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About Jesse M.

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Sunnyvale, CA

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Learn how to learn English, have fun, and accomplish more than you would in a class.

About Jesse
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I'm currently not taking beginner students on voice/singing, guitar, bass, drums, piano, and ukulele. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile:

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My Background

I've been playing with classical ensembles and rock bands since 2001. Even though I started on classical trombone and rock guitar, I have come to expand my repertoire to a variety of instruments and genres. During my time in college I performed with the University choir, orchestra, and band. I also have organized, wrote/arranged for, and performed with a variety of bands in my home state of New Mexico, as well as Japan, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Since 2006 I have been an active teacher. This profession has taken me everywhere from working with classical guitar cla
sses in New Mexico high schools to Elementary students in Japan to a variety of private students of various musical instruments and genres everywhere I've been. Since relocating to the Bay Area in 2010, I've had the pleasure of working with lots of great students from kids to adults with a wide range of ambitions. Since 2012 I've been running my own full time studio.

Philosophy of Learning

Lessons are generally designed to work towards giving students the tools to accomplish their goals and become increasingly independent over time. While all students will study similar fundamentals regarding technique, theory, and performance, every lesson is as different as every person. What kind of music do you want to make? I'll tell you what you need to do to get there, and help you take the steps to achieve your aspirations.

I also love to help students put together a song, record, and produce it for them so that they can have a recording to share with their friends and family.

I also hold events for my students. (Check out our pictures and videos below!)
Younger students have opportunities to perform for friends and family at my studio every few months. Once or twice a year we'll also stage a larger event off site for more individual students and bands classes to perform.
Adult students also occasionally have events where they get a chance to get together and play music as well.

Aside from in-studio lessons, students also have the option to sign up for online lessons via Skype.
(*Online lessons offered during different times than in-studio lessons.)

*Unfortunately due to scheduling issues, I'm not currently accepting students for bi-weekly lessons. I can do regular weekly lessons, or occasional drop-in lessons, but bi-weekly appointments make it really hard for me to give the best scheduled times to my existing weekly students. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

My studio is equipped with:

*Music Stands

*A P.A. System

*Vocal and instrument microphones

*Guitars, Basses, Ukulele, Banjos, etc

*Two guitar amps and a bass amp

*Various percussion including a fully equipped acoustic drum set

*A Roland V-Drums electronic drum set

*An electric piano console and Yamaha organ

*A MicroKorg Synthesizer

*A Tuba, Trombone, Cornet, Saxophone, and Flute

*An extensive physical and virtual music library

*A recording system that students are not only welcome to use but encouraged to

*HD Webcam and condenser microphone for high fidelity online lessons via Skype
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Vanessa October 22, 2018
· Singing · In studio
I like these singing classes
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Vanessa October 20, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Still taking this class, it’s reviews are pending
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Hima October 11, 2018
· Violin · In studio
Jesse is very knowledgeable and a really good instructor for beginners, as he makes sure we learn strong fundamentals . I started my violin classes as a beginner and could see my learning curve is ramping up very well.
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Jesse M.

Jesse M.

Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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About Henry M.

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San Jose, CA

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CTESOL certified teacher with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism. Emmy Award-winning writer with experience in all aspects of language and culture, including business, economics, law, government, theology, history and primary education. I speak three languages and I'm learning Polish, enabling me to take the learner's perspective. I've taught all levels and all aspects of the language, including pronunciation, business english, English for Special Purposes, TOEFL and SAT.

About Henry
Award winning journalist and teacher with international experience, having lived and worked in both Europe and the United States. Certified teacher with experience in all levels and with all ages.
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Ravindra B. December 7, 2018
· Accent Reduction · Online
Had a wonderful interaction...at the start of my journey!
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TARUN CHAWLA September 20, 2018
· Writing · In home
Mr Henry helped in improving my son's writing skills. He is a wonderful teacher. My son was struggling with writing. He used to be shy of writing and now he seems to be more confident in writing. Mr. Henry not only taught him different types of writing but also improved his vocabulary skills. I highly recommend him for learning/improving writing skills.
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Shaun June 19, 2018
· German · Online
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Henry M.

Henry M.

San Jose, CA 95113
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$40 / 30-min

About Judy E.

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Los Gatos, CA
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I received a TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language) in 1986 through UC Berkeley Extension and taught for a time at Galileo High School in San Francisco. I also tutored advanced students from 1986-1988 and taught in Mexico for several months in 2005. In 2011, I came to the International Refugee Committee and for 3 years taught ESL to level 1 students, many from African and Middle Eastern countries who spoke no English at all when they enrolled. I currently run an intermediate level ESL conversation group at the local library. I speak fluent Spanish if necessary.

About Judy
I have taught may different kinds of subjects, ESL, Drug and Alcohol Education, Social services, in the past. Mostly, though, I have taught piano, my first and greatest love, starting in the 70's and off and on until I took it full time during the past 2 years. I develop special relationships with all of my students, and together with individually specific incentives, nearly all my students progress very quickly in their learning. I enjoy children of all ages as well as adults.
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Jaclyn B. March 20, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Great first lesson, really excited to continue learning from Judy!
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Tracey Q. December 2, 2017
· Piano · In home
Judy had my son up and playing in no time. She was great about setting a pace that will keep him challenged and confident simultaneously. He loves his lessons and looks forward to learning more. My youngest, after observing a class, has decided he would like to play too!
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Andy Z. October 30, 2015
· Piano · In home
Judy E did good job for her first class. Both Andy and Jody like her. They are looking forward to the next class,
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Judy E.

Los Gatos, CA 95032
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$25 / 30-min

About Victoria G.

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Mission, TX

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Hello! I am Victoria and I am excited to help you learn English!
I have worked with mainly with children from other countries to learn English online, but have experience teaching adults as well. I go at your own pace, and love helping my students to see progress from day 1. Let's get started very soon! See you in class!

About Victoria
Hello everyone! My name is Victoria and I am looking forward to having you join me in the ASL classroom! I have a degree in the field of Sign Language Interpreting, a job that I love with all my heart. I have worked with Deaf students from elementary to college levels and weekly enhance my skill with my constant contact with the Deaf community. I've had the joy of teaching ASL to students with multiple disabilities from the ages of 3-8 and taught group classes for all ages from the months of June - August in my community.

Teaching has allowed to me to experience a whole new love of Sign Language because I am able to help others not only learn fluent and correct ASL, but teach them about deaf culture! If you are a beginner interested in learning because its on your bucket list, let's get you started right with the true understanding o
f what American Sign Language is!

If you are an interpreting student or deaf ed student in need of some extra tutoring, or you're going back to school and would like to brush up on those skills, let's sharpen away!

If you are a business owner, employee, or otherwise that has contact with the Deaf community and would like to be able to provide services in a more effective way, your goal is my passion!

No matter what your ASL goals are, learning with me means you are going to reach them in the most productive, efficient, and personal way with a curriculum tailored to YOU.

ASL is a BEAUTIFUL language. Come learn with me, and no matter what your goals are for learning, we can accomplish them successfully together!
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Tyler G. December 10, 2018
· American Sign Language · Online
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Dianne December 1, 2018
· American Sign Language · Online
This was my very first class, and I'm glad I chose Victoria. She had fun with it and so did I! THANK YOU
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Peter November 28, 2018
· American Sign Language · Online
Great teacher, wonderful style.
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Victoria G.

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About Jessica M.

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Miami, FL

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Hi,
My name is Jessica, and I've been teaching English as a foreign language (ESL) to children and adults for 10 years. I'm excited to share my passion of the English language with others and so that they may either advance in their career, earn better scores in school, or simply improve their grammar and vocabulary for their own enjoyment. I lived in Italy for 8 years where I began my career as an ESL teacher, and continued teaching even after I returned to my home town of Miami.
I look forward to meeting you.

Kind regards,

Jessica M.

About Jessica
Hello everyone!
My name is Jessica, and I'm excited to share my passion for the English language with you, whether it be to help advance your career, improve your grades, or improve your grammar and vocabulary for traveling. I've been teaching English as a second language (ESL) for 10 years, and I hope to share my experience with you!
I look forward to meeting you!
Best,
Jessica
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Cristina August 6, 2018
· ESL · Online
Jessica is a wonderful teacher! She is thoughtful, thorough and patient. I am so grateful for her!:)
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About Tyler S.

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Salt Lake City, UT
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Experience teacher of 3 years, specializing in the beginner/ intermediate ESL student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be speaking, reading, and writing in English in no time, but you will be building upon a skill that can serve you far beyond the classroom. You will have better Employment opportunities, be able to communicate better with others, learn proper spelling, but far more importantly you will be proud of yourself and what you have achieved. I like to leave a few minutes at the end of my lessons, to have my students practice some exercises on their own and monitor their progress to identify trouble areas. So if it sounds to you like this is something you would like to learn please feel free to contact me with any questions or to book a free lesson, that way you can be sure if we are a good match. I am excited for you and I hope to hear from you soon.

About Tyler
I am a professional writer, photographer, business owner, and quality control, expert. I graduated from Santa Barbara University with a bachelors degree in Business Management and Strategy, with a minor in creative writing.

ESL students can expect to improve week to week in their vocal technique. Every voice has a unique timbre; I teach students to release built up tension and apply foundational techniques in order to unlock their own individual voice. I can help any student to speak with freedom, confidence, and expression.

As a child, I had a really difficult time learning how to read and write properly. If it had not been for a kind teacher and tutor, I would not have been able to graduate in time with the rest of my class. It is this same dedication, patience, and self-confidence that I strive to teach in my lessons to my students
no matter their age or background. If you have any questions or suggestions about my teaching style or schedule, please feel free to contact me at any time.
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Tyler S.

Tyler S.

Online
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$17 / 30-min

About Mariale P.

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Northridge, CA
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Hello!

I am a bilingual, Venezuelan-born teacher who would love to teach you English as a Second Language!

Growing up bilingual made a huge difference in my life, it opened up my world-view and it allowed me to take advantage of tons of opportunities and fulfilling dreams that I wouldn't have been able to pursue otherwise.

I want everyone to feel as free and as in charge as I do knowing that my written and communication skills in this language will carry me through my life in the US.

About Mariale
Hello!!

I am Mariale. I am Venezuelan, born and raised, and I now live in the United States. I am passionate about languages, and teaching them has become a huge part of my life. I was raised bilingual and I am 100% convinced that this added incredible value to my life and I want everyone to have that same feeling!

Whether it be to excel in school, become more of an asset for your company or just to deepen your relationship with others who speak another language, let me know and I'd love to help you out!
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Mariale P.

Mariale P.

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$30 / 30-min

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Union City, CA 94587
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