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About Elizabeth B.

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Evanston, IL

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Elizabeth has taught violin and viola for twenty years. She has a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from DePaul University School of Music. Her teachers have been among the best in the world. She has been a member of orchestras, chamber music ensembles, and has performed solos throughout the United States and abroad. Teaching is one of her greatest passions, and she welcomes the opportunity to work with all ages and levels of musical background.

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I teach both Suzuki and traditional violin and viola methods. I am patient and encouraging. My students' success is my success! After 3-6 months of lessons, students will have a solid foundation on the instrument and will play some beginning level songs with the proper position and tuning. They will be having a rewarding experience as they learn all the funda
mentals. They will discover the joy of music!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home- small house with music stand, well lit, piano, seating for parents  

*** Specialties ***
Violin
Viola
Traditional
Suzuki
Classical
Fiddling
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Cecilia B. September 9, 2019
· Violin · In home
Elizabeth is a phenomenal instructor! Both kind and patient, she is incredibly knowledgeable and takes the time to help me understand the nuances of technique or the background of a particular piece of music. I'm nowhere near a natural player, but her approach to structuring my lessons and practice activities fits my needs as a learner, especially considering that I am an adult student juggling a myriad of other responsibilities. Elizabeth is adept at tailoring her lessons and long-term approach to my growth as a player to my skills and challenges, so that I not only immensely enjoy the experience, but also feel the growth I am making each and every week. She's the best I've ever had!!
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charles September 6, 2019
· Fiddle · Online
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Rhiannon M. May 8, 2019
· Violin · Online
She helped me with fingering and bowing today. She is very helpful and a great teacher.
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Elizabeth B.

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About Chris S.

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Aurora, CO

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A short history of my experience with music and education:

The first instrument I learned to play was the guitar in 2001.

I played the guitar on the worship team at FBC of Midway in Plant City, FL from 2001 to 2005.

I began teaching private music lessons in 2003.

I played bass guitar in a Christian rock band called of Anastasis from 2003 to 2005.

I played acoustic, electric, and bass guitar on the worship team at Family Worship Center in Lakeland, FL from 2006 to 2012.

I worked as a freelance audio engineer with my in-home recording studio throughout college (and now I just do it for fun).

I played bass and sang background vocals in a worship band called Skyline from 2007 to 2009.

I taught music and trained a student led worship team at Hope Christian Academy from 2009-2010.

I began performing independently from
2009 to present.

I played guitar and sang lead vocals in a Christian Rock Band called A Story Familiar from 2010 to 2012.

From 2010 to 2012, I taught in the Polk County public school system of Florida from 2010 to 2012, where I also worked heavily with students with special needs.

In July of 2012 I moved to Aurora, CO as a volunteer musician to help plant Streams Church.

In January of 2013 I married my beautiful wife.

Upon arriving home from our honeymoon, I was hired as Worship Director for Streams church, and I have worked there since. Some of my responsibilities include developing and executing weekly music set lists, creating charts and sheet music for new songs, and training the worship team in new music.

As for me personally, I love Jesus, my wife, and music.  As I'm sure you can tell by my brief history, I do a lot of church service and ministry, if for this for any reason makes you wary, let me assure you: I play a lot more than just church music.  As a lover of music, there is not much that I don't enjoy in the world of music, and I've taught most of it.  I've taught the young and the not-so-young, and whether you're just beginning to read music, or you're just eager to learn your favorite song, I work closely with you to ensure you achieve the results you desire!

*** Lesson Details ***
Four things I focus on:
1. Creating individualized lesson plans for you
2. Teaching you new techniques and polishing old ones
3. Building your confidence
4. Both of us having a fun, rockin' time!

When taking lessons from me, students can expect an environment that is a balance between being strict and laid back.Music is something that must be learned, and as such, it must also be practiced week-to-week in between lessons.  I consider myself strict because I'll hold you accountable to doing your best to learn the best. Despite holding you accountable, I think the overall mood of the learning environment is laid back; we'll have a lot of fun learning music.  I make sure that we'll be learning at your pace, but keep in mind, this doesn't mean I won't push you to be your best! My teaching experience has taught me one thing: everyone is different. That being the case, I create lesson plans that are unique to you.  Where you will be in a month, six months, a year, largely depends on your commitment to learn, but I'll promise you this:  all of my efforts will be utilized to maximize your potentiality.

*** Attendance Policy ***
I am very flexible with attendance, but I do require a one hour notice that you will not be at the lesson. If a one hour notice is not given, the lesson will be marked as "missed" resulting in payment from your TakeLessons account for the missed lesson.

If you are simply running late, please be sure to let me know-I try to be as flexible as possible, but if the student is over 15 minutes late, I typically mark this lesson as "missed" as well.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I provide the following equipment for in-studio lessons:
Guitar amplifier
Bass amplifier
Drum Set
Computer
iPad
Recording equipment
Music stand
Seating area for parents/guardians to sit/listen in on the lesson

*** Travel Equipment ***
When offering in-home lessons, I provide the following when traveling for in-home lessons: iPad
For in-home lessons, I expect students to have whatever equipment is necessary for learning their instrument of interest (This typically includes at least the student's instrument and a music stand, but may also include a metronome, tuner, etc.).

*** Specialties ***
Rock, Jazz, Blues, Folk, Praise/Worship, Indie
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Adam C. July 31, 2019
· Music Recording · In home
Chris is a wonderful instructor. I took music recording lessons from him and it was very informative and relaxed.
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Travis May 9, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
Chris is very knowledgeable, patient, and very thorough! I have had an amazing experience and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to learn guitar or improve their skills.
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Debbie A. January 31, 2016
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
We've only had 2 lessons so far and he is great! He is encouraging, polite, flexible, kind and takes the extra time if needed. He definitely knows how to teach and knows the natural developmental progression to build the foundation for a beginner and explains what the next goals she'll be working towards. He even learned a Justin Bieber song just to make my kid happy. Lol!
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About Claire L.

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Los Angeles, CA
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About Claire
I hold an MFA in Acting from the California Institute of the Arts and have been teaching professionally for over ten years. I teach Acting and Auditiong to young actors (10-18 years) and I also teach Public Speaking, Voice/Speech and Accent Reduction to those looking to find more ease and power when using their voice in front of others. I have taught, directed and coached young actors who have gone on to work professionally in Film, TV and Theater and my students have been accepted to renowned conservatories and universities across the country (NYU Tisch, California Institute of the Arts, AMDA and others). I am a passionate teacher who believes in the individual and in unlocking the creative genius, the impulses, the imagination and the unique forms of expression within each of my students. In my sessions, I encourage my students to
“play” and to discover how to both lean in and tap in to what is there and then develop relaxation, ease and focus on the task at hand - a monologue, an audition, a speech or working with a text. In addition to teaching and coaching actors, I have worked extensively in the corporate worlds in areas of Voice, Speech and Presentation as a coach and have taught group classes on Public Speaking and Presentation. I have taught and coached students from China, Russia, Taiwan, Italy, Japan in addition to the U.S. Throughout the ten plus years that I have been teaching, I have helped both actors and non-actors, those in the professional business world, gain tools that lead to freedom and ease of expression when speaking in front of others, be it at an audition, an interview, giving a presentation to a board or speaking in front of thousands at a Ted Talk.
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Maxx January 24, 2018
· Acting · In home
Claire is a professional. She is a natural born teacher who immediately clicked with my son. She gave him the tools he needed for an upcoming audition at a theatre conservatory. Anyone from beginner to dedicated professional would benefit from private lessons with her. We feel very lucky we found her with so many less qualified people out there.
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carson December 1, 2017
· Speaking Voice · In home
phenomenal intro lesson
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Claire L.

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About Brianna L.

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Tempe, AZ
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About Brianna
I graduated from the University of Idaho in May 2014. I earned my degree in Instrumental Music Education and have been teaching privately for since 2008. My main instrument is violin, and I am qualified to teach viola, and cello. Before moving to Arizona, I taught many violin students through my own private studio and through the University of Idaho Preparatory Division. My students ranged from ages 3 to 50. I have taught private instrumental lessons to grades 2-8 at a private school and I currently work as a full time 5th grade classroom teacher at a Great Hearts school. I continued their intermediate orchestra program and started the beginning orchestra program in the 2015-2016 school year. In the 2016-2017 school year, I piloted a successful beginning instruments club. The majority of my experience is with students age 3 through 9th gr
ade.

As for general education, I have completed my certification classes for grades 1-8 and will be submitting the paperwork in the summer of 2019. I have taught as a lead teacher for 5th grade for 3 years, and have experience working in 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. Additionally, I have tutored students from first grade through middle school in math and reading/grammar/writing.

I primarily teach lessons in the Gilbert area where I teach full time. I also accept lessons in Tempe and Mesa. Students outside of this area are welcome to travel to my house in Tempe. My travel availability is limited, but my home studio availability is far more flexible.
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Xandrian April 23, 2018
· Violin · In studio
Brianna has helped me progress with my violin rapidly, and she is very patient and kind. Her studio is great and there is a calm, quiet atmosphere there. I would recommend her to anyone that loves the violin and wishes to progress in their learning.
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Katie M. June 15, 2016
· Violin · In home
My daughter really enjoyed her first lesson and is very excited. Brianna is so patient, kind and knowledgable.
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Saba B. October 20, 2015
· Violin · In home
An excellent teacher for my 7year old daughter. Very patient, on time, and engaging. An excellent teacher and mentor.
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Brianna L.

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About Randy M.

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Winchester, VA

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I am an eclectic pianist-singer with dual Bachelor of Music degrees in Performance and Jazz Studies from Shenandoah Conservatory. My skills are diverse and I enjoy using them as I teach at any level. Other than teaching, I compete in voice and piano competitions, perform as a soloist and accompanist, arrange, and compose. I also play in a funk band called Souled Out, stationed in Winchester, VA. My passion is in classical and jazz music, as well as musical theatre, but I teach all contemporary styles.
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Stephanie July 11, 2019
· Singing · In home
Randy has helped me accomplish my goals. He is an excellent teacher and mentor. He helped me believe in myself by believing in me as well. I highly recommend him!!!!
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Ethan January 9, 2019
· Singing · Online
Interesting and funny classes
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Mark R. October 23, 2018
· Singing · Online
Was a good 1st lesson
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Randy M.

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About Melissa M.

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Roswell, GA
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I have been teaching Spanish, Portuguese and English at both the high school and college levels since 2007. I have a PhD in Spanish and Portuguese (Romance Languages) from Harvard University, and I have taught everything from Spanish 1 through advanced literature courses, to Portuguese for Spanish Speakers.

I enjoy working with students one on one and helping them feel empowered to use the language right away. I put a lot of time and joy into planning classes for each student, based on their goals and interests. I keep my classes really light and fun, but I will also make sure that you are learning!

I have experience working with students with learning differences, and have worked with children and adults.

If you want to work with a real teacher who can design a class just for you, I am the teacher you are looking for!

Whate
ver your goals are with your language of interest, I can help you get there. Get in touch any time to tell me about your goals. Hasta pronto!
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Chris August 22, 2019
· ESL · In studio
Melissa is a miracle worker! My mother-in-law moved to the United States 40 years ago unable to speak english and while she has done a good job at learning on her own, she had significant gaps in her ability to effectively communicate. For her 68th birthday, I bought her lessons with Melissa. My mother-in-law told me I was wasting my money because she couldn't learn anything new. Well, needless to say, she can learn and with Melissa's excellent tutelage has dramatically increased her ability to speak and comprehend english. This has enabled a new level of confidence and freedom that she did not previously have and is a game changer for her. I attribute her improvement directly to Melissa's ability to understand her student's needs and personalities and craft and deliver a quality, tailored curriculum. After our first round of classes, my mother-in-law is excited to continue the lessons and has a renewed curiosity and interest in learning. Great job and thank you Melissa!!!
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Kari Bardowell June 24, 2019
· Portuguese · Online
Melissa has a lovely calming personality. She made us feel completely at ease while learning a foreign language. She was prepared and tailored the lesson for our specific goals and level.

She displayed an expert knowledge of the language, but was still able to teach beginners. Plus we could tell she really loved Portuguese.

The online format was great. Cant wait for the next lesson.
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Darci January 15, 2018
· Spanish · In home
Melissa is the best! Extremely knowledgeable and patient with her students. I highly recommend her.
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Melissa M.

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About Carol M.

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About Carol
Hello. My name is Carol. I have been teaching professionally for over 15 years. I provide researched, data driven reading interventions, particularly for struggling readers and ESL students. My focus areas are; sound/letter relationships for ESL, comprehension for ESL, vocabulary and fluency. I use a proven method of teaching which I adapt to the learner's needs. I love teaching! I love teaching reading especially. Nothing gives me greater joy than see struggling readers soar to the top of their class. I trained and in South Africa as a special ed teacher and then relocated to the USA where I continued my studies in reading instruction.
I truly believe that children don't care how much we know, until they know how much we care.
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Carol M.

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About Anthony P.

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Sebring, FL

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Your learning sessions is FIT to you. Don't buy an android case if you have an iPhone, right?

You tell me what you want to learn, and how you want to learn. Need to cram for a test? Bring the coffee and let's do it. Want to spend more time on something specific, I'm yours. (Still bring coffee, lol!)

Every problem has a solution, we just haven't found it yet...
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Anthony P.

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About Rita C.

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About Rita
Hello, Students! My name is Rita, and I am excited about being your online Spanish or writing teacher! I have been teaching for 25 years and tutoring in various subjects for many of those years, including in-person private teaching and tutoring as well as online domestic and international teaching and mentoring. For the traditional classroom, I have served in private, charter, and public schools. For most of my career, I have taught levels 1 and 2 of Spanish. Teaching Spanish and learning other languages is my passion, and I am looking forward to sharing that passion with you.

My Spanish lessons are engaging, innovative, and thoughtful - of you! I implement highly effective lessons that engage students and foster their ability to master concepts of the target language. Throughout my career, my greatest assets have been my high work eth
ic, my personality, through which I draw students’ interest, building relationships and rapport with those learners, and dedication to my craft, which has been the prelude to my professional growth.

Now, let's talk about writing! I am currently a middle school writing teacher. My background in writing began at a young age as writing abilities have always seemed natural to me. From creative writing and a love of grammar to proofreading materials without trying, writing has been my niche.

In my lessons, I guide students with step-by-step instructions, explanations, and guided practice. My writing students find my lessons helpful because I break down the details into small, understandable sections. I'm looking forward to helping you meet your essay writing needs. Look no further for a writing teacher who will get you on track.

Reach out to me, and we can plan our first session!
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Irina September 5, 2019
· Spanish · Online
Teacher Rita is currently teaching Spanish to our four and five year old kiddos... in a non-Spanish-speaking-household... online! She has SERIOUS WORK cutout for her but has been AMAZING!!! She is very patient with our young children, and they look forward to their time with her online three times a week! Our experience with her online has exceeded any expectations we had prior to committing to this. She is knowledgeable, compassionate, kind, and she sincerely cares for her students. We look forward to many more sessions with her!
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Michael August 26, 2019
· Spanish · In studio
Mrs. Callahan is one of the most dedicated, and knowledgable educators that I know. It has been a pleasure working alongside Mrs. Callahan. She cares for her students and is always willing to help. She is always at the forefront of educational initiatives through her efforts as a lifelong learner.
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Ronaldo August 21, 2019
· Spanish · In studio
I worked with Mrs. Rita as a colleague, she taught very effective Spanish lessons for her students, she was very patient with the students, and they were very excited to be in her classroom.
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About Nazim K.

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Houston, TX
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I primarily tutor the verbal section; I use a variety of different approaches that have helped me to achieve top scores on the verbal/reading comprehension/writing sections of the GRE, ACT, MCAT and DAT.

I scored in the 96th percentile (169) on the LSAT. When I first started preparing for the exam, I was missing most of the questions in the logic games section; however, insights and understanding of the process of improvement and mastery have enabled me to complete the AR section with perfect accuracy and excellent timing.
For the logical reasoning section, I have developed a curated set of strategies to gain a thorough and intuitive understanding of the questions as well as a set of tactics to use in approaching the section as a whole. Preparing for the reading comprehension section may often be described as a fool's errand but structur
al fluency, appropriate approach and the use of logical reasoning (many of which may be developed and refined through the aforementioned sections) over excessive focus on content can often be quite useful.

I am familiar with most major prep companies resources and use an eclectic approach that emphasizes preferences and personal strengths and weaknesses. My approach is informed by the latest learning science, using research to guide optimal retention and recall. An emphasis on active learning and gaining an intuition by which a problem may be reconstructed can be systematically developed and my goal is to help you with this process.

For example, in the case of a logical reasoning stimulus, it may be useful to see the deeper logical relationships between various statements and terms and how they come together to produce an argument and how they add or detract from this effort. Answer choices in such a situation would be explained both on the level of content and on the underlying logical principled upon which they are based.
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Nicholas August 27, 2019
· LSAT · In studio
Nazim is a very knowledgeable tutor. His grasp of the LSAT is way above what I've found from other tutors. He tailored our session based on where I needed most improvement. Highly Recommend him to anyone looking for a great tutor and for a LSAT score boost.
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