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About Jennifer P.

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Gwynn Oak, MD

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About Jennifer
I am a professional singer-songwriter and have been teaching lessons fulltime for the last 12 years. I teach students of all ages and levels of experience. My current range of students include: kids with learning/developmental disabilities, teenagers who have starred in school musicals, and performing adult singer-songwriters. Whatever your background or desire, I can help you to cultivate your unique musical potential, and to strengthen your creative voice.

As a professional vocalist and pianist, I have worked freelance, in a variety of settings, over the years--including solo, in wedding bands, small jazz and rock/pop groups and with big bands. I have been singing with the Mood Swings Big Band for 6+ years. During that time, we have performed at the White House, the Chamber of Commerce and in Kennebunkport, Maine (at the Bush e
state).

I also have an extensive professional and personal background in meditation (10 years), astrology (5 years) and healing (particularly Reiki, 4 years). I am very interested in the intersection between a healing/mindfulness-awareness approach and singing/playing piano.
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Yvonda April 14, 2019
· Piano · In studio
I read previous reviews which assisted me in selecting Jen. After connecting with her I realized she had the perfect location (less than 10 mins from my house in Catonsville) and professional patience with my twin 14 yr old sons. They had a little experience before the lessons with Jen, but after only a few lessons, their piano/keyboard playing was much sharper than before. She has a beautiful voice and the boys always felt really positive after each lesson. They were more eager to practice at home to demonstrate the skills she taught them previously. Also, Jen hand writes lessons for the boys, which helped them better understand sheet music. She's a Gem. Well worth the investment!
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Kori February 5, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Jennifer teaches my 6 yr old daughter piano lessons. Jennifer is very knowledgeable. She is very patient with my daughter and helps her learn by visualizing the keys and their notes as well as giving her visual notes in a notebook that she can take home to work on. I recommend Jennifer as a knowledgeable and courteous teacher.
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mara November 14, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Shes so kind and a good teacher
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Jennifer P.

Gwynn Oak, MD 21207
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About Karen D.

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Lutherville Timonium, MD
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About Karen
My name is Karen D. and I have been crocheting for the past 58yrs. and knitting for the past 27 yrs. I am currently a Certified Knitting and Crochet instructor from The Yarn Council of America. I was certified in the year 2000. I have taught in Michael's Arts and Craft store, JoAnn Fabric, Community College of Baltimore County.
Baltimore county (Adult enrichment Program) and the Police Athletic Program. I am recently retired from Black Sheep Yarn Shop as their Knitting and Crochet Instructor, I give classes in beginner knit and crochet, thread crochet,
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Beth March 29, 2019
· Crocheting · In studio
AWESOME I so enjoy working with Karen! In advance of today’s lesson, we coordinated re work on a summer shawl Project. We both thought a summer shawl addressing those summer air conditioned restaurants was a good project for folks like me that travel a bunch and need take along projects. With Karen’s guidance in mind, I bought gthe yarn. Then Karen showed me 6-9 different shawls she’s made so I could pick target shawl pattern that wasn’t above my ability and appealed to me. I’m now on my way; 3+Rows in and feeling confident of noteworthy progress til next session.
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Beth March 17, 2019
· Crocheting · In studio
Encouraging, supportive, first class instructor. I signed up for lessons after I realized the kit I bought was above my knowledge level. It's been an awesome experience. I am more confident in reading instructions and making the (pattern specified) numerous different stitches. F2F lessons is the best; its been an awesome experience. I will take more lessons from Karen - she's just that good; a real gem for "take lessons".
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Louise S. January 7, 2018
· Crocheting · In studio
Delightful! Karen was patient, professional and full of ideas. Looking forward to my next session.
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Karen D.

Lutherville Timonium, MD 21093
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About Siddharth G.

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Clarksburg, MD

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About Siddharth
Hi there, my name is Siddharth and I have been teaching chess in public and private schools, including private lessons, over the last three years.

I love to see students grow with each lesson and accomplish their goals. Under my tutelage, I have helped students advance from beginner level to tournament level competition. Recently, two of my students have won in their respective tournaments.

I attended De Monte Fort University in England and earned my degree in Textile Technology and Business Management in 1976. Since then I have been fortunate to be able to travel worldwide.

I enjoy teaching children of all ages, as well as adults. My philosophy is to make chess a fun experience while improving my students' technical skills.

I look forward to helping you reach your goals.
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Ritwik April 13, 2019
· Chess · Online
Excellent!
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Aneetha April 8, 2019
· Chess · Online
Mr.Siddharth is a great instructor. My son wanted to join chess, but I wasn't sure how much online classes can help. After few classes, I could see my son started showing more interest in chess and he was proud of his progress as well. He is looking forward for the class. Thats a very good sign for me. I would highly recommend Mr.Siddharth.
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Fernando February 5, 2019
· Chess · Online
He is a very friendly teacher. He has taught me a lot. I appreciate him taking his time to teach me new moves. Thank you for teaching me Siddarth. I look forward to future lessons.
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Siddharth G.

Clarksburg, MD 20871
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About Sharron J.

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Brooklyn, MD

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About Sharron
My resume includes graduating from the Baltimore School for the Arts and continued studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art until I decided I didn’t want to be a “Starving Artist”. So, I graduated from the University of Baltimore with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration with a minor in Human Resources Management. My education also includes 27 graduate credits that were leading to a Master’s in Public Administration when I decided to discontinue that path. After twenty-five years in the public sector, I decided to revisit my passion for art in my spare time. As a youngster, I remember wanting to teach art in schools, but I did not want the restrictions that are present in the classrooms and more so today. All forms of art is a freeing practice that is practiced and developed over time. For mor information, web
site at jfa-studios.com.
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Sophia W. January 5, 2019
· Acrylic Painting · Online
Sophia said, You are the best art teacher I’ve ever had!” She is excited for future lessons.
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Ayanna January 4, 2019
· Acrylic Painting · Online
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Jess January 8, 2018
· Watercolor Painting · In studio
Highly recommend! Sharron is very talented and encompasses many different skills in the arts. Classes were always enjoyable - I learned and most importantly had a lot of fun! I appreciated how personable she was and feel more confident in my painting skills.
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Sharron J.

Laurel, MD 20707
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$20 / 60-min

About Tyra F.

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Washington, DC

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About Tyra
I graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor in Music Education and am getting my graduate degree in Music Education from the University of Maryland.
My primary instrument is clarinet and euphonium but am familiar with most instruments at a beginner to intermediate level.
As a woodwind specialist, I have taught clarinet, flute and saxophone during summer camps and programs for multiple years.
I'm currently the clarinet technique teacher at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC.

I have been knitting and crocheting for 12 years and have made a wide range of products from hair bows to sweaters.

I am patient and willing to teach all levels of students in a variety of subjects and am willing to cater the lessons to your needs.
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Paulina April 9, 2019
· Knitting · In home
Wonderful!
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Amari June 24, 2018
· Clarinet · Online
Great 1st lesson! Tyra was very professional and had a good first interaction with my son. It’s also very clear she enjoys what she does.
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Sarah C. May 5, 2018
· Clarinet · In home
We really like Tyra. She is great with our daughter!
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Tyra F.

Silver Spring, MD 20904
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About Margaret R.

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Columbia, MD
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About Margaret
Well Hello!

I am an artist and teacher with 15 years experience, trained in many artistic mediums teaching 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 a working artist, a school teacher, as well as a guest teaching artist with local organizations like camps, senior centers, and non-profits, etc.
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Barbara G. March 27, 2019
· Oil Painting · In home
I took painting lessons about 10 years ago and haven’t done anything since. I brought a 1/2 finished painting. Maggie was great helping me set up and seeing where I was and what I remembered. Then showed me some techniques to help get me going. I’m looking forward to our next lesson.
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Steve K. March 22, 2019
· Painting · In studio
Maggie is a talented instructor. Helped me tremendously with oil paint color mixing and matching.
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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.

Columbia, MD 21045
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About Alayah Q.

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Arlington, VA
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Alayah Q.

Arlington, VA 22204
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$15 / 30-min

About Joshua W.

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Frederick, MD

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About Joshua
The world of chess♟and psychology 🔱 is exciting 🌟!

I teach chess through play and pointing out better moves in order to force traps.

I teach psychology by breaking down everything into smaller parts. I would be happy to prepare any of you for upcoming tests and projects.

I communicate via ASL 🙋‍♂️👨‍💻👍🏻 to anybody who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing, you have met your best match as a chess teacher!
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Joshua W.

Frederick, MD 21701
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$34 / 30-min

About Cinnamon W.

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Frederick, MD
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About Cinnamon
Since 2002 I have been teaching friends, family, and strangers to knit and crochet. I believe that you need 3 things to succeed at fiber arts: Practice, Patience, and Persistence.

Whether you want to "learn the basics", learn a new technique, learn how to modify a pattern, or need guidance on a tricky pattern, I'll be there for you.

I am available for private and small group lessons. i look forward to sharing my passion for fiber arts with you.
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Cinnamon W.

Frederick, MD 21701
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$40 / 60-min

About BYRON R.

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Washington, DC
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About BYRON
Byron Risdon LLC, a Washington, DC based interior design firm creates an aesthetic best described as timeless meets modern. In 2007, Byron launched his career in New York City as an assistant and eventually worked his way up to Senior Designer with various boutique design firms.

Originally from South Carolina, Byron studied education at the historic Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia and later moved to NYC to study at New York University.

He considers himself the “client whisperer” focusing on the client’s needs while also marrying their wants and desires. His style is inspired by his love of travel and interiors he has seen around the world.
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BYRON R.

Washington, DC 20002
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$250 / 60-min

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