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Euless, TX
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Austin, TX
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Laurie D. Euless, TX

Cooking of a variety of types of foods for enjoyment and practicality!

About Laurie

Hello! I am a skilled teacher with a passion for helping others learn and excel! I hold my bachelor's degrees in music education and vocal performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I completed my master's degree in vocal performance from the University of North Texas. I have been teaching over 15 years. I tailor instruction to your need. I can help you become a stronger musician, be ready for performances and auditions, prepare for special occasions, competitions, recitals, concerts and more! I am also very interested in nutrition and cooking. I have thus studied these areas and love to share this knowledge with others. Contact me with any questions or for information. Thank you! *** Specialties *** Classical, Opera, Broadway, Sacred, Art Song, Church ...

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Andre P. January 6, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My son has been taking lessons from Laurie for over a month and we have already experienced improvements. She is patient, as well as attentive to his needs and means of learning. I would and have recommended her to my friends and family.
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Lily W. December 8, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Ms. Laurie is very dedicated to teaching music.
Samuel B. Austin, TX

For as long as I've been cooking for myself (ten to fifteen years), I've enjoyed experimenting. For the last five years, I been living in a community of over twenty people in which we all take turns cooking, doing dishes, and all other standard domestic labors. While cooking house meals, I've honed in on what works and doesn't work while sauteing.

My objective is to walk you through the process step by step. The thicker vegetables (carrots, broccoli) do well to be thrown in first and be given maximal cooking time. The thinner ones (onions and garlic) actually do well to be added during the latter part of the process. The most commonly effective spices include sea salt and oregano. While a little more expensive than olive and canola, the healthiest (and in my opinion savoriest) oil to cook with is coconut.

In addition to teaching sauteing techniques, I will also provide some pointers regarding casserole assembly - particularly with regard to how to beat together a well ...

About Samuel

I've been a performing singer-songwriter since 1993. My influences include Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and Richie Havens. I've been teaching private lessons since 2011 and I tailor my lessons according to the individual needs of my students. Everyone learns at a different pace and in a different way. My objective is to provide instruction that both challenges as well as respects your rate of progress. I'm a primarily self-taught musician. Although I impart knowledge of scales (the major and the blues ones specifically) and the theory behind them (both of which I learned from formal instruction) as a central component of my curriculum, the bulk of my knowledge came from listening to and imitating delta blues artists such as Robert ...

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Ted D. January 23, 2015
Guitar · In home
I have had known Sam for many years. I am friends with his parents and his sister Emmy, also a very talented musician.
Although I don't live near him, unfortunately, when he visits NYC I make it a point to check in with him and ask for his his advice on my rather limited guitar skills. I always come away from our sessions feeling much better about my playing and can see what an improvement he has made for me. He is very patient and so eager to help, even a beginner like myself. i just wish he lived closer!
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Erin B. January 12, 2015
Healthy Cooking · In studio
When I joined Sasona's housing cooperative community, I didn't know how to do anything. Sam provided an orientation for me that was above and beyond. Whenever I didn't know how to do something I knew I could ask him and he would not only tell me how, he would teach me how. Teaching is an integral part of who he is. He is conscientious, compassionate, and committed to his students. I absolutely recommend him as an instructor for people of all ages.
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Susan J. August 9, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Having taken almost a dozen lessons from Sam, I can say with assurance that he is a competent, serious and sensitive instructor. Before the first lesson he inquired as to my purpose in learning the guitar and my goals. He then tailored his instruction accordingly.

As to his competence, he is a talented artist who plays with mastery and teaches with the belief that with time and practice, the student can attain comparable skill. He looks for and provides alternative methods when I have difficulty with a chord. He provides links to artists online so I can work on subtle changes in a tune during my week's practice.

Sam teaches scales which we review at each session. We also review songs/chords with an emphasis on clarity and rhythm (and graciously, not my singing). He is very serious about getting it 'right', but he is also sensitive.

Besides being sensitive in correcting mistakes, he is also sensitive to my preference in music. Without abandoning the basics, he is kindly teaching me more Blues songs than campfire ones since I like the moody melodies.

I'm very pleased and happy with my experience as Sam's student.
Jacquelyne Y. Allentown, PA

Learn the basic skills needed to prepare your favorite dishes.

About Jacquie

As a young child, Jacquie began to show interest in both piano and voice. Coming from a musical family tree, her father began teaching her beginner piano as well as vocal harmony through original children compositions. She began her formal piano training at age 8 and continued to study for the next 5 years. At this time she also began writing music and recording her compositions in the family recording studio. Around the age of 12, Jacquie began her training in classical voice. She is well versed in all styles from Opera to Pop and has the unique ability to train others to accomplish their musical goals. As a Coloratura Soprano she has starred in many productions and won prestigious vocal competitions throughout the USA and Europe. Jacquie is an accomplished Contemporary Songwriter ...

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Jessica S. April 9, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
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The best vocal coach ever! Miss Jackie makes the students feel as though there is nothing that they cannot do and helps them achieve it. She is very knowledgeable in every aspect of her field, goes above and beyond. She is very patient with the students and never lets them feel silly. I highly recommend her for vocal lessons.

Aaron P.

Austin, TX
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Chelsea C.

Williamsburg, VA
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Indianapolis, IN
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Aaron P. Austin, TX

If you are just starting to cook, I can give you some good pointers as well as some good flavor combinations. Cooking gets better the more you do it, but it's also about the ingredients. I like to use foods that are local and seasonal as much as I can.

About Aaron

I was an engineering tutor at University of Texas at Austin from 2006-2009. I graduated from UT with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2009. I am very familiar with the UT engineering courses (from the beginning to the end). While I was at UT, I also studied jazz drumming with Brannen Temple. I have been playing professionally for over ten years with lots of different bands. Teaching and playing music are the most gratifying things for me. But I also like to teach math! I have been teaching high school math, physics, and music theory at Premier High School of North Austin for five years (2009-2014). I am a certified teacher by the state of Texas.

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Amy B. December 3, 2014
Drum · In home
Verified Student
My 9-year-old daughter is absolutely loving her lessons with Aaron. His enthusiasm for the instrument is contagious and his patient encouragement is just what she needs to stay motivated. Having been through two other disappointing drum teachers before this, we are thrilled to have found Aaron!
Chelsea C. Williamsburg, VA

Chelsea has cooked for families as a house manager and nanny for years. She has a passion for cooking and trying new recipes almost daily. She likes to challenge pallets and explore new flavors. This class may be great for high school seniors entering college/ independent living and limited budgets or bachelors cooking for a date for the first time.

About Chelsea

Chelsea C. has her BFA in Performing Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She is the founder and head teacher for the Upstream Acting Group located in Williamsburg, VA. She has worked consistently as a professional actress for 9 years with huge success in over 14 episodes of HBO/Cinemax's Banshee as well as a recurring role on Showtime's Homeland, just to name a few. She can be seen in various national commercials, including Shoney's Restaurants, UPS, and Stanton Optical Eye Wear. She is classically trained in Shakespeare, Meisner, and Stanislavski. She has performed in an off Broadway review in NYC, as well as had multiple back up choice options for large leading roles in major blockbuster films, including Footloose, What to Expect When You Are Expecting, and The Collection.

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Megin M. March 29, 2015
Acting · Online
Verified Student
“I feel that the classes my daughter has taken with Chelsie have helped her with her understanding of hoarding into her acting skills. Chelsie is extremely professional, knowledgeable and cheerful”. We cannot wait to see what else she helps my daughter accomplish. Thanks Chelsie!!!
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Lisa R. January 23, 2015
Acting · In studio
Verified Student
Chelsea has been a wonderful acting instructor for my daughter. She covers what my daughter will need to know for her future in acting and really helps her understand what she needs to do. She also does more than just teach, she has been invaluable to different resources and really has my daughter's best interest in mind with everything she does. My daughter is more outgoing and not afraid to be silly in front of others anymore. She can't wait to do more acting because of Chelsea's teaching and support.
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Catherine S. November 6, 2014
Child Acting · Online
Verified Student
Chelsea has been giving my 14 year old son acting lessons. She is wonderful. He is a new student to acting and she is not only speaking to him as an educator but as someone with her own experience as a young though very knowledgeable, actor. My son is very shy and introverted and this is a great way for him to come out of his shell and we couldn't have picked a better instructor. She listens to his concerns and gives him great advice. We will definitely be signing up for additional lessons with Chelsea!!
Sphie H. Indianapolis, IN

Instruction focuses on integration of meals of all varieties and ethnicities. Student will learn about basic preparation, integration of healthy and balanced food options and alternatives and recipe reading. One to three course meals will be covered including healthy desserts and treating the body as a temple while still enjoying the fruits of diversity in options.

About Sphie

I am an ERYT200 Yoga Instructor, A.A.S. Vocal Performance, singer, songwriter, producer, entertainer, writer and visual artist. I have spent the past ten plus years teaching ages three to seventy-five and am comfortable with all demographics and ages. I have spent the past ten years immersed in very different communities and demographics nationwide. I thrive on sharing self-empowerment and inspiring creativity passion and life within others. I have recorded and co-produced five albums and have self-produced four music videos. When not touring and recording, I am teaching yoga, building costume designs and producing music videos. I also specialize in dance, movement and creativity as a tool for trauma relief.

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Geetha P. December 2, 2014
Fitness · Online
Verified Student
Sophie is an excellent Instructor! Very understanding and flexible. She understands the goals and trains the students well. Great to have her as my Coach!
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Max Y. November 26, 2014
Vocal Training · In home
Verified Student
Sphie is balanced, patient, and smart. Not much more you can ask for in a mentor and coach. So happy to have her help as I try to become a better singer!

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