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maria J.

4 Reviews
Oakland, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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maria J.

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I am a fashion and accessories designer living in Oakland, CA. My company has been in business for 8 years.

I am a trained patternmaker; I graduated from the Louise Salinger Academy of Fashion with an associate degree in pattern making in 1997.

I have worked in the fashion industry since then. Vintage clothing is my obsession and I love to be able to design and sew clothing.
I have taught intensive sewing camps to girls and found it so rewarding.

I would love to share my skills and knowledge to budding fashion designers, crafters, and to those who want to learn how to sew!

About maria

Hello! My name is Maria and I love fashion! I have been in the clothing and fashion industry for 20 years. My knowledge of sewing and construction is vast. I have taught since 2010 and love sharing my skills with students who have an interest in sewing and/or fashion. A little bit about my e

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Sophie
Maria was so helpful! She was able to teach me the basics of my sewing machine even though she had not used that type before. I could tell just by talking to her how knowledgeable and passionate she is about her craft. I plan to definitely have more lessons with her in the future. Thanks again! :)
Courtney
Maria is a fantastic pattern maker and sewing teacher! She was able to make a pattern out of my existing garment without taking it apart and walked me through all the steps of re-creating the item. Not only is she very knowledgable, she is also a great teacher and was able to explain things to me so I could retain them and practice on my own. I was completely new to sewing and she patiently answered all my questions and made sure I was comfortable with the different stitches. She also taught me how to setup and use my new sewing machine! Maria is a very down to earth and easy going person; it was really fun chatting during our lessons. I will definitely be back for more lessons!
Julia
Maria was a very thoughtful and thorough instructor. I would definitely take another class with her!

Taylor G.

3 Reviews
El Cerrito, CA
Starting at $50
  • BFA- Individualized (Sculpture, Sound, Community Art) from California College of the Arts
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Taylor G.

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Have a machine but don't know how to use it? Want to learn to cross stitch or hand stich? I've got you covered.
I can teach you how to make your own bags, clothes, quilt or pouch.
Let's get sewing!

About Taylor

Taylor G. has been teaching lessons since 2014 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home or at her studio. Taylor has helped students play the ukulele, woodwork, paint/draw, build with clay, sing, and explore. Taylor G. received her training at California College of the Arts in 2

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Ariana H.
Taylor is great with my 13 year old daughter. She is knowledgable, patient and nice.
Brian
Taylor, has been a very patient and perceptive teacher, helping me past the obstacles in my playing. She came up with exercises snd songs appropriate for the challenges i faced. I would strongly recommend her for a late beginner like myself.
Lily
great. my daughter had a first lesson with Taylor. she enjoyed it.
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Sarah L.

22 Reviews
San Bruno, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
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Sarah L.

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I have been a professional costume designer since 2003 and have sewn everything from everyday apparel to sci-fi outfits to full-body monster costumes. I can teach you basic skills in a step-by-step curriculum fashion or I can help you create a specific project that you have in mind. Do you want something special for an event or do you want to make something out of some fun fabric you found? I am very flexible and enjoy being creative, so bring me your challenge and I will help you give it life!

About Sarah

*Please note: If you are interested in online classes they will take place over Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime, not TakeLessons Classroom (for technological reasons)* Hello, and thank you for visiting my page! I have been an artist for my whole life and I am passionate about sharing my love of creativit

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Toby
excellent!
Andy B
Great instructor
Miriam
Sarah is a fantastic teacher: patient, knowledgeable, thoughtful and friendly. I'm looking forward to many more sessions with her!

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Larianne T.

Teaches Online
Starting at $17
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 13 to 75
  • Teaching since 2016
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Larianne T.

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I have been crocheting since I was 5, so I have over 20 years of experience. I love to crochet, and I can teach you how to make some of my most popular designs. I can also help with social media management for your crochet business, along with giving tips & tricks to make sales on Etsy and in person at craft shows.

About Larianne

Hi! I'm Larianne! I'm a wedding & portraits photographer and crochet addict :) Both my love for crochet and photographer started when I was a child. Now I am a wife and mother of two, and I have a photography business and a crochet business. I would love to help you get started, or help you get eve

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Melissa N.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Italian, French
  • Teaches students Male: 7 and up; Female: 6 and up
  • Teaches Intermediate
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Melissa N.

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GAMING MUSIC FOR PIANO:

This is a special course Ms. Melissa is offering! She is teaching video game music on piano to all those gamers out there!

Ms. Melissa likes to learn video game music in her spare time, from games such as Zelda, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy, Skyrim, and so on.

She understands that a lot of piano students want to learn this type of music, so for a limited time she is offering to skip the introductory classes and get straight to work!

NOTE: This course does not teach the basics of piano (note reading, technique or notation) Ms. Melissa strongly suggests this course for students who already have at least some knowledge of these fundamentals.

NOTE: Can be taken IN CONJUNCTION with regular piano lessons, or on its own!

About Melissa

Ms. Melissa is a classically trained singer and pianist with a love for all kinds of music. Since 2013, she has taught students to read music, understand music, and prepare for various occasions such as NYSSMA, auditions (theatre, college, etc.) and recitals. She is currently teaching out of her

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Effie
We love our online lessons with Melissa! We just prop up the phone or iPad on a chair and Melissa can guide my daughter as if she was sitting right next to her!! She keeps her engaged and focused with her encouraging approach and current song choices. Voice lessons are also going great with Melissa demonstrating or singing along as needed. I spoke with A LOT of instructors and music schools and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Melissa to anyone!


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Janet P.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Janet P.

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Have you tried watching YouTube videos to learn to knit, but found it difficult to keep up, or couldn’t find exactly what you were looking for? Do you have a specific project or a particular stitches you want to learn? I’ll “meet YOU where are YOU are” and tailor our time together to help you achieve your vision of a beautiful hand-knit item! We’ll repeat steps as often and as slowly as needed to help you master the skills necessary to accomplish your own knitting goals, from cast-on to cables and all points in between!

About Janet

Enthusiasm, flexibility, patience and joy are a few of the things I bring to each knitting lesson! I really enjoy helping others feel the enormous satisfaction that comes with fulfilling their vision of a beautiful handmade item!

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"I met Lily Quain recently and was very pleased with her way of teaching. She is patient, very considerate and will share with her students a wealth of information. She will not fail in teaching all she can!"
Diana Ortiz
Took Sewing lessons from Lily Q.
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"Vena is a phenomenal teacher. She really ensures that you understand the concepts fully when teaching and doesn't rush through anything to fit it within a certain time frame. In our first day, she helped me learn the semantics of patternmaking and sewing and apply it visually to a dress form! For any beginner or someone who needs to solidify their foundation, Vena is a great instructor!"
Urvi
Took Sewing lessons from Vena H.
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"Great first sewing lesson for my daughter!"
Sarah
Took Sewing lessons from Linda S.
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"Julia is an excellent instructor! She was very patient as she taught me the basics of crochet. She presents information in a clear and enjoyable manner"
Philip K
Took Crocheting lessons from Julia A.
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"Ellen is the best knitter/crocheter I've ever met. She's saved several of my projects. She's very patient, doesn't make me feel stupid and she's very helpful. I'd recommend her without reservation."
Danielle
Took Knitting lessons from Ellen D.
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"Angela was patient and very helpful.
Can’t wait to learn more
What a wonderful experience. Thank You!!"
Margie DeTour
Took Knitting lessons from Angela C.
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"Mathew is an excellent teacher. He's patient, understanding, and knowledgable."
Leo
Took Chess lessons from Mathew M.
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"Loved Rosemarys class. She is very patient and teaches in detail to make you understand. She also offers her personal tips for sewing as a beginner. I would be returning to her class for sure to continue with my training soon. It’s Rosemary all the way. Thanks for all you do."
Binta
Took Sewing lessons from Rosemary O.
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"We had a great first meet! Ade was very open and honest with helping me come up with a game plain to help me reach my goals. I look forward to our meets."
Marlena
Took Sewing lessons from Adenike O.
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"Experienced and patient first came to mind. Has been a knitting peer and problem solving friend for more than 10 years, and we knit together weekly when not practicing shelter in place."
Yvonne
Took Knitting lessons from Melisa M.
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