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About Omar
I receive a very large number of student requests everyday, So to keep things organized please keep the following in mind:

Takelessons is a wonderful service that I use to handle all my payments and scheduling. I want to focus on the teaching, so they help with the rest.

I have a 24 hour cancelation policy, please give me at least 24 hour advanced notice, or you will forfeit your lesson credit.

All scheduling changes or time off can be requested right from the website for your connivence. it's super easy!

Use an email that you will actually check to sign up for notifications, it's not spam, it's to help us all stay organized.

Remember to please reserve your spot by paying in advance. (I have a waiting list of people asking me for those super convenient days, and times)

Online students please make sure you have th
e highest connection speed available to you. This will ensure you get the most out of the lessons.

*** Equipment ***

Please make sure you have your own instrument, and a note book or device to take notes with.

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My passion is sharing music with people.

I am musician and a visual artist who earned a Masters certification in Songwriting and Guitar from Berklee College of Music.
As an artist I have been featured on MTV, Rollingstone, BBC, NBC, VOA, ARY, Alt Press, LA times, documentaries and more. I have been playing guitar and recording music since childhood and am a classically trained sitar player and Indian classical vocalist.

I am a great teacher for someone who wants to write songs, or is into Indie, rock, pop, reggae, metal, hip-hop, and electronica.

I love to answer questions and learn things I don't know, I know a good amount about guitar repair, improvised instrument building, how to buy a good instrument and not spend to much, and I have a vast knowledge of obscure instruments, and audio production as well. Feel free to ask me questions, and expect informative non-judgmental answers.

I have spent a lot of time developing as a vocalist, songwriter, composer and producer, which helps me in all aspects of my music and teaching, I'm always looking to learn more. I have played in heavy metal bands, but have also done solo acoustic singer/songwriting stuff, I have produced raw hip-hop but also love old soul and ska tunes. Being well rounded musically and drawing from lots of influences is what makes me a good teacher and shapes me as a musician.

*** Lesson Details/ What to Expect ***

You can expect a custom, fun and attentive one on one lesson. I am thorough and patient. I expect you to love music and put forth effort. I'm laid back, I will work as fast or as slow as you need. I prefer a total immersion technique and get my students playing right away. This boosts confidence and fosters interest because once a student enjoys playing you don't have to convince them to practice.

By the first lesson you will be familiar with the instrument and it's parts, and playing your first chord.

In 3-6 months you will be playing guitar with a greater knowledge of chords, basic harmony and be able to play scales and songs.

Once you have a foundation of chords we can explore more specific music subjects and lessons will become more personalized: songwriting, guitar tones, musicology, making a DIY record, shredding like a metalhead, I can guide you to help you achieve your goals.

*** Studio Equipment ***

Studying in my live/studio space located in Artist Lofts near Brookland metro in NE DC. It has a high ceilings and full stage back line including keyboards, drum set, live sound system multiple amps and more. There is seating for parents and recording capabilities.
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Glen B. January 31, 2017
· Rapping · In studio
Omar? What can I say? He's a top-notch teacher. The way he teaches is very engaging and insightful. His explanations while in teaching is of patience and knowledge. He answers all questions I have, giving me much clarity. He absolutely knows his stuff. I would recommend him to anyone willing to learn a musical skill or advancement in theirs. I have learned so much from him! He's very talented and gifted. Highly recommended.
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Natalie January 24, 2017
· Bass Guitar · In studio
Omar is a one in 100 billion guy with amazing teaching skills and patience and kindness that speaks volume to his character! I was able to learn exactly what I wanted to learn with him and unlike other teachers that try to get you to slow down, Omar was always pushing me to get to the next level, building my confidence and encouraging me. If you work with Omar you will not be disappointed!
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Linda H. January 23, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
I had one lesson with Omar before he got a big break in his career and had to move to LA. He was patient and extremely knowledgeable and he expanded my knowledge of fundamentals of the guitar neck as well as posture for my fret hand. He even spent an extra 25 minutes with me! Great news for him that he had to leave, but bad news for me.
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About Elizabeth B.

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Evanston, IL

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Elizabeth has taught violin and viola for twenty years. She has a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from DePaul University School of Music. Her teachers have been among the best in the world. She has been a member of orchestras, chamber music ensembles, and has performed solos throughout the United States and abroad. Teaching is one of her greatest passions, and she welcomes the opportunity to work with all ages and levels of musical background.

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach both Suzuki and traditional violin and viola methods. I am patient and encouraging. My students' success is my success! After 3-6 months of lessons, students will have a solid foundation on the instrument and will play some beginning level songs with the proper position and tuning. They will be having a rewarding experience as they learn all the funda
mentals. They will discover the joy of music!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home- small house with music stand, well lit, piano, seating for parents  

*** Specialties ***
Violin
Viola
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Suzuki
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Lauri W. March 23, 2017
· Violin · Online
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Bahram January 18, 2017
· Violin · In studio
What a great learning experience. I came the first time to her as an adult beginner who has no musical background whatsoever. She is super helpful, very informative, and fun to work with.
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Yvette July 27, 2016
· Viola · In studio
She made me feel comfortable and took me to the lesson plan step by step. As with the homework.
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About Jessica N.

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For the past year and a half, I have been teaching private piano lessons in Gainesville, Florida. I graduated from Dickinson College with Neuroscience, Biology, and Music degrees. I have been playing piano for 20 years through private lessons as well as national and international competitions. I have always had piano in my life and love to share my passion with others!

*** Lesson Details ***
I love to make lessons fun and painless. I require minimal practice time outside of the lesson (although more is always better!!) I commonly use Faber Piano Adventures series for beginner students, but I also love to give a student another piece from a well known composer to give them a bit of a challenge for us to work through together. I am extremely understanding of busy schedules. After 3 months of beginner lessons, my students knows how to pl
ay several small pieces and are developing their technique. By technique, I mean how to sit at the piano, place the hands at the piano, and touch the keys! They will feel comfortable playing their pieces and some may play them by memory! I plan the lessons so that they are always very fun.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have an upright apartment piano with absolutely beautiful tone. It is located in the living room with seating for parents.

*** Specialties ***
Classical but am familiar with teaching modern pop music
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Pete March 6, 2016
· Music Theory · Online
Great instructor! I took music theory with Jessica and I learned a ton. She was able to explain difficult concepts in a way that I could grasp easily.
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About Adam T.

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Saint Louis, MO

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I hold a doctorate degree in Music and specialize in teaching classical music from the Renaissance period, Baroque, classical periods, as well as pop and broadway. I teach all voice types, with expertise in mezzo soprano and countertenor literature, but vast knowledge in all. I use proven vocal techniques along side vocal yoga practices to help people to find their true voice.

I have considerable experience training those with disabilities, mental illnesses, and performance anxiety. With all students we endeavor to sing healthily, preserving voices for longevity, and to meet whatever goals the students possess. I am studied in the Bel Canto, Lamberti, and Concone technique and have successfully prepared many students for auditions, contests, festivals, and self confidence for life. The techniques for singing that I use are to create a
sound, healthy, and free voice. Hope to study along side you!
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Steve July 20, 2017
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Never able to find a date/time to meet. After a month I simply cancelled recurring charge and asked for refund. He lied claiming I was a no show.

Find someone else.
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Gabby June 30, 2017
· Classical Voice · In studio
If you are looking for a vocal instructor, I highly recommend Adam! Adam is one of the most patient and understanding people that I have ever met. He has a true passion for teaching and that can be seen during each lesson through a variety of vocal techniques. So far, our vocal pedagogy has included: how proper singing technique is accomplished, breathing and air support for singing, posture, diction, vowels and articulation, range extension, and tone quality. Music has always been an important part of my life and I am grateful to have Adam as my vocal coach in order to further develop my voice. I have learned many helpful techniques from him and I am looking forward to learning more.
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Rachel June 7, 2017
· Opera Voice · In home
Adam is an incredibly patient and understanding teacher who is always willing to go the extra mile to help a student achieve their goal. I would highly recommend Adam!
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About Lela G.

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Deland, FL

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I teach all lesson either in my home or online using the online takelessons platform (preferred) or through Skype or FaceTime.
I do not travel for in home lessons.

I am very passionate about music and believe it can serve as a gateway for many areas in life. It provides and assists with growth in many areas including: structure, motivation, creativity, communication, endurance, focus, and so much more!!
Learning an instrument is a priceless investment and is something that stays with you for life.

QUALIFICATIONS:
MUSIC AND EDUCATION:
I am 25 years old and have recently finished school for my degree in Music Therapy and completed my 900 hour (6 month) internship at a behavioral health hospital. I am currently in graduate school for mental health counseling.
I have been musically involved for thirteen years, gaining experien
ce from many avenues including band, private lessons, choirs, and musical gigs. I taught music theory and ear training at an after school music and arts business for 1.5 years and worked with a variety of students ranging from 6 years old to twenty years old. As a music therapist, I am required to be proficient on my main instrument (flute) plus on guitar and piano. I am also required to be proficient in the creation and implementation of goals and objectives, people skills, and to have an empathetic, understanding, and positive approach in all I do. I believe these skills contribute greatly to the effectiveness of my teaching. I am also qualified and willing to teach adaptive lessons for students with all types of disabilities. This includes mental and physical.

PSYCHOLOGY:
I am currently pursuing a masters in mental health counseling and have a minor in psychology. I have completed a practicum at a behavioral health hospital and an internship at another behavioral health hospital.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
Education experience: I taught music theory for 1.5 years in Tallahassee, Florida. I am currently a certified substitute teacher in Volusia county Florida for elementary through high school and I teach flute sectionals at local middle schools and high schools. I have also been a teachers aide in two kindergarten classrooms. This job required me to teach students individually and in small groups. I also provided music groups with the kindergarteners once a week. Prior to this I have been a regular dividend in a kindergarten classroom for a semester, have lead flute choir and flute sectionals, and have volunteered often in an elementary art classroom.

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY:
My teaching style is organized yet laid-back. I am sympathetic and positive in my approach. I am understanding of your busy schedules so am very flexible although my schedule is quite limited and it may be difficult to reschedule lessons.
I have access to lesson books/textbooks and can make suggestions for you based on your needs and desires. If you are a beginning piano student you will need to purchase your own book. (It's about $6.00 on Amazon.)
Our first lessons will be based around assessing your strengths and weaknesses. From there I will create a schedule customized to your specific needs. Your input is important to me as I am always willing to be flexible based on your personal needs and preferences.
Learning music is FUN so I will make sure you are enjoying the lessons as well as getting the most out of them that you can!

PRICING INFO:
Flute, piano, and guitar lessons are $25/30 minutes and ukulele is $20/30 minutes. This is a set price. I do not haggle. I do provide sibling discounts!
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Mondo February 1, 2017
· Ukulele · Online
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Maya January 18, 2017
· Ukulele · In home
Very patient with my shy daughter.
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Audrey August 23, 2016
· Piano · In home
Great first lesson! My 9 year old daughter is looking forward to the next lesson with Lela and I am going to start my 5 year old.
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I graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. in Writing Seminars, with additional coursework in Literature, History, Psychology, and French. I have tutored variously-aged students in different subjects: high school students in English; grade school children in literacy; and adults in basic math. I have also taught World Religions to students at the Columbia University Summer Program, and creative writing/literature to high schoolers at the Young Writers Workshop at UVa, as well as to adults in workshops all around Baltimore. I have a deep love for learning, reading and writing, but am eager to help others to find it. Yet, I am also keenly aware of the difficulties students may face with reading comprehension, writing clearly, especially if they are not receiving enough specific attention at school. I believe in tailoring lessons
to the needs and interests of students, making education a collaborative effort. In my spare time, I also enjoy baseball, music, and theatre.
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Caroline D.

Caroline D.

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About Arina N.

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Greeting to you all! I am very pleased that you opened my profile and are thinking about choosing me as your tutor or teacher. I am a native Russian speaker, this fact make me kind of unique in Boston. I have being teaching Russian in Moscow while I was studying there a year ago. I helped students succeed in their final exams not only in Russian but also Russian History, World History, Math, Literature, Grammar, exam preparation (such as TOEFLE). All of my students so far become expertise in what I help them with. I hope to see you in my classes!
До скорой встречи!
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Rejean Fontaine November 15, 2016
· Russian · Online
Very dedicated. All lessons were well prepared
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Rejean Fontaine July 20, 2016
· Russian · Online
Well organized. Goes out of her way to make me understand. Very reliable and dedicated
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Phil Fisher March 23, 2016
· Russian · Online
Arina is fun and rad.
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About John Sebastian C.

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Tenafly, NJ
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New School for Social Research, New York, NY, Postgraduate, Social Sciences (2005 – 2006)
Bard College, B.A., Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Philosophy, Modern and Classical Languages; GPA 3.54 (A) (1995)
Study Abroad
• Sekolah Tinggi Seni, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, Study Abroad, International Relations, Bahasa (1994)
• Loránd Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary, Finno-Ugric Linguistics, Philosophy (19993)
• Schiller International University, Heidelberg, Germany, Collegium Palatinum, Linguistics, Literature, German (1992)
• Herzen State Pedagogical University, Saint Petersburg, Russia. Academic Exchange Program, Russian, (1991)
• University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain. School of International Studies, Spanish, Philo
logy (1990)

Languages: Fluent in German, Spanish, Basic Skills in Russian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Japanese, French, Turkish
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Some highlights of my background include 15 years of playing experience and 2 years of teaching experience.
In addition, I am a 2 time record-holding World Champion Euphonium player with the Concord Blue Devils.

I walk the path of mastery with the piano.

I spread my inspiration for music with others to be a wellspring for their own craft.

I was born and raised in the Napa Valley. My mother was a piano teacher, and I can recall beginning my musical journey taking a few lessons from her, only to quickly push her away at the stubborn age of 8 and said, "I do this by self". 10 minute piano sessions would be sprinkled in between my races on Mario-Kart or jumping on the trampoline. Nowadays, music is exuded in my every thought and breath. Music runs deep within my blood as a 4th generation piano teacher.
Fast forward to today, I a
m just beginning to transition into my new home here in Costa Mesa, CA. I regularly continue my own education with lessons in composition, music theory, and piano online with YouTube Pianist Kyle Landry to build a play-style that blends classical and modern music.
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Tempe July 15, 2017
· Piano · In home
Eric recently played our baby grand piano during a Christmas party, and he was a delightful addition to the festive atmosphere.  He played for about 5 hours and skillfully performed a repertoire of holiday classics and a perfect mix of standard classics which added to the holiday flair.  We look forward to asking Eric to entertain our guests at a future festive party!
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Nancy July 14, 2017
· Piano · In home
Eric was always very pleasant and respectful. He truly cares about his students. Our son was in his 9th year of lessons, so he was already pretty much established in his style, however, I looked at it as a mentor for him. They jammed together which was very positive in keeping his interest in music.
I definitely recommend Eric for children of all ages.
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Susan July 14, 2017
· Piano · In home
Eric is an amazing person, musician, and teacher. I feel extremely fortunate to have had him as my son’s piano teacher this past year. A quality that I love most about Eric is how he brings his own passion and enthusiasm for music to every lesson his does. My son (age 14) felt inspired after every lesson with him and although he has always loved music, it was not until we found Eric that he really began looking forward to his lessons every week. Eric is patient, encouraging, engaging, and very talented. He adapts his teaching style to the personal needs of each student regardless of their age and experience level. I loved that he worked with my son to find pieces that he would truly enjoy learning and playing. With Eric as a teacher, lessons are not only about how many minutes you practiced or pages you completed in a workbook – they are about how the music makes you feel, the enjoyment that comes with learning and playing and the reward you feel when you reach that next goal you set for yourself. I highly recommend Eric to anyone starting or continuing their musical journey. Eric does not just give lessons, he brings music into the heart of anyone he teaches and those who listen to him play.
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