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About Marsha K.

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Roseville, CA
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About Marsha
The Recital was fabulous- thanks for all your work.

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.

*** Lesson Details ***
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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Jason August 6, 2018
· Piano · In studio
I was a student of Marsha’s for several years, and I have never had such a qualified instructor! Incredibly bright, positive, flexible, and experienced. Genuinely enjoyed my time learning from her.
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Hailey H. July 11, 2018
· Piano · In home
Marsha is really nice. My daughter loves her and is looking forward to many more lessons
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sarah June 1, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Marsha is very knowledgeable and experienced. I highly recommend her to any person looking to expand there piano skill. -Robert
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Marsha K.

Roseville, CA 95747
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About Susan J.

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Elk Grove, CA
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I started teaching because I have a passion for teaching, as well as helping students reach their true potential. I not only teach the students looking to learn their craft, but also those looking to better their ability. My goal is to impart my knowledge and love of music, theater and speech to all of my students. I now teach in my fully equipped home studio in Elk Grove, CA.

I have been a professional Actress, Show Singer, Commercial Voice-Over Artist and Teacher for the past 25 years in the Bay Area. I have a BA in Theater Arts from University of Minnesota, as well as from San Jose State University. I have studied Theater, Dance, Music, and Mime at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. I have 30 units in "Early Childhood and Development" from DeAnza College in San Jose, CA.

I am also a member of the AFTRA, SAG and EQ
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Kevin A. March 15, 2019
· Acting · In studio
Susan is a great instructor who is very patient and knowledgeable. I look forward to every lesson and exercise and would recommend her for anyone looking for an acting coach.
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Kelly P. March 10, 2019
· Singing · In studio
She is a very patient and fun teacher.
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alli S. July 11, 2017
· Broadway Singing · In studio
I think Susan would be a better teacher for a beginner student than for an intermediate student. The voice lessons were still helpful, but she was more of a practice coach than a teacher, for an intermediate/advanced singing student. If you need to learn how to breathe and support your singing, I'd recommend her for starting out, but if you are already a trained singer and looking to improve even more, you'd be better off going to a more specialized expert singing teacher. She was a nice lady and I had fun in her lessons though.
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Susan J.

Elk Grove, CA 95758
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$40 / 30-min

About Susan G.

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Granite Bay, CA
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Learning while having fun is guaranteed. I enjoy working with students of all ages and from all countries. Eacvh of you is special and deserves a special curriculum and lesson plan. Talk with you soon. I look forward to meeting you.
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Lys August 29, 2018
· German · In home
I have been taking German lessons from Susan Gibbs for 4 yrs ,she is a great teacher I have learn a great deal from her ,she is very good at her work.I can now speak German fairly well.
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Deborah August 29, 2018
· French · In home
Susan is a wonderful French teacher both for adults and kids. We have had her as an in-home teacher for both over the past few years during the school year. She is very patient with the kids and keeps it fun for them, and also is a great conversationalist with the adults. I can’t recommend her enough. She is also versatile enough to teach German as well.
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Susan G.

Granite Bay, CA 95746
(2)
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$35 / 30-min

About Andry M.

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Davis, CA
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Hello, I’m a native Spanish speaker from Venezuela and I have teaching experience for more than 4 years with kids, teenager, and adults. I worked in my country in High School teaching Natural Sciences. Since I came to Davis, 2 years ago, I have been working as a babysitter, where also I taught Spanish to the kids. By own experience, I know the challenges and difficulties that people face when learning a different language. Considering not only language related things such as grammar, pronunciation or writing but important things like getting involved with the culture and be committed and perseverant. I’m very excited to start teaching and helping you in this new adventure in a comfortable and friendly environment.
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Beth June 13, 2019
· Spanish · Online
Excellent teaching skills and makes learning Spanish FUN!
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Jennifer M. June 12, 2019
· Spanish · Online
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Rena M. June 11, 2019
· Spanish · Online
The lesson was great! I was being tested on my Spanish knowledge, and I already learned some new things! I am excited to go to my second lesson!
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Andry M.

Davis, CA 95616
(25)
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$25 / 30-min

About Amani A.

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Citrus Heights, CA
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About Amani
Hi, My name is Amani. I am a native speaker of Arabic and I have been teaching Arabic language since 2005, and Arabic for non-speakers since 2011 in several countries, so I have long teaching experience in teaching Standard Arabic or Colloquial Arabic.
I have BA in Arabic language and literature from Damascus University. I have been teaching Arabic for different student levels of speakers and non-speakers for ten years.
I enjoy helping my students progress in Arabic and reach their desired level quickly and while having a lot of fun.
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Najla A. April 9, 2019
· Arabic · Online
Amani is very very good! She is very patient with me and understands my learning style. She uses colors to help me learn Arabic and I think she is amazing!
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zahara February 5, 2019
· Arabic · Online
Really patient, knowledgeable and encouraging!
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Sonserae January 31, 2019
· Arabic · Online
Outstanding tutor! I am learning more and faster than I anticipated. Highly recommend...
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Amani A.

Citrus Heights, CA 95621
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About Sergey T.

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Chicago, IL
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As I speak two languages English and Russian, I can teach both. Russian is my native language, so students can learn Russian from the native speaker. And that is the best way to learn foreign languages. I've been teaching Russian since 2010 and I use my own method, which is not like in boring books. Students have to get what they need to fill the gaps and go further. Who goes, he reaches the destination.
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Jordon B. December 29, 2018
· Russian · In studio
Sergey has many different methods of learning the Russian language and It allows you to have fun in the process! He is definitely a great and knowledgable teacher!
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Sergey T.

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About Deborah W.

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El Dorado Hills, CA
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My name is Deborah and I am here to help you! I live in Northern California. My Bachelor of Science degree is from California State University at Sacramento inSpeech Pathology/Audiology. In addition to teaching English, I am a Reiki and Energy Healer. I teach and utilize energetic techniques for reducing stress and improving mind/body health and wellness.

I've been teaching privately since 2013 and have loved helping my students learn English, American Sign Language, Yoga, Pilates, Reiki, or Meditation. With tremendous intuitive insight and engaging classes, I am able to help others push past their blockages to experience success. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Deborah W.

El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
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$34 / 15-min

About Marina J.

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Houston, TX
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I am a professional russian language teacher. Currently, I have students in several different countries. I help them to understand not just a language but a russian culture as well.
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Marina J.

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About Kelly H.

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About Kelly
I always say that American Sign Language was my first language because it sorta was. My grandmother who helped my single mom raise me, thought it was important for me to know sign language so I started signing before I could talk. I am deaf in one ear and the doctors always worried I might loose my hearing in my other ear. My current household now signs on a daily basis and I’m even teaching our one year old as well.

My lessons will always be fun and my students will walk away from each lesson knowing they have improved and will always have something to take away from each lesson. I realize everyone learns differently and am willing to work with my students on what is the best way to learn for them personally.

I have signed with my jobs in retail and the food industry, as well as helped out at local schools and hospitals on an as need
ed basis. I have also helped teach extended family basics so that they have an understand of this beautiful language!

I have a passion for the deaf culture, having been a part of it and growing up in it. It’s my hope that my students will have the same passion as well and a better understanding and be able to use ASL in their future endeavors whatever that may be.
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Kelly H.

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$17 / 30-min

About Alyssa B.

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Roswell, GA

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Hi there!

I'm Alyssa! I have been signing for the last 18 years! I took sign language as my foreign language in high school! I attended the University of Arizona, I graduated with a BS in Deaf Studies and Educational interpreting. I have been teaching ASL for the last 10 years! The ages in the "classroom" range from 6 months to 85 years old! I have my own curriculum, however I enjoy tailoring my lessons to your personal life and personal experiences! My "classroom" is a fun learning environment with A LOT of signing and conversation! I look forward to signing with you soon!
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Alyssa B.

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$50 / 30-min

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