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About Natalie H.

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Yalaha, FL

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About Natalie
Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, at the age of 9, Natalie knew music was something that was just a part of who she was. Writing songs on the piano before lessons could be scheduled, Natalie found herself immersed in a medium that would bring her joy for the rest of her life.

By age 14 Natalie had won several trophies competing in Classical piano with the Illinois Music Association.

As an adult, she would go on to fill her life with the world of music as a singer, songwriter, performer and recording artist.

Graduating from Elmhurst College (1997) with a Bachelor's in Music, Natalie received high accolades earning a membership in the Lambda Sigma Psi Music Honor Society.

During her college years, Natalie created and owned a local music publication called, "The Local Buzz". At this moment she had discovered her
desire to teach. "I just wanted everyone I knew in music to know and use what I was learning, or had learned from the music classes, professionals I had been meeting and working with, and my overall music life experiences". By 1997, Natalie was signed to an independent label and embarked on a new adventure.

"Music is an adventure, but without the foundation and passion I had as a child, I would have never landed where I did. I truly LOVE to teach and share what I know about piano, and the world of music. Music is what I know, and know best. Helping to create a solid foundation and build confidence in someone embarking on a journey in music is the most rewarding profession I have ever had the honor of participating in."

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Natalie enjoys teaching students of any age, but specializes in piano, voice and beginning guitar, tailoring lessons to each individual's goals and reasons for learning whether it be for personal pleasure or professional performance.

Keeping things lighthearted and fun, Natalie breathes confidence into each student using her sense of humor, and down-to-earth personality.

Feeding off 40 years of personal and professional experiences, Natalie patiently listens to the student's desires, needs and notates their learning patterns, allowing for growth at their own pace.

Natalie's goal is to Make Music Matter to you and create a foundation that will allow you to continue to find joy in making music for the rest of your life.

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Designated music space in the living room with a Spinet piano, guitars, bluetooth powered speakers, karaoke equipment, microphones and comfortable seating.

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I provide lessons, exercises and most music

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Piano - Classical and Contemporty Styles and Methods
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Shanon October 5, 2017
· Guitar · Online
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janice September 8, 2017
· Piano · Online
Very fun and encouraging!! Looking forward to my next lesson.
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John Q. February 7, 2017
· Guitar · In home
Very knowledgeable,easy to follow and understand
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Natalie H.

Natalie H.

Yalaha, FL 34797
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About Claudia C.

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Orlando, FL

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About Claudia
I got my bachelor degree in Nutrition and Dietetics in my Country Colombia, Since 2006 I have been teaching in my church. I love to be a teacher and I love Spanish. I would like to help others to learn it in an easy way and at the same time enjoying the class. I am very proud of my students specially because they want to communicate with hispanic people and they want to understand the language.
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Alison C. September 22, 2017
· Spanish · Online
Claudia is amazing! Super patient and such an awesome teacher!
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Lawrence August 31, 2017
· Spanish · Online
I recommend Claudia for Spanish lessons because she is a native Spanish speaker and great Spanish teacher.

Claudia does a great job of explaining many difficult concepts that exist in the Spanish language.

She is a great motivator and constantly gives very helpful tips which encourages weekly improvements.
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Zachary July 25, 2017
· Spanish · Online
Great lesson!
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Claudia C.

Claudia C.

Orlando, FL 32822
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About Melody C.

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Orlando, FL

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About Melody
Hello. My name is Melody Cook. I graduated from Valencia College with an Associate of Arts degree in Piano Performance.

I began learning to play the piano when I was five. As an adult, I pursued other interests for several years, and returned to piano a few years ago. I studied Piano Performance for three years at Valencia college, and completed my degree in May, 2016, having received a GPA of 4.0 in all my classes.

As for my teaching experience, I was home schooled, so I taught some of my younger siblings reading, mathematics, and beginning piano. I have tutored children ages 5- 13 in reading and math. I worked as a daycare teacher off and on for a few years in my twenties, teaching children ages 2- 10. I taught an after school piano class in a middle school for a couple years. Since 2014, I have been teaching private piano lesso
ns to all ages.

I spent four years in Russia and helped some of my friends who were learning English as a foreign language.

While in Russia I studied the Russian language at the university for a year, and am proficient enough to teach beginning Russian.

On my profile I stated that I can teach students with special needs. I want to clarify that I do not have training or experience in this area, but I would be happy to try teaching children with special needs. It would be important to me to meet with the parents before the first class to discuss the special need and what I would need to know to be able to teach their child well.

[April, 2016]: I have a few students with ADHD and/or high functioning Autism. They are great piano students! They enjoy playing the piano and do well with it, and I love working with them!
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paola July 21, 2016
· Piano · In studio
the progress my girl has had under Melody is palpable. she is very good.
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Cyrus H. July 15, 2016
· Piano · In studio
First lesson went great! My son really enjoyed the experience and is excited to keep going. At first he thought he wouldn't like going to piano lessons, but now he says he really really likes it!
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Samantha April 26, 2016
· Piano · In studio
Melody is a great instructor for my 5 year old son, she is very patient and handles him very well. He has learned a ton and loves going to his piano lessons. I highly recommend Melody for children!
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Melody C.

Melody C.

Orlando, FL 32826
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About Bill P.

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Yalaha, FL

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About Bill
Award winning national Radio/TV personality and voice over talent for more than 25 years.

Voice heard in thousands of national Radio/TV commercials, infomercials, corporate DVDs, CD Roms, & videos for The Golf Channel, Disney, Universal Studios, Sea World, U.S.Army, Delta Airlines, Windjammer Cruises, Darden Restaurants, Lowes, Time Warner Cable and many more.

15 years as Master Of Ceremonies/Comedian for touring variety show performing in over 1200 USA shows in 29 states.

National/Regional guest lecturer/speaker.

Professor, teaching broadcast/speech courses for 15 years at the University Of Central Florida.

BA--Radio & TV--Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana.

My extensive teaching, on air and performing experience will give you the winning voice/spech edge in your career and personal life.
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UNLEASH THE POWER OF YOUR SPEAKING VOICE!
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Ross October 20, 2017
· Speaking Voice · Online
Only 10 lessons in - and already I have seen a significant difference in my 'on air' voice - thanks to the direction, tutelage, tools and ultimate care Bill has offered.
Every session has a great flow, offers new ideas and most importantly there's a great level of comfort as venturing into new areas with your voice is not always easy. It is also incredibly useful that Bill sends out the weeks lesson plan/agenda a few days before our lesson so that I can wrap my head around what we will cover. Further on, I have the lesson plan so that I can always revert back to the tools that are taught as a reminder.
Before Bill I had worked with a voice coach that was 4 times the cost, and very generic in the teachings, rather then with Bill who caters the sessions to my needs, and is obviously affordable.
I fully recommend Bill, as you can tell. Very little cost for you to try an introductory 5 lessons - and from there you will certainly learn new ways to increase/sharpen your skill level.
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Rachel October 18, 2017
· Speaking Voice · Online
Bill is authoritative and has a lot of good information. He listened to what I wanted so he could really "get" me.
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Trent September 8, 2017
· Speaking Voice · Online
Very helpful!
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Bill P.

Bill P.

Yalaha, FL 34797
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About Maryen V.

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Winter Garden, FL
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Hi! My name is Maryen, and I am excited to help you with your studies! Learning is a lot of work, but it can also be a lot of fun. Together, we will embark on a journey of learning where I will be your guide: you will discover skills you need, and through practice, master these skills.
I am fluent in both English and Spanish, and thus, am able to help you learn either language. If you just need to improve a little, we can work on that, too! I am happy to work with students of all levels; we will work at your pace to achieve the results you want. It's never too late to learn a new language- or improve one you might already know!
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Javanté B. July 5, 2016
· Spanish · In studio
Very attentive and genuinely interested in the success of the student. Very passionate about teaching the language and I couldn't have chosen a better instructor.
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Maryen V.

Maryen V.

Winter Garden, FL 34787
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About Dalia R.

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Orlando, FL

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Do you want to learn Spanish with a native speaker? I'm here to help you! I'm a native Spanish speaker; i was born in Colombia. I'm mother of two wonderful kids, they have been always my students. Teaching my kids a second language has been a experienced that i have enjoyed a lot. Now in these times, being bilingual is an advantage that can be used in different areas of life.

I started teaching Spanish to my neighbors and their kids. I really enjoy teach!. I would like to share my knowledge with anyone that is interested in learning how to speak, read and write proper Spanish!
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Galia September 22, 2017
· Spanish · In studio
Very attentive and genuinely interested in the success of the student. Passionate about teaching the language and I couldn't have chosen a better instructor.
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Rosa September 5, 2017
· Spanish · In home
Great teacher
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Dalia R.

Dalia R.

Orlando, FL 32835
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About Ana S.

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Orlando, FL
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I am 25 and I'm from Mexico, born and raised. I have been teaching spanish for quite few years and I love my language! Learning it will give you confidence to conquer whatever your purpose is!

I love teaching on an interactive way so classes are not boring or tedious. So get ready to have fun while learning, it won't be difficult!

Spanish is 100% phonetic. Words are pronounced exactly as they are written. It is fun and it's not difficult to learn.

I am able to go to your convenience place for you to receive the class.

Gracias! And hope to hear from you soon!
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John Holloway October 16, 2017
· Spanish · In home
Ana is very organized and personable, great instructor.
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Carter June 27, 2017
· Spanish · In home
I find that Ana is customizing my lesson according to my needs. I have indicated I wanted to be able to communicate better & she is determined through patience & perseverance to make that happen. I feel I am improving after each lesson. It is definitely a learning process. She is also very encouraging which is important in continuing to improve.
I will continue my quest to be fluent thanks to Ana.
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Ana S.

Ana S.

Orlando, FL 32839
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$20 / 30-min

About Erida A.

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Oldsmar, FL
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About Erida
I'm a passionate tutor of Spanish language. I'm currently working as a Spanish professor at St. Petersburg College and Florida Southern College. I offer Spanish classes at all levels and in different areas of expertise, and I’m also an experienced translator.

I hold a Doctorate Degree in Spanish Linguistics and Translation from the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, with a CUM LAUDE distinction. I have been awarded two academic honors of “Golden Medal” in recognition of outstanding academic achievement with regards to my Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree in Spanish Philology.

Additionally, I have successfully completed various specialization courses and trainings in Spanish Language and Culture arranged by Spanish universities.

I have expertise in a variety of disciplines such as: Spanish Linguistics, Translation, Spanish Lan
guage and Culture, Latin-American Civilization and Spanish for specific purposes.

As a teacher, my philosophy is to provide students with a friendly and supportive atmosphere in order to help them boost their confidence in learning a new language. I feel that students can benefit from my first-hand experience of Spanish language and Hispanic culture. I am thoroughly familiar with the Spanish culture, since I lived in Spain for more than 4 years and during my stay in the multi-cultural Colegio Mayor Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe residence in Madrid, I’ve had the chance to acquire a vast knowledge of Spanish as well as Latin-American culture.

I am not the kind of teacher who believes in a single perfect teaching technique or is anchored to textbooks; I always struggle to find innovative ways that address the different needs of my students, spark their interests as well as stimulate their analytical and critical thinking skills.

My goal is to help my students to rise to their full potential, to transfer my passion and enthusiasm to them and to provide inspiration to fuel their pursuits.

So, if you are an elementary, middle, high school or university student trying to keep up with your classes, to raise your grades or to perform better on Spanish tests or an adult willing to become fluent in conversational Spanish, to learn Spanish for business, tourism or any other specific purpose, or to get acquainted with Spanish language and culture, we can devise a strategy that will fit your needs and wishes.
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Erida A.

Erida A.

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About Marlon L.

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Orlando, FL
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About Marlon
I work as a flight attendant, so I still live in Brazil nowadays (but I fly to Florida about every week). This makes me up to date regarding brazilian culture, and the latest trends in my country. I can teach you about language the way people speak on the streets, or even accents of different brazilian regions.

I can teach you grammar, but I tend to use a neurolinguistic method, where grammar is not the focus of the learning process. This is based on a process where a child acquire his native language skills from listening and repeating language structures, and not with a formal grammar study. This method tries to reproduce that.

Anyway, I can adapt the lessons to your specific need.
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Bob S. September 25, 2017
· Portuguese · Online
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Bob S. September 25, 2017
· Portuguese · Online
lots of fun. just a little difficult to understand his accent. still have to get accustomed to it.
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Marlon L.

Marlon L.

Orlando, FL 32836
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$15 / 30-min

About Laura C.

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Apopka, FL
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I'm currently a preschool teacher, and have been working as a teacher for the past 5 years. I love to watch my students grow and learn, especially watching their Spanish vocabulary increase ☺
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Laura C.

Laura C.

Apopka, FL 32712
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$17 / 30-min

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