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About Arlys A.

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Eden Prairie, MN

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About Arlys
Are you a singer or speaker who would like a more powerful, authentic voice? My focus is to assist you in finding an easier way to sustain your best posture, breath support, resonance and pitch control by bringing awareness to existing vocal habits while providing a hands-on experience adjusting those habits. My mission is to help you find your most relaxed & elongated posture, breath support, full resonance and best pitch control.

My specialty as a professional voice teacher is Contemporary Commercial Music [CCM] which encompasses genres & sub-genres from Pop, Country, Hip/Hop, Folk, Rock, R&B, Soul, Gospel, EDM [electronic dance music], etc.

I grew up singing freely and naturally until I destroyed my voice thru improper, frequent overuse. I believed my career was over, but it was just starting. Private lessons with vocal professio
nals coupled with academic studies rebuilt my perception of how I was generating sound and their training gave me back MY VOICE, for which I am forever grateful. I combine knowledge from these studies and my own vocal exploration to re-build my voice in exercises that I share with students of voice.

I CAN HELP YOU REACH YOUR GOALS: My cross-training in dance, yoga, Tai Chi, commercial & improvisational acting provides a well-rounded platform from which to deliver information, guide vocal explorers and also help develop talent.

EXPERIENCE:
* 18 years teaching experience
* 12 years living & working in Los Angeles
* A lifetime of performing experience
* 12 years personal private vocal studies master teachers of bel canto & contemporary singing techniques.

LIFE SKILLS: No matter the subject, my focus is also teach skills that can be extrapolated into any area of your life. Life Skills focuses on eradicating negative self-talk and expanding communication skills that help develop confidence, enhancing daily life.

Between performing and my own artistic studies, I have been taking the occasional private voice student since 1997, mostly via referrals from friends and other students. While living in California, one of my voice teachers requested me as her regular substitute at Culver City and Santa Monica Music Schools from 2008-2012, which I felt deeply honored. She said she trusted me with their voices, which encouraged me into full-time voice teaching practice. In June 2012, I returned to Minneapolis and began teaching in my home studio through music services like Take Lessons. Past projects include producing a vocal showcase at The Ritz Theater, musical direction & choreography for a school's 2016 production of the Wizard of Oz; assisting students to prepare for local & national auditions like La Banda, The Voice & American Idol; prepping singers for studio recordings and congratulating a new student who's stepped out of the chorus to land her first lead role!

I am forever grateful to all of my teachers, past and present, for their valuable gifts of knowledge, skill, grace and compassion.

ENJOY LIFE MORE! Singing & dancing improves our quality of life.

*** STUDIO POLICIES ***

Always know that any personal data shared will be held in strict confidence.

STUDIO HOURS: EDEN PRAIRIE Central Standard Time
Mon-Thurs 10:00am-8:00pm
Fri 10:00am-5:00pm
Sat 10:00am-2:00pm
Sun 4:00pm-7:00pm

TRAVEL
Cost for travel is $1 per minute.

CANCELLATIONS
Mutual 24-hour advance notice agreement states both parties will respect the difficulty of planning schedules by providing 24-hour notice to change a reserved lesson time.

* Cancellations within 24-hours of lesson require a phone call or text
- Lessons not cancelled w/24-hour notice are the responsibility of the cancelling party to makeup

*** STUDIO EQUIPMENT ***

EDEN PRAIRIE: Lessons in separate "studio" room, electric piano, mirror, music stands, table for your water, chair. Parents/loved ones can lounge in the large comfortable lobby area, drink free coffee/hot chocolate, read, use the free Wi-Fi, or watch TV [see photos below].
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Paula D. August 25, 2017
· Singing · Online
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Eeraj J Qaisar July 19, 2017
· Audition Prep · Online
Had a great time!! Got some great tips!
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Alane G. May 20, 2017
· Vocal Training · Online
Arlys' instruction was wonderful Even without the camera she was able to suggestion to my posture which improved my tone. Her instruction on vocal structure was insightful. I was very pleased with her suggestions for improvement. I highly recommend her class.
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About Tony M.

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Seminole, FL

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About Tony
If you want to be the best, learn from the best. Talent, skill, confidence- priceless. Our expert instructor Tony M. has worked with contestants and music industry professionals and producers from American Idol, America's Most Talented Kids, and America's Got Talent, as well as industry insiders, AR reps, TV networks, and many venues across the U.S.

*** Lesson Details ***
Guitar: Learning to properly handle the guitar, left and right hand techniques. learn to tune the instrument. read notes, and lean all major, minor, and seven chords by the end of book 1

Piano: learning all 12 scales by heart, proper fingers technique for both hands, reading both left and right hand notation by end of book 1.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Tascam D8000 40 Ch. Digital mixer
Alesus quad Reverb,
Yamaha EX5
Korg Sound module
Digitech Vocalist II H
armony...
Pro Tools 10
Sonar XL XIII
D Drums,
7 Pianos
5 Guitars,
Bass,
2 Saxophones

*** Travel Equipment ***
Guitar, Keyboard, Saxophone, Mic, Laptop, Amplifier, Karaoke hard drive, and software.

*** Specialties ***
Advanced Vocal Coaching, for professionals,
Pop, R&B, JAZZ, Classical, Broadway.

Composition for pro artists, 256 mix tracks, 48 khz,
Top of the line recording gear.

Classical guitar, Music Theory and Composition for writers.
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Stephanie P. September 8, 2017
· Piano · In home
Great start. Learned how to read the base notes. And immediate hands on practice. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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linda June 8, 2017
· Singing · In home
My first meeting with Tony, & I feel confident that Tony will help me in getting my voice back. I was impressed with his knowledge & his absorption into his music. Looking forward to more lessons & being able to sing the way I used to.
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Scotty December 9, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
After my first meeting with Tony I really believe I'm going to be able to learn to play the guitar after all of these years.
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About Detrece L.

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Baltimore, MD
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About Detrece
DeTrece "Dee" Lavender is a native of Miami, Florida. When her family moved to Sarasota, she was afforded the opportunity to study music and the performing arts as a student of the Westcoast School/Henry L. Porter School of Music. It was then that Dee began to understand the power of the creative arts as an effective form of emotional expression and release. By middle school, DeTrece began fine tuning her natural talents by studying classical voice which earned her several starring roles in the Sarasota Youth Opera, The Aslo Theater and the Players Theater. She is also a proud former member of the Westcoast Black Theater Troop in Sarasota, FL. Under the caring leadership of these opportunities, she was able to combine musical and life experiences in order to offer a more well rounded educational and musical experience for her students.


She was awarded a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, where she received a dual Bachelor of Music degree in Music Therapy and Vocal Performance (Class of 2003). It was through her service as a music therapist, Millieu (residential) counselor and music teacher in the Boston City Public Schools/Greater Boston Metropolitan Area, that she began to feel the call toward a greater understanding of the gravity and role of the socio-emotional needs of students (and their families/villages) in urban settings. This call brought her to Baltimore, MD where she enrolled in the Pastoral Counseling Masters of Science program at Loyola University. In addition to her studies, she currently teaches Elementary and Middle School choir/ Musicianship teacher in the Baltimore City Public Schools through the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's OrchKids Program. She also serves as Minister Of Music and Arts at two local churches.
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Shaunise G. March 21, 2016
· Singing · In home
Detrece was patient very much into her work and very knowledgeable about singing i will continue to finish my lesson with and recommend her HIGHLY.
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Nefertiri S. February 26, 2016
· Microsoft Office · In home
She is such a very pleasant person to work with, patient ,kind ,very knowledgeable of the computer,she showed me a lot in one day.I am looking forward to the next class .Thank you
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Beverly B. February 3, 2016
· Gospel Singing · In home
Detrece was amazing. She is extremely talented and very good at instructing. Her pleasant personality make your nervousness disappear in minutes. I recommend her to anyone, especially beginners who lack confidence.
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About Blake M.

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Chicago, IL
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Hey, hey! My name is Blake and I can't wait to meet you! I have been practicing design in the corporate, fashion and entertainment industries for over nine years. I can help you with your goals from learning a new design software to getting advice on a project your currently working on. Whatever you want to achieve, I can assist you by finding the right path. My only rule is to take fun seriously!

Whenever I'm not at the computer, I'm an actor, improviser and director in Chicago.
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Ashlee E. February 16, 2017
· Photography · Online
Blake is a great teacher. He made me so determined to learn more and to get better in my craft. I started to become excited and always looked forward till our next lesson because I knew I would come out knowing way more than I did before. If you are unsure and/or new to this, I would 100% recommend Blake!
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Bernadette LaGamba January 14, 2017
· Adobe Photoshop · Online
Blake is kind and courteous and the lessons were individualized and geared to meet my needs. Blake met my expectations in teaching the functionality of a new program, and he gave me guidance designing. The lessons are easy to schedule and cancel if necessary.
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Ciara S. November 29, 2016
· Adobe Photoshop · Online
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Blake M.

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About Cheryl V.

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La Grange, IL

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About Cheryl
I'm a graphic designer and I teach WordPress for Beginners and SEO strategy.

I can teach you about:

WordPress Plugins
How to Choose a WordPress Theme that's right for you
How to do on page SEO
How to turn site visitors into leads
How to backup your site
How to create blog posts
How to create visually appealing pages
And lots more....

I've been building wordpress websites since 2009. My clients are entrepreneurs. My students benefit from my design, corporate, association and small business experiences.

If you want a website that is going to convert visitors into actual sales for your service or product based business, let's talk about how I can help you with that.

If you want to build a website for yourself that looks professional rather than homemade, I can help you with that.

Get help with selecting the right key
words to draw people to your site.

Maybe you're missing information that is relevant to your customers' decision making process, let me take you through a site audit.

If you're trying to figure out Woocommerce, calendars, plugins, backups or analytics, then definitely get in touch.

Just complete a brief needs assessment questionnaire to ensure you learn what you need. I offer an easy to follow, customized WordPress guide upon completion that summarizes what we've covered.

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Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign
Lightroom

Microsoft
Excel
Word
Powerpoint

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C.Brown August 23, 2017
· WordPress · Online
Hard work and thorough. Great skill and has definitely improved and fine tuned our webpage :-}
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Byron L. August 4, 2017
· WordPress · Online
Real Easy to Learn from. A great Listener. Very Knowledgeable.
Pretty Awesome!
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C.Brown July 28, 2017
· WordPress · Online
Very helpful! Cheryl provided several SEO tips regarding my images which helped me decrease my load times on my pages and we also added keyword image titles to help search engines find me, along with several other tips and adjustments along the way to take away some of the WordPress mystery. Excellent :-}
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La Grange, IL 60525
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About Chris M.

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Hackensack, NJ
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Hello I'm Chris! I am a Senior Software Developer specialized in website development. I graduated cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology and a specialization in Web Applications.

I am tutoring students in computer knowledge and Information Technology since the beginning of the year.
I worked as a Web Producer at Barnard College in New York City for a full semester and I also worked as a Lead Developer during three years.
I currently work full time as a Software Developer with a start-up in New Jersey and I am also finishing my Master's degree in Information Systems.

Learning about computers, development in school and knowing how hard it can be, I came to a realization that what we learn is most of the time not what is being used on the job. Therefore I try to teach and give my students the exact skills they will
need in order to succeed in their careers and personal endeavors.

My lessons aim to everyone: children, teenagers and adults with all levels.
The method I use is based on active learning with interaction in order to make my students practice what they learn directly on their computers.

As a tutor but also as a professional, I want to benefit the students I work with as much as possible to achieve that I make sure that my lessons are always tailored to the students and as personal as possible. I am also open to suggestions because the most important thing for me is that the students enjoys our lessons.

I am very easy going and will always answer you as fast as I can so please feel free to reach out to me with any questions!

As a Software Developer I am very competent with basic computer programming. I have a very good knowledge of HTML, Javascript, CSS, JQuery, Angular and other front-end languages. I also teach about content management systems such as Wordpress and Magento.
Having worked at an IT help desk, I also have very good knowledge of computers in general such as Macbook and Windows based computers.

Please reach out if you are interested in learning about website development or just computers in general. I can not wait to help you reach your goals!
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Nadine September 20, 2017
· WordPress · In home
Excellent teacher. Very patient and thorough. Clear instructions! I higly recommend Chris!
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Kaleem K. September 20, 2017
· WordPress · Online
Great teacher, easy to understand and very responsive to what I needed. Would definitely recommend.
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Steve Peisner September 10, 2017
· WordPress · Online
Chris is a great teacher. He works to understand your goals and needs and keeps things moving. I look forward to more lessons!
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About Ana Z.

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I am a Graphic Designer with a full time job teaching Photoshop in high school. Recently I've been receiving many requests from amateur and professional photographers, as well as aspiring graphic designers, who would like to learn the unlimited creative possibilities that Photoshop has to offer. 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. Whether you would like to learn the secrets of professional photo retouching or dive in the surrealism of advanced photo manipulation, I can customize the lessons to your specific needs.
On the other hand, if you are just getting started and those YouTube videos are too fast or too advanced for you, we can go through the basic at your own pace, until you feel c
omfortable with using the tools on your own.
The sky is the limit.
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Matthew D. June 29, 2017
· Adobe Photoshop · Online
The lesson start off like every other lesson I had before. We start to get to know one another. What I want to learn and how I can improve. Like most teachers I fined things I don't like. After 15mins of lesson I start seeing how much Ana really care about the lesson. How she create new ways of teaching me on the spot. Every word was filled with new encouragement. I learn a lot in the lesson. Thank you Ana for help me learn new things in Adobe Photoshop.
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About Bill L.

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Chicago, IL
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I have always been a self-studier in my entire life. Being able to learn with just books and your brain is a crucial skill to have! However, I know not everyone (and sometimes even myself) have the discipline and motivation to keep going during hard times. This is where a tutor would come in handy.

I enjoy tutoring and helping other overcome problems that I have encountered myself because it enhances my own understanding and makes me happy that my self-studying is helping others. Sometimes, my students even bring up alternative ways of thinking that I have never thought of before!

Aside from academics, I enjoy playing the piano. I also play the occasional volleyball and improv theater.
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Daniel September 9, 2017
· C Programming · In studio
Helped me get through my algorithms course, thanks
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Stella August 10, 2017
· AP Calculus · In studio
Bill is superb at making difficult concepts easy! One particular problem I always had trouble understanding is calculating volume of revolutions using the cylindrical method. He drew a diagram explaining intuitively why the formula worked and it just clicked.
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Chicago, IL 60661
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Woodinville, WA

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I have worked as a professional photographer doing several different styles of photography for almost a decade. I've done product photography, wedding, special events and concerts, family portraits and my very favorite humming bird and wildlife photography.

I have taken several classes on Photoshop, Lightroom, web design, graphic design, and started teaching others for 5+ years freelance and for larger organizations less specialized in my passion for Photoshop graphic design's.

I know a great deal about everything Adobe CC Photography and how all of the features combine to give endless possibilities from touching up a family photo for print to turning a picture of a flower into a psychedelic 3D snail (something I did recently just for fun).

Fun that is the key word. I learned Photoshop because I'm a bit of a computer nerd and ta
ke thrill in the pleasure of learning new things and take joy in paying forward what was passed to me. Photoshop has been a never ending relentless well of frustration and satisfaction and only us "computer guys" get any enjoyment out of learning a product like Photoshop as a recreational activity.

You don't need any more frustration.

No matter what your goals are I will help you reach them with success and the knowledge and confidence to advance your Photoshop expertise.

We can start with installing Photoshop or opening your first photo to edit to designing your Companies Logo or website.

I'm excited to get started.

RyanKane.MyPortfolio.com
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Eddy September 20, 2017
· Adobe Photoshop · In home
Ryan has great computer skills and has the patience to teach others. He is fast and very competent. He has experience with both PC's and Mac's. We have used his for help several times over the years.
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Brant September 19, 2017
· Adobe Photoshop · In home
Great teacher, very patient and helped me not only create some awesome pictures but also helped me store all of them online efficiently. As an added bonus he helped me get rid of some malware that was messing with my system. Overall great experience and I hate computers!
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