Knowing at the age of 5 that music was my life, by being brought up surrounded by praise music and gospel, my early exposure to music helped me to find every Instrument and style just my thing! I wanted to play everything and learn all aspects of music. I started with singing in the children's choir and then developed into piano and music theory. At the age of 12 I began to learn classical guitar, and at 15 took on various styles like Flamenco, Jazz and Rock. I graduated from High School having played in the school band achieving recognition In national Institutions Like IAJE (International Association for Jazz Education) and state band finals. I was also composing from a very early age, and at 18 released my first album (self-titled) which can still be heard and purchased today through various music outlets, since i have released over 15
albums with various ensembles and bands. In college I already knew from my previous experience that I wanted to teach and pass on the joy that music brought to my life. I studied Music Theory and Jazz and finished my degree in Music Education. I have been teaching all in all for about 14 yrs. And I have enjoyed every minute I have spent with my students learning as much from them, as them from me. I am looking forward to meeting new and eager students who really want to bring their inner music out to share with the rest of us music aficionados! and develop their skills to the peak of their abilities.
*** Lesson Details *** My teaching method ranges depending on the student. I believe in my experience that everyone learns differently, therefore everyone develops at their own pace. I try to find key strengths in each student and expose this to their advantage, using their abilities to further develop their skills, this method has shown the most promising results and students usually find themselves playing and performing just a couple of months after their first lessons. Part of my method involves a lot of performance and recital opportunities to help break any fears and inhibitions a student may bring with them. Music is about sharing, so an early exposure to this method helps to strengthen and stabilize a core acceptance of a students style and path, giving them and those close to them a very clear picture of their development and achievements.
*** Studio Equipment *** Has all instruments at both his home and college studio
*** Travel Equipment *** I provide lesson material, song charts and a progression scale. I require student to have an Instrument and recommended technique literature.
*** Specialties *** My classical training began in High School with Influences in Segovia, and Romero I studied classical for 4 yrs. and trained in Jazz and Improvisation with performances In Big Band and group ensemble. Also sang and played in the school gospel choir.
If you needed a reason
There is no question that music touches us instantly and activates images, emotions and memories that linger with us throughout our lives. As a casual listener or an obsessive music elitist, there are times in our lives when we get blown away by a sound so unique our entire body vibrates and resonates with the touch of something out of this world. I can honestly say when this happens to me I feel as close to a spiritual connection than anything I have experienced otherwise. I believe it is these exact events that have triggered my need to be completely involved in the making, performing and consuming of music. The creative process, to me, is the single obvious reason we exist in this world. We create and share, learn and interpret, build on previous ideas and inspire others to perfect upon this process. It is no doubt a very humbling experience to realize you are part of it all. During this process you come to realize how important you are as an Individual, how there is no other vessel like you in this world, nor has there ever been or ever will. You are here now and your voice, your talent, your gift is an instrument to the great choir of the human spirit. No one but you can relate this, a reason to be, to create, to give.
I've always been attracted to the rewarding profession of teaching. I've been teaching for the last 20 years and it's been such a privilege to be a positive part of all my students' stories. As a result, I have built life-long, lasting connections with my students. My professional bio and education qualifications include:
• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
• Private and public Spanish Instructor I teach beginning to advanced-level Spanish to persons of all ages. Books, media, dictionaries, age-appropriate games, and flash cards are the materials used for instruction. Students are assessed with oral and written quizzes.
• A variety of certificates of training and teaching, in the realm of Overseas Language Instruction in English and Spanish, Teaching Orientation
s, and Evaluating.
*** Lesson Details *** They will walk into a highly positive, friendly, warm environment with an instructor who is able to recognize immediately their instructional level and needs, and will be able to connect with them. They will experience immediate results and feed off of their success and be encouraged for future sessions.
I've taken many Spanish lessons that have ranged from various software programs to personal tutors. Vania is great. She knows how to relate with each person in order to convey concepts. She's the best I have worked with.
She's also very accommodating, since I tend to change my schedule around a lot. She is always flexible to accommodate. Vania is simply great.
Hi, there! My name is Carmen L and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2012 and have loved helping my students accomplish their goals. I went to the University of Puerto Rico and earned a degree in Education. I'm a native Spanish speaker and my teaching style is interactive and based on conversational Spanish. I enjoy teaching and I look forward to meeting you soon!
I'm Israeli born and raised and a native Hebrew speaker. As a trilingual, speaking Hebrew, French and English, I enjoy sharing my love for languages and help people learn and improve their language skills. My students range from absolute beginners to advanced.
I'm a former lieutenant in an infantry brigade of the Israeli Army. I have a BA in psychology from Bar-Ilan University in Israel and an MS in Management from Boston University.
Languages are my passion and I would be happy to help you turn your language learning from a struggle into a fun and enjoyable experience.
Thank you and looking forward to taking this journey together :)
Hi, there! My name is Dony] and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2007 and have loved helping my students to learn how to code. I went to USC and earned a Master degree in Computer Science in2011. I'm a friendly and patience person and my teaching style is a systematic and directional. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
I enjoy people! I come from South Africa where I taught English and Speech & Drama - high school level and produced plays and shows for schools and dramatic societies for several years. I started and ran a photographic club at school. My passion and ability for photography landed me a job at a large Performing Arts Council where I covered dance of all kinds, drama, opera and music and beyond! Since working in the US. as a photographer and videographer, I have among my clients The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center, The New York Times, Carnegie Hall and many more... I have traveled all over the world and have a deep appreciation of and interest in the culture of all peoples. I love spontaneity and open to different ways of learning. My work has been widely published in books and other - and online.
I started tutoring as a volunteer with the Ozark Literacy Foothills Project in 2012; I had one student I worked with for a year or so. In 2014, I became an Americorps member, and continued to work at the Literacy Project as an Americorps member. I took on more students, tutoring mostly adult ESL students. I enjoyed it, but struggled with feeling like the lessons were a little "dry". I realized that if I was bored, my students probably were, too. I started looking for creative ways to make the lessons a little more fun, and started making index cards for my students to take with them to study. I also used the cards for sentence building games, and started really focusing on grammar. The Literacy Project sent me to a few training sessions, and I learned how to make the lessons even more hands-on and relevant, and how to have the student do
most of the talking in class. My students had enjoyed my lessons before, but the effectiveness really took off when I applied what I had learned in my training!
After two years with Americorps, I left to go to India for five months. I took language lessons while I was there, and it really gave me some perspective on what it's like to have to learn a new language to get around and to be able to communicate with other people. When I came back, I realized that I really enjoyed helping people learn English; I enjoyed the relationships I built with my students, and I loved watching them start to understand a concept of English, and to have fun doing it! I realized that teaching English was something I wanted to do for a living, so I went for my CELTA certification, and finished July of 2018.
I firmly believe that you're not too old to learn, until you think you are. The youngest student I've tutored was sixteen, and most of my students were my age or older. I've tutored parents and grandparents. Everyone learns at different paces, but everyone is able to learn. If you are struggling with a concept, that's okay. We can go over it as many times as you need to, and if you find yourself getting frustrated, we can move on to something else, and come back to it later.
You can expect to be an active learner; you won't just listen to a lecture. You will get plenty of practice speaking and listening, and I will probably assign listening and reading homework to help seal in what you've learned. If you want, we can set "fluency goals", so you can see your progress.
"My wife is from Puerto Rico and her family doesn't speak English so every time we went there I was not able to communicate with them, she tried to teach m
e and our son but honestly that's not her thing...she found teacher Nick to teach us and he's been more than great! We have been learning so much that although my son is still taking Spanish with him, I am fluent now and started taking Portuguese a couple weeks ago as I travel to Brazil for business often and I'm really excited for all the new things I've learned already, obrigado profe!!!!"
"Sensei is an awesome teacher! I have been taking lessons with Yoshi-Sensei for about 3 months, and he is a great teacher. He easily adapts to my weak are
as, even during a lesson, and constantly keeps me challenged and interested. He's always able to accommodate anything, and I love study from him."
"Thank you Nicole"
"I look forward to my Arabic lessons with Roula every week. She understands my needs when it comes to learning the language, and is very helpful."
"I have been taking French lessons with Meriem for about a month now and have really been enjoying it! Meriem is friendly and patient and comes prepared to
every lesson with what we'll be learning that day. She has recommendations of how to continue practicing while we're not having a lesson and has some great ways to learn some tricky things to remember. I highly recommend her!"
"Very knowledgeable! Fun/energetic personality, great work ethic. Perfect for intermediate to advanced ASL level individuals. I can’t wait to continue lear
ning with Victoria!!"
"As far as I know, Brandon and the kids enjoyed their first class this morning. Thank you!
"Gregorio was very patient and kind. He gave me grammar and spelling tips also. He made me feel very comfortable doing something that can be difficult and
intimidating. I highly recommend him."
"Annika is a native German who is totally bilingual (English) and can explain complex concepts well in either language. The instruction approach is fast p
aced but understandable. So far, an excellent experience."
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