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About Marsha K.

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Roseville, CA
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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.

Marsha K.

Roseville, CA 95747
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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.

Susan G.

Granite Bay, CA 95746
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$35 / 30-min

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Citrus Heights, CA

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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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zahara January 10, 2019
· Arabic · Online
Very knowledgeable
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Natalia December 23, 2018
· Arabic · Online
Amani is a wonderful teacher! I am so grateful I made the right decision by choosing her!
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Judith (Doaa) December 13, 2018
· Arabic · Online
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Amani A.

Amani A.

Citrus Heights, CA 95621
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Roseville, CA

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你好 !My name is 强耀萱, but if you are a beginner you can just call me “Alina” for now. Firstly, I speak standard Mandarin Chinese from North Eastern China, which is the same kind of pronunciation you would find in professional teaching material at universities and is also stipulated by the Peoples Republic of China. Secondly, I have over ten years experience teaching second language to all ages and proficiency levels. I particularly have experience in teaching school children Chinese. I am also proficient in preparing students to take the Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK). Thirdly, my bachelors degree is in English Education, so I understand important pedological methods and can explain grammar and cultural concepts to beginner level students.
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Teagan N. December 16, 2018
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
Very fun environment that she created which makes learning easier. Looking forward to learn more with her
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Alina Q.

Alina Q.

Roseville, CA 95661
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$20 / 60-min

About Alexandra H.

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My name is Alexandra, I am 22 years old and I am currently studying to hopefully become a full time interpreter for American Sign Language or Brazilian Portuguese. I, as most young people, dream of traveling the world some day. I have taught a number of people sign language and it has been very rewarding to see how one can start from learning the alphabet to being able to confidently carry on a full conversation entirely in sign language. I love being able to pass on such a beautiful language to people who truly want to practice and reach out to the Deaf Community.
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Pooja December 6, 2018
· American Sign Language · Online
Alexandra is knowledgeable, fun, and a great instructor.
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Matt Antonopulos October 21, 2018
· American Sign Language · Online
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Terri Lowe August 31, 2018
· American Sign Language · Online
Amazing lesson. She has awesome energy and it is easy to tell that she loves teaching. She was well prepared and her communication with me ahead of time was awesome. Thank you so much!!!
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Alexandra H.

Alexandra H.

Auburn, CA 95603
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About Chris N.

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Philadelphia, PA
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Hi, my name is Chris and I am a native speaker and tutor of American English. I have taught people of all ages to improve their English and I can help you too!

In January 2014, I began teaching classes and private lessons in Warsaw, Poland and later in Berlin, Germany. I have also taught in New York City and online via Skype, to people from various countries around the world. My father and his two brothers were all teachers, so I guess that is where I get my natural teaching ability.

I have a bachelor's degree in Sociology from Penn State University, where I also taught some classes. I also have business experience and can teach students to speak and write in English for any situation!

I am very easy going, encouraging, and a great conversationalist. I customize lessons based on each student's skills and goals, as well as favori
te topics, and how they learn best. I am knowledgeable on many subjects, and more importantly, good at getting students talking, no matter what age or background.

REVIEWS:
Below are reviews by some of my former students in Poland from e-korepetycje.net/chrisnyc/jezyk-angielski (translated from Polish into English). I have also taught students from Germany, Hungary, Sweden, Spain, South Korea, Argentina, China, Israel, France, Indonesia, Columbia and Turkey.

"A really good teacher and the great hour-long conversations with him provide guidance not drudgery. He is enthusiastic and cheerful, recommended." - Magda

"I worked with Chris for 3 months, and I'm very happy. We focused on conversation, vocabulary development (based on analysis of interrogated podcasts), and correction of pronunciation. With Chris, any subject can be interesting to talk about." - Wojtek

"He worked with my 10-year-old son Antek, inventing dialogues in English based on the boy's favorite superhero characters and their behavior. Chris is creative and always smiling, and Antek misses the lessons." - Jerzy

"Great lessons with a sense of humor. Conversations require thinking and combining vocabulary (no shortcuts and tips in Polish). Big emphasis on correct pronunciation and vocabulary. In a word, I highly recommend." - Michael

"I can recommend wholeheartedly. We have real discussions, not set topics, and discuss how certain words are challenging for us. From time to time we also have a lesson in which we process words or homophones that are difficult for us (thief/teeth). We strongly recommend to all who want to rise above the level of intermediate." - Pawel

"Chris is a really great conversationalist! He only speaks English, which forces you to think and conduct conversations only in English, which is half the battle! If I do not understand what he says, he will explain it in so many ways that I finally understand. He is a very open person, easy to talk with, problem-free, and has many interests, so you can talk about anything. I would recommend as a native speaker!" - Izabela
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Chris N.

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About Luis P.

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Sacramento, CA
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¡Hola! ¿Estas list@ para aprender el idioma Español?
Hello! Are you ready to learn the Spanish language?

Spanish is a beautiful romance language to learn. I make it fun and easy. I'm going to teach you words that are related to your daily life/work activities. For example, if you like to cook, I will teach you "los vegetales y las frutas" (vegetables and fruits).

Please tell me what you want to learn, so I can teach you according to your needs.
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Luis P.

Luis P.

Sacramento, CA 95842
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$67 / 30-min

About ORESTIS K.

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Sacramento, CA
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I am a native Greek who moved from Athens, Greece to California in 2015. I hold a BA from the University of Athens. I have been working as a professional musician in Athens for 17 years. At the same time, I was running a Publishing House in Athens.

With my Greek Music Ensemble I performs for universities, formal concerts, house concerts, dance events, Greek festivals and private parties. I hold lectures on Greek music during these tours in the States. Lecture themes include "Traditional Greek and Urban Music", "Greek Music in the 20th Century", "The role of the bouzouki in Greek music", and "Greek Folk Musicians".

I teach Greek at the Greek School at the Annunciation in Sacramento and I offer private lessons.
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ORESTIS K.

ORESTIS K.

Sacramento, CA 95825
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