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About Patricia

As a child I watched from the doorway as my older sister took her piano lessons. From that experience I taught myself to play the piano. My formal training came in college where I received my BA in Applied Music in piano and voice. I studied classical music and opera from a visiting professor from Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore MD. I graduated with honors and gave my Town Hall performance in the Spring of my Senior year. I had a passionate desire to be involved in music, to hear it and to perform it. I spent several years singing with the San Diego Opera Company, performing lead roles in Musical Theater and soloing in concerts from Monterrey to San Diego, CA. While still a student in college, I taught piano to children from the local community, so I have accumulated decades of teaching experience. Nothing brings me greater pleasure than

to see individuals "blossom" into their creative selves. Whether it is for a student's own enjoyment, audition preparation, recital performance or ongoing piano or voice development, I am committed to engaging you in an experience of learning and fun. It may be the biggest thrill of your lifetime!

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I love to have fun. For me, learning is a great source of fun. My goal is to make the process of your learning music fun while effective. I do have high standards for participation. I do not ask anything of you that I haven't done myself. I know, from many years of experience in performing and teaching, what it takes to make progress in a learning curve, Are you excited? Are you dedicated? Are you willing to jump in and get busy? I will give you the foundation of theory and technique to support your performance. I will expand your understanding and appreciation for music in its many styles and formats. No every other week or schedule as you go lessons, please. 

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Living room - Steinway piano, cathedral ceilings ... good acoustics.

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Must have piano or quality keyboard. I definitely prefer piano.

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I was trained classically in both piano and voice, but spent many years in musical theater and singing in supper clubs, as well. I am capable of teaching most styles of piano and voice except rock and rap.
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December 12, 2018
Jeff E.
I have never sung in my life.
Patricia’s patience is very much a testament to her
June 30, 2015
Megan D.
Patricia is the best instructor ever! Her love for and knowledge about piano is so inspiring! I learned so much and got so much out of each lesson. She is a joy to be with and I'm truely lucky to have had her as my instructor!
February 12, 2015
Cj R.
i recently came out of an audition and I sang my musical pieces better than I've ever done them before! The auditioner sat me down at the end and said he loves my voice. He said, based on how much he liked my pieces and how well I did that he would like to extend an early invitation for callbacks for the program! I really have Patricia to thank for that. She has helped me improve my voice by leaps and bounds in the time that i have been working with her and its amazing to get such immediate and rewarding results. I CAN NOT THANK PATRICIA ENOUGH! SHE COULD NOT HAVE PREPARED ME ANY BETTER AND IM SO GRATEFUL THAT I GET TO WORK WITH HER!!

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About Joy

I am a graduate of UC San Diego (bachelor of arts, sociology) and UCLA (master of public policy). As a child of immigrant parents, I value diversity and love learning languages. I read, write and speak Spanish fluently, and have intermediate command of both Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese in reading, writing, and speech.

Photography has been one of my main areas of focus for over ten years. I am trained in both film and digital formats and specialize in demystifying the DSLR so that you gain a good understanding of manual settings and how to use each to improve your photos.

Caring, compassion, and understanding are essential for learning and I strive to do my best in these areas.

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May 10, 2019
ron
straight up explanations for beginners..easy to understand when to use what..will continue with her....practise makes perfect!! Ron
May 10, 2019
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About Kathryn

I'm a fine and digital artist and have been teaching art for over 9 years experience. Both my undergraduate and graduate degrees are in art and art history. I studied at The School of Visual Arts in NYC. My goal is to mentor students in the creation of visual arts to develop their creative skills and techniques. I believe art is an extremely important form of communication and can also be a healing therapy.

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About Emilie

Hello! I'm Mesmi, owner of my own studio, a boutique multimedia house that provides music/audio services, visual work and individual artist consultation. Specialties include all types of writing (songwriting, branding, etc.), vocal production and independent music strategy.

As a professional musician, artist and voice over actress, I have won awards, performed my original music at venues & festivals and booked national TV commercials. I have 12+ years background in classical piano, 6+ years as a gigging musician in Los Angeles and 4+ years in recording & production. I also have years of practice in a number of visual mediums, from oil painting to Adobe Photoshop to the newest mobile apps.

With ample experience in both the creative and business sides of being an artist, one of my great joys is equipping others using all that I have

learned, and I believe in taking a specialized individual approach for each person and project.

Whether you need help with crafting your work, navigating social media or learning an instrument, I'm here to help you figure out the best of what will benefit you.

I love all the ways there are to communicate -- through language, sound and visuals -- and am so blessed to share the gift of these arts with others!
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September 25, 2019
Ava C.
So happy to have found Emilie! I work for a family with a four year old child who is extremely engaged in art and we wanted to find private lessons for her. Emilie has been extremely accommodating and very intentional in making sure we were ready for our first lesson. Will be scheduling more lessons and look forward to her being apart of my charges explorative learning!

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About Kathy

I’m Kathy and I am a professional artist in New York! I received my Masters of Fine Arts and the San Francisco Art Institute and my Bachelors degree at Skidmore College. I make painting and textile-based 3D installations and have shown widely in the Bay Area, New York, and Chicago. I was a past artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center, Recology, and the Lucid Art Foundation. I’m passionate about arts education, interdisciplinary thinking, art history, ecological stewardship, and color theory. I love teaching art!

I’ve taught a variety of ages and skill levels and care about each student as an individual artist and human being. I design individualized lesson plans for each student with creative, engaging assignments that focus on both technical skill and personal expression. I love helping my students learn and grow as artists.

And I love little kids, so if you're a parent or guardian who just wants your child to have fun with art, I'm the teacher for you!

I’m passionate about art history and color theory. In our lessons, not only will you learn how to draw and paint, you will also learn the cultural history around the subject. I will show you historical and contemporary examples of artwork that fit thematically with our lessons. We will have engaging conversations about art while we draw and paint. I can also point you towards art openings happening around New York.

My personal teaching style is patient, constructive, and encouraging. With practice and hard work, I can help you achieve your goals.

Other things I love include: Spending time in the Great Outdoors, listening to Billie Holiday, and cooking elaborate meals!

Have a question? Don't be shy, send me a message and let's get started! I can't wait to meet you.
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June 18, 2019
Constance D.
My mother took her first art lesson with Kathy today! She was timely, attentive, thorough, and very encouraging. We're very glad to have found her!
March 2, 2019
Nolan & Nora S.
Kids loved the story based drawing fun!
February 19, 2019
Jan
Kathy has been a wonderful teacher and inspiration for our 10-year old daughter. Cora has learned so much and enjoyed every lesson with Kathy, who has been an affirming and talented teacher.

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I am a professional photographer specializing in photojournalism, portrait, food, and wedding photography. I graduated from UCLA and have worked professionally in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York.

Students can expect to improve week to week in their photography skills. Every photographer has a unique vision; I teach students the technical and real-world approaches to bring that vision to life. I can help any student to photograph with confidence and success.

I teach photography students of all different ages and experience levels. I have 15 years of professional experience. I can teach students to select the right camera settings for any situation and compose their photos for the highest visual interest.

As a professional photographer, I frequently travel to New York and San Francisco for photo shoots. I have photographed eve

nts with Michelle Obama and Nancy Reagan. I've worked with high-end restaurants such as Blue Hill at Stone Barns for their food photography. I've photographed alongside firefighters battling wildfires in Southern California. I love to mentor students who want to become effective, creative photographers.

My personal passion is photographing people, but I firmly believe that a great foundation is essential to any and every photographic field. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better photographer!
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February 16, 2019
Diane
Jonathan is without a doubt a talented professional photographer / artist. Yet he has adapted himself to working with a novice trying to navigate a new digital camera before a big Patagonia vacation of a lifetime. Whether you are a beginner like I am or a professional photographer looking to improve your game, Jonathan will exceed your expectations. I like his patient and calm approach to my questions and after only two lessons I have already improved so much.
January 13, 2019
Jeff W.
I have learned a lot from Jonathan so far. He has been very helpful in helping me understand PhotoShop and Lightroom. I would highly recommend him.
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December 17, 2018
Jeff
Jonathan is a really good instructor. He has helped me out a lot so far with the different software applications to do with photography. I’m still learning, but every lesson I get more invaluable information from him.
I would highly recommend him.

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About Keffie

I am a seasoned artist, painter, and interior designer who is native to the Sarasota area. I have been teaching private art classes for 15+ years and have been painting for over 30 years. I have a passion for art and design and all things creative and I love to share my creative talents. I hope to share my knowledge of art and my passion for Sarasota History with guests from near and afar.

I am available to teach any of the following: Acrylics, Oils, Drawing, Watercolor, Portraits, Still Life, 3D, Mixed Media, Furniture Painting, Chalk Paint, Embroidery, Basic Sewing/Stitching, Cricut Projects and More!

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August 9, 2019
Sue
I am a beginner and was stuck w not knowing how to get a particular look I liked in my paintings. She showed me several techniques and different mediums to use. She was very helpful!

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About Amanda

I am a University of Virginia graduate looking to share my knowledge and experience to elementary, high school, and college age students. I am skilled at tutoring students in academic and creative subjects. I have much experience with piano and art and my excellent academic achievement in high school and college allows me to teach subjects like Latin, English, Writing, and general Study Skills or Test Prep. I am a very organized person and in teaching I make sure my students receive an organized and thorough understanding of the subject. I also bring an enthusiasm to my teaching as I am passionate about helping others learn and grow!

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September 24, 2019
Trish
Amanda is great with Photoshop basics, she's great at answering my dumb questions and was easy to follow along with!

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Steven Mansell
"Had a great time with Cindy, she's easy to talk to and very personable so it makes for good teaching. She's very knowledgeable and eager to instruct. We w
ent over general photography questions and did some light Lightroom work. I will definitely have more lessons with her in the future."
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Efat
"Aaaaaaamazing so far soooo good . 👍🏾"
Laura
"David worked hard to teach my Grandson the fundamentals of drawing and painting. David made the lessons fun and interesting!"
Cecilia
"Megan was very prepared. In one hour only she walked my daughter through creating an entire acrylic paint beach scene. My daughter enjoyed it very much."
Christine
"Brendan is an incredible teacher.I have learnt more in few lessons than I did with other teachers.
His way of teaching makes me progressed and it is very
encouraging for me."
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Shree
"Mrs. Maggie is a very humble person we have met and she is very keen when it comes to teaching art to kids. Both my girls look forward to go to her every
week and learn new things related to sketching and drawing. She spends time in making the kids understand as to what she wants them to do and kids really do it well.... she is very encouraging, inspiring and active in her way of teaching art which I really admire. Am very happy to be have her as our art teacher and absolutely will recommend to all my friends. We are blessed to have you Mrs. Maggie 😇"
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William
"My work schedule has interrupted my lessons for a while now, but Kelvin is a kind hearted instructor who truly believes in developing his students.

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will continue lessons with him as soon as I can."
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Gail
"I enjoyed working with Cindy. This is the right person to take me, to the next level in Photography. I look forward to my lesson with Cindy. If you h
ave not tired TakeLessons.com you should do so right now. Cindy is very knowledgeable in Photography. Go ahead give it a try, you will be glad you did. See you next week Cindy, I cann't wait. Thanks alot for your help.
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GW"
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Ellie
"Julia has been wonderful to work with! My daughter's progress has been amazing and she is developing a true love of drawing. Julia is professional, attent
ive and I highly recommend her services!"
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