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About Gregory H.

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About Gregory
I began to pursue a career as a vocalist at the age of 12. I studied for 6 years under a professional opera singer and landed a role in the chorus of 'Annie Get Your Gun' on Broadway starring Burnadette Peters and Tom Wopat.

I continued my studies at Wheaton College, MA, and graduated with a B.A. in Music. Throughout college, I directed and conducted vocal and instrumental groups of various genres, and also began teaching.

Since graduating in 2008, I've taught hundreds of students voice, guitar, piano, music theory, and audio engineering.

During the day, I am a Network Engineer and enjoy playing ice hockey!

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I first ask the student, as well as the parents, to agree on a set goal. Then, I develop a 'mini-curriculum' tailored to the student's strengths and weaknesses. I structure each lesson the same way
: theory fundamentals, exercises, and performance practice. Within each lesson, I incorporate visuals, games, and other media. Live performances are also highly encouraged.

My student's would say that my lessons are motivational and packed with energy. I always follow up with parents to discuss progress, and the student's mandatory log book helps to keep everyone informed of what is expected each week.

*** Instruments/Equipment ***
I provide only equipment that I will personally use for the lesson (books, audio, and instrument). I do not provide instruments, electronic equipment (i.e. amps, cords, keyboards, speakers, computer, etc), books, or sheet music. I expect my students to have or purchase all the materials they will need.

*** Specialties ***
I also offer ear training, songwriting, vocal arranging and music production workshops for artists interested in pursuing a career in the music industry.
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Robert Fuller October 19, 2017
· Classical Voice · In home
Greg did his usual fine coaching. I am getting quite comfortable with the routine.
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Jack S. April 5, 2016
· Piano · In home
On Time, local, very nice and quickly gained an understanding of Benni and his capabilities and limitations. Patient and nince.
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Suezan L. November 27, 2013
· Guitar ·
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Greg is a fantastic teacher. All the traits you look for he has: knowledge, patience, kindness, skills, communication, and a clear sense of direction.
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Gregory H.

Gregory H.

Potomac, MD 20854
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About Lisa B.

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Silver Spring, MD
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Elementary school principal and music teacher for more than 10 years. BA in Music, Graduate degree UMET, Puerto Rico. Recording and performing experience.

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Guitar: Strum and play chords, chord progressions and songs. Singing, finger picking, basic theory, reading music, composition. Violin: technique, reading music.

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Dedicated music room, room for parents to wait.

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I teach classical violin using the Strictly Strings Music Book and Essential Elements 2000 with improvisational violin and creative composition, as well as some Suzuki methods. I also teach rock violin. Students may bring their own pieces.
I teach folk guitar and singing, playing chords and note reading, composition, music theory, history and appreciation. Students may also bring songs of their choice.
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PETER A. September 25, 2017
· Violin · In studio
Lisa is an excellent teacher. She makes you feel at easy during the lesson. Looking forward to many more.
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Barbara Ann C. June 11, 2017
· Violin · In studio
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I enjoyed my lesson with Lisa. I learned so much and had fun doing so.
Looking forward to my next lesson.
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Mariana S. July 2, 2016
· Singing · In studio
She was very professional and she teaches very. Mariama understood every bit of the lesson and enjoyed it. She said she would like to continue with Miss Lisa for more Classes.
Thanks.
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Lisa B.

Lisa B.

Silver Spring, MD 20904
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About Massimo D.

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Annandale, VA

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My name is Massimo, I was born and I spent all my life in Italy since I moved, three year ago in US with my family for a new great adventure. I am so enthusiastic to be able to share with you the knowledge of the language of the greatest poets and writers, knowledge of one of the most beautiful country in the world, rich of history and art, and why not share "in Italian" some of the most terrific recipes for the most refined palate.

The classes in Italian cuisine are tailored to your interests and your skill level. I can teach you how to prepare a "quick win" dinner for all the family or to prepare "single size" amazing meals ready for all the week. I can teach how to make handmade pasta with semolina or with whole wheat. Have you ever tasted a terrific Tiramisu...with strawberries?

How I understand I can be a good Italian tutor,
patient, helpful and always ready to arouse the attention of my students? My youngest son, Vietnamese, is the best proof of my skill. He was able to speak a really good Italian in less than three months. Then I found to be "good" with adults as well. I started to teach Italian to some friends and after to friends of friends .... and it worked again!

Key word? Talk, watch, read, listen and talk again!
I am aware the Italian has one of the most complex grammars, but I also know that speaking and reading and watching Italian movies, soccer game or Television News makes automatic to learn the basic rules useful for a good conversation. We can use a really simple grammar book to support with the basic rules up to more advanced grammar books if we may need.

My tutoring approach is focus on student's weaknesses and strengths: use the seconds to correct the firsts. What it is important is to work on what you really like (movie, politics, receipts, actors, history, vacations, ...) and I promise it works. I already experienced this approach with a lot of students and friends who want to speak Italian and know Italy ...waiting for a great vacation "nel Bel Paese".
I try to be flexible with time and I offer makeup classes in case of 24 hours cancellation. I have an quite full equipped office at home but I am available to travel if it is more convenient for the students.
I hope see you soon.. A presto!!
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Walter A. June 8, 2017
· Italian · In home
I had a great first lesson with lots to learn. Massimo is great and very patient. Great opportunity to expand my vocabulary and practice my conversational skills.
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Barry S. January 30, 2016
· Italian Cooking · In home
We had a great time learning from Massimo. You can't learn the proper consistence of pasta dough from a book or video. We will be using all the techniques we learned. The marinara sauce he taught us to make was simple, but delicious. We will definitely call on Massimo again.
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Patty R. August 27, 2015
· Italian · In home
I was very pleased with my first lesson, looking forward to future lessons..
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Massimo D.

Massimo D.

Annandale, VA 22003
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About Solange T.

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About Solange
Native French Speaker. I am originally from Lyon, France and have been living in the DC area for about 20 years.

I have over 20 years of teaching and tutoring experience throughout the D.C. area, at Alliance Francaise, Berlitz, In Lingua, etc. I have been tutoring consultants and employees from major international organizations for the past 10 years as well as young children and teenagers from diverse backgrounds.

I am also a certified translator and will be happy to provide assistance if needed. I find both experiences extremely challenging and rewarding and I hope to use my skills on this forum.
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J. C. C. October 2, 2014
· French · In home
Solange is amazing as an instructor. As a native speaker she understands text book French as well as slang. She provides several options for ways to express a thought. She is easy to talk to and time passes so quickly. Definitely the best French teach I have had and I have had many.
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Solange T.

Solange T.

Washington, DC 20007
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About Jackeline N.

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Alexandria, VA
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About Jackeline
I am a university student. I am a Spanish native speaker. I used to be a tutor in college. I like to teach, it is the best way to learn more and put in practice all I already learned. I am very patient, so dedicated, and very friendly. Throughout the time I have developed teaching techniques that would make YOU understand better and have a great experience during our sessions.
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MaryANN L. May 12, 2017
· Spanish · In studio
Jackeline is patient yet firm in that she gives you time to recollect and explains why your answer was incorrect. She encourages you to use the new language in the lesson which is most helpful and gives guidelines and exercises to re-enforce the lesson.
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Haven A. September 4, 2016
· Spanish · In studio
We are very pleased. She works well with younger children. Ms. Jackeline creates fun and engaging lessons for our 6 year old.
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Norah V. February 5, 2016
· Spanish · In home
She is very patient and gives you time to recollect yourself if you make an error. Very helpful too, will give you other options to help you recollect yourself and remember.
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Jackeline N.

Jackeline N.

Alexandria, VA 22304
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About Naomi K.

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Washington, DC
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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 financial 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 hig
her education (now at GWU). My hobbies include speaking Spanish, swimming, listening to jazz, playing with my daughter and my beagle.
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marjan September 6, 2017
· English · In home
Naomi is patient, professional, and knowledgeable. I highly recommand her.
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Shawvan B. April 5, 2016
· 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!
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Shawvan B. July 20, 2015
· 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!
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Naomi K.

Naomi K.

Washington, DC 20001
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$50 / 30-min

About Thomas Y.

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Gaithersburg, MD
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I am born and have grown up Deaf. I regularly communicate in American Sign Language (ASL).

During my time at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), I weekly met a few students and helped them with their ASL courses. I signed words and sentences to these students when they asked me questions.

After I have graduated from RIT, I have earned three years of professional experience at two federal agencies. At one of these federal agencies, I have participated in ASL courses by one-on-one signing words and sentences to tutees and by having these tutees copy these words and sentences in ASL.

I can provide ASL lessons in the alphabet, common signs, visual description, classifiers, sentence structure, facial expression, body language, specialized signs, and ethical or professional relationships with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing people
. In addition these lessons, I can explain how signs and sentence structure form.
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Thomas Y.

Thomas Y.

Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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$15 / 45-min

About jeison G.

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Frederick, MD
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I was born in Medellín, Colombia and began teaching myself English as a kid, learning from American TV, movies, and music. Soon I was helping my friends and classmates learn English too, and teaching languages has been my passion ever since. I have a master's degree in Spanish Pedagogy and over nine years of teaching experience, and I am currently working on a doctorate in Education focused on teaching Spanish.

I have taught a wide range of students, from children with special needs to business executives and diplomats. I adapt my lessons to the needs and interests of each individual, but my methods always focus on practical language skills that my students will really use. My classes revolve around conversation, not textbooks, and go beyond standard grammar and vocabulary to include the cultural elements that influence how people truly
use the language.

I believe that anyone can become fluent in a foreign language, regardless of whether they are able to study abroad or not. If you are serious about learning, I can design a program of study that will take you as far as you want to go with Spanish. Even if you have had difficulty with foreign languages in the past, I can help you overcome those roadblocks and achieve remarkable results.
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jeison G.

Frederick, MD 21703
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$50 / 30-min

About Albert H.

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Centreville, VA

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I'm a native Korean and worked for TV and Radio Station as a broadcaster for over 15 years. I'm well-trained news writer and anchorman. So I can teach you standard and clear pronunciation, and practical speaking and writing.
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Albert H.

Albert H.

Centreville, VA 20121
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$34 / 30-min

About MJ W.

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Silver Spring, MD
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IF YOU & YOUR KIDS LOVE TO STUDY VIOLIN LESSONS WITH SUZUKI VIOLIN SCHOOL MUSIC, PLEASE CONTACT TO ME,..... YOUR KIDS WILL LEARN LOTS FUN IN THIS SUZUKI VIOLIN SCHOOL MUSIC SOON OR LATER!.......SUZUKI VIOLIN SCHOOL MUSIC IS BEST FOR YOUR KIDS! WONDERFUL TEACHING PROGRAM FOR YOUR KIDS! YOU WILL SEEING IF NOW YOU'R APPLYING FOR THIS WEBSITE!......
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MJ W.

MJ W.

Silver Spring, MD 20906
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$40 / 30-min

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