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About Marsha K.

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Roseville, CA
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To a Musical 2018! Recital is coming! Practice, Practice, Practice! Congratulations to those who completed the 100 day challenge, WOW! I am currently full except for ONE slot Wed at 4:30, snatch it up quickly!

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.

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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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Lisa D. July 20, 2016
· Singing · In home
I got my monies worth just in the first lesson! I am amazed she can teach me, where several have failed.
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Jessica Reyes March 21, 2016
· Piano · In home
Very encouraging
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Renee A. May 19, 2015
· Piano · In studio
Marsha took the time to get to know my daughter and created personal lessons for her.
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About Dunia S.

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Silver Spring, MD
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About Dunia
I have a background in classical, jazz and popular music. I have played flute for over 20 years in every context, from orchestra to marching band to CBGB. I have performed with vocal ensembles of every size and in every style.

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My lessons focus on range and stability. My style is very casual and I am happy to work on details. I enjoy helping students develop their own sound, rather than imposing a dogma on them. I like to bring everyone into their full voice, no matter what the instrument.

If my posted hours don't suit you, please send me an email. I can be flexible.

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Piano, Percussion, Recording Equipment and mics.

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Piano, Percussion, Recording Equipment and mics.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in punk, reggae and ska, but am also fluent in ja
zz, classical and rock.
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Craig M. November 25, 2013
· Singing ·
Dunia is great!!!

Dunia is great! I was very nervous and she made me feel so comfortable and at ease. I look forward to continuing with her in the future!!! :)
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About Elena A.

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Rodeo, CA
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Highly Motivated & Excited Teacher and Inspiration Mover. Building confidence in various subjects from Art to Dance to Computer Skills.

Come to the class one way, and leave a brand new person regardless of which class you take with Elena A.

Founder & CEO of MMTB- Movie Making Throughout the Bay! Inc. a 501c3 Non Profit Organization, Elena teaches classes to support the community and continues to boost careers in the Bay!
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Jonathan September 30, 2015
· Filmmaking · In studio
MMTB's day-long intensives with Elena are astounding. DO NOT go in with a closed mind, or thinking you know things - if you do, you will walk away bitter and confused, because Elena will challenge everything you know - BUT you will walk away with a completely new perspective if you allow yourself to learn. The days are intense (as expected), so be prepared to abandon everything you knew on the fly - and be prepared to have your mind blown, and explore aspects of your art you've never explored before.
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Rodeo, CA 94572
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About Trevor M.

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Concord, CA
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My name is Trevor Murphy. I am 24 years old and have been teaching music lessons for 4 years. I completed my Bachelor’s of Music – Jazz Studies from San Jose State University in 2017. I have been a member of the International Society of Bassists since 2012 and achieved my Eagle Scout Rank in 2011. I have 14 years of performance experience and specialize in Double Bass Performance and Music Theory as my main focuses. I also offer lessons in guitar, piano, trumpet, electric bass, and upright bass. I enjoy working with motivated students of all ages and backgrounds who are passionate about music and want to develop a great work ethic and sense of self-discipline, while having fun in what they do. It’s more than just music – It’s about combining what’s in your heart with what’s on the page and truly expressing the music. Additionally, I will
go into detail on the secrets of overcoming fear and performance anxiety when playing for audiences. The inner game of music is about overcoming self-limiting beliefs. Become brilliant. Become fearless. Become the most confident version of yourself through music. Learn a higher level of musicianship and book with me today!
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Scott December 26, 2017
· Upright Bass · In studio
I was looking for an upright bass teacher and found Trevor on Takelessons.
After we got through the maze of takelessons website ( a real issue that needs to be resolved. How can you know if a teacher is right for you without communicating with them Takelessons?) we were able to discuss what my interests and goals were. Trevor understood I was new to double bass, but had some experience on electric bass and was able to put together a lesson plan that helped me progress rapidly while still keeping the lessons interesting and fun.
I asked Trevor to help me with bowing, classical and Jazz improv. Each lesson contained time for each and I was sent home with practice pieces on each of the disciplines. My zeal for learning "everything" may have been a bit unrealistic, but Trevor made sure to spend time with me on each area and worked on correcting anything he saw come up that was not correct form.
Trevor has an easy going style, but shows a great love for music.
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Concord, CA 94521
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About Hee K.

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I am a bodynbrain yoga senior instructor. I have been teaching and energy healing for over 20 years of experience.

I can guide very easy yoga, meditation, energy healing and a special training for belly button self-healing method. Everyone can obtain great benefit for their body and mind through my specialty.
Do you want better digestion, More energy, Less pain, Clearer mind, Better circulation, Better mood, Improved immunity, Faster detoxification?

I am proud that many people already benefitted from my guide for health and happiness. It is my pleasure to help everyone to be healthy and happy.
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Elizabeth June 13, 2017
· Meditation · In studio
My overall stress level has lowered and I notice a great difference in my attitude, and overall health. An awesome Instructor, does not make make feel rushed or embarrassed if I ask questions or learn something new.
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Sally May 13, 2017
· Yoga · In studio
I felt very comfortable because I felt like I was informed personally. I ended up feeling very relaxed, the place was clean and the instructor was kind.
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About Ellen Q.

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San Diego, CA

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I am a Board Certified Coach (BCC). This credential is a mark of distinction for credential holders and a source of credibility for their clients.

I also have a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and a B.A. in Psychology from Wellesley College. As a licensed psychologist, I also practice psychotherapy (totally separate from my coaching practice).

In both coaching and psychotherapy, my approach is what is called "solution focused." That means that the focus is on helping people meet their goals by discovering and building on what's already working in their lives. With this approach, it isn't necessary to know everything about the past or even the problem to create solutions now.

I developed the "Doing What Works" and "Solution Focused Anxiety Management" programs and have facilitated them with hundred
s of participants.

I've had the privilege of teaching solution focused practice to many people. I've presented workshops on my “doing what works approach” to solution focused practice in the USA and abroad.

I am also an author. My most recent book, on decision making, is "How Do You Know When You Know?" A recent review of this book described it as "full of practical guidelines, relevant information, and examples written in an easy to read and engaging style... Ellen is a well-respected and revered giant in the field. Her brilliance extends to psychotherapy, coaching, writing and training."

I've also written books for professionals, "Solution Focused Anxiety Management," Doing What Works in Brief Therapy: A Strategic Solution Focused Approach" (1st and 2nd Editions), and "Core Competencies in the Solution Focused and Strategic Therapies." (The latter is part of a series on three primary approaches to practice, considered to be psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and solution focused. I had the honor of being asked to author the volume on solution focused practice).

With these experiences, I'm ready to help you discover strategies for riding through and beyond rough patches and bumps in the road. It would be my privilege to accompany you on your journey.
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Anna June 18, 2017
· Life Coaching · In home
Life coaching is about partnering up with a coach who will become your number one cheerleader in a way that even your closest family members cannot be. Ellen is a great coach for that role because she listens to and really HEARS what's on your mind and in your heart. She offers strategies that will help you make sense of your life and help you get unstuck. If you're looking to make sense of a difficult situation in your life, to start/complete a project, or are going through changes, I recommend that you work with Ellen.
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About Embrolic S.

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"Yoga and meditation are the healing tools the Creator has given me. The combination of God's word, slow movement and the breath have been a source of relief and refuge from years of struggling with depression and anxiety. The tools of yoga along with prayer and other forms of therapy have been invaluable in my journey toward oneness. In our marriage, yoga has allowed my husband and I to gain intimacy and harmony on a level we never imagined! The process of breathing, moving, and meditating on the Truth together has given us a profound experience of marital oneness."

Embrolic is a certified yoga teacher, health and wellness educator, and an author with a teacher’s heart. She has a mild obsession with personality psychology and uses this knowledge to help her students personalize their yoga practice and wellness choices. Embrolic has ove
r 300 hours of Yoga instructor training, and has been teaching yoga since 2010. Along with her initial 225 hour training(R-HYI), she has additional training in Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Kids Yoga, Chair Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, and Yogalates. Embrolic also has a Master’s degree in education and an IIN Health Coach certification.
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Embrolic S.

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About Zoey G.

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Sebastopol, CA
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I have a Masters Degree in Fibe Art (MFA ) with high honors from the California Institute of the Arts and a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts, Cum Laude from the Maryland Institute College of Art and coursework at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Also a professor for 10+ years and 20-30 years experience depending on subject matter. Also an experienced Coach, Comic, Writer, Artist, Photographer, Painter, Actor, Editor and Cinematographer. My goal is to bring out the best in you, wherever your interest may be.
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Zoey G.

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Sebastopol, CA 95472
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About Ryan T.

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Germantown, MD

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Ryan is a composer, improviser, author, music theorist, pianist, music producer, and teacher. He has won awards for his original music, such as his first place award for Best Original Film Score in the Montgomery County Film Festival in 2011. He also has performed in prestigious venues like the Takoma Park Jazz Festival and the Siemens Competition Awards Ceremony hosted in the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium.

Ryan writes and performs in a variety of styles ranging from classical to jazz to electronic. He has experience writing music for large ensembles such as orchestras and jazz big bands. As a music producer, he has worked with big and small groups of musicians alike in professional-level recording studio environments. His expertise also extends to the mixing, mastering, and synthesis applications of music technology that have become so
central to the modern music industry.

Ryan holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music in Contemporary Writing and Production. He was accepted in 2013 with a scholarship and finished the four-year program only two and half years later. He has studied with great teachers such as the amazing composer and concert pianist Jeffrey Chappell. He has also studied guitar performance on the side and experiments with different instruments whenever he can. In recent years, Ryan has focused on teaching workshops, classes for small groups, private lessons, and on creating his new book The Theory and Creation of Music.

In addition to his musical pursuits, Ryan also has a profound passion for self-growth, psychology, and spirituality. He is well-versed in a number of different self-development practices including Vipassana meditation, circling, and re-evaluation co-counseling. Complementing his practical experience, he has also developed a deep understanding of related intellectual fields like integral theory, developmental psychology, and eastern philosophy. Ryan plans to write his next book on his newly created system of self-growth: Adoga.
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Lynn December 9, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Ryan has a passion for creating and playing music that he clearly wants to share with those new to the art as well as those with experience. His joy is greatest when he is able to foster musical connections for others and help them grow in their own enthusiasm and understanding. Ryan is a an excellent teacher; patient and kind. If you are looking for a task master, Ryan is not your guy. But if you are looking for someone who can spark passion and a deeper appreciation for the craft of creating and playing music, there is no better person I can recommend.
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About Kaity R.

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Lafayette, CO
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About Kaity
My goal as a wellness practitioner is to facilitate individual and community wellness through empowering my students and clients in their own paths towards healing. As a Yoga Therapist, I recognize how radically different yoga and healing practices look for each individual based on their unique body, conditioning, personality, and constitution.

My personal journey into yoga, meditation, and healing practices began early on in my youth through the influence of my yogi father. Over time, these practices have become a part of who I am. Yoga has created long-lasting wakefulness, stillness, and resiliency into my body, mind, and spirit. The practices have profoundly uplifted my life, and inspired me to help others to apply them.

My group classes, workshops, and retreats are designed as guided journeys of self-discovery intended to bring
more balance, harmony, and peace of mind into my students’ lives. My teaching is strongly rooted in the Kripalu and Yoga Therapy traditions.

In Yoga Therapy sessions, we will explore a wide variety of healing modalities suited to your individual needs and wellness goals, whether they are physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual. These sessions are designed to cultivate deep relaxation, increased body awareness, self-acceptance, and peace of mind.

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Upon deciding to begin Yoga Therapy with Kaity Rose, you will be given an intake questionnaire to complete for Kaity to gain a larger understanding of your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual goals. Based on this intake process, a yoga class is created specifically for you. Your first session will typically last 90 minutes for further intake.

After your initial assessment, you will practice a personalized session with your Yoga Therapist. You are welcome to record your session to practice again at home. Your personal protocol will be written up, in most cases, for ease in taking the practice home. Results are dependent on your commitment to practice the techniques daily. Expected practice time is approximately 20 minutes/day.

The following techniques may be used, dependent on what you and your Yoga Therapist deem fit:

- Yoga
- Somatics
- Postural Alignment and Movement Dynamics
- Myofascial Ball-Work
- Ayurveda
- Breath Work
- Meditation
- Yoga Nidra
- Lifestyle Suggestions
- Stress Management Tools

Yoga Therapy does not replace your doctor’s advice. However, Yoga Therapy is extremely complementary to Western medical advice.
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Tracy December 7, 2017
· Yoga · In studio
I love the down-to-earth approach and peaceful energy Kaity brings to the classroom! As a 52 year old woman with only a little expereince with yoga, I find Kaity's teachings totally approachable and non-intimidating. I always leave her class feeling powerfully renewed! Kaity teaches for ALL body types, ALL genders and ALL ages! I definitely don't feel like I don't fit in or can't keep up. She definitely knows her stuff and really seems to care about each and every student. She's the real thing!
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Ryan H December 7, 2017
· Yoga · In home
Kaity did an amazing job holding space for me to get into a rhythm with my poses. She provided a very well formed balance between guiding me into a deep practice and allowing me to have space and silence. She is professional, nurturing and understands the dynamics of yoga at an advance level. I am not very flexible so she was able to give me adjustments that are safe for my body type but still stretch me at the same time. She also has a great mindful presence that added to the depth of the practice... Definitely going to do more sessions with her.
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