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Bill I.

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  • Teaching since 1991
  • Bachelor Of Science Jazz Performance from San Jose State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Bill I.

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I'm a rhythm and lead guitarist, bassist, ukulele player, & songwriter for for multiple projects with worldwide social recognition. I graduated from San Jose State with a Bachelor's of Music in jazz guitar, and am currently teaching around 40 lessons a week to students ranging in ability from beginner to professional. My versatility, experience and formal training helps me to make the learning experience easy, stress free and fun.

Currently, I play in a number of performing groups gigging regularly & produce artists for their own projects. I spent much of the past 20 years touring with a blues gospel artist, EC Scott, in which I have played with and rubbed elbows with a number of well known musician celebrities.

Since 2001, I have released 5 Albums which have received airplay worldwide on various digital platforms and radio stations. I am currently endorsed by Blade guitars by Gary Levinson.
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I'm a rhythm and lead guitarist & songwriter for for multiple projects with worldwide social recognition. I graduated from San Jose State with a Bachelor's of Music in jazz guitar, and am currently teaching around 40 lessons a week to students ranging in ability from beginner to professional. My ve

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michael rivest
I got so lucky finding Bill. In addition to being a phenomenal player, he's a gifted teacher. These are two entirely different skill sets. Like I said, I got lucky. I'm not new to music, but I've grown more in the past month than I have in a year, all thanks to Bill.
Gwen Hanner
Bill is one of the best guitar instructors I’ve experienced. He is highly skilled, obviously professionally trained, listens beautifully and plays beautifully. Bill is confident, patient and skillful in showing you the exact way to create a technique that supports the sound you’ve been looking for in your playing, and shows commitment in helping you to become a more fluid player. And he is not only professional, but also pleasant and supportive of your process. During the sessions he takes you through steps and builds those steps quite nicely throughout the sessions. You can’t go wrong with Bill, he has the skill, experience and patience to take you to whatever level of playing that interests you.
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Amy
Excellent teacher!! Very patient, very knowledgeable. I really enjoy my lessons with him, and would highly recommend him.
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Anthony I.

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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Anthony I.

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My courses are:

★Public Speaking Leadership★
★COMPLETE ENGLISH IMMERSION★
★Functional Fitness★

My 17 years and 17,000 hours of experience, along with a Bachelor of Education (Cum Laude, High Honors), an Advanced Certificate in TESOL & IELTS Certification offer 40 brain-based teaching methods. Based on the latest red-hot research on how the brain really learns, these practical learning strategies, you keep students interested and awake, accelerating their learning. I had both public and homeschooling.

These are fun, hands-on, get out of your seat practice sessions from practical methodologies, not just theory. Students get valuable feedback to hone their new skills.

With my thorough preparation, students have passed Test/Exam Prep courses and have secured admission to top universities of their choice.

In my free time, I do long distance beach running, swimming, language learning, public speaking, volunteering, travel, and CrossFit!

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MAKE REAL PROGRESS! My 17 years of experience, along with a Bachelor of Education (Cum Laude, High Honors) & an Advanced Certificate in TESOL offers 40 unique methods that empower students to learn faster than ever before! My 40 brain-based teaching methods are from the latest red-hot research on

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Sukumar S.
Awesome, very helpful session today!
Valentina
Anthony is fantastic, really professional, nice and friendly. He really will surprise you in how fast your English will improve.
Kelvin Ho
Anthony is the best English teacher I have ever met. I have learned English from him for three years. The content of learning ranges from preparing public speeches to writing a dissertation. He knows how to communicate with students and teach in a lively and exciting way. I have benefited a lot from learning from him.
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Jameson J.

29 Reviews
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  • Speaks German
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Rice University
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Jameson J.

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Coordination of movement, breath and posture

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If you are a seasoned performer, I will guide you in developing agility, musicality, range, dynamics, and phrase shape. If you are a first-time vocal student, I will provide an engaging, supportive environment to find your voice. My instruction is based on professionalism, experience and range f

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Matthew
I have had 2 voice lessons with Jameson, and I really like him and his approach. He has simple techniques that help me sing better: expand my range and vocal quality. I think in a short time I will have significant improvement.
Abbas
Mr. Jameson was very patient & gave clear instructions. Looking forward to continuing lesdons with him!
Grant P.
My son learned a lot, came away excited and already looking forward to the next lesson.
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Bill T.

47 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2003
  • Awarded Theodore Presser Award from The Presser Foundation
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Bill T.

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Learning will be focused on fundamentals of piccolo performance. This tricky, yet beautiful instrument requires careful attention to pitch, air support and patience!

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Bill T. is a Broadway musician with over 20 years of teaching experience and as a performer. Bill currently leads his own group and is a member of several others ranging from big band to Ethiopian funk music. Bill enjoys working with students of all ages and abilities and specializes in teaching pra

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Spencer B.
Bill ROCKS. He's super knowledgeable and makes learning so much fun. It was amazing how quickly the time flew during our lessons. Highly recommend!
Krystyna K.
He is amazing! The best!! My daughter has an audition for the Honor band and he is very patient with her (she's only 12) and friendly. The instructions are very clear and easy to understand. Even though he was online, it feels like he's right next to her. His recording equipment is of very high quality! His instruction and saxophone skills are speechless! Try it, you will like it!! 👍👍👍
Krystyna K.
He is amazing! The best!! My daughter has an audition for the Honor band and he is very patient with her (she's only 12) and friendly. The instructions are very clear and easy to understand. Even though he was online, it feels like he's right next to her. His recording equipment is of very high quality! His instruction and saxophone skills are speechless! Try it, you will like it!! 👍👍👍
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Ian S.

43 Reviews
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  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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Ian S.

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I majored in Mandarin Chinese at Rutgers University and also studied Chinese at Donghai University in Taiwan. I have excellent pronunciation, and can help you also master Mandarin pronunciation, as well as grammar, sentence structure, and reading and writing. Chinese is an amazing yet very difficult language. Let me help you build a great foundation for becoming fluent and expressing yourself in Chinese!

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A lifelong musician and songwriter, Ian S. has 16 years of extensive experience teaching guitar and piano to students of all ages both as a private music instructor and as a staff music instructor at the Institute of Music for Children in New Jersey. Ian has studied and performed with several award-

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Matthew
Extremely professional, knowledgeable and accommodating.
Bill
Ian is a talented, knowledgeable and thoughtful instructor. He listens to your needs and comes up with a plan to help you achieve what your looking for. Very personable and connects with his students immediately. Highly recommend.
Gary T.
I've learnt so much within a month! I'm so excited for the future! He's great!
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Karen D.

36 Reviews
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  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1980
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Karen D.

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Concertina:
A free-reed musical instrument, like the various accordions and the harmonica. It has a bellows, and buttons typically on both ends of it. When pressed, the buttons travel in the same direction as the bellows, unlike accordion buttons, which travel perpendicularly to the bellows. Always starting with basics the student will learn how to hold the instrument, notes, chords, reading, and playing songs.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Stacie J.
Karen obviously loves the piano & guitar. She’s probably an excellent teacher for those instruments. Why do I say that? That’s what she talked about! She spent half my lesson trying to convince me to learn one of those instruments. Could work on listening skills! Not even sure if she owns a set of bongos herself. Didn’t start teaching me anything until last 10 min & then I had to leave early anyway. So 50 min out of 60 and about 5 I actually learned a few things I could have been practicing for at least 30 min of class. Use her if you want to learn something else other than bongos.
John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!

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