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About Crystal S.

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About Crystal
Crystal brings a lifetime’s experience of professional musicianship to each of her lessons. Born into a family of musicians, she sang her first solo at age 2. She also benefits her students with an extraordinarily diverse musical background, having worked as a vocalist in gospel, country, musical theater, jazz, classical, rock, pop and soul styles. Her performing career has taken her from L.A. church meetings to London’s Houses of Parliament.

Crystal hails originally from Los Angeles, CA - where her musical parents gave her a head start by including her in the family business the moment she was able to contribute. She went on to study classical voice, piano and music theory at The Boston Conservatory of Music. After concluding her studies in London, she returned home and began working regularly as a theater performer, appearing in twen
ty world premiers and re-imagined classics. Most notably she played the lead role of Keely Smith in the big band jazz musical “Louis and Keely: Live At The Sahara” during its eight-month run at Westwood’s Geffen Playhouse. She also formed her own rock band, The Honeysuckle Jones Revival, with whom she performed her own songs all over Los Angeles. And she began working as a studio session vocalist, providing demo vocals for other songwriters, as well as arranging and performing back-up vocals for original artists, including Laura Roppe (currently in the Top Ten on Billboard’s Uncharted list of emerging artists.) Crystal played the lead role of Brooke in the new operatic rock musical “The Burning Opera LA” during its Los Angeles run in 2011 as well as providing ensemble vocals and playing piano and bass. She also performs holiday tunes from the Golden Age of American songwriting with musical quartet The Sleigh Belles.

Crystal believes that music is serious business but that it should be fun. She encourages her students to play music they love, as well as expanding their musical knowledge. She is a firm believer in basics first and emphasizes theory and technique as the tools to support creativity and provide freedom, power and control. She believes effort beats talent every time and the student who practices consistently will see results, whatever their level of ability. Most of all, she believes we were all born to make music.

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Lesson structure varies depending on the student's instrument, age, level of experience and musical style. However, all lessons focus on:

Technique
Music theory
Performance style

After 3 or 6 months of consistent lesson attendance and practice, students will have a clear understanding of how their instrument works and how to care for it. They will be able to read basic music notation. They will be working toward clearly defined musical goals and they will have at least three performance pieces learned.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Loft Space: full size electric piano with weighted keys, small digital recorder, microphone, Garage Band, parents can sit in on lessons

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring a small keyboard for vocal students with no piano, karaoke tracks and a digital recorder. I also bring a selection of games. Students are expected to purchase all necessary books and sheet music.

*** Specialties ***
Young beginners (piano)
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Raylene L Lehnhoff November 11, 2015
· Singing · Online
Love how she teaches the mechanics of learning to sing properly such as breathing correctly and posture right from the start for a beginner. Fantastic instructor!
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Tamura H. September 29, 2013
· Singing ·
Amazing singng instructor

Crystal has increased my daughter’s self-esteem and expressiveness through song. My daughter is now writing her own poetry and song lyrics, as well as being able to combat her once shyness quality. She loves to perform in front of others now and has a confidence level that amazes me, especially now that she is going into those “teen” years. I think a lot of thanks needs to go to Crystal, for assisting my daughter in reaching her current creative level!
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Tamura H. September 29, 2013
· Piano ·
Great piano instructor

Crystal is an amazing piano instructor. She is patient, understanding and dedicated. My daughter has learned so much from her. My daughter’s love for music has increased immensely since learning how to play the piano. This would never have been able to be accomplished without Crystal’s professional and caring teaching style.
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About Jaime L.

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Gladstone, OR
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I believe, that would make a great addition to your team, because I have a strong passion for education and learning. I have always being interested in teaching and mentoring others. I teach others with the realization that everyone potentially learns differently, so I do my best to involve different teaching methods and asking the student what works best for them. It is through a personal story that I learned that the teacher can make huge difference in the way the student understand the material. It believe that if you make what your learning relevant to your life, it can resinate easier with the mind. I have a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with focus in Spanish and Sociology. I would be glad to be a service to you.
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Jaime L.

Jaime L.

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$23 / 30-min

About monique K.

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Pleasanton, CA

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OVER 15-YEARS EXPERIENCE! IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS IN CHINESE LISTENING/SPEAKING/READING/WRITING. LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS, INTERMEDIATE, AND ADVANCED.

I HAVE LOTS OF PATIENCE! I get along very well with students and I care about them. Please, send a message with your availability of days of the week/hour, your time zone. Hope to hear from you!

超過15年的教學經驗,可以根據學生在聽說讀寫方面不同的需求和興趣設計課程的內容和教材,歡迎有興趣學習中文的同學跟我聯絡!
- 繁體字
- 象形文字
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Shelley P. September 25, 2017
· Mandarin Chinese · In studio
Monique was so kind and made me feel so comfortable. I am excited to keep learning. I could not have found a better teacher
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Emily F. September 20, 2017
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
My husband and I had a great experience taking beginning Chinese lessons with Monique. We didn't know a lick of Chinese, and now we feel pretty comfortable with basic communication. We're moving to Beijing next month, so Monique was great at tailoring our lessons to our specific needs (for instance, restaurant, airport, and "getting around" vocab). She's a great, patient teacher and is very flexible with scheduling.
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Brittany H. August 30, 2017
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
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monique K.

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About Graciela W.

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Seaside, CA
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About Graciela
I am a Spanish native speaker with a Bachelors degree in Bilingual Executive Communication. I have been tutoring kids and adults for 8 years. I can help you improve your skills in Spanish and English, as well as help you with homework from other subjects, test preparation and study skills to maintain or improve your score.
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Amanda May 29, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
I've been working with Graciela over the past 8 months to improve my Spanish grammar and conversational skills. Graciela is excellent at tailoring her teaching style to my evolving skills, and she's great at making sure I have the resources to practice on my own. For someone like me, who has low-intermediate speaking and comprehension skills, it's extremely valuable to have an instructor who conducts sessions almost entirely in Spanish (with only very occasional transitions to English to aid in my understanding of subtle points). Graciela's fluency in both languages makes her an ideal tutor for both beginning and advanced students. I'd absolutely recommend her.
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Richard M. May 3, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
Well prepared, easy style to adjust to students abilities
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Jerry April 6, 2016
· Spanish · In studio
Best ever is correct. I felt comfortable and welcomed. I am looking forward to progressing my Spanish with Graciela.

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Seaside, CA 93955
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About Ana S.

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Orlando, FL

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Hola! I'm Ana, I'm 26 and I'm from Mexico, born and raised. I have been teaching spanish for quite few years and I love my language! Learning it will give you confidence to conquer whatever your purpose is!

I love teaching on an interactive way so classes are not boring or tedious, also tailored to your needs so you become conversational as fast as possible! So get ready to have fun while learning, it won't be difficult!

My lessons are completely adapted to each student and his or her necessities and interests. I offer in my classes the proper use of grammar, Spanish pronunciation, share cultural issues and communicatory approach to real-life situations, something that you can only get from a professor who is a native speaker.

Spanish is 100% phonetic. Words are pronounced exactly as they are written. It will be fun!

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ble to go to your convenience place for you to receive the class.

Gracias! And hope to hear from you soon!
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Brandon W. April 7, 2018
· Spanish · In home
Great experience! Looking forward to learning more with Ana
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Todd B. March 10, 2018
· Spanish · Online
Outstanding, so much fun learning!
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Dennis M. December 21, 2017
· Spanish · In studio
Ana is an excellent instructor. She is able to teach the basics in a way that is easily understandable and can be easily absorbed and retained effectively.
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About Bill L.

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Chicago, IL
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I have always been a self-studier in my entire life. Being able to learn with just books and your brain is a crucial skill to have! However, I know not everyone (and sometimes even myself) have the discipline and motivation to keep going during hard times. This is where a tutor would come in handy.

I enjoy tutoring and helping other overcome problems that I have encountered myself because it enhances my own understanding and makes me happy that my self-studying is helping others. Sometimes, my students even bring up alternative ways of thinking that I have never thought of before!
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Cameron June 16, 2018
· Calculus · Online
Pretty good has very good patience
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Roy June 16, 2018
· Python · In studio
Bill is great so far, he caters the lesson to exactly what you want to learn!
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Andy May 19, 2018
· Computer Programming · Online
Excellent first lesson, Thanks Bill
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About KATISHA J.

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Long Beach, CA
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I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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KATISHA J.

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About Fulvia M.

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Roswell, GA
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Hi, my name is Fulvia, I am a native Italian and I am a fun teacher with long experience, great sense of humor and you won't get bored with my lessons. You don't believe me? Well, I can prove it to you because you can easily get referral from previous students who have studied with me for years! Just try!
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Sam M. March 8, 2018
· Italian · In home
Fulvia is patient and believes in teaching the structure and fundamentals of the language as to learn more fluently. Grazie.
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Dora è Stefano February 28, 2018
· Italian · In home
Fulvia has been our teacher now for 3 years. We wanted to learn Italian because we travel to Italy often.
Each lesson is well prepared and thought through by the teacher. Fulvia uses many different ways to make lessons fun and the language more approachable.
They include books, videos and interactive games etc. There is always a bit of homework to do to help follow up with the weekly lesson. She always finds ways to help us understand subjects that are challenging.
That Fulvia is a native speaker of the Italian language is a big bonus.
Fulvia is a great teacher and we highly recommend her.
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Samuele February 15, 2018
· Italian · In studio
Early into lessons and have 3 remaining but, so far, so good. Fulvia is well prepared with learning materials and hand-outs. She is patient and thorough with each lesson and has followed up with emails in Italian to force me to translate. I have enjoyed and would highly recommend Fulvia.
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Fulvia M.

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