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About Kelvin L.

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Bolingbrook, IL

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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 of the current music syllabus, including teaching musical concepts (such as duration, pitch, dynamics, tone color, texture and structure) as well as performance, composition. I am fully qualified, with a Bachelor of Education in Music, Double Masters in music performance and education from University of Nottingham.
I am proficient in classical, jazz and Celtic fiddle violin and possess solid skills in piano (grade 8-13) Royal conservatory system.
Throughout my teaching career, I have been driven to help students achieve their very best. I str
ongly believe that music has the power to change lives – to enhance the social, cultural and spiritual lives of people, and serve as a profound medium of personal expression. Professional perform experience: The Chicago, Natalie Cole, Smokey Robinson, Three tours with Moody Blues, YoYo Ma etc....
The most important thing I look for in a student is communication skills, as well as talent. I like to nurture students and help identify their individual strengths, which is a key factor in shaping a musical persona that will make its mark both on and offstage. I do not advocate a uniform technique for all students. Physical differences and learning styles are always taken into consideration. Potential is as important to me as early achievements and experience. My goal is to help students become self-sufficient, discriminating artists. I discuss practice techniques often and develop individualized scale routines. I encourage initiative and expressive musicality as well as precision. Above all, music needs to bring obvious joy to the student, regardless of the difficulties.”

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I use Suzuki and traditional method for my students... for Suzuki beginner they will play a song in four days....

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In-Studio- Lessons in separate music lesson room, piano and violin are available. Students and parents will enjoy comfortable and clean studio environment with recent remodeled new hard wood floor and studio patio window over looking at beautiful garden. Free WiFi available for parents while waiting during the lesson appointment.
University of St Francis Joliet- can teach in rehearsal rooms at the university.
Online class at world class teaching studio

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violin, viola, cello, piano and guitar

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I specialize in Suzuki teaching method for beginners, traditional conservatory method for intermediate and Royal conservatory recital program for advanced level students..I also teach orchestration program to help students prepare their auditions for major symphonies through out the country including Chicago symphony orchestra etc...
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Mike May 21, 2018
· Banjo · In studio
Kelvin is a great teacher. He understands and teaches in a way that makes sense to me. If you’ve played the Banjo you know the teacher needs a lot of patience and he does. He provides the right direction and more importantly listens to my questions. There is no doubt in my mind if you have to learn or improve your banjo skills Kelvin can help.
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Karl May 7, 2018
· Photography · Online
Very pleasant , very intuitive , and very encouraging. He cares and tries hard to accommodate and customize his teaching.
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Karl May 1, 2018
· Photography · Online
Kelvin is knowledgeable, patient, and has a good grasp of the subject. He communicates well and generates enthusiasm. His style motivates a great deal of interest. We developed a very good rap-ore
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About Dawn Z.

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Bristol, CT
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School librarian by day crafter for life. I'm an award winning embroider, quilter and knitter. I advise a high school sewing club as well as volunteer sew with Days for Girls and church prayer shawl ministry.

Students will find I'm passionate about needlearts and want to pass that along to all generations and skill levels.

I look forward to helping you exercise your creative side.
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Dawn Z.

Dawn Z.

Bristol, CT 06010
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$25 / 60-min

About Kari B.

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Fairfax, VA
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About Kari
Hi, there! My name is Kari and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2006 and have loved helping my students learn to sew, crochet, dye, and craft. I have worked in costume design and craft at the Barter Theatre (State Theatre of Virginia) and am looking to spread my talents with students that are eager to learn. I love working with children and adults alike. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Christian B. April 14, 2018
· Sewing · In home
She was great....
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Mike M. April 11, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
Kari is Awesome. I am an old dud who needed to learn some stitching for my furniture repair business. She was very patient with me, was always on time. Always professional. I highly recommend her. She has a great personality that would be good with kids or adults.
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Mike M. April 19, 2016
· Sewing · In home
I went to Kari to get help with hidden stitches to make upholstery Seam repairs. She really helped me fix a lot of bad habits. I'll continue to work with her on leather seams as well. She is very professional as a teacher. She has a very good eye and can catch mistakes quickly. I was quite impressed with her artistic abilities. Kari has a really unique set of skills.
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Kari B.

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About Renee D.

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Los Angeles, CA

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About Renee
I grew up in Los Angeles surrounded by a family of artists and designers. Following my career in fashion and costume design, I began making one of a kind silver jewelry. I have been working with fine silver for 8 years, selling my design pieces in art galleries and online.
I have always tried to share my passion for all things artistic with my two children. By volunteering to run art projects at their school, I discovered the joy of teaching. I decided to combine that with my sewing expertise to help children and adults realize their creative vision. I like helping students explore their ideas while making a project come to life on the sewing machine.
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shanteria September 21, 2016
· Sewing · Online
i don't have any experience but i do want to became a fashion designer and i don't know how to use a sewing machine so i hope we can have a great relationship together.
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Renee D.

Renee D.

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About Nikkal F.

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Hemet, CA
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About Nikkal
Dance & music is my life!

My years of education is too long to list here.
I have had formal training in Music, many forms of dance, swim and Aerobics certified! Fully insured and background checked through the City of San Jacinto and the park and recreation centers.

I Love what I do!
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Nikkal F.

Online
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About Cathy B.

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New Tripoli, PA
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Hi my name is Cathy and I can’t wait to meet you! I am a 48 year old with two children. My daughter is a cosmotolgist and is 23. My son is 20 and in the Navy! I started knitting when I was pregnant with my daughter and have never stopped. I knew no one who knit so I self taught myself from a book. I went on to found our local TKGA chapter before I handed it over! For several years I was a test knitter for designer Jennifer Hagan! I love to spread the knitting love to others! Thank you for your consideration!

I have been a Reiki Master since 2015 and practicing Reiki longer than that. I love to help people find ones peace and healing! Feel free to contact me with any questions!💫✨💫🙏🏻
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Amy February 3, 2018
· Reiki · In home
Cathy is a wonderful person who is very passionate towards what she does. She certified me as Reiki 1 and has done long distance Reiki on me as well. I felt the healing affects immediately. I highly recommend her.
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Tanya January 31, 2018
· Knitting · In studio
I love knitting lessons with Cathy!!! For many years I wanted to learn how to knit. But sadly the only one in my family who knew how to knit passed away. I kept putting it off and it was to late. But a good friend of mine, told me about Cathy's knitting classes. So I decided to give it a try and I'm HOOKED lol. Cathy is so patient with beginners and she's fun ,kind and makes me laugh. In no time at all I'm able to make hats, scarves, and blankets. Cathy offers advanced classes , so I want to learn how to make sweaters and other fun items. My friends and family love all their gifts I have knitted for them so far and they will cherish it for years. I highly recommend Cathy.
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About Katie W.

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Houston, TX

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My first knitting student was my mom! Hey, my name is Katie. I'm looking forward to meeting you and helping you fall in love with knitting!

I loved teaching my mom knitting because she taught me so many different skills and I enjoyed spending time with her and teaching her something new. In college, I started a knitting club with my roommate and we knit in the library on the weekends. I taught my friends how to knit their first hats, scarves, and pot holders.

I love to knit, crochet, run, make jokes, and get to know people. I can't wait to meet you! I'm easy going but I will also challenge you to knit and crochet well. I look forward to checking out what projects you'd like to create!
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Katie W.

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About Katie L.

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West Hartford, CT
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Hi! I have been a nurse for 17 years, and I love teaching! I have worked in all areas of healthcare, and have tons of stories to share. I got my PhD in nursing in 2009, and study innovative ways to teach students that are holistic and student focused. You come first.

I have 3 small children who keep me very busy. But somehow it's never busy enough for me! I always need to be doing something, and MAKING things is my passion. I do all the textile arts (knitting, quilting, sewing, etc), and love construction (electrical, plumbing, woodwork, and anything that involves power tools). I believe these are life skills for anyone, but especially for women who often didn't grow up learning all the "how to’s." I create a comfortable environment, and believe laughter is one of the best ways for learning to happen.

I look forward to meeting you, an
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Betty April 6, 2018
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Katie is a fantastic nurse. She is an extremely intelllgient, kind-hearted, compassionate woman!!
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Cara April 6, 2018
· Health Coaching · In home
Katie is wonderfully compassionate with a wealth of medical knowledge and experience. She integrates the medical aspect of health with holistic understandings about the human experience and how to care for our mind, body and soul.
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Lindsay April 6, 2018
· Alternative Medicine · In home
Katie has been such a big help to me in learning how to live a healthier, more natural lifestyle as I have become a mom. Her knowledge of complimentary medicine practices are strong. She presents practical information in a supportive way. I love working with her!
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West Hartford, CT 06110
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About Rebecca B.

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Brookfield, CT

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About Rebecca
I'm an artist and teacher. My main mediums are oil paint, cut paper, and fiber arts. When I graduated from Pratt in 2003 I received my BFA in Illustration and Art Education. After that I went on to grad school for elementary education. The perfect combination for helping people find themselves as artists while working on my own art.

After teaching in urban and suburban schools in CT, NY and Washington DC I moved to Germany where I taught English as a Native Speaker for three years. That's where I became fluent in German, learned a lot about myself, and worked on my cut paper bird series.

Over the years my students have grown tremendously. They have become creative thinkers and individuals. It brings me great pleasure to see them as they reach their goals and exceed expectations. Especially when it comes to students who I have helped t
o discover what type of learner they are so that they could finally reach their full potential. Once a person learns how to learn there is no stopping them.

I intend to continue working hard to help people reach their full potential. When you become my student you will have my full attention. I will give you the tools to reach your goals whether it's painting something you are proud of, having a conversation in German, or knitting a sweater.
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Ryan May 7, 2018
· Oil Painting · In studio
Rebecca is an incredible artist with a passion for bringing new information to people. She's excellent at helping students through problems with technique and is naturally skilled at working with people. Her patience, enthusiasm, and encouraging teaching style come across in every lesson. Rebecca is the type of instructor who maximizes the potential of everyone she works with.
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Alison April 22, 2018
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During the time she was in Germany, she had worked as an English teacher at the school I attended.
She had an advanced class that another English speaker and I were in.
I had a great time and also learned new words that I did not know yet.
Thank you!
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Courtney April 12, 2018
· Acrylic Painting · In studio
Had a great time in class. It really helped me see art in a new way and exposed me to a new craft, i would definitely want to be in another class!
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Rebecca B.

Rebecca B.

Brookfield, CT 06804
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About Jen A.

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Redondo Beach, CA
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I finished a BA in English and 2010, and a PhD in Dance History in 2017. I'm passionate about helping others express themselves more clearly, and truly believe in the transformative powers of writing. In my free time, I'm an avid knitter, love teaching spin classes, and recently took up running.
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Jen A.

Jen A.

Online
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$30 / 30-min

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