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Ilona M.

Pompano Beach, FL

About Ilona

For my tutoring sessions I use skills that include goal-directedness, I teach how to organize learning in small steps and how to set them up; I always strive to motivate and engage my students to make the learning interesting and fun; I also use self-control skills to teach how to avoid distractions and I use different focusing strategies. I use positive mind set skills to teach how to use failures as a learning opportunities.

I have a Master's Degree (2012) in teaching English to speakers of other languages, and Bachelors in Music Education (2010), both from Florida Atlantic University,
as well as degree in violin performance from Poland.
I studied piano in Poland for 10 years & taught both piano & violin for over 20 years. I also teach flute & cello for the past 5 years, as I studied them during my Music Education program.

I teach music for over 24 years using the traditional and Suzuki methods. I am a fan of the Essential Elements 2000 for string instruments, and the Alfred's Piano Library for piano. Alfred's piano library can be used for any age as they also have books especially made for adult learners. I also like their music flash cards.
For teaching music theory I mostly used Master Theory.

I personalize every lesson, and always set goals for my students. Most of my violin students are members of the Florida Youth Orchestra as well as Gold Coast Youth Orchestra and my piano students participate in Pompano Beach competition and the annual Piano Guild auditions.
I teach any age and any level, and always stress that learning a new instrument is very similar to learning a new language, it needs a lot of patience, persistence and repetitions. My lessons are customized to my students needs, and are work in progress as they needs may change over time. I always remind my students that music can give them instant gratification when they learn to play favorite songs.
I always encourage my students to tell me about their music preferences, so I can incorporate them in their music lessons.

*** Lesson Details ***
All my tutoring sessions include reviews of previously learned material and if possible the use of technology. I use students books but often bring extra study materials if necessary.
All my lessons include: technique: I like to use the Finger Power for piano students and Essential Elements for my string students, and scales for both.
music theory: I use Master Theory or other books such as Hal Leonard's Piano Note spellers & Piano Music Theory books for younger ages, music flash cards to support learning notes and musical terminology, and of course the fun part performance.

Besides Essential Elements 2000 for strings I also use String Tunes and Fiddle Runners to add more fun to the lessons. For piano students I use Holiday Treats book, which comes in 2 different levels: Beginner & Intermediate, so my students have a new songs for a specific holiday.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I always bring violin with me to be able to show what I teach.

*** Travel Equipment ***
The students needs to have their books and assigned material ready for tutoring. Instrumental students needs to have their music books & instrument available as well as a pencil. I always stress with my students to be organized and prepared for their lesson, this way they will be able to focus better during the lesson. I bring my violin with me. I also ask that the room where the lesson takes place to be free of any distractions, such other siblings or any other noise. The quiet environment helps in faster learning.

*** Specialties ***
I tutor most K-12 subjects and prepare students to take ACT, SAT, GRE tests.
Music genres: Classical, traditional, Suzuki, Popular, Celtic, fiddle, Blues
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Denise L. September 15, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
wonderful and fulfilling! I enjoyed learning and will continue.
Ilona very patient and makes learning fun .
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Michelle W. April 15, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Ilona is very nice and very knowledgeable. I look forward to learning a great deal from her.
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Sebastian October 27, 2015
Fiddle · In home
Verified Student
She is very professional, helpful, thorough and efficient. Knows her stuff!
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Ilona M.

Ilona M.

Pompano Beach, FL 33063
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Allen P.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

About Allen

I am a University of Miami School of Music graduate with extensive experience in music education, theory, songwriting and arranging.
As a winner of the Florida State Concerto Competition at 17, and having performed with some of South Florida's best singers and musicians, I offer a wealth of knowledge about how to connect music theory with music practice.

*** Lesson Details ***
I specialize in creating individual lesson plans - no 'cookie cutter' methods, and no lectures about practicing!

My teaching style is free-flowing and relaxed. I'm very willing to adapt to any and all situations
in order to make music education work for YOU.

We offer group lessons that help young students learn socially and with fun activities. Our music reading curriculum teaches "easy success", in a one - note - at - a - time fashion.

*** Equipment ***
I have a small keyboard lab of 4 - 5 pianos for group lessons and games.
It is preferred that private students have a piano or full size keyboard.
We also provide games, piano accompaniment tracks, and other accessories to make lessons more interactive and fun.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Gospel, Pop, Blues, Group Piano
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Christopher G. February 23, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Great person, can't wait to have the next lesson
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Cheryl Pfeffer January 22, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Awesome.
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Gabriel A. January 12, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Allen was patient and very knowledgable.
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Allen P.

Allen P.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33319
(6)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Teresa G.

Miami, FL

About Teresa

I have taught students of all ages. Some were beginners and some advanced. My patience and calm personality helps students get the most from their lessons.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a patient teacher. If you apply yourself you will certainly make progress with me. I will follow the curriculum that TakeLessons suggests, but I do know that they are flexible. After 3 to 6 months, you will have made progress if you apply yourself. I look forward to working with you.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have an upright piano in my home.

*** Specialties ***
I teach Classical piano. I have
also tutored with many Academic Tutoring Services for many years. My students always improve and enjoy working with me.
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Judith G. June 5, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I felt comfortable with the way she teached me!!!!
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Bernie April 30, 2016
Piano · In home
Teresa is patient and she is a great teacher.
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Marc A. January 25, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Teresa is very patient. I really enjoy my lessons with her.
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Teresa G.

Teresa G.

Miami, FL 33161
(3)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Elsa L.

Hollywood, FL

About Elsa

Dedicated teacher with more than 30 years of experience. Willing to take the next step into online students network. Great success on preparation for exams and develop test systems. Worked before on Computer Science and Information Technology careers as a head of department, BS and MS tutoring classes. Proud of have teach students with special needs.
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Oksana L. January 30, 2016
Sewing · In studio
Verified Student
Enjoyed my lesson , she is very nice
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Alan G. November 24, 2015
Spanish · In home
Verified Student
Elsa is a patient friendly teacher. She even was creative in giving me Cuban song lyrics for practice.
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Elsa L.

Elsa L.

Hollywood, FL 33021
(2)
starting at
$23 / 60-min
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Charmaine B.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

About Charmaine

I am passionate about developing people, and as your tutor I will maintain my commitment, show you respect and spend time customising a lesson plan for you that is creative and informative. I will expect only the best from you and I will not give up on you.

Background

In secondary school I loved demonstrating what I learned in my English class.

As a teen I tutored young children to read.

While at University I began facilitating programs for secondary school children (11-16).

Throughout my career I have always enjoyed training and developing people.

I migrated to the United St
ates from the United Kingdom.

In 2016 I received my TEFL Certificate.

I am currently writing my first novel.

I will commence CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) in Spring 2017

Experiences

I've acted in short films and performed monologues on stage.

In 2001 recorded several records that were played on local community radio stations.

I co-developed the Business English training program while employed at QVC London.

Between 2010 - 2014 I hosted a number of European students at my home in London and gave them English lessons.

I currently provide voice over services for business voicemails and radio adverts.

For 2 years I hosted a weekly talk radio show.

I've toured various countries in Europe, Africa and the Caribbean.

Other

I am a natural hair, beauty and nutritional advocate.

I've been a professional commercial fashion model.

I completed the London Marathon in 2013.

I have 2 children, a pre teen and a toddler
Networks

I participate in a number of groups in the industry and have a few key peers with whom I regularly consult with. By regularly networking in this way I am able to stay on top of developments in the industry. My peers help to keep my focus on the needs and goals of the students I work with.
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Roy October 18, 2016
Accent Reduction · Online
As a small busines owner working in the sales industry, communication is paramount. For this reason, my colleague suggested I take elocution lessons to help with my accent, and recommended someone who had helped him. Initially I was reluctant to call, but am thrilled I did. Charmaine was a Godsend. She was very tentative, patient, and easy to work with. Thanks to her lessons, not only is my accent gone, my clients are more receptive, and sales numbers have improved dramatically. I would highly recommend her services anyone!
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Yohan October 8, 2016
Speaking Voice · Online
Charmaine was wonderful, she was helped me get back my London accent as I felt I was losing it over time living in the USA.
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Charmaine B.

Charmaine B.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33313
(2)
starting at
$37.50 / 60-min

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