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Jackson C.

Takoma Park, MD

About Jackson

Jackson Coaching Studio
Welcome to the Jackson Coaching Studio! It pleases me to welcome you as a valued student. My job as your instructor/coach is to ensure that my students get the best knowledge and skills. I teach the following lessons:* Voice lessons * English * Spanish * Public Speaking * Piano for beginners and revisiting...

I advocate a dynamic variety of approaches to your learning styles and trends. My interest is in the study of voice production; functionality, style/approach, health, and stage presence and as a result, my students are empowered with useful to
ols to reach their goals, confront and overcome common oppositions.

I am a PROCESS teacher. Everything in life is a process. Therefore, as a PROCESS teacher, I believe in beginning every first lesson with all of the information (I plan to teach) as a preview. Immediately (upon the next lesson) followed by my teaching methods:

My teaching methods fall into these four categories: (D.A.D.E.)
• Discovery- Gathering relevant and resourceful information of voice functionality.
• Application- Putting technical skills to use and knowledge of when to use them.
• Development- Process learning- Changes cause/effects and as a result, progress, production, and promise. “Trust the process.”
• Execute- To bring forth, carry out, and perform!

Process teaching and learning is a specific teaching style that not only empowers the students to feel confident about their craft, it also gives the students useful skills that can be applied to REAL "time-life" scenarios. This reinforcement confirms that the students have indeed learned what they've hired me for and more.

By signing up for voice lessons with Jackson, you will become a V.I.P. member. What is a VIP member? V.I.P. members have the inside opportunities to learn “singer secrets!” (Vowels, Interpretations and Pept-talk).
• Vowels- Two different approaches: Spoken and Sung
• Interpretation- A stylistic approach that best explains or makes sense of. Your explanation for your creativeness.
• P.E.P.T.-Talk (Details in your lesson)

Note:
1. The most important thing for singers/musicians/language students is that they train their ears. Why? Because 90% of what you'll learn is by what you recall from hearing/listening.
2. ENVIRONMENT- is key to your learning. It's important for you to surround yourself around the very things that you're learning.

Once you sign up, you’ll receive a questionnaire. The information you provide is vital because it shapes and designs your learning curriculum.

Bio: From Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Born October 15th, 1974) is an American singer, songwriter, arranger, and producer. Notable instruments are the piano and percussion. Jackson is one of Washington, DC’s prominent male vocalists. His voice is recognized as; beautiful light lyrical-pure tone, fine diction, long phrasing and an extended high range. He is also known for his work within the concert/recital repertoires around the Washington, DC Metropolitan areas and performances with the Symphonic Orchestra of Northern Virginia, Jeff Dokken, conductor.

Jackson credits himself as a Pop Inspirational singer. “Music to touch, move, and inspire.”- Jackson C.
Jackson has experience working with youth and adults in churches, and privately. He has taught music and accompanied the production "KIDS" at the Kelsie Collie Children's Musical Experience.
His music education studies hail from; University of the District of Columbia,- Washington, DC, Oberlin Conservatory under Richard Miller,- Oberlin, OH, and Shenandoah University Conservatory under Dr. Kathryn Green,- Winchester, VA with an emphasis in Voice Pedagogy (CCM) Contemporary Commercial Music. His professional music career began (Spring 2009) in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. Jackson is fortunate to have had a career built on “word of mouth” via his fans and supporters. Often, he is called upon to sing for; weddings, funerals, private parties, churches, recitals etc. Words and phrases that best describe Jackson's vocal performances are: (G.R.I.P.) Graceful, Refreshing, Inspiring, and Powerful.

*** Specialties ***
Pop, Inspirational, Gospel, Rhythm & Blues (R&B), Classical, Contemporary Jazz, some musical theater.

"Trust the process! Everything in life began and ends with a process."- B. Jackson Caesar

Languages: (English & Spanish)
My interest in the Hispanic language, its apparatus, style/approach, and culture as it pertains to the ever growing population and bilingualism around the Americas. My desire is to engage the students in the discovery and appreciation of the lingual- romantic tongues.

Spanish:
Countries visited; Mexico and Peru.
I can guarantee that within a few months you'll feel confident and sure that you're conversation- ready to Speak Spanish. Therefore, if you're preparing a trip to a Spanish speaking country, you’ll find Peruvian Castellano pronunciation straightforward and as good as any other, with few of the dropped letters or peculiarities found in some other countries.

English (As a second language)
I enjoy helping other’s learn the complexities of the English language. English is indeed a hard tongue to grasp however; it’s not difficult once you understand its secrets. (Phonetic learning)

Acting Coach: I advocate a dynamic variety of approaches to your learning styles and trends. My interest is in the study of voice production; functionality, style/approach, health, and stage presence and as a result, my students are empowered with useful tools to reach their goals, confront and overcome common oppositions.
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Andy De January 10, 2017
Music Performance · In studio
Verified Student
Jackson is talented and patient, and really makes you feel like this is doable no matter what your skill or ability.
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Kindra January 9, 2017
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My daughter is taking the lessons and she is so happy with Jackson. I don't think we could have picked a better teacher. Just with that one lesson, she's excited about the homework he's given her and looking forward to working with him in the future. Thanks C. Jackson
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Delante D. January 5, 2017
Piano · In studio
Jackson was my first piano/voice instructor and the only one I'll ever use. His innovative methods of teaching piano and voice are great for anyone to learn, no matter your skill level! Jackson's lessons took me further over the course of a few months than I would have gotten on my own in years. By far the best piano and voice teacher the DMV has to offer!
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Jackson C.

Jackson C.

Takoma Park, MD 20912
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Eric B.

Washington, DC

About Eric

My name is Eric M. B. I am a tutor with a four year college degree (B.A.) in math and philosophy and a sum total of eleven years experience in tutoring exclusively to students age 13 to adult. I love to tutor math and see students gain the math knowledge necessary to succeed in their math courses. I put emphasis on mathematical theory and in tutoring I exhibit precision, clarity, and most of all patience. Frequent repetition and further explanation of mathematical theorems and definitions is necessary. I also have the ability to tutor logic, politics, and civics(American government).
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Michael P. December 8, 2015
Algebra 1 · In studio
Verified Student
My son Michael is very impressed about Mr Brown first day of tutoring he can't wait to see him again next week, I am also happy 👌😃
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Marie C. December 5, 2014
Calculus · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent instructor! Clear and very helpful. He makes a difficult subject understandable. Wish we'd found him sooner.
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Eric B.

Eric B.

Washington, DC 20064
(2)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Pedram R.

Washington, DC

About Pedram

To keep things organized please keep the following general guidelines in mind:

Takelessons is a wonderful service that I use to handle all my payments and scheduling. I want to focus on the teaching, so they help with the rest.

I have a 24 hour cancelation policy, please give me at least 24 hour advanced notice, or you will forfeit your lesson credit.

All scheduling changes or time off can be requested right from the website for your convenience. it's super easy!

Use an email that you will actually check to sign up for notifications, it's not spam, it's to help us all stay organi
zed.

Remember to please reserve your spot by paying in advance.

Online students please make sure you have the highest connection speed available to you. This will ensure you get the most out of the lessons.

*** Equipment ***

For academic tutoring, please send me your latest quizzes/homework or study guides so I can prepare for your specific needs.

For guitar lessons, please make sure you have your own instrument, and a note book or device to take notes with.

For private wrestling training, I am able to come to any training facility you have access to that is within my range of travel. The minimum requirement is a 10x10 mat space.

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Academics -- Experienced in tutoring reading comprehension, vocabulary, mathematics (algebra, geometry), history, geography, international relations, biology, French, Farsi, or SAT Prep.

I have a Masters Degree in Global Communication from George Washington University, having graduated with a 3.75 GPA. Fluent in English, French and Farsi (reading and writing), semi-fluent in Spanish. I also have a Bachelors Degree in International Relations from North Carolina State University, graduating Cum Laude with a 3.6 GPA.

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Guitar -- 15 years experience playing, 3 years experience teaching with Guitars not Guns youth charity, and 9 years private instruction experience. Available to teach beginner to intermediate guitar players of all ages. Can teach beginner to advanced music theory. I am a great music teacher for someone who wants to write songs, or is into blues, soul, funk, hip hop, R&B, classic rock, folk, pop, reggae, or metal.

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Wrestling -- Collegiate D1 125 pound Varsity Starter at North Carolina State University (12-12), 2x Captain and State Qualifier Green Hope High School in North Carolina (107-24). 9 years of coaching experience in a group setting with all ages, 7 years private lessons experience with ages 9-18. Excellent with young, committed wrestlers seeking to grow to the next level no matter their experience level.

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My passion is and always has been sharing my the disciplines I've committed myself to with people.

I am a scholar, athlete, and musician. My focus in academics and athletics paved the road to my professional career, with music being the first discipline I set my mind to. Commitment to these disciplines have taught me the key skills that have helped me succeed and make it to this point in my life: focus, dedication, and a thirst for learning. These three qualities trump any natural talent anyone claims to have.

A link to a single release with my former band, DC Psychadelic/Folk group Color in Numbers:

http://dcmusicdownload.com/2015/04/23/dcmd-premiere-watched-you-by-color-in-numbers/
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Jake March 4, 2016
Guitar · In home
Pedram is a fantastic guitar teacher and I would recommend him to anyone who wants to improve their playing and their understanding of music.

Pedram's lessons combine practical, concrete guitar-playing advice with more advanced instruction on music theory. Together, these have made me a much stronger performer. He's also a really friendly and fun guy. I think he's a great teacher for beginners, intermediates, and experienced players alike.
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Sarah March 3, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Pedram is a fantastic and inspiring teacher. His easy way of explaining chord structures gives me hope that I will not just be able to play along with tabs, but also improvise on my own very soon. I always feel energized and confident after an hour with Pedram, and the training exercises he gives me to practice are really challenging, but skill-building as well.

Definitely hire Pedram if you want to learn guitar like a master!
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Pedram R.

Pedram R.

Washington, DC 20010
(2)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Megan T.

Washington, DC

About Megan

Hi, there! My name is Megan and I can't wait to meet you! I've just started teaching private lessons this year, but have previously been a coach, substitute teacher, and in my day to day job I work with and advise college students. I love helping my students see the big picture, break down the necessary steps that will lead them towards success, and help them understand things in a way that makes sense to them.

I went to the College of Wooster (OH) and earned a degree in History in 2008. I also attended George Washington University and earned a masters in Education & Human Development (conc
entration in Higher Education Administration) in 2014.

I'm personable, upbeat, and even a little silly at times. My teaching style is encouraging, communicative, and fun. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Jordan M. March 23, 2015
European History · In home
I usually do everything I can to help my 3rd grade daughter with her school work. However, I had a pretty big deadline for work coming up, and didn't have the time to devote to help my daughter study for her test on ancient Greece (especially as she kept juxtaposing it with the Roman Empire!) that I would've liked. Enter Megan.

Coordinating the specifics, Megan was super communicative and was punctual, arriving on time for our appointment. My daughter is not always the best at staying engaged for a long period of time, but Megan did a great job of keeping her interested and finding ways to help my daughter retain the information. They ended up making a digital comic book about Greece using Lego characters and a shoe box. I have never seen my daughter so excited about learning. I think I might have to have work deadlines more often!
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Emma Q. March 19, 2015
I recently participated in a service trip to New York City where Megan served as our staff learning partner. She did a wonderful job of guiding us during the service activities and facilitating meaningful reflections following our work. Whenever we spoke with leaders of the organizations we volunteered at, Megan asked questions that furthered our knowledge of the organization and what they do. She was completely engaged in every aspect of the trip, and she made herself available to talk with us about anything we wanted to discuss. She also extended this invitation beyond the trip, and assured us that she would remain available should we ever wish to reach out to her on a professional or personal level. Furthermore, she did an incredible job of guiding our group of 14 through the complicated NYC subway system! Megan is incredibly responsible, mature, and knowledgeable, and I am very grateful to have spent my spring break getting to know her!
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Anne G. February 27, 2015
English · In home
Megan was a joy to work with. She came to our home to assist my son who was struggling in his AP English class. Not only did she help him gain a better grasp on the literature (The Once and Future King and some Shakespeare), she worked patiently with him to hone his writing skills and improve upon his study skills. The study and organizational tips Megan offered him have helped him improve in other classes. She was punctual and responsive and my son really enjoyed working with her - it was also a great perk that Megan offered lacrosse-filled study breaks.
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Megan T.

Megan T.

Washington, DC 20015
(3)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Naomi K.

Washington, DC

About Naomi

I was originally born in Cincinnati, Ohio in a large family (youngest of nine kids), and we all attended Catholic schools... this is where I started learning Spanish. I have studied it (and English Literature) for many years, then eventually won a scholarship to study/travel in Mexico for six months. I returned from Mexico fluent, graduated from college with honors in language and Humanities, then decided to go live in Washington, DC to use that language. I got into corporate training, working 10 years at Fannie Mae as I traveled to 38 of the 50 states to help them train banks on their fina
ncial systems. I later began working in healthcare, and got certified as an interpreter AND as an Instructional Designer. I have designed educational programs ever since at hospitals, schools, educational centers, retail organizations, and with higher education (now at GWU). My hobbies include speaking Spanish, swimming, listening to jazz, playing with my daughter and my beagle.
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Shawvan B. April 5, 2016
Spanish · In home
Verified Student
If you are looking for a Spanish teacher look no further! Naomi is a very skilled and phenomenal teacher. I have taken her class for the last 10 months and I truly can see the progress I have made with her teaching style. She not only has set lessons from the book, but she will bring real-world examples such as food, newspapers, and music! I recently traveled to the Dominican Republic and I was amazed at how easily I was able to hold a conversation. The people there let me know that my Spanish was very good. It was definitely a compliment for me. I believe that a student is only as good as their teacher. Naomi is the right teacher!
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Shawvan B. July 20, 2015
Spanish · In home
Verified Student
Naomi really takes the time to go over with you the culture and language of the people. She setup a lesson plan for me and established goals. I love her teaching style and I feel like I'm taking the time to learn again. If you're looking for a teacher who knows her stuff she is it!
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Naomi K.

Naomi K.

Washington, DC 20001
(2)
starting at
$50 / 30-min

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