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About Margo L.

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Chicago, IL

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About Margo
Are you ready to fall in love with your voice? Are you ready for something different? If your voice isn’t becoming to you, YOU should be coming to ME!

I know what it's like to be frustrated with boring exercises and processes that seem to take a lot of time but yield no results. That's why I decided to teach DIFFERENTLY!

I've invested a lot of time, energy, emotion and $$$ on big-name schools and "experts", only to be disappointed with what I was taught because a lot of the information or techniques they employed simply didn't apply to me or my goals.

Since 1997, I have perfected the K.I.S.S. methodology to improve sales, stage performance, professional advancement and overall quality of life. My effectiveness and willingness to guarantee my work sets me worlds apart from every other professional in my field. Furthermore,
I have been named "Top Producer" in EVERY sales and management position held and have won first place in every singing and speech competition EVER entered since 1991. However, with my accolades, I am humble, easy-going and take a light-hearted and humorous approach to my coaching sessions.

At an early age, I was taught the importance of working "smart" and not "hard." Efficiency and effectiveness were the order of every day.
As the daughter of a Master Herbalist/musician (mother) and bodybuilder/ musician/ policeman (father), wellness, discipline and the stage have always been the way of life.

As a child, I was fascinated by my mother's stories of performing with members of Earth, Wind and Fire and other famous musicians and marveled at my father's accounts of being a friend and colleague of Sergio "The Myth" Oliva (3x Mr. Olympia). These experiences piqued a strong interest in stage performance and resulted in years of training in fine arts, fitness and linguistics. I was constantly reminded that the best performers in any field are "complete packages", meaning that they are well-rounded and adept in multiple facets of their chosen field.

To become a complete package, I studied classical piano and vocal performance at Sherwood Conservatory of Music and VanderCook College of Music; martial arts (Hapkido) at Hyun's; Fashion Design and Merchandise Management at International Academy of Design & Technology; herbal medicine at The School of Natural Healing; acting and musical improvisation at ETA Theatre and The Second City; flag, rifle and sabre twirling with South Shore Drill Team and runway/print modeling at Barbizon and The Fashion Connection. I have also studied tap, liturgical, ballet, modern, salsa, ballroom and street dance; speech therapy; actively study psychology, anatomy and nutrition and am a NESTA-certified wellness coach.

*** Specialties ***
Pitch Correction
Whistle Register Development
Vocal Physiology
Overcoming Performance Anxiety
Accent Reduction
Repertoire Selection
Concert and Competition Preparation
Public Speaking
Physical Maintenance of the Vocal Instrument
Overcoming Speech Impediments
Stage Movement
Studio Recording Techniques
Songwriting
Image Development
Vocal Range Enhancement
Post-surgical re-immersion
Students with autism, down syndrome and speech impediments

Group classes are also available.

*** Lesson Details ***
Each lesson is tailor-made to suit the student's individual needs. Custom action plan will be given to each student on a case-by-case basis. No instruments are used in my lessons, as I train the voice to be a standalone instrument. However, if you would like to accompany yourself with a guitar, piano or percussion instrument, you are very welcome to do so.

*Please note that 15-minute sessions are ONLY available online. In-person sessions must be a minimum of 30 minutes. 31 and 61-minute sessions are for whistle register training only.

Online Disclaimer:
When choosing online lessons, please make sure that your system is functioning properly, that you know how to use the platform, that you have a good internet connection and that you are logged in on time, as no concessions will be made for time used due to technical difficulties.

Timing Disclaimer:
Our time together is very valuable. If you are not on time for your session, the missed portion will not be made up at the end of the session. If I am not on time, I will make up the missed portion at the end of the session or alternate agreed-upon time. No exceptions or make-up sessions will be made for illness, weather, transportation issues (including car trouble), or any other short-notice reason. Rescheduled lessons must be made a minimum of 48 hours in advance and must be made up within the calendar week of the original lesson. If it is not made up within that week, it will still count as a paid session and cannot be made up at a later time.
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Bridget B. August 18, 2017
· Speaking Voice · Online
I have been working with Margo for several months. She has helped me tackle some of my public speaking challenges with creative exercises. She is an awesome coach that builds up confidence in her students with each lesson. I high recommend Margo for any of your speaking or voical training needs. Margo is an expert in her craft and passionate about helping others.
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Kara April 22, 2017
· Singing · In home
I was very impressed with her. I know she will help my daughter achieve her goals.
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Hessie D. February 7, 2017
· Singing · In home
My first lesson today with Margo was great!!!
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About Hikaru I.

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Columbia, SC
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はじめまして!My name is Hikaru. I'm originally from Tokyo Japan, and this is my eighth year living in NY so it feels like my second home now. I'm currently pursuing my Master's degrees at SUNY Albany for Language Education and Communication and completed my Bachelor's Degrees in Music Department, Music Performance and Political Science. I LOVE to teach languages and also the enjoyment in devoting your time to music! Excited to hear from you!
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Nestor March 29, 2018
· Japanese · Online
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Dane L. March 6, 2018
· Japanese · Online
Really enjoying our lessons so far! Hikaru is very flexible, which has really worked out well for me. Since I live in Japan our schedules are very different, but we've been able to make it work nonetheless. She always has lesson plans put together and sends you the PDF's before each lesson. If you are curious about things not in the lesson plan, she's always happy to explore that with you as well. Most importantly, she makes you feel comfortable while you are trying to read and speak Japanese. Thank you, Hikaru!
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Harry February 10, 2018
· Japanese · Online
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Hikaru I.

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About Seiko D.

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Saratoga, CA
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About Seiko
I enjoy teaching Japanese. I am a native Japanese speaker, born and raised in Japan. I have a college degree in Japan with a secondary teaching credential as well as a BS degree in the US. Prior to a Japanese tutor, I worked at global companies in Japan and the US for 15+ years would be a plus for tutoring and mentoring your goals.

Everyone has a different style and level of learning languages. I teach beginners to advanced levels. My sessions would be individually tailored based on your interests, necessary improvements, and goals. You would most likely use textbooks during sessions. For school students, I am familiar with textbooks being used in the bay area. I teach my students based on their school classes and assignment preparations. For business needs, my work experience would help you not only learning the language but also str
engthening your communication skills in understanding of its cultural aspects and nuance. For job seekers and Japanese college applications, I have experience of reviewing and proofreading resume and essays as well as AP/JLPT test preparations.

I also teach group lessons (2+ people more). Please ask for the rate.
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Nikolaos August 29, 2018
· Japanese · In studio
Seiko walks with me every lesson through the "Japanese for busy people" book and I like how she asks me to go through exercises in japanese so I can get used to listening. We also spend time enriching vocabulary.
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Javier January 25, 2018
· Japanese · In studio
It was a fantastic lesson! I learned a lot (: Arigatou Gozaimasu
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George O. January 7, 2018
· Japanese · In studio
It was very exciting to learn with her and I am excited for future lessons.
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About Aya G.

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Columbia, SC
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Hello my name is Aya, I am a Native Arabic speaker, I teach formal Arabic (Fusha), and also the Syrian, and Egyptian dialect.
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Aya G.

Aya G.

Columbia, SC 29229
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About Sarah S.

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Columbia, SC
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My name is Sarah. I’m a ballet dancer. And I’m also a French native speaker. I came here is United State in 2017 to do my job:dancer.
I don’t have any qualification to teach, but because I was born in France it’s easier for me to teach.

Please contact me for more informations.
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Sarah S.

Sarah S.

Columbia, SC 29201
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Peachtree City, GA

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My name is Titilayo, and I am a native German and English speaker. My name is Yoruba and means eternal joy! I have lived in Austria, Nigeria, England, the Netherlands, and now in the US. I am an international flight attendant for a major United States airline, and have had the privilege of travelling around the world meeting people and experiencing different cultures. I would love to share and learn with you!
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Titilayo A.

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About Stephen G. P.

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Cranford, NJ
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About Stephen G.
Ciao,

I was born, completed my studies and have lived in Milan, Italy, my whole life.
While completing my graduate degree in business, among other things, I tutored a variety of subjects to students of all different ages (from elementary school up to adults).

I strongly believe the most effective way of learning a new language, once you got the grammar basics, is through conversation. Consistent, gradual conversations, simulating real-life situations, will make anyone learn a new language in a fun way, and will also help break the shyness of speaking a foreign language right from the start. I believe the same applies for those interested in perfecting any language they've learned in the past.

My lessons will therefore mainly focus on conversations (obviously based on your starting level), on teaching you true Italian expressions, and w
hen to apply them, and on making the grammar-learning process much less tedious!

I look forward to meeting you and helping you become an Italian pro!

Ciao,

Steph
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Stephen G. P.

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Columbia, SC
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I am a Spanish Language native speaker. I have taught Spanish for more than 20 years. I have a bachelor in language teaching and a Master degree in Education.
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Pedro M.

Pedro M.

Columbia, SC 29223
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Miami, FL
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I am a native Chinese speaker and an experienced Mandarin Chinese teacher. I am fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese, and can teach you either Chinese language. I have 20 years of tutoring experience. I received many awards in China because of my teaching. I love teaching and nothing can satisfy me more then when I see my students learning and improving. I like to help them with what they don't understand and see how they can overcome their weakness and be successful. I use many different techniques to help my students learn and always enjoy seeing them overcome a learning obstacle or become proficient in their language skills. My teaching is to learn happily, and feel the joy of learning. No matter what your age- from teenagers to adults- to motivate you to learn is the first important thing I will do. I am patient and extremely social
and friendly. I know how to teach and communicate with people properly. I love working with adults and children! let me know how I can help you!
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Vivian S.

Vivian S.

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