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Speaks Chinese Mandarin
Music MA from University of Nottingham
Awarded 4th National violin competition from Poland
If you’re interested in learning photography – congratulations! Photography is a fun, practical hobby as well as an exciting career. Although learning photography does take a little patience, the rewards are certainly worth it. So, let’s start with the benefits of why you should learn photography.
- The ability to record special events like a child’s birthday, graduation or the family’s vacations with clear, focused well composed photographs.
- Never missing a picture of a special moment because you were searching for the right button or dial.
- Taking photos that you and your loved ones will enjoy displaying on your wall. By capturing your special memories in pictures, you can have a way to document and pass on these memories to future generations.
- Communicating through your photographs. A picture really is worth a thousand words! You can capture an expression that says it all. Or as we've seen in magazines like Time and National Geographic, you can shoot photographs ...
I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis. I am very comfortable with all aspects
Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College Chicago
Teaches students 5 and up
Teaching since 2020
I am currently working in the industry as a freelance photographer as well as a retail staff photographer. I have been photographing for 6+ years now. My focus is people! Portraiture I focus on includes weddings, headshots, lifestyle, fashion, and photojournalism/documentary. My main love is storytelling. I believe if you have a medium such as photography, storytelling is not only fitting - but also necessary. I will teach you how to create a story with lighting, techniques, angles, posing, and context. We will be able to focus on our sitter and bring out the most authentic imagery that fits them and you as an artist.
I am a daydreamer, storyteller, and artist. I am a chaser of light, adventure, and the little things in life. I am a collector of all things quirky, antique, and vintage. Tarin has been photographing since 2012. Specializing in portrait imagery with a photojournalistic feel, Tarin has created mul
BFA Design from Abilene Christian University
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Teaches students 10 and up
Ray K.Book Now
Hi, I am Ray. Painting with me is fun and positive with constructive critique. I have worked with ages 9 to 25 year olds. I really enjoy helping someone find their style through painting. I work with each individual to hone their skills in their chosen medium.
I teach the importance of experimenting with techniques and style and color. It's important to create lots of work and not focus too long on one piece. You can always come back to a work, but do so later as you have improved with your skills and muscle memory of techniques.
Everyone is capable of painting. It is only a matter of practice and the right instruction.
I am a professional painter and artist. I graduated from Abilene Christian University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Design as well earned my Master of Fine Arts from Michigan State University in Design. Painters can expect to improve week to week with my guidance. Every painter has a natural
Teaching since 2012
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaches students 5 and up
CD H.Book Now
Hello! I have been a children’s book and games illustrator for over 25 years. I opened my art studio 8 years ago where I teach beginning/intermediate and advanced painting lessons. We paint animals(sometimes funny and whimsical animals, awesome landscapes such as views from Paris, beaches, the night sky, sunrises/sunsets and much, much more! I am a person that likes to have fun during my online art lessons and you will get to meet my two baby Geckos! I’ll see you there!
Hello future CD’s Art Studio Fans! I think you will be so happy about the pictures you will paint with me! I will take you step by step teaching you blending and different brush strokes to achieve our goal. I am a person that likes to have fun during my lessons. You will also get to meet my two ne
Speaks Ukranian, Russian, English
Teaches students 5 and up
Awarded Ranlet Award First Prize Winner from Rochester Philharmonic Women's Legue
I am a published photographer, a professional musician with an international acclaim and a published writer.
The reason all of these arts are synergistic together is because they are all about the inner vision and the capture of something magical. This magic is invisible to these who pass by in a rush.
Photography has been a love of mine since childhood as I took images with a fully manual camera in black and white without a range finder or auto focus lens. I still love the visceral experience.
My published photographs both on line as well as in galleries have been met with approval both in the media as well as by the established authorities. The director of Eastman House has picked one of my larger images of nature as one of his favorites. My specialty is street photography and the expressive moments of animals interacting with people. I do like portraiture which has been selected as an honorable win by photographic associations and printed in concert programs for ...
~ Teaching beginners to professional students and coaching professionals for over 30 years. All levels and ages are welcome! ~ Hello my friends! I am an internationally respected concert pianist and composer who comes from a family of renowned musicians. I earned my degrees from the Jull
He created a welcoming environment in our online lessons that made it easy to be vulnerable and get right to working on new skills.
I highly recommend for others looking to better understand their voice and communication style, and learn to hone them.
Joseph’s technical ‘short cuts’ are amazing! He illustrates ways for your hands and your mind to work that are tailor made for you. Learning from him is so fun it seems almost effortless.
The way Joseph teaches allows you to develop at your own pace. The atmosphere is always relaxed yet everything moves along quickly.
At the open classes I attend, his other students are progressing very rapidly too. After each class, we share our impressions. The mood is elated because it feels like we stepped back in time and into history.
Joseph often quotes inspired wisdom of his historic teachers in our lessons. He is a great inspiration on his own with great musical insights.
I’m playing Beethoven and Chopin works I never thought I could approach at this stage of study, with great depth of understanding. I now play with greater passion and skill, get compliments from everyone I play for, and no longer worry about playing in public.
I look forward to each and every lesson with Joseph. His encouragement and support makes learning so rewarding! Anyone who finds this musical treasure is a lucky person and I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Speaks English, Thai
MA in Environmental Education from Goshen College
- Knowing your equipment
- Portrait, landscape, wildlife, products photography
- Photo Composition
- Secrets to get likes on social media
Being encouraging and developing positive attitude towards a particular subject are my teaching secrets.
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I had the great opportunity to work with Sandra. As my photo coach and editor, her insightful suggestions to the way I was approaching my work helped me sharpen my photographic skills and storytelling. Working with Sandra was all about honing my strengths as a photographer but also opening my eyes to other possibilities of storytelling and the craft of photography that helped me overcome my inexperience when creating a photograph."
Note: This site does not have an option for "outside location" so I was forced to select "Teacher's Location", but Julie was willing to meet me at a location I proposed."
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