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About Charles W.

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Gilbert, AZ
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About Charles
I am an international recording artist and seasoned performer. I have been playing music since the early age of 8 yrs old. I have always been inspired by music and love to inspire others with music. Some of my accomplishments include putting an album out with Universal Records as a Nashville recording artist, having over 7 albums out internationally, and recording and playing with some of the biggest names in the music industry. I am a classically trained musician as well as an innovative and experienced teacher. I have been teaching for over 15 years and have seen many of my students go on to
become top-notch performers themselves while pursuing successful careers in music. In addition to being a private music teacher, I have also taught at many schools in the valley including the Center for Educational Excellence School, Grand Canyon Preparatory private charter school and the Arizona Music Academy. I teach all levels of guitar, bass, and drums and tailor every lesson to the individual student’s needs and personality. My annual recitals are live-performance concerts featuring bands and other performing groups formed from among my students along with solo performances. My students also perform regularly throughout the community and are successful in their musical endeavors at all ages. I teach a wide range of genres and styles from classical music, blues, jazz and rock to heavy metal with an emphasis on becoming A-Level lead guitar soloists and song writers. I teach songwriting skills, music theory, and have even helped many of my guitar students be able to sing better while learning their main instrument.

*** Lesson Details ***
I make my lessons fun and informative and have had many students stay with me for up to 7 years. I show you everything you will ever need to know about music theory but in a very useful applicable way. I teach popular songs from any artist and classics that have stood the test of time and show you how to become a great song writer of your own giving you an insider’s knowledge about how to perform and have the audience standing asking for more. No matter if you want to become a pro lead guitar player or just play to have fun I can show you how to sing and play the guitar or piano at the same time or singing songs from church as well as your favorite rock or pop songs with confidence.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Just my own guitar and amp they need their own equipment.

*** Specialties ***
Classical, flamenco, rock, heavy metal guitar. I have also developed new classical guitar techniques that I call the "trem" stroke and the "harpeggio"
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Aimee K. January 22, 2016
Verified Student · Guitar · In home
Initially impressed with Charles video displaying his prowess with the guitar. Even further impressed with his patience with my over eager 9 yr. Old on her first lesson. And he is a local talent!
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Paul B. January 10, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In home
Very comfortable. Has great ability to adapt to individual growth rate.
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Bryan K July 23, 2015
· Piano · In home
A+++!
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Charles W.

Charles W.

Gilbert, AZ 85234
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About Marzena S.

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Scottsdale, AZ
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About Marzena
My Unique Skills apply especially to very young piano students (even as young as 3 years old), and my passion for music, excellence, for teaching, and for organizing piano recitals and competitions make me the best teacher to motivate all of my students to play forever, and never ever quit!

With my European background of learning music with excellent teachers in music elementary school (since I was 5 years old); music high school; plus 2 years of teacher's college in Poland and 4 years in Chicago, Il USA - National College of Education (major piano pedagogy), with additional Computer Info
rmation System B.S. degree, and Masters Degree in Management (at National_Louis University) I can offer an excellent piano teaching program, well organized lessons including solid music theory background (I write music teaching computer software which is Fun, Easy, and enjoyable for all of my students). I am serious about teaching it right. My students are ready for any exams, competitions, recitals, shows.

*** Lesson Details ***
Always start reviewing a homework: main piano piece to practice
Use finger exercises (etudes) and for youngest students piano games involving good piano techniques
Learn parts of music theory (read notes) for a new piano piece
Play at least one classical piano piece for every level
Work on dynamics, expression, making it perfect and beautiful
Add some fun by playing popular songs, improvisation, duets for rhythm and tempo practice

*** Studio Equipment ***
New Grand Piano 5'
Digital Piano - Korg
Digital Piano - Technics
Digital keyboard (full/weighed keys)

*** Travel Equipment ***
Digital keyboard - Yamaha - full, weighted piano keys

*** Specialties ***
Children's Piano 5 years old to 18 (3 and 4 years old talented kids)

Classical piano - solid music theory
Own unique Music Planet Adventures program to teach music theory basics and notes reading in a Fun and Easy Digital Way

Introduction to music, rhythm, piano, dance, first songs, percussion instruments- in Preschool and Kindergarten
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Marzena S.

Marzena S.

Scottsdale, AZ 85257
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$28 / 30-min

About Larry P.

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Cave Creek, AZ

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About Larry
***My Takelessons Blog Posts:***
http://takelessons.com/blog/acting-in-famous-Shakespeare-plays
http://takelessons.com/blog/how-to-have-stage-presence

My name is Larry, and I was born and raised in Chicago and now call the Phoenix, AZ metro area home. I have two Master's Degrees in Education (Higher Ed. and Teaching and Learning with Technology), and am working on another M.A. currently in History. I have a tutoring business of my own, working with excellent education partners like Takelessons.

My tutoring business is geared towards middle, high school,and college students, and my sp
ecialization is geared in three arenas:

1) The Humanities: History (U.S., European, Oriental, and World), English, Literature (with a special passion for all things Shakespeare), and Social Studies (including American Government and Political Science).

2) Papers: Research papers (and how to do the research for them), essays, creative writing - everything to do with papers you ever wanted to know.

3) Drama (the Theatre kind of drama, not life drama): Acting, directing, staging, analysis, including the aforementioned Will Shakespeare.

***My Promise to You***

I will treat you like an individual - that means that we'll find out how YOU learn best, and we'll work that way. I don't teach "to the test", I don't teach memorization. I teach by asking and answering questions, as well as providing information.

***My Expectation of You***

That you will come with an open mind, come with questions, come with not just the willingness to learn and have fun, but the expectation to do both.

***Lesson Details***

*The Humanities*
The reason so many people go screaming into the night when confronted with lessons in things like history, or government, or English for that matter, are all the names and dates to memorize. I don't teach that way. We begin with things you want (or need) to know. From there, we cover how those things affected other things, It's a huge world out there, and how we got here from where we started is a wonderful and complicated trip. History doesn't happen in a vacuum, and we learn who we are by knowing where we come from.

*Papers*
Obviously I won't write your paper for you, but I will show you how and where to start your research (and how to sort it as well). I will also proof-read for grammar and/or organizational errors and show you how to structure it in general terms.

*Drama*
I have acted, I have directed. From the community to professional levels. We will talk about character creation, about staging, about working with your director as well as your fellow actors. We will mostly brainstorm, and you will be able to experiment in vision as well as technique.
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Chanda S. December 5, 2016
Verified Student · History · Online
We have very lively discussions which are less like lectures and more like questions and answers. Since Larry is very knowledgeable, he is flexible in where we take our lessons. We've started with Classic Greek but we've also delved into other periods. This makes it quite enjoyable, since it's nice to be able to bounce around at times.
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Chanda S. November 7, 2016
Verified Student · History · Online
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Jane September 12, 2016
Verified Student · ACT English · Online
Great teacher - knows how to guide you - looking forward to my next lesson.
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Larry P.

Larry P.

Scottsdale, AZ 85255
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$29 / 30-min

About Katheryn M.

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About Katheryn
Katheryn is an accomplished pianist/singer (competitively training and performing for over 12 years). She has been teaching private piano/vocal lessons since 2012 – opening her practice to beginners and intermediate students – and eventually joined the East Valley Rocks family in early 2014. There she started the “East Valley Kids Choir” group, organized several summer theater camps and classes, and also began to learn the basics of sound recording and engineering. She has taught multiple choir classes within East Valley schools (including East Valley High School and Bella Vista Prep), in addi
tion to performing piano and vocals on stage – locally and across the states. Katheryn also has a background in the piano industry, giving her the opportunity to explore the fundamentals of the piano business and to learn about the instruments needed to succeed.

Her lessons are structured to accommodate each individuals learning styles. With a classical base, Katheryn is able to provide an extensive theory education for each student in a format they will engage in and fully embrace with confidence. Her unique lesson styles and techniques will keep all children/adults enthusiastic and inspired to expand their music knowledge and keep practicing! Katheryn is currently exploring a variety of universities and colleges to pursue a higher musical education.
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Katheryn M.

Katheryn M.

Tempe, AZ 85283
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$30 / 30-min

About Melinda B.

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Scottsdale, AZ
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I am currently enrolled in the honors program at Scottsdale Community College and will be transferring to Arizona State University next year. I am working towards a triple major in psychology, biology, and mathematics. I am ultimately striving towards my goal of being a child psychiatrist.

I am capable of tutoring many aspects of studies. My strengths lie in math, reading, writing, ballet, and science. I have over six years of experience working as a nanny and have been a consistent homework helper. In addition, I have been tutoring math at my college.

Math is one of my favorite subject
s! I am currently working as a math tutor at my college and I have tutored children that I have nannied in every level of mathematics.

I love tutoring all ages and I look forward to helping my students reach their academic goals!
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Tommy May 18, 2016
Verified Student · Algebra · In studio
Melinda has helped my son bring his grade up rapidly. We are signing on for next year! Thank you!
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Larry February 23, 2016
· Trigonometry · In studio
Melinda is a very patient and knowledgeable tutor. She has helped my daughter understand the concepts that she was struggling with in trigonometry. After her weekly sessions with Melinda, she feels prepared and confident for her tests.
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Sara January 15, 2016
· Pre Calculus · In home
My sessions with Melinda have helped my understand Precalculus much better.
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Melinda B.

Melinda B.

Scottsdale, AZ 85257
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