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Jesse M.

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About Jesse

*Disclaimer*
I'm currently not taking beginner students on voice/singing, guitar, bass, drums, piano, and ukulele. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile:

https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62

My Background

I've been playing with classical ensembles and rock bands since 2001. Even though I started on classical trombone and rock guitar, I have come to expand my repertoire to a variety of instruments and genres. During my time in college I performed with the University choir, orchestra, and band. I also have organized, wrote/arranged for, and performed with a variety of bands in my home state of New Mexico, as well as Japan, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Since 2006 I have been an active teacher. This profession has taken me everywhere from working with classical guitar cla

sses in New Mexico high schools to Elementary students in Japan to a variety of private students of various musical instruments and genres everywhere I've been. Since relocating to the Bay Area in 2010, I've had the pleasure of working with lots of great students from kids to adults with a wide range of ambitions. Since 2012 I've been running my own full time studio.

Philosophy of Learning

Lessons are generally designed to work towards giving students the tools to accomplish their goals and become increasingly independent over time. While all students will study similar fundamentals regarding technique, theory, and performance, every lesson is as different as every person. What kind of music do you want to make? I'll tell you what you need to do to get there, and help you take the steps to achieve your aspirations. It's really important to know though that everyone makes their own experience. The process of learning music involves you learning as much about your own mind and body as it does any external concepts, so please keep in mind only you can move yourself forward.

I also love to help students put together a song, record, and produce it for them so that they can have a recording to share with their friends and family.

I also hold events for my students. (Check out our pictures and videos below!)
Younger students have opportunities to perform for friends and family at my studio every few months. Adult students also occasionally have events where they get a chance to get together and play music as well.

Aside from in-studio lessons, students also have the option to sign up for online lessons via Skype.
(*Online lessons offered during different times than in-studio lessons.)

*Unfortunately due to scheduling issues, I'm not currently accepting students for bi-weekly lessons. I can do regular weekly lessons, or occasional drop-in lessons, but bi-weekly appointments make it really hard for me to give the best scheduled times to my existing weekly students. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

My studio is equipped with:

*Music Stands

*A P.A. System

*Vocal and instrument microphones

*Guitars, Basses, Ukulele, Banjos, etc

*Two guitar amps and a bass amp

*Various percussion including a fully equipped acoustic drum set

*A Roland V-Drums electronic drum set

*An electric piano console and Yamaha organ

*A MicroKorg Synthesizer

*A Tuba, Trombone, Cornet, Saxophone, and Flute

*An extensive physical and virtual music library

*A recording system that students are not only welcome to use but encouraged to

*HD Webcam and condenser microphone for high fidelity online lessons via Skype
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August 2, 2019
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
June 28, 2019
Dulcenea
Super kind, patient and teaches a lot in each session!
March 25, 2019
Alex
Jesse is very friendly and a fun teacher to be around.

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Matthew H.

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About Matthew

Hi.. My name is Matt. I'm a very energetic, friendly, understanding & passionate music coach who has worked with students & clientele throughout the US. Possessing more than 30 years of music training & music industry experience, I've been able to take people's Playing to amazing levels.

I've networked or shared the stage with many famous NW music legends:
1.) Roger Fisher- Heart-2013 Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame Inductee
2.) I'm Pacific NW Guitarist for Rudy Parris from NBC TV's "The Voice!" - Go Team Blake!
3.) Lynn Sorensen- Paul Rogers/Bad Co/KZOK's Spike & Impalers
4.) Donny Evola - Geoff Tate/Former Queensryche/Foghat
5.) Jeff Kathan- Paul Rogers/Bad Company/Montrose
6.) Doug Mcgrew- Geoff Tate/Former Queensryche Singer/Operation Mindcrime

In fact everyone I've mentioned above are pro all the way and great guys as well. I

"m honored to have played with them.

I challenge my students to view music more than just as a "skill", but also a tool to communicate effectively and to combat life's obstacles.

I have had many guitar teachers myself including one true Famous Rock Star legend here in Pacific NW. Congrats Rog. U Earned It, & inspire myself, & others everyday.

You got to know the rules 1st, before you can then break the rules. This is how you develop your own unique style. And it's what separates the Pro Players from the rest of the pack.

But even if you don't want to play professionally, maybe you just want to learn a few chords, licks, songs, for yourself, or to impress friends. That's okay too!

I welcome every level and style. I always learn something from my students.
That's what music is all about. Learning & trading tips and licks from other musicians.

Bottom Line Is... I can help you learn and progress on your instrument faster...

Let me be the Music Coach to get you there!

*** Lesson Details ***
The most important thing in a lesson with me is to learn while having FUN! I am a very laid-back teacher who wants to focus on music making you smile. We will choose material and a pace of learning that will keep you excited to rehearse and return the following lesson improved!

PERSONALIZE your guitar lessons by learning techniques used by your favorite artists in "their" songs.
FEEL FREE learning in a comfortable atmosphere where you can excel successfully as a musician!
CONQUER shyness and insecurities by unleashing the dynamic performer in you!

Most All Styles/Genres/Experience Levels Taught - We go over everything systematically. Music Theory, Songwriting, Chords, Scales, Determining Key Of Songs, Performance, etc

After 3 to 6 months, you should expect to be playing some of your favorite songs and artists accurately

Be sure to check out some of my you tube demos. Let me be the Music Coach to get you there!

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a Sound Proof Pro Recording Studio, PA System, guitars, basses, amps, drums, recording gear, mics, mic stands, strobe & lights, fog machine, seating for parents.

Sorry No Disco Ball Yet.. You Can Bring Your Own If You Want Though.
I've Got Some Bell Bottoms Somewhere Around The Studio Here.

*** Travel Equipment ***
*** Brand New*** Now Offering Music Lessons Online (From My Recording Studio To Your Home via Skype)
I'm really excited to add that to offer lessons online through TakeLessons! It's a great thing to get to work with students all over this country and I'm looking forward to help pioneer the future of music lessons!

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers classified as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.

My Unique Specialty - is teaching students the rudimental basics 1st, & then how to copy your favorite artists off the CD, radio or iPod, almost note for note. Believe me, it can be done. You just have to know what to listen for..

Brand New - MEASURE your success by recording your music progress along the way. I do own a recording studio, so we can record students progress via audio or video and then post to my You Tube channel.
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October 11, 2019
Shelly P.
Matthew did amazing work with teaching drum to both of our sons. Thank you, Matthew!
September 16, 2019
Abdul
Matthew shared some really good insights of SEO with me and gave me a direction to work in.
September 13, 2019
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Matthew H.

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About Sunho

Hi, My name is Sunho. I'm from Korea and lived in Japan for about 5 years. I'd like to meet people who want learn language. I can teach Korean and Japanese. Here is a little about me, I'm an outgoing person. I like cooking, painting and watching movies. I really would like to meet new students who interested in Asian culture and people who would like to share their lifestyles and hobbies. Hope to meet you soon!

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August 31, 2019
Naely L.
she was really patient and helped me with the things i didnt understand
August 14, 2019
Ryan M.
July 27, 2019
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Sunho K.

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About Carly

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My name is Carly and I am a Spanish teacher who has taught in private and public schools so I'm familiar with the curriculum that is offered there. I gained my first classroom teaching experience when I lived abroad in South Korea and taught English. I transferred all those skills here.

I have taught various subjects from fruits and animals to reading comprehension in the target language. I love teaching and love seeing my students progress. I will tailor the lessons to your needs and goals.

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Cheryl V.

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About Cheryl

Are you excited about learning how to crochet? Are you ready to create great gifts, crafts, projects, and more, to keep, or give away to someone special? If yes, than come learn with me! I have been crocheting for over 10years. I am very passionate, skillful, and successful in this art of work. I will teach you the basic, beginner to intermediate level concepts and techniques of learning how to crochet. I can also teach you how to finger crochet. No crochet hooks needed! How cool is that! Save money, Super fun as well!
Each session, we will focus on a skill, following a small craft, for more practice on the skill. We will move at your pace, so, no need to worry!
Remember, crocheting is a relaxing, fun, skill/technique. If you stick with me, have fun, and continue to practice over a period of time, I can guarantee, that you will eventua

lly master the skill, and off to making beautiful crafty projects fast!

I am a full time online English Teacher, and a previous daycare owner for 10+years. I have tutored many of preschool and elementary students, with math, reading, phonics, writing etc for years and my students academic grades have improved tremendously; within the first few lessons. My teaching philosophy, is that learning requires more than just educating someone or acquiring new knowledge. In my opinion, I feel, that it is more so rather, are entire inner and outer circle of well being; which is why my approach to teaching is from an aural, visual and curiosity perspective. Clay Patrick Bedford, once said: “You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives” My teaching techniques are always challenging. However, very exciting, interesting, with a blast of fun and lots of activities; very suitable and appropriate for your child's grade level. I always assess, recognize strengths, weaknesses, and structure my lessons accordingly. This helps me to monitor the students’ progress and provided insight to their expectations. Whenever my students learn something new, I stress how much they have achieved so far, rather than pointing out how much more they need to learn. During my teaching experience I have observed that a confident learner progresses more quickly than a discouraged one. My number one goal, is your child's success. Let's aim for the stars!
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July 30, 2019
Faith HoSang
Cheryl is an excellent teacher. Not only was class informative but fun. She’s a great teacher not only for beginners but for anyone wanting to bush up on their skills.
July 23, 2019
Cleronel Austrie
I learnt alot ... she is very patient kind and upbeat.. 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽
May 28, 2019
Shawn
My son enjoys taking lessons with Cheryl. His reading pace has improved. She is very patient with him. I would recommend her to others who may be struggling with reading.

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Cheryl V.

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About Phillip

Do you need a native-speaking, English Language Teacher who is vastly experienced in speaking, reading, writing and teaching the language for a living ... and can do so in a positive, fun and embracing manner, without sounding like one of your previously annoying high school teachers,?

Then I'm your guy.

I am an experienced online copy writer with a specialized background in sales content, business writing and creating advertising products, have been doing so for over 7 years.

I have also taught Business Communications in English online to non-native English speakers on numerous occasions.

What this means is that I can teach you the language as a beginner, or as an advanced speaker. Whether you need to learn because…

 You're moving to the US very soon for your higher education, studies, or you just moved there.

 You’re ti

red of being laughed at all the time by people around you due to your heavily accented English.

 You're already in the States but you need someone to freely converse with on a daily basis.

 You want to perfect your American English a whole lot better to help you get a higher-paying job.

 You or your loved one is a complete newbie who cannot read or write in English, or can speak the language, but you can't read or write very well.

Trust me, I am definitely the one you need to hire right now...

I specialize in teaching…

• Basic English Language Tutorial (Alphabet letter pronunciation and writing, Simple Word Pronunciations, Elementary Use Of English, Punctuation Marks And How To Use Them, Parts Of Speech, Sentence Construction, Synonyms, Antonyms, Homonyms, Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading And Comprehension, Communication Skills Etc).

• Intermediary English Language Tutorial (Advanced Word Pronunciation And Usage, Speech Communication Skills, Complex Word Communications, Complex Sentence Construction, basic Essay Writing, Improved Reading Skills etc)

• Advanced Reading tutorials (Use of English in Social Media, Business communications in English, Advanced reading skills, Basic Copy writing etc.)

All my interactive class sessions come with Educative Practical Sessions.

So, feel free to ask me any question you want to, or better yet, let's have a brief but nice conversation just to see if we can work together.

I am extremely good at my job so hire me while you still can, before my available time slots get filled up.

I look forward to working with you.
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Phillip A.

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About Lisa

I am a patient, caring, and motivated teacher and life-coach! I am looking forward to meeting you and helping you learn English. I believe you can do ANYTHING if you work hard enough!

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July 22, 2019
Katherine
I’d like to start out by saying, I’m so proud of Lisa. She is honest, self motivated and has so much care and compassion to teach others!

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Lisa C.

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About Gabriel

Hello, I'm Gabriel, a versatile guitar player. I play the bass and lead guitar extremely well. I play on different genres, ranging from jazz to classical music and the likes. I'm also a pianist. I will like you to take lessons with as i am good at passing messages in a very comprehensive way. In a few months, it's much guaranteed that you will be at a level you'd be glad you are. Let's do this together, and I will help you get better than people who are currently at your level.

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