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An hour lesson just flies by and I’ve learned so much...I’m so excited to return to France and to use all that I’ve learned!
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Karl K.

43 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Norwegian, English, German
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1994
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Karl K.

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hobby-player for 25 years

About Karl

Will travel further than listed by special arrangement (call take lessons to inquire) - especially via easy public transit. Currently only teaching online due to COVID-19. Professional internationally touring musician for 20+ years, Classical, Broadway, Experimental, Early music. Bachelor of Mus

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Elizabeth Y.
Karl is very encouraging and patient. He is also very knowledgeable with the horn and is very helpful with providing insight into playing the horn at your absolute best abilities.
Amber K.
Karl was patient and generous with his time!
Elizabeth E.
I had a fun lesson. Karl is very knowledgeable and explains things very clearly.
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Donna S.

18 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaching since 1987
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Donna S.

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As a Feng Shui expert with more than 20 years experience I can help you learn how to create beautiful, peaceful interiors that help bring a family closer together. I can help you with kitchen redesign, home office organization, and landscaping projects. I also have experience with commercial design for offices and retail stores for maximizing efficiency, productivity and revenue.

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

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Ethan
donna gave a very easy to follow and straight forwards lesson, i came in with no editing experience and after about an hour i was well versed in my software and could edit a video alone.
Patricia
Great communicator. I was hesitant about signing up for ‘online’ lessons; however, I was able to walk through the steps guided by a very patient teacher. Donna is fantastic, and I look forward to our next class. I could've easily spent the entire day online with her.
Lisa
Donna is a wealth of astrology knowledge. I found our sessions together to be informative, fascinating and useful for my overall understanding of astrology as a student. I recommend Donna!
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Athan S.

22 Reviews
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Starting at $175
  • Speaks Spanish, French, Mandarin, Latin
  • Teaching since 1990
  • MBA from Yale University
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Athan S.

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Yale MBA and Cornell BA and former professional poker player. I paid my way through undergrad and grad school playing and teaching poker (both online and live).

About Athan

- Yale MBA and Cornell BA - Expert in international business - have built 7 businesses myself, around the world - Former professional poker player - Former Cornell Varsity tennis player - Fluent in Spanish and proficient in French I've been tutoring since I was 8 years old (yes, 8 years old!

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Michelle Adam Pinkert
We gave a poker lesson with Athan to our son for his 19th birthday. It was the best! Athan was extremely responsive and well prepared asking us in advance what our son wanted to work on. He made it fun while learning many skills. Highly recommend Athan!
Diego R.
Athan is very knowledgeable in the game of Poker. He has taught me the concepts needed to take my game to the next level. He has guided me in the right direction and I'm looking forward to more lessons with him.
Brandon
Very helpful and clear info
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Lily Q.

47 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • BS in Physics, MBA. & AAS in Fashion Design and Merchandising from Univ. of Ghana, Baruch College, Katharine Gibbs school.
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Framed plaque from Department of Homeless Services, Catherine Street Shelter, NY, NY
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Lily Q.

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Hand sewing or needlework is an ancient but durable way of sewing, repairing and embellishing garments. It is also very therapeutic. As a matter of fact most high-end clothing like wedding gowns and designer wear are hand sewn. This gives them the supple elegant finish that we all love. Also, when it comes to clothing repair, especially on knits, hand sewing skills come in handy.

This class is tailored very much to your specific need area or goals. From: hemming a garment invisibly, to fixing a tear or a hole in a sweater to hand finishing a lining in a garment. You can learn to embellish your clothing with hand embroidery too. You will feel empowered by the sheer joy of learning to engage your hands in needlework.

About Lily

I am a fashion designer/instructor and former social worker. I am very patient with students and passionate about sewing. I get excited watching students build skills gradually from basic through advanced level techniques. Also, I am one of the few teachers in the country who teaches the exclu

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Great teacher and helped with what was needed. Definitely will be in contact with her if anything else were to come up. Thanks!
Pamela J.
I am so glad that I took the course with Lily! She had raving reviews and after taking her course I definitely agree! She was easy to understand and very thorough! Would highly recommend!
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Kat M.

40 Reviews
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Starting at $120
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Awarded Independent Music Awards VOX POP Winner from Independent Music Awards
  • Bachelor of Performing Arts (Major: Jazz Vocals) from University of Auckland
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Kat M.

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If you have felt like youtube videos don't give you enough guidance in folding Origami, I would be delighted to take you step by step taking things at your pace and level as we explore the craft of Origami together.

I was born in Japan and origami was something that came naturally to me as a child. The love of Origami was passed down to me from my Japanese Grandmother who decorated her room with all of her paper creations.

It's been in my blood and comes as second nature to me however I know how complex some of these folds can be and my goal as a teacher is to help anyone be able to fold anything, while throwing in stories from Japan and Origami trivia!

Please feel free to Ask me questions about my workshop pricing, I tend to have to charge more for these than my private lessons because of the way take lessons lesson packages are structured but if you have a limited budget please let me know in your message and I will do my best to accommodate if possible.

About Kat

Playing Music brings me such joy! I want you share that Joy with you by bringing that to our classes and helping you grow in a fun and encouraging way! I'm a singer songwriter and have worked as a full time musician for the last 16 years. I graduated from Auckland University with Bachelor's of P

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Elena Fortuna
Kat is an amazing teacher! Not only does she have a beautiful voice and attitude towards life, she is so knowledgeable about the art of singing. She always finds creative and supportive ways to ensure that I am comfortable to sing. I am excited for my lesson every week and always learn something new. I have noticed my voice strength improving and feel more confident in general. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Kat. I am forever grateful to have found her.
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Danial A.

24 Reviews
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Starting at $100
  • Business Administration from University of Southern California
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Awarded 5 Time National Chess Champion from United States Chess Federation
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Danial A.

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At age 11 I achieved the title of Master, and since then have become an International Master (with 1 Grandmaster norm), 5-time National Champion and am currently the #1 18-year-old on the west coast of the United States. Without chess instruction from the most patient, inspiring, and hardworking chess coaches none of this would have been possible.

I began to play chess at 7 years old and after my coach ended our first class by saying, "Every champion was once a beginner" my youthful imagination ran wild and I was hooked. My early development in chess proved to be nontraditional where my structured classes provided by my school were supplemented by the aggressive, unconventional playing styles I learned from spending my weekends sneaking games in with hustlers at my local chess park. Yet learning these vastly different approaches to the game allowed me to become a more complete player, and after 6 weeks of practice, I could beat every kid in my class and almost defeated my coach. ...

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At age 11 I achieved the title of Master, and since then have become an International Master (with 1 Grandmaster norm), 5-time National Champion, North American Junior Champion, and am currently the #1 19-year-old on the west coast of the United States. Without chess instruction from the most pati

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Marie
Danial is a good instructor for very beginner too. He was so patient with teaching and good at making kid focus on his lesson.Although my son doesn’t speak English much, he could lead and satisfy my son with no problem.
Marcelo
Danial is a great instructor. He's able to understand your level and really guide your through the steps to improve your game. I am enjoying the classes and can't recommend Danial enough.
Salima Mussaji
Danial has been and continues to be an inspiration to my son. He encourages students to think for themselves and apply what they already know to challenge them even further. I am grateful that Danial is part of my son's life.

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The average cost of 60-minute crafts & hobbies lessons is $93. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $240 per hour.
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