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About Benjamin P.

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About Benjamin
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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About Kaira J.

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Owings Mills, MD

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*** My availability fluctuates periodically so please reach out to me via the Ask-a-Question tool to confirm day and time before signing up for lessons.***

Hello and thank you for your interest! Kaira J. is a Performing Artist and Educator who has over 15 years of teaching experience.

Kaira J. is a working Performing Artist who has performed throughout the country, internationally, and currently has commercials running in two regions. She is a former Casting Director, Radio host and Production Associate; therefore, you are in good hands in learning and being prepared for auditions, stage or camera performance. As a teacher of education, her passion is teaching children and young people reading and ESL ( English as a Second Language). Kaira J. works in the city and county schools teaching reading, theatre and film. Also, she has st
udents in China through VIPKID teaching ESL and, Kaira Inspires, LLC partners with Coppin State University for theatrical youth summer camps.

Kaira J. able to teach singing and acting via Takelessons Classroom. As for your reading and ESL sessions you have a choice to meet at a locate library or via TakeLesson Classroom. So, what are you waiting for?! Let Kaira J. be of service as your coach to help you reach you goals while having fun!
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Charles February 13, 2018
· Reading · Online
She was very detail and clear with instructions. A pleasure to work with.
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Kaira J.

Kaira J.

Owings Mills, MD 21117
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About Ollie L. J.

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Silver Spring, MD
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About Ollie L.
Professor of Communication & Theater with incredible experiences performing, producing, directing, and writing stage plays performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Publick Playhouse, THEARC Theater, National Children's Museum and over 60 different stages annually. She is the President/Owner and Founder of Timeless Visual Works - the inspirational film, theater, and publishing company. She leads with Christian faith-based principles and extensive knowledge as well as experience training aspiring and professional performers.
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Linda September 9, 2016
· Acting · In studio
It was my daughter's first contact with professional acting.
She has been talking about being an actress for quite a while now, so we decided to let her take a few lessons to see if she likes it.
Ollie was really comprehensive of our needs and made us see the big picture of that world... just what we needed, to start walking into that direction on the right path.
My daughter had a wonderful time with Ollie.
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Kristyl N. March 3, 2016
· Acting · In studio
I booked 4 acting sessions with Ms. Ollie for my daughter. Ms. Ollie did a phenomenal job starting from scratch, coaching my daughter for her up coming audition. My daughter had no acting experience, she was shy, and soft spoken but in just 4 short days, Ms. Ollie turned her into a confident, outspoken young actress. My daughter nailed her audition thanks to Ollie!! I will highly recommend her as your acting coach.
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Leana T. January 13, 2016
· Film and TV Acting · Online
Great person to work with! Cheerful. Listens to what you have to say. Ready to help you improve.
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Ollie L. J.

Ollie L. J.

Silver Spring, MD 20910
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About Anne L.

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Columbia, MD
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About Anne
Hi! My name is Anne and I am currently an elementary school teacher. Teaching music has been my passion since I started 8 years ago, and I want to share my love for music with people.

I have already gotten my background check through Montgomery County Public Schools, so I am available to teach students under 18.

Besides being able to teach piano, ukulele, violin, I can also teach basic elementary subjects, such as math, reading, and writing.

I am very patient, understanding, and I meet your child where he or she is and we work together to meet our goal.
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Rayane C. September 21, 2015
· Piano · In home
Anne was really good and nice.
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Anne L.

Anne L.

Columbia, MD 21044
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About Margaret R.

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Columbia, MD
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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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She is a great teacher!
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Margaret R.

Margaret R.

Columbia, MD 21045
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Parkville, MD

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

Billy H.

Parkville, MD 21234
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$15 / 45-min

About Mona B.

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Elkridge, MD

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About Mona
I love environments that promote learning and teaching, by implication. I have been teaching for over 7 years now. I've taught kids as young as 6 years and I've tutored Math for Masters level classes. I have a wide range of experience with students of varying capacities, including engaging classes with school children diagnosed with ADHD.

I have my Bachelors degrees in Mathematics and Financial Economics, with a minor in Computer Science. I went on to get my Masters in Computer Science and Economics from Duke University. I now work as a Data Scientist deploying surveillance models at big banks across the globe!
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Mona B.

Mona B.

Elkridge, MD 21075
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About Anan B.

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Gaithersburg, MD
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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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$25 / 30-min

About Faith B.

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Alexandria, VA
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Hello!

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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$62 / 30-min

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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.

Clayton N.

Baltimore, MD 21218
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