I've been playing guitar since I was 9 years old and teaching guitar since I was 14. I grew up playing in bands with friends. My parents would drive us (and a ton of equipment!) to wherever we were playing, which was sometimes 50 to 200 miles from home! I later did studio work and played as a solo entertainer. I also studied acting while in college, so being on stage and performing is very comfortable for me. I have extensive experience in teaching both individuals and groups with regard to several different venues, including guitar, bass guitar, acting, public speaking, songwriting and stu
dio recording. I also provide a unique service that my students tell me is very helpful. I record instructions, or demonstrations, and email them to you - on the spot! This way you don't get home and wonder "Now how did that go?" or, " How was I able to do that?" You just open the email and listen to it – whenever you like.
*** Lesson Details *** My teaching style is geared toward each individual student. Everyone has different specific interests and desired outcomes, so my lessons are based on your priorities and your goals. Beginning with your first lesson you should feel inspired and excited! Even if you are just beginning to learn an instrument, you need to have a teacher who can supply you with what you need AND have you playing things that you like within a very short time. This applies to all types of music; rock, standards, folk, metal, classic rock, popular, country, whatever you want to play. Beginner or advanced. So it's up to you -- just tell me what you want to get out of the lessons, and that is what we do! I may be the instructor, but YOU are the director.
*** Studio Equipment *** Martin 1963 "000-18" acoustic guitar Fender Telecaster electric guitar Acoustic Amplifier (Acoustic is the brand name) Digital Recorder (portions of lessons are recorded & emailed to you) Digital Video Recorder (portions videoed and emailed to you) All music, tab, and diagrams are supplied at no additional cost
*** Travel Equipment *** Guitar, sheet music, diagrams, and any and all notes pertinent to what we work on. I supply everything but the guitar that you are playing.
*** Specialties *** Electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar. Rock, folk, gospel, country, finger-picking, vocal accompaniment, improvisation, lead guitar.
Brandon H October 5, 2015
Dave is an amazing teacher and I can't thank him enough for all he has taught me. I had to take a short break for personal reasons, but will not hesitate to go back to him as soon as I can restart. He is very knowledgeable and a great player and tailors the learning around songs you want to play so to keep you engaged and having fun. Great learning environment in a nice neighborhood I highly recommend Dave if you are wanting to learn how to play!
Nathan September 30, 2015
Bass Guitar ·
Very patient and easy to learn from teacher. Methods are taught around the music you want to play!
James September 29, 2015
Great instructor, Great personality. Great job of getting me started on the journey.
I do many voiceovers and use different voices such as they use in movies and cartoons I can show students how to record voiceovers and also how to speak and presentations and present themselves in a positive way whether it's for a debate club or music I can help you really become a great speaker
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"
Bryan K July 23, 2015
Dawson G. June 11, 2015
In home Verified Student
Drake G. June 11, 2015
In home Verified Student
As the owner and principal instructor at Studio D - Dance & Voice, my goal is to provide a positive, enjoyable learning experience for all of my students.
My background includes dance (teaching, performance and competition), commercial acting, singing, modeling, and radio/TV experience. My talent resume is available upon request. I have been on network TV and I've been a national media spokesperson for a major US corporation. I'm represented by one of the top talent agencies here in Arizona and I have worked extensively in Los Angeles.
the following individual and group classes:
- BELLY DANCE: Beginning and Intermediate (mainly cabaret style, including zils, veils, scarves, veils, and fan veils). We also dance a wide variety of belly dance, Oriental, and fusion dances - something for everyone!
Interested in performing? Then you'll definitely want to join my belly dance performance troupe. I'm always looking for committed dancers who want to learn choreography and performance techniques. We perform at various venues around the Valley.
- BALLROOM: (including Latin, Swing, Smooth, and Club dances)
For ballroom classes, both couples and individuals are welcome - no partner is required. I work with students who are serious about learning how to dance, and who want to learn proper technique in addition to dance figures. I'm especially interested in working with dancers who are considering competitions and performance. I absolutely love choreographing routines for my student dancers!
I teach at one of the largest studios in the valley - we have plenty of room to move and explore the various dances you want to learn.
For couples planning their wedding, I can help you choreograph and rehearse an enjoyable wedding dance that you and your guests will remember for a lifetime.
Having a party? I offer group lessons and performances (ballroom and belly dance) for special occasions at your location.
I'm looking forward to helping you become the dancer you want to be!
ACTING / SINGING STUDENTS:
Please let me know your goals and interests and I will help you achieve them. I utilize a variety of different methods and techniques customized for each student. I have been acting and singing for over 20 years.
I teach all aspects of modeling, including print, runway, platform, tearoom and showroom. You will also learn about hair, make-up, auditions, fittings and the business of modeling. And, you will have the opportunity to work with a professional photographer to practice and build your portfolio.
*** Lesson Details ***
DANCE LESSON INFORMATION:
There are a few rules of dance etiquette that any reputable instructor will ask you to follow:
- Please come dressed appropriately. My studio maintains a dress code, so please arrive in appropriate dance attire. Belly dancers may wear yoga pants and athletic tops (belly dance skirts are also perfect). I can provide coin belts and practice veils.
- While in belly dancing we dance barefooted, ballroom dancing does require special shoes. These are highly recommended. Please note that sneakers are discouraged (rubber soles will stick to the floor and impede your movement). If you want to try a lesson or two in regular shoes, that's fine. Just be sure to wear shoes with a leather sole.
- Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your lesson so that you are ready to go when your lesson time begins. If you arrive late, you will forfeit that time.
- Cancellations require a 24-hour notice. This policy allows us to offer your lesson time to another student.
Most important, lesson times are all about YOU. Each lesson will continually build on your knowledge and skills. Your dance instruction will be customized just for you, your skill level, and your goals.
***Accessories and Props***
- Belly dance: I can provide coin belts and practice veils. For more advanced students, I would ask them to purchase their own props and costumes.
- Ballroom dance: Students will need a pair of appropriate ballroom dance shoes (recommended, but not required initially).
- Acting, voice, and modeling: No special items are necessary.
mark C. September 22, 2014
Ballroom Dance ·
Debra is a great instructor for dancing. I've studied with her for many hours and found her teaching to be pleasant, easy to understand, and right to the point; she helped me turn my two left feet into ones that can dance.
The nice thing is that with her background in television, P.R. and how to present a good image, and she has taught me to be more confident and comfortable with my dancing. As a guy, that means a lot!
I highly recommend Debra for anyone wanting to learn the fine art of dance.
Experienced, Highly Qualified Math Tutor and Music Teacher Available!
Math got you down? It can be easier than you think! My knowledge of math has greatly increased my income. It can increase your income, too! Don't get stuck earning minimum wage. I am an experienced teacher and have been tutoring people since 1975. I passed the state AEPA Area 10 test and am highly qualified to teach secondary mathematics. I even help students who are home-schooled! For your peace of mind I hold a current State of Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card. I am also an experienced st
udent with seven college degrees, including a B.A.! I used my Data Processing degree to write some math drill computer programs to help students with basic math skills. Students can access them on my laptop computer! I have recently been working as a chess coach and have a little time available around my coaching and tutoring schedule.
Contact me for tutoring: math, algebra, trigonometry, geometry, test preparation (math portions of AIMS, ACT, SAT, ASVAB, GED, GRE, GMAT, etc.), physics, electronics, computers (software, hardware), music (theory, aural perception, guitar, piano, voice, winds), Spanish, economics, investments, business, and chess.
Music Lessons in Your Home on Your Instrument!
Music lessons (appreciation/history, theory, aural perception, songleading, guitar, piano, voice, winds) by a professional singer.
Until 2013, my primary source of income since 1992 was education. I have been to Europe five times, México twice, coast-to-coast in the U.S., and to Hawaii twice (Now I have been to every southern state except Florida!).
* experienced high school math teacher * experienced private teacher * experienced tutor * OPAC certification for Windows * OPAC certification for Windows XP * OPAC certification for Spreadsheet * OPAC certification for Basic Excel 2007 * OPAC certification for Intermediate Excel 2007 * OPAC certification for Basic Word 2007 * OPAC certification for Intermediate Word 2007 * OPAC certification for PowerPoint * OPAC certification for Database * OPAC certification for Basic Math * OPAC certification for Record Locating * OPAC certification for Telephone Order Entry * OPAC certification for Customer Service * OPAC certification for Proofreading * OPAC certification for Spelling
*** Lesson Details *** I work with you on what you need. My goal is to help you understand so that you can learn to do what you need to do without me.
*** Specialties *** I specialize in helping people learn the math they need for school and tests such as AIMS, ACT, SAT, GMAT, GRE, ASVAB, etc. I am a highly qualified math teacher in Arizona.
I also teach computers, software, electronics, music, chess, and Spanish.
Andrea S. November 11, 2015
In home Verified Student
We are working with Jim currently. My son is adhd. And we are adjusting to his needs. Jim has been very patient. Good experience so far.
Megan C. August 6, 2015
In home Verified Student
Jim was very patient and explained the basics well. Great first lesson.
Students are raving about their Speaking Voice instructors on TakeLessons.
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Review by Jareds
"Anne is great. She is a great teacher who is extremely nice and easy to relate to. I'm learning a lot. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for spe
Boston, MA teacher:
Review by Dan
"Passionate, effective and thoughtful teacher.
I attended an Alexander Technique workshop Jameson co-hosted at the New England Conservatory and recently
began personal lessons on AT and voice lessons with him. Jameson is passionate about teaching and is able to teach students at different levels of ability.
I would highly recommend Jameson for singing and Alexander Technique lessons. I couldn't ask for a better teacher."
Austin, TX teacher:
Review by Enrique
"Dan is a great teacher! His lessons and advice were very helpful. In only 2 lessons I learned a lot about breathing and how to incorporate breathing in my
presentations. I would definitely recommend him!"
New York, NY teacher:
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Review by Meggan
"Great instructor, I learned a lot in a short period. The exercises where fun and I became more aware of my speaking strengths and weaknesses. I would defi
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Atlanta, GA teacher:
Review by Mike Tsao
"Tanisha is impressive. She focused quickly on my goal of developing a more sustainable speaking voice and gave me a set of practical exercises, tips, read
ing material, and video material for continuing to improve my delivery even after our lesson package had ended. She tailored her instruction to my specific needs and blended her advice with humor and empathy. I felt comfortable working with her. She even got me to sing once or twice. You'll be really happy with your voice instruction from her. Thank you, Tanisha!"
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Sue Ellen
"Adapts Well to Student Needs and Interests
Tiffiny has a wonderful mix of encouragement, creativity and insight. She is very good at discovering student
interests and incorporating them into the class setting. She is also a cornucopia in terms of skils and techniques. Tiffiny is patient and flexible in terms of student's ability to progress. I could go on for pages. She is wonderful, especially considering she was my introduction to the world of voice. Thank you!"
San Diego, CA teacher:
Review by John Bozeman
"Kendra is very responsive and flexible with scheduling! Her willingness to work with me and accommodate my busy schedule is invaluable. Kendra is making t
his the greatest self-help decision/investment I have ever made. Best instructor ever, for real!"
Tallahassee, FL teacher:
Review by Jerry
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focus in on the areas for improvement and provide the tools to make the improvements. Eulis is an excellent instructor and I highly recommend him to anyone seeking to become a better speaker."
San Diego, CA teacher:
Review by Henry
"Krista actually worked with both my boys on voice and piano. She was great and engaging with them. She accommodated the different styles and personality
of each child to maximize their potential. I would highly recommend Krista."