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About Ian S.

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Jersey City, NJ

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About Ian
A lifelong musician and songwriter, Ian S. has extensive experience teaching guitar and piano to students age 3 and up both as a private music instructor and as a staff music instructor at the Institute of Music for Children. With 28 years of experience on the guitar and 32 years on piano, Ian has studied and performed with several award-winning music artists, and has written, recorded, and produced over one hundred songs. He plays and teaches a variety of styles on both the guitar and the piano, from classical to jazz to rock. Ian is patient, friendly, and loves sharing the gift of music.

Ian was the guitarist in the Princeton University Jazz Ensemble for 3 seasons, was selected from a nationwide pool of musicians to perform at a special music event at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and was the recipient of the New Jersey Gove
rnor's Award in Arts Education for the category of Instrumental Music.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am very laid back and friendly, and I want you or your child to be as comfortable as possible during our lessons. You or your child will develop confidence and musical intelligence. I will make your lessons fun, enjoyable, and effective. Boredom is not an option! Music is fun... let's keep it that way.

The teaching methods I use will be custom-tailored to your individual needs, personality and specific musical goals. If it's guitar or piano you want to learn, I want to get you playing exactly what you want to be playing as soon as possible. That's what you're here for, and that's what I'm here for. I will make it happen. If it's songwriting that you want to learn, I will help you access that place inside of you that is dying to express itself creatively, and will teach you techniques to harness that energy and translate it successfully into musical expression.

You can expect to learn all the basics of music theory, proper playing techniques, improvisation and spontaneous musical expression, and I will help you develop your "ear" so you can figure out songs you like just by listening to them. This is all about you and your goals, and I want you to achieve them in a fun and engaging way.

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Living room: Upright piano, guitars, amps, keyboard, percussion

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in pop, rock, classical, jazz, blues, folk, fingerstyle (guitar), etc. I also teach improvisation and songwriting, and try to develop the student's ear for figuring out songs they like on their own.
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Sissi H. July 27, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
Ian is the best , He give me a lot of confidence to start, and my English is not good he also very patient to understand what I said. In the beginning I don't have a guitar he give me a long list good for me and let me find out witch is I love, and lots of advice. Thank you Ian!
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Zhongkai July 23, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
Can't be better
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Vera March 12, 2017
· Piano · In home
Excellent lessons! Ian teaches fun songs that engage kids but also about technique & theory in a very casual and relaxed manner. Highly recommended!
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About George Y.

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Goleta, CA
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About George
George Y. has been teaching in the public sector for over 3 years. Equally as passionate about learning as he is about teaching, George brings a unique pedagogy that was formulated over years of experience in the grassroots. This pedagogy encompasses a fluid interaction between teacher and student while breaking down hierarchical obstacles.George's teaching style derives not only from his experience in the classroom but has been shaped by his continuous participation in social movements and political organization. This unique perspective and insight will help the willing student reach their academic potential.

George holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Associate Degree in Economics from Rutgers University and is completing his Master's Degree in International Affairs. He plans to pursue a PhD upon his graduation and co
ntinue a career in Activist Scholarship.
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Matt September 14, 2015
· Social Sciences · In studio
George is both helpful and understanding. He is very easy to talk to and informative on an array of critical topics. I highly recommend him.
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Doris Centeno September 13, 2015
· Social Studies · In studio
George has been a colleague of mine for a couple of years. He possess an exemplary pedagogical skill set. He is an erudite in his field who will bring out the best in a student.
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Mark September 13, 2015
· Social Sciences · In home
I knew George for a few years and decided to ask him to tutor me in order to prepare for my college exams. Suffice to say that I not only passed my course but learned a great deal more as he made the themes and concepts truly interesting. Highly recommended
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George Y.

Goleta, CA 93117
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About Mirian M.

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Deerfield Beach, FL
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About Mirian
Hola! I am a native Spanish speaker originally from Panama and received a Bachelor degree in Humanities (Spanish language) from The University of Panama and a Teaching Certification in Middle Level from ISAE University, Panama. I have over ten years of experience teaching Spanish language with students of different ages and different level of knowledge.
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Sylvia January 10, 2018
· Spanish · Online
Mirian is an awesome instructor who has the ability to make you feel comfortable immediately! Gracias!
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Quisha January 9, 2018
· Spanish · Online
I enjoy her lessons. They are hands-on and she encourages me to ask questions. She is very helpful, and I appreciate how much effort she puts into our sessions. I highly recommend Mirian.
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Cynthia G. December 12, 2017
· Spanish · Online
Mirian is a native Spanish speaker. She is responsive to any questions or concerns. She is very professional and reliable. She has helped me with writing assignments for graduate level courses. I highly recommend her!
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Mirian M.

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About Mona S.

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Boston, MA

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About Mona
I'm an active flutist and Japanese enthusiast living in Boston! I recently graduated from the University of Washington with a flute performance degree and Japanese minor and am now pursuing graduate studies at the New England Conservatory. I believe that learning music should be fun and inspiring, but that 95% of artistry is simply hard work! I, therefore, create a positive and encouraging environment for all of my students, while still setting challenging goals. Additionally, I tailor my teaching to fit each student’s needs so that learning potential can be maximized. Stylistic choices in musical expression/phrasing are encouraged through the incorporation of music theory, music history, and ear training skills into lessons. I also believe that body awareness is important, and will include stretches and practice methods into each lesson,
so students can practice efficiently and prevent injuries!

I grew up speaking both Japanese and English and welcome beginning Japanese students!
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Warren M. December 19, 2017
· Flute · In studio
Terrific first lesson. Almost immediate improvement in tone thanks to a few simple, easy to remember cues. Stretching exercises and body stance were emphasized as a foundation to build for quality sound as well as care to prevent injury.
I almost can't wait for my next lesson.
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Rebecca July 9, 2017
· Japanese · Online
Mona knows what she's doing and is very kind. Not only are the links that she sends you during the lesson helpful but she explains when you'd use the words and helps you understand the appropriate situations for when you use them. She is very friendly and a wonderful teacher that will listen to your questions and answer them and her answers are never halfhearted. I completely would recommend her as a Japanese tutor/Instructor if you wish to learn how to speak and write Japanese while still having that relaxing environment.
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Sean June 13, 2017
· Japanese · Online
Lessons are going great and my son is learning a lot fast!
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About JULITA H.

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Las Vegas, NV
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About JULITA
Graduated from StMary's College, Michigan in Communications, and accomplished Master's Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language from Madonna University, Michigan. Gained an amazing experience teaching both English and Polish to both children and adults from all over the world in several states in private and school settings. Since I learned the second language fluently completely on my own, I bring unique understanding of student's challenges, and I constantly come up with new and creative ways to help everybody get over them with individualized approach tailored to student's specific learning talents and likes.
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Sully June 13, 2017
· Polish · Online
Julita was very helpful and patient. Looking forward to more lessons!
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Jon May 19, 2017
· Polish · Online
Julieta is great! Well organized yet a relaxed experience. Look forward to continuing the lessons with her.
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Lexi B. April 5, 2017
· Polish · Online
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About Angeliki A.

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Goleta, CA
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Dear students,

Please join me on the TakeLessons platform to go through your study needs together. I am teaching Biology, French and Greek.

I hold a MSc and a PhD in Biology and I have a long international experience in scientific research in academic as well as in industry settings. My main areas of expertise are Genetics and Molecular Biology, but I also have experience in Cell Biology and Biochemistry. I have tutored Biology students up to Master's level and I really enjoyed every part of those interactions.

I am proficient in French. I have been learning french since my childhood as a foreign language. I hold French Language Proficiency Certifications from the University of Sorbonne (Paris, France) and I have studied and worked in France for 10 years. I have successfully tutored family members and helped them to obtain their Frenc
h Certifications. I have also been an amateur French translator. I love French Language and Culture and I would be very happy to share my knowledge with you.

I am a native Greek speaker. I was born in Greece and spent there the first 25 years of my life. In Greece, I have helped foreign students to develop their language skills and I would be more than glad to help you with your Greek studies.

I am looking forward to working with you!
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Angeliki A.

Goleta, CA 93117
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About Chiara B.

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Jupiter, FL
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About Chiara
I’m a preschool teacher here in USA. In Italy, I worked with individuals with disabilities. I have a Bachelors and Masters degree in Education Science in the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan, Italy. I taught Italian to some foreign students during my internship.

I’ve always had a passion for theory of education, curriculum, and learning. I look forward to getting to know you and working with you to accomplish your objectives!! A presto!
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Frank October 19, 2017
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Chiara was very helpful to me! I've been in Italy for 3 weeks and I was looking for some Italian basics to get me around. I found her teaching style through practical conversation useful! Chiara was very patience with me and willing to follow my necessities!
Highly recommended
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Daniel September 23, 2017
· Italian · Online
Chiara was a fantastic instructor. The focus was on conversational Italian and she helped me reconnect with my family in Italy. I was grateful of her services. I highly recommend her to anyone learning Italian from beginner to advanced!
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