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About Jason M.

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San Diego, CA

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TakeLessons.com Instructor since 2005, Jason M. is now available for online lessons worldwide featuring multiple-camera angles and a share screen experience leaving no stone un-turned!

Jason has been playing guitar for over 15 years and teaching music since 1996. Although trained in standard teaching methods, he has developed his own method of teaching to positively enhance the student€™s strength, dexterity, ear-training, memorization and techniques. His goal as a teacher is specifically designed to help you achieve your goals as an artist and a musician.

This year Jason was also the Music Director at the National Guitar Workshop Day Jams Rock Music Day Camp where students ages 7-15 came out to form bands, record original material and master their craft. He also taught beginning to advanced guitar/ vocals/ performance and songwri
ting as hosted a recording clinic at the end of each day.

Jason has host student showcases/charity benefits where his students were able to get on stage and show off their new talent and perform with other musicians. It wasn't mandatory though, if you were just looking to come out and support there was no pressure other than to come out and have fun.

Jason has been transcribing for guitar and bass since the age of 18 and since then has become a master of the craft including both 5 line staff and tablature, hand-crafted exercises and deconstructions to better enhance the students learning. Artists and genres that Jason has experience with range from Classic Rock, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Guns N' Roses, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Robert Johnson, Pierce the Veil, Paramore, All Time Low, Demi Lava to, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Pantera, Avenged Sevenfold, The White Stripes, Green Day, Old Crow Medicine Show, Taylor Swift, Mumford and Sons, Bruno Mars, Rob Zombie, John 5, Audioslave, Rage Against the Machine, Van Morrison, the Beatles, AC/DC, ZZ-Top, Bullet For My Valentine, All That Remains, Ozzy, Black Label Society, Sublime, Aerosmith, At the Drive In, Type O Negative, the Black Keys, the Pixies, the Toadies, Black Sabbath, Jason Mraz, Lady GaGa, John Mayer and Journey.

Jason attended the University of Alaska, Anchorage where his degree is in Music and Business. He is constantly continuing his education with music theory courses as well as private guitar instruction. He attends guitar workshops and seminars by artists such as John5 and Kerry King who are known as some of the worlds finest guitar players. He reviews every day from a wide range of over 1000 sources working to become a better musician and instructor.

Another nice feature that you might enjoy from one on one sessions with Jason is learning the ability to craft and record your own songs using state of the art technology that caters to your own unique personality. There are no limits!

Jason teaches all experience levels from beginner to intermediate and advanced as well as artists that are signed to labels.

Local news outlet Fox 5 did a segment with one of his students who overcame issues with ADD and depression as a result of taking guitar lessons.

His students advance quickly, some have released albums, been in Guitar World Magazine as well as its online companion and won awards for their music websites.

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Lessons are scheduled to best fit to the student'€™s schedule when possible.
Students receive complimentary audio lessons and transcriptions of songs upon their first or second session. Jason is a very patient instructor and understands that students learn at a different pace, after all everyone is an individual.

*** Studio Equipment ***
ESP KH2 "skully" Kirk Hammett signature model Electric
Epiphone Zakk Wylde signature model Electric
Schecter SLS Blackjack Special Edition Avenger with ©Sustainiac
Schecter Blackjack ATX 7-string
Jackson Randy Rhodes V
Fender '51 Pawn Shop Series
Epiphone Banjo
Mahalo Ukulele
Savannah Ukulele
M. Acoustic
G&L S-500 custom Electric
ESP LTD AX-50 "banjo" Electric
ESP LTD AX-50 "guitar"
Fender Squire John 5 signature model
Epiphone 12-string
Nylon Classical
Yamaha Acoustic (left and right handed)
Voyage-Air Guitar Acoustic
Fender Squire Bass
Dean Vendetta Electric
Dean Dime Razorback
B.C. Rich Warlock
Yamaha Keyboard
ProTools LE
Guitar Pro 6
Tascam CD-GT2
KRK Rokits speakers
Line 6 AXSYS212 Amp
Scott Ian Randall Amp
Cry Baby Wah
Digitech Whammy/Bad Monkey/Death Metal/Grunge pedals
Ibanez Chorus/Flanger Delay/Echo
Line 6 Backtrack
Drum sticks and practice pad
Multi-angle cameras for online students

*** Travel Equipment ***
Voyage-Air Guitar (Acoustic)
Laptop with ProTools/Backtrack or Guitar Pro 6
Scott Ian Randall Amp
Various guitars depending on project or mood.

*** Specialties ***
piano, guitar, music theory, music, bass guitar, banjo, songwriting, electric guitar, acoustic guitar,
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Kelly February 20, 2018
· Ukulele · In studio
Excellent instructor! Very flexible and able to cater to the students needs as needed. Would highly recommend Jason to anyone looking to start an instrument.
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Jaclyn February 13, 2018
· Ukulele · Online
Great first lesson!!!
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Rebecca Galloway February 13, 2018
· Guitar · Online
Jason is a great teacher. He is so knowledgeable and is really good at adapting to your pace of learning as well as your desired outcomes. I’ve been picking a song each week to work on, and he always comes prepared with exercises and new techniques to learn and apply to music I love! I look forward to our lessons.
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About Jacquie C.

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Allentown, PA
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About Jacquie
As a young child, Jacquie began to show interest in both piano and voice. Coming from a musical family tree, her father began teaching her beginner piano as well as vocal harmony through original children compositions. She began her formal piano training at age 8 and continued to study for the next 5 years. At this time she also began writing music and recording her compositions in the family recording studio.

Around the age of 12, Jacquie began her training in classical voice. She is well versed in all styles from Opera to Pop and has the unique ability to train others to accomplish their musical goals. As a Coloratura Soprano she has starred in many productions and won prestigious vocal competitions throughout the USA and Europe. Jacquie is an accomplished Contemporary Songwriter and Recording Artist which has caught the eye of quit
e a few National Recording Companies. In the Summer of 2000 she toured throughout Tuscany, Italy as a featured soloist with SSMA with an Orchestral Ensemble. While in college she minored in Piano Performance and majored in Vocal Performance.

Jacquie began teaching at the age of 16 from her family's music store in beginner piano and voice where she learned the art of being an private instructor. Since then she has taught at other prestigious Music Schools and has trained students of all ages to the advanced level. She prides herself on the ability to be able to customize each lesson to accommodate both the student's wants and needs. She has trained many students who have gained successful entrance into LVPA Charter High School, Community Theaters and highly acclaimed competitions such as "American Idol." In 2005 she acquired a membership with NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing).

Come have FUN with Jacquie, she would love to have the opportunity to guide you or your children through a musical journey!

As a private instructor Jacquie believes that lessons can be both FUN and rewarding. She holds her students accountable for practicing and preparing for the next week's lesson by setting goals and providing techniques in order to be successful. Throughout the lesson she will give praise for the students accomplishments as well as give constructive feedback for improvement. She prefers to teach from the Alfred's Piano Library for Piano, recommends Theory, Harmony & Solfege, as well as materials for the students choice of Musical and Vocal style. It is also recommended to bring a notebook, binder and personal MP3 device in order to prepare for the next week's lesson. Within the first 3-6 months a student will have learned the beginning techniques for either piano or voice and have quite a few songs added to their repertoire.

Jacquie's studio has a comfortable seating area for parents to observe the lesson if desired. She also has a full size digital studio piano, recording studio, stereo, and other musical necessities to accommodate each and every lesson professionally.

All styles from Opera to POP!
Experience with teaching young children, special needs (physically/intellectually disabled), and people who are tone deaf.
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Jessica S. April 9, 2014
· Singing ·
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The best vocal coach ever! Miss Jackie makes the students feel as though there is nothing that they cannot do and helps them achieve it. She is very knowledgeable in every aspect of her field, goes above and beyond. She is very patient with the students and never lets them feel silly. I highly recommend her for vocal lessons.
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Jacquie C.

Jacquie C.

Allentown, PA 18102
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About Joshua B.

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Mountlake Terrace, WA

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About Joshua
I am a tutor who earned a music teaching degree, substitute taught, and didn't become a school teacher. I held professional tech retail jobs and am supplementing my life with my passion - education.

Whatever subject or instrument I teach, I celebrate students' successes; and I enjoy helping learners have new aha moments.

The majority of my students take guitar, bass guitar, or Spanish lessons. I am an educator and help my students learn other skills and knowledge sets too.

I went to Ohio State University for college, earned a BA in Music Education, and graduated Cum Laude. I also spent 4 years in the Ohio State University Marching Band.

Through my healing journey, I've developed patience, insight, and understanding for my students' learning processes.

I'm excited to help you incorporate new skills into your life!
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Hilary July 23, 2017
· Clarinet · In home
In search of helping our 10 year old son build some self-confidence we sought out clarinet lessons this summer. He started playing in school last year, and it was something our reluctant son liked "enough" to want to build up some competency. Joshua has been amazing! He finds just the right amount of challenge to encourage my son to practice, but not get discouraged. My son looks forward to his lesson each week and told me that he isn't even sure he wants to switch to saxophone next year because he is having so much fun playing the clarinet. Joshua is amazing with children, and has spent time getting to know our kiddo and find out what will work best for him. Patient, calm, and inspiring--very talented instructor.
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Joan Y. May 4, 2017
· Clarinet · In home
Joshua Blatman is a fantastic music teacher. He has a great resume, is experienced in a variety of instruments, and a solid background in teaching.
I think any kids lucky enough to learn music from Joshua will have fun and hopefully fall in love with learning it, just like my kids have.
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Carolyn January 17, 2017
· Guitar · In home
I whole-heartedly recommend Joshua for anyone of any age and any skill level who wants to enrich their life learning guitar. I appreciate the fact that he makes the time and has the patience to adapt to my needs. Joshua is flexible in scheduling - especially for those unforeseen incidents - which is appreciated.

Being an adult beginner with music lessons, Joshua eases my frustration on immediately wanting to play perfect notes and chords. I look forward to continuing lessons.
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About dennis F.

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Blakeslee, PA
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Dennis bio: EKMF(USA) Representative Officer. I have over 20 years of Martial Arts Experience in TangSooDo, PasaRyu Karate, Krav Maga, Krav Magen. With over 11 years of Krav Maga Experience the last 7 years as a Certified Instructor in Krav Maga and the last 5 years in Krav Magen.Trained in Krav Maga under Ran Nakash. Became a member of Israeli Krav International and became a Level Three Associate Instructor of Krav Maga under the tutelage of 5th Dan Moshe Katz. Moshe Katz is a long time student of HUMAN WEAPONS Itay Gil, Itay Gil is a long time student of Imi-Lictenfeld and Eli Avikzar. Became Certified under Commissioner Frank Noonan Commissioner State Police as a Lethal Weapons Training Instructor. Became a 3rd dan Certified Instructor in Krav Maga recognized by Kang Rhee and the World Black Belt Buraeu. Became a member of European Kr
av Magen Federation and became a 4th dan Krav Maga under the tutelage of 5th dan Luciano Di Genova, EKMF. Luciano Di Genova is a long time student of one of Imi Lichtenfeld first students Yaron Lictenstein. Received a Krav Maga Law Enforcement Diploma under the tutelage of Alain Cohen 5th Dan. Alain Cohen is a long time student of Ralphy Elgrissy one of Imi Lichtenfeld's first students. Elected to the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame Class of 2017
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Kat E. May 19, 2016
· Krav Maga · In studio
Small class size allows the instructor to interact and correct your movements. Very patient teacher and comfortable environment. Dennis is very knowledgeable.
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Joe S. April 22, 2015
· Krav Maga · In studio
Dennis is extremely knowledgeable in his art. He is very patient, and not only shows you how to execute a move, but why to do it. He will challenge you, but you will not leave empty handed. Unlike some other instructors, he will not wait until you have been attending class for months to teach defenses against weapons. It is not uncommon to learn knife and gun defenses your first class. Take one of his classes and give Krav Maga a try. Something you learn there may very well save your life.
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Tom K. April 21, 2015
· Krav Maga · In studio
I have been training with Dennis in Krav Maga since January 2012. I had no firsthand knowledge of Krav Maga prior to this, and I found Dennis quite by accident while googling for Krav Maga classes in my area. Dennis is extremely patient with beginners and kids. He has trained me and my kids, and I would highly recommend him for any one who wants to know more and improve their Krav Maga self-defense skills. He has an extremely broad range of knowledge and skill, which he brings to the classes and demonstrates on a regular basis. Because of his wide range of experience in other martial arts, he draws together those skills into very effective training. I am honored to be a student of Dennis and look forward to many more months and years of training with him.
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Blakeslee, PA 18610
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About Ya Dang L.

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Li Ya-Dang was born and raised in New England. As a child he enjoyed play-fighting with his friends and all things martial arts. Although his was raised without any formal training, the yearning within him grew. It wasn’t until later that he began his journey into wushu.
During his time studying Roger Williams University and commuting to school a calling was felt to seek out and find a master in order to balance all of his work and study as well as himself. He first studied Taekwondo under the tutelage of the late Keith Medeiros, a 6th Dan Master. At 20, walking into a quiet gym, it was then that he discovered Wen-Qing Wu and began his first steps into Chinese martial arts through Tai-Chi Chuan (Taijichuan). Eventually all his time was diverted to training under his new master and the teachings of his Grandmaster, Liang Shou-Yu. Study
ing movements from Taijichuan, Northern Longfist, Emei styles and weapons, he absorbed all that he could. He added Baguahzhang, xingyichuan and nèijiā to his training soon enough. After a few years he was already assisting in classes and began black belt training.
Li continued to train with his master to learn how to be leader as well as instruct others.
After many years, Li decided to “come down off the mountain” and follow the Dao’s path for his life. He then began transition towards that of a teacher and master. Dedicated to research of the Emei system and its current lineage holders he took it upon himself to explore, excavate mysteries of the past in order to reestablish ancient relics of kungfu to share with all who would learn from him. His founding of the White Monkey System is a reincarnation of Bai Yuan’s original studies along with White Cloud’s inclusion of Buddhist and Daoist teachings together.
After 17 years of martial experience his goal is to pass along the long secretive traditions to a new generation of students.
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About Garret M.

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I am a software developer, lacrosse coach, and plant-based chef. I have a passion for helping people exceed their own expectations through disciplined learning. I am very respectful and friendly and would be happy to answer any questions you may have. I have been given private lessons for many years in a variety of subjects like math, science, computers, nutrition, and Spanish. I have flexible scheduling and ALWAYS personalize my teaching style to optimize the retention of knowledge and satisfaction for my clients!
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Hi, my name is Eugene, my nickname is Bear and I love to dance. I have been dancing for over 12 years now. I'm a hip-hop dancer, yoga practitioner, and circus arts practitioner. I'm a little double jointed but not a contortionist. As a hobby I practice on the trapeze and handstand balancing canes.

Other than dancing and performing. I'm in graduate school studying to be an art teacher at Georgia State University. Also, have a side concentration I'm working towards in exercise science for physical education.
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Eugene G.

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About Josh C.

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Coach Josh here !
Whats up athletes ?!
Whether youre a beginner, intermediate, advanced, boy, girl, short, tall, big, small, athletic, or trying to become more athletic my lessons can only benefit you !
Im a personalized type of coach who is here to teach you the fundamentals and perfect them but that can only get you so far. What separates the great from the average is how you can build upon your fundamentals and create a unique playstyle that supports your advantages and eliminates your weaknesses !
Thats exactly what my sessions are, unique. Unique to each and every individual player who joins up with me for a session. Tips, tricks, and little inside knowledge are things you can only get from an experienced player and thats what im here to do. If youre interested in learning how to become a better player and athlete my sessions are pe
rfect for you !
Ask me anything if you have questions and lets get training !
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Josh C.

Josh C.

Temple, PA 19560
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Coach Josh here !
Whats up athletes ?!
Whether you are a beginning, intermediate, advanced, boy, girl, short, tall, big, small, athletic, or trying to become athletic my lessons can only benefit you !
We as people are all unique with our own strengths and weaknesses, body types, and personalities.
This is exactly what my lessons focus on and are all about, being unique.
Fundamentals are important and you must know them but they are only 50% of the battle ! My lessons are revolved around fundamentals but what separates the great from the average is to take those fundamentals and combine them with your special personal skills, abilities, knowledge, personality, and play style ! My lessons are all about building a foundation unique and specialized to you !
We can all learn to shoot, run, and dribble but theres tips, tricks, and inside kno
wledge that you can only get from an experienced player whos been there already. Thats my job, let me train you into the player you want to be !
Any questions ask me and lets get training !
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Joshua C.

Joshua C.

Temple, PA 19560
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With over 20 years of coaching, competing and judging gymnastics, I look forward to making you (or your child) not only the best gymnast they can be, but also the best person that they can be.
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