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Popular Crafts & Hobbies Teachers in Brooklyn, NY

Rhiannon P.

11 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Art History, BA from Hollins University
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Rhiannon P.

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As with crocheting, I can teach a range of students, from those with the beginning desire to learn to students wishing to hone specific techniques. My favorite techniques include in the round and double pointed needles, because who doesn't want to learn to avoid more sewing?

About Rhiannon

My name is Rhiannon and I am a third generation crafter. Originally I went to school for art history, all the while crafting. Eventually I had enough of studying other people's work and instead wanted to make my own and empower others to do the same. I consider myself to be the "Swiss Army Knif

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Kate N.
Rhiannon was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Looking forward to the next lessons!
Danielle
I'm enjoying my classes. I've been bringing Rhiannon stitches I want to learn without any notice, and she is always able to help me on the spot to learn them. Her flexibility (both in what I want to learn and in scheduling) makes private classes a pleasant and worthwhile investment. Highly recommend!
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Emily P.

13 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $75
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Emily P.

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I have always greatly appreciated the artistic nature of arranging. Using lines, shapes, textures, and colors, we use our individual style and artistic voice to create something beautiful and unique from plants and flowers. This is the kind of approach I bring to my work: whether it is for a bouquet or vase arrangement, wedding floral proposal, terrarium, or a potted plant, the task is an opportunity to create art.

About Emily

Woodwind instrumentalist Emily performs regularly in a range of styles including classical, jazz, rock, funk, Afrobeat, Third Stream, and musical theater. Emily holds her M.M. in Multiple Woodwind Performance from The Boston Conservatory with concentrations in saxophone, clarinet, and flute perform

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Peter F.
A great first lesson. Hoping it continues.
Lucia F.
Emily is warm, energetic, very professional and talented.
We love her!!
Cassel
My daughter had the most wonderful first lesson I could have hoped for! Thank you for making her education enjoyable.. it already left her wanting to come back !

Billie E.

New York, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Billie E.

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Billie began knitting at age 4. Over the decades she has knit everything from slippers, afghans, jackets, sweaters, baby clothes to dishtowels. She is a retired educational consultant who worked with parents and teachers to bring learning toys to children in their most formative years. She understands how life in our fast-paced world can lead one to feel the need to multi-task. Knitting allows you to do just that! You can have conversations or watch a film on Netflix while turning a piece of yarn into something useful, one stitch at a time. But it's also very relaxing, once you're up to speed. Billie is a patient teacher who will ensure that you'll be knitting in no time.

In your first class you'll learn how to cast on, and do the knit and purl stitches.
If time permits, you'll also learn how to bind off. Billie can help you select patterns to make things that will be at the right skill level for you.

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About Billie

Billie began knitting at age 4. Over the decades she has knit everything from slippers, afghans, jackets, sweaters, baby clothes to dishtowels. She is a retired educational consultant who worked with parents and teachers to bring learning toys to children in their most formative years. She unders

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Preston W.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $67
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Awarded CSSSA from California State Governor
  • BFA 90% from NCAD
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Preston W.

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Chess is a beautiful game and has been proven to increase a students mathematic and cognitive skills. Critical thinking, strategy, patience, discipline, and prioritization are but only a few of the many virtues gained by learning this ancient game.

I am an Opening expert in chess rated 2000+. I teach the five animals of chess, (Dragon, Hedgehog, Chameleon, Bird and Orangutan). I can improve your opening middle game and ending!

About Preston

I have hundreds of hours teaching experience in many subjects spaning from sports chess and the arts. I have won numerous awards for my ability to communicate the detailed aspects of complicated intricate subject matter. I have been verified to teach all ages and have numerous background checks est

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Saurav
Amazing teacher! Got me up from 1000 to 1400 in 1 month. Used a principles based approach.
Karen
Great with a 10 yr old! Encouraging and patient. Great personality and a good artist.
Chengliang
Preston is a very nice coach. I was a beginner with zero experience before. After five lessons, I gained solid basic skills and feel more comfortable to rally. I feel growing by leaps and bounces.

He is very sharp about identifying the problem and then training accordingly. He is also kind and very patient to guide

Joseph B.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Ukranian, Russian, English
  • Bachelor and Master Of Music Degrees from The Juilliard School
  • Awarded Ranlet Award First Prize Winner from Rochester Philharmonic Women's Legue
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Joseph B.

5 Reviews
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Sharing the words and wisdom of Irving Crane...

I have played billiards and devised inventions as well as new games over the many years. My mentor in the game and the art of pocket billiards was Irving Crane. Teaching the finer principles of the game and the psychology of performance at the billiard table is a legacy I would like to pass on in my life. So, here I am.

If you would like to learn how not to stress out over the last ball, how to breath properly, align your shot, aim, follow through and visualize the entirety of the shot- that is a good foundation. How to plan and treat the game as a chess board, think through many shots in advance and choose the right path as it changes... these are good building blocks. if you would like your blood pressure to go down while your opponent's goes up, its a good topper.

Most importantly, billiards is a game of the mind first and foremost. We play against ourselves before we play the opponent. Knowing your own process of ...

About Joseph

~ Teaching beginners to professional students and coaching professionals for over 30 years. All levels and ages are welcome! ~ Hello my friends! I am an internationally respected concert pianist and composer who comes from a family of renowned musicians. I earned my degrees from the Jull

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Jeff
Joseph has a wealth of knowledge about speaking, listening, vocals, etc.

He created a welcoming environment in our online lessons that made it easy to be vulnerable and get right to working on new skills.

I highly recommend for others looking to better understand their voice and communication style, and learn to hone them.
Catherine K.
Joseph put us at ease immediately. Our first lesson included valuable information on how to warm up our voices, increase our range and protect our voices. We look forward to our next lesson.
Donna
I have been studying piano with Joseph for nearly five years. In that time, I’ve learned more about the piano and musical interpretation than I ever thought possible.

Joseph’s technical ‘short cuts’ are amazing! He illustrates ways for your hands and your mind to work that are tailor made for you. Learning from him is so fun it seems almost effortless.

The way Joseph teaches allows you to develop at your own pace. The atmosphere is always relaxed yet everything moves along quickly.

At the open classes I attend, his other students are progressing very rapidly too. After each class, we share our impressions. The mood is elated because it feels like we stepped back in time and into history.

Joseph often quotes inspired wisdom of his historic teachers in our lessons. He is a great inspiration on his own with great musical insights.

I’m playing Beethoven and Chopin works I never thought I could approach at this stage of study, with great depth of understanding. I now play with greater passion and skill, get compliments from everyone I play for, and no longer worry about playing in public.

I look forward to each and every lesson with Joseph. His encouragement and support makes learning so rewarding! Anyone who finds this musical treasure is a lucky person and I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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Bonnie N.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $17
  • Speaks Chinese, english
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2015
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Bonnie N.

3 Reviews
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I am a certified knitting instructor from CYC (Craft Yarn Council ). I have over 35 years of knitting experience. I like to work with all kinds of yarn.
Teaching and designing are my true passion. No worry about how far you can go, let's just pick yarn and needles work on 1st stitch, open up the joy of handmade.

About Bonnie

Designing and teaching are my true passion. I am a certified knitting instructor from CYC (Craft Yarn Council ). I have over 35 years of knitting experience. I have so much knitting experience want to share with you. Just let you know I also teach crochet:) Do you want to start a new project?

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Christine
Bonnie is very nice and made me feel comfortable on my first lesson with her. So glad I came across these private lessons online!
Mary
Bonnie was terrific. She is patient, knowledgeable, effective, efficient and creative. She is an excellent problem solver and can figure out any level of pattern complexity.
Debbie
Bonnie is an outstanding instructor with over 35 years of experience of knitting. She is certified and has the expertise to be able to teach from beginner to experienced students. I totally recommend her!

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"I'm enjoying my classes. I've been bringing Rhiannon stitches I want to learn without any notice, and she is always able to help me on the spot to learn them. Her flexibility (both in what I want to learn and in scheduling) makes private classes a pleasant and worthwhile investment. Highly recommend!"
Danielle
Took Crocheting lessons from Rhiannon P.
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"Fantastic lessons! Will definitely be signing up for more:)"
Isabella
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Sonya was very helpful with getting started. I honestly didn't have a super solid plan of what to ask and only had a simple goal in mind, but she was able to work with that no problem. I'm very glad that I chose her as a teacher."
Jonathan
Took Sewing lessons from Sonya M.
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"He gives puzzles but at the same time he teaches you chess history, best instructor ever!"
Poorva
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Great teacher, very pleasant, patient, great personality and punctual."
Mikens
Took Sewing lessons from Trivia D.
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"I have been taking lessons from Dipankar for five weeks. My game has already shown improvement. When I started my rating was 1050, now I am at 1250. That is a significant improvement. His lessons are engaging and he provides a lot of feedback. I recently won a difficult game using the tactics and pointers he provided in a recent lesson. I was elated. I recognized the advancement in my game. This coupled with Dipankar's tutelage continues to encourage me to strive for my goal of attaining a 2300 rating. I look forward to see what else I can achieve under his guidance."
Aaron
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"Karl explained everything. It was great."
Lynn
Took Bridge lessons from Karl K.
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"I was stuck in a rut and unsure about how to improve my chess game. After a few lesson with Matt I feel a lot better about where I am at, and have been steadily improving over the last few weeks. Matt was able to figuring out why I was stuck, and what I needed to work on to get my chess abilities to the next level. Would highly recommend him for anyone who is looking to improve their game!"
John G
Took Chess lessons from Mathew M.
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"my instructor Felicia was fantastic. She was knowledgeable, patient & extremely helpful. I learned so much in the half hour class. She was able to improvise when I was missing an important component to my machine. She truly is a genius. I scheduled another session at the conclusion of my 1st class, but find I must cancel due to physical problems. I am disabled with severe arthritis & her class is on the 3 rd floor. She carried my machine up for me & I made it up the stairs but when I got home later that evening my knees were so swollen I had to ice them & take pain medication. I know I cannot do that again & will let my instructor know it is not het fault."
Angela R Joned
Took Sewing lessons from Felicia A.
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"This guy is awesome! Really patient."
Mo Aimaq
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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