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These Crafts & Hobbies teachers are highly rated by students in the Kingston area, including Falls Village, Goldens Bridge, North Salem, Morris and Wappingers Falls.

About Kay

I have been teaching Piano for 20 years now. I have taught students from age 2 1/2 - Adult. I was self-taught when I was a kid and begun taking formal lessons as a very young adult in my early twenties. I graduated from CSULB with my BA in Music with a concentration on Voice. As a Music major, you spend a lot of time at the Piano. I became a member of MTAC in 2004 and a member of Sigma Alpha Iota in 1998. I have a great passion for Music and a bigger passion for the Piano and sharing the wonders of how beautiful the Piano really is.

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In my opinion, piano is the hardest instrument to learn, but the most rewarding. If you can play piano you can pretty much play any instrument. I believe that a piano lesson should be fun. I'm a strict teacher with a smile and a giggle. I push my students to greatness while helping t

hem love the piano through the good times and the bad. I'm a very encouraging but honest teacher. I compliment when warranted and I assess incorrect performances in an honest, but encouraging manner. I always let a student know that, though their performance was not their best, they can and will improve. It's always only a matter of time. I use the Schaum and Nevin series depending on the student's personality. I teach Classical and Pop Music. It's important for a student to learn the Classics and gain the ability to play things they like. I find the happy balance between the two. I teach Beginning to Intermediate levels. I also like to incorporate Music theory into the lessons because understanding the mechanics of Music helps make playing and creating Music much easier to accomplish. A typical lesson will start off with a hand drill warm up. We then will move on to the lesson book and repertoire. Theory will be assigned as homework. I look it over at the beginning of the lesson and discuss it and answer any questions in the last five minutes of class. Baby lessons go as followed: 15 mins. of play time and 15 mins of Music theory. I like to keep structure in my lessons but sprinkle a little joy and laughter to keep the atmosphere light. It makes for a much more attentive Piano student.

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I expect the student to have a Piano or Keyboard of some sort. I may provide music on occasion.

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Classical and Pop
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About Donna

Yes, my resume is a bit quirky, not many people go from a career in computer programming to astrology but in essence what I've done is to take things I'm good at and turn them into a career I'm passionate about. My varied background might make me the right teacher for you.

I love teaching and learning. I love helping people discover more about themselves, their talents and abilities. I enjoy showing people how to trust their gut and to find their life's work. There's more about me below. Let me know if I can help you on your journey.

Donna has 15 years experiencing programming HTML. She's built dozens of websites using SEO principles, Google Adsense, Facebook Ads, and Amazon Affiliate Marketing. She's experienced on most social media platforms including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram. She also is experienced using Hoot

Suite, MailChimp, Aweber, YouTube, and Wordpress.

Donna is also an Astrologer and Feng Shui expert with more than 25 years' experience. She's the author of 13 books including Feng Shui Form and Chinese Astrology 2018 Year of the Earth Dog which is the best-selling Chinese Astrology series on Amazon.

Donna has given talks at the Women of Wisdom conference in Seattle and the Build Boston Architectural Conference. Recently she has lectured at Western Digital, Warner Records, the Rancho Santa Fe Water District, Brion Jeannette Architecture, Room & Board, and the San Diego Airport Authority. In 2018 she will be speaking at the United Astrology Conference in Chicago. Donna is on the board of the International Feng Shui Guild and the National Council for Geocosmic Research - San Diego Chapter.

Donna has done stand-up comedy on stages in California and Arizona and she regularly performs improv comedy.
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September 24, 2019
Abdul
Donna is an amazing teacher and has a vast knowledge of SEO. During our lesson she cleared up everything I had wanted to ask.
August 14, 2019
Dan
Donna is truly one of a kind person! I am so lucky to trust my instincts about Donna. She is absolutely an amazing person! I like to become a permanent student as I have been interested in many subjects Donna masters. Also, I must say that Donna is a gentle tutor and being. She is a true precious gem.
July 17, 2019
Dan
Wow! This lady was oozing knowledge galore! Not only she knows what she claims, but she quickly sees other marketing aspects of the cyberworld and shortcomings of the website! She is extremely talented lady who cares about what she does. She is worldly and helpful with invaluable suggestions to improve SEO qualities of the site!

Initially, I have committed to only one session. I have purchased 3 more sessions. Donna ROCKS!!!

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About Ryan

I've been playing and teaching the game of bridge for the past 26 years. I love this game, and I love introducing it to others so they can share in the joy of bridge. I've taught people from age 8 to age 88 and everywhere in between. My goal is to make the lessons fun because this is a game, and the only reason to play a game is to have fun.

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September 30, 2019
Judy
Ryan explains things well.
May 13, 2019
Cristina T.
Excellent, Ryan is very patient and has a lot of intuition.
April 29, 2019
Sallie K.
Ryan’s very patient and gives clear explanations.

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About Danial

Hello everyone, my name is Danial Asaria and I am a professional chess player that has traveled across the world playing in tournaments representing the U.S on an international setting. I am a 5-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPION and currently the NUMBER ONE 17-year-old on the west coast of the United States ranked top ten in the nation for my age. In addition, I have played some of the best in the world including former world champion Viswanathan Anand. My USCF rating is 2390 and my FIDE rating is 2340 awarding me the titles of national master and FIDE master. (top 5%) I have taught for two years now in chess camps across the state for kids and adults and currently have regular students online as well. One of my biggest teaching accomplishments is assisting one of my students to go from #117 in the country to #13 in the country (gained 500 rating p

oints) for their age group in a matter of 5 months! After receiving many hours of coaching myself and improving to where I am today, I can guarantee I can help you get to the next level. If you are ready to improve your Chess don’t hesitate to shoot me a message!
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August 9, 2018
Aidan C.
My son USCF rating 1400+ took a trial lesson with Danial. Danial is methodical and systematic in his coaching. He was quick to identify what my son needs to improve in order to get to the next level. The most important thing is that my son enjoyed his one-hour lesson and literally felt that the lesson time flew by as it felt like only 2 minutes long to him. My son gives Danial thumbs up and 5 stars.
December 19, 2017
Dean
As a high rated 1500+ player, Danial was able to teach many new things about my openings and how I ca imrpove. Great coach!
December 17, 2017
Wilson
Very good chess player! Definitely worth the money!

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About Hans

Hello there!
My name is Hans and I am the quintessential do-it-
yourselfer. I’ve loved woodworking for about 20 years now and have finished my first tiny house on wheels (see photos below). It's a beauty if I do say so myself. Before I devoted full time to the design and completion of the tiny house, I apprenticed under an expert cabinet builder and trim carpenter to hone my skills in the trade. My ideal student may be somewhat or completely new to woodworking and wants to dive in with their first project. Maybe you have already gotten your hands dirty with a few projects but want to progress to a more difficult task but need guidance. What would you like to build? Whatever the case, look no further.
At your service,
Hans
P.s. I only teach lessons over the internet through the video classroom feature on TakeLessons platform. I do n

ot teach in person at present.
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May 31, 2019
Tanna
March 22, 2019
L.A. Davis
Very good instructor.
January 18, 2019
Christine
very informative as always

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About Isabela

Before reading about me, I'd like to share up front the honor that my newest student, R., has brought to me by choosing to learn Romanian. Nothing special so far except that he is 100 years old!!!! Yes, you read that correctly: a century old. He is the outmost inspiring person in my life by teaching me that age is just a number and that learning can happen any day if we choose so. R is a medical doctor, a psychologist, a chemist and biologist. Words can't even define how great of a man he is and how grateful I am to learn from him, too. For instance, about a famous language called "esperanto", a language created in the late 19th century.

I'm an enthusiastic learner even after 19 years of formal education (two Masters, one Bachelor) earned on two continents continued by US military education in various forms, and formally tested studen

t who needed to document skills that were not formally captured on paper (like the foreign languages I know).

I love interacting with people and pass on my knowledge from five visited continents, instill love for learning and continuous curiosity for any subject out there. Nothing is impossible when you set your mind to it. Failing once doesn't mean that you'll never win (proof in my athletic years and life ever since); determination, hard work, self-motivation and a good supporting system can bring to reality even the most insignificant dreams that we believe may not come true, and especially those in which we passionately trust.

I believe in breaking down a goal into objectives, assigning tasks to each one of them, and then sticking to achieve them.

I'm a Certified Instructor with the Department of Homeland Security. My hobbies include practicing foreign languages (and proper grammar rules which highly reflect on one's education) by speaking them, learning about cultures and slangs, etymology, watching foreign movies, traveling internationally, taking photos, reading (a lot), carefully planning with room for error and impulsive decisions (to take the boredom out of things), meeting with life long friends, drawing, painting, and spending time outdoors for inspiration and health.

I'm elated at the opportunity of brainstorming with you and giving you tools to be an independent learner.
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October 20, 2019
Cathy
Thank you for my father’s lesson on the Romanian culture today. Always interesting!
October 20, 2019
Ahmed
I took french lesson with Isabella , The lesson is very amazing she goes with different subjects pronunciation ,make sentences , Grammar .
October 13, 2019
Cathy
Thank you for today’s lesson. As always, my father loves the information about the Romanian culture that Isabela provides, as well as his love of the language.

Thanks Isabela!!

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About Atousa

Becoming the world youth champion at 12 and chess Grand Master at 20, would have never been possible without receiving the best chess lessons from my trainers and coaches. Everyone needs guidance in chess, I’m here to share my knowledge with you.

Despite being a professional chess player since I was 9, I’ve been teaching chess since 2006 and started my own chess school in 2008.

Private Lesson is an excellent way to learn, implement and achieve desired results for ambitious players or children who want to start chess methodically. Also, it helps any chess player to improve his/her proficiency. My students range are from beginner to master level.

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October 10, 2019
Jocelyn C.
Atousa is fantastic!!! What an incredible
teacher/coach. Atousa inspires me and
is thoughtful and understanding. I look forward for another lesson. She is 5 STAR. You are lucky to have her on your team. I will finish my lessons with her and hope to start again with her again in the spring..when my session ends with you. Thank you for too. Terrific on line classes you offer. Will recommend your on line classes for sure!!
September 14, 2019
Talar K.
She is very nice girl and knows how to teach professionally. She tries her best to make sure her students master the chess game. She is really an excellent teacher who knows her stuff very well and teach her students great techniques . Try her you will never regret.
September 11, 2019
Arvin Parsaei
Atousa is a great instructor. Definitely recommend her to anyone looking to start playing or improve chess skills.

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Claire R.

Wappingers Falls, NY 12590


About Claire

I own a local small crochet business selling womens accessories and crochet patterns. I have now been knitting for 20 years and crocheting for 12. I love teaching others how to create their own works of art and seeing everyone's creativity at work.
Every person is different and as such I adapt the levels and pace to fit with each student.

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Jackie
"My daughter had a great experience and is looking forward to the next lesson."
Eric
"Atousa has worked with my young son for some time now. I have seen a vast improvement in his chess skills. Equally as important, he has developed a stro
ng ambition to learn and improve. It warms my heart to hear him ask if I want to play a game of chess instead of him asking if he can play video games. Cannot recommend Atousa enough. She is wonderful."
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Gina Jones
"Tyra is amazing. It was a bit hard to see virtually. We had to do FaceTime because your platform did not work which I believe was not a problem on my
side but yours. Nonetheless I am looking forward to my next lesson. She’s a gem"
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Dan
"Great teacher. Smart, patient, easy going, and really knows the game of chess."
Coco
"George is EXCELLENT! He is patient and great at explaining the essentials of the game including angles, cue holding and position, and techniques. I got im
measurably better from the 1st lesson. Thanks George!"
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Arlene
"She is great !!! Very informative and shows you they way. She is well worth hiring."
Andy
"Sabrina was a great teacher and was able to explain things to me more clearly than most professors I've had. She knows womenswear like the back of her ha
nd and really helped me improve my sewing and construction."
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Pathenia
"I am truly enjoying learning how to sew with Rosemary as my teacher. So far, I have seen a blouse and a skirt that I need to add finishing touches on. I
am going to sign up for more lessons. I want to perfect the art of sewing."
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Tina Christian
"Nice Pace! Was able to teach me how to fold a paper crane on first lesson."

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