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About Diane G.

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Gaithersburg, MD

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I have a degree and certification in violin and piano from the Boston Conservatory as well as a Master's Degree from the University of Maryland. I have had additional training and certification as a Suzuki teacher from The Suzuki Teacher Training Institute. I am a member of SAGWA-Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington Area as well as SAA-Suzuki Association of the Americas. I have played all around the world including the Vatican, White House, Paris, Russia, England and Wales as well as in Concert Halls such as Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center. I have taken students with me to perform as well in these countries and also every major concert hall in the Washington, D.C. area. I give my students opportunities to perform whenever there is an opportunity. In addition I work with students to earn music scholarships to private school
s and colleges. I am also a judge in the Young Artist Award in Maryland. In addition, I have received two White House awards for my performances at the White House, I am also a member of Psi Chi International Honor Society.

Music has been an important part of my life. It represents so much that is good in life and I do my best to communicate this to my students. I am training my students not just to be musicians but to love music for life.

*** Lesson Details ***
I treat each student as an individual since everyone is different. For some I might use a traditional approach, some just the Suzuki approach and others a combination of techniques. Whatever produces the best results. My goal is not to make strictly classical musicians but to train students to love music and carry this love throughout life. My repertoire consists of everything including traditional, Suzuki, Disney, Showtunes, etc. I have taken students to perform little concerts at the White House, schools, hospitals and concert halls to get the real feel of performing. I view lessons as a three way relationship between myself, the student and the parent so that the parent is not left out. I even have a small group called Musical Magic which incorporates magic into music. I feel I am laid back but am able to accomplish my goal through positive reinforcement. Every child or student wants to feel good about his/her playing. If you believe in yourself, anything is possible. If you want online lessons, please contact me through Take Lessons since I have additional availability to teach online. In the past six months my students have performed for the National Humane Society at their animal ball, a multi teacher recital on a local stage, and just two weeks ago seven of them performed at Strathmore. This summer I have two more concerts planned. Coming up will be an all instrument graduation with several other teachers where students receive medals for their performances. No student is required to perform but if they want to the opportunity is there. All students are required to have an instrument prior to beginning lessons. If students need to rent a violin, I will provide you with the name of a violin dealer that both rents and sells string instruments. Piano students must have a piano or keyboard.

I have also started a toddler music appreciation program geared for the 1-4age range. The purpose of this program is to expose very young children to the fun of Music through instruments, songs and play.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I teach at home and have both a grand piano and electric keyboard in addition to a harp and violin.

*** Travel Equipment ***
When my students have to travel to perform, I make sure they have everything they need.

*** Specialties ***
Traditional and Suzuki approaches for both violin and piano. I also teach children with learning disabilities.and have extensive summer programs to help students with auditions for youth orchestras and school orchestras. At this point in time I am only accepting beginner to intermediate level students.
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Sid O. September 1, 2019
· Piano · In home
Diane has been teaching piano to both our kids for over three years now. The fact that it has been this long and both kids is testament enough of our happiness with Diane's abilities. Not only are the kids learning the techniques they are more importantly learning to love music and piano. This is no easy feat specially in these days of iPads etc.

Both my kids now ages 12 and 8.5 love lessons and diane.. we hope many more years of this relationship

Thanks to diane for being a positive formative influence on our kids
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Medea August 3, 2019
· Piano · In studio
She is very sweet and so loving toward my 7 year old son.
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Daycee R. August 14, 2018
· Violin · In home
Very positive and patient instructor. Experienced with younger students and knowledgeable of how to encourage students to succeed and want to learn to play and improve.
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Diane G.

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About Cindy K.

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Alpharetta, GA

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Students have told me they appreciate the way I make learning fun and effective. Lessons are focused on practical applications for immediate use, while layering in essential fundamentals for solid long-term growth. I teach both soft skills and technical skills, bridging art and science. It’s a very pragmatic approach, filled with patience and good humor. Lessons are customized to your learning style, pace, and goals.

My professional experience includes a 20-year career leading customer loyalty and retention efforts at a Fortune 20 company. With that background, and as a business owner today, I am passionate about delighting clients and ensuring students get the most for their time and money.

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Strategic Marketing
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Data Mining & SQL
Forecasting & Financial Business Cases

Customer Relationship Marketing (CRM)

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Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE)
Adobe Education Trainer (AET)
Adobe Campus Leader (ACL)

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Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in Abode Photoshop Lightroom
Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) in InDesign

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Stacy April 23, 2019
· Microsoft Excel · Online
I chose cindy because she has a corporate background and understands real life application of excel. She was very responsive to my needs. I am looking forward to my next lesson!
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John J. January 27, 2019
· Photography · In studio
Great personality and clearly knows the photography ins and outs. I am rescheduling more lessons now.
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John J. December 22, 2018
· Photography · In studio
Great teacher makes learning pleasant and enjoyable. Taking more.
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Cindy K.

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About Ruth H.

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About Ruth
As an Emmy award winning animation artist with 27 years in the animation industry, I founded the non profit, EDU DESIGNS, to bring the arts back into schools. Check out my blog there for more information.

I created the first Art Textbook to reference Math Standards to help teachers without an art background share skills with students that expand their ability to see what they are looking at.

My art presentations, videos and lessons help thousands of teachers and students improve character development and increase motivation for learning.

Stories are a powerful vehicle to impact a child's mind and develop positive character. In the animation industry I brought other people's stories into being. Now I mentor younger artists to learn the skills required to bring their dreams into reality.
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MATT October 8, 2018
· Animation · Online
Wonderful experience!
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Jasmine February 13, 2018
· Drawing · Online
Ruth brings her years of professional training & experience along with a humble, cheerful, teacherly personality. She is a jewel and I count myself very lucky to have found such a genuine & gifted artist.
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Renata January 6, 2018
· Animation · Online
Ruth is an absolute delight! She is not only talented but also kind which makes her a wonderful teacher. I would highly recommend her without any reservations!
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About Michael D.

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About Michael
Being able to overcome obstacles is very important to be able to succeed, not only as a software programmer, a teacher, a plumber or any other profession. Being able to withstand the speed bumps of your career is what I want to prepare you for. I want to see you succeed. You can totally do this! I'm going to help you get there, so let's start with me today!
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Michael D.

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About Derek F.

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Brookline, NH
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I am a working professional software engineer who also enjoys some video games, simulations, mountain biking, working on cars, and tinkering with just about anything.

I have loved computer programming and software engineering ever since my first program I wrote on my graphing calculator in high school. I have a Master's Degree in Software Engineering and 15 years of work experience.

I loved my formal schooling, but I love making practical application of computer science principles even more. I have worked professionally in C/C++, Java, and for the past 10 years C#. Often I find that the language you're using isn't the problem, rather the ability to understand the big picture and come up with an elegant solution.

I look forward to working with you to take your abilities to the next level and have some fun with it as you go.
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Derek F.

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About Harshit G.

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About Harshit
I am a certified JAVA trainer having 3 years of Experience.
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Harshit G.

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About Evan T.

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New York, NY
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About Evan
I've won performance awards from multiple jazz festivals and my music has been featured on BBC Radio One. Recently, I've been spending my creative time practicing Chopin, writing jazz music, and producing my second EP. I love all kinds of music and love helping people discover and create music that makes them tick.
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Evan T.

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About Prathyusha J.

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Pensacola, FL
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About Prathyusha
Hi! My name is PJ and for the last 6 years I have been working as a finance analyst at a Fortune 50 company. In the last year or so I have started teaching students coming up through the company's training program. I have a wide range of experience related to finance and accounting, but what I really enjoy doing is working with Microsoft Excel.

I have created pro forma statements, business P&L statements, and personal finance trackers. In addition to this, I create and manage multiple spreadsheets for tracking and managing projects, financial metrics and KPIs, and budgets.

I am committed to teaching anyone who is interested in learning and improving their Microsoft Excel skills, whether it is for personal or professional use.
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Prathyusha J.

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About Jared R.

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Smithfield, RI

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Jared Rondeau is an experienced computer science teacher who thrives at teaching students of all skill levels and backgrounds. Jared has taught and served as a teaching assistant for five different courses at both the University of Rhode Island and the University of Massachusetts Amherst over the last five years. During this time, he has serviced well over a thousand students in introductory computer science classes.

Jared graduated as Valedictorian of the University of Rhode Island's Computer Science Class of 2017, earning the University Academic Excellence Award. One year later, he earned the M.S. degree in computer science, and is currently a PhD student in computer science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is currently pursuing a startup related to his published research in artificial intelligence and computer visi
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I believe in carefully crafting a culture of honesty, openness, understanding, and passion for learning among my students. My teaching style involves a great deal of personalization, and my curriculum and learning materials are catered to the student's unique background, circumstances, and short/long term goals. I take pride in my flexibility in adapting to the student, and have found great success in mentoring high school students curious about robotics, college students majoring in computer science, and middle aged adults interested in making a career switch to programming.
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Jared R.

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About Jonathan G.

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Flower Mound, TX
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About Jonathan
Since I began my professional career 9 years ago, I went from not knowing a single thing about Microsoft Excel to teaching individuals within a 5,000+ person organization. Many tutors have computer science degrees or have technical backgrounds, but I learned Excel from a non-technical perspective. This key difference enables me to relate to students with differing backgrounds, and I teach Excel the way I learned; with fun, easy to understand, real world examples. I will not talk over your head, and my mission is to help you master Excel tools so you can solve any business problem that you encounter!

Additionally, I have been working in the data and analytics industry since 2009, and have an MBA in Finance and Competitive Strategy.
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Jonathan G.

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