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About Renee H.

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Dayton, OH

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About Renee
Renee has a Bachelor degree from the University of Dayton in Music Therapy with an emphasis on piano, voice and music theory. She has been teaching children from age five to adult for over 12 years. In 1995 I taught children from Kindergarten to 4th grade Music at Liberty Christain Cathedral. In 2000 she worked at The Dayton Academy teaching music classes to elementary school children. In 2006 she taught voice to a school choir at Nehemiah University. In 2007 she successfully taught voice and performance to a Senior Choir at Wesley Community Center. The Senior Choir had many Choir performances. Also in 2007,she taught voice lessons and keyboard lessons to a youth choir at Maranatha Worship Center for seven years. she cond
ucted a Black History choir and several Christmas Plays. She has successfully taught students in the past who have become music teachers and music directors in a church or school setting. She has taught students from various backgrounds. Music is my passion because it is international communication. It ministers to my soul and spirit.

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Your first lesson with me will be fun and exciting. You will learn how to play a fun simple song and scales and rhythm. I measure your success by how well you practice using the techniques I give you, I also measure progress according to how many times a week you practice, I am committed to inspire people of all ages and skill levels to learn more about music. I believe that music for every individual should be a pleasurable learning experience. Whether you are a beginner or advanced musician or vocalist. I welcome all students of all ages encouraging them. I like to motivate all students to succeed. After 3 to 6 months with you, you will have learned how to play simple songs, 12 scales and read the lines and spaces of Treble and Bass Clef and play 3 rhythm patterns

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would expect my students to have their own keyboard/piano.

*** Specialties ***
The curriculum that I prefer is The David Carr Glover Method, Pre- Reading Books for Beginners, Popular Piano by Hal Leonard, Sight Reading and Rhythm Everyday. I teach Classical, Pop, Jazz, Gospel and Contemporary Gospel.
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Jordan S. June 26, 2019
· Piano · In home
Ms. Renee was intentional about meeting my son’s needs. She is very professional and I can tell she will nurture his talent. He is already looking forward to his next practice!
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Sharon May 4, 2019
· Piano · In home
Renee is excellent with my elderly brother she helps him so much.
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Andrea March 14, 2019
· Piano · In home
Renee was amazing! She is a great teacher who matches her lesson to her learners style
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About Brianna S.

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Los Angeles, CA
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About Brianna
Hi, I'm Bri! I'm a graduate of North Central College with a BA in Music (Emphasis in Composition and Percussion) and a minor in History. I absolutely love music, every single aspect of it. I love to make music a part of everybody's lives who want and need it. I want to help you with your musical needs. I have been playing percussion for 19 years, singing for 25, and playing piano for 20 years. I was a member of a recording and performing Chicago band, Oblio and Arrow, where I provided backing vocals and helped with the song arrangements. I am currently a member of Trip City Lights, an LA local funk/soul band, where I provide lead and backing vocals. I also record vocals for different artists hooks, jingles, choruses, and songs (covers and originals). I have also composed/arranged various pieces for ensembles, bands, vocal groups, choirs,
plays, musicals, commercials, etc. I've worked with folks locally in LA, and all over the world. I love what I do!

History has always fascinated me. The way our world has developed and changed and continues to evolve is amazing. Everything can be tied back to the past, and I feel it's important to take a look back, put yourself in that time, and really study how things were to help understand why things are the way they are now.

Crocheting and knitting are a couple of good habits/hobbies I picked up about 10 years ago. I sell scarves online and I'm always working on some sort of project. I will have you knitting and pearling with the best of them!

Music, history, crochet, and knitting....I'm your girl!
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Megan September 22, 2017
· Knitting · Online
Super kind and patient while I stumbled my way thru the basics
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Glory June 27, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Brianna was a great teacher for my child.
She was encouraging and positive. She
tailored lessons to fit the range, talent and
interest of the student.
I would recommend her strongly.
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Jill April 26, 2017
· Crocheting · Online
Very patient with me... I am what you call a true beginner...
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About Rob R.

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Safety Harbor, FL

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About Rob
I am an easy going, knowledgable and creative teacher. I strive to put the students and their personal needs first. I'm very aware that each student/person learns differently and I incorporate various strategies of learning into my lessons. There is a lot of humor and dialogue with my lessons, allowing my students the freedom to be themselves while playing.

As a school teacher, I have lots of experience in building student confidence and knowledge. If you aren't confident then you aren't progressing!

I like to record my students at different intervals of their education so they can hear the progress! I email a lesson recap after every lesson so that the student can see what we learned that week, including any notes/attachments for the student to review.

I also encourage my students to text/email/ or call with any questi
ons/concerns between lessons. This gives my students the ability to get through a challenging or difficult concept/strategy when its happening and not have to wait till the next lesson.
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Sharon Bailey March 2, 2019
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Rob is an amazing teacher! My 6 year old daughter is very energetic, and has challenges staying on task. Rob makes every class fun, and adjusts his style or plan to keep her interested in the guitar lesson. I feel like she has learned a lot in a short period of time. I highly recommend Rob!
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John March 1, 2019
· Billiards · Online
No show. I was set up and ready 10 minutes ahead of time, and 15 minutes after we were supposed to start I gave up. No call. no email, nothing. I called him at 6:20 to be told his day was screwed up by a funeral, and I told him my dog ate my homework. Pathetic. I knew I had a lesson, he must have known he had one to give, and no notification whatsoever. I don't do business like this.
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Gary January 25, 2019
· Billiards · Online
Rob has a great eye for technique and is corrective and not critical.
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Rob R.

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About Athan S.

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Santa Monica, CA

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About Athan
- Yale MBA and Cornell BA
- Expert in international business - have built 7 businesses myself, around the world
- Former professional poker player
- Former Cornell Varsity tennis player
- Fluent in Spanish and proficient in French

I've been tutoring since I was 8 years old (yes, 8 years old!). I love my students and helping them achieve their dreams!
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Susie E. June 25, 2019
· Poker · In studio
Athan was great. Can’t wait for next lesson
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Edward January 19, 2019
· Poker · In home
I've used Athan for several lessons now and he's become a friend. Happy to write this review for him (though I secretly don't want other players to get the same coaching :)). I can't recommend him enough as he's saved me tons of money and has made me much more. Athan is so smart and analytical. I already knew how to play before we started but I wasn't winning much if at all, in my home games and in casinos both in cash games and in tournaments. Athan came with a completely custom lesson plan and helped break apart how to think about the game in general, how to play players, the math, specific leaks/weak spots, and different situations. Just try one lesson and I think you'll see the same.
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Bobby January 19, 2019
· Poker · In studio
Wow. Poker is not so intimidating any more. Athan really put things into perspective and has made my game vastly better.
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Athan S.

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About Anne K.

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Broomfield, CO

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About Anne
I am a mom of two littles and work from home making pattern and technical specification packages for fashion designers.

I teach sewing, pattern making and fashion design lessons from my home studio in Broomfield.

I have been sewing since I was 7 years old and while I sometimes use commercial sewing patterns I prefer to make my own, I always have.

I have a degree in Pattern Making, Fashion Design, and Product Development. Adding a lot of standard technique to my own methods.

In sewing, I can teach you anything from the simplest basics to how to sew stretch fabrics, and much more. There is no need to be afraid of any particular fabrics or machines, book a lesson and we'll go over whatever you need.

In Fashion Design I can teach you the basics of fashion drawing and show you how to translate those designs into patterns and
sewn garments.

Want to learn how to alter clothes to make them fit better? Or how to upcycle pretty much anything.

Need just one lesson? OK :)

My goal as a teacher is to help you achieve your goals. I know that we all learn at a different pace.

-Studio Equipment-

2 Sewing Machines.
Juki and Brother Sergers
4x8ft drafting and cutting table
Pattern paper for drafting
Limited fashion fabrics for sewing
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Andrew March 23, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
Simple and easy for beginners or the more advanced this teacher is good at what she does. I highly recommend her.
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Jennifer S. July 27, 2017
· Sewing · In studio
Anne is a great sewing instructor. I was able to understand how to use a sewing machine and am more comfortable using one. The pillow case project I worked on was a fun project to do. The easiest way to learn how to sew is by doing it and practicing. It's definitely easier learning how to sew with the teacher next to you and answering your questions. I highly recommend Anne as a sewing instructor.
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Emily plante June 21, 2017
· Sewing · In studio
It was exactly what I was looking for, Anne was very helpful and imformative.
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About Sonya M.

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Alpharetta, GA
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About Sonya
I have been sewing for over 30 years. I absolutely love sewing and want to share sewing with all who are interested. I have taught quilting, sewing clothing, sewing home decorating goods, and more.
I am interested in sharing this art with beginners as well as experienced sewers who want to learn a new skill.
Come join the sewing community! Let your inner creativity come out with fabric!
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Jonathan May 23, 2019
· Sewing · Online
Sonya was very helpful with getting started. I honestly didn't have a super solid plan of what to ask and only had a simple goal in mind, but she was able to work with that no problem. I'm very glad that I chose her as a teacher.
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Jeanmarie Krebser March 17, 2019
· Quilting · Online
My first lesson with Sonya was great. I have no experience and she made the process enjoyable. By the end of my first lesson she had me sewing.
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Antwan March 11, 2019
· Sewing · In studio
I've really appreciated Sonya's hands-on teaching approach and guidance as I learn this new skill. She's equal parts teacher and coach, creating a comfortable environment to explore and learn. I leave energized after our sessions and look forward to the next one. She's also been very flexible with my schedule, removing the stress of juggling a hectic calendar. She's truly a world-class instructor.
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Sonya M.

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$25 / 30-min

About Lina A.

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Woodstock, GA
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About Lina
I'm a positive person, I love to teach, I'm bilingual and it gives me the opportunity to know different cultures and also learn from people, I believe that everything that is done with love and dedication has a good result, I am patient which is necessary in this profession. I like to give all my knowledge to those who are interested in learning and developing this profession.
I believe that everything you dream you can make it come true and the design is proof of that.
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Lina A.

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$42 / 30-min

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