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About Ilona M.

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Pompano Beach, FL
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About Ilona
I am experienced (3 years) in home school tutoring. I mostly work with Florida Virtual School students. I overlook their tests and assignments, and help them with preparations for Discussion Based Assessmemts (DBA). I also help parents with required annual evaluations and how to sign up with home education department.
For my tutoring sessions I use skills that include goal-directedness, I teach how to organize learning in small steps and how to set them up; I always strive to motivate and engage my students to make them interested in learning and have fun; I also use self-control skills to teach how to avoid distractions and I show how to use different focusing strategies. I use positive mind set skills to teach how to use failures as learning opportunities.

I have Masters in Education (2018) with specialization in English, Curricul
um and Education; and Masters in Arts (2012) in Teaching English to speakers of other languages, and Bachelors in Music Education (2010), both from Florida Atlantic University, as well as a degree in violin performance from Chicago.
I studied piano in Chicago for 10 years & taught both piano & violin for over 20 years. I also teach flute & cello for the past 5 years, as I studied them during my Music Education program.
I have taught music for over 24 years using the traditional and Suzuki methods. I am fan of the Essential Elements method and I Can Read Music book for string instruments, and the Alfred's Piano Library for piano. Alfred's piano library can be used for any age as they also have books especially made for adult learners. I also like their music flash cards.
For teaching music theory I mostly used Fundamentals of Piano Theory (9 levels) combined with Master Theory (6 levels) books.

I personalize every lesson, and always set goals for my students. Most of my violin students are members of the Florida Youth Orchestra as well as the Gold Coast Youth Orchestra and my piano students participate in Pompano Beach Piano competition and the annual Piano Guild auditions.
I teach any age and any level, and always stress that learning a new instrument is very similar to learning a new language, it needs a lot of patience, persistence and repetitions. My lessons are customized to my students needs, and are work in progress as they needs may change over time. I always remind my students that music can give them instant gratification when they learn to play favorite songs.
I always encourage my students to tell me about their music preferences, so I can incorporate them in their music lessons.

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All my tutoring sessions include reviews of previously learned material and if possible the use of technology. I use students books but often bring extra study materials if necessary.
All my lessons include technique and reading music. I like to use the Finger Power for piano students and Essential Elements for my string students, and scales for both.
Music theory: I use Master Theory and Fundamentals of Piano Theory books for younger ages, Alfred's music flash cards to support learning notes and musical terminology, and of course the fun part performance.

Besides Essential Elements for strings I also use String Tunes and I Can Read Music to add more fun to the lessons as well as support reading music during the lesson. For piano students I use Holiday Treats book, which comes in 2 different levels: Beginner & Intermediate, so my students have a new songs for a specific holiday.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I always bring violin with me to be able to show what I teach.

*** Travel Equipment ***
The students need to have their books and assigned material ready for tutoring. Instrumental students needs to have their music books, flashcards & instrument available as well as a pencil. I always stress with my students to be organized and prepared for their lesson, this way they will be able to focus better during the lesson. I always bring my violin with me. I also ask that the room where the lesson takes place be free of any distractions, such other siblings or any other noise. The quiet environment helps in faster learning.

*** Specialties ***
I tutor most K-12 subjects and prepare students to take ACT, SAT, GRE tests.
Music genres: Classical, traditional, Suzuki, Popular, Celtic, fiddle, Blues
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Bryce G. March 2, 2019
· Geometry · In home
I'm sorry, I cannot handle this Instructor for my children. She wasn't me but she's not quite the people person I expected. Her personality is not a good match for a high school tutor. Unfortunately her English is not good enough. Her accent is entirely too strong. Also she does not know enough Geometry to help my kids.
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Robin June 18, 2018
· Piano · In home
Ilona is a wonderful teacher. She really tunes in to your level and has a vast knowledge of musical repertoire making lessons very exciting. Anyone lucky enough to get Ilona is going to be star!!she is patient and responsive to questions and a very interesting and fun gal
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Howard G. May 9, 2018
· Public Speaking · In home
extremely competent.
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About Kaitlyn T.

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Oceanside, CA
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My students excel in everything they do because of the techniques we learn that incorporate skills to strengthen learning in subjects including: math, science, languages, reading, writing, creativity and many more life long skills. I challenge my students and encourage them to have fun most of all in pursuing their passions for music.

About Kaitlyn
I am a passionate educator. I own a music school in Oceanside, California. I received my music degree from Berklee College of Music. All of my students go on to be successful performers and learners in all fields. I have had students from the age of 3-85 years old. I am a professional performer and instructor. I guarantee to make it my goal to help each student reach their maximum potential.
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Evan December 17, 2016
· Clarinet · Online
My 10 year old son really enjoyed the clarinet lesson. He learned a lot and thought she was very nice.
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Tom October 12, 2016
· Clarinet · In home
An excellent first lesson. Supportive, very helpful and knowledgeable.
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Jacob September 16, 2016
· Clarinet · In home
Kaitlyn was great! She knows her stuff and my son is really excited to improve his clarinet skills.
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About Abby V.

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Saint Paul, MN

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At age 12, I wanted to play piccolo in a marching band. though I was soon to be inspired by the amazing young musicians of the Seattle Youth Symphony and camp Orchestras under Maestro Vilem Sokol. Then thrilled to join them after having the good fortune of training with the then Seattle Symphony flute/piccolo players- Sidney and Adele Zeitlin, I began as a classical flute and voice major at WWSU in Bellingham.
My growing attraction to theater, then jazz, led me to Seattle UW San Francisco S U drama departments, while studying and playing every improvisational style of music from Brazilian to free form and pop/rock with many artists such as Paul Horn, Bobby McFerrin, Mark Murphy, Chuck Sher (Sher Music publisher), touring with renowned bebop vocalist, Jon Hendricks from the west coast to NYC,

Since then, I have performed voice, flute, and picollo in my own and others' numerous classical, jazz, pop, and theater ensembles, for over 45 years, teaching flute and voice since age 17 at

About Abby
IMPORTANT NOTICES: AS much as I have enjoyed my Minnesota students, PLEASE NOTE that I am moving away from Mn. winters to the Phoenix Az. area at the end of September 2019 when I will be taking students ONLINE ONLY UNTIL November 2019, then my home studio will reopen.

** Because my private lessons are sporadically scheduled between other teaching, all lessons for age 12 and over are a minimum of one hour.

Due to my maternal grandfather's career as a Chicago vaudeville orchestra leader, from early childhood, the performing arts have been in my blood. Starting to study classical flute at age 12, then playing in the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras and taking professional jazz/classical flute workshops/master classes, I've been teaching and playing all styles of flute music professionally since my 20's.

Vocal study began at age
15 with some great artists/educators in SF, Seattle, and Europe, including Bobby McFerrin, Mark Murphy, Broadway singer Adrian West, David Tigner- SF Opera, Davida Kagan-Seattle Opera, and Roland Wyatt- Manhattan Transfer coach /NY Academy of Dramatic Arts. Through many years of teaching experience, I've developed a very successful, uniquely simple 8 part method to help cross cultural individuals/groups of all ages , styles, and levels, sing optimally from their hearts. The necessary basic vocal techniques can be taught effectively in 4 to 8 lessons (depending on one's previous experience), though integrating the technique into your own style can take longer and usually continues throughout one's lifetime.

With a BA in Theater Arts from San Francisco State University, and over 50 years directing, acting, and musical experience, including the last 15 years also working successfully as an ESL educator, I have gained the confidence to help almost any student achieve their educational and/or professional goals.
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Alida December 6, 2017
· Singing · In home
Good teaching philosophy, experienced, patient and kind.
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Jason November 8, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Excellent teacher on the subject
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Elizabeth D. July 15, 2017
· Singing · Online
Wonderfully encouraging and knowledgeable.
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About Enmanuel A.

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Whitestone, NY
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Experienced teacher of 15 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate flute student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. I have different graduated professional music teacher available flute

About Enmanuel
Hi my name is Enmanuel I'm a Experienced teacher for 15 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate/advanced in piano,guitar,violoncello,violin,viola,flute,saxophone etc.. for students! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. I have different graduated professional music teacher available For all the instruments offered.
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Carol August 23, 2017
· Cello · In home
The best teacher I've had in a long time great teacher!!!
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About Jennifer C.

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Marina, CA

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Experienced flute teacher of 10 years. I have taught ages 5-70! All ages and levels are welcome to inquire. I provide customized lessons designed just for you, because there is not just one way to play the flute. I will always be encouraging as you learn, because music lessons should be fun! I am passionate about teaching flute and passing on what I have learned from my mentors over the years. Send me a message to inquire about lessons! I look forward to hearing from you.

About Jennifer
My Philosophy and Teaching Model:
Have you ever had a teacher that only explains things one way, and sometimes their way just doesn’t "click"? Have you sat at a desk and asked yourself, “How is this applicable to MY life?”

As your teacher, I never want you to feel like flute lessons are more about a standardized curriculum than the quality of your music education. I am here to help you in your quest to become a better musician.

So, my teaching method is simple (and all about you!). I will offer you lesson plans, assignments, and performance opportunities designed specifically for you. In other words, I customize everything we do to address your specific goals. After our first lesson together, I will create a curriculum just for you. I will work with you to reach your goals, and guide you toward new ones as you progress in your f
lute studies.

I understand how important private lessons are to your music education, so I am offering you an experience designed just for you, so you can become the musician you want to be.

My experience:
I started playing the flute when I was in fourth grade, and I began private lessons at 10 years old. I began participated in solo festivals and competitions around age 12. I played in my high school's marching band, concert band, pit orchestra, and symphony orchestra. I have played in three different flute choirs and a youth orchestra. I earned two performance degrees from the University of North Texas (Bachelor of Music) and Stony Brook University (Master of Music). I have performed with orchestras in the United States, Canada, and Europe. I have played in pit orchestras for musicals and operas. I have auditioned for professional orchestras, and I have maintained teaching studios in California, Texas, and New York.

I am so grateful to all my mentors who have inspired me throughout my career. My teachers include notable flutists Dr. Mary Karen Clardy, Dr. Elizabeth McNutt, Francine Ross Pancost, Dr. James Scott, Terri Sundberg, Jim Walker, and Carol Wincenc.
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Hristina March 30, 2018
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Jennifer is a great flutist and instructor! She is very knowledgeable, helpful, and really knows how to articulate her ideas and communicate with the student. She is encouraging and creative in her approach towards her students. She helped me very much with my piccolo playing.
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Giovanni March 29, 2018
· Flute · Online
Jennifer Kennedy is an inspiring teacher and performer. One can be in awe with her beautiful playing and amazed of her patience in the way she teaches you to reach your goal. I DEFINITELY recommend Ms. Kennedy for private, online, Skype or at home teaching. you will not be disappointed.
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Joanne February 3, 2018
· Flute · In studio
I have listened to Jennifer as she gave flute lessons to several young beginning students. I observed that she truly cares about her students and invests herself in their progress. She has a creative teaching style, always coming up with new ways to approach the challenges of each individual student. She spends time to discover the students’ goals and structures their lesson plans accordingly. Jennifer is also a good communicator with the parents of younger students, making sure they are informed and inviting them to observe lessons if they wish. I’m sure you’ll find her a delight to work with.
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About August G.

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Hartford, AL
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I have 20 years of playing experience and 10 years of professional playing and teaching. I participate in all forms of musicing that involve flute playing. I also have a strong background in Celtic music and simple system instruments like the recorder and baroque flute. I have participated in master classes for international artists, Tadeu Coelho, Eva Amsler, and Danilo Mezzadri.

About August
Hey there, if you want to learn all things flute you’ve come to the right person. I play a variety of flutes and whistles and have the knowledge and experience to guide you on your journey in music. While I want lessons to be fun and center around the students musicing, I’m looking for highly motivated individuals for my music studio that have the disiciple to learn the finer points of music making.
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August G.

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About Alex B.

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Youngsville, PA

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Lessons in my studio are a fun, collaborative experience! I am a local musician and instructor with nearly 10 years of university education, teaching experience, and professional performance certifications.
We will work together to customize lesson plans that fit your musical needs and artistic goals. I accept students of all ages and experience levels to teach or improve skills like note reading, ear training, playing technique, sight reading, music theory, and more!
Above all, I strive to make a nurturing, positive, and constructive learning environment that allows students to learn quickly and grow into an efficient and independent musician. Bring your flute and let's toot!

About Alex
Hello! I'm Alex, your potential new flute teacher! I am a classically trained, university certified musician and educator. I'd love to connect with you and determine how to best meet your personal, artistic, and flute minded goals!

The flute is one of the most unique wind instruments, don't let its popularity fool you! With such uniqueness comes a host of instrument specific difficulties that I am here to help you with.
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Alex B.

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About Taylor J.

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Richmond, KY

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Experienced flutist in various styles of music, specializing in teaching students of all ages! Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. Let's get at it!

About Taylor
Above everything else, I am a musician.

I grew up in the hills of eastern Kentucky surrounded by a family driven by music. Both my grandfather and father performed professionally in their youth, so it is no surprise that I followed in their footsteps--althoughI took a more classical approach.

I graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a two Bachelors of Music degrees: Music Industry and Flute Performance where I am the former Principal Flute for the Eastern Kentucky Symphony Orchestra.

My flute students can expect to improve week to week in their overall technique. I believe each student plays with a unique timbre; I teach students to release built up tension and apply foundational techniques in order to unlock their own individual sound. I can help any student to play with freedom, confidence, and expression.

I am always wi
lling to teach students of all different ages and experience levels.

My personal passion is symphonic music but I firmly believe that great technique is essential to any and every style. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician! Let's get at it!
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Taylor J.

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About Holly D.

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Jamaica Plain, MA

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I'll work with you to figure out what your goals are and how best to reach them! Our lessons will involve/include warmups (maybe duets), etudes and exercises to develop technique, and repertoire pieces (music for recitals, auditions - or just for fun!).

About Holly
Hi! My name is Holly, and I love music.

I'm a classically trained conductor, and work with several choirs in the Boston area. I went to school at the New England Conservatory, where I got masters degrees in Choral Conducting and Music History. Mostly, my work focuses on Renaissance and modern classical vocal music. Last year, I conducted seven full programs worth of music at several venues throughout the greater Boston area, and sang in several more.

I want to help you deepen your love for music, and develop your musical chops! Working together, we'll talk about what your goals are, and create a regular lesson schedule and plan to help you reach those goals!

I have experience teaching a lot of specific fields within music, so send me a message if you're looking to learn:

-conducting (beginner-advanced)
-music theory and musicianshi
p (beginner-advanced)
-music history (beginner-advanced)
-flute (beginner-intermediate)
-piano (beginner)
-keyboard harmony (beginner)

Hope to hear from you!
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Holly D.

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About Cody B.

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Lexington, KY

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I offer lessons for all levels, from beginner to advanced. I regularly work with middle and high school students preparing for auditions, as well as those seeking weekly lessons. I also work with adults, both beginners and hobbyists. I offer lessons on all woodwinds: flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, and saxophone, including auxiliary instruments such as piccolo, English horn, and bass clarinet. Please do not hesitate to contact me for additional information.

About Cody
I offer lessons for all levels, from beginner to advanced. I regularly work with middle and high school students preparing for auditions, as well as those seeking weekly lessons. I also work with adults, both beginners and hobbyists. I offer lessons on all woodwinds: flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, and saxophone, including auxiliary instruments such as piccolo, English horn, and bass clarinet. Please do not hesitate to contact me for additional information.
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Cody B.

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