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About Ian S.

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Jersey City, NJ

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About Ian
A lifelong musician and songwriter, Ian S. has extensive experience teaching guitar and piano to students age 3 and up both as a private music instructor and as a staff music instructor at the Institute of Music for Children. With 28 years of experience on the guitar and 32 years on piano, Ian has studied and performed with several award-winning music artists, and has written, recorded, and produced over one hundred songs. He plays and teaches a variety of styles on both the guitar and the piano, from classical to jazz to rock. Ian is patient, friendly, and loves sharing the gift of music.

Ian was the guitarist in the Princeton University Jazz Ensemble for 3 seasons, was selected from a nationwide pool of musicians to perform at a special music event at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and was the recipient of the New Jersey Gove
rnor's Award in Arts Education for the category of Instrumental Music.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am very laid back and friendly, and I want you or your child to be as comfortable as possible during our lessons. You or your child will develop confidence and musical intelligence. I will make your lessons fun, enjoyable, and effective. Boredom is not an option! Music is fun... let's keep it that way.

The teaching methods I use will be custom-tailored to your individual needs, personality and specific musical goals. If it's guitar or piano you want to learn, I want to get you playing exactly what you want to be playing as soon as possible. That's what you're here for, and that's what I'm here for. I will make it happen. If it's songwriting that you want to learn, I will help you access that place inside of you that is dying to express itself creatively, and will teach you techniques to harness that energy and translate it successfully into musical expression.

You can expect to learn all the basics of music theory, proper playing techniques, improvisation and spontaneous musical expression, and I will help you develop your "ear" so you can figure out songs you like just by listening to them. This is all about you and your goals, and I want you to achieve them in a fun and engaging way.

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Living room: Upright piano, guitars, amps, keyboard, percussion

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I specialize in pop, rock, classical, jazz, blues, folk, fingerstyle (guitar), etc. I also teach improvisation and songwriting, and try to develop the student's ear for figuring out songs they like on their own.
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Richard April 26, 2018
· Meditation · In studio
Ian possesses a great understanding of meditation and a calming presence.
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Aydin March 24, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Ian is great with kids and a great instructor. Our son is really into the lessons.
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Joseph February 20, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Ian is quick to understand the areas in which his student needs direction
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About Morgan M.

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Sisters, OR

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About Morgan
Whether your goals are to learn the basics before a vacation or to ace your next test, I can help! With degrees in Spanish, French, and Communication, I have the expertise to help you reach your goals, whatever they are. I've lived and studied abroad in both Spain and France, for a year each, which gives you a special edge in becoming confident in your language skills.
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Jeff M. April 28, 2014
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Morgan is an excellent instructor. He's given me the freedom in our lessons to choose topics that keep me interested and has used those topics to further my understanding of the language. Morgan seems to have a broad understanding of learning in general and applies his framework very well to our lessons. I'm basically cramming for an upcoming trip and Morgan is crafting our lessons to get me where I need to be to survive.
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Morgan M.

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About Georgina L.

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Downers Grove, IL
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About Georgina
An energetic and highly motivated individual dedicated to fostering personal and intellectual growth through foreign language teaching, via modern and eclectic methodologies of language learning, with emphasis on interaction, communication, and generating interest in foreign languages and cultures.
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Mike P. January 7, 2019
· Spanish · Online
I am a 62 year old person who had previously studied Spanish using Rosetta Stone and Duolingo. I started taking lessons with Georgina several years ago to provide a regular opportunity to engage in Spanish conversation. Our lessons have been free-flowing and she introduced me to a number of books written in Spanish which were not only helpful in further developing my knowledge of Spanish but were culturally enlightening as well. Georgina is easy to engage, a delightful person to know and an excellent instructor.
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Christopher March 14, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
Georgina is a native speaker with a clear, concise approach and dives right in. So far so good.
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Eddie K. July 25, 2017
· Spanish · In studio
Georgina is doing such a great job catering the Spanish lessons to the needs of each child per the goals that have been set. The lessons are fun and engaging and my boys really enjoy them.
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Georgina L.

Georgina L.

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New Orleans, LA
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About Céline
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I was born and raised in Paris and have been giving French lessons on Takelessons for two years now. Prior to that, I was a French teaching assistant at Tufts University, leading group conversations for undergraduate students. I now live in New Orleans where I am finishing my graduate degree in Anthropology.
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Katie July 30, 2018
· French · Online
I was nervous going into my first lesson, but Celine put me at ease right away. She promptly sent the lesson manual so I can begin the written exercises for next week's class. Can't wait! 😊
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Leigh July 10, 2018
· French · Online
Very patient!
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Aissulu June 23, 2018
· French · Online
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Céline E.

Céline E.

New Orleans, LA 70117
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About Anita W.

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Dallas, TX
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About Anita
Through the last 9 years I cared for, tutored, and coached students ages 7-18 . I am a coach and sixth-seventh grade English Language Arts teacher. I am also director of Excellence Rising LLC basketball skills program. Majored in Education and Coaching at Hardin-Simmons University as I assisted the coaching program there as well. I have a certification in English Language Arts that assists in tutoring others in writing as well. I am also a prior athlete. I understand that once in awhile people could use a little help to develop. I look forward to assisting following up and possibly assisting you.
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Joseph and Stephanie July 17, 2018
· Basketball · In studio
Ms. Williams provided excellent and professional service. My sons's progress and development from week to week with their skills and drills, improved tremendously under her guidance. Anita Williams is professional, patient and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend her services.
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KeLynne July 16, 2018
· Basketball · In home
My brother’s basketball skills were taken to the next level with Ms. Williams. We have seen great improvement over the past year and are extremely satisfied with the coaching and ethic she encourages in them. I would definitely recommend her services to anyone looking to enroll their child in one on one skills lessons.
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About Bruno B.

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Austin, TX

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Experienced teacher and performer from Austin, Texas. I am a UT Austin Graduate (BA English with honors, BM Voice Performance with honors; minor in Creative writing), receiving scholarships in both fields. I have taught private voice for 6 years and taught 8th Grade English for 2 years. Currently a freelance voice teacher and performer, singing bossa nova, opera, baroque music, and concert repertoire throughout Texas.
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Jacob M. January 14, 2019
· Singing · In home
My son was excited to have a real singer as an instructor, and hasn't stopped bouncing and singing scales since! We're looking forward to growing with Mr. B's help!
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Philip October 21, 2018
· English · In studio
I hired Bruno to help me comprehend my book for class. He showed up and genuinely cared that I was getting it. He showed me a note taking idea that to me seemed that if I just wrote a couple of ideas down I’d go back and know where I was as far as going back and studying. He asked if I needed to write this point down and basically showed how to do the job. Great work.
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Harley October 17, 2018
· Classical Voice · In studio
Mr. Barbosa is a very outgoing person who always checks in on his students before we begin the lesson. At the
beginning of the lesson, we start with warm-ups so our voice is
ready to sing high or low notes. When you first start with Mr. Bar-
bosa, he will have you sing multiple songs and scales so he can
learn your vocal range. Mr. Barbosa makes sure that you understand
the content and if you don't, he is helpful and explains it in a way we
can comprehend. Lessons are a great way to improve your singing.
I’m becoming more comfortable performing in front of my peers.
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About Jasmine H.

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Fairfax, VA
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Hi I am Yasmin in Arabic which means flower .My bachelor's in biology .In my free time I like to teach arabic for beginners, you will be able to speak and write in as little as one month or less.
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Jasmine H.

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About Caroline S.

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Long Beach, CA
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About Caroline
I have been a teacher in the Los Angeles area since 1995. Born in California, I moved to Washington as a child, but returned here to the Golden State to go to Occidental College in Los Angeles. I moved to Long Beach in 2002, where I opened my own ESL program in 2011, through our church community center.

As a native Californian, I love our diverse and energetic state, and especially the international vibe of Southern California. My husband's family is Japanese, but my whole family speaks Spanish, and we make tamales and pozole for Christmas! I also love languages and translation, so teaching English naturally became my profession.

Teaching is my joy and delight. In more than 20 years of teaching, with thousands of students passing through my classroom, I honestly know that everyone can learn English. I work hard to plan lessons, create
my own projects and exercises to fit my students, and to constantly improve the quality of my curriculum and skills. For this reason, I use many different activities and styles of teaching in a single lesson. In one hour you might practice conversation, play a vocabulary game, write paragraphs, do dictation, practice speaking on the phone, and more.

Learning a language is an adventure, and it should never, ever be boring. It's a challenge, but one of the most exciting you'll ever experience.
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Caroline S.

Caroline S.

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About Courtney D.

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Denton, TX

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My name is Courtney DiMarco, I’m 18 years old and one of my strongest passions is making music, whether it be through flute, piccolo, or conducting. I was a member of my high school’s Wind Ensemble on flute and piccolo and I made All-Region a few times. I was Drum Major my senior year and I was also one of the top auditoning conductors at one of the Phantom Regiment audition camps. In addition to music, I am a Deaf Education major at TWU. I took three years of ASL in high school and was a TA for ASL 1 my senior year. I am a member of CAID at TWU and use sign as my secondary language often.
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Courtney D.

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About Brooke M.

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I am currently a PhD student studying epidemiology and infectious disease. I've worked all over the world and am comfortable with lots of different people. I am happy to tailor my lessons to how you learn. I love helping those studying increase their knowledge and succeed!
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Brooke M.

Brooke M.

New Orleans, LA 70118
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