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About Kan W.

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Chandler, AZ

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The concertmaster, Kan, handled her difficult solos with disarming ease. -Mark Swed
Music Critic
October 23, 2008 LA Times

Acclaimed by the LA Times as a soloist Kan has been a concertmaster in various orchestras, as Shanghai Youth Symphony Orchestra, Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra and MJD International Symphony Orchestra, she has collaborated with numerous renowned musicians, including Seiji Ozawa, Mstislav L. Rostropovich, Lang Lang, Yundi Li, and Josep Carreras among others. Kan earned Bachelor’s Degree from Shanghai Conservatory of Music, China, where she studied with Professor Ding Zhi Nuo. Currently, she is the concertmaster of Azusa Pacific Uni
versity Orchestra, and a student of Artist Certificate Programme under Professor Charles Stegeman on full scholarship.

She received her bachelor's degree from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, where she studied under Professor Ding Zhi Nuo. To further pursue her music career, Kan came to study in the United States on full scholarship at Azusa Pacific University, where she received the Artist Certificate Program Diploma in 2010. Meanwhile, she served as concertmaster for the Azusa Pacific University Symphony Orchestra. Kan studied under professor Charles Stegeman, and recently obtained her Music Performance masters.

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First, I need to talk to my students about their goals. Not only for the adult, teacher also need to know what kids want to know about music. They are interested in it sometimes, they just don't know. Second, I will let them know, interests is just the first step. If you want to learn, you have to pay! Pay your patient, and your endeavor. I will teach in some specific ways to motive students to approach the goals. for example: listen, singing, playing, reading is the process to make the students catch the goal faster without lost their interests! So involve more activities in the lessons is very important! Also, serious technique practice is necessary. As I mentioned before, not only interests, if you want to learn , you have to pay. Once you catch your goal, you will feel happy that the teacher has been pushed you for some boring finger exercise.

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I do have a grand piano at home.For violin students, they should have their own instrument.

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Suzuki style, classical, contemporary, modern music
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Larry S. September 26, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Kan is wonderful!
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Elizabeth August 22, 2017
· Violin · Online
Kan seemed very qualified and the first lesson or so went well with the exception of hearing her child cry on and off throughout the lesson and make an appearance on camera as well. We tried to be understanding. Unfortunately we learned she has quite a temper. Our Internet went down and caused problems in our Skype connection. We tried to contact her and Skype said she was unavailable. It took some time to unravel it. When we finally got back in touch with Kan 16 minutes after the lesson started, instead of listening and understanding that we had technical problems, she yelled at us and kept brandishing her phone at the camera to "prove" that she was ready for the lesson. She barely let us get a word in. She very firmly told us we would be paying for the lesson and continued to hold her phone up to the camera. We wanted to just continue the lesson in it's shortened form, but she refused to put her phone down and kept talking over us. Our goal was to remedy the situation; after this, we wanted nothing further to do with Kan. She upset our daughter and that's the end of that. Be warned.
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Anna Z. May 1, 2017
· Violin · Online
Excellent! So happy that we could find so great violin teacher online!
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About Robert K.

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I have a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of North Texas.
I also studied a 6 year piano degree in Spain, finishing the degree with the highest grade in piano performance.
I can teach classical music, which is my specialty. If you like to learn the music of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin and many others, I would be glad to teach you!! In addition, we could study other styles too! Pop songs, Rock, Jazz, your favorite songs, some special song that you always wanted to learn. Just tell me what you like I can help you achieve your goals!!
I can help you to obtain a great touch on the keyboard and learn how to read music and how to express the music written by the great composers.
I have experience teaching young students and adults in Spain and several years now in Texas. I have a wonderful baby grand piano at home that we c
an use to learn!

I also love teaching music theory. Music theory is the knowledge that let us learn and understand how harmony, melody and rhythm intertwine in a musical piece. Knowing music theory can even help you expand your artistic skills and be able to write songs or improvise.

Come and let me help you learn how to play the piano, you will enjoy it! Fill your life with music!

I speak Spanish as a native because I was raised for many years in Spain. Therefore, I can teach grammar, writing and perfect pronunciation.
If you are asking yourself if it is the same language than Central and Southern American Spanish, yes. It is the same language. The only difference that we have is in vocabulary or some expressions. An example would be how British vocabulary and American vocabulary differ. In any case, it is the same exact language.

If you want to learn piano, music or Spanish, I can help you achieve your goals, it is worth it!!
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Robert K.

Robert K.

Little Elm, TX 75068
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$60 / 45-min

About Rodrigo R.

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Long Beach, CA
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About Rodrigo
With an associates degree from El Camino, and lots of musical studies in Mexico, I have been fortunate to tour through the States and through my country. My lessons include real working tips for the real life, keeping it fun as the material is created for your specific needs. I am a multi-instrumentalist that will pass as much knowledge as you can practice...
Let's work together...

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We'll cover music basic theory and the most part of your lesson will be the music you want to learn, saving a small portion of the time to repertoire that I consider will help you grow musically.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Sibelius, Logic, apple, Kala ukes, U-bass, vihuela, charango, piano, keyboard, accordion, acoustic and electric guitars, panflutes, boss fx, amps, mics, and more.

*** Travel Equipment ***
instruments and books needed
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*** Specialties ***
mariachi, Catholic music, Andean music, Latin rhythms
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Axel October 26, 2017
· Ukulele · Online
Rodrigo is a great teacher, not only an expert musician, but he shares all his knowledge.
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Miguel July 24, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Great introductory class, covering the basic fundamentals of singing the right way with confidence.
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Warren Croft September 16, 2016
· Accordion · In studio
Rodrigo is very thoughtful and methodical in his teaching. He taught me just the right amount to keep me busy without being overwhelmed. Can't wait for the next lesson!
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Rodrigo R.

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About Shellye T.

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Plano, TX
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Accent Reduction & Conversational English or Business (Plano)

Are you struggling with your accent or want to practice your English with an English speaker and take control over your learning? I have a linguistics background and will guide you through what it take to speak American English.

I am a resourceful and experienced English tutor with 17 years experience, who specializes in helping Adults from other countries reduce or eliminate their accents all the while learning conversational or business English.

Sessions normally run 2 hours. Schedule is flexible - days, nights and weekends.

If this sounds like something you would like to pursue, please call TakeLessons.
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Shellye T.

Shellye T.

Plano, TX 75023
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$35 / 60-min

About Pantelis P.

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Columbia, MD

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Coordinator Open University of Patras in USA
• Awarded by National Youth Leadership “Certificate of Nomination as a Foreign & World Language Teacher” Year 2014- 2015
• Master’s Degree for ‘School Leadership
• Certified “Superior” level by American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL 10/2013)
• Certified examiner for “Ellinomatheia” Greek TOEFL,
• Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism
• Bachelor’s Degree in Education
• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
Socrates Academy Charter School Matthews NC Greek Language and
Math Teacher
Assistant Director in Elementary school in Greece
Working experience at e-learning education 5 years

Language Instructor at DLS, Arlington VA
Teaching experience in Elementary public schools 14 years in Gr
eece “Greek Language, Mathematics, History, Geography, Physics and Environmental studies”
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Harry February 21, 2018
· Greek · Online
Pantelis is very, very good. I had studied Greek many years ago and had forgotten nearly all of the little I had learned back then. Pantelis brought me up to speed very quickly. I'd recommend him to anyone.
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Carolyn November 18, 2017
· Greek · Online
Absolutely fantastic!! Thoroughly enjoying my lessons and learning so much! He is a wonderful teacher!
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Catherine Z. October 6, 2017
· Greek · Online
Pantelis is a great teacher that focuses on what is important and useful. His materials and resources are very good and I'm very excited to continue learning!
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About Patience S.

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I LOVE Japanese! I did a homestay program while in college, and just fell in love with the language, culture, and people.

I have a very hands-on approach to teaching; I like to utilize books, games, and activities to make learning engaging exciting. I use a variety of textbooks and resources to present information. I also review a lot, integrating the most recent lessons into upcoming activities, so that the information learned in one lesson is essentially "tested" over the next several.
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Patience S.

Patience S.

Online
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$40 / 45-min

About Alli C.

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Carrollton, TX

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ABOUT ME:

I'm a TESOL-Certified English teacher, language enthusiast and grammar nerd.
I speak proficient Spanish and Portuguese, therefore, native Spanish or Portuguese speakers will benefit greatly by taking lessons with me.

I've taught people from around the world. Some of my past students have been from Spain, Brazil, Peru, Philippines, China, South Korea, Germany, Cuba, Columbia, Italy, and Ethiopia.

I'm comfortable teaching all ages. Although, I specialize in teaching adults. Especially adults wanting to improve their English for business-related purposes.
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Rimma K. September 29, 2017
· English · Online
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Adriana September 7, 2017
· ESL · Online
Alli does a very good job, my wife likes working with her very much.
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Alli C.

Carrollton, TX 75010
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About MICHAEL T.

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Clarksville, TN
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About MICHAEL
I have been teaching foreign languages for over 15 years including almost five years of teaching Arabic at the university level. I have been a small group instructor and private tutor as well to help students of Arabic, French, Farsi, and Turkish. Although these languages are very different, learning each one has made me better at the others as I develop nuances for the vocabulary, grammar and other lexical features of the languages. I have also lived abroad for almost seven years affording me the opportunity to understand the cultures of the peoples and to gain proficiency akin to a native speaker.

I love learning new languages myself and sharing them with others. This has fueled my drive to learn new languages as well as teach. I have learned various languages through traditional classroom studying, private tutoring, and self instructi
on. The combination of these methods has helped me to learn the challenges that students face in learning foreign languages and the techniques that work to make you successful.

I am a native English speaker and have acquired near native proficiency in Arabic by living in the Arabic speaking world for almost 7 years and teaching the language for over 15 years. My study of Arabic and Middle Eastern History led me to pursue additional studies in French, Farsi, and Turkish so that I could conduct more in depth research in these languages and also to assist me as I traveled through the region. Each language helps to unlock some of the more difficult aspects of the other language and helps to explain the similarities and differences of the languages and provides me with a unique set of tools to explain the "how?" and "why?" questions that generates from students' natural curiosity.

To teach your own native language, in my case English, it is immensely helpful to learn another foreign language. As I struggled to learn to speak others' languages, it helped me greatly to better understand my own. I enjoy using this advantage to help English as a Second Language students understand the intricacies of the language wile quickly grasping the most fundamental aspects required to communicate effectively in English.
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David December 1, 2017
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Michael was patient and explained everything to me. I enjoyed my lesson and look forward to more with him.
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About Gabriela S.

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Hi!

To tell you a bit more about myself, my mother is Dominican/American and my father is Lebanese, but I was born and raised in Paris, France, which explains that I speak French, English, Italian and Spanish fluently. From a young age, I have had a deep appreciation and passion for languages, as well as other cultures. I moved to NYC to attend Columbia University, where I studied International Relations. I started tutoring on the side while in college and absoluty love working with children. Since graduating, I work in tv/film production where the hours are always changing, which would allow me to continue tutoring. I am a social, personable and responsible person, who cares about the needs and interests of whoever I work with. I customize my classes from student to student, and am always open to feedback and suggestions.
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Gabriela S.

Gabriela S.

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About Rafiqa R.

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Castro Valley, CA
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About Rafiqa
I am a Montessori school Director and a teacher. I have been teaching in Montessori school from past 13 years. I teach Hindi as a foreign language in my school too. I am a fluent Hindi speaker. I have 2 kids and they are fluent in Hindi as well.
I build up the lesson plans based on the students need. I can teach beginners, intermediate and advance levels.
Thank you, and all the best with your Hindi learning adventure.
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Rafiqa R.

Rafiqa R.

Online
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$34 / 30-min

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