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About Katelyn J.

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Ashburn, VA

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About Katelyn
How I Can Help You:

I have worked one on one with music students for 10 years. I have extensive experience in teaching classical, musical theater, and pop styles of singing, as well as acting for the stage and beginning piano.

Whether you are a beginner, or a veteran musician, I can help you cultivate your musical skills.

About Me:

I am a classically trained singer, with a master's degree in music from The Peabody Institute. I have performed at The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, The Tanglewood Music Center, several local and national opera companies, and have been positively reviewed in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Baltimore Sun, and The Boston Globe.

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Each student receives a personalized lesson plan, based on his/her goals, and musical background.

My singers are all trained in a cla
ssical technique, even if they specialize in contemporary singing, to help them avoid potential vocal injury.

My piano students learn to read and play music at their own pace.

My acting and spoken voice students learn to feel comfortable reading clearly, and reciting/performing on stage or other public areas.

My music theory students work one on one with me, learning basic theory (note names, durations, etc.) to advanced theory, ear training, and composition.

I am flexible and am willing to work with students of any age and level. I only require that students practice and enjoy the music they make.

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Music room in home with seating for parents.

*** Specialties ***
I am a classical singer, and specialize in classical voice training. However, I also have extensive experience in other singing styles, from choral to popular, and acting/oratory. I have a minor in music theory, and have taken advanced courses in music theory pedagogy.
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Liz P. August 5, 2015
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She was great! My daughter and her ended up becoming really good friends. She is a wonderful mentor. Absolutely recommend!
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Liz P. March 12, 2014
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Has taken our daughter to a level of professionalism, Amazing

Kate has changed our daughters life, she has given her so much confidence and understanding of the singing industry. We are so blessed to have her as a voice coach and a mentor to Madison. The great thing as a parent is to watch the excitment t in Madisons eyes to go to class and learn, and then pick her up and they say I love her!!!!! Kate is the Best!!!!!!! Mom of Madi!!!!!
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Katelyn J.

Katelyn J.

Ashburn, VA 20148
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About Said S.

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Hi ,

I am a native French speaker teacher, I have a Bachelor's degree in French Law and 6 years of language teaching experience in USA. Teaching French is my current career, so this is what I do for living everyday with dedication, patience and endurance to make learning French for my students a fun journey.

I am so proud (as well as my director) of the number of emails and positive feedback I received from satisfied families who had their children live the experience of learning French as a second language with me. If you are a beginner or an intermediate student who wants to start learning and build a solid base to reach fluency quickly, feel free to hire me to enjoy learning and start speaking in a short time. my fun immersion method and my theme based curriculum are what you need to reach the advanced level of fluency. see you
in the other side!

Warmly!
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Dara September 12, 2018
· French · In studio
A wonderful teacher you are. Very creative with all the art activities. I always impressed with what Sydney took home. Thank you for helping her learn French through play.
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Tammie August 27, 2018
· French · In studio
My son felt very comfortable with Saïd right from the start. Saïd is very warm and natural with his students. His level of French is exceptional and he motivates the children to try their best every day. I am happy with the French and other school/social skills that my child learned from Saïd and I highly recommend him.
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Said S.

Alexandria, VA 22309
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About Taro T.

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Washington, DC

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Hi. I'm a native Japanese speaker from Kobe. I was born and raised there and speak both standard Japanese and Kobe dialect. I'm an expert at bringing one's overall language level from the beginner to intermediate. I will assist you more with English first if you're a beginner and gradually transition to using only Japanese as you get closer to an intermediate level.
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Alva L. October 13, 2018
· Japanese · Online
I have been taking Japanese lessons with Taro Sensei for about 5 months. He is a very patient and organized instructor. He designs the teaching material based on my specific level and goals. I enjoy the fun conversation with him during every lesson. My Japanese skill has improved gradually as time goes by. Thank you Taro Sensei.
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Reagan August 8, 2018
· Japanese · Online
Taguchi Sensei has helped improve my Japanese tremendously! Not only is he able to accommodate my sometimes crazy schedule, but he's very patient while learning, will go in-depth on topics I don't quite understand and will provide exercises for me on those topics. He's personal, so we use real-time situations from my life to practice with (describing my day at work, where my cats are, what I ate, etc.)

When I visted Japan this year, I owe it to him that I was able to have the amazing experiences I did. Because of him, I was able to understand the language, the culture, and have the confidence in speaking with locals.

I appriciate all the help and encourgaement that he's provided.
ありがとうございます田口先生!
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Jermaine June 25, 2018
· Japanese · Online
Taro is a great Japanese instructor! He’s constantly analyzing and reevaluating the best possible learning methods for each particular student. I’ve only taken 3 lessons so far but I’m quite confident in his ability to help me reach fluency in Japanese, so long as I am patient and disciplined 🤔😅
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Taro T.

Taro T.

Washington, DC 20016
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$24 / 30-min

About Aliaksandra P.

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Manassas, VA
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About Aliaksandra
Hi, there! My name is Aliaksandra and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2001 and have loved helping my students communicate in the language they want, make new foreign friends, and travel and study abroad. I went to Minsk State Linguistic University (Republic of Belarus) and earned a Master degree in Philological Sciences in 2003. I'm a responsible person always ready to help and my teaching style is students’ needs oriented, cooperative, and activity-approached. My motto is Practice makes perfect. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Margot September 20, 2018
· Russian · In studio
I would highly, highly recommend lessons with Aliaksandra! She really cares about her students' learning, tailors the lessons to individual learning needs, has a lot of interesting and helpful materials, and is incredibly knowledgeable about Russian and languages in general. Moreover, I was really nervous about speaking Russian again in 12 years and she made me feel incredibly comfortable doing so.
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Lew August 11, 2018
· Russian · In studio
Excellent instructor. Outstanding preparation. Developed a plan for the lesson and executed it very well with attention to my level of the language. Also, set goals and a general outline for the next lesson. Very friendly and supportive throughout the lesson.
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Alexander July 26, 2018
· French · In studio
Very impressed after the first lesson with Aliaksandra. Her French is fantastic as is her ability to engage my 6 year old, in basic intro lessons. We look forward to continuing his study with her!
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Aliaksandra P.

Aliaksandra P.

Manassas, VA 20111
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About Lily S L.

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Baltimore, MD
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Dear all my future students and parents,

It is my pleasure to introduce myself!

I'm Lily. I am a professional concert pianist, traveling around the United States, Canada, and South Korea for orchestra concerts, solo performances, and fundraising concerts. I've been teaching for five years now and I just love meeting, working, and teaching new students!

Music is a magic language, and I would love to communicate with you!

I am the owner and artistic director of the Sunny Side Studio, where I am teaching as a piano and Korean teacher, working as a vocal and instrumental accompanist, and coordinating my private lessons for my students!

If you are interested in knowing about my studio, please talk to me! please message me! I will be more than happy to answer your questions!

I am
so looking forward to seeing you all!

Cheers to all of us,
Lily
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John Springer Foley October 18, 2017
· Classical Piano · In studio
My son, Dade has been taking piano lessons with SooJi for four years now and unfortunately we have to stop as she moved to a new city. She is an absolutely gifted and exceptionally talented pianist and teacher. As a parent, I am engaged in every lesson, observing what my son is learning. Even if when he is tired, not fully prepared, SooJi never stops being kind to him. She always gives helpful tips for effective practice and progress. My son never stops smiling and laughing. Sometimes I join the lesson and also learn stuff and both my and my son just learn tons of new stuff from her lesson. Under SooJi's coaching, my son already finished two solo recitals, 40 minutes each. It is a REAL progress and I was really proud of my son, as he didn't know anything about music before meeting SooJi, and now he is able to play simple songs for people without getting nervous!
I also teach so I know this for sure. Teaching is a natural gift. Someone can be really good at something but might not be good at teaching. SooJi is a total gifted teacher. She knows what to teach, how to teach, what to use, how to deal with students and conflicts, and she is able to solve problems that my son had during practice. Whenever she says something, my son is like " now I got it!" and he is so happy learning from her.
She is an exceptional talent in performing piano as well. I asked her to play in my and my wife's wedding few weeks ago and she played few songs and it was absolutely gorgeous. I am just really sad and disappointed that she is not able to teach him anymore and I can not have fun with them again. But I know she will be literally the best piano teacher ever in whatever years from now. When you see her, you will clearly feel this: she is very professional, yet kind and super funny and silly. She is super talented, yet so humble. She is really good with any kinds of students, she just knows how to treat them differently.
I can see SooJi has a natural gift of teaching, and I do hope she comes back and teach my son again later. Thanks for the four years of teaching SooJi! We love you dear!
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Anna Francis October 17, 2017
· Classical Piano · Online
She was an outstanding teacher with an exceptional talent in piano performance and teaching. She is very knowledgeable. She stayed focused and she is passionate about the pieces and demonstrated a lot on the pieces. I can also tell she is a very good pianist because she was able to illustrate everything I had to know in such a short amount of time. Another thing I really appreciated was how quickly and fully she was able to communicate with me about the lesson times and any questions I had for playing. I am so thankful for her encouragement, smile, jokes, and all the tips she gave me in the lesson. She is a fantastic teacher for sure, and I definitely recommend her. She surely has a gift of teaching.
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Jenna Hummel October 5, 2017
· Korean · In studio
Dear SooJi,

You asked for my thoughts on you as a teacher, but I don't think I'll be able to explain those very easily. Your impact on my life is more than I can explain or show. Of all the things I've learned from you, I consider Korean to be of a lesser importance than the life lessons, friendship, and communication skills you've taught me, whether on purpose or not. I'm thankful for everything you've done for me. I'll never forget how understanding and compassionate you are, and I can only hope to grow up and be half the person you are now. In all honesty, you're the best teacher I've ever had, and now I can understand what people mean when they say "This teacher shaped who I am today" and I'll never forget on stop being thankful to them.
Thank you for being you<3 Thank you for being the best Korean/Life teacher <3 Thank you for being the most passionate, true, and honest teacher <3
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Lily S L.

Baltimore, MD 21202
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About Dalia R.

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Aldie, VA

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About Dalia
I am a professional voice actor and teacher. I teach ESL so that beginner students have a strong foundation to be able to command the language. I bring lots of fun to my teaching style.
I also teach the fundamentals of voice acting and showing my students how to use their voices effectively because these skills are important in any field you study or work in. Proper speech and pronunciation is so important to being an effective communicator.

My background is in Theater. I love to have fun with all the lessons I teach to keep them interesting.

English and Voice students can expect to improve week to week in their vocal technique and conversation abilities. After all PRACTICE MAKES PROGRESS!! Let's start practicing together! :-)
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Dalia R.

Dalia R.

Aldie, VA 20105
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$42 / 30-min

About Robinson M.

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Washington, DC

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I am a native Spanish speaker from the Dominican Republic. I have been teaching Spanish for 5 years , I have a lot experience in the classroom setting and also one on one lessons. I graduated from Southern university A&M college. I love teaching and helping students. The Spanish language is one of the most beautiful languages the world has to offer and one of the most needed in corporate America today. Get ready to learn and add Spanish to your language rolodex.

I teach students of all ages and experience, learning with me will be fun and exciting.
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Robinson M.

Robinson M.

Washington, DC 20010
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$42 / 30-min

About Gyll M.

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Takoma Park, MD
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About Gyll
Salut!
I am Gyll Mayimba, fluent French speaker here to teach anyone who would like to learn the language of French but also the French way of living. Why not dive deeper into the French culture? How will I know what I am talking about? Because French is my first language and I lived in France for many years.
For all of you who will decide to be my students, I will share with you the different ways of Learning a new language that I have used with learning English, and now Spanish, which help the brain to have an effective learning process.

See you in class
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Gyll M.

Gyll M.

Takoma Park, MD 20912
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$22 / 30-min

About RAJANI C.

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Gaithersburg, MD
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I think I am great teacher and will want my students to meet me once I can give demonstration as well
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RAJANI C.

RAJANI C.

Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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$117 / 60-min

About Dror K.

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College Park, MD
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I am from Karmiel, Israel and moved the the US about a month ago. I studied industrial engineering at Technion in Israel and now am studying at University of Maryland.

Hebrew is my mother language and I love opportunities to engage people from the US and other countries in conversation about Hebrew and the country of Israel. My fiance is American and I successfully taught her Hebrew from level 0! She also teaches ESL and together we have come up with a lot of great strategies for translating and teaching Hebrew and English.

I'm a very dependable and friendly person who you can always trust to show up on a time and prepared. My students always feel comfortable when learning with me because I let them share with me what kind of lesson style they prefer and what they'd like to focus on.
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Nilton October 22, 2018
· Hebrew · Online
Very nice and good teacher.
He wants you to get what you expect, cool !
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Ron October 22, 2018
· Hebrew · Online
Loved my lessons with Dror... really feel like my Hebrew has gotten better
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Jacob September 28, 2018
· Hebrew · Online
Great teacher
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Dror K.

Dror K.

College Park, MD 20742
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