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I can't even explain how great this made me feel. I suddenly felt like I could actually achieve this bucket list dream of mine.
Kyle, Country Guitar (In-Person)
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I love teaching because I love passing on my knowledge to others who want to learn.
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An hour lesson just flies by and I’ve learned so much...I’m so excited to return to France and to use all that I’ve learned!
Malia, French (Online)
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I teach because I love bringing more music, harmony and joy into this world!
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I was able to connect my son to a live, interactive Spanish lesson within 24 hours...We're having a blast!
Brittany, Spanish (TakeLessons Live Class)

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What works for you? Online lesson or local teacher? Either way, your crafts & hobbies lessons are live, interactive, and customized for seniors.

Dr. Simone M.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Certified Health Coach from ACE
  • Awarded Best Health Author/Article from Zimmer Radio Group
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Dr. Simone M.

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I am a certified tarot reader. If tarot cards intimidate you or you are just wanting to learn how to use the energies to help you grow spiritually on a daily basis, allow me to show you how these cards can have a tremendous positive impact on your daily life. Tarot cards get a bad rap from those who consider them to be some form of occult or other such practices. Truth is, these cards can be used for meditation, self growth, and guidance on a daily basis. These cards DO NOT have negative connotations or energies. They are merely a tool to help us better ourselves and gain insight into our own psyche. I can help you learn and/or get a reading if you may not be feeling ready to become a student of tarot just yet! Feel free to connect with me and we can discuss options such as a one card or three card reading or a lesson plan to help you read for yourself and others.

About Dr. Simone

My name is Dr. Simone. I manage my own Health Coaching practice. I am also a certified Reiki Therapist. I have a doctorate in nutrition (clinical/medical). I am also a certified health coach, weight management specialist, and my training was specialized in working with overweight and obese indi

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Claire
Dr. Suman was flexible while working on her presentation and always met deadlines. She made the experience extremely collaborative while having the education to speak to any ideas I had. Very personable and fun to work with!
Kruse
Dr. Suman is an awesome person!! She is so patient and is so knowledgeable in her field. Her passion for helping people live their healthiest life is undeniable. I loved working with her and I am living a healthier life without having to restrict my eating, counting calories, or following fad diets. Please work with her if you need to make some serious changes to your life.
Jessica
Dr. Suman is one of the most amazing people I have worked with. Her knowledge in the field is unmatched, but, I loved working with her because she is patient, kind, very compassionate, and will do all it takes to help her students. Please work with her if you are looking for someone to help you get off the diet cycle and learn to eat for your health. She does not stand for fads and will help you see results.

Sonya M.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2010
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Sonya M.

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I have been quilting for over 20 years. I absolutely love quilting and want to share quilting with all who are interested.
I have taught quilting to several individuals. I teach many styles: Piecing, Applique, Paper Piecing, Finishing the Quilt Sandwich, and Longarm quilting. I am interested in sharing this art with beginners as well as experienced quilters who want to learn a new skill.
Come join the quilting community! Let your inner creativity come out with fabric!

About Sonya

I have been sewing for over 30 years. I absolutely love sewing and want to share sewing with all who are interested. I have taught quilting, sewing clothing, sewing home decorating goods, and more. I am interested in sharing this art with beginners as well as experienced sewers who want to learn a

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Miriam-Rachel
Sonya was very patient and also very clear. I learned a lot.
Annie P.
Just completed my first lesson so excited for the second class. Sonya is a wonderful teacher
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Sonya was very knowledgable, patient and fun to work with.
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Donna S.

13 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaching since 1987
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Donna S.

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As a Feng Shui expert with more than 20 years experience I can help you learn how to create beautiful, peaceful interiors that help bring a family closer together. I can help you with kitchen redesign, home office organization, and landscaping projects. I also have experience with commercial design for offices and retail stores for maximizing efficiency, productivity and revenue.

About Donna

Yes, my resume is a bit quirky, not many people go from a career in computer programming to astrology but in essence what I've done is to take things I'm good at and turn them into a career I'm passionate about. My varied background might make me the right teacher for you. I love teaching and l

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Abdul
Donna is an amazing teacher and has a vast knowledge of SEO. During our lesson she cleared up everything I had wanted to ask.
Dan
Donna is truly one of a kind person! I am so lucky to trust my instincts about Donna. She is absolutely an amazing person! I like to become a permanent student as I have been interested in many subjects Donna masters. Also, I must say that Donna is a gentle tutor and being. She is a true precious gem.
Dan
Wow! This lady was oozing knowledge galore! Not only she knows what she claims, but she quickly sees other marketing aspects of the cyberworld and shortcomings of the website! She is extremely talented lady who cares about what she does. She is worldly and helpful with invaluable suggestions to improve SEO qualities of the site!

Initially, I have committed to only one session. I have purchased 3 more sessions. Donna ROCKS!!!
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Thomas H.

7 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
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Thomas H.

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Beginning students can expect to learn piece movement, game rules, point value, notation, opening theory, pawn structure, en passant, check v. Checkmate v. Stalemate, pawn promotion, castling, and more. Intermediate students can expect to quickly refresh on all the above as well as learn techniques like pins, forks, skewers, discovered check, double threat, advanced openings, end game theory, tournament prep, and so much more.

About Thomas

"Good things come to those who know chess." -Thomas H. A bit about myself, I started playing chess at the age of 9 and have been playing ever since. I have been apart of several championship teams, and I have achieved many individual honors as well. I currently play chess professionally, teac

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Deborah W.
This was great. He was extremely through and detailed. I was absorbed by the lesson and never looked at the clock. Looking forward to many future lessons.
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Myla M.
Great patience and positive energy
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Athan S.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $150
  • Speaks Spanish, French, Mandarin, Latin
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Athan S.

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Yale MBA and Cornell BA and former professional poker player. I paid my way through undergrad and grad school playing and teaching poker (both online and live).

About Athan

- Yale MBA and Cornell BA - Expert in international business - have built 7 businesses myself, around the world - Former professional poker player - Former Cornell Varsity tennis player - Fluent in Spanish and proficient in French I've been tutoring since I was 8 years old (yes, 8 years old!

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Cindy
A terrific coach. Athan is patient, upbeat and professional.
Highly recommended and anyone would be lucky to have him as their instructor.
Cat
Enjoyed it and learned a lot—thanks, Athan!
Monty
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Lily Q.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • BS in Physics, MBA. & AAS in Fashion Design and Merchandising from Univ. of Ghana, Baruch College, Katharine Gibbs school.
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2004
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Lily Q.

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Embroidery is my favorite subject to teach. It offers the student endless creative possibilities. There are amazing machines that enable you to stretch your imagination beyond just sewing to decorating and personalized branding. You will learn how to hoop and set your machine for the best embroidery experience.

About Lily

I am a fashion designer/instructor and former social worker. I am very patient with students and passionate about sewing. I get excited watching students build skills gradually from basic through advanced level techniques. Also, I am one of the few teachers in the country who teaches the exclu

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Victoria Serrano
I signed up for Lily's beginners course-I literally didn't know a thing about sewing. By the end of the 1st lesson, I know how to thread the machine and sew a bunch of different stitches. Excited for the remaining lessons!
Rose T.
Lily is great! My mother really enjoyed her company and is looking forward to her next session. Thank you Lily!
Anita
Lily is a great instructor. She knows her craft well. She is patient, friendly and has a great smile and laugh that helps makes her student comfortable and at ease thus making learning fun. Lily has the knowledge to help anyone with sewing, embroidery, machine embroidery and more. I highly recommend Lily as an instructor for whatever area you are trying to learn from her huge arsenal of expert techniques.

Lily is helping me to become proficient using my embroidery machine. She immediately taught me a few tricks to getting my machine to do what it is suppose to do without much effort. She has in one lesson given me tons of information and help to get my embroidery hobby started properly. It's awesome to have one on one assistance right in my home so I don't have to take my heavy machine anywhere.

I'm disabled and having a service like this one available is invaluable. I have to keep my mind working and busy, and this helps me tremendously. Thank you LILY and TakeLessons for helping me to fulfill my goals!

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Average Cost of Crafts & Hobbies Lessons for Seniors

The average cost of 60-minute crafts & hobbies lessons is $79. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $240 per hour.
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$48 average
45 min
$65 average
60 min
$79 average

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