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About Shannon S.

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Houston, TX

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Coach and trainer. overall health, nutrition, fitness to improve longevity, tone, definition, strength, balance, flexibility. improve quality of life and lifestyle change.
All levels, child through adult; young to elderly; experienced with arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, obesity, and other mobility and health issues.
Certifications: ISSA Personal Trainer, NDETA Group Trainer, CPR-Pro, 1st Aid, Emergency Oxygen.
Affiliations: ISSA, USATriathlon, LCT, BAM, HRTC.
10+ Years competitive triathlon/Duathlon/Running experience.

About Shannon
AFFILIATIONS:
Music: AAUP, AFM, ASOL/LAO, CMS, HFC, NFA, IDRS, ICS, NASA.
Fitness: ISSA, NDETA, ASHI, USAT, LCT, BAM, HRTC.
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MUSIC (see fitness below): Shannon has numerous years experience teaching all skill levels on woodwinds, and beginning-intermediate piano & classical strings, using various approaches to best suit the students learning style, personality and needs.

Shannon is an active musician, who has been featured as a soloist, and in the flute and woodwind sections with various orchestras, chamber ensembles, opera orchestras and musical theatre within the United States, Italy, and Mexico. She is presently Principal Flute of the Baytown Symphony, Director of the Da Capo Chamber Ensembles, and is a substitute musician with the Orquesta Sinfnica de Monterrey, Symphony of Southeast Texas, and Opera in the He
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Shannon has been a faculty member at various colleges, is currently Adjunct Professor of Music at Brazosport College, and also has an active private studio, Leigh Studios. She is the College Music Society South-Central Regional President; and is an Advisory Board member for the Houston Flute Club.

Shannon received her Masters of Music degree in Performance from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She also studied at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and received her B.A. degree in Performance, and B.S. degree in Music-Business from Winona State University, and has studied with world-renowned instructors.

Shannon has received grants for her work, from the Minnesota State Arts Board, American Federation of Musicians, Rome Festival Orchestra, and the Winona Music Guild, and was the 1997 recipient of the Vivian Menees Nelson Music Award.

Shannon is also a sponsored triathlete and trainer/coach/race director, and gives workshops on the importance of healthy living, nutrition and exercise for musicians. She is a board member for The Lake Charles Triathletes. And she is a strong advocate for music, health, and triathlon. Sponsors: Maggie Martinez-LMT, Eating for Performance, Bikesport, DeSoto Sport, Gu Performance Energy, Rudy Project, Amit Jethva-DDS, Leigh Enterprises. Her primary sports growing up were track, gymnastics, and cycling.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am pretty easy going. I want you to feel comfortable and at ease, but we do need to focus and can have fun doing it. :)
I utilize various methods for each instrument, which is determined by the students learning style and ability; needs, so this can change as time goes on (not sticking to one particular publishers materials). I have done (and continue to do) extensive research into materials available for each instrument I teach, and supplement with my own, to utilize the best out there for "YOU" for the best possible progress. While ensuring an extremely well-rounded musical education, so you can progress at the best possible rate. Since each student's potential is different, each will progress differently. This is also determined by your dedication to daily practice (the more you practice, the quicker you will progress & the more accomplished you will become). This is a 'Team Effort'; I give the guidance and tools. You practice, utilize learn these tools, and off we go! The sky is the limit!

*** Specialties ***
Classical, jazz
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FITNESS: Shannon has been athletic most of her life. She is a Certified Personal Trainer, Specialist in Exercise Therapy, and running / multisport (swim/bike/run) coach for 15 years.

She is a sponsored athlete, and a 2018 World Championship Qualifier and Participant in Denmark, representing Team USA, and has also placed in her age group at numerous endurance events.

She applies her years of teaching experience to helping you reach your physical and nutritional goals, to be the healthiest you can be. She's not for quick fixes/results. It's all about a transformational lifestyle change. Enjoy the journey! It's well worth it! (see info above).
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Amber L. October 8, 2018
· Clarinet · Online
Very experienced and friendly
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Diana October 8, 2018
· Saxophone · Online
Very happy with the teacher!
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Katrina October 2, 2018
· Clarinet · Online
Very skillful teacher and accommodating.
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About Jason M.

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San Diego, CA

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Experience includes a lifetime of sports fitness, multiple gym memberships, study of nutrition and supplements, 1st place in 90-Day Challenge. I would like to help all ages and experience levels achieve their fitness goals and achieve optimal health. I have a CPR and First Aid Certification and prior experience working at a nutrition store. Let me help you achieve your goal!!

About Jason
TakeLessons.com Instructor since 2005, Jason M. is now available for online lessons worldwide featuring multiple-camera angles and a share screen experience leaving no stone un-turned!

Jason has been playing guitar for over 15 years and teaching music since 1996. Although trained in standard teaching methods, he has developed his own method of teaching to positively enhance the student€™s strength, dexterity, ear-training, memorization and techniques. His goal as a teacher is specifically designed to help you achieve your goals as an artist and a musician.

This year Jason was also the Music Director at the National Guitar Workshop Day Jams Rock Music Day Camp where students ages 7-15 came out to form bands, record original material and master their craft. He also taught beginning to advanced guitar/ vocals/ performance and songwri
ting as hosted a recording clinic at the end of each day.

Jason has host student showcases/charity benefits where his students were able to get on stage and show off their new talent and perform with other musicians. It wasn't mandatory though, if you were just looking to come out and support there was no pressure other than to come out and have fun.

Jason has been transcribing for guitar and bass since the age of 18 and since then has become a master of the craft including both 5 line staff and tablature, hand-crafted exercises and deconstructions to better enhance the students learning. Artists and genres that Jason has experience with range from Classic Rock, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Guns N' Roses, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Robert Johnson, Pierce the Veil, Paramore, All Time Low, Demi Lava to, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Pantera, Avenged Sevenfold, The White Stripes, Green Day, Old Crow Medicine Show, Taylor Swift, Mumford and Sons, Bruno Mars, Rob Zombie, John 5, Audioslave, Rage Against the Machine, Van Morrison, the Beatles, AC/DC, ZZ-Top, Bullet For My Valentine, All That Remains, Ozzy, Black Label Society, Sublime, Aerosmith, At the Drive In, Type O Negative, the Black Keys, the Pixies, the Toadies, Black Sabbath, Jason Mraz, Lady GaGa, John Mayer and Journey.

Jason attended the University of Alaska, Anchorage where his degree is in Music and Business. He is constantly continuing his education with music theory courses as well as private guitar instruction. He attends guitar workshops and seminars by artists such as John5 and Kerry King who are known as some of the worlds finest guitar players. He reviews every day from a wide range of over 1000 sources working to become a better musician and instructor.

Another nice feature that you might enjoy from one on one sessions with Jason is learning the ability to craft and record your own songs using state of the art technology that caters to your own unique personality. There are no limits!

Jason teaches all experience levels from beginner to intermediate and advanced as well as artists that are signed to labels.

Local news outlet Fox 5 did a segment with one of his students who overcame issues with ADD and depression as a result of taking guitar lessons.

His students advance quickly, some have released albums, been in Guitar World Magazine as well as its online companion and won awards for their music websites.

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Lessons are scheduled to best fit to the student'€™s schedule when possible.
Students receive complimentary audio lessons and transcriptions of songs upon their first or second session. Jason is a very patient instructor and understands that students learn at a different pace, after all everyone is an individual.

*** Studio Equipment ***
ESP KH2 "skully" Kirk Hammett signature model Electric
Epiphone Zakk Wylde signature model Electric
Schecter SLS Blackjack Special Edition Avenger with ©Sustainiac
Schecter Blackjack ATX 7-string
Jackson Randy Rhodes V
Fender '51 Pawn Shop Series
Epiphone Banjo
Mahalo Ukulele
Savannah Ukulele
M. Acoustic
G&L S-500 custom Electric
ESP LTD AX-50 "banjo" Electric
ESP LTD AX-50 "guitar"
Fender Squire John 5 signature model
Epiphone 12-string
Nylon Classical
Yamaha Acoustic (left and right handed)
Voyage-Air Guitar Acoustic
Fender Squire Bass
Dean Vendetta Electric
Dean Dime Razorback
B.C. Rich Warlock
Yamaha Keyboard
ProTools LE
Guitar Pro 6
Tascam CD-GT2
KRK Rokits speakers
Line 6 AXSYS212 Amp
Scott Ian Randall Amp
Cry Baby Wah
Digitech Whammy/Bad Monkey/Death Metal/Grunge pedals
Ibanez Chorus/Flanger Delay/Echo
Line 6 Backtrack
Drum sticks and practice pad
Multi-angle cameras for online students

*** Travel Equipment ***
Voyage-Air Guitar (Acoustic)
Laptop with ProTools/Backtrack or Guitar Pro 6
Scott Ian Randall Amp
Various guitars depending on project or mood.

*** Specialties ***
piano, guitar, music theory, music, bass guitar, banjo, songwriting, electric guitar, acoustic guitar,
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elena October 14, 2018
· Drawing · Online
My son is learning how to draw and have fun to create comics world!
Jason has perfect approach and methodology to engage 12 year old.
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Kelly February 20, 2018
· Ukulele · In studio
Excellent instructor! Very flexible and able to cater to the students needs as needed. Would highly recommend Jason to anyone looking to start an instrument.
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Jaclyn February 13, 2018
· Ukulele · Online
Great first lesson!!!
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About Lian P.

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San Diego, CA

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What can a new client expect? The highest level of professionalism, personalization (all workouts and nutrition programs are tailor-cut to each individual), attention to detail, and above else results. This is what a client pays us for, and I take that seriously.

I am an extremely experienced, results-driven master trainer, with 8 years of experience, 6 certifications and have helped hundreds of individuals lose weight, gain muscle tone, and stay fit for life, by instilling the proper habits for a sustained healthy lifestyle.

Finally, you can expect your unique set of strengths, goals, metabolic history, time constraints and priorities to be treated with the utmost respect and consideration.

About Lian
Hello! My name is Lian and I am a certified personal trainer and nutrition coach.

I love helping my clients look, feel and perform their best through the creation and implementation of customized, sustainable fitness, nutrition and healthy lifestyle programming.

Please don't hesitate to ask questions! I am here to help. Talk soon and have a great day!
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Anthony February 24, 2017
· Fitness · Online
Lian is a great teacher. She has given me nutrition guidelines to follow. I'm impressed with her knowledge on the subject of nutrition. The classes have given me insight on what are the best foods to eat and the foods that would increase my weight. She makes each session a relaxed atmosphere to learn. If I make a mistake on my previous week for eating, she doesn't come down on me hard. These classes have given me goals to curve my intake of bad foods like ice cream or cookies.
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Shawn February 21, 2017
· Weight Loss · Online
I lost almost 50 lbs in three months with Lian. She keeps you motivated and on track. She provides everything you need from diet to exercise to achieve your goals. Sign up and you won't regret it!!
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Marvin V. February 18, 2017
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Hands down the best! She is super knowledgeable and accessible. She really helped me transform my body (and as a byproduct my mind/self image) for the best. Best decision i could of made.
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About Austin Y.

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Milpitas, CA
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I have been involved in the fitness world for over 15 years and continue to go to the gym 7 times a week. Learn how to reap what you sow as you exert time, sweat, tears, and hopefully (little to no) blood in weight training! It feels good when you are strong, fit, and healthy!

About Austin
Hello! My name is Austin, and my personal life motto is: doing my best to help others realize and reach their best! I have been teaching a number of topics ranging from music, fitness, to technology, writing, and religious texts for over 7 years. Over these years, I have also worked a myriad of jobs to receive invaluable experience as well as learn how to interact with all kinds of people.

It has always been my deep passion and true joy to journey along with someone who is simply willing to learn the many gifts that life has for us to enjoy! I am currently studying for my masters at Western Seminary, interning at a church in Milpitas, and a certified teacher here at TakeLessons.

Time and time again, I have come to realize that life is about serving, teaching, and loving others with what we already have; teaching is such a simple y
et profound way to practice this!

I look forward to doing my best in order to help you realize, reach, and ultimately relish your best!

Best regards,

Austin Ying
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Neha S. March 27, 2017
· Volleyball · In studio
I am an adult and absolute beginner in volleyball and was looking to learn some basics and Austin did a great job of teaching me.
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Samuel February 25, 2017
· Weight Loss · Online
It was a treat to have Austin guide me toward my personal goals of losing weight while gaining muscle. He displayed constant knowledge and patience. I really enjoyed each session and have learned a great deal from him! Really great tutor to have!!!
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· Acoustic Guitar · In home
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About steve C.

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Albany, NY
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I am a full time Certified Wellness Coach and Movement Teacher. I do not specialize in the kind of Fitness you will do at the Gym, however there are several stretches and movements that complement that Protocol. What I offer is a more Holistic approach. Information that includes Super Foods, Practices to reduce Stress and Pain, prehab and rehab for surgery, practices that focus on Longevity and aging well that involve more flexibility and less of an emphasis on endurance and strength training. yin/yang patting, some Dao Yin exercises and some Ji Ben Gong Movements that are specific to Baguazhang. These movements will teach the body to become younger and are a great benefit in bringing Longevity into the body as you stretch the fascia and tendons. By developing a regular daily routine of correct and consistent practice, one may regain youthful vitality, maintain health, promote longevity and recover quickly from illness, increasing fluid movement (blood, synovial, and lymph) and ...

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Steve began yoga practice at the age of 20 under the guidance of Paramahansa Yogananda and began Taoist practice in 1993 with Master Mantak Chia. Since that time he has continued to learn different energy healing practices from various teachers. His main concentration is in Medical and Spiritual Qigong, Neigong and Longevity Practices; Meditation and is a Certified Corporate Wellness Coach. Practices are suitable for all age groups and all physical conditions. Qigong, Tai Chi and Bagua Practice creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.

I am a full time teacher of Wellness Practices that are not widely available and follow Taoist Principles. I will customize a Program for you to follow based on your goals and help you get past the changes needed to reach those goa
ls. If Stress Management, Pain Reduction, Safe Strength and Flexibility Fitness Training based on 5000 year old Practices mixed with the latest scientific knowledge and Guided Spiritual Meditation are your interests, I look forward to meeting you.
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Krishnaj G. May 10, 2018
· Fitness · Online
Steve really tailored the class to my needs. He throws in wit, humor and insight in his lessons. The fitness regimen he taught me is something that I can do everyday with relatively modest effort and time commitment. I am already seeing the benefits of practicing what he has taught me. I highly recommend his classes.
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Debra November 14, 2017
· Qigong · Online
Steve contacted me before my first lesson to discuss what I expected from the session. I had only scheduled one lesson and wanted to try it out for myself and because I am enrolled in a graduate study program; I needed to try an alternative healing session so I could complete an assignment. I loved that Steve explained the movements and how they affected the internal body, mind, and spirit. He is a wealth of information and I plan on continuing to learn from him.
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Debra November 2, 2017
· Qigong · Online
I haven't even taken the lesson yet, but am struck by his professionalism in reaching out to me by phone to discuss my knowledge and expectations of Qigong. You know the feeling you get when you talk to someone about a subject and you have an inclination about their depth of knowledge of it? No doubt, Steve knows exactly what he is talking about and with his extensive experience and personality, is a teacher that really wants to explain things in a way you really comprehend.
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About Cesar R.

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I have 5 years of experience in bodybuilding competitions, started in South Korea, 2013.
I know how to make proper meal plans, exercise routines, and I've trained many people face to face in the past at the University of Texas at Arlington.
I have a lot of free time, so i'm actually available 24/7, even if you're one of those people that go to the gym at 3am i'd still be able to help you out.
I can do online lessons, or i can come meet you in person.

About Cesar
Hello, my name is Cesar and i offer many fitness related classes and courses.
I have 5 years of bodybuilding and teaching others.
I taught a few students at UTA, and i helped them lose weight and achieve their goals in fitness.
On the side i enjoy playing video games as well.

I started my journey in South Korea while i was still in the military so if you’re looking for a strict coach that will keep you in check then i’m 100% your guy.
On the other hand i’m also very laid back so if you just want to learn a couple of things and get some meal prep guidance or workout routine i can do that too and let you do things your way.
I’m available 24/7 so if you’re someone that prefers working out in the middle of the night i promise you it’s no problem. I work from home so i’m usually up until about 4-5am.

Anyways , i hope you pick me so i can w
ork with you and help you reach your fitness goals!
Thank you!
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Cesar R.

Cesar R.

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Hello my name is Andrea! I am 19 years old and I am a gym addict. My freshman year of high school I joined a gym and I have never looked back. I have been going to the gym for about 5 years now and I love teaching others how to better their lifestyle and be happy in their own bodies.

About Andrea
I am always so happy to see my students getting results and being happy with who they are. There are a lot of different approaches I like to use when helping a student get to where they want to be. No matter what your situation is I can help you.
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Andrea T.

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About jessica H.

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Rockville, MD
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Personal programs designed for you to reach your fitness goals! Body weight training, weight training, high intensity training and core training all included!

About jessica
Hello!
I am a NASM certified personal trainer. I have been in the fitness industry for over 5 years. During that time, I found my true love in the fitness world - boxing! After learning the sweet science, I realized boxing is so much more than what you see on TV. Boxing is empowering. It makes you think, move, and be confident in your craft. I have been training in boxing for 5 years now, sparring with opponents and perfecting my craft.
While learning boxing, I was able to meet some extremely talented professional boxers and learn from them. Now, I take what I have learned and train my clients with the same passion they have for the sport. I teach my clients the skills they need to protect themselves if need be. I also notice my clients gain confidence and are amazed at the inner strength they have.
Boxing is a skill you can learn anywh
ere! Whether it is in a gym with a heavy bag, one on one with mitts, or in the comfort of your own home with small weights, YOU can be a boxer!
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jessica H.

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