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About Marsha K.

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Roseville, CA
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The Recital was fabulous- thanks for all your work.

Goals: Since I am also a Life Coach, we really focus on how to accomplish our hopes and desires. We begin by weekly, then monthly and even a yearly goal.

Each week we also focus on something in my STUDENT PAL - mnemonic. Another is TECHNIQUE. Technique is the ability to have proper position, wrist-lifts and finger curve as well as Theoretic knowledge and application.

I started giving out lickable gold stars, you know, the old-fashioned kind? They are for those students who mark their lesson sheet and come prepared... They really seem to enjoy that, and I adore the nostalgia!

It is a great week when students are nearly all prepared and ready for their lessons. This makes both Coach and student more effective and the time together more enjoyable.

Perhaps you are reading
this with both a little excitement and a little concern. Finding the right person for your or your student can be intimidating. A short introduction follows so that you know a little about me and my philosophy which can assist you make an informed decision. If we are a good fit, lessons and learning progress more joyfully.

I have been teaching music, performing music and enjoying music since I was a tiny three-year old. My first piano lessons were at age seven. I have since taught the students of former students! How fun is that?

Music has blessed my life in countless ways and given me opportunities I'd never dreamed of. Teaching at the Young Artists Conservatory of Music; Singing in Carnegie Hall, Performing across Europe and teaching the best students for over 25 years has been a delight.

I believe strongly that those who spend their time and resources for musical education are some of the brightest and most intelligent people around. Each of my students have their own individual goals and reasons for taking music lessons, which we revisit monthly. I believe that my role is to be a support and tool for them/you to accomplish the goals set, working with music that delights and educates.

You want the best teacher, who offers information, example, practice and performance opportunities and then gets out of the way of the student's own "voice" (whether playing or singing) so that they can be free to create their own style.

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In our lessons, we work with a predictable schedule of balance. We have weekly exercises to make strong fingers and or voices, and technique and theory practice to hone skills that will improve our performances, whether they are for others or for our own benefit. Each student of piano can learn how to create and write their own music in time, choose their own pieces to work on, and have a say in their classical and performance goals.

We have a program of advancement, so you and your loved ones can visually see your progress and measure your skills, complete with awards and trophies.

What you learn, has everything to do with your commitment. Practice doesn't make perfect, Practice makes permanent. Only perfect practice makes perfect.

Learning the piano ought to be a JOY. I believe in playing the piano, not 'practicing' it. Enjoy what you do, and you'll do it longer and with celebration instead of duty.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano - upright; CD player; Music stands; Dozens of music books and lesson materials; flash cards; computer and music writing program; mic and mirror, syllabus.

*** Travel Equipment ***
No travel.

*** Specialties ***
Over the years I have dabbled in most methods, but finally come to use my own syllabus and musicianship. I can easily adapt to your favourite if that is your desire. I specialize in a total music education, not merely in learning notes. It is like looking in a mirror and only seeing eyes and skin. Music has many facets and we discover all of them.
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Jason August 6, 2018
· Piano · In studio
I was a student of Marsha’s for several years, and I have never had such a qualified instructor! Incredibly bright, positive, flexible, and experienced. Genuinely enjoyed my time learning from her.
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Hailey H. July 11, 2018
· Piano · In home
Marsha is really nice. My daughter loves her and is looking forward to many more lessons
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sarah June 1, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Marsha is very knowledgeable and experienced. I highly recommend her to any person looking to expand there piano skill. -Robert
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About Itai G.

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Jamaica Plain, MA
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About Itai
Itai graduated from SUNY Purchase with a BA in Studio Composition in 2007, and from Hebrew College with a Masters' Degree in Jewish Education in June, 2016. He has been working in after-school, Hebrew school, camp, and other supplementary educational settings for over ten years. Itai's Hebrew students are either studying for their bnei mitzvah, maintaining their conversational Hebrew, or learning for the purpose of competence of services or Torah study. His piano students have ranged from five-year olds just starting, to young children learning Classical pieces, to teens learning to play the songs they like, to adults working on their songwriting and improvisation. Lessons will accommodate the student's goals. Itai's strengths are improvisation, music theory and ear training, and accompaniment of popular songs - rock, theater, pop, folk,
etc. As a musician, Itai writes songs, composes music for communal singing, improvises, and plays in a Klezmer band. Aside from tutoring, Itai works as a songleader, teaches at the Hebrew school at his synagogue, growing a new outdoor Hebrew school, and occasionally teaches at an outdoor education program.

Please feel free to get in touch and ask questions!

Please note that there's a name I don't use anymore and one of my reviews reflects that. Yes I am the same person.
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Miles February 5, 2019
· Piano · In home
Itai was fantastic. Reliable and knowledgeable. I had been through many teachers to find one as good as Itai. Also very flexible with what I was interested in learning.
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Gracie H. October 29, 2018
· Hebrew · Online
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Zachary H. August 29, 2018
· Hebrew · Online
This first class was great. We had some small problems with the camera and voice, but that had nothing to do with Itai. My son was excited when class was over. He is looking forward to his next lesson.
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Itai G.

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
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About Chryssa M.

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Shrewsbury, MA
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About Chryssa
ESL/ELA licensed in the state of Massachusetts, working as an ESL teacher in Worcester Public Schools.

I am Greek , I lived in Greece for all my life until recently that I have moved to Worcester MA. I have a Master in Psychology of Education & Didactics and a Bachelor degree both in English and Greek literature. Currently, I am pursuing my second Master's degree in TESL.
I can speak fluent Greek as it is my mother tongue.
I have been working as a teacher for about 26 years and have led many of my students to being successful in their foreign language tests in Cambridge University ESL exams, Michigan University ESL exams, Pearson, TIE, TOEFL . I am patient and I know how to discover the real needs of my students so that I can adapt my teaching. My main teaching fields are ESL, Greek language, and Writing.
I am also an author. I hav
e written a novel published in Melbourne, Australia and I have taken part in two short stories collection, one in London U.K and one in Greece. I have also several short stories published in American and Greek magazines.You can find information about me on my website: avgimeleti.weebly. com
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Kiley B. September 5, 2017
· Greek · In studio
Chryssa has been an amazing teacher so far! She really knows how to teach a difficult language without overwhelming a beginner learner but while still moving at a pace that is comfortable and productive. Chryssa is patient and good at identifying what is difficult for you. I would recommend Chryssa to anyone wanting to learn Greek.
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Matt September 24, 2016
· Greek · In home
Chrysa is very good! Greek is difficult but she knows how to explain, what to explain and why to explain. Nice person, very patient and polite. Funny too!
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Cathy September 24, 2016
· ESL · Online
Amazing teacher. I loved the way she taught me writing, so much enthusiasm and imagination!
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Chryssa M.

Shrewsbury, MA 01545
(3)
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$45 / 30-min

About ali Y.

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Dedham, MA
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About ali
My name is Ali Y, I graduated from Boston University with a master degree in 2017. Before I graduate, I started to teach violin and Mandarin in Takelessons, as you can see in my reviews, I have a very high rating since I started, every student like to play violin with me because I always can see their smile in the lesson.

I’ve begun to study in BU with Professor Bayla Keyes since 2015, in these two years, I’ve learned a lot from her, not only my violin skill but also a lot of teaching methods.

I got my bachelor degree in Renmin University of China, which is one of the best university in China. I had 24 students before I came to the States, several of them won the first prize in different violin competition.

I’m very patient. And I know how to commute with students. Most of my student can learn very fast and be very happy at t
he same time. I hope my student to love music instead of just playing the music.
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Iyore I. September 25, 2018
· Mandarin · In home
Ali is great! Patient, knowledgeable and flexible
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Jim C. August 14, 2018
· Violin · Online
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Autumn A. June 7, 2018
· Violin · Online
Very patient. Provided great tips on technique improvement.
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ali Y.

Dedham, MA 02026
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About Adina M.

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Brookline, MA
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About Adina
This days I am working as a teacher in an after school program in Brookline. I have recently finished all of the requirements for my second BA in Mathematics education and teaching certificate . My first degree is in Industrial Engineering and Management.
After working for several years in the industry as an information system analyst I decided to combine my knowledge of Math and Engineering with my passion for teaching and working with children and completed a unique education certification program for graduates called “Mabatim” which includes a second BA in Education and a teacher certification. My teaching experience includes student teaching of Mathematics at the middle school and high school level and two years of working as a teacher working with new immigrants and children from disadvantaged backgrounds between the first and six
th grade.
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Adina M.

Brookline, MA 02446
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About Mariah T.

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Miami, FL
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About Mariah
Hi! I am a communicative and patient language teacher who loves to help students to learn English! I try to make my lessons enjoyable, using authentic materials that each student finds interesting. I am an experienced and certified English teacher from Miami Beach. I can help you with:
- grammar
- pronunciation
- vocabulary
- essay writing
- listening
- accent reduction
- speaking
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Mariah T.

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$50 / 60-min

About Maggie Z.

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Cambridge, MA
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About Maggie
My name is Maggie. I recently earned my Master's degree in string performance at Boston University. I have won many prizes as a soloist. As an orchestra musician, I have been playing for 10 years. I have been working as a music teacher for 9 years. I have taught violin, viola and beginner piano lessons. I love developing students love for music. I greatly enjoy teaching music students and sharing my love for music with them.
Because of my experiences and education, I am able to assess easily what each student needs and how to help them achieve their goals.
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Catherine March 20, 2019
· Viola · In home
Maggie is a fantastic teacher.
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Maggie Z.

Cambridge, MA 02138
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About Timothy J.

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Roxbury Crossing, MA

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About Timothy
I'm a professional guitar player from Norway and a recent graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music. I have toured in places like Argentina, Norway and Japan, and have played some of New York's most famous jazz rooms like Smalls and Dizzy's club at the Lincoln Center. I am comfortable showing you the ropes for any style you enjoy within contemporary music, such as rock, pop and jazz. I have won several notable awards and scholarships for my playing and writing, including the notable Berklee Jimi Hendrix award. I am also able to teach Norwegian for those interested. I am excited to be working with you!

Lesson topics could be:
- Guitar fundamentals, technique and sound
- Pop/Rock/Jazz guitar playing
- Improvisation
- How to learn from your heroes and favorite recordings
- Ear training
- Preparation for music college audi
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Neal February 19, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
Tim is an amazing teacher! I recently started playing guitar and Tim has helped me improve with each lesson. He is kind, understanding, patient, and knowledgable. Tim teaches students of all levels. If you do well in your lesson, he might even treat you to a homemade Norwegian cat cookie:)
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Chris February 19, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
Had a great lesson with Tim! I got a lot of helpful advice and while having a great time!!
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Timothy J.

Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120
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$34 / 30-min

About EMILY H.

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Waltham, MA
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About EMILY
Having been a teacher/tutor for many years, including improv, theater, elementary school math, English & reading comprehension. My style is patient, yet focused on learning and pushing boundaries, while making sure my students have fun and enjoy learning.

I was Adjunct Faculty at Clark University for 5 years in the Visual and Performing Arts Department, after that I unofficially tutored many of my friends & family in various subjects, mostly math and essays.

It's important to me to learn how the students I work with learn, organize themselves & absorb information, because everyone is different. There is no right way to teach each person. I want to take the time to get to know you as a student, so we can work in the most productive way possible. I love those magical moments where a challenging concept clicks, or when a student finds th
e fun in a subject that may have felt tedious - they've found a reason to WANT to learn. I want to bring that positive energy to everyone I tutor.

I majored in French in undergrad, studied abroad in Dijon, where I became fluent, and have traveled back many times, to preserve my French language. My strengths are in the beginning stages, where you're learning all of the basic phrases and things begin to come together. I also prefer to teach French through French, rather than translation through English.

I've been a writer & avid reader my entire life. I was always the friend that edited my friend's papers/grammar, loving to discuss the language and learning/understanding why we write things the way we do. I have a good eye for detail as well, which helps with proofreading.

I want to bring positive, fun thoughts to your education. It doesn't have to be difficult and tedious - we can learn and grow, through the lens of excitement. If you work with me you, you will get a patient, compassionate tutor that wants you to be the best version of you that you can be. We will work together to ensure that happens.
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EMILY H.

Waltham, MA 02451
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$67 / 30-min

About Natalie W.

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Brighton, MA
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Hi Everyone, This is Natalie.
I am a Native Cantonese speaker is here to help people improve their Chinese Skill.
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Natalie W.

Brighton, MA 02135
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$20 / 30-min

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