American born and UK educated, Crystal has an international mastery of the English language. She has shared this with students in individual tutoring sessions, as well as in the classroom. She is currently teaching her own classroom course Shakespeare For Kids to grades K-12.
Crystal brings a lifetime’s experience of professional musicianship to each of her lessons. Born into a family of musicians, she sang her first solo at age 2. She also benefits her students with an extraordinarily diverse musical background, having worked as a vocalist in gospel, country, musical theater, jazz, classical, rock, pop and soul styles. Her performing career has taken her from L.A. church meetings to London’s Houses of Parliament.
Crystal hails originally from Los Angeles, CA - where her musical parents gave her a head start by including her in the family business the moment she was able to contribute. She went on to study classical voice, piano and music theory at The Boston Conservatory of Music. After concluding her studies in London, she returned home and began working regularly as a theater performer, appearing in twen
ty world premiers and re-imagined classics. Most notably she played the lead role of Keely Smith in the big band jazz musical “Louis and Keely: Live At The Sahara” during its eight-month run at Westwood’s Geffen Playhouse. She also formed her own rock band, The Honeysuckle Jones Revival, with whom she performed her own songs all over Los Angeles. And she began working as a studio session vocalist, providing demo vocals for other songwriters, as well as arranging and performing back-up vocals for original artists, including Laura Roppe (currently in the Top Ten on Billboard’s Uncharted list of emerging artists.) Crystal played the lead role of Brooke in the new operatic rock musical “The Burning Opera LA” during its Los Angeles run in 2011 as well as providing ensemble vocals and playing piano and bass. She also performs holiday tunes from the Golden Age of American songwriting with musical quartet The Sleigh Belles.
Crystal believes that music is serious business but that it should be fun. She encourages her students to play music they love, as well as expanding their musical knowledge. She is a firm believer in basics first and emphasizes theory and technique as the tools to support creativity and provide freedom, power and control. She believes effort beats talent every time and the student who practices consistently will see results, whatever their level of ability. Most of all, she believes we were all born to make music.
*** Lesson Details *** Lesson structure varies depending on the student's instrument, age, level of experience and musical style. However, all lessons focus on:
Technique Music theory Performance style
After 3 or 6 months of consistent lesson attendance and practice, students will have a clear understanding of how their instrument works and how to care for it. They will be able to read basic music notation. They will be working toward clearly defined musical goals and they will have at least three performance pieces learned.
*** Studio Equipment *** Loft Space: full size electric piano with weighted keys, small digital recorder, microphone, Garage Band, parents can sit in on lessons
*** Travel Equipment *** I bring a small keyboard for vocal students with no piano, karaoke tracks and a digital recorder. I also bring a selection of games. Students are expected to purchase all necessary books and sheet music.
Love how she teaches the mechanics of learning to sing properly such as breathing correctly and posture right from the start for a beginner. Fantastic instructor!
September 29, 2013
Amazing singng instructor
Crystal has increased my daughterâs self-esteem and expressiveness through song. My daughter is now writing her own poetry and song lyrics, as well as being able to combat her once shyness quality. She loves to perform in front of others now and has a confidence level that amazes me, especially now that she is going into those âteenâ years. I think a lot of thanks needs to go to Crystal, for assisting my daughter in reaching her current creative level!
September 29, 2013
Great piano instructor
Crystal is an amazing piano instructor. She is patient, understanding and dedicated. My daughter has learned so much from her. My daughterâs love for music has increased immensely since learning how to play the piano. This would never have been able to be accomplished without Crystalâs professional and caring teaching style.
There is more time available than what is shown on my calendar. Please email me to discuss your preferred time.
I love literature, and I love explaining language and novels. You will truly enjoy your class with me, because I love this subject.
I have been a full time private English instructor since 2008, and I've had my global language training company (over 100 instructors) since 2014. I take on private students here, exclusively with take lessons, because it's important to always be teaching and creating more modern curriculum for real progress in fluency. I know what it takes to get fluent, because I've acquired Spanish, French and Japanese as an adult. I know you can improve and reach your goals just as I have.
I always call clients before the first class to extensively discuss your goals. I have a specific form we full out together for every 3 months of progress. I have researched this, and it's the most effective way to improve.
I work primarily with professionals who need to improve American English language skills and/ or accent for those working in the United
States or working with Americans. Also, I can get English speakers to a high level of fluency in Spanish.
This includes, slang, idioms, phrasal verbs, professional email writing, presentations, American culture, accent/pronunciation and more.
I have created a method, which is a specific way to learn languages, which is the most effective for acquiring a language.
I always use RELEVANT articles to read, TV shows to watch, books to read, radio shows to listen to, in order to incorporate English as much as possible in every aspect of the student's life.
This is how we learn our first language, so why would we try to learn our second language in a different way? Second language researchers have been saying for decades that grammar- focused lessons don't work, yet our schools continue to focus on this. You want to be FLUENT, right? Writing is easy after that.
I have had contracts with Hitachi, NTT Data, Intel, Amazon, Google, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Samsung, Ferrovial, Webber, Bluebonnet, Austin Bridges and Roads, North Tarrant Infrastructure, Trinity, Mary Kay International, and many, many more international companies.
How I teach: I create customized classes for you. I teach you to SPEAK the language. Lessons are dynamic, fun and give you confidence, incorporating things you like: TV, radio, music, movies, current events, and much more.
One-on-one, small groups, company-wide programs, online, in person.
They can expect to increase not only their verbal but they're written skills. They will increase your vocabulary syntax grammar and insight into the meaning of written and spoken English
Music lessons should be fun and focus on what you want! I am willing to travel to you or welcome you to my studios: Reseda pr Canoga Park. I travel to homes San Diego and Los Angeles Counties. What is your goal? School or Church choir? Musical programs?Learn to Cantor or lead songs at Church/Synagogue? Disney careers, rock/pop bands? Becoming a professional or just for personal enrichment!! I am able to help you move closer to reaching that dream!!! I am a graduate of USD with a B.A. in Philosophy with an emphasis in musical performance. I also hold a Masters degree, completed California Teaching Credential Curriculum from Chapman University and completed Doctoral Studies at Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. I studied voice, guitar and piano classes throughout grade school, high school, college and post-graduate
training. I specilized in vocal training with Robert Austin and in San Francisco with Richard Nichol of the Garcia-Marchesi Institute. I sang with the Palm Beach Florida Opera Company. I am a tenor with a 3.5 octave range. I also sang and performed in Musicals and Operas and Sacred Oratorios from Maui to Florida. I am the proud "dad" of two high school aged children who are excellent students! I teach voice (beginner to professional levels), guitar (acoustic and electric: beginners to Intermediate) and basic piano. I have been teaching private lessons for 7 years. I also offer voice or guitar classes at St. Cecelia's School of Music in Canoga Park, and privately in my home Reseda. I focus my instruction on "correct" breathing and proper singing. My time-tested techniques will improve and protect your voice from injury.and produce a beautiful tone and wonderful performance. I teach guitar chords, reading standard musical notation as well as tablature. For beginning piano students of all ages I teach you how to read music, play scales, strenghten your finger strength and play cords and song.
Going to take time and Daniel is a font of knowledge, patient and funny):_
July 31, 2018
Daniel was a great instructor to learn with, he was very kind and likable as well as being a good teacher with a great understanding Spanish with an emphasis on spoken Spanish over academic Spanish. Daniel was a great teacher I would recommend to anyone.
January 10, 2018
Daniel understood exactly what my goals and abilities were. He presented the first lesson in an easy-to-understand manner. I am excite to work with him.
I have studied English at University and got my Master's Degree in Applied Linguistics in 2007. Since then I have been teaching foreign languagies to students from different countries. Prepare them for IELTS,TOEFL,FCE,CAE, CPE. During my lessons I apply modern approaches and techniques that help you master the foreign language. I prepare many power point presentations myself. They consist of interactive exercices that aim to help you enrich your vocabulary and enhance the comprehension.
I am a certified teacher of English, Russian and French languages with 10 years of experience. During my university years, I had been living in the United Kingdom in 2004 and 2006. I have been teaching students from all over the world. During many years of teaching, I made up a lot of seminars, practical lessons, interactive exercises, slideshows with different tasks in order to help students start speaking fluently and promptly understand English and French-speaking people. I have got my Master's degree in Applied Linguistics in 2007 and started my teaching career in the same year. Since then teaching became not just my job but my passion. I am fond of learning and applying new techniques and approaches in teaching foreign languages to students of all ages and different levels. My primary goal is to make my tutorials interesting and effe
ctive in order to develop practical skills in speaking and understanding foreign languages that will last a lifetime. In August 2017 I became a CELTA certified teacher of English/ESL. I welcome new students!!!
Zelda S. has BA Communication studies and offers English lessons. Students can expect to learn English for conversation, translation, commercial writing, essay writing and other communication applications.
Zelda has been teaching private lessons for over 11 years and is currently available to teach weekly lessons at her home studio in Nashville, TN or online.
She provides a dynamic, student-structured training curriculum for voice, speech, singing, ear training, performing, ukulele, bass and songwriting, and shares her passion for creativity and lifelong learning.
Her lessons are refreshingly different - centering on the individual student and their unique needs and has helped many students improve their abilities for professional communications, performance, auditions, media and workplace interviews, presentations and events, competitions, working in a team, joining and playing in a band, creating a dynamic set list, recording audio and video and a lot more.
She's worked with speakers and vocalists of all kinds - from all over
the world with both both professional and personal learning goals. Her speakers and singers include English as a second language speakers, professional and touring artist singers, soloists, lead singers, karaoke singers, duos, choirs, singer songwriters as well as songwriters who don't call themselves singers.
Zelda S. is a voice professional performing as a speaker as well as singer songwriter, music and performance coach, author and creator of the highly effective voice warm up program 'Zelda's Voice Warm Ups' for anyone who uses their voice - teachers, coaches, actors, singers and is available on itunes for purchase to use anytime for keeping your voice in peak condition.
As an award winning songwriter Zelda and has been a performing musician for over 35 years and has enjoyed a well-rounded music career including live performing, studio performing and directing and music education. She works in recording studios with professional speakers, singers and musicians across all the pop music genres and her award winning works continue to be broadcast in television worldwide. An expert in her field, Zelda looks forward to helping new students enjoy their learning experience and prepare for the many opportunities that come.
Her students range in age and include children, tweens, teens, adults of all ages and a wide range of skill levels. She works with singers, musicians, songwriters and producers across many genres and styles.
Some of the musical styles she regularly teaches include: Pop, Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative, Americana, Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Gospel, Punk, Blues, Jazz, Funk, Soul, R&B, Classical. Broadway and theater.
Students love Zelda's fun, encouraging and systemized lesson format and enjoy reaching learning milestones and achieving their goals.
MORE Zelda S. is a professional speaker, singer, songwriter and coach with mission - to change the way people think about creative talent. She knows first-hand that when students get into the right headspace they can make amazing breakthroughs with their voice, their careers and themselves in all areas of their life.
Zelda believes it’s not just about talent you're born with - but rather passion to master easy-to-learn skills to advance to the next level.
She’s right at home with people at any level from raw beginners to shy speakers and singers to high level professionals. Her encouraging style helps speakers, singers, musicians and songwriters develop their unique voice for any situation - workplace, live performance, audio and video recording, auditions, presentations and any type of event.
If this resonates with you - then you’ll love lessons with Zelda S.
Zelda is a very attentive and knowledgeable instructor. She helps me to reduce my Russian accent.
July 13, 2019
I have really enjoyed Zelda’s class!! She is brilliant on what she does.
April 16, 2019
Zelda is a fantastic singing teacher. I felt a good vibe when I read her bio. I started out doing a half hour lessons and changed it to hour long lessons on the first lesson. She has helped me advance in my skills. She makes it relaxing, right off the bat, when you walk in and she offer's you tea. She is very patient and helpful. I've taken five lessons and signed up for five more.
I focus a lot on conversation practice because throughout the years I have noticed that this is a great way to make the student improve.
On the other hand, I do have a lot material to teach you from
Hi, my name is Milton. I am 27 years old, I am Salvadoran but I live in Brazil for six months every year. I have traveled to Guatemala, Panama, and Brazil. I like learning languages and that is the reason why I speak excellent English and Portuguese. Currently, I am learning French.
On my free time, I go to the gym, listen to music, read, watch movies and go shopping.
I study Modern Languages at the university of El Salvador and there I discovered my passion in teaching. I started working with a NGO where I taught English, then I was hired at a public and private school. Also I did some teaching via Skype and that is how I helped others to improve their learning course.
Most of the time, my students ask me to prepare a conversational class where the student chooses a topic of his/her interest. When I had a classroom, I used to use a b
ook from where I would prepare my class. I like using current topics to keep the student's attention going.
Ralph is a good man and wonderful teacher. He really worry about if student learning. He Carefully prepare the lessons and always ask if student are comfortable or wants other kind of topic. His qualities are punctuality, attention, preparedness and ability to teach.
May 3, 2019
Ralph has a lot of patience and he likes talking about everything also he makes the lesson very attractive. By the way he is going to improve your english level.
May 2, 2019
I've been taking lessons with Ralph for almost a year now over Skype and I'm so pleased with my improvement. I'm always impressed with the preparation Ralph does for each lesson - a huge list of conversation topics or an article to discuss - and appreciate his enthusiasm, good humor, and patience. I started at an upper-intermediate level and Ralph has helped me refine the finer points of speaking to sound more native. Highly recommended!
English is one of the major languages spoken worldwide. I can offer the experience of developing your ability to speak and understand the English language. Your ability to speak standard English properly can grant you many opportunities worldwide as your vocabulary expands and you can communicate to a wider audience. Let's ensure you are able to travel the world without that barrier of not being able to speak English!
My name is Shania. I've been helping and tutoring students for four years and I've learnt to grow and communicate very well with my students. I really love to cook, read, play sports and very active outdoors. I also love to help others as it isn't only a blessing, but it's also my passion. I hope we can learn together and continue building our future!
Using movie analyzation and break down methods for understanding. - best engaging content and brain teasing exercises to gather the proper bases to English. Step by step targeting of areas that need to be improved after evaluations. Highly detailed with creative methods for all areas and ages as well content.
Area improvement strategist, helping to strengthen the areas provided as concerns of confidence. Movie tactics and subtitle analyzation methods. Patient detail oriented and open to answering and sharing information concerning any questions. MarketLearning English Learning Embedded memory word repetition voice Soothing prerecorded night calming English prefix suffix sounds as well as folktales.