I have personally built dozens of Wordpress websites from scratch. I have building websites since I was a kid (back in the days of AOL, if you remember that!), and I love it. I currently actively run a website in my spare time that generates $500/month in income as a fun little side hustle.
I can teach you how to do the things you need to do while leaving out all the tech babble if you just want to know how to use it, or I can teach you what everything is and, generally, how it works.
I’d love to empower you to create your own blog or website, whether it’s for personal or business!
I love teaching and using humor to make learning fun. I like a lot of different styles of music, with a special love for blues, jazz, rock, and video game music. I've been playing the guitar for almost 20 years, the piano for nearly 15 years, and I've been singing since high school. I taught myself to play guitar because I wanted to perform songs while singing, and because I started to feel silly playing air guitar in front of the mirror in my room while singing along to my favorite songs.
Now, I'm a full-time licensed music teacher, a manager and singer for a choir that records video game soundtracks, and an online teacher. I really enjoy using people's interests to teach them instead of relying on the same old repertoire for every student. If it's not fun, you won't want to keep learning after all! I look forward to learning abou
t you, your musical goals, and the kind of music that inspires you to play/sing!
For prospective Wordpress students: I have been creating websites since middle school and currently own and operate a profitable website (vgmacademy.com). I love building sites and teaching others how to build sites themselves. Whether your focus is personal in nature or you’re looking to create a website for your business, I can help.
LEARN EVERYTHING ABOUT WORDPRESS: - WordPress Set Up - WordPress Dashboard - WordPress Plug Ins - WordPress Themes - WordPress SEO - WordPress Web Design - WordPress Mobile Design - WordPress Blogs - Loads More!
*** PLEASE MESSAGE ME PRIOR TO SIGNING UP FOR LESSONS TO DISCUSS GOALS, ANY BACKGROUND YOU HAVE IN YOUR TOPIC, AND ARRANGE THE BEST TIME & PLACE FOR MEETING. ***
Are you looking to learn Guitar, Singing, Beatboxing or Songwriting? No matter what style you are in to, I can help you build the skills, confidence, & practice strategies to become a successful musician. Beginners, Intermediate, & Advanced all welcome!
Majoring in classical guitar performance at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts I was a part of many performance opportunities. These included solo classical guitar recitals, weekly performance class, a collaboration with the Columbia City Jazz Dance Company, and a performance at the Columbia Museum of Art to name a few. Now I frequently participate in songwriting showcases, street performances, and collaborati
ons with bands and music groups of many different genres.
In a lesson with me you will be focusing on four main areas:
1] REPERTOIRE: Songs you are working on in preparation for performance or just to play for fun! 2] MUSIC THEORY: Exercises in ear training, note-reading skills, sight-reading skills, and overall knowledge of how music works. 3] IMPROVISATION: Learn drills to improve solo skills and increase your confidence jamming with other musicians. 4] TECHNIQUE: Guitar lessons focuses on how to properly use the left and right hands in a way that that is relaxed and tension free. Voice lessons entail learning how to breath properly, prevent vocal strain, and expand your range.
In addition to instrument lessons I also provide Songwriting Lessons, Music Theory Lessons, and Music Performance Lessons for more advanced students + I teach Recording, Web Design, and Graphic Design subjects for Artists or others looking to learn how to promote themselves or their projects. (Subjects Include: Logic Pro X, WordPress, Web Design, Graphic Design, HTML, CSS, & More!)
Get started on your path to better musicianship today!
I'm a WordPress expert with numerous website builds for small businesses, bloggers, eCommerce stores, and Multisite users. For beginners, I'll walk you through the basics of the WordPress interface to create pages and posts, and select themes and plugins. For intermediate through advanced users, I'll walk you through installations (including Multisite), security, theme and plugin modifications, user experience and interface design, and SEO/PPC methodology specific for WordPress.
I am an internet marketer with 5 years of experience in highly competitive industries such as legal, insurance, real estate, and plumbing, to name a few. Come and learn WordPress and search engine optimization with me; I'll be your teacher that I wish I had when I was learning to develop websites and rank in searches.
Do-it-yourself WordPress is deceptively simple and incredible complex. To Many people it's like a 1,000 piece puzzle without the boxtop with the picture.
Creating a WordPress website begins with lining up your resources with a domain name and webhosting. That's before you even install WordPress. I teach you how to do that.
Next, you need to select a theme, add plugins, apply widgets and create menus. You'll want to understand concepts and learn the vocabulary. I teach all of that.
Finally you add content, tweak your design, engage SEO, and set up "best practices" maintenance. I guide you through doing that yourself, too.
If you've already started we can pick up where you left off, or we can start from scratch.
I have the patience if you have the passion!
An oft-repeated phrase is "Been There, Done That." It describes my nearly 30 years of experience with computers, computer programs, websites and on the Internet ~~~ this section is about how "my experience" can serve you.
I created my first website over 25 years ago. In the 1990's, I hosted websites and email from servers in my basement. (That means I'm good at trouble-shooting and putting out fires!)
Today, I am a teacher, guide, coach, mentor, web builder, a domain registrar, and a web hosting re-seller. My latest interest is creating and showing video.
From that first day, decades ago, I've been teaching. I've taught one-on-one, taught small groups of 5-20, and addressed a full auditorium. I was an adjunct instructor for MS Office products at a community college. When I complete chapter 3 of something then I'm prepared to shar
e what I've learned in chapter one!
We will work together online, and maintain follow-up contact by phone and email.
Or, if you're in the Tampa / Clearwater / St. Petersburg (Florida) area, our first session can be held the old-fashioned way: face-to-face! (I actually prefer that.) We'll meet at a study room at a library half-way between us.
I like to use analogies, and they work best with an over-40 audience. Many millenials today have never seen a dimmer switch on a car floor or carried a digital pager.
I am available for all things computer: at home, at work, on your local network and on the Internet.
_____ PS: At the end of the last century I was assembling computers by hand, but don't tell anyone. They will want to use my trouble-shooting skills to help fix their hardware, too.
Rick was great to work with. I had specific issues I needed help with and he was able to steer me to the proper techniques and answer all my queries.
February 12, 2019
This morning I have completed my lessons with Rick for Word Press. I’m ao excited to get started applying everything I learned with Rick. Can’t say enough about Rick and his teaching methods. Truly patient and his step by step teaching is excellent! Now when I view YouTube tutorials, I have an idea what is being spoken about! Was lost before Ricks classes. He goes above and beyond! Highly recommend! Thank you Rick!!
February 6, 2019
Just finished my 3 rd class with Rick! He is outstanding! Thorough and patient as a saint! Highly reccomend Rick!
We will start by getting to know one another a bit so I can gain a clear idea of what you are hoping to gain from our sessions. Whether it be an intro to a software or taking developing a full start to finish project. After our first meeting I will use my 11 years of professional experience to develop a unique lesson plan for you and your goals.
Hi! My name is Etana, M.S. I am a detail oriented, self starting designer with 12 years of professional experience under my belt. From print to web, design is not simply what I do for a living, it is my passion.
I run a Tempe, Arizona based business called SocietyJazz = ‘Society’ as in the totality of people and ‘Jazz’ as in all that stuff. Society Jazz brings together my core concepts: People .Passions . Environments.
I bring this philosophy into my teaching method: I believe that each person is uniquely different so therefore their love/passion in life and how they bring it into the world is their own. I use this philosophy to create unique lessons based on you, how you learn and what you want to learn.
There isn't a creative challenge I won't take on with you no matter your experience level. My greatest joy is to share my pas
Depending on what your goal is I can personally tailor the lesson(s) to you.
Some topics: getting a tour of WordPress tooling and how it allows you to rapidly develop high quality web sites -learn to use the Divi theme to take your WordPress development to the next level make better WP websites faster and earn more learn how to use WordPress Plugins learn how to set up your computer for local development learn how to purchase a domain name, hosting service, and go live with your WP site!
Hello there! I help people make the transition into a tech career. I myself made that journey and have mentored many people successfully into a tech job. My most recent spent 30$ on a course I recommended and followed my advice and mentoring. After 4 months he landed his first software developer job.
When I learned to code I doubled my salary in less than a year and have had lucrative job offers since. If you are driven, hungry, and want to learn the craft of software development AND how to break into this field, I am happy to walk with you and see you launch on a fulfilling, rewarding, and lucrative journey!
This was my first time using and Take Lessons and my experience with the instructor Adam has been amazing. Adam understands how to explain very technical concepts in way that anyone can understand. Software development is new territory for me and I really appreciate how patient Adam has been. He is a highly skilled developer and an excellent instructor on the Take Lessons website. I highly recommend him to anyone.
August 26, 2018
Adam has been a wonderful teacher/mentor! He helped me decide which was the best online programming course for me, and has been patient and knowledgeable through the process of my learning. I have even obtained my first job in IT since working with him.
June 5, 2018
Adam helped me get a plan together for a career change into making web applications. He provided great insight on where to start and in which forums I should participate. I appreciate his expertise!
Have a small business and want to create a web presence quickly? I can have you online in a short period of time and start spreading your brand message.
Microsoft Office Specialist
I know computers seem scary. I can make them seem like a breeze! I have worked in the technology industry for over 25 years. I love technology and enjoy teaching even more! I build a personalized lesson plan for each student, with goals and level of expertise in mind. An assessment is done at the beginning of each lesson to verify previous lesson is retained. You prove your knowledge with small projects that are constantly used in the workplace. Let me help you reach your goals and have fun doing it.
Extremely knowledgeable and patient teacher. With great understanding of what is required in the corporate world. The lesson was well organized and concise.
July 28, 2019
Lessons went as planned
November 6, 2018
she is remarkable in her clarity and teaching method: every step is in right direction and very well mapped out lesson. in my first class her 11 steps were so clear that I was very happy to have her as my teacher. on the personal level is kind, patient and approachable. if it begins well, I am sure it well end well.
Than you for giving me Tawanna as my computer teacher.
I looking forward to seeing her for my next class. I just can't wait!
Whether you want to make a website for personal or professional reasons, Wordpress is a great place to start. You'll learn the basics from navigating the dashboard and customizing your theme to intermediate levels where you'll learn how to customize PHP files, adjust CSS, and much more!
I'm a professional website designer, internet marketer, photographer, and visual artist. I have a wide range of skills, talents, and interests from coding CSS and HTML, to manipulating photos, and making fine art paintings. Despite the medium, above all else, I am visual artist and designer.
With over 15 years of experience using Adobe software to build websites, and edit photos, I now work closely with clients to brand their businesses and market their products and services online.
I'm currently enrolled at Mesa Community College in pursuit of my 2nd associates degree, specifically digital photography and applied sciences. I'm excited to share what I know and mentor students who are eager to learn how to use their computers and software.
"She has been most helpful in our first lesson. I have homework and am looking forward to the next lesson - Sharon"
"It is Excellent working with Etana as she is intuitive about what help your project needs and then walks you through it. I highly recommend her services."
"Very pleasant and diligent"
"Very nice and patient. Gives direction clearly."
"My first lesson with Matthew was great. He dove right into my priority checklist of things to discuss and offered helpful and easy to do tips right off th
e bat. Already during the second half of our lesson, Matthew was very helpful in identifying "golden nuggets" with some of the core things I need to be working on. Matthew definitely the "Go to Guy" to help you with your word press sites."
"Hard work and thorough. Great skill and has definitely improved and fine tuned our webpage :-}"
"I have hope now that I learn this difficult skill and do it myself! Very patient and understanding."
"Great experience! I look forward to working with her again for additional lessons."