Toni McGuire

Toni M.

Alexandria, VA

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Toni delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 3+, males 3 to 20 and special needs

Teaching since:

Hi! I'm Teacher Toni and I'm your next music or ESL teacher. I care about my students. I work hard to find out your learning style and teach you how you best learn.

I have an Associates of Fine Arts from Northern VA Community College and a TEFL certificate and a Home Tutor certificate from Tutor in your Home.

I'm a life long musician. Voice is my main instrument but I play piano, guitar, and flute. I have performed in many choirs. And I have judged musicians here in America and in China. Recently I lived in China and taught music and English to students aged 6 to 40. The languages of music and English open many doors the world over.

I have performed all over the world on piano and as a singer/songwriter with the guitar. I write music for Piano, voice and guitar and I'm always looking to learn that next instrument.

It would be my pleasure and honor to introduce you or continue your exploration of music and English.

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Your next music or ESL teacher
Jul 2017 - Present

I teach Piano, guitar and voice in the homes of my students.

Foreign Teacher
Sep 2016 - Jun 2017
Zhengzhou Tourism College

Taught British and American culture, Cross Culture Communication and oral English.

Sole proprietor
Jan 2013 - Jun 2017
Private lessons with Toni

Taught private English, Piano and guitar to students in China. Also judged piano competitions and have piano master classes in Zhengzhou and Zhou Lou.

Foreign English teacher
Sep 2012 - Jun 2016
Henan Technology University

Taught oral English to second year college students and several of the faculty. Spoke at English Corners and judged English competitions.

Sole proprietor
Sep 1989 - May 1997
Ten Fingers Piano Studio

Taught music students Piano, flute, clarinet, violin, guitar, voice and music history and theory. Students were encouraged to perform on studio recitals, local music competitions and community service recitals.


Associate of Arts
Jan 1985 - May 1988
Northern Virginia Community College


Limited Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Feb 2014
TEFL Educator


National Guild of Piano Teachers/American College of Musicians, The
Sep 1990

Our primary function is to establish definite goals and awards--in noncompetitive auditions--for students of all levels, from the earliest beginner to the gifted prodigy.

Girl Scouts of America
Sep 1974

It began over 100 years ago with one woman, Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon "Daisy" Low, who believed in the power of every girl. She organized the first Girl Scout troop on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, and every year since, we've made her vision a reality, helping girls discover their strengths, passions, and talents.

Today we continue the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.

We're the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs for girls from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to do something amazing.

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Photos & Videos

My student Lily, in China.

Playing a gig at a coffee house in TN.


5 Reviews

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LI Jul 22, 2017
ESL · In studio

I am a professor of a university in China. About 4 years ago, my daughter was a student of first grade in a junior school. At that time ,my daughter's English was not good, especially her pronunciation. I was very worry about it. I came to know Toni through some people of a English Corner, and asked her to help me and my daughter. That was the begin of the story of teacher Toni and my family. My daughter went to Toni's home almost every Sunday afternoon. Toni is a very good teacher, and very kind, very Patient to my daughter. Toni improved my daughter's English very quickly, and at same time make her like to learn it. My daughter like Toni very much, and every week had a very pleasant and interesting conversation. Now, my daughter is a student in a foreign language senior school ,and was be voted as a monitor. I am so glad to have met Toni, and helped us. Thanks a lot for Toni's excellent work.

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Fairy Jul 21, 2017
ESL · In home

Toni is one of my best teachers I have ever met. She is a very nice teacher for her helps me to talk in English bravely and explains questions patiently. It's my pleasure to be a student of her.Thanks Toni~

angel Jul 21, 2017
· In home

she is my daughter's English teacher. my daughter likes her very much. she is a good teacher, her pronunciation is perfect, she has variety of teaching methods .she can sing and play games with my daughter. every week my daughter can't wait to see her.

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Yihan Jul 21, 2017
ESL · In home

Toni is one of the best teacher I've ever met.When I first met her I was a fourteen-year-old shy girl , I felt nervous about my English especially speaking.But now I am able to speak English fluent.Toni helped me not only on how to speak English but also helped me to build self-confidence . When I went to Japan to travel two years ago ,people there even though I came from an English speaking country.Toni did help me a lot. I could take good care of myself when I go abroad for university because she teach me how make my life easier by speaking English.All in all,Toni is a perfect teacher ,a good friend and a very nice people.

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Hao Jul 20, 2017
Classical Piano · In home

She is a really good teacher, so patient. She takes care of my mood every moment and give me a lot of confidence. Beside she's really good at piano. If I have any grammar problem please don't mention, I'm a Chinese.😂

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