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Glenda J.

Madison Heights, MI

About Glenda

After studying at Cass Tech High School and Wayne State University in MI, I have enjoyed teaching privately, in groups, and at churches, I have performed vocally and instrumentally throughout the US and in 8 foreign countries, and taught at public, charter, and private schools. It is important to tailor each lesson to a student's individual needs and ability to ensure that their experience is as rewarding as possible!

*** Lesson Details ***
You will learn to play with ease and proficiency while learning the Music Theory that supports your playing. You will also receive ear training, which
will make learning more rapid, and more thorough.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio with piano, organ, and sound system; parents can sit in on lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
When needed, I provide printed learning supplements or in e-mail. The student should have his/her own instrument, so they can practice regularly.

*** Specialties ***
Gospel, Classical, Pop, Inspirational, Sacred, Wedding, etcetera
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Don W. November 25, 2016
Organ · Online
Verified Student
First lesson went well - all appears to be just what I want to learn and looking forward to the journey.
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Ali J. August 12, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
She's good
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Jasalyn S. September 28, 2015
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Definitely keeps the kids engaged and is quick to suggest a different activity to help adjust something else, for instance my daughter s having trouble keeping the bow straight in her movements and Glenda was quick to think of a few different ways to help
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Glenda J.

Glenda J.

Madison Heights, MI 48071
(8)
starting at
$23 / 30-min
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Kathy B.

Detroit, MI

About Kathy

I am a patient, enthusiastic teacher in the following areas: piano, violin, cello, drums, music history, and music theory. I have taught vocal and instrumental music in both Catholic and Public schools, and in after-school programs, for 20 years, and have been giving private lessons for 9 years. I enjoy teaching music to all age students, and especially enjoy watching my students grow in their music ability.

I received my Bachelor of Arts from Marygrove College in Detroit in Language Arts with minors in Music Education and History,and my Masters Degree from Wayne State University in Educati
on with emphasis on English as a Second Language and Sign Language for the Deaf. I have studied Music Education for K-5 at Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan.

*** Lesson Details ***
Piano: All students start out learning both Treble and Bass Clefs, and their lines and spaces. Each student then starts to learn their major scales with both right and left hand for piano. They also learn the note values, and are able to put them together in a song. I use Michael Aaron curriculum, which takes in all of the above and their technique lessons. I use all the Michael Aaron Book One, Lessons, Theory, Technic, and Performance Books for any student that is age 6 and above and I would ask that parents would buy them from Anderson Music in Dearborn, Michigan as well as any other lesson books listed below before they come to my home for lessons.

Cello: Using String Builder and Strictly Strings, the students learn the bass clef, lines and spaces, scales, and songs. Students will learn how to hold their bow correctly.I have played cello in the Waterford New Horizons Concert Band for over six years. I have also been the only cellist they have as a member of the band.

Violin: Using String Builder and Strictly Strings, students will learn lines and spaces of the treble clef, note values, major scales, and songs. Students will learn how to hold their bow correctly.

Drums: Using Rockin’ Rhythm Raps, and using drum pads instead of drums, students will learn the correct way to hold drum sticks and the rhythms of all the notes in the treble and bass clefs. They will also learn songs to play.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Upright piano w/ seating for parents

*** Specialties ***
I enjoy teaching beginners in any area, because then you can see how far they have come at the end of the year.
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Robert Bilenchi October 27, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Kathy has worked wonders with my piano lessons. In about a year and half of lessons Kathy has added scales and exercises along with musical selections designed to enhance specific skills, plus has worked with me on select piano works which I find interesting and challenging. My abilities and quality of playing been steadily improving. She is always positive and uplifting yet she still can point out areas of playing quality which require work. She gears lessons and advancement of difficulty to my specific rate of improvement. I couldn't ask for better and and am looking forward to continued progress over time for my improved musicianship.
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Robert May 23, 2016
Piano · In studio
Kathy is a patient and creative teacher who has provided me with continuous improvement in my piano playing through the application of music theory and basic piano exercises such as scales and arpeggios plus piano pieces which challenge and improve my ability. She has produced a marked improvement in my piano playing over the course of my lessons and I look forward to continuing that with her for the future.
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Kirk K. March 9, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I really enjoy my lessons with Kathy. She is extremely patient with me and times the time to explain the lesson plan in detail and is very specific. Kathy is very knowledgeable of music in general and would highly recommend her to others who have the desire to learn the piano and I enjoy working with her!
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Kathy B.

Detroit, MI 48228
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$42 / 45-min
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Chenyu Z.

Madison Heights, MI

About Chenyu

Hi there! Thanks for visiting my profile :)

During May 2016, nine of the children I teach performed in a recital at Evola Music Center. Parents and families really enjoyed this event so I will host another recital January 2017 at the Piano Place in Troy.

I have a Master's degree in Social Work and love building relationships with clients and empowering people. I currently still take piano & drum lessons from accomplished music teachers to continue learning techniques to pass on to my students...I believe a great teacher never stops being a student.

**I no longer travel to students' h
omes for lessons, so please choose the option to take lessons at my apartment/studio. Thanks!**

I look forward to hearing from you,
Chenyu
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Anish G. October 8, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Chenyu was an amazing instructor
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Mo September 19, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
She is great!
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Caleb C. September 17, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Great start. Very patient
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Chenyu Z.

Chenyu Z.

Madison Heights, MI 48071
(13)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Valentina S.

Birmingham, MI

About Valentina

Hello everyone!I am Italian mother tongue and I have been teaching Italian for the past 3 years. While in college I acquired my Master's degree in Architecture from the Polytechnic of Turin. Currently I live in the Detroit and I would love to continue my passion for my Italian heritage by showing it off to others that lives here as well. I am available to teach: Italian history, Language, Architecture, Document translation from Italian to English and from English to Italian as well as anything else you need to know about the Italian culture!! As far as my teaching experience goes, I have prev
iously tutored English and Italian for young students ranging in age from elementary school to young adults. I teach in person and online as well. I like to teach using books, photographs and videos and prepare sheets with lesson of grammar and exercises. I’m very open minded and according to your preference I can organize the best lessons for you.
Have a nice day!
Buona giornata!
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French · Online
Had done 3-4 online courses with Valentina before a vacation to France. Lessons were helpful and enjoyable.
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Carnell August 8, 2016
Spanish · In home
Verified Student
My son enjoyed his beginner's Spanish lesson. Valentina was thorough and concise. She even provided him with homework for the week. Great experience.
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Dawn P. April 28, 2016
Italian · Online
Verified Student
Had my first lesson with Valentina. I really enjoyed her method of teaching. She is patient and very enjoyable.
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Valentina S.

Valentina S.

Troy, MI 48084
(15)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Qinyue E.

Troy, MI

About Qinyue

Hi Everyone,
My name is Qinyue(Fiona).
I'm a Chinese native speaker experienced in teaching Mandarin.
I'm very interested in teaching Mandarin to foreigners and hope to be a friend with someone who is interested in Chinese or Chinese culture.Then we can share the ideas, different thoughts.I very much appreciate your interest in China, and it makes me have pride of my country.I can recommend a textbook, or we can work from the one you already have.
I offer reading, writing, listening and speaking lessons as well as specialized one-on-one conversation practice to improve confidence and flu
ency.
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Sarah November 17, 2015
Chinese · Online
Really helpful teacher. Answered all of my questions and explained things very clearly. She is good at teaching in a clear and understandable manner and that makes it easier for me to understand the lesson. She is also good at encouraging me to practice more and that helps me to get better in a short amount of time.
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Fiona T. November 17, 2015
Chinese · Online
I took beginner lessons to learn Mandarin with Fiona. She is very patient and well prepared. She is also flexible in varying the lesson plan if there are other areas you are interested in. Overall, would recommend and look forward to taking more lessons with Fiona in the future.
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Qinyue E.

Qinyue E.

Troy, MI 48084
(2)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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