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Aaron M.

Stockton, CA

Get ready for your big test! Learn study techniques, proper physical preparation, and how to harness your nerves and develop deeper focus.

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JenniferT2 February 7, 2011
Drums

Aaron is very knowledgeable and has excellent technique. He is consistent but kind in his feedback and gives praise without patronizing his student. A true professional.
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StanW December 22, 2010
Old dog learning a new trick

I'm a 58 year old complete novice. Aaron has been very patient and doesn't seem to mind starting from scratch. Every time we come to the end of the lesson I have something new, and wish I had more time.
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HaroldJ May 26, 2010
Bailey loves his drum instructor. Aaron is doing a gread job.
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Ilona M.

Pompano Beach, FL

I teach every level,

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Hyunsook H. June 21, 2015
Violin · In home
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I highly recommend Miss. Ilona!

My 10 year old boy/girl twins have had lessons with Miss. Ilona for several months. Miss. Ilona, who is classically trained, not only keeps a nice balance between theory and performance, but also accommodates my twins' interests in contemporary music by helping them with their Spring Choral Concert music.

Every teacher has a point of view, personal preferences, and methodological bias that may fit one child but may not fit another child as well. Miss. Ilona, however, constantly leaves her doors open to communicate and listen, and make an effort to understand how my twins feel about the lesson material. She constantly adapts the material and tries new approaches to make them better violinists.

What I like most about Miss. Ilona is that she is willing to provide her students with opportunities to participate in Fund Raising and charity events by donating their musical talents. This allows her students to give back to the community what they have learned. On April 17, 2015 my twins performed at Theosophical Society Fund Raising at Deerfield Beach. On May 30, 2015, they performed at Children’s Oasis International Fund Raising to "enable today youth be tomorrow's leaders” in Africa.

After those events, my son wrote in his essay, “What matters to me most is to make people happy by doing what I enjoy doing…… While we played, the audience was very happy and cheered us after each song. It really made us feel so good…… After the performance, many people came to us and thanked us to play music for them. It really made us feel appreciated and so special. When I hear people saying they raised a lot more money thanks to us, I feel so blessed. I am proud that I can make difference by doing what I enjoy doing……special thanks to my violin teacher, Miss. Ilona and my twin sister."

As Hillary Clinton said, "...it takes a village to raise a child (the traditional African proverb)" during her own presidential compaign during 2007, it seems to Miss. Ilona, raising a musical child is a collaborative business, a business that the teacher, the student and the parents have to run together in order to be successful. Collaborative decision making with a child requires a willingness to listen, negotiate and compromise. As Jessica Turner (music educator) argues music instructors know about teaching music, but when it comes to your child and how s/he learns, we parents are the expert. As an educator myself, I appreciate that Miss. Ilona lets me work together with her to ensure the fit and quality of my twins musical instruction. I feel fortunate that we have found such a great instructor for my twins!
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Marilda J. January 10, 2015
Piano · In home
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Ilona is a funny and patient teacher. She makes learning piano fun while making sure to learn and improve on the technique and skills. I enjoyed taking lessons with her and would recommend her to anyone else.
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Kari B. November 8, 2014
Piano · In home
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Ilona has been teaching piano to my 12 year old daughter for a few weeks now but already I can see a dramatic improvement in my daughter's playing! Ilona is a wonderful teacher who is able to not just provide piano playing instruction but also provides instruction on music theory to students to really provide a comprehensive musical education for her students!
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Jonathan S.

Winchester, VA

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Nan Z. June 29, 2015
Trumpet · Online
Verified Student
My daughter really enjoyed the lesson and interaction.
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Diane H. September 23, 2014
Bass Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Jonathan is a very gifted musician and teacher. He worked very well with our shy teenage daughter teaching her the bass guitar. He is very passionate about his craft and committed to his work.
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Carolyn W. May 13, 2014
Piano
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I was satisfied with his lessons for my granddaughter

Tim K.

Schertz, TX
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Amy C.

Weehawken, NJ
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Gfire

Austin, TX
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Tim K.

Schertz, TX

I scored in the 96th percentile on the SAT. When I was an undergraduate at Trinity University, I was exempt from taking the required English courses due to my high SAT scores in reading and writing.

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Carol K. April 28, 2015
Guitar · In home
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Tim Williams has been teaching guitar lessons to my 9 year old grandson. He is very patient with him and after 4 months Kevin is really excited about learning more from him. We are taking a break for the summer because of vacations but will be bake in the fall after school starts! Very good teacher!
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Dina R. July 9, 2014
Verified Student
Really good teacher!! Great experience.
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Priscilla K. May 14, 2014
Verified Student
One Year

Great Teacher! I have learned more in one year than I dreamed possible. Tim is easy to work with, patient and possesses a vast amount of knowledge. He keeps it interesting with his explanations of originations. He was my right choice!
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Amy C.

Weehawken, NJ

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Richard G. October 7, 2014
Singing · In studio
I just want to say that you are one of the most distinguished teachers with TAKELESSONS! - I read your bio and I was very impressed. I would recommend you to any musically inclined student! Keep up the good work!
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PaulG1 May 13, 2012
i could not have BUILT a better teacher/coach. Intuitive, intelligent, knows her subject & knows how to share what she knows.
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DeniseM5 May 6, 2012
Terrific teacher, learning a lot quickly and in an open, creative environment...and Amy makes it all fun!
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Gfire

Austin, TX

I was an SAT tutor at Revolution Prep for over 2 years, preparing mostly high school students to score well on the SAT test.

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Chase S. June 1, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
Verified Student
Gfire rules. I had to stop lessons with her because of personal scheduling issues, but she taught me so much! She is a great vocal trainer and teacher! Great experience. Highly recommend.
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Cory C. May 26, 2015
Singing · Online
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I loved taking lessons with Gfire. We worked hard and had fun dgoing so. I wouldn't change a thing.
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Kevin L. May 1, 2015
Speaking Voice · Online
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I just finished my 5th and final lesson and wanted to acknowledge the help that I received in practicing to strengthen my voice. She was very positive and upbeat while working with me. She geared our practice lessons to my particular situation and I appreciate all of the good advice.

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The SAT is the final standardized test high school seniors can take before graduation. Although many schools in the U.S. no longer require students to take it, this test that can prove highly useful when applying for colleges, many of which still require SAT scores. Working with a professional SAT tutor can prove to be an invaluable experience when you're looking to score at your highest potential.

Is The SAT Important?

The SAT is one of the most trusted and accepted standardized tests today. While the test itself can be a challenge, the subjects it covers, all of which are required of High School Students, should be familiar. Since most students aren’t strong in every subject, SAT prep tutoring can help you:
• Develop personal strengths and identify weaknesses
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Sharpening skills and learning the types of questions you can expect to encounter will make you a stronger test-taker, and give you a competitive edge against the average student. Still not convinced a TakeLessons tutor is right for you? Check out the some of the benefits of working with us:
• SAT prep sessions are customized to your specific needs
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With SAT prep tutoring, you can get the most out of your education and push yourself to both discover and achieve your full potential for the rest of your high school career, and even into your college days.

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