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Melissa M.

30 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2006
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Melissa M.

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Lessons would be individualized to focus on areas that need the most guidance.

About Melissa

I have been teaching since 2006 on a variety of topics. I graduated with an BA from the University of Wisconsin. My degree is in History with and emphasis on East Asian history. I've taught all age groups from age 2 up to retirees. My teaching experience includes one-on-one and group classes

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Alexandra
Melissa is patient, explains the concepts very well, she is hands on and makes the lessons very entertaining and dynamic. The way she selects the material for her students she finds the right balance between effective learning, fun and interesting. We are very fortunate to have her as a piano teacher.
Sevval N.
She was so kind and helpful toward my kids for the fist day.
Youjia S.
My daughter struggled to stay focused for the whole one hour. It would be better to have video conference option so she can see the teacher.
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Sarah L.

22 Reviews
San Bruno, CA
Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
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Sarah L.

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I got my first camera when I was 8 years old and have been a passionate shutterbug ever since. I can teach you how to use all of the manual features on your camera to get the effects you want to achieve, and I can help you to train your eye to see and capture memorable compositions.

Taking pictures is the first part of the journey - the second is editing them to adjust exposure, saturation, contrast, etc. I work with Photoshop and can teach you how to tune your images and fix problems like lens dust, harsh shadows, or face shine in flash pictures.

I encourage each student to find his or her personal style to express a unique vision. You don't need any experience to become an artist, just the desire to start noticing new things all around you and capturing moments to share with others!

About Sarah

Hello, and thank you for visiting my page! I have been an artist for my whole life and I am passionate about sharing my love of creativity with others. I earned an MFA in Costume Design from UCLA in 2007 and have been a freelance costume designer, college professor, photographer, illustrator, and j

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Toby
excellent!
Andy B
Great instructor
Miriam
Sarah is a fantastic teacher: patient, knowledgeable, thoughtful and friendly. I'm looking forward to many more sessions with her!

Preston W.

1 Review
Belmont, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Awarded CSSSA from California State Governor
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Preston W.

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I teach the fundamental basis for all representational painting. From still life to portraits and the figure leading up to advanced genre or multi-figure pictures. I have been drawing and painting my whole life and love to teach drawing and painting to anyone who wants to learn. Visual communication skills are a foundation for many forms of problem solving skills. These skills all lead to a keen sense of awareness of ones self and environment.

About Preston

I have hundreds of hours teaching experience in many subjects spaning from sports chess and the arts. I have won numerous awards for my ability to communicate the detailed aspects of complicated intricate subject matter. I have been verified to teach all ages and have numerous background checks est

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Chengliang
Preston is a very nice coach. I was a beginner with zero experience before. After five lessons, I gained solid basic skills and feel more comfortable to rally. I feel growing by leaps and bounces.

He is very sharp about identifying the problem and then training accordingly. He is also kind and very patient to guide

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Kelvin L.

136 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Teaches students 4 to 80
  • Music MA from University of Nottingham
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Kelvin L.

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I have been teaching drawing since 2001..I am available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of drawing/painting skills. I specialize in wild life...
Students will have simple step-by-step instructions make it fun and easy to draw lifelike animal friends, Just start with basic shapes and follow the illustrated examples and they will be creating their own amazing masterpieces in no time at all.

About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis. I am very comfortable with all aspects

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Mike
Kelvin was great! Very professional and welcoming. He was very open to know what I waned to learn. Kelvin was also incredibly patient with me and did not pass any judgement whenever I made a mistake. I'm really looking forward to my next lesson with him.
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Mehdi N.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish, Persian, French, English
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Master of Advanced Design and Architecture from California College of Arts
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Mehdi N.

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I support my students until they become as good as me, beyond the time set for our sessions with no charge. I care that you can enjoy your skill while creating amazing art that you can enjoy sharing with your friends, family, and even clients.

About Mehdi

I love learning to draw, paint, design. I am a professional Designer with a love for books and languages and sports as well. Design students can expect to improve week to week in all of their techniques. Every person has a unique way of learning; I teach students to release the imaginative potent

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zahra
Mehdi helped me identify my blocks and challenges in making new relationships. The effects of his training sessions on my life was extraordinary. I gained self-confidence thanks to his efforts and learned simple but practical communication skill.
ghazaleh F.
Mehdi always had his own creative ways to teach me. ]n the first steps he shows you how to see correctly in order to recognize your own weak points. He tried to relieve my stress and distrust in learning. I had the anatomy sessions with him and he helped me the most to grow smoothly. Thank u for your patience :D
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Matt G.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Matt G.

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An artist, illustrator, designer, and animator with a bold and whimsical style, Matt's work across a variety of media bears the imprint of his agile and child-like imagination.

Matt has authored and illustrated eleven picture books for children, including his own The Adventures Of Edison Matthews and A Bright House, the latter of which he's currently developing into an animated tv series.

About Matt

MATT GEILER is an artist, illustrator, comedian, and musician with a passion for making people laugh. A virtuoso musical improviser and freestyle rapper, Matt’s live appearances are completely off-the-cuff concerts of hilarious songs made up from audience suggestions. He’s toured and performed his

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"I learned A LOT about painting. It was a great first class. Thank you."
- Carla
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Melissa M.
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"Hi Richard!

Thanks again for your time and info yesterday. I will email you soon, and we will figure out when we should meet for our next class.

Have a great day!

Frankie"
- Frankie
Took Photography lessons from Richard G.
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"I am so thankful I found Jon via takelessons for photography lessons. He is an amazing, encouraging and a patient teacher. Before the class, we discussed my goals and Jon came up with a lesson plan to help me meet those goals in 3 days of classes. I have learnt so much during our classes so far - the impact of light on photographs, the importance of talking with the subjects/models and the benefits of patience and being a keen observer. Jon is ever so helpful and is always suggesting ways to help me improve my photography skills. Thank you Jon!!!"
- Anisha
Took Photography lessons from Jonathan "JC" C.
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"Sarah was a pleasure to spend time with. Her knowledge of both my new Nikon D500 camera as well as photography in general were exactly what I was looking for. I would recommend her to anyone looking for assistance in the photography field!"
- Jeff
Took Photography lessons from Sarah L.
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"The technology worked well, and Megan did a very good job. The first session exceeded my expectations."
- Theo
Took Drawing lessons from Megan R.
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"I have learned a lot from Jonathan so far. He has been very helpful in helping me understand PhotoShop and Lightroom. I would highly recommend him.
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- Jeff
Took Photography lessons from Jonathan Y.
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"Just had a photography lesson with Mark last night. He was great. He explained everything in a clear and concise manner that I could easily understand. He also listened to what I wanted to topics that I wanted to learn and tailored his presentation to cover those topics. Thanks, Dan."
- Dan
Took Photography lessons from Mark Y.
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"Megan is very patient, easy going and super talented. The perfect instructor. I am an amateur and learned so much in just one lesson. Definitely booking more appointments."
- Nancy
Took Oil Painting lessons from Megan R.
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"Jessica is patient and encouraging. I have enjoyed every class. I leave classes feeling inspired and looking forward to the following week. Jessica really is a fantastic teacher and artist."
- Jessica
Took Drawing lessons from Jessica M.
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"My daughter loves her lessons with Isabela!"
- Cadance
Took Painting lessons from Isabela M.
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