Kensington Language Lessons

Looking for private in-home or in-studio lessons? Our Kensington teachers are ready to get you started. Find your teacher today!

Featured On

How it Works

From finding the perfect teacher to managing payments, scheduling and tracking your progress, we take care of all the details, so you can focus on learning. Learn More

Search for a teacher

Compare hundreds of teachers based on the criteria that matter to you, including background checks, age and experience.

Schedule your lessons

When you've found the perfect match, schedule your lessons online using the teacher's real-time availability.

Connect with your teacher

Your teacher will welcome you with a personalized curriculum to meet your specific goals and you'll be able to manage your entire schedule through our free online account.

Can't find a teacher in Kensington?

No problem. Our online lesson platform connects you with any teacher, anywhere. All you need is a reliable Internet connection, a webcam and a microphone.

Convenient

Zero travel time is great for a busy schedule.

Affordable

Typically priced lower than local lessons.

Effective

Online students stick with lessons as long as local students.

Learn More

Language Lesson Reviews from Students

Students are raving about their Language instructors on TakeLessons. Check out some of these recent reviews.

And they're not alone!

Our teachers have taught

1 , 8 9 8 , 4 8 2

lessons and counting!

Popular Language Instructors near Kensington

Check out some of our most popular teachers near Kensington including Silver Spring, Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Garrett Park and Suburb Maryland Fac.

Showing 5 of 35 results View More

About Jackson C.

Close
Profile_88153_pi_B%26W%20HS
Takoma Park, MD

View Full Profile
About Jackson
Jackson Coaching Studio
Welcome to the Jackson Coaching Studio! It pleases me to welcome you as a valued student. My job as your instructor/coach is to ensure that my students get the best knowledge and skills. I teach the following lessons:* Voice lessons * English * Spanish * Public Speaking * Piano for beginners and revisiting...

I advocate a dynamic variety of approaches to your learning styles and trends. My interest is in the study of voice production; functionality, style/approach, health, and stage presence and as a result, my students are empowered with useful to
ols to reach their goals, confront and overcome common oppositions.

I am a PROCESS teacher. Everything in life is a process. Therefore, as a PROCESS teacher, I believe in beginning every first lesson with all of the information (I plan to teach) as a preview. Immediately (upon the next lesson) followed by my teaching methods:

My teaching methods fall into these four categories: (D.A.D.E.)
• Discovery- Gathering relevant and resourceful information of voice functionality.
• Application- Putting technical skills to use and knowledge of when to use them.
• Development- Process learning- Changes cause/effects and as a result, progress, production, and promise. “Trust the process.”
• Execute- To bring forth, carry out, and perform!

Process teaching and learning is a specific teaching style that not only empowers the students to feel confident about their craft, it also gives the students useful skills that can be applied to REAL "time-life" scenarios. This reinforcement confirms that the students have indeed learned what they've hired me for and more.

By signing up for voice lessons with Jackson, you will become a V.I.P. member. What is a VIP member? V.I.P. members have the inside opportunities to learn “singer secrets!” (Vowels, Interpretations and Pept-talk).
• Vowels- Two different approaches: Spoken and Sung
• Interpretation- A stylistic approach that best explains or makes sense of. Your explanation for your creativeness.
• P.E.P.T.-Talk (Details in your lesson)

Note:
1. The most important thing for singers/musicians/language students is that they train their ears. Why? Because 90% of what you'll learn is by what you recall from hearing/listening.
2. ENVIRONMENT- is key to your learning. It's important for you to surround yourself around the very things that you're learning.

Once you sign up, you’ll receive a questionnaire. The information you provide is vital because it shapes and designs your learning curriculum.

Bio: From Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Born October 15th, 1974) is an American singer, songwriter, arranger, and producer. Notable instruments are the piano and percussion. Jackson is one of Washington, DC’s prominent male vocalists. His voice is recognized as; beautiful light lyrical-pure tone, fine diction, long phrasing and an extended high range. He is also known for his work within the concert/recital repertoires around the Washington, DC Metropolitan areas and performances with the Symphonic Orchestra of Northern Virginia, Jeff Dokken, conductor.

Jackson credits himself as a Pop Inspirational singer. “Music to touch, move, and inspire.”- Jackson C.
Jackson has experience working with youth and adults in churches, and privately. He has taught music and accompanied the production "KIDS" at the Kelsie Collie Children's Musical Experience.
His music education studies hail from; University of the District of Columbia,- Washington, DC, Oberlin Conservatory under Richard Miller,- Oberlin, OH, and Shenandoah University Conservatory under Dr. Kathryn Green,- Winchester, VA with an emphasis in Voice Pedagogy (CCM) Contemporary Commercial Music. His professional music career began (Spring 2009) in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. Jackson is fortunate to have had a career built on “word of mouth” via his fans and supporters. Often, he is called upon to sing for; weddings, funerals, private parties, churches, recitals etc. Words and phrases that best describe Jackson's vocal performances are: (G.R.I.P.) Graceful, Refreshing, Inspiring, and Powerful.

*** Specialties ***
Pop, Inspirational, Gospel, Rhythm & Blues (R&B), Classical, Contemporary Jazz, some musical theater.

"Trust the process! Everything in life began and ends with a process."- B. Jackson Caesar

Languages: (English & Spanish)
My interest in the Hispanic language, its apparatus, style/approach, and culture as it pertains to the ever growing population and bilingualism around the Americas. My desire is to engage the students in the discovery and appreciation of the lingual- romantic tongues.

Spanish:
Countries visited; Mexico and Peru.
I can guarantee that within a few months you'll feel confident and sure that you're conversation- ready to Speak Spanish. Therefore, if you're preparing a trip to a Spanish speaking country, you’ll find Peruvian Castellano pronunciation straightforward and as good as any other, with few of the dropped letters or peculiarities found in some other countries.

English (As a second language)
I enjoy helping other’s learn the complexities of the English language. English is indeed a hard tongue to grasp however; it’s not difficult once you understand its secrets. (Phonetic learning)

Acting Coach: I advocate a dynamic variety of approaches to your learning styles and trends. My interest is in the study of voice production; functionality, style/approach, health, and stage presence and as a result, my students are empowered with useful tools to reach their goals, confront and overcome common oppositions.
...
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Andy De January 10, 2017
Verified Student · Music Performance · In studio
Jackson is talented and patient, and really makes you feel like this is doable no matter what your skill or ability.
Thumb_99275_pi_Kindra
Kindra January 9, 2017
Verified Student · Piano · In home
My daughter is taking the lessons and she is so happy with Jackson. I don't think we could have picked a better teacher. Just with that one lesson, she's excited about the homework he's given her and looking forward to working with him in the future. Thanks C. Jackson
Silhouette-80
Delante D. January 5, 2017
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
Jackson was my first piano/voice instructor and the only one I'll ever use. His innovative methods of teaching piano and voice are great for anyone to learn, no matter your skill level! Jackson's lessons took me further over the course of a few months than I would have gotten on my own in years. By far the best piano and voice teacher the DMV has to offer!
View More
View Profile
Jackson C.

Jackson C.

Takoma Park, MD 20912
(26)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

About Rachel M.

Close
Profile_75012_pi_20150603_192844
Rockville, MD
View Full Profile
About Rachel
I have tutored students ranging in age from eight to forty-eight. I specialize in English, history and test prep.
...
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Raquel R. January 16, 2017
Verified Student · SAT · In home
Very straight forward. When you need to she'll slow down and explain how this is the answer.
Silhouette-80
Raquel R. January 15, 2017
Verified Student · SAT · In home
Very straight forward. When you need to she'll slow down and explain how this is the answer.
Silhouette-80
Mary August 9, 2015
· English · In home
Rachel is a very good tutor and has helped our son with both English and World Studies. She is able to help our son stay focused and complete his assignments in a thorough and timely manner. Rachel is very professional.
View More
View Profile
Rachel M.

Rachel M.

Rockville, MD 20850
(3)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

About Megan T.

Close
Profile_63814_pi_Megan%20Thomas
Washington, DC
View Full Profile
About Megan
Hi, there! My name is Megan and I can't wait to meet you! I've just started teaching private lessons this year, but have previously been a coach, substitute teacher, and in my day to day job I work with and advise college students. I love helping my students see the big picture, break down the necessary steps that will lead them towards success, and help them understand things in a way that makes sense to them.

I went to the College of Wooster (OH) and earned a degree in History in 2008. I also attended George Washington University and earned a masters in Education & Human Development (conc
entration in Higher Education Administration) in 2014.

I'm personable, upbeat, and even a little silly at times. My teaching style is encouraging, communicative, and fun. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
...
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Jordan M. March 23, 2015
· European History · In home
I usually do everything I can to help my 3rd grade daughter with her school work. However, I had a pretty big deadline for work coming up, and didn't have the time to devote to help my daughter study for her test on ancient Greece (especially as she kept juxtaposing it with the Roman Empire!) that I would've liked. Enter Megan.

Coordinating the specifics, Megan was super communicative and was punctual, arriving on time for our appointment. My daughter is not always the best at staying engaged for a long period of time, but Megan did a great job of keeping her interested and finding ways to help my daughter retain the information. They ended up making a digital comic book about Greece using Lego characters and a shoe box. I have never seen my daughter so excited about learning. I think I might have to have work deadlines more often!
Thumb_66238_pi_IMG_6629
Emma Q. March 19, 2015
· ·
I recently participated in a service trip to New York City where Megan served as our staff learning partner. She did a wonderful job of guiding us during the service activities and facilitating meaningful reflections following our work. Whenever we spoke with leaders of the organizations we volunteered at, Megan asked questions that furthered our knowledge of the organization and what they do. She was completely engaged in every aspect of the trip, and she made herself available to talk with us about anything we wanted to discuss. She also extended this invitation beyond the trip, and assured us that she would remain available should we ever wish to reach out to her on a professional or personal level. Furthermore, she did an incredible job of guiding our group of 14 through the complicated NYC subway system! Megan is incredibly responsible, mature, and knowledgeable, and I am very grateful to have spent my spring break getting to know her!
Silhouette-80
Anne G. February 27, 2015
· English · In home
Megan was a joy to work with. She came to our home to assist my son who was struggling in his AP English class. Not only did she help him gain a better grasp on the literature (The Once and Future King and some Shakespeare), she worked patiently with him to hone his writing skills and improve upon his study skills. The study and organizational tips Megan offered him have helped him improve in other classes. She was punctual and responsive and my son really enjoyed working with her - it was also a great perk that Megan offered lacrosse-filled study breaks.
View More
View Profile
Megan T.

Megan T.

Washington, DC 20015
(3)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

About Naomi K.

Close
Profile_67355_pi_naomiphoto
Washington, DC

View Full Profile
About Naomi
I was originally born in Cincinnati, Ohio in a large family (youngest of nine kids), and we all attended Catholic schools... this is where I started learning Spanish. I have studied it (and English Literature) for many years, then eventually won a scholarship to study/travel in Mexico for six months. I returned from Mexico fluent, graduated from college with honors in language and Humanities, then decided to go live in Washington, DC to use that language. I got into corporate training, working 10 years at Fannie Mae as I traveled to 38 of the 50 states to help them train banks on their fina
ncial systems. I later began working in healthcare, and got certified as an interpreter AND as an Instructional Designer. I have designed educational programs ever since at hospitals, schools, educational centers, retail organizations, and with higher education (now at GWU). My hobbies include speaking Spanish, swimming, listening to jazz, playing with my daughter and my beagle.
...
Reviews
Thumb_76828_pi_charlies%20angel
Shawvan B. April 5, 2016
Verified Student · Spanish · In home
If you are looking for a Spanish teacher look no further! Naomi is a very skilled and phenomenal teacher. I have taken her class for the last 10 months and I truly can see the progress I have made with her teaching style. She not only has set lessons from the book, but she will bring real-world examples such as food, newspapers, and music! I recently traveled to the Dominican Republic and I was amazed at how easily I was able to hold a conversation. The people there let me know that my Spanish was very good. It was definitely a compliment for me. I believe that a student is only as good as their teacher. Naomi is the right teacher!
Thumb_76828_pi_charlies%20angel
Shawvan B. July 20, 2015
Verified Student · Spanish · In home
Naomi really takes the time to go over with you the culture and language of the people. She setup a lesson plan for me and established goals. I love her teaching style and I feel like I'm taking the time to learn again. If you're looking for a teacher who knows her stuff she is it!
View More
View Profile
Naomi K.

Naomi K.

Washington, DC 20001
(2)
starting at
$50 / 30-min

About Erica W.

Close
Profile_92336_pi_AAEAAQAAAAAAAAVBAAAAJDdjYjMyNWNlLWE5ZTctNDA0My1iOWY2LTY1NWE1ODFmZDgxZg
Washington, DC

View Full Profile
About Erica
I am a recent graduate of University of Maryland, where I received my Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, in addition to my two B.A.s in French and Government and Politics. I have been playing piano for 17 years, accompanying for 6 years and teaching for 3 years. I am also able to help with basic to intermediate levels of music theory.

Additionally, I am able to tutor all levels of elementary, middle and high school, as well as undergraduate college level French. I have studied French for 12 years, and have gained experience in the language through living in Montreal, studying abroad i
n France, and living in a French immersion program for 3 years.
...
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Madison J. January 21, 2017
Verified Student · Piano · In home
Very good job of planning out next steps and practice material for student.
Thumb_57702915bc377_review_13179319_10154167322313718_6001759395122510134_n
Eirene June 26, 2016
· Piano · In studio
Erica is an excellent pianist and teacher and will be sure to listen to your needs while tailoring a lesson suited to your goals. She is extremely personable and dedicated to her craft. She works well with all age groups, from children to adults.
Silhouette-80
Aaron June 25, 2016
· Piano · In home
Erica is a great teacher. She is very patient and willing to work through my technique issues. I am able to choose some of the pieces I work on, while also working on some pieces she assigns me.
View More
View Profile
Erica W.

Erica W.

Washington, DC 20016
(3)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

Recent Language Articles from the Blog

Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned pro, check out the Language articles on our blog.

L'automne en France - French Vocabulary for Fall

L'automne en France - French Vocabulary for Fall

Are you surrounded by dead leaves and pumpkin spice lattes yet? If so, that means it's fall! Here, French teacher Mikayla S. is ready to spice up your fall with some wonderful French vocabulary... The End of Summer La rentrée (the start of the school year, which takes place September 1st each year) in France is a big deal. It signifies the end of summer and the return to work and school. The French are very lucky in that they usually have five weeks of paid vacation. Most French take th … Read More

L'automne en France - French Vocabulary for Fall
Are you surrounded by dead leaves and pumpkin spice lattes yet? If so, that means it's fall! Here, French teacher Mikayla S. is ready to spice up your fall with some wonderful French vocabulary... The End of Summer La rentrée (the start of the school year, which takes place September 1st each year) in France is a big deal. It signifies the end of summer and the return to work and school. The French are very lucky in that they usually have five weeks of paid vacation. Most French take th
5 Amazing Benefits of Learning to Speak French
Speaking a foreign language can lead the way to great experiences in your work, education, and travel. As an official language of 29 countries across the globe, French is one of the top choices for language learners, and its many unique benefits could make it the right choice for you. If you are considering learning French but are still unsure, we have five great reasons that will convince you to start taking French lessons aujourd'hui. 1. Improve Your Career Options Whatever your indus
5 Most Common Italian Pronunciation Mistakes
Do you want to speak like an Italian native? Below, Italian teacher Giulio G. shares the five most common Italian pronunciation mistakes and how to avoid them... Italian is a relatively phonetic language, which means that almost each grapheme corresponds to a singular phoneme. In other words, the Italian language is spoken as it is written. Thanks to this characteristic of the language, it is easy to learn proper Italian pronunciation just by knowing the alphabet. However, there are st
8 Powerful Tips to Improve Spanish Reading Comprehension
Struggling with Spanish reading comprehension? Here are some helpful tips from Honolulu tutor Jinan B...   Are you intimidated by texts, magazines, or books in Spanish? Do you feel overwhelmed at the thought of reading and understanding written Spanish? The following tips will allow you to increase your Spanish reading comprehension and help you feel assured as you navigate new linguistic territory. 1. Notice the title and any photos or graphics in the text. These things will give y
Everything You Need to Know About Japanese Honorifics
When you're learning to speak Japanese, you will come across some suffixes used to address people called honorifics. While these may seem confusing at first, they aren't that difficult to learn. Here, Ann Arbor, MI teacher Elaina R. breaks down Japanese honorifics for beginners...  Japanese honorifics aren’t as scary as they seem. Think of them like the English title prefixes (Miss, Sir, Dr., etc.). Japanese honorifics are simply a collection of suffixes that get tacked on to the end of n

Why TakeLessons?

Are You a Teacher?

Find out how TakeLessons can help you grow and manage your business

Learn More