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About Benjamin P.

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About Benjamin
I discovered music sifting through my Dad's record collection and soon decided that I wanted to play guitar. As a teenager I began taking lessons and building confidence in my abilities. I played in different types of bands ranging from rock, country, blues, and jazz. After completing College in 2004, I realized music was not just going to be a hobby, but a career. At age 35, I have been teaching and playing guitar professionally for the last 11 years. I believe that anybody can learn to play as long as they are patient and understand that anything worthwhile takes time and sustained effor
t to achieve. You also need a good teacher who understands how to take you where you want to go musically. I have taught hundreds of different students of all ages and abilities. I have seen many of them grow musically and gain confidence in other areas of their lives as a result. I aim to inspire every student to find their way to a rewarding life through music.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lesson plans are developed on an individual basis. I want you to learn the music that inspires your passion. If the guitar is new to you, the first lessons are devoted to basic playing skills and techniques. It is important to develop a strong understanding of music fundamentals to ensure that the student is attaining the skills they need to be a complete musician. I emphasize technique with drills designed to raise my students' skills evenly across a wide range of categories, like picking, fretting, scale patterns, chord shapes, rhythm training, and ear training. I have had success with many students using this approach and most are playing songs within a couple months. For the more serious student, music theory is an important tool to understand songwriting and music in general. I am always open to discuss what we do during a lesson. I believe it is my job to balance what you want to do with what you need to do in order to succeed.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have amps, guitars, 1/4 inch cables, tuners, metronomes, paper and pens.
Would like students to have all these things but can accommodate based on need.

*** Specialties ***
Rock, Pop, Blues, Country, flat-picking, finger-style
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Keith M. March 25, 2016
Verified Student · Guitar · In studio
I must say that Benjamin was great. I come from no musical background and had zero knowledge. Benjamin made me feel relaxed and broke down the sessions in an easy way so that I could understand the concept of what we were trying to accomplish. I look forward to future lessons and learning how to play the guitar
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Kevin L. January 19, 2015
Verified Student · Guitar · In home
Ben is an amazing guitar teacher who is patient and always willing to work with a busy schedule. As a senior in high school, many things pop up and we are always able to work around it. His lessons are based around what the students want to learn and he always finds a way to accomplish it. He has a great deal of knowledge in music theory and has helped me many times stay ahead in my music theory class in school and more importantly how to tie it in musically. As a performing musician as well, he has experience and other bits of wisdom about music and beyond that he can/will share and has which I feel is important as well.
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Monica A. June 15, 2013
Verified Student · Guitar ·
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Ben is a great teacher! I am very happy with Ben and with Take Lessons. Ben is knowledgeable, patient, and kind. He knows how to challenge me and bring my skills to the next level without making the lessons too difficult. I would highly recommend Ben as a teacher!
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Benjamin P.

Baltimore, MD 21218
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About Gregory B.

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*** Travel Equipment ***
I am able to provide a full piano. With recording capabilities and metronome.

*** Specialties ***
Gospel, Gospel, a little jazz, and more Gospel.
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Nora May 24, 2016
Verified Student · Classical Piano · In home
Was great with our shy almost 4 year old!
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Timia March 31, 2016
Verified Student · Classical Piano · In home
When you have a patient instructor who smiles and has such an awesome attitude I couldn't have picked a better person to teach my daughter!! Super pleased!
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Christine Montgomery February 19, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In home
Mr. Brown is very attentive to my 6-year-old with piano lessons. He's very patient and always pleasant. He also tailors his lessons according to my child's development to ensure he's grasping each concept before moving on to the next lesson. I would highly recommend him as a piano instructor.
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Gregory B.

Baltimore, MD 21202
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About Julissa F.

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Parkville, MD
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About Julissa
I am a freelance tutor and translator. I have been tutoring for more than 8 years. I am very friendly, patient and professional. I tutor college students and children. I got my Associate in Arts and Sciences - Psychology from Union County College in NJ. On my sessions I apply constructivist teaching techniques which have proven excellent results. I am an avid observer of details which helps me determine the student's strengths. My classes are fun as playing a game! I am also a Therapeutic Mentor in Catholic Charities. In order to be accepted I had to get a full background check because I deal
with very special and unique children.
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Demerris J. July 15, 2016
Verified Student · Spanish · In studio
Julissa is a wonderful teacher who meets me at my level but also challenges me beyond my limitations.
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Bertillia June 9, 2016
Verified Student · Algebra · Online
Our experience with Ms. Julissa was wonderful! Ms. Julissa stepped and corrected my daughter's mistakes but make the correction in a way that helped my daughter see her mistakes. Ms. Julissa ability to engage our daughter, gave her the drive and ambition to reactivate. My daughter is now on the right track. Thank you Ms. Julissa for your skills and willingness to help our child!!!

If we need you again we will reach out to you! Be blessed!!!!
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Donna May 4, 2016
· Spanish · Online
Three lessons in and loving it!
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Julissa F.

Julissa F.

Parkville, MD 21234
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About Jack C.

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I've always been an excellent writer, so I earned a degree in journalism. Writing well is a skill I hope to instill in others but it wasn't until I traveled to China that I became a teacher.

I taught myself Guitar, Mandarin, Magic and Nunchaku and I learned Ju-Jitsu, Wing Chun and teaching techniques.

A book or Youtube is a good starting point but neither replaces or exceeds the value of instruction combined with practice.

As I design my second board game and get my first published, I've taught myself Photoshop, Excel and Game Theory. Agricola is my favorite.

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ek my help remember this: Will Manifests Reality. Focus your effort through your mind to change the future. Everything begins within.
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Stan February 27, 2017
· Essay Writing · In home
Without Jack's help, it would have taken me hours to edit and polish my midterm paper. He arrived promptly and worked quickly to discover my needs. My brain isn't designed for writing, I'm a math guy. Jack's a writer. Long story short, literally, I aced my paper. If you need help with a paper or a project and you want it done right the first time, Jack's the man for you!

Thanks Jack for all your help!
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Jack C.

Towson, MD 21286
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About Laurent D.

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Hi There!

My name is Laurent. I am French and have recently moved to the US from the UK where I spent the last 6 years working for a multinational fashion brand as a buyer.

I have a Masters in Fashion Logistics and Buying from France and in Fashion Entrepreneurship from the UK as well as experience working for small, medium and big companies. I also have created my own company in the past and have been blogging about fashion for 10 years.

My passions include food and cooking in general, so if learning about fashion is not your thing, I can also teach you how to make an amazing boeu
f bourguignon or impress your friends with some French crepes amongst other things.

Finally, I can also teach you my language, French. I have been speaking English since I was 6 years old and am completely fluent with full business proficiency.

I look forward to meeting you and sharing what I know!

A bientôt!

Laurent
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Stephanie February 24, 2017
· French · In home
Laurent is a great French teacher - he is patient, easy to get along with, and speaks perfect English so even if you don't catch on right away, he can help explain things from an English perspective. Very highly recommended!
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Laurent D.

Townsend, DE 19734
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