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About Julie L.

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Hermitage, TN

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About Julie
I am passionate about Music and Music Education. It's rewarding for me to watch my students develop in their musical skill and enjoy making music more and more. My students range from the very young (5 years old) to school age children, to teens, and adults. My students benefit from my expertise in teaching Vocal and Piano music, my knowledge of Music Theory, and my encouraging teaching style. I have been involved in making music since I was a young child, and I have been teaching private students since I was a Music major at the University of Florida in 1982 when a fellow college student asked me to teach her voice lessons. I have a Music Education degree from the University of Florida; my major instrument was Voice, my minor was Piano. I taught as a public school music educator in Florida, California, and Tennessee between the years
of 1983 to 1997. I taught private students after school in my classroom while I was a public school teacher, and from my home since 1997. My post-graduate continuing professional education includes Tennessee Arts Academy at Belmont University, Kodaly Pedagogy and Solfege Level 1 (vocal teaching techniques, do-re-mi, ear training), Orff-Schulwerk Music for Children Level 1 certification, Yamaha M.I.E. (Music In Education) Piano Lab certification. My professionalism and expertise are at your service. I will work together with you to insure an enjoyable and informative learning experience.

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A typical lesson in my studio would begin with a brief question/answer time with the student to learn how their week has gone, and how their music practice is progressing.

For PIANO LESSONS we begin with Technique including scales and dexterity exercises, then we play from the Lesson book and a Recital selection. I typically let the student play through the pieces they have prepared without interruption, then I call attention to corrections that need to be made, I demonstrate the correction, and then ask the student to play the piece again. After that we go over the Theory assignments, and do Ear Training exercises. I am comfortable teaching from a variety of different methods courses. The methods course is chosen according to the student's interest. I never require a piano student to continue using books that are not inspiring. There so many methods courses available, that a student may always be able to have methods books they LOVE.

In my SINGING LESSONS we also begin with a recap of the student's week. Then we continue with Warm Up exercises to prepare the student's voice for the lesson. Then we study Sight Singing and Solfege Singing (do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-ti-do) to increase the student's listening skills. After that the student sings their selections. Like I do in Piano lessons, I listen to the pieces they have prepared without interruption, then I call attention to corrections that need to be made, I demonstrate the correction, and then ask the student to sing the piece again. I am comfortable teaching many styles of vocal music including classical, Broadway, pop, rock, and Christian.

For MUSIC THEORY lessons, the study material is chosen according to the student's interest and age. Topics include notation, chord structure, chord progression, melodic structure, and harmony. I also incorporate Music Listening in the Music Theory lesson in order to learn from the masters in many styles of music. My Music Theory students will also have the opportunity to develop composition and songwriting skills if they desire.

My teaching style is structured and friendly, keeping the student's goals and interests at the forefront. I enjoy motivating students to reach their highest potential.
After 3 to 6 months in my studio my students will see improvement in their musical technique, ear training, music reading, notation, and knowledge. They will be preparing recital pieces for an upcoming performance. I provide two recital opportunities a year: in December, and in May. Most importantly, the student's love and appreciation of music will be growing.

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PIANO lessons in Living Room: piano near front entryway, couch, loveseat, over-sized chair, dining room table, open space, end table with chair, parents may sit in on lesson.

SINGING lessons in Recording Studio: keyboard, recording equipment, desk, 2 chairs, music stand, microphone, private room. Parents may wait in adjacent rec room or sit in on lesson.

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I provide lesson books, the students should provide their instrument.

I do have a mobile keyboard to bring for SINGING lessons.

*** Specialties ***
Kodaly Pedagogy and Solfege Level 1

Orff-Schulwerk Music for Children Level 1 certification

Yamaha M.I.E. (Music In Education) Lab certified instructor
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Bettina March 1, 2018
· English · In studio
She is a very good teacher and I’m looking forward to my next lessons!
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Naomi J. November 8, 2017
· Basic Math · Online
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Fabio September 4, 2017
· Piano · In home
Julie is great. She's been teaching piano to our 5-year old daughter and she loves Julie's encouraging and caring style. Highly recommended.
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Hermitage, TN 37076
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About Yurie (Jamee) C.

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Nashville, TN
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About Yurie (Jamee)
Professional Korean linguist, liaison and cultural consultant. I started my linguistics career as a tutor and an instructor and have made my way up through working as a textbook writer, interpreter, translator, voice-over into the position I am in now. Full-blooded Korean, I was born in Republic of Korea - commonly known as South Korea - but was tossed back and forth from Korea to United Kingdom. From a young age, I was forced to be bilingual and forced to mend cultural gaps and balance two very different cultures. Thus something I have learnt from a very young age and gained professional knowledge on as I have worked in the industry. I have a passion for teaching and one of the services I offer as a cultural consultant is employee relocation training for businessmen and engineers.
I have taught students from various backgrounds, Koreans
, Americans, Korean-Americans, Chinese from age 5 to as old as a professor in his 50s. I am able to customize the lesson to fit the needs of the student and capitalizing on my skills as a cultural consultant, am able to provide a mend in the cultural gap, and not solely on linguistics. You will find that I am an encouraging teacher, but if you do not have a desire to learn, I will not have a desire to teach.
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Caitlin July 5, 2017
· Korean · Online
Jamee is a great teacher and she is incredibly accommodating to not only schedule conflicts but to different learning styles. I have been tutored by her for almost a year now and I am very happy with my how far I've progressed. Her materials and lessons are easy to look back on, and her patience helps keep me encouraged.
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David May 19, 2017
· Korean · Online
I requested lessons for my 8 year old son. Jamee has been very helpful, supportive and responsive to his questions. She is a dedicated teacher who is good at explaining new concepts. My son has really enjoyed taking Korean from her.
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David A. March 29, 2017
· Korean · Online
It was great and friendly
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Yurie (Jamee) C.

Yurie (Jamee) C.

Nashville, TN 37209
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About Tem T.

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Nashville, TN
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About Dr. Tem
“As an artist/educator who has a childlike soul, I both feel and sense life, and reflect this through my art; teaching is the best way to share and convey this understanding to younger generations. “Revealing students’ spirits with the love of music and helping them to use it with passion while making music” is my main philosophy in teaching.”

Dr. Tem

A composer and music technologist. Composing experience is diverse and includes composing for orchestras, and composing with computers for multimedia, computer games and film. Academic, research and work experience in Music Composition, Film Scoring, Music Theory and Ear Training, Piano, E-Learning, Music Technology, Computer Music, Sound Design, Game Audio and Game Technologies among favorite areas. Teaching in institutes offering such curriculum.

Has been the Director of Music &
Sound Production Department at SEBIT LLC., Between 1996-2015. SEBIT's primary areas of focus are E-Learning, Multimedia and Game Development, as well as research in these areas. It is located at Skysong, Arizona State University, Scottsdale AZ, USA.

Now teaching at Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN as a professor.
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Farzad S. September 19, 2017
· Turkish · Online
Thank you for teaching me in a simple way
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Gabriel February 9, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Dr. Tem is a wonderful teacher for any age and audience. If you only want to learn to play, then you will be satisfied. However, if you are interested in music as art and a form of expressing one self, you will find this is where Dr. Tem's ability to teach really shines through.
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Kolby K. February 7, 2016
· Piano · In home
This man is amazing, we are so blessed.
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Tem T.

Nashville, TN 37221
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About Mona S.

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Boston, MA

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I'm an active flutist and Japanese enthusiast living in Boston! I recently graduated from the University of Washington with a flute performance degree and Japanese minor and am now pursuing graduate studies at the New England Conservatory. I believe that learning music should be fun and inspiring, but that 95% of artistry is simply hard work! I, therefore, create a positive and encouraging environment for all of my students, while still setting challenging goals. Additionally, I tailor my teaching to fit each student’s needs so that learning potential can be maximized. Stylistic choices in musical expression/phrasing are encouraged through the incorporation of music theory, music history, and ear training skills into lessons. I also believe that body awareness is important, and will include stretches and practice methods into each lesson,
so students can practice efficiently and prevent injuries!

I grew up speaking both Japanese and English and welcome beginning Japanese students!
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Robert February 3, 2018
· Japanese · Online
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Warren M. December 19, 2017
· Flute · In studio
Terrific first lesson. Almost immediate improvement in tone thanks to a few simple, easy to remember cues. Stretching exercises and body stance were emphasized as a foundation to build for quality sound as well as care to prevent injury.
I almost can't wait for my next lesson.
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Rebecca July 9, 2017
· Japanese · Online
Mona knows what she's doing and is very kind. Not only are the links that she sends you during the lesson helpful but she explains when you'd use the words and helps you understand the appropriate situations for when you use them. She is very friendly and a wonderful teacher that will listen to your questions and answer them and her answers are never halfhearted. I completely would recommend her as a Japanese tutor/Instructor if you wish to learn how to speak and write Japanese while still having that relaxing environment.
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About Jennifer J.

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Christiansburg, VA

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About Jennifer
I'm Jennifer and I'm looking forward to helping you embody your own unique, powerful voice online. I've worked with children, high school/college students, professional actors, educators, broadcasters, singers, dancers, executives, students with special needs, senior citizens, immigrants, ESL students, and refugees. A teacher since 1999 and a professional performer since 1989, I draw on a wide range of experiences and techniques to create individualized student plans. I employ Lessac, Berry, Linklater, and Skinner voice and body work in addition to my own teaching methods. I am based in the beautiful mountains of Southwestern Virginia. I'm happy to answer your questions and help you grow in skill and confidence!
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Robyn February 22, 2018
· Speaking Voice · In studio
Jen is great! Knowledgable and kind.
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Courtney February 18, 2018
· Speaking Voice · In studio
She explains everything in great detail without any stress. Very nice and she really is invested in what you want to learn She knows her stuff and knows exactly what and how to help to make you more confident in any audition, or just more skilled in what you want to learn! Fantastic teacher!
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Brandon February 13, 2018
· Speaking Voice · In studio
Jennifer has been my consultant for any dialect or speech concern, that i come across in my acting. Due to her training, I was consistently cast throughout my college career, at Radford University School of Dance & Theatre. I now take lessons privately, in preparation for The Southeastern Theatre Conference in March.
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About Martha M.

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About Martha
I was born in Mexico and I moved to the States almost ten years ago, I have a BA degree in language teaching and Master degree in Romance language and literature. I have been teaching at three different universities, face to face class and online.
As a Spanish instructor in both platform I have had the opportunity to look for different ways to teach the language and see the students being able to produce and understand the language.
Culture is also a very important part of the learning process, if you learn a language from specific countries in this case, Spanish speaking countries you need to be able to learn about their culture, traditions, music, food, way of living , etc. So you will have a complete knowledge
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Martha M.

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About nicolas D.

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Brentwood, TN

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I am a native French speaker and an experienced teacher as well who believes that learning and fun are two compatible words. I always try to understand where students struggle with and figure out how to overcome learning obstacles by implementing engaging lesson combined with recreational activity.
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nicolas D.

nicolas D.

Brentwood, TN 37027
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$34 / 30-min

About Marie B.

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Murfreesboro, TN
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I'm in my late 20s , I just moved from France to the US!
I'm an architect, wanting to share some of my harp and french skills with you.
I come from a familly of musicians, my siblings and I use to play together.
In the recent years, when I was no more taking harp lessons, i played in a university simphonic orchestra, wonderfull!
I recently tought my husband french who never took any french class, and I think any of you could do it!
I'm known to be very nice, but also determined and disciplined in my work.
Looking forward to meeting you!
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Marie B.

Marie B.

Murfreesboro, TN 37128
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About Viktoriia B.

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Nashville, TN
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I am from Ukraine, but last couple of years I live in USA. My teaching experience is 3 years, but since Russian is my native language, I like teaching others. Most of my students are people who want to learn Russian language in order to travel and meet new friends. Teaching is my hobby. I like to help people achieve their goals. I am friendly and communicative person, I love reading and dancing. I invite you to book class with me and I will do by bests for you to enjoy it.
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Mike April 17, 2018
· Russian · In home
Thank you Victoria for such an amazing lessons in Russian language. Russian language is hard but thanks to your teaching it makes it more easy. I want to continue learning and thanks alot.
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Isabel April 17, 2018
· Russian · In studio
Viktoriia is such a great teacher, she has such a great energy and is always happy to help and answer any questions you have for her. I really recommend taking one of her classes!
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DustinP April 17, 2018
· Russian · In home
I really enjoy my lessons with Viktoriia l, she is very patient with me and always has a smile on her face! She is simply the best! :)
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Viktoriia B.

Viktoriia B.

Nashville, TN 37217
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