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About Kay B.

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Cypress, CA
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I have been teaching Piano for 20 years now. I have taught students from age 2 1/2 - Adult. I was self-taught when I was a kid and begun taking formal lessons as a very young adult in my early twenties. I graduated from CSULB with my BA in Music with a concentration on Voice. As a Music major, you spend a lot of time at the Piano. I became a member of MTAC in 2004 and a member of Sigma Alpha Iota in 1998. I have a great passion for Music and a bigger passion for the Piano and sharing the wonders of how beautiful the Piano really is.

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In my opinion, piano is the hardest instrument to learn, but the most rewarding. If you can play piano you can pretty much play any instrument. I believe that a piano lesson should be fun. I'm a strict teacher with a smile and a giggle. I push my students to greatness while helping t
hem love the piano through the good times and the bad. I'm a very encouraging but honest teacher. I compliment when warranted and I assess incorrect performances in an honest, but encouraging manner. I always let a student know that, though their performance was not their best, they can and will improve. It's always only a matter of time. I use the Schaum and Nevin series depending on the student's personality. I teach Classical and Pop Music. It's important for a student to learn the Classics and gain the ability to play things they like. I find the happy balance between the two. I teach Beginning to Intermediate levels. I also like to incorporate Music theory into the lessons because understanding the mechanics of Music helps make playing and creating Music much easier to accomplish. A typical lesson will start off with a hand drill warm up. We then will move on to the lesson book and repertoire. Theory will be assigned as homework. I look it over at the beginning of the lesson and discuss it and answer any questions in the last five minutes of class. Baby lessons go as followed: 15 mins. of play time and 15 mins of Music theory. I like to keep structure in my lessons but sprinkle a little joy and laughter to keep the atmosphere light. It makes for a much more attentive Piano student.

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I expect the student to have a Piano or Keyboard of some sort. I may provide music on occasion.

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Classical and Pop
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About Antonia P.

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Houston, TX
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Hello Community Members and Students, I am a teacher of family and consumer sciences. I currently work with at-risk students with a local district. I am also a performer and dance teacher of flamenco dance from Spain, since 1999. This career also keeps me active in sewing, costuming, and fasion design for the stage and productions.
I am a promoter of life-long learning and that it is never too late to learn. Hope to see you soon!!
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Antonia P.

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About Athan S.

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Santa Monica, CA

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- Yale MBA and Cornell BA
- Expert in international business - have built 7 businesses myself, around the world
- Former professional poker player
- Former Cornell Varsity tennis player
- Fluent in Spanish and proficient in French

I've been tutoring since I was 8 years old (yes, 8 years old!). I love my students and helping them achieve their dreams!
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Allen August 15, 2019
· Poker · Online
Athan is an excellent teacher. Very enthusiastic about the subject.
I'm looking forward to the rest of the lessons.

Allen
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Susie E. June 25, 2019
· Poker · In studio
Athan was great. Can’t wait for next lesson
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Edward January 19, 2019
· Poker · In home
I've used Athan for several lessons now and he's become a friend. Happy to write this review for him (though I secretly don't want other players to get the same coaching :)). I can't recommend him enough as he's saved me tons of money and has made me much more. Athan is so smart and analytical. I already knew how to play before we started but I wasn't winning much if at all, in my home games and in casinos both in cash games and in tournaments. Athan came with a completely custom lesson plan and helped break apart how to think about the game in general, how to play players, the math, specific leaks/weak spots, and different situations. Just try one lesson and I think you'll see the same.
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Athan S.

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About Ryan D.

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Vernon Hills, IL
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I've been playing and teaching the game of bridge for the past 26 years. I love this game, and I love introducing it to others so they can share in the joy of bridge. I've taught people from age 8 to age 88 and everywhere in between. My goal is to make the lessons fun because this is a game, and the only reason to play a game is to have fun.
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Cristina T. May 13, 2019
· Bridge · Online
Excellent, Ryan is very patient and has a lot of intuition.
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Sallie K. April 29, 2019
· Bridge · Online
Ryan’s very patient and gives clear explanations.
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Bill March 14, 2019
· Bridge · Online
Ryan was very knowledgeable; like a Bridge expert. Just wasn't a good match for us because my wife and I are extreme beginners. If we already knew how to play Bridge (a little) it would have worked.
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Ryan D.

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About Hans N.

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Manitou Springs, CO

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About Hans
Hello there!
My name is Hans and I am the quintessential do-it-
yourselfer. I’ve loved woodworking for about 20 years now and have finished my first tiny house on wheels (see photos below). It's a beauty if I do say so myself. Before I devoted full time to the design and completion of the tiny house, I apprenticed under an expert cabinet builder and trim carpenter to hone my skills in the trade. My ideal student may be somewhat or completely new to woodworking and wants to dive in with their first project. Maybe you have already gotten your hands dirty with a few projects but want to progress to a more difficult task but need guidance. What would you like to build? Whatever the case, look no further.
At your service,
Hans
P.s. I only teach lessons over the internet through the video classroom feature on TakeLessons platform. I do n
ot teach in person at present.
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Tanna May 31, 2019
· Carpentry · Online
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L.A. Davis March 22, 2019
· Carpentry · Online
Very good instructor.
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Christine January 18, 2019
· Woodworking · Online
very informative as always
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About Bridget R.

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Saint Louis, MO

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It's a great day to learn something new! Hi my name is Bridget and I would love to be able to assist you in learning the art of sewing. whether you are a beginner or not, learning is fundamental in everything we do. all you need is a sewing machine, sewing supplies, time, and a big dose of patience. and we will hit the sewing room run running.! Lets enjoy what we do and how we do it, by bringing forth your skill set and my love and passion for teaching and sewing, to the next level. I have 30 years of sewing skills and 19 of those years I have taught people from all age groups to learn how to sew. No I had no schooling, in sewing my education was in commercial art and advertising design but I had always wanted to know how to sew. so one day I was gifted a sewing machine and made all the dresses for my wedding and haven't stop sewing since
. so I hope we can enjoy each other's company as we explore the endless gifts in sewing.
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Candace P. July 28, 2019
· Sewing · In home
My daughter loved her first sewing class. Ms Bridget was very professional and knowledgeable of her craft. I look forward to more lessons from her.
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Bridget R.

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About Staci B.

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Wheaton, IL
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Hey everyone. My name is Staci and I love meeting different students of different backgrounds and personalities. I have an Associates in Information Technology and am now pursing my bachelor's in the field, with a focus on programming. I am from Chicago so have almost seen it all. I excel in the field of communications and writing, and am also a freelance writer with several blogs of my own, and write for other blogs. I love writing research papers on various topics, especially on topics I am passionate about. I do creative writing and really have a good eye for art and film. In my spare time, I like to go to the gym, spend time with my fiance, canvas paint, and yes I even like to knit. Don't laugh at me. Music plays a major role in my life and know just about every R&B, soul, or hip-hop song that was released between the 80s-2000s.

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m the eldest of my siblings, and have a passion for teaching as much as I have a passion for learning. I have been tutoring since I was 8 years old, but did not monetize my tutoring skills until I was about 16 years old. Today, I am 25 and never get bored of finding different methods of teaching for individual students to help them achieve their academic or personal goals. I have tutored roughly 50 students in my tutoring career, more or less. I specialize in language, writing, Spanish for beginners, reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing research papers, science, mathematics from grades k-12, as well as college geometry and algebra, and many more subjects.

I cannot put enough emphasis on being patient with yourself when understanding a new concept. It's okay to not get everything the first or second time around. Take your time and enjoy the process of learning. You are actually exercising your brain when you are challenged, which is wonderful! I also want the people I work with to know that I am VERY LGBTQ friendly, and support minorities as well as understand some of the challenges they may face. Anytime you are in my presence, you are in a safe place, and you will always be treated with dignity.

Aside from being passionate about science for a few personal reasons, I actually aim to pursue medical school because of my passion for health and medicine. In case, for some reason I won't be able to do so, I have my bachelor's in an applied science to fall back on. Ultimately I would like to become an M.D working in the field of Preventative Medicine or become a surgeon I have written extensive research
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About Sarah P.

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Ballwin, MO

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I'm a life-long learner and avid seamstress. I have been sewing since I was a young child and learned from my grandmother basic hand sewing. From there I learned other techniques through books, trial and error, and hands-on classes how to sew professional looking garments, quilts and bags.

I love everything about sewing from the ideas to the creation. It is a slow process and can be a lot of fun if you take your time and can enjoy the process. I want to teach others this amazing skill.
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Ballwin, MO 63011
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About Shelby D.

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Ballwin, MO
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About Shelby
I learned to sew when I was 9 years old and it has proven invaluable in my life. Whether it was bonding with my grandma making things for people at church or making my own costumes for plays, I was always ready to learn something new. I was lucky to get the opportunity to work in the costume shop in my college theater, and learned many new techniques (not to mention getting to work with much higher quality fabric and machines).
I was introduced to crochet by a friend in high school who taught me, and have learned from various online tutorials and books to create the things I wanted since learning. Though I know how to knit, I'm always drawn back to crochet because it's much faster to master and, I find, much easier.
I would love to pass on my knowledge in a fun, carefree environment. If a student isn't having fun, they're definitely not
going to remember the lesson. I make sure that students feel respected when they ask questions, and if there is still confusion, finding a new way to explain the concept.
I look forward to meeting new students and sharing these wonderfully freeing hobbies.
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Shelby D.

Ballwin, MO 63011
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$25 / 30-min

About Matt S.

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About Matt
I'm from New Hampshire and I can teach you how to build a bench out of a piece of tree. It will only take 2 lessons and at the end of it you will be able to keep the bench.
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Matt S.

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