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About Daniel A.

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Hillside, IL
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In addition to teaching music, I have also worked as a special education assistant and wrestling/track coach at Lake Zurich Middle School South and an assistant Kung Fu/Tai Chi instructor at Green Mountain Arts in Logan Square, Chicago, Illinois. Jazz piano, Voice, and Composition are my main areas of expertise. However, I have also been recording, and playing guitar almost my entire life. I fully believe in music education not only for entertainment and personal enjoyment, but for many other means.
Beyond its capacity for being used as entertainment, music aids in learning, helps develop advanced motor skills, increases memory function, and many other purposes for a well rounded education. It is my goal to help educate the next generation in traditional music practices as well as incorporate new techniques that are relevant to our
current day and age.

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Lesson plans vary from person to person. I always make it a point to get to know the student's existing musical knowledge, goals, and background before I create a personalized lesson plan. All important concepts are covered as they are needed so students can understand theoretical concepts based upon actual application and usage. In short, I teach in a way that students can "dig in" right away and play, create, improvise, sing and/or compose freely and naturally. I always encourage students or parents to contact me with their goals, previous musical training, etc., and discuss what they really want out of lessons so they can get the most out of taking me on as an instructor.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Acoustic and Electric piano, Digital Recording Studio, Extensive library and teaching resources

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Jackie L. January 10, 2018
· Guitar · In home
Daniel cancelled my son's first lesson with less than a one hour notice. He attended the second lesson, but again cancelled the third lesson with a 30 minute notice. He sent me a text message to notify me and I called him back and left a voicemail. 24 hours later and I still haven't gotten a call back. I want my money back. He has wasted my son's time. Poor professionalism.
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Nick November 11, 2017
· Piano · In home
Really enjoyed the first lesson. Daniel made it fun and im excited to learn more.
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Kristin S. April 5, 2017
· Piano · In home
Daniel adapted throughout the course of the hour-long lesson to understand what I already knew and find appropriate ways to fill in the gaps of my knowledge. He also started me on the process of learning a new approach when looking at and learning to play new music pieces.
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About Crystal S.

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Los Angeles, CA
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Crystal brings a lifetime’s experience of professional musicianship to each of her lessons. Born into a family of musicians, she sang her first solo at age 2. She also benefits her students with an extraordinarily diverse musical background, having worked as a vocalist in gospel, country, musical theater, jazz, classical, rock, pop and soul styles. Her performing career has taken her from L.A. church meetings to London’s Houses of Parliament.

Crystal hails originally from Los Angeles, CA - where her musical parents gave her a head start by including her in the family business the moment she was able to contribute. She went on to study classical voice, piano and music theory at The Boston Conservatory of Music. After concluding her studies in London, she returned home and began working regularly as a theater performer, appearing in twen
ty world premiers and re-imagined classics. Most notably she played the lead role of Keely Smith in the big band jazz musical “Louis and Keely: Live At The Sahara” during its eight-month run at Westwood’s Geffen Playhouse. She also formed her own rock band, The Honeysuckle Jones Revival, with whom she performed her own songs all over Los Angeles. And she began working as a studio session vocalist, providing demo vocals for other songwriters, as well as arranging and performing back-up vocals for original artists, including Laura Roppe (currently in the Top Ten on Billboard’s Uncharted list of emerging artists.) Crystal played the lead role of Brooke in the new operatic rock musical “The Burning Opera LA” during its Los Angeles run in 2011 as well as providing ensemble vocals and playing piano and bass. She also performs holiday tunes from the Golden Age of American songwriting with musical quartet The Sleigh Belles.

Crystal believes that music is serious business but that it should be fun. She encourages her students to play music they love, as well as expanding their musical knowledge. She is a firm believer in basics first and emphasizes theory and technique as the tools to support creativity and provide freedom, power and control. She believes effort beats talent every time and the student who practices consistently will see results, whatever their level of ability. Most of all, she believes we were all born to make music.

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Lesson structure varies depending on the student's instrument, age, level of experience and musical style. However, all lessons focus on:

Technique
Music theory
Performance style

After 3 or 6 months of consistent lesson attendance and practice, students will have a clear understanding of how their instrument works and how to care for it. They will be able to read basic music notation. They will be working toward clearly defined musical goals and they will have at least three performance pieces learned.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Loft Space: full size electric piano with weighted keys, small digital recorder, microphone, Garage Band, parents can sit in on lessons

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring a small keyboard for vocal students with no piano, karaoke tracks and a digital recorder. I also bring a selection of games. Students are expected to purchase all necessary books and sheet music.

*** Specialties ***
Young beginners (piano)
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Raylene L Lehnhoff November 11, 2015
· Singing · Online
Love how she teaches the mechanics of learning to sing properly such as breathing correctly and posture right from the start for a beginner. Fantastic instructor!
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Tamura H. September 29, 2013
· Singing ·
Amazing singng instructor

Crystal has increased my daughter’s self-esteem and expressiveness through song. My daughter is now writing her own poetry and song lyrics, as well as being able to combat her once shyness quality. She loves to perform in front of others now and has a confidence level that amazes me, especially now that she is going into those “teen” years. I think a lot of thanks needs to go to Crystal, for assisting my daughter in reaching her current creative level!
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Tamura H. September 29, 2013
· Piano ·
Great piano instructor

Crystal is an amazing piano instructor. She is patient, understanding and dedicated. My daughter has learned so much from her. My daughter’s love for music has increased immensely since learning how to play the piano. This would never have been able to be accomplished without Crystal’s professional and caring teaching style.
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About Olivia D.

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Allenhurst, NJ

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I love to create. The way I'm most comfortable creating is through writing; whether it's a song, a short story, a poem or a script. Writing has always been the bass line in my life; the heartbeat.

Music and film are both passions of mine. I graduated from Berklee College of Music where I studied Songwriting and Music Therapy. I was pushed to my absolute limits lyrically and musically within these majors, and I am so grateful for it now that I'm on my own creative journey.

I have a great deal of experience, but I am also still learning. I think it is very important as a teacher to always be learning, especially through their students. Teaching these lessons is, of course, about progress and advancement - but also about enjoyment, confidence building and positive encouragement.
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· Ukulele · Online
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Samangie A. February 27, 2019
· Ukulele · Online
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Lance E. February 4, 2019
· Ukulele · Online
Olivia is very sweet and very knowledgeable. My student has fun while learning!
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About Janai H.

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Augusta, GA
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*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to buy the books that I need them to buy and to have either a keyboard or piano. I also expect that the Spanish students will obtain the proper materials that I ask of them.

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Classical, pop, jazz, blues, R&B, soundtracks (Disney)
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Star December 21, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
I read best reviews. Can phone number of the Teacher be placed here so that I could enroll.
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Shelby February 21, 2018
· · In home
Ms. Janai was the best tutor I have ever had. No matter the day, or time she was always there to help me out. Either it was math, science, writing, etc. she'd help me with every subject no matter how long it took for me to get it right, every subject was like her first nature. She was amazing teaching in person and just as good online. I've never met another tutor like Janai, she understands what you're going wrong and what your difficulties are, but she always manages to turn those difficulties around and make you better at understanding what you need to do better in order to succeed. If you're looking for an outstanding tutor Janai is the way to go!
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Shellie S January 26, 2018
· Spanish · Online
Janai is great with older adults. She's so patient and makes me feel relaxed even when I'm saying the wrong words. She has passion! and that's exciting to see.
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About Owen M.

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Rochester, NY
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Here's a bit about myself:

Since 2016, I've been teaching math to high school and elementary students. I've always loved it. With teaching, I feel that I've grown more patient and more thoughtful in my general life. I recommend that anyone with the means try their hand at teaching. It is a particularly rewarding thing in and of itself.

The summer of 2016, I wrote the music, conducted, and acted as musical director for a full-scale musical entitled Get Hooked: A Pirate Musical. Currently, I'm working on a second full-length project, entitled Nuclear Love, that is set to be produced and performed in the spring of 2020.

I also have experience doing rock and jazz gigs on my electric bass. If you or student is also interested in learning these styles, I'd be more than happy to oblige!

My favorite books are Zen and the Art of Motorc
ycle Maintenance, The Giver, Ishmael, 1984, The Chess Garden, Invisible Man, Labyrinths, and Life of Pi.

My favorite quote is "infinity and beyond." Granted, there is no such thing as 'beyond' - unless you're referring to the power set of infinity. Honestly, I just love infinity. I could talk about the infinite hotel and fractals forever (pun noted and kept).

I've been taking French classes for about 5 years now. If you're interested in having a charming conversation in slightly broken French, je suis ton mec!

There are a few things more inspiring to than helping a student triumphantly arrive at a solution. Or watching them nail a big shift that was giving them trouble the week before. Learning anything comes with struggle, with difficulty, and I've certainly had my share of practice frustration. It's important to understand that such an experience is part of the process. I have no doubt that with the right ethic, the right teacher, and a desire to learn, anything can be achieved.
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About Joel A.

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Secaucus, NJ
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After receiving my degree in Organizational Communication Arts from Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio, I have traveled extensively holding a variety of roles calling for my public speaking prowess. From working in Human Resources at Walt Disney World Co. presenting to recruiters, key staff, and interns, to working as a Sr. Research Analyst for the government providing briefings and presentations to key decision makers, I continue to capitalize on my strengths in front of people. As a PADI Platinum Elite Course Director, I have also worked extensively as a scuba diver educator teaching hundreds of students a variety of courses that qualify for college credit through the American Council on Education.

With the proper training and techniques, I have been very successful, receiving awards from both military and civilian agencies for
my dedication to work and thorough, successful presentations in both small groups and in large assembly halls. I have also been published in formal military works and acclaimed for marketing and customer service presentations.

​I am currently in pursuit of my PhD in Communication here in the greater New Jersey/New York City area.
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Joel A.

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About Marcus W.

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About Marcus
I am current full-time math tutor at a private high school in Ohio. I graduated from Duke University with my Bachelor's of Arts in Cultural Anthropology as a Pre-Medical Student. In 2018, I graduated from Case Western Reserve University with my Master's in Medical Physiology. I have experience tutoring elementary school, middle school, high school, and college students in Biology, Chemistry, Math, and the GRE.
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Marcus W.

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About Cecilia A.

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About Cecilia
Hi! My name's Cecilia and I know writing can be tough sometimes; you might be able to picture what you want to say but not know exactly how to put that mental image into words. That's where I can help you :)

I teach Creative Writing and Essay Writing for Middle and High, ages 11-18. I know I'm definitely younger than most writing professors but don't let my age fool you. I've been writing since I was old enough to pick up a crayon (yes, I wrote with crayons, what about it?). I did leave school relatively early, having skipped my senior year of high school to study at college in order to obtain my Associate's degree while simultaneously getting my high school diploma, but this proximity to high school is exactly why I can give you confident lessons in both Essay Writing and Creative Writing: I know what teachers are expecting nowadays and
even better, I know how to teach it! (including analysis and synthesis)

I look forward to helping you better your Essay and Creative Writing!!! :)
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Cecilia A.

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About Alexandria P.

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Tampa, FL
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Hello my name is Alexandria, I am 52 years young. I'm interested in teaching you English. I'm very loving and nurturing. I have been blessed with three beautiful children of my own, two boys and a girl which are grown-up now and very successful. I am looking forward to helping you learn and speak an important language. ENGLISH is the most commonly used language among foreign language speakers. Speaking English will enable you to contact people from all over the world and to travel more easily. I currently live in Tampa.
I am CPR/BLS certified which includes AED. My background is medical and I went to school for EMT/Paramedic, CNA, HHA, and Nursing school. Majoring in English. I am a IV, Phlebotomy, EKG Instructor and have been for the past 10 years.
I am a non-smoker as well as owning my own car and I have a clean background and driving
record. Looking forward to hearing from you and remember the word English.
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Alexandria P.

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About Xiomara R.

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About Xiomara
I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy, English is my second language, and I love to dance.

I'm not great at "selling" myself as to why you should choose me to be your instructor. I struggled while in school, but I managed to get through. Now, when I educate patients, colleagues, or even friends, I have found ways to make tough subjects easy to understand. We sometimes get caught up in "sounding smart" and don't know if the person receiving the information is understanding. If you are not able to understand a topic in easier layman's terms, no matter how well you memorize it, it won't stick for long.

I hope to be able to assist students who may be struggling with ESL and anatomy find effective studying strategies to grasp and understand the material presented.
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Xiomara R.

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