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About Crystal S.

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Los Angeles, CA
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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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Crystal S.

Los Angeles, CA 90012
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$35 / 30-min

About Rodrigo R.

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Long Beach, CA

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About Rodrigo
With an associates degree from El Camino, and lots of musical studies in Mexico, I have been fortunate to tour through the States and through my country. My lessons include real working tips for the real life, keeping it fun as the material is created for your specific needs. I am a multi-instrumentalist that will pass as much knowledge as you can practice...
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*** Lesson Details ***
We'll cover music basic theory and the most part of your lesson will be the music you want to learn, saving a small portion of the time to repertoire that I consider will help you grow musically.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Sibelius, Logic, apple, Kala ukes, U-bass, vihuela, charango, piano, keyboard, accordion, acoustic and electric guitars, panflutes, boss fx, amps, mics, and more.

*** Travel Equipment ***
instruments and books needed
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*** Specialties ***
mariachi, Catholic music, Andean music, Latin rhythms
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Tui May 22, 2019
· Ukulele · In home
My son is a BEGINNER beginner. Rodrigo is a very nice guy and seems to know his stuff very well. I would give him 5 stars but I don't think he realized that my son needed the basic, basic 1st lesson (i.e. how to hold the instrument). We've only attended one session so this is fully based on that one lesson. I'm sure he'll adjust his teaching from here on out.
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Rosa Rodriguez May 22, 2018
· Accordion · In home
Mr. Rodrigo is a professional, respectful and super patient instructor. I could not made a better choice. I am looking forward to my next class @
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Axel October 26, 2017
· Ukulele · Online
Rodrigo is a great teacher, not only an expert musician, but he shares all his knowledge.
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Rodrigo R.

Long Beach, CA 90805
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$45 / 30-min

About Kelly H.

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Tarzana, CA
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About Kelly
I am an experienced speech-language professional who is specialized in the area of accent reduction and modification.

Contact me for a free pronunciation screening or to book a training session with me TODAY!

If you've ever felt that people are more focused on your accent than on what you are actually saying...I get it! This can feel frustrating. But don't worry because I know that accent reduction training can make a difference for YOU!

If you are already proficient in English yet sometimes feel misunderstood by your clients or coworkers, accent reduction training is worth your time.

Gain confidence and gain control of your voice.

Learn to reduce your accent in as little as one week!
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Kelly H.

Tarzana, CA 91356
starting at
$75 / 60-min

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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Celina L. June 13, 2019
· German · Online
I've only just started, but I can see that I'm definitely going to make some great progress with Tatiana. I would recommend her for sure.
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Vishal T. May 18, 2019
· German · Online
My son liked his first class, he told me that he thinks Tatiana will be able to help him reach his goal. Thanks
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James May 8, 2019
· Russian · In studio
Tatiana is great! My son loves their interaction and her teaching style.
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Tatiana Z.

Long Beach, CA 90802
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$20 / 30-min

About Michelle R.

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Sylmar, CA
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About Michelle
My name is Michelle and I am a Soprano. I have been singing classically for seven years. I previously studied at East Los Angeles College, where I received my AA degree in Music and at Azusa Pacific University, where I graduated with a BM in Classical Vocal Performance.

If you take lessons with me, we will go over singing technique fundamentals, IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) for singers, vocal pedagogy, and classical repertoire. Additionally, I offer lessons in music theory, ear training and sight singing, and Spanish. I am eager to begin working with you!
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Ken H. February 11, 2019
· Spanish · In studio
Enjoyed my lessons with her.
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Theodora November 15, 2018
· Opera Voice · In studio
From the start, Michelle has been so helpful and easy to work with! She is super friendly and wants the best for you, and is quick to understand how to best work with you so that you get the most from your lessons. She has a beautiful voice and is excellent at communicating how to best adjust your own voice to sing better and stronger. She also is very flexible with schedule, which has been so helpful! Thank you for your help, Michelle!
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Kelli B. August 31, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
Michelle is the most amazing teacher! Very patient, thorough, challenging and understanding. I highly recommend her! She sees where your level is at and grows from there!!
Thank you Michelle!
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Michelle R.

Sylmar, CA 91342
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$25 / 30-min
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About Gloria O.

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Glendale, CA

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About Gloria
I have been tutoring students in Spanish since January 2012 and thru Wyzant here in California since September 2014. Also in my native Colombia I was a school teacher teaching Social Sciences in Grades 6, 7 and 8th.
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Gloria O.

Glendale, CA 91206
starting at
$25 / 30-min

About Eunice M.

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Rancho Cucamonga, CA
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About Eunice
Hola,

I was born in Mexico, and I am very proud to be given the opportunity to teach my native language and my culture to you. I have a Master’s in Business from University of Phoenix. I am currently pursuing my teaching credentials at Cal Poly Pomona.

I lived in Mexico for twenty-three years. I am now living in the United States and I have learned the English language, this gives me a first-hand understanding of the process of learning and teaching a foreign language.

Through my experience I apply different teaching methods. Learning a new language is a beautiful, fun and exciting experience, involving consistency, and memorization skills. Every student has a different learning style, and I am committed to provide a variety of learning opportunities for my students’ to achieve their goals.
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Eunice M.

Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
starting at
$25 / 30-min

About Victoria M.

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Newhall, CA
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About Victoria
Hello, I'm Victoria. I'm a native Californian, and a graduated of Graziado School of Business, Pepperdine University, Malibu CA, with a BA in Business Management and a MBA with a concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurship.

During my time in college, I was privileged to gain a great deal of knowledge from some extremely talented and dedicated professors. Their extensive knowledge in their field of profession, real life experiences and the pure honest desire to help others reach their educational goals inspired me. So much so, it inspired me to use my talents to teach as well.

It first started with preparing my nephew for school, he was about 3 at the time, and now I teach my nieces age 4 and 6. I am a strong believer in early education for setting the bases in future educational success. With the knowledge I have gain I inspire and
share my gifts through teaching and tutoring with an approach that makes learning fun.

I'm excited to play a part in helping students grow and reach their fullest potential. I'm flexible and open to parent or student suggestions and resources they can provide. Feel free to contact me if you need more information or you would like to schedule a lesson. I look forward to working with you!
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Yuko May 18, 2019
· ESL · In home
She is very nice and I learned a lot.
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Victoria M.

Newhall, CA 91321
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$29 / 30-min

About Basma N.

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Lawndale, CA

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About Basma
I am a professional English/ Arabic teacher and translator/ Interpreter. I have a Bachelors of Arts in Arabic/ English Translation and Interpretation

Language students can expect to improve week to week in their conversation, reading and writing techniques. Every student has a unique way of learning; I teach students to release built up tension and apply foundation techniques in order to unlock their own individual talent. I can help any student to speak with freedom, confidence, and expression.

I teach Arabic and English students of all different ages and experience levels. I am native Arabic and studied English for 16 years, and English/ Arabic university level language for 4 of those. I can teach students to speak, write and read Arabic and English and pursue communication excellence, to learn how to speak colloquial Arabic, or both
depending on the goals and preference of the student.

As a professional interpreter, I frequently take trips within California to provide interpretation services. I have interpreted and translated for well-known entities in the United Arab Emirates like Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, Dubai Education Council and Abu Dhabi Police.
I love to mentor students who want to become effective, dynamic speakers.

My personal passion is reading but I firmly believe that writing is essential to any and every style. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better linguist!
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Nadja E. May 10, 2019
· Arabic · In home
Basma is a wonderful instructor! Her lessons are clear and well planned to help me reach my goals. She puts me at ease with her patient and positive attitude.
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Aneesah E. April 29, 2019
· Arabic · In studio
Very friendly informative and I loved it thank you
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Jeremy March 29, 2019
· Arabic · Online
Basma is a great teacher! I'm planning a trip to Jordan, Egypt and Dubai and Basma has taught me so may basic phrases and words that I should know while on my travels. I highly recommend her!
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Basma N.

Lawndale, CA 90260
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$34 / 30-min

About Yael O.

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Los Angeles, CA

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About Yael
I’m an experienced, enthusiastic English tutor and writing coach who is dedicated to helping students reach their goals! I know the thrill of getting that top grade, high test score, or acceptance letter to your first-choice school, so let me help you achieve more than you think you even can. Whether you struggle with basic grammar concepts or just want to give your essay that bit of edge to make it stand out to teachers and admissions boards - I'm here to help!

My teaching philosophy involves recognizing that students have different learning styles and that approaching challenges from multiple perspectives gives students the best chance of finding out which methods best support their learning. In addition to working on any specific goals or assignments, I like to set students up for future success by teaching them tools they can apply
to any academic or creative writing project that may be up ahead. Let’s give it a try!
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Yael O.

Los Angeles, CA 90066
starting at
$50 / 30-min

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