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About Crystal S.

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Crystal brings a lifetime’s experience of professional musicianship to each of her lessons. Born into a family of musicians, she sang her first solo at age 2. She also benefits her students with an extraordinarily diverse musical background, having worked as a vocalist in gospel, country, musical theater, jazz, classical, rock, pop and soul styles. Her performing career has taken her from L.A. church meetings to London’s Houses of Parliament.

Crystal hails originally from Los Angeles, CA - where her musical parents gave her a head start by including her in the family business the moment she was able to contribute. She went on to study classical voice, piano and music theory at The Boston Conservatory of Music. After concluding her studies in London, she returned home and began working regularly as a theater performer, appearing in twen
ty world premiers and re-imagined classics. Most notably she played the lead role of Keely Smith in the big band jazz musical “Louis and Keely: Live At The Sahara” during its eight-month run at Westwood’s Geffen Playhouse. She also formed her own rock band, The Honeysuckle Jones Revival, with whom she performed her own songs all over Los Angeles. And she began working as a studio session vocalist, providing demo vocals for other songwriters, as well as arranging and performing back-up vocals for original artists, including Laura Roppe (currently in the Top Ten on Billboard’s Uncharted list of emerging artists.) Crystal played the lead role of Brooke in the new operatic rock musical “The Burning Opera LA” during its Los Angeles run in 2011 as well as providing ensemble vocals and playing piano and bass. She also performs holiday tunes from the Golden Age of American songwriting with musical quartet The Sleigh Belles.

Crystal believes that music is serious business but that it should be fun. She encourages her students to play music they love, as well as expanding their musical knowledge. She is a firm believer in basics first and emphasizes theory and technique as the tools to support creativity and provide freedom, power and control. She believes effort beats talent every time and the student who practices consistently will see results, whatever their level of ability. Most of all, she believes we were all born to make music.

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Lesson structure varies depending on the student's instrument, age, level of experience and musical style. However, all lessons focus on:

Technique
Music theory
Performance style

After 3 or 6 months of consistent lesson attendance and practice, students will have a clear understanding of how their instrument works and how to care for it. They will be able to read basic music notation. They will be working toward clearly defined musical goals and they will have at least three performance pieces learned.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Loft Space: full size electric piano with weighted keys, small digital recorder, microphone, Garage Band, parents can sit in on lessons

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring a small keyboard for vocal students with no piano, karaoke tracks and a digital recorder. I also bring a selection of games. Students are expected to purchase all necessary books and sheet music.

*** Specialties ***
Young beginners (piano)
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Raylene L Lehnhoff November 11, 2015
· Singing · Online
Love how she teaches the mechanics of learning to sing properly such as breathing correctly and posture right from the start for a beginner. Fantastic instructor!
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Tamura H. September 29, 2013
· Piano ·
Great piano instructor

Crystal is an amazing piano instructor. She is patient, understanding and dedicated. My daughter has learned so much from her. My daughter’s love for music has increased immensely since learning how to play the piano. This would never have been able to be accomplished without Crystal’s professional and caring teaching style.
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Tamura H. September 29, 2013
· Singing ·
Amazing singng instructor

Crystal has increased my daughter’s self-esteem and expressiveness through song. My daughter is now writing her own poetry and song lyrics, as well as being able to combat her once shyness quality. She loves to perform in front of others now and has a confidence level that amazes me, especially now that she is going into those “teen” years. I think a lot of thanks needs to go to Crystal, for assisting my daughter in reaching her current creative level!
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Los Angeles, CA 90012
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About Emi O.

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Anaheim, CA
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I am an experienced classical music piano teacher, with knowledge of music theory, harmony and musicianship. Can teach beginners to advanced. Pop/classical.

From Japanese decent, I can teach you Japanese cooking techniques as well as other Asian cuisines. In addition, I have experience teaching the Japanese language to all ages.

I am also a natural healer. I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 25 and healed myself with diet, lifestyle and exercise. No chemotherapy, surgery or radiation. I will teach you everything that I did.
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Emi O.

Emi O.

Anaheim, CA 92804
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$20 / 30-min

About Joyee L.

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Laguna Hills, CA
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About Joyee
My primary career is as an educational consultant. I devote over fifty hours a week to help my students succeed in high school and college through academic coaching, test preparation services, and college admissions counseling. When not teaching, I spend my 'work time' on curriculum design, lesson planning, visiting colleges, networking with college admissions officers. In fact, I am a member of the two largest national organizations of college admissions counselors.

I am one of very few tutors in the world who has received a perfect 36 on the ACT and a 2400 on the SAT. In addition to the fact that I sit for each official ACT and SAT exam (13 times a year). Unlike most classroom programs, I work with students so that they can learn the foundations of why and how the test is structured so that they can gain a deeper understanding of the
test prep that will not only be helpful for test day, but also for college.
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James October 5, 2015
· ACT Math · In studio
Great ACT Tutor!

Joyee is a great ACT tutor. He is patient, encouraging, and has deep insight into the type questions the current ACT tests include.

We engaged Joyee to help my daughter with her ACT - focusing on Science and Maths. Her initial diagnostic test results were decent - 33 out of 36. After two months of Joyee’s help, my daughter proceeded to take her ACT in September. She received the perfect score - 36 out of 36. We are very happy with her results and she couldn’t have gotten the perfect score in such short period of time had we not engaged Joyee.

Joyee: job well done!


- From James, Irvine, CA on October 5th, 2015."
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Peter October 2, 2015
· ACT · Online
This past summer, I was in search of a tutor to assist my brother with his preparation for the ACT. A number of conversations with local tutors proved fruitless, as they were either too expensive or had rigid schedules. After doing some research online, I came across Joyee’s profile on Wyzant. I was particularly impressed by his extensive background in ACT tutoring having worked for some well-regarded test preparation companies. In addition, his rates were extremely fair. I enlisted Joyee’s tutoring services via skype, and my experience was remarkable. In spite of the three hour time difference between the east coast and west coast, Joyee remained a consummate professional with regard to his scheduling and punctuality. Most importantly, he is fully invested in his students, demonstrating patience and understanding whilst pushing them to achieve their full potential. Prior to working with Joyee, my brother had an initial diagnostic score of 27. After six weeks of tutoring with Joyee my brother scored a 35 on the September 2015 ACT. I highly recommend Joyee, his tutoring services are the perfect complement for any motivated high school student seeking help with test preparation.
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Suzanne July 1, 2015
· ACT · Online
Joyee Lin of Thinque has been nothing short of amazing. Professional with results to show. My daughter started working with Joyee a couple of months ago. Within six lessons, my daughter's composite ACT score went from a 28 prior to working with Joyee to a 32. Amazingly, her science score went from a 25 to a 32.
Those numbers are the end result of Joyee's professional approach to teaching. During the lesson, Joyee utilizes a number of methods to present the material. It must be said that my daughter took his instruction seriously and worked hard on the material which was provided to her. The result was a good example of team work in which my daughter could receive, in addition to immediate instruction, quick review and understanding after working through the material.
Joyee makes it easy to work around a busy lifestyle as he schedules and responds to correspondence promptly. We can't offer him enough praise. Joyee is offering an amazing service and we were so glad to have been referred to him.
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Joyee L.

Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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About Garrett S.

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My name is Garrett. I am originally from Southern California where I grew up constantly around music. My mother being a pianist I started at a young age. After a few years and a few different instruments, I fell in love with the Oboe. I was fortunate to have great teachers through middle school and high school and I ended up making my way to college on a Music Scholarship. Studying mainly classical music, I did have my chances to explore various genres and perform all over California as well as various cities in the US. I am very passionate and love to teach. I look forward to the possibility of teaching/coaching young or old musicians here in California.
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Elena I. July 29, 2016
· Oboe · In home
Great instructor and very flexible.
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Benjamin P. July 12, 2016
· Clarinet · In home
My son started taking classes in this summer. So far, it is a very helpful and pleasant learning experience for him. Garrett knows how to work with young elementary age kids. He is always on time and very focused on his tutoring. We are happy to find him through take lessons.com and will recommend him highly.
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Mckinzy M. April 28, 2016
· Oboe · In studio
Very helpful in reviewing techniques and musical style. It's clear music is his first priority.
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Garrett S.

Huntington Beach, CA 92647
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About Moses G.

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Huntington Beach, CA

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I have been teaching Math and Science since 2015 and am currently available to teach at your home or location of your choice. I have helped students increase their grade from a D to a B, become honor roll students and to actually enjoy Math/Homework time.

I have a BA in Biology from City University of New York and was a biomedical researcher for 2 years after graduating. The best part of tutoring for me is that moment when a student's eyes light up with understanding or when they exclaim "Wow! That was fun". My teaching style is tailored to each student depending on their needs.
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Moses G.

Huntington Beach, CA 92648
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About Ivan T.

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I have been tutoring for 2 years, both as a private tutor and a teacher’s assistant. I have taught a variety of subjects but primarily specialize in biology, neuroscience, chemistry, and math. With my help, many of my students have improved their test scores considerably in these subjects. I graduated from UC Irvine with a B.S. in neurobiology and afterwards I worked as a research fellow at the National Institutes of Health. Altogether, I have 5.5 years’ experience working in cellular/molecular neuroscience labs so I bring a deep understanding of many biology and chemistry concepts with real world applications.

I accept students of all ages, having tutored for college level students as well as elementary school students. I approach teaching by assessing my student’s strengths and weaknesses, followed by addressing confusions to until
he/she is confident in the material.

I love science and math and hope to bring my enjoyment and confidence to you! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. :)
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Elizabeth M. July 9, 2017
· MCAT · Online
He is like my MCAT personal trainer! Always has great advice on how to study, which resources to use, how to schedule my study sessions. Highly recommend!
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Ivan T.

South El Monte, CA 91733
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About Madeleine F.

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Santa Ana, CA

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I believe students should be confident in their math skills. By getting good grades in school, their options in life (e.g. jobs, career paths) are kept open. I gauge where the student is at in knowing the concepts by having him/her work out the problems. Every problem has two parts: the first is recognizing what kind of problem it is (e.g. quadratic equation) and the second is the mechanics of working it out (e.g. arithmetic skills, factoring, quadratic formula). I keep it simple and fun! I have given students confidence in their math skills which has transferred into overall confidence in themselves. We both roll up our sleeves and do the problems together.
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Madeleine F.

Madeleine F.

Santa Ana, CA 92706
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About D. Alexander R.

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Hello! I am an experienced educator with a history of working in the education industry. Skilled in Public Speaking, Teacher
Training, US History, California History, World History, and Music Education. I am an Education Program Assistant and Interpretive Tour Guide at a well credited museum. I have studied music for almost 20 years with experience in several instruments and voice.
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Fountain Valley, CA 92708
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About Tamer E.

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Chino, CA

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I am a mechanical engineer. I believe in better learning for better future. Knowledge is the way for understanding life. Learning is fun like games all you need to do is to know the rules. I teach math, physics ,statistics ,geometry and more
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Tamer E.

Tamer E.

Chino, CA 91710
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$30 / 60-min

About anthony M.

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I am currently a full-time student enrolled at Mt. San Antonio College and Crafton Hills College pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering and music. My parents started me with music at a young age and it has always been an important component of my life.
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anthony M.

anthony M.

Upland, CA 91786
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