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Popular Online Writing Tutors

Adria F.

Brooklyn, NY
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Tamara K.

Brooklyn, NY
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Maryam M.

Valencia, CA
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Adria F. Brooklyn, NY

About Adria

I am a musician/ singer / songwriter/ music educator and I moved to Brooklyn in 2006! I currently hold three NYS teaching certifications (in Music Education K-12, Childhood Education 1-6, and Students with Disabilities 1-6). I attained a Bachelor of Music Degree from University of Miami where I majored in Vocal Jazz Performance and minored in Jazz Piano. The University of Miami provided incredible opportunities for me to study and perform with jazz greats such as Kevin Mahogany and Kurt Elling. I am so appreciative to everyone I met there because it really molded me and prepared me for a professional career in music. I received a Master of Science in Education Degree from CUNY Brooklyn College where I dually majored in Childhood Education (grades 1-6) and Students with Disabilities ...

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Sean P. July 18, 2014
Singing · In studio
I needed to find a vocal instructor because I'm the lead singer of a rock band. My struggle was keeping my voice strong between shows because after a gig, my voice was always scratchy and hoarse. Adria taught me how to use my voice as an instrument. I immediately learned remedy warm-ups and how to sing healthier. I never really had a technique to my singing, but she built one for me and tailored it to my unique style and need. She didn't try to change my sound, like some vocal teachers I've met in the past. She taught me how to optimize my voice in many different ways and she taught me how to speak better (which was a total game changer). She knows her stuff, and this fact is backed up when she teaches and sings. It's hard to find teachers who can change your life, and I'm really honored to have found such a teacher in Adria.
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Celia R. July 17, 2014
Singing · In studio
Adria is very knowledgeable about music, singing, songwriting, etc. You can tell right away, because she gives the best feedback and like.... she's an amazing singer herself!

From my first lesson, she just knew what to do to help me- from breathing to phrasing to dynamics to posture to song choice to expression- she continues to bring out the best in me. She inspired me to perform music I write too, which was huge for me. I never had the courage to actually share my songs with anyone and she brought that out of me! I'm SO happy I found Adria, because of her I'm a million percent more confident in my vocal and songwriting ability!
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jacqueline F. July 16, 2014
Singing · In studio
I always dreamed of being able to sing and my mom got me some lessons for Christmas. I was so nervous to sing in front of anyone , because I never really did before. Well, Adria put me right at ease!! She encouraged me and made me feel comfortable. She is always so nice and helped me to stop doubting myself so much. I'm sooo happy I found Adria for my vocal coach because every week, she makes me feel special and good about myself! She even encouraged me to get involved in my church choir, which I was always afraid to try-out for. I did it though, and I got in!!! Adria will help you become a better singer, even if you never sang in front of anyone before like me. Oh, and her studio is really nice too!
Tamara K. Brooklyn, NY

I have over five years of experience teaching writing to all levels and special needs (children-adults). Students will have fun writing poems, short stories, and essays. My teaching goal is to increase students self esteem and confidence.

About Tamara

I'm a producer, instructor, singer songwriter, and composer residing in Brooklyn, New York and I perform under the name Toma. I'm currently in a dynamic duo and I'm working on and recording an album. I started singing, playing piano, and composing music when I was seven years old. Throughout my musical existence, I have performed and collaborated with various rock bands, classical trios, vocal ensembles, and theater groups. I attended Berklee College of Music, McNally Smith College of Music, MCTC, and Full Sail University. I hold degrees in Music Performance, Sound Arts, and in February I will have a degree in Music Performance. I enjoy writing and playing classical, electronic, rock, jazz, folk, punk, and experimental music. In my free time I like to circuit bend. *** Lesson ...

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Jonathan V. December 27, 2014
Singing · In studio
Very professional
On time never late
She has a very beautiful voice
She is patient loving and informative in her lessons
I highly recommend her!
Maryam M. Valencia, CA

Will help you with school and more. You need to know how to write to survive in this world ;)

About Maryam

Okay we'll let the game begin :)...I'm not going to talk in third person like " Miss m. was born in blah blah and then she performed in blah blah..." :) So here it goes...Hi! You probably already know my name but I want to let you know of some fun facts about me before starting to talk about all those resume stuff! !) every body calls me Maryam but there are 23 letters in my full name and YES that's crazy. @) I love red. #) I think mermaids are super-cool $) I wish I had a pet dolphin! %) I watched a lot of wrestling as a kid and the hardy boys are my favorites! if you're still reading => YAY. now let's talk about my experience. I started music, theatre and art when I was very very young. I moved to different cities AND countries so I had the chance to be taught by very different ...

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Chuck S. August 13, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
She is kind, patient, flexible, and most importantly she listens to what your desires are and adjusts her style to meet those needs. She is also very good at explaining the importance of traditional exercises and does an excellent job of presenting those in a way that is a very comfortable way to learn.
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Benjamin W. June 20, 2014
Music Composition
While studying at ARC I bumped into Maryam. Upon realizing that she was a music major the topic quickly escalated to focus of degree. At the time, composition was what Maryam was pursuing. After listening to some of her creations, I realized that I had never seen such talent at a junior college. Selecting Maryam from the rest of the pack will forever change yours and your child's lives. She is a fine musician and is very easy to talk to. All the while songwriting and composing is her specialty and she is the best that I know.
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Sherian S. November 8, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Singing Lessons

It took awhile to get my granddaughter to singing lessons but now that she has started them, she is having such a great experience. She hasn't let us listen to her voice at home but we are waiting for that day when she will. All I know is, she is learning a lot from her teacher and is anxious to go to her lessons every week. Her teacher is a very accomplished musician and has encouraged my granddaughter to be able to try and develop her love of music through her voice. I am so thrilled I found her teacher and we chose her by her schooling and credentials. I don't know where these voice lessons will lead my granddaughter, if anything we just want her to enjoy the journey and if it helps her with her self esteem, that will be a great accomplishment. I can't say enough great things about her teacher, she has been wonderful for my granddaughter. I read what her teachers background has been and what she is currently doing, it meant a lot to my granddaughter to know that about her. We are very impressed with her knowledge and how she is handling my granddaughters lessons. Thanks for the great teacher!

Kortnee L-Mc.

New Braunfels, TX
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Zachary B.

Baltimore, MD
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Cymbaline O.

Fullerton, CA
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Kortnee L-Mc. New Braunfels, TX

Everyone has a story to tell... need help putting it on paper?

About Kortnee

Hi There! Today is your day to start those piano lessons! Right? Please contact me for additional availability. I have more options than are shown here. Whether I am teaching a piano lesson, directing a play or training for a triathlon, you will find that I am always full of enthusiasm and positive life energy. I look forward to helping you meet your performing arts goals. There is nothing more beneficial to your well-being and contentment than participating in the arts! When I was a little girl, I begged my parents for piano lessons.... and then flute lessons... and then saxophone lessons, and then oboe lessons... and then voice lessons.... and the list goes on and on! They couldn't keep me away from music and theatre. I studied music and theatre in college as well ...

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Belinda T. September 18, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Kortnee is a fabulous teacher! She came into our home and taught my 9 and 11-year old daughters piano once a week. Both girls thrived and looked forward to their lessons. The progress they made in one year with Kortnee was impressive. We have moved out of state and the biggest regret is that we can't find another piano teacher like Kortnee. We miss her and her enthusiasm for teaching music. Best instructor ever!
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Barbara H. February 23, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Kortnee is amazing!!

I actually take both piano and flute from Kortnee. Her energy is contagious and she knows many styles of music. She is always ready to support what I want/need to do and can give me a tip within minutes that will help me forever. I can puzzle over a phrase or mood, and she will immediately "get it". She loves to see me have fun, and loves to help me over the rough spots.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
Zachary B. Baltimore, MD

I have been teaching academic subjects for over 10 years and feel very comfortable in a tutoring environment. My love for science, math, writing, and social sciences brought me to offering these subjects as well as music and arts instruction. I can help you prepare for tests, oral exams, proficiency exams, and any other range of preparation you require. My goal with all lessons is to reach a diverse range of experience, age, and exposure all while having fun!

About Zachary

Dear Students and Parents: My passion for performing and teaching brought me to TakeLessons as a way to enrich the Baltimore community (and beyond through Skype lessons!) and help individual students perform at their best. As an operatic performer, I thoroughly understand the importance of building a strong technical background for any level of singing or professional speaking. My other skills, like instrumental instruction, studying skills, accent reduction, and academic preparation are all offered through TakeLessons as well. As a teacher, I love having fun in lessons and building strong connections with my students at absolutely any level. My personal musical performing experiences span opera, musical theater, jazz, pop, and R&B. I am so excited to share my knowledge and ...

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robert M. February 10, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Brilliant! Enthusiastic and insightful. I highly recommend Zachary.
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Jonathan P. March 10, 2013
Singing
Incredible teacher and singer

Zack is one of the best teacher/performers I know. He understands the voice inside and out, and combines clear practical teaching with a holistic, whole-body approach to performing. I would highly recommend him to anyone serious about becoming a better singer.
Cymbaline O. Fullerton, CA

About Cymbaline

Cymbaline has been performing all her life. She began dance training at age 5, singing on stage at age 7, piano instruction at age 8, and flute at age 9. She has pursued the performing arts in her training, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music (Vocal Performance and Education) from Azusa Pacific University, as well as a Masters in Education from Grand Canyon University. Cymbaline has been seen on stage in many musical theater productions, including playing Marian in The Music Man, Anna in The King and I, and the Blue Girl in Shout! She has also done theater and film, including playing Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. She has taught voice, piano, and flute privately, as well as voice and musical theater classes. She has a great desire to pass on the knowledge she has gained

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Lara M. April 15, 2014
Piano
Very professional and patient

Ms Olsen has been giving my daughter piano lessons for a year. She comes to our home and is very professional, timely and patient. My daughter has made great progression with her piano, she looks forward to her lessons and practices without me having to remind her. It's so convenient that she comes to our house, and she communicate with me . I would highly recommend her.
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Haley R. April 1, 2014
Vocal Training
Voice Has Never Been Better

In my now four years with her, Ms. Olsen has been an amazing, kind, and awesome teacher to have and work with. If it wasn't for her, my voice wouldn't sound as beautiful as it would have sounded without her teaching me. Going from classical songs to Italian songs to now modern/pop songs, my voice has gone through many different techniques to help my singing become better, which it has. Overall, I have learned a bunch from Ms. Olsen and I wouldn't want a different teacher either way. I am really happy my mother asked me if I wanted to take voice lesson. Thank you Ms. Olsen! :)
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David W. April 1, 2014
Singing
A shining star

Cymbaline Olsen is a shining star. Her talent and energy is boundless. Her ability to calmly listen, to sculpt, and to mold vocalists of all ages, ranges and abilities is second to none. Many acclaimed vocalists have minimal strengths in terms of "coaching-up" less competent vocalists. Cymbaline, however, is a natural teacher. She is a rare talent in that regard. Cymbaline's strength is teaching and performance. Her expertise in music theory, vocal phrasing and vocal scales is extraordinary. Cymbaline can teach you that Yes...you Can Sing....And Yes, you will!
I highly recommend Cymbaline for your Vocal Lessons.

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