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About Trevor H.

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El Cajon, CA
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About Trevor
Every musician was first and foremost a fan of music. My love of
music began when my mother took me to a performance of Beethoven's
fifth symphony when, coincidentally, I was five. From that point, I
started fervently listening to my mother's records (those are the
huge, black monstrosities that people in the pre-historic used in
place of iPods), followed closely by my father's CD collection.
After a while, this ravenous desire of to know and feel music moved
me to play an instrument. After a couple of false starts with the
drums and violin, I found my true musical calling: the guitar.

On January 25th 1995, on a whim, I began playing the
guitar, and I have yet to put it down. Along the way I've picked up
a number of friends for my guitar, including the bass, the lute, the
sitar and, once again, the drums. After on
ly a few years of
practice, I started playing professionally, in bands and solo guitar.
Live playing experience, I believe, is the most important experience
that any musician can have, in that, the most important part of music
is how it sounds, and playing in front of people is the quickest way
to learn how to play effectively. And this is what I teach; how to
be a musician, not just a technician.

*** Lesson Details ***
A student can expect a curriculum tailor-made to their needs and personality. Every person learns differently and this is an important distinction in my teaching style. Some students need a strong hand to keep them working, others need to find many different ways to the same conclusion to keep them focused, while still others need a laid-back friend in order to accept knowledge.

I stress rhythmic literacy, for, as my jazz teacher always said, "rhythm is king." If composition is important to you, then we'll focus on music theory, but if you're just wanting to learn how to play some fun rock tunes with your friends on the weekends, we can do that as well. As I stated before, we'll get you playing in front of people in no time.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide an amplifier, a loner guitar (if needed), staff and/or tablature paper, metronome, pens and paper for the lessons.

*** Specialties ***
Music theory and composition, guitar, bass, lute, beginner to intermediate piano
Classical, shred, blues, and rock guitar; renaissance lute; blues, rock and slap bass; composition of many styles; world music.
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Mike M. March 9, 2017
· Guitar · In home
Trevor is great, he has patience for us beginners, explains things well and answers all my questions. The rest is up to me.
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Dan F. March 25, 2016
· Guitar · In home
had a great first lesson
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Cooper W. November 15, 2015
· Drum · In home
Looking forward to the next one!
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Trevor H.

Trevor H.

El Cajon, CA 92021
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About Luis M.

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Chula Vista, CA
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About Luis
Graduated with a Piano performance diploma from Chula Vista School of Performing Arts division. I have taught several students in many fields including but not limited to: Spanish, Piano (beginner-Intermidiate), Vocal Development etc. I am very friendly and personable, but also professional. When students come to me with problems, I will do what ever it takes to bring them to the solution. My motto is, a problem is just another opportunity for you to do your best.

- I have taught: 6 years. Ranging in many subjects such as Spanish, English, Vocal Instruction, Piano Instruction, Guitar, and Musical Performance.

- Choir Director/ Conductor Jan 2010 - Present
SDCOC
- I am a music director for the San Diego Churches of Christ. I've taught the San Diego Church of Christ Fellowship for 5 years. I have led worship for even longer, and i l
ove it.
- Worship intern May 2014 - Sep 2014
- Dallas/ Fortworth Church of Christ
- Led worship, produced music, directed choirs, taught assorted parts to part singers.
- I Speak 3 languages fluently
- I am a certified member of the National Association of Music Educators
- I have received awards in the fields of Voice and Piano for outstanding professionalism, & Excellency
- I am presently teaching ages 5-65, with the exception of one enthusiastic 67 year old.
- I love my job, and I am passionate, above all I will make you excited about the field of study you choose

*** Lesson Details ***
These details change depending on, whether you would like musical training or academic tutoring.
Musical:

Music is fun and the lessons should be as well. When it comes to practice I recommend that students do spend time (1/2-1hour daily) outside of the lessons practicing to ensure that they see results. If you choose to practice only while in the lesson you will get better but it will be at a slower pace.

- Start with quick warm ups (these work to increase students fluidity with their instrument)
- Work technique
- Assign repertoire depending on skill level.
- Work on assigned repertoire
- Work on technical aspect of the pieces.
Your student will learn much more about their capabilities and their instrument as they will learn many aspects of Music Theory.

I teach beginning- advanced piano lessons touching on posture, hand position, rhythm training, sight-reading, expression, and pop/jazz chord charts. If you want to learn how to play songs by ear that you hear on the radio, I can train you how to do that too! Once I feel that you have surpassed my ability to help you grow, I will be happy to pass you on to a more experienced teacher and attend all of your future recitals.

I teach voice beginner-professional, which includes classical repertoire and technique as well as Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock, Standards, Country, RnB,...you name it. The best part is that you will learn to sing in a manner that will not damage your instrument and in fact will work to fortify your instrument.

Academic:
- Start with introduction to the standard.
- Work on problems with material.
- Present new methods to reach a solution.
- Work on all assigned work.
- Work on future work to give the student an academic advantage.

I am a hard working tutor that will bring the joy of the subject to our sessions of tutoring. I am strict at times, however, some of my students have referred to me as mellow. I will strive to bring your student up to speed and surpass even their own expectations. I love my students, and I want to see them succeed.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, Recording equipment etc.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Casio Keyboard Piano, sheet music, and much more equipment as needed.

*** Specialties ***
Classical Piano, Classical Voice, English Literature, Spanish Linguistics
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Savion (6) T. December 11, 2016
· Piano · In home
Kids are into it
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Makhai (4) T. December 4, 2016
· Piano · In home
Excellent
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natalie welch August 6, 2016
· Singing · In home
A great pick that I refer all my friend to.
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Luis M.

Luis M.

Chula Vista, CA 91911
(18)
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$30 / 30-min

About Jason N. L.

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About Jason N.
¡Hola! ¡Bienvenido! Hello and Welcome!

my name's Jason and I love Spanish and Latin America.

I'm currently a doctoral student. I majored in Spanish at University of California, Davis, lived in Mexico for 3 years where I completed a Master's degree in Counseling, studied Spanish Literature and Psychology at the University of Costa Rica for 7 months and have traveled around a few other Latin American Countries.

My goal is to tailor the lessons to what best helps you learn. I can do conversation classes and academic ones too. I have a lot of material and activities to facilitate fun learning. My command of the language is almost native. I prefer to work with those who really want to learn, just so we both use our time wisely. I work best with those who already have a base in Spanish but want to prefect their knowledge of proverbs
, sayings, jokes, cultural aspects of Spanish, grammar, vocabulary, conjugation, listening and overall language skills. That said, I can work with anyone at any level of Spanish, and have experiences with students from ages 5 to 67.

Want to find out what lessons with me are like? Check out 10 of the
articles I wrote on the TakeLessons blog here:

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*** Specialties ***
-Spanish conjugation
-Spanish vocabulary
-Spanish grammar
-Spanish conversation/pronunciation
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Boston September 6, 2017
· Spanish · In home
Thanks Jason
Boston enjoyed his first lesson
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Stephen August 13, 2015
· Spanish · In home
Jason inspired me to have a break-through with my Spanish. As a nurse with many Hispanic patients, after only 3 classes with Jason, I successfully triage'd a patient using almost all Spanish. I was pretty stoked about the whole thing. It was a really good confidence boost to not only use it and be understood by the lady, but I understood her too. Not every little word, mind you, but I was able to pick out a lot of the context and figure out what was going on. Working with Jason makes me feel like I'm opening up a whole new avenue in my practice, even after 15 years of repetition. I have Jason to thank for this and it's just boosted me towards learning more.
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Laura August 9, 2015
· Spanish · In home
Jason is a quality Spanish teacher. Not only does he have a native command of the language (as verified by my Latino co-worker), but Jason is also a skilled language instructor. Two attributes of Jason that I particularly value are his attention to detail and the way he highlights language patterns to facilitate learning. It is evident that Jason has a huge passion for teaching Spanish.
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Jason N. L.

Jason N. L.

San Diego, CA 92128
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About Matias D.

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San Diego, CA
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About Matias
MA in Linguistics (West Virginia University, 2015)
BA in TESOL (Instituto Carlos Linneo, Argentina, 2006)
Experience teaching Spanish: Argentina, Pfeiffer University (NC), West Virginia University (WV), Angelo State University (TX).
Experience teaching English: Argentina, Angelo State University (TX), San Diego State University (CA).
Fulbright Scholar Alumni (2008-2009)
Cambridge University Best Practice in State Education Scholarship (2011)
I have experience with teacher training, online teaching, exam prep, etc.
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Glen October 17, 2017
· Spanish · In home
Very relaxed nature, but we covered a lot of content in our 90 minute lesson and I already feel like I'm making progress.
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Estefanía August 31, 2017
· English · In studio
He's an awesome teacher, innovative, curious and energetic. You go to classes knowing it's going to be good, and that by the end of it you will learn something new.
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Daniela Cerbino August 30, 2017
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Matías and I first met through the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching program in 2008 and have remained in touch ever since. We have worked together and collaborated thtoughout the years in various ways. Matías is a dedicated and experienced teacher who strives to create memorable and practical lessons. He likes making students think out of the box and often brings his interests to the classroom, making for a content-based class. He is creative and tries new methodologies and ideas, as he is up-to-date on the latest language teaching trends. He is also fun and kind-hearted. I strongly recommend Matías and doubt you'll find a better language teacher.
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Matias D.

Matias D.

San Diego, CA 92110
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$35 / 30-min

About Melda Ina B.

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La Mesa, CA
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About Melda Ina
Hi, I am from Germany and hold a Ph.D. in German Language, Literature & Culture. I have a passion for teaching, languages and cultures, which is why I built a career in this field. I value cooperation and structure each lesson to fit your needs, and I make my lessons fun and exciting by adding lots of cultural aspects into your language learning experience. I am very flexible with time and location and I strive to build a strong student-teacher relationship.
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Steven May 14, 2018
· German · In studio
Very patient and helpful. Always has suggestions on how to improve my pronunciation of German and helps me feel comfortable with my efforts.
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Melda Ina B.

La Mesa, CA 91942
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About Carlos E.

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Carlsbad, CA

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I have been a language teacher for more than 24 years. I have a B.A. in English Language and Literature and my curriculum includes several subjects related to Spanish grammar, composition, phonetics and literature, so apart from being my native language (I am Cuban) I have the necessary academic knowledge to teach Spanish to speakers of other languages.

I have worked mainly with adults in colleges and language schools. At the university level I worked with students from different professional interests, so I am familiar with teaching the language for specific academic skills. I have also tutored individual adults.

In my teaching I favor the communicative approach with meaningful exchanges and with a solid foundation on the formal aspects of the language too. I also pay attention to individual needs so that students can progress at th
eir own pace.

At the intermediate and advanced levels I favor the use of meaningful discussions and debate about updated issues, so that the students can learn how to express their true opinions and ideas properly in different contexts.

I believe in fostering a friendly atmosphere and making the teaching experience a meaningful human exchange.
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Carlos E.

Carlos E.

Carlsbad, CA 92009
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$42 / 60-min

About Myriam D.

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San Diego, CA
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About Myriam
Hello!

My name is Myriam Dominguez, I'm 18 years old currently getting a bachelor's degree in clinical psychology at Cetys Universidad in Mexico and at Seattle University. I've been working as a tutor since I was in middle school, this was because a lot of classmates had Spanish as a class and well I am an expert at spanish it is my native language after all, I love teaching what I know best.

I am a very patient person and teacher
I love teaching children because they learn so quick
I love teaching people my age because I can understand them better
and I love teaching older people because we end up teaching each other different things.
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Liz G. March 12, 2018
· Spanish · Online
Best teacher I've ever had, she is really patient and nice and will answer any questions, totally recommend her!
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Myriam D.

Myriam D.

San Diego, CA 92154
(1)
starting at
$29 / 30-min

About Mélissa E.

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San Diego, CA
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About Mélissa
Hi,
I am Melissa, and I have a Ph.D. in Chemistry. During 3 years, I made some teaching activities in a French University, that allowed me to improve my communication skills with students. I am a very patient person, and I really like help people. I know how is it difficult to learn a new language, so, I would provide a funny and interested teaching.
I hope to hear from you soon.
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Mélissa E.

Mélissa E.

San Diego, CA 92122
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$42 / 30-min

About Gabriel F.

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San Diego, CA

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About Gabriel
I'm Gabriel and I make learning FUN and PRODUCTIVE!

Biochemistry, physics, math, statistics, programming, english...these are just few of the subjects that come to mind which are intertwined with our everyday lives.

With a bit of creativity and curiosity, any subject my student needs help in becomes fun and intuitive.

I empower student's with the skills and tool-set that they need to actively solve their own problems, both during classwork and in life.

Being a personable tutor I get to know my students and aim to form a strong bond so that I can simplify complex questions into scenarios that the student would encounter in their day to day activities.

I am looking forward to learning more about your tutoring needs and will work through lesson plans in a goal-oriented manner to ensure solid results.

All the Best,

Gabriel
B.S. Neuroscience and Psychology, UC San Diego Alumni 2017
Medical School Candidate
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Gabriel F.

Gabriel F.

San Diego, CA 92122
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$25 / 30-min

About Paula F.

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San Diego, CA
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About Paula
I've been learning English since I was 6 and I've always been in love with sharing, learning and teaching.
I've been traveling for the past 4 years and by teaching all sorts of people in the world I have acquired great patience, versatility and ideas.
One of my biggest motivators: Seeing my student's progress on each class!
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Roxanne May 14, 2018
· Spanish · Online
Paula is an awesome instructor! Her level of English and Spanish is outstanding and she always finds a ways to make you understand things, even when they're very difficult! She's patient, fun and always with a smile! <3
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Paula F.

Paula F.

San Diego, CA 92107
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