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Benjamin P.

Parkville, MD

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 effort 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
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
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
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
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
Guitar
Verified Student
Excellent Experience-Very Happy

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.

Benjamin P.

Baltimore, MD 21218
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$35 / 30-min
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Julissa F.

Parkville, MD

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 S
ciences - 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
Spanish · In studio
Verified Student
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
Algebra · Online
Verified Student
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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$20 / 30-min
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Sean M.

Baltimore, MD

About Sean

Sean has been in working in educational publishing, specifically Higher Ed and Adult Learning, for 4 years and is currently available to teach lessons in and around the Baltimore area. As an education
al publisher, Sean has developed a variety of high school and college level course curriculums that are now being featured in many schools, colleges, and universities throughout the U.S.

Sean received his education at UMBC where he received a B.A. in English Communication Technology, while minoring in Journalism. He looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals and likes to teach in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere that develops fast effective results.
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Ama S. March 27, 2015
World History · In studio
Verified Student
Great Tutor! First 3 sessions have been very helpful
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Sean M.

Sean M.

Baltimore, MD 21224
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starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Kara D.

Baltimore, MD

About Kara

Hi!

My name is Kara. I am an experienced tutor of multiple subjects, specializing in test preparation for the SAT, ACT, and the GRE. I have taken all three tests multiple times myself.

I am a 2
010 graduate of Cornell University and a Registered Dietitian for a local university.

Hope to hear from you! I can tutor in almost any subject; send me a request!
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Matt September 14, 2016
Test Prep · In studio
raised my sat score
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Aaron September 14, 2016
SAT · In studio
good at explaining math I didnt understand
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Kara D.

Kara D.

Baltimore, MD 21202
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