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About Jillian V.

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Oakland Gardens, NY

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I have a Master's degree in Music Therapy, am a nationally board certified music therapist (MT-BC); performer and vocal instructor (Bachelor's in Classical Voice); certified yoga instructor and meditation guide (200+); certified and attuned Reiki master; professional writer and editor.

...I find joy in a lot of places! And often I find these areas of study inform and augment each other.

Music therapy has afforded me a great deal of experience working with children, teens, and adults with special needs including, autism spectrum disorder, Down's syndrome, cerebral palsy, emotional disturbances and developmental delays as well as teens and adults with psychosocial issues, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, grief, ADHD, personality disorders, and more.

I incorporate my experience as a therapist into the educative se
tting.

As a voice teacher, I want to help my students settle comfortably into their own musicality by showing them the building blocks of a solid technique, drawing particularly from the things that helped me grow as a vocalist. I want my students to feel strong in their body, comfortable and relaxed in their breath, and confident in their performance.

I am a professional vocalist in NYC. I perform liturgical and classical music, as well as musical theater repertoire. I participate in professional operas, choral groups and other concert series, as well as professional theater work. Performing gives me a sense of bliss and completeness that is indescribable.

As a certified yoga instructor, I teach in many locations throughout NYC. I was trained at Yoga Haven in Scarsdale, New York with Betsy Kase, and earned a 200-hour certificate in Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation. I went on to complete advanced trainings and now specialize in restorative yoga, prenatal yoga, yin yoga and therapeutics. I offer private yoga instruction and meditation at my home studio, and on occasion in my clients’ homes. My studio comes fully equipped with all yoga props, aromatherapy, and music. Hands-on-assists and personalized sequencing to deepen your experience.

It is a joy to offer Reiki to curious, open clients in need of energy healing. Reiki is a noninvasive energy healing technique totally separate of any religious affiliation and available to anyone. It is a difficult to describe the relaxing, soothing, and deep-healing effects of Reiki to someone who has never experienced.

Please feel free to inquire about any of my services!

*Note: If you don't see a time slot that is suitable to your needs but would like to try a session with me, feel free to register for the Flex Plan, and we will work out week-to-week times!!**

**Note: If you are interested in music therapy, please email me with a bit about yourself (or your loved one) and your personal goals, as well as the qualities you hope to find in your therapist.
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Paul B. July 3, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Real good instructor.
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Frederick S. April 13, 2018
· Classical Voice · In studio
Excellent first voice lesson. Jillian is warm, encouraging, and very knowledgeable. I was surprised how many "technical" issues she introduced me to (optimal breathing & how best to practice it at home; appropriate use of falsetto at upper limit of bass voice range, etc.) . Looking forward to continued lessons. (Much better use of what used to be my copay for psychotherapy! I've also joined rehearsals with new Encore-NYC chorale group in Manhattan, for people over 55. Music is giving me a real emotional lift in my retirement.)
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Grace January 22, 2018
· Audition Prep · In home
Jillian is a very friendly, gifted and delightful person to work with, and would be a good match for literally anybody. She's helped with my vocals more than any other teacher has. Thank you Jillian!
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About Sandy Q.

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Vista, CA
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Having taught Chinese Language Skills in the private sector, primary, secondary and college institutions for a number of years in China, has not only given me great confidence to teach in a classroom setting, but has inherently brought an instructor comfort that feels natural to me.
In addition, finding an opportunity where I can assist the kids, middle school and high school students and adults who love to learn Chinese college staff while maintaining my teaching proficiency in traditional or simplified Chinese characters is both welcome and rewarding to me.

I'm certain that my rich knowledge and years of experience in classroom practical application of Chinese Curriculum / Culture coupled with my love to teach make me a professional, responsible and patient teacher.

In addition, I can teach you Chinese in your location which
is no more than 10 miles away from Vista where I live. I can also teach you how to play badminton and cook delicious authentic Chinese food.
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Walker September 23, 2018
· Mandarin Chinese · In studio
My kids are enjoying leaning Chinese!
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Jackie G. January 30, 2018
· Origami · Online
My daughter had a great experience and is looking forward to the next lesson.
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Nolan M. October 13, 2015
· Mandarin · In studio
Ms. Qi is a very accessible and diligent teacher. My son can be difficult, but she found ways to quickly connect with him and get him to open up. She accommodated his need for assistance with his regular work, but encouraged us to "start again" with Chinese which is probably a good idea. Very much appreciate her experience and enthusiasm.
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Vista, CA 92083
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About Rob R.

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Safety Harbor, FL
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About Rob
I am an easy going, knowledgable and creative teacher. I strive to put the students and their personal needs first. I'm very aware that each student/person learns differently and I incorporate various strategies of learning into my lessons. There is a lot of humor and dialogue with my lessons, allowing my students the freedom to be themselves while playing.

As a school teacher, I have lots of experience in building student confidence and knowledge. If you aren't confident then you aren't progressing!

I like to record my students at different intervals of their education so they can hear the progress! I email a lesson recap after every lesson so that the student can see what we learned that week, including any notes/attachments for the student to review.

I also encourage my students to text/email/ or call with any questi
ons/concerns between lessons. This gives my students the ability to get through a challenging or difficult concept/strategy when its happening and not have to wait till the next lesson.
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Cristina September 30, 2018
· Billiards · Online
Very good start. We had some technical issues but overcame them fairly quickly. I look forward to future lessons.
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Sabrina September 16, 2018
· Billiards · In studio
He is professional and very knowledgeable! He has a gift for teaching.
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LaTunja May 23, 2018
· Billiards · Online
I didn't know what to expect trying to learn pool online but it was an amazing experience. I came away with some great tips on starting out as a beginner. Will definitely do more classes
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About Tony W.

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Seattle, WA

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I am a British Academy Award winning animator who has made over 200 TV Commercials, 2 TV Specials, several Short Films, and ‘The Pink Panther Strikes Again’ movie titles at the beginning of my career. From the outset I was personally taught by some of the most amazing master animators ever - Ken Harris ('Bugs Bunny' and 'Roadrunner' for Warner Brothers), Art Babbit ('Pinocchio' and 'Fantasia' for Disney) and Richard Williams (3 times Oscar winner). I later successfully ran my own award-winning London animation studio for 20 years, before moving to the States in 1998 to live and teach. In the USA I have taught at the highest college level for over 14 years, when I also became author of several respected books on animation, including - 'Animation from Pencils to Pixels', 'How To Make Animated Films', 'The Animator's Notebook' and 'The Anima
tor's Sketchbook'. Animation schools and colleges around the world use my books. My own master animator reputation & expertise has been developed through traditional, hand-drawn (2D) animation for the film industry. However, I have since developed a whole range of teaching techniques that will help students of ALL forms of animation, whether its for the Film, Games, TV or the Web industries. The ‘core principles of movement’ are essential for all kinds of animation, whether it be 2D, 3D, Claymation, Stop-frame or any other kind. So I now focus less on technology and software, and more on the core principles of movement through ‘gesture drawing from observation’ and other means. In this way my students do not need to purchase extremely expensive equipment or software, they often need little more than a pencil, eraser and a sketchbook – with a lot of their own dedication they need to bring to the party. I am also insistent that students of animation also learn about fundamental design, layout, film structure and storyboarding - as all these are all essential to all great, animation. So I hope you will join me and become yet another of my successful students who are currently working in the animated film and/or video game fields today.
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Timothy March 14, 2018
· Animation · Online
Tony is a skilled animator and a fantastic teacher. His course breaks down all of the necessary fundamentals and he is a patient and willing mentor for what is obviously his passion. if you want to learn to animate, look no further.
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Cynthia Hoffstrom March 1, 2018
· Animation · In studio
Tony White has the patience to watch inspired animators grow. His ideas feed into our concepts we have and he is the adviser that guides us to how our ideas become a reality on paper or on a monitor. He has assisted me to where I am today.

If I could be instructed by Tony White again and again, I'd never say no.
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Kenny March 1, 2018
· Animation · In studio
He was the first person who told me that I could make it, achieving my dream in animation industry. He is a very passionate person, and will give his best support towards those who shares the same passion. One of the best teacher I've ever met.
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Tony W.

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About Todd J.

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San Diego, CA

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Todd is a Ready to Wear Designer in San Diego. He earned his certificate for Fashion Design from Fashion Careers of California. He has over 30 year of experience designing and making clothing for individual clients and small quantities for boutiques. Todd has his own design services company, specializing in custom garment design and alterations, custom sewing for home décor, sewing and pattern making lessons.

Todd feels learning should be fun and creative. His goal is to encourage students to be imaginative, original, and confident while learning how to sew and make patterns. He teaches beginners to more advanced learners. Lessons are tailored for individual skill level to get the most out of sessions. Todd embraces diversity and welcomes all who want to learn sewing and pattern making. He teaches in his home studio in San Diego, Cali
fornia. Todd looks forward to making everyone a great designer!
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Todd J.

San Diego, CA 92117
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About Hannah G.

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Oceanside, CA

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I have been sewing for 3 years. I became of Certified BurdaStyle sewing instructor in January of 2018 and continue to educate myself and improve my skills so I can pass that on to my students. Sewing is a passion of mine and I want to make it a passion of yours too. Let me help you build confidence in yourself by learning a new skill, one that lets you be creative and express yourself. So lets get started. Its not as hard as you think!
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Jeann September 24, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
I love sewing with Hannah! She has a flair for fashion and a good knowledge of details. The kind of details that make a garment special, not just homemade.
Thanks to her patience and encouragement, I'm enjoying sewing again.
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Jessica September 24, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
As someone that takes more time to learn than others, Hannah was very patient in instructing me on how to do things. Hannah was very organized and clear in her teaching and she has a great sense of humor! I would recommend her to anyone that wants to learn how to sew and have fun doing it!
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Hannah G.

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Oceanside, CA 92056
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About Morgan M.

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Kansas City, MO
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About Morgan
Geeetings!
My name is Morgan and I have been knitting for nearly a decade now.
I believe that knitting is a deeply meditative experience and that it can be an emotionally and mentally healing exercise. Also, there are few things more satisfying than casting off a beautiful piece and wearing it the same day!
I have taught many different age groups, from 7 year olds to retired grandmothers who want to knit for their loved ones. I am an ambidextrous knitter (also called mirror knitting) so I happily teach left or right handed or mirror knitting.
I do not like to tell people that they are knitting a wrong or right way, if you get the desired results and can translate a pattern to your understanding, that’s great!
I believe in slow ethical fashion and investing in clothing that will last years and be family heirlooms.
My most moving exp
erience with knitting was while on a mission trip in Uganda. I was able to teach 30 women and nearly 50 young ladies/children to knit. It was the experience that cemented for my belief that absolutely anyone can learn to knit when given the time, patience, and supplies needed. This is why I am willing to provide supplies to students who are unable to buy their own. I believe in meeting students where they are at and using only positivity to teach. My teaching style is to be student lead, hands off, and to discourage negative self talk and doubt. When the teacher behaves like the student is 100% capable, the attitude of the student reflects that confidence.
It is my sincerest desire to spread the joys of knitting far and wide. Please join me for a lesson soon!
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Morgan M.

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About Ayana B.

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San Diego, CA
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About Ayana
I first started learning crochet at the age of 8, didn’t get it, and gave up. Many, like 20, years later I decided to try again and suddenly I got it! I visited so many websites and rewond so many videos I drove my husband crazy trying to learn the basics. These days I pattern test for some of my favorite designers, make clothes for my daughter, and occasionally make nerdy amigurumi!
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Ayana B.

Ayana B.

San Diego, CA 92104
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About Olivia S.

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San Diego, CA
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Hi! My name is Olivia and I am looking forward to teaching you everything you need to know about sewing and design! I graduated with my bachelors in fashion design in 2017 and I have been working ever since! I have worked in the industry as well as worked from home doing my own freelance and commission work. Not only can I teach sewing for anyone from beginner-advanced but ill make sure to teach you to have the best quality of work. We can do anything from pillow cases to your own garment. Can't wait to get started!
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Olivia S.

Olivia S.

San Diego, CA 92115
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$17 / 30-min

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