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About John G.

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Spring Valley, CA
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Technique and Strategy and a good work out

About John
I am a 36 year old professional musician, and music and tennis Instructor. I teach Trumpet, French Horn, singing and tennis. I have 25 years experience playing trumpet, French Horn and Singing and p
lay in several groups around the San Diego area including:
The New City Sinfonia (Chamber Orchestra)
The Amalgamated, (a Ska/Reggae Band)
Full Strength Funk Band
Heartland Brass Ensemble
Trumpets R Us
Filarmonica Portuguesa Uniao De San Diego
Tierrasanta Lutheran Church,
Elk Tones Big Band
Dim The Lights Disco Tribute Band

I am very passionate about music, from learning to teaching, practicing, performing and recording. Every day my goal is to promote music, learn, practice and help people enjoy music either by listening or performing.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons will start with good solid warm-up exercises focusing on breathing and proper technique for Brass playing.
The 2nd part of lessons will be technique, Scales and method books for trumpet and french horn.
The last part of lessons will be working on Solo repertoire and learning songs for performance, sight reading, playing duets and learning jazz improvisation if interested. Lessons will include sight reading, play along/sing along CD's Scales and technique as well as theory.

For my Trumpet Students I use Herbert L. Clarke Technical Studies Book to help improve aerobic endurance, technical and finger velocity as well as production of good tone quality. I will also use the Earl Irons Group of 27 exercises as well as the Max Schlossberg Method to help improve air flow, breathing control and fluidity of sound throughout all registers. I also use the J. B. Arban's Conservatory method for other techniques including scales, double and triple tonguing, intervals as well as duets and solo repertoire.
For jazz minded students I will start with basic fundamentals of improvisation including melodic improv, Blues forms and blues scales as well as reading through chord changes and playing in several modes and other scales used in jazz.

I also provide tailored instruction on Bugling, and the proper playing of military bugle calls for those students interested as well as those involved with Boy Scouts who wish to earn their Bugle Merit Badge.

For my French Horn Students I will use the same technique books as Trumpet but learning traditional French Horn Solo repertoire, as well as Brass quintet/choir repertoire and orchestral and concert repertoire. Focus for French Horn students will be mainly on control of partials and tuning techniques.

For my Voice students I will start with good breathing technique and warm up exercises designed to get the vocal chords warmed up and get all the other muscles relaxed in order to produce great tone quality. Focus will be on intonation, and learning to use the air and support to extend the vocalists range higher and lower as well as gain power and confidence in singing.
Each Vocal student will have a piece to practice or will bring a piece of their choosing in that they would like to learn and this will be used to apply the techniques learned at the beginning of lessons. Styles of singing that I sing and can teach are Classical, Jazz, Big Band and Standards, Oldies, Pop, Country, Soul, Rock, R&B, Christian Rock and Church Music and also harmonizing like in a duet style or choir/vocal ensemble setting. I will also teach performance techniques, showmanship, stage presence and the overall performance package every singer needs to have confidence while singing.

I am a classically trained musician on Trumpet, French Horn and Voice and reading music, articulations, dynamics and learning musical forms is an essential part to any performers success. I also have studied various jazz styles and improvisational techniques as well. I want to teach students the basics of good musicianship and help them to excel in learning, practicing and performing in their own selected styles of music, whether its classical music, or jazz/rock/pop/country and any other styles students are interested in.

For Academic students who need tutoring I have a very extensive background in history, specifically focusing on US History, Military History, and the study of different eras including major war eras. Academic tutoring can be geared towards the understanding, comprehension and critical thinking understanding of the subject matter, as well as research, essay writing, as well as public speaking and project presentation.

For Tennis Students, I focus on the basics from footwork, to basic swing mechanics as well as strategy. Tennis lessons can be geared to develop specific areas of the game of tennis, or an overall game improvement whether for those who want to be competitive, or just enjoy a friendly game. I am also willing to do group lessons of up to 4-5 players to enhance a group learning environment as well as combining the skills from each player to enhance the other and create a fun learning environment on the tennis court.
*** Studio Equipment ***

My main teaching location is my private studio in Spring Valley and at the Ramona Music Center in downtown Ramona for students in the area. I have all items needed including music stands, CD player for play along programs as well as an upright piano.

*** Travel Equipment ***
When traveling I can bring my own personal music stand and electric keyboard with stand as well. Technique and song repertoire and theory books I can provide when needed.
For tennis instruction I have my own rackets as well as a ball hopper full of practice balls to bring to any location or public open tennis court. I also have reels of string and a stringing machine to restring tennis rackets with broken strings.

*** Specialties ***
Classical, Jazz, Reggae, Ska, Pop, Rock, Hard Rock, Funk, Soul, R&B, Blues, Church/Worship.

Tennis: Ground strokes, both 1 hand and two handed back hand. Serve, kick serve, slice serve, tomahawk serve, net play including volleys, over heads as well as other specialty shots including forehand and backhand slice and approach shots, Lobs, topspin lobs, and drop shots. Also playing strategy and competition.
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Lexi C. April 5, 2019
· French Horn · In studio
Love my 1st lesson. I learned so much in one day. Definitely looking forward to my next lesson.
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James M. July 2, 2018
· Classical Piano · In home
I had an instructor prior to him for nearly a year. I hired JR because after that time I didn’t even learn how to read music. I learned more today from JR than the entire time I had my previous instructor. JR is detailed and patient for an old, inexperienced fart like me. Thank you, JR!
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Tyler T. December 30, 2017
· Trumpet · In home
My son loved his first lesson and the instructor. 😊
thank you, John. He got to play many notes that he did not with the previous instructor.
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Spring Valley, CA 91977
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About Matthew H.

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Cleveland, OH

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I have listed some specific skills below that we can cover based upon your goals. Alternatively, I can pick some areas on which to focus, based on what I see during an assessment if you prefer.

grips - continental, Eastern, semi-Western, Western
ground strokes - forehand, backhand
spin - topspin, flat, slice (defensive and offensive), squash shot
placement - cross-court, down the line, inside out
volleys - forehand, backhand
serves - topspin, flat, slice, kick
return of serve - unit turn, blocking
overheads - smash, backhand overhead, bouncing overhead
scoring - points, games, sets, tie-breakers, Coman match-breakers

About Matthew
Dear Parents and Students,

May I be a personal tutor for you or your child? I have been successfully tutoring for over 12 years. I have great references, and I am one of the top tutors because I am
so easy to work with. I teach in person, or via TakeLessons classroom, telephone, Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts, Join.me, Appear.in, Screenhero (remote desktop, screen sharing) interactive whiteboards, as well as email attachments (PDF, Word, Excel, etc.) I graduated with honors, Summa Cum Laude from Case Western Reserve University, where I made the Dean's List. I also earned a Provost Academic Scholarship for my excellent test scores, including 34 in ACT mathematics and 780 in SAT mathematics.

In addition to teaching for Cleveland schools, I currently teach 20 private sessions each week, 1st through 12th grade, as well as college students and business professionals. I have also served on the faculty at Cuyahoga Community College.

I am patient, friendly and many students tell me that I explain concepts more effectively than their teachers. I am available weekdays or weekends, days or nights, throughout the entire year. I would be happy to answer any questions you might have regarding my experience and teaching methods. While it should go without saying, I have a clean background that has been verified by the FBI and BCII. Let me know if you would like to set up an introductory lesson to design a customized strategy. There is no obligation to continue unless a customer is 100% satisfied.

I am one of the Top Five Tutors for:
1. most diverse subject matter
2. widest student age range
3. farthest geographical regions
4. largest client base
5. most hours taught monthly

Please note: I have set up my billing in thirty minute increments. Thus, I am able to offer lessons of varying lengths. However, I would appreciate longer sessions. I thank you for your time and consideration and look forward to being at your service!

My subjects include:
ACT, SAT, PSAT, NMSQT - undergraduate admissions
GMAT, GRE - graduate admissions
ISEE, HSPT, SSAT, TACHS, COOP - high school admissions
ASVAB, AFQT, ASTB-E, OAR - armed forces placement
TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC - English as a Second Language
PARCC, AIR AST, OAA, OGT, ITBS, STAAR, GED, HiSET, TABE - proficiency
HESI-A2, ATI TEAS V, NLN-PAX-RN, C-NET-RN, NET, DAT - nursing and dental

Mathematics: algebra I and II, geometry, trigonometry, pre-algebra, elementary
English: grammar, vocabulary, spelling, reading, writing, listening, speaking, pronunciation, ESL, ESOL
Research Papers: editing, proofreading, outlining, analyzing, citations
Computer: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, QuickBooks
Special Needs: ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, Asperger's, study skills
Music: theory, ear training, sight singing, improvisation, saxophone
Job Seeking: resume writing, cover letters, T-Letters, LinkedIn, job search techniques
Professional Services: bookkeeping, AP/AR, property management, office automation

*** Studio Equipment ***
Microsoft Windows and Macintosh Laptops

*** Travel Equipment ***
Microsoft Windows and Macintosh Laptops
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Patrick June 24, 2019
· GMAT · In home
I did 2 sessions with Matt while I was home in preparation for my GMAT, which is in 3 weeks. We focused on the quantitative section, which was the weak spot on my first test. Matt’s familiarity with the GMAT (both the Verbal and Math section) was evident in the first few minutes of sitting down with him. Probably even more important, given my time constraint, was Matt’s ability to quickly identify my specific problem areas (integer / geometric properties & time management on data sufficiency problems) and come up with a game plan to improve them. Matt’s teaching style helped solidify key concepts by having me walk him through my thinking on problems and correcting me only when I veered off path. This approach worked for me. After the second session, I took a practice test and my math score improved substantially. I would recommend Matt to anyone who’s serious about boosting their GMAT score.
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Robert June 19, 2019
· SAT · Online
I hired Matt based on positive reviews. What a great choice! My daughter had taken the SAT 3 times before contacting Matt. She was 30 points away from qualifying for a  substantial scholarship. With only one more chance and 3 weeks to prepare, I decided  to give Matt a chance. He was very professional, punctual, and made my daughter feel at ease. He provided study materials and gave very helpful instructions and tips. Her  score went up an unbelievable 60 points in 3 weeks! She was able to get the scholarship and is set to start college in 3 weeks. I would recommend him to anyone  and will definitely use him again.
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Stormie June 2, 2019
· ASVAB · Online
I highly recommend Matt for his math tutoring services. I increased my OAR (Officer Aptitude Rating) score 10 points after six weeks of tutoring with Matt, making my new score very competitive. Scheduling long-distance tutoring sessions once a week was easy and the length was perfect (1.5 hours). He showed me how to visualize word problems, which is what I needed. He's personable and easy-going and I found his familiarity with military aptitude exams extremely valuable.
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About Tom P.

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Encinitas, CA
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All skill levels

About Tom
THOMAS P. USPTA Certified Tennis Professional (P1 Rating)
United States Professional Tennis Association

Objective: TENNIS PROFESSIONAL / TENNIS COACH

Experience: 1992-2012 Rancho Va
lencia Resort Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Tennis Professional
Taught private lessons, groups and clinics under direction of Head Pro
Eduardo Sanchez. Instructed in Junior Tennis Academy/Camp. Provided
customer service and sales of tennis equipment/apparel (Pro Shop).

1986-1991 Tennis & Sportsworld E. Setauket, NY
Head Tennis Professional
Directed junior development program, adult instructional league,
and summer camp. Hired, trained and supervised instructors.

1983-1985 St. Anthony’s High School S. Huntington, NY
Varsity Tennis Coach
Coached boys and girls varsity tennis teams. Responsible for team
practices and matches. Emphasis on sportsmanship and etiquette.

1978-1982 Cove Tennis Center Glen Cove, NY
Tennis Pro-Asst.Mgr.
Managed club operations at indoor-outdoor tennis facility. Taught
private and group lessons. Instructed in Junior Tennis Academy.

Qualifications: -Apprenticed under renowned pros: Palafox, Stolle, Van Horn.
-Coached Eastern and nationally ranked tournament players.
-Devised “Stroke-of-the-Day” video-tape instructional series.
-Directed and chaired ETA sanctioned tennis tournaments.
-Hired, trained and supervised tennis instructors and staff.
-Played in ETA sanctioned pro-am tournaments and exhibitions.
-Taught lessons at world-class tennis resorts, clubs and camps.

Education: B.A. Degree Hamilton College Clinton, NY
-Varsity Tennis, Varsity Squash – 1st singles
-Departmental Honors in Psychology
Graduate Degree Grumman Data Sys.Inst. Woodbury, NY
-Computer Science, Programming, Sys.Anal.

*** Specialties ***
Tennis Lessons
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Lisa July 24, 2015
· Tennis · In home
I have been hesitant to write a review for Tom in fear of his schedule getting too busy to fit us in! We love Tom, he has been teaching my son (12) for almost a year now. He is so patient, kind, and gentle but at the same time encouraging and pushes him in just the right way. His technique is solid and my son has made excellent progress with Tom's instruction. I highly recommend lessons with Tom, just don't take our spot. ;)
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Jennifer H. July 6, 2015
· Tennis · In home
A little over a year ago, after a 6 year hiatus, I was looking to get back to playing tennis again. I found Tom on this website and he was able to reintroduce me to the basics and get me to a point where I feel confident enough to join a tennis league. I am more consistent, have better footwork, and am better than I ever was.

Tom is passionate about tennis and teaching. He is friendly, patient, and tailors the lessons to match the students learning style. He has a lot of experience teaching students with a wide variety of skill levels. Tom also has played the game at the highest level, so he is able to provide insight that other less experienced instructors do not have.

If you are considering tennis lessons, I highly recommend Tom.
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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About Joshua B.

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Mountlake Terrace, WA

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I grew up playing club tennis, played 4 years of varsity tennis in high school, was offered college scholarships to play in college, and was an tennis pro at a Swim and Tennis Club in Cincinnati, Ohio.

I understand body mechanics and have experience as an educator. These two attributes, as well as numerous friends who I've helped, make me believe that I can help anyone raise their game to the next level.

About Joshua
I am a tutor who earned a music teaching degree, substitute taught, and didn't become a school teacher. I held professional tech retail jobs and am supplementing my life with my passion - education.

Whatever subject or instrument I teach, I celebrate students' successes; and I enjoy helping learners have new aha moments.

The majority of my students take guitar, bass guitar, or Spanish lessons. I am an educator and help my students learn other skills and knowledge sets too.

I went to Ohio State University for college, earned a BA in Music Education, and graduated Cum Laude. I also spent 4 years in the Ohio State University Marching Band.

Through my healing journey, I've developed patience, insight, and understanding for my students' learning processes.

I'm excited to help you incorporate new skills into your life!
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Dee Dee B. December 18, 2018
· Math · Online
My son had a wonderful lesson and was well prepared for his exam
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Cameron P. September 16, 2018
· Bassoon · In studio
Our son first time playing bassoon. Base on my son experience, he find Joshua to be very nice, patients, and explains a lot of information. It help him understand about the instrument and the sound when he play. He do have a sense of humor which help my son to have fun and be more comfortable. He also teaches other instruments, too. Highly recommended to everyone!!!!
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Torrin P. June 22, 2018
· Guitar · In home
This was my sons first guitar lesson with Joshua. Lesson went great. Because of Josh’s positive demeanor, My son is motivated to practice everyday. All good!
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Average Cost of Tennis Lessons in San Diego, CA

The average cost of 60-minute tennis lessons in San Diego is $37. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $30 and $45 per hour.

30-min $20
 
$27 average
$35
45-min $40
 
$40 average
$40
60-min $30
 
$37 average
$45

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute tennis lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute tennis lessons are -8% less expensive at $40, and 30-minute lessons cost 28% less at $27.

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