The music lessons for young children are full of fun, interactive activities with iPads apps and traditional methods that not only help develop a strong musical foundation and build essential life skills, but offer a unique bonding experience for you and your child.
Discover for yourself why families love my innovative music lessons for kids.
YES! Music Matters!
The curriculum is built on research that proves MUSIC MATTERS. Music affects virtually every aspect of development and when young children are consistently engaged by music during the “musical window” they benefit at many levels.
What about private lessons?
Do I believe in private lessons? You bet! But I know from experience that private lessons are most valuable for older kids who have the ability to concentrate in a one-to-one setti
With this Private setting you will have a solid foundation in keyboard skills and music theory and typically excel quickly in their continued music education and when learning other instruments. The education and experiences a child has in my music program sets them up for success with private instruction.
Builds spatial-temporal reasoning skills critical for greater success in math and science studies.
Music students out-perform non-music students on achievement tests in reading and math.
Music students receive more academic honors and awards than non-music students.
Develops social and emotional skills including the ability to relate to others and better express ideas, and less likely to have behavior/discipline problems.
I offer up to 2 recitals a year so that you can perform everything you know.
Feel free to reach out and let's setup some lessons.
George, was very patient, kind, and seem very knowledgeable. He seems to understand the pedagogy of teaching to kids and realize they all learn differently. I personally think he went above and beyond for my Son first class and for our first introduction. He offered a more modern approach method of teaching music and Piano to my son who so far seem more receptive in learning and practicing. Will se where that take us but I am very please so far.
February 3, 2016
George is totally passionate about teaching. He encourages the kids to practice and do their best. He has great knowledge and understanding of music theory. He is pleasant, easy going and works really well with kids. Overall really good teacher. Recommend!
Hi.. My name is Matt. I'm a very energetic, friendly, understanding & passionate music coach who has worked with students & clientele throughout the US. Possessing more than 30 years of music training & music industry experience, I've been able to take people's Playing to amazing levels.
I've networked or shared the stage with many famous NW music legends: 1.) Roger Fisher- Heart-2013 Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame Inductee 2.) I'm Pacific NW Guitarist for Rudy Parris from NBC TV's "The Voice!" - Go Team Blake! 3.) Lynn Sorensen- Paul Rogers/Bad Co/KZOK's Spike & Impalers 4.) Donny Evola - Geoff Tate/Former Queensryche/Foghat 5.) Jeff Kathan- Paul Rogers/Bad Company/Montrose 6.) Doug Mcgrew- Geoff Tate/Former Queensryche Singer/Operation Mindcrime
In fact everyone I've mentioned above are pro all the way and great guys as well. I
"m honored to have played with them.
I challenge my students to view music more than just as a "skill", but also a tool to communicate effectively and to combat life's obstacles.
I have had many guitar teachers myself including one true Famous Rock Star legend here in Pacific NW. Congrats Rog. U Earned It, & inspire myself, & others everyday.
You got to know the rules 1st, before you can then break the rules. This is how you develop your own unique style. And it's what separates the Pro Players from the rest of the pack.
But even if you don't want to play professionally, maybe you just want to learn a few chords, licks, songs, for yourself, or to impress friends. That's okay too!
I welcome every level and style. I always learn something from my students. That's what music is all about. Learning & trading tips and licks from other musicians.
Bottom Line Is... I can help you learn and progress on your instrument faster...
Let me be the Music Coach to get you there!
*** Lesson Details *** The most important thing in a lesson with me is to learn while having FUN! I am a very laid-back teacher who wants to focus on music making you smile. We will choose material and a pace of learning that will keep you excited to rehearse and return the following lesson improved!
PERSONALIZE your guitar lessons by learning techniques used by your favorite artists in "their" songs. FEEL FREE learning in a comfortable atmosphere where you can excel successfully as a musician! CONQUER shyness and insecurities by unleashing the dynamic performer in you!
Most All Styles/Genres/Experience Levels Taught - We go over everything systematically. Music Theory, Songwriting, Chords, Scales, Determining Key Of Songs, Performance, etc
After 3 to 6 months, you should expect to be playing some of your favorite songs and artists accurately
Be sure to check out some of my you tube demos. Let me be the Music Coach to get you there!
*** Studio Equipment *** I have a Sound Proof Pro Recording Studio, PA System, guitars, basses, amps, drums, recording gear, mics, mic stands, strobe & lights, fog machine, seating for parents.
Sorry No Disco Ball Yet.. You Can Bring Your Own If You Want Though. I've Got Some Bell Bottoms Somewhere Around The Studio Here.
*** Travel Equipment *** *** Brand New*** Now Offering Music Lessons Online (From My Recording Studio To Your Home via Skype) I'm really excited to add that to offer lessons online through TakeLessons! It's a great thing to get to work with students all over this country and I'm looking forward to help pioneer the future of music lessons!
*** Specialties *** *Teachers classified as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.
My Unique Specialty - is teaching students the rudimental basics 1st, & then how to copy your favorite artists off the CD, radio or iPod, almost note for note. Believe me, it can be done. You just have to know what to listen for..
Brand New - MEASURE your success by recording your music progress along the way. I do own a recording studio, so we can record students progress via audio or video and then post to my You Tube channel.
***ADDRESSES WITHIN REMOTE AREAS (no public transit or bicycle access) DIFFICULT TO SERVICE PHYSICALLY. Lesson cancellations and schedule changes need to be submitted through Takelessons.com student website, relieve busy teacher from multiple informal requests***
My style and attitude toward teaching is a balance between subject delivery and reflective, supportive interaction. I seek to enable current research on education for busy, yet goal-driven student interests. This is done through customized online lessons coordinating the experience with optimal resources and tools: ESL and Speech students learn to monitor their own phonological issues with dedicated software/feedback, guiding German students through conversational dialogues, and ensuring relevant resources for Excel and related productivity lessons.
Due to my limited funds
, I do not have direct experience with the Adobe suite, but I have extensive knowledge of related, free distributions that are transferable. Possibly the only PhD on Takelessons server from a regionally accredited university, I am a member of the American Council on Foreign Language Learning and the Association for Language Learning. My most popular subjects are as follows:
North American English Pronunciation Practice for ESL (NAEPP-ESL) or Accent-Reduction: *****Each Online Lesson with Free Video & MP3 recordings, and about 50 GB onedrive folder for lesson files*****
Carefully following Burkkowsky's (1969) multi-media method, I have taught this subject for over five years for public and private causes, such as library, individuals, and language schools. German Language and Culture: *****Each Online Lesson with Free Video & MP3 Recordings and about 50 GB onedrive folder for lesson files*****
Microsoft Excel: ***It is recommended students own or have regular access to a personal computer after 2002 in order to get the best benefit***
Typing: ***It is recommended students own or have regular access to a personal computer after 2002 in order to get the best benefit***
Dr. G has been able to identify and target very specific problems in my speech. His method is very effective. He is an excellent teacher!
October 5, 2019
Among the accent reduction teachers that I had before, Erol is the only one who actually could find the problems in my accent! The program he uses is very useful. The way he explains things or exaggerates the mistakes will help me to correct my accent. Overall, an awesome experience and I would totally recommend him to anyone.
My name is Tarun B. and I am a native Hindi speaker. I have been teaching Hindi to kids and adults from last 15 years. I love teaching Hindi and try to make it fun. I teach conversational Hindi as well as reading and writing. I use storybooks, games, hands-on materials, flash cards so the students learn faster. Recently I wrote two books, Understand and Speak Hindi, and Read and Understand Hindi, which are available on Amazon. Looking forward to work with you,
Very good Hindi Instructor! Very patient with her students!
April 3, 2019
Yuj & Veer K.
Taruna seems very good at getting kids interested in learning. My kids had their first session yesterday and she kept the conversations a mix of Hindi and English - that probably was a big reason my kids felt comfortable and ready to continue learning with her. Also, she is pleasant and welcoming.
March 24, 2019
I've had a wonderful experience learning Hindi with Taruna. I went to classes for over a year, and learned more than I would have imagined.
She has multiple academic resources to help make learning experience easier and fun, as well as helps students practice different skills in each class.
She covers all areas (speaking, reading, listening, grammar, writing) with a well defined methodology, that help to learn gradually but steadily.
She wrote the books used for the sessions, which I find very intuitive because they grow in complexity as you read.
I also found quite helpful that she was flexible with the hours available, otherwise it would be very challenging to find a good time for the class due to my job requirements.
I have completed my doctorate degree in teaching English as a second language (TESL) in 2012, and have been active in teaching English as a second language since I was an undergraduate student in 1990s. Considering my experience and education I have an excellent theoretical knowledge in teaching English language and English literacy and communication training, supported and expanded by about 20 years of experience in Language teaching to students from different ages, countries and proficiency levels.
Working as a lecturer and language tutor in Iran and Malaysia, I have worked with students with divers linguistic, ethnic and cultural background, including Chinese, Indian, Malay and Farsi speakers. My classes are productive, friendly and fun.
I have a strong background in both theoretical and practical aspects of language teaching and exp
erience working with students from diverse backgrounds.
Are you tired of boring classes and same old teaching methods? Come Let's have fun in learning your way. I'll design you a personal course based on your needs.
I was born in the southern part of China. I am a native Chinese speaker and I am fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese. My bachelor degree was Applied translation studies so I am good at translating Chinese to English as well as English to Chinese. I had been a tutor in China since 2015. I got my master’s degree in TESOL from the State University of New York at Fredonia. I can help with your Chinese homework and I can also teach Chinese grammar, alphabet, and pronunciation.
Summary of Skills: Experience developing and providing instructions in French language Experience in conducting conversational and written classes for students Skilled in improving foreign language reading, writing, and speaking abilities in students Strong knowledge of French language and culture Ability to developing instructional materials, curriculum and provide assignments to students Skilled in evaluating progress in students and improvising them Relevant experience:
French Language Instructor (2017 – current) Washington, DC Organization training USG officers to develop their language skills prior to deploying overseas.
Customized programs for groups and private clients. Efficiently developed individual motivational learning goals with clients to increase engagement and
retention. Emphasized oral proficiency with explicit instruction on grammar as needed Helped students acquire the appropriate way to use French language in real situation by providing a variety of authentic materials. Created performance assessments to evaluate students' progress and status. Successfully prepares students for proficiency testing: OPI, FSI Test and DLPT. Guest speaker in a quarterly week-long French and Italian immersion programs to students ranging from level 1 to level 5. Participated into mock test/examinations in French and Italian.
Phillippe was a wonderful, patient instructor who clearly cares about his students and is dedicated to their learning. He found ways to make learning fun, recommending books articles, websites, tv shows, and movies that would help me learn but also that he knew I would find interesting. Phillippe was flexible and responsive if something wasn’t working and willing to try lots of different techniques to make concepts stick. On top of being naturally capable, Phillippe was just a lovely person to chat and practice speaking with; his interest in the world around him ensured our conversations and classes were never dull. I achieved my language goals after a few months of study with him, and he made the process a pleasure. I would highly recommend him to anyone, and consider myself lucky to have had him as a teacher.
August 12, 2019
Philippe is an excellent instructor. I learned so much from his class. I would recommend him highly to anyone needing to improve their French language skills!
"First class and Marcia beats any program I've ever used. I know working with her is going to be a great experience."
"My first lesson was very insightful and she tock the time to understand my goals with Hebrew"
"So far, I've had just one lesson with Gabriel, and my first impression is very positive. He has come up with a very specific and actionable method for mak
ing the student really understand the sounds (s)he should be aiming for. I am quite optimistic about this approach and feel it may be a good solution for me.
On the personal level, Garbriel is very personable and extremely pleasant ot work with,"
"I really enjoyed my lessons with Verena. She is kind and its easy to follow her lessons. She supported me a lot in my language skills. I recommend her to
others who like to work on their German and I especially liked that she is a Native Speaker with a very clear German without any regional accent."
"I wanted to learn ASL to help me talk to patients in medical emergencies. I had no previous knowledge of ASL, and by the end of my first lesson, I was alr
eady learning practical phrases that I could use during my day. Victoria is GREAT at mixing general knowledge and signs and focusing on what I specifically need to learn for work! She has experience with medical interpreting and it's exactly what I needed."
"Mojy deserves the 5 stars and even more! Great instructor, very pleasant and understanding. Recommend to all, learned a lot from her sessions and I will c
"Claudia is really skilled and she makes it fun! Because of her, I'm fluent!"
"She is nice and encouraging you to speak Italian. This is my first class but I learned a lot, the hour we spent were totally worth it! Bravo!"
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