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About Tony M.

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Seminole, FL
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About Tony
If you want to be the best, learn from the best. Talent, skill, confidence- priceless!.

Choosing the right voice coach or singing teacher can be a difficult task, as there are so many coaches and teachers out there. My approach is unique in a sense that I do not believe in a "One size fits all". With Decades of working with professionals in this music industry including celebrities, platinum recording artists from American, Eastern and African continents. I have worked with contestants and music industry professionals and producers from American Idol, America's Most Talented Kids, and America's Got Talent, as well as industry insiders, AR reps, TV networks, and many venues across the USA.

*** Specialties ***
Voice coach, all genre. beginners, intermediates, advanced and professionals.
Advanced Vocal Coaching, for professional
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Pop, Rock, R&B, Jazz, Classical, Broadway.

*** Lesson Details ***
Guitar: Learning to properly handle the guitar, left and right hand techniques. learn to tune the instrument. read notes, and lean all major, minor, and seven chords by the end of book 1

Piano: learning all 12 scales by heart, proper fingers technique for both hands, reading both left and right hand notation by end of book 1.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Tascam D8000 40 Ch. Digital mixer
Alesus quad Reverb,
Yamaha EX5
Korg Sound module
Digitech Vocalist II Harmony...
Pro Tools 10
Sonar XL XIII
D Drums,
7 Pianos
5 Guitars,
Bass,
2 Saxophones

*** Travel Equipment ***
Guitar, Keyboard, Saxophone, Mic, Laptop, Amplifier, Karaoke hard drive, and software.

*** Specialties ***
Advanced Vocal Coaching, for professionals,
Pop, R&B, JAZZ, Classical, Broadway.

Composition for pro artists, 256 mix tracks, 48 khz,
Top of the line recording gear.

Classical guitar, Music Theory and Composition for writers.
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Ivana B. August 19, 2018
· Singing · In studio
I would highly recommend Tony Mitri as a voice and music instructor. My son takes lessons with Mr. Mitri and his progress has been astounding! He studies with other teachers previously without much success. My son has said he has learned more from Mr. Mitri than all of his previous instructors. He enjoys the lessons so he works harder at making progress and it shows. He helped him expand his range substantially, and increase his confidence. I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in music of any kind. Mr.Mitri is awesome professional, patient and extremely knowledgeable. You won’t be disappointed.
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Jeri DeVale July 31, 2018
· Piano · In studio
you could tell that he not only was a good and patient teacher but that he was interested in well being and was exceptional in his creative approach to teaching! most definitely a 5 star teacher.
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Jerome B. May 9, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
He is patient and very knowledgeable going try stick as long as possible !
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About Elisa R.

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West Linn, OR

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About Elisa
Hello!

I love to teach and I have devoted my life to obtaining the highest music education possible. Learning to play an instrument is fun but it is also challenging. My lessons consist of technique and general music training that include aural skills and music theory. My lessons are a lot of fun because I have high standards, but also maintain a light hearted atmosphere. I teach violin and viola from beginning to advanced levels. My students have ranged in age from 3 to 65 years old and I feel that I can teach students at any age.

If you want to include learning to play the violin or viola in your life then I would be a great choice for a teacher. Thank you. Elisa

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Education:

New England Conservatory
Master of Music in Viola Performance, May 2013

Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance, May 2010

Oberlin College
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, May 2010

West Linn High School
High school diploma, May of 2005
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Studied with:
Roger Tapping, Edward Gazouleas, Martha Katz, Peter Slowik, Hankus Netsky, Janz Castelo, and Peter Row

Critiqued by:
Roberto Diaz, Steven Dann, Kirsten Docter, Kim Kashkashean, Barbara Hamilton, Hillary Herndon, and George Taylor
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Awards: Musical and Academic

2013: Master of Music with academic honors
2010: Principle of the Oberlin Chamber Orchestra in 2010
2009: Winner of the “Best of Chamber Music”
2007: Conservatory Dean's Talent Award Scholarship
2006: SUNY Buffalo Concerto Competition Winner
2005: Oregon Scholar
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Experience: Orchestral

2018-Present: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
2013-Present: Santa Barbara Symphony
2015-2016: Canton Symphony
2013: Banff Festival Orchestra 2012: Banff Master Classes for Strings and Winds
2011-12: American Institute of Musical Studies Opera Orchestra Graz, Austria
2012: Atlantic Symphony Orchestra
2010-13: New England Conservatory Philharmonia
2007-10: Oberlin Opera, Chamber, Symphony Orchestra and LA tour
2009: Round Top Music Festival
2008: Oberlin in Italy, Arezzo, Italy
2007: Rocky Ridge Music Center
2002-2005: The Metropolitan Youth Symphony of Portland Oregon
2004-5: Oregon All State Orchestra on violin and viola
2003-4: Mel Brown Jazz Workshop

Teaching

2018-Present: Oregon Bravo Youth Orchestra String Teaching Artist
2016-2018: Music and English Teacher in Taiwan
2015-2016: Substitute Teacher in Ohio
2014-2015: Oxnard Music Specialist
2013-2015: Lead String Teaching Artist for Ventura Harmony Project
2011-2013: Violin and Viola teacher at Kwong Kow Chinese School, Boston, MA
2011-2013: Violin and Viola teacher for the Winnie Ip Piano School, Boston, MA
2002-2013: Private Teacher for violin and viola
2009: String Pedagogy course at Oberlin Conservatory
2002: Assistant teacher of violin class at Cedar Oak Elementary, School West Linn, OR

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a car.
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Laura June 24, 2019
· Violin · In studio
Elisa is a great violin teacher for my 8 year old daughter. She is clear with her expectations and sets attainable challenges while making lessons enjoyable. My daughter has learned faster than I expected and looks forward to every lesson. I highly recommend her for teaching young children.
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Hadley June 24, 2019
· Violin · In home
Elisa is wonderful! She's excellent with my 7-year-old -- very patient and makes the lesson fun.
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Lorena Romero September 17, 2015
· Violin · In studio
Elisa is a great teacher! She is sooooo talented! She was teaching violin to my 8 year old daughter in Ventura CA. She is very kind and patient with kids. We highly recommend her for teaching. We wish she could stay longer. Miss her.
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Elisa R.

West Linn, OR 97068
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About Nupur P.

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Portland, OR
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About Nupur
I am an expert in Biology, biochemistry, cell biology, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, and life sciences.

I have a graduate degree in Molecular Biology (UC Irvine, Irvine, CA), a masters in Physical Chemistry, and a bachelors in science (India).
Do you want to prevent summer slide and use your time to prep for your ACT, SAT and MCAT tests, keep your knowledge of Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry and elementary math abreast? I have helped three students achieve near perfect scores in ACT in the past two years. Helped two student who were failing their class get As and Bs.
So what are you waiting for?
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AMM June 9, 2019
· Chemistry · In home
Dr. Nupur is the best teacher ever, we feel lucky to have found her at takelessons.

Her background is impeccable and in addition, she is a teacher who cares. She cared about my daughter, her progress (high school, chemistry) and well-being. My daughter's progress in less than 1 month was amazing: she went from 'we're a bit concerned for your grade' to the point she was helping others in class.

Dr. Nupur is the kind of teacher you wish your kids to have. I recommend her highly.
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Sharon April 12, 2018
· Biology · In home
I aced my MCATs. Thank you Dr. Pande.

Dr. Pande was punctual and flexible. She worked with my schedule. Her knowledge is encyclopedic. I will highly recommend her.
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kirsa August 5, 2016
· Science · In home
FIVE STARS: My experience with Nupur was awesome. She was kind, knowledgeable, punctual and flexible in her scheduling.She was also willing to work evenings and Saturdays in order to meet my challenging schedule. She was always present in mind and spirit. I am very happy to have found her.
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Nupur P.

Portland, OR 97225
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About Luis S.

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Portland, OR
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About Luis
Luis began his musical career at the Superior Conservatory of Music in Barcelona, Spain. He has more than 17 years of international playing and teaching experience. He studied with Dr. Vicent Aguilar (Spanish National Orchestra and later Liceo's Orchestra soloist). He also received lessons from some of the best players and educators of the time as Javier Bonet, Eric Terwilliger, Ab Koster, Vicente Zarzo, Miguel Torres, Salvador Navarro, Juanjo Pastor, Salvador Chulià, Salvador Seguí, J. M. Carbonell, Maurice André, Jacques Mauguer among others. He received his Master's Degree in Music from the Valencia and Castellon conservatories of Music.
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Luis S.

Portland, OR 97219
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$60 / 60-min

About Alessandro D.

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Portland, OR
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About Alessandro
Hi! My name is Alex, and I have a degree in Italian modern literature from the University of Turin. Apart from being a native Italian speaker, I am also fluent in English. I currently live in Portland, Oregon and I enjoy music, photography, hiking and food!

I am also a professional photographer with extensive experience in digital retouching and Lightroom editing. So if you are looking to improve your editing skills or understand how to use your camera in manual mode, feel free to get in touch!
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Masha June 24, 2019
· Photography · Online
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Doreen I. June 9, 2019
· Italian · Online
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Michael G. February 17, 2019
· Italian · Online
The hour went by very quickly. Alessandro is very patient and inspires me to learn.
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Alessandro D.

Portland, OR 97209
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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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Kelli October 15, 2019
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Elisa is patient, always has a plan for our lesson and is easy to talk to
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David M. October 14, 2019
· Italian · Online
Awesome lesson and looking forward to more
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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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Elisa P.

Portland, OR 97209
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About Joel B.

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Portland, OR
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About Joel
I am a professional improvising musician based in the Pacific Northwest, and received my Bachelor's of Music in 2018. I have studied with musicians such as George Colligan, Denney Goodhew, Dawn Clement, and others, and have shared the stage with musicians such as Rob Scheps, Nathan Breedlove, Jim O'Connor, Tom Varner, and others. Additionally, I speak 5 languages (English, Russian, German, French, Spanish), and have developed a way to learn languages which emphasizing vocabulary building and developing a love for the culture.
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Rob September 5, 2019
· Piano ·
Joel & I performed together in Seattle.. He's a creative young cat with something to say. Recommended
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Joel B.

Portland, OR 97201
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About Grace G.

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About Grace
I am Mandarin and Cantonese teacher. I am professional to teach kids and adults. I love talk with people. We can make funny lesson.
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Grace G.

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About Teresita D.

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Tualatin, OR

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About Teresita
ART:
I love making art accessible to everyone. I am passionate about helping people get in touch with the artist that lives within them. Many people think they're "not good at art" but my philosophy is that you can be good at art as long as it makes you feel something. If you enjoy it, that's good enough!
I am currently teaching 8 adult students. My students range from 5 years old to 80!
I have a Fine Arts degree from Loyola University and have over 20 years of teaching art one on one. I have taught art in home school settings for the Elgin school district in Illinois. I’m currently looking towards becoming the artist in residence for the Hillsboro elementary school district working with underserved students through an arts grant. I am also the artist in residence for Current Theatrics out of Vegas and have worked as a photogr
apher, graphic designer, web designer, set designer and prop master.

COOKING:
I have a chef certification from Chicago Hospitality Institute and a Raw Chef certification from the Wellspring Wellness Institute. I also have 20 years of providing one on one cooking classes. Classes will be tailored to your skill level, ability and palate preferences.
I also can accommodate...
... special diets: (Keto, Atkins, Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Raw)
...special skills: knife skills, soups, sauces
...ethnic cuisine preferences: Mexican, Japanese, Indian, Spanish, Italian, Mediterranean, South America etc.

SPANISH:
I'm a native speaker with a degree in Spanish Literature and over 20 years of teaching and tutoring experience. I have a more, "real life/conversational" teaching. Classes will be tailored to your skill level and ability.

MICROSOFT:
You will learn MS Suite products in a one on one hands on class tailored to your current skill level. Over 20 years working with and teaching MS products.
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Karthika October 12, 2019
· Drawing · In studio
Terri has been a great teacher with my children. She elicits cooperation without being authoritarian. My kids are always asking when class is and are super excited when she rings our doorbell. I can't imagine a better endorsement
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Amber October 12, 2019
· Painting · In studio
Having a great time learning watercolor from Teresita! She's very clear with her instructions and super patient with me. She incorporates art theory into every class combined with an enjoyable exercise/piece.
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Teresita D.

Tualatin, OR 97062
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$50 / 30-min

About Dianerey M.

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Portland, OR

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About Dianerey
My name is Dianerey Mora, Im deaf person. Im teaching AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE in any ages from Preschool to High school even adults too.

Im used to be on call for teaching aide at Washington School for the Deaf for a year which I loved my job! I teaching varies ages at young children. I helped with them in subjects and storytelling.

I can teach you very fun and simply in basic sign languages such as family, foods, colors and more. I can teaching you how to spelling with your own name!

We can got together in games/ poem/ storytelling/ drama. It would be FUN!
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Dianerey M.

Portland, OR 97216
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$50 / 30-min

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