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About Kay B.

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Cypress, CA

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About Kay
I have been teaching Piano for 20 years now. I have taught students from age 2 1/2 - Adult. I was self-taught when I was a kid and begun taking formal lessons as a very young adult in my early twenties. I graduated from CSULB with my BA in Music with a concentration on Voice. As a Music major, you spend a lot of time at the Piano. I became a member of MTAC in 2004 and a member of Sigma Alpha Iota in 1998. I have a great passion for Music and a bigger passion for the Piano and sharing the wonders of how beautiful the Piano really is.

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In my opinion, piano is the hardest instrument to learn, but the most rewarding. If you can play piano you can pretty much play any instrument. I believe that a piano lesson should be fun. I'm a strict teacher with a smile and a giggle. I push my students to greatness while helping t
hem love the piano through the good times and the bad. I'm a very encouraging but honest teacher. I compliment when warranted and I assess incorrect performances in an honest, but encouraging manner. I always let a student know that, though their performance was not their best, they can and will improve. It's always only a matter of time. I use the Schaum and Nevin series depending on the student's personality. I teach Classical and Pop Music. It's important for a student to learn the Classics and gain the ability to play things they like. I find the happy balance between the two. I teach Beginning to Intermediate levels. I also like to incorporate Music theory into the lessons because understanding the mechanics of Music helps make playing and creating Music much easier to accomplish. A typical lesson will start off with a hand drill warm up. We then will move on to the lesson book and repertoire. Theory will be assigned as homework. I look it over at the beginning of the lesson and discuss it and answer any questions in the last five minutes of class. Baby lessons go as followed: 15 mins. of play time and 15 mins of Music theory. I like to keep structure in my lessons but sprinkle a little joy and laughter to keep the atmosphere light. It makes for a much more attentive Piano student.

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I expect the student to have a Piano or Keyboard of some sort. I may provide music on occasion.

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Classical and Pop
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Kay B.

Kay B.

Cypress, CA 90630
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$40 / 30-min

About Guner A.

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Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA
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I can't wait to meet you!
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Rodrigo C. April 27, 2018
· AutoCAD · In studio
She couldn’t be any more patient. Would definitely recommend.
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Randi S. May 28, 2017
· Turkish · Online
Güner is so helpful and fun to talk to! I've learned very much from her.
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Michelle February 18, 2017
· Crocheting · Online
She took her time with me and made me feel like I knew more than I thought :) Great teacher !
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Guner A.

Guner A.

Torrance, CA 90504
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$25 / 30-min

About Vinita M.

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Cerritos, CA
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About Vinita
Vinita has been giving individual and group sewing lessons since 2007and is currently available to teach lessons at her sewing studio. Vinita has helped students learn to make skirts, pants, shirts, costumes, as well as many accessory and decorative projects.
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Veronica Romero October 3, 2018
· Sewing · In home
She's very patient and friendly. Very good instuctor.
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Sophia June 21, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
She was so patient and mild that made it easy for my daughter to learn. We’ll be back for more classes for sure 😊
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larissa May 23, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
Wonderful class!! Super nice instructor 😍
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Vinita M.

Vinita M.

Cerritos, CA 90703
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$15 / 60-min

About Tuesday C.

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Van Nuys, CA
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Sewing & Fashion Designer to the Stars Tutor
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Carly August 12, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Amazing experience. Tuesday really is the best teacher.
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Ify N. August 9, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Tuesday is very welcoming and took her time understanding what I needed as a student.
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Valerie August 16, 2017
· Sewing · In studio
My teen learned a lot and was so happy after the lesson. He will definitely come back.
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Tuesday C.

Tuesday C.

Van Nuys, CA 91411
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About Brandi R.

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Placentia, CA

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About Brandi
What I teach:

SEWING!

- How to thread and care for your machine
- Easily fix machine problems like skipped stitches, needle breaks, tension troubles etc...
- How to choose fabrics, threads and other materials that will keep your machine running at full capacity and result in quality projects
- Recognize and utilize the best sewing machine feet to achieve the desired results
- Learn the basics of installing zippers, sewing buttonholes and constructing perfect hems
- Create beautiful embellishments like scallops, ruches, smocking, pin tucks ets...

FASHION DESIGN!

Detailed yet easy-to-understand explanations of the essence of draping and patternmaking!
Learn basic design principles–dart manipulation, added fullness, and contouring– providing students with all the relevant information necessary to create designs with
accuracy regardless of their complexity.

- One of a kind pieces that YOU designed!
- Create 'Knock offs' of your favorite pieces
- Complete fitting corrections on your own garments

FASHION ILLUSTRATION! (Traditional or Computer aided)

Learn the basics of fashion illustration!
Step-by-step drawing lessons that cover the fundamentals of fashion illustration. i.e. Drawing head and body proportions, choosing colors, and much more.

+ Learn how to create proportional TECHNICAL flat sketches!

Learn the basics of computer-aided design in the fashion world!
Easily create and edit designs of your choice on the computer in Adobe Illustrator!
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Kelley July 7, 2018
· Fashion Design · In home
Trying to learn some tips and tricks to start some of my passion projects. Brandi was really helpful and her rate is so fair! I would highly suggest!! Thanks again, Brandi!
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Linda B June 27, 2018
· Sewing · In home
WOW! All I can say is can you also babysit?? I have never seen my daughter so interested in a craft! You really brought a passion out in her and I am very appreciative. Brandi came to our house in Los Angeles to teach my daughter some of the basics for sewing (trying to find a hobby!) and she is already excited for the next class. Brandi really helped bring out a passion within her for this craft. While listening in (and trying a few things myself - haha) I saw how great of a teacher Brandi is and all I can say is THANK YOU and we’ll be scheduling again!
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Brandi R.

Brandi R.

Placentia, CA 92870
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About Maria D.

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Downey, CA
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I am passionate about what I do! I am American but I have lived in Argentina most of my life. I have recently moved back to US. I worked as a Spanish Teacher at Buenos Aires University and as a Spanish and Literature Teacher at Saint Ciaran School located in Buenos Aires too. As a Spanish teacher for foreigners and natives I have developed strong teaching skills related to adults, teenagers and young students.

I have prepared creative lesson plans meant to reach them on various learning levels and used a variety of instructional strategies to provide equity and excellence to students (games, images, audio files). I also have more than 10 years of experience as a private teacher!
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Vicky .. November 9, 2018
· Spanish · Online
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Florence November 7, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
Maria was a very good Spanish teacher in that she would pay attention to your weak points and make sure you understood your mistakes. She was also a very nice person.
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Natalia November 4, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
She is an excellent teacher and a great person!

She is patient with her students and very clear in her explanations. She also created a very nice environment in the classroom.

I learnt a lot in her classes and had a lot of fun as well!
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Maria D.

Maria D.

Downey, CA 90241
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$20 / 30-min

About aldonia W.

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Los Angeles, CA
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About aldonia
Chess has helped me concentrate and improve my logical thinking. It has also taught me to take responsibility for my actions, and of course how to problem solve in uncertain environments.
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aldonia W.

aldonia W.

Los Angeles, CA 90062
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$34 / 45-min

About Candice W.

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Tustin, CA
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About Candice
I love seeing ideas come to life! If you have a costume design or want to honor your favorite character, I am the teacher for you! Bring your ideas, drawings, and creativity and I will show you how to use all types of materials and construction techniques to achieve your vision.

I have over 800 professional hours of experience in designing cosplay and costumes.
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Candice W.

Candice W.

Tustin, CA 92780
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$50 / 30-min

About Haley S.

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Los Angeles, CA
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I’m Haley Solar, designer and owner of the label Junim Los Angeles. I own a boutique in Los Angeles’ Eagle Rock neighborhood. With 18 years fashion experience, in large and small scale fashion, I’m the ideal teacher for beginners consodering a career in fashion or advanced students looking to get past some of the road blocks on starting their own brand or looking for a promotion in garment production. I can help you become a faster, more accurate sewer or help you turn your favorite garments into patterns you can cut and sew again and again!
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Miranda November 6, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
Haley is very knowledgeable. I have taken multiple classes with her (beginner/intermediate sewing and pattern making), she made the materials very easy to understand and has shared with me all the great techniques when it comes to creating a garment. The class took place at her spacious and beautiful store. Last but not least, Haley has such a pleasant personality and is very passionate about teaching, I plan to take more classes with her .
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Max October 29, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
Love this class
Haley so nice , You will see from her eyes , she love what she do and that’s great
She’s an expert
We should learn from expert right?
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Julie October 27, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
Haley is a great teacher! She’s an expert, and she breaks everything down so that even beginners get it. She’s a font of knowledge on fabrics, techniques, design, machines, you name it. Plus, you’ll probably want the session to last longer just to hang out with her!
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Haley S.

Haley S.

Los Angeles, CA 90041
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$34 / 30-min

About Tarince T.

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Pasadena, CA
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About Tarince
From an early age I was taught the game of Chess. It is truly a fascinating game to learn, but it takes patience to understand the various moves of each piece. I did not receive any instruction through school about the game, yet learned from my uncle. I simply wish to pass on my knowledge of this deeply intellectual game to someone willing to learn.
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Tarince T.

Tarince T.

Pasadena, CA 91104
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$20 / 45-min

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