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About Jonathan S.

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Boulder, CO
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About Jonathan
Hi, I'm Jonathan; I’m a trumpeter, composer and music educator from New York City. I have been working as a trumpeter, composer, arranger, and studio musician for almost 2 decades and have been teaching full-time for the past 7, which includes nearly 3 at the University level.

Most of the subjects I teach are music related, in which I have nearly 10 years of Conservatory training, a Bachelor's degree, Master's degree, 2.5 years of Doctoral work, as well as over 17 years experience performing, recording, and competing on an international level. However, my interests, practices, and skillsets do extend beyond sound and visual art, and in the realm of philosophy, science, physics and spirituality.

As an artist and composer, I’ve been recognized internationally, by way of several organizations: 1st place in the International Trumpet Gu
ild Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition, finalist in the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition, recipient of the ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award, selected-participant at the Banff International Summer Intensive Program in Jazz and Creative Music and the School of Improvisational Music Summer Intensive Program, recipient of 5 Semi-Finalist selections and 1 finalist/honorable-mention selection in the International Songwriting Competition.

As an educator, I have taught all-level/all-age group music playing and appreciation courses for several New York-based organizations: The Afro-Latin Jazz Academy, The Gramercy Brass Orchestra of New York, New York Ensemble Classes, the Lyceum Kennedy International School, Jubilee Enrichment Programs, and The New York Jazz Academy. Currently, I am finishing 6 semesters of service as a Graduate Part-Time Instructor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where I teach multiple ensembles as well as a 100+ student History of Jazz lecture class.

I have also been practicing various forms of meditation practices and Yoga practices for the past 5 years. My influences span from Astral Projection to Reiki, to Vipassana Meditation, to Visualization Techniques, and much more. I believe and live by the idea that creativity is an energy that flows through us, and one's creative abilities can be improved and expanded, through the emotional body, which is influenced by one's perceptions. Throughout my training in music and the arts, I have realized that creative flow and love for what one is and does can be applied to anything in life.

Because of my 7+ years experience as a professional artist living in New York City, my students receive both guidance in discovering their own voice and comfort within their desired field of practice, and also practical approaches to retain and utilize their training and pre-ordained skill sets, with self-application and diligence. Through study with me, my students enable themselves to swiftly make progress and move toward a life of renewed purpose and fulfilment. Through specific assignments, exercises, and practices my students foster a real relationship with their instruments, and themselves, thus unlocking their creative minds, for usage in all aspects of their lives.

I teach out of a my home apartment studio on the upper east side, complete with weighted 88-key digital piano, Bose high quality speakers, recording equipment, as well as musical media, and tablature spanning many musical genres, cultures and time periods. I also am equipped with a spacious floor space for Yoga, Pilates, Weight Lifting, Meditation, and more. Additionally, I am able to travel to any location within the five boroughs for an additional travel fee (TBD based on location).

While I specialize in the following broad areas of musical study, my specialties are not limited to: General Music, Composition, Arranging, Ear Training, Music History (includes classical, jazz, and world musics), Music Theory, Sight Singing, and Songwriting. I also specialize in the following instruments: Trumpet, flugelhorn, and Piano/Keyboards.

I look forward to helping you realize your potential! Let's get started...
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Les S. May 25, 2016
· Piano · In home
I would highly recommend Jonathan as a music teacher. Jonathan is absolutely passionate about music, which is evident by his enthusiastic and energetic teaching techniques. He is very patient with my five year old and encourages her to get her very best effort. Jonathan customizes the music and lessons for my daughter’s skill level while at the same time provides challenges to keep the learning process interesting. In a short period of time, my daughter's keyboard playing abilities have dramatically increased. I am very grateful to Jonathan for making learning fun for my daughter, who always looks forward to her lessons!
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Joanie May 13, 2016
· Trumpet · In studio
Jonathan has made a great impression with my son. He displays a great combination of patience and encouragement with Nick. I have seen an improvement in his trumpet skills as well as his confidence.
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Sonia R. February 25, 2016
· Piano · In home
NICE, HELPFUL AND PATIENT.

THANK YOU.
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About Sylvia B.

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Phoenix, AZ
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About Sylvia
I am a very patient, focused tutor who provides tutoring and applied coaching in: Social Sciences, Language Arts, law, Research and Writing skills, Art, Aviation, Nutrition, and Fitness/Exercise/ Yoga.

In all these areas, I have 5 years to 15 years experience.
I have law and research, policy analyst experience of 15 to 20 years, working with Indian Tribes and attorneys on a contract basis.
I substituted for 15 years part-time and tutored for 5 years.
I can tutor adolescent to elderly, in school or not (privately).

I do have a Background Check through my Membership and certification as a Notary Signing Agent with NNA (see below).
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Hope February 24, 2016
· Nutrition · In studio
Sylvia is awesome and very knowledgeable in nutrition... I highly recommend her...
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Sylvia B.

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About Patrick H.

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Philadelphia, PA
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About Patrick
Hello, my name is Patrick Harrington, aka Harringtoon, I work professionally as a live caricaturist in both traditional and digital formats including animated! In my studio work, I have a wide range of styles and projects and expertise in traditional and digital applications. I do not subscribe to a one fits all methodology for any students but rather consider each individual's talents and goals.
I like to help students find their own unique styles and voices – And above all have fun while doing it!
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Patrick H.

Patrick H.

Philadelphia, PA 19154
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$75 / 30-min

About Jennifer W.

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Los Angeles, CA
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About Jennifer
Hello! I'm Jen and I've been a professional, photojournalistic-style wedding photographer for the past 11 years. I bring a lot of passion to my work, and I love teaching and mentoring photographers one-one-one at all different experience levels. Before I was a photographer, I taught undergraduate Sociology and have always loved teaching. I'm excited at the opportunity to teach something I'm so passionate about again!
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Jen G. September 7, 2018
· Photography · In studio
I liked Jennifer a lot. She is patient, friendly and a good instructor. While she was not familiar with my camera she was able to learn it quickly. I just wish she had brought visual references to illustrate what she was teaching me. I believe she will for our second class.
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Aaron July 1, 2018
· Photography · In home
Jen is simply fantastic. A few months ago, I hired her for private lessons to help break through some technical and artistic barriers in my photography. Essentially, I was getting inconsistent results and wasn't able to translate the observations about the good shots into techniques for learning from them and leveraging them in the future.

From the beginning, Jen was focused on my objectives and concerns, and was able to tailor a curriculum to focus on those aspects. She reviewed my existing work with a great mix of enthusiasm and constructive analysis, and the small amount of apprehension I had about having a professional critique my shots evaporated pretty quickly. Jen is very personable and clearly on your side, which makes the feedback cycle easy and light. With her help, we were able to break down some of the things I liked about my own photography, but wasn't making full or considered use of. We also identified a number of ways in which I could improve bringing my own style into more of the process, both behind the camera and in editing choices.

In the field, there's a lot of good dialogue about how to approach a given scene, how to efficiently explore it for non-obvious opportunities, and how to convey a sense of story (one of my particular weaknesses). As one would expect, she has solid technical skills and is able to quickly troubleshoot tricky lighting situations and make suggestions about how to approach exposure/DoF/focal length to align with the intended mood. The feedback is always friendly and typically very pragmatic. I've already found the number of shots making it past the initial cull increasing, at a time when I'm also becoming more critical about what makes for a good shot.

Overall, Jen's guidance has had a sizable impact to my photography in a relatively short time. One of the best parts about making it past some of those persistent stumbling blocks is how much more enjoyable my time behind the camera has become. Would definitely recommend her to anyone seeking to improve their own photography, or move into the world of professional photography.
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Brenda June 30, 2018
· Photography · In studio
I’ve had multiple opportunities to learn about wedding photography from Jen and every experience has been so positive and helpful. Not only does she help me with technical aspects of shooting but also provides me with any random tip or trick that might make shooting easier. Jen has so much knowledge when it comes to photography and she’s really an amazing teacher. It’s clear that she loves what she does and that she really enjoys teaching! I also want to add that she’s just a great person to be around as well. She’s awesome to just chat and hangout with. It’s always felt so relaxed and comfortable. I highly recommend learning from Jen at any opportunity. She truly is awesome!
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Jennifer W.

Jennifer W.

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About Man C.

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Philadelphia, PA

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Visual Artist, Fine Artist, Painter

Manhei is an emerging artist who has been active with art since he was little. He began his interest in art at Evergreen studio, Hong Kong, and continues his education in art throughout High school at Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts and receives his Bachelor at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. His works are experimental and a mix between his formal trainings and artistic expression. Manhei is also an art instructor who shares what he has learnt in his trainings.

Education and Certificate
•Bachelor of Fine Arts & Certificate (2018)
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA), Philadelphia, PA
•High School Diploma (2013)
Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts (SOTA), San Francisco, CA

Continuing Education
•Palette Project Mentorship Program with Daniel Keys (2018),
Scott
sdale Artist School, Scottsdale, AZ
• Vincent Desiderio Painting Workshop (2015),
PAFA, Philadelphia, PA
•Ken Kewley Workshop (2016),
PAFA, Philadelphia, PA
•Drawing and Painting Concentrate Program with professional artists (2012), Beijing, China
•Hunter Points Shipyard Public Art Youth Program (2011),
San Francisco, CA
•Evergreen Art Studio (2000-2012), Hong Kong, China

Selected Exhibitions
•Annual Student Exhibition (2018)
PAFA, Philadelphia, PA
•PAFA Northwest pop up show (2017), Philadelphia, PA
•Annual Student Exhibition (2016)
PAFA, Philadelphia, PA
•PAFA summer show (2016),
Philadelphia, PA
•National Congressional Arts Gold Medal Exhibition (2013),
US Capitol, Washington DC
•Senior Visual Art Show (2013),
SOTA, San Francisco, CA
•Young Artist show (2011),
De young Museum, San Francisco, CA
•SFO art show (2011),
SFO, San Francisco, CA

Awards and Honors
•Merit Scholarship (2013-2018)
•Academy Scholarship (2013-2018)
•National Congressional Award. California 12th district 1st place (2013),
Washington, DC
•Artistic excellence in Visual Art Department (2013),
San Francisco, CA
•Robert Squeri Fine Art Award (2013),
San Francisco, CA

Teaching Experience
2015-Present
•Self –employed oil painting and drawing teacher
Introduce students to the following:
1.Alla Prima painting methods
2.Explore expression of the materiality of the mediums
Students age ranges from 12 to 70 including following:
1.Parkinson patient who has problem controlling the brush
2.Doctor who seeks a habit
3.Grade 9 children who seeks a habit
4.Engineer who wish to advance his drawing skill
5.Chefs who wishes to express his ideas more clearly
2012-2013
•Teaching Assistant at Internship Program of the Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings From the Mauritshuis Show, De young Museum, San Francisco, CA
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Man C.

Man C.

Philadelphia, PA 19102
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$50 / 30-min
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About Kayla Louven G.

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Moreno Valley, CA
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About Kayla Louven
Have you seen people on social media write calligrpahy and thought to yourself, "I wish I could write like that!" ?

Well, YOU CAN!

Hi! My name is Kayla! Modern Calligrapher and Hand-Letterer at your service! :D

If you TakeLessons with me, each of our sessions will be based on your progress and what you desire to learn. I make complimentary, hand-lettered worksheets based on what you need more practice in! I understand no two students are the same, and everyone learns at a different pace. I will introduce or enhance whatever background you have in penmanship and you'll be writing calligraphy in no time! :)

I started lettering five years ago as a therapeutic hobby and I’m so glad I did! After much practice, I have been able to start my own business working with brides and graduates all over the country! Lately, my work consists
of wedding pieces and grad caps! Truly, my love for writing became a skill that I want to share with others.

By working together, I will teach YOU all that I know about lettering and calligraphy. I have watched countless hours of tutorials and tried several writing utensils that were recommended. Let me save you the time! You'll receive a simplified, yet high-quality, curriculum that's specifically catered to what you want to learn! I'll provide you with my own practice and drill sheets at no extra cost! I'll be there for you every step of the way to help YOU succeed. All you have to do is sign-up! :)

What YOU can learn:
-Faux Calligraphy
-Basic and Essential Strokes
-Finding your Writing Lettering Style
-Basic Vectorizing and Lettering Overlay (without Photoshop!)
-Embossing Calligraphy
-Watercolor Calligraphy
-Envelope Addressing
-Wedding Accessory Calligraphy
-Grad Cap Topper Decorating
-Chalkboard Lettering
-And much more!

Write on!
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Kayla Louven G.

Kayla Louven G.

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About Jessica H.

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Lansdale, PA
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As a professional fine artist with artworks in private collections around the world, I pride myself in offering you only my best. I'm an artist with 20 years experience in oil and acrylic painting, a degree in Arts and Education, and many years in giving private lessons in various subjects.

I like to make sure that you feel comfortable in our lessons, learning at your own pace and feel supported with lesson structure and take home notes to solidify your newfound skills.

I provide hands-on experience with the paintbrush, palette knife, pencil and tools. You'll gain practical knowledge, useful tips and tricks, art theory, real advice from a professional and personalized feedback.

Whether you're brand new or an experienced painter looking to branch out, I am here to help you learn and fall in love with art.
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Jessica H.

Jessica H.

Lansdale, PA 19446
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$42 / 30-min

About Sasha D.

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Philadelphia, PA
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About Sasha
Hello! My name is Sasha and I look forward to being your art teacher. I studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with a degree in painting, but I would consider myself more of a draftsman who loves science and architecture (this does not mean that I do not love or teach painting!)

In my experience with art, I will insist that art is not to be made simply for art's sake. Art is a vehicle and a very diverse one at that. Art should be made for fun, but it can also be used for exploration, emotional well-being, and deepened understanding of our world and ourselves.

I work with every student at their level of skill and interest. If you are not sure where to start, I am happy to create lesson plans for you.

I encourage any questions you may have! I look forward to working with you!
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Sasha D.

Sasha D.

Philadelphia, PA 19122
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$134 / 90-min

About Loren P.

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Euless, TX

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I'm an artist, musician, and language aficionada. I have a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Georgia, graduating with honors as a Magna Cum Laude in Spanish and French Linguistics. I am fluent in both languages. One thing I love about teaching is bringing the arts into the process of learning. We may sing in the language and even paint to help learn. I've taught younger than Kindergarten all the way to adults, so feel comfortable that you'll grow in your conversational skills, as well as, beginner vocabulary. Let me highlight that I'm passionate about "phonetics," which is the study and classification of speech sounds. In other words, you are going to learn how to sound like a native speaker when you take my class.

Why do I like to bring art and music into the learning journey? Let me tell you one of the biggest secrets I've dis
covered. Art and music can allow you to make a joyful memory, which takes the fleeting moment into the longterm part of your brain, causing you to remember more and put it into what you call "muscle memory" all because you're happy!

Speaking of the arts, I play guitar, ukulele, charango, piano, and I sing! I've been a musician since 2000, and I've successfully turned a hobby into something my husband and I have been doing full time for several years. For beginners, something that works best is taking a song that you LOVE and turning it into your anthem on the instrument of your choice. So pick your song and message me!

Last but not least, I'm a painter. Painting is my favorite part of any day. About my childhood, I can candidly say I had the best stepmom. She would let me take her enormous canvases, oil paints, and brushes and just let me at it. Of course at first they were all of my hand prints and rainbows, but she got me curious, and eventually we started going to museums. I've seen Vangogh, Monet, Divinci, Picasso, and many more as they toured through our city. I began to study their techniques and grow my gift. My "Mama Sue" gifted me a hunger for creativity and excellence, and I can't thank her enough. Painting with me, you will grow in your technique, skill, and confidence, and pick up a little artist history along the way.

I'm looking forward to meeting you and helping you accomplish your dreams!
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Loren P.

Loren P.

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