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About Thomas G.

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Kansas City, MO

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Thomas began playing the piano when he was three, had a private teacher at age seven, and studied in high school at Jordan College of Music, Butler University. When he began his music studies at Ball State University, he learned that he could also sing! He earned his Master’s degree at University of Bridgeport, and returned to Ball State for a Doctor of Arts in Voice. His postgraduate education continued winning a fellowship at Aspen Music Festival (Fiora Contino, Margaret Hillis and Charlene Archibeque), Clare College Cambridge (where his teachers included John Rutter, Sir David Willcocks and Stephen Cleobury), The Britten-Pears School (Hugues Cuenod) and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to Mozart’s Worlds in Vienna.

Thomas shared that studying at Clare College Cambridge, deciding to remain in London, and
teaching at the Hall Mead School gave him an opportunity to broaden his horizons. He developed a close relationship with British composer Dal Strutt, who composed several pieces for his voice and sang premieres of Strutt’s work at the Greenwich Festival, the British Music Information Center, All Saints Society, Essex, and other venues around London. The guitarist Martin Vishnick invited him to sing songs by the Renaissance English composers John Dowland and Thomas Campion on his recitals. Thomas performed as soloist with the Capella Singers, Ramsey Singers, and the Pink Singers, as their soloist in West Berlin for Hans Eisler’s “Die Mutter.”

Thomas sang the first performances of John Rutter’s “Shadows” for voice and guitar, with guitarist Ramona Hartmetz in Kansas City as well as Rutter’s “Mass for the Children” with the Philharmonia of Kansas City. He served as baritone soloist for Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, KC, and on tour in Salzburg, Paris, Florence, Westminster Abbey and the cathedrals of Christchurch, St. Mary’s, Southwell, Ely, St. Patrick’s, St. Davids, Birmingham, Wells, Bristol, Worcester, Exeter and Norwich.

After singing opera throughout his college years, his first ‘professional’ opera was “Die Fledermaus” at New Haven Opera. Lyric Opera Kansas City hired Thomas in 1981 for the chorus of “Fidelio” and the rest is history! One hundred plus shows, and counting!

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I am a laid back teacher with a great sense of humor. You will also learn a lot of music theory and music history from me! My lessons begin with some training in reading music (Music Theory) and I suggest that you purchase Alfred's Music Theory Volume One or Two depending on your level of understanding.

After refreshing your music reading and rhythm skills, we will listen to you sing and begin to vocalize. I will develop exercises just for you, to help you develop your voice, making it stronger and more flexible.

When you have warmed up your voice with vocal exercises, we will work together on the music you wish to learn. It could be a song, an aria, a Broadway or Opera aria, or a religious piece.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Large 30 foot living room with two pianos, music stands, keyboard, couches, seating area.
Mac computer, multiple cameras and great sound system.

*** Specialties ***
Classical Bel Canto (beautiful voice) style, operatic singing, Broadway style, Art Songs (Lieder in French, German and Italian.)
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Jo Ann September 20, 2017
· Singing · In home
He may be good if you want to sing opera. I just didn't connect with him and his 'Style' of teaching. I was looking for more current music and that was where a very large disconnect was.
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Jocelyn B. April 5, 2017
· Singing · In home
Right off the bat I could tell that my daughter will flourish with Dr. G. He is very encouraging while simultaneously effective at improving a weak nuance of her current skill set without making it feel like a negative critique. She is very excited to see what he can help her accomplish.
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Meta Evans July 21, 2015
· Singing · In studio
Awesome teacher! The good Dr. knows his stuff and has the credentials to prove it. If you want to improve your voice give him a try. You won't be disappointed.
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Kansas City, MO 64113
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About Katy M.

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Lawrence, KS
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I am a licensed Social worker with tutoring experience in and out of college. I have the most experience in tutoring Algebra and other math. I have a student now that I am helping with AP English who has dyslexia. I enjoy watching her grammar skills increase and her overall understanding of the concepts develop. I am great with any age individual and have the patience it takes to work with any kind of student (special needs included).

I believe that people learn the best when they understand the meaning and logic behind what they are learning. When a student can see a pattern develop they develop an understanding that can be universally applied to many different areas of study and life circumstances. Learning is different then memorizing. It is especially important to understand the concepts behind the subject matter when pla
nning continue in a similar learning subject.

I like to prepare for tutoring sessions by reviewing the subject matter in direct correlation to what you are struggling with. This ensures that when we meet we are ready to effectively and efficiently improve your knowledge and clarify any confusion.
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Kim November 3, 2017
· ACT · In studio
I learned so much from the way that Katy showed me how do prep the right way for the ACT. The little tips stuck in my head and I increased my ACT score by 5 points!!
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Katy M.

Katy M.

Lawrence, KS 66044
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About Claudia C.

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Orlando, FL

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I got my bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics in my country Colombia. Since 2006, I have been teaching. I love to be a teacher and I love Spanish. I would like to help others to learn it in an easy way and at the same time enjoy the class. I am very proud of my students specially because they want to communicate with hispanic people and they want to understand the language.
I have a lot of patience with everybody, so take your time and don’t be afraid to ask questions. As a teacher I am very passionate with my work which means I am taking this very seriously. My goal is that my students will be able to speak the language well. Most of my students have learned how to read Spanish in a month and most of my students have been able to have basic conversations
in three months. It also depends on the student’s dedication to learn Sp
anish. I will do my best for my part and the rest is you.
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Anastasia September 19, 2018
· Spanish · Online
I wrote my first review over a year ago. I would like to write another one to say that Claudia is a great teacher. I have been taking classes with her for a while now and I can see the results. She helped me improve my Spanish a lot. She is a very responsible teacher who can keep you motivated and engaged. She offers lots of learning materials so that you are able to practice different skills. I am so glad that I found her. She makes learning Spanish easy! Anastasia
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David August 28, 2018
· Spanish · In home
Claudia is such an excellent instructor, I feel very fortunate to learn from her. She works at my pace, communicates really well and provides detailed instructions in helping me understand every aspect of the language. It's only been 2 months and not only can I read Spanish well but I can also make basic conversation when I go places. I'm very pleased I highly recommend her!
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Nichollas August 13, 2018
· Spanish · Online
I had previously taken another professor and Claudia is leaps and bounds better. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to take Spanish lessons.
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Claudia C.

Claudia C.

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About Jane (Zhenya) M.

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Oxnard, CA

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About Jane (Zhenya)
I was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia and have always had an immense love for languages and cultures of the world. I found that diving into a new language and culture is one of the most incredible, joyful, compassionate and meaningful paths to discovering the world. All the while, rediscovering one’s own unique interests and curiosities. It’s always surprising and rewarding in ways we can’t foresee.

As a longtime, professional independent instructor, I never imagined where my languages and creative work would lead me and the wonderful folks I encountered along the way.

It’s been a journey of incredible variety.

I had the amazing opportunity to create and teach the first Russian, French and Italian classes to children in public elementary schools all around Oxnard. I was invited to teach French and Italian classes i
n the Ventura College Community Education, Russian immersion program for the U.S. Government and English to a team of international entrepreneurs and their families.

This work and my students inspired a joyful dedication to creating live video classes. I discovered that it’s a special, interactive and awesome platform into the world and I love seeing it grow.

I look forward to working with you and supporting you on your language journey.

Till then,

Zhenya
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Julia September 1, 2018
· ESL · Online
Wow… Incredible first English class with Zhenya!!!! I'm sincere impressed and touched. I never before write long review, but my teacher, this wonderful platform and future wonderful students deserve.
Zhenya is treasure as teacher. One of kind... She's so gifted, kind, so clear and just... AWESOME. Her love for language (she's amazing at multiple), music and learning unbelievable… They combines with her absolute professionalism, skill and dedication to students who dreams of learn or sincere need support. She actually professional private teacher for such many years, something I think rare. She just new to this unique company and look forward to work with students here.

Also, this was my first video class. I didn’t know what expect and was bit nervous and excited. I'm impressed by this wonderful platform. I just wanted to give chance and is so simple, professional and creative.

And in only bit over half hour, I left so refreshed and inspired from Zhenya, Jane. I still not believe. She communicate warmly with me before about my journey with English and my wishes. She came prepare with amazing, fun dialogue about travel for us to share and enjoy. From there, we learn SO much. She meet each student just where they are, even if they not sure how to begin. I think it’s so special. She knew what I wish to learn as we go along. Today was my pronunciation and idioms, she teach me fun tricks to remember forever and I just feel so comfortable and free speak and read. She so patient and creates so warm atmosphere. The best part, she so cares and believe in you and her creating amazing learning experience together.
Cannot describe how I can't wait till next class!!!! I so inspired to study and enjoy learning between classes even with my so busy life. Thank you, dear dear Zhenya and the guys in Take Lessons. Unbelievable.
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About Jessie Z.

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Overland Park, KS
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I am a native Chinese. I did public speech at least once a year for couple years during school. I have taught some Americans about basic Chinese grammar, and i understand the process of learning a second language. I deeply understand the difference between learning Chinese and English, I can make any plans based on your needs, basic communication, reading, grammar, or whatever you need.

I would help you find the best learning way yourself more than just giving you the basic advice. I would help you how to use your mouth to pronouns words correctly more than just letting you imitate. Besides, if you want to know some business skills like PPT, EXCEL and so on, i also could offer the help.
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Erin December 4, 2017
· Mandarin Chinese · In home
Jessie is such a joy to work with. She is patient with those she instructs. She helps students enjoy the process of learning not only the language but also the culture in which it resides.
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Jack November 7, 2017
· Mandarin Chinese · In home
She is a very patient and responsible Chinese teacher
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Mel November 5, 2017
· Mandarin Chinese · In home
I would highly recommend Jessie for anyone wanting to learn the Chinese language! She is a native speaker so you will learn accurate pronunciation and grammar. Not only that she is very patient, encouraging, and challenges your thinking! If you want to learn Chinese, don't miss this opportunity! Jessie is the right choice for you!
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Jessie Z.

Jessie Z.

Overland Park, KS 66210
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About Ashli A.

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Riverdale, GA
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Hi! My name is Ashli Adams and I have been a professional actress for over 20 years. I have several professional (TV/Film) credits and I have been in over 20 stage plays. In addition to my professional career, I have been studying acting for over 15 years and hold a bachelors degree in theatre acting from The California Institute of the Arts.

I began coaching and directing actors about 10 years ago. I can teach any age (5+) and any experience level, though, having been a child actor myself, I connect especially well with kid and teen actors. My teaching methods are rooted in several different techniques (method, Uta Hagen, Stanislavsky) but overall, my approach is one that immerses the actor in their work fully. Our sessions will engage your mind, body, and spirit with the hopes that you will become a well rounded and captivating arti
st and performer.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

"Have a belief in yourself that is bigger than anyone's disbelief"- August Wilson
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Ashli A.

Ashli A.

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About Ryan B.

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Lawrence, KS
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I am an English teacher with a background in Linguistics. I love languages, cultures and people from all over and I enjoy getting to know my students on a level that feels both professional and personal.

By choosing to take a lesson with me you would be skipping the difficulties that come from traditional classes like lack of talking time, uninteresting topics or non-applicable English. Here you will learn real world English in realistic contexts.

I graduated college with a Bachelor's in Linguistics and a minor in Anthropology in May 2018. In August 2018 I received my 140hr CELTA certification. CELTA is the highest level of certification possible for TEFL teachers and you can ensure you are receiving the best education possible.
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Thomas September 12, 2018
· ESL · Online
He was very knowledgeable! His personality was warm and inviting, recommend him to everyone!
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Sofia September 12, 2018
· ESL · In studio
Ryan was a great teacher!
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Christina September 12, 2018
· ESL · Online
Ryan is a colleague of mine who is a very gifted instructor. I also studied Teaching English as a Second Language. I would recommend him highly. He is patient, empathetic and very intelligent.
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Ryan B.

Ryan B.

Lawrence, KS 66047
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About Andrew S.

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Kansas City, MO

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I am a professional Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Saxophone instrumentalist. I graduated from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Management Information Systems with a Minor in Oboe Performance.

Students learning Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Saxophone can expect to improve week to week in their technique. Every voice has a unique timbre; I teach students to release built up tension and apply foundational techniques in order to unlock their own individual sound. I can help any student to play Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Saxophone with freedom, confidence, and expression.

I teach Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Saxophone students of all different ages and experience levels. I studied Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Saxophone for 20 plus years. I can teach students to read music and pursue classical excelle
nce and pop music, depending on the goals and preference of the student.

I have played professionally with Navy Band Mid-South of Memphis, Tennessee for four years and played with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Repertory Orchestra, Corinth Symphony Orchestra. I've played with the pit orchestras of Theatre Memphis, Playhouse on the Square, Germantown Community Theatre, DeSoto Family Theatre, University of Memphis Musical Theatre, Harrell Theatre and many more.

As a professional, I currently play Clarinet in the Kansas City Wind Symphony, play in the pit orchestras of Musical Theatre Heritage, Barn Players and Mid-Life Players .

I firmly believe that great technique is essential to any and every style. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician!
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Andrew S.

Andrew S.

Kansas City, MO 64156
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