun, and a great instructor.
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Matt Antonopulos October 21, 2018
· American Sign Language · Online
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Terri Lowe August 31, 2018
· American Sign Language · Online
Amazing lesson. She has awesome energy and it is easy to tell that she loves teaching. She was well prepared and her communication with me ahead of time was awesome. Thank you so much!!!
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Alexandra H.

Alexandra H.

Auburn, CA 95603
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$20 / 30-min

About Joelle W.

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Richmond, VA
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About Joelle
Hello! Konnichiwa!

I'm a travel enthusiast who found my second home in Tokyo, Japan. I have lots of hobbies, but I especially love photography and visiting modern art museums. My advice for language learners is to have fun with the language, and challenge themselves in some small way everyday so that they can grow! Language is an excellent way to keep your mind young and flexible. For young minds, it can provide an additional way to express yourself.

I am a very dynamic and enthusiastic teacher. That means you'll never be bored, and I hope that I can get you to laugh. It's important to relax when learning languages. At the same time, I know how to set achievable & incremental goals and will create a curriculum based on where you want to be in a year. I want to give you as many opportunities to practice the language as possible, so not
only should you be able to be a passive participant (listening and reading,) but an active force! (Speaking, and some basic writing)
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Joelle W.

Joelle W.

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