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Ilona M.

Pompano Beach, FL

About Ilona

For my tutoring sessions I use skills that include goal-directedness, I teach how to organize learning in small steps and how to set them up; I always strive to motivate and engage my students to make the learning interesting and fun; I also use self-control skills to teach how to avoid distractions and I use different focusing strategies. I use positive mind set skills to teach how to use failures as a learning opportunities.

I have a Master's Degree (2012) in teaching English to speakers of other languages, and Bachelors in Music Education (2010), both from Florida Atlantic University,
as well as degree in violin performance from Poland.
I studied piano in Poland for 10 years & taught both piano & violin for over 20 years. I also teach flute & cello for the past 5 years, as I studied them during my Music Education program.

I teach music for over 24 years using the traditional and Suzuki methods. I am a fan of the Essential Elements 2000 for string instruments, and the Alfred's Piano Library for piano. Alfred's piano library can be used for any age as they also have books especially made for adult learners. I also like their music flash cards.
For teaching music theory I mostly used Master Theory.

I personalize every lesson, and always set goals for my students. Most of my violin students are members of the Florida Youth Orchestra as well as Gold Coast Youth Orchestra and my piano students participate in Pompano Beach competition and the annual Piano Guild auditions.
I teach any age and any level, and always stress that learning a new instrument is very similar to learning a new language, it needs a lot of patience, persistence and repetitions. My lessons are customized to my students needs, and are work in progress as they needs may change over time. I always remind my students that music can give them instant gratification when they learn to play favorite songs.
I always encourage my students to tell me about their music preferences, so I can incorporate them in their music lessons.

*** Lesson Details ***
All my tutoring sessions include reviews of previously learned material and if possible the use of technology. I use students books but often bring extra study materials if necessary.
All my lessons include: technique: I like to use the Finger Power for piano students and Essential Elements for my string students, and scales for both.
music theory: I use Master Theory or other books such as Hal Leonard's Piano Note spellers & Piano Music Theory books for younger ages, music flash cards to support learning notes and musical terminology, and of course the fun part performance.

Besides Essential Elements 2000 for strings I also use String Tunes and Fiddle Runners to add more fun to the lessons. For piano students I use Holiday Treats book, which comes in 2 different levels: Beginner & Intermediate, so my students have a new songs for a specific holiday.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I always bring violin with me to be able to show what I teach.

*** Travel Equipment ***
The students needs to have their books and assigned material ready for tutoring. Instrumental students needs to have their music books & instrument available as well as a pencil. I always stress with my students to be organized and prepared for their lesson, this way they will be able to focus better during the lesson. I bring my violin with me. I also ask that the room where the lesson takes place to be free of any distractions, such other siblings or any other noise. The quiet environment helps in faster learning.

*** Specialties ***
I tutor most K-12 subjects and prepare students to take ACT, SAT, GRE tests.
Music genres: Classical, traditional, Suzuki, Popular, Celtic, fiddle, Blues
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Hyunsook H. June 21, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
I highly recommend Miss. Ilona!

My 10 year old boy/girl twins have had lessons with Miss. Ilona for several months. Miss. Ilona, who is classically trained, not only keeps a nice balance between theory and performance, but also accommodates my twins' interests in contemporary music by helping them with their Spring Choral Concert music.

Every teacher has a point of view, personal preferences, and methodological bias that may fit one child but may not fit another child as well. Miss. Ilona, however, constantly leaves her doors open to communicate and listen, and make an effort to understand how my twins feel about the lesson material. She constantly adapts the material and tries new approaches to make them better violinists.

What I like most about Miss. Ilona is that she is willing to provide her students with opportunities to participate in Fund Raising and charity events by donating their musical talents. This allows her students to give back to the community what they have learned. On April 17, 2015 my twins performed at Theosophical Society Fund Raising at Deerfield Beach. On May 30, 2015, they performed at Children’s Oasis International Fund Raising to "enable today youth be tomorrow's leaders” in Africa.

After those events, my son wrote in his essay, “What matters to me most is to make people happy by doing what I enjoy doing…… While we played, the audience was very happy and cheered us after each song. It really made us feel so good…… After the performance, many people came to us and thanked us to play music for them. It really made us feel appreciated and so special. When I hear people saying they raised a lot more money thanks to us, I feel so blessed. I am proud that I can make difference by doing what I enjoy doing……special thanks to my violin teacher, Miss. Ilona and my twin sister."

As Hillary Clinton said, "...it takes a village to raise a child (the traditional African proverb)" during her own presidential compaign during 2007, it seems to Miss. Ilona, raising a musical child is a collaborative business, a business that the teacher, the student and the parents have to run together in order to be successful. Collaborative decision making with a child requires a willingness to listen, negotiate and compromise. As Jessica Turner (music educator) argues music instructors know about teaching music, but when it comes to your child and how s/he learns, we parents are the expert. As an educator myself, I appreciate that Miss. Ilona lets me work together with her to ensure the fit and quality of my twins musical instruction. I feel fortunate that we have found such a great instructor for my twins!
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Marilda J. January 10, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Ilona is a funny and patient teacher. She makes learning piano fun while making sure to learn and improve on the technique and skills. I enjoyed taking lessons with her and would recommend her to anyone else.
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Kari B. November 8, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Ilona has been teaching piano to my 12 year old daughter for a few weeks now but already I can see a dramatic improvement in my daughter's playing! Ilona is a wonderful teacher who is able to not just provide piano playing instruction but also provides instruction on music theory to students to really provide a comprehensive musical education for her students!
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Ilona M.

Ilona M.

Pompano Beach, FL 33063
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Kristin Y.

Boca Raton, FL

About Kristin

Hello!

I'm Kristin. I'm 24 years old and grew up right here in Boca Raton, FL.

I am a recent graduate of Drake University (in DSM, IA)
with a Bachelor's in Music Education and Performance; Flute and Piano.

At Drake, I received a musical scholarship covering 80% of my tuition costs.
I was also honored to sit as Principal Flute in both the Drake Symphony Orchestra and
the Drake Wind Symphony, the top performing groups at the University.

I started to play the flute and piano in second grade, and
my love and passion for music have only grown and matured since then.

I enjoy sh
aring what I've learned, and learning from my students as well.

I am excited and thrilled by the opportunity to work with you!

In your home:
Student should provide music stand, instrument, and repertoire.

In my home:
I will provide a music stand.
Student should provide instrument and repertoire.

For rent:
Yamaha beginner flute
Intermediate Armstrong flute
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Neal W. November 4, 2014
Flute · In studio
Verified Student
She's a terrific teacher. very competent, very considerate and very patient. She's a wonderful choice for me.
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Tyler W. October 31, 2014
Flute · In studio
Kristin has been one of the best instructors that I've ever had. I started flute lessons with her with a lot of bad habits picked up from an instructor at the school was I was attending. I didn't know that they were bad until Kristin walked me through why they were bad. She helped me break the habits, and since then I've been doing much better. I haven't tripped up as much as I used to, and I really do attribute it to her. Now I just need to practice more. She's very patient, always with a smile on her face, and made me feel very comfortable, whether it was at her home or mine. She has also been very flexible with my schedule.

I would recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone!
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Kristin Y.

Kristin Y.

Boca Raton, FL 33498
(2)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Sarah W.

Pompano Beach, FL

About Sarah

I graduated from Princeton University in 2008 with a major in philosophy and minors in French literature and music performance. I consider myself a lover of learning in all subjects, and as such am very comfortable tutoring any subject at most levels.

With respect to flute, I have studied with many renowned musicians including Steve Burns, Gene Tarrant (Florida Philharmonic), Christine Nield-Capote (Florida Philharmonic) and Renee Siebert (New York Philharmonic), Keith Underwood, and Linda Chesis (Manhattan School of Music) in New York.

*** Lesson Details ***
I work with all ages and
levels to achieve proficiency in their desired area of study. Frequency of lessons is decided on an individual basis.
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Michael S. April 12, 2015
Spanish · In studio
Verified Student
Sarah has been an amazing tutor to work with. She is good at explaining concepts, making them very easy to understand. I think I have learned more in the few months I have been working with her, than I had in the three years of Spanish classes. Lessons are never dull with her animated personality.

She is also very accommodating to my schedule, and goes out of her way to help me with proof reading assignments. I would definitely call her again if I were to take another Spanish class.
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Dyann S. February 25, 2014
Biology
Verified Student
The BEST tutor!

Sarah is an amazing tutor. She has great communication skills, keeps parent updated on progress, and also goes the extra mile to make sure the student is understanding what she is tutoring.
If you are looking for great communication, extremely organized and
highly knowledgable Sarah is the tutor for you.
Thank you so much for helping my son and also for caring.
You are truly the BEST!!!!!
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Ryan M. January 24, 2014
Flute
It is a joy to work with Sarah!

Sarah is incredibly knowledgeable, and she is able to impart that knowledge with great skill. She is dedicated to teaching and to helping people reach their full potential. She is warm, friendly, and kind, and it is an absolute delight to have the opportunity to work with her.
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Sarah W.

Sarah W.

Pompano Beach, FL 33062
(3)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Aldrin E.

Boca Raton, FL

About Aldrin

If you love music and have the passion it takes to learn to play an instrument I'll be honored to have you as a student. Whether you want to take Piano, Guitar, Singing or Violin Lessons, we will work closely with you to help you gain the confidence you need to perform at a very good level.

I am a musician from the Conservatory of Bellas Artes in Colombia and a Music Producer from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. My Career began when I was 12 years old playing Piano and today I work among world known musicians.

Most of our students are from the South Florida area. Our pricing
is reasonable and I can create custom packages to accommodate your budget.
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Alisa M. May 26, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Aldrin is an excellent teacher! He's very patient, knowledgeable and thorough!
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Doug B. May 11, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I've rated Aldrin already and I'm not accustomed to this, but because it's teacher appreciation week I feel I need to let him know how much he's appreciated. Thanks, Aldrin, I couldn't ask for a better teacher.
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Doug B. May 4, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I've had other teachers, but Aldrin is a natural. I recommend him highly
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Aldrin E.

Aldrin E.

Boca Raton, FL 33433
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starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Ben H.

Delray Beach, FL

About Ben

I am a History Major at Palm Beach State University. I have graduated Paul D. Schreiber High school with an Advanced Regents Diploma and have always been very interested in English, Composition, and History. I am also a classically trained pianist. During the school year i teach Piano Classes at various elementary schools in the Palm Beach County area. I can drive to any location within reason and have a Keyboard if the student does not. I attended classes at Berklee College of Music in Boston in 2010 and 2011 and have a wide array of knowledge in Jazz and Classical Piano and Guitar.
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David P. June 11, 2015
Piano · In home
Ben was a great teacher for a novice like myself. He is very patient and his lessons are easy to follow. I look forward to learning more basic theory with him.
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Ben H.

Ben H.

Delray Beach, FL 33444
(1)
starting at
$22 / 30-min

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