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I have had a fairly diverse musical background, including playing with bands and orchestras, as well as participating in choral groups and opera. I have a master's degree in music performance for wind conducting, and a bachelor's degree in music with an emphasis on piano performance.

I have taught private lessons for several years now and I love every moment with my students! I have a real passion for sharing my knowledge and experience with others, both failures and successes. I believe everyone has creative potential, and I believe music is a real universal art form that anyone can tap into if they want. Above all, making and creating music should also be fun!

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I try to keep my lessons professional but comfortable too. I don't yell at students for messing up or anything like that. I usually have an agenda b
ut am willing to adjust and compromise if the situation dictates. If you don't have a curriculum in mind, I like Alfred's piano courses, but will do my best to find one that fits you as a student best. My initial goals are to make sure the basics of reading music and performing are set so that no matter what musical avenue you want to pursue, you will be successful. I do specialize in classical music but enjoy creating and playing in other genres as well.

I now also offer lessons online, as well as tutoring in most math areas!

***CANCELLATION POLICY***
I kindly ask for 24 hour notice whenever possible if a lesson is going to be missed. Generally speaking, if I don't hear from a student and their lesson time passes I will mark the lesson as missed, but I am also usually more than willing to make up the lesson at a later time.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a piano keyboard at my home.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would expect students to have their own instruments as needed, as well as music paper, pencils, etc. I may be able to provide some of those materials on occasion as well as some books/recordings, but will by and large expect students to purchase those for themselves.

*** Specialties ***
I am much more familiar with classical styles and Broadway. My music writing style tends to be somewhere between neo-classical and avant-garde.

***Blog Posts***
http://takelessons.com/blog/playing-the-piano-common-struggles
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Thomas May 4, 2019
· Piano · In home
I waited after a few lessons to give feedback. Very pleased. Kevin is full of knowledge -both relevant to music and other random fun facts! He is patient and will move at whatever pace you prefer. I look forward to continuing to improve my skills under his direction.
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Emily B. May 19, 2017
· Piano · In home
He is a good instructor. Easy to talk to.
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Debora May 4, 2017
· Piano · Online
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About Jessie M.

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Monrovia, CA

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Thank you for your interest in lessons! I hope to help you achieve your goals and improve your skills, whether you're looking for music lessons, or help in math. Every student is a unique person who deserves a lesson customized to their individual needs. Each of my students prosper in an atmosphere of patience and encouragement. While the lessons are fun and enjoyable, the serious student will be supported in the development of skills leading to a rewarding career, and the more casual students will grow in an appreciation of knowledge that will enrich their lives.

Experience:

I received my bachelor's degree in music with an emphasis on vocal performance at the University of Redlands in 2011 (which I attended on a music talent scholarship), and am now an active performer in Los Angeles, CA. I have been tutoring and teaching privat
e lessons for almost 10 years, and currently have over 40 active students.

I have played leading roles in several operas and musicals in Southern California, including Gianni Schicchi, Die Fledermaus, La Boheme (DTL nominee), The Impresario, The Tales of Hoffmann, The Grand Duke, Patience (DTL award), Cosi fan tutte, Little Women, Seussical, and many more. I have also appeared in several concerts, opera scenes, competitions (winning music scholarships and theater awards), and worked as a singer in churches, restaurants, and in pop bands. I continue to stay active in the performance industry, and I could never live without it!

With this experience under my belt, I feel a desire to pass on my knowledge to students. I carry a strong passion to help people develop their abilities and make them their own. I truly believe that if someone wants something out of life they will achieve it with dedication, perseverance, confidence, and by having FUN doing it!
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Rahma A. September 19, 2019
· Basic Math · Online
Willing to help In our time of need! And on such short notice too! 😊
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Stefanie K. September 17, 2019
· Broadway Singing · Online
My daughter has been taking weekly online singing lessons with Jessie for a year. Jessie is a wonderful teacher and coach and helps my daughter prepare for auditions for school events and the local theater camp. My daughter loves singing and has made wonderful progress, gained control of her voice and learned various techniques. She is always excited for the next lesson. Jessie has been accommodating around vacation schedules and is great to communicate with. Jessie is awesome!
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Meixin September 12, 2019
· Singing · Online
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Jessie M.

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About Colin S.

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Albany, CA

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Hello there! My name is Colin, and I have five years of experience tutoring math and science. I am a PhD student in the UC Berkeley-UC San Fransisco joint bioengineering program. My strong background in STEM qualifies me to tutor math and science up through lower-division college courses. Aside from my academic qualifications, I believe that it is my genuine passion for math and science that makes me an effective tutor for students of all backgrounds.

As a tutor, my goal is not to impress students with how much I know. Rather, my goal is to show my students how easily math and science concepts can come to them when they are presented the material in a straightforward way. The late physicist, Richard Feynman, posited that the ability to explain complicated ideas in a simple manner is the true mark of understanding. I agree with this a
ssertion, and I make it my goal each tutoring session to explain even the most complex phenomena in a simple way, so that my student will come away from the lesson invariably understanding it. Additionally, I emphasize a strong understanding of the fundamentals, because both math and science are heavily inductive disciplines; many of the theorems and laws are founded on other, more fundamental principles. I have personally experienced the discouragement of trying to learn material that is beyond my preparedness level, and so I can empathize with students who are in that boat. Fortunately, I have learned that the remedy is always a return to, and a strengthening of the basics. That is the approach I take with students who find themselves struggling in a course.

My online teaching platform is a “black board” drawing program that my students can follow along with as I explain concepts and solve problems. I simply share my screen with them during the session, and at the end, I take a screenshot of the notes and email it to my students for their reference. I hope this brief explanation of my qualifications and teaching style has provided a clear image of what you can expect from me as your tutor. I am eager to hear from you and help you succeed in your academic goals!
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Bronwyn B. August 29, 2019
· Algebra · Online
My daughter described her lesson as excellent, thorough and fun. She is looking forward to future lessons. I could not be more pleased.
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Kelly B. August 29, 2019
· Algebra · Online
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Jen August 10, 2019
· Algebra · Online
He is very friendly and teaches so clearly. Very helpful.
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Colin S.

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About Marion S.

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New York, NY
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Hi, I'm Marion. I teach ESL - English-as-a-Second language to adults. Lessons are 1 to 1, so we can work on speaking, listening, reading, writing, or whatever you need. I also work with native-English speakers and English language learners on improving their writing. Whatever your skill set, age, abilities, or background, I can help make you a better writer.

My ESL students come from many different backgrounds. Some are beginners, but most are working professionals who need to perfect their English to compete in the workplace.

My writing students are either native-speakers or English language learners who need improve their skills for school, work, or personal reasons. I can help with graduate school personal statements, job-seeking cover letters, proposal writing, and many other areas.

I love working with adults and younger peop
le on developing storytelling techniques, and public speaking skills for presentations and interviews, as well as for personal events. These are great confidence builders with real world results!

Whether you are a native speaker or an English-language learner, it would be my honor and privilege to work with you.
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maria isabel November 5, 2018
· English · Online
First class exceeded my expectations! Marion understood exactly what I need.
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Christina R. November 29, 2016
· Writing · In studio
Marion is professional and informative, offering productive suggestions and insight in achieving my personal goals.
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Ferdinado October 1, 2016
· ESL · In studio
The teacher could adapt to my level
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Marion S.

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About Amelia H.

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About Amelia
Discover and refine YOUR unique talent or interest, nail that audition and learn techniques that will help you become the best performer you can be! Gain all of these skills in my relaxed and judgement-free zone.

I studied Vocal Performance and Choral Music at Northern Illinois University, Cum Laude ('18). I am active in Chicagoland area as a church cantor and teacher of music. I am also a freelance performing artist and singer-songwriter.
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jenine May 3, 2019
· Singing · Online
Amazing!
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Sara D. September 26, 2018
· Singing · In studio
I had wonderful time with Amelia. She is amazing and she helped me a lot!
I am very happy that I chose her.
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James E. January 19, 2018
· Voice Acting · In studio
Throughout each lesson, I learned something new about myself. She was very patient, informative, and always had good things to say about you and your acting/voice skills. She helped awaken my creative theatre mind again and I’m thankful for that. I highly recommend taking her if you want a good experience in learning or enhancing your acting/voice skills!
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About Valerie C.

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About Valerie
Greetings!

I am looking to tutor or teach in a variety of areas. I have a minor in Native American Studies, which is an interesting area of study for History.

I enjoy reading works of others, so if you need proofreading, or your stories read, or a writing intensive class, I would love to help you out.

My own course:

"Sociology and Buddhism in Prison". This is an interesting course to introduce you to two disciplines in one course, Sociology and Buddhism.

This is a writing course; you will need to write your thoughts and feelings about the materials provided for you. You do not need to regurgitate the material, but react to it. I am more interested in your thoughts and feelings around the subject, than memorizing materials for a test.

There will be videos, and suggested readings.

There are no tests.
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Valerie C.

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About Norwood M.

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About Norwood
I am a professional vocal coach with 5+ years of experience, as well as an international pop artist, actor, emcee and public speaker. I've studied a wide range of techniques including classical vocal training, contemporary singing, and the SLS (Speech Level Singing) method.

Over the years I've trained under the best vocal coaches in the nation including Jan Smith (Usher, Justin Bieber, Rob Thomas, etc.), RAab Stevenson (Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson, Kelly Rowland, etc.), Lis Lewis (Maroon 5, Rihanna, etc.), and Renee Grant-Williams (The Dixie Chicks, Carrie Underwood, Christina Aguilera, etc).

This wide range of study combined with years of teaching and performance experience have given me a vast vocal vocabulary to help teach others the "secret sauce" of singing and speaking. I have experience teaching from ages 8+, for those wit
h special needs, in a wide variety of styles and genres. I also teach professional speakers and actors how to use their speaking voice properly. My students say that I am a patient teacher who takes time to explain how the voice works and help them reach their potential.

My goal is to help share the fantastic techniques I've learned from the A-Level coaches with the masses at a fraction of the cost. Students of mine often hear a big improvement in their voice after only two weeks of lessons!
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Laura May 31, 2019
· Singing · In home
Norwood is extremely humble and easy to work with. He never made me feel like I wasn’t good enough but always made me feel like I could reach a higher level of excellence for my unique range. He embraces each voice as its own and meets the student where they are at. He is extremely knowledgeable on how sounds are created, how space is made in the voice, and he is able to communicate that knowledge effectively to the student. In short, I loved having Norwood as a teacher.
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Tina May 30, 2019
· Singing · In home
My 10-year-old son Lucky started taking lessons with Norwood a few months ago, and it’s like a star has been born! He has seen a big boost in his confidence, his pitch has gotten much better, and he really enjoys the lessons. He has even started performing! The changes have happened very fast.
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Jordan May 30, 2019
· Classical Voice · In home
Norwood is an excellent teacher! He is very knowledgeable and is very kind. I was always very shy to sing, but Norwood helped me overcome that!
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About M S.

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There is a high demand for analytical skills such as critical thinking and fast learning. Students of today requires a different way of teaching that is not so complicated and also exciting. I realized this when lecturing my middle school gifted son. I introduced different approaches to learning math with several examples to guide the process which proved to be very successful.

I love working with kids, I understand how to break down difficult problems to help their thinking. I have mentored several student with grades As and Bs in their math subject.

I hope you give me a chance to tutor your kid and i promise they will come back with trust and enthusiasm to learn more.
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About Elizabeth S.

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El Paso, TX
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Hi there! I'm a patient person and great teacher. I have traveled the world and have picked up many awesome things along the way. I'm an avid sports fan as well as sports player. Can hold a conversation in 14 different languages.
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Elizabeth S.

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About Mei H.

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Brooklyn, NY

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Trilingual (Spanish/Chinese) NYS Certified Teacher with over 10 years of teaching experience. I care about the success of my students as if they are my own children. They all succeed because they all have the potential. Gifted and Talented, Specialized HS, NYS State Tests, Foreign Languages, PreK-12th Grade - ELA, Math, Writing, Science, Study Skills, etc.
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Mei H.

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