I have a degree and certification in violin and piano from the Boston Conservatory as well as a Master's Degree from the University of Maryland. I have had additional training and certification as a Suzuki teacher from The Suzuki Teacher Training Institute. I am a member of SAGWA-Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington Area as well as SAA-Suzuki Association of the Americas. I have played all around the world including the Vatican, White House, Paris, Russia, England and Wales as well as in Concert Halls such as Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center. I have taken students with me to perform as well in these countries and also every major concert hall in the Washington, D.C. area. I give my students opportunities to perform whenever there is an opportunity. In addition I work with students to earn music scholarships to private school
s and colleges. I am also a judge in the Young Artist Award in Maryland. In addition, I have received two White House awards for my performances at the White House, I am also a member of Psi Chi International Honor Society.
Music has been an important part of my life. It represents so much that is good in life and I do my best to communicate this to my students. I am training my students not just to be musicians but to love music for life.
*** Lesson Details *** I treat each student as an individual since everyone is different. For some I might use a traditional approach, some just the Suzuki approach and others a combination of techniques. Whatever produces the best results. My goal is not to make strictly classical musicians but to train students to love music and carry this love throughout life. My repertoire consists of everything including traditional, Suzuki, Disney, Showtunes, etc. I have taken students to perform little concerts at the White House, schools, hospitals and concert halls to get the real feel of performing. I view lessons as a three way relationship between myself, the student and the parent so that the parent is not left out. I even have a small group called Musical Magic which incorporates magic into music. I feel I am laid back but am able to accomplish my goal through positive reinforcement. Every child or student wants to feel good about his/her playing. If you believe in yourself, anything is possible. If you want online lessons, please contact me through Take Lessons since I have additional availability to teach online. In the past six months my students have performed for the National Humane Society at their animal ball, a multi teacher recital on a local stage, and just two weeks ago seven of them performed at Strathmore. This summer I have two more concerts planned. Coming up will be an all instrument graduation with several other teachers where students receive medals for their performances. No student is required to perform but if they want to the opportunity is there. All students are required to have an instrument prior to beginning lessons. If students need to rent a violin, I will provide you with the name of a violin dealer that both rents and sells string instruments. Piano students must have a piano or keyboard.
I have also started a toddler music appreciation program geared for the 1-4age range. The purpose of this program is to expose very young children to the fun of Music through instruments, songs and play.
*** Studio Equipment *** I teach at home and have both a grand piano and electric keyboard in addition to a harp and violin.
*** Travel Equipment *** When my students have to travel to perform, I make sure they have everything they need.
*** Specialties *** Traditional and Suzuki approaches for both violin and piano. I also teach children with learning disabilities.and have extensive summer programs to help students with auditions for youth orchestras and school orchestras. At this point in time I am only accepting beginner to intermediate level students.
Diane has a profound love for children, at least my 7 yr old son. She is so sweet makes learning very easy. She even teaches me along with my son at his lesson. We love Ms. Diane!
October 7, 2019
Ms Diane is a wonderful violin teacher for my 9 years old
daughter. It has been three years since we started and my daughter always enjoys her lesson. Ms Diane is very patient, positive and a great listener as well.
October 7, 2019
Diane works with my teenage daughter and she is absolutely wonderful. My daughter loves the way she teaches and enjoys each lesson.
I'm Jose, Drumming is my passion. I've been drumming all my life with experience in jazz band, drumline and a few bands with consistent gigs. I'm from Venezuela so I'm fluent in spanish. Let me know if you have any questions
My son is now even more eager to learn since his first lesson with Jose. Everything went great!
August 12, 2016
This is my fifth lesson with Jose. In that time he showed me how to read, write drum notation/score, play fills, and tightened up my overall playing. I am very pleased with my sound and I can't wait to learn more.
Hi, This is Prefeti, have been teaching students of all ages since 2005. I am originally from Jaipur in India and am fun loving easy going no frill simple person.I like teaching children and have taught elementary subjects to many students - especially science and math's apart from Hindi and Cooking to students of all ages. Hindi is the language that we speak at home . I can help kid/adults learn Hindi both writing and conversational. At the same time I can also teach you about Indian Culture, Style, kind of Tourist guide if you are interested.
Cooking is one of my passion as well and I have deep interest in cooking and teach healthy vegetarian Indian food in a very hygienic method. I teach Math as well as it is my favorite subject and I prefer teaching elementary math and science subjects until K- 5. I also teach Microsoft tool
I am a Graphic Designer with a full time job teaching Photoshop and Photography in high school. After receiving many requests from amateur and professional photographers, as well as aspiring graphic designers, willing to learn the unlimited creative possibilities that Photoshop has to offer, I decided to join Takelessons and become a teacher here. If you would like to learn how to create literally anything your imagination leads you to, or just use techniques to obtain an effect you have seen somewhere, you came to the right place. You can discover the secrets of professional photo retouching or dive in the surrealism of advanced photo manipulation, Each lesson will be customized to your specific needs. On the other hand, if you are just getting started in Photography, Photoshop or Graphic Design, you have likely tried those You T
ube videos and gave up in frustration, as most of these videos are too fast or too advanced. No worries, we can go through the basics at your own pace, until you feel comfortable with using the tools on your own. The sky is the limit.
Note: in order to book classes for advanced techniques, students must have the necessary basic and intermediate proficiency levels. If you are not sure what your level of proficiency is, please check with me and we can figure it out together.
Tutoring: I have been teaching for over 17 years. I hold a BS in Cellular Biology for UGA: a MSM from Troy University, and PhD from the University of Alabama @ Birmingham. I look forward to helping you with all your tutoring needs.
Music: Piano, Voice, Songwriting, Music Theory: As the owner of Louise Catherine Music Studio (LCMS), my company's motto is, “unlocking the keys to exceptional music.” I strive to help each student person achieve musical excellence by teaching you to love music as much as I do. I have been in the arts for over 35 years with the majority of that in music. My musical background includes clarinet, self-taught flute, piano, vocals, guitar, and songwriting. I have performed in choruses, solo performances and in bands. I have been teaching for over 16 years. Let’s start a new wonderful musical journey t
Jocelyn is an excellent teacher. She was always responsive and flexible. She made learning fun every time we met. She was always in a chipper mood and made me feel like my priority was to be a better teacher
June 6, 2019
I was unsure if I wanted to go back to school. I was unsatisfied at my job and I didn't know what to do next. Jocelyn was great in that she listened to me but allowed me to make up my own mind. She had a lot of experience as a student and as an educator. She helped me to pick the right program, school, and prepare me for the GRE. i'm now enrolled in a program I love and I look forward to graduating and going into my new career.
I am a communications designer, I graduated with a bachelors from Pratt Institute 2019. I went to the HighSchool of Fashion Industries 2010 - 2014 with a design garment shown on WWD Magazine my senior year. I have always been interested in different art forms, like drawing, painting, sewing, music, movies and videos, designing logos and posters, clothing. I especially love the process of designing because of where you start and where you end. The future can be quite exciting. Learning shouldn’t be a chore, it should be fun and exciting in creative ways.
are specifically designed for the student and I change the teaching style on a case-by-case basis, it is absolutely necessary to merge the experiences of the student into the curriculum and translate those experiences into code with examples.
I'm Wendy and I am passionate about teaching anyone what I have learned and worked with as a Web Developer and Support Engineer. I graduated from the University of Greenwich with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Computing & Information Systems. Prior to this, I have been teaching various subjects such as Computer Studies, Spanish, English and more for ages 4 to 17 years.
My versatility helps me to make the learning experience fun and engaging for my students. I am adept to helping children with different learning styles.
Presently, I work as a part-time Field Agent (IT) and a Freelance Web Developer. I am working on becoming a UX Designer.
I would love to help you learn HTML and other web authoring languages to create beautiful and purpose-driven websites/applications for solving user pains.