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About Eduardo C.

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I am a Deaf fluent communicator, instructor, and performer in ASL. I founded Loud n Clear Musik to teach music and sign language to both the hearing and the Deaf world. ASL lessons can also be taken for art, music, and ministry purposes. My lessons are for students of all kinds to help them better communicate, understand, and connect with the Deaf friends, families, community, customers & clients, and peers. I communicate in ASL non-stop with all Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind. I can teach you ASL effectively, fitting your level with ease, and with lots of fun!! I also communicate (and speak) very well in two other languages: English and Spanish. I can teach individually or teach a class.

The lessons can be Intro/Basic, Intermediate, or Advanced. Your lessons will be planned according to your needs. For example, Basic Lessons will consist of learning the fingers and coordination exercises, alphabets, numbers, basic signs and communication for friends, family & relatives, ...

About Eduardo
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Since my birth, my life was influenced by music and my father's passion to sing. My sense of music started not with understanding of lyrics, but of melodies and rhythms. As matter of fact, the first language I learned was music!! How is this possible?! Well, because of my hearing disability, I did not speak fluently and very well until I was in 9th Grade!! But with God's grace, I understood the language of music first!!

At the age of 10 months, I was hit with a deadly disease: Spinal Meningitis. But thank God, I survived. Because of the disease, I became legally deaf (profound-severed) in my left ear and hard-of-hearing (severed) in my right ear. I currently use a hearing-aide device on my right ear. Regardless of my hearing disability, I ha
ve the gift of playing music, understanding music, and living musically. I have learned and played music since I was 8 years old.

Piano was not the first instrument I learned. I started off with playing drums which is my secondary. I decided to make piano as my primary instrument and loved playing the piano ever since. My parents noticed my gift of music and agreed to take me to private piano lessons weekly.

After multiple years of private piano lessons from age of 8 to 14 and taking music classes in High School, at the age of 16, I joined the full band in a local church as the lead keyboardist. Of 19 years - and counting - with experience of performing and playing piano with a band locally and out of towns, I've had the privilege for 2 years as the Director of Worship & Music Ministry at Victory Outreach Sacramento (Spanish). Victory Outreach International granted me an opportunity to perform the instrumental piano background at the 2011 Victory Outreach International/World Conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center, California.

In that same year, I enrolled into the full 2 1/2 year program at Life Music Institute (Instituto Vida Musik). The Director of Life Music Institute noticed my passion for music and the desire to create a Deaf Music some day; we became very close friends. He invited me to participate with 70 member choir at a local Sacramento Festival 2012. Saving the best for last, I was honored to lead in front of 3,800 people of the final special song "En Una Sola Voz" (In One Voice) in American Sign Language.

Currently, I am excited and honored to be the Worship Leader & Music Director at Elevate Life Church in Sacramento, CA.

Not only I play piano and drums, I play guitar as well! I loved acoustic guitar and decided to pick up a guitar and starting learning. Now, the guitar is my third instrument.

Besides living and playing music, I teach also! By numerous peers, families, and friends, I've been told that I have the gift of teaching. I love teaching!!

I felt compelled to start teaching piano in 2010 at home. Loud n Clear Musik was founded. I've been hired by Southgate Recreation & Park District in Sacramento, CA as a Special Interest Instructor and taught there too.

My teaching experience did not start there however. I first started teaching at the Sacramento City Unified School District as the Teacher Assistant from 2001 to 2004 at Sacramento High School and J F Kennedy High School. It was an unforgettable experience teaching the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Hearing, and disabled students. I returned to the Sacramento City Unified School District as an Instructional Assistant I & II in the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Special Education Program and worked there making a difference from 2012 to 2016.

While seeking a way to further serve the Deaf Community at a greater scale, I received a surprise message from the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) from a high reputation non-profit organization called Norcal Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She has heard about me and watched me volunteered and witnessed my ASL poetries in different events. In within 20 hours, I got hired on the interview. I am now serving the greater Northern California as a Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Deaf-Blind Client Advocate. In Fall 2016, I helped launch ASL Community Classes for the community with NorCal.

NorCal has me lead the ASL Community Classes for over a year now and I’ve taught over 100 students. It is still counting!! I've taught and teach students who are therapists, audiologists, government officials, teachers, educators, college and university alumni, families and members, elders, late deafened, dancers and performers, and fellow neighbors to help them better communicate, understand, and connect with the deaf community, Deaf culture, and their peers. I communicate in ASL non-stop with all Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind. I can teach ASL effectively, fitting the students and class level with ease, and with lots of fun!! I also communicate (and speak) very well in two other languages: English and Spanish.

From time to time, I participate, volunteer, or get invited to share my unique gift of performing poetry in ASL and dance. I also volunteer to interpret for any service as needed. I have performed the National Anthem at the Sacrament Kings game and at the Democrat vs Republican in Sacramento Rivercats stadium.

I've taught, communicated, and worked with infants, children, teenagers, adults, and seniors. I have even taught and worked with special needs students, co-workers, and clients who has cerebral palsy.

I volunteer my time and used my gifts in special and social events to share and inspire students, friends, families, and peers. Many times, I always encourage others to witness, support, and participate as well, especially at Deaf Camp Grizzly. I'm often asked to perform in different events.

I believe that music is not our life. Our life is music. You ARE a music. I'm looking forward to help you have a musical life!!

(Please note! It is important and required by law that licensed or professional services must provide an interpreter or a Certified Deaf Interpreter for their deaf clients' appointments or for deaf clients receiving professional services. Taking ASL lessons will and does help you communicate and connect with the deaf clients and culture, but by not being a fluent or native signer or are new in learning sign language - it does not excuse the requirements for obtaining professional and licensed interpreters for deaf clients. Please support, cooperate, and protect their rights for communication access. Thank you.)

*** Music & ASL Lesson Details ***
(NOTE: ASL, Piano, and Guitar lessons are available now!)

My approach is play music or sign first, then read and write music or understand ASL structure along the way. Just like an infant would speak first, then read and write later. It is more effective and smarter. Lessons are for all ages and are started off with songs based on their familiarity and strengths. Then progressively, I build on their weaknesses and expand their instrument and performance or sign language skills. The finally, when students are ready, I clearly explain and reveal on the music theory or sign language structure and grammar. There, their ‘whys’ are answered and ‘oohhhh-that-makes-sense’ are uttered. Lessons are progressive and it's not strict on my plan, but on the students' progress. Through patience and encouragement, my students enjoy succeeding learning how to sign American Sign Language or play music on their choice of instrument.

During the first lesson, I care about my students and their parents first; I want to be a friend to both of them. At the same time, they'll have a strategical, knowledgeable, and wise teacher. I start off with lots of comfortable questions about my new students, parents, and their interest. I even encourage my students to ask me questions too!! I move on in empowering my students to feel more at ease, confident, and fearless - and to enjoy!! Can a student learn without believing in themselves? Can a student have interest and passion without having fun or with a smile on their face? I encourage those important factors.

After noting down key strengths and weakness, their culture and daily environments, goals, examples of lessons, their preference of topics, needs, styles and songs, and creating a song list together, through excellence rapport and communication, I'll get the feeling of the students’ expectations, needs, and what they enjoy.

My style of teaching is very interactive and for anyone to learn. I had a 6 year old student who learn her first song, "London Bridge" on her first day. One adult student, who supposedly could never be on tempo, finally achieved this from tempo #50 to tempo #150 in 3 lessons. Other students who can play 'well' now improve their flexibility playing Major Scales with two hands with up-beat rhythms. Others can now fully understand the theory and rules of Major Scales, Minor Scales, Major and Minor Chords, Diminished and Augmented Chords, and fill out the exercise charts without hesitation. Surprisingly, another student now performs comfortably in front of their friends and family just for fun!! For sign language, students are always enjoying in learning to sign and my humors. Plenty of ASL students would be so encouraged and wants to pursue in becoming a professional interpreter or get a degree in Deaf Studies. These are just few examples of techniques, lessons, skills, theories, success, and new endeavors that students experience through my passionate teaching. I love what I'm doing!!

Each student learns in different ways. I am flexible and have access to many outside resources to ensure that my students' lessons are effective. My personality is lovely, fun, patience, peaceful, funny, kind, and friendly. From time to time, shy and timid private and group students are now confident and courageous. One very young student came up to me on his second lesson and said, "I really like you, Mr. Eddie!! I always enjoy seeing my student smile and laughing learning how to play music or learning sign language.

***Requirements***
Strong internet is required. The stronger the internet, the smoother and clearer the lessons will be.
A quiet area is required for effective teaching and learning.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in contemporary, alternative, soft pop, pop-rock, R&B and uniquely gifted signing songs in American Sign Language with dance. But I am flexible in different genres. I enjoy all kinds of styles and genres. But more importantly, I study students' preference of genres to teach them basic fundamentals and go from there to more complicated fundamentals and techniques. I focus on teaching the students thoroughly of 3 elements of music: Melody, Harmony, and Rhythms - whichever is easier and more enjoyable for students to start with. Dynamics also are taught as well to add another important dimension to the music. Students do not have to sign songs if they just want to focus on communicating in sign language. Not a problem.

To achieve in understanding and performing or signing with all these elements, I highly implement them through visual, reading, writing, listening, and playing or signing. Lessons are hands on, active, thorough, and with common-sense examples and clarifications. Also, I enjoy teaching through many life examples to 'open their eyes' to the music language. I make sure that all their 'whys' are answered in a timely manner.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. Looking forward to meet you!!
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Elide Rubio June 3, 2019
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Elizabeth S. April 9, 2019
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I just started working with Eduardo about a month ago - he is a fantastic instructor! I can’t imagine learning ASL from anyone else.
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Will T. March 21, 2019
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Was a great class. Very helpful and patient. He knows what we want to learn and is very good at teaching. We feel like we are learning ASL in good hands:)
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About Kat F.

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Woodbury, CT
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If you are looking for a relaxed, fun and natural way of learning American Sign Language (ASL) let's try some lessons together. I teach in an interactive and empowering way where discovering the beauty of this visual language and the valuable culture cherished by Deaf and Hearing Americans is part of every lesson.

I am a college professor, state certified educator, and an Interpreter. I love working with students and sharing what I know. It is such a joy watching students understanding and skills grow. I am thrilled and honored to be part of continuing the use of ASL and appreciation of Deaf Culture.

I cater lessons to match your learning style and communication needs. Your classes will also have music, role-play, games and story telling.

I introduce every new lesson with grammar concepts, vocabulary, and interactive practice. Then you will be able to use a DVD and workbook to rehearse and study on your own.
You are always encouraged to ask questions and enjoy every ...

About Kat
How about a relaxed, fun and natural way of learning American Sign Language? Let's try some lessons together. I teach in an interactive and empowering way where discovering the beauty of this visual language and the valuable culture cherished by Deaf and Hearing Americans is part of every lesson.

I cater lessons to match your learning style and communication needs. Your classes will also have music, role-play, games and story telling. I have taught ASL and Deaf Culture to many different students and groups: K-12 students, families with special needs children, college students, interpreting students, professionals, families with Deaf children, adults, home schoolers, choirs, and dance troops.
I am a certified Interpreter with the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and have been a professional interpreter and ASL instructor
since 1991. I am a certified teacher in the state of Connecticut and hold an MS in education, a BA in Communications Human Relations/Interpreting.
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Frances July 9, 2018
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Very nice, kind, helpful,
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Trevor July 8, 2018
· American Sign Language · Online
Great first lesson! Thank you!
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Amanda W May 8, 2018
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The best teacher on this planet earth. I feel so privileged to have been taught by Professor Kathleen, she is amazing. The plus was the introduction to ASL.

P.S: it takes a big heart to help shape little minds.
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About Ava H.

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Houston, TX
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Have you ever wanted to learn American Sign Language, but couldn’t find out where? Here is an opportunity for you to learn at your pace and your convenience. I first began learning Sign Language back in 2nd grade. In high school my school offered both ASL 1 and 2. I then became more interested in the Language and decided to major in Deaf Education. I have been in the Deaf Education field for 6 years now and I enjoy helping my students communicate using ASL. I hope to connect with you soon!

About Ava
I am a certified teacher of the Deaf. I currently teach 2nd grade. I have also taught PK-2 and 5-8th grade. I graduated from Kent State University in Ohio. I recieved my Bachelors Degree in Deaf Education.

I have tutored students that need extra help with reading and math. I have also tutored parents of children that are deaf. I volunteer at my church and teach American Sign Language.

If you are deaf, your child is deaf, or you simply want to learn a new language. I recommend you choose me as your American Sign Language teacher.
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Marsha June 22, 2019
· American Sign Language · In studio
Ava Haynes is a phenomenal force. The Young Beauty Academy had ASL teacher Ava Haynes and the girls were signing in sentences within 1 hour. I never have seen a person so gentle and thorough with children. The children had the best experience because of Ava Haynes expertise. We will definitely have her for the next group of Young Beauties.
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Jeffrey March 3, 2019
· American Sign Language · Online
Excellent instructor
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Jeff G. February 28, 2019
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Absolutely 100% satisfied
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About Allee H.

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Hello, my name is Allee! I am Hard of Hearing and I have been learning and conversing in American Sign Language since I was a child.

My lessons will specifically suited to you to ensure the best learning experience for you! Not only will you learn an amazing language but you will also learn all about Deaf culture and the Deaf community.

About Allee
Hello, my name is Allee! I am Hard of Hearing and I have been learning and conversing in American Sign Language since I was a child.

My lessons will specifically suited to you to ensure the best learning experience for you! Not only will you learn an amazing language but you will also learn all about Deaf culture and the Deaf community.
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Clarissa May 30, 2019
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Charlotte R. August 11, 2018
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Allee is so kind and fun to be in a class with. She is always open to questions and makes every class entertaining!
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Kennedy July 13, 2018
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Amazing teacher with the sweetest spirit I’ve ever met! She cares about the language and culture! Allee is patient and works at my pace. She expects a lot and that motivates me to do my best! I’m so excited to learn more from her!
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About Kaitlin W.

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Thomaston, GA

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Fluent in American Sign Language and have been for 18 years. All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be fingerspelling words in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of every day vocabulary, expressive skills and more. Let's get started!

About Kaitlin
I currently work in a field where I educate and guide young individuals with disabilities through their transition from high school to post-secondary training and beyond to the world of work. During my free time, I teach American Sign Language. My background in Sign Language is more of a personal experience - I grew up speaking/using two languages - English and American Sign Language. I have a hearing loss which propelled me to learn sign language at a young age. Now that American Sign Language is recognized as an official language, and more educational institutes are offering Sign Language as a course, I cannot help but become more eager to teach sign language or even tutor those who are currently taking classes. Come and take a class with me! I promise you that I am laid back and patient, but I will help push you to become comfortable w
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Laurie Otto June 23, 2019
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Leslie April 15, 2019
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Kaitlin was an excellent teacher. She was very patient and helpful in teaching me sign language. I highly recommend her to others.
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Leslie April 14, 2019
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About Olivia H.

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Fishers, IN
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I have been signing fluenty since 2010. I am working on becoming a certified interpreter and have interim taught within the Deaf community. I will make your learning experience fun and provide feedback along with insight and etiquette when signing.

About Olivia
Hello! I have my BA in Fine Arts and have been teaching arts since 2015. I also am active and have taught in the Deaf community ASL since 2012.
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Sophia T. June 11, 2019
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Very pleasant and personable. Did a great job of building immediate rapport with my 12 year old daughter.
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Sophia T. June 11, 2019
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Very pleasant and personable. Did a great job of building immediate rapport with my 12 year old daughter.
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About Amanda W.

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Milford, OH
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•Are you losing your hearing? Come sign with me!
•Is your spouse losing their hearing? Both of you, come sign with me!!
• Do you have a baby or toddler? ASL inspires early communication, eliminates terrible twos, tantrums, enhances sibling communication, and can inspire early potty training.
•Do you have a deaf child? Let me help you communicate!
• Need a foreign language for your homeschooler? Come sign with me!

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•Associates in Sign Language Interpreting
•Bachelor’s in Hearing, Speech & Language Sciences
•ESL Teaching Certification
•5 years experience interpreting/tutoring.

About Amanda
Hello! 👋 My name is Amanda!!

I live in Cincinnati, Ohio. I am married and have a silly, wonderful 2 1/2 year old Daughter named Ady.

I love to Run 🏃🏽‍♀️ crazy long distance races, snowboard, and do PUZZLES ! 🧩

I am goofy, fun and like to be loud, if we are learning sign language 🤟I’m “loud with my hands!!”

I have interpreted in classrooms k-job coaching programs and also homeschoolers.

Come Sign with me!

Come learn English with me!!

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About Chartisia P.

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Oxnard, CA
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I began my ASL journey 13 years ago. More recently, I have been teaching the Bible to those are deaf or hard of hearing, which have helped me hone my signing skills, as well as grow in appreciation for Deaf Culture. My love for a language that allows you to express yourself without words has carried me to the point where I want to help others learn this beautiful language. Whether you are a beginner wanting to learn the basics, or if you have a foundation but are looking to go to that next level of signing, I'm ready to get you there.

In my classes, you will not only learn signs, but you will also learn Deaf Culture. You will learn how to switch from words and sentences (thinking in English) to concepts and descriptions (thinking in ASL). Also, we'll have some fun practicing communicating and having dialouge together. You will enjoy this class so much, you won't even realize that you are becoming a beautiful part in the wonderful world of ASL.

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About Chartisia
Hi, my name is Chartisia! (Pronounced like "shar-tea-sea-uh")

I really love to help people, which is why I am here on TakeLessons.com. I love seeing people learn new things that help them improve their lives. I teach ESL beginner through advanced classes, and ASL beginner to intermediate classes. I believe that being able to express ourselves is one of the best gifts we humans have, and language barriers shouldn't get in the way. With my help, you will be able to navigate our multi-llingual world with confidence.

A little bit about me...I am 28 years old and have lived in sunny Southern California all my life. My hobbies include going to the beach, listening to music, spending time with family and friends, watching movies, and being a full-time volunteer Bible teacher. I also love nature and exploring it-by hiking, walking, or birdw
atching. I enjoy seeing other people happy, enjoying life and this wonderful Earth we call home.

I look forward to helping you overcome those language barriers, master another language so you can live your best life! Hope to see you in class 😄
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Chartisia P.

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