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About Crystal S.

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Los Angeles, CA
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Crystal brings a lifetime’s experience of professional musicianship to each of her lessons. Born into a family of musicians, she sang her first solo at age 2. She also benefits her students with an extraordinarily diverse musical background, having worked as a vocalist in gospel, country, musical theater, jazz, classical, rock, pop and soul styles. Her performing career has taken her from L.A. church meetings to London’s Houses of Parliament.

Crystal hails originally from Los Angeles, CA - where her musical parents gave her a head start by including her in the family business the moment she was able to contribute. She went on to study classical voice, piano and music theory at The Boston Conservatory of Music. After concluding her studies in London, she returned home and began working regularly as a theater performer, appearing in twen
ty world premiers and re-imagined classics. Most notably she played the lead role of Keely Smith in the big band jazz musical “Louis and Keely: Live At The Sahara” during its eight-month run at Westwood’s Geffen Playhouse. She also formed her own rock band, The Honeysuckle Jones Revival, with whom she performed her own songs all over Los Angeles. And she began working as a studio session vocalist, providing demo vocals for other songwriters, as well as arranging and performing back-up vocals for original artists, including Laura Roppe (currently in the Top Ten on Billboard’s Uncharted list of emerging artists.) Crystal played the lead role of Brooke in the new operatic rock musical “The Burning Opera LA” during its Los Angeles run in 2011 as well as providing ensemble vocals and playing piano and bass. She also performs holiday tunes from the Golden Age of American songwriting with musical quartet The Sleigh Belles.

Crystal believes that music is serious business but that it should be fun. She encourages her students to play music they love, as well as expanding their musical knowledge. She is a firm believer in basics first and emphasizes theory and technique as the tools to support creativity and provide freedom, power and control. She believes effort beats talent every time and the student who practices consistently will see results, whatever their level of ability. Most of all, she believes we were all born to make music.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lesson structure varies depending on the student's instrument, age, level of experience and musical style. However, all lessons focus on:

Technique
Music theory
Performance style

After 3 or 6 months of consistent lesson attendance and practice, students will have a clear understanding of how their instrument works and how to care for it. They will be able to read basic music notation. They will be working toward clearly defined musical goals and they will have at least three performance pieces learned.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Loft Space: full size electric piano with weighted keys, small digital recorder, microphone, Garage Band, parents can sit in on lessons

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring a small keyboard for vocal students with no piano, karaoke tracks and a digital recorder. I also bring a selection of games. Students are expected to purchase all necessary books and sheet music.

*** Specialties ***
Young beginners (piano)
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Raylene L Lehnhoff November 11, 2015
· Singing · Online
Love how she teaches the mechanics of learning to sing properly such as breathing correctly and posture right from the start for a beginner. Fantastic instructor!
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Tamura H. September 29, 2013
· Singing ·
Amazing singng instructor

Crystal has increased my daughter’s self-esteem and expressiveness through song. My daughter is now writing her own poetry and song lyrics, as well as being able to combat her once shyness quality. She loves to perform in front of others now and has a confidence level that amazes me, especially now that she is going into those “teen” years. I think a lot of thanks needs to go to Crystal, for assisting my daughter in reaching her current creative level!
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Tamura H. September 29, 2013
· Piano ·
Great piano instructor

Crystal is an amazing piano instructor. She is patient, understanding and dedicated. My daughter has learned so much from her. My daughter’s love for music has increased immensely since learning how to play the piano. This would never have been able to be accomplished without Crystal’s professional and caring teaching style.
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About Jonathan B.

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State College, PA

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I studied music therapy and music theory at Temple University from '06-'10. Learned a lot. Then again, I learned even more teaching at a school for kids with learning disabilities and working as a traveling street performer. Once you see the world and work with some unexpected challenges, you learn how to open up and knuckle down at the same time!

I am currently a full-time YouTube Creator, sidelining in cover bands and a solo act. Teaching is a big part of what I do online so I see my work as a private teacher as 'research' for the lessons I create. Although I'm firmly grounded in a classical music training, there's nothing you can ask about that I won't try to figure out. My favorite thing about teaching is using unexpected questions to develop new ideas that I then integrate into my original compositions. Check out my intro to the B
lues Raga video if you want to hear a good story about what I mean.

Recently I've had several articles published by the TakeLessons Blog. Check out my most recent post here.
http://takelessons.com/blog/how-to-play-acoustic-guitar-like-john-mayer-z01
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Lily F. October 2, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Jonathan is knowledgeable and patient. I am very pleased
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James July 13, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Jonathan does everything right. A good guy with a clear passion for what he does.
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Patricia April 20, 2018
· Violin · Online
Jonathan has been a great teacher and excellent influence for Noah. During lessons, and in his practice during the week, Noah is being drawn in by both the challenges and rewards of learning to love and play the violin.
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State College, PA 16801
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About Amal S.

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Tampa, FL
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About Amal
I'm a creative manager at an Ad agency, Where I create TV Ads, billboards, and everything to do with advertising and design. On my part time I paint, read, travel and learn.

I love languages there is something about them that I was fascinated by as a child. I speak 5 languages and I know multiple dialects. in the future I would like to lean more. :)
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Pablo R. October 13, 2018
· Arabic · In studio
Very professional and knowledgeable I would recommend Amal to anyone 😎
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Amal S.

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About michael S.

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Gainesville, FL

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Hello,
It's great to be here and I am happy to help you with your class. I teach all levels of Russian(beginner to expert). I have very complete knowledge of Russian authors like Tolstoy, Pushkin, Checkov e.t.c and can help you with that. On top of that, I have taught privately for 2 years and I have had good experience of dealing with the customers. If you are not sure of what to expect you can always give me a call
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michael S.

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About Jessica W.

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Bedford, TX
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Hello! Hola! My name is Jessica and I'm an experienced Spanish teacher. I was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and I've been teaching Spanish for the last 10 years.
I am fluent in both English and Spanish. Some of my classroom settings include private lessons, group lessons, online lessons, among others. I have experience working with students of all ages and backgrounds such as children, adults, college students, etc.
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Wilson September 27, 2018
· Spanish · In home
Jessica is currently tutoring both of my children and they are so excited and motivated after every lesson!
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Kimberly September 21, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
Jessica is a compassionate, caring teacher. She has a gift with teaching and makes learning fun. My kids love her, & my 12yr says she is his favorite teacher..
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About Nesrine A.

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Taylor, MI
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Hi, there! My name is nesrine and I can't wait to meet you! I was born and raised in tunisia, French and Arabic are both my primary languages
Im a midleschool teacher since 1990 and I've been teaching private lessons since 1995 and have loved helping my students learning French and Arabic. I'm a dynamic and very patient person who enjoy helping others learn a new language your time with me is very precious so i make sure i give you what you need to succes !
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martha kruz October 8, 2018
· Arabic · Online
at the beginning i was just looking to learn French so i been referred to her by my sister s best friend then after just few months i met my boyfriend who speaks only Arabic so decided to start Arabic with her and i thought i will never make it but guess what??? 5 months later i went from one language speaker to a trilingual lol thanks mrs nessy
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labrea October 8, 2018
· French · In studio
my french was literally under level zero when i started lessons with mrs nessrin! she took her time with me from alphabet to numbers to colors and now after just few months i can read and write i even composed a song for my girlfriend in French!! i highly recommend this teacher
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ricardo October 8, 2018
· French · In studio
mrs Nesrine is an incredible teacher ! very patient and love what she do!!
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