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About Margo L.

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Chicago, IL

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About Margo
Are you ready to fall in love with your voice? Are you ready for something different? If your voice isn’t becoming to you, YOU should be coming to ME!

I know what it's like to be frustrated with boring exercises and processes that seem to take a lot of time but yield no results. That's why I decided to teach DIFFERENTLY!

I've invested a lot of time, energy, emotion and $$$ on big-name schools and "experts", only to be disappointed with what I was taught because a lot of the information or techniques they employed simply didn't apply to me or my goals.

Since 1997, I have perfected the K.I.S.S. methodology to improve sales, stage performance, professional advancement and overall quality of life. My effectiveness and willingness to guarantee my work sets me worlds apart from every other professional in my field. Furthermore,
I have been named "Top Producer" in EVERY sales and management position held and have won first place in every singing and speech competition EVER entered since 1991. However, with my accolades, I am humble, easy-going and take a light-hearted and humorous approach to my coaching sessions.

At an early age, I was taught the importance of working "smart" and not "hard." Efficiency and effectiveness were the order of every day.
As the daughter of a Master Herbalist/musician (mother) and bodybuilder/ musician/ policeman (father), wellness, discipline and the stage have always been the way of life.

As a child, I was fascinated by my mother's stories of performing with members of Earth, Wind and Fire and other famous musicians and marveled at my father's accounts of being a friend and colleague of Sergio "The Myth" Oliva (3x Mr. Olympia). These experiences piqued a strong interest in stage performance and resulted in years of training in fine arts, fitness and linguistics. I was constantly reminded that the best performers in any field are "complete packages", meaning that they are well-rounded and adept in multiple facets of their chosen field.

To become a complete package, I studied classical piano and vocal performance at Sherwood Conservatory of Music and VanderCook College of Music; martial arts (Hapkido) at Hyun's; Fashion Design and Merchandise Management at International Academy of Design & Technology; herbal medicine at The School of Natural Healing; acting and musical improvisation at ETA Theatre and The Second City; flag, rifle and sabre twirling with South Shore Drill Team and runway/print modeling at Barbizon and The Fashion Connection. I have also studied tap, liturgical, ballet, modern, salsa, ballroom and street dance; speech therapy; actively study psychology, anatomy and nutrition and am a NESTA-certified wellness coach.

*** Specialties ***
Pitch Correction
Whistle Register Development
Vocal Physiology
Overcoming Performance Anxiety
Accent Reduction
Repertoire Selection
Concert and Competition Preparation
Public Speaking
Physical Maintenance of the Vocal Instrument
Overcoming Speech Impediments
Stage Movement
Studio Recording Techniques
Songwriting
Image Development
Vocal Range Enhancement
Post-surgical re-immersion
Students with autism, down syndrome and speech impediments

Group classes are also available.

*** Lesson Details ***
Each lesson is tailor-made to suit the student's individual needs. Custom action plan will be given to each student on a case-by-case basis. No instruments are used in my lessons, as I train the voice to be a standalone instrument. However, if you would like to accompany yourself with a guitar, piano or percussion instrument, you are very welcome to do so.

*Please note that 15-minute sessions are ONLY available online. In-person sessions must be a minimum of 30 minutes. 31 and 61-minute sessions are for whistle register training only.

Online Disclaimer:
When choosing online lessons, please make sure that your system is functioning properly, that you know how to use the platform, that you have a good internet connection and that you are logged in on time, as no concessions will be made for time used due to technical difficulties.

Timing Disclaimer:
Our time together is very valuable. If you are not on time for your session, the missed portion will not be made up at the end of the session. If I am not on time, I will make up the missed portion at the end of the session or alternate agreed-upon time. No exceptions or make-up sessions will be made for illness, weather, transportation issues (including car trouble), or any other short-notice reason. Rescheduled lessons must be made a minimum of 48 hours in advance and must be made up within the calendar week of the original lesson. If it is not made up within that week, it will still count as a paid session and cannot be made up at a later time.
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Tina S. February 18, 2019
· Singing · In home
Margo is so talented, she is knowledgeable in techniques and has a special ability to know exactly
how to taylor your needs.
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Monica G. December 30, 2018
· Speaking Voice · Online
Very helpful and encouraging.
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Aleya December 14, 2018
· Speaking Voice · In studio
Margo was amazing! I went to Margo to improve my speech and speaking voice. Within a few minutes of talking to me, Margo diagnosed my problem and gave me execercises to do. I saw improvements in my speech after the first session! Her fun personality made the sessions enjoyable and I walked away with helpful excercises.
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Margo L.

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About Ben U.

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Columbus, OH

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About Ben
Music Lessons & Tutoring

Welcome to my studio, where I will instruct you in your musical and academic endeavors. What sets me apart is that I offer diverse instruction in two different areas. In my music studio, I give lessons in piano, violin, guitar, and composition. In my tutoring center, I specialize in Latin (learning from scratch and tutoring). I instruct students of all ages at different skill levels.

My in-studio lessons are given on a grand piano.

Education

BM Music Composition -- Ohio State University, Autumn 2012
BA Classics (Greek and Latin) -- Ohio State University, Autumn 2012
Classics Fellowship -- Indiana University, 2013-2014
Piano Training: Collegiate lessons from Steven Glaser and private lessons from George Haddad

Accomplishments

As a high school senior, under the tutelage of OSU Profess
or Emeritus and world-renowned pianist George Haddad, I performed the first movement of Shostakovich's Second Piano Concerto with the chamber orchestra.

I performed different self-composed pieces at seven OSU Composers' Workshops and won the Audience Favorite Award at the Johnstone Woodwinds Composition Competition in 2012. My Senior Composition Recital was performed on October 25, 2012. It showcased several of my three-movement works: string quartet, clarinet solo, set of classical songs for piano and voice, set of pop songs for piano and voice. Interspersed with these were two solo piano pieces and a duet for piano and violin.

My background makes me a knowledgeable and effective tutor. I was valedictorian at Delaware Hayes High School in 2009 and received OSU's Maximus Scholarship based on my ACT and SAT scores.
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Benjamin Ryan P. May 6, 2019
· Violin · In studio
Are first lesson and Benjamin said it was AWESOME
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ZEYAD February 3, 2019
· Piano · In studio
First lesson: Very patient, organized, great instructions. Very happy overall!
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Kevin October 24, 2018
· English · Online
I'm senior high school student from the Netherlands. Since 6 weeks I take English lesson from Ben to improve my conversation & writing skills. I'm very happy with the result!
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Ben U.

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About Marwan S.

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Redwood City, CA

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About Marwan
I started playing piano when I was 3, and began writing music at the age of 6. I've taught music and piano for over 12 years, and tutoring other subjects for over 5 years.

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, I graduated from Cornell University in Electrical & Computer Engineering, with a minor in Music.

As a student, I was President of the Cornell Piano Society for 4 years. I spent much time teaching piano and music theory to fellow Cornell students, faculty, and staff. I've also organized many concerts, recitals, and events during my tenure.

After college, I went on to work for Intel & Apple as an engineer, while continuing to teach and tutor on the side. Later on, I founded my own startup company centered around Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, and unmet needs in the B2C market.

I typically travel
to each student's home for lessons. I travel all around the Bay Area: as far north as Richmond, as far south as Los Gatos, as far East as Livermore (and every place in between, including the Peninsula).
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Oliver August 28, 2019
· Piano · In home
Funny and engaging teacher who was willing to go the extra mile to structure a lesson plan that met my specific piano goals. Very knowledgeable and accomodating.
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PaulineAnn P. June 12, 2019
· Piano · In home
I feel very comfortable and feel he is doing a good job. A very nice well spoken young man. This is my first lesson , ask me again later.
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Felicity June 5, 2019
· Piano · In home
My daughter warmed right up to Marwan. He was energetic and knowledgeable on working with beginners!
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Marwan S.

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About Neda S.

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Newport, OR
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About Neda
I have completed my doctorate degree in teaching English as a second language (TESL) in 2012, and have been active in teaching English as a second language since I was an undergraduate student in 1990s. Considering my experience and education I have an excellent theoretical knowledge in teaching English language and English literacy and communication training, supported and expanded by about 20 years of experience in Language teaching to students from different ages, countries and proficiency levels.

Working as a lecturer and language tutor in Iran and Malaysia, I have worked with students with divers linguistic, ethnic and cultural background, including Chinese, Indian, Malay and Farsi speakers. My classes are productive, friendly and fun.

I have a strong background in both theoretical and practical aspects of language teaching and exp
erience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Are you tired of boring classes and same old teaching methods?
Come Let's have fun in learning your way.
I'll design you a personal course based on your needs.
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Neda S.

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About Samantha T.

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About Samantha
Hello! My name is Samantha, I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ithaca College and a TESOL certification. I received my B.A in Creative writing and am a strong supporter of using writing as a tool for self expression. I have taught over 1000 ESL classes! I really enjoy helping students realize that learning can be fun and inspiring them to continue on their path through the English language. My lessons will be fun, exciting and specific to your child's learning needs, goals and personal interests. In my classroom students can expect a positive, uplifting and encouraging learning environment. My teaching philosophy is that students learn best when they feel a connection to the material and so I will build my classes based on a student's interests, this way the student will be motivated to learn and see a relationship between what they le
arn and their lives. I also believe in positive encouragement and correction, we learn from our mistakes and I think it is important to highlight the growing process in learning. In my classroom I notice and appreciate effort and will pay attention to my students' journey and make sure they see their own progress and feel pride in their accomplishments and growth. Whether you want to improve your skills in writing, reading, or speaking, expand your vocabulary or improve communication skills through casual conversation, I am more than happy to help.
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Aj July 17, 2019
· ESL · In studio
Great instructor, well rounded educator.
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Rosa E. February 23, 2018
· ESL · Online
Samantha is a great teacher, she is engaging and cares for her students. I recommend her lessons. She will spend the time to explain and is dedicated.
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About Maria M.

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Porterville, CA

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About Maria
I am a Community College ESL Instructor who loves teaching. I enjoy working with culturally diverse communities. I have been teaching ESL for 12 years. I have also worked with junior high and high school students.

A bit about me so we can get related...

I am a Capricorn and I value putting structure, plan, and a little bit of certainty around a very uncertain situation… YOUR LANGUAGE SKILLS.

I am extremely loyal, committed, and I care for my clients.

I value clear communication, and I’m also flexible and understand my client’s needs.

And by the way, integrity is one of my biggest values, and my intention is always to give my 100% to you.

Thank you for reading my profile and I look forward to working with you.
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raphael May 19, 2019
· Spanish · In home
Excellent educator! Pleasant, professional and has patience... you will not feel rushed and still learn a lot.
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Maria M.

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About Mohammed F.

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Orlando, FL
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About Mohammed
Merhaba (AR: Hello)
My name is Mohammed, Very helpful, and open-minded.
I love my language and passionate about sharing my language with you. the way i will teach you will be easy, clear, and using different examples. I'm fluent in my language and very knowledge about the historic side, and commons between Arabic and other languages.
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Mohammed F.

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About Jessica C.

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Boston, MA

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About Jessica
My name is Jessica and I've been in contact with music since I was 3 years old.
I have always loved music and it has always been a huge part of my life. I love it so much it became my profession.
I'm so excited to share this passion with everybody who wants to learn. Music is for everyone!
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Jessica C.

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$25 / 30-min

About Dolapo A.

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About Dolapo
I am currently a medical student at Luhansk state medical university,Ukraine. I love science and the expression of science through speaking ad practice.
English language is not my mother tongue but today I can speak fluently because I as determined. I want to share these secrets with you and hold your hand throughout the journey.

I examine the areas where my students are weakest,and help them build it up. "Rome was not built in a day" and so is learning.

I am result oriented,determined to succeed and do not give up
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Hvfvhkm G. September 11, 2019
· English · Online
He teaches you more than English, How to build your confidence through speaking.
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Dolapo A.

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About Hilary R.

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About Hilary
I have been a Sign Language Interpreter for 9 years. I have two kids. My 3-year-old daughter has Down syndrome and knows about 120 signs. I love ASL and believe it is more than just a language. When I first began learning ASL I lived at a residential school for Deaf children and was taught solely by Deaf people. I am patient and understanding, however, I have high expectations for students.
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Hilary R.

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$25 / 30-min

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