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About James W.

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Lebanon, TN

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Covers American and British English, reading, writing and conversing effectively; grammar lessons, and practice conversational skills.Background information on accents and difference between Australian and Canadian and American dialects. Confidence building, structure, dialects, and specialized subjects such as English as a Universal Language of Business.

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New 6 Month and One Year Courses Taught: 1. Radio Introduction Personality Broadcasting. 2. Guitar Studies Advanced 3. Music Industry 4. Advanced Composition 5. Sound Design 6. Abelton LIVE 7. Premix Setup and Post Production
8. PR and Promotions Business
Background:
I worked for Eddie Van Halen for five years in the 1990's in the Beverly Hills area of Los Angeles and was instrumental in providing help with development of the Peavey Wolfgang and Wolfgang Special Guitar by providing feedback on the prototypes Eddie was designing at the time. I learned a lot from Eddie and his brother Alex about music and the music industry. (All you have to do is pay attention! ) I have played in bands from Hollywood to Toronto and back both as a singer songwriter and guitarist. I bring the Musicians Institute way to the table and get things up and ru
nning quickly. I help students get it under their fingers fast and get it right the first time.

I believe in sharing the happiness of making music with anyone who loves music and the guitar in particular. I do my very best to get you playing the songs you love in Pop, Rock, Jazz and Folk Music of your choice. Today's modern new guitars are easy to play and you will enjoy learning Guitar right away. That is how it should be.
When you study there is a basic understanding of Guitar to be learned that allows an ease of use for anyone for years to come. This will help you reach your goal and improve each week. My students learn to practice in a way that feels comfortable and makes sense. This takes all the stress out of learning and gives everyone something to smile about and look forward to each week.

The good feeling of playing along with friends and taking a solo is within every students grasp. I will show you the way there. And with a solid and straightforward approach to the theory as it applies directly to the guitar you will feel confident and unafraid of any music endeavor. We'll cover harmony and fingerboard theory and give you a road map of the guitar neck that makes it a pleasure to play. You learn the basics and much more than you thought possible retaining 90 percent of what you learn!

Having been a student myself I was deeply involved in music since age 12 and played in bands and duos for over 15 years . I can help you to be a well rounded player and performer with a smile, a laugh and a joy for music whether your in a band or a budding solo artist.

*** Lesson Details ***
Most students want to play the Guitar to play their favorite songs and I'm the same way. Music is something we carry with us in our hearts and minds. Students will learn what they wish to learn and work at a pace that is comfortable to them. Whether you are a student, “weekend warrior” or a parent whose child has expressed an interest in Guitar anyone can learn all there is to know about Harmony and Theory for the Guitar and how to play their favorite songs.

We cover theory in an easy and straightforward no nonsense way in the first half of each lesson and then apply it to the song you wish to learn. This creates an atmosphere where you understand and feel at home with the Guitar. You get an understanding right away and because it is immediately fun it allows you to feel comfortable at any level. Music is fun, and songs are the creative expression of what we feel. Combining theory and the freedom to play and sing songs allows us to express ourselves through music. 
After 6 months students will have a solid foundation in theory, and a road map of the guitar fretboard enabling them to advance to an intermediate level if they are ready to do so. Students will know enough that music as it relates to the Guitar, which is the world’s most popular instrument in contemporary music, is not a mystery but is a welcome friend. And they will be able to play songs by popular artists and advance at a pace that is satisfying and enjoyable.
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What Students Are Saying About ~ James Teaching Style

“James’ patience, knowledge and under-standing made learning guitar fun. I like the lessons. He cares.”
--Rebecca L., guitar
student, Venice Beach, CA 2003

“James taught me to
play pop and rock, and
introduced me to
fingerstyle guitar. I love it!”
--Joseph E., guitar student, Vancouver, BC 2006

“I studied guitar privately with James in 2010. His style of teaching helped me to get
past my blocks. He opened new doors for me. Thanks!”
--Daniel S., guitar
student, Los Angeles, CA 2010
""James is a trustworthy man, great with answering back right away. Always ready to help with new members. I would definitely recommend him." ~ PJ Stover of PJ Stover Voices; Independent Film & Recording voice-over artist
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What James spouse says about working on songwriting with him:

"James is my husband for over 10 years now. Over the years, I have seen James give guidance and counsel to many hopeful musicians of all ages, and inspire others about how music influences and benefits our lives. I would highly recommend James to anyone who wants to learn guitar, voice, music theory, and acting. James is a great talent, and study with him would benefit anyone with the sincere desire to grow as an artist. When we married, I had fallen in love with James’ conversational style, and his vast knowledge of music. When I heard him play guitar, I knew that I wanted to write songs with him, and we released our first album, in 2012 on iTunes."

Regards,
Keri W.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Ovation Glen Campbell Artist Acoustic Electric Guitar, Ovation Pacemaker 12 string Guitar, Ibanez PF 5 Acoustic Electric Guitar, Fender Telecaster 6 string Electric Guitar. Korg Mini Pandora III Amplifier/Studio EFX, Toshiba Laptop Satelite Pro with PreSonus Studio One Artist Software, PreSonusUSB Audiobox, HD7 Studio Monitor Headphones, M7 Condenser Mic, PreSonus Studio Producer software with SoundCloud integration, iBook G4 with Garageband 3 and iLife Studio. Godin Summit CT Electric Guitar is the guitar I now endorse exclusively !

*** Travel Equipment ***
Lesson Plans, Godin Summit CT Guitar, Fender and Ovation Guitars, Tuner, Android Smartphone and apps, iPads, Korg Mini Pandora Amp, Toshiba Satelite Pro Laptop. Android LG Smartphone with Tuners, Voice Recorder, and Metronome and Chord Reference Guide, and Guitar Tuner, iPod Touch Pro Studio.

*** Specialties ***
Songs in the following styles: Pop, Rock and Modern Country Music. Also Composition Analysis while learning the song.
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Steve H. November 2, 2018
· Harmonica · Online
Just had my first lesson. I have never played a musical instrument or have any musical training. James made me feel comfortable right away. I thought I made a very good start. Feeling like I will really enjoy this and am confident I will pick this up faster than I thought.
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Mel October 7, 2018
· Singing · In home
James is very kind and mellow enough to make the most insecure person feel confidant and energetic enough to be motivating and fun!!!! Warm natured.... and his wife is so pretty!!! I could never sing infront of anyone but he made me feel so natural the first day!!! He is not pushy and does not make you feel rushed or nervous! If you are shy and know nothing about music this is the man to schedule with! Cool cat!!!! Ty James!!!! Can’t wait for more!
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Sarah B. July 6, 2018
· Acting · In home
James is a great teacher. He showed me a lot on my first day
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About Julissa F.

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Parkville, MD
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I teach ESL to beginner - advanced students.

About Julissa
I am a freelance tutor and translator. I have been tutoring for more than 8 years. I am very friendly, patient and professional. I tutor college students and children. I got my Associate in Arts and Sciences - Psychology from Union County College in NJ. On my sessions I apply constructivist teaching techniques which have proven excellent results. I am an avid observer of details which helps me determine the student's strengths. My classes are fun as playing a game! I am also a Therapeutic Mentor in Catholic Charities. In order to be accepted I had to get a full background check because I deal with very special and unique children.
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Frances December 20, 2018
· Spanish ·
Julissa is a pleasure to work with and a wonderful teacher. I look forward to our lessons.
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Albert September 20, 2018
· Spanish · Online
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Chelsea F. May 31, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
Julissa was a very knowledgeable tutor! She helped me through an advanced college level Spanish class that I was taking online. I couldn’t of done it without her! She was also a pleasure to work with.
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Julissa F.

Julissa F.

Parkville, MD 21234
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About Mojy (Mozhgan) H.

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Linthicum Heights, MD
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I teach Persian Farsi, ESL, Belly Dance and Middle Eastern Dance, Persian Cooking & Baking, Mediterranean Cooking, Persian Gulf style cooking and Seafood( Based on Traditional styles and my own recipes).For the Language Teaching,I teach all different levels and all different skills such as Speaking, Listening, Writing, Reading as well as DLPT format of Farsi, Dari, ESL, Spoken Tajik Languages , and Cultural bonded Language expressions and more. :)

About Mojy (Mozhgan)
Teaching, Translation, and SME Curriculum Developing are my passion and expertise. My students are everything to me. I have been a Farsi and ESL Language instructor and SME(Subject Matter Export) for many years. I know several languages as mentioned above ( Persian Farsi, Dari, MSA Arabic, Iraqi and Persian Gulf Nations Arabic, Tajik,and English veyyyy fluently and some other languages that I know but not fluently). I also know more than 35 Persian dialects . However my primary and native language is Persian Farsi and Dari. My degree is in English-Farsi Translation from an accredited university. I have been DOD/ DLIFLC ( Military and Federal Government Personnel) Farsi Senior Instructor and Tester with the highest score and level of the students' satisfaction. I know how to make learning languages fun and enjoyable. My class is very st
udent-centered. I believe we both are teachers and students. we both learn from each other.A real teacher is always a student.About Background check, I dont need to do any basic Background Check for you, since I carry the Highest Secret Clearance with Full Scope Polygraph from government .
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Ramirez December 3, 2017
· Farsi · In studio
Mojy is BEST INSTRUCTOR EVER, very knowledgeable and passionate about the Persian Languages and teaching. She is very positive and wouldn't let you go to the next step before she makes sure you have learned what you need with fun and enthusiasm. She is very educated and learned about both Persian language and culture. She has a great understanding of the students' needs. Well, She is very pushy, but that is what we need to pass DLPT . I would not have GOTTEN 3/3+ if I would not have had Mojy for my teacher. Go Mojy! ;)
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D June 7, 2017
· Farsi · In studio
Mojy is by far the most qualified and talented language instructor I have ever had. After a week of class it was clear that she was an instructor that was on a completely different level than my instructors in the past. While under her instruction i vastly improved in every facet of my language, both in skill and in confidence. Her class room provides a relaxed but highly focused environment, and she genuinely cares about her student's success. If you give her your attention and effort then you will not be disappointment with the results.
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K May 16, 2017
· Farsi · In studio
After seven years' experience in Farsi I hit a proficiency plateau, but Mojy's customized and attentive instruction got my scores up to an ILR Level 3 in reading and 2+ in listening- my best scores ever! I can't recommend her highly enough. She knows what material works and how to explain complex grammatical concepts effectively. Best teacher ever!
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Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
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About KATISHA J.

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Long Beach, CA
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All ages welcome. I been a Trainer for over four years. I strive to ensure you understand and be able to remember by utilizing different ways to remember or memorize the material.

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KATISHA J.

KATISHA J.

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About Isabel L.

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Smyrna, GA

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each person is different, each person learns different... I try to find the easiest way for you

About Isabel
I love teaching, but I hate boring classes, so I always try to do different things to get the goal, which is learning. I also try to keep focus in what the student wants with class, be able to communicate, or improve grammar, writting, everyone is different, learn different and also want different things.
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Antonio January 9, 2019
· Spanish · In studio
Very good teacher!! Provides great instruction and feedback
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Diedra January 9, 2019
· Italian · Online
Isabela is fun to work with and adjusts her lesson to the level of the student's comprehension. I look forward to learning from Isabel.
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Carson January 8, 2019
· Spanish · In studio
Isabel is such a wonderful teacher. She caters to the way that you learn, changes her methods based on your preferences, and is very personable. Every time I leave one of her lessons, I am excited to come back!
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About Isabela D.

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I am a Certified Interpreter in five languages with the US Defense Language Institute Monterrey, California.

English is my third language but I didn’t stop here. I taught my mother and so many others tips on how to learn this language faster.
If you speak a Romantic language, even better; I’ll find “anchors” to help you connect the dots and allow you to find English words faster.
If your native language is not among the Romantic ones, don’t despair (though my assumption is that you stopped reading by now). Mentors are critical, and I’ll teach you ways to find balance, consistency, and discipline in learning English as a Second Language.

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I'm an enthusiastic learner even after 19 years of formal education (two Masters, one Bachelor) earned on two continents continued by US military education in various forms, and formally tested student who needed to document skills that were not formally captured on paper (like the foreign languages I know).

I love interacting with people and pass on my knowledge from five visited continents, instill love for learning and continuous curiosity for any subject out there. Nothing is impossible when you set your mind to it. Failing once doesn't mean that you'll never win (proof in my athletic years and life ever since); determination, hard work, self-motivation and a good supporting system can bring to reality even the most insignificant dreams that we believe may not come true, and especially those in which we passionately trust.

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lieve in breaking down a goal into objectives, assigning tasks to each one of them, and then sticking to achieve them.

I'm a Certified Instructor with the Department of Homeland Security. My hobbies include practicing foreign languages by speaking them, learning about cultures and slangs, etymology, watching foreign movies, traveling internationally, taking photos, reading (a lot), carefully planning with room for error and impulsive decisions (to take the boredom out of things), meeting with life long friends, drawing, painting, and spending time outdoors for inspiration.

I'm elated at the opportunity of brainstorming with you and giving you tools to be an independent learner.
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Teresa Greer January 14, 2019
· Italian · Online
Isabella was fantastic in every way!
E stato fantastico in Goni mood, Gratzi❤️
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Stephen K. January 4, 2019
· Italian · Online
Grazie mille, Isabella, for another great lesson. Her deep knowledge of Italian, patience, and teaching style is clearly helping me with pronunciation and common phrases, and is pushing my Italian skills to the next level.
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Ben December 27, 2018
· Watercolor Painting · Online
Isabela is wonderful inspiring young kid to explore their interests and creativities. We look forward to working with her and spend lots of fun time with our daughter.
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Fort George G Meade, MD 20755
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About Emma R.

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Washington, DC
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I am a certified ESL teacher with experience teaching all ages and levels of English, including being a full time High School English teacher in China. I am happy to create a curriculum that best fits the individual needs and wants of my students, including written and spoken English.

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Hello! My first experience teachinng was as a fencing instructor when I was in High School, then I became a certified teacher in 2012 when I moved to China to teach High School. My passion is music, I play several instruments, compose, and sing. I always love learning new things, and teaching others what I know!
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Emma R.

Emma R.

Washington, DC 20008
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About Faith B.

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Alexandria, VA
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I have a Bachelor’s in Public Policy from Stanford University and a Master of Public Policy from Duke University. I am a native English speaker, and I have experience teaching English as a second language to native Spanish speakers . I am also a fluent Spanish speaker as I have lived in Spain and Chile. I look forward to helping you reach your proficiency goals!

-Faith

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My name is Faith, and I aspire to be your academic coach! I have a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from Stanford University and a Master of Public Policy degree from Duke University, which makes me well versed in the areas of national and international policy, law, economics, politics and business. I am relatively new to the DMV, and I have lived all over the United States as well as Spain, Chile and Switzerland. I am fluent in Spanish and a native English speaker. I have experience teaching English as a second language, and I also have experience in tutoring math and social studies. I look forward to helping you reach your academic and proficiency goals!
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Faith B.

Faith B.

Alexandria, VA 22301
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Hi, My name is Mala Chatterjee and I have been teaching Communicative English for the past 22 years.

People from all walks of life have trained and benefitted.Senior VPs and Managers of multinationals,engineers and doctors, house wives and students poised to take off in their respective careers have been my trainees.

I believe that if both the teacher and the student take one step forward, they can go beyond the expected achievement.

My expertise stands out because of my wide range of interactive experience; more than 20,000 students in 22 years. This large volume has helped me to be insightful and perceptive ,sensitive to each student's individual needs and help them overcome challenges and draw out the most reticent of English speakers.

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I have been at the forefront teaching/training for over two decades and have over 25 years of experience as a Communication Skills trainer and ESL teacher. I specialize in customized training, with a bouquet of topics that include Presentation Skills, Business Grammar, Business Writing, Phonetics, Mother Tongue Accent Reduction and many more.

I founded and led a sought-after boutique training consultancy, training over 10,000 associates from over 25 companies and have conducted over 500 workshops at various multinationals in India. My width of experience pans the Construction, Banking, IT, Pharma and Financial sectors.

I have worked with students who know just a smattering of English, who speak and write grammatically incorrect English to Corporate honchos who look at bettering their communication, verbal and written.

I believe in
lifelong learning and just earned my Master Trainer certification!
My work is my passion and my mantra is "The benefits of the training will far surpass the cost".

I look forward to working with you!
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Mala C.

Mala C.

Ellicott City, MD 21042
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