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About Julie L.

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Hermitage, TN

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About Julie
I am passionate about Music and Music Education. It's rewarding for me to watch my students develop in their musical skill and enjoy making music more and more. My students range from the very young (5 years old) to school age children, to teens, and adults. My students benefit from my expertise in teaching Vocal and Piano music, my knowledge of Music Theory, and my encouraging teaching style. I have been involved in making music since I was a young child, and I have been teaching private students since I was a Music major at the University of Florida in 1982 when a fellow college student asked me to teach her voice lessons. I have a Music Education degree from the University of Florida; my major instrument was Voice, my minor was Piano. I taught as a public school music educator in Florida, California, and Tennessee between the years
of 1983 to 1997. I taught private students after school in my classroom while I was a public school teacher, and from my home since 1997. My post-graduate continuing professional education includes Tennessee Arts Academy at Belmont University, Kodaly Pedagogy and Solfege Level 1 (vocal teaching techniques, do-re-mi, ear training), Orff-Schulwerk Music for Children Level 1 certification, Yamaha M.I.E. (Music In Education) Piano Lab certification. My professionalism and expertise are at your service. I will work together with you to insure an enjoyable and informative learning experience.

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A typical lesson in my studio would begin with a brief question/answer time with the student to learn how their week has gone, and how their music practice is progressing.

For PIANO LESSONS we begin with Technique including scales and dexterity exercises, then we play from the Lesson book and a Recital selection. I typically let the student play through the pieces they have prepared without interruption, then I call attention to corrections that need to be made, I demonstrate the correction, and then ask the student to play the piece again. After that we go over the Theory assignments, and do Ear Training exercises. I am comfortable teaching from a variety of different methods courses. The methods course is chosen according to the student's interest. I never require a piano student to continue using books that are not inspiring. There so many methods courses available, that a student may always be able to have methods books they LOVE.

In my SINGING LESSONS we also begin with a recap of the student's week. Then we continue with Warm Up exercises to prepare the student's voice for the lesson. Then we study Sight Singing and Solfege Singing (do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-ti-do) to increase the student's listening skills. After that the student sings their selections. Like I do in Piano lessons, I listen to the pieces they have prepared without interruption, then I call attention to corrections that need to be made, I demonstrate the correction, and then ask the student to sing the piece again. I am comfortable teaching many styles of vocal music including classical, Broadway, pop, rock, and Christian.

For MUSIC THEORY lessons, the study material is chosen according to the student's interest and age. Topics include notation, chord structure, chord progression, melodic structure, and harmony. I also incorporate Music Listening in the Music Theory lesson in order to learn from the masters in many styles of music. My Music Theory students will also have the opportunity to develop composition and songwriting skills if they desire.

My teaching style is structured and friendly, keeping the student's goals and interests at the forefront. I enjoy motivating students to reach their highest potential.
After 3 to 6 months in my studio my students will see improvement in their musical technique, ear training, music reading, notation, and knowledge. They will be preparing recital pieces for an upcoming performance. I provide three Studio Class performances (February, June, October) and one recital opportunity (December) a year. Most importantly, the student's love and appreciation of music will be growing.

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PIANO lessons in Living Room: piano near front entryway, couch, loveseat, over-sized chair, dining room table, open space, end table with chair, parents may sit in on lesson.

SINGING lessons in Recording Studio: keyboard, recording equipment, desk, 2 chairs, music stand, microphone, private room. Parents may wait in adjacent rec room or sit in on lesson.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide lesson books, the students should provide their instrument.

I do have a mobile keyboard to bring for SINGING lessons.

*** Specialties ***
Kodaly Pedagogy and Solfege Level 1

Orff-Schulwerk Music for Children Level 1 certification

Yamaha M.I.E. (Music In Education) Lab certified instructor
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Alashia J. August 14, 2019
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Valorie W. August 10, 2019
· Piano · In studio
To start piano lessons when you're 72 was challenging. But Julie is so amazing that it has been the one of best things I've done. She's just great. She's happy and her lessons carry over that happiness. I'll never be her best student but she makes you feel like you are. I look forward to seeing her each week.
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Jenelle B. June 11, 2019
· Elementary Math · Online
Julie was very Kind and helped me A lot on my Place Values. She's very enthusiastic and I enjoyed talking with her, She was really Helpful when I was getting confused. And was very motivating.
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About Kathy B.

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Detroit, MI
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About Kathy
I am a patient, enthusiastic teacher in the following areas: piano, violin, cello, drums, music history, and music theory. I have taught vocal and instrumental music in both Catholic and Public schools, and in after-school programs, for 20 years, and have been giving private lessons for 9 years. I enjoy teaching music to all age students, and especially enjoy watching my students grow in their music ability.

I received my Bachelor of Arts from Marygrove College in Detroit in Language Arts with minors in Music Education and History,and my Masters Degree from Wayne State University in Education with emphasis on English as a Second Language and Sign Language for the Deaf. I have studied Music Education for K-5 at Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan.
I am also a published author of five children's books. You can find them through my
publisher Xlibris. com and they are called Peggy, The Three-Some Book 2, The Writer's Corner Book 3, The Golden Nugget Book 4, The 1940 Diary Book 7. When you go onto their web-site put in my pen name of N.K.Beckley and they should come up. Emily Book 5 will be out sometime in March 2017 and books 6,8.9.10 should be out by Fall of 2017. These are books for students in grades 4th through 8th grades and are also interactive books. I hope you enjoy them.
I also tutor for Take Lessons Grades 1 to Grade 8 all subjects except higher level Math.

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Piano: All students start out learning both Treble and Bass Clefs, and their lines and spaces. Each student then starts to learn their major scales with both right and left hand for piano. They also learn the note values, and are able to put them together in a song. I use Michael Aaron curriculum, which takes in all of the above and their technique lessons. I use all the Michael Aaron Book One, Lessons, Theory, Technic, and Performance Books for any student that is age 6 and above and I would ask that parents would buy them from Anderson Music in Dearborn, Michigan as well as any other lesson books listed below before they come to my home for lessons.

Cello: Using String Builder and Strictly Strings, the students learn the bass clef, lines and spaces, scales, and songs. Students will learn how to hold their bow correctly.I have played cello in the Waterford New Horizons Concert Band for over six years. I have also been the only cellist they have as a member of the band.

Violin: Using String Builder and Strictly Strings, students will learn lines and spaces of the treble clef, note values, major scales, and songs. Students will learn how to hold their bow correctly.

Drums: Using Rockin’ Rhythm Raps, and using drum pads instead of drums, students will learn the correct way to hold drum sticks and the rhythms of all the notes in the treble and bass clefs. They will also learn songs to play.

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Upright piano w/ seating for parents

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I enjoy teaching beginners in any area, because then you can see how far they have come at the end of the year.
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Robert April 14, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Kathy is a kind, patient and methodical teacher. She develops your piano skills with a structured program of theory and exercises geared toward constant improvement. She has helped me improve my piano technique throughout our time together. I have been able to play increasingly challenging pieces on a regular basis with her. I look forward to steadily improving my piano skills.
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Robert Bilenchi February 15, 2017
· Piano · In studio
I have recently returned from a week long stay at the Sonatina Piano Camp in Bennington VT and would like to notify all those piano students who may read this review as to the wonderful experience attending this camp can be. The camp takes adult piano students at all piano skill levels from beginner to well accomplished. Students stay in shared rooms (2-4 persons) which includes a piano in every room. Attendance is usually 18- 27 persons. The mansion itself is home to approx. 30 pianos. All meals are provided (and are outstanding) as well as piano classes and 4 lessons with concert pianists or university piano professors. Ample time is provided to practice a performance piece for the end of week performance night. Master classes are given on several evenings for those wishing to perform a work in progress piece for the attendees and the camp owner providing a public lesson.
I have found that the attending student group to be extremely supportive to all other students especially to those experiencing performance anxiety. Repeating attendees (from all over the country) have formed lasting friendships among themselves which have endured for years. Eight week long sessions are given throughout the year. In addition there are summer sessions for school aged youth
and also 4 short week sessions for those wishing to try a sampling of the camp. This past January was my 3rd year attending the camp and I will be returning again next year. My experiences at the camp have been truly unforgettable. More information can be obtained at Sonatina.com
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Robert Bilenchi October 27, 2016
· Piano · In studio
Kathy has worked wonders with my piano lessons. In about a year and half of lessons Kathy has added scales and exercises along with musical selections designed to enhance specific skills, plus has worked with me on select piano works which I find interesting and challenging. My abilities and quality of playing been steadily improving. She is always positive and uplifting yet she still can point out areas of playing quality which require work. She gears lessons and advancement of difficulty to my specific rate of improvement. I couldn't ask for better and and am looking forward to continued progress over time for my improved musicianship.
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Detroit, MI 48228
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About Julissa F.

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Parkville, MD
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I teach ESL to beginner - advanced students.

About Julissa
I am a freelance tutor and translator. I have been tutoring for more than 8 years. I am very friendly, patient and professional. I tutor college students and children. I got my Associate in Arts and Sciences - Psychology from Union County College in NJ. On my sessions I apply constructivist teaching techniques which have proven excellent results. I am an avid observer of details which helps me determine the student's strengths. My classes are fun as playing a game! I am also a Therapeutic Mentor in Catholic Charities. In order to be accepted I had to get a full background check because I deal with very special and unique children.
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suja N. June 19, 2019
· Spanish · Online
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Noah May 18, 2019
· Spanish · In studio
Off to a wonderful start! My son is looking forward to his next lesson.
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Georgene M. May 8, 2019
· Math · Online
Had our first lesson with Julissa and the experience was painless lol! My daughter was reticent at first but warmed easily. She thought she might not understan Julissa because of her accent but that was not a problem. All in all a great mathematic experience.
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About Bethany D.

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Trenton, MI
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I have taught ESL to some Romanian people from the time they came to the US. They knew no English and now one of the women has went on to pass her medical test and is a nurse. I enjoy the English language and learning to understand it more.

About Bethany
I enjoy teaching and helping my students achieve their goals. I have taught for several years and like to make it an environment where students like to learn. I have a bachelors in science and graduated in 2006. Violin has been the main course of my teaching. However I have also taught piano and ESL. I love helping others discover and retain new things.
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Alissa July 18, 2019
· Violin · In studio
Bethany is an excellent instructor and my daughter loved her
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Trenton, MI 48183
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About Marion S.

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New York, NY
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(This course is for people whose native language is not English.)

I have many years experience teaching English to students at all levels from beginners to fluent speakers. I am a native English speaker.

My lessons are all 1 to 1 so we can work on your individual English language learning goals. We can focus on conversation, listening skills, speaking, grammar, vocabulary building, writing, or whatever you need.

Some of my students are beginnings who need to learn the basics. Others are intermediates who are trying to gain proficiency. Many are advanced students who are already using English at work, and need to sound more natural and more like a native speaker.

For advanced students, I am happy to help you with resumes, cover letters, and job applications, as well as with interviewing practice.

With my less advanced students, we can work on every day situations, and practicing using correct grammar and pronunciation.

About Marion
Hi, I'm Marion. I teach ESL - English-as-a-Second language to adults. Lessons are 1 to 1, so we can work on speaking, listening, reading, writing, or whatever you need. I also work with native-English speakers and English language learners on improving their writing. Whatever your skill set, age, abilities, or background, I can help make you a better writer.

My ESL students come from many different backgrounds. Some are beginners, but most are working professionals who need to perfect their English to compete in the workplace.

My writing students are either native-speakers or English language learners who need improve their skills for school, work, or personal reasons. I can help with graduate school personal statements, job-seeking cover letters, proposal writing, and many other areas.

I love working with adults and younger peop
le on developing storytelling techniques, and public speaking skills for presentations and interviews, as well as for personal events. These are great confidence builders with real world results!

Whether you are a native speaker or an English-language learner, it would be my honor and privilege to work with you.
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maria isabel November 5, 2018
· English · Online
First class exceeded my expectations! Marion understood exactly what I need.
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Christina R. November 29, 2016
· Writing · In studio
Marion is professional and informative, offering productive suggestions and insight in achieving my personal goals.
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Ferdinado October 1, 2016
· ESL · In studio
The teacher could adapt to my level
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About Allyssa S.

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Emery, SD
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Welcome y bienvenidos! Mi nombre es Maestra Allyssa! Soy profesora de ingles y español. Tengo una licenciatura de la Universidad Estatal de Dakota del Sur en español y enseñanza. He estado en 19 países y espero que visitare muchos más. He estado enseñando español e inglés durante los últimos 8 años. Me encanta trabajar con estudiantes de todas las edades. 

About Allyssa
I've been speaking Spanish for a little over 14 years. In my lessons I mostly teach conversational Spanish and English. By the end of this course, you will be conversational! You'll be able to understand others, speak, and most importantly you will be understood when you speak.

I look forward to meeting you! No learner is too young/ old to start learning a foreign language. Start your lessons today!

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Llevo poco más de 14 años hablando español. En mis clases, principalmente enseño ingles y español conversacional. Si tomas lecciones conmigo, te daré el enfoque simple que la mayoría de los instructores no pueden. Al final de este curso, ¡serás conversador! Podrá comprender a los demás, hablar y, lo que es más impor
tante, lo entenderán cuando hable.

¡Espero conocerte! Ningún alumno es demasiado joven / viejo para comenzar a aprender un idioma extranjero. ¡Comience sus lecciones hoy!
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MK June 1, 2019
· Spanish · Online
It was a great experience and my child really enjoyed the positive feedback from Allyssa. We are looking forward to many more classes with her.
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Maddy G. October 16, 2018
· Spanish · Online
My daughter had a great first lesson!
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McKayla October 2, 2018
· Spanish · Online
I have been taking her class for awhile and I can say she is very organized and keeps me on task. She makes sure I understand the lesson clearly. Her classes are very fun and educational, I definitely recommend taking this class!
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About Peter O.

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Ypsilanti, MI

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Learning English as a second language can be difficult; I make it fun and easy!

I've also taken ESL as a kid growing up.

About Peter
Hi, my name is Peter

I'm a Korean-American in the Ann Arbor area looking to teach English, ESL, or any general homework help!

My schedule is flexible and I'm willing to work around your schedule, whether at a particular location or online.

I understand everyone is different with their own learning styles and needs so planning ahead with that in mind is my specialty!
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Peter O.

Ypsilanti, MI 48197
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$42 / 30-min

About Ella K.

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Learning a new language can be tough. For someone who speaks four languages,I can understand the challenges. I want my students to feel welcome and safe through this process. I would be more than happy to help you become fluent in English.

About Ella
Hi all, I have been teaching French for over 4 years now. I am a dynamic and goal oriented, and resilient person who likes to inspire others around me. I believe in the strength of languages to help connect diverse minds and cultures. I am also a passionate of cuisine, dance, and travel. I have visited over 5 countries in Europe and 4 in West Africa.
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Ella K.

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I am a native English and Spanish speaker having lived half of my life in the Dominican Republic and half in the United States. My desire is to help you meet your goals and customize the lessons to your needs. I desire to make learning English more enjoyable. I understand what it is like to learn another language. I take a slow, encouraging and motivational approach with my students. I enjoy teaching, connecting with my students and helping them learn. I believe that conversation is a key component to listening, verbal and comprehension skills. I am a good communicator and find it enjoyable to relate to people of other cultural backgrounds. I work well with children, youth and students of all ages.

About Landon
I am a native speaker of both Spanish and English. My father speaks to me in Spanish and my mother speaks to me in English. I lived in four countries growing up so I have developed multicultural awareness and a passion for learning. I have taught special needs students with a hands-on approach to understanding every student's learning style. I have tutored in both Spanish and English and I love to empower students to achieve their learning goals. I believe in developing conversation skills by helping the student to develop a topic of dialog in a safe environment where it is OK to make mistakes! I love to laugh and make learning fun!
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Praveen K. August 31, 2019
· Spanish · Online
Instructor needs more prep in conducting online course and we cancelled the class today.
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Elham August 25, 2019
· ESL · Online
Excelente teacher, el enseña paso a paso el inglés y me corrige cada vez con las pronunciaciones, domina muy bien la gramática y los dos idiomas, aprendí mucho gracias a su esfuerzo y la dedicación.
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Argelis August 24, 2019
· ESL · Online
Tiene excelente manejo del idioma, muestra mucho interés y preocupación por el crecimiento de sus alumnos, además de que utiliza muy buenas técnicas de enseñanza.
Una de mis debilidades era la falta de confianza para comunicarme delante de otras personas, si embargo; gracias a él pude superarlo y puedo entablar una conversación con excelente fluidez.
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About Garth M.

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I spent my professional career as a communicator because of my passion for understanding different cultures. I have degrees in International Relations and successfully used my marketing and sales skills to promote charitable outreach through NGO's world wide. Let my unique world perspective help you learn English and become the successful communicator you want to become.

About Garth
I've always been interested in learning about other cultures and communicating with people from all over the world. I've traveled extensively and know first hand what it's like to learn another language and the skills I've learned can help students become successful communicators.

I retired five years ago and teaching ESL is my favorite second career.
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Garth M.

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Average Cost of ESL Lessons in Ypsilanti, MI

The average cost of 60-minute ESL lessons in Ypsilanti is $75. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $75 and $75 per hour.

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For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute ESL lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 30-minute ESL lessons are 44% less expensive at $42.

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