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About Jesse M.

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Sunnyvale, CA

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About Jesse
*Disclaimer*
I'm currently not taking beginner students on voice/singing, guitar, bass, drums, piano, and ukulele. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile:

https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62

My Background

I've been playing with classical ensembles and rock bands since 2001. Even though I started on classical trombone and rock guitar, I have come to expand my repertoire to a variety of instruments and genres. During my time in college I performed with the University choir, orchestra, and band. I also have organized, wrote/arranged for, and performed with a variety of bands in my home state of New Mexico, as well as Japan, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Since 2006 I have been an active teacher. This profession has taken me everywhere from working with classical guitar cla
sses in New Mexico high schools to Elementary students in Japan to a variety of private students of various musical instruments and genres everywhere I've been. Since relocating to the Bay Area in 2010, I've had the pleasure of working with lots of great students from kids to adults with a wide range of ambitions. Since 2012 I've been running my own full time studio.

Philosophy of Learning

Lessons are generally designed to work towards giving students the tools to accomplish their goals and become increasingly independent over time. While all students will study similar fundamentals regarding technique, theory, and performance, every lesson is as different as every person. What kind of music do you want to make? I'll tell you what you need to do to get there, and help you take the steps to achieve your aspirations.

I also love to help students put together a song, record, and produce it for them so that they can have a recording to share with their friends and family.

I also hold events for my students. (Check out our pictures and videos below!)
Younger students have opportunities to perform for friends and family at my studio every few months. Once or twice a year we'll also stage a larger event off site for more individual students and bands classes to perform.
Adult students also occasionally have events where they get a chance to get together and play music as well.

Aside from in-studio lessons, students also have the option to sign up for online lessons via Skype.
(*Online lessons offered during different times than in-studio lessons.)

*Unfortunately due to scheduling issues, I'm not currently accepting students for bi-weekly lessons. I can do regular weekly lessons, or occasional drop-in lessons, but bi-weekly appointments make it really hard for me to give the best scheduled times to my existing weekly students. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

My studio is equipped with:

*Music Stands

*A P.A. System

*Vocal and instrument microphones

*Guitars, Basses, Ukulele, Banjos, etc

*Two guitar amps and a bass amp

*Various percussion including a fully equipped acoustic drum set

*A Roland V-Drums electronic drum set

*An electric piano console and Yamaha organ

*A MicroKorg Synthesizer

*A Tuba, Trombone, Cornet, Saxophone, and Flute

*An extensive physical and virtual music library

*A recording system that students are not only welcome to use but encouraged to

*HD Webcam and condenser microphone for high fidelity online lessons via Skype
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Alex March 25, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Jesse is very friendly and a fun teacher to be around.
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Merve K. March 19, 2019
· Violin · In studio
Jesse was not only an instructor but also a mentor for my daughter. He is very patient and realistic besides being very knowledgable and talented. She learned and improved a lot. We were lucky to start this journey with Jesse.
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Wan C. January 5, 2019
· Ukulele · In studio
I am a senior student and Jesse knew what was needed to develop a course of classwork and homework to enable me to have more fun with the melodious ukulele. I appreciate his clear, concise, and congenial approach — serious, mindful, and leisurely.
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Jesse M.

Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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About Marwan S.

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Redwood City, CA

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I started playing piano when I was 3, and began writing music at the age of 6. I've taught music and piano for over 12 years, and tutoring other subjects for over 5 years.

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, I graduated from Cornell University in Electrical & Computer Engineering, with a minor in Music.

As a student, I was President of the Cornell Piano Society for 4 years. I spent much time teaching piano and music theory to fellow Cornell students, faculty, and staff. I've also organized many concerts, recitals, and events during my tenure.

After college, I went on to work for Intel & Apple as an engineer, while continuing to teach and tutor on the side. Later on, I founded my own startup company centered around Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, and unmet needs in the B2C market.

I typically travel
to each student's home for lessons. I travel all around the Bay Area: as far north as Richmond, as far south as Los Gatos, as far East as Livermore (and every place in between, including the Peninsula).
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PaulineAnn P. June 12, 2019
· Piano · In home
I feel very comfortable and feel he is doing a good job. A very nice well spoken young man. This is my first lesson , ask me again later.
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Felicity June 5, 2019
· Piano · In home
My daughter warmed right up to Marwan. He was energetic and knowledgeable on working with beginners!
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Andy D. May 8, 2019
· Piano · In home
He is teaching my husband aged 81. What a wonderful experience. Instructor is very young but just very competent, very respectful, obviously very good at what he does. My husband enjoyed it so much and has been practicing a lot and enthusiastically. Best instructor ever is RIGHT!
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Marwan S.

Redwood City, CA 94063
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$60 / 30-min

About Shanshan C.

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Cupertino, CA

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About Shanshan
Hello, I am Shanshan, a passionate language teacher! I've been teaching since 2010. In addition to expertise in linguistics and language teaching, I have taught Chinese and ESL to different groups from elementary school students to adults aged from 18-70. I am a native Chinese speaker and proficient in English. Teaching has been the most rewarding thing to do in my life!
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Krishna K. September 24, 2015
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
Really good at teaching Chinese
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Nelson July 29, 2015
· Mandarin Chinese · In studio
Awesome instructor!
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Alex W. June 12, 2015
· Mandarin Chinese · In studio
Great teacher
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Shanshan C.

Cupertino, CA 95014
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$60 / 45-min

About Seiko D.

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Saratoga, CA
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About Seiko
I enjoy teaching Japanese. I am a native Japanese speaker, born and raised in Japan. I have a college degree in Japan with a secondary teaching credential as well as a BS degree in the US. Prior to a Japanese tutor, I worked at global companies in Japan and the US for 15+ years would be a plus for tutoring and mentoring your goals.

Everyone has a different style and level of learning languages. I teach beginners to advanced levels. My sessions would be individually tailored based on your interests, necessary improvements, and goals. You would most likely use textbooks during sessions. For school students, I am familiar with textbooks being used in the bay area. I teach my students based on their school classes and assignment preparations. For business needs, my work experience would help you not only learning the language but also str
engthening your communication skills in understanding of its cultural aspects and nuance. For job seekers and Japanese college applications, I have experience of reviewing and proofreading resume and essays as well as AP/JLPT test preparations.

I also teach group lessons (2+ people more). Please ask for the rate.
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Tony V. April 2, 2019
· Japanese · Online
Seiko-San was very cooperative and encouraging during my first online lesson. I believe it was her first time teaching online and she did well. I am really happy today with my experience, she gave me some nice compliments. I look forward to the next lesson.
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Nikolaos August 29, 2018
· Japanese · In studio
Seiko walks with me every lesson through the "Japanese for busy people" book and I like how she asks me to go through exercises in japanese so I can get used to listening. We also spend time enriching vocabulary.
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Javier January 25, 2018
· Japanese · In studio
It was a fantastic lesson! I learned a lot (: Arigatou Gozaimasu
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Seiko D.

Cupertino, CA 95014
(5)
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$55 / 45-min

About Erika C.

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San Jose, CA
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I am from Chile and grew up in California. I received my Master's Degree in Spanish and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from San Jose State University. I teach Spanish and English, all levels and abilities. I love foreign languages and writing.

I have studied Spanish literature, culture, history and linguistics. I have also studied English literature, writing, advertising and editing. The best teachers and mentors I have had, have made learning fun and exciting. My goal is to always create an atmosphere where learning comes alive and becomes an enriching experience for the student.

A creative writing instructor I had years ago once said, "anyone can write." Well, I believe that with the right guidance and tools, a student can achieve the desired goals in writing, in learning a foreign language, and in any other subject or field.
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David May 13, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
Erika is great!
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Erika C.

San Jose, CA 95126
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About Jane L.

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Mountain View, CA
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Hello! My name is Jane and I teach Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Chinese and English as a Second Language (ESL). I'm a native speaker in Mandarin and Cantonese but growing up English had been my worst nightmare until I found my interest in it during high school. I then majored in it at college, graduated with 1st class honor and a few awards, and tutored elementary students to spark their interests in language learning. I'm excited to share my passion and language skills with you!
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Jane L.

Mountain View, CA 94041
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$35 / 60-min

About Mitch H.

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San Jose, CA
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Whether you're completely lost, just need a little help, or need some test/note taking tips I can be very helpful. My patient, easy going, and positive mindset is very conducive to creating a great learning atmosphere. I can also be very useful to those that aren't motivated, I have a knack for finding the source of motivation for others.

Are you frustrated with the college application process? I can assist in this area and in aclimating to college environment. I've mentored many students through college, with great success.

Hope to work with you soon.
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Yahi C May 2, 2019
· Algebra 2 · Online
Great teacher
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Mitch H.

San Jose, CA 95133
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$37 / 30-min

About Edward L.

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San Jose, CA

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I'm going to be a 3rd year student at Pepperdine University pursuing an Engineering degree. I'm a huge language learner, being able to converse in about 8 languages but I only wish to teach 3 of them for now. As someone who prefers self studying to learning from classrooms, I've perfected the method for students to improve drastically from their previous lesson by self preparing. I prefer to teach online especially for further students but those that are close I wouldn't mind commuting. My hours are pretty flexible during the weekdays.
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Nam May 11, 2019
· Russian · In home
Though he is a teacher, he treats you as a friend to make the experience easier
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Ashley May 11, 2019
· Russian · Online
very convincing language learning skills from Edward. I am a beginner in Russian and he helped me get started very quickly!
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Edward L.

San Jose, CA 95135
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$17 / 30-min

About Kana K.

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Danville, CA
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I love teaching especially language as I am passionate about language. I also speak Chinese and currently learning Spanish. I have been teaching Japanese about 20 years from the age of 2 to adults. I do not just teach but I also try to give you the culture/background of the Japanese language. I believe that helps for many people to master the vocabulary, listening, writing and speaking. I also have worked with companies of understanding about the business culture in Japan.
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Kana K.

Danville, CA 94526
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$42 / 30-min

About Kimmy Y.

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Sunnyvale, CA

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I'm Kimmy Yao from ICN, California, a part-time Chinese-English bilingual host. I graduated from Zhejiang University of Media and Communication in China with a bachelor degree in broadcasting and hosting. I am far more professional in mandarin pronunciation than other tutors -- I achieved Class A in Certificate of Mandarin Proficiency Test, Announcer host witness in China, and I also won several national host awards. The master degree is in Case Western Reserve University with the major of International Business Law. I have a good command of spoken English, so I will use English to help you understand Chinese culture or words at the beginning when contact with Chinese.

6+ years of experience in Chinese media communication and teaching Chinese as a foreign language has given me a lot of experience in Chinese teaching. I have studied moder
n Chinese + ancient Chinese in China, so I can combine the characteristics of traditional Chinese culture and rich and varied teaching modes, enabling students to find their own direction and interest points in practice. At the same time, I worked as an international volunteer in Tunisia, teaching children Chinese, so I can communicate with children and beat people easily.
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Kimmy Y.

Sunnyvale, CA 94087
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$50 / 30-min

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