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About Eric B.

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Spring, TX
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About Eric
For almost 25 years, I've had the privilege to have worked with thousands of performers who study with me from all over the world. I teach in-studio at my two locations in Houston and in The Woodlands, Texas. I also work with students who come to me from all over the globe via online over-the-web Skype lessons.

Originally from Detroit, I enjoyed being a "Jack of all styles" singer/musician for over 15 years. I was a professional musician performing Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Gospel, Musical Theater, Commercial and Studio work, along with being very involved in Contemporary Christian music. While I very much loved to perform, I found myself drawn much more to the joy of teaching. Vocal instruction and improvisational piano teaching eventually became my passion, and so I've poured my time and energies into teaching singers and players t
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Michele S. October 6, 2016
· Singing · In studio
He is awesome
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Sid T. September 9, 2016
· Vocal Training · In studio
I have been singing in Choirs and Bands for a number of years and learned more about my voice and singing properly in a 45 minute session with Eric than I have in all my years of performing. I now understand why I have been struggling to sing in my upper register and Eric has put together a personalized program to help me develop my voice and gain back my vocal range. Eric has a great sense of humor and made the session very enjoyable as well as informative. I look forward to my next session and would highly recommend Eric as an instructor.
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JP March 28, 2016
· Singing · In studio
Eric has coached me for more than two years. Each lesson was personalized and has helped me to improve gradually. As I could download the recording of the lesson, I was able to practice between lessons. Eric has been very supportive and was very open to my unique music taste. I really feel comfortable now singing thanks to him.
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Eric B.

Spring, TX 77380
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About John M.

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Houston, TX

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About John
I have an associates degree in music and I have been teaching lessons for 10 years now. I also have experience as a substitute teacher. As a substitute, I have taught all grades, all subjects, and I have helped out many kinds of students each with their own way of learning.

Besides teaching, I love learning too. Anytime I have a question I immediately start seeking out the answer. Learning never stops!

*** Lesson Details ***
Ever wondered how musicians write music? Why do they make the choices they make? Why do those choices work? Why does music work the way that it does? I can answer all these questions and much more.

With me as your guide, I will unlock your musical superpowers and make you capable of things you didn't know were possible. I have many different methods for teaching not only technique, but how to listen, and ho
w to think creatively so that you can unlock your full potential.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide my guitar, picks, and tuner and that's really all you will need as well.

I'll occasionally bring my laptop with me to use some music software to assist in my lessons.

I'll always have pens and paper so I can make notes or diagrams if needed. I highly recommend that my students have a spiral notebook so I can more easily cater to them.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in many musical genres including rock, ska, punk, progressive, jazz, folk, and more. Music theory is a big part of what I do as it's the universal language of music. If you learn enough theory, you can learn ANY instrument.
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RJ January 11, 2019
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
John is incredibly smart about theory and understanding the guitar having worked out his own individual way of learning that he is happy to share his trade secrets.
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Melinda A. May 18, 2016
· Guitar · In home
My son was new guitar player, he has now had several lessons with John. We have seen his skills grown exponentially. John really connects with him and keeps him engaged. He has taught him soo much in such a short span of time. John is a fantastic teacher!
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Kay-Leigh D. April 6, 2016
· Guitar · In home
A wonderful teacher easy for young kids to understand
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John M.

Houston, TX 77002
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About Paul W.

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Houston, TX

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About Paul
Professional musician, engineer, producer, music educator with a lot of experience teaching kids and adults alike.

Taught and performed all over Germany, The Netherlands, Belguim, Canada, Great Britain,Portugal, Africa , U.S.A. etc.

Still Performing, recording all around the United states.
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Nyen L. February 6, 2019
· Cello · In studio
Very nice lesson
I recommended him.
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Heather C. January 23, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Paul is outstanding! He certainly has all 5 of the great qualities that you would want in an instructor. He is extremely patient, skilled, serious but also fun & inspiring and makes each and every lesson joyful and enjoyable. In fact I am enjoying my piano lessons so much that I just purchased more.
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Celestine January 4, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Paul has been a great instructor. Being a beginner student with no prior knowledge, I have been surprised at how articulate Paul has been in providing training regimes along with a follow up of progress reports on techniques learned. I have made tremendous progress since learning how to practice effectively and is lookin forward to see how far I can go!
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Paul W.

Houston, TX 77071
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About Marcelle H.

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Houston, TX
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About Marcelle
In addition to having an MA in English and a JD in law, I have had over 30 years of English teaching experience, mostly at the college level. I've taught a variety of courses and tutored students in a variety of skills, including ESL; composition and grammar; analytical writing and critical thinking; American, British, and world literature; business writing and communications; introductory courses to the American legal system, and legal writing. At present, I'm teaching ESL to international professionals and other adults to help them improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. I also help ESL students prepare for the TOEFL and IELTS exams. Throughout my career, I've helped both native and non-native speakers of English improve their language and critical thinking skills. In tutoring, I take a very customized approac
h and use a variety of tested methods and effective materials to address each student's needs.
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Stanley February 5, 2019
· Essay Writing · In home
Marcelle is an expert at English language. I have been taking English writing lessons from her. She is a very good English expert, very focused and has been very sharp in identifying my weak points. She gave me a different strategy on how to overcome my weakness, and I am surprised with the result. I would recommend anyone who wants to improve their English. She is also a very good human being.
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Hamda July 22, 2017
· English · In home
I like the way how she organized the classes. Marcelle knows which part of my English language needs to improve. She is very flexible in the timing of the classes. I strongly recommended her for whoever wants to improve and refresh their English language. Honestly, she's the best.
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Marcelle H.

Houston, TX 77007
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About Judith S.

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Houston, TX

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About Judith
Hi there!

I am Judith, a professional Pop/Rock/Jazz singer and pianist. In 2009 I've got my Master's degree in Popular Music Voice Education at the University of Music & Drama in Hanover, Germany, and for more than 10 years I've worked as a voice instructor and freelance singer/pianist in Germany, the UK, Egypt, Greece and now Houston, TX.

My approach to singing is to combine the voice with your whole body in order to reach higher registers, gain more power and lose strain and fears! I would love to help you to enjoy singing even more - in an effortless and comfortable way!

I've prepared previous students for music college or university auditions, plenty successfully graduated!

Content of my lessons are:

- speech level singing
- belting
- ear training
- breathing techniques
- score reading
- improvisation/scat
- son
gs from the popular music genre (Jazz, Rock, Pop)
- body & posture as a support for your singing
- singing harmonies

I can't wait to meet you and to start singing with you!

*****I can travel farther than 10 miles on a case by case basis. For distances greater than 10 miles, I do also charge additional. Please feel free to message me directly to discuss rates and times for that.
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Reena January 31, 2019
· Vocal Training ·
Wonderful teacher! Great personality, very caring, and very knowledgeable. Working with her has been very enjoyable.
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Sonya December 4, 2018
· Singing · In home
Judith has a very pleasant and kind manner that completely put me at ease. She is excellent at her craft and I left my first lesson very satisfied and with clear direction on how to improve. Can't wait for my next lesson!
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Kandice November 16, 2018
· German · In home
Judith has been teaching my two young daughters German for a few months now, and it couldn't be going better. Judith is patient and puts a lot of effort into ensuring that my daughters are making progress. The girls have learned a lot and really enjoy their lessons.
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Judith S.

Houston, TX 77075
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About Nery G.

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Tomball, TX

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About Nery
I am a teacher at heart. I like the language arts and the satisfaction that comes with helping others achieve their goals through learning a new language. I am a good communicator and adapt easily to new situations. I creatively customize lessons and instruction to meet the needs of the individual learner. I believe that creating a welcoming, fun and relaxing class environment fosters student’s confidence and a pleasant learning experience.

My professional life started in the corporate world, working as a Human Resources analyst before moving to the USA from my native México. I spent my first years in Texas at home, raising my kids and improving my bilingual skills. Some years later, I volunteered at my parish teaching ESL to adult immigrants. Having greatly enjoyed this activity, I started part time jobs at Harris County Department
of Education and McDonald’s, teaching ESL to a diverse body of adult students. These opportunities allowed me to gain considerable experience and confidence.

Let me help you start or improve your ESL or Spanish skills!
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Nelly August 6, 2018
· ESL · In studio
Nery is a dedicated and knowledgeable teacher who tried her hardest to adapt our class to a very diverse body of students. I was her student for 2 semesters and during that time, my conversation, grammar and pronunciation skills improved significantly. Our class was dynamic and fun, I highly recommend her services as an ESL instructor.
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Nelly August 6, 2018
· ESL · In studio
Nery is a dedicated and knowledgeable teacher who tried her hardest to adapt our class to a very diverse body of students. I was her student for 2 semesters and during that time, my conversation, grammar and pronunciation skills improved significantly. Our class was dynamic and fun, I highly recommend her services as an ESL instructor.
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Leonor July 14, 2018
· ESL · In studio
Nereyda is an excellent English ‘s Teacher. She was my ESL teacher at Mueller School for two years. She had about 30 students.
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Nery G.

Tomball, TX 77377
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$25 / 30-min

About Anar E.

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Sugar Land, TX
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I am a professional Arabic teacher. I graduated from Al Azhar University ( Egypt) and i have been teaching for 12 years at Qafqaz University in Azerbaijan Republic.
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Anar E.

Anar E.

Sugar Land, TX 77498
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$42 / 30-min

About Nassiba D.

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Richmond, TX

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About Nassiba
I’m a mom and a passionate French teacher, I like make learning fun and simple: like an adventure I like to help students of all ages discover the beauty of Moliere’s and Victor Hugo’s Language , well come to my class!
A tres bientot!
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Richard February 3, 2019
· French · Online
Nassiba is absolutely a great French instructor, she is extremely patient with my 7 years old. My 10 years old son is already showing great progress with Nassiba.
I want to thank Nassiba for her great patient with kids.
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Elias January 6, 2019
· French · In home
Nassiba's classes were educational,entertaining, and full of enjoyment.It was the best learning with Nassiba.
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Nassiba D.

Nassiba D.

Richmond, TX 77406
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$20 / 30-min

About Joy L.

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Houston, TX
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About Joy
I have a bachelor’s in English and a master’s in linguistics. I taught English as Second Language in college and university for 30 years and have continued teaching one on one with private students, which is by far my favorite way of teaching!
I have always loved language and, from childhood, have had a fascination with other cultures, so my career in English as Second Language has been a great way to combine those two interests.
I spend a lot of time planning a curriculum and lessons for each student, based on that student’s level and goals and addressing that student’s unique language needs in his/her life.
I never charge for the first meeting because that is a time for me to learn about you, your English, your needs and goals.
Among my passions are growing fruits and vegetables, folk dancing and cooking, but working with my student
s is one of my greatest joys, and I derive great personal satisfaction from it.
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Naomi February 7, 2019
· ESL · In home
I've been taking classes with Joy for almost a year now and I highly recommend her.
Her wide experience with ESL students is very helpful not only to understand grammar structure of your mother language and improve your learning experience, but to give pronunciation advice as well.
When we first met, I was interested in becoming more fluent and reduce my accent. I can definitely say that with all of her pronunciation tips and the vocabulary she exposed me to, I feel more confident when speaking.
On top of that, it is worth mentioning that her material is ENTIRELY based on your needs and exposure to the English language. She will evaluate your objectives and assess your proficiency in order to create/develop your class material.
Plus, she is a very kind and sweet person.
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Leticia January 29, 2019
· ESL · In home
Joy is a wonderful teacher. I was taking regular ESL classes with other students but I wasn’t improving the way that I wanted. When I met her, she asked me what I want to improve and she focused on that. With her I've been able to practice my English skills in a different way. She works with vocabulary list, grammar exercises, pronunciation and writings. I’ve been studying with her for 8 months. I feel that I’ve expanded a lot my vocabulary. She makes a lot of difference in my life. She is very professional and have the ability to identify your needs. She is flexible and also very friendly. She can definitely help you to develop faster your English skills. Now I’m much more confident with my English.
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Marcia January 27, 2019
· ESL · In home
Joy is an impressive ESL teacher, and her methodology is unique. She develops a personalized material for each student, based on defined points that you want to improve. Using your phrases, she prepares your grammar exercises, vocabulary lists and also chooses the pronunciation or grammar books that will be used. You don’t need to buy any material.
I’ve been studying with her for over a year now. When I started the classes, my writing wasn’t at the same level as the other skills. Now I feel more confident to write, and I’ve improved my vocabulary and fluency. She also helped me with job interviews through training, recording, rewriting and correcting my speech to sound more fluent.
Her experience as an ESL teacher gave her the ability to recognize exactly what it is missing in your learning process.
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Joy L.

Joy L.

Houston, TX 77025
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$75 / 60-min

About Juhyung P.

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Juhyung P.

Juhyung P.

Houston, TX 77084
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$25 / 30-min

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