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!
I love teaching and using humor to make learning fun. I like a lot of different styles of music, with a special love for blues, jazz, rock, and video game music. I've been playing the guitar for almost 20 years, the piano for nearly 15 years, and I've been singing since high school. I taught myself to play guitar because I wanted to perform songs while singing, and because I started to feel silly playing air guitar in front of the mirror in my room while singing along to my favorite songs.
Now, I'm a full-time licensed music teacher, a manager and singer for a choir that records video game soundtracks, and an online teacher. I really enjoy using people's interests to teach them instead of relying on the same old repertoire for every student. If it's not fun, you won't want to keep learning after all! I look forward to learning abou
t you, your musical goals, and the kind of music that inspires you to play/sing!
For prospective Wordpress students: I have been creating websites since middle school and currently own and operate a profitable website (vgmacademy.com). I love building sites and teaching others how to build sites themselves. Whether your focus is personal in nature or you’re looking to create a website for your business, I can help.
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.
I had such an amazing experience training with Detrece! She always has such sweet positive energy. I was so happy that with me being more of an advanced singer she was able to teach me about my voice and tips that I never knew! I only had 5 lessons and still had a vocal breakthrough where she helped me realize my range is wider than I thought. She gave me more confidence and is always seeking to share opportunities with me. I’m so grateful to her!!
November 14, 2017
she is amazing
October 18, 2017
D is skilled at opening you up. From the warm welcome, opening exercise to her easy-going nature and intentional way of being. She's intuitive and an expert in her craft.
***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 Soni Krzyzanowski and I'm from Cleveland, Ohio. I have a Masters of Business Administration(MBA) in International Management and CELTA certification from The University of Cambridge via The International House of Prague. Most of my work experience has been in the field of education and of entrepreneurial business .
I have taught English to high status professional international students at Case Western Reserve University. I've taught Business English to professionals in Poland and adult students at the elite Cleveland Public Library System. I have also taught English online with The Alliance for International Women's Rights. My most recent work was at Woosong University and Solbridge International School of Business from which I have obtained my current recommendation letters.
My International work experie
nce includes Korea, Czech Republic, Poland and Germany. I've also taught English as a second language to women in Pakistan and other Asian countries via Skype.
I will prepare lessons and activities that are tailor made for you and your interests . With my students we will set goals and milestones so that we can clearly identify your progress. I can't wait to meet you and begin your English study journey.
I specialize in full stack web application development. While at Duo Security, a leader in leader in multi-factor authentication, I wrote integrations for third party applications to use a two-factor cloud service. I founded MS3.llc where I built tools for predicting the profitability of products purchased through retail arbitrage and sold online. While at Nokia I built visualizations and data models of network traffic from large telecom providers.
I graduated from EMU (Eastern Michigan University) with a Bachelors in Computer Information Systems, an education that’s part business and part computer science. To me a software developer is a professional with an understanding of the business, an intimate understanding of the technology, and the knowhow to leverage both for the benefit of the business.
It is my reward in life to make a
living building great businesses and products, sharing my knowledge and experience, and helping others reach their goals and enrich their lives.
The reason why I hired Major for tutoring is that he is not only a good software engineer but also a great communicator. As a university student preparing for a software developer job after graduation, I needed to build a solid project with the latest technology as well as practice how to explain the code and its algorithm concisely and accurately. With his solid experience as a software engineer, he knows the best practice to implement features and make use of the latest libraries. With his intelligence and open-minded personality as a person, he will neatly explain the answer to my question with his rich vocabularies.
March 25, 2019
I attended two group lectures and workshops by Major. I liked them! The pace was quick and we were expected to be strongly focused and to complete several exercises during the session, which ensured we wouldn't absorb knowledge passively. Major was very careful to take comments into account to improve or modify his teaching materials. The lessons started with a high-level overview, which was helpful in putting them into context.
March 19, 2019
Major is a GREAT instructor! This is my 11-year old son's first attempt with Python (he has been doing Scratch) and Major does a great job engaging with him and adjusting as they go to give my son a great experience. He has also been patient with some of our tech issues (thank you Major)
My name is Virginia Brodie, and as a graphic designer and teacher, I bring my extensive knowledge of the graphic arts industry to each lesson, sharing years of practical, real-world experience in print and digital publishing. I am well known for patience, clarity, knowledge and friendliness.
I placed regularly in the top 5 highest rated trainers in the world between 06/07 until the "Congratulations, top-performing AATCs and ACIs!" program ended 09/09
I have a Bachelor Of Science in Computer Science. I have been programming since high school. Learning new technologies is my passion. I am a full time software developer in my day job so I know a thing or two about programming. I have also served in the executive board of Computer Science student organization during my undergrad career where I worked with different students and professors. I am also currently pursuing a Masters in Computer Science to learn more in depth knowledge. In my free time, I learn new languages, technologies and framework. Throughout my career I have worked with many different programming languages, web development tools and frameworks. I am also a Amazon Web Services certified cloud practitioner which validates my knowledge in cloud technology which is the hottest thing in the tech domain right now. I love sharin
g knowledge because when you share, both parties get benefited. I truly believe that only by teaching one can a become a subject matter expert while helping others.
Prottoy is very knowledgeable in the areas in which he teaches. He has very good understanding of programming logic using Java. I would recommend his classes to anyone who wants to get a good understanding of Java and how to code.
August 27, 2019
Prottoy is a very knowledgeable instructor and definitely knows the material well. Being from a finance background, learning programming is important as it is the future of the industry. Learning technical skills takes some time, but Prottoy made it easier for me to grasp and explained concepts very well. Would definitely recommend to any beginner learning programming for the first time!
"David really made sure I got the proper instruction and support to achieve my goals. I recommend using him any time you have a need for dedicated help tha
t is all good with no negitive nonsense!"
"The session was a nice beginning with lots of basic foundation information about QB. Look forward to the next session."
"Very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Highly recommend her."
"My daughter had her first lesson and Etana is great! Very clear with her instructions and engaging. My daughter is off and running and looking forward to
her next lessons!"
"Stellar Instructor --- Very knowledgeable and able to provide clear instructions. Makes learning an ease!"
"Really could not possibly be more pleased.
Outstanding, outstanding in every way."
"Joanne is a great teacher - very knowledgable, easy to approach, she always follows through, always on time, explains everything well, answers questions,
available for help with homework if needed. For the first class, she sent all materials and downloads beforehand with clear instructions so we won't spend time on it during class, that was very helpful. Thanks for your time and informative classes, Joanne."
"Great! I learned quite a bit and my instructor is fabulous!"
"A while back, I decided I wanted to start an investing blog. The problem was, I had no idea how to do it. I knew Word Press was one of the most popular
programs for building web sites, but that was about it. I was able to secure my URL and get a hosting service, but I soon learned that Word Press was not going to be something I could efficiently learn on my own. After having a couple false starts with other instructors, I found Etana, and she is fantastic. She listened to what I wanted to do, and today I have a web site, which includes a blog, and I am able to post blog articles and pictures and do many other updates to the site. My regular weekly lessons with Etana are coming to a close, but she's only a click away if (more likely WHEN) I run into the next obstacle and need some help."