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About Benjamin P.

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Parkville, MD
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About Benjamin
I discovered music sifting through my Dad's record collection and soon decided that I wanted to play guitar. As a teenager I began taking lessons and building confidence in my abilities. I played in different types of bands ranging from rock, country, blues, and jazz. After completing College in 2004, I realized music was not just going to be a hobby, but a career. At age 37, I have been teaching and playing guitar professionally for the last 13 years. I believe that anybody can learn to play as long as they are patient and understand that anything worthwhile takes time and sustained effort to achieve. You also need a good teacher who understands how to take you where you want to go musically. I have taught hundreds of different students of all ages and abilities. I have seen many of them grow musically and gain confidence in other
areas of their lives as a result. I aim to inspire every student to find their way to a rewarding life through music.

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My lesson plans are developed on an individual basis. I want you to learn the music that inspires your passion. If the guitar is new to you, the first lessons are devoted to basic playing skills and techniques. It is important to develop a strong understanding of music fundamentals to ensure that the student is attaining the skills they need to be a complete musician. I emphasize technique with drills designed to raise my students' skills evenly across a wide range of categories, like picking, fretting, scale patterns, chord shapes, rhythm training, and ear training. I have had success with many students using this approach and most are playing songs within a couple months. For the more serious student, music theory is an important tool to understand songwriting and music in general. I am always open to discuss what we do during a lesson. I believe it is my job to balance what you want to do with what you need to do in order to succeed.

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I have amps, guitars, 1/4 inch cables, tuners, metronomes, paper and pens.
Would like students to have all these things but can accommodate based on need.

*** Specialties ***
Rock, Pop, Blues, Country, flat-picking, finger-style
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Cullen October 22, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
First lesson with Benjamin was great - would definitely recommend him.
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Ryan June 23, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
Great instructor! Very patient and knowledgeable. Great choice for anyone wanting to learn or just improve their guitar playing.
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Keith M. March 25, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
I must say that Benjamin was great. I come from no musical background and had zero knowledge. Benjamin made me feel relaxed and broke down the sessions in an easy way so that I could understand the concept of what we were trying to accomplish. I look forward to future lessons and learning how to play the guitar
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Benjamin P.

Benjamin P.

Baltimore, MD 21218
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About Meagan D.

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Bethesda, MD
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About Meagan
Hello, my name is Meagan D., and I recently moved to the Washington, DC area from Michigan. I attended Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI. I got my Bachelor's of Science Degree, and a Michigan's Provisional Teacher's Certificate. My major was Mathematics Teaching and Elementary Education. I have taught students from 2 years old to college students. I am certified to teach Kindergarten through 5th grade all subjects, 6th through 8th grade math, or Kindergarten through 8th grade all subjects self contained. I teacher assisted in Michigan with 5th grade, and started working at their after school program with 5th and 6th grade. I student taught Kindergarten in Michigan. I taught 5th grade in Tanzania, and student taught 4th grade in Mexico. This past year, I taught 4th grade math, reading, language arts, science, and religion.
I also taught 3rd grade religion as well as dance after school. I would love to teach you!
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Charley January 15, 2019
· Algebra · Online
Meagan is very flexible and is a great teacher. She doesn't make the student feel self-conscious about answering wrong, She gently asks the student to explain how they came up with the answer and allows them to correct themselves. If the student doesn't realize their error during the explanation, she explains to the student wherein the equation they made an error. She also repeats the problem areas with the student until they have a full understanding of the process.

I sought Meagan out after my daughter came home with a failing grade in Algebra I. I am very happy with my selection, she is the perfect fit for my daughter. She is very flexible and I appreciate that she doesn't make my daughter feel like her lack of understanding of the subject matter makes her inadequate. I am going to continue hiring Meagan for the duration of the school year, my daughter really likes her and is learning far more than she is from her regular classroom environment.
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Claire G. October 22, 2018
· Math · In home
She's great!
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· Gymnastics · In studio
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Meagan D.

Meagan D.

Bethesda, MD 20814
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About Anne L.

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Columbia, MD
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About Anne
Hi! My name is Anne and I am currently an elementary school teacher. Teaching music has been my passion since I started 8 years ago, and I want to share my love for music with people.

I have already gotten my background check through Montgomery County Public Schools, so I am available to teach students under 18.

Besides being able to teach piano, ukulele, violin, I can also teach basic elementary subjects, such as math, reading, and writing.

I am very patient, understanding, and I meet your child where he or she is and we work together to meet our goal.
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Rayane C. September 21, 2015
· Piano · In home
Anne was really good and nice.
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Anne L.

Anne L.

Columbia, MD 21044
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$38 / 30-min

About Marie H.

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About Marie
Hello Everyone,
My name is Marie and I love to teach students and adults all I know about Music. I have been teaching for 16 years. I love what I do and I love to see the smile on my students face, when they reach their goals. My motto is work hard and finish stronger. Thank you!
I am also an elementary trained teacher, and I work with students ages 6-12 on an academic level. Please reach out to me with questions.
Thank you
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Praneetha October 7, 2018
· Piano · In studio
I have worked with and seen Marie Hinds' work over the past 8 years. Not only has she taught children and adults of all ages, she has fostered an intrinsic love for music which is at the soul of any artists' teaching. I have seen Pre-K students identify the different families of instruments to performing songs in different languages under her guidance. She knows how to meet a child.or an adult at their ability level and challenge them enough to help them advance and learn songs they dreamed of mastering! I highly recommend Marie Hinds as a music teacher of singing, gospel singing, piano and reading music. She is also a highly experienced reading teacher. She incorporates her knowledge of reading foundations to translate to reading and learning music. You will receive a holistic approach to music education under Marie Hinds.
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Kayla B. August 30, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Ms. Marie was awesome. She was very patient and encouraging. My daughter learned so much in her first lesson. I am looking to how she progresses.
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Kinel July 28, 2018
· Singing · In studio
She is so nice and helpful as well as skilled. I was really surprisingly happy with my lesson!
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Marie H.

Marie H.

Bowie, MD 20720
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About peggi L.

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Upper Marlboro, MD
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About peggi
I have been tutoring elementary school students in reading comprehension & math for over 4 years one on one. I've helped students improve grades from failing to B's. I identify the needs of learners and adapt course content and delivery style to meet the students needs. Review materials assigned by the students' teachers and helped students complete homework. Communicated with parents, teachers regarding students' progress.

I like to use hands on learning. By 'doing' helps them to gain a better understanding of the material.

Learning can be fun! Don't let your child fall behind in learning.
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peggi L.

peggi L.

Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
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$54 / 60-min
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About Margaret R.

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Columbia, MD
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About Margaret
Well Hello!

I an artist and teacher with 15 years experience, trained in many artistic mediums to both children and adults from a wide range of diverse backgrounds or experience levels.

Tell me what you want to learn to do, and I will customize your time in my art studio so that you can reach your artistic vision by growing your skills step by step.

I have a contagious enthusiasm and warmth and am interested in building relationships with students over time. My favorite thing in the world is to create a supportive environment where my students are excited to make art they love.

In addition to teaching lessons, I am working artist, a school teacher, and teaching artist with local groups.
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Melissa R January 10, 2019
· Visual Basic · In studio
Maggie is an exceptional teacher who has her classroom management skills down to a tee. It’s amazing to watch her command a classroom full of children while remaining sweet and never losing her cool. She was a great mentor and I learned a lot about art education from her!
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She is a great teacher!
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Margaret R.

Margaret R.

Columbia, MD 21045
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$50 / 30-min

About Alisha B.

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Germantown, MD
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About Alisha
I have been tutoring for over 8 years now, My teaching philosophy is straightforward: teach your students as you would want to be taught - with enthusiasm, and with a passion for the subject combined with respect and understanding for the student. Chemistry and maths is a subject that I have studied, practiced, taught and enjoyed over the last 8 years Effective teaching involves time, dedication, patience, understanding, firmness, and a sense of humor. True learning incorporates active participation by the student, inside as well as outside the classroom.

Guiding students through the maze of chemical symbols, equations and concepts can only be accomplished by giving the students the means and opportunity to take charge of their own learning reinforced by an appropriate reward system. My main focus is to teach in a way that will re
ach all my students. I enjoy the challenge of working not only with different learning styles, but very different backgrounds, from honors students to students who have taken the course unsuccessfully before. Chemistry is difficult for most students, therefore they must be able to make mistakes, learn from them, and in the end be rewarded for their efforts and the chemical knowledge they acquired.
For a truly successful learning community, the importance of open two-way communication is emphasized in my class.This only happens if there is mutual respect.

My philosophy inextricably entwines my enthusiasm and passion for the subject of chemistry and maths with my respect and high regard for all students irrespective of their grades. It is particularly rewarding when students become majors or minors because of my class, which happens on occasion, or go on into professional school.
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Laurel December 7, 2018
· Chemistry · In studio
Alisha is extremely well-informed and an expert in Organic Chemistry. She knows exactly what she is talking about and, more importantly, *understands* it and can articulate the concepts in a way that is easy to comprehend. She is patient with me and is willing to go slowly on practice problems so I can fully grasp the concepts and theory. I would hire Alisha again in a heartbeat.
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Alisha B.

Germantown, MD 20874
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$67 / 60-min

About Jennie B.

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Baltimore, MD

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About Jennie
Are you preparing for (gulp) college auditions? Getting ready for a big presentation at work? Curious about acting and want to give a shot? Whatever your performance goals might be, I can't wait to take your work to the next level!

I am a lifelong actor and passionate teacher, who loves to help students find joy, freedom, and dynamism in performance.

I have an MFA from the Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University/ The Shakespeare Theatre of DC (the only MFA in the world specifically devoted to acting Shakespeare) and a BFA from NYU-Tisch (with a focus on musical theatre at CAP 21. I have been a member of Actors' Equity since age 19, and have played leading roles off-Broadway (The Mint Theater, The Actors’ Studio) and regionally (Bucks County Playhouse, Fireside Theatre, East Lynne Theatre, etc), with notable
reviews in Variety, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and many others.

In addition to performing, I am a Standardized Patient at UMD and John's Hopkin's University, where I assist doctors and nurses in patient communication. As a teaching artist, I have worked with students age 5-88 on finding and sharing their unique voice.

As your coach, we will patiently and persistently discover the methods that enable your absolute best work. I am a certified Yoga teacher, and I love to draw on principles of mindfulness in performance preparation. From Linklater voice work, to Mask exercises, to breath awareness, we will develop a method that works for you. Best of all: we'll have a blast doing it.
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Ethan January 11, 2019
· Public Speaking · In home
I have had several lessons with Jennie Bissell in my home. I often give lectures in academic settings, and I was hoping to improve the quality and fluency of my speech to a level equivalent to top public speakers. Working with Jennie, I made improvements beyond what I could have expected. We worked on a variety of breathing and relaxation techniques used by professional actors. By focusing on producing speech "on voice" the quality and ease of understanding of my speaking increased substantially with immediate benefits. I highly, highly recommend her services for anyone interested in improving their public speaking skills.
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Gene January 8, 2019
· Public Speaking · In home
I have had two lessons with Jennie via Skype. Both were excellent. I have participated in many public speaking classes and coaching sessions. What makes Jennie's approach unique is that she shares the techniques she has learned as an actor - to help you be more relaxed and natural in your delivery, to improve the quality and resonance of your voice, and to make the way you deliver your lines more interesting and effective.
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Jennie B.

Jennie B.

Baltimore, MD 21211
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$40 / 30-min

About Chas D.

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Temple Hills, MD
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About Chas
Chas D'elle, also known as Chas Money, is an influencer, investor and director. Chas is best known as a co-founder of I A.M. Music Group along with "Young Sir ". Currently, Chas hosts and directs RapAboutTV.

With years of experience as a professional manager/videographer/mentor, host, and producer, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications, Media Management, his passion has been helping people to CHALLENGE themselves and take their lives to another level - no matter how successful they already are - in the areas that matter most: their business, personal relationships, families, careers, and health.

He is an expert in helping creatives create a stronger connection with their passion. Seeing the parallels, he now transfers that unique and powerful gift to the business world and the online space helping entrepreneurs step up an
d stand out as the expert in their industry.

Although my primary revenue is from partnerships with companies like F.A.C.E. The Agency, ACS Home Investors, Byrd's Paradise, UP Sports, Ustle and Honoré, I and my team of experts knew that we could bridge the gap by creating another unique offering for those looking to get involved.

That’s why we’re announcing Do4Self program, premium consulting service focused on helping individuals unlock meaningful growth and scale your gift. You will gain access to everything you need from me without taking any equity position in your business.

We begin the collaboration with an in-person or on-call strategy session, where you and I will dissect and discuss your life and/or business objectives, strengths, weaknesses, and potential strategy or business model improvements to succeed.

Within the Do4Self program, we’ll select an exclusive group of businesses and brands to invest our experience and network to unlock meaningful growth in the businesses we most believe in.

The Do4Self program offers the following 3 stages of service.

GROWTH PLAN

We’ll do a deep dive into your business and leverage our team of elite practitioners to identify GRPs (Growth Resistance Points) and work on defining ways to help break through barriers and unlock scale with speed.

Sharpen your business model and strategy. Identify potential growth hacks. Focus your brand activities on what matters.

- getting you mentally and physically ready to CHALLENGE yourself out on being interviewed on TV and media
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Chas D.

Chas D.

Temple Hills, MD 20748
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$125 / 60-min

About Clayton N.

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Baltimore, MD
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About Clayton
Im in the military, Air National Guard as an enlisted Airman. I live in Baltimore MD and I have a cute, bunnyhopping kitty named Ellie. Im smart as heck and will soon be working on Jet Engines, so you best bet I dont make errors. Im also ridiculously nice. :) I cook better than Gordon Ramsay, but don't tell him I said that, and Im also "Hilarious to a fault" according to my girlfriend, lol.
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Clayton N.

Clayton N.

Baltimore, MD 21218
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$15 / 30-min

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