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I discovered music sifting through my Dad's record collection and soon decided that I wanted to play guitar. As a teenager I began taking lessons and building confidence in my abilities. I played in different types of bands ranging from rock, country, blues, and jazz. After completing College in 2004, I realized music was not just going to be a hobby, but a career. At age 37, I have been teaching and playing guitar professionally for the last 13 years. I believe that anybody can learn to play as long as they are patient and understand that anything worthwhile takes time and sustained effort to achieve. You also need a good teacher who understands how to take you where you want to go musically. I have taught hundreds of different students of all ages and abilities. I have seen many of them grow musically and gain confidence in other
areas of their lives as a result. I aim to inspire every student to find their way to a rewarding life through music.

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My lesson plans are developed on an individual basis. I want you to learn the music that inspires your passion. If the guitar is new to you, the first lessons are devoted to basic playing skills and techniques. It is important to develop a strong understanding of music fundamentals to ensure that the student is attaining the skills they need to be a complete musician. I emphasize technique with drills designed to raise my students' skills evenly across a wide range of categories, like picking, fretting, scale patterns, chord shapes, rhythm training, and ear training. I have had success with many students using this approach and most are playing songs within a couple months. For the more serious student, music theory is an important tool to understand songwriting and music in general. I am always open to discuss what we do during a lesson. I believe it is my job to balance what you want to do with what you need to do in order to succeed.

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I have amps, guitars, 1/4 inch cables, tuners, metronomes, paper and pens.
Would like students to have all these things but can accommodate based on need.

*** Specialties ***
Rock, Pop, Blues, Country, flat-picking, finger-style
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Cullen October 22, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
First lesson with Benjamin was great - would definitely recommend him.
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Ryan June 23, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
Great instructor! Very patient and knowledgeable. Great choice for anyone wanting to learn or just improve their guitar playing.
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Keith M. March 25, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
I must say that Benjamin was great. I come from no musical background and had zero knowledge. Benjamin made me feel relaxed and broke down the sessions in an easy way so that I could understand the concept of what we were trying to accomplish. I look forward to future lessons and learning how to play the guitar
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Benjamin P.

Benjamin P.

Baltimore, MD 21218
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DeTrece "Dee" Lavender is a native of Miami, Florida. When her family moved to Sarasota, she was afforded the opportunity to study music and the performing arts as a student of the Westcoast School/Henry L. Porter School of Music. It was then that Dee began to understand the power of the creative arts as an effective form of emotional expression and release. By middle school, DeTrece began fine tuning her natural talents by studying classical voice which earned her several starring roles in the Sarasota Youth Opera, The Aslo Theater and the Players Theater. She is also a proud former member of the Westcoast Black Theater Troop in Sarasota, FL. Under the caring leadership of these opportunities, she was able to combine musical and life experiences in order to offer a more well rounded educational and musical experience for her students.


She was awarded a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, where she received a dual Bachelor of Music degree in Music Therapy and Vocal Performance (Class of 2003). It was through her service as a music therapist, Millieu (residential) counselor and music teacher in the Boston City Public Schools/Greater Boston Metropolitan Area, that she began to feel the call toward a greater understanding of the gravity and role of the socio-emotional needs of students (and their families/villages) in urban settings. This call brought her to Baltimore, MD where she enrolled in the Pastoral Counseling Masters of Science program at Loyola University. In addition to her studies, she currently teaches Elementary and Middle School choir/ Musicianship teacher in the Baltimore City Public Schools through the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's OrchKids Program. She also serves as Minister Of Music and Arts at two local churches.
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Nidhi E. November 14, 2017
· Singing · Online
she is amazing
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Mawulom N. October 18, 2017
· Improv Acting · In studio
D is skilled at opening you up. From the warm welcome, opening exercise to her easy-going nature and intentional way of being. She's intuitive and an expert in her craft.
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Shaunise G. March 21, 2016
· Singing · In home
Detrece was patient very much into her work and very knowledgeable about singing i will continue to finish my lesson with and recommend her HIGHLY.
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Detrece L.

Detrece L.

Baltimore, MD 21217
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Hello Everyone,
My name is Marie and I love to teach students and adults all I know about Music. I have been teaching for 16 years. I love what I do and I love to see the smile on my students face, when they reach their goals. My motto is work hard and finish stronger. Thank you!
I am also an elementary trained teacher, and I work with students ages 6-12 on an academic level. Please reach out to me with questions.
Thank you
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Praneetha October 7, 2018
· Piano · In studio
I have worked with and seen Marie Hinds' work over the past 8 years. Not only has she taught children and adults of all ages, she has fostered an intrinsic love for music which is at the soul of any artists' teaching. I have seen Pre-K students identify the different families of instruments to performing songs in different languages under her guidance. She knows how to meet a child.or an adult at their ability level and challenge them enough to help them advance and learn songs they dreamed of mastering! I highly recommend Marie Hinds as a music teacher of singing, gospel singing, piano and reading music. She is also a highly experienced reading teacher. She incorporates her knowledge of reading foundations to translate to reading and learning music. You will receive a holistic approach to music education under Marie Hinds.
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Kayla B. August 30, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Ms. Marie was awesome. She was very patient and encouraging. My daughter learned so much in her first lesson. I am looking to how she progresses.
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Kinel July 28, 2018
· Singing · In studio
She is so nice and helpful as well as skilled. I was really surprisingly happy with my lesson!
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Marie H.

Marie H.

Bowie, MD 20720
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About Margaret
Well Hello!

I an artist and teacher with 15 years experience, trained in many artistic mediums to both children and adults from a wide range of diverse backgrounds or experience levels.

Tell me what you want to learn to do, and I will customize your time in my art studio so that you can reach your artistic vision by growing your skills step by step.

I have a contagious enthusiasm and warmth and am interested in building relationships with students over time. My favorite thing in the world is to create a supportive environment where my students are excited to make art they love.

In addition to teaching lessons, I am working artist, a school teacher, and teaching artist with local groups.
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Melissa R January 10, 2019
· Visual Basic · In studio
Maggie is an exceptional teacher who has her classroom management skills down to a tee. It’s amazing to watch her command a classroom full of children while remaining sweet and never losing her cool. She was a great mentor and I learned a lot about art education from her!
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Margaret R.

Margaret R.

Columbia, MD 21045
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Billy, retired military, USF graduate love helping kids....HUGE history buff and baseball fan
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Billy H.

Parkville, MD 21234
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My name is Anan Balakrishnan. I have a MBA degree in Accounting & Finance and a Bachelor of Commerce graduate with 20 years experience working as an Accountant.
In my recent position, I was responsible for the maintenance of all financial records in the company, collecting and monitoring revenue, processing payments as well as preparing accurate and timely financial reports.
I enjoy working in the Accounting industry particularly because, even as there are challenges that come with it, there is the constant need to handle multiple things at a time and meet deadlines. This has translated into my every day activities making me more reliable in everything I set myself to do.
I have a great concern for detail and when I commit to perform a certain task; I always deliver within the set time. I like to teach Accounting and train students to ac
quire Book-Keeping, Accounting & Financial skills.
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Anan B.

Anan B.

Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Hello I am Ms Juanita and I have been teaching for over 21 years. Are you ready to learn all about Math? Well I am your type of teacher. I am currently an elementary teacher with Montgomery County Public School. Previously, I have taught in Prince George County Public Schools. I am certified to teach all students from K-6th grade. I have experience working with students from Kindergarten through 6th grade in all subject areas within the elementary curriculum. I am passionate about helping all students learn and embrace your academic potential. I can help you become successful in reading, math, and writing as well as help with your homework. I can meet at the local library for your convenience or at your home. Outside of the classroom I love to roller skate, go to sky zone and jump, dance, read, and paint. During my free time I enjoy wat
ching my 14 year old daughter dance on the team at her school and at the church. I am looking forward to hearing from you!
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Gaithersburg, MD 20879
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About Jennie B.

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Are you preparing for (gulp) college auditions? Getting ready for a big presentation at work? Curious about acting and want to give a shot? Whatever your performance goals might be, I can't wait to take your work to the next level!

I am a lifelong actor and passionate teacher, who loves to help students find joy, freedom, and dynamism in performance.

I have an MFA from the Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University/ The Shakespeare Theatre of DC (the only MFA in the world specifically devoted to acting Shakespeare) and a BFA from NYU-Tisch (with a focus on musical theatre at CAP 21. I have been a member of Actors' Equity since age 19, and have played leading roles off-Broadway (The Mint Theater, The Actors’ Studio) and regionally (Bucks County Playhouse, Fireside Theatre, East Lynne Theatre, etc), with notable
reviews in Variety, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and many others.

In addition to performing, I am a Standardized Patient at UMD and John's Hopkin's University, where I assist doctors and nurses in patient communication. As a teaching artist, I have worked with students age 5-88 on finding and sharing their unique voice.

As your coach, we will patiently and persistently discover the methods that enable your absolute best work. I am a certified Yoga teacher, and I love to draw on principles of mindfulness in performance preparation. From Linklater voice work, to Mask exercises, to breath awareness, we will develop a method that works for you. Best of all: we'll have a blast doing it.
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Ethan January 11, 2019
· Public Speaking · In home
I have had several lessons with Jennie Bissell in my home. I often give lectures in academic settings, and I was hoping to improve the quality and fluency of my speech to a level equivalent to top public speakers. Working with Jennie, I made improvements beyond what I could have expected. We worked on a variety of breathing and relaxation techniques used by professional actors. By focusing on producing speech "on voice" the quality and ease of understanding of my speaking increased substantially with immediate benefits. I highly, highly recommend her services for anyone interested in improving their public speaking skills.
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Gene January 8, 2019
· Public Speaking · In home
I have had two lessons with Jennie via Skype. Both were excellent. I have participated in many public speaking classes and coaching sessions. What makes Jennie's approach unique is that she shares the techniques she has learned as an actor - to help you be more relaxed and natural in your delivery, to improve the quality and resonance of your voice, and to make the way you deliver your lines more interesting and effective.
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Jennie B.

Baltimore, MD 21211
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Chas D'elle, also known as Chas Money, is an influencer, investor and director. Chas is best known as a co-founder of I A.M. Music Group along with "Young Sir ". Currently, Chas hosts and directs RapAboutTV.

With years of experience as a professional manager/videographer/mentor, host, and producer, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications, Media Management, his passion has been helping people to CHALLENGE themselves and take their lives to another level - no matter how successful they already are - in the areas that matter most: their business, personal relationships, families, careers, and health.

He is an expert in helping creatives create a stronger connection with their passion. Seeing the parallels, he now transfers that unique and powerful gift to the business world and the online space helping entrepreneurs step up an
d stand out as the expert in their industry.

Although my primary revenue is from partnerships with companies like F.A.C.E. The Agency, ACS Home Investors, Byrd's Paradise, UP Sports, Ustle and Honoré, I and my team of experts knew that we could bridge the gap by creating another unique offering for those looking to get involved.

That’s why we’re announcing Do4Self program, premium consulting service focused on helping individuals unlock meaningful growth and scale your gift. You will gain access to everything you need from me without taking any equity position in your business.

We begin the collaboration with an in-person or on-call strategy session, where you and I will dissect and discuss your life and/or business objectives, strengths, weaknesses, and potential strategy or business model improvements to succeed.

Within the Do4Self program, we’ll select an exclusive group of businesses and brands to invest our experience and network to unlock meaningful growth in the businesses we most believe in.

The Do4Self program offers the following 3 stages of service.

GROWTH PLAN

We’ll do a deep dive into your business and leverage our team of elite practitioners to identify GRPs (Growth Resistance Points) and work on defining ways to help break through barriers and unlock scale with speed.

Sharpen your business model and strategy. Identify potential growth hacks. Focus your brand activities on what matters.

- getting you mentally and physically ready to CHALLENGE yourself out on being interviewed on TV and media
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Chas D.

Chas D.

Temple Hills, MD 20748
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About Clayton N.

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Im in the military, Air National Guard as an enlisted Airman. I live in Baltimore MD and I have a cute, bunnyhopping kitty named Ellie. Im smart as heck and will soon be working on Jet Engines, so you best bet I dont make errors. Im also ridiculously nice. :) I cook better than Gordon Ramsay, but don't tell him I said that, and Im also "Hilarious to a fault" according to my girlfriend, lol.
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Clayton N.

Baltimore, MD 21218
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