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About Enrique P.

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Escondido, CA
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About Enrique
I truly enjoy teaching and have many years of experience teaching students of all levels and ages.

I try to teach my students how important it is to listen to themselves play. When appropriate, I bring a guitar or bass (depending on the student's need) and help the student learn how drums relate to the rest of the music. I want all of my students to enjoy playing and to have music as a tool for life: one that helps them express themselves, think creatively, learn specific and technical skills, and grow musically. I believe all people can benefit from learning to play an instrument. If you or your child believe that music can provide a new way to find meaning and joy in life while learning a valuable skill, please contact me.

In addition, I have successfully taught many students who have had trouble in school due to lack of motivati
on and/or learning disabilities. Drum/percussion lessons have reawakened these discouraged students' desire to learn and I am happy to adjust my teaching style for any disabilities or difficulties a student may have. I am happy to provide references from parents whose children were struggling in other areas of life and who looked forward to a music lesson when all else seemed to be a chore.

More information: My recent recordings include top-selling Mexican pop artist Yuridia's newest album, Entre Mariposas, produced by his longtime collaborator Javier Calderon, and I have shared credits with Kenny Aronoff and James East.

Winner , San Diego Music Awards with the band Skelpin.

Percussionist of Manolito Gypsy (Gypsy Kings).

*** Lesson Details ***
Classes are 30, 45 or 60 minutes, depending on age and ability. I give lessons at your home or in my home studio.

I will start by talking to the student and/or parent about what the student would like to accomplish from the lessons and what, if any, musical background the student already has. It's OK if you don't have any experience at all.

The first class is when I focus on understanding how the student learns. Everyone learns differently and is motivated differently, so I make it a point to get to know what makes the student tick. During the first lesson, we will do some basic exercises so I can pinpoint where they are, and I'll assign skills to practice for the next class.

If the class is taught at my home studio, I record it for the student to refer to during the week. I assign exercises for every class, so please plan to practice at least 15 minutes per day while you are taking lessons.

Finally, I offer a recording opportunity for students who are writing songs and would like to learn recording skills. This is an option for advanced students, students who are looking to record a demo, or for young students who would like to preserve their new accomplishments on an audio file that can be given as a gift.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Roland TD-6 and Yamaha stage custom and acoustic drums. Full in-home studio. Machudo Cajons (Drum Box) Yamaha acoustic set, Sonar recording software,Box) Yamaha acoustic set, Sonar rec software,

*** Travel Equipment ***
Will bring appropriate lesson materials to your home and we will work together to get the right practice materials for you within your budget.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching Latin percussion instruments including the drum set, cajon (DrumBox), bongos, dumbek and congas.
Spanish Music for kids
Spanish:Lessons for teens and adults, Spanish Music Program(Learn Spanish with songs, music age 8-9)

If you have a group of kids that play instruments but they don't know how to start a band I can guide them I have plenty of experience in this field.

Also I teach how to make and how to play with sequences and loops.

Latin rhythms, rock, world music beats, jazz, Latin Jazz, pop--the style is up to the student.
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JanetD May 1, 2011
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drum lessons made fun!

My son is taking drum lessons for the first time with Enrique. Enrique is friendly, relates to teenagers well and has cool ways to make learning fun!
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KennethP March 21, 2010
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Happy dad

Enrique is very good with my son Jordan. He is very patient and keeps Jordan interested and challenged. Jordan is learning quickly thanks to Enrique's ability to explain everything in a very straight forward manor.
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PatriciaA March 22, 2009
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Enrique was very helpful, instructive, and encouraging I would recommend him.
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Enrique P.

Escondido, CA 92026
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About Jasmine L.

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La Mesa, CA

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About Jasmine
I love to teach and tutor kids and adults of all ages in many different subjects. I pride myself in customizing my lessons to suit each individual's learning style and goals. I try to keep my lessons fun and relaxed while ensuring that we still work hard and learn.
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Nicholas July 1, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Jasmine is Awesome! She is a very knowledgeable, patient and encouraging. I highly recommend her.
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Michael C. February 3, 2016
· Spanish · In home
First lesson...jasmine was very attentive and a good listener.
Looking forward to continuing the lessons!!
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Emmanuel Z. April 10, 2015
· Piano · In home
Very experienced for teaching 8 year old boy, I liked the books she provide.
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Jasmine L.

La Mesa, CA 91942
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$25 / 30-min

About Tania B.

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San Diego, CA
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About Tania
Hello everybody,

Do you want to become proficient or more proficient in French? Learn or brush up on french the fast and easy way with a native French speaker?

I am here to help you! My name is Tania I am 29 years old and I am a native French speaker. French is my native language. I love the idea of being able to help and teach students about this beautiful and complex language. I actually got most of my experience tutoring elementary, middle school and high school students and I have been teaching languages for 4years now. Studying different languages myself, I understand the obstacles that come with taking on a new language.

I can help if you simply want to brush up on practical usage for travel or to converse with friends -- or if you want to study grammar and more formal French for school or professional applications.

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he lessons are goal-oriented, creative and fun.
- Personalized instruction to meet your needs from beginner to advanced levels in all disciplines: reading, writing and speaking.
- The lessons are designed to make you familiar with the French culture and civilization.
- Specialized in tutoring students of all ages to improve their French skills for school, travel or competition.
- Lesson plans, class times and rates are based on individual objectives.

A bientôt!
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Ruby April 15, 2019
· French · In studio
Tonia came prepared and did a great job!
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Guillermo January 18, 2018
· French · In studio
Tania is a very easy going teacher. This helps the student remain relaxed during those difficult parts of the lesson. When it gets challenging for the student, it is important that no judgement be conveyed by the instructor. Only praise. I really appreciate this because learning a new language can be trying. Enjoying my progress so far. Thanks Tania!
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Marcio C. June 20, 2017
· French · Online
Tania is being a great tutor. My interest is to brush up my French after 10 years w/o any practice - focused on conversation. I am really appreciating the classes with her. She brings the right balance correcting what is needed but with encouragement and positiveness to keep you confident and engaged.
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Tania B.

San Diego, CA 92117
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$20 / 30-min

About Kazumasa U.

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San Diego, CA
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About Kazumasa
I am a Japanese national and have been living in the United States since 2001. I studied at Shizuoka University in Japan and my major was education. My courses focused on international culture and the classes prepared me to teach the Japanese language and culture to foreigners.

I am currently teaching more than 20 classes a week including classes at a language school and private tutoring, So far, through the many years of being a tutor, l taught and am still currently teaching Americans, British, Chinese, Koreans, Filipinos and others, ranging from elementary students to retirees privately and tutored them in various aspects of Japanese depending on their individual needs through English instruction.

The thing I love most about tutoring is seeing the face and eyes of a student that has been having a difficult time with a lesson, w
hen he/she finally grasps what I have been trying to teach them. Another favorite thing about tutoring is watching the evolution of a student over time and knowing that I am solely responsible for that progression. I am very thorough and patient when it comes to tutoring my students. I will go to any length to make sure that whatever it is that I am teaching them will be absorbed by them resulting in their betterment, thereby building a sound foundation from which to build.

Let's start broadening your Japanese conversation by talking about what interests you the most right now! Please feel free to contact me to help you achieve your goals!
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Edwin H. April 29, 2019
· Japanese · In home
Very kind and patient. He definitely breaks things down so you can really understand what you're learn. I look forward to continuing my lessons with Kazumasa.
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Lori December 2, 2018
· Japanese · In studio
Kazu-san is a wonderful teacher! We enjoy his lessons so much!
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Lauren July 1, 2018
· Japanese · In home
Ueno-sensei is a very personable and professional instructor. He is very patient and his experience in teaching Japanese shows well. I highly recommend this instructor :)
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Kazumasa U.

San Diego, CA 92123
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$40 / 60-min

About Carlos E.

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Carlsbad, CA

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About Carlos
I have been a language teacher for more than 24 years. I have a B.A. in English Language and Literature and my curriculum includes several subjects related to Spanish grammar, composition, phonetics and literature, so apart from being my native language (I am Cuban) I have the necessary academic knowledge to teach Spanish to speakers of other languages.

I have worked mainly with adults in colleges and language schools. At the university level I worked with students from different professional interests, so I am familiar with teaching the language for specific academic skills. I have also tutored individual adults and teenagers. At present I am also teaching children in an after school program.

In my teaching I favor the communicative approach with meaningful exchanges and with a solid foundation on the formal aspects of the langua
ge too. I also pay attention to individual needs so that students can progress at their own pace.

At the intermediate and advanced levels I favor the use of meaningful discussions and debate about updated issues, so that the students can learn how to express their true opinions and ideas properly in different contexts.

I believe in fostering a friendly atmosphere and making the teaching experience a meaningful human exchange.
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Bill January 16, 2019
· Spanish · In home
I had 5 classes with Carlos and was very satisfied with his approach. He is very friendly and sets up the classes based upon the students needs and skills. Muchas gracias.
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Bill January 3, 2019
· Spanish · In home
Carlos is a great instructor and I am happy to be learning with him.
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Melanie November 1, 2018
· Spanish · In home
Carlos was very professional, kind, and patient with our family. We enjoyed the lesson.
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Carlos E.

Carlsbad, CA 92009
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About Matthew K.

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Chula Vista, CA

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About Matthew
I am a seasoned ESL teacher. I have taught overseas many years and in the US, especially colleges and universities. I am an expert in teaching all the language skills: speaking, reading, writing and grammar. I specialize in TOEIC preparation, IELTS and TOEFL. I also edit compositions.
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Robert October 24, 2018
· ESL · In studio
Matthew has been a great teacher for us at the American Language Institute, San Diego State University. He's worked with us for several years, and is always helpful, friendly and willing to take on whatever needs to be done. In the classroom he had a very good rapport with students-friendly, patient and always ready with a smile. Matthew is a great teacher. You will enjoy studying with him.
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Martin October 22, 2018
· ESL · In studio
Hello, I wanted to let ESL students know that I'll never have enough words to express my gratitude and appreciation to Matthew. He has interesting and helpful lessons and inspires me to work hard. He is always thoughtful, caring, and kind and an amazing teacher. You will be a lucky student to learn from him.
Your student, and friend, Marty
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Cheryl Garrett October 21, 2018
· ESL · In studio
Matthew is a great instructor with years of experience. He is creative and knowledgeable
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Matthew K.

Chula Vista, CA 91910
(3)
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$67 / 60-min

About Mario D.

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La Jolla, CA
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About Mario
I am a language teacher who specializes in French, Spanish and English. I have been working as a language teacher since 2014. I graduated from San Diego State University in 2013, with a BA in French. After graduating, I began teaching ESL and French at a K-12 school in Mexico. In 2018 I received a MA in French Literature from San Diego State University. While doing the Master's program, I taught at SDSU, which gave me working experience with college students.
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Martha March 12, 2019
· French · In studio
Mario is a wonderful teacher, he is very patient and explains very clearly. His pronunciation is wonderful both in English and French. I would recommend him to anyone who wanted to learn a language.
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Jay Ortiz March 12, 2019
· French · Online
Mario is such a great instructor, he is so creative and makes the class really fun and joyfull. He’s also really good in making me understand the topic and the language, you can tell he has a lot of experience being a teacher. 100% recommended!
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Catherine March 11, 2019
· French · In studio
Excellent teacher! He really breaks down the grammar and helps you to understand the components of the language. Highly recommend!
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Mario D.

La Jolla, CA 92037
(6)
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$17 / 20-min

About Michiyo S.

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Vista, CA

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About Michiyo
I was born in Ishigaki Island, Japan. I grew up on the small oceanside Island. people there are slow and relaxed. I started tutoring foreigners in Japan in 2006. I have been tutoring here in the United States since 2008 and now I just started tutoring on this website. So far I have tutored college and high school kids, and also people just interested in learning as a second language. I love meeting people and sharing my countries foods and culture, not only teaching the language. I am a funny person and if you're reading this page and are interested in working with me and learning Japanese language and culture, please contact me.
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Michiyo S.

Vista, CA 92084
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$25 / 60-min

About Ed S.

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San Diego, CA
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About Ed
Hi! I'm Ed from Los Angeles, California. I have been teaching ESL for 6 years. I hold an English and Business degree from San Diego State University (SDSU) and I am certified as a TEFL teacher by the American Language Institute (ALI), a division of SDSU . The ALI is a center known for training teachers from around the world in the most modern ESL / EFL teaching techniques and methodologies. I worked for the ALI for a year (ESL/Business English) before starting my journey teaching abroad. Nowadays, I travel the world and teach ESL online. I love interacting with students from different cultures, so it'll be an honor to help you out with your English.
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Gui June 12, 2019
· ESL · Online
He was very patient and encouraging. I was able to pass the IELTS with his help!
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Ed S.

San Diego, CA 92102
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$29 / 30-min

About Isabel L.

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San Diego, CA
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Native Spanish teacher with more than 10 years of experience offers a dynamic way to learn the Spanish language, very patient, knowledgeable, professional and punctual.
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Isabel L.

San Diego, CA 92122
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$34 / 30-min

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