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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.

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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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Crystal S.

Los Angeles, CA 90012
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About Marcel M.

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Monterey Park, CA

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About Marcel
I work as a tutor and mentor in many of those fields for years. It was and is a side business, but I always enjoyed teaching.
I am looking forward to move on with you and / or your kids.
Have a great day,
Marcel

Update 02/10/15: Takelessons is a great way to teach and a fantastic and easy way to learn for students. I currently have 3 students per week, with several hours. I really enjoy it, either online via Skype or Facetime or Live at the students place. Hit me up and let's move something together.
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Bill S. November 17, 2018
· Gardening · In home
Excellent teacher. We took a 20'x2' section of "dirt" in the back, redid the soil, transplanted a rose in that section, added two other new roses and a bunch of ground cover. Looks great! Recommended.
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Ems H. July 2, 2017
· Mixed Martial Arts · In home
I did not actually take any lessons with him, but his schedule did not reflect what showed as available in Takelessons. He had a very bad attitude and would not actually schedule the lesson after several exchanges.
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Andy June 2, 2017
· German · Online
I need to improve my spoken German for business and Marcel has been invaluable in helping me improve at a good pace while being incredibly flexible on lesson planning.

I've been working with him for about a month now and I've grown to feel more comfortable speaking with my colleagues who are native German speakers.

If you want a native, professional teacher who can be fun...Marcel is your guy.
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Marcel M.

Monterey Park, CA 91755
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About Marjan Z.

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Panorama City, CA
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About Marjan
Hello everybody,
My name is Marjan. I am a qualified French Teacher and Tutor. I have a bachelor's degree in French and a Master's degree in French Literature.
I have several years experience teaching and tutoring French to many age groups from children to adults.
Whether you are currently studying French in school and need help with your studies or plan on going to France or Quebec for an extended stay and need help with basic French or more, I can help.

My policy:
Please inform me of any cancellation 24 hours prior to the beginning of the class, if not I'm afraid I might charge you for your late notice! that I hope it doesn't happen. Thank you very much!
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Layla M. September 27, 2018
· Farsi · Online
Marjan is an excellent teacher - she is very pleasant and knowledgeable. I feel like I am getting excellent instruction and learning to speak read and write Farsi. I highly recommend her as a teacher - you will not be sorry!
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Christopher C. September 3, 2018
· Farsi · Online
As a Farsi instructor, Marjan is second to none! She makes Farsi so interesting and fun to learn and I always look forward to our classes. I am truly glad that I chose Marjan as my Farsi instructor and I would recommend her to anyone interested in learning Farsi.
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Johnathon August 9, 2018
· Farsi · Online
I had my first lesson with Marjan yesterday and it was wonderful! She balanced getting through the material well without overwhelming me while balancing being personable as well. She also had prepared written materials that she emailed which was very helpful to study. Looking forward to more lessons!
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Marjan Z.

Panorama City, CA 91402
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About Alexandra W.

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Los Angeles, CA
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About Alexandra
Alexandra has a BA from the University of Southern California (Recipient of Doolittle Award: Outstanding Female Performer of graduating class) and an MFA from the American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University. Acting has taken her to Paris, London, and Moscow and has given her the opportunity to work with exceptional artists, such as Neil Patrick Harris, Neil Gaiman, Scott Zigler, and Kevin Bright. She coaches students privately and is currently teaching at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and The New York Film Academy. She is also a monthly column contributor to the popular online arts magazine, Bleep.
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Jasmine T. November 10, 2018
· Accent Reduction · Online
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Chase October 9, 2018
· Makeup · Online
Great first lesson!
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Marcus September 1, 2018
· Voice Acting · Online
Has great energy, draws on many personal examples and analogies to make her points stick. Understood my core needs from the lessons. Look forward to more!
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Alexandra W.

Alexandra W.

Los Angeles, CA 90048
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About Tatiana Z.

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Long Beach, CA
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About Tatiana
I am a former German professor from Russia who currently lives in America and tutors full time now Russian and German.

I provide a variety of activities for my lessons so you will never get bored. For example, I will use games, interactive conversational lessons, fun warm up tasks, case studies, and even riddles. We will use authentic materials as well. You will learn conversational skills, formal writing skills, and test taking strategies all in a fun manner.

I have a background as as an experienced lecturer, teacher, and tutor in the field of linguistics (general linguistics, history of linguistics, psycolinguistics, social linguistics, gender studies). Since defending my dissertation, I have continued to do research in gender studies in the field of virtual communication and digital text, especially non-verbal communication, soci
al networks and gender-specific communication. However, I have found that my true passion is helping students in one-on-one lessons.
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Dino November 17, 2018
· German · Online
Nice teacher!
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Randy M. November 6, 2018
· German · Online
Tatiana did a great job! She helped me overcome some of the challenges I faced with communication. The lesson was dynamic and went quite naturally. Very highly recommend!
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Chrystine L. June 5, 2018
· German · Online
Great first lesson! Tatiana made me feel very comfortable and moved at my pace, which I really appreciated! Looking forward to my next one.
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Tatiana Z.

Long Beach, CA 90802
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About Daniela S.

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Los Angeles, CA
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About Daniela
I’m Daniela Santi. Do you want to learn to sing? Let me help you! Many people admire singers and wish ‘’they would’ve been born with that gift’’. But the truth is, that with a good technique and coach, everybody can become a good singer, it is a learned skill. All you have to do is TRAIN. So now that you now that the voice can be trained in just about everyone, you can get that excuse out of your head and move forward!
That’s the process that I want to help you go through! I want to help you maximize your potential. Whether you want to become a professional singer or just do it for fun, my goal is to help you get there, by developing a healthy vocal technique, working on your breathing, flexibility of your muscles, pitch, range, and style.
Get in touch and let’s work this out together! Because your voice matters!
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Dave October 21, 2018
· Classical Voice · In home
Daniela is very talented and knowledgeable. She communicates very well and adapts her language skills to make you visualize what she is teaching you. Very descriptive and very talented in expressing concepts to help you visualize the body in ways that allow you to use it efficiently while singing. She is very kind and energetic, yet assertive and competent in her direction. I’m going to keep learning with her. Awesome teacher.
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Raquel October 25, 2017
· Vocal Training · In studio
Daniela is an excellent singing teacher. She is kind and has patience as well as being very professional and knowledgeable. I recommend her for all levels from beginners to advanced singers.
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JEAN October 23, 2017
· Vocal Training · In studio
I had to finally confess to my friends and family... They noticed a remarkable improvement in my singing range. I had to admit to taking vocal training classes with Daniela. I am so pleased with my progress. Daniela gives spot on feedback, teaches breathing techniques and shares her professional knowledge. Thank you, Daniela!
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Daniela S.

Daniela S.

Los Angeles, CA 90034
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$30 / 30-min

About Elizabeth J.

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Santa Monica, CA
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About Elizabeth
Teaching and learning languages is of great interest and importance to me. I believe that learning a new language is a hugely rewarding process and can provide you with many valuable skills. During high school I developed an enthusiasm for Latin through coursework , summer camps and regional competitions. I continued my study of the Classics at Colgate University and I graduated from the University of Oxford with a Master's of Studies in Classical Languages and Literature.

Together we can enjoy diving into Latin!
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Elizabeth J.

Santa Monica, CA 90404
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$30 / 30-min

About Amy R.

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North Hollywood, CA
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I am a makeup artist and English tutor. I have many years experience with all kinds of beauty and special effects makeup, as well as studying and teaching English.
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Amy R.

Amy R.

North Hollywood, CA 91601
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$42 / 30-min

About Lindsey D.

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Los Angeles, CA
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The best teaching is all about tailoring to the individual needs of the student--that's where I come in. As an alumna of Wesleyan University and the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, I have 8 years' experience tutoring Latin, Voice and a variety of other subjects to students young and old. My goal is for every student to look forward to lessons that are fun, varied, and educational in surprising ways. I'm also happy to answer any personalized questions before we get started. Let me know what's on your mind!
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Lindsey D.

Lindsey D.

Los Angeles, CA 90028
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$60 / 30-min

About Yukari H.

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Marina del Rey, CA
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I am a native Japanese speaker with 3 years of experience in teaching Japanese to beginners and advanced students.

I myself have experience learning English as a second language in childhood and German as a third language in adulthood, so I understand how challenging yet exciting it is to learn a new language.
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Yukari H.

Yukari H.

Marina del Rey, CA 90292
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$25 / 30-min

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