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Sarah L.

22 Reviews
San Bruno, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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excellent!
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Miriam
Sarah is a fantastic teacher: patient, knowledgeable, thoughtful and friendly. I'm looking forward to many more sessions with her!

Jen T.

Alameda, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Knitting Instruction from Craft Yarn Council
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jen T.

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From learning to cast on and work a knit stitch to understanding techniques like brioche, cables or mosaic, I believe knitting should be fun and enjoyable - not stressful - and is attainable by all!

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Hi! I’m Jen and I love knitting. I have been knitting on and off since I was a child, daily for about ten years, and designing for over a year. I enjoy working beautifully simple projects and impressively complex projects just the same. I love cables, brioche and other tuck stitches, mosaic and fai

Preston W.

1 Review
Belmont, CA
Starting at $67
  • BFA 90% from NCAD
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Preston W.

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Chess is a beautiful game and has been proven to increase a students mathematic and cognitive skills. Critical thinking, strategy, patience, discipline, and prioritization are but only a few of the many virtues gained by learning this ancient game.

I am an Opening expert in chess rated 2000+. I teach the five animals of chess, (Dragon, Hedgehog, Chameleon, Bird and Orangutan). I can improve your opening middle game and ending!

About Preston

I have hundreds of hours teaching experience in many subjects spaning from sports chess and the arts. I have won numerous awards for my ability to communicate the detailed aspects of complicated intricate subject matter. I have been verified to teach all ages and have numerous background checks est

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Chengliang
Preston is a very nice coach. I was a beginner with zero experience before. After five lessons, I gained solid basic skills and feel more comfortable to rally. I feel growing by leaps and bounces.

He is very sharp about identifying the problem and then training accordingly. He is also kind and very patient to guide

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Melissa N.

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

8 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Bachelor of Religious Studies from Emerson Theological Institute
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Deva R.

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Having been a professional instructor for almost 20 years, I teach a form of Astrology that is termed "Western Vedic Astrology." This system uses both the modern Western Greek/Persian methods combined with the ancient original ancient East Indian Vedic methods. In this way the student, in a short period of time learns to evaluate a person beyond mundane psychology to the psycho-spiritual level.

The fusion of both systems creates makes astrology inspiring, fulfilling and enjoyable to learn because it is encompassing, fun and enlightening to the student. The outcome is an understanding of the planets and the cosmos at a deeper level than ordinary Astrology can afford.

The purpose and outcome of learning Western Vedic Astrology is to become a well trained and knowledgeable astrologer who not only able to assess the present and understand the past, but able to see the future as well.

About Deva

My serious Vedic astrological and spiritual education began some decades ago. I follow my intuition and try to be analytical at the same time. My karmas and desires compel me to act, just like anyone else. However, we are not only a ball of feelings and desires. We possess a mind and intelligence

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Eileen Murthy
Deva Roberts is an awesome astrologer! I've had my chart done twice before and this one was by far the most thorough and helpful. Deva is brilliant! I'm very grateful that I found him to do my chart during this challenging time of my life. I now have more clarity and direction.
Chennie Sudana
Having lived in India for 8 years, I've visited many astrologers. Most of them gave bad advice or incorrect predictions. When Deva did my chart, I was a little skeptical at first. Then I realized, that he wasn't here to predict my future like a fortune teller but guide me on the right path instead. He is an astrologer and life coach in one. After taking his classes, I now have a better sense of direction in my life. His strategy has helped me become more self-aware and become more accepting of myself.
Deri
I have been a student of Deva’s for about a year now, I take lessons with him in person. Deva has helped deepen my understanding of astrology immensely! I have learned so much from him and have excelled greatly in my astrology practice. I recommend taking classes with him if you are serious about learning astrology. Astrology is very intricate and it takes years to learn. I have found that taking lessons in person has helped me learn faster and understand things deeper than studying by myself. Or even taking classes online, as long as there is a teacher involved to talk to and provide guidance and insight. Deva is a great teacher! He is very knowledgeable and intuitive, which is perfect because astrology is both a science and an art, it takes both knowledge and intuition.
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John S.

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Starting at $84
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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John S.

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I learned to play chess from my dad when I was seven. Ever since, I have been playing in national and international chess tournaments. I was a four-time state high school chess champion. I'm an experienced tournament chess player (14 Years) and chess teacher (10 years). I have a masters degree in education from Harvard University. In addition, I have trained as a long distance runner. I was on my high school and college track and cross country team. I continue to run today and train for half-marathons and marathons.

I have taught chess with the US Chess Center in Washington, DC. I have created several after school and in school chess programs in DC, Ohio and Boston. I was a program officer for a small nonprofit that taught chess in hospitals, libraries and schools throughout the Massachusetts area. I have taught chess to both children and adults with a wide range of abilities. I was the Vice President of the Massachusetts Chess Association for 5 years.

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I learned to play chess from my dad when I was seven. Ever since, I have been playing in national and international chess tournaments. I was a four-time state high school chess champion. I'm an experienced tournament chess player (14 Years) and chess teacher (10 years). I have a masters degree in e

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"Vena is a great teacher. She has a lot of knowledge and is good at explaining concepts in a way so things make sense. She goes out of her way to make sure I understand everything and she takes her time answering all my questions so I never feel rushed. It’s been very fun working with her and I look forward to many more lessons!"
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"I'm writing this on behalf of my 9 year old son. His first chess lesson was AMAZING. Best Instructor he ever had. Sam made my sons lesson FUN as well as educational. He is looking forward to the next lesson. THANKS SAM!!!"
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Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Dipankar is very knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated. I received lessons from him for 6 months and in that time I scored 1st place in the unrated category in my first chess tournament and went on to improve my rating by 200 points.
I highly recommend Dipankar for chess lessons!"
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Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"Eric has been super with my nephew Enzo. He is very knowledgeable, and is really good to work with younger learners. He is also willing to sit with the rest of the family during the lesson so they can benefit from his knowledge as well!!"
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Took Chess lessons from Eric S.
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"Sam is a professional and approachable chess instructor. He's extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and prompt. He's able to engage my interests with his passion for the game which makes his lessons fun and enjoyable."
David
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Eric is an incredibly talented chess player/instructor. His mastery of the game is only surpassed by his ability to teach it."
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Took Chess lessons from Eric S.
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"Just had my first lesson with Cheryl. She is so nice to work with, and she was so patient with me!! I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn to crochet. I have signed up for more lessons with her, and I can't wait! Thanks, Cheryl, for an enjoyable lesson!"
Becky
Took Crocheting lessons from Cheryl V.
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Fred
Took Chess lessons from Melissa M.
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"Thanks Danial! That was a great first lesson. Looking forward to more."
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Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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