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About Chris S.

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Aurora, CO

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About Chris
A short history of my experience with music and education:

The first instrument I learned to play was the guitar in 2001.

I played the guitar on the worship team at FBC of Midway in Plant City, FL from 2001 to 2005.

I began teaching private music lessons in 2003.

I played bass guitar in a Christian rock band called of Anastasis from 2003 to 2005.

I played acoustic, electric, and bass guitar on the worship team at Family Worship Center in Lakeland, FL from 2006 to 2012.

I worked as a freelance audio engineer with my in-home recording studio throughout college (and now I just do it for fun).

I played bass and sang background vocals in a worship band called Skyline from 2007 to 2009.

I taught music and trained a student led worship team at Hope Christian Academy from 2009-2010.

I began performing independently from
2009 to present.

I played guitar and sang lead vocals in a Christian Rock Band called A Story Familiar from 2010 to 2012.

From 2010 to 2012, I taught in the Polk County public school system of Florida from 2010 to 2012, where I also worked heavily with students with special needs.

In July of 2012 I moved to Aurora, CO as a volunteer musician to help plant Streams Church.

In January of 2013 I married my beautiful wife.

Upon arriving home from our honeymoon, I was hired as Worship Director for Streams church, and I have worked there since. Some of my responsibilities include developing and executing weekly music set lists, creating charts and sheet music for new songs, and training the worship team in new music.

As for me personally, I love Jesus, my wife, and music.  As I'm sure you can tell by my brief history, I do a lot of church service and ministry, if for this for any reason makes you wary, let me assure you: I play a lot more than just church music.  As a lover of music, there is not much that I don't enjoy in the world of music, and I've taught most of it.  I've taught the young and the not-so-young, and whether you're just beginning to read music, or you're just eager to learn your favorite song, I work closely with you to ensure you achieve the results you desire!

*** Lesson Details ***
Four things I focus on:
1. Creating individualized lesson plans for you
2. Teaching you new techniques and polishing old ones
3. Building your confidence
4. Both of us having a fun, rockin' time!

When taking lessons from me, students can expect an environment that is a balance between being strict and laid back.Music is something that must be learned, and as such, it must also be practiced week-to-week in between lessons.  I consider myself strict because I'll hold you accountable to doing your best to learn the best. Despite holding you accountable, I think the overall mood of the learning environment is laid back; we'll have a lot of fun learning music.  I make sure that we'll be learning at your pace, but keep in mind, this doesn't mean I won't push you to be your best! My teaching experience has taught me one thing: everyone is different. That being the case, I create lesson plans that are unique to you.  Where you will be in a month, six months, a year, largely depends on your commitment to learn, but I'll promise you this:  all of my efforts will be utilized to maximize your potentiality.

*** Attendance Policy ***
I am very flexible with attendance, but I do require a one hour notice that you will not be at the lesson. If a one hour notice is not given, the lesson will be marked as "missed" resulting in payment from your TakeLessons account for the missed lesson.

If you are simply running late, please be sure to let me know-I try to be as flexible as possible, but if the student is over 15 minutes late, I typically mark this lesson as "missed" as well.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I provide the following equipment for in-studio lessons:
Guitar amplifier
Bass amplifier
Drum Set
Computer
iPad
Recording equipment
Music stand
Seating area for parents/guardians to sit/listen in on the lesson

*** Travel Equipment ***
When offering in-home lessons, I provide the following when traveling for in-home lessons: iPad
For in-home lessons, I expect students to have whatever equipment is necessary for learning their instrument of interest (This typically includes at least the student's instrument and a music stand, but may also include a metronome, tuner, etc.).

*** Specialties ***
Rock, Jazz, Blues, Folk, Praise/Worship, Indie
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Adam C. July 31, 2019
· Music Recording · In home
Chris is a wonderful instructor. I took music recording lessons from him and it was very informative and relaxed.
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Travis May 9, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
Chris is very knowledgeable, patient, and very thorough! I have had an amazing experience and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to learn guitar or improve their skills.
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Debbie A. January 31, 2016
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
We've only had 2 lessons so far and he is great! He is encouraging, polite, flexible, kind and takes the extra time if needed. He definitely knows how to teach and knows the natural developmental progression to build the foundation for a beginner and explains what the next goals she'll be working towards. He even learned a Justin Bieber song just to make my kid happy. Lol!
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About Sandy Q.

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Vista, CA
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About Sandy
Having taught Chinese Language Skills in the private sector, primary, secondary and college institutions for a number of years in China, has not only given me great confidence to teach in a classroom setting, but has inherently brought an instructor comfort that feels natural to me.
In addition, finding an opportunity where I can assist the kids, middle school and high school students and adults who love to learn Chinese college staff while maintaining my teaching proficiency in traditional or simplified Chinese characters is both welcome and rewarding to me.

I'm certain that my rich knowledge and years of experience in classroom practical application of Chinese Curriculum / Culture coupled with my love to teach make me a professional, responsible and patient teacher.

In addition, I can teach you Chinese in your location which
is no more than 10 miles away from Vista where I live. I can also teach you how to play badminton and cook delicious authentic Chinese food.
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Walker September 23, 2018
· Mandarin Chinese · In studio
My kids are enjoying leaning Chinese!
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Jackie G. January 30, 2018
· Origami · Online
My daughter had a great experience and is looking forward to the next lesson.
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Nolan M. October 13, 2015
· Mandarin · In studio
Ms. Qi is a very accessible and diligent teacher. My son can be difficult, but she found ways to quickly connect with him and get him to open up. She accommodated his need for assistance with his regular work, but encouraged us to "start again" with Chinese which is probably a good idea. Very much appreciate her experience and enthusiasm.
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Sandy Q.

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About Fabrice K.

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Poughkeepsie, NY
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About Fabrice
Bonjour, my name is Fabrice. I am a native French speaker. I have been living in the USA for 8 years.

I have been tutoring French language and culture since 2011, mostly to students online and face-to-face. I am teaching French grammar, speaking, listening and reading and I love to share the French culture with my students.

I can help you to be ready for your next trip to France, French exam, personal or professional interest. I have been tutoring from beginners to advanced students. I like to customize my lessons to help with your needs.
My goal is always to make it fun, interactive and dedicated to your success.

J'espère que nous pourrons très bientôt travailler ensemble !
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Wendy Dillon July 22, 2019
· French · Online
Merveilleux.
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Wendy Dillon July 16, 2019
· French · Online
Formidable!!!
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Natalie A. May 23, 2019
· French · Online
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About Ghislain G.

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West Hollywood, CA
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About Ghislain
My name is Ghislain, I was born and raised in Nice and I lived and Study for ten years in Paris, France. I arrived in the US in September to study as a master student, dance composition at the University of Los Angeles California. I am currently choreographer at Le Rapt Invisible in France.

Am currently à French teacher at UCLA.
I have taught French to foreigner people in France since I was 18 years old (my mother has been doing that for over 30 years now) and since I arrived here to adults and students.

Through private lessons I can help you get ready for exams and midterms, help you improve your french or just offer you to have a conversation with a native speaker. Let's share about French culture!
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Amy March 13, 2018
· French · Online
My daughter had a really good first lesson with Ghislain. She is having difficulties in her french class at school but Ghislain is very organized and helped her lot. She feels more confident already so we are really happy
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Caroline January 11, 2018
· French · Online
Ghislain is an awesome teacher ! I wanted a native teacher and I couldn't have asked for better. I'm learning so much and I cant wait for my next lesson !
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About Naima A.

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About Naima
I have been working with writing and reading students for over 7 years now. I want to expand my lessons to students who want to work on their skills online and on a flexible schedule.
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About Elisa P.

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Portland, OR
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Hey! My name is Elisa and I am Italian. I have a degree in Foreign Languages and Cultures in English, Spanish and Italian. I started tutoring 5 years ago in Italy. I helped students to learn Spanish, English and Italian. I volunteered for my library teaching Italian to foreign people.

Tutoring has always been my passion. Seeing students succeeding and being proud of their hard work is what matters to me. My teaching methodology changes according to the students’ needs. So let me know what are yours and I’ll be happy to help you!

Ciao! A presto !
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Andre January 24, 2019
· Italian · Online
Elisa is a great teacher! Great lesson plan, great implementation of the plan. Very patient and knowledgeable. Would recommend!
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Jack January 22, 2019
· Italian · Online
Elisa is a wonderful teacher! She has been teaching Italian and I would recommend her to everybody.
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Beatrice January 21, 2019
· Spanish · Online
Elisa is great! She is teaching me Spanish and she knows how to make every lessons interesting and entertaining. I have tried to learn Spanish for many years and have had better success with Elisa !
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About Amanda W.

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Milford, OH
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About Amanda
Hello! 👋 My name is Amanda!!

I live in Cincinnati, Ohio. I am married and have a silly, wonderful 2 1/2 year old Daughter named Ady and a 1 Month old son, Joshua.

I love to Run 🏃🏽‍♀️ crazy long distance races, snowboard, and do PUZZLES ! 🧩

I am goofy, fun and like to be loud, if we are learning sign language 🤟I’m “loud with my hands!!”

I have interpreted in classrooms k-job coaching programs and also homeschoolers.

Come Sign with me!

Come learn English with me!!

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Amanda W.

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About Loraine P.

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About Loraine
I love the outdoors!!!! Hiking, swimming, kayaking, gardening are a few of my favorite things to do. My two dogs keep me busy running around. I have traveled all over the world and love to explore new places and things. If you want to learn English, I am your teacher! Come join me!!!
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Loraine P.

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About Hristo S.

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I have been teaching students since 2017. I can help with any area you are struggling in!
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Hristo S.

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About Ty S.

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- COMPREHENSIBLE INPUT
- TPR STORYTELLING
- CONVERSATION CLASSES
- ACCENT TRAINING
- LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

Hi everyone! I’m Ty! I’m an English Coach (Accent & Fluency Coach), neurolinguist, and translator. I’ve worked as an English teacher for almost 10 years. During that period I’ve also graduated from Law School, but since English has been my passion all along, I decided not to pursue that career. I’ve already had the awesome opportunity to coach hundreds of people, in face to face and online sessions. I coach people that want to improve their English and reach fluency, and I also coach people that want to sound 100% American. I have worked with coachees ranging from age 3 to 80!
I’m 100% positive that I know exactly what it takes to become a fluent and confident English speaker. I know tons of tricks and methods to an easier, f
un and brain-friendly learning journey. I love working with students to improve conversational skills, build confidence and encourage them to improve, not only their English but improve as human beings.
I became an English Coach after I noticed that people were having classes for six months (or more) and still were not able to have a simple conversation. So the only option was to believe that the method people were learning from was not efficient enough. I’ve noticed that people were having English classes but were not really using the language and sometimes, not even having enough contact with it to improve.

How I work

I’ve never been a huge fan of traditional methods, which is usually what we see out there. This idea of learning a language through grammar, and thinking that you will reach fluency like that never made much sense to me. What I actually believe, is immersing yourself in a language and, before you ask me, you don’t need to live in an English speaking country to do that. I can show you exactly how to do that from the comfort of your own place. And the best thing is that, as your English Coach, I will support you through your fluency journey.
We’ll have a few live sessions every week but we’re also in constant touch because I believe that this is the best way for you to become fluent and actually acquire the language.
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Amanda P. August 15, 2019
· ESL · Online
Ty is great! He is an excellent coach! He really helped me a lot! I went from an English learner to an English Speaker... FINALLY! :)
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Emmy :) August 15, 2019
· Accent Reduction · Online
Amazing Coach!! The only one that was able to make me sound better!!
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Sarah Jacobs August 15, 2019
· English · Online
Ty rocks!!! I’ve had taken classes before with a lot of teachers but I could never see myself becoming comfortable to speak with a native English speaker. After having classes with Ty, he showed everything in a very simple way. Now I’m able to talk to anyone without feeling concerned.
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